29 March 2011

More outrage

Well, it was to be expected. Yeah, I am once again outraged at the lies, bullshit, and other crap that goes along with "our" wars. While I did miss the speech that Gobomber gave last night, I did find comments on/about it. Outrage is a very "nice" way to put how I feel about our "dear leader".
Here are some of the highlights (or low lights);
Gobomber insisted that NOT attacking Libya would be "a betrayal of who we are".  Oh? Really? So, let me try to understand this. "We" are now just mad, world wide bombers now? 
He also seemed to be quite proud(??) of the speed with which he started this newest war, comparing it to the "full year" it took Billy Bob Bubba Clintstone to start the Bosnian war. OK, so, the sooner "we" start a war the better? Is it the speed with which "we" bomb a place now a measure of how "good" we are?
What was NOT addressed (of course) was; the possibility of ending the war. Some officials of the administration now talk of the Libya war lasting months. Well, sure, never quit a war until all the profits have been sucked up by the war industries and the banksters. There is too much money to be made from war to end it too soon. New slogan; War, good to the last penny of profit.
 Gobomber did insist that there would be "a transition to the future". Gee, no kidding? Maybe I need more education, but aren't we all "transitioning to the future"?
He also said the international community would impose(??) a strong government after Gaddafi was ousted. Oh. So "we" are going to impose a government on Libya. And here we thought that this was about letting the Libyans make their own choices. Well, fooled us all again there Barry. Nice move bud. 

Yes, the new Libya war is open ended, just like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and every other war "we" are in.
Maybe it was a good thing I went to bed without watching this speech. It did keep me from frightening the neighbors with my loud shouts at the TV. Yes, much better to calmly read off the net what was said. Yeah, with the morning coffee and all, what a way to start the day.

More "home grown" outrage courtesy of Global Research.  www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=13716
In this article we find that Gobomber is "mulling over" the idea of indefinite detention for US citizens. Yep, he is "thinking" about holding ANY of us as long as he wishes to. No charges, just like those poor folks stuck in Gitmo and other "black" sites around the world. The war OF terror comes home to America folks.
Again from the above linked article; he and Congress are considering criminalizing free speech on the internet. Yep, they want to make sites like the corner here illegal. Why? Because under the "cyber bullying" law, if a persons feelings get hurt, it will be a felony! No shit! A felony if your feelings are hurt by something that another person has posted. A felony?? Holy screaming crap. 
Well, Homie Land Insecurity now defines a "terrorist" anybody who still believes in the Constitution. Yes folks, if you believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, you too, may be a "terrorist". This blog may be shut down at some future time and I may be sent "to the camps". Well, big freaking deal. I am permanently disabled, 63 and a former US Marine/Vietnam war vet. What can they do to me that might "scare" me now?  IF they get away with this, it might be hard to find the manpower to guard all those they lock up. I suppose they will just hire some foreign mercenaries then. Yeah, outsource the guard duty. Hey, that is what has been done to the bulk of the good, high skill, high paying jobs that used to be the occupation of a good many Americans. Jobs like manufacturing, skilled jobs that fed many families for many years. Jobs that went off seeking the cheapest labor rates. 
"Cyber terrorism" is being used to shut down, or at the very least, restrict the internet.  Yes, our best source of real news is about to be censored, big time. If you want an opinion in the near future, you will be given one, by the damn government! Did somebody mention "1984"? Big brother IS watching us all. 

America is broke. We are so deep in debt, I doubt even with the tallest ladder that the top of the pit we are in can be seen. "We" have dug a hole that is so deep, and yet, the bottom has NOT been reached. Just look at housing. Think that home prices have hit bottom? Think again. Check out the following article;www.counterpunch.org/whitney03252011.html
I always read the articles Mike posts at Counterpunch and other web sites. Guess you could say I am a "follower" of his. One thing I do know, I always learn something from what Mike posts. Well worth your time to check out this one in particular.

Another excellent writer/reporter is Pepe Escobar. He has a column, The roving eye at the Asia Times web site. A link to his most recent articles on the "Arab Spring" is here;
In my opinion, for what it is worth, is an honest observer/reporter. His articles include bits of humor, or at least I find some bits of humor in many of them. No, not outright belly laughs, but a more subtle sort of humor. I "different" look at events that he reports on/about. Again, well worth the reading time.

So, here we are. Basically three ongoing wars; Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. (I count Afghanistan and Pakistan as separate even though they ARE connected.) Not counting Yemen, Bahrain, and many others where there is little or no news, we have three current wars going. Now, we add a "new" one to this mix, Libya. Now, as I said above, America is broke. Yet, somehow, "we" seem to manage to be able to borrow more money to fight a new war. There are comments floating around the net on how the Libyans will be paying for this new war. Oh, the same way the Iraq war was to be paid with oil revenues? Actually, no. The "rebel" government had been given access to the Libyan sovereign fund, to the tune of $1.1 Billion. THAT money can now be used to pay for the bombs and cruise missiles being dropped on Libya. Neat trick. Get those who are being bombed to pay for the bombs that are dropping on them. Sweet deal. No doubt the banksters are rubbing their sweaty palms with glee at this turn of events. Ah, yes, wake up and smell the blood money profits.

And some folks wonder why I am outraged? LOL.
It all reminds me of a comment I saw recently. I forget what web site I found it at, maybe Raw Story,but I am not 100% sure of that. It goes like this; We (the government "we") always seem to have the money to bomb somebody, but when asked to feed the hungry, "we" are broke. 
America, what a country.
semper fi


Grace said...

Charlie, You said alot here. I appreciate your authenticity.

There are few things that give me the sensation of my blood turning to ice-water. Here are some of them:

indefinite detention for US citizens
criminalizing free speech on the internet
Homie Land Insecurity now defines a "terrorist" anybody who still believes in the Constitution. Yes folks, if you believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, you too, may be a "terrorist".

You said more, but then I would cut and paste your whole post :)

The fact that the President and Congress are, "mulling" these things over is their way of saying 'they warned us.'
Candidate Obama promised to walk with Union workers for their Rights. When the time came and went, not a word of solidarity with Workers. He doesn't care about people. Like when Kanye West, after Katrina said "George Bush doesn't care about black people" I feel like saying, "Barack Obama doesn't care about People."

charlie ehlen said...

Thank YOU for your comments. Cut and past anyway you want. I am honored that you read and comment at my little corner of the net. It still amazes me that others think along the same lines that I do. Makes me feel less of an outsider even.
Yes, the same things that make your "blood turning to ice-water" do the same for me. Just what country do we live in today? Is this really America? What happened to civility, honesty, truth, and real justice? And those are just the most obvious, off the top-of-my-head things that seem to be gone today.
YES, why isn't Gobomber walking the picket lines in Wisconsin and other states? So much for his "hope" and "change". We were sold a bill of goods once again. When will the working class people ever awake to the facts? It IS a real class war now, color and religion and any other "differences" are of no concern, not when those things are used to keep us divided. The ruling class has and still uses those things to stay in power and keep us all under their rule. We need to put aside all those false "divisions", get together for OUR own common good. There are more if us working class and poor folks than there are the "upper class" rulers and they know that, so, they try like hell to keep us divided. Like the song from the 60's said, it is time for us to "come together" for our own survival and that of the future generations.
Yeah, I am becoming more of a radical in my old age.