The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

One Small Victory

Activist Tom Palumbo was arrested recently for attmpting to devilver petitions to the office os Senator Thalma Drake(R)who, upon seeing a group of peace activists locker her doors and called the police. A small victory for free speech was achieved when the case was thrown oout of court. The activists then returned to the Senator's office and delivered the petitions to a very unfriendly staff.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

An Escalating Crisis of Historical Proportions

Liberals are cheering a neocon administration under fire as investigations proliferate but a cornered beast is all the more dangerous. This administration is set for far worse than we have yet seen, even if it requires another 9/11 type attack so they can, as predicted, attack Iran and declare domestic martial law. We know, given the evidence that they are at very least complicit in the WTC attack. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain by a repeat if it is the only way they can attack Iran and silence thier opponents. We cannot rely on the Dems for anything more than mealy mouthed opportunist posturing. We must take it to the international community and we must do what we can to publicise their plans and to shut the country down before it's too late, and we may have only a week ot two.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Telling It Like It Is

Dennis Kucinich chastises Democrats for playing half-assed political games while people continue to die and points out their part in a scheme to privatise Iraqi oil. And that's what this is all about after all. Kucinich is the only candidate that has the guts and temerity to speak the truth which is why we need to support his candidacy.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Existence and Nonexistence

Despite progress made in forming a unity government in Palestine, Israel remains obstinate in refusing to recognize it, stating that it is "refusing to renounce violence and recognise Israel's right to exist." Though the Palestinians refuse to renounce their right to defend themselves, the question of recognition is another story. Palestinians have agreed in principle to "recognize Israel" within the 1967 borders but that has never been satisfactory. What is demanded is recognition of Israel's existence as a dominant power based on racist exceptionalism and acceptance of Palestinian powerlessness, and complete dispossession. Nothing less will satisfy the ideology of Zionism.

As for us, we need to understand how and why Zionism fits into American interests and what role it plays. Those who fail to understand this mistakenly place the center of power in Israel and are bound to make political errors based on that misunderstanding.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A Sane and Principled Approach

It is no suprise that the only candidate to demonstrate independence from the Israel lobby is Kucinich. No doubt, it won't endear him to the centers of power but in that regard, he has nothing to lose. His sane and principled approach to our role in the middle east deserves our support. That Kucinich is the least acceptible candidate to the corporate ruling class should tell us that he is the best candidate to represent our interest as working Americans. The most crucial issue that he hasn't fully addressed however, is energy and dependence on oil. This issue underlies our mid-east policy, our continuing wars and our destruction of the environment.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Despotism Or Democracy

How to tell

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Dems Do It Again

Once again, in the spirit of opportunism, Democrats show why they are merely hemmoroids on the ass of power by giving up the congrssional authority of warmaking that would require their consent for an attack on Iran. It's another blank check for Bush that guarantees an attack on Iran. Congratulations to all the loyal liberals joined at the hip to the Dems. For the rest of us, it's time to build alternatives.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Pavane for a Dead Princess

Not Anna Nicole but Ghawar and most other sources of oil. Peak oil has arrived. The death knell of an oil based delusion is the reverberation of the unsustainability of the present system and the clarion call for the birth of a cooperative sustainable system. Alternative energy sources can't create the same quantity of fuel that powers our present expectations, we will have to use what we have in more efficient ways that serve social needs for public transportation, power grids and shipping. That will require public ownership.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Your Flag Decal

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Al Qeada Kucinich Alert