Sunday, December 30, 2012

Getting Off the Un-Merry-Go-Round


Obama wants horses to go to slaughter because he's afraid they might remind you of what it's like to be free, and all such symbols must be eradicated.

sj

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Good Medicine

My horse has a hoof like striped agate.
His fetlock is like a fine eagle plume.
His legs are like quick lightening.
My horse's body is like an eagle-plumed arrow.
My horse has a tail like a trailing black cloud.
His mane is made of short rainbows.
My horse's ears are made of round corn.
My horse's head is made of mixed waters
from the holy springs -- he never know thirst.
My horse's teeth are made of white shell.
The long rainbow is in his mouth for a bridle
And with it I guide him.


From: THEY SANG FOR HORSES, by LaVerne Harrell Clark
Thanks to Linda for this gift

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Like, ho-ho-ho, daddy-o...



For those of you who celebrate Christmas, you can hear this as "What Child is this?"
Otherwise, you can listen to it as "Greensleeves."
Either way, there's never been a sweeter sax than Paul Desmond's.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Winter Riding




I'd LOVE to try this.

sj

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Now THAT'S what I call riding!


Homesick Home



The place where I grew up
makes film noir look like  Frank Capra.
The entire world is corrupt and smarmy.
The bad guys are vicious, and the good guys are worse.
Everybody is working an angle.
A smile is a predator showing teeth.
A pat on the back is just a search to find a soft place to put the knife.
Every man for himself.
You're on your own.
Trust no one.
Anger, resentment, lust  in a pressure cooker
Ready to explode.
Beating back the existential angst
I score, therefore I am.
Gun at my back
Straight razor in my boot
Woman with a past on the arm
Of a man with no future
In a blued-steel, black leather,  Chet Baker world
Take what you can; it's all you'll ever get
And if you go down
Sober, with a hard-on, and  money in your pocket,
You're a three-time loser.

Man, sometimes I miss it.

sj

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

How Fairytales Become "History"




Repeat a lie often enough and people will begin to believe it's the truth.

sj

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Stones Still Rock




So does the truth.

I hope you dig it.


sj



Drugs that Don't Work for Disorders that Don't Exist


As chairman of the task force that created the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which came out in 1994, I learned from painful experience how small changes in the definition of mental disorders can create huge, unintended consequences.
Our panel tried hard to be conservative and careful but inadvertently contributed to three false "epidemics" -- attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder. Clearly, our net was cast too wide and captured many "patients" who might have been far better off never entering the mental health system.

- Allen Frances,
professor emeritus and 
former chairman of the department of psychiatry at Duke University.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar/01/opinion/la-oe-frances1-2010mar01

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The problem.....

... isn't that "Conservatives" are too conservative. 
The problem is that "Liberals" aren't all that liberal.


Monday, December 10, 2012

What They Don't Teach You in School



Excellent piece by Stefan Molineux
http://www.freedomainradio.com

Lethal Force as a First Response



There's only one proven method of dealing with a bully.
Best cure for this kind of thing is a little taste of their own medicine.

sj




Sunday, December 9, 2012

La Plus que Change, Daddy-o.....



Freedom.
Equality.
Justice.

STILL trying to make that real.

Eddie Harris & Le McCann circa 1969.

I hope you dig it.


sj

Saturday, December 8, 2012

YOU'RE the "ZOMBIE," Dummy!


"Zombie Apocalypse" is US military code-speak for an enraged population of starving citizens rising in protest against oppressive government. 
The phrase "Zombie Apocalypse" is used to (unsuccessfully) conceal from the public what the military are really training to do, and of course, to dehumanize the targets to make it easier for the soldiers to kill them in mass numbers. This is why Germans became "krauts", the Vietnamese were "Charlie", and the Muslims "Hadjis." 
What the government and military are really talking about when they say they are preparing for the "Zombie Apocalypse" is that they are preparing to murder 1/4 of the population to keep the other 3/4 obedient.
Michael Rivero, www.whatreallyhappened.com

Friday, December 7, 2012

Scat, Cat, Scat....



Chet Baker, one of my all-time favorites.
I hope you dig it.

sj

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Tao of Spartacus Jones

Those who beat their swords into plowshares
will end up doing the plowing for those who didn't.

