Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ranting 10-31-10

Zero Representation for our Taxation

The mainstream media and campaign attack ads are corporate propaganda. Politicians are bought and paid for by the banks and corporations. Politicians servicing constituents do so at their own peril. The biggest sign of the times is the obvious rigging of the courts.

A lawyer who exposes judicial corruption is disbarred and jailed. Word search Richard I. Fine and Barbara C. Johnson.

A citizen who wants to go after a police officer for misconduct or brutality, may have to come up with $100,000 if a lawyer will even take, his, or her, case. The lawyer faces disbarment, arrest, and prison for daring bring such a case. Judge will often rule for the defendant in such cases just throwing the case out, "Summary Judgment for the Defendants".

If a citizen contacts an elected official exposing public corruption, he or she can be blacklisted against ever getting police protection and service, just barbecuing, harassment, and being threatened out of ones job, family, and home. Being blacklisted means being denied access to the courts and malicious prosecutions. [Example, scroll down in post]



The above comment was posted as a comment in the below OpedNews.com article:


Cash and Carry: The Business of American Politics and the Politics of Business

By Danny Schechter

New York: We live in a country in economic distress. Millions are out of work and cutbacks in public services are pervasive at the city and state levels. The "great recession' is deep and could go deeper. Most families are tightening their belts and in some cases at the breaking point because their benefits have run out and money is so hard for many to find.

Hard to find, perhaps, for the people, but, curiously, not for their political representatives, their nominal public servants. Despite the fact that popularity for politicians, especially members of Congress, is at an all time low, campaign contributions are at an all time high. (A recent poll showed a majority of Americans want to toss out all incumbents)

The Washington Post reports, "House and Senate candidates have already shattered fundraising records for a midterm election and are on their way to surpassing $2 billion in spending for the first time, according to new campaign finance data.

To put it another way: That's the equivalent of about $4 million for every congressional seat up for grabs this year."

Think of that number, think of all the pressing needs in this country, and the world, and weep. But also think about why politics is so associated with, and seemingly dependent, on big bucks.

[more from source]

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

From BlackListedNews.com:

The below re-posted [from here]

Most domestic intel centers lack privacy plans

The majority of state and local counterterrorism centers across the country do not have federally approved plans to ensure they are protecting the privacy rights and civil liberties of U.S. citizens, raising concerns among privacy advocates that they lack proper oversight.

The issue reveals the tension between government efforts to collect and analyze intelligence inside the United States in order to prevent terrorist attacks and fears that innocent Americans and law-abiding groups are being improperly spied upon.

After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. government encouraged and funded a proliferation of domestic counterterrorism centers, commonly referred to as state and local homeland security fusion centers.

Although 72 centers now exist, only 28 have privacy and civil liberties plans approved by the Homeland Security Department National Journal has learned. DHS serves as the lead federal agency coordinating and funding the centers.

To address the issue, DHS this year began restricting the ability of centers to use state homeland security grants until they have an approved privacy and civil liberties plan.

"We've been complaining about the lack of a governance structure over fusion centers for a few years now," Michael German, policy counsel for the ACLU and former FBI special agent, said in an interview.

"That the process is taking too long is worrisome, and we'll be watching to see how effective DHS is in enforcing this requirement, particularly because having a written privacy policy is only a first step toward accountability," he added.

Tom Monahan, president of the National Fusion Center Association, said candidly that he shares the concerns of privacy groups like the ACLU. The association is a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va., that represents the 72 fusion centers.

"We understand that concern. We absolutely agree with that concern," Monahan said. He said all fusion centers are required to have approved plans by March 31.

Even though DHS has not approved privacy and civil liberties plans for most fusion centers, they still must comply with federal, state and local laws protecting people's rights, Monahan said.

"Much of the content of the privacy policy will simply be restating existing statutes, laws and regulations," he said. "However, it's imperative that it be codified and trained for everybody who works in the fusion centers because well-intentioned employees of the fusion centers could run afoul of the laws despite their well intentions."

But a major challenge for centers to get approval from DHS has been that state and local laws can vary widely, Monahan added. "There is no standardized language to construct this," said Monahan, who also directs the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center.

He added: "I'm not aware of any fusion center that hasn't even started. Everybody understands the importance of this; everybody understands the magnitude of not getting this done."

He also said he does not believe it would be unrealistic for DHS to define a standard policy for fusion center privacy and civil liberties plans.

DHS spokesman Bobby Whithorne said DHS is working with fusion centers to meet the privacy requirements as quickly as possible.

"Over the past several years, federal, state, and local officials have worked tirelessly to ensure that robust privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections are integrated into fusion center policies," he said.

The ACLU views the funding restriction by DHS as a good start, but believes more needs to be done.

"There is still no formal mechanism to oversee the fusion centers to ensure they are complying with these privacy policies, much less with other laws and regulations governing how law enforcement intelligence operations collect and handle personally-identifiable information," German said.

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This is one way "Fusion Centers" can be abused:
http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2010/10/us-fusion-centers-for-domestic-spying.html

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Crap Justice" in US, the World Knows


Image [found here]

US Soldiers are bullet catchers and bomb absorbers. They're not fighting for freedom and to protect US citizens, preserving the US Constitution for future generations, they're protecting the turf of the corporate mafia, offshore banksters.

More info and video:
http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2010/10/world-knows-us-is-crap-for-justice.html


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The below [found here], I found it to be an interesting perspective and so I re-posted it.

MARXISM IS AS ALIEN TO MY CULTURE AS IS CAPITALISM

Russell Means photographed by Andy Warhol, 1976.

