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Lefty

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Name: Home Boy
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Hometown: Whakapapa
Home country: New Zealand
Current location: Guantanamo
Member since: Tue May 13, 2014, 07:31 PM
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"Fuck it all, fuck this world, fuck everything that you stand for" - Slipknot

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Noam Chomsky Focuses on Financial Inequality in ‘Requiem for the American Dream’

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/movies/review-noam-chomsky-focuses-on-financial-inequality.html?_r=0

“Requiem for the American Dream” is a timely 75-minute teach-in by Noam Chomsky, the M.I.T. linguistics professor who has been a leading leftist political analyst, critic and writer for six decades. Mr. Chomsky, already the subject of several documentaries, focuses here on an election-season theme: financial inequality in America and what he calls its corrosive effect on democracy. Assembling “10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power,” he lays out rules like “Run the Regulators,” “Marginalize the Population” and “Manufacture Consent.”

None of these perspectives are new to, say, the Bernie Sanders campaign staff (though they might be startled by Mr. Chomsky’s opinion that Mr. Sanders “doesn’t have much of a chance” to win). But citing Aristotle, Adam Smith and James Madison, among others, he melds history, philosophy and ideology into a sobering vision of a society in an accelerating decline. He never raises his voice in this easy-listening jeremiad. “There’s nothing surprising about this,” he repeats gently in describing what he sees as a 40-year trend of government bent to the will of the superrich at the expense of everyone else. “That’s what happens when you put power in the hands of a narrow sector.”

The film’s opening titles say these constitute Mr. Chomsky’s “final long-form documentary interviews,” but this well-paced and cogent seminar spotlights a man who, now 87, seems at the height of his intellectual powers. Still, the film, directed by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, is called “Requiem” for a reason: Mr. Chomsky concludes that “there’s a lot that can be done if people organize, struggle for their rights as they’ve done in the past.” You get the feeling, though, that, given all the challenges he lists, Mr. Chomsky no longer quite believes that.

Hitlery lies

Save that military psych for those gullible enough to believe it.

I've been around since Vietnam and I have an opinion you and many most likely will not like but that's ok cause I talk with real vets every week while feeding the homeless. My responses bellow are some of what I have gathered from real vets ...some from the Vietnam war and some from the Gulf war and a some from the current mixed in with some of my sumations.

"laid down their lives for you" ...no they didn't. They did it for TPTB who tricked them into it with all the irrational emotional stoking over 911 (or the spread of the dreaded communism) which has been used to take away our rights and imprison us in a country of spys (COINTERLPRO back then), extrajudicial drone executions and foreign dark prisons where the disappeared suffer without trial. The mockery of BF and the wisdom of our forefathers is the ultimate disrespect for ones own country.

"fought for libs, republicans and everyone in between" ...no they didn't. They enlisted and fought against whoever our government policy makers wanted them to. Then they after realizing where and what they were involved in began to wonder why they were there and realized they had been lied to and their devotion to the cause abused in one of the worst ways.

Freedom and democracy were never the real reasons for the Iraq and Afghan wars. The Taliban and Iraq did not attack us on 911 no matter how many people lie to the contrary. We wouldn't go to war with the Saudi's of which I think 15 of the 19 hijackers were ...after all that's where we and the world gets a lot of oil.

Even one of our most evil sociopath and influential scourge of humanity exposed what TPTB really think of those that think they serve the interest of the American people and I will quote it for you:

"Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy." -- Henry Kissinger

I'm not sure he knew how correct he was or if he was just making a mistake by admitting the truth. IMO there is nothing worse than abusing those who choose to serve and it would seem to me that is all that ever happens. I'm sorry you were victimized by TPTB and if it were up to me that would not happen ever again.

I have a feeling this will not make us friends but that's ok. I have no ill will towards you or any vets. I wish they would have never signed up. It makes me very angry that vets are mistreated and the VA deaths from them waiting for treatment are the sickest thing this country could do to vets.

Peace


If you love war and big money in government then yes Hillary/Carlyle 2016

Dems talk about how Repubs vote against their own better interests. I guess Dems will do the same ...and the whole nation for that matter. They will keep voting for the corporate owned candidates who look nice and talk the talk. The ignorant have an excuse. Those that pay attention and then complacently vote for the next corporate candidate because party A sucks less should be ashamed. Hillary will be more of the same and the banksters will win the election. There will be a few token hand outs so the worshipers can boast and many women will be fine with her because a female is in charge for the first time but it will be business as usual. Unless Glass Steagall is reinstated we are going to go over a cliff this time. War? Bet me that we wouldn't be at war in Syria and Iran right now if Hillary were POTUS ...bet me. The american idiot deserves Hillary.

...and the worship continues.

Looked at DU a bit ago ...front page Greatest thread: Please...Cut the Crap~
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024973535

Not wanting to direct people to DU but only want to point out how divisive the church of Obama can be. They've even gone to the point of Fox style lying ...blaming progressives for a majority of republicans in congress. I had to LOL on that one. No matter who our dear leader is no one in office should be held above public and open scrutiny. They are suppose to serve "we the people" not themselves or the corporations. What the Obama can do no wrong group is doing is telling us that voting for the "we suck less" candidate is our only choice ...and if we don't vote then we are voting for the other side. In other words ...do not have a voter conscience. Now I don't have a problem with people adoring a past POTUS like Washington, FDR, Eisenhower, etc but when the obsessive worship makes them blind to any fact based truth about bad policy and actions on behalf of the POTUS then they've really crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

Here's the big point. No political party and its members in office should be above scrutiny. Do you think they will police themselves? Not hardly. It is up to "we the people" to hold them to their promises and spoken campaign words. If they don't then we need to scream bloody murder and make sure they know it. Use facts, keep records, make a text or doc on your desktop with links to the facts ...use these to fight these worshipers ON BOTH SIDES. No matter who is the POTUS our discourse should be not be as if they are on The Voice or American Idol.

As a body of people who represent the entire country we should be of one mind only over what is truly the best for our people. We can only do that by joining together as much as possible because at this point in time if we don't then the the worshipers have won ...and along with that ...so have the corporations who IMO are the real enemies of our country and its freedom and democratic system.
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