Pax Americana…

Mark Green,Bush,and the Civilized Foreign-Policy Liberals… Doom and Depotism in ’06…

Scumfucking old posts I just can’t get rid of… Ignore that last bit of crap,this is the Truth.

Top dollar will be paid to the individual or individuals who provide me with enough of every fiendish substance to place my brain into permanent psychosis so I have at least one excuse for… shit,anything. As you know,Bob,Mark Green is running against Diamond Doyle for Governor of Wisconsin in 2006,which unfortunate for us,occurs in about 3 months of television hubris and legal treachery. And it also occurs to me that in this year of 2006,we as Americans still see ourselves as we did since our inception. In 1884,the United States attended the Berlin Conference with European giants inre: Colonized African free trade. It was considered then,traditionally,that govermenments were limited in "spheres of influence" (a term invented at that conference) to lands they occupied. But talk was presented then of economic and trade incentive to goverment leaders willing to ally with imperialistic ambition… to avoid,summarily,the commonplace invasion. There,the seeds were planted: discussion of American Imperialism we continue to have here over 250 years later.

But we have short memories. Centuries mean less to Americans than do decades then years… Our lack of confronting our mistakes through history and architectual ruin allows us our progressive nature. We’re not imperialists,we’re not occupiers; we’re idealists concerned with the growth of Humanity – and I mean this as the embodiment of altruism,American decisions are entirely submersed in our reverence for belief in our system of goverment and society… Who would deny that they’re making their decisions for the betterment of society as a whole,globally? The Friedman Marketplace, the Christian Right,the Leftist – our reason for government is to convert the injustices of the world into our better place. Who wouldn’t desire to be born an American?

God said to Abraham kill me a son / Abe said Man,you must be puttin’ me on / God said No,Abe said What? / God said You can do what you want Abe but / next time you see me,You Better Run… / Abe said where you want this killin’ done? / God said Out on highway 61…

But where are we know? In this comos of destruction,greed,failure,and augmented religion? I’m afraid those once-corporeal terms of Family and Friend have turned into that commercial desecration at the whim of… well,not capital desire,but more our own self-realized,self-empowerd morality. Our imperialism isn’t one of terra firma but of the self-serving economic metaphor. Pax Americana is not about territory; the notion died in that nineteenth century along with the Old Greats – as Britain,Germany,France,and Spain saw the birth of the United States and its rise to export power. This country has never known,truly,the old imperialistic notions of land… in fact,Americans have long since seen ourselves as unique, distinct,and enlightened. Our empire expanse is based in our beliefs of Democracy and Idealism,Capitalism; not simply a desire for territory. What we promote is a complex system of Economies and Financial Markets, and we’ve done this since the nineteenth century. Our armies are our corporations. We can promote a system of capitalism-cum-democracy in foreign nations – playing the tunes of populists – and reap the capitalistic economic benefits (Capitalism and Democracy cannot be separated,no?)… America did invent Rock n’ Roll.

Mark Green – and what’s becoming a less-common trait of following Bush by the letter – is the local magistrate of a failed thought process; who view American Foreign Policy as that sole beacon of emancipation in a wicked night of savage peoples. Who believe in the unadulterated virtue of the free market and the notion that Democracy Is Freedom. Let’s take one of my common arguments – that the Iraqi people didn’t fucking want democracy – quote they’d never known Freedom… But Fuck That,this is exactly the problem. The problem isn’t the Iraqi inexperience with Freedom or Democracy. The problem is that I think of Iraqi people as those Mark Green savages,people who couldn’t understand what America is like,nor understand why America exists. What they believe in is so exotic to the Family Man’s ear that American’s would never hear of such a thing as Islamic Goverment… And why an entire culture would desire it.

This is the crux of it: The problem isn’t in Iraq,the problem is within our minds and within our views of the world as it exists outside of our American perception. We apply our funadmental belief upon Iraq as if they could just see our visions… spirit visions… of the American conquest in the past and the economic capitalistic control we have simply aquired through the twentieth century of War; due mainly to our adherence to our own patriotic- (self-) beliefs.