This is one of the most striking and intelligent articles I’ve ever read, encouraging a total reconfiguring of how to view capitalism and revolution. Russell Means was a leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM) of the 1960s and 70s, and remains one of the most outspoken Native Americans in the U.S.

You will be blown away by the clarity of this essay. This is Means’ most famous essay. It was published in Ward Churchill’s book “Marxism and Native Americans”, under the title “The Same Old Song”, and has appeared elsewhere under the names “Marxism is a European Tradition,” and “For America to Live, Europe Must Die.” Yet, it is actually not very available on the internet.

By republishing it, if perhaps many of us publish it, it will raise some much-needed debate on the nature of the revolutionary project today.


I have one thing I wish to point out regarding this essay, namely that by “European culture” Russell Means criticizes capitalism, and before it could commit genocide and ecocide on the rest of the planet, this social system had to be imposed upon Europe first.
We need a political/economic argument which cuts to the core of why capitalism is destroying the planet and making us all miserable. Only then will revolutionary change appear possible.
I would also remind you, Readers, that Karl Marx (born Levi) and another Jew, Friedreich Engels, issued "The Communist Manifesto" in 1848 in London. Marx was descended from a long line of famous Rabbis who were so-called "Talmudic scholars." This is the source from which the communist philosophy springs.
Revolution And American Indians:
“Marxism Is As Alien To My Culture
As Capitalism”
By Russell Means


Originally posted July 1980

Reposted October 18, 2010

The following speech was given by Russell Means in July 1980, before several thousand people who had assembled from all over the world for the Black Hills International Survival Gathering, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is Russell Means’s most famous speech. Russell Means was a leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM) of the 1960s and 70s, and remains one of the most outspoken Native Americans in the U.S.

“For America to Live,
Europe Must Die”

Reproduced from Black Hawk Productions.

“The only possible opening for a statement of this kind is that I detest writing. The process itself epitomizes the European concept of “legitimate” thinking; what is written has an importance that is denied the spoken. My culture, the Lakota culture, has an oral tradition, so I ordinarily reject writing. It is one of the white world’s ways of destroying the cultures of non-European peoples, the imposing of an abstraction over the spoken relationship of a people.

So what you read here is not what I’ve written. It’s what I’ve said and someone else has written down. I will allow this because it seems that the only way to communicate with the white world is through the dead, dry leaves of a book.

I don’t really care whether my words reach whites or not. They have already demonstrated through their history that they cannot hear, cannot see; they can only read (of course, there are exceptions, but the exceptions only prove the rule).

I’m more concerned with American Indian people, students and others, who have begun to be absorbed into the white world through universities and other institutions.

But even then it’s a marginal sort of concern. It’s very possible to grow into a red face with a white mind; and if that’s a person’s individual choice, so be it, but I have no use for them.

This is part of the process of cultural genocide being waged by Europeans against American Indian peoples’ today. My concern is with those American Indians who choose to resist this genocide, but who may be confused as to how to proceed.

You notice I use the term American Indian rather than Native American or Native indigenous people or Amerindian when referring to my people. There has been some controversy about such terms, and frankly, at this point, I find it absurd. Primarily it seems that American Indian is being rejected as European in origin–which is true. But all the above terms are European in origin; the only non-European way is to speak of Lakota ~ or, more precisely, of Oglala, Brule, etc. ~ and of the Dineh, the Miccousukee, and all the rest of the several hundred correct tribal names.

There is also some confusion about the word Indian, a mistaken belief that it refers somehow to the country, India. When Columbus washed up on the beach in the Caribbean, he was not looking for a country called India. Europeans were calling that country Hindustan in 1492. Look it up on the old maps. Columbus called the tribal people he met “Indio,” from the Italian in dio, meaning “in God.”

It takes a strong effort on the part of each American Indian not to become Europeanized. The strength for this effort can only come from the traditional ways, the traditional values that our elders retain. It must come from the hoop, the four directions, the relations: it cannot come from the pages of a book or a thousand books.

No European can ever teach a Lakota to be Lakota, a Hopi to be Hopi. A master’s degree in “Indian Studies” or in “education” or in anything else cannot make a person into a human being or provide knowledge into traditional ways. It can only make you into a mental European, an outsider.

I should be clear about something here, because there seems to be some confusion about it. When I speak of Europeans or mental Europeans, I’m not allowing for false distinctions. I’m not saying that on the one hand there are the by-products of a few thousand years of genocidal, reactionary, European intellectual development which is bad; and on the other hand there is some new revolutionary intellectual development which is good.

I’m referring here to the so-called theories of Marxism and anarchism and “leftism” in general. I don’t believe these theories can be separated from the rest of the of the European intellectual tradition. It’s really just the same old song.

The process began much earlier.

Newton, for example, “revolutionized” physics and the so-called natural sciences by reducing the physical universe to a linear mathematical equation.

Descartes did the same thing with culture.

John Locke did it with politics.

Adam Smith did it with economics.

Each one of these “thinkers” took a piece of the spirituality of human existence and converted it into code, an abstraction. They picked up where Christianity ended: they “secularized” Christian religion, as the “scholars” like to say–and in doing so they made Europe more able and ready to act as an expansionist culture.

Each of these intellectual revolutions served to
abstract the European mentality even further,
to remove the wonderful complexity
and spirituality from the universe and
replace it with a logical sequence:
one, two, three.
Answer!

This is what has come to be termed “efficiency” in the European mind. Whatever is mechanical is perfect; whatever seems to work at the moment–that is, proves the mechanical model to be the right one ~ is considered correct, even when it is clearly untrue.

