Subject: Why Are You Helping Them with Their Propaganda?
Thanks for continuing to further PNAC plans.
"There IS NO MORE IRAQ. There will be three territories." -- Kissinger, caught briefing his Saudi clients IN EARLY 2004.
Get your heads out of your keesters, Buzz. You're selling their thinly-veiled plan to keep four major airbases and a citadel larger than the Vatican in former Iraq.
•Partition is not A LEGAL POWER OF AN ILLEGALLY OCCUPYING ARMY up to its neck in massive war crimes.
Please make a note of it. I still send people to your site, and that is going to END if you don't realize you're aiding the enemy.
Subject: Macaca and Freud
I think Mr Allen's words speak volumes. I think it reveals the innermost working of his mind, and I say this based on the following:
A Freudian slip, or parapraxia, is an error in human action, speech or memory that is believed to be caused by the unconscious mind. Some errors, such as a woman accidentally calling her husband by another man's name, seem to represent relatively clear cases of Freudian slips. In other cases, the error might appear to be trivial, bizarre or even nonsensical, but shows some deeper significance on analysis.
If this incident does not fit the above definition, what exactly does? People have referred to the Republicans as a white only Christian party. Here we have a young American of Indian descent being singled out and called a derogatory term (it is a racial slur in Europe) while surrounded by a white audience who cheered this on. Perhaps Mr. Allen thought he was being gracious and was welcoming someone who seemed to be foreign to America. This is the same party whose leaders let the good citizens of New Orleans drown as they attended fund raisers. This is not an isolated incident. This is the same party whose supporters watch faux news who had the temerity to suggest that the folks of New Orleans were potential terrorists. There is a pattern here. Did Bush not use the word Islamo-Fascists the other day? Does the word terrorist not suffice? Why alienate people in a world so fractured by race, color, religion, ideologies etc.? They smack of racism, and the "in group" ideology that Desmond Morris talks about in his book The Human Zoo.
Mr. Allen said that Macaca was a play on Mohawk, a hair style that Sidharth supposedly has. Apparently, not only does the senator not know what a Mohawk is, given the fact that they had already made up a nickname for him, what's the need of putting a play on that? I mean they had trivialized him in the first place (by not bothering to learn his name/ knowing his name and not calling him that etc.), what's the point of demeaning the person by calling him a monkey? Assuming his staff had trouble pronouncing his name, does something like Sid not work? I know people who have trouble pronouncing my name, and I've told them to call me AJ. It's as simple as that!!
While I'm on this freaking tirade, let me also add that I believe that the media is partially responsible for this too. Racial profiling is a fact of life, but the media exacerbates the problem. Remember how the black people were "looting" in New Orleans after Katrina, while the white people were "borrowing"? That's just one example, and I'll leave it that.
More people need to wake up and realize that America is a human smorgasbord with people from all over the world. The common binding factor is that we are all here, and this country is for all of us, not just one race and/or ethnicity. It does not belong to any one group. It does not belong to the right wingers, nor does it belong to the left wingers. In America, I believe, we share a common destiny. Either we are all going to win, or we are all going to lose. People may approach their politics, religion etc. from different angles, but those who start putting their personal issues over the collective good of the country itself are not patriots -- they only care for themselves and their "in-group." In fact all of us may even disagree what "collective good" is, but the one thing it is not is this administration, and people like Allen. I'll end with a quote from Buddha. FYI: Gautama Buddha's original name was Siddharth, meaning one who has accomplished.
To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family. ~Buddha
PS: Thanks Shirley for mentioning me in today's Mailbag. I think the Mailbag captures the pulse of the informed folks of this country.
Subject: Oooh, That Smells...!
At last, Joe Lieberman has gone from the Democratic political scene, where for years he had served as the loyal Republican interloper. All that is left now of Mr. Lieberman’s time is the stench of political effluent, as it oozes from the offices of our Republican Vice President. Richard B. Cheney, you see, knows better than most the enormity of his Party’s loss.
Subject: Mind Control and the Corporate Media
It was the night before Halloween. The year was 1938. At 8 p.m. CST, the Mercury Radio on the Air began broadcasting Orson Welles' radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. The science-fiction classic was aired as if it was breaking news. No one was told it was a novel. Hundreds of thousands believed that the world was under a Martian attack. Thousands fled into the night without waiting to hear the end of the broadcast, which explained that it was only a dramatization. The effects of the broadcast were studied by university researchers and government agencies including what would become the OSS, which evolved(a misnomer in this case) into the CIA. These propaganda agencies got their dream come true with the advent of television. When a person watches television, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere. The left hemisphere is the seat of logical thought. Here, information is broken down into its component parts and critically analyzed. The right brain, however, treats incoming data uncritically, processing information in wholes, leading to emotional, rather than logical responses. The lower part of the brain, the reptile brain, is associated with more primitive mental functions, such as the "fight or flight" response. The reptile brain is unable to distinguish between reality and the simulated reality of television.
