Posted by: quiscus | December 12, 2010

December 12, 2010

1.  Ugh:

“Justice Department Prepares for Ominous Expansion of “Anti-Terrorism” Law Targeting Activists

The Court distinguishes what it refers to as “independent advocacy,” which it finds is not prohibited by the statute, from “advocacy performed in coordination with, or at the direction of, a foreign terrorist organization,” which is, for the first time, found to be a crime under the statute. The exact line demarcating where independent advocacy becomes impermissible coordination is left open and vague.

Seizing on this overbroad definition of “material support,” the US government is now moving in on political groups and activists who are clearly exercising fundamental First Amendment rights by vocally opposing the government’s branding of foreign liberation movements as terrorist and supporting their struggles against US-backed repressive regimes and illegal occupations.”

2.  Ugh:

‘It wouldn’t be U.S. concern if U.S.S.R sent Jews to gas chambers’, Kissinger told Nixon”

3.  “Obama: Servile Facilitator and Protector of the Political Establishment

In his now-infamous press conference defending his call to extend criminal Bush tax breaks for billionaires and corporations (and raise taxes on the poor), President Barack Obama angrily jabbed his finger at his critics, lambasting them as “sanctimonious”.


This telling moment dispelled all illusions about what interests Obama truly represents; whose side he is really on.


Obama’s Orwellian embrace of all things corporate and politically rightward has been deliberate, forceful and consistent throughout his career; not the product of cowardice, weakness, incompetence, naïve idealism, or bad timing. This is Barack Obama, as he has always been: a servile facilitator and protector of the political establishment; an insidious capitulator and “consensus man”; a sellout who piously sits back and lets others fight (while railing against their “bickering”), and then accepts whatever deal is politically expedient —no matter what morals or principles he violates, no matter who or what he betrays. To the pious, sanctimonious and self-serving Obama, it is wrong to be a “purist”, but good to be “impure”; a muddler. A sellout.


It must be pointed out that Obama’s attack on the liberal political base is not shocking or unexpected. His mythical image and occasional populist rhetoric aside, the Obama has never been a liberal, or even a “centrist”.

Now, two years later, this exact scenario has come to pass, as America’s first black president has not only continued the abuses of Bush/Cheney, but institutionalized them, while continuing to preach surrender.


In his press conference, Obama derided his Democratic Party critics for losing sight of the “long game”, as if anybody on earth still believes or trusts him. There is no “long game”. The jig is up.


It is bitterly ironic that America’s first black president has turned out to be the epitome of what Malcolm X called the “house negro” who obediently serves his master while keeping the “unruly field negroes” passive, peaceful and in check.


To quote Malcolm X again, this kind of individual is “somebody to come and tell you that your house is safe, while you’re sitting on a powder keg. This is the mentality today. Rather than face up to the facts concerning the danger that you’re in, you would rather have someone come along and jive you and tell you that everything is all right and pack you to sleep.”


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