Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Being overtaken by history, corrupt, morally depraved, panicking political class has decided on a desperate, last-ditch mantra: "Ron Paul Can't Win!"

From:
Ron Paul Can Win (a history lesson)

(The Moderate Voice) -- by ROBIN KOERNER --

It’s hard to tell if the idea that Ron Paul cannot win in 2012 is more ignorant, in its complete lack of historical sophistication, or more arrogant, in its claim to certainty amid all the complexity of 300 million lives and the myriad issues that affect them.

Sometimes, perhaps once in a few generations, a nation can undergo what a mathematician or physicist would call a “phase change.” The classic example of such a thing is a pile of sand. Every grain you add makes the pile slightly steeper and slightly higher without moving any of the other grains inside the pile, until eventually one grain is added that causes an avalanche of sand down the sides of the pile, moving thousand of grains and changing the shape of the pile.

Such behavior can be exhibited by all complex systems, and a nation — it should be obvious — is much more complex than a pile of sand.

The important point for those who would presume to make such grand predictions as “Dr. Paul cannot win” is that no examination of the pile of sand before the point of avalanche would tell you that, or when, the avalanche will eventually happen.

But happen it does; indeed, happen it must.

And there are numerous examples of abrupt and dramatic phase change in the politics of great nations...

The average American may not know what is to be done, but she can sense when the system has exhausted all its possibilities. At that point, not only does the phase change become reasonable; it becomes desirable — even if what lies on the other side cannot be known.

As anyone can find out just by talking to a broad cross-section of Ron Paul’s supporters, his base is not uniform in its agreement on the standard issues of typical American party-political conflict. In fact, Paul supporters vary significantly even in their views of what in the old left-right paradigm were the “wedge-issues.” Rather, they are united around concepts that could almost be called meta-political: whether left and right really exist, and, if they do, whether they are really opposed; whether centralized government should even be the main vehicle for political change, etc.; and whether there are some principles that should be held sacrosanct for long-term benefit, even when they will hurt in the short-run.

For those with eyes to see, such realignments and re-prioritization may even be glimpses of America after its next phase change.

If Ron Paul has committed support from 10 percent of the adult population, and most of that 10 percent support him precisely because they believe he represents a whole new political system, an entirely new political settlement, then we may be close to critical mass — just a few grains of sand short of the avalanche.

Another piece of evidence that the nation is close to a phase change and a gestalt switch is the very fact that the prevailing paradigm (from which the mainstream media, established political class, etc., operate) has to ignore huge amounts of data about Ron Paul and the movement around him to continue to make any sense. The studied neglect of data as “irrelevant” is invariably indicative that the neglected data are hugely important. If information doesn’t really matter, why go to all the effort of ignoring it?

Specifically, on all the metrics that a year ago everyone accepted as useful indicators of political standing, Ron Paul is not just a front-runner but a strong one.

First, and most directly, he does extremely well in polls. The organization of his grassroots support is not just excellent; it is remarkable, by historic and global measures. His ability to raise money from actual voters is second to none. His appeal to independents and swing voters is an order of magnitude greater than that of his competitors. Secondarily, he has more support from military personnel than all other candidates put together, if measured by donations; he has the most consistent voting record; he has the magical quality of not coming off as a politician; he oozes integrity and authenticity, and, as far as we know, he has a personal life and marriage that reflects deep stability and commitment.

To believe that Ron Paul’s victory is a long shot in spite of all standard indicators that directly contradict this claim is to throw out all norms with which we follow our nation’s politics — and that is a huge thing to do. The only way it can be done honestly is to present another set of contradictory reasons or metrics that are collectively more powerful than all those that you are rejecting. I am yet to find them...MORE...LINK
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Related: Low-cunning, establishment rats deserting sinking political class ship, but why is Ron Paul campaign soiling itself by taking some of them in?

The Greatest Plot Against the Ron Paul Camp To Date: Who ‘Really’ Is this Bruce Fein?

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Criminal political class that has bankrupted U.S. ponders thieving wealth from middle class via inflation to keep ponzi scheme going

From:
A Conspiracy of Counterfeiters

(The American Conservative) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.”

“Lenin was certainly right,” John Maynard Keynes continued in his 1919 classic, “The Economic Consequences of the Peace.”

“There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”
Keynes warned that terrible hatreds would be unleashed against “profiteers” who enriched themselves through inflation as the middle class was wiped out. And he pointed with alarm to Germany, where the mark had lost most of its international value.

By November 1923, the German currency was worthless, hauled about in wheelbarrows to buy groceries. The middle class had been destroyed. German housewives were prostituting themselves to feed their families. That same month, Adolf Hitler attempted his Munich Beer Hall Putsch.

Today a coterie of economists is prodding Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to induce inflation into the American economy.

Fearing falling prices, professor Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, is pushing for an inflation rate of 5 to 6 percent while conceding that his proposal is rife with peril and “we could end up with 200 percent inflation.”

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner and columnist for The New York Times, is pushing Bernanke in the same direction.

Bernanke, writes Krugman, should take the advice he gave Japan in 2000, when he urged the Bank of Japan to stimulate the economy with “an announcement that the bank was seeking moderate inflation, ‘setting a target in the 3-4 percent range for inflation, to be maintained for a number of years.’”

And who inspired Bernanke to urge Tokyo to inflate? Krugman modestly credits himself.

“Was Mr. Bernanke on the right track? I think so — as well I should, since his paper was partly based on my own earlier work.”

But Krugman is not optimistic about Bernanke’s injecting the U.S. economy with a sufficient dose of inflation.

Why is Ben hesitant? Two words, says Krugman: “Rick Perry.”

Krugman believes Bernanke has been intimidated by Perry’s populist threat in Iowa after his first day of campaigning:

“If this guy (Bernanke) prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treasonous.”

Perry was indulging in Texas hyperbole, and the press came down hard on him for language unbefitting a presidential candidate.

Yet Perry has raised a legitimate series of questions.

What should be done to high officials of the U.S. government who consciously set out to dilute and destroy the savings and income of working Americans? What should be done to those who have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution and then steal the wealth of citizens by secretly manipulating the value of the currency, the store of wealth upon which those people depend?

Is inducing inflation — debauching the currency, the systematic and secret theft of the savings of citizens — a legitimate policy option for the Federal Reserve? Has Congress authorized official thievery?

Who do these economists think they are?

Inflation rewards debt — and erodes savings. It is legalized counterfeiting, the deliberate creation of money with nothing to back it up.

If a citizen printed dollars bills, he would be tracked by the Secret Service, prosecuted and imprisoned. Why, then, is the Fed’s clandestine printing of money with nothing to back it up a legitimate exercise and, according to Krugman & Co., a desirable policy for Bernanke and the Fed?

Schooled economists such as Rogoff, Krugman and Bernanke know how to shelter their wealth from the ravages of inflation — and even to get rich. But what about widows whose husbands leave a nest egg of savings in cash and bonds? What are they supposed to do as the value of their savings is wiped out at 4, 5 or 6 percent a year — or whatever annual rate of ruin the Rogoffs and the Krugmans decide upon?

This is not only an economic issue but a moral issue.

To inflate a currency is to steal the money citizens have earned and saved and entrusted their government to protect. Any government that betrays that trust and steals that wealth is not only unworthy of support. It is worthy of being overthrown...MORE...LINK

Liberal fascist and neocon establishment Washington circles wagons around criminal Cheney as Col. Wilkerson says he's willing to testify against him

From:
Ex-Bush Official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: "I am Willing to Testify" If Dick Cheney is Put on Trial

(The Excavator) --

An excerpt from Democracy Now's transcript:

AMY GOODMAN: Colonel Wilkerson, we also have Glenn Greenwald on the line with us from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a constitutional law attorney, political and legal blogger for Salon.com. His recent article on Cheney’s book is called "The Fruits of Elite Immunity." Glenn, explain.

GLENN GREENWALD: One of the most significant aspects of the rollout of Dick Cheney’s book is that he’s basically being treated as though he’s just an elder statesman who has some controversial, partisan political views. And yet, the evidence is overwhelming, including most of what Colonel Wilkerson just said and has been saying for quite some time, and lots of other people, as well, including, for example, General Antonio Taguba, that Dick Cheney is not just a political figure with controversial views, but is an actual criminal, that he was centrally involved in a whole variety not just of war crimes in Iraq, but of domestic crimes, as well, including the authorization of warrantless eavesdropping on American citizens in violation of FISA, which says that you go to jail for five years for each offense, as well as the authorization and implementation of a worldwide torture regime that, according to General Barry McCaffrey, resulted in the murder—his word—of dozens of detainees, far beyond just the three or four cases of waterboarding that media figures typically ask Cheney about.

And yet, what we have is a government, a successor administration, the Obama administration, that announced that there will be no criminal investigations, no, let alone, prosecutions of any Bush officials for any of these multiple crimes. And that has taken these actions outside of the criminal realm and turned them into just garden-variety political disputes. And it’s normalized the behavior. And as a result, Dick Cheney goes around the country profiting off of this, you know, sleazy, sensationalistic, self-serving book, basically profiting from his crimes, and at the same time normalizing the idea that these kind of policies, though maybe in the view of some wrongheaded, are perfectly legitimate political choices to make. And I think that’s the really damaging legacy from all of this.

