Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Why sanctioning Iran is a stupid idea...

    Every weekend I trudge down to the Berkeley flea market to get a deep-tissue massage from Dr. Zhu and his staff.  Just 20 bucks.  Best deal in the whole Bay Area.  And while I was wandering around other stalls at the flea market afterward, I got to chit-chatting with some older guy regarding my latest favorite hot topic -- cut-throat world banking and cold-hearted central banks..

     "It's not what you think," said the old man.  It isn't?  "No.  There aren't a whole bunch of huge central banks in the world.  There is really only one -- the hegemon super-bank.  That's the only central bank that really counts."  What?  My wonderful Berkeley co-op credit union doesn't count any more?  Humph.

     "Hundreds of years ago, top banksters met in Antwerp and decided that the most powerful country in the world should also be the site of the most powerful bank in the world -- because said hegemon bank would be safest that way.  And thus, after World War II, this super-bank was moved to the United States because everyone in the bankster mafia back then agreed that America was [literally] da bomb.  Breton Woods and all that shite sealed the deal.  http://www.g8.utoronto.ca/scholar/bailin/bailin2000.pdf

     "But now, by mutual agreement, the world's main hegemon super-bank has been moved again.  It is now located in China."  Okay.  If you say so.

     Does that mean that, because it is no longer located here in America, that America no longer runs the world?  Apparently China now runs the world?  "Bingo!"  And even American banksters are aware of this too?

     "Absolutely.  Top banksters here used to send their kids to Exetor or Andover and then on Harvard.  Now they just hire Mandarin-speaking nannies, send their children to the University of Beijing and buy them fancy condos in Shanghai -- hoping to catch some crumbs from the table of Rothchilds gone Asian."  Who knew?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZHRBfpeNg

     "But in order for China to truly and completely run the world, two other things need to happen," continued the old man.  "Billions of other people need to recognize China's new power -- and billions of other people need to start dissing on America so that it will lose even more of its power."  Suppose I agree with you?  Just suppose?

    "The king is dead, long live the king, as the old saying goes.  But that will only happen when America's banking power is completely diminished."  And so?  The guy was starting to lose me here -- but only because the BBQ chicken three stalls over smelled really good.

       "And so here is where the Trump administration comes in."  Hmmm....  "Think about it.  Trump has systematically done everything he possibly can in the past two years to make the world hate America.  He's kidnapped (and/or murdered) babies, moved the American embassy to Jerusalem, slept with hookers, screwed the environment, nominated Bret Kavanaugh, advocated coat-hanger abortions, denounced the Paris climate accord and given racists and fanatics a cozy new home.  But Trump was actually hired to do just that -- and I gotta say that he's doing a hecka good job at it too."  https://www.ibtimes.com/child-dead-after-ice-detention-center-stay-due-negligent-care-immigration-lawyer-2704521

      But what about the nuclear deal with North Korea that Trump brokered?  Didn't the whole world love that?  "China orchestrated that one completely.  All Trump had to do was show up.  They coulda just sent over a cardboard cut-out of Trump.  Same effect.  China wins."

      But what about Russia?  "The whole world loves Russia right now because Russia does things that make sense.  Putin is a hero.  So by dissing Putin and constantly screaming their lungs out about this crazy RussiaGate fantasy, Americans just look like fools.  Mission accomplished.  Again."  Seriously?  "Yep."  https://blackagendareport.com/bizarre-facebook-path-corporate-fascism

     So how does all this current bankster-born hype apply to the Middle East?  "Piece of cake.  China finally stepped in regarding Syria and so sent a clear message to Israel, Britain and America that China was in charge of Syria now -- and if America and friends didn't like it, they would very soon be without any banks at all."  China can do that?  "You bet your boots that it can."

     But what about all of America's military might and nuclear arsenal?  Does that not count for nothing?  "That illusion would last about two seconds if China's hegemon bank crossed the USA off its financial dance card.  We Americans would be far too busy trying to get roofs over our heads and searching dumpsters for wilted lettuce to even think about funding a military complex."  https://www.codepink.org/26_killed_funded_by_blackrock

     But what about Israel?  "China's interference in Syria has also sent a clear message to the Israelis too.  Netanyahu and friends can either choose to get with the program or else keep their star hitched to the sinking American ship.  I bet you anything that the Israelis will soon see the light.  They are total opportunists, have no loyalties at all.  They will kiss China's butt in a nano-second now that they've seen the handwriting on the (wailing) wall.  They don't care about religion.  They care only about being bitch to the current top dog." 

