Well, we have some good news here in the US of A finally.
The deputy Attorney General from Indiana, one Jeffrey Cox, yes, the very person who said the police should "use live ammunition" on the protestors in Wisconsin, has lost his job. About time is all I can add. Actually, this person(?) should not only have lost his state job, he should remain unemployable for a few years. Yeah, let this clown stand in the unemployment lines for a while. Let him see just how "cushy" it is to be without a job. No doubt he won't be without an income for long though. He will likely get some nice job from some right wing outfit soon. Why do I think so? Have you ever heard the phrase about "thicker than thieves"? Yeah, that one.
All this anti union sentiment from the governor of Wisconsin and Faux Noise could set the country back to the 1890's/early 1900's. The bad old days when unions were struggling to get organized. Back to the really nasty, brutish days of Ludlow, Colorado. Back to the time when old mister Rockefeller paid the Colorado National Guard to go into the camps of the striking miners and kill a number of unarmed women and children.
While surfing the net this weekend, I ran across a bit of arrogant comment from a former US official. I found this to be typical of the "ruling class" of America today. A certain Mr. Daniel Oliver, who was an official of the administration of "saint" Ronnie of Raygun said that "...however great the interest of the Egyptian people in their own freedom and human rights, it is eclipsed, even if they don't realize it, by the national security interest of the United States......"
Now this is about the absolute height of arrogance in my own opinion. Notice I did NOT say my own "humble" opinion. Screw being humble. Humble has got us nowhere. No, I do NOT advocate arrogance, but being humble now will only get us stomped on, again.
I wonder how the Egyptian people think of their own personal human rights are "less" than the "interests" of America. Arrogance doesn't even begin to describe such a comment, by anybody. American "interests" trump ALL else in this world? And the "rulers" in D.C. are unable to understand why so much of the world despises the USA? Get a clue folks, it is precisely because of such comments and attitude that the US was attacked on 9/11. This is why people in other countries burn the US flag during protests at our embassies.
America needs to step back and allow other people in their own countries to try and get the form of government they want. The US needs to stop meddling in the internal affairs of other countries.
Oh, some will say, "we" need to have "favorable" foreign leaders. We need the resources they have. Well, guess what folks? All oil producing countries will continue to sell that oil to the highest bidder. Why? Because nobody can eat oil. Iran would like to sell oil to the USA, legally. No doubt we do buy oil from Iran. Probably, we never stopped buying their oil. It all gets sold on the world market after all.
Back at home, the protests in Wisconsin continue. Maybe, just maybe, there might finally be a true national strike here. There have been such actions in France and Italy, in particular, in the past. When will that happen here? Maybe very soon.
As I said in my last rant here at the old corner, the world is changing. We had best let the world do as it chooses. Any interference by us will only add to the backlash against us. Hands off the world America.
It is way past time for our government to take care of things here and let the rest of the world manage itself. Our founders said it best. Fair trade with all, entangling alliances with none.