AMY GOODMAN: Colonel Wilkerson, do you think the Bush administration officials should be held accountable in the way that Glenn Greenwald is talking about?

COL. LAWRENCE WILKERSON: I certainly do. And I’d be willing to testify, and I’d be willing to take any punishment I’m due. And I have to say, I agree with almost everything he just said. And I think that explains the aggressiveness, to a large extent, of the Cheney attack and of the words like "exploding heads all over Washington." This is a book written out of fear, fear that one day someone will "Pinochet" Dick Cheney...MORE...LINK

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Patronizing, establishment GOP fuddy-duddies, enemies of State's rights: Federal judge appointed by Bush Sr. blocks Alabama immigration law

From:
Federal Judge Blocks Alabama's Tough New Immigration Law

(The New American) -- by R. Cort Kirkwood --

A federal district judge has blocked Alabama’s tough new immigration law from going into effect and says she will decide whether it is constitutional.

Sharon Lovelace Blackburn, chief judge for the Northern District of Alabama (a post for which she was nominated by the elder President Bush), acted on behalf of a coalition of Hispanic activists and leftist lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Obama administration, and various leftist churches.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported that Blackburn's ruling will last in until September 29 "or until she issues an order on the specific injunction requests, whichever comes first. That order would come no later than Sept. 28."

The law was scheduled to go into effect on September 1.

In the stroke of a pen, Blackburn overturned months of work of the Alabama legislature and Governor Robert Bentley, who are trying to get control of the state's burgeoning population of illegal aliens. More importantly, note critics, she overruled the people who put those legislators and the Governor in office...

Most importantly, Blackburn acted at the behest of the Obama administration, which is waging a similar war against Arizona. Its law, passed last year, also invited an attack from the reconquista lobby and its legal arm, the ACLU and the widely-discredited leftist SPLC.

The Left and its legal team are upset because Alabama has finally said it has had enough illegal immigration, which costs the state some $298 million annually, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). As many as 160,000 illegals live in Alabama, the Pew Hispanic Center reported in February. The center's low estimate is about 75,000...

Observers note that the question is what good the bill will do, given that the Obama administration has repeatedly declared the failed federal DREAM Act law and has officially stopped deporting all but the most dangerous illegals...MORE...LINK

Monday, August 29, 2011

Are Americans moving beyond Big Government grift that holds Whites perpetually accountable for substandard Black culture, performance and IQ?

From:
Race realism: Breaking into the mainstream

(The Occidental Observer) -- by Kevin MacDonald --

A friend and I were talking about Arthur Jensen–the psychologist who reignited the race and IQ debate with his 1969 paper “How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?” published in the Harvard Educational Review. My friend said that starting with that paper there had been a huge amount of supportive research published in reputable academic journals like Intelligence and Personality and Individual Differences. There have also been major works like The Bell Curve that provoked a national discussion in newspapers and intellectual media. And there have been major works by J. Philippe Rushton and Richard Lynn published by academic presses.

The thrust of my friend’s comments was that it was just a matter of time before it becomes standard wisdom, informing all respectable discussions of the issue, even among politicians and the mainstream media.

But it doesn’t seem to work that way. When it comes to a politically charged issue like the changeability of IQ, there is no necessary gradual path from being out in the intellectual deserts to acceptance among media and political elites.

I was thinking about that when I read Ronald Brownstein’s recent column, “King’s Echo: Why equal opportunity is now a competitiveness issue” (titled more appropriately, “Cashing the Civil Rights Check” in the print edition of the LATimes). The basic idea is that during the Civil Rights Era, the issue of equal opportunity was framed “in the soaring language of moral justice.” But now, with Whites becoming a minority, the rationale has changed: “The cause of providing an equal chance to all, which was historically framed as a question of fairness, has become an issue of economic competitiveness.” We need smart, educated non-Whites to fund Social Security and the rest of the federal behemoth.

After acknowledging that Blacks have made substantial advances, he deplores the fact that they haven’t caught up completely:
And yet the disparity between these groups and whites remains daunting. The median income for blacks and Hispanics is still only about three-fifths of the level for whites; the poverty rate for both is about twice that of whites. Perhaps most ominous are the continuing racial gaps in education. The share of blacks with four-year college degrees remains only two-thirds the level for whites; fewer than half as many Hispanic adults as whites hold degrees. That disparity helps explain why federal figures show that African-Americans still earn about 20 percent less in weekly wages than whites, and Hispanics make about 30 percent less.
For Brownstein, the obvious implication is that society (i.e., White folks) haven’t done enough to bring about equality. And that means more money for education. And that’s not all:
That isn’t just a matter of spending more money; it requires diligent education reform and finding more creative ways to compensate for the decline of the two-parent family, especially in the African-American community. Inevitably, it also means investment in schools, health care, training, and tuition aid for a diversifying future workforce that won’t meet international standards without it. Unless the nation honors that check, all Americans eventually will pay a price.
Notice that America has to “compensate” for Black family patterns–we have to adjust to the way they are rather than attempt to change their behavior. Black teenagers having babies with no paternal involvement is not the problem; it’s up to society to find a way to educate the children.

But when it comes to education, we have to move heaven and earth to change educational outcomes. This prescription assumes that Black educational achievement (unlike family patterns) is easily changeable if we just cough up the dough. It shouldn’t matter if a high school dropout has an IQ of 70. Her child would be able to get a Ph.D. if society just stopped being so racist and provided more money for schools and the rest of his wish list.

Dream on!

Needless to say, Brownstein didn’t breathe a word about Arthur Jensen or anyone else in this line of research. No mention of the research showing that IQ and educational achievement aren’t so easily changed and that we simply don’t have such a technology...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

MacDonald: “For Brownstein, the obvious implication is that society (i.e., White folks) haven’t done enough to bring about equality. And that means more money for education…America has to “compensate” for Black family patterns–we have to adjust to the way they are rather than attempt to change their behavior.”

Jewish grifters and con artists like Brownstein have been pimping their scams for millennia. In modern times, at least since Marxism, the Jewish grift has revolved around government: get control of the levers of government and then push, push, push for larger and larger government by any means possible (including, of course, so called social justice, education, equality, compensation, etc, etc) which then allows the Jewish lever-pullers to divert more and more societal resources to themselves via Big Government.

Whether its neocon big wars, neolib “national greatness” activism, or ploys in Brownstein’s vein pushed by Jewish lefties and “progressives,” the end result is the same: Bigger government, which means ever more resource diversion away from the productive members of society and ever more towards the Jewish swindlers and their lesser accomplices.

The tea party movement is the equivalent of “Just Say No” to Big Government hustlers, swindlers and con artists — which is why the lot of them (including neocon-connected establishment “conservatives,”) are screaming like heroin addicts going through withdrawal at the prospect of REAL Americans cutting off their drug supply.

It seems to me this is a very practical way to deal this problem of lowest common denominator parasitism; perhaps the lot of them will move to a new host. At the very least, REAL Americans won’t be cutting their own throats by underwriting those who seek to yoke them for all their worth before finally turning them into fertilizer (just deserts as compensation for what “you” did to “us” say pampered Black and Jewish grifters trying to profitably guilt contemporary Whites who had nothing whatsover to do with the plight of any of their ancestors).

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Here’s an example of how Jewry works with lesser tribal grifters to rob, plunder and destroy America.

Pat Buchanan recently wrote an article that noted “blacks hold 44 percent of the jobs at Fannie Mae and 50 percent of the jobs at Freddie Mac.”

Of course, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were at the center of the housing bubble, and in fact were crucial to inflating the housing bubble. The fast-money swindlers on Wall Street loved it that an agency staffed by rubber stampers committed the U.S. taxpayer to back unqualified applicants and turn the housing market into just another sector of the casino economy with short-term ATM machines spitting out "equity" loans based on smoke and mirrors.

Who were the fast money swindlers on Wall Street? Who were the “regulators” and political “leaders” that facilitated the Black-staffed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mega-swindle? Well, there’s one common characteristic: many (most?) of them were Jewish, from Greenspan to Bernanke to Barney Frank to his gay lover (who just happened to be an executive at Fannie Mae) to so many of the key players in between at all levels of the swindle.

Of course, all the honest Americans who got swindled, plundered, pumped and dumped "deserved" what their own government and its minions and Wall Street partners in crime did to them because of what "they" did to Jews and Blacks 50, 100, 200, 1,000 years ago.

I wonder if today's Americans realize they're on the hook for the Holocaust, slavery, anti-Semitism, anti-Black and anti-Jewish racism dating back to the beginning of time? I wonder if they realize that Black and Jewish tribalists will never be satisfied, appeased or in any way appreciative even if every honest American were to turn over their first born? I wonder if they realize that these backward and fanatical tribalists won't be satisfied until they've pulled the entirety of Western civlization down to their level and drowned it in the muck?

