- Frank Morris Case:
“On Dec. 10, 1964, Frank Morris’s shoe repair shop in Ferriday, Louisiana, was torched while he was still inside; he died of fatal burns.The FBI launched two investigations into Morris’s death in the 1960s, but the case was never solved. In 2007, newspaper editor Stanley Nelson picked up the case. His reporting led him to suspect Arthur Leonard Spencer, a Richland Parish truck driver and former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Several people say Spencer told them he participated in the arson that killed Morris more than 46 years ago.”
- Media Matters: “Arizona Shooting Victim Criticizes Palin, Beck and Fox News” http://mediamatters.org/blog/201101140044<http://mediamatters.org/blog/201101140044>
- “Lib Talker Says It’s Irresponsible for Beck & Palin Not to Realize How Dumb & Dangerous Their Audience Is”
NOW REALLY UNDERSTAND THE 6 STEPS AND THESE 4 FROM FREUD/BERNAYS
MAN IS MOTIVATED BY THESE THINGS
IF YOU ARE AN ENLIGHTENED DESPOT (ELITE)- YOU DONT BELIEVE IN FOUNDERS..
THEY HAVE THEIR SOLUTION- ENLIGHTENED DESPOTISM – CALL IT FASCISM CALL IT COMMUNISM
THEY DEFINE ENLIGHTENMENT DIFFERENTLY THAN I DO.
NOW.. CREATE PROBLEMS
YOU CAN TALK ABOUT COLLAPSING THE SYSTEM, BUT IT HAS TO GO TO ONE OF THESE 4 THINGS
WEIMAR REPUBLIC WAS ALL ABOUT SEX
THEY BOUGHT ‘EM OFF.
THEN, THE ENLIGHTENED DESPOTS CHANGED HANDS AND USED FEAR, AGGRESSION SELF PRESERVATION…
SO WHEN SOMEONE CALLS FOR VIOLENCE, WE COULD IGNORE THOSE ON THE LEFT, AND I DONT KNOW IF THE GUY AT ABC WAS AN “ENLIGHTENED DESPOT”.. BUT THEY ARE TOO BUSY DOGPILING ON THE CATTLE BEING A DANGER TO THE RANCHERS..
WHEN WE COME BACK… I AM GONNA SHOW YOU STUFF THAT NO ONE HAS SEEN ON TV BEFORE AND I WANNA ASK YOU ON MLK DAY, SO WE BURY OUR HEADS IN THE SAND, OR FACE THE TRUTH THAT THEIR ARE ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
- Enlightened despotism, also called benevolent despotism, a form of government in the 18th century in which absolute monarchs pursued legal, social, and educational reforms inspired by the Enlightenment <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/188441/Enlightenment> . Among the most prominent enlightened despots were Frederick II (the Great) <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/217849/Frederick-II> , Peter I (the Great) <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/453644/Peter-I> , Catherine II (the Great) <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/99597/Catherine-II> , Maria Theresa <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/364907/Maria-Theresa> , Joseph II <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/306348/Joseph-II> , and Leopold II <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/336666/Leopold-II> . They typically instituted administrative reform, religious toleration <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/497452/religious-toleration> , and economic development but did not propose reforms that would undermine their sovereignty or disrupt the social order <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/551478/social-structure> .
6 STEPS – BLUEPRINT FOR THE LEFT
( GB, 1/5/11 show)It’s a blueprint for the radical left. It’s how the Czech republic fell into communism in 1948. And this is the formula:
1) HAVE A SOLUTION
2) have people in positions of power in government
3) CREATE PROBLEMS
4) overwhelm and collapse the system
5) get people to rise up (turn it inside out, bottom up) —
6) the TOP comes down with their SOLUTION
BERNAYS’ 4 THINGS
(GB 1/13/11: Bernays helped further this idea that people weren’t rational. Underneath, he said, people really have four things going for them. They were controlled by four things. There were self- preservation, aggression, security, or, of course, sex. He believed if you can harness one of these four things, you can get people to do anything)
(source: Weimar Germany: Promise & Tragedy)
- “The Weimar Era, with its heady enthusiasms, its artistic experimentation, its flaunting of sexuality and unconventional relations, its vibrant kinetic energy, was a direct result of vast disruptions of World War I, the distorted reverberations of its crashing disruptiveness. An intense desire to grasp life in all its manifold dimensions, to experience love, sex, beauty and power, fast cars and airborne flight, theater and dance crazes, arose out of the strong sense of the ephemeral character of life…”
- “Better to enjoy life now than live for the future. It was an attitude both well suited for and cultivated by the advertising industry, which blossomed in this era of mass consumption. Advertisers merged the appeal of sex with the clean lines of modernist design.”