So,I’ve started,belatedly,on the 2006 elections. In preparation for the Doom that lingers in ’08. I’m starting on the Issues,and on the Governor,and Mark Green – the Target. I’ll pick out the important ones; ones that reflect the long-standing Family Values described in North Country:

Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004) — an aside here; let’s be clear: what’s important in the previous record is not the phrase Pledge of Allegiance. What’s fundamental is the word "protecting"…

Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)

Let’s take another moment to ask a big What The Fuck on "during the War on Terror" phrase.

Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)

Let’s get this right: Reformation through Decimation; How To Raise Your Children Through Capital Punishment and The Strong Father Morale

Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001) (did you earn this money?)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)

Now let’s get down to brass tacks and Humanity:

Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)

These are the sort of heavy family values ahered to by the generation of fathers and grandfathers we know and love and respect… I wish it weren’t the situation of life we live in where the ones we love and the people we respect are not mutually exclusive with the ones that bare responsibility and resentment and condolence – as metaphore – as crimes portrayed in North Country. I don’t want to hate the ones I love… but then when & where do we draw that line? Or why that line drawn?

The problem isn’t of crime & punishment. The concern is humanity and love,not retaliation. Our American problem inre: Family Values isn’t the preservation of our traditional values,it’s the preservation of our respect and our duty to confront the horrors of humanity that our blood kin have committed. We have to talk about it. We have to address our mistakes. It’s what Jesus moved in; the human capability of the Virtue of Humility.

And here we are led by monsters of divisiveness, bigotry,partisanship,and polarization… Turning brother against brother,friend agaist friend,the Fear grows here,nation against nation… We’re a confused breed,caught in what we assume is the inevitable trick of politics and life of choosing the lesser of two evils. And now,in this desparate failed year of ’06,it comes again. Don’t take any gruff from these swine. Be careful what you’re led to believe; remember,Vonnegut’s still alive,he’s your grandfather,and he’s goddamn pissed off. It’s atrocity time; it’s time for the great reappraisal. And fuck it for this evening… I’ll be at Cactus for a beer and whatever else I can get my hands on. Diamond Doyle is gonna have financial scandal problems,and with his narrow margin,the fat is in the fire… but I’ve been in contact with Feingold,so hopefully we can sort this out,if he’s willing to try the Freak Power ticket and a few grams of Ibogaine.

God,this movie pissed me off.

The history of women’s rights dates back to the old age of 1998… when the trial of the miners of Minnesota finally won their case against crimes committed in 1975… a sidestep ahead of black rights from the sixties…,and the boiling subversion of immimgration. When we consider ourselves civilized and above the savages of our modern America-Iraq relationship,we simply and blankly ignore the failures of our own present-day systems. Moral Bankrupty circa 8 years ago (from wikipedia):
 

Jenson first began working at the site in 1975 and, along with other women,endured a continuous stream of abhorrent behavior from male employees, including sexual harassment and stalking. In October 1984,she mailed a complaint to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights [1]outlining the problems she experienced. In retaliation,her car tireswere slashed a week later. The state requested that Ogelbay Norton Co.[2],a Cleveland,Ohio-based part-owner of the mine,pay US$ 11,000 to Jenson in damages,but the company refused.

The next year,the case was filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Class-action status was requested at the time,and granted three years later in late 1991 by Judge James Rosenbaum. Jenson quit working at the mine about a month afterward,in January 1992. She was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder a short time later.

A liability trial began in December 1992 in front of Judge Richard Kyle in St. Paul,Minnesota,and six months later,he ruled that the company should have preventedthe misconduct. The company was ordered to educate all employees aboutsexual harassment.

Patrick McNulty of Duluth was named special mastera few months later to oversee a trial that would determine the amount of money owed to the women in damages. The retired federal magistratepermitted lawyers from the mine company to obtain medical records of all of the women for their entire lifetimes. Ahead of the trial,which took place in Duluth in mid-1995, the plaintiffs endured long depositions that explored their personal lives in great detail.

McNulty expressed a great deal of skepticism in delivering his report in 1996, going so far as to call the women "histrionic."After revealing various personal details about the plaintiffs,heawarded each of them an average of $10,000. However,the judgement was appealed, reversed in December 1997 by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. A new jury trial was ordered.