I wonder if they have any idea whatsoever of what it's going to take to extract ourselves from the jaws of these murderous crocodiles?

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As problematic as Black tribalism is, one reason it's important not to overly fixate on Blacks is that they are not the root of the problem.

Until Whites understand and acknowledge that Jewry plus its collaborators (including too many Whites and more than a few Anglo-fascist elites) are at the root of the problems afflicting Western civilization (namely, the orchestrated raids, attacks, swindles and subversion being carried out by Jewry and its collaborators operating under the auspices of Zionism, leftism and globalism) they will continue spinning their wheels and sinking deeper and deeper into the mire.

Cut off the head, the snake dies. Peel away a few layers of brown and black skin and let the snake slither off, you’re left with nothing but pathetic underlings and useful idiots.

If whitey refuses to get that through his thick skull out of some misbegotten, Jew-reticent principle (most usually having to do with greed or his own tribal egocentrism) he is making a free will choice of extinction — temporal money and ego gratification over civilization and long-term progeny.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Liberal fascists and neocons have used Big Government to impose a racial spoils system upon America

From:
Obama’s Race-Based Spoils System

(The American Conservative) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --

...a racial spoils system in federal hiring and promotions has been imposed by Democratic presidents, unresisted by Republicans who rarely exhibit the courage to stand up for their principles when the subject is race.
A week ago, an item buried in The Washington Post reported that Obama had “issued an executive order requiring government agencies to develop plans for improving federal workforce diversity.”

Obama, wrote Isaac Arnsdorf, is targeting “a problem that has been on the administration’s radar. Whites still hold more than 81 percent of senior pay-level positions.”

Now, as white folks are two-thirds of the U.S. population, and perhaps three-fourths of those in the 45 to 65 age group who would normally be at senior federal positions, why is this “a problem”?

As no one has contended otherwise, we have to assume that the men and women who hold these top positions got there because of the longevity of their service and the superiority of their skills.

Why is the color of their skin a “problem” for Barack Obama?

As reported here previously, African-Americans are hardly underrepresented in the U.S. government.

Though only 12 percent to 13 percent of the U.S. population, blacks hold 18 percent of all federal jobs. African-Americans are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of State Department employees, 37 percent of the Department of Education, 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 55 percent of the Government Printing Office, 82 percent of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

According to The Washington Post, blacks hold 44 percent of the jobs at Fannie Mae and 50 percent of the jobs at Freddie Mac.

The EEOC, where African-Americans are overrepresented by 300 percent, has been asked to oversee the new “government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce.”

I’m not making this up.

Perhaps, while he is battling for a greater diversity of sacrifice and rewards up there on Martha’s Vineyard, our president might reflect on another example of the overrepresentation of white males — in the caskets coming home to Dover.

In the first five years of the Iraq war, Asian-Americans were 1 percent of our fallen heroes, Latinos 11 percent, African-Americans 10 percent. White Americans were 75 percent of the dead, and from photos of the fallen in newspapers since, the ratios appear to hold.

Does this overrepresentation of white men in the body bags and caskets coming home bother our commander in chief, who wants fewer white men at the top level of his executive branch?

“Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” says the Lord in Matthew’s Gospel.

Has Obama taken a close look at his hypocritical party on Capitol Hill? Though African-Americans are fully 25 percent of all Democratic voters, in a Senate Democratic Caucus of 53 members, there is not a single black man or black woman.

Well, regretfully, we are told, none was elected.

But if liberals believe in affirmative action, why don’t Democratic senators practice as well as preach it? Why don’t they lead by example rather than by exhortation?

Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have been around for decades. Why do they not agree to flip a coin, have one resign, and have Gov. Jerry Brown appoint Rep. Barbara Lee, head of the Black Caucus, to the U.S. Senate?

Why does not Barbara Mikulski, who has been there forever, not stand down and let Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley appoint Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore to the Senate? Let Chuck Schumer go forth and do likewise, show us what a heroic liberal is, and let Gov. Andrew Cuomo name an African-American to replace him in the Senate.

Senate liberals applaud affirmative action programs that deny white students and white federal workers admissions and promotions they have earned by their labors. But when, ever, has one of these liberals voluntarily made the sacrifice that he demands be imposed upon others?...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

So the liberal fascists and neocons have used Big Government to impose a racial spoils system and a welfare/warfare state (fighting wars for Israel) upon America.

No wonder the libertarian tea party movement is increasingly anti-government, anti-war, and taking off with people who understand that Big Government is the enemy of freedom, liberty, and ultimately the entirety of humanity as the guns of leviathan are inevitably what it takes to enslave average Americans and everyone else outside of the swindle in order to perpetuate the Ponzi scheme and continue lining the pockets of leviathan's ruthless, grifter beneficiaries.

Liberal fascist and Zionist establishment has easily hoodwinked fawning left-wing dupes to leverage MLK legacy for its own sinister purposes

From:
No way to honor Dr. King

(Mondoweiss) -- by Medea Benjamin --

The ceremonies for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC were kicked off on August 24 at an event billed as Honoring Global Leaders for Peace. But some of those honored are a far cry from King’s beloved community of the poor and oppressed. The tribute to peacemakers, organized by the MLK National Memorial Foundation, was mostly a night applauding warmakers, corporate profiteers and co-opted musicians.

The night started out with great promise when MC Andrea Mitchell mentioned Dr. King’s brilliant anti-war speech Beyond Vietnam as a key to understanding the real Dr. King. And sure, there were a few wonderful moments—a song by Stevie Wonder, a speech about nonviolence by the South African Ambassador and a quick appearance by Jesse Jackson Sr. in which he managed to spit out a call to “study war no more.”
But most of the evening’s speakers and guests of honor had little to do with peacemaking. One of the dignitaries thanked at the start of the program was Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, representing a country that uses $3 billion a year in precious U.S. tax dollars to commit war crimes against Palestinians.

Then came a parade of representatives of corporations that want to cleanse their image by being associated with Dr. King. The first was General Motors VP Eric Peterson. His company took billions from government coffers to keep it afloat, then showed its “generosity” by donating $10 million of our tax dollars to the memorial. Mr. Peterson gave a speech paying tribute to the company’s first black board member, Rev. Leon Sullivan. Peterson claimed that the Sullivan Principles, principles that established a social responsibility code for companies working in South Africa, helped abolish apartheid. The truth is that the Sullivan Principles ended up being a cover for U.S. corporations—like General Motors--to continue doing business in racist South Africa instead of respecting the international divestment campaign.
Up next was Guy Vikers, president of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. Although the group Sweatshop Watch fingered Hilfiger for mistreating workers and inducted the company into its Hall of Shame, Hilfiger’s $6 million gift to the memorial bought it a piece of the King legacy.

Next on the corporate sponsor list was Myrtle Potter of Medco Health Solutions. Medco is a $60 billion “pharmaceutical management” company that fought against healthcare reform and was recently forced to pay the U.S. government $155 million to settle fraud charges. Other corporate benefactors to the memorial include union-busting Verizon, war profiteering General Electric and sweatshop king Wal-Mart.
After the line-up of corporate shills came U.S. trade rep Ron Kirk. One wonders how on earth a man who pushes free trade policies that destroy workers’ right and promote a race to the bottom was deemed a peacemaker. King’s commitment to workers—remember his support of the sanitation workers?—was in total opposition to Ron Kirk’s pro-corporate stance.

But the queen bee of the evening was former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She dismissed King’s call that morality to be the guiding light of our international relations as nice, but far from the complex real world where we have enemies we have to confront. This is the same “practical” diplomat whose claim to shame in the eyes of true peacemakers was her support of such stringent sanctions against Iraq that over 500,000 children under 5 were killed. When asked about the morality of this policy on national TV, Albright calmly asserted that “the price was worth it” in the fight against Saddam Hussein.

Ms. Albright was awarded a model-size version of the King Memorial, presented by the controversial Chinese artist himself, Lei Yixin. Uninvited was the group that had spearheaded a campaign pressing the Foundation to choose an African-American artist, and use American granite and American workers. Instead the Foundation tried to save some money with a Chinese artist who used Chinese materials and Chinese workers. The human rights abusing Chinese government, delighted by the association with Dr. King, sweetened the deal with a $25 million donation. And despite written promises that the Foundation would use local stonemasons to assemble the memorial, Chinese laborers were used. The Washington area local of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers union claims the workers were not paid fairly, and their pay was withheld until they returned to China.

After the speeches and Stevie Wonder’s song, the mic was turned over to an Israeli musician Idan Raichel, an avid supporter of the Israeli Army and someone who has publicly expressed approval of Israel’s 2009 invasion of Gaza. One wonders how much the Israel government gave to the Foundation to get a plum spot in the tribute to peace...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

And let's not forget crypto-Jewess Madeleine Albright's sinister, ear-whispering incitement to war on behalf of the Bosnian offensive (warm up to later Clinton administration's offensives in Iraq): "What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?"