Liberty & Justice
sj


Masters of War



This Bob Dylan song goes back to the early 60's.
Unfortunately, with Obama's cowardly love of indiscriminate murder-by-drone, it seems more a propos than ever.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Hard-Hitting Song



Eloquent pain.

Dig it.


sj

Seem Familiar?



“For the last four years, Barack Obama has not only asserted, but aggressively exercised, the power to target for execution anyone he wants, including US citizens, anywhere in the world. He has vigorously resisted not only legal limits on this assassination power, but even efforts to bring some minimal transparency to the execution orders he issues.

 This claimed power has resulted in four straight years of air bombings in multiple Muslim countries in which no war has been declared – using drones, cruise missiles and cluster bombs – ending the lives of more than 2,500 people, almost always far away from any actual battlefield. They are typically targeted while riding in cars, at work, at home, and while even rescuing or attending funerals for others whom Obama has targeted. A substantial portion of those whom he has killed – at the very least – have been civilians, including dozens of children.”

-Glenn Greenwald

Read the rest at:
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/11/27-2

Monday, November 26, 2012

Good Guys Win One



This is a disgraceful --- and increasingly common -- situation.
A SWAT TEAM?????!!!!!!
Because she refused to give her daughter questionable "medicine????"
WFT????

Fortunately,  there's at least one judge who has apparently read and understands the Constitution. But it could just as easily have gone the other way.

Do YOU own the Government? Or does the Government own YOU?


liberty & justice

sj

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Never give up. NEVER.



I hope this inspires you as much a sit does me.

Thanks to Linda for sending it along.


sj

Thursday, November 22, 2012

This is What Horsemanship Looks Like



No shoes.
No saddle.
No spurs.
No bit.

For those of you who fear not having "control," maybe this video will suggest what can be accomplished without coercion.

sj

Barefoot is Best




Thanks to Kim for sending this along.

sj

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Murdering the Future



Remember, remember
The 22nd of November
The murderous, treasonous plot...

sj

Good Company



Thanks to Linda for sending this along.

sj

Monday, November 19, 2012

JFK: Why it STILL Matters




Because the bastards who murdered him are still running the show, that's why.

sj

JFK: The Last American President



Setting the stage?

sj

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bad to the Bone



"Bad," of course, in the Chicago-ese sense of "incredibly good."
This is a clip of my old pal Adrienne Nims, and nobody can wail on woodwinds like she can.
Articulate.
Eloquent.
Soulful.
Sweet.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Monday, November 12, 2012

YES, I CAN!


I can have you locked up forever,
no charges, no trial.  
Yes, I can!
Or I can just have you killed.
Yes, I can!
Who's going to stop me?
 


Liberals, by voting for Barack Obama, betrayed the core values they use to define themselves -- the rule of law, the safeguarding of civil liberties, the protection of unions, the preservation of social welfare programs, environmental accords, financial regulation, a defiance of unjust war and torture, and the abolition of drone wars. 

The liberal class clung desperately during the long nightmare of this political campaign to one or two issues, such as protecting a woman's right to choose and gender equality, to justify its complicity in a monstrous evil. 

This moral fragmentation -- using an isolated act of justice to define one's self while ignoring the vast corporate assault on the nation and the ecosystem along with the pre-emptive violence of the imperial state -- is moral and political capitulation. 

It fails to confront the evil we have become. 

- CHRIS HEDGES


 READ THE REST AT:
 http://www.opednews.com/articles/Once-Again--Death-of-the-by-Chris-Hedges-121112-745.html

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Clear Vision



Chris Hedges is a profoundly astute observer, as well as an articulate man of conscience.
Do yourself a favor and watch this interview.

sj

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Horse Nation

We need another and a wiser
 and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals…

We patronize them for their incompleteness, 
for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves.

 And therein we err and err greatly.
 For the animal shall not be measured by man. 

In a world older and more complete than ours, 
they move finished and complete,
 gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, 
living by voices we shall never hear.

 They are not brethren; they are not underlings; 
they are other nations,
 caught with ourselves in the net of life and time,
 fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston 1888-1968



(Art by Marcia Baldwin)


The Cross That's Unbearable

School crossing. 
Railroad Crossing 



Deer Crossing 
 



Double-Crossing

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our New National Anthem



Le plus que change....