      The same holds true for the Saudis, I bet.  No matter how much oil they produce, they'd still better watch their backs.  They think that they are Allah's gift to the world?  Not.  Nobody likes them either and they are definitely not in either Allah's or China's good graces right now.  Or mine.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-saudi-arabia-expelling-canadian-ambassador-freezing-trade-with-canada/

      But what about Palestine?  "Just you watch.  Suddenly Israelis will start calling Palestinians their BFFs -- if that's what it takes to make China happy.  Israelis will even start sucking up to Hamas and even start welcoming Freedom Flotillas to Gaza with open arms, serving their crews tea and bagels on deck." https://21stcenturywire.com/2018/08/04/important-update-on-the-zionist-storming-of-the-gaza-freedom-flotilla-al-awda-by-doctor-on-board/freedom-for-gaza/

     But what about all those sanctions on Iran?  "That's just a joke -- a joke on America.  Iran will simply turn to China for everything that it needs, making China even more powerful and leaving Europe bereft of cheap oil and America sucking its thumb.  Just that one simple act by China in Syria has showed us all that." 

     But what about all those Giants T-shirts that are being sold over there at the flea market stall next to the chicken?  "Ha!  Bad example.  They too are all made in China!" 

PS:  Speaking of kidnapped babies, I recently picketed a humongous ICE "processing center" in Aurora, Colorado, where dozens of the parents of those 700-odd kidnapped babies are being concentrated into internment "camps" -- a thousand miles away from their precious little ones.  

     And wanna know where so many of our income tax dollars are being kidnapped off to as well?  At least the ones that haven't already been kidnapped by banksters and war profiteers that is?  Look no further.  Our dollars are serving as ransom to pay for all those freaking ICE facilities all over America.  Millions and millions of our very own income tax dollars went into building that gigantic monstrosity in Aurora.  And I made this video to prove it too.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu_LzFJ8kzA&t=60s


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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Make friends with immigrants: You're gonna need their help!

     There I was, happily thinking that my life was safe and secure.  I had a roof over my head, a car that (sort of) worked and lived within walking distance of a great public library.  But then I got an e-mail in my inbox predicting the end of the (financial) world.  Oh rats.

     "Americans are over two hundred fifty TRILLION dollars in debt right now," said the e-mail.  "Our five largest banks own over 200 trillion dollars in derivatives but only have 20 trillion dollars in assets.  That kind of financial shell game is dangerous.  It can't last.  The greatest depression in history is heading our way.  Hunker down and buy gold."  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-16/financial-weapons-mass-destruction-top-25-us-banks-have-222-trillion-dollars-derivat

     Derivatives?  Huh?  I had always thought that foolish spending on barbaric "wars" would be the cause of America's ruin.  Who knew it would just be our very own greedy banks that would do us in, happily allowing our country to rot from the inside.  https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/07/30/be-suspicious-of-everyone-who-habitually-defends-the-powerful-from-the-weak/

     "So what else can I do to protect myself -- seeing as how buying gold isn't exactly an option for me right now?" I immediately e-mailed back.

     "One good thing you can do immediately is to make friends with an immigrant."

     But why?

     "Because immigrants and refugees know basic survival skills.  You don't.  When the greatest financial catastrophe in history arrives, you are going to need immigrants and refugees far more than they are going to need you."

      Immigrants and refugees, fleeing from America's cruel colonial realities in faraway places like Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen and in places closer to home like Mexico and Honduras, know how to survive when the going gets tough.  Do we couch-potato Americans know how to survive and "make something out of nothing" too?  Not so much.  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/casualties-saudi-led-coalition-air-raids-hit-yemen-hodeidah-180802163441327.html

     Hey, wait.  That's not entirely true.  I know how to plant tomatoes.  "Yeah but can you milk a cow, make candles and soap, entertain yourself without your SmartPhone or TV, cook without a microwave oven and build a house?"  Er, no.