The Zionist, neocon and liberal fascist (aka liberal interventionist) establishment never misses an opportunity to send American men and women off to fight wars to secure Israeli, Big Government, and its own self-serving, citizen-enslaving State Capitalist monetary interests.

And MLK has become just another pathetic tool in their demonic tool box.

Hell, even Glenn Beck utilizes King for his own sick and bizarre purposes, so charlatans and frauds employing the King legacy for their own warped agenda is nothing new, and actually started decades ago.

The American establishment has become such a sick, dangerous, corrupt, Judeofascist-infiltrated joke that is rotten to the core and guilty of treason on so many different levels that its hard to throw a stone at it and not hit a filthy fascist of one stripe or another.

It needs to be burned down and dispatched in its entirety, and Ron Paul is currently the only national politician who can get the ball rolling.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Big Tent" GOP has enemies within: Feaux-conservative, neocon Fox News even more treacherous in its back-stabbing of Ron Paul than liberal MSM

From:
O'Reilly's "No Spin" Spin on Ron Paul

(The New American) -- by William F. Jasper --

As reported here yesterday ("Lame & Lamer: Media Excuses for Ignoring a Surging Ron Paul") the "lamestream" media appear to be making efforts to salvage a modicum of credibility by giving some coverage to Rep. Ron Paul's presidential race, after a severe media shellacking by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart went viral last week. Stewart's satirical rant effectively used clips of various media takes on the Ames, Iowa Straw Poll to expose the uniform policy of the major media to treat Ron Paul with unique contempt by simply pretending he doesn't exist.

The blatant media blackout of Ron Paul is eerily similar to the Stalinist technique of obliterating all mention of those who have been declared to be non-persons, as chillingly documented by David King in The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia. King's 1997 book demonstrates the power of Soviet censorship under Stalin, showing example after example of famous Communist leaders who had once been considered heroes of the revolution but then, sometimes virtually overnight, disappeared. Not only were they arrested, tortured, and killed, but even their images were removed from all photographs and their names expunged from all documents, news stories, and history books.

Ron Paul has not been arrested and tortured, and by all accounts he is still very much alive, but he has definitely been the victim of a Stalinist-type effort by most of the lamestream media to airbrush him out of existence. One of the worst examples of the media airbrushing highlighted by Stewart is a post-Ames analysis of the straw pool results by Fox network talking heads Chris Wallace, Bret Baier, and others. Their efforts to talk about everyone except Ron Paul, who essentially tied in a dead heat for first place with Michele Bachmann, are farcical.

While some media mavens, chastened by Jon Stewart's broadside, are acting a bit more responsibly, Bill O'Reilly at Fox seems to be doubling down against the Texas congressman; when he isn't attacking Rep. Paul with snide remarks, he is continuing the media charade that pretends Paul doesn't exist, a takeoff on the Stalinist practice that might be called, "The Congressman Vanishes."

In his August 24 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, Fox's top gun went after Rep. Paul, with a headline asking, "Why Is Ron Paul Dodging 'The Factor'?" The subhead for the program reads: "GOP presidential candidate claims the media is ignoring him but won't respond to invitation to appear in No Spin Zone." (Sidenote: As The New American has reported, the Pew Research Center has issued a damning report verifying that Ron Paul has indeed been shut out of most of the major media coverage.)

O'Reilly charged that Paul was "whining" about not getting media coverage but then wouldn't accept O'Reilly's "generous" invitation to appear on his "No Spin Zone." We don't know the precise details of O'Reilly's offer, but according to Rep. Paul's campaign chairman Jesse Benton, Dr. Paul was traveling and campaigning in New Hampshire but would be happy to appear on the O'Reilly show at a convenient time. It appears that O'Reilly preferred to report a scheduling conflict and bad timing as "dodging" by Rep. Paul.

Ignoring, Butchering the Evidence
But that was just the warmup. O'Reilly brought on former Clinton campaign manager and adviser (and prostitute toe-sucking fetishist) Dick Morris, now a regular Fox contributor, to help misrepresent and traduce Paul's stands on foreign, domestic, and monetary policy. Among the many absurd comments made by Morris was the disingenuous claim that Ron Paul won't come on the O'Reilly Factor because he doesn't want to face tough questioning. Whether one loves or hates Ron Paul, likes or dislikes his political and economic stances, it is ridiculous to say that he fears questioning, especially from a lightweight such as Bill O'Reilly, who confessed on one recent program to not even having the remotest idea who Ron Paul was talking about in referring to John Maynard Keynes...MORE...LINK
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Yet another pseudo-conservative, Judeofascist neocon authoritarian attempts to dictate conservatism, expel Ron Paul from GOP, tea party leadership

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unstoppable momentum?: Ron Paul tsunami surges over America

From:
Ron Paul: A 2012 Revolution

(YouTube.com) -- by aenfroy87 --



With trillion dollar, taxpayer-financed slush funds, the corrupt Fed has become its own, unnaccountable, crony-rewarding branch of government

From:
Forget TARP — the Real Bailout Came from the Fed

(The New American) -- by Charles Scaliger --

Since its inception almost a century ago, the Federal Reserve has enjoyed a cloak of secrecy that has grown more opaque over the years. When the economy imploded in 2008, Bernanke’s Fed swung into action behind the scenes, handing out immense sums in bailouts to a host of ailing financials, through direct loans to the very biggest banks — what Robert Litan, a former Justice Department official, called “the aristocracy of American finance.” The exact figures, however, have been a closely guarded secret, until now.

It took a Freedom of Information Act request, months of litigation, and even an act of Congress, but dogged investigators at Bloomberg News finally gained access to the figures, and, after crunching the numbers, concluded that the Fed — unilaterally and with zero congressional oversight — had doled out as much as $1.2 trillion in taxpayer monies. That's about $500 billion more than the separate, hotly contested, and widely publicized $700 billion bailout pushed through Congress at the same time.

Small wonder, then, that a firm like Morgan Stanley, widely expected during the crisis to be the next big financial to fall after the demise of Lehmann Brothers, suddenly announced, on September 29, 2008, that it had “strong capital and liquidity positions.” The markets heaved a sigh of relief and Morgan Stanley was able to hang on. What Morgan Stanley did not disclose was that it had received more than $107 billion from the Federal Reserve, a figure that, according to Bloomberg’s Bradley Keoun and Phil Kuntz, “was the source of almost all of Morgan Stanley’s available cash, according to the lending data and documents released more than two years later by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.” What’s more, Keoun and Kuntz note, “the amount was almost three times the company’s total profits over the past decade.”

While Morgan Stanley got the biggest Fed bailout, other banking behemoths were not far behind. Bank of America got $91.4 billion and Citigroup took in $99.5 billion. Nor was the Fed’s largesse restricted to American banks. In confirmation of long-held (and publicly voiced) suspicions on the part of Congressman Ron Paul and other adversaries of the Federal Reserve, Bloomberg was able to determine that, of the top borrowers from the Fed, nearly half were European banks like the Royal Bank of Scotland ($84.5 billion), Switzerland’s UBS AG ($77.2 billion), and Germany’s Hypo Real Estate Holding AG ($28.7 billion, or roughly $21 million per employee). London’s Barclay’s Plc borrowed $64.9 billion and Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank AG got $66 billion. Other European firms that benefited from the Fed’s largesse include Dexia SA (Belgium’s largest bank) and Societe Generale SA (France).

The Federal Reserve fought fiercely to keep these and many other similar bailouts secret, using the self-serving argument that publicizing the names of institutions that received bailouts would jeopardize public trust by raising the specter of insolvency...

As if loaning out such an enormous sum in taxpayer dollars to both domestic and foreign banks were not outrage enough, the Federal Reserve dramatically relaxed its own standards for collateral, in effect permitting borrowing institutions to dump junk assets as collateral for bailout monies...

It is unclear how much of the $1.2 trillion has been repaid or was adequately collateralized. But the clear lesson to be gleaned from this unprecedented window into the workings of the Fed is that the international banking cartel, anchored by central banks empowered to print money as needed to paper over financial debacles like the crash of 2008, does not scruple to put others’ money at risk. This is the ultimate form of moral hazard, in which the entire financial sector is systematically shielded from the consequences of its own follies. This “too-big-to-fail” mentality extends far and wide among the institutions that make up America’s de facto financial aristocracy. Unfortunately, it also reaches overseas to their allies in Europe, whose interests are so interlocked with those of Wall Street that our own government is willing to put American taxpayers on the hook for bankers in London, Paris, and Brussels...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

We do not live in a democracy; we live in an oligarchic plutocracy with the Federal Reserve at its center, rewarding those politicians who will grant it more power, punishing those who won’t.

Here’s how it works: the Fed controls the economic purse strings in the West. It sends hundreds of billions of dollars to cronies in the finance sector at virtually no interest, which then loans out those monies to crony corporations, special interest groups, government unions etc. willing to reinforce the scam, at nil interest.

The lot of these then funnel large chunks of money to the campaigns of politicians who will then reinforce the scam legislatively and bureaucratically.

