CAPITALISM IS A CURSE: “The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use”

“Weather warfare” is the ultimate WMD with the potential of destabilizing an enemy’s ecosystem, destroying its agriculture, disabling communications networks. In other words, ENMOD techniques can undermine an entire national economy, impoverish millions of people and “kill a nation” without the deployment of troops and military hardware. But you will never hear about this "weather … Continue reading CAPITALISM IS A CURSE: “The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use”

“The Fourth of July: Nationalism and Colonialism”

“For me, this 4th of July will symbolize another type of fiddling while Rome burns. Instead of focusing the brilliance of our scientists and skills of our workers on the development of alternative energy and toxic waste clean-up technologies, fracking vents bloom like fiery flowers across the global landscape. Instead of putting on the brakes and changing course on our path toward global destruction, our footprint is pressing “the pedal to the metal” in our race toward Armageddon.

Because I am no longer a child crouching in fear with eyes and ears closed, I wonder how I can turn on the sprinklers to stop the mad volley. I prefer to celebrate peace and balance quietly rather than war and domination with explosions that symbolize battle. The notions of “nations” and patriotism to nations and nationalities only serve to divide the peoples of the world.”

Voices from the Margins

Carol A. Hand

As the date of the quintessential celebration of colonial oppression for Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. approaches, signaled by loud explosions in the night, an image from my childhood comes unbidden to mind – a child crouching, head bowed, eyes closed, hands tightly covering ears.

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Photo Credit: Carol A. Hand

I remember how much I disliked attending these events with my family, surrounded by crowds of people cheering and oohing and aahing in the local park as the symbolic missiles of war blossom like booming “fiery flowers” in the darkened evening sky. I didn’t know the deeper symbolism then for Indigenous Peoples, but the mindless and frenzied fascination of the crowd frightened me. I realize it still does. It brings to mind a story I wrote about my experiences in Missoula, Montana, during the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

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“We Wonder Why People Hate the USA? Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family”

{Also see: China’s Warning to Tourists Makes America Sound Like Third-World Banana Republic and USA - The Failed State and As the U.S. fuels war in Yemen, 1,200 Yemenis face deportation under Trump} Local residents in Amran held a rally to condemn the recent crime against civilians and ongoing indiscriminate bombing campaigns by Saudi Arabia … Continue reading “We Wonder Why People Hate the USA? Saudi Arabia Bombs Residential Neighborhood in Yemen Killing Entire Family”

“The Persistent Myth of US Precision Bombing”

...British leaders agreed, and adopted this new approach: “area” or “carpet” bombing, with the explicit strategic purpose of “dehousing” Germany’s civilian population. The US soon adopted the same strategy against both Germany and Japan, and a US airman quoted in the postwar US Strategic Bombing Survey lampooned efforts at “precision” bombing as a “major assault … Continue reading “The Persistent Myth of US Precision Bombing”

“USA… Its Own Worst Enemy”

{Also see: Trump administration plans sweeping government restructure to cut social programs And yet this madding herd's ignorant and insouciant members continue to beg, "Thank you sir! May we have another?!"} The US spends more money on its military than the combined total of the next 10 biggest spending nations, including China, Russia, India, Saudi … Continue reading “USA… Its Own Worst Enemy”

The Chomsky Challenge for Americans — Paul Street | Information Clearing House

After reading the following article, I am even more filled with disgust and hatred for this country, society (the herd) and government than I was before reading it. Thank god, or the universe, or whomever or whatever, that my days on this planet sized hell are numbered! (The siege of Hodeidah, Washington’s war crime in Yemen}

Taking Sides

Source: Information Clearing House

The Chomsky Challenge for Americans

By Paul Street

June 14, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –  It’s no wonder that most Americans are clueless about why “their” country is feared and hated the world over. It remains unthinkable to this day, for example, that any respectable “mainstream” U.S. media outlet would tell the truth about why the United States atom-bombed the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As Gar Alperovitz and other historians have shown, Washington knew that Japan was defeated and ready to surrender at the end of World War II. The ghastly atomic attacks were meant to send a signal to Soviet Russia about the post-WWII world: “We run the world. What we say goes.”

However, as far as most Americans who even care to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki know, the Japanese cities were nuked to save American lives certain to be lost…

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“Memorial and Veterans Day Reality: Glorifying War, Deploring Peace”

"We do not want a PAX Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and … Continue reading “Memorial and Veterans Day Reality: Glorifying War, Deploring Peace”