Posted by Dennis M. on Jul 3, 2015 in Posts
Chris Hedges wrote these prophetic words. They read like an epitaph for the human race.
“Corporate propaganda has become so potent that many Americans are addicted. We must leave our isolated rooms. We must shut out these images. We must connect with those around us. It is only the communal that will save us. It is only the communal that will allow us to build a movement to resist. And it is only the communal that will sustain us through mutual aid as climate change and economic collapse increasingly dominate our future.”
Posted by Dennis M. on Jun 27, 2015 in Posts
This is American justice!
“We’re just washing your face, haw, haw, haw!”
“Hey, those drones do a fabulous job, don’t they!”
Friends, are you like me, scared out of your mind by the way the world is going? Do you go to bed each night wondering if you’ll wake in the morning to a world already semi-destroyed by nukes? Do you worry about the future for your children?
Do you listen to the television or read the newspapers and wonder then the world went mad, when we humans lost the plot, when we became deranged, when we began to talk about using tactical nukes, when people began to claim that they were exceptional, that their country was the greatest in world history.
Do you wonder about why Governments in many places now routinely use torture, why our police forces dress more and more like Darth Vader and use armored vehicles and tasers and sprays that render you unconscious, or bash you to death in the cells and claim you fell over.
Have you wondered about why the U.S. and its criminal buddies are all over the Middle East, why they have military bases spread all over the world, why they are provoking Russia and China, why they are forming alliances with other capitalist nations, why they are bribing and threatening all manner of countries to toe the American line or face sanctions which starve and kill their children and cripple their trade or their access to food?
And how do you feel about your Government listening to your communications and gathering data and filling your life with fear about the Death Cults that hide behind every shadow, governments that take away your pensions and financial help with bringing up your children?
And what do you think about Tony Abbott and his right-wing thugs and how he does whatever the U.S. wants regardless of its damage to China our main trading partner and how he allows the Yanks to put their armies on our soil and lets them use our land to launch drones and erect spying facilities and service their navies and he gives American Television open access to Australia so they can flood our country with American propaganda spewed out by American Corporations and the American Government.
And what are your thoughts on the disintegration of our political system, the musical chairs played by our political leaders, the lies all politicians tell, the dirty tricks they play and what about the criminal behavior of the MSM and the control of the news and television by cretinous people like Murdoch?
And what about the economy, its vicissitudes, its manipulation by Banks, the threats by Banks to employ BAIL-IN if they suffer losses in their investments and the use of capital gains and tax and super lurks by the rich who control most of each nation’s wealth?
Who’s world is this? Where are we headed?
Are we being taken to the dry cleaners?
Posted by Dennis M. on Jun 19, 2015 in Posts
“Suffer the little children to come unto me!”
The Pope has, within one of his Encyclicals, claimed that the world has become an immense pile of Filth.
I thought that he was referring to the sins of the Catholic Clergy who seem to have a strong penchant for sexually molesting the children of the 1.2 billion children in his Church, something that is real filth.
But no, the Pope was referring to the rape of the world by Corporations and insatiably Greedy Tycoons and Imperialists who steal from the poor to enrich themselves to a state where they can procure every depraved whim they can dream up yet still they want more money and more power.
This is an example of human filth.
“Suffer the little children,” Jesus says, but I don’t think even He imagined what horrors that that statement should come to mean even in his own Church and, let’s face it, every other iteration of religion.
The problem is within humans. We are driven by desires over which we have little control, some fathers and mothers molest their own children, who can guess at the horrors that occur in the typical family home to innocent little kids who have no protection at all from predatory parents. In fact, we are currently throwing away the mother and father paradigm, feeling instead that the normality of opposite attraction can be better replaced by male-male unions, female-female unions, etc.
We consume with no regard to the finiteness of the world’s resource. We use fossil fuels which are causing global warming which in turn is creating weather abnormalities and droughts and floods. We are poisoning our soil, our water, our air. We are interfering with the genetic qualities of our food sources and filling the world with dangerous chemicals which cause cancer. We over-eat and suffer from obesity and lack of exercise.
The photograph below shows the beauty of our world. If we forget about the physical damage that humans inflict upon our earthly home every minute, we can be serene. Unfortunately the damage is done and is ongoing.
Natural beauty is despoiled by the human touch.
How do we return the world to its pristine state? The answer is that we can’t and nuclear war will ensure that the world is destroyed and insane, greedy humans disappear forever!
Posted by Dennis M. on Jun 16, 2015 in Posts
The world has never seen any politician the equal of George W when it comes to stupidity, intellectual poverty, and simian behavior (except perhaps Tony Abbott who is currently hopelessly miss-managing Australia as he takes from the Poor and gives to the Rich).
