anti-nucleaRist bloG #194/ 22 Jan 2014 ©
Black Panther Party, and is no war-on-Terror
Did the Black Panther Party of Baltimore demean that arrests of afro-amer “journalists” such as Mumia Abu Jamal, should be incarcerated for crimes they did not do nor participate, in 1971? Did the Democratic machines that erased Henry Wallace from the presidential race of 1945, instill a racist amplification in Harry Truman, or was this why the black-Panther Party was comprised of afro-Amers who were not racist but nationalized by a sense that laws had failed them, too! Was M.O.V.E. the Philadelphia organization of afro-Amers trying to take place of Black Panthers, or were they trying to carry-on the civil-Rights and BPP ideals by renewing the ideology, not to cause a backlash to police-State dictums of dementia, as well? The fine-tuned Establishment cogs of the wheel of anti-Progress thru eradicate economy via coRpoRate controls of arms-sales is sickening since Harry Truman’s first meagre pronouncement of Cold-war vestige.
The new-Rome: ameri’s try to dissuade the traditionalist we-Amers, who basically confide that affirmatives in laws should have been stated “Medicare first then the disgust of tyranny as laws” because tyranny is w.o. laws. Personally, I have been wirking sedulously in underscoring that Presidente’s are disgusting and totally IMpugning the laws they are sworn to uphold, which makes a multiple disgust atheir attenuations of anarchyism. These anarchyist-Presidente’s disgust these principles of laws w their tyranny-Rex of plutocracy is good fugue and coversion, lies, not superstitions is great consequence for the will of the we-People. The arte`s and sciences have too been runned-Over by a poly-morphic phalange of usury who resolve to maintain IMpunity at all “diplomatic costs”. Pluralism disgusts them at any turn of needful compassion of the majority. “R”
“1. In “From the Bullet to the Ballot,” all mention of socialism, class struggle and explicit opposition to capitalism, every one of which were prominently featured in Chicago and national BPP speeches, publications and political education classes, is made to disappear.
2. All or nearly all mention of opposition to US empire, and the wars in Vietnam and colonial Africa as part of the motivation of the BPP, is also erased, and the broad current of black opposition to the Vietnam war fed by the experience of black vets, among others, goes unexplored. To hear Dr. Williams tell it, black Americans of my generation didn’t get excited about much of anything overseas until maybe the anti-apartheid movements of the 1980s.
3. In place of the BPP’s opposition to capitalist economic oppression at home and the draft and imperial war overseas, Gates and Joseph explain the BPP’s wide popular appeal to the sheer coolness of big naturals and black people with guns. Dr. Williams goes a different way and says the success and historic impact of the BPP in Chicago was its successful interracial “coalition building.” Curiously, he then assigns the BPP to what they all call the “Black Power Movement,” something not especially well known for coalitions across racial lines.
4. Authors don’t choose their book titles lightly. Williams is a smart guy. He knew that casting the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the ultimate happy ending of black history was in demand when he chose his title “From the Bullet to the Ballot: the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party & Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago.” The notion that he really meant something else kind of fails the laugh test.”
But then, there was lots more reason that afro-Amers were beset that they should “not read”. How come the propaganda wheels went AWOL for druggie sales, but Bruce Dixon wants to play down the interests if inveterate obsolescence and mentions the non-Virtuous persona who’s recollection of History has nothing to do w the past and what is yet due: now. Both, precepts of the historic are, at last, exposed. But, no virtue remains w the idiocy of Oligarchic rulers of the new-Rome. “R”
“Although the BPP in Illinois wasn’t a strictly socialist or Marxist organization, those influences were very strong and unmistakable, even from 40 years distance. All one has to do is look at the movie, The Murder of Fred Hampton, which is available on YouTube.
Listen to Fred Hampton’s own words, which were pretty much in keeping with those of the rest of us. We said the words “rainbow coalition” a lot. But we said the words capitalism, socialism pretty often too, perhaps more often. As Fred does in the movie, we spoke of the free breakfast programs and the medical clinic as examples of socialism in action that ordinary folks could appreciate and would defend. How historians like Dr. Williams can read and hear us talking up socialism and proletarian internationalism, and never bother to ask where any of that came from is beyond me, unless they are simply observing the traditional American taboo over the s word.
For historians like Mr. Williams, that line of inquiry is unpromising because it leads away from where they need to go, to the happy endings of electing black mayors and congressmen, to black generals and corporate functionaries and to Barack Obama.”