Remember, all of this is on the credit card of the American taxpayer, whose hard work and sacrifices over the generations were what created the good credit that the Fed is now plundering through the creation of all of this fiat money, and has been for years now.

Indeed, that good credit has now been so abused that the rest of the world is increasingly no longer interested in our monopoly money, which additionally has been used to wage wars encroaching on the rest of the world’s interests.

Hence, China and others are now pulling the plug on the scam, by buying fewer and fewer U.S. government bonds, for example.

That’s what the American “budget crisis” is all about.

Those who have allowed the Fed, a corrupt cabal of low-cunning, self-serving, economic degenerates and parasites, to get its greasy fingers entirely around America’s purse strings, have essentially destroyed the American and Western economies and gone a long way towards destroying their peoples.

This destruction was both deliberate, and a consequence of post-Western, post-Christian, insatiable greed, state corruption, and liberal and Judeo-"Chrisitian" “compassion” and “tolerance” for these scheming Zionist grease balls who have their fingerprints all over the Federal Reserve system and its murderous, politically, socially and economically degenerate racket.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Soulless Big Government-left joins conscienceless Big Business-right in sell-out and plunder of Western civilization

From:
Immigration: The Reserve Army of Capital

(The Occidental Observer) -- by Alain DeBenoist --

In 1973, shortly before his death, the French President Georges Pompidou admitted to have opened the floodgates of immigration, at a request of a number of big businessmen, such as Francis Bouygues, who was eager to take advantage of docile and cheap labor devoid of class consciousness and of any tradition of social struggle. This move was meant to exert downward pressure on the wages of French workers, reduce their protesting zeal, and in addition, break up the unity of the labor movement. Big bosses, he said, “always want more.”

Forty years later nothing has changed. At a time when no political party would dare to ask for further acceleration of the pace of immigration, only big employers seem to be in favor of it — simply because it is in their interest. The only difference is that the affected economic sectors are now more numerous, going beyond the industrial sector and the hotel and catering service sector — now to include once “protected” professions, such as engineers and computer scientists...

In the aftermath of World War II, immigrants began to arrive more and more frequently from Maghreb countries; first from Algeria, then from Morocco. Trucks chartered by large companies (especially in the automobile and construction industry) came by the hundreds to recruit immigrants on the spot. From 1962 to 1974, nearly two million additional immigrants arrived to France of whom 550,000 were recruited by the National Immigration Service (ONI), a state-run agency, yet controlled under the table by big business. Since then, the wave has continued to grow...

Big Business and the Left; A Holy Alliance

At the beginning, immigration was a phenomenon linked to big business. It still continues to be that way. Those who clamor for always more immigration are big companies. This immigration is in accordance with the very spirit of capitalism, which aims at the erasure of borders (« laissez faire, laissez passer »). “While obeying the logic of social dumping, Balssa continues, a “low cost” labor market has thus been created with the “undocumented” and the “low-skilled,” functioning as stopgap “jack of all trades.” Thus, big business has reached its hand to the far-left, the former aiming at dismantling of the welfare state, considered to be too costly, the latter killing off the nation-state considered to be too archaic.” This is the reason why the French Communist Part (PCF) and the French Trade Union (CGT) (which have radically changed since then) had, until 1981, battled against the liberal principle of open borders, in the name of the defense of the working class interests...

In this sense it is amazing to observe how the networks on behalf of the “undocumented,” run by the far-left (which seems to have discovered in immigrants its “substitute proletariat”) serve the interests of big business. Criminal networks, smugglers of people and goods, big business, “human rights” activists, and under- the-table employers — all of them, by virtue of the global free market, have become cheerleaders for the abolition of frontiers...

“As long as people keep abandoning their families, adds Robert Kurz, and look for work elsewhere, even at the risk of their own lives — only to be ultimately shredded by the treadmill of capitalism — they will be less the heralds of emancipation and more the self-congratulatory agents of the postmodern West. In fact, they only represent its miserable version.” (Robert Kurz, « L’Empire et ses théoriciens », 2003).

Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

And of course, The Occidental Observer has documented Jewry’s utility to fellow craven money-worshippers in Big Business (and Big Government as well, which requires ever more entry-level members as the basis of its pyramid scheme).

These people, all of them, are literally selling out Western civilization so they can maintain the superficial, superfluous and gratuitous lifestyle to which they have become accustomed (and in the case of Jewry, extract a pound of flesh from the European people’s that comprise one of their endless list of historical enemies).

It’s little wonder that conscienceless Jewry has become the modern elite’s moral standard-bearers and those they look to for ethical guidance instead of the traditional Western sources of Greek and Christian thought, given the elite's own hatred of their “inferiors,” which itself is psychologically convenient to their own desire to betray, subjugate and exploit the Western masses.

And too, elite-minded Jewry is the perfect “victim” partner-in-crime, and Zionism the perfect Trojan horse subtext/pretext for those elites intent on wringing the Western masses for all their worth through the military-industrial complex “national defense” racket, which is additionally the spearhead for the even larger Globalist and fiat money Ponzi scheme.

Where does it all end? Either with world war and an Orwellian hell as these self-serving sociopaths seek to swallow the world to keep their egos well oiled, their scams going and their luxuries maintained, and come up against other large blocks of sociopaths (e.g. the rising Chinese communists, or Islamists responding to Zionist/Globalist aggression)...or with the mad dog “elites” being taken down, wrung for all THEIR worth, and tarred and feathered by Western-partisan masses and nationalists in order that Western civilization can be rebuilt and restored.

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This isn’t a flip inquiry. I truly wonder if some sort of technology could be pursued that could scan the brains of our leaders and aspiring leaders for disposition towards sociopathy, which in conjunction with rigorous psychological testing could return a score on their moral and psychological fitness to lead any sector of society.

For example, if their scores reveal them to be sociopaths or psychopaths to a certain degree, whether they have actually yet committed a crime or moral/ethical atrocity, they’re rendered as unfit for public service, or to lead, in any capacity, any publicly-traded corporation.

Given the costs to society, culture, civilization, and humanity itself of allowing these “elite” sociopaths and psychopaths to worm their way into positions of leadership in the West, the benefits would outweigh the costs and controversy to such a degree that it seems insane not to pursue such a strategy.

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UPDATE: I've been informed that "such a technology already exists. It is called RMI brain scan. With this you can test whether a person feels sorrow and compassion when shown a picture of a severely wounded person. Normal persons do, psychopaths don’t. Not only do they not feel sorrow and compassion when confronted with human suffering, often they feel pleasure. This shows in the coloring of the different parts of the brain in the scan.
It cannot be faked."

Now that would be really useful, to subject our “leaders” and other elites to such a scan. I can almost guarantee that their incidents of sociopathy would be off the scales relative to the general population.

We already know large factions of Jewry comprise a hostile elite which enjoys seeing non-Jews suffer, but I would like to know what percentage of their Gentile collaborators are sociopaths as well, who enjoy seeing general humanity or their average fellow citizens suffer. I bet it’s incredibly high.

It’s almost as if the lot is forming a whole new species of politically correct evildoers, and we’re their play things.

And they’ve managed to pull it all off under the guise of “progress,” “tolerance,” and "compassion"!

What does "compassion" and “tolerance” for these evil creatures amount to? I would say it amounts to suicide.

Incidentally, presupposing a Jewish reply that a certain significant percentage of Gentiles have historically enjoyed seeing Jewry suffer, I would respond that as unfair as it may be to Jewry, it’s far healthier to have a small percentage of the population enjoy seeing an even smaller percentage of the population suffer than it is to have, say, 2-10% of the population (or whatever percentage comprises hostile Jewry and its collaborators) enjoy seeing the other 90+ percent suffer.

But we live in upside down times where everything has been turned on its head at the behest of Jewry. And besides, Jewry now has Israel, so it really should be a non-issue.

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Might the tea party movement be the answer for Americans?

My impression of the tea partiers is that they’re more free-enterprise/small business advocates who probably also dabble in the stock market and have retirement portfolios there than they are mindless partisans of Big Business, as are so many of the corporatist elements of the establishment GOP.

But with so many people now vested in the stock markets (which is necessary for any kind of return in this low interest, fiat-money era) which then goes to the problems Greg outlined below**, in many ways Westerners are being forced to cut their own throats.

Who engineered the low interest, fiat-money regime, which is largely imposed upon the West out of Washington by dollar hegemony? In recent decades its been taken to its extremes by Greenspan, Bernanke, the Jewish-run Fed...so again, it all leads back to organized Jewry and its seizing of the levers of power, especially since WWII.
**Greg: "Capitalism is effective at diluting ethnic interests because ethnic interests often get in the way of profit, especially when an insane immigration policy allows for new “consumers” and cheap workers to compete for those previous jobs and goods.

"However, capitalism is usually only concerned with short-term profits, especially crony-capitalism that worships the stock market. Take for example companies that live from quarter to quarter to appease shareholders without taking long-term growth into consideration.