When TV news commentators discharge their corporate master's programmed version of world events, the reptile brain, lulled by the endorphin-producing television screen, uncritically accepts the government's propaganda as factual. On a conscious level, we may throw a couch pillow at the TV when watching Fox News, NBC, CBS or CNN. On the subconscious level, we have been programmed to respond with our gut, how George Bush runs the show. When I was a kid, I had a pet chameleon named Changin' Joe who would routinely escape from his terrarium. He would inevitably be found by my mother while he was clinging to the drapes or a sofa, trying to blend in to the surroundings. He had a good life with his daily diet of bait worms. I would really like to see Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice when they nightly revert to their original, reptilian forms. Watching them chow down on platefuls of worms, putting to shame the bravest of Fear Factor contestants, is the YouTube video that has yet to be posted
The professional fear-mongers in the White House are quite adept at changing their appearance to resemble humans just enough to keep their 33% base of zombies hypnotized. Cheney has to be kept under wraps most of the time, as he can only manifest human form just long enough to bring in a few million dollars at an undisclosed fund-raising location. When Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice are all simultaneously aboard Air Force One, the jet's radio codename becomes "Snakes On A Plane."
Their TV terror mind-manipulation is a well-thought scheme mirroring Nazi propaganda used so successfully by Adolf Hitler during the rise of the Third Reich. Behind the scenes is ol' Turd Blossom himself, Karl Rove, also known as Bush's Reptile Brain. They ruthlessly use every despicable tactic known and unknown to man to further their PsyOps on the mesmerized viewing audience. Aside from Diebold's and Sequoia's vote-flipping touch screens, Republicans use data-mining to target the personal vulnerabilities of their victims, the oblivious 'values' and 'national security' voters. The unholy truth is, these Red-enders don't even realize that their buttons are being pushed. When they file into the voting booths like Eloi into the bomb shelters, they hypnotically vote the straight Republican ticket. And if they don't, the touch screen picks up the slack.
The 9-11 terror card is rapidly losing its effectiveness, mostly due to being overplayed for the last five years. Many fear that, out of panicked desperation, another false-flag terror event will be staged to launch a full-scale assault on Constitutional Law. That would be pushing their luck too far. Their time has elapsed, even though they remain in power. Like a rhinoceros who has been shot, they continue to charge for a distance before falling over dead. It is high noon for the White House reptiles. We only have one question for them. Got Worms?
Subject: Blame Iraq Firsters
In this NYT piece linked below, they talk of Bush being frustrated that Iraq isn't appreciating our efforts for them. Bush and Co. are going to be the "Blame Iraq Firsters" and cut and run. They know they have a totally failed policy and they royally messed up and there is NOTHING they can do to fix it. The pottery barn story was BS all along, never was going to play a role.
They are going to cut and run but as I predicted years ago this will be their way out -- they are going to say that those Iraqis just don't appreciate what we did for them, that THOSE IRAQIS haven't done enough, that THOSE IRAQIS just don't want democracy enough, they THOSE IRAQIS do not want "freedom" bad enough and that THOSE IRAQIS' screwed up way of living just can't appreciate and use all CONSERVATIVES have done for them. They are going to BLAME IRAQIS FIRST.
Now they cut and run, leave the whole thing in shambles and blame those inept and unappreciative Iraqis.
Now they may take some time, may even NOW let liberal (read sensible) talking points come through to their cult and take credit for them and somehow still blame the cut and run on liberals and the media. However, in the long run they will tell their cult it was THOSE IRAQIS who didn't know a good thing when Bush and the conservatives were nice enough to drop it in their laps.
Look for the Blame Iraq Firsters to come into the light...and the nation will fall for it or appear to fall for it because they will go along with cutting and running, and the world will continue down the death spiral to hell...
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Interesting Commentary From a Former Senior Cia Official
I want to alert you to an interesting essay written by former senior CIA official:
Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11 (Bill Christison/dissidentvoice.org)
I know that many of us progressives have obsessively avoided ever talking about 9/11. I used to be the same way for a long time, because I didn't subscribe to "conspiracy theories."
However, as more and more time has passed, Bush has continued to use 9/11 to his advantage.
Once I actually started skeptically looking into the official 9/11 story, I found the official story to be ridden with enormous inconsistencies, and we are long overdue for a new truly independent investigation.
I think it is time the Left takes a serious look at the official story of 9/11, and stop dismissing or belittling so-called "conspiracy theories."
Kew Gardens, NY
Subject: Soldier Deaths in Iraq
You report on the number of soldier casualties by adding up each death as it occurs in iraq. i'm wondering if anyone counts the number of soldiers who are injured in iraq and who later succumb to their injuries. perhaps if a soldier succumbs within (say) 6 months, he/she should be considered as a war fatality.
All I can say is that this guy, Ned Lamont, is the real deal! How refreshing to finally have a democrat who is unafraid of speaking the truth! YeeHaw!
Subject: Earth Mother
To Earth Mother Carla... You mentioned something in your post about "breaking the bank" in Ameriica....and I'm just old enough to remember (slightly) about studying the "Feudal System" in my history class long long ago...The most I can remember about it was... that there were just two classes...the rich and the poor...Land Owners and Serfs...Well anyway it made me curious enough to google "Feudal System"....and it all came back to me... what I was taught in my grade school history class....Check it out readers....It will make you wonder just how far back our "backward Idiot" is trying to take us.... Very Scary.
