Ok, so Thom Hartmann suggests that libertarians are racists. But I think he’s suffering from cognitive bias. White cognitive bias. Rand Paul’s Confederacy Scandal Is Not an Anomaly — Libertarianism Is a ‘Philosophy’ That Papers Over Deep Racism in America Essentially, I believe Rand Paul and Ron Paul are clearly racists, so this is essentially [...]READ MORE »
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I know I’m probably one of the happiest people in America to see us finally legalizing marijuana. I spent almost 6 years in prison for growing weed and I think it’s about time we let every single person in prison on drug charges out. This is the most important thing that happened in this election. Marijuana has become the new swing vote.
The new recession busting strategy is all in the new green rush happening in Colorado and Washington. I’ve been wishing I could get back into my old business of growing weed for many years and now I think it’s time to make a move in that general direction.
Here are the top stories today in my view:
Anarchist AnalysisREAD MORE »
I want to talk to my democrat friends who are in the fight to help Obama win in 2012. One person, even if he’s the president, can’t really change things in America. But I still believe the work you’re doing is important to do. I also want to talk to my friends in Occupy Wall Street, this involves everyone. We’ve been dealing with a lot of issues lately, particularly the question of whether the 99% spring is a co-opting of the movement, moveon.org, etc. which has pushed people to having that conversation so I think all this is relevant to the movement as well.
Regardless of the fact I no longer consider myself a democrat and that I think it is important to work outside the system, I am still proud of the fact that I was a significant part of Obama’s election in 2008. I was the head organizer of the Indianapolis ACORN office at that time, I found and trained all the initial people and together we built a GOTV operation that in the end employed almost 400 registrars and registered 24,500 new voters in Indianapolis. The last time Indiana went blue was 1967 and it’s only done that three times. So that isn’t something that I’m going to look back on and think; “What a waste of time…” Organizing is what it is and politics is the art of the possible. I do not think it was foolish. I did what I thought was the right thing. I would do it again because at the time, it seemed like the right choice and in fact I still believe it was.
I want you to know, that I hope Barack Obama wins if the alternative is Mitt Romney if for no other reason than the fact that Mitt will appoint terrible supreme court justices. I think I and many other people will prefer Obama’s pick for the highest court in the nation.
I look at the long haul. I’m willing to fight all your fights with you, I always vote for who I think will be best for the country, not just my own personal views.
On the issue of health care, I’m hopeful and grateful for the work that has been done by everyone but I know there is much more to do. I have serious health issues, reforming this system matters to me personally. I’m of the belief that “some disassembly may be required”, but that doesn’t mean I think we can’t save some parts of the world as we know it. We just have to sort through it all together and see what’s important to us.
So please don’t treat me like a dirty hippie pariah for saying that I’m not happy with Obama. I’m not an “herbal tea bagger”, I don’t think he’s evil, I’m just justifiably dismayed and righteously angry at the failure of so many of his campaign promises. The system seems to have absorbed him.
I’m just sick of being marginalized in my own country for having chosen the safer alternative recreational drugs over alcohol .READ MORE »
From their website: Exile Nation
An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System
A film by Charles Shaw
The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other country. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government’s 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of “out of sight, out of mind.”READ MORE »
The Under Report – You won’t see this on #LameStream Media!
FBI might shutdown the Internet on March 8 http://ning.it/zppvq0
Taking A Stand: Greek Police Rise With Their People! http://ning.it/vYZ5lj
THE INVISIBLE HAND: See Who Is Really Running the World http://ning.it/xpsW3A
Occupy Must Learn We Are What We Buy: The problem behind inequality is an economy driven by consumption http://ning.it/yKGPUD
WikiLeaks denounces #UNESCO after WikiLeaks banned from UNESCO conference on WikiLeaks http://ning.it/x8UEQM
Fox Pundit Says #Women In The #Military Should ‘Expect’ To Be Raped http://ning.it/xwVRpq
JPMorgan Chase CEO: I Was Safer In Lebanon Than With The #Occupy Protesters http://ning.it/x7VgAo
Chicago Most Corrupt City In America: Report http://ning.it/ycry7i
Occupy Wall Street calls for May Day general #strike http://ning.it/zm5QIGREAD MORE »
The other day I was on a thread on FB that someone had posted a video that drew a correlation between the drug war and the race war calling the disparity in sentencing for blacks effectively “the modern Jim Crow”. So, in the argument, someone said: “Your rights end at my nose” and I couldn’t quite stop thinking about it. Here are my observations regarding that.
