suffering is what the "Illuminati" inflicts on the masses.OBAMA IS an opportunist politician who is in the service of global white supremacy. What cannot be easily explained, however, is how the vast majority of African Americans have been taken along this ride to neo-conservatism. And not just African Americans – the whole liberal establishment, from human rights activists who give political cover for the arrogant and racist assumptions contained in the doctrines of “humanitarian intervention” and the “right to protect,” to the business labor unions, anti-war activists, women’s organizations, civil rights groups, media – most pathetically personified by MSNBC – all of these groups have suffered a moral and political collapse that has allowed “normal” politics in the U.S. to be moved to the border of right-wing fascism.
#849892 Jan 29, 2013
Since: May 11
#849893 Jan 29, 2013
If you & DBWRiter would quite blowing each other long enough you would know that Obama was in a meeting at 11 PM with Leon Panetta & the Head of the Joint Chiefs.
But that would take both of you being informed. Ad we know you both are uninformed jackasses.
#849894 Jan 29, 2013
here's why this is my favorite opinion site....
A reader left an angry comment yesterday on my post about Jindal’s bad speech, saying that he was going to let his TAC subscription expire because Daniel Larison and I only ever badmouth Republicans, and never have anything bad to say about the Democrats. I can’t speak for Daniel, but I find this a curious complaint.
Personally, I’m not all that interested in what the Democrats do; because my conservatism is primarily social and cultural, the Democrats of 2013 have no place for someone like me. On the kinds of issues that matter most to me, it’s a given that the Democrats will be on the wrong side. I used to be a registered Republican (I’m an independent now), and I would very much like to be able to vote Republican again with confidence, as I’ve done almost my entire life. I am therefore very much interested in seeing the Republican Party reform itself, and become a credible conservative voice, however flawed and imperfect from a traditionalist point of view.
Second, does the conservative press really lack for conservative critics of the Democratic Party, and of liberalism? I think not. I’m more concerned about picking the beams out of our own conservative eyes than I am in picking the motes out of their liberal ones. Most of us conservatives know perfectly well what’s wrong with the way liberals see the world. What we don’t get as well as we should is what’s wrong with our vision. Unless I’m mistaken, about 90 percent of Jindal’s analysis posed the GOP’s problems as a marketing issue. I disagree, and deeply believe that the Republican Party, and organized conservatism, is going to keep losing elections as long as its leaders and rank-and-file tell themselves that.
you have to love how he frames the liberals in such a way that you would look the fool for criticizing his view of republicans.
but as he points out....there are a lot of republican fools.
#849895 Jan 29, 2013
Yeah right, lets begin with Terry Jones OK? Hah, Germany kicked his azz out, he knows the drill.
How many radical Imams do we have in the US presently? I can't even remember reading about any since the blind fk in New Jersey.
#849896 Jan 29, 2013
The vast majority of African Americans have been taken along this ride to neo-conservatism.”
The collapse is not just represented in U.S. politics. The events in Newtown, Connecticut and in other towns across the U.S. have confirmed, despite the diversionary discussion of gun control, that there is something sick at the core of American culture. Can you really dismiss the culture of violence thesis when the majority of Americans still support the death penalty, 70 percent of American liberals support drone strikes that clearly kill innocent people, and an overwhelming majority of the people supported Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza?
Today, the dream of more equitable income distribution; a government restrained in its use of war; racial justice; environmental protection; gender justice; and a vision of a United States that has been decolonized, in the literal sense of the word, is further from being realized than ever. As African Americans, we are experiencing our most profound existential crisis since our collective experience of being enslaved, even with a “Black President.” What happened?
In 1964, when King received his award, and in the subsequent years before he was murdered, the colonialist/capitalist nature of the U.S. State was the same as it is today, but we still saw Pres. Johnson’s “Great Society” program targeting poverty, the passage of progressive legislation expanding democratic rights, and a whole host of reformist concessions. Why? Emerging from the political spaces and culture of resistance created by the civil rights and Black Liberation Movement, the struggle for society-wide social justice intensified and the balance of forces were starting to move toward the people and deeper reforms. Even though reform liberalism was under sustained attack by the strengthening right-wing grouped around Barry Goldwater, the moral and ethical concerns of Dr. King regarding the need to eradicate poverty; eliminate, or at least reduce, U.S. imperialist adventures and wars; and finally solve the country’s problem of racial oppression still received significant support among liberals and many other Americans.