This is why “truth” changes so fast in the European mind; the answers which result from such a process are only stopgaps, only temporary, and must be continuously discarded in favor of new stopgaps which support the mechanical models and keep them (the models) alive.

Hegel and Marx were heirs to the thinking of Newton, Descartes, Locke and Smith. Hegel finished the process of secularizing theology ~ and that is put in his own terms ~ he secularized the religious thinking through which Europe understood the universe.

Then Marx put Hegel’s philosophy in terms of “materialism,” which is to say that Marx despiritualized Hegel’s work altogether. Again, this is in Marx’ own terms. And this is now seen as the future revolutionary potential of Europe.

Europeans may see this as revolutionary,
but American Indians see it simply as
still more of that same old European conflict
between being and gaining.

The intellectual roots of a new Marxist form of European imperialism lie in Marx' ~ and his followers’ ~ links to the tradition of Newton, Hegel and the others.

Being is a spiritual proposition.
Gaining is a material act.

Traditionally, American Indians have always attempted to be the best people they could. Part of that spiritual process was and is to give away wealth, to discard wealth in order not to gain.

Material gain is an indicator of false status among traditional people, while it is “proof that the system works” to Europeans.

Clearly, there are two completely opposing views at issue here, and Marxism is very far over to the other side from the American Indian view. But let’s look at a major implication of this; it is not merely an intellectual debate.

The European materialist tradition of despiritualizing the universe is very similar to the mental process which goes into dehumanizing another person.

And who seems most expert at dehumanizing other people?
And why?

Soldiers who have seen a lot of combat learn to do this to the enemy before going back into combat. Murderers do it before going out to commit murder. Nazi SS guards did it to concentration camp inmates. Cops do it. Corporation leaders do it to the workers they send into uranium mines and steel mills. Politicians do it to everyone in sight.

And what the process has in common for each group doing the dehumanizing is that it makes it all right to kill and otherwise destroy other people. One of the Christian commandments says, “Thou shalt not kill,” at least not humans, so the trick is to mentally convert the victims into nonhumans. Then you can proclaim violation of your own commandment as a virtue.

it becomes virtuous to destroy the planet.

Terms like progress and development are used as cover words here, the way victory and freedom are used to justify butchery in the dehumanization process.

For example, a real-estate speculator may refer to “developing” a parcel of ground by opening a gravel quarry; development here means total, permanent destruction, with the earth itself removed. But European logic has gained a few tons of gravel with which more land can be “developed” through the construction of road beds. Ultimately, the whole universe is open ~ in the European view ~ to this sort of insanity.
The Alberta Tar Sands Project is a prefect example of the above statement.

Most important here, perhaps, is the fact that Europeans feel no sense of loss in all this. After all, their philosophers have despiritualized reality, so there is no satisfaction (for them) to be gained in simply observing the wonder of a mountain or a lake or a people in being.

No, satisfaction is measured in terms of gaining material. So the mountain becomes gravel, and the lake becomes coolant for a factory, and the people are rounded up for processing through the indoctrination mills Europeans like to call schools.

But each new piece of that “progress” ups the ante out in the real world. Take fuel for the industrial machine as an example. Little more than two centuries ago, nearly everyone used wood ~ a replenishable, natural item ~ as fuel for the very human needs of cooking and staying warm.

Along came the Industrial Revolution and coal became the dominant fuel, as production became the social imperative for Europe. Pollution began to become a problem in the cities, and the earth was ripped open to provide coal whereas wood had always simply been gathered or harvested at no great expense to the environment.
No longer do the forests provide fuel for the family hearth; the fuel of Hell, snatched from the very bowels of the earth, has usurped its place. It burns everywhere, feeding countless furnaces, replacing horse-power on the roads and wind-power on the rivers and the seas which surround the empire.
Above the monster city a dense fog combines with the volume of smoke and soot issuing from thousands of chimneys to wrap London in a black cloud which allows only the dimmest light to penetrate and shrouds everything in a funeral veil.~ Flora Tristan (1803-44)
Later, oil became the major fuel, as the technology of production was perfected through a series of scientific “revolutions.” Pollution increased dramatically, and nobody yet knows what the environmental costs of pumping all that oil out of the ground will really be in the long run. Now there’s an “energy crisis,” and uranium is becoming the dominant fuel.
Capitalists, at least, can be relied upon to develop uranium as fuel only at the rate which they can show a good profit. That’s their ethic, and maybe they will buy some time.

Marxists, on the other hand, can be relied upon to develop uranium fuel as rapidly as possible simply because it’s the most “efficient” production fuel available.
The Capitalists and Bankers of today are creating a Marxist society and have been doing so for centuries. Think about that as well.
That’s their ethic, and I fail to see where it’s preferable.
Like I said, Marxism is right smack in the middle of European tradition. It’s the same old song.
There’s a rule of thumb which can be applied here. You cannot judge the real nature of a European revolutionary doctrine on the basis of the changes it proposes to make within the European power structure and society. You can only judge it by the effects it will have on non-European peoples.

This is because every revolution in European history has served to reinforce Europe’s tendencies and abilities to export destruction to other peoples, other cultures and the environment itself.

I defy anyone to point out an example where this is not true.

So now we, as American Indian people, are asked to believe that a “new” European revolutionary doctrine such as Marxism will reverse the negative effects of European history on us. European power relations are to be adjusted once again, and that’s supposed to make things better for all of us. But what does this really mean?

Right now, today, we who live on the Pine Ridge Reservation are living in what white society has designated a “National Sacrifice Area.” What this means is that we have a lot of uranium deposits here, and white culture (not us) needs this uranium as energy production material.