"Furthermore, most of the individualist Whites that occupy positions of power in the Fortune 500 do not register ethnic concerns at all. This is partly because they have been indoctrinated within an educational system that taught them as such, and partly because the business world demands that all you care about is profit, profit, profit.

"Obviously there are problems with unchecked immigration in the long run. Examples include dilution of purchasing power for domestic populations, increased social tear, and what will eventually be low-IQ immigrants replacing higher IQ Whites. Not to mention the psychological toll it is having on society.

"People often mention the declining birthrates of Whites as grounds for their replacement by immigrant consumers and workers. First, this is based on an Endless Growth model of economics, which is wholly unsustainable in the long-term, and second, more Whites would be having children if they could afford a solid middle-class lifestyle.

"The answer is control of government by Whites who have ethnicity in consideration when making decisions on business and regulation. The policies of the National Front in France are a good example of an anti-globalist pro-French agenda that needs to be adopted in the United States before the demographic picture shifts to far from our grasp."
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I believe Greco-Christian civilization instructs us that moral impulses (e.g. Christian impulses) are healthy so long as they are grounded in rational thought (e.g. Greek rationalism).

But what happens when a self-serving, treacherous or hostile elite (an artificial elite, totally disconnected or alien to the Western geist) infiltrates Western leadership and misleads us as to what is moral + rational?

Most of us here know the real history of WWII and how (hostile elite) Jewish banker-financed Judeo-Bolshevism and its mass murderous totalitarianism led to the rise of Nazism and WWII. But America’s infiltrated and corrupted elite masked the true history, which led to a wrong-headed alliance with the evil, murderous commies.

Similarly, the Jewish-facilitated 9/11 attacks, in conjunction with more lies from a corrupt, hostile elite, led to another wrong-headed crusade not based on objective truth, but based on a false consciousness engineered by a hostile elite.

Who and what is this hostile elite that is holding the West hostage, that is distorting the truth, and “leading” the West to ruin? We know Jewry’s role, but what of its collaborators? I’ve noted before the strong Anglo-elitist element, which seems to believe itself a chosen ruling caste not unlike Jewry’s “chosen” self image (the kind of entitled, Royalist scum that the founders rightfully beat to a pulp) but which seems to have grown back into the American power structure like English ivy.

Are there others? We need to identify and decapitate the hostile elite so the authentic Western geist leadership can be restored, and bring with it the restoration of objective moralism + rationalism to replace the self-serving, artificial and fraudulent pseudo-moral, pseudo-rational and psuedo-objective regime that’s led us to ruin.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Congressman Pat Meehan at edge of brewing political storm portending huge backlash against congressional Israel-first treachery

(By Chris Moore, LibertarianToday.com) -- On August 10th, Pennsylvania Congressman Pat Meehan posted an item on his blog proudly declaring that he's one of the 81 members of the U.S. Congress (nearly 1/5 of the entire congressional body) that is going on a luxurious, all-expenses-paid, Israel lobby-funded junket to the Jewish state.

Noted Meehan
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This trip, sponsored by the American Israel Education Fund and funded without the use of any taxpayer dollars, is an opportunity for members of Congress to continue this critical dialogue with Israel’s leadership and enhance cooperation between our nations.
But based on the Washington Post's description, the trip is going to be closer to a combination of luxury vacation and state-orchestrated, indoctrination tourism and programming.
...the excursion includes a round-trip flight in business class for lawmakers and their spouses (that alone is worth about $8,000), fine hotels and meals, side trips, and transportation and guides.

Unlike a proper congressional trip, we’re told that the AIPAC foundation “runs [the members] pretty good.”

There will be breakfast speakers, dinner speakers, Q&A’s with U.S. Embassy folks and Israeli media. There will be appearances by government leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (ask him about those recent demonstrations) and President Shimon Peres, as well as by opposition leaders. The schedule is packed from morning to late at night.

But wait. It’ll be okay. Judging from past trips — they’re not giving out the schedule for security reasons — the travelers will get a walking tour of the Old City and the Western Wall, plus a tour of the city, trips to Masada and the Dead Sea, the Holocaust Memorial, a trip north to the Golan Heights and to the border with Lebanon. There will be a couple of days to hang out in Tel Aviv — Miami on the Mediterranean.
The response in the comments section to Meehan's blog post was immediate, decisive and severely critical. In fact, it was so critical that Meehan's office apparently removed the comments from the blog in an effort to control the political damage and pull the curtain over what is clearly viewed by most of Meehan's constituency as shameful act of Israel first treachery.

Fortunately, Daily Kos tracked down a screenshot of Meehan's censored page before it could be scrubbed of the comments, and hence the visceral, organic reaction of his constituency was preserved despite his staff's best efforts to flush it down the Orwellian memory hole.

Here are the first four comments, which provide merely a taste of the dozens that follow of nearly the same flavor:
Michael F Rivero 6 days ago

There is a reason that members of Congress are not supposed to accept free trips from lobbyists and foreign governments, and the fact that Congress has voted thorough a specific exemption for Israel does not erase the questions from the public mind as to why members of Congress voted into office and paid from US taxpayer dollars, are using that taxpayer-funded time to act as the "Vichy Government" for a foreign power, let alone accepting trips to Israel for a week of obvious political indoctrination!

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America. America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

Please remember who you are supposed to work for and represent. This election I am making it my one mission that every politician who screams about how much they love Israel will be voted out of office, so that they free to go live there for the rest of their lives.
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Shaktas Na 6 days ago in reply to Michael F Rivero

The nice censors do not like that I have questioned Pat's loyalty...

So again...who are you truly loyal to Pat? America or Israel?
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upppity serf 6 days ago in reply to Michael F Rivero

Well, it's not like you have anything more important to do in your own country. We're so lucky to have misrepresentatives like you that put the agenda of another country before the needs of your own people who elected you to office and pay your salary. We know you need a vacation from accepting campaign contributions from mega-corporations, Wall St and Israel. We will be happy to accommodate you all. All the dual citizens, Israel-firsters, endless war and occupation supporters, transnationalists, open border/North American Union traitors, central bank supporters bringing our country to destruction as the Congress go on indoctri-cation in Israel, you all need to be removed from office ASAP. Give the war crimes a break, stop making us more enemies by colluding to attack Iran and Syria next with another government that is also committing war crimes, even against US! Remember the Israeli spy rings in America, the aid flotilla, the USS Liberty, and the Dancing Israelis on 9/11. Get a grip on who you are sucking up to.
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sonamericanrevolution 6 days ago in reply to Michael F Rivero

I agree with you fully Mike Rivero! I don't know how someone could get elected to kindergarten
dogcatcher who could not see the obvious conflict of interest in going to israel-----free or not.

Bad (good?) things happen on those trips. NJ Governor McGreevey got a gay lover who turned out to be a mossad agent on one of those trips! McGreevey loved his mossad sexionage lover so much he brought him back to NJ to make him Home Land Insecurity Director of New Jewsey!

Mossad will deliver sexpionage agents to America, you don't have to go all the way to israhell for them. Ask Bill Clinton, he laid back and let it happen without even leaving home!
I urge readers here to visit the Daily Kos page and read more of the comments captured on a screenshot of Meehan's site prior to censorship to get a feel for the outrage brewing at the huge factions from both parties in a corrupted Congress that have put Israel's interests ahead of America's.

It's increasingly clear to average Americans across the country that there's something rotten in Washington, and that the Israel lobby has its fingerprints all over the politicians who have gutted America. No longer will they be given a "pass" on their Israel first treachery by mouthing pro-Zionist platitudes, and Meehan is just one of 81 members of Congress, and the hundreds who have participated in similar indoctrination trips to Israel over the years before them, who are now in the public spotlight and at the edge of a brewing political scandal.

And this is likely just the beginning. By the time this political storm, which is actually closer to a weather pattern that could take years to complete its cycle, has passed over the Washington establishment, the political landscape in this country might look very different than it does today.

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Congressman Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, one of at least 81 congressional Israel-firsters, in the spotlight and facing the wrath of an angry constituency

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gangster Government: Hundreds of billions in bailout money supposedly created to jump-start economy now lines pockets of Fed cronies

From:
The Real Housewives of Wall Street

Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs?
(Rolling Stone) -- by Matt Taibbi --

America has two national budgets, one official, one unofficial. The official budget is public record and hotly debated: Money comes in as taxes and goes out as jet fighters, DEA agents, wheat subsidies and Medicare, plus pensions and bennies for that great untamed socialist menace called a unionized public-sector workforce that Republicans are always complaining about. According to popular legend, we're broke and in so much debt that 40 years from now our granddaughters will still be hooking on weekends to pay the medical bills of this year's retirees from the IRS, the SEC and the Department of Energy.

Most Americans know about that budget. What they don't know is that there is another budget of roughly equal heft, traditionally maintained in complete secrecy. After the financial crash of 2008, it grew to monstrous dimensions, as the government attempted to unfreeze the credit markets by handing out trillions to banks and hedge funds. And thanks to a whole galaxy of obscure, acronym-laden bailout programs, it eventually rivaled the "official" budget in size — a huge roaring river of cash flowing out of the Federal Reserve to destinations neither chosen by the president nor reviewed by Congress, but instead handed out by fiat by unelected Fed officials using a seemingly nonsensical and apparently unknowable methodology...