- “…all the preoccupation with the body was mere deception, a concern for surface appearances that disguised the repressive and inequitable character of capitalist modernity in the phase of mass consumption.”
[Source: Economic Quarterly, Winter2002, German Monetary History in the First Half of the Twentieth Century and Journal of Economic History Vol. 60, No. 4 (Dec., 2000), Weimar on the Volga”: Causes and Consequences of Inflation in 1990s Russia Compared with 1920s Germany]
- In 1913, total currency in Germany amounted to just 6 billion marks.
- In November 1923, a loaf of bread cost 428 billion marks and a kilogram of butter almost 6,000 billion marks.
- From the end of World War I until 1924, the price level rose almost one trillonfold.
- According to John Maynard Keynes and the majority of German commentators at the time, reparations were the primary cause of inflation in Germany.
- The economic cause of this hyperinflation was the monetization of the public and private debt by Germany’s central bank, the Reichbank.
- The political cause lay in the inability of a fragile democracy to impose the taxes necessary to pay war reparations.
- From the years 1919-1922 Germany paid 10% of its national income in reparations.
- Deficits that followed the end of the war, the Reich’s debt amounted to half of national wealth.
- Interest on the war debt amounted to four times the Reich’s 1913 revenues.
GOOD THOMAS JEFFERSON QUOTES
(source: The Jeffersonian cyclodpedia)
- The steady character of our countrymen is a rock to which we safely moor.
- My rule of life has been never to harass the public with fendings and proving of personal slanders.
- I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one. (1814)
Definition of ENEMY
: one that is antagonistic to another; especially : one seeking to injure, overthrow, or confound an opponent
: something harmful or deadly <alcohol was his greatest enemy>
a : a military adversary b : a hostile unit or force
See enemy defined for English-language learners » <http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/enemy>
Mobilizing the Jobless
by Frances Fox Piven
22 Dec 2010
As 2011 begins, nearly 15 million people are officially unemployed in the United States and another 11.5 million have either settled for part-time work or simply given up the search for a job. To regain the 5 percent unemployment level of December 2007, about 300,000 jobs would have to be created each month for several years. There are no signs that this is likely to happen soon. And joblessness now hits people harder because it follows in the wake of decades of stagnating worker earnings, high consumer indebtedness, eviscerated retirement funds and rollbacks of the social safety net.
So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? After all, the injustice is apparent. Working people are losing their homes and their pensions while robber-baron CEOs report renewed profits and windfall bonuses. Shouldn’t the unemployed be on the march? Why aren’t they demanding enhanced safety net protections and big initiatives to generate jobs?
It is not that there are no policy solutions. Left academics may be pondering the end of the American empire and even the end of neoliberal capitalism, and — who knows — in the long run they may be right. But surely there is time before the darkness settles to try to relieve the misery created by the Great Recession with massive investments in public-service programs, and also to use the authority and resources of government to spur big new initiatives in infrastructure and green energy that might, in fact, ward off the darkness.
Nothing like this seems to be on the agenda. Instead the next Congress is going to be fixated on an Alice in Wonderland policy of deficit reduction by means of tax and spending cuts. As for the jobless, right-wing commentators and Congressional Republicans are reviving the old shibboleth that unemployment is caused by generous unemployment benefits that indulge poor work habits and irresponsibility. Meanwhile, in a gesture eerily reminiscent of the blatherings of a panicked Herbert Hoover, President Obama invites corporate executives to a meeting at Blair House to urge them to invest some of their growing cash reserves in economic growth and job creation, in the United States, one hopes, instead of China.
Mass protests might change the president’s posture if they succeeded in pressing him hard from his base, something that hasn’t happened so far in this administration. But there are obstructions to mobilizing the unemployed that would have to be overcome.
First, when people lose their jobs they are dispersed, no longer much connected to their fellow workers or their unions and not easily connected to the unemployed from other workplaces and occupations. By contrast workers and students have the advantage of a common institutional setting, shared grievances and a boss or administrator who personifies those grievances. In fact, despite some modest initiatives — the AFL-CIO’s Working America, which includes the unemployed among their ranks, or the International Association of Machinists’ Ur Union of Unemployed, known as Ucubed — most unions do little for their unemployed, who after all no longer pay dues and are likely to be malcontents.
