- I have been thinking about what our governnment
is doing helping the world in the way of foreign aid versus our government
doing something to help you and me.
- God knows, our kids need federal funding
for college so that willing students can go to school full time and not
have to hold down a job. I don,t mean scholarships for A students, I mean
free college for C students. The government could make our lives easier
by cuttint back on the extremely harsh car licensing taxes and fees, also
less of those huge, back-breaking penalties for people doing ordinary little,
non-dangerous things like sushi driving. That's a California roll where
you slow down at the stopsign, see no traffic in either direction and roll
around the corner. We deserve less cops hiding behind corners, less parking
tickets, and less mandatory car insurance for drivers with a good record.
- The planet needs a little corporate and
government give-and-take just to smooth the way so the average good citizen
can get an education and have a life.
- As things stand today, I observe that
many of our children simply cannot 'get it together.' I know four school-
aged children well. Just taking them as an example, I see how it is for
a lot of kids today. Because of the DMV, these four are jobless, poor and
stressed. Two of them drive with expired tags, looking in the rear view
mirror for cops. One of them got a ticket for being in the car when a friend
drove with no drivers' license, and an outraged cop gave the passanger
a ticket, too. The boy couldn't pay what he suspected was a several hundred
dollar fine, was afraid to tell his parents, never went to court, so now
there's a bench warrant out on him, he can't find work, go to college,
get a driver's license, register a car in his name. Nothing. His life is
on hold. Because of parking infractions or tickets, the other three likewise
cannot get driver's licenses, register their cars, drive to work or school
hence become a part of society, get a job, or afford food. Thanks to the
DMV they are on their way to becoming homeless tramps. That's tension.
- There's a certain horror to the evolving
urban picture. A third of us will end up with cancer statistics tell us.
100 years ago, one in a hundred got the big C. Science won't tell you it's
pasteurized milk and beef because of the lobbies. In fact, criticizing
a food can get you an Oprah lawsuit.
- Cancer happens because the milk is unnatural
and the air too, gray with petroleum smog because GM and Exxon own the
best politicians that money can buy. Even if you could escape and bought
a farm away from the city, anywhere you went, there'd be toxic ground water
--- poisoned by agribusiness or industry. The soil itself is so polluted
with pesticides that cancer would find you wherever you went.
- So we stay in the cities which are like
crowded rag cages. Just the other day, another man went mad, shot up the
Capitol. In the last year, a dozen students shot up their friends in schools.
Teen suicides are rampant. Every month some guy kills his entire family
during a divorce. The murderers get younger. A ghetto child stamps an infant
to a pulp. A grammar school teacher was murdered by a student recently.
Another got a lobotomy from a bullet. Two parents take a wrong turn in
an alley, the family gets shot up, their baby daughter dies. Daily a child
is shot in the head by gangs. Gangs are TEENS in stress. Wealth is no guarantee.
Children in mansions are dying of crib death because of vaccines, synthetic
bedsheets and soy milk which should be made illegal, and dying of leukemia
from high tension wires and factory waste wafting thru the air. Our shaky,
chronic fatigue kids are on Ritalin, will grow up to need cocaine and every
week a body turns up in the national forest, victim of a drug buy gone
- The country's tenor is changing. I have
something to compare it to, having been born in the early 40's. Any one
of these events would have been unthinkable when I was a child. Today the
American scene involves a junk diet, fatigue, drug addiction, toxic pollution,
insanity, murder, panic, going nuts and cruel acting out between close
family ties. And for the student, ten to twenty thousand dollar a year
educations, car insurance, parking meters, traffic tickets, poverty, no
college education and joblessness, in that order.
- My Yogi Vegie friends tell me the insanity
is because nobody eats enough tofu or has enough energy to cope but I say
the insanity is because everybody you know is a paycheck away from hopelessness.
Its a very unsteady urban life we have today.
- There are two ways to handle this. Number
#1 is the consciousness-raising movement which tells us that we are God,
we are responsible for not inhaling so much smog, and eating so much fried
foods, sugar, salt, beef, and junk food (much less thinking we need it,)
or using them so much that we get heart disease and cancer. Certainly,
when we pig out and are couch potatoes, we aren't strong enough to deal
with the URBAN SITUATION. Nor are we strong enough to simply walk away
from the city and rent 5 acres and a farmhouse for a few bucks, grow yams
for the marektplace and live on roots and berries.