Solidarity to me means (and the United States is a union) that we look at each others issues and embrace them as if they were our own because it is our brothers or sisters fight and we work together always or we lose that right. Instead of trying to find only that piece of ground that we can all agree upon, solidarity goes beyond just finding common cause. You cannot protect your own unique perspective upon your rights without also arguing for those rights as they are perceived by your fellow human beings.READ MORE »
Share Wide…Fellow 99 percenters:
Every four years, both major parties begin their Presidential nominating season in Iowa. On the evening of January 3rd, Republicans will go to their local precinct locations to caucus. Democrats will also go to precinct locations to caucus that night. It is a chance for Iowans to have their voices heard on the Presidential candidates and to begin the process that will select delegates to both national party conventions.READ MORE »
There is a peak about to occur (Iowa Caucus time!) in the trolling of Occupy Wall Street sites by Ron Paul supporters. After that He and Iowa will both be falling into the dustbin of history for political irrelevance. Iowa has it’s own reasons but Ron Paul, trying to tout his “Revolution” is all talk and no walk and part of the failed system destroying the world. I know without even going into all the details of his dog whistle racism politics, just looking at Ron Pauls donor list I can see he doesn’t represent me.
The following quote was pulled from an Occupy Wall Street page off a thread in a closed group (so don’t bother looking for it) that is supposed to be entirely free of political campaigning. My response I thought, was worth repeating so I’ve re-posted it up here. There are a lot of Ron Paul supporters out there and some of them are my friends. Not all of them understand the power of not endorsing candidates so perhaps sharing this will clarify things…
I want make it clear. I support the Bill of Rights. I want to see it restored as our form of Government. There is only one credible candidate [Ron Paul] that supports and has supported the Bill of Rights. If we cannot agree, well….. what is the point? Who Supports the Restoration of the Bill of Rights?
This was my reply:
This thread you started is not at all about the bill of rights. Very clearly this thread is in support of Ron Paul as the “one and only credible candidate that supports and has supported the Bill of Rights.”
Your insisting upon equating support for Ron Paul as not only synonymous with supporting the bill of rights but the one and only option and suggesting that not supporting Ron Paul is synonymous with not supporting the bill of rights is the argument of an absolutist. It leaves you and your opponent no room to compromise since their view is beneath contempt. They just become non bill of rights supporting losers. Or at least that’s how what you said sounds to me. I guess we don’t like the bill of rights? This is not a logical conclusion. It is your opinion that the only credible candidate is Ron Paul. Nothing more.READ MORE »
Ok, let me get this straight…
Barack Obama, is a professor of constitutional law, who spent significant time on civil rights projects galore and then once in office did the exact opposite in most cases of what he said he would do. I could live with most of it because I thought deep down inside you were ok, and just dealing with really stupid obstructionism. But with this odious, freedom eating bill the National Defense Authorization Act , truly comes the death of the Republic in America. We have now taken the final turn to fascism, the death of Habeas Corpus which is the very cornerstone of personal freedom, and my gloves are officially coming off.
President Obama, I’m calling you out on this.
You can not claim ignorance on this matter. You of all people should know better than to cede the civilian right to due process to military tribunals using language so vague just about anyone could be regarded a terrorist if it so suited local “officials” or local special interests.READ MORE »