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Greed as the Foundation and Underlying Principle of the United States

March 10, 2019

The United States and capitalism (and its horrendous crimes) go hand in hand: it was itself the product of early Capitalism and has seen nothing since.

The United States is for this reason an empire built exclusively on Capitalist greed which is the foundation of any Capitalist system; and therefore it will be destroyed like Babylon once Capitalism is inevitably discarded by societies across the globe, a process which has already started.

On a personal level, capitalist greed is often the motivation behind a whole range of obviously destructive behaviors where the United States is a champion also.

For example, in the USA there was a rise in professional murders from fewer than 1,000 in 1980 to over 5,000 in 1997, and even more since.

The FBI puts this down to tougher divorce laws, which force the guilty party to fork out more money. Apparently, if the figures add up, aggrieved spouses hire assassins to kill their partners. One agent, who regularly poses as a hitman in order to apprehend the culprits, explains their motives: “They are basically driven by greed and jealousy. The clients are treating somebody’s life as just an annoying obstacle to what they want … People think: they want my money. So they deserve to die and I am going to arrange for their deaths.”

Obviously this cannot go on; and the ultimate fate of Babylon awaits the USA except that the latter isn’t going to last for 12 centuries like the former did.



Marine’s Letters to ISIS

August 8, 2015

A US Marine writes a letter to ISIS, threatens it with grave consequences, also lays it into POTUS Obama and the Congress.

Marine Isis

Semper Fi whatever to you!

Only in America: Police Tase and Beat Psychotic Man

February 2, 2015

A clearly unwell psychotic man was tasered twice and smacked with a police baton about 20 times at a car dealer somewhere in the USA.

The U.S. Dollar is not Backed by Anything of Value…

December 28, 2014

Dollar 100

Pothead Obama #Obama

November 16, 2014

Pothead Obama


Obama Oganja

While likely not the first principal inhabitant of the White House with a heavy drug addiction, Obama is surely the first Pothead US President. He was (and who’s to say that he still isn’t) a heavy (ab)user of pot for many decades and as recently as a decade and a half ago, and as a result probably has an extensive brain damage affecting cognitive functions and analytical abilities, his reasoning generally and also his speech.

 BTW, nice picture of Idi Amin there on Obama’s wall. Very apropos too.


Obama’s Penile Handicap

September 27, 2014

The Obama Empire of Small Dick… but big bombs and long missiles…

This is why Obama is overcompensating by bombing the seventh country in six years.

Colorado Car Chase

March 13, 2014

Man caught in a Colorado car chase with multiple carjackings!

Mentally Ill Man Multiple Shot to Death by LAPD

December 31, 2013

Video: a driver shot to death by LAPD discharging their weapons multiple times at the injured unarmed mentally ill 51 year old man who had no idea why the pi… erm… cops were chasing him and could barely walk let alone run. Cops get away with it as per usual in the US of A.

Here Lies America: Shot to Death

December 18, 2013

Here Lies America: Shot to Death

There was snow that morning, so the hiss of flakes against the windows was a constant companion as I got her ready for the day. I watched her eat a bowl of cereal and drink a glass of orange juice, helped her shrug into her winter coat, made sure her laces were tied, and held her hand as we managed the icy walk to the car. She kissed my cheek before stepping out into the controlled mayhem of the sidewalk in front of the school. I watched her as she was swallowed by the mob of children flowing in the schoolhouse door. I think I saw her look back and smile.

I was barely home before the phone rang. Something happened, something happened, I don’t know what, but something happened. Turn on the news, and it’s a view from a helicopter above her school, armored cops with rifles raised (“Like the ants that fight,” you randomly remember from a Thomas Harris novel) swarming through the front door, children streaming out of the side of the building, is that her? Is that her? Where is my daughter?

No, that’s not her, none of the screaming, hysterical, traumatized children on CNN are my baby, my baby is still in the building, face down in an ocean of blood and tangled in a pile of other dead children. Someone shot my baby so many times she doesn’t have a face. Her jawbone is gore on the classroom wall, and I have to bury her with a closed casket so no one at the funeral throws up at the sight of her.

Welcome to the nightmare. As a parent, that scenario is one of many I am forced to deal with in my mind now, thanks to the Sandy Hook massacre.