Because layoffs are occurring in all sectors and job grades, the unemployed are also very diverse. This problem of bringing people of different ethnicities or educational levels or races together is the classic organizing problem, and it can sometimes be solved by good organizers and smart tactics, as it repeatedly was in efforts to unionize the mass production industries. Note also that only recently the prisoners in at least seven different facilities in the Georgia state penitentiary system managed to stage coordinated protests using only the cellphones they’d bought from guards. So it remains to be seen whether websites such as 99ers.net or layofflist.org that have recently been initiated among the unemployed can also become the basis for collective action, as the Internet has in the global justice movement.
The problem of how to bring people together is sometimes made easier by government service centers, as when in the 1960s poor mothers gathered in crowded welfare centers or when the jobless congregated in unemployment centers. But administrators also understand that services create sites for collective action; if they sense trouble brewing, they exert themselves to avoid the long lines and crowded waiting areas that can facilitate organizing, or they simply shift the service nexus to the Internet. Organizers can try to compensate by offering help and advocacy off-site, and at least some small groups of the unemployed have been formed on this basis.
Second, before people can mobilize for collective action, they have to develop a proud and angry identity and a set of claims that go with that identity. They have to go from being hurt and ashamed to being angry and indignant. (Welfare moms in the 1960s did this by naming themselves “mothers” instead of “recipients,” although they were unlucky in doing so at a time when motherhood was losing prestige.) Losing a job is bruising; even when many other people are out of work, most people are still working. So, a kind of psychological transformation has to take place; the out-of-work have to stop blaming themselves for their hard times and turn their anger on the bosses, the bureaucrats or the politicians who are in fact responsible.
Third, protesters need targets, preferably local and accessible ones capable of making some kind of response to angry demands. This is, I think, the most difficult of the strategy problems that have to be resolved if a movement of the unemployed is to arise. Protests among the unemployed will inevitably be local, just because that’s where people are and where they construct solidarities. But local and state governments are strapped for funds and are laying off workers. The initiatives that would be responsive to the needs of the unemployed will require federal action. Local protests have to accumulate and spread — and become more disruptive — to create serious pressures on national politicians. An effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece in response to the austerity measures forced on the Greek government by the European Union, or like the student protests that recently spread with lightning speed across England in response to the prospect of greatly increased school fees.
A loose and spontaneous movement of this sort could emerge. It is made more likely because unemployment rates are especially high among younger workers. Protests by the unemployed led by young workers and by students, who face a future of joblessness, just might become large enough and disruptive enough to have an impact in Washington. There is no science that predicts eruption of protest movements. Who expected the angry street mobs in Athens or the protests by British students? Who indeed predicted the strike movement that began in the United States in 1934, or the civil rights demonstrations that spread across the South in the early 1960s? We should hope for another American social movement from the bottom — and then join it.
Frances Fox Piven is on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author, most recently, of Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America.
§ YOU SAW THIS FROM THE FBI
§ CAIR DIDNT TAKE THIS DOWN AS OF FRIDAY. WHAT IS THAT? HOW DO YOU MISREAD THAT? THE CONFERENCE IS IN OAKLAND, HOME OF VAN JONES AND STORM.
E BLOCK- ENEMIES FOREIGN
§ NOW FOREIGN- THIS IS A CHINESE GOVT- AMERICAN RELATIONS THING
§ THIS IS IN BOISE IDAHO YOU TELL ME, HOW ARE THERE NOT PEOPLE STANDING UP IN BOISE IDAHO DEMANDING THIS BE SHUT DOWN
§ CAN YOU IMAGINE IF FOX OR RUSH HAD THIS LOGO?
§ I AGAIN QUOTE MLK, WE CAN COME TOGETHER AS BROTHERS OR DIE FOOLS. IT DOESNT MEAN YOU GET MIXED SEATING AT STATE OF UNION, IT MEANS YOU STAND UP FOR VALUES AND PRINCIPLES.
§ THERE ARE REAL ENEMIES IN THE GATES- YOU DONT STAND UP YOURSELF AND RIOT AND TAKE ACTION, THE FIRST THING YOU DO IS EDUCATE… WHEN YOU HAVE A MEDIA THAT WONT EVEN TELL THESE STORIES..
§ THE PEOPLE WILL FIGURE IT OUT. TRUST THE PEOPLE. YOUR JOB IS TO EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS
§ GHANDI, MLK, JESUS… ALL THREE OF THESE GUYS WERE REVOLUTIONARIES- GHANDI UNITED AND FREED INDIA, MLK UNITED THE NATION AND FREED IT. JESUS UNITED THE WORLD AND FREED IT, ALL THREE OF THEM PREACHED PEACE AND ALL 3 OF THEM DIED IN HORRIFIC ACTS OF VIOLENCE, SAME STORY OVER AND OVER AGAIN- THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE ENLIGHTENED BUT ARE TRYING TO HOLD ON TO POWER, STRIKE OUT.
