I'd like to start this off with an unpleasant fact: Among the other Western and first-world nations, by every measurable statistic, America is at best a second-rate nation1, far behind the rest2. It is spiralling into deeper and deeper debt, and recent political moves have put it at odds with nearly every nation on the planet. If this trend continues, within fifty years America will be a third-world country with a massive poor working slave class underneath a monstrously wealthy and powerful ruling elite aristocracy.
American people — you have a holy duty. You must insist that your state demand their right of secession. When that right is denied, either by your state leaders or your federal masters, you must overthrow your masters by any means neccessary. Execute them. Find out where the bankowners live and “terminate with extreme prejudice”. Find out where the Walmart owners live. Strike at the top. Blow up the cars of corrupt politicians on their way to signing away more of your rights and giving away everything you work hard for. Send the message that you will not tolerate their crimes. Search out the roots and burn them into oblivion3. As Thor said to Gjalp, “A river must be dammed at its fountain-head!”
Oh, and let me quickly interject — if you're not liking where this is going, let me just have you read this and save you the trouble of complaining to me.
On to the news.
The latest best seller in France is a book called “The Horrifying Fraud” which reveals how extreme right wing elements in the US government planned and orchestrated the September 11th attacks in order to acheive their oil and weapons spending agendas. Personally I think it's largely a load of crap — this is from the same publisher that puts out “the moon landing was faked” and similar bunk. That said, I think at this point we all know what really happened — right wing elements inside the US government, aided by Israeli forces, “forced” and “allowed” the event to happen, basically using al Qaeda dopes as tools.
As far as Israeli involvement, there are more and more claims that Israeli agents operated (and manipulated) at high levels inside the FBI, and we all know about the “White Van” full of Israeli agents taking photos of themselves cheering as the towers went down. Not that there's a damn thing anyone in America can do to stop Israel from using America as its pawn — the recent speech by Bush makes it very clear that it's Sharon that's president of America, not Bush. If America is at active war with anyone, it's Israel. Oh, wait, no, America lost that war…
“War… what is it good for?” Absolutely nothing might be the answer for most of us, but obviously it is not for the ruling class — the ruling class reaps the benefits of war, while the working class shoulders war's burden. America is a war economy that now spends, what, 51% of its money on “the (everchanging) war effort”. Ask yourself why. It's not to keep America free. It's to keep you enslaved, and keep you a good frightened quiet slave that works hard for their master.
This is from the “Hello? Humans? This is God. You're really fucking things up — I have a message for you” department: As if we don't have enough to worry about, we've narrowly missed two major asteroid strikes this year so far (one and two4). Neither of the asteroids was that big, but they sure would make 911 look inconsequential in comparison. And if we're doing comparisons, how many people die a year from junk food? How many children are given life-long crippling illness because of it? I think we need to start putting warnings on it: “WARNING: Chocolate bars will kill you” along with photographs of dead morbidly obese people.
Finally, I wanted to comment on a TOS issue. Many people think that the rules here against using terms like “gay”, “fag”, and “homo” as an insult, even jokingly are too extreme. When you do this, you help create an environment where it is normal and acceptable to demean homosexuals. It's weird, because it is one of the most acceptable forms of discrimination around… I've got activist friends who would freak out if you called someone a “nigger” or “towelhead” even in jest (that might put it into perspective — if a friend did something stupid, you must realize that saying “oh, you're such a nigger” is fundamentally wrong), but don't blink at calling each other “gaylords”. Why? Because when we use these terms as lighthearted insults we validate them.
There are over half a million elected officials in America. Do you know how many are openly gay? 218. Homosexuals make up ten to twenty percent of the population (suggesting there should be at least 50,000 homosexuals in office), and probably control at least that percentage of the economy, yet they are unable to get elected or even get hired for many jobs if they are out of the closet. Again, when you allow yourself to use homosexuality as an insult, you directly support this kind of discrimination.
Sort of like how when you buy gasoline, you support terrorists.
1 The only characteristic on which America “wins” is military size, but this is a bloated military used primarily for poorly disguided corporate tax spending scams. America has been wholly unsuccessful in any war against an even vaguely “matched” enemy, and consistently loses at international military Olympics. 2 Among the top-20 Western nations, America is number one in firearms deaths, beef production, per capita energy use, Co2 emissions, per capita waste production, per capita hazardous waste production, oil and gas consumption, debt per capita, number of recorded rapes, road injuries and death, teen pregnancy rates, child executions, child gunfire deaths, caloric intake, child poverty, and, by far, in military spending. Additionally, among these nations, America spends the least money on its citizens, generates the least tax revenue per capita, has the lowest voter turnout, has the least number of represented political parties, has signed the least human rights treaties, and has the lowest grade eight math scores. And so on… 3 If you do, don't even think about “blaming” me afterwards. 4 Notice how CNN uses the same clip art in each article? Did they think they could fool us by cropping and recolouring the picture?