Sunday, October 12, 2008


The lights are about to go out on our American democracy, simultaneous with the economic destruction of the American middle class.

RE our democracy, watch this interview with Naomi Wolf,

author of Give Me Liberty – A Handbook for American Revolutionaries

You will hear Naomi say more than once, “This is going to scare you to death, because I’m scared to death.” But she is quick to assure us that there is still hope, if only ordinary Americans of all political stripes pull together and reject the fascist coup that is just a couple months from finalization. The U.S. in this moment is very much like Germany in February of 1933.

RE our economy, read A Futile Bailout as Darkness Falls on America

by Paul Craig Roberts,

former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and Contributing Editor of National Review.

Here is a striking excerpt:

According to statistician John Williams [] who measures inflation, unemployment, and GDP according to the methodology used prior to the Clinton regime’s corruption of these measures, the US unemployment rate is currently at 14.7 per cent and the inflation rate is 13.2 per cent. Consequently, real US GDP growth in the 21st century has been negative.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Why Congress Voted for the Bailout ...and More Reasons Why They Shouldn’t Have

Last Friday the House reversed course and voted 263 to 171 to approve the administration’s $700 Billion bailout of Wall Street – despite their constituents being 10 to 20-to-one against it. Why? Well, it seems that the White House made certain threats, including the threat of imposing marshal law! Listen to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) relate this on the House floor (to be non-partisan, I refer you to the web site of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul). Just 48 seconds:

Idle threats? One might hope so, but then everyone should be aware of: “Secret Bush Administration Plan to Suspend US Constitution ‘Continuity of Government’ (COG) Provisions activated in 2001” by Tom Burghardt:

In the meantime, FOX News asked Rep. Dennis Kucinich for his views on the bailout. Once again, he “tells it like is” in this 1-and-a-half-minute video:

Finally, those of you with 37 minutes to spare might consider listening to Senator Byron Dorgan on the Senate floor explaining all the reasons why the taxpayer should not want to bailout Wall Street, now or ever!