LIFE IN THE SLAVE STATE of America
or HOW LIFE CHANGES for US as the cancerous OLIGARCHS MUTATE AND GET CANNY
We Americans are taught that FASCISM happens when PRIMITIVE, militaristic weirdos like Benito MUSSOLINI grab hold of a country. Nah....Not so at all. Fascism happens when the big money boys, a handful of families, get savvy enuf to control the MUSSOLINI and corral Congress and its 'best politicians money can buy' guys, bribe them thru campaign donations and create the laws they need to take our sons into huge wars, often colonialist expansion or resource thievery wars and at the same time, MAKE SLAVES OUT OF US ALL.
Then the laws are refined, to create minimum wage, limited educational opportunities, all calibrated to keep the slaves industrious, nostrils just at water level, ergo quiet and not likely to make WAVES.
Like the man said, (Marx. Karl not Groucho--) It's all about the Workers. Keep them in line. And appoint slave 'trustees' to watch for signs of rebellion which tend to happen from time to time. SPARTACUS came up against Rome, The peasants against the FRENCH aristocracy in the REVOLUTION etc. So slave, trustee prison guards in the increasingly huge number of lockups, are required. (Best entry level job in America if you have the stomach for it.)
In other words, the Big Guys get their hands on the entire economy and yank every rein. Ferinstance. In my day, the workers earned fairly well and they had rights and they had unions. We got a little cash, we got uppity. We created an immense Spartacus rebellion against an oil war the seven sisters, (the oil corporations,) BRIT SHELL, MOBIL, EXXON needed: VIETNAM. There was and is more oil under NAM than any other country in the world -- right off the shoreline under the ocean. Fifty years later, enuf peace broke out there so it's now being DRILLED by the Seven Sisters but with VIETNAM getting most of the cash share she demanded. That sure wasn't the original plan. The plan was for the Seven Sisters to get it without there being any Vietnam. It would have been democratic, captitalistic Vietnam with those pampered puppy presidents.. That WAR didn't work cuz of American slaves rebelling at the draft. That war frustrated the oligarchs who wanted Viet Nam for its oil.
It took the oligarchs another three decades to get their hands on Nam but they did though not their way.*(this is a live link, so click on it.) They were forced to cough up some gelt, a fair split, some cash to Viet Nam cuz NAM pulled a long face and said "you SOB's you killed twenty million of us to get this oil. You're like a fox discovered by the farmer, but waiting a few decades outside the chicken coop for the farmer to go to sleep. Well, we're not asleep. Ever. PAY or get out!"
So the oligarchs paid and now they can drill but they don't outright own VIETNAM as they planned. However, US they own.. Us they can #(*%& with. For instance, the fair pay question. A loaf of bread will cost you one half hour of MINIMUM WAGE WORK. A CHICKEN costs AN HOUR of minimum wage work. 50% of the country is getting minimum wage. THAT worker barely makes his family's dinner with two hours work. THE OTHER 6 hours go for rent, utilities, car insurance. So the nose barely out of water analogy.
In the good ole days, a husband/father man could work an hour and buy all the food for the family for the entire day. He could do that as a plumber or janitor and still buy a house. Today that's not so. A MAN/WIFE working they can only rent cuz they gotta buy that chicken. So, the oligarchs tightened up the screws. Make no mistake, they created those minimum $5.15 cents wage laws with our nostrils in mind!
Every legislation is calibrated, chosen carefully. The oligarchs also created a few other laws that are turning the U.S. into a full on, controllable police state. IF you are aware, you can demonstrate, coerce and make them play fair.
Here are the top 10 signs that this UTTER ESCLAVITUDE of the worker and UTTER CONTROL by the oligarch may well be the case.
1. The Internet Clampdown
One saving grace of alternative media in this age of unfettered corporate
conglomeration has been the internet. While the masses are spoon-fed
predigested news on TV and in mainstream print publications, the
truth-seeking individual still has access to a broad array of investigative
reporting and political opinion via the world-wide web. Of course, it was
only a matter of time before the government moved to patch up this crack in
Attempts to regulate and filter internet content are intensifying lately,
coming both from telecommunications corporations (who are gearing up to pass
legislation transferring ownership and regulation of the internet to
themselves), and the Pentagon (which issued an "Information Operations
Roadmap" in 2003, signed by Donald Rumsfeld, which outlines tactics such as
network attacks and acknowledges, without suggesting a remedy, that US
propaganda planted in other countries has easily found its way to Americans
via the internet). One obvious tactic clearing the way for stifling
regulation of internet content is the growing media frenzy over child
pornography and "internet predators," which will surely lead to legislation
that by far exceeds in its purview what is needed to fight such threats.
