Saturday, October 27, 2007

Putin Visits Iran - Next day, Bush Threatens World War III

On October 16, 2007 Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Iran to participate in the Second Caspian Summit and met with Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The next day, October 17, during a press conference, United States President George W. stated: "We got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon. "
Gee, now WHO could Bush have been talking to? Could it be PUTIN?!?!?
Does he mean, when we eventually get around to nuking Iran, we'll nuke Russia, too, if it doesn't stop standing up for Iran's right to peaceful nuclear power?
Evidently Russian President Boris Putin thought the latter, because on October 26 he opined on Bush's plans to install a radar base in the Czech Republic and 10 interceptor missiles in Poland, both former Soviet satellite nations. Putin said: "Analogous actions by the Soviet Union, when it deployed missiles in Cuba, prompted the 'Caribbean crisis.'"
Why in the world would Putin say this??
Could it be because Bush has rejected Putin's offer to put such installations in Russia and Azerbaijan, much closer to Iran where any missile defense actually might do some good. So its obvious why Putin thinks this is just a the beginning of a plan to TRY to protect Europe from Russian retaliation when the U.S. decides to shoot some of its European nuclear weapons at Russia. (Not to mention the fact that Bush threatened World War III nine days earlier?)
For those who weren't alive to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis, you missed the scariest few days of your life. I remember being 14 years old and standing with my mother at the kitchen table - located just 25 miles from the heart of New York City, well within the heat and blast zone of the dozens of multi-megaton Soviet nuclear bomb explosions that would hit the Big Apple and northern New Jersey. I asked her, "Is there going to be a nuclear war? Are we going to be bombed? Are we going to die?" She started crying and said she did not know.
As I've said here before and will say again, Putin - and China - probably should be worried about whether Bush/Cheney and Neocons Right and Left are gearing up for an eventual first strike to ensure that the U.S. stays number one, if only number one in the ability to get other foolish nations to keep lending money to it.
A whole list of reasons the Russians and Chinese should be frightened is presented in the March/April 2006 issue of Foreign Affairs. See "The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy" by Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press.
For those who are fed up with geopolitical breast beating and threats by power hungry mad men, there is an alternative: the happy decentralized world of small communities (which network and confederate regionally) where any necessary community decisions are made only when 3/4ths or 9/10ths of all eligible voters have approved them. In such a world Hitlers, Bushes, Sharons and such like eager to grab other peoples' lands will have to work really hard to get their tyrannical programs passed. And even if they are so charismatic they keep their flock of a few thousand enthralled, they'll never get militarily strong enough to harm anyone else outside a tiny radius and certainly not peoples halfway around the world. Check out the alternative to nuke war fighting nation states on Secession.Net.
As for the photo above of Brittney Spears or Paris Hilton? Or was it Marie Osmond, Brittny Gastineau, Garcelle Beauvais, Elvis, Pamela Anderson, Rosie O'Donnell, Mariah Carey or Vanessa Hudgens? Anyway, I’m sure they’ll all be delighted to know I used their names to try to stop the nuclear Armageddon that George Bush is just waiting on god to start! Read the article and see this great video about these John Hagee-loving NUTS who admit on tape they are looking forward to Armageddon and the death of all Jews who don't convert to Jesus.
PPS: A few days later
Gordon Prather wrote an excellent article on this topic titled Go Ahead On – Start WWIII.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

This is what nuclear war looks like

This would be the effect of a single ONE megaton bomb falling on Los Angeles when the Santa Ana wins are NOT blowing. Of course, after Bush nukes Iran -- just a few hundred miles from Russia's border -- and the Russians freak and nuke us back, Los Angeles will be hit by 30 or 40 one to ten megaton nuclear bombs. So I think we can safely say the WHOLE photo would look like that. Of course, there won't be any satellites to bring us groovy footage, and very few firemen to put out the fires, or hospitals to care for the injured, and little water and food for the survivors on the outskirts of the city who somehow manage to survive fire, blast and radiation sickness. See lots of scary nuclear bombed cities footage at Youtube.Com/DontBombIran
PS a few hours later. Did I forget to say SECEDE! Before they get us NUKED?? Sounds like a button and a t-shirt... meanwhile get these!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Surplus Males Riot in Georgetown

