Saturday, July 28, 2007

Jason Miller: How Will Humanity Survive The Capitalist Threat?

How Will Humanity Survive The Capitalist Threat?:

"And for those who have swallowed the specious argument that 'true capitalism' doesn't exist, you're dreaming. Pinch yourself hard enough and you may awaken before it is too late. Capitalism is a cancer upon the sentient beings of the Earth and we are suffering through its advanced stages. Finance capital reigns supreme, massive oligopolies abound, wealth is increasingly accumulating in the hands of the few, imperial wars to expand markets and attain resources are increasing in frequency, and the insatiable greed driving this appalling perversion is raping and destroying the Earth. "

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Philip Slater: Why America's First Major Terrorist Attack is Forgotten, and what it Shows us - Politics on The Huffington Post

Philip Slater: Why America's First Major Terrorist Attack is Forgotten, and what it Shows us - Politics on The Huffington Post:

"Americans need to wake up to the fact that right-wing Republicans don't believe in democracy and never have. They have always admired military dictatorships and seem to be working hard to set up the equivalent here in the United States. Their goal is to create an authoritarian government, with control of the media and the judiciary; to weaken all restraints on executive power and eliminate democratic freedoms; to undermine the public education system through fiscal starvation and rote learning, so that the poor will learn only enough to follow orders; and to create the kind of economic inequality so many Third World countries enjoy--by filling the pockets of a tiny group of extremely rich individuals and impoverishing the rest, thereby providing a mass of cheap labor. This policy began under Ronald Reagan and has made huge leaps under the Bush regime. We don't have too much further to go to achieve this right-wing 'ideal'."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dissident Voice : Darwin and Friedman in the Corporate World

Dissident Voice : Darwin and Friedman in the Corporate World:

"Profiteering is so established as the primary function of the corporation that the corporate world's foremost sage and theorist, the late free-market economist Milton Friedman, declared that any corporate management failing to function so as to maximize profit should be sued by shareholders. Friedman's philosophy has taken such hold of society that Alan Greenspan, lately head of the Federal Reserve, was moved to say that Friedman has been able "to materially alter the direction of civilization", a view mirrored by President George W. Bush who admitted that Friedman "has changed America and is changing the world."

Consider for a moment how you might strategize were you to find yourself at the head of an immense, immortal “person” with growth and profit the prime concerns. Wouldn’t you work for a “free market” that, for you, would be a highway without stop signs for your interests? Would you not, given your nearly unimaginable financial resources, infiltrate government, generate “think tanks”, hire platoons of lobbyists and fund political campaigns in order to ensure laws that further your profiteering? Would you not sanctify private property, resist accountability and send tendrils to all corners of the globe? And wouldn’t you purchase networks and newspapers in order to control information distribution and keep the masses in line?

Friday, July 06, 2007

QDB: Quote #779288

QDB: Quote #779288: "#779288 (766)- [X

] so, my mom was putting in her CD with church pics but it wouldn't work on her computer
so she put it in mine
now, the last thing I watched on windows media player was hardcore lesbian porn
that got into the action right away
so my mom puts in the cd into my computer
opens up windows media players
and the porn starts playing
and when I realized what was happening I was like 'oh fuck'
but then...
she goes berserk
and she took out a HAMMER
and smashed the fucking CD
it was the best thing ever
not only was I completely off the hook
you have to love the awesome displays of religious apeshit
I think if god existed, he put people like my mom on this earth to entertain us"

Narco News: Fighting to Win in East Harlem and Beyond

Narco News: Fighting to Win in East Harlem and Beyond:

""For Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the struggle for justice means fighting for the liberation of women, lesbians, people of color, gays and the transgender community. We all share a common enemy and its called neoliberalism. Neoliberalism wishes to divide us and keep us from combining our forces. We will defeat this by continuing to unite our entire community until we achieve true liberation for all. "

Victor Caletre, Movement for Justice in El Barrio"