I consider myself enormously fortunate, however, to have to deal only with the fear of someone randomly massacring my daughter. The reality of that horror is a national phenomenon. By a conservative estimate, at least 194 children have been killed by guns in the year since Sandy Hook. There have been more toddlers killed by toddlers with guns than there have been American adults killed by terrorists in this fading calendar year. The average age of the children who were killed by guns since Sandy Hook is six years old.

The folks who build small coffins for a living are enjoying a boom time.

The hard facts of the bloodbath:

1,500 state gun bills have been introduced in the year since the Newtown massacre and, of those, 109 are now law, according to The New York Times. Seventy of the enacted laws loosen gun restrictions, while just 39 tighten them. And, though largely symbolic, some 136 bills nullifying federal gun regulations were sponsored in 40 states. In Colorado, two pro-gun control lawmakers were booted from office in historic recalls and a third stepped down in anticipation of a similar fight.

The nonprofit Sunlight Foundation, which promotes government openness and transparency, reviewed lobbying, spending and policies at the state and federal level over the years and, along nearly every metric, rights advocates have trounced opponents.

The gap between direct contributions in favor of gun rights and those in support of gun control is stunningly large, with gun-control contributions amounting to just 6.5 percent of what gun-rights advocates raised from 1989 through the 2012 elections.

Gun rights candidates and causes raised $29.4 million in direct contributions to candidates, parties, and PACs at the federal and state level. Gun control causes raised just $1.9 million, according to Sunlight-provided data from the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Institute on Money In State Politics. In seven states-Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming-no contributions whatsoever were made in support of gun control.

Though support for stricter gun laws spiked slightly recently, it’s falling back down to its historically low levels, according to Gallup data. But while support for stricter laws has fallen, support for loosening restrictions has remained relatively steady. Instead, support for making no changes has climbed.

If a pill, or a car, or anything else was killing as many children a year as guns, there would be a national panic, and a recall, and bi-partisan legislation in Congress to make sure it never happens again. An epidemic of toddlers painting the walls with their siblings’ blood because Dad couldn’t be bothered to police his firearm? Bah and feh, whatever, because freedom.

More than one million people in America have been killed by guns since 1980. For perspective, imagine if every living soul in Austin was put to the sword, or San Francisco, or Columbus, or Indianapolis, or Charlotte, or Memphis, or Boston, or Nashville. If every man, woman and child in any of those places were summarily executed, it still would not equal the number of people who have died by guns since Ronald Reagan won his first presidential election.

In Uganda and Sudan, you can get an AK-47 assault rifle for the bargain-basement price of one chicken. In America, it’s a little more expensive, but not much more difficult, to do the same.

I opened this article with a fantasy about finding out that my daughter had been slaughtered in her school. Doing so made me literally sick, but I am at an utter loss to come up with any other way to make the bleeding fact of all this real enough to warrant attention. We have armed ourselves to the teeth at the same time as we have stopped giving a damn about each other, and so every massacre happens to someone else, somewhere else, tough luck, better you than me…and that’s why we can’t get a handle on this grotesquely obvious problem.

It isn’t NRA money, or right-wing pressure groups that bears all the responsibility for this. Neither would stand a chance against the kind of unified front represented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Remember MADD? They changed the country, changed the culture, because too many kids were getting scraped off windshields and sent home to their parents in zippered sacks.

We don’t have the kind of grassroots public advocacy against the epidemic of gun deaths that we had against drunk-driving deaths, even though it is children who do the dying all over again. There is nothing close to that kind of campaign happening anywhere.

We just don’t care enough to make it stop, because it happens to other people, right?

That, right there, is why and where this country lost its way. The fact that we can’t keep thousands of our citizens from dying by guns, and that even attempting to do so amounts to political suicide, is a shameful epitaph.

Here Lies America: shot to death. Please omit flowers.


Corruption in NY State

December 8, 2013

Rampant corruption in New York State, USA.

So rampant in fact that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo set up the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption earlier this year, and it just released its preliminary findings in a report. The report details widespread incidence of corruption within the New York State government, and suggests ways to deal with it.

But how can you expect American politicians to ever legislate anti-corruption measures if they themselves would inevitably be the first target of such measures? Catch 22.

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