The cheapest, most efficient way for industry to extract and deal with the processing of this uranium is to dump the waste by-products right here at the digging sites. Right here where we live.

This waste is radioactive and will make the entire region uninhabitable forever. This is considered by the industry, and by the white society that created this industry, to be an “acceptable” price to pay for energy resource development.

Along the way they also plan to drain the water table under this part of South Dakota as part of the industrial process, so the region becomes doubly uninhabitable. The same sort of thing is happening down in the land of the Navajo and Hopi, up in the land of the Northern Cheyenne and Crow, and elsewhere.

Thirty percent of the coal in the West and half of the uranium deposits in the United States have been found to lie under reservation land, so there is no way this can be called a minor issue.

We are resisting being turned into a National Sacrifice Area.
We are resisting being turned into a national sacrifice people.
The costs of this industrial process are not acceptable to us.
It is genocide to dig uranium here and drain the water table
~ no more, no less.

Now let’s suppose that in our resistance to extermination we begin to seek allies (we have).

Let’s suppose further that we were to take revolutionary Marxism at its word: that it intends nothing less than the complete overthrow of the European capitalists order which has presented this threat to our very existence. This would seem to be a natural alliance for American Indian people to enter into.

After all, as the Marxists say,
it is the capitalists
who set us up to be a national sacrifice.
This is true as far as it goes.

But, as I’ve tried to point out, this “truth” is very deceptive.

Revolutionary Marxism is committed
to even further perpetuation and perfection
of the very industrial process
which is destroying us all.

It offers only to “redistribute” the results ~ the money, maybe ~ of this industrialization to a wider section of the population.

It offers to take wealth from the capitalists and pass it around; but in order to do so, Marxism must maintain the industrial system.

Once again, the power relations within European society will have to be altered, but once again the effects upon American Indian peoples here and non-Europeans elsewhere will remain the same.

This is much the same as when power was redistributed from the church to private business during the so-called bourgeois revolution. European society changed a bit, at least superficially, but its conduct toward non-Europeans continued as before. You can see what the American Revolution of 1776 did for American Indians. It’s the same old song.

Revolutionary Marxism, like industrial society in other forms, seeks to “rationalize” all people in relation to industry ~ maximum industry, maximum production.

It is a doctrine that despises the American Indian spiritual tradition, our cultures, our lifeways. Marx himself called us “precapitalists” and “primitive.” Precapitalist simply means that, in his view, we would eventually discover capitalism and become capitalists; we have always been economically retarded in Marxist terms.

The only manner in which American Indian people could participate in a Marxist revolution would be to join the industrial system, to become factory workers, or “proletarians,” as Marx called them.
Marx was very clear about the fact that his revolution could only occur through the struggle of the proletariat, that the existence of a massive industrial system is a precondition of a successful Marxist society.
I think there’s a problem with language here. Christians, capitalists, Marxists. All of them have been revolutionary in their own minds, but none of them really means revolution. What they really mean is continuation. They do what they do in order that European culture can continue to exist and develop according to its needs.

Like germs, European culture goes through occasional convulsions, even divisions within itself, in order to go on living and growing. This isn’t a revolution we’re talking about, but a means to continue what already exists.

An amoeba is still an amoeba after it reproduces. But maybe comparing European culture to an amoeba isn’t really fair to the amoeba.

Maybe cancer cells are a more accurate comparison because European culture has historically destroyed everything around it; and it will eventually destroy itself.

So, in order for us to really join forces with Marxism, we American Indians would have to accept the national sacrifice of our homeland; we would have to commit cultural suicide and become industrialized and Europeanized.

At this point, I’ve got to stop and ask myself whether I’m being too harsh. Marxism has something of a history. Does this history bear out my observations? I look to the process of industrialization in the Soviet Union since 1920 and I see that these Marxists have done what it took the English Industrial Revolution 300 years to do; and the Marxists did it in 60 years.

Remember, this is 1980, before the fall of Russia at the end of the century.

I see that the territory of the USSR used to contain a number of tribal peoples and that they have been crushed to make way for the factories. The Soviets refer to this as “the National Question,” the question of whether the tribal peoples had the right to exist as peoples; and they decided the tribal peoples were an acceptable sacrifice to the industrial needs.

I look to China and I see the same thing.

I look to Vietnam and I see Marxists imposing an industrial order and rooting out the indigenous tribal mountain people.

I hear the leading Soviet scientist saying that when uranium is exhausted, then alternatives will be found.

I see the Vietnamese taking over a nuclear power plant abandoned by the U.S. military. Have they dismantled and destroyed it? No, they are using it.

I see China exploding nuclear bombs, developing uranium reactors, and preparing a space program in order to colonize and exploit the planets the same as the Europeans colonized and exploited this hemisphere.

It’s the same old song, but maybe with a faster tempo this time.

The statement of the Soviet scientist is very interesting. Does he know what this alternative energy source will be? No, he simply has faith. Science will find a way.

I hear revolutionary Marxists saying that the destruction of the environment, pollution, and radiation will all be controlled. And I see them act upon their words. Do they know how these things will be controlled? No, they simply have faith.

Science will find a way.
Industrialization is fine and necessary.
How do they know this?
Faith.
Science will find a way.
Faith of this sort has always been known in Europe as religion.

Science has become the new European religion for both capitalists and Marxists; they are truly inseparable; they are part and parcel of the same culture.

So, in both theory and practice, Marxism demands that non-European peoples give up their values, their traditions, their cultural existence altogether.

We will all be industrialized science addicts in a Marxist society.

I do not believe that capitalism itself is really responsible for the situation in which American Indians have been declared a national sacrifice. No, it is the European tradition; European culture itself is responsible.

