Saturday, September 22, 2007

DECLINE OF EMPIRE

(image by the Black Rose)
Behold Cyber-Space,
All that Becomes of the Dreams
of Warriors.
(haiku after Basho)

We have about 50% of the world's wealth, but only 6.3% of its population...Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity...
George F. Kennan (1948 top secret report)

The traditional effort to sustain democracy by expansion will lead to the destruction of democracy.
Wm. A. Williams

Not too bad...for monkeys:

Ha Ha Ha America:

Friday, September 21, 2007

'08 ELECTION FEEDING-FRENZY

WET-DREAMING AYN RAND:

AYN RAND'S BOY-TOY:

HOPING TO SMOKE DOPE & GET LAID:

STACKING THE DEAD:

I can hire one half of the working class...
...to kill the other half.
Jay Gould

The American Dream is the experience of the few endorsed and believed by the many.
Sardar & Davies

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

BILLION DOLLAR BABY

(image by the Black Rose)
KATIE IN WONDERLAND:

SHOPPING WITH KATIE:
KOOL-AID WITH KATIE:

KATIE - GOP SWEETHEART:

U.S JOURNALISTS & WAR-CRIME GUILT:

...You can fool some of the people all of the time...
Abraham Lincoln

It is an easy step from restraining the press to making it place the worst actions of government in so favorable a light that we may groan under tyranny and oppression without knowing from whence it comes.
"Cincinnatus"

The ideology of ignorance is paramount; and the media ensure that Americans become good consumers rather than questioning citizens.
Sardar & Davies

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

J'ACCUSE.....LES AMERICAINS

(image by the Black Rose)
Riverbend's previous blog-post was on 26 Apr 2007; then, for the next 131 days, her silence was deafening. Her last sentence was: "It's difficult to decide which is more frightening - car bombs and militias, or having to leave everything you know and love, to some unspecified place for a future where nothing is certain." 131 days in the abatoir that is Baghdad & Iraq; days during which more than 6,783 Iraqis were killed. Did she know any of them? Was any of her family or others that she loved killed? Was.... SHE....killed? From the safety of my bubble-in-the-mountains, I became, daily, more concerned and anxious. Today, as a newly-arrived refugee in Syria, Riverbend posted a new entry, her last sentence being: "How is it that all of this lies a short car-ride away?" For her, I say "May the Blessings of Allah the Merciful be with you"; for myself..."mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa".

To paraphrase Gertrude Stein: "Americains, nous sommes une generation perdu".
the Black Rose

We refuse to challenge our violence because we have the power to call it something else.
Fr. Philip Berrigan, S.S.J.

BAGHDAD BURNING:

IRAQI REFUGEE MUSIC VIDEO:

MOVIE - REDACTED: