Suggested by James McEnteer…
Suggested by James McEnteer…
Chris Hedges on fascism, propaganda, corruption–
Let’s see. Russia warned US intelligence, twice, both before and AFTER his trip to Dagestan in 2012 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a terrorist. Saudi Arabia warned the United States at least once. The FBI even interviewed Tamerlan, the alleged mad bomber, and his family. Then for some cloudy, unexplained reason shrouded in mystery and deception, the FBI failed to keep track of Tamerlan when he returned from Chechnya and Dagestan, a known hotbed of Islamic radicalism where car bombs explode on a regular basis.
A casual internet search would have turned up the most radical Jihadist videos and pronouncements, and Tamerlan made himself persona non grata at his local Mosque as well. His radical outbursts got him booted from the Mosque for being too nuts.
Oh, but FBI never heard of “the suspects” before, and needed to enlist the public’s help to identify them from photographs.
On the other hand, in the case of that terrorist fiend Julian Assange of the “terrorist website” Wikileaks, it’s a different matter altogether.
“At least a dozen American governmental agencies, including the Pentagon, the FBI, the Army’s Criminal Investigative Department, the Department of Justice, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Diplomatic Security Service, are assigned to the WikiLeaks case, while the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are assigned to track down WikiLeaks’ supposed breaches of security. The global assault—which saw Australia threaten to revoke Assange’s passport—is part of the terrifying metamorphosis of the “war on terror” into a wider war on civil liberties. It has become a hunt not for actual terrorists but a hunt for all those with the ability to expose the mounting crimes of the power elite.”
Keystone XL Protester Faces 1 year in Jail For Speakinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XthAezqn738
Treasonous JUDGES are cooperating with corporations to silence dissenters. The First Amendment guarantee of free speech is being systematically eroded in the service of increasing corporate power and profit. This Keystone XL case is a sign of increased crackdown on environmentalists, who are the targets of increased legal penalties for opposing the fossil fuel industry. The corruption of government is now outlawing free speech by those who seek to stop dangerous, dirty tar sands pipelines and watershed-polluting fracking operations.
Full blown fascism coming down the tracks. The joy of living in a criminal state and surrounded by ignorant buffoon flag wavers.
“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
– Benito Mussolini
In a nutshell, why this abomination of a “health” system is a terrible experiment…
“Every January, health insurance companies across America will send out tax documents to each insured individual. This tax document—a copy of which will be furnished to the IRS—must contain sufficient information for taxpayers to prove that they purchased qualifying health insurance under Obamacare.
This new tax information document must, at a minimum, contain: the name and health insurance identification number of the taxpayer; the name and tax identification number of the health insurance company; the number of months the taxpayer was covered by this insurance plan; and whether or not the plan was purchased in one of Obamacare’s “exchanges.”
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
Written by insurance company lobbyists, who are of course the problem not the solution, lapdog Obama now wants to penalize you for not proving that you have purchased their inferior products. Obama delivers millions of new customers to the insurance racket, which is then free to siphon on profits and provide less expenditure for actual medicine.
This is the opposite of what the sane “developed world” does for its citizens. Their governments don’t act as mercenary goons for private corporate interests. Theirs is more socialistic, not punitive and profit extraction centered. Theirs actually works at greatly reduced costs to all concerned. But don’t let facts get in the way of politics and capitalism.