Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
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
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.
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 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.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
My dreaming soul last night was king again
As in past days
I wandered through the Palace of Delight
And in my dream
Down grassy garden ways
Glided my chariot, smoother than a summer stream
There was moonlight
And a faint wind softened the air of night
For it was Spring.
Li Yu (937-978)
Monday, May 7, 2012
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
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.