Biologically, more boys are born than girls because they die more frequently of disease and accidents. But modern technology keeps more of them alive, meaning that as they grow into their twenties, there are more men seeking fewer females - especially since many younger women marry older men. This tendency is much worse in India and China where women are less valued and sonogram technology is used to identify and abort tens of thousands of girl babies each year. (It is estimated that more than 30 million young Chinese men will not find wives!)
Two women authors talk about the result of this phenomena in their book: Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population
In my e-book THE RETURN OF STREET FIGHTING MAN I detail how these young men, without the civilizing influence of women and family responsibility, turn to gang activity - including political gangs like white power enthusiasts and "black bloc" left wing formations. I've had my full of those types since the first became prominent during organizing for the year 2000 IMF protests. I detail the "invasion of the body snatchers" way that nonviolent activists were bullied into condoning street violence by those who wanted the publicity, and even personal notoriety, such violence attracts.
It was a member of a black bloc who threw the rock that hit this woman in a store in Georgetown, Washington, DC during a Friday night, October 19th, protest of the IMF meetings by a couple hundred people. They call their organizing group OctoberRebellion.
A young man claiming to be the woman's sister writes a blog entry that explains who she really is and her reaction to the rather serious injury. He includes several links to mostly right wing rants about the incident. Including to Michelle Malkin (the Filipino immigrant and blood thirsty neocon who rants against illegal immigration) who writes about Anarchy in Georgetown. Most of them link to the Youtube video below.

Of course, these young men refuse to admit that their strategic fondness for violent street demonstrations is in part a result of their being lonely guys forced to hang out with rowdy male friends for companionship. And let's not forget the the cultural imperative that men prove their manhood through violence - discussed here in my e-book. Yes, the testosterone driven male stampede to nuclear annihilation continues apace.
But at least this blog entry will survive on some safe server in some rural server farm, perhaps to be discovered a thousand years from now by some researcher in a partially revived civilization. And then someone will know why it all happened and that Carol Moore told you so!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Would Any One Obey if Bush Declared Martial Law??

Ralph Nader reveals that Congressman Olver, Democrat, Massachusetts wrote to constituents something I've been saying for two years. If the Democrats impeach President George W. Bush (aka the greatest fool ever to inhabit the office), Bush will bomb Iran, declare martial law and cancel the 2008 elections.
That's why I haven't been too excited about impeachment - I'd rather wait til the height of the next sunspot cycle so liberals can organize a movement to prosecute, try, convict and imprison Bush and his traitorous neocon cronies. (That will keep them busy while the rest of us secede from the union.)
But with Bush at 24% approval ratings, the question is: would anyone obey him if he DID declare martial law? Military officers who think he's a reckless fool who listens more to Israeli generals than American generals? The National Guard who may decide to protect the nation instead of Bush and his cronies' asses? The police who might decide it's time for a national strike for better working conditions? Anyone besides a few hundred brainwashed right wing Freepers and Gathering of Idiots? You know the same people who will be out protesting against Hillary's wars if she gets elected, just like they protested Clinton's wars.
Watch the video from that energetic chronicler of DC protests and events William Hughes' youtube page. (Button available at Radical Buttons.Com; t-shirts at Cafepress.Com/RadicalStuff.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blogging on Secession at Vermont Commons

Vermont Commons describes itself as a "newspaper dedicated to the proposition that Vermonters should peaceably secede from the United States and govern themselves as a more sustainable independent republic once again." They invited me to blog from time to time at their site. I'm calling my series SECEDE AND SURVIVE, for reasons explained in my first entry. The topic is "Issues in Secession." You can read the whole article there, but just to list the issues, they are:
  • big state vs. small state secession;
  • learning from libertarian visionaries, left and right;
  • need for clear principles;
  • arguments over gradualist vs radical strategies;
  • central government co-optation and leadership sell out;
  • legitimate discrimination versus destructive bigotry;
  • overlapping secessionist networks and confederations.
Comments, especially about missing issues, welcome! And get that groovy bag and other secessionist paraphernalia at

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Truly Exciting Blog: Grandmother Embedded in Iraq