PS:   I just got back from Aurora, Colorado, home of one of the largest and most totally scary I.C.E. "processing centers" in America.  Three whole city blocks long and another whole city block wide -- with no windows and only one door.  On a cold, wet, rainy afternoon last week I kept my eye on this GEO-run prison-for-profit where dozens of the parents of ICE-kidnapped children are being held.  Disgusting.  https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/06/21/detained-aurora-ice-immigration-parents/

     "First we have a government that feels free to kidnap immigrant children and, when that works out so well for them -- will they also feel free to kidnap our own children too?"  That is the question that every decent American mom should be asking herself right now. 

     700 immigrant children are still separated from their families right now.  Remember back when your own parents, grandparents or ancestors were immigrants too?  Even my Cherokee ancestors were once immigrants here.  Even Black slaves were (brutally involuntary) immigrants.  For better or for worse, there would be no freaking America at all without immigrants.  http://time.com/5350788/kids-separated-from-families-july-26-deadline/

PPS:  Breaking news:  An immigrant toddler just died -- shortly after being released from an ICE kiddie jail -- due to a serious respiratory infection that she had contacted there (and probably from a broken heart too).  My first question is, "How many babies have died inside ICE kiddie jails -- dead babies that we aren't being told about?"  https://www.ibtimes.com/child-dead-after-ice-detention-center-stay-due-negligent-care-immigration-lawyer-2704521

     For more information on how you can help save our kidnapped children, here are some great websites with good ideas on where to start:


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Friday, July 27, 2018

Madam Jane predicts: "You're in the poorhouse now..."

     Madam Jane invited me over for high tea yesterday -- even though she was on a gluten-free kick and the petit-fours were all made from almond flour.  I ate them anyway.  Not bad.

     "In the future," said Madam Jane, "things are going to be different."  Of course they will.  It's the freaking future.  Duh.

     "In the old days, cavemen mostly relied on weapons to defend their turf.  In the future, however, only smart people will survive.  But this is going to be a problem for America in the future.  In the future America is going to be a nation of dumb-asses."  Oh.

     "The most successful nations in the future will only be those who encourage the abilities of all of their citizens."  Well you surely can't say that is true about America right now, a country that has systematically ground down the human potential of its Black people, Native Americans, women, Latinos and even poor White people -- systematically ground that potential right into the dirt.  Everything tangible and even intangible here has been systematically stolen, funneled, gambled, stripped, given up and/or handed over to America's very top elite.

     "A nation that eats its own cannot last," continued Madam Jane.   Oh hell.  I don't want to be anybody's lunch.

     "At this point in time it pretty much looks like America's military power will rule the world forever -- both at home and abroad.  But that's just silly."  Silly?

      "It's just plain silly to think that America's Nazi-like domination will last forever.  All people, whether they are Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus or even atheists, will simply get tired of being hit over the head and bossed around.  Americans will ultimately end up going from being the world's dominant boss-men to living in the world's biggest poorhouse.  You heard it here first."

     "Very interesting," I replied.  "Thank you for that amazing prediction.  Are there any petit-fours left?"


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

White Helmets: Something wicked is coming our way

    What's your worst nightmare?  That you drive over a cliff after your brakes fail?  That Jurassic World's T-Rex chases you down the street?  That you are forced to become a Republican (just kidding) -- or that a former member of ISIS moves in next door?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FJD7jZqZEk

     Perhaps Freddy Kruger won't actually be showing up in real life instead of only in your nightmares -- but if you live in Canada, England or Germany, you actually could wake up one morning soon to find a moving van pulled up next door and see a living breathing member of ISIS or al Qaeda step out -- courtesy of the U.S. government, Theresa May, Israel, the United Nations and NATO.  https://www.globalresearch.ca/immigration-western-wars-and-imperial-exploitation-uproot-millions/5645586

      Yep.  Something wicked is truly coming our way:  The White Helmets.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz2wo9irW6k

     American propagandists have tried for years now to whitewash these guys' blood-red helmets, even awarding them an Oscar.  But anyone who makes even the slightest effort to follow the money in the Middle East these days knows that the White Helmets are just the propaganda branch of ISIS and al Qaeda.  https://www.rt.com/news/433924-white-helmets-evacuation-israel/
      According to Middle East expert Paul Larudee, "The White Helmets' brand name is being freely used for all of the terrorists leaving Syria right now because that name has been bleached beyond all recognition by their propaganda team.  In effect, these terrorists have all adopted the name of their propaganda team when they are not even that. 