Dig this from Phil Ochs.

sj


So you can sing along:


I cried when they shot Medgar Evers
Tears ran down my spine
I cried when they shot Mr. Kennedy
As though I'd lost a father of mine
But Malcolm X got what was coming
He got what he asked for this time
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I go to civil rights rallies
And I put down the old D.A.R.
I love Harry and Sidney and Sammy
I hope every colored boy becomes a star
But don't talk about revolution
That's going a little bit too far
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I cheered when Humphrey was chosen
My faith in the system restored
I'm glad the commies were thrown out
of the A.F.L. C.I.O. board
I love Puerto Ricans and Negros
as long as they don't move next door
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

The people of old Mississippi
Should all hang their heads in shame
I can't understand how their minds work
What's the matter don't they watch Les Crain?
But if you ask me to bus my children
I hope the cops take down your name
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I read New republic and Nation
I've learned to take every view
You know, I've memorized Lerner and Golden
I feel like I'm almost a Jew
But when it comes to times like Korea
There's no one more red, white and blue
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

I vote for the democratic party
They want the U.N. to be strong
I go to all the Pete Seeger concerts
He sure gets me singing those songs
I'll send all the money you ask for
But don't ask me to come on along
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Once I was young and impulsive
I wore every conceivable pin
Even went to the socialist meetings
Learned all the old union hymns
But I've grown older and wiser
And that's why I'm turning you in
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nobody's Perfect


The first thing you have to do...




...is let go of your illusions.

Sophie's Choice


It's not an election.
It's an auction.
The Supreme Court, in what may be the most corrupt decision since Dred Scott, has made sure of that.

The whole charade is rigged to keep 3rd party candidates out.
And after that, it's a voter-fraud contest to see which side can cheat most effectively.

It's about personalities, not issues -- because Obama and Romney AGREE on just about everything: More wars, less liberty.
More taxes and fewer benefits for you.
Fewer taxes and more benefits for them.
They'll keep tapping you phone, your email...
They'll keep humiliating you with unconstitutional searches at the airports -- and soon, bus depots, train stations, taxi stands, shopping malls....
Don't like it?
Too fucking bad.

Step out of line, talk out of turn, and the President will have you disappeared or murdered.

Is this the "land of the free" that generations of Americans fought and died for?
Did my dad's generation fight the NAZIS in Europe only to have them reign here at home?
This is Hitler's wet dream come true.

If you can't summon up the wherewithal to endorse this farce with your participation, you won't be the only one.

liberty & justice,

sj

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stormy Monday



Sandy's coming up the coast and looking to tango with Iceberg Slim coming down from the north country, which might make for one hell of a party here in the Land of Oz late today and tomorrow.  I'm hoping they won't hurt any innocent bystanders.

T-bone Walker doing the classic tuen that he wrote back in the '40's.

I hope you dig it.

If you in my neck of the woods, stay safe.

sj

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Good Journey, Brother



Russel Means, Lakota patriot, educator and A.I.M. leader, has gone on to the spirit world.
He leaves behind a legacy of insight and courageous resistance.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Think I've Decided


Decisions, decisions....conflicting thoughts dance like GMO sugarplums in my head...

1. Maybe I won't vote at all. It's a completely corrupt system, top to bottom, and my participation only serves to validate it. Chivalry demands that I not be a party to any untruth...

2. Neither Obama nor Romney are worth the powder to blow them to hell, and anyone who actually votes FOR either of these smarmy bastards should get psychiatric help...

3. Ron Paul might have had a chance to upset the apple cart --- IF the vote-counting wasn't rigged...

4. Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson are ALL better candidates than Obamney -- but none of them has a snowballs chance in hell of winning...

EUREKA!!!

Back in 2000, Mel Carnahan, Missouri senatorial candidate died a very short time before the election, so his name remained on the ballot. He was elected posthumously over the incumbent John Ashcroft, which tells you that folks in Missouri have some very sound judgement.

George McGovern, one of the most stand-up guys to ever come down the political pike, ran for Prez in 1972 against Richard Nixon ( I trust I don't have to sing to you of Nixon's vices). Mr. McGovern  died just the other day.

So I'm going to write in George McGovern for President.

He should have been Prez back in '72, but the collective voting "we" just blew it. Voting for him now  might just be the perfect way to say "Go fuck yourself" to the Tweedle-dee & Tweedle-dum corporate pimps running on behalf of the Big Party (or "Parties" if you still believe there are two).