2. "The Long War"
This little piece of clumsy marketing died off quickly, but it gave away
what many already suspected: the War on Terror will never end, nor is it
meant to end. It is designed to be perpetual. As with the War on Drugs, it
outlines a goal that can never be fully attained -- as long as there are
pissed off people and explosives. The Long War will eternally justify what
are ostensibly temporary measures: suspension of civil liberties, military
expansion, domestic spying, massive deficit spending and the like. This
short-lived moniker told us all, "get used to it. Things aren't going to
change any time soon." PS. THE GOVdeals all the drugs anyway.
3. The USA PATRIOT Act
Did anyone really think this was going to be temporary? Yes, this disgusting
power grab gives the government the right to sneak into your house, look
through all your stuff and not tell you about it for weeks on a rubber stamp
warrant. Yes, they can look at your medical records and library selections.
Yes, they can pass along any information they find without probable cause
for purposes of prosecution. No, they're not going to take it back, ever.
4. Prison Camps
This last January the Army Corps of Engineers gave Halliburton subsidiary
Kellogg Brown & Root nearly $400 million to build detention centers in the
United States, for the purpose of unspecified "new programs." Of course, the
obvious first guess would be that these new programs might involve rounding
up Muslims or political dissenters -- I mean, obviously detention facilities
are there to hold somebody. I wish I had more to tell you about this, but
it's, you know... secret.
5. Touchscreen Voting Machines
Despite clear, copious evidence that these nefarious contraptions are built
to be tampered with, they continue to spread and dominate the voting
landscape, thanks to Bush's "Help America Vote Act," the exploitation of
corrupt elections officials, and the general public's enduring cluelessness.
In Utah, Emery County Elections Director Bruce Funk witnessed security
testing by an outside firm on Diebold voting machines which showed them to
be a security risk. But his warnings fell on deaf ears. Instead Diebold
attorneys were flown to Emery County on the governor's airplane to squelch
the story. Funk was fired. In Florida, Leon County Supervisor of Elections
Ion Sancho discovered an alarming security flaw in their Diebold system at
the end of last year. Rather than fix the flaw, Diebold refused to fulfill
its contract. Both of the other two touchscreen voting machine vendors,
Sequoia and ES&S, now refuse to do business with Sancho, who is required by
HAVA to implement a touchscreen system and will be sued by his own state if
he doesn't. Diebold is said to be pressuring for Sancho's ouster before it
will resume servicing the county.
Stories like these and much worse abound, and yet TV news outlets have done
less coverage of the new era of elections fraud than even 9/11 conspiracy
theories. This is possibly the most important story of this century, but
nobody seems to give a damn. As long as this issue is ignored, real American
democracy will remain an illusion. The midterm elections will be an
interesting test of the public's continuing gullibility about voting
integrity, especially if the Democrats don't win substantial gains, as they
almost surely will if everything is kosher.
Bush just suggested that his brother Jeb would make a good president. We
really need to fix this problem soon.
6. Signing Statements
Bush has famously never vetoed a bill. This is because he prefers to simply
nullify laws he doesn't like with "signing statements." Bush has issued over
700 such statements, twice as many as all previous presidents combined. A
few examples of recently passed laws and their corresponding dismissals,
courtesy of the Boston Globe:
--Dec. 30, 2005: US interrogators cannot torture prisoners or otherwise
subject them to cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.
Bush's signing statement: The president, as commander in chief, can waive
the torture ban if he decides that harsh interrogation techniques will
assist in preventing terrorist attacks.
--Dec. 30, 2005: When requested, scientific information ''prepared by
government researchers and scientists shall be transmitted [to Congress]
uncensored and without delay."
Bush's signing statement: The president can tell researchers to withhold
any information from Congress if he decides its disclosure could impair
foreign relations, national security, or the workings of the executive
--Dec. 23, 2004: Forbids US troops in Colombia from participating in any
combat against rebels, except in cases of self-defense. Caps the number of
US troops allowed in Colombia at 800.
Bush's signing statement: Only the president, as commander in chief, can
place restrictions on the use of US armed forces, so the executive branch
will construe the law ''as advisory in nature."