     "The impact of giving them that name has been to change this rescue of some of the worst criminals on earth into a heroic humanitarian effort and to make them worthy of being lionized wherever they go (as soon as they wash the blood of Syrian women and children off their hands and allow their ears to stop ringing from the screams of their victims).  The White Helmets are the PR team for some of the worst terrorist filth on the planet.  It's not the PR team that's being rescued, it's the filth for whom they are the PR team; terrorists who are using the WH brand name so that not too many people will ask who they really are."
     If your next-door neighbor says that he or she is a Muslim, honor that fact and just feel lucky that you now know someone with high religious values. 

      But if that new guy on your block starts bragging that he is a White Helmet, be very afraid.  And then send him packing -- back to Riyadh, Tel Aviv, Langley and 10 Downing Street where he belongs.  https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/last-spasm-british-imperialism-middle-east

PS:  Here's a breaking news report that just came in from Irish journalist Finian Cunningham:  "Western states made a dramatic intervention in the Syrian war earlier this week to extricate hundreds of terrorist militants.  The militants are to be fast-tracked for resettlement in Europe and Canada.  But in saving their terror assets, Western governments are risking future public safety as well as sowing seeds for increasing multicultural strife. 

     "In a stunning revelation of the foreign links to the extremists in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his military forces to evacuate up to 800 [terrorist] militants belonging to the so-called White Helmets.  They are the propaganda merchants for Nusra Front and other al-Qaeda-linked terror organizations."  Cunningham also posts video proof of WH terrorism as well.  Not for the faint of heart. 

     And then Cunningham goes on to say, "The United States and Israel are not taking any of the 800 militants for resettlement.  Independent investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley, who has done much to expose the real macabre nature of the White Helmets and their terror links, says that both the US and Israelis no doubt realize that by taking in such 'war refugees' they are inviting terrorists into their own societies."  https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/07/24/western-states-salvage-terror-assets-in-syria.html 

     Whew.  At least America is safe.  For now. 


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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rosie the Riveter, public transit, climate change and YOU

     Last week I stayed up late two nights in a row while happily stepping into the vividly-described world of Betty Reid Soskin's wonderful new memoir, "Sign My Name to Freedom". https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sign-my-name-to-freedom-betty-reid-soskin/1125684317#/

     The last several chapters in Soskin's book tell us all about her work at the "Rosie the Riveter" Home Front National Park in Richmond CA, and her descriptions of the park and its museum are so enticing that I immediately ran right out there.  I caught the bus -- and public transportation dropped me off practically right at the museum's front doorstep, even better than Uber.  Plus I get my best reading done on public transit.  Plus subways and buses are doing a lot toward preventing climate change from raging too far out of control too soon (please wait until after I die before allowing it to destroy the world!)

     Another thing Soskin writes about in her book that thoroughly moved me were her descriptions of the amazingly unified cooperation between every single man, woman and child in America in order to "do the damn thing" and win World War II, making the world safe from German fascism (although unfortunately WW II didn't manage to keep us safe from American fascism.  Sigh.)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRTttyZ-MDk

      At the end of her book Soskin also points out that if Americans could so completely mobilize and commit themselves in the battle against Hitler, then surely we Americans can also completely mobilize and commit ourselves against an even greater danger -- climate change.  Think about that for a minute.  But don't think too long.  Our last window of opportunity is rapidly closing.  Now is the time to act.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/american-cities-that-will-soon-be-under-water/ss-AAyRWxS?ocid=spartanntp

     Like what happened all across America back in the 1940s, we all gotta sacrifice in the face of a huge common danger and act outside of our own individual self-interest in order to save the whole freaking human race.

     According to climate-change expert Robert Hunziker, there are currently three (3) ecological monsters heading our way.  "The three monsters are: (1) A State Shift in the biosphere [AKA a planetary tipping point from which there is no recovery]; (2) Human-caused greenhouse gases which alter the planet, disrupting the Holocene Era of 10,000 years of Goldilocks’ climate, not too hot, not too cold; and (3) Collapsing ecosystems 100% due to human footprint, inclusive of excessive toxic chemicals galore, worldwide."  https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/03/three-climatic-monsters-with-asteroid-impact/

     But does all this horrific new information leave us with any hope for the human race at all?  Yes it does -- but only if we mount an immediate, all-out assault on extinction prevention.  And, to quote Rosie the Riveter, "We can do it!"  We just have to.  There is no other rational choice.

