feel free to play the song while you read:-) rage against the machine performs to the same level that i feel as i write. i am heated right now. especially, with the images of suffering iraqi women and girls seared into my memory. black women and girls have not and continue to not fare any better, in this country and abroad. standing against injustice is the only thing to do. that is, if you want to claim inclusion in the human circle; that is my humble, strong, unapologetic position.
the u.s. corporate owned media doesn't want us to know or see.
i think we all have the right to know and act from an informed place. don't you?
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the iraq veterans against the war (ivaw) are holding a winter soldier's conference, presenting vets', iraqi, and afghan workers' testimony of u.s. imperialism's war atrocities. it is modeled after the testimony of u.s. war crimes in vietnam presented by vietnam veterans against the war (vvaw) in 1971.
the more things change, the more they stay the same. no?
the white supremacy/racism/corruption starts at the top and trickles down...it is the american way...most americans without thought act as though the world is inhabited by lesser humans.
asking the u.s. gov't why? only ensures more gov't lies! true education is an individual pursuit. pursue knowledge. seek and ye shall find.
i salute these brave men and women that have decided to shine light in the dark places. it takes courage and i stand in solidarity. tell the truth and shame the devil! sociopaths are big on appearances, being worshipped and respected. it seems public humiliation is the only thing that puts them on the righteous path.
so we know where mccain stands. he supports torture and makes no bones about it. i can respect his candor. clinton has made it abundantly clear that she wants power and control even if she has to ruin her political party to get it. trust her with the world, do you? obama is as slick as snot, as such so many are missing the obvious... so let's examine fun facts...
...did you know?
both obama and clinton support the democrat carter doctrine: using military force to guarantee u.s. access to, control of, and profit from persian gulf oil.
though obama pretends to be the "out-of- iraq" peace candidate don't believe it! arch imperialist paul volcker's endorsement of obama should have been a great indicator. yes, that paul volcker---chief economist at chase bank, director of the rockefeller led trilateral commission, federal reserve chairman who put millions out of work by jacking up interests rates to 20% to bail out bankers in the '80s volcker.
this brazen soul went on record saying, he hopes obama's "leadership...can restore confidence in our vision, our strength, and our purposes right around the world." (wall street journal, 1/31/08) uh, sinister, anyone? anyone?
for those that don't know---harvard's kennedy school is a top imperialist policy factory, in my opinion. recently, obama fired foreign campaign advisor, samantha power (kennedy school guru! coincidence- no!) who specializes in disguising military invasions as "humanitarian interventions". on march 6th a bbc reporter asked her: "so what the american public thinks is a commitment to get combat forces out in sixteen (16) months isn't a commitment?" power's answer: "you can't make a commitment in march '08 about what circumstances will be like in january '09."
obama says he's "open" to keeping troops in iraq for years, if necessary. while the ny times reports the number of civilians killed in afghanistan is "alarmingly high". the u.s media doesn't count the death toll of non-americans. (history mandates as a black person that i don't ever forget that the powers that be don't count me and mine either! to forget is to be caught by surprise)
obama promises to redeploy more u.s. troops to afghanistan. the recently announced increase in u.s. covert operations in pakistan will continue, no matter who is president. bank on it.
don't believe, it is to your detriment to do so---the problem is just bush, the neo-cons, and mccain. capitalism is ruthless and inhumane. as evidenced by u.s. imperialism in its drive to control oil supplies, other resources, and as well as maintain profits. all signs indicate that ww3 will be a battle of capitalist rivals protecting their economic interests. the working class will suffer and die in large numbers as a result. we are expendable!
possible solutions? let's come up with them based on truth. i don't believe in trying to conform. i believe we need to come outside of the corrupt system, unite, and make this government truly of the people, for the people and by the people. though americans are not a monolith; i think we all want to live free and well!
talk to me...we are killing in the name of...let's rage against the machine!
SELF LOVE~SELF ACCEPTANCE~SELF RESPECT