- In my head, I'm a roots and berries kind
of woman, a veteran of the 60's 'tofu' dietary schools, and I dream of
having a farm but when it come to walking the talk, I'm a city girl. I
learned to like the big city activism groups in the 70's, the big city
transformational seminars in the 80's and now, 90's cyberspace. I need
a big, carpeted house, huge gardens and cable TV and a Net Server just
as a starting kit.
- Money is freedom and the hallmark of
creativity. Health is creativity so health is money. I invest a buck in
a box of tofu and make 32 little tofu burgers out of it, freeze 30 of them,
and eat plenty of roots and berries but I stay in the city where berries
cost two bucks a basket. So I need this country to have a viable economy.
I need clients for my services, (I am freelance, have a cottage industry
in my home, typing) and I need my clients to have extra cash to hire me.
- I also know that the espirit de gelt
is the antithesis of the espirit de cooperation. I like to give work and
time to others as a kind of SEVA, (Sanksrit word) service to the planet.
I like to give some work away for free, to donate to group projects that
will further human welfare. I think sightings.com is a kind of E-zine that
is worthy. I think that many of you could write articles on politics and
the economy that would be like an instant college education to many of
the people who come here for political conspiracy theory, UFOS, so I thought
it would be nice if Jeff opened the INSTANT COLLEGE EDUCATION section of
his website, and all of us could contribute. Sure, time is money, but the
teaching of the young has to be done because there is a negative, totally
money-hungry spirit alive out there, and its chains rest on all our shoulders,
preventing life from happening. ONLY the awakening of our youth and their
joining in a battle to fix these problems will give us the life we need
in a polluted, greedy world. THE INSTANT COLLEGE EDUCATION section will
give us activists a quorum, create a public voice sufficiently large and
strong to scare the government into taking action.
- Many say America has it better than any
country. Don't believe it. In Canada you get a free college education and
free medical care. Same in the Scandinavian countries. The USA was SHAFTED
when economies were handed out. There's a conspiracy going on. A topsy-turvy
economic/ political and monetary horror show is a reality in all our lives
and it's an extension of our ignorance. Only our doing some reading and
getting our free PH.D,--- here at the SIGHTINGS Totally Free Internet COLLEGE
of WAKING UP can make us smart enough to grab the spirit of planetary Facism,
now in control of our beautiful, blue planet.by its greedy throat and make
it vanish. You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all
of the people all of the time.
- People GET the economy they deserve.
If we are ignorant, we deserve the karma. We have all been in thralldom
or serfdom to the greed of the big guy, so that today you pay a dollar
for an aspirin, a thousand for a one room apartment, twenty thousand a
year for an education but we let it happen.
- As the hood went over our heads, we didn't
bleat. We are in somebody else's control and we take it like SHEEP. Less
than sheep. A sheep would bleat!
- I heard a rueful man say recently, 'WHAT
A SHAME about our government not helping the homeless in our own land while
the State Dept sends BILLIONS to every government across the planet.' I
thought about that and realized it was a shame.
- Nowadays, women with fatherless children
will be thrown off welfare and made to clean freeways, no matter how many
starving toddlers she has crawling on her floor. What does this tell us
about our government? There's no medical aid to wetbacks even if an anti-biotic
resistant strain of TB plague starts. (Which it has). There's no test which
might reveal Hanta virus is in the barrio of our city. So there are no
progrms to exterminate rats. Cats die by the trillion in dog pounds (the
damn pound wants 32$ if you want a mouser!) A shame, when those cats could
be saving all of us from city rats which cause Hanta, which most of us
have had. Hanta causes kidney failure when you're old, even if you had
Hanta (and didn't know it) at age 30. Most people on dialysis as oldsters
don't know it but they got that from poop from a rat crawling thru suburbia.
So those immigrants hiding in the ghetto don't et any medical aid, and
spread the TB and there's no medical aid to you or your kids if you don't
have a cushy job with Perks.
- I am a freelance typist so I'm one of
the hundred million without medical coverage. I thought I was in bad shape
until I met a very old woman who had full Med-I-CARE. She told me the government
only paid .22c of her hospital stay. The thousand dollar part of the bill
was on her back!