Marxism is just the latest continuation of this tradition, not a solution to it. To ally with Marxism is to ally with the very same forces that declare us an acceptable cost.

There is another way.

There is the traditional Lakota way and the ways of the American Indian peoples.

It is the way that knows that humans do not have the right to degrade Mother Earth, that there are forces beyond anything the European mind has conceived, that humans must be in harmony with all relations or the relations will eventually eliminate the disharmony.

A lopsided emphasis on humans by humans ~ the Europeans’ arrogance of acting as though they were beyond the nature of all related things ~ can only result in a total disharmony and a readjustment which cuts arrogant humans down to size, gives them a taste of that reality beyond their grasp or control and restores the harmony.

There is no need for a revolutionary theory to bring this about; it’s beyond human control.

The nature peoples of this planet know this
and so they do not theorize about it.
Theory is an abstract;
our knowledge is real.
Distilled to its basic terms, European faith ~ including the new faith in science ~ equals a belief that man is God.

Europe has always sought a Messiah, whether that be the man Jesus Christ or the man Karl Marx or the man Albert Einstein.

American Indians know this to be totally absurd. Humans are the weakest of all creatures, so weak that other creatures are willing to give up their flesh that we may live.

Humans are able to survive only through the exercise of rationality since they lack the abilities of other creatures to gain food through the use of fang and claw.
But rationality is a curse
since it can cause humans to forget
the natural order of things
in ways other creatures do not.

A wolf never forgets his or her place in the natural order.
American Indians can.
Europeans almost always do.

We pray our thanks to the deer, our relations,
for allowing us their flesh to eat;
Europeans simply take the flesh for granted
and consider the deer inferior.

After all, Europeans consider themselves godlike
in their rationalism and science.
God is the Supreme Being;
all else must be inferior.

All European tradition, Marxism included, has conspired to defy the natural order of all things. Mother Earth has been abused, the powers have been abused, and this cannot go on forever. No theory can alter that simple fact.

Mother Earth will retaliate,
the whole environment will retaliate,
and the abusers will be eliminated.

Things come full circle,
back to where they started.

That’s revolution.
And that’s a prophecy of my people,
of the Hopi people
and of other correct peoples.

American Indians have been trying to explain this to Europeans for centuries. But, as I said earlier, Europeans have proven themselves unable to hear. The natural order will win out, and the offenders will die out, the way deer die when they offend the harmony by over-populating a given region.

It’s only a matter of time until what Europeans call “a major catastrophe of global proportions” will occur.

It is the role of American Indian peoples, the role of all natural beings, to survive.

A part of our survival is to resist. We resist not to overthrow a government or to take political power, but because it is natural to resist extermination, to survive. We don’t want power over white institutions; we want white institutions to disappear.

That’s revolution.

American Indians are still in touch with these realities ~ the prophecies, the traditions of our ancestors. We learn from the elders, from nature, from the powers. And when the catastrophe is over, we American Indian peoples will still be here to inhabit the hemisphere. I don’t care if it’s only a handful living high in the Andes. American Indian people will survive; harmony will be reestablished. That’s revolution.

At this point, perhaps I should be very clear about another matter, one which should already be clear as a result of what I’ve said. But confusion breeds easily these days, so I want to hammer home this point.

When I use the term European,
I’m not referring to a skin color
or a particular genetic structure.

What I’m referring to is a mind-set,
a worldview that is a product
of the development of European culture.

People are not genetically encoded
to hold this outlook;
they are acculturated to hold it.

The same is true for American Indians or for the members of any culture.

It is possible for an American Indian to share European values, a European worldview. We have a term for these people; we call them “apples” ~ red on the outside (genetics) and white on the inside (their values).

Other groups have similar terms: Blacks have their “oreos”; Hispanos have “Coconuts” and so on.

And, as I said before,
there are exceptions to the white norm:
people who are white on the outside,
but not white inside.

I’m not sure what term
should be applied to them
other than “human beings.”

What I’m putting out here is not a racial proposition but a cultural proposition. Those who ultimately advocate and defend the realities of European culture and its industrialism are my enemies.

Those who resist it, who struggle against it, are my allies, the allies of American Indian people. And I don’t give a damn what their skin color happens to be.

Caucasian is the white term for the white race:
European is an outlook I oppose.

The Vietnamese Communists are not exactly what you might consider genetic Caucasians, but they are now functioning as mental Europeans.

The same holds true for Chinese Communists, for Japanese capitalists or Bantu Catholics or Peter “MacDollar” down at the Navajo Reservation or Dickie Wilson up here at Pine Ridge.

There is no racism involved in this,
just an acknowledgment
of the mind and spirit that make up culture.

In Marxist terms I suppose I’m a “cultural nationalist.” I work first with my people, the traditional Lakota people, because we hold a common worldview and share an immediate struggle.

Beyond this, I work with other traditional American Indian peoples, again because of a certain commonality in worldview and form of struggle.

Beyond that, I work with anyone who has experienced the colonial oppression of Europe and who resists its cultural and industrial totality.

Obviously, this includes genetic Caucasians who struggle to resist the dominant norms of European culture. The Irish and the Basques come immediately to mind, but there are many others.

I work primarily with my own people, with my own community. Other people who hold non-European perspectives should do the same. I believe in the slogan, “Trust your brother’s vision,” although I’d like to add sisters into the bargain.

I trust the community and the culturally based vision of all the races that naturally resist industrialization and human extinction.

Clearly, individual whites can share in this, given only that they have reached the awareness that continuation of the industrial imperatives of Europe is not a vision, but species suicide.