Subject: The Inherent Decency of The American People Is Missing in Action
You would think by now that average, decent Americans would be so revolted by the disgusting tactics employed by the Rovian Republicans that such behavior would backfire.
While wishing that some inherent decency would impel American voters to cast their votes against such tactics, I am not hopeful. Were Americans as inherently decent as we like to think we are, we would automatically reject any advertisements that show candidates next to Osama Bin Laden, a la Max Cleland. Such advertisements should result in automatic rejection by voters from any party.
Elections are too important for such shenanigans. Take the ploy Republicans are using, and successfully, to boost Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania. They are funding a Green Party Candidate in an attempt to split the Progressive vote. If the people in Pennsylvania are that stupid, then they deserve another dose of Sanctimonious Santorum. If they want to Ralph Nader themselves, have at it. As for the Green Party Candidate, that he allows such garbage tells you that he doesn’t deserve your vote.
There are many reasons that some not-too-bright voters vote for a certain candidate. Integrity, honesty and decency are seldom among them. Using the “values” word is rhetorical nonsense. If you can’t explain in what way this candidate shares your values you are a ninny and shouldn’t be allowed to vote. I know we can’t do that. But shouldn’t there be a law against voting while a ninny? Really?
You frequently hear some Pinheaded Pundit slobbering on about the inherent “Decency” of the American People. Usually right after a soulful head shaking at the nastiness of current political rhetoric.
Note to those not watching the American decency meter closely enough. Political rhetoric will stop being toxic when it stops working. We will stop getting 200 spam emails every day when some ninny quits responding to them. We will quit getting buried under tons of junk mail when ninnies quit responding to them. They do it because it works. What can you expect from an electorate that can’t name two Supreme Court Justices but can name two of the Seven Dwarves?
Marjorie L. Swanson
Subject: A Letter to Senator Landrieu Re Lamont/Lieberman
Madam Senator, your support of the independent Senate bid of Joseph Lieberman is disrespectful to the Democratic voters of Connecticut. Supporting Joe Lieberman over the Democratic candidate Ned Lamont only reinforces, painfully, once again, why the Democratic Party is destined to minority status for years to come. Playing into Republican hands, you position yourself as an out-of touch elitist politician, unwilling to accept the will of the Connecticut Democratic electorate. In my University studies, I remember American Politics 101 taught that, in the United States, the voters decide who the Democratic Senatorial candidate for their state is: not an arrogant Senatorial clique. By your actions, you exhibit hubris, insolence and disdain to the American Republican form of government.
Mr. Lieberman’s outrageous and disingenuous statements -- that Americans’ safety and security can only be safeguarded by his foreign and national security world view (which aids and abets the Republicans) -- is insulting to thinking Americans. Frankly, a freshman political science major could not do worse navigating the complicated landscape of the Middle East and its many, but distinct, anti-western factions, than the Bush/Cheney/Lieberman troika. The electorate is disgusted, en mass, and you -- the Democratic Senators -- fiddle like Nero whilst Rome burns. Your blind and sophomoric support of this self-destructive policy is baffling. Particularly your masochistic support of Lieberman, the loser of the Democratic primary, which you blindly extend, despite that his campaign disparages your Party, and your Democratic colleagues. Your action will destroy the Party by pitting Lieberman, a desperate, self-centered and indulgent politician, against the rightful elected representative of the Democratic party. He will elevate the discredited and failed Republican party at the expense of the rebirth of a new and vibrant progressive Democratic Party (a Party desperately in need of retooling). Once politicians fail to respect the wishes of their electorate, particularly with respect to who should be the standard bearer of the Party, Politicians have crossed the political equivalent of crossing the Rubicon: acting above the electorate of their party; and, hence, equivalent to traitors to the founding principles of the Republic. That is right, Madam Caesar.
With all respect, how disrespectful to the Democratic voters of Connecticut can you be? Please think about your actions. There are so many ex-Republican moderates who have become Independents because of the extremism of the modern Republican party who are awaiting the arrival of a sensible Democratic party consistent with the principles espoused by Mr. Lamont and Jim Webb of Virginia. But we cannot unite and defeat the Republican Juggernaut without coalescing behind those candidates elected by the Democratic voters. Consider that the Democratic primary turnout was the largest in the history of that state, and that there were more new Democratic registrations than at any other time in Connecticut’s history. Many of these new registrants are disaffected moderate Republicans like me (like Pat Buchanan without the repressive social dogma). Some of us are Libertarians, some liberal independents, and others are formerly apolitical who have heard a clarion call in Lamont’s message.
The old Democratic party is either dead or about to be reborn. Your actions will either bury the Party, or take it off the political respirator it now suffers. Mr. Lieberman will certainly not be the standard-bearer of that new Party. It is your choice: to be remembered as an embarrassment by supporting the status quo already rejected by the Democratic electorate, or to be part of a vibrant retooled Party. Leave the task of choosing who represents the Democratic party to voters, or leave the Democratic Party.
Joseph A. Maniscalco Jr.