- It's a terrible loss of innocence to
realize that our maternal USA isn't what she seems, a flowing mother of
milk and honey, and doesn't do what she's lauded for, nurture, shepherd
and tend, give food, roof, education and medication (the basic starter
kit) to those who need it on our shores. But this country of ours CAN send
billions abroad and not for the people there, but for the infrastructure
that country requires to wheel our transnational corporations in on a rail.
Nothing else. Corporate aid.
- If our government were a woman, she'd
be accused of being a transactional bitch, purely venal and a lousy mother.
- Why does the USA give money to foreign
oligarchs and not to us? I have read up on the subject, and while I have
no PH.d in economics or Poly Sci, I have read that it is very clearly because
she owns our ass already. We are in her back pocket. They are not.
- Foreign Aid is to BUY THEM. It is not
Humanitarian Aid even when it masquerades as such. Let's look at what foreign
aid really is. Aid goes from your taxpaying pocket to FOREIGN RULERS for
doing what multi-nationals WANT DONE IN THAT COUNTRY, i.e. funding the
building of infrastructure --- roads, factory sites, also a sizeable amount
of population control --- death squads, urban police, allowing the transnational
to buy the mines, resources and workers at the PRICE they want so that
American manufacturers can move about as they want down there. (I say 'down'
as it's usually in the Southern hemisphere). In Brazil the police are paid
just to murder the homeless children sleeping in the streets. Rent PIXOTE,
a Brazilian film, if you don't believe it. When I met Carlos Castaneda,
he was raving about the need for us all to see this film.
- Your tax dollars, converted into Foreign
Aid IS ABOUT CREATING death squads and a slave work force and ultimately
a business sector abroad so that our corporations can take away your job,
move the factory to the southern hemisphere, and enter foreign markets
--- i.e. sell Fords down there without tariffs, and the AID is a bribe
so they will get the help of the oligarchy there. And the secret, trap
door in the Financial Aid is that it is about pulling the aid when the
oligarchy doesn't jump high enough fast enough. They build the chain so
they can later pull it.
- No trace of that AID ever reaches the
people. Don't believe in the myth of 'trickle down'. After 20 years of
Keynesian Milton Friedman TRICKLE DOWN on our shores, supposed to come
during the Reagan Adminstration, we on this barren beach see there is no
trickle down at all. The rich are given the tax breaks and the middle class
shoulders the burden.
- During the Republican years of the California
war industry pork barreling, real estate went sky high. Every worker at
the War factory who bought real estate in the 70's and 80's was later foreclosed
upon in the early 90's when that land plummeted in value. Luckily, most
of them rented.
- Employees at Hughes and Northrup made
a BARE living (I know two such engineers. Nobody made out like a bandit.
Both engineers, their wives and children lived in rented apartments in
spite of the fact that they both had steady jobs in the war industry at
these corporations during the fat 80's.)
- Trickle down is a MYTH. Nobody ever gets
a drop of anything down the bosses leg unless it's another kind of famous
- The war machine designed by the 14 families
(the planet bakers who control all the big corporations on earth) drained
the present we are all living in just as much as it has drained the future
yet the trickle in USA is a waterfall compared to the trickle to foreign
citizens from humanitarian aid given to 3rd world nations.
- Remember President Somoza of Chile? He
sold every blanket given to his people after the earthquake. (Rent "Under
Fire" with Nolte)
- Colonial exploitation of the third world
by our factories really doesn't do anybody any good. This NOW with its
'no tariffs, no borders' isn't as kindly as it sounds on paper. When an
American factory opens down there, and a few workers get 7 dollars a day
while most families get l dollar a day, it throws the economy off kilter.
Beans triple in cost.
- A small addition to their middle class
doesn't give box carriers or trash diggers employment. There is no Social
Security or soup kitchen put in place. Not has Uncle Sam ever suggested
to our Latin neighbors that our aid was contingent on their creating Social
Security, soup kitchens, clinics or human rights.