White is one of the sacred colors of the Lakota people ~ red, yellow, white and black. The four directions. The four seasons. The four periods of life and aging. The four races of humanity. Mix red, yellow, white and black together and you get brown, the color of the fifth race. This is a natural ordering of things. It therefore seems natural to me to work with all races, each with its own special meaning, identity and message.

But there is a peculiar behavior among most Caucasians. As soon as I become critical of Europe and its impact on other cultures, they become defensive. They begin to defend themselves. But I’m not attacking them personally; I’m attacking Europe.

In personalizing my observations on Europe they are personalizing European culture, identifying themselves with it. By defending themselves in this context, they are ultimately defending the death culture. This is a confusion which must be overcome, and it must be overcome in a hurry. None of us has energy to waste in such false struggles.

Caucasians have a more positive vision to offer humanity than European culture. I believe this. But in order to attain this vision it is necessary for Caucasians to step outside European culture ~ alongside the rest of humanity ~ to see Europe for what it is and what it does.

To cling to capitalism and Marxism and all other “isms” is simply to remain within European culture. There is no avoiding this basic fact. As a fact, this constitutes a choice. Understand that the choice is based on culture, not race. Understand that to choose European culture and industrialism is to choose to be my enemy. And understand that the choice is yours, not mine.

This leads me back to address those American Indians who are drifting through the universities, the city slums, and other European institutions. If you are there to resist the oppressor in accordance with your traditional ways, so be it. I don’t know how you manage to combine the two, but perhaps you will succeed. But retain your sense of reality.

Beware of coming to believe the white world now offers solutions to the problems it confronts us with.

Beware, too, of allowing the words of native people to be twisted to the advantages of our enemies. Europe invented the practice of turning words around on themselves. You need only look to the treaties between American Indian peoples and various European governments to know that this is true. Draw your strength from who you are.

A culture which regularly confuses revolt with resistance, has nothing helpful to teach you and nothing to offer you as a way of life. Europeans have long since lost all touch with reality, if ever they were in touch with who you are as American Indians.

So, I suppose to conclude this, I should state clearly that leading anyone toward Marxism is the last thing on my mind.

Marxism is as alien to my culture as capitalism and Christianity are. In fact, I can say I don’t think I’m trying to lead anyone toward anything. To some extent I tried to be a “leader,” in the sense that the white media like to use that term, when the American Indian Movement was a young organization.

This was a result of a confusion I no longer have. You cannot be everything to everyone. I do not propose to be used in such a fashion by my enemies.

I am not a leader. I am an Oglala Lakota patriot.
That is all I want and all I need to be.
And I am very comfortable with who I am.”


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US: Crumbling empire


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RTAmerica | October 22, 2010

The US has long prided itself on being an exceptional nation, a City Upon Hill and a beacon of democracy and progress the world over. Yet in education, healthcare and finance, the US is falling behind other developed and developing nations. Last week the US slipped to 49th place in terms of life expectancy, and ranks dead last among developed nations in terms of child well-being. Long dedicated to cultivating an educated, highly skilled workforce, the US is now behind Russia and South Korea in the number of citizens with Bachelor's degrees. So can the empire simply be in the eye of the beholder, or do Americans need to confront the harsh statistics about their lone superpower.

The CIA funds its torture, black operations, illegal international detentions, murders, and secret wars with heroin and cocaine smuggling.

Afghan heroin kills 10X more than Taliban


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RTAmerica | October 22, 2010

The war in Afghanistan continues to wage on it may not be the largest problem facing the war torn nation. Russia and the United States are teaming up to take on the Afghan drug industry which has continued to spiral out of control. Earlier, Director of the Russian Drug Control Service Victor Ivanov was in Washington to push the Americans to help eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan.



Jim Rogers: "US will lose economic war"


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RTAmerica | October 22, 2010

China has become the world's fastest growing economy, what can the US be taught from the Chinese as the US economy continues to struggle? Jim Rogers, co-founder of the Quantum Fund says that US citizens should save and invest their money as their Chinese counter parts have. The Chinese are saving and investing an average of 35% of their income, taking an age old US principle and using it to their advantage.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

US Justice Lowest Rated in Industrialized World

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RussiaToday | October 15, 2010

Only the richest Americans have access to adequate legal protection. That's according to a recent report by an independent law group, which has slammed the U.S. for not providing justice for all. And as RT's Priya Sridhar finds out, it's only the tip of an un-constitutional iceberg.



No Justice for All: Hand of law heavy in 'Warfare State'?


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http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2010/10/us-court-blacklisting.html


http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2010/10/canadian-uk-us-gov-wants-to-detain-you.html

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Rep. Arthur O'Neill and Connecticut Corrupt Judges?


Connecticut Republican Representative Arthur O'Neill's official website [found here]. It is reported that he is running for Richard "Dick" Blumenthal's Connecticut Attorney General seat.

I talked with a retired federal insider about Connecticut public and judicial corruption. Allegedly the FBI is involved and a grand jury is considering evidence in secret. The source claims Art O’Neil, on the Connecticut Legislative Judiciary Committee has been getting calls from judges telling him about how really bad the corruption in the courts is. The source says that terrorism is the number one concern, public corruption is now second.

Many of the same names keep coming up for bad behavior, Kevin Kane, Connelly, Richard Blumenthal, Judge Jonathan J. Kapan, Scheinblum, prosecutor Chris Parakilas, John Panone, Keith Courier, and others. The corruption and the fixing of cases is not isolated to just the Waterbury court system. Enfield, Connecticut, is a wart with hair on it, and so is Hartford, Vernon Rockville, and the entire system in Connecticut. Michelle Cruz coming in from New Hampshire and Massachusetts is allegedly trying to do her job as a victim advocate, and State’s Attorney Kevin Kane is allegedly preventing her from doing her job, obstructing justice. I'm unsure of spelling on some names.