From the Bullet to the Ballot: An Unfavorable Review of a Work on the Black Panther Party
BAR Wed, 12/11/2013— Bruce A. Dixon – 13:02 tags/ Black Panther Party Black Misleadership Class http://blackagendareport.com/content/bullet-ballot-unfavorable-review-work-black-panther-party
My tRek from Afghanistan to Israel went north to Iran, then north into turkey then south into Syria, then to Lebanon, and finally the Israels. Most of all I like the Kurds because we camped the rebels—under guard—but, the women comrades in arms were green-eyes. However, meeting Ahmadinejad was as much a pain as a face-off on what is NSDU-238 which he would not answer, but odiously knew little about, and did not bother to follow thru, because we agreed that pu-239 was the dastardly international “isotope”. If I ever had a choice to answer “what would you rather have” I’d state “eco-Socialism” because Medicare is what we’ve paid into from age sixteen and should have that when we are 20 years into plausible need. This in and of the indigent nature does not demean that wars are legal, but what one should also intone, to the to mean of demeanor on the exacting requitements of answer. Fact is the we-people do not have Universal healthcare altho ”all” should be give that since 1961, when the laws came into passage, vote on floor “tabled” by private interests of Insurance is business, not Universal healthcare w or w.o. Dental care!
Was this precept the precursor of g-Enron’s choosing not to offend hos father by not ever mentioning NSDU-238 in office or was precept never let on that the Saudi’s left in 11 aero-Jets w.o. a “passenger-List” on Sept 11th 1nd 12th 2001?
“Bush’s premises have proved flawed….” Most striking was Power’s expression of disappointment that “millions—if not billions—of people around the world do not see the difference between a suicide bomber’s attack on a pizzeria and an American attack on what turns out to be a wedding party”—the broken moral compass residing within these masses, of course, who fail to understand that only the American attacks are legitimate and that the numerous resultant casualties are but “tragic errors” and “collateral damage.”…”
Elsewhere, appearing at a forum in New York City sponsored by the Open Society Institute to discuss his work, David Cole made the remarkable assertion that “no one argued” the post-9/11 U.S. attack on Afghanistan was “not a legitimate act of self-defense.” No less remarkable was Cole’s statement shortly thereafter that the United States’ “holding [of prisoners] at Guantanamo would not have been controversial practice had we given them hearings at the outset,” because, as Cole explained it, such hearings “would have identified those people as to whom we had no evidence that they were involved with Al Qaeda and then they would be released.”
Cole’s first remark ignores the UN Charter, which allows an attack on another state in self-defense only when an imminent attack is threatened, and then only until such time as the Security Council acts on behalf of the threatened state. But given the absence of such urgency and the absence of a UN authorization, and given that the hijacker bombers of 9/11 were independent terrorists and not agents of a state, the October 2001 U.S. war on Afghanistan was a violation of the UN Charter and a “supreme international crime,” in the language of the Judgment at Nuremberg. Would Cole have defended Cuban or Nicaraguan or Iraqi bombing attacks on Washington D.C. as legitimate acts of self-defense at any juncture in the past when the United States was attacking or sponsoring an attack on these countries? We doubt it. Cole also seems unaware that the United States attacked after refusing the Afghan government’s offer to give up bin Laden upon the presentation of evidence of his involvement in the crime. Furthermore, the war began long after bin Laden and his forces had been given time to exit, and was fought mainly against the Taliban government and Afghan people, thousands of whom were killed under targeting rules that assured and resulted in numerous “tragic errors” and can reasonably be called war crimes.”
The tenor of “impassioned fired-up belligerence and seek vengeance w.o. explanation from fBIS beyond that Osama bin Ladin was never on the list for Sept 11th 2001 and in fact six weeks later Khalid Sheik Mohammed was found to have accepted large sums of money from terrorist supports, none of which was directly from bin Ladin altho g-Enron seemed not to care for any Justice, merely INjustice thru violence and Destruction of the once-Waz Babylon peoples. Khalid Sheik has been in jail in US custody since 2004,altho the cIAS stated 2006 and fBIS 2005. Where is the trail and why postponed while860 Guantanamo inmates have been studied as maybe 10% for involvements warring while torture is the only task which can be proved and asserted, too! “R”
“Despite the domestic hysteria in the United States at the time, a number of lawyers here contested its legitimacy . Furthermore, a series of opinion polls in 37 different countries by Gallup International in late September 2001 found that in no less than 34 of these countries, majorities opposed a U.S. military attack on Afghanistan, preferring instead to see the events of September 11 treated as crimes (i.e., non-militarily), with extradition and trial for the alleged culprits. The three countries where opinion ran against the majority