§ THEY AND THEIR IDEOLOGY ARE THROWN INTO THE DUST BIN OF HISTORY THEY ARE FORGOTTEN AND ONLY THE MESSAGE OF PEACE REMAINS—CHOOSE: BE THOSE GUYS OR MODEL YOURSELVES AFTER THESE MEN.
§ FS: CAIR/FBI POSTER
§ FS: CHINESE/IDAHO POSTERS
§ FS: VAN JONES AVAILABLE
§ ON SET – STORM MANUAL
§ MAGNETS: GANDHI’S CONVICTED ASSASIN (NATHURAM GODSE), MLK’S CONVICTED ASSASSIN (JAMES EARLY RAY), SENTENCED JESUS TO DEATH (PONTIUS PILATE)
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§ The Chinese Communist Party is the majority owner of a company that is looking to build a self-sustained city, with international airport, in Boise Idaho. The fact that the Chinese Communist Party also owns the Chinese military, and has made repeated threats against American interests, is lost on Idaho politicians.
§ “The proposal could get a boost from this year’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that allows the airport to borrow money to build facilities that can be leased to companies on a long-term basis. The airport commission also has the authority to grant long-term leases and landing rights to air carriers, including those from China.” (Source)
§ The fact that Chinese Communists would have the ability to bring in military equipment undetected, if such a lease were given, seems to escape the Governor of the State of Idaho, who visited China and extended the offer to the Communists to do business in his state.
§ For those of you wondering how many American jobs this proposal would create, the answer is zero, nada, none. In essence we are talking about a Communist Chinese, self-contained community, on American soil. Other Idaho projects seem equally mystifying.
§ The Idaho Regional Center, a company developing the Gold Hill Mine near Placerville and Blackhawk on the River near McCall, has millions of dollars in escrow from Chinese investors awaiting approval of green cards from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
§ Once approved, the money will be released and the gold processing plant is expected to go into production, said Sima Muroff, head of the regional center.
§ Several other regional centers have started in the state. They allow investors a chance to get green cards in exchange for investments of $500,000 to $1 million.
§ In the United States, it is possibly to invest in foreign companies without becoming a citizen of their country. The fact that the money from these Chinese Communist “investors” is conditioned on their being approved for Green Card’s should also raise a few eyebrows. A simple Visa would allow them to visit their mining property.
§ These colonization efforts, at a time when the situation in North Korea could escalate into World War III, seem to be dubious at best. China is preparing for war with the United States and its Asian Allies: “CHINA is preparing for conflict ”in every direction”, its Defence Minister says.
§ ”In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction,” General Liang Guanglie said in an interview published by state-backed newspapers in China.
§ ”We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away.” (Source)
§ These Chinese Communist business ventures on American show very little benefit, if any, for the America Economy. Communist Chinese Communities employing, well, Chinese Communists to compete with American businesesses that hire American workers just seems like a bad idea.
§ “A year ago, China froze substantive military relations in protest at US arms sales to Taiwan and relations deteriorated further this summer when China objected to US plans to deploy a nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS George Washington, in the Yellow Sea off the Korean Peninsula.
§ China also announced this month it was preparing to launch its own aircraft carrier next year. The news emerged a year earlier than many US defence analysts had predicted.
§ China is also working on a ballistic missile that could sink aircraft carriers from afar, fundamentally reordering the balance of power in a region dominated by the US since the end of World War II.” (Ibid)
§ Keeping your friends close and your enemies closer might not be the best policy for the people of Idaho. While the average American continues to endure the humiliation of TSA strip-searches and pat downs, giving a known enemy unimpeded access to your international airports, without any oversight, seems a little out of whack.
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§ A Chinese national company is interested in developing a 10,000- to 30,000-acre technology zone for industry, retail centers and homes south of the Boise Airport. Officials of the China National Machinery Industry Corp. have broached the idea — based on a concept popular in China today — to city and state leaders.
§ They are also interested in helping build and finance a fertilizer plant near American Falls, an idea company officials returned to Idaho this month to pursue. This ambitious, long-term proposal would start with a manufacturing and warehouse zone tied to the airport, and could signify a shift in the economic relationship between the two superpowers — a relationship once defined by U.S. companies like the J.R. Simplot Co., Hewlett-Packard and Morrison-Knudsen that would head to China to build and develop.