On December 30,1998,just before the trial was set to begin,fifteen women settled withEveleth Mines for a total of $3.5 million. One of the original plaintiffs,Pat Kosmach,died partway through the case on November 7,1994.

Let’s keep in mind,very closely,that many people in this country would like to see the American Civil Liberties Union labelled as a Terrorist Organization,subject to criminal and religous liabilities… doomed to the most rigerous of public deaths. There’s a clear line drawn further and further out from the center scraped on the concrete pavement, blacktop rural county highways,and soybean and corn farms of the rolling hillsides. Remember,Family Values,The superiority of the Strict Father Model,the Guidance of your Superiors,the Natural Order. You know your place. You stay put. You melt your Nazi gold to make your golden calf… Keep your God out of my bedroom,I’ll keep my gun out of your face.

Get In… from the dust of June 22nd…

29 minutes were spent on network television to 1.7 million people murdered by the Khmer Rouge from the year 1975 to 1979.

from the diaries of the dark scanner
The dead and bured remain ghosts in the Great American Myths,the living suffer the horrors of the practical and the economic. Hello legs; Hello Rock ‘n Roll Spaceboy fancy fear locked away insecurities lost in a world of bad sex and apathy. The great abilityt o make the meak as tall as Lincoln while rotting the brain with adamant ignorance. I’m sure it’s glamorous and charming. I am not. I am angry and confident. Chemicals and procedures of the night drag on through horrible encounters with the lost and broken. Where there’s no mythos or help or savior for the economic. Simply the volume of drunk politicos drowning out the silent cries of the homelesss. Chemicals pinpoint the target of shapeless suicide… warm food & drunk women feed social pressures in an awesome wave of early morning fears. The caucophony of the vomit stained steps of 4:00 am America. The assurance of the 9am sunshine on the hot concrete city with a cool breeze brings something back. A short walk back from that terrible trouble,the hangover bringing back the firing of that one lone synapse of depression and personal failure you’ve spent the night attempting to silence. Exhaust sets in as RNA fails,compacency and elation occur. Acceptance. The great spirit of the humane and serene. House,lawn,earth,motor vehicles & gas stations…

earlier this summer…
America has a problem with credibility. Political and religeous arguments break down continually to individual experience and personal righteousness. My uncle was in the war. My brother is in Iraq. You don’t know what it’s like. Sins of the father? Dissertations on doing the Right Thing… Oil,Control,Republican Idealism. On the religeous front,Christ has lost touch with the Arab.

Our failed middle east policy is born of reppublican hawkish attitudes and neocon ideals mired in political corruption and corporate money. And it is failed. This is not a Bush failure,this is an American failure. Giving the Iraqis the right to vote – Democracy is not the defining American trait. The Inseperable Capitalism and the breed of economic might through the global marketplace brought by the sole superpower. A false sense of patriotism rises from the individual human rights and experiences – your credibility. Back in reality,we’re caught up in a violent,fanatical gears of the multinational corporate interests – influence,power,energy,monetary sustainability.

Democracy promotion is the specicialty and motive of the poor,the underclassed, the oppressed,and often the socialist. Democracy is an Equalizing Force driven by injustice of an oligarchy. Bush and the Conservative aren’t intersted in the equalizing nature of Democracy as much as they’re interested in building a friendly presence in the Middle East as well as some failed ideal of a stronghold against the spread of militant Islam. An Iraq that will respsect the western economic rules. The point of Iraq is not Democracy. And is sure as fuck is not Weapons of Mass Destruction.

There are two decisions that need to be addressed. One is what to do with Iraq now. The other is what to do with an Administration who’s making that current decision who brought the World into the destruction of a horrible,stable regime under incorrect and false pretense. The failure must be separated from the response.

