Keeping it Small and Simple

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.

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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.

2008.03.25

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.

2008.03.24

Ralph Nader on workplace hazards

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 22:15

Ralph Nader write an open letter to the president about the dangerous conditions that many Americans are working under.

An interesting fact for those who still believe that 9/11 was the biggest criminal act to have happened on U.S soil:

Perhaps you are not worried about this lonely epidemic of death, disease and injury day after day, since it is not caused by terrorists. Even if every three weeks, workplace conditions lead to a fatality toll greater than 9/11. Imagine, every three weeks, on average.

In the capitalist system, the vast majority of people are reduced to being units of production. The bosses don’t care if workers get injured or die. It’s just the loss of a few units of production, they can get replaced. Unemployment ensures that there is always a pool of replacement units.

When you go to the ballot box to vote, either for a Republic or a Democrat, keep in mind that in order to be able to run a presidential race, they will have to accept contributions from powerful donors, who obviously want something in return. Whoever ends up winning the 2008 election, even before being sworn in, the new president will know that he or she is merely a puppet to big business. It’s one thing to throw out slogans about “hope” and “change” now, but wait until they occupy the White House.

I can promise that once the new president is installed, whether Democrat or Republican, there will be no hope or change for America’s working classes. Those hard-working people that built the nation. There will be little or no change in working conditions. Corporate America’s assault on labor will continue. The U.S will continue to lose far more lives due to poor working conditions at home than American lives are lost in Iraq. It makes one wonder, who are the real terrorists?

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