Friday, November 27, 2009

Save an Historical Village from Destruction

This article at Palestine Think Tank describes how this historical village of Lifta, on the slopes of the hills of Jersusalem, is destined for destruction by the building of more illegal Israeli settlements. The village was abandoned in 1948 when well-armed Israeli troops drove poor peasants from their land. They have not been allowed to return to the village in years since, even though many former residents live only a few miles away in Jerusalem. According to the article, "Lifta is considered by many as a rare and fine example of Palestinian rural architecture with narrow streets aligned with the slopes of the mountains around it. Its cubist forms are a wonderful manifestation of the mastery of the Palestinian stone masons who were the indigenous owners and builders of these houses."

Sign the petition to save Lifta or do whatever you can do to stop these Israeli atrocities - paid for with by 5-10 billion dollars in US government financial, military and other aid every year. (And billions more if you consider that a major reason the U.S. is in Iraq and Afghanistan is to protect Israel's ability to keep stealing land like this.)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tea Party vs. Immigration shows statist element of movement

Two videos from the November 14th mini-Tea Parties showed that the Tea Party movement is less about individual liberty than using government the way they want it used. In the first, a young man "punks" a Tea Party group getting lots of applause as he declares: "...Let's send these European immigrants back where they came from," he said to wild cheers. "We need to send every one of them back home. ... They stole this land through genocide and ethnic cleansing." Then he leads the crowd in the chant: "Columbus go home! Columbus go home!" Funnier than heck...

In the second video some left-wing Che Guevera fans counter-protest with the signs safely across the street from the Tea Party people. But one or two of Tea Party people come over, try to take their signs and the lefties jump all over them for trying to steal their private property. If only BOTH sides would go libertarian and stop promoting left and right wing STATISM.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Why the psychiatrist went crazy...

Besides being a Muslim who got ticked off for being insulted about being a Muslim in the military, what else could have driven military psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan crazy enough to join those who immorally use terror to protest oppression? (Unless he was dumb enough to think terror is an effective method of proselytizing?)

Anyway, Kevin Tillman is the brother of football player turned American soldier Pat Tillman (above) who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan - which the military covered up for 5 weeks. He was shot 3 times in the head! In 2006 Kevin listed some reasons even Christian and Jewish and Americans of all religions are disgusted with the U.S. government - and most of them still apply to President Obama...

Somehow the more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes.

Somehow American leadership, whose only credit is lying to its people and illegally invading a nation, has been allowed to steal the courage, virtue and honor of its soldiers on the ground.

Somehow those afraid to fight an illegal invasion decades ago are allowed to send soldiers to die for an illegal invasion they started.

Somehow faking character, virtue and strength is tolerated.

Somehow profiting from tragedy and horror is tolerated.

Somehow the death of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people is tolerated.

Somehow subversion of the Bill of Rights and The Constitution is tolerated.

Somehow suspension of Habeas Corpus is supposed to keep this country safe.

Somehow torture is tolerated.

Somehow lying is tolerated.

Somehow reason is being discarded for faith, dogma, and nonsense.

Somehow American leadership managed to create a more dangerous world.

Somehow a narrative is more important than reality.

Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is.

Somehow the most reasonable, trusted and respected country in the world has become one of the most irrational, belligerent, feared, and distrusted countries in the world.

Somehow being politically informed, diligent, and skeptical has been replaced by apathy through active ignorance.

Somehow the same incompetent, narcissistic, virtueless, vacuous, malicious criminals are still in charge of this country.

Somehow this is tolerated.

Somehow nobody is accountable for this.

Update: Washington Post writes: "The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that to avoid 'adverse events,' the military should allow Muslim soldiers to be released as conscientious objectors instead of fighting in wars against other Muslims."

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Video: Halloween Protest at the White House

Halloween being my favorite holiday besides Winter Solstice, I got out to the Code Pink Halloween protest against Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran wars at the White House. As it happened, the Obamas were having a Halloween party for a bunch of kids who won a lottery, so we couldn't get close to the building. But we were right on top of the line of kids waiting to get in and gave them quite a dramatic show of ghouls and vampires sucking our blood to feed their wars. Hope one of them asked Obama when he was going to END the wars!! (That's me with "Don't Bomb Iran" bomb.)