*POLITICAL OVERVIEW*

 

WHERE THERE IS NO VISION
THE PEOPLE PERISH

Ecclesiastes 29:18
KNOW THYSELF
Socrates

YOU DON'T NEED A WEATHERMAN
TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS

Bob Dylan

A lot (oh OK, almost all) of the work on this website is political in nature and this page and the following is what informs much of my art.
I am in the process of updating info so stay tuned.

So let us go then you and I...
Oh do not ask what is it.
Let us go and make our visit.
 
*US CONSTITUTION*
Online
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/index.html

OR

Book
A really good primer is
THE WORDS WE LIVE BY:Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution
by Linda R. Monk
Stonesong Press/Hyperion 2003

For any of the books listed on my site...
If you're lucky enough to live in NYC
Http://www.strandbooks.com/
AND/OR check
http://used.addall.com/



Main switchboard # 1-202-225-3121
Toll free (24 hours) 1-800-828-0498
1-800-459-1887
1800-614-2803
Call and call often! Will they find you obnoxious? Who cares???
They're the employees, you're the boss, there's a serious deadline on this job of Democracy that we've taken on and they need to be told what to do.
Or fired, as the case may be.

Congressional Oversight Manual
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL30240.pdf

IF A NATION EXPECTS TO BE IGNORANT AND FREE
IN A STATE OF CIVILIZATION, IT EXPECTS
WHAT NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE.

Thomas Jefferson



The Powell Manifesto
http://www.mediatransparency.org/story.php?storyID=21
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6242278.stm
http://www.corporations.org/media/
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2053
Ask yourself...Why do corps like Boeing, API and BASF advertise on TV? Could it be to control content via their advertising dollars?

MANUFACTURING CONSENT
by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
1988 Pantheon

HELLO!!! CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM!!!
http://www.just6dollars.org/
http://www.publiccampaign.org/
Yes Dorothy...there will always be influence peddlers in Washington,
but that doesn't mean we have to make it easy for them.

"VOICE OR NO VOICE, THE PEOPLE CAN ALWAYS BE BROUGHT
TO THE BIDDING OF THE LEADERS.
THAT IS EASY. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TELL THEM
THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED
AND DENOUNCE THE PACIFISTS FOR LACK OF PATRIOTISM AND
EXPOSING THE COUNTRY TO DANGER.
IT WORKS THE SAME IN EVERY COUNTRY"

Hermann Goering

"WHEN FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA
IT WILL BE WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
AND CARRYING A CROSS"

Sinclair Lewis
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0828-23.htm


THE BBC DOCUMENTARY (there are 3 parts)
THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=881321004838285177&q+The+Power+of+Nightmares&hl=en
A couple of small things caught my attention in part one of the documentary. First was the statement by Kamal Habib that "In the liberal era that simply accepted reality, psychologically we thought we were superior to reality. We despised the everyday vision of the world"
I heard that and thought...Hmmm, why does that sound sooo familiar? And then I remembered the NY Times Magazine article by Ron Suskind in which he quoted an unnamed G.W.Bush aide thusly..
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ..."That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality-judiciously, as you will-we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors...and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
WHEW!!! "AND YOU. ALL OF YOU." Well I posit this judiciously of course, but what a little fascist putz!
Here's the whole article
http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/sloth/2004-10-16b.html
The other thing that struck me was the fact that Richard Pipes chaired the B3 group. Look up his son Daniel Pipes to see someone in the cast who's stoking the fire this time around.
Speaking of father/son tag teams there's also
Norman and son John Podhoretz who would have us in a war with Iran.

BLINK
by Malcolm Gladwell
2005 Back Bay books/Little, Brown and Company


Terror alert time line
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Olbermann_The_Nexus_of_politics_and_0815.html
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/071307J.shtml
And don't forget the Cheese...just when the dung is hitting
the fan for Gonzo.




Project for the New American Century
http://www.newamericancentury.org/index.html
"The process of transformation," the plan said, "is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event --
like a new Pearl Harbor."






IT IS EASY TO BE BRAVE FROM A DISTANCE
(attributed to both) Aesop and the Lakota Sioux


*WAR! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR???uhhhh*
"Money trumps peace"
G.W.Bush


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by John Perkins
2004 Berrett/Koehler



Wasn't this all about WMD's?
Duelfer Report
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/duelfer.html
Holy moly! That's a BIG report! OK, Here's the gist of it.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A12115-2004Oct6?language=printer





E-book by Major General Smedley D. Butler USMC
"War is a Racket"
http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/articles/warisaracket.htm


"War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning"
by Chris Hedges
2002 Anchor Books



*SPYING, LYING ABOUT SPYING AND INSECURITY*
This is a good place to start
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_070306B.shtml
Speaking of AT&T
http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2006/04/17/toll
None the le$$, for $ome rea$on $teve Job$ had a change of heart
http://www.alternet.org/story/55976/
However, for the rest of us, SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY !!
http://savetheinternet.com/=faq


And what was that about AT&T? And spying to "keep us safe"?
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=abIV0cO64zJE&refer

Moving on...
Nickel and dime in 2004
http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2004/09/08_402.html
OOPS!
THE STATE OF HOMELAND SECURITY 2007
http://homeland.house.gov/SiteDocuments/20070413143439-12273.pdf
AwwwC'mon, The bar is set really high
http://www.progressive.org/mag_mc121605
Yeah OK what about the ports?
http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/walmart/upload/walmart_unchecked_0406.pdf
http://www.seamenschurch.org/images/upload/Jan232007.pdf
Airports?
http://www.concierge.com/cntraveler/articles/detail?articleId=10624
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49552
Oh well...You stand a better chance of dying in a plane crash than
a terrorist attack anyway...so don't worry...really.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbairport0712nbjul13,0,4130240.story
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16885953/
Well...OK...but you'll be safe getting ON the plane cause we're
spending plenty of money on this kind of stuff
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2006/tc20060810_208055.htm




 


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