"When government is controlled by private economic power, that is the definition of fascism."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
This book changed everything. The information is available. Now, there is no excuse.
John Perkins was an economic hit man for three decades.
In his words, "Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly-paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Band the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization. "
You have to read this book. My mind was fucking blown. And if my opinion isn't enough to persuade you, Osama Bin Laden - yes, the baddest motherfucker on the planet - referred to this book recently in one of his video addresses to the jihad.
What's the old saying? "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." How can we possibly support a war on these extremists if we don't even know why they are angry. You can keep believing the American propaganda machine that tells you that "they hate our freedoms" and all the other lies, but then you would just be a fucking puppet.
Knowledge is power, folks. And the tools are readily available.
We must stop America's corporate imperialism before we have completely destroyed our planet and enslaved it's people. This is not a test. I repeat, this is not a test. All empires in the history of the world have failed. All of them.
I will not sit idly by while America consumes the world under the guise of liberty.
I will fight.
If you are not familiar with this man, please get yourself acquainted. I assure you, his work will be a regular guest on here.
Matt Taibbi is hands-down the most provocative writer that has ever risen up the ranks of Rolling Stone magazine. I have been reading his work for the better part of the last decade and it never, ever disappoints.
Please read this now.
Get on it. This dude is pushing the revolution.
And he is fucking brilliant.
Oh, and fuck David Brooks. He is a corporate fucking whore.
Hey, America. Remember when you fought for your ideals?
Well here's a Brit doing just that. Watch, you may learn a few things.
Wall Street 2 is coming out. Oliver Stone has brought back Gordon Gecko in hopes of inspiring a revolution against the corporatocracy. Or at least an attempt to scare us into actually fucking thinking about something other than who Perez Hilton thinks has gotten fat.
Will it have any affect? Doubtful.
I firmly believe that Mr. Stone is one of the greatest US filmmakers of our generation. He is bold, courageous, intelligent, cynical, investigative, curious, satirical, inquisitive, and truly entertaining. His films attempt to provide more questions, not answers. But the American public is afraid of the questions. Because we are afraid of the fucking answers.
We fear change because that will require us to look within ourselves and discover that greed is not only selfish, but harmful to the world we live in.
Gordon Gecko said, "Greed is good." No, greed is destroying our civilization.
Then don't fucking have one.
This piece of shit put a gun to an abortion doctor's head, in a church, and assassinated the man in front of the congregation.
Yeah, bro. Right on. Way to do God's work.
That's exactly what Jesus would have done, you sick fuck.
I am so tired of the lunatic right trying to push their archaic beliefs on others as they seem fit. Isn't it odd how conservatives twist progressive ideals? Pro-Choice = Baby Killers. Anti-War = Does not support Troops. Gay Marriage = Destruction of Sanctity of 50% divorce-rate-marriage. Health Care for all Americans = Socialism.
You can have your Fox-sponsored parties all over America. But I will tea bag the shit out of you in any debate. Fact.
Now THIS is rock n roll.
If it was up to me, Weeks would have the number one song in the country and this track, "Buttons" would be blaring out of car speakers every time I stop at a traffic light in Los Angeles. This is an anthem.
Turn up the volume for this one. These boys from Mississippi have it.
And it hurts. Oh, it hurts so fucking good.
So let me get this straight (Pun intended).
CBS will allow an anti-abortion ad during it's broadcast of the SuperBowl, yet it denies placement of a gay dating site? Are you fucking kidding me?
"We're 100% serious," ManCrunch spokesperson Elissa Buchter said. "We have the money to pay for it. If the ad showed a man and woman kissing it would have been accepted. You see ads for erectile dysfunction morning, noon and night. It's discriminatory that they wont show this....They should call our bluff. If the ad doesn't air on the Super Bowl, it will air on another network. It's not like it plays like Adam Lambert [kissing another man on the AMAs]."
Right the fuck ON.
If you're not furious about this, then you are part of the fucking problem. Corporate America is strangling our freedom of speech. They are pushing the neo-conservative agenda with an arrogance that can only be described as frighteningly blatant. Fuck CBS. Fuck anyone that is against rights FOR ALL AMERICANS.
Contrary to what Fox News would have you believe, our Founding Fathers are crying in their graves.
Republicans got fucking OWNED today in Baltimore.
Mr. President walked into the lion's den for a Q&A with GOP Congressional leaders and proved once again that he will not back down. They brought out the big guns and he didn't even flinch.
Watch this clip. It's long. But it's necessary. This is your country.
It's time to take it back.
You either have it or you don't.
Someone get this fucking gentleman a job.
He has more soul in his pinkey, than you or I have at all.
This man wrote the novel that changed my life.
And from that day on, I considered myself a writer.
That is an audacious claim on my part, I know.
But because of Holden fucking Caufield, I write.
I still can't believe Howard Zinn is gone.
The single, greatest US historian of the 21st Century.
We lost an invaluable general in this battle. But the war is far from over.
May he rest in peace.
And may we continue his fight against disinformation.
Every once in a while, Keith nails it so good.
Yes. Yes. YES.
The State of the Union Address may have reinstated my hope for our nation, but the legislative and judicial branches continue to scare the shit out of me.
I will lead the revolution.
Just say the fucking word.
It would be an honor to die for my country.