PS:  The number-one cause of climate change right now is "war".  Sorry guys but America, Israel, NATO and the Saudis need to hand over all their "war" toys to the scrap drive if the human race is ever to survive.  https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/14/clinging-to-collusion-why-evidence-will-probably-never-be-produced-in-the-indictments-of-russian-agents/

     And everyone in America seems to be working overtime to hype up the chances of "war".  All of FaceBook is currently blowing up with hatred of Russia.  Hating Russia is not gonna save us.  I already lived through the 1950s and do NOT want to do it again.  Be careful what you wish for.  McCarthyism sucked eggs.   No one was "saved" by hating Russia then and it's not gonna work now either.  

     Plus I also would prefer not to get fried like an egg on my own sidewalk by a Hot War with Russia, China and/or Iran either -- just because some greedy warmongering idiots in the media know not what they do. 

     And let's also consider all those "liberal" Americans who had the good sense to be horrified by that dangerously trumped-up 1950s Cold War and then horrified again by those pricey and wholly-invented 21st century "wars" on Iraq, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Honduras, Ukraine and  Afghanistan.  Unbelievably, they too are falling for all of this new "hate Russia" crap.  Perhaps they just can't wait to get blown up and/or radiated to death by a thermonuclear "war" on Russia -- but I can.  Isn't being seriously endangered by climate change scary enough? https://www.globalresearch.ca/immigration-western-wars-and-imperial-exploitation-uproot-millions/5645586


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

El Niño Perdido: Piecing together our government's lies about lost children

     There's a legend that is often told along the Texas-Mexico border.  It's called "El Niño Perdido," a story about a lost and abused child -- and it's guaranteed to make you cry if you have any heart at all.  Eventually this child became a folk saint in honor of his suffering.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpejsYhqN7M

     There is also an old Hispanic legend about La Llorona, a ghostly mother who is perpetually forced to travel the world desperately searching for her lost children.  Another version of this story has an evil La Llorona running around the countryside kidnapping hapless Latino children.  Sound familiar?  https://ghostcitytours.com/san-antonio/haunted-places/la-llorona/

      But here in America we have a different legend about children, thanks to Walt Disney.  "If you tell a lie, your nose will grow."  Seems like almost everyone in Washington DC these days should also have noses the length of redwood trees because almost every word out of their mouths is a lie -- especially regarding the bloody and murderous "wars" on Syria, Yemen, Palestine, etc.  But let's just focus here on the lies told to us by I.C.E.

     But before we chat about all these new lies they've been telling us recently, let's take a look at one of their older ones.  "Turns out that the kids being held in the Fairfield Detention Center in California are not newly-kidnapped children after all," I was recently told by a friend.  "No, the kids in that jail, mostly pre-teens and teenagers by now, have already been there without habeas corpus or without bail for over two years."  Wha?  Isn't that illegal?  No wonder they are lying to us.  Sounds like poor Rapunzel trapped in a tower to me.

     Next lie.  "We know where all the asylum-seekers' babies are right now and can easily reunite them with their parents," I.C.E.'s boss tells us.  Pants on fire!  All those babies have been deliberately misplaced, possibly forever.  Wha?  Shades of Red Riding Hood -- only with the wolf winning out instead of the woodsman.

     We misplace our glasses or misplace our car keys.  No one misplaces babies -- unless one is a wicked witch like the one that picked on poor Hansel and Gretel or the one that Dorothy dropped a house on.  Or unless one is employed by I.C.E.

     Next lie:  "We can reunite all the babies with their parents by July 10."  So far, only four (4) babies have been reunited with their parents.  No "happily ever after" involved here.  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/can-the-trump-administration-solve-a-disaster-of-its-own-making/564872/

     Next lie.  "Those brats are here illegally."  And I.C.E.'s nose grows even longer.  The rule of law in America states that if asylum-seekers can make it across our borders, they will be here legally.   If a Canadian citizen crosses into America while trying to escape the horrors of poutine for instance, that Canadian is here legally.  And so are all those poor sweet Hansels and Gretels that are fleeing American-supported dictators in Central America.  https://www.democracynow.org/2018/1/31/made_in_the_usa_the_real

     Next lie.  "Those children are all safe and sound."  Yeah.  Sure.  Tell that one to Jiminy Cricket.  Oops.  No.  I forgot.  I.C.E doesn't have any conscience.