- Tienneman Square is a highly visible
case in point. We didn't stare China down and every American had his hackles
up about that man who faced the tank and is still in jail. Many of us felt
really sad that America didn't move on the issue. But the feeling has passed,
hasn't it. Well, let's wake up the righteous anger again. Remember how
Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the temple? It's time for us to do
the same. Moneychangers and death squads and fascism must go.
- The problem is that the planetary system
is set up to strengthen the oligarchs, their armies, death squads, their
IMF which squeezes a country dry, enriching only the oligarchs there, a
'rich boy's club.' We have to cut off the dollar at the pass.
- Our foreign aid must stop. It is a kind
of PORTABLE COUNTRY CLUB that invites new milliionaires to join the PEOPLE
KILLING CLUB. The foreign aid itself is just Vasaline to lubricate the
rape as the oligarchs extend their borders, colonize and exploit weak economies
--- emerging economies that never emerge.
- The oligarchy, ---the 14 families who
are in NYC, PARIS, LONDON, BERN has another 14 families going in the Banana
republic and together the 28 families have COLONIZED the internal country,
it's labor, its peon class. The 14 families in the third world country
are holding a very gang-raped rape victim down --- for the U.S. to use,
- American AID is given to the ruling class
so that it can COLONIZE that banana republic's working class thru flunkey,
puppet governors but the proceeds in the main go to the 14 families, Dupont,
Warberg, Rothschilds, Morgan, etc. You can see the full list of them here
on this website, at the SIGHTINGS COLLEGE PAGE, soon.
- Foreign Aid is not a BRIBE to get the
ruling class to LOVE the UNITED STATES and its tax payers, its people or
its governors. Sentimental clap trap. If you believe this go hug a tree.
It's an ALLOWANCE, a stipend, that the third world country's rulers, oligarchy
and wealthy manufacturers are used to getting. So that when they DON'T
BEHAVE and the money is pulled, U.S. oligarchs have an instant way of HURTING
the men in power. (Also, our banks are utilized as they, too, can jerk
strings. 3rd world loans get called in if people don't behave. Remember
what Kissinger said he'd do to Chile when Allende was president? "Make
the Economy Scream" and he did it. He infiltrated the labor unions
with AID (American Devopment Institute, really a CIA front) and made Chilean
workers strike so that Chilean trucks couldn't carry food up and down this
long, skinny country. Which got skinnier while Nixon and Kissinger applied
pressure. And soon, Chileans hated the democratic visionary, Salvador Allende.
Our soldiers went in and finished him off. (Rent the Lemmon/Spacek movie
'MISSING'. ) That's your homework for this college, babe! (Such nice homework,
- Hell, banks do that to our own country,
too. When a democratic candidate gets in, the whole economy goes topsyturvy
or gets "Carterfied," (economic policy failure) until the poor
stooge is elected out. His military operations get Desert Stormed. His
Iranian Hostages get LEFT IN JAIL for 400 days only to be freed by October
Surprises on the day this NEW candidate gets elected to office, all of
this paid for with Iran Contragate and "Air America " type drug
deals. (Rent Air America with Mel Gibson at Blockbuster to see the CIA
distributing drugs which it has done in American ghettos and now suburbs,
for 50 years, not 5 years, as Gary Webb reports. )
- They fund themselves with guns and drugs.
Wake up and smell the coffee. That's what ruling Oligarchies do and how
they do it and it's never public until decades later. Facism controls minutia.
Or, as a Brecht character said over Hitler's body, 'he may be dead but
the bitch that bred him is in heat again.' The bitch is THE PROCESS, a
terrible, Alien Isis (don't rent THAT movie) with a thousand teats feeding
little winged, fanged politicians who are weaned on American oligarchic
milk until they grow up into senior statesmen who will tell banana republics
to send their officer class to U.S military bases to learn 'crowd control'
at American tax payers expense. (See Yves Montand in that Costa-Gavras
film set in Uruguay, what was that called? "State of Siege" Rent
that!) And to see how Colonial Empires destroy third world countries in
the sugar cane fields, rent 'BURN' with Brando.
- With the CIA's terrific software and
computers, the newly trained officers of Guatemala or El Salvador can locate
and exterminate all suspected guerilleros, (Rent SALVADOR by Oliver North,
what did I say? I mean Oliver STONE!). You'll see how Death squads are
able to locate, track and murder all liberal journalists, politicians,
educators and all left of center parties. (Ask any political activist.