On the first. Iraq cannot sever the oil to the US,in principle. Our SUV-Corporate lifeblood is massive oil consuption,and we saturate the market with our fix. And our intimate courtship of China’s growing oil intake and Iraqi Economic and Export Freedom. Our failed policy and strategy in Iraq – an extensive war against a guerrilla insurgency that conservatives and policymakers refuse to address in practical,honest, and valid terms. The Middle East and Arab world see America as a whole, and we should think of ourselves the same way. As a whole,we’ve gone into a tyrranical stable regime and through unilateral military strength,removed it. Through shit policy and planning,from Day Fucking One we’ve let Iraq be decimated to the point of secular civil war, through depresion of the human spirit,depravity of their religion, occupation from a force whose job is not tact or understanding. Through hypocritical terrorist tactics and injustice in the name of War,we have created a nation to be fearful of. A fat man flailing,belching, swinging a McDonalds hamburger in one hand an a tactical laser guided missle in the other; shitting oil and using ignorance for a nut cup. Our presence in Iraq may be keeping a fundamental civil war from breaking out,or a democratic,fundamental Islamic society may arise. But,our presence in Iraq is also a military one – as opposed to a multilateral, peaceful,democratic,political,or police aid.

A Democracy requires not simply an elected government. A truly free society requires a fundamental belief in a constitutional law,in an equality of the people enforced in a Bill of Rights. No matter how sure of ourselves that they believe in a different God and what Hell they’ll go to. This can’t be brought by a simple desire to hold elections,to vote for whom you want. Democracy is that Equalizing Force,not a movement of Freedom – on one end – or Captialism.

Tolerance is not the product of civilian protest,but of the human nature inherent in tactical human policy. Progressive,humanist,republican,neocon,its not about the outcome. It’s about the approach,tolerance,personality.

Our domestic politic is built on the orchestration of the soul at the moral level. Principles of Conservativism are simplistic and basic – fundamental – indicating to the impression of some abstract base truth and honesty. These are the falsehoods brought on by an emotive response, not an intellectual one… but shit,this is enough for now.

now
Let’s just leave this one to the lost bin of notes gathering dust on the punished and corrupt bits of this laptop…

Letter to Senselessbrenner,et al.

DRUG TESTING FOR THOSE COLLECTING WELFARE OR UNEMPLOYMENT

This week our activist proposal comes from Tijeras,New Mexico:

"Too many of our tax dollars are spent on people sitting at home doing
drugs. I think everyone receiving welfare,unemployment or any kind of
Government assistance should be submitted to random drug tests. If they
do not pass the drug test the Government assistance,welfare or
unemployment they are receiving should stop. Regular people that are
employed are subject to random drug tests and so should people receiving
Government assistance,unemployment or welfare."

Response (I was… "prudent"…):

The Right to Privacy is the foundation of Freedom and our great nation. Legislating this sort of invasive action on American citizen’s homes and lives in the name of saving taxpayer dollars is indistiguishable from a police state,where the underclass and underprivileged live under a tyrranical police fear – a Fear that will provide those with no other option the motive for continuing violence,anger,and segregation of our neighborhoods.

The problems of drugs in this country is targeting our youth in the privileged and underprivileged sects of society of all colors. We need support for families,support for options other than drugs in blighted neighborhoods where children have no future. Where the life expectancy of an African American is 20 years of age.

Welfare is not a burden on the wealthy but an opportunity for families in need to achieve the American Dream in the face of violence,discrimination,poverty, and depression.

This sort of legislation and goverment talk is the foundation for what many see as class warfare – the continuing policy of the rich to undermine the poor for their own financial benefit. This is the rhetoric of failed domestic policy and a rejection of the American concept that all are treated and created equal,and that all children deserve the chance to work hard,achieve greatness,and rise to become models of American society.

In the priviledged world,We the American People hear about corrupt lobbyists,political scandal,and corporate accounting malpractice; yet legislation such as this comes down from those places and targets the poor and underclassed – those directly subjugated to the consequences of those aristocratic crimes with the least ability to prevent them. Do the poor have the power of the marketplace?

Is the answer to the continuing drug problem in America to pull welfare and public assistance from those who need it? Where will they turn to then? Will that prevent them from continuing the drug problem? The situation is doubly false. These families struggling to get by,in communities where drugs offer a glamorous and wealthy lifestyle alternative,will simply turn to the last options they have. These people do not fear a life filled with violence,murder,and destitution,they do not fear a racist and fierce police force nor arrest. The problem continues. This is simply a last, stupid,tired attempt at legislating a problem that won’t go away through simple scare tactics.