But if you want to get a true sense of what the "shadow budget" is all about, all you have to do is look closely at the taxpayer money handed over to a single company that goes by a seemingly innocuous name: Waterfall TALF Opportunity. At first glance, Waterfall's haul doesn't seem all that huge — just nine loans totaling some $220 million, made through a Fed bailout program. That doesn't seem like a whole lot, considering that Goldman Sachs alone received roughly $800 billion in loans from the Fed. But upon closer inspection, Waterfall TALF Opportunity boasts a couple of interesting names among its chief investors: Christy Mack and Susan Karches.

Christy is the wife of John Mack, the chairman of Morgan Stanley. Susan is the widow of Peter Karches, a close friend of the Macks who served as president of Morgan Stanley's investment-banking division. Neither woman appears to have any serious history in business, apart from a few philanthropic experiences. Yet the Federal Reserve handed them both low-interest loans of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars through a complicated bailout program that virtually guaranteed them millions in risk-free income.

The technical name of the program that Mack and Karches took advantage of is TALF, short for Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. But the federal aid they received actually falls under a broader category of bailout initiatives, designed and perfected by Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, called "giving already stinking rich people gobs of money for no fucking reason at all." If you want to learn how the shadow budget works, follow along. This is what welfare for the rich looks like...MORE...LINK

Friday, August 19, 2011

Neocon and liberal fascist elites whose policies and wars plundered and decimated America now claim its wounds are self-inflicted suicide

From:
Kagan: Stop Preemptive Superpower Suicide

(The American Conservative) -- by Ben Dunant --

Whatever America’s fiscal woes, and the mounting costs of its open-ended military engagements across the world, the defense budget must remain sacrosanct, and its troop deployments must remain entrenched – if America’s “decline” is to be staved off. Or so says Robert Kagan, who at a panel discussion on Tuesday at Brookings in Washington challenged the notion that America was entering an inevitable, and irreversible, era of decline. To start chipping away at military assets would be to commit “preemptive superpower suicide.”...

America still has reason to swagger, Kagan maintains, despite the dire portents. But to reduce military outlays would be to surrender this position of pre-eminence – “when we cut defense, then we enter decline” – and besides, we must honor our “commitments,” pragmatic and moral...

With all this talk of “superpower suicide,” Kagan refused to entertain the notion that America might not, in fact, wish to remain a superpower – that it might think twice about maintaining indefinite military commitments overseas, and be periodically “obliged” to intervene in failed states and take sides in other people’s civil wars. American imperialism is, in Kagan’s discourse, something self-evident and inalienable – anything that threatens its reach and authority is a threat to America itself. Hence why cuts in the defense budget are synonymous with American decline.

The American public is now, more than ever, on a different page than Kagan – most discernibly among right-wing groups such as the Tea Party – with economic hysteria predominating and the popular outlook growing increasingly insular: American jobs over Arab tyrants, the chant might go. At the Republican Straw Poll last weekend in Ames, Iowa, Ron Paul’s staunch antiwar arguments drew roars of assent from one of the most conservative gatherings in American politics – the crowd that bestowed victory on Tea Party culture warrior Michelle Bachmann (with Ron Paul coming a impressive second).

But the fact of this populist backlash appeared not to perturb Kagan, who, as something of a democratic skeptic, reiterated the responsibility of political elites to make difficult decisions over foreign policy, regardless of public opinion – or public “ignorance,” as he termed it. Foreign military adventures are “rarely popularly demanded,” he said, and the onus rests on the administration – congress can rarely be relied upon to be sufficiently bellicose – to demonstrate how they are “necessary” and, failing popular or congressional support, exercise its prerogative, constitutional or otherwise, in instigating future interventions. Some things are simply too important to be left to democracy...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

Besides lawyers, are there any specimens on earth more treacherous, self-serving, and disgusting than neocons like Kagan?

First, posing as “conservatives,” these people lie us into a murderous, trillion dollar fiasco known as the Iraq war, knowing the whole time Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

Their swindler Fed policies under Bernanke and Greenspan kept the economy juiced just enough so Americans wouldn’t notice as their corporatist-globalist buddies exported U.S. jobs to cheap-labor countries so they could increase their profit margins while their government cronies looked the other way.

They partnered with the Dems in creating the Big Government reliant military-industrial complex in exchange for massive government jobs programs and government unions catering to the left (the warfare/welfare state).

So first they and their left-liberal partners created the statist-corporatist Big Government status-quo, and then they positioned themselves right in the middle playing both sides of the aisle in order to use Big Government to pursue the only two principles they truly believe in: lining their own pockets, and Israel First.

Now, after he and his ilk destroyed America, Kagan has the chutzpah to claim it actually inflicted all these wounds upon itself, that the tea partiers that are trying to reverse all of these disastrous policies engineered by the neocons and liberal fascists are “ignorant” rubes, and that America should simply continue to follow the corrupt, self-serving, Washington pied-piper elites down the rat whole.

As for average Americans? Let them eat cake.

These people have no honor, no scruples, no shame.

The guillotine is too good for them.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Aliens may or may not exist, but if they do, they might eradicate us if we're not "green" enough, say leftie government dweebs at NASA

From:
Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists

Rising greenhouse emissions may tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report for Nasa
(guardian.co.uk) -- by Ian Sample

...It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim.

Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.

This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by scientists at Nasa and Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make contact at some point in the future.

Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa's Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity "prepare for actual contact"...

"A preemptive strike would be particularly likely in the early phases of our expansion because a civilisation may become increasingly difficult to destroy as it continues to expand. Humanity may just now be entering the period in which its rapid civilisational expansion could be detected by an ETI because our expansion is changing the composition of the Earth's atmosphere, via greenhouse gas emissions," the report states.

"Green" aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet. "These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems. It would be particularly important for us to limit our emissions of greenhouse gases, since atmospheric composition can be observed from other planets," the authors write...MORE...LINK

Family-oriented Muslims in Europe reject double-dealing leftist and neolib swindlers, gravitate towards Christian conservatives, nationalists

From:
Conservative Muslims and Christians in Vienna Strengthen Relations

(Kawther Salem) -- by Kawther Salem --

...In Austria and the rest of Europe, the leaders but also the youth of the Muslim communities have become more open minded in their thinking and in their relationships with the Christian conservative and nationalist parties, especially after the long years of experience with the leftists parties, who first discovered Muslim immigrants as sources of votes. It can be slowly seen that that these leftist parties are either unable or unwilling to deliver on their promises to these communities, and that for many, these parties no longer meet the aspirations of the Muslim youth, often not even the aspirations of their traditional clientèle among the non-immigrants.

The left-wing parties have always claimed their defense of the Muslim immigrants and the youth born in Europe, particularly in their propaganda before elections, and the honey and milk promises of the left-wing parties towards these communities are without end. In a similar way as how these leftist parties behave towards their other voter clientele, they are doing the opposite of what they say and promise. Towards their traditional voters, they have brought more unemployment, unjust laws in the fields of education, health-care, housing, social security, retirement and other aspects of politics.

Towards immigrant Muslim communities, instead of integration and an implied “special status while you remain Muslim and ignorant”, they have brought more repressive “anti-terror” laws of israeli-ameriacn design, more suspicions and more difficulties with the native population due to ideology-driven and mismanaged immigration and integration agendas.

It remains to be seen what will come in the long term from the affiliation of the Muslim communities in Vienna with the ÖVP. Given the conservative views of both the traditional ÖVP clientele and the Muslim communities at large as well as the involvement in certain professions, such commerce or medicine, of many exponents of both groups, a pragmatic alliance based on a commonality of views and interests is a likely outcome. In any case, the interest in the Muslim community on part of the ÖVP is a very positive sign for the long-term integration of Muslims into the mainstream Austrian society. It opens the way for a peaceful together, and it opens up a political alternative for the Muslim communities, which until now had generally been the province of leftist parties...MORE...LINK

Neocons and liberal fascists circle the wagons around Ben Shalom Bernanke after Perry raises issue of treason

From:
Rick Perry attacks Ben Bernanke's 'treasonous' Federal Reserve strategy

Texas governor's attempt to assert hawkish credentials draws criticism from moderate Republicans and White House
(guardian.co.uk) -- by Chris McGreal in Washington --

The Texas governor, Rick Perry, has staked out his challenge for the Republican presidential nomination as a hawk on economic policy by characterising the strategy of the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, as "treasonous".

Perry swiftly emerged as a leading contender for the Republican nomination after announcing his intention to run for president on Saturday, in part because he is governor of a state that has ridden the economic downturn better than most and has seen more jobs created than any other.

He has won favour with the Tea Party movement and among other fiscal conservatives with his strong opposition to Barack Obama's stimulus strategy. Addressing a political rally in Iowa on Monday, the Texas governor attacked suggestions by Bernanke that with the economy again struggling the Federal Reserve may resort to another round of buying trillions of dollars of bonds, known as quantitative easing.

