Being a conservative is a double whammy- not only will they vote for anti-democratic politicians, they’ll refuse to acknowledge what a poor choice they made…
Georgia’s cutting off Delta Airlines’ corporate welfare is pretty funny. Cutting or eliminating corporate welfare is something I support. One has to ignore the reasons because in the long run having the GOP admit openly that corporate welfare exists is proof enough. Now if we can get the rest of the states together, and get corporations for gun control we can kill two birds with one stone.
Having just finished Anthony Summer’s book on Hoover, I noticed that common to people such as Carnegie and Rockefeller, J. Edgar was an incessant bookkeeper not only of numbers but information. Dr. Harold Lief, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania observed Hoover showed the “….combination of narcissism and paranoia produces what is known as Authoritarian Personality. Hoover would have made a perfect high-level Nazi.” Restraints in the American system limited him to “persecute” individuals and small groups with virtually impunity. Lief said the Director of the FBI was a sociopath with a love of pornography with “…homosexual tendencies…” not to mention being a transvestite and pedophile, while condemning all in his public persona. Professor of Medical Psychology at Johns Hopkins University notes “…this sort of thing in. the..Vice Squad…who hang out in men’s toilets…to arrest other men, but make sure they get themselves serviced first.” Ain’t American democracy grand?
It’s sobering to understand that in no uncertain terms with the notable exception of a few degrees that there are two economies each in their own bubble- the elites and their minions- and the rest of us. It’s propaganda designed to separate the 99% into warring factions. It becomes clearer when you look closely at regressives and how they have bought into what the elites are selling. Regressives to a man and woman actually think that because the division between say between socialists and capitalists is one of ideology that the 99% should roll over and play dead…that we are all unworthy of eating, clothing and shelter.
“Initially the leaders of MK-ULTRA restricted the surprise acid tests to TSS members, but when this phase had run its course they started dosing other Agency personnel who had never tripped before. Nearly everyone was fair game, and surprise acid trips became something of an occupational hazard among CIA operatives. Such tests were considered necessary because foreknowledge would prejudice the results of the experiment.”
Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain, “Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond”
“Not surprisingly, the Boohoos lost their case in court when the judge ruled that an organization with “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” as its theme song was not serious enough to qualify as a church. “Apparently,” Kleps concluded, “those in control of the instrumentalities of coercive power in the United States had no difficulty in recognizing a psychedelic religion as a psychedelic religion when that religion was safely encapsulated in a racial minority group living outside the mainstream of American life.”
Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain “Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond”
Allen (eventually head of the CIA) and John Foster Dulles (later Secretary of State under Ike) were brothers who got their start on Wall Street. Sullivan and Cromwell, the Dulles brothers’ Wall Street law firm, was at the center of an intricate international network of banks, investment firms, and industrial conglomerates that rebuilt Germany after World War I. Foster, the law firm’s top executive, grew skilled at structuring the complex merry-go-round of transactions that funneled massive U.S. investments into German industrial giants like the IG Farben chemical conglomerate and Krupp Steel. The profits generated by these investments then flowed to France and Britain in the form of war reparations, and then back to the United States to pay off war loans.” Many historians put forth the idea that this system fueled the rise of Nazism and contributed to WWII.
During WWII Allen Dulles was the resident OSS head in Switzerland and had many contacts with Nazi leaders. “Dulles was more in step with many Nazi leaders than he was with President Roosevelt.”
Far from being neutral, “Banks in Zurich and Basel allowed the Nazis to stash the treasure they were looting from Europe in secret accounts, which Germany then used to buy the essential products from neutral countries that fueled the Third Reich— tungsten from Spain, oil from Romania, steel from Sweden, beef from Argentina.”
“The White House wanted Dulles in clear contact with his Nazi clients so they could be easily identified.” Roosevelt felt by doing so, his Justice Department could prosecute Nazi war crimes more easily, although Justice Department lawyer (later appointed to the Supreme Court) William O. Douglas said “I could perhaps endure [men like Foster Dulles] for an evening. But to sit on a cloud with [them] through eternity would be to exact too great a price.”
Roosevelt’s “Administration officials feared that, by hiding their ill-gotten wealth, members of the German elite planned to bide their time after the war and would then try to regain power.” It didn’t help any that “Shredding of captured Nazi records was the favorite tactic of Dulles and his [associates] who stayed behind to help run the occupation of postwar Germany.” Nazi hunter John Loftus.
Many corporations survived WWII intact- “The chemical giant Farben was at the forefront of integrating concentration camp labor into its industrial production process, with other major German corporations like Volkswagen, Siemens, and Krupp following closely behind.”
The impact of the Dulles brothers even affects modern day United States in ways which are hard to understand unless a total review of their ideology becomes important enough to see the ground work done and in my opinion were traitors of the United States…
“The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government” by David Talbot
It’s a fallacy that boomers were ever in a position- other than make noise- to change the government The percentage of voters was about the same as now… Even when there was the chance that a liberal such as RFK would be elected he was killed as was MLK and numerous other leftists were discredited. Millions marched for antiwar.but it was more like “antidraft.” Most of us hardcore realized that the revolution was an internal one. Some were lucky enough to be become middle class, which has its own set of binding rules. Once the defining issue of Vietnam was gone and “hippies” were discredited by being associated with Charles Manson, the right wing reared its uneducated and politically naive head and it’s been a downward spiral ever since…blame the sycophantic right wing in this country for our collective downfall…
Everybody, everything can be criticized. That said, it’s where you go from there. Do you go back to complacency because whatever point you made is valid about any action? Why of course no one likes violence. No one likes disruption. When your own government in your name is killing and destroying countries around the world in the name of corporate profit should it be ignored because someone destroyed a Limousine or called the president a name? This is where the rubber hits the road folks. This is why the pressure should never be stopped.
Someone posted a video from Alex’s Jones Infowars supposedly from a “feminist” who advocated “killing male babies.”
First of all, no “feminist” by definition would even think much less say such a thing. The woman in the video is no feminist.
Secondly, you could scour the earth and find someone who expresses an opinion that contradicts their seemingly stereotype.
Thirdly, Infowars could well have made a video by a so called “feminist” who was just a woman reading a script merely designed to cause controversy obviously because it fits the propaganda that Infowars wants to lay on the public.
And finally, one example of a video or written statement by someone who has no obvious political power hardly qualifies as representative. The first example would be this missive by myself. Unless a person who has a power base, such as a politician or corporate leader, says whatever surely that can dismissed as just ranting propaganda.
People don’t look to see where blatant propaganda comes from if we are lucky enough to have a named source. The whole idea of regressive propaganda such as Infowars or Brietbart is to influence or temper one’s views. The idea that a “feminist” or femnazi would want to kill male babies fits right into the genocidal nature of extreme rightwing views of just what they’d like to do to people other than their stereotypical WASP.
When extreme propaganda is disseminated through the media trying to discuss and dismiss it becomes a frustrating thing because someone somewhere will pass it on and some people will think that’s the way it is- when it’s not…