I belonged to CISPES and NISGUA two activist groups here in the USA which
were on Nixon's HITLIST! I heard and saw, first hand.)
- Study, read, see movies. Read Noam Chomsky.
TRANSNATIONAL GENOCIDE is not a hard thing to learn. Don't over-think
this. It's simpler than you're making it. There are only a few things out
there: Rich people who steer the ship of state to favor their corporations,
called transnationals (as they reach into all countries and suck blood)
and the workers. The rest of us. The top deck and steerage. Sure there
are lifeboats and isn't that humanitarian of them, but when we hit an iceberg,
do you think we can get IN one? NOT!
- When you get right down to it, so-called
capitalistic methods for planetary development and humanitarian foreign
aid masks a very savage 'lifeboat' theory. (I'm alright Jack, screw you.
Don't rent that British movie. It's not about economics.)
- If I were to make a movie about life
on planet earth today, it would be a single cartoon frame, but it would
have a cast of thousands---laborers/ workers/ slaves, all the people that
go to make up the world's marketplace, all the legislators and soldiers
and bought politicians pushing this HUGAMUNGUS statue of Ozymendias down
life's highway. He's the oligarch who owns all the banks and insurance
companies which are his capital storeage vats. He owns all the real estate
and free land in our country, even if he is foreign. And he flies around
the planet with his mistresses in his private jet. He's Dupont or Rothschild
or Rockefeller or all three. But he's up there in the statue and you and
your children are running along in front, little starving, mindless people
running ahead with a big paint brush, oiling the logs with your sweat and
blood. Thus, the statue to American profit, greed and greatness gets erected,
a statue of this zillionaire who lives in his castle while a thousand artists,
dressmakers, shopkeepers and servants make his life a heaven on earth and
all of us earn a few pennies doing our share and stand in rags, with ill
health, bad teeth, infants dying, our carby flab flesh on top of a de-calcified
skeleton so we're dying ourselves.
- Important to the survival of this man's
planetary machine is that a lot of slaves should get diseased, plagued,
border-warred, exterminated or crushed at frequent intervals. This is basic
population control. If it didn't happen, he couldn't get his limo through
traffic on time to the opening of that new Broadway show. Or the traveling
U.S. president would get stoned to death when he visited a foreign country.
That almost happened several times you know. So it is required that hungry
people not get insurgent. That they just DIE quietly without journalists
- This zillionaire knows the government
will not interfere with his planetary genocide with any serious, humanitarian
aid. The NSC, State Department and CIA aren't dumb. They need chaos in
emerging countries. Such disasters can be turned into glorious PR opportunities
like Somalia where things got so bad our Gov could pull a RUSE and send
the Marines and U.N. forces in to MURDER a nationalist candidate, a very
popular critic of the tyrant on the Somalian throne.
- When the CIA and UN go in they go to
"protect the peace" in some hellhole and what happens when the
dust clears is that the poor natives really get the IMF's claws in their
back. Back in the 50's that was called 'making the world safe for capitalism."
And your grandfather thought it was neat. Shows to go you why you are poor
today. Because if Gramps had SCREAMED BLOODY MURDER when Teddy Roosevelt
waved a big stick and cannoned third worlders, you'd be in much better
economic shape today. There would actually BE people in Cuba who could
buy your products. Instead, there's not.
- Anyway, look at the karma. If you let
the police kill those natives, in the third world, and let them kill the
blacks and immigrants in your own ghettos, and let them kill the babies
in the crib with GM/ EXXON fumes, who's going to stop the fuckers when
they come for you?
- Do not ever impute humanitarian motives
to the Ship of State that sends in the Marines. Its bottom line is creating
a New World Order meaning a cheap, local, slavelabor force, held down by
the death squads of local oligarchs, a rising internal inflation creating
a limited middle class of consumers so that the oligarch 14 families get
free, unrestricted ability to sell products there, whether ciggies or automobiles
or gasoline, or anything else that destroys the environment and poisons
people, that merchandise must be freely sold without restrictions via highly
permeable trade borders. (Imagine using a chirpy Disney song 'One World
After All' to describe this New World Order with no protectionist tariffs
on first world products and no protectionism of local industries. Meaning
the man selling corn tortillas in Mexico City, can't compete with Kelloggs
Cornflakes so the poor eat the factory made junk for breakfast, lose their
health and the local tortilla maker goes broke. So sing along with Uncle
Sam: "It's a free world after all Only nothing's free in it. You can't
eat or heal yourself, or even get a decent job."