Thoughts?

liberty & justice,

sj

Hidden History




Here's a little bit of history they don't want you to know.

If you think "gun control" is a good idea, ask yourself who it benefits for you to be completely defenseless.

sj

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Help if you Can.


 
                    PLEASE JOIN “TEAM SIRI”:  A FUNDRAISER


Rainbow Meadows recently received a call from a local undersheriff that a young horse had been abandoned, wandering alone and lost for a week.   Siri’s story is the sad reality of abandonment, neglect and illness.  

Please join "Team Siri" by giving your love and funds to a young filly that has suffered greatly from man's injustices.  Quiet and gentle in attitude, this young Thoroughbred or Appendix Quarter Horse is in urgent need of surgery to remove an extremely large hernia.  Our vet has sent Siri's medical information to a surgeon at an equine specialty clinic.  We have received his response and a pre-surgical examination and surgery will be scheduled for the near future. The large hernia can be seen protruding from Siri's abdomen.
 
A hernia results from the protrusion of an organ and/or tissue through an abnormal opening.” In Siri’s case, it is likely composed of skin, subcutaneous tissue and intestines.  It is also hugely apparent on her abdomen, painful and has been present her entire life.  At this point, the surgery is serious but Siri can’t continue without it.

Please help Siri with your prayers, love and donations (no amount is too small and all will add up to change Siri’s life which up to her rescue has been a life pain and loss.) Our fundraising goal is $2500 and all donations will go directly to Siri’s surgery and/or continued medical and wellness care.   As a love offering to you, Rainbow Meadows will send donors of $50 - $99 a beautifully hand-crafted horse note card (suitable for a Valentine’s message to a loved one.)  Donations of $100 or more will receive a lovely glass heart.  Following her surgery, a drawing will be held for “Siri’s Victory Heart”—an artisan crafted heart shaped pendent made of horseshoe nails (with a leather cord).  All donors will be eligible to win this unique pendant in tribute to a horse whose name means “beautiful victory”.  PLEASE INDICATE YOUR DONATION IS “FOR SIRI.”   Donations can be made through PayPal or by sending a check to Rainbow Meadows.

The pictures below are representative of the cards and glass heart pendants (the cards vary slightly and the hearts are of various colors and designs.)  A picture of “Siri’s Victory Heart” is also attached.

We thank all of you for your hearts of pure love.  Team Siri, we will keep you updated on her journey.

To donate, go to: http://www.rainbowmeadowsranch.com/Rescue_HowToDonate.htm

Please specify your donation is for Siri.

Rainbow Meadows is a 501 (c)(3) IRS recognized charity and GFAS verified facility.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Resistance is a Moral Imperative




This is what a JOURNALIST looks like



And THIS is what a journalist does.
I love this woman.
She has the kind of courage we need a whole lot more of.

sj

The Breath of Allah



The first Muslim I ever met was a real horseman. Spoke lovingly of his horses. Didn't use bits or spurs (and this was quite a while back -- way before "natural horsemanship" showed up on the scene...) Turns out Islam has a special reverence for horses.

As the saying goes, the friend of my friend is my friend.

sj


(Thanks to Kim for sending me this link)


Friday, October 12, 2012

And that's STILL the news....




Richie Havens.
Woodstock.
A long, long time ago in another galaxy, far, far away...

And we're still fighting the same fight.
And losing.

If the dream of "liberty and justice for all" has to go down
Let's at least go down swinging.
We owe that much, if not to ourselves,
Then to our forebears, who fought and died for that freedom
And to our descendents who will rightly curse us
If we allow it to be taken from us
Complacently and compliantly
Without lifting
even one
finger.


sj

NDAA: A Declaration of War Against the American People

FUCK  the  NDAA


The NDAA constitutes an imminent threat of grave bodily injury or death to EVERY American.
It is lawful and moral to use force to protect yourself or another innocent person from such a threat.



Is it Time Yet?





JSTB.


sj

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Use in the Correct Order


Thanks to Kim for sending this along.   sj

My Kind of Woman

My kind of Journalist, too.
Well done, Amber.

sj

Friday, October 5, 2012

One Sentence




Obama et al should also get one sentence: 20 to life.

sj

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Lesser" Evil is Still Pretty Damn Evil



Obama or Romney?
Arsenic or cyanide?
Talk about a distinction without a difference.
No matter who wins, you lose.