The Connecticut Legislative Judiciary Committee seems to ignored this systemic breaking of laws, public corruption, judicial misconduct, case rigging, obstruction of justice, and racketeering:

http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2008/06/nepotism-and-corruption-in-connecticut.html


http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2007/01/beyond-ridiculous.html

http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2009/11/connecticut-governor-not-running-next.html

http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2007/05/connecticut-sopranos.html


John A. Danaher III was a US Attorney who allegedly covered up an Anthrax Conspiracy in the Fall of 2001. He then became Connecticut State Police Commissioner. Danaher is now a Connecticut judge. What does that say about the merry-go-round of corruption in Connecticut?:
http://thesrv.blogspot.com/2010/03/posterboy.html

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As far as I know, nothing has been done to Minneapolis, Minnesota, Judge Montgomery for her judicial rigging of cases, and for sending federal and state law enforcement to the home of a bankster victim, putting guns to his head, threatening his life not to tell on the judge, lawyers, and in revealing the bankster plot:
http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2008/10/tom-petters-international-scammer.html

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[click here] for:

Bill Still's "The Secret of Oz"



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http://thesrv.blogspot.com/2010/10/corporate-9-11-coup-detat.html


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

ADA, Justice Denied



Notes:
Conversation with David Cummings, Connecticut. ADA violations Americans with Disabilities Act ex-parte communications, sovereign judicial immunity, perjury, omissions in transcripts to protect the guilty and connected, violations of federal law, the USDOJ, current FBI investigations into public and judicial corruption in Connecticut? Connecticut State Police perjury, brutality, and misconduct, false statements, retaliation. Rockville Vernon GA19 Superior Court, Housing court, Hartford Superior Court Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan Judge Berger, Judicial managers rigging cases rigging investigations obstructing justice lawyer racketeering

More video and information about David Cummings, the ADA, and Connecticut's Kangaroo Courts:
http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2008/07/david-cummings.html

http://thegetjusticecoalition.blogspot.com/2007/01/beyond-ridiculous.html

My beef:


This blogger was blacklisted by the judicial branch and police in Connecticut. Police refused to protect and serve, and I would be ruled against and abused in courts at every turn. It seems to have continued, most recently in Vermont. Police seem to refuse to protect and serve when I made a criminal complaint against Mark Lanoue. [This] Brattleboro case of used car dealership owner of Mark's Motors Inc., Mark Lanoue, seems to get preferential treatment, and I get the run around. Are cases rigged before they're even held? I had to pay to have the other party served 3 times, the case was delayed 3 times, two judges recused themselves just before a hearing was to be held twice, and the case was held Sept. 2, 2010, and as of last Friday, no answer has been given for the case!


http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2010/10/us-court-blacklisting.html

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Randy Kelton

Alex Jones has found Randy Kelton. This blogger's first post on Randy [found here].


Deborah Stevens and Randall Kelton

Attorney Randy Kelton: The Lies and The Fraud of The Mortgage Companies - Alex Jones Tv 1/3


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TheAlexJonesChannel | October 13, 2010
Alex talks to Attorney, Randy Kelton about the incredible high rate of mortgage fraud sweeping all across america, and how you can fight back.
http://www.ruleoflawradio.com/
http://www.infowars.com/



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

US Gov Intentions Revealed

Read and view long enough, you have a blueprint to the lies, and you can see what is being built. Lying lawyer Hillary Clinton shows her stuff. The leader of North Korea would love to rule the world. It is the nature of government. Look what the US Government is up to in Europe. How do their ethics compare with any out of control government in history? What do you really see after viewing the below video?

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RussiaToday | October 12, 2010

Tough talks and difficult decisions are awaiting Serbia. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is there in a bid to persuade the country to make concessions in its refusal to recognize its breakaway territory of Kosovo. She's dangling the carrot of much sought-after EU membership. The visit is part of Clinton's tour of the Balkans and follows her previous stop in Bosnia. There she also tried to put pressure on the country's Serbian minority to embrace political reform which will eventually strip them of their autonomy. Most Serbs scattered around the territory of the former Yugoslavia still remember that NATO sided with the Muslims during the 90-s ethnic conflict and can't forgive the US-led bombings of Serbian targets. For more on Clinton's visit, RT talks to Misha Gavrilovich, a Balkans political expert.



Came in Peace? 'US up for Balkans & its resources'


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NSA’s Special Department to separate US Gov from 9-11?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Is the US Coast Guard now under Foreign Bank Control, Policing the World?

Google video no longer hosts video. Scroll down for youtube videos.

COAST GUARD; Testimony of Lt. Eric Shine, USNR-USMMRR Maritime Players Audio

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28:17 - 2 years ago
Host Lt Eric Shine gives testimony on USMM USCG USMI and what is really going on out here.... The Coast Guard is acting as an AGENT for the UNITED KINGDOM and other foreign - Royal interests and is attacking AMERICAN FLAG SHIPPING and AMERICAN FLAG FEDERAL MARITIME OFFICERS and crew - administratively....