#849897 Jan 29, 2013
Today, liberalism has completely collapsed politically and morally. People who self-identify as liberals are supporting policies and positions they would never support if those policies were being pushed by Republicans. Their condemnation of torture under the Bush administration is countered by liberal Hollywood’s glorification of it in Zero Dark Thirty, and their anti-war stance, always challenged by their ultimate support for empire, has all but completely disappeared under the Obama Administration. So no one notices when a sycophant like Rev. Al Sharpton explains on his show how the Obama drone program is misunderstood by leftist critics, and when Rev. Eric Michael Dyson calls Libyan leader Muammar Ghadafi a dictator, and justifies his murder and the NATO gangster-ism that recolonized the country.
“Liberalism has completely collapsed politically and morally.”
Pres. Obama did say something in his Oslo speech that resonated with those of us who believe that human rights, when rearticulated by the people, can be a weapon for radical change:“Security does not exist where human beings do not have access to enough food, or clean water, or the medicine and shelter they need to survive. It does not exist where children can’t aspire to a decent education or a job that supports a family. The absence of hope can rot a society from within.”
As we ready ourselves for four more years of an Obama Administration, let those of us who are not afraid of being ostracized, condemned and even persecuted use the occasion of Dr. King’s birthday and President Obama’s re-inauguration, to re-commit to a vision – not a dream, but a life-affirming vision – of a society and world in which the fundamental human rights of all to a socially productive job at a livable wage; education; free health care; public services to address public needs; adequate housing; a clean environment; democratic participation in every sector of life, including in the economic sector; and a life not destroyed by the scourge of war are respected.
#849899 Jan 29, 2013
Real Canadians do not claim Peppy of WallStreet MENTALity as a true Canadian. That MENTALity, is just not Canadian like.
#849900 Jan 29, 2013
ah. right wing fascism. King abhorred it. said so too.
so we need to fix that.
#849901 Jan 29, 2013
TO ALL THE SAMBOS ON TOPIX WHO TELL THEMSELVES THEY SPEAK FOR ALL BLACK PEOPLE IM HERE TO LET YOU KNOW YOU AIN'T BLACK LIKE THIS OR YOU WOULD SPEAK THUTH TO POWER MIDDLE FINGER TO YOU ALL BEAT THIS Ajamu Baraka was the founding Director of the US Human Rights Network until June 2011. A long-time human rights activist and veteran of the Black Liberation, anti-war, anti-apartheid and central American solidarity Movements in the United States, Baraka has been in the forefront of efforts to develop a radical “People-Centered” perspective on human rights and to apply that framework to social justice struggles in the United States and abroad. He is currently a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he is editing a book on human rights entitled “The Fight Must be for Human Rights: Voices from the Frontline.” The book is due to be published in 2013.
“Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence,” Rev. Martin Luther King, Riverside Church, April 4, 1967.
#849902 Jan 29, 2013
Bloomberg Hires GOP Lobbyists To Push For Gun Control
Politico reported on Tuesday that New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has added a stable of Republican lobbyists to help push gun control on Capitol Hill.
His most high-profile endeavor — Mayors Against Illegal Guns — and the super PAC he created last year are likely to spend tens of millions of dollars over the next year. And MAIG is bringing on Republican lobbyists to help woo GOP lawmakers skittish about being at odds with the National Rifle Association.
They include Carl Thorsen, of Thorsen French Advocacy, a former counsel to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas); Jamie Brown Hantman, president of the JBH Group and a former special assistant for legislative affairs to President George W. Bush; and Robert H. Marsh, of the OB-C Group, who also worked for Bush.
Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, confirmed the hires to TPM.
#849905 Jan 29, 2013
Who cares if NON-givvernment sucking, NON parasites don't have grocery money.
Now hand over their EBT cards to the REST of the WORKING class masses.
Since: May 11
#849907 Jan 29, 2013
I might suggest to enlighten yourself.
Obama passed the Bar Exam on 1991.
He became a lecturer a the University of Chicago in 1992. That makes you either a liar or stupid.
From 93 to 96 he was employed by a private law form in Chicago.