Try something new.
Try voting FOR someone you really believe in, rather than trying to "pick a winner" or figure out which sob is marginally "less" evil.

sj


Resist!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

SLOW DOWN!




Slow down.
Wear your seat belt.
Pay attention.
Don't "multi-task" when you're driving.
NEVER drive when you've consumed alcohol.
The whole world can change in a split second.

We lose about 40, 000 people a year in motor vehicle accidents.
Half of those are kids.

Worried about "gun violence?"
It pales compared to motor vehicle violence.

Be safe.

Love,


sj

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lesser Evil?


You want to get mugged and shot by a guy holding the gun in his right hand?
Or would you prefer to get mugged and shot by a guy holding the gun in his left hand?

Hey, don't complain; you get to choose!

That's just about the degree of choice you have in the Presidential election.

No matter who wins, you lose.

sj

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blood




Great tune.

I hope you did it.


sj

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Rumor of Heroes




These days, when anyone who wears a uniform is lauded as a "hero" -- I thought it would be good to remember a man who defined "honor" and "courage" by his impeccable conduct.

If you don't know about Hugh Thompson, Jr., you should.
Damn few men I respect.
Damn fewer I admire.

But he's one of them.


sj

Monday, September 10, 2012

It Matters



To support your government
When you know damn well it's wrong
Is the lowest  cowardice
And the highest treason.

sj

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Obama, yo' mama



Stevie offered this cutting commentary on President Nixon back in about '74.
Looks like not much has changed since then, I'm sorry to say.
Because this goes double for Obama.

Technically, it isn't that he hasn't done nothin.'
It's that he hasn't done nothin' good.


Anyway, I hope you dig this one my one of my favorite writers.


sj

Friday, September 7, 2012

Election slime



Since we're now wading into the cesspool that will be the Presidential election, in which, as everyone knows, the largest turds rise to the top, I thought it would be appropriate to refresh ourselves with a little reality-check courtesy of the late George Carlin, master of profanity, and quite possibly the wisest and most honest man of his time.

I miss him.


sj

Monday, September 3, 2012

Quote du Jour


 

We don’t expect to live forever, which makes us a lot tougher than the dark side gangsters.  They want to kill us but they don’t want to fight us.  That little basic fact gives some of us a hell of an advantage.  Some of us want nothing more than to fight.

J.B. Campbell


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Did you know?



A little piece of history you never hear much about.
Or should I say ANOTHER little piece?

Thanks to the Lonely EMT for sending this along.

sj

Requiem for a Republic


Seven Spanish Angels



Great song sung by two masters of the craft.
I hope you dig it.

sj

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Can You Handle the Truth?


The Last Boy Scout



You'd have to go a long way to find a man as decent and honest as George McGovern. Should have been President. Had he been, we might not be in the god-awful mess we're in now. But, there you go.

For those who think that the US just suddenly went to hell in a handcart under Bush/Obama (who are like Siamese twins joined at the fascism) I would ask you to note Sen. McGovern's laundry list of things that need be done to straighten this country out. Hauntingly familiar?

Uh-huh. And that was 40 years ago.

Today we have all the same problems-- only worse.

First Presidential election I ever voted in and I'm proud to say I voted for McGovern. What was right and true and just back then, is still right and just and true now.

sj


Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Gun Control


It isn't about GUNS.
It's about CONTROL.
Of YOU.

sj

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Feelin' Dangerous




Some sweet accoustic guitar blues.
Makes me homesick.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Good Song is a Good Song a Long Time



May be the only band in rock & roll history to have the same four original members 40 years later.

I hope you dig it.

sj

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Post-Bastille Day Song



True then,
True now.
People rising up all over the world.


Especially for Tully.

sj

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Slow, Hot Wind...



One of my favorites by the master, Henry Mancini.
I hear this in my mind on sultry summer nights like these.
I would love to combine the Sergio Mendes version below, (such great vocals!) -- with the original orchestration.

I hope you dig it.

sj



Friday, July 13, 2012

"God Bless America"



This is the most brilliant and poignant thing I've seen in a long time.
From writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait.

I LOVED it.
That may say something about me.
Probably something not very good.

See it.
Let me know what you think.

sj

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nothing Has Changed




At least, not for the better.

sj

Friday, June 29, 2012

Satire?




Hard to know for sure.

sj

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Science Beats Superstition

I've got a little list...




Obama is trying to sell you the idea that these little wars cropping up are in response to some sudden dire situation.
Don't be a sap.
This was planned out long before Obama -- and probably Bush -- even became President.
Follow the money.
Don't be a sap.

sj

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sing it, Pal...

Esther



One of my favorites, Esther Phillip covering Gil-Scott Heron's HOME IS WHERE THE HATRED IS.
I hope you dig it.

sj

Monday, June 4, 2012

Who Killed Bobby?


The "official story" says it was Sirhan Sirhan, acting alone.
Yeah.
Another "lone nut."
Funny how these "lone nuts" never murder anybody who supports the power elite/status quo, only those who speak out against it.
Funny, too, that Coroner Thomas Naguchi determined that RFK had been shot three times, all from the rear at a steep upward angle, with powder burns indicating that the fatal shot was fired from one or two inches away.
Yet, all the witness say that Sirhan Sirhan approached Kennedy from the front and never got within three feet of him.

How come the "official story" -- such as with JFK's murder, Dr. King's murder, Robert Kennedy's murder, and the 911 "attacks" -- never seems to fit the evidence?


sj


It's Called "Murder"

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How About Remembering Some REAL Heroes





This Memorial Day, let's remember, not those who followed orders to deal out death and destruction, but those who fought for the peace and preservation of the whole world.


sj

Monday, May 21, 2012

It Ain't Over 'til It's Over



There's no statute of limitations on murder.
911 was the premise on which the "war on terror" was sold to the public.
If the premise is false?

We need to know.

sj

You're ALL "Indians" now....




During the war in Vietnam, territory not under the control of US forces was referred to as "Indian Country."
That should tell you something about the history of the war in Vietnam, and about the history of the United States, too.
And it ain't pretty.

Now the whole country is one big plantation/Indian Reservation, and everyone who lives in it subject to arbitrary violence from an occupying army -- the militarized "police" quit being "police" when they started sporting automatic weapons and forgot all about that oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

Welcome to the rez, Palefaces.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Last American President


 Just finished watching the 10 1/2 hour, 6-part documentary EVIDENCE OF REVISION, which you can find at:
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/evidence-of-revision/

It's painful.
Going over it all again, connecting the dots -- a few of which I hadn't connected before.
Remembering JFK, and Bobby and Martin.
Remembering them alive, remembering hearing them speak
Remembering how their words choked me up
Expressing so perfectly
My own dreams and visions.
My young heart's hopes for something better.
And I imagine, in fitful dreams, what might have been
had they lived.
The world that might have been.
The America that might have been.
Lost.

Our plight now
Is the the logical conclusion
Of what a group of greedy psychopaths began
Back in 1963.
Iraq, Afghanistan and a dozen other dirty, secret little wars.
The Patriot Act. The NDAA and all the rest.
It's the third act of a tragic play.
Hamlet on a global scale.
The footlights are low
And backstage, they're getting ready to bring the final curtain
Down on America.


Every President since then has been an accessory after the fact
In Jack's Murder.
And Bobby's.
And Martin's.
And many, many, many more.
So many dark and bloody deeds, the killers are awash in innocent blood.
Jack was the Last American President.
He was my President.
And he still is.

sj


Still Truth-Telling After All These Years

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Tao of Spartacus Jones

I never took a vow of poverty.
But I did take a vow of integrity.
Apparently, the economic ramifications are practically identical.


sj

Monday, May 7, 2012

It Can't Happen Here?




The U.S. Internment Camp: Prison for a New American Century
A newly uncovered Army document details U.S. internment camps on American soil.

Ryan Cummings, Contributor
Activist Post

The topic of civilian internment camps in the United States has been largely dismissed as a paranoid “conspiracy theory” by the mainstream media. Recent legislation and newly uncovered government documents, however, reveal the sad truth: The United States is quickly descending into a full-blown authoritarian police state.



It's no longer a question of whether you're paranoid, but whether you're paranoid enough. 

sj

Friday, May 4, 2012

Yet ANOTHER Conspiracy to Screw You

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day, May Day...

Chump Change


Monday, April 30, 2012

The Tao of Spartacus Jones

What you get from others is how you make a living.
What you give to others is how you make a life.


sj

Thursday, April 26, 2012

IF...IF....

 
“What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? 

Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... 

The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation....” 
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn