Keeping it Small and Simple

2008.04.22

Thank you, Evo Morales

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 00:47

You have stated the obvious, but it needs to repeated again and again. Capitalism harms the planet. Capitalism harms life. Capitalism harms, period.

Capitalism is just a tool used by the rich to dominate the poor, by the few to enjoy the work of the many. Capitalism supports and benefits from other structures of oppression. Capitalism takes delight in war and destruction, because profits can be made. As long as the capitalist system exists, there will be no end to racism, colonialism, sexism, war, famine or injustice. Intolerance will continue to thrive because it keeps the masses blind, keeps them divided. As long as they are divided they can be dominated. And the rich can get richer.

Capitalism must be blown the fuck off this planet.

2008.04.10

Ron Paul’s questions to Petraeus

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 18:23

You can watch Ron Paul’s excellent questions to General Petraeus here. Of course, these are questions that the administration should be forced to answer.

We all know what the president thinks about bombing Iran without approval from Congress. He is the Decider, after all. Neither Petraeus nor Crocker wanted to answer this question, although they should both know the answer. How can Petraeus be qualified to be the commander in Iraq if he doesn’t even know the Constitution? That should be a basic requirement for anybody holding a position such as his. If he is given an order that is unconstitutional, he must refuse to obey that order.

The same goes for Crocker. How can you represent American interests abroad if you don’t even know what the Constitution has to say about who is allowed to authorize war? If the Constitution were at all respected, you would imagine that every official representing the U.S. would have a good understanding of how the Constitution works. That should be a basic requirement.

We need more people like Ron Paul asking relevant questions.

2008.04.08

Not only NATO needs to be disbanded

The Democratic Party needs to be disbanded as well. Democrats love to make fun of the lack of intelligence among Republicans, but maybe it’s time for some inner reflection. Nancy Pelosi, to take but one example, manages to make utterances that make your average beetle appear intelligent.

The Democratic nomination process is turning into a farce. Sorry, it was one from the start. It’s turning worse. What is more important to the Democrats, finding a presidential candidate early or letting the people have their say? The latter would of course be the democratic alternative. And where do the Democratic candidates actually stand on issues that matter? Bring the troops home? Nope. The military industry owns Democrats as well as Republicans.

The Republican Party was hijacked by non-Republicans a long time ago. Either it gets back to republican values or it should be dumped into the cesspool of history. The so-called neocons can leave and form The American Empire Party, The Fascist Party of America or maybe just The War Party. Ron Paul is one of few Republicans with Republican values, and should have been their candidate. I don’t agree with many of his ideas, but at least he is a Republican.

Fortunately, there are alternatives, like The Libertarian Party and The Green Party. While I don’t see The Green Party doing well, the Libertarian Party probably has the best chance ever to really stir things up. They don’t have the big lobbyist support, but it’s the people who are going to cast their votes. If the Libertarians can really reach out to all the people who think the whole process is nothing but a bunch of humbug, they could really make a dent in the machinery.

There should have been a strong workers’ party. Something on the lines of European social democratic parties, which are all far to the left of the Democrats, who are not very left at all. Of course, most European social democratic parties have also taken quite a few steps right over the last ten or so years. The Labour Party in Britain is a good example of a party that has been directly hostile to the very groups of people they claim to represent. There are many other examples.

As I have mentioned many times before, Ralph Nader is the candidate the closest represents my own personal viewpoints. I just wish he were running for the Green Party. Although Nader doesn’t stand much chance of winning the race, his importance cannot be ignored, as the Democrats have learned. He stands a decent chance of forcing the other candidates to actually listen to the will of the people they are meant to serve.

Disband NATO, it outlived its usefulness a long time ago. Disband the Democratic Party, it gives the word democratic a bad name. And while you’re at it, place John McCain in a nice little retirement home. Somewhere quiet, where he can relax and not cause any damage.

2008.04.02

Ron Paul: no rest

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 09:10

I don’t agree with Ron Paul on a large number of issues. But, when it comes to foreign policy, I tend to not only agree, but to do so strongly.

First he told the House of Representatives to butt out of the Litvinenko case, where the House wanted to “express their concerns” over Russian involvement (there is zero evidence of Russian involvement that has reached the public). Then he went on to call for NATO to be disbanded, correctly stating that any legitimacy for its existence was lost with the end of the Cold War.

2008.03.31

It did not begin against Serbia

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 14:19

I’m sorry Nebojsa Malic but America’s imperial aggression did not start in March 1999. I of course fully agree with you that it was a war of aggression.

But the U.S. began their imperial ambitions much earlier. As the battle dust of WWII was settling in fact. The war in Korea was probably the first, followed by Vietnam. You also have to take into account the aggression against various countries in Latin America.