- Stop singing now. It's too sad. A TROLL
has taken over the world. The secret, castle dwellers who run the CIA and
thru it, our political parties and thru them, our govm't and thru our government's
bureaus owns the third world, does not practice charity. Their zeitgeist
is the dollar. THE DOLLAR requires unequal development. Someone must starve
for another to take control of him. Any citizen-cooperative policies (communal
agriculture or land use, activist groups, ) anything that would allow EQUAL
development must be avoided like the plague.
- Having human rights, constitutional rights,
humanitarian aid programs and because of them. Education, roof and food
would give the poor people some mental clarity and energy. For them to
be in their six senses, alive, clear-thinking and well would endanger the
VAMPIRE sitting on their throats. Oligarchs don't give aid because it
would energize the workers. Not because the expense of welfare would drain
the economy. They don't give it because it would feed and nurture those
extraneous to the dollar-grossing infrastructure, hence on that level it
is viewed as 'non-productive'. While there is enough land for us all and
enough food could be grown on that land for all of us, the rulers have
some sort of Malthusian theory blinding them to that fact. They think that
WE will crowd them off the resources, so we have to go.
- The oligarch's final aim is and will
continue to be inequal development, with their owning all the land and
selling us all the food, with a colonized, internal slave populace living
in utter misery in conditions of ignorance, filth and hopelessness. They
want us addled and diseased, licking the bosses' hands like starving grateful
dogs. BOTH HERE AND ABROAD.
- In America and abroad, there is a government
AGENDA designed by oligrachs and their think tanks and lawyers, implemented
by their bought politicians and bought CIA, military and State Department,
in terms of a.) procuring access abroad to NEEDED commodities, grains,
metals, b.) utilizing cheap foreign labor that has no possibility of labor
organizers, unions or fair salaries and c.) selling cheap, mass-made oligarch
produced goods to the emerging middle class of that country.
- That agenda alone is enough to prevent
local third world industries and a middle class from developing there.
That agenda will throw peasants off the land and cause babies to starve
and die of tropical diseases without medical care. It will skew the potential
for evolution in those desperate places. Make the gameboard tilt dropping
small players off into the vid.
- Life will continue to be cheap in such
'colonized' nations. The U.S flunkie oligarch/military-run governments
there do not want peasants proliferating or making demands. You don't recall
the 70's when a thousand priests who organized workers were murdered? Read
CRY OF THE PEOPLE by Penny Lernoux. She wrote so well that the CIA killed
this young authoress. Don't believe for a second it was cancer not in a
woman that young.
- The oligarchs are now planning to get
all the available farm land everywhere. In the USA, thouands of farmers
are forced by the Bank into going broke and the land is passing into the
hands of the Cargill - Anderson or Purina type companies. The oligarchs
want all the land. Today, smart farmers are only buying in valleys so small
that a big corporation couldn't put IN one of those 700 acre agribusinesses.
Because they know that if they sit in an area where there are large, flat
fields, the nearby city council will somehow come, confiscate that land
and throw them offit.. It is done, everywhere in the USA lately, as well
as the third world for 200 years, and done in the name of development.
Or 'market forces at play'
- Understand the horror of it. If the oligarchs
could use neutron bombs that would take out the people and just leave the
cornfields, adobe buildings and fields, they'd drop them. Some say that
this is what AIDS was. An engineered plague, designed to rid Africa of
Africans. It's worked, too. One in ten Africans has it there. Babies are
born with it. Parents die of it, leaving orphans.
- Genocide of every type is being practiced
under your very eyes and with your tax dollars. In the 70's and 80's, U.S.
trained death squads exterminated entire villages, to the last baby and
dog. The entire province of Quiche in Guatemala was murdered. Their supposed
crime was letting their corn be used by 'communist' guerillas. U.S. activists
have scrapbooks full of documented reports of these atrocities from U.S.
trained death squads, hundreds of them, in every Latin countries during
the 70's and 80's. but it hasn't stopped. Just a few months ago, a village
in Mexico was macheted to death by the local Sheriff and his men. Death
squads came in and whacked everybody there on the skull, babies, women.
