2011

”Dissent is what rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.” – Lewis H. Lapham The year 2011 will bring Americans a larger and more intrusive police state, more unemployment and home foreclosures, no economic recovery, more disregard by the U.S. government of U.S. law, international law, the Constitution, and truth, more suspicion and … Continue reading “2011”

Who Remembers ‘Guns and Butter’?

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s policy of Great Society spending and the Vietnam War is credited with the rising American inflation that persisted until checked by President Reagan’s supply-side policy. In Johnson’s time, the American economy and the U.S. dollar were strong, and there was no current account deficit. Yet LBJ’s policy of guns and butter … Continue reading “Who Remembers ‘Guns and Butter’?”

If Only US Law Applied to the US Government

The U.S. government does not have a monopoly on hypocrisy, but no other government can match the hypocrisy of the U.S. government. It is now well documented and known all over the world that the U.S. government tortured detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and that the U.S. government has had people kidnaped and "renditioned," … Continue reading “If Only US Law Applied to the US Government”

Washington Arrogance Has Fomented a Muslim Revolution

“In a government of law, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the … Continue reading “Washington Arrogance Has Fomented a Muslim Revolution”

The Cost of Hegemony Is Beyond Reach

Undeterred by massive budget deficits from wars, a falling economy, and financial bailouts, the U.S. government has managed to start a new cold war with Russia. Last Friday, the Russian military announced that it was developing a new generation of ballistic missiles in response to the U.S. government’s decision to deploy ballistic missile defenses in … Continue reading “The Cost of Hegemony Is Beyond Reach”

This Time, the World Is Not Buying It

The success of the Bush Regime’s propaganda, lies, and deception with gullible and inattentive Americans since 9/11 has made it difficult for intelligent, aware people to be optimistic about the future of the United States. For almost 8 years the US media has served as Ministry of Propaganda for a war criminal regime. Americans incapable … Continue reading “This Time, the World Is Not Buying It”

Do You Feel Safe Now? Proud?

Now that military officers selected by the Bush Pentagon have reached a split verdict convicting Salim Hamdan, a onetime driver for Osama bin Laden, of supporting terrorism, but innocent of terrorist conspiracy, do you feel safe? Or are we superpower Americans still at risk until we capture bin Laden’s dentist, barber, and the person who … Continue reading “Do You Feel Safe Now? Proud?”

Are You Ready to Face the Facts About Israel?

"On October 21 (1948) the Government of Israel took a decision that was to have a lasting and divisive effect on the rights and status of those Arabs who lived within its borders: the official establishment of military government in the areas where most of the inhabitants were Arabs." – Martin Gilbert, Israel: A History … Continue reading “Are You Ready to Face the Facts About Israel?”