§ “I think China’s coming over here shows they are willing to collaborate on the reinvigoration of the American industrial base,” said Jeff Don, CEO of Eagle-based C3, which is acting as an Idaho representative for the Chinese company, called Sinomach for short.
§ Sinomach is just one of an increasing number of companies and investors showing interest in Idaho.
§ Hoku Materials Inc., a subsidiary of a Chinese energy firm, already has 500 people building its $400 million plant to make polysilicon for solar panels in Pocatello. It expects to begin production in 2011, employing 250 people, said Scott Paul, Hoku’s president and CEO.
§ China surpassed Japan as the second largest economy in the world in 2010. And in June, Gov. Butch Otter traveled there to tell anyone who would listen that Idaho is open for business.
§ Sinomach is China’s third-largest contractor, with more than $14 billion in sales last year. It has been active in more than 130 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe as general contractor for large infrastructure and building projects.
§ Sinomach executives told Southeast Idaho Energy, which is planning to build a $2 billion fertilizer plant in Power County, they want the contract for engineering, procurement and construction. Their access to financing is their deal sweetener.
§ Southeast Idaho Energy hopes to turn coal into gas to produce nitrogen fertilizer and sulfur. The company expects to hire 700 to 1,000 people during construction with 150 permanent workers.
§ The company also would separate the carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change and ship it to Wyoming, where it can be pumped underground to enhance the extraction of natural gas.
§ While Otter was in Beijing in June, he spoke about the project with Jin Kening, chairman of the China National Chemical Engineering Corp. — a different government-owned company. Don said Chinese national companies do compete with each other, but won’t let their own competition get in the way. “Whatever makes the deal go forward,” Don said.
§ Doug Sayer, president and CEO of Premier Technology, worked with Otter in Beijing to build long-term relationships with China National. His company could bid on some of the work to build the fertilizer plant.
§ “Anything we can do to work toward having good industry opportunities for investment is important whether we get a piece of that work,” Sayer said. The state’s efforts have been critical to the discussions, said Pat Sullivan, a Boise lobbyist who works with Southeast Idaho Energy.
§ “One thing these Chinese see is we have a governor here who has a great big open-door policy, and I think that’s making a difference in this Sinomach project,” he said.
§ Sinomach is not looking only at Idaho. The company sent delegations to Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania this year to talk about setting up research and development bases and industrial parks. It has an interest in electric transmission projects and alternative energy as well.
§ The technology zone proposal follows a model of science, technology and industrial parks in China — often fully contained cities with all services included.
§ But Don and other local supporters have recommended fitting the idea into the kind of planned unit development used for local approval here.
§ Sinomach officials met with Boise city and airport officials — including Mayor Dave Bieter — to discuss developing a first phase for the technology zone that would set up a base of operations for Chinese companies doing business in the United States. City officials were cautious, since the idea is at an early stage.
§ “We understand they are at a preliminary stage. We are waiting to hear back from them with a proposal for where they want to go from here,” said Cece Gassner, assistant to the mayor for economic development.
§ The proposal could get a boost from this year’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that allows the airport to borrow money to build facilities that can be leased to companies on a long-term basis. The airport commission also has the authority to grant long-term leases and landing rights to air carriers, including those from China.
§ Sinomach is not the only Asian company looking at Boise, Gassner said. “We’re getting calls from investors from all across Asia who are interested in Idaho,” she said. Idaho’s location, only another 45 minutes farther by air than Seattle from Asia, will open many opportunities, state and local officials said.
§ The state’s low cost for doing business will help, too. Sinomach is attracted to Idaho, in part, because of the lack of infrastructure here, which means it has more opportunity.
§ “Idaho’s the last state that should say we don’t want to do business with Asia,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little. “Asia’s where the money is.”
§ Yeh Ling-Ling, executive director of the Alliance for a Sustainable USA, said U.S. businesses should be cautious about making contracts that give Chinese companies the best jobs — though she is more worried about investment programs that encourage immigration, which Idaho also has jumped into this year.
§ “I believe that Idaho or other American companies should first seek investments from America and employ American engineers first,” said Ling-Ling, a naturalized citizen from Orinda, Calif., who was born in Vietnam of Chinese parents.
§ Little, who met with Zhang Chun, director general of Sinomach, and other company officials, said he thinks the state and the company are a good fit. But that doesn’t mean the state won’t stick up for its own interests.
§ “We’re sure not going to favor a Chinese company over an Idaho company,” Little said.
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