A note on anarchism: Just as atheism is the absence of religion, anarchism is the absence of ideology. It is based upon your simply being human. (This is from a manual on the philosophy of composition and improvisation in music I am writing. No more than a pamphlet really on the death of the music [...]READ MORE »
Posts tagged civil rights
I know, you’re saying; “That’s radical Mr. Badweather”. You’re getting to be as much an anarchist as that crazy catholic friend of yours Fr. McKenzie who is an anonymous supporter who thinks we couldn’t really change the direction the world is going without those willing to risk arrest in the digital world as well as those willing to risk being arrested for traditional “brick and mortar” civil disobedience. He’s convinced that “In a technocracy, hacktivism is both an inevitable development as well as completely necessary if we are to bring those democratic principles to the forefront of hunanities cultures and allow it to continue to influence the earth in the general direction of democracy.” As crazy as this seems, it does seem to be working judging from the poor response of late to all the austerity talk and its being roundly rejected by many countries, Iceland, Ireland, Greece, France, and it looks like Spain as well.
Fr. McKenzie says he doesn’t get it, but that he thinks Americans have lost the gene that codes for “dissent” in a large swath of the population leading to a kind of “hyperapathy”. I keep telling him that it’s just like a lot of deer caught in the headlights of a declining American empire and we can all see the gravy train of “civilization” is in serious danger. I think we don’t want that much change and many people would rather continue as a plundering nation if the alternative is to live on a quarter of what we’re used to in order to really save this place. Like Upton Sinclair said; “It’s hard to make a man aware when his paycheck depends upon his ignorance.”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 »
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 »