Perry said that would amount to little more than an attempt to buy support at next year's election, at a huge cost to the country.

"If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y'all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous – or treasonous in my opinion," said Perry.

He went on to accuse Obama of an economic strategy that endangered America. "I think the greatest threat to our country right now is this president trying to spend his way out of this debt," he said.

The White House denounced the remarks, saying presidential candidates should not try to interfere with Federal Reserve policy.

"When you are president or running for president, you have to think about your words," spokesman Jay Carney said during an Iowa stop of Obama's three-day jobs bus tour. "The Fed's independence is important."

Perry's remarks were also condemned by some Republicans, who noted that Bernanke was appointed by Obama's predecessor, George Bush.

Karl Rove, the Republican strategist who put Bush in the White House, called Perry's statement unpresidential.

"You don't accuse the chairman of the Federal Reserve of being a traitor to his country. Of being guilty of treason. And, suggesting that we treat him pretty ugly in Texas. You know, that is not, again a presidential statement," said Rove. "If Rick Perry were to be elected president he'd be saddled with Ben Bernanke who has a term. He's an independent chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, appointed by president and confirmed by Congress and serves for a term and the president couldn't even ask him to resign."

But attacks on the president's stimulus strategy play well with many on the right as the Texas governor seeks to mark out distinctions with the other leading Republican candidates: the more mainstream Mitt Romney and the Tea Party supporter Michele Bachmann...MORE...LINK
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Federal Reserve Chairman "Helicopter" Ben Shalom Bernanke (background), heir to Alan "Fast Money" Greenspan
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Related:
Could Ben Shalom Bernanke possibly be guilty of treason?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

In wake of Ron Paul blackout scandal, both corruption of mainstream media and brewing storm of populist backlash now fully evident

From:
The Media Is the Enemy

Of peace, liberty, and the truth
(AntiWar.com) -- by Justin Raimondo --

Ron Paul is getting more publicity out of not getting publicity in the wake of his virtual tie with Bachmann in the Ames poll than he’s gotten to date. Suddenly everyone’s noticing the “mainstream” media is trying very hard not to notice the twelve-term Texas congressman and libertarian icon, despite his success in quadrupling his previous Iowa showing and barely being edged out by Bachmann. Jon Stewart’s takedown of the Ron Paul media blackout is devastating, and, for the most part, funny....

I don’t think anyone has been more astonished by his success than Ron Paul. He is clearly thrilled at the sight of thousands of young people cheering him on and chanting “End the Fed!” at campus rallies across the nation. I don’t think he expected the outpouring of support that greeted his announcement: in fundraising capabilities alone, he’s a top tier candidate no matter what the Beltway pundits say.

The media’s refusal to report Paul’s growing support, beyond grudging acknowledgement that he’s come in from “the fringe,” reflects its institutional bias in favor of the right-left red-blue narrative that has, up until now, dominated American politics, and in which so much of the news industry is heavily invested. This narrative doesn’t allow for any significant deviations, and certainly not on the presidential level: all must submit to its tyranny, in spite of its archaic and increasingly obstructionist character. What it obstructs is any meaningful challenge to the functioning of the Welfare-Warfare State. If one party is in power, welfare is given more weight than warfare, if the other takes the throne, then welfare is given the axe. In any case, these two aspects of the modern American state are inextricably intertwined, as “defense” spending in the age of empire becomes just another dollop of pork to be ladled out to corporate and political interests – and welfare becomes a way to keep the disgruntled quiescent in wartime.

Think of the media as the Greek chorus to the two “majors,” with different media actors cheerleading one party and razzing the other – but never straying outside the bounds of the red-blue narrative, with its rigid definitions and litmus tests. This mindset is encoded in the two-party system, and institutionalized in our ballot access laws, which privilege the two “major” parties – the very same two parties that have led us down the path to endless war and imminent bankruptcy, and are now running away from their dual responsibility for the present crisis.

In this indirect but not insignificant sense, then, the “mainstream” media is an arm of the State, and, indeed, not only acts to police the political discourse, but reports government propaganda as if it were fact. We saw how this worked during the run-up to the Iraq war, when the Bush regime played the New York Times and its “mainstream” colleagues with ease, using the front page of the Times as a veritable bulletin board of government talking points. The Bush administration may have lied us into war, but the supposedly “liberal” media facilitated it in every possible way, acting like stenographers taking dictation rather than journalists out to discover the truth.

That these same people have a real problem reporting on a growing anti-war, anti-Washington movement fast taking hold in the GOP and in the general population is not at all surprising. That’s because the mainstream media is the enemy of all these things, invested as they are in sucking up to power and vaunting their role as court “intellectuals.” No one should be either amazed or disturbed that they’re downplaying the success of the system’s foremost opponent: after all, that’s their job...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

This blackout scandal is one of the best outcomes Paul could have hoped for. It’s going to open a lot of people’s eyes.

When Jon Stewart was doing his bit, the dismay and disgust from even his hipster-liberal audience was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

From here on out, every mainstream media smear, sneer and critique will be seen for what it is: a paid establishment stooge’s attempt to sandbag Paul, or kill his candidacy by a thousand cuts.

Americans don’t like it when the corrupt powers that be put the fix in on an honest man, and they’re going to punish both the slick, depraved-establishment lickspittle candidates and its media whores and lackeys mercilessly. And the best way to do that is to ram Ron Paul right down their throats.

Reporter on the ground in Iowa documents Ron Paul popular tsunami that controlled media managed to airbrush

From:
Mainstream media ignores Ron Paul

(YouTube) -- by RT --

Ron Paul, a tea party trooper before there was even a tea party movement, ideally positioned to break away from the field

From:
Mitt’s Dilemma

(The American Conservative) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --

Last week’s Republican debate at Ames, Iowa, and the straw poll Saturday did more than sort out the Republican field for 2012.

They have given the nation a good close look at a Republican Party that no longer resembles the Bush-McCain model.

Consider. Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul, who garnered nearly 60 percent of the votes cast, were both among the two dozen House members who voted against the final bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling. Neither blanched at shutting down the U.S. government.

At the debate, every Republican onstage raised his or her hand when asked whether he or she would reject a budget deal in which $10 in spending cuts were offered for every dollar in higher taxes.

This is a party whose feet are set in concrete. The United States government will be downsized and tax rates will rise only over its cold dead body. This is Reaganism on steroids.

Bachmann’s victory was stunning.
Every other candidate had been in Iowa organizing before she ever got into the race seven weeks ago. Yet she emerged with nearly 5,000 votes, the largest total ever amassed in an Iowa straw poll, with the single exception of George W. Bush’s tsunami in 1999.

While virtually every candidate shares Bachmann’s social and economic conservatism, none matches her fire and passion. She both humiliated and eliminated Tim Pawlenty, a fellow Minnesotan who had been her governor when she was a state legislator.

She is now not only the favorite in the Iowa caucuses but also one of three front-tier candidates for the nomination.

Ron Paul, however, who ran only 150 votes behind Bachmann and doubled the vote of Pawlenty, has not received the attention or credit his tremendous showing deserves.

Four years ago, Paul, a libertarian legend, was winning every telephone poll taken after a GOP debate but failing to win, place or show in the primaries. He seemed to be campaigning simply to make his case, realizing that he had no chance of being nominated.

His views on foreign policy were regarded as aberrational by fellow candidates, such as Rudy Giuliani, when they were not being ignored.

In last week’s debate, Paul denounced U.S. intervention in wars that are none of America’s business, called for closing U.S. bases abroad and bringing our troops home, and squared off against former Sen. Rick Santorum on whether Iran represents a threat.

Santorum and Pawlenty supported confrontation with Iran. Yet both together did not come close to matching Paul’s vote tally.

The warfare state is now on the chopping block, thanks to the principled relentlessness of Ron Paul. And the GOP may soon become a house divided, for the anti-interventionists — after Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya — are stronger than they were in 1999, when the GOP House opposed Clinton’s war on Serbia.

The entry into the race of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the only mega-state that is reliably Republican in presidential elections, has produced another front-tier candidate and complicated the strategic plans of Mitt Romney...MORE...LINK
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Chris Moore comments:

I predict Romney and Perry are going to knock each other out. They’ll split the conservative poseur, “Pretty boy who can play a politician on TV” vote.

Perry used to be a Democrat and was even chairman of the 1988 Al Gore campaign in Texas. That’s what kind of a fraud he is.

Michele Bachman may be coasting along partially on the female vote, and partially on co-opting some of Paul’s rhetoric and agenda, but with decades of political service and a canon of books, articles and advocacy under his belt, compared to Bachman’s thin record, everyone knows Ron Paul is the real deal who paid his dues and laid the ideological and intellectual groundwork for the tea party movement.

The GOP generally has a bias towards those who have put in their time and paid their dues. Of the field, that’s Ron Paul, and only Ron Paul.

Maybe Bachman will make a good V.P. where she can learn a thing or two at Ron Paul’s elbow.