Brother Jeb Bush, once Governor of Florida for two terms, has thrown his hat in the ring in the upcoming Presidential Poll for the Greatest, Exceptional, Noble, Inspiring Nation In The History Of The World (also known as DimsvilleUSA or Killing Jus’ Comes Naturally To Us!’.
Yes, soon the world will be swept up in political euphoria as we watch the endless parade of goons, dimwits, cowmen, carpetbaggers, and lobotomized buffoons as they lie their way towards glory surrounded by a million America flags and adoring crowds.
Lots of money will be thrown at the Candidates as those who make billions out of the American Way (the Rich and the Corporations) take yet another generation of brain-dead voters to the dry cleaners.
Now Jeb doesn’t look as entertaining as George was. The latter, a clown among men, was heard to say things like:
“Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.” — Poplar Bluff, Missouri; September 6, 2004
“I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened.” (Announcing he would write a book about “the 12 toughest decisions” he had to make. Presumably “authoritative” was intended.)
“See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”
“I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.” —President George W. Bush, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post, Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008
“I’m the commander, see. I don’t need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being the President. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don’t feel like I owe anybody an explanation.”
“Yesterday, you made note of my—the lack of my talent when it came to dancing. But nevertheless, I want you to know I danced with joy. And no question Liberia has gone through very difficult times”- Speaking with the president of Liberia, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2008 
“This is still a dangerous world. It’s a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mental losses.” (missile launches?)
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
“I’m telling you there’s an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That’s the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best.” —Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2009
Thanks go to Wiki for the above selection of quotes.
So George has become a legend of sorts and it remains to be seen whether Jeb can cut the mustard. Of Course Hilary might end up in the Oval Office and be ministered to by a male intern, perhaps a black one! Hubba, hubba.
Posted by Dennis M. on Jun 7, 2015 in Posts
Beau and his father.
I read about the death of Beau Biden at 46. He was the son of Joe Biden. He died recently from brain cancer.
P.S. I guess you can’t die from brain cancer if you don’t have one!
Posted by Dennis M. on Jun 7, 2015 in Posts
“Man, thou art foolish and fickle. Reap the whirlwind!”
Dear Friends, I saw a movie called San Andreas last night. It was a Hollywood version of what would occur if the San Andreas fault line ever faltered!
It was, like Hollywood epics, full of ear-shattering special effects and comic book heroes. People were killed…, sorry, Americans were killed by the millions but, shining through all the death and destruction, the heroic, indispensable, larger than life bravery of Americans, though highly suspect, shone like a beacon on a hill.
I spent sometime wondering whether it was a satire or an epic. I decided it was an epic of satirical proportions, one that stretched the limited imagination of the movie makers to extremes. Each facet of the unfolding catastrophic earthquake was announced by ear-splitting crunching which then saw our heroes escape from a series of harrowing traps, crushed cars, collapsed lifts, unbelievable tsunamis, falling buildings, dams and bridges, etc.
The heroes and heroines managed to escape each tragedy only to be confronted by even worse ones but, somehow, nothing was insurmountable to our family who themselves were dealing with family issues like divorce, divided loyalties, split allegiances, lost love, etc.
My mind wandered a little as the scenes of catastrophe came thick and fast. I thought how closely the movie mirrored what would happen if China were to respond to threatening American provocations and a nuclear war started, a highly likely scenario.
Of course, an earthquake is something that nature dishes up whereas nuclear war is the result of human insanity and the total inability of humans to embrace commonsense. Why aren’t humans addressing the problems of earthquakes around the Ring of Fire and, instead, figuring out how to make the Earth a safer place to live given the existence of volcanoes, climate change, asteroids, imperialism, pollution, child cancer, etc?
I pose these questions only semi-seriously because I know that humans are not very smart. As well, they seem to love war and mass killings, especially the Americans who seem to be quite a few slices of bread short of a sandwich.
The end of the movie came quickly following the unrolling of a giant American flag on the deck of a warship. I was tempted to stand up sing God Bless America but, given that Australians are nearly as American as Americans, I feared I might be torn from limb to limb.
God Bless Hollywood! It’s where dreams are made but, unfortunately, some of them come true.
Posted by Dennis M. on May 29, 2015 in Posts
Dear Friends, please look carefully at these two photographs.
One is of an imported cane toad happily chewing on another Australian native mammal while the other shows a very self-satisfied politician who has just made life even better for the rich and big-timed himself by sending off Australian troops to another U.S. war zone.
It’s the eyes that hold the greatest similarity although that’s not to say there are not other points of serious commonality.
There is something sinister about the top photo, frightening even. The toad does not look triumphant but the politician does. The toad is just satisfying its need for food but the politician has other urges, more complex urges. He wants food too but he also loves lashings of power and seeks it constantly.