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LT Eric Shine's websites:

http://www.martiallaw911.com/

http://crossingtherubicon.org/

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Whistleblowers vs. Regulators, Advertising Fail - Sunday Update


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corbettreport | July 25, 2010

Sunday Update is a public service of The Corbett Report podcast. Download the latest episode of the podcast from the home page:

http://www.corbettreport.com

SOURCES AND DOCUMENTATION

Glowing WSJ article about Dodd-Frank and Whistleblowers
http://ur1.ca/0u122

WaPo article about SEC ignoring whistleblowers like Markopolos and Wydler
http://ur1.ca/0u12e

The Markopolos Madoff memo to the SEC from 2005
http://ur1.ca/0u14i

Madoff's niece married SEC regulator
http://ur1.ca/0u138

SEC knew of Stanford Ponzi Scheme for 12 years without acting
http://ur1.ca/0u13r

GATA reveals details of precious metals manipulation and Andrew Maguire
http://ur1.ca/s5gw

Bill Murphy testifies to CFTC about Maguire story (which they already knew)
http://ur1.ca/0u146

OSHA rejects 98% of whistleblower protection claims
http://ur1.ca/0u147

Eric Shine on The Corbett Report
http://ur1.ca/0u14a

Coca-Cola pulls Facebook campaign over porn complaints
http://ur1.ca/0u149

Information on Coke's crimes
http://killercoke.org/

Even more information on Coke's crimes
http://ur1.ca/0u14g

Max Keiser on Economics 101
http://ur1.ca/0u14k



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INN WORLD REPORT-Lt. Eric Shine PT. 1


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INNWorld | May 30, 2008

International News Net speaks with merchant marine and military whistleblower Eric Shine about U.S. shipping controversy



INN WORLD REPORT-Eric Shine pt. 2


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Now for the conspiracy theorist version ...

Max Keiser - Prison Industrial Complex


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militiaman62656 | July 28, 2010

Max Keiser on the Alex Jones Radio Program.
Prison Industrial Complex
Corrections Corporation of America
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville TN, 37215
1-800-624-2931

louise.grant@correctionscorp.com
steve.owen@correctionscorps.com
TransCor America LLC -- Detainee/Prisoner Transportation Services
http://www.transcor.com/locations.php



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http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2010/10/corporate-coup-9-11.html

Definition of "Crossing the Rubicon" is the passing the point of no return. Julius Caesar crossing the River Rubicon in Italy in 49 BC was crossing a river to a point of no return:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubicon

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Below audio uploaded to youtube.com is one hour, forty-three minutes long. It just may change your opinion of "American Justice" forever.

Offshore Bankster controlled US Coast Guard?



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SvenVonErick | October 11, 2010

More info: http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.co...

James Corbett of the Corbett Report is an English Teacher living in Japan. He's Canadian. I think he is one of the best sources of truly independent world news out there. Corbett interviews LT Eric Shine about the US Coast Guard.

Has the US Coast Guard been taken over by offshore banksters and corporations? Has the Coast Guard hijacked citizens' rights to fair trials and US Constitutional protections? Is what the Coast Guard did to protect BP's interests proof that the organization has been compromised? Has international martial law been declared on the high seas by the US Coast Guard? Is torture, arbitrary detention, property confiscation, and even murder now sanctioned with the perpetrators being US Coast Guard goons?





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August 2, 2011 update to Eric Shine's statements, click on link. James Corbett of the Corbett Report interviews Eric Shine:
http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-birthday-mr-president-wall-st.html

http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2011/03/fusion-center-locations-and-information.html

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Friday, October 08, 2010

The Story of Harold

Harold is a man living in a trailer type home on land near Keene, New Hampshire, USA. He's retirement age just about to retire. Harold's 3o year old, give or take, son is on the outs with his woman. Harold is caught in the crossfire, accused of touching a her boy's testicles one time. She lived for free under Harold's roof, rent free. I believe Harold did nothing wrong, guilty or innocent, should Harold lose everything he's ever worked for, AND his freedom?

Should false accusations in the US automatically mean a lawyer gets all your cash and assets, and you might go to jail anyway, innocent or guilty?

This post is in progress and a Liveleak.com video below tells the story. I will post other information and video, when and if, I come upon it.

Direct link to below video:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=184_1286521236



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Steven G. Erickson's story in a nutshell:
http://judicialmisconduct.blogspot.com/2006/12/attn-connecticut-state-police.html

This blogger's email: stevengerickson AT yahoo Dot Com

[click here] for:

US Taxpayer funded propaganda and censorship?



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Opednews.com post linking to this Judicial Abuse blog post:
http://www.opednews.com/Diary/Predatory-Lawyers-and-Fals-by-Steven-G-Erickson-101008-816.html

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This is the type of ethics we have in courts, policing, and in government:

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Friday, November 07, 2008

What about arrests and prison for behavior like this?:

Attorney, prosecutorial, judicial, official, and police misconduct is an "art form" in the state of Connecticut and too many other states. There are two classes of people. Those that get taxed, arrested, and live in a "State of Fear" and there are those who run the "State of Fear" with immunity from arrest and prosecution, what US Constitution?


MAUREEN DUGGAN, right, addresses the committee reviewing misconduct charges against her related to a fraudulent letter she wrote in 2004 while a staff lawyer with the State Ethics Commission. The letter led to the firing of ethics chief Alan S. Plofsky. Her lawyer, Hope Seeley, is at left. (BOB MACDONNELL / HARTFORD COURANT / November 5, 2008)

Ethics Case
State Agency Lawyer Apologizes For Faking Identity

By JON LENDER | The Hartford Courant
November 7, 2008


A state agency lawyer apologized Thursday for posing as a parking lot attendant in a letter in 2004 that led to the firing of state ethics chief Alan S. Plofsky, a deed she said was "out of character for me."

"I ... humbly apologize," Maureen Duggan told a three-member committee in Hartford reviewing misconduct charges of "fraud and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice." [more of this post, click here]

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