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Saturday, July 07, 2018

No joke: Getting serious about Syria

     Remember back to that very sad day when you finally found out that there wasn't any Santa Claus?  That everything your parents had ever told you about Santa Claus was a lie?  And not only that, but then you also found out that millions of other kids in America, just like you, had been systematically lied to as well?  And that the culture of an entire nation has colluded to make YOU believe in cute little elves and Mrs. Santa and chimneys and cookies after midnight and some happy workshop at the North Pole....

     And then one day your mean older sister gleefully told you, "Guess what?  It was all a big fat lie.  There is no Santa.  Sucker!"

     And we Americans have also been systematically taken in by that other fantasy myth about what is happening in Syria right now as well.  "That evil Assad!  America is saving the world for democracy!  Good guys always wear White Helmets!"  I hate to be the one to burst your bubble for you -- but none of that particular fairy tale is true either.  And the really sad thing about all this myth-bedtime-story-lie about Syria that we've been coerced into believing is that we are no longer children.  We are adults now.  There is absolutely no excuse for us to still believe in Santa Claus -- or to still believe that whatever they tell us on the six o'clock news about Syria is even anywhere near true.  http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/are-al-qaeda-affiliates-fighting-alongside-u-s-rebels-in-syrias-south/

      "Mommy, please tell me that story again about Assad being a horrid boogieman in Syria -- please, Mommy?"  And so Mommy once again tells us just what we want to hear.

     "Once upon a time..."

     But the actually real truth is that the boogeyman in Syria is actually America.  What a joke on us!  Or at least it would be if the horrendous death toll in Syria doesn't keep growing and rising every single hour of every single day -- and not just on Christmas.  https://www.mintpressnews.com/welcome-to-hadar-a-village-under-siege-by-syrian-rebels-and-israeli-forces-alike/244569/

      "But Jane," you might say, "have you any evidence?"  Good grief yes!  International news, social media, eye-witness accounts -- all of that stuff practically screams out at us "There is no Santa!"  And also that "Assad isn't a dictator either.  And Saudi Arabia and Israel are.  And you've been had.  And all this will cost you your future and your self-respect and you freaking belief in the Tooth Fairy too!"  http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/06/21/yemen-u-s-involvement-in-uae-controlled-torture-and-detention-centres/

     But no.  Americans still insist on teaching their children to believe in Santa Claus.  "What harm does it do?"  No harm at all.  Have fun with it -- as long as we adults don't start believing it too.  And vast amounts of harm does accrue when we adults still keep believing that America's "war" on Syria is anything but the sadistic, greedy and tragic misadventure that it actually is.  https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/its-time-to-start-getting-enraged-at-what-western-imperialists-have-done-to-syria-a53529c7c0e7

       It's time for Americans to block up the Pentagon's chemical-factory chimney and put Lockheed's deadly milk and cookies away.  And those are NOT benevolent Boeing reindeer out flying happily over sweet little Syria with sleighs loaded with Christmas presents for all.  Those are American F16 bombers carrying billions of dollars worth of deadly "payloads".  Those are American chemical attacks.  Those are tons of American weapons found in the hands of ISIS.  Over six hundred THOUSAND Syrians are d-e-a-d because of this myth.  https://www.rt.com/usa/431529-america-myths-lee-camp/

      It is time to get serious about Syria.

PS:  It is also time to get serious about America's reality too.  We are currently over TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS in debt.  That would equal enough $100 bills to wallpaper the entire state of Idaho -- three inches deep.  And at least a trillion of those mysteriously-disappearing dollars have been spent on deep-fat-frying Syrian babies and keeping ISIS afloat.  Is this really the way that we want to squander America's money?  Really?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mus0zM0cC8w&feature=youtu.be

     I'm truly surprised that hordes of Americans  carrying torches and pitchforks haven't descended on Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court already.  But myths are powerful things -- nothing to joke around with.  And Americans have been totally hooked on this myth. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49689.htm

PPS:  A friend of mine just drove me through the heart of the horrific California-Oregon border fire destruction.  It looked like a war zone.  And if this is what "war" looks like, then America needs to be more careful what it pays for in the Middle East.