Essentially, this administration is bypassing the judiciary and deciding for
itself whether laws are constitutional or not. Somehow, I don't see the new
Supreme Court lineup having much of a problem with that, though. So no
matter what laws congress passes, Bush will simply choose to ignore the ones
he doesn't care for. It's much quieter than a veto, and can't be overridden
by a two-thirds majority. It's also totally absurd.
7. Warrantless Wiretapping
Amazingly, the GOP sees this issue as a plus for them. How can this be? What
are you, stupid? You find out the government is listening to the phone calls
of US citizens, without even the weakest of judicial oversight and you think
that's okay? Come on -- if you know anything about history, you know that no
government can be trusted to handle something like this responsibly. One day
they're listening for Osama, and the next they're listening in on Howard
Think about it: this administration hates unauthorized leaks. With no
judicial oversight, why on earth wouldn't they eavesdrop on, say, Seymour
Hersh, to figure out who's spilling the beans? It's a no-brainer. Speaking
of which, it bears repeating: terrorists already knew we would try to spy on
them. They don't care if we have a warrant or not. But you should.
8. Free Speech Zones
I know it's old news, but... come on, are they fucking serious?
9. High-ranking Whistleblowers
Army Generals. Top-level CIA officials. NSA operatives. White House cabinet
members. These are the kind of people that Republicans fantasize about
being, and whose judgment they usually respect. But for some reason, when
these people resign in protest and criticize the Bush administration en
masse, they are cast as traitorous, anti-American publicity hounds.
Ridiculous. The fact is, when people who kill, spy and deceive for a living
tell you that the White House has gone too far, you had damn well better pay
attention. We all know most of these people are staunch Republicans. If the
entire military except for the two guys the Pentagon put in front of the
press wants Rumsfeld out, why on earth wouldn't you listen?
10. The CIA Shakeup
Was Porter Goss fired because he was resisting the efforts of Rumsfeld or
Negroponte? No. These appointments all come from the same guys, and they
wouldn't be nominated if they weren't on board all the way. Goss was
probably canned so abruptly due to a scandal involving a crooked defense
contractor, his hand-picked third-in-command, the Watergate hotel and some
hookers. Or a CIA AIRPLANE that got caught LOADED to the gills with DRUGS.
CIA has been dealing drugs to the ghettos since late 1940's.
If Bush's nominee for CIA chief, Air Force General Michael Hayden, is
confirmed, that will put every spy program in Washington under military
control. Hayden, who oversaw the NSA warrantless wiretapping program and is
clearly 'down' with the program. That program? To weaken and dismantle or at
least neuter the CIA. Despite the Gov's best efforts to blame the CIA for
"intelligence errors" leading to the Iraq war, the picture has clearly
emerged -- through extensive CIA leaks -- that the White House's analysis of
Saddam's destructive capacity was not shared by the Agency. This has proved
to be a real pain in the ass for Bush and the gang.
Who'd have thought that career spooks would have moral qualms about deceiving the American people? And what is a president to do about it? Simple: make the critical agents leave, and fill their slots with Bush/Cheney loyalists. Then again, why not simply replace the entire organization? That is essentially what both Rumsfeld at the DoD and newly minted Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte whose old post was murdering Latin America during the death squad 70's and 80's, (just google him up, I did. URL ABOVE* WIKIPEDIA knew what he did.,) what those guys are doing -- they want to move intelligence analysis into the hands of people that they can control, so the next time they lie about an "imminent threat" nobody's going to tell. And the press is applauding the move as a "necessary reform."
Remember the good old days, when the CIA were the bad guys? We wish! Now it's some massive, subterrenean, secret Fascist War Machine and maybe it always was. The Dulles brothers were the lynch pin in the old days guys Ike hired and Ike knew about it. They really worked for the oligarchs and war toy manufacturers. Learn and remember the most famous words eve spoken by Eisenhower in a public speech as he left office?
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes."
Today, the military industrial complex bought out the new media, owns the media. Luckily, the INTERNET stepped in so never depend on Channel 4 for news again. It will brainwash you.
The rise of the Rothchilds
A friend sent me a link that he says is excellent for those that cannot understand how "communism Came about & why the wealthy support it " http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8wOEnBHNl4&feature=related
NOTE: This poster ANITA SANDS is not at all certain that's true in the least! Right wing Republican Americans love to denominate any liberal moves --- which help the slaves endure life ---as 'communism' or socialism.
RUMOR: that the Internat'l banks/ intend to BRING AMERICA TO ITS KNEES .JFK made a law that
signed his own death warrent
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