7 people survived and ratted them out. They were after our farmland, the
7 claimed. It was true and it was messy, and made the papers across the
planet and the Governor got blood on his hands, as even death squad soldiers
will rat out their Generals to the journalists, so for a while, the oligarchs
will back off on the farmland grabbing issue and simply let disease and
foreclosures run rampant, so that the people of Mexico, Africa and Latin
America will die on their own, without assistance.
- Can we stop genocide by protesting dictators
abroad? Hardly. This brutish government-agency agenda originated with the
needs of the trans-national corporation run by that first world, solitary,
elegant castle dweller who could get a ticket to a hit show and get his
limo through traffic a lot easier if 3 billion of us just fell off the
planet. The New world order just gave him the right to go into Mexico and
buy farmland, with no restraints, and he's salivating for that farmland.
How dare some villagers grow corn on it?
- The irony is that this automatic dollar-efficient
reflex in capitalists has a built-in SELF-KILL mechanism. When he does
all his farmland grabs, mergers and buyouts and when all the other corporations
and third world corn growers and tortilla factories tumble and Mr Big Guy
with his cornflakes is the only one left, who will buy his wares? Americans
are mostly out of work. In a few years, when the Stock market plummets,
all the yuppies will have lost their savings and homes. When there are
no more jobs in America, when there is no more economy here, either, and
when this greedy Mr Big has created legislation that banishes cash and
puts us all on electronic wire transfers and credit cards, ---a cash free
society ---so that they can fiche and completely nail every penny we handle...at
least 3 billion of us will become (for all intents and purposes) extinct.
When your DEBIT card will not buy you a TV dinner, babe, you STARVE.
- When that day comes, we will not be able
to sell our hand-made wheat buns or whittled toothpicks for a dollar because
a dollar won't exist. Imagine trying to go to a store for food when your
credit card is dead and money doesn't exist. You'll die of hunger.
- Of course, by that time, the castle dweller
will be dead too, for --- as he tries to drive up the cost of his product
and put the screws to the world, who will or can buy his damn product?
We, the workers he abandoned in the first world? We have no money. We're
jobless and most of us will be skin and bones, no energy to go to the market
and buy cornflakes or Fords. Who then? The workers in the third world who
earn a few pennies a day? Can the few workers left making his product who
are eating cornflakes instead of nutritional corn tortillas afford his
product? . How does he imagine any of us are going to buy from him? What
we have here is a no-win situation. Its name is oligarch-run capitalism.
They like to call it market capitalism as it sounds as if the demands of
the market had a wisdom all its own. But it doesn't. The nerve impulses
in this lifeless corpse, those jerks and twitches are coming from the jerk
at the top.
- Yet this jerk without foresight, who
controls it all, is the man who will make us all extinct and if we let
him do it, what are we? ASLEEP at the wheel.
- You want your government to wake up,
to shake this guy loose from the controls, and let the people take back
control of market forces. You want banks to do low interest micro-lending
to entrepreneurs with good ideas, as well as to big corporations which
require loans. You want a Federal Reserve that does belong to our government,
not the henchman of a foreign banker and you want that Reserve peopled
with math geniuses who guide us between the shoals of low interest and
inflation. You want low salaried beaureaucrats in these jobs who run things
fairly. You want corporative oversight by economic geniuses who are state
bureaucrats, un-bribeable, to run these corporations for profit as well
as for the welfare of the planet. Not billion a year CEO's. You want that
and is it too much to ask? NO. It's fair.
- Until our government stops selling out
to the transnationals, try this. Avoid buying anything a transnational
makes. Buy hand-made from pals or make it yourself. Avoid kissing government's
feet, i. e. paying taxes. Barter as much as you can. Be into guerilla capitalism.
Be a bottom feeder. Be candid about it to your friends. Your earnings are
your own business, between you and your gatepost. As they are planning
to fail the banks and stockmarket so they can fill their prisons, well
then, be a midnight gardener. Where your extra cash lies buried is your