    Lindsey Graham just gave his same old tired rehashed doggerel speech in Syria that I heard him give in Iraq ten years ago -- about how American forces need to stay in (fill in the blank) so that (add some cheesy reason here that involves weapons manufacturers and greed).


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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Kiddie jails: "Stop in the name of love..."

     In the entire history of the whole wide world, has any other country (besides the good old USA) ever before had the cruel and cold heartlessness to drag hundreds of sweet little human babies off to jail?  What would Diana Ross have to say about this?  "Think it ov-v-er..."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPBkiBbO4_4

     Has America just reached a new world-record low?  But -- oh -- no -- wait.  Not exactly.  The Nazis already did that.  And didn't some slavers on the Ivory Coast do it too?  Does America really want to be in the same class as, say, Josef Stalin or Pol Pot or that Saudi Arabia guy who is always murdering Yemeni children for fun and profit?  Or those evil Zionists who threw young Ahed Tamimi in jail?  Apparently so.  https://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-assault-against-yemens-children-the-war-you-havent-heard-about/5645513 

     "Baby baby I'm aware of where you go..." each time a child is jailed.  Huddled on cold concrete floors without love or their parents.  America goes to Hell in a hand-basket, that's where.  "Think it ov-v-er..." 

      So yesterday I went out to the West County Detention Center (the # 71 bus will deposit you right at its doorstep) to see what was up.  Apparently plans are afoot to house immigrants inside of that structure or else in tents next to it.  Didn't see any immigrant babies.  Didn't see any tents.  Didn't see much of anything -- except for a whole bunch of gigantic business warehouses located right down the street.  Warehousing people right next to warehousing things?  How appropriate is that?  

       But then I discovered that the detention facility abuts right up against the Pinole Regional Park -- so I hiked around that for a while and took photos of what I could see of the detention center from the rear.  Not much.  http://richmondconfidential.org/2012/11/30/inside-the-west-county-jail/

     I also learned that this whole area used to belong to the Ohlone Indians.  How ironic is that!  Now the Ohlone Native Americans are long gone -- but they are about to be replaced with even more Native Americans.  Lest we forget, most immigrants from Mexico and Honduras are Native Americans too.  Shouldn't they have first dibs to this land instead of having to sneak into it like thieves in the night?  Shouldn't the Ohlone and the Cheyenne and the Sioux also be protesting the cruel and unusual incarceration and torture of their brothers' children?  And, BTW, shouldn't the rest of us be protesting this too?  We are all our brothers' keepers.  "Send not for whom the bell tolls..."

      And to quote Diana Ross again here, "Come see about me -- see about your baby."  And The Supremes are also right on message when they sing about love.  Love is so much more better than hate.  Hell, love is better than anything.

     But forget about love.  This whole miserable ugly sewer-like stain and blot on the history of America is basically ALL ABOUT MONEY.  If any of those cruelly-incarcerated immigrant families had been born with silver spoons in their mouths, we wouldn't even be having this discussion.  They would have been flown to Washington in private jets and put up in the best hotels.  They would have been feted by Congress and served state dinners at the White House using the good china -- no matter what they have done.  Members of M-13?  Not a problem. 

     For example, both Netanyahu the Butcher of Gaza and that evil Saudi prince who murders babies in Yemen are treated like royalty in Washington.  Why aren't these hard-working decent immigrant families coming to America given the same treatment instead of having their children cruelly ripped away?  Ha.  In America today, the rich always get richer -- and always at the expense of you and me.  Always.  It's the law.  Just ask the Supreme Court.

PS:  If you too want to go "see about your baby" and caravan to one of the many detention centers in the United States that taxpayers are paying for instead of sending their kids to Harvard, there is information on how to do it at http://caravans4ninos.com

     Just form up a caravan, collect some stuffies and blankies for these sad and lonely children and off you go.  And thanks.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/national/migrant-child-shelters/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.685ded562f2d

PPS:  And the slogan on my favorite red T-shirt is still as true today as it was the first time I washed it, a decade ago.  "Imagine a world where EVERY child is wanted, nurtured, protected and loved:  World Peace in one generation!"

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