Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Allan Nairn: As U.S. Loses Its Global Economic Edge, Its "One Clear Comparative Advantage is in Killing, and It's Using It"

DN: "As 2010 draws to a close, what is the role of the United States in the world today? From the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the cuts to social programs here at home, where is there emerging hope for change around the world? We spend the hour with award-winning investigative journalist and activist Allan Nairn. "You vote for Democrat, you vote for Republican, you get the same thing on state murder, on preventable death. But we here have the right to rebel. We have to use it."

Apropos of That, Beyond Laissez Faire and Marxism: Many world leaders (and even grassroots activists!) do not like to hear it, but only by breaking free of the dismal, failed bipolar viciousness of the past and present (laissez faire capitalism and Marxism) into middle ground can we hope for a brighter, more reasonable political future. Spreading the opportunity for real, non-usurious private ownership of land and other real estate (against Marx), while busting monopolies and re-forming worker unions (against the gilded capitalists but without seizing any of their justly earned and proportionately taxed property) can we do justice to the dignity of each human person and to the commonwealth, providing a true equality of opportunity for all. The adaptable political economic theory known as Distributism (see label below) provides just this opportunity. The future need not be dismal, even if it must be simpler and just; and we must recover our spiritual sanity as we rediscover the rule of just law. The war economy and exploitation of workers needs to give way to decency again.

--->The Sofa: Lost, high, homeless, and desperate...

--->Stalin Statue In Ukraine Decapitated...

--->D.C.'s most serious sex assaults spike nearly 50 percent in 2010...

--->Obama's Death Panels Redux: Returns to 'End-of-Life Plan' That Caused Stir..."Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment..." Note: Privitization = profits criteria determines quality of care; then there is organ trafficking, etc.; his 'No' hides a Yes and his Yes hides a No it appears...

--->US army surgeons reportedly use soldiers and veterans as medical guinea pigs...(click). Previously, In June, 2003, the U.S. military revealed that it had been conducting unusual experiments on American soldiers in the 1960's... "These programs had been carried out between 1961 and 1970 and were designed to identify American military vulnerability to chemical and biological weaponry. During the tests, large numbers of soldiers--who were unaware that they were being used--were exposed to toxic substances and suffered consequences to their health"

--->Internet groups fear UN could threaten cyberspace... Note: The ripe side of my brain says, Let it crash, we need to get back to real literature and relationships and activism again! But I fear the powers realize the problem. What will become of their total surveillance? To hell with it, Crash it all!

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1 comment:

  1. Stalin's statue decapitated! Why ain't I shedding too many tears, if any, about this?! Get the rest of the statue next time!