Too bad you were too stupid to know these things.
Perhaps you should learn to STFU until you get better informed.
#849909 Jan 29, 2013
and your kind can hand over the givverment "free" loading checks.
#849910 Jan 29, 2013
BLAME OBAMA NO MORE BUSH Militarism
The US spends more on its military than any country in the world. The US spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined! More than China, Russia, UK, France, Japan, Indian, Saudi Arabia, German and Brazil together.
The 2013 military budget authorizes spending $633 billion on our military defense, not including money for the Veterans Administration. The VA budget submission for 2013 is $140 billion. To compare, total federal spending on Social Security for 2012 was about $773 billion.
The US has 737 military bases outside the US around the world and over 2 million military personnel, including Defense Department and local hires.
The US leads the world in the sale of weapons in the global arms market. In 2011 the US tripled sales to $66 billion making up three-quarters of the global market. Russia was second with less than $5 billion in sales.
45% of the 1.6 million veterans from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking disability benefits from physical and mental injuries suffered while in the service.
Suicides in active US military, 349 in 2012, exceeded the 295 total combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012, according to the Associated Press.
These are challenges we should face with the hope and courage Dr. King and so many others have taught us as we celebrate his accomplishment and his inspiration.
#849912 Jan 29, 2013
BLAME OBAMA NO MORE BUSH Materialism
The chairman of Goldman Sachs was awarded $21 million in total pay for 2012 according to the Wall Street Journal.
From 1978 to 2011, compensation for workers grew by 5.7 percent. During the same time, CEO compensation grew by 725 percent. In 1965 CEO earned about 20 times the typical worker. In 2011, the typical CEO “earned” over 200 times the typical worker.
The top 1% of earners took home 93% of the growth in incomes in 2010, while middle income household have lower incomes than they did in 1996, according to Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
People in the US spent $52 billion on pets in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association. The latest figures from the Census Bureau indicate the US spends less than $50 billion per year in non-military foreign aid.
“One in five children live in poverty.”
Student loan debt is now higher than total credit card debt and total auto loan debt.
Over 2.8 million children in the US live in homes of extreme poverty, less than $2 per person per day before government benefits. This is double what it was 15 years ago.
Nearly one in six people in the US live in poverty according to the Census. One in five children live in poverty. Latest information shows 17% of white children in poverty, 32% of Hispanic children and 35% of black children
#849913 Jan 29, 2013
BLAME OBAMA NO MORE BUSH The three great evils cited by Dr. Martin Luther King have proliferated since his passing. Here’s an index of their influence, today.
MLK Injustice Index 2013: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US
by Bill Quigley
“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values…when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1967
While the US celebrates the re-election of its first African American President and the successes of numerous African Americans in all walks of life, there remain troubling challenges.
While remembering how far this nation has come since Dr. King was alive, we cannot forget how far we have still to go to combat the oppressions of racism, materialism and militarism.
Whites have 22 times more wealth than blacks and 15 times more wealth than Latinos. Median household net worth for whites was $110,000 versus $4,900 for blacks versus $7,424 for Latinos, according to CNN Money and the Census Bureau.
African Americans are 12.3 percent of the population but 4.7 percent of attorneys.
Latinos are 15.8 percent of the population but only 2.8 percent of attorneys.
African American students face harsher discipline, have less access to rigorous high school classes and are more likely to be taught by less experienced and lower paid teachers according to a government sponsored national survey of 72,000 schools.
13% of whites, 21% of blacks and 32% of Hispanics lack health insurance, according to the Kaiser Foundation.
The latest Census analysis shows 9% of white families below the US poverty level and 23% of Black and Hispanic families below the same levels.
#849915 Jan 29, 2013
you sound happy about being a slave...
“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”
Since: Jul 08
#849917 Jan 29, 2013
Are you admitting to being Jane now, you ignorant slut? Doesn't matter--those of us with "walkin' around sense" know what you are, and it's neither oyster nor clam nor fine green cabbage.
#849918 Jan 29, 2013
DemIsAFuckinHomoBallEatingFag for sure
#849920 Jan 29, 2013
I'm telling ya, it's plague like.
Hmm...My iron is low though too, so that might be what's making my teeth hurt.
NOT.(well maybe, but rampant STUPIDITY is NOT helping).
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