One could argue that the start happened during WWII itself. For instance, Japan was given a first vivid demonstration of “shock-and-awe”. Twice, to be exact. But of course, the Japanese were the “bad guys” in the war, so you are not supposed to say things like that. You are supposed to agree with any atrocities that the Japanese were subjected to because “they were the enemy”, much in the same way as American propaganda made Serbia “the enemy” in preparation for the assault.

And I wonder why you act surprised that America supports terrorist organizations. They always have. They are the largest supporters of terrorism on the planet. If what they did against the Vietnamese is not terrorism then nothing is. The only time Americans oppose terrorism is when it is directed against them. Or against its client state.

In fact, if George W. Bush was serious about his War on Terror, he would begin by blowing himself to bits. And his entire administration. And the previous Clinton administration. He would bomb Washington. He would bomb the Pentagon. He would bomb the offices of all the war profiteers. He would reserve a few bombs for the next administration, since the Big Three are all status quo politicians (that is the only reason why they are still in the race).

If Bush was serious about justice, he would put himself on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. That is what he would do if these things really concerned him. He would drag his friends there with him. Like Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld. He would see to it that they were charged with all the lives that they wasted. He would make sure they received the same punishment as his daddy’s friend, Saddam Hussien.

If Bush was serious about democracy he would let independent nations decide for themselves instead of forcing it upon them. He doesn’t care about democracy, just as his predecessors didn’t care. They care about control.

2008.03.30

Don’t just stay at home

If your tired of the endless hot air from Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain? Then look at the alternatives. They do exist, although mainstream media does their best to keep them out of the spotlight.

Don’t just stay at home on election day. Vote, it’s your right. There are candidates who propose real change, not just hope. There are candidates that do listen to the will of the people. For example, Ralph Nader. Another candidate you could look into is Mike Gravel. Note that both these candidates state exactly how they stand on important issues.

I personally have a lot of respect for Ralph Nader.

2008.03.28

The meaning of H-O-M-E-L-A-N-D

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 02:26

Picked it up from here:

The two party corporate political system is having a HOMELAND presidential campaign—Hillary, Obama, McCain, Election, Lacking, Actual, National, Debate.

Action in support of Iran

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 02:18

You can watch this for a short but quite good introduction. Then go here and demand seeking diplomatic solutions with Iran.

If the U.S. goes to war with Iran, there will be no winner. The biggest loser will be the Iranian people. Enough lives have been wasted over one idiotic war in the region and the lives of Iraqis have not improved, regardless of what the war criminal in the White House claims. Don’t let it happen again. Speak up against this madness before it is too late.

The U.S. and Britain intervened in Iran’s affairs once. We live with the consequences of that still today, and we don’t need a replay. There are far better ways of supporting democracy in Iran then by blowing the country to bits and giving lucrative reconstruction contracts to Halliburton and others. Recognizing the other as an equal partner in a peaceful dialog would be a good start.

2008.03.25

Obama a junkie? So?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 21:56

I guess many will have read this already. It is (currently) one of the most popular posts on WordPress.com.

Let’s for a moment pretend that the author can spell. Obama is alleged to be a junkie and a pusher. And also a liar. Why a liar. Well, because junkies are liars, of course. Now who is making these statements? Larry Sinclair is. A junkie, who claims to have bought cocaine from Obama. But if junkies are liars, why are we to believe Larry?

I wonder why people pretend to get so upset when they hear about sex and drugs scandals among the rich and powerful. What do you expect them to do with all that money? What would you do if you had so much money that you couldn’t spend it in a life time? Get high and laid, no doubt.

Just for comparison, let’s look at how I measure up to the supposed crimes of Barack Obama.

  1. Drug dealer: Okay, I have to admit a lack experience here. But I did buy alcohol for minors a couple of times. Can I get at least half a point?
  2. Drug user: Well, I’m certainly no Nikki Sixx. But I do have a bit of experience at least. And, contrary to Bill, I did inhale.
  3. Liar: Now this is my department. My personal slogan: a lie a day keeps the pastor away. Plus, Bill lied about the blowjobs and George W. lied about the WMDs. Seems like lying makes a person presidential.
  4. Intimidator: I’ve got a kid brother and a kid sister. ‘Nuff said.

Final score: three out of four. Thank you Larry. You have shown that Barack Obama is 75% like the rest of us. Seems like a good reason to vote for him.

Seriously, the main reason not to vote for Barack Obama is that he represents the same sickening Democrat/Republican party as the others, specifically the Democrat faction. He receives money from big business like the others. And of course big business will want some return on their investment, should he become president.

Ralph Nader is the only person I feel could make a real difference. But he’ll never be president, because the American society has become so sick that the society in Orwell’s 1984 seems like a vacation paradise.

A question to Marxists about religion

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 20:46

Dear disciple of Marx:

I’ve heard that religion is opium but I don’t get it. Am I supposed to smoke the damn thing, or shoot it up? Or do I snort it? It ain’t fucking working.

Yours sincerely,
Lorenzo

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