If I had to share a cell for a week with the toad or the politician, I’d choose the former.
How about you?
Posted by Dennis M. on May 28, 2015 in Posts
It appears as though I’ve been having some problems but knew nothing about them. They have to do with the my site, the comments, etc.
Have you been having any problems? If you have please drop me a note or send a carrier pigeon.
My apologies are given and hopefully the problem, if there is a problem, disappears!
Posted by Dennis M. on May 24, 2015 in Posts
“Finally we gay Irish Leprechauns have gained equality.
Come here, handsome and kiss me!”
“Does this mean I can marry you, Andrew?
My tiny heart is all aflutter!”
Posted by Dennis M. on May 23, 2015 in Posts
Friends, I came across this excerpt while reviewing Information Clearing House. The Editor of this excellent news source, Tom, as he does each month, is tearing out his hair trying to get enough donations to keep his publication going.
He knows no peace and is forced to beg from people who read ICH each month in their hundreds of thousands yet are largely unwilling to donate even a cent.
The article is: They Say “Peace” But It Is Really War
By Andre Vltchek
“Peace, Mr. Ban Ki Moon, is that serene surface of the lake lost deep in the forest, so brilliantly depicted by your traditional artists.
Peace is when a mother sings a lullaby to her child, unhurriedly, offering her entire heart.
Peace is when people know that if they become ill there will be doctors ready to fight for their lives, free of charge, no matter what effort it takes, no matter what equipment it requires and what cost it incurs.
Peace is when human life matters more than anything else, much more than power and profits.
Peace is when every citizen knows that knowledge is free, and that it constitutes a basic human right. Peace is when knowledge is valued and respected and admired.
Peace is when women can leave their houses freely, without being terrified.
Peace is knowledge that somewhere there, in that big government building, sit decent human beings, not perfect, but decent, working hard to improve the welfare of the people.
Peace is faith that life is improving, that humanity is marching forward.
Peace is kindness. It is compassion and solidarity.
Peace is certainty that there are several basic certainties, and that there will be more of them with each coming year.
Peace is when the entire body relaxes, the mind opens and the heart begins beating regularly.
Peace is that smile which appears on our faces, when we know that something pleasant is ahead of us, or when we see the beautiful colors of pristine nature.
Peace is in beauty and in reciprocated love.
But above all, Peace is lack of fear.”
What does peace mean to you?
Posted by Dennis M. on May 17, 2015 in Posts
The unchallenged power of the IDF shines out of this photograph.
The Palestinian child runs for his life.
The plight of the Palestinians continues unabated!
When will the world bring this incredible horror to an end?
Posted by Dennis M. on May 17, 2015 in Posts
Some world luminaries which you may recognize!
An American think-tank has claimed the man on the right (Abbott)
is the least competent world leader!
It’s probably better to approach this question by deciding which country SHOULDN’T run the world.
At the top of that list I would put Australia. Currently its political system is sinking ever deeper into quicksand and its economic system is also foundering. And just when we thought we were making some progress after the Rudd-Gillard fiasco, then we elected an even larger crowd of fools and incompetents led by ex-boxer, Tony Abbott whom you will never have heard of.
The leadership of Abbott is not worth commenting on. He lives in a world of his own, some say a parallel universe, and is seemingly unaware of the huge gap between his inflated view of himself and the mediocre reality of his Prime Ministership. He has surrounded himself with lackeys and yes-men and women to maintain his power and prestige.
The bottom line is that Australia continues to sink into bottomless mediocrity and now, into the mix, come football players who are well passed their prime seeking to become Ministers in the Government which they give birth to or to others where their patronage and support would be welcome.
We even have mining billionaires setting up political parties and we have cases where people are sitting in the Senate virtue of the fact of the casting of a mere handful of votes by confused or brain-dead voters of which Australia has many.
The next country that should be stopped from having any power at all is America. Since 1945, America has been seeking to gain domination of the world using military force, dishonesty, fabrications, bribes, threats, intimidation. It has continuously presented itself as the saviour of the free world while, simultaneously building military bases across the world and maniacally enlarging its military forces using funds that should have been used to create cheap housing and feed its brainwashed children.
No, any country that force-feeds its kids Big Macs and Coke, and has used Hollywood to bring about a form of subtle lobotomy whereby Americans believe whatever they are told, has no place walking the corridors of power among civilized nations.
On the third rung of the world ladder are the old European nations who once had individual moments of glory and prominence but are now in the process of decay and decadence. Cameron scraped back into power again with the help of the Scots. Irony indeed!
So who should run the world? Fiji could be a contender. At least their army shows signs of understanding how power should be applied!