Jane Stillwater's Web Log started as this self-styled hippy grandmother's personal opinions. Her funny and on-target peacenik rants were so entertaining and popular that pretty soon publications were sending her to Iraq, Africa and other exotic locales to report. She's been written up in international publications like the Times Online and the BBC and lots of U.S. and local west coast publications. She wrote a book about her first trip to Iraq, available at She is now on her second trip to Iraq as an embedded reporter.
Titles of some recent blog entries include: Battle fatigue: Me and Oprah in the Green Zone; Bush leagues: How GWB lost the World Series to Iran; Gossip Girl in Kuwait: Is IRAQ going to be Bush’s next Ground Zero?; Ramadan for dummies: How to survive without food until sunset; Truth & Reconciliation: The Israeli neo-cons need to 'fess up!; Alcoholism in Africa: You know it's a problem here when even I start looking good!; How I spent September 11: Getting tested for Alzheimer's....;Touring an African jail: I found an empty cell here for George Bush!
Keep up the great work, sister!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Peace Tower Unveiling

See the long video of the unveiling with Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Ringo Starr at ImaginePeace.Com.

For some reason it doesn't show the tower actually beaming up into the sky, like this photo does. But this much shorter youtube compilation does.

Yoko has her own Youtube page in case you want to check it out.
Next spring there is a book coming out including people's stories of seeing the Beatles live. My story is in there. I saw them twice in 1964 and haven't been the same since...

Second Secessionist Convention Media Stories

From an email I distributed to thousands of secessionists:

The Second Secessionist Convention was held Oct 3-4, 2007 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Read the Associate Press and other articles and you'll see there was controversy over (mostly Southern Poverty Law Center) allegations that convention co-convener League of the South, or at least one of its leaders, is racist. More info at: WikiPedia. The Middlebury Institute co-convened.

In truth, all secessionists risk being tarred by "unionists" with the
"bigotry" smear because *some* secessionists obviously want separatist organizations, communities or nation states based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender, etc. The desire to work in political community with one's own kind does not necessarily mean hateful or supremacist or colonialist beliefs - though when it does we should protest the fact. But that doesn't mean we have to spend half our time denouncing any secessionist who doesn't toe any unionist's politically correct line.

To me a greater concern about the conference itself is that most of the attendees assume seceding entities will be one or more of the current states of the union. One of these days I'll list all the arguments for why we should be promoting secession by smaller entities (communities, cities, counties) which then form regional networks and confederations. See my site Secession.Net

One argument is suggested by the fact that two different gay blogs below gave the convention relatively positive coverage. Minority groups that want self-determination can most easily be accommodated by community-based secession movements.

Considering that a time of great change is coming, we must get our strategies and goals in order if we are to offer a real alternative to the various authoritarians jockeying to take greater control of
nation states worldwide. Help my personal effort, buy the button or the t-shirt/sticker/hat/etc.

See local tv video:
Second North American Secessionists Convention held in Downtown
WDEF News 12, TN - Oct 3, 2007

Also Video from First North American Secessionist Convention

Secessionists Meeting in Tennessee
The Associated Press - Oct 3, 2007
(NOTE: Versions also published by Fox News, USA Today and couple dozen local papers.)

Anger over Iraq and Bush prompts calls for secession from the US
Independent, UK - Oct 4, 2007 - By Leonard Doyle

The state of independence
Dublin, Ireland Saturday, October 06 2007

People Who Want To Secede From United States Hold Convention
John Pless - Oct 4, 2007

A House Divided Against Itself Can Not Stand . . Or can it?
Boston Magazine, United States - Oct 3, 2007

USA in 2008 and after
Roberto Carlos Alvarez-galloso

Yankee and Rebel Secessionists Meeting in Tennessee

Liberal State Secessionists Meet

Talking ‘Bout a Revolution

Monday, October 08, 2007

Imagine Peace - i.e., transcending God and State!

Thanks Yoko for encouraging me to blog again! Considering that my blog - and my life - is dedicated to imagining no countries, and no religion too. And to imagining Transcending God and State through Consciousness and Community! :-) Despite imperfect success, we must keep trying to attain higher consciousness and find or create community!
On October 9th 2007, John Lennon's birthday Yoko Ono unveils
the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.Visit ImaginePeace.Com

Now if only the 90% of peaceniks on planet could unite like this a couple times a week - how long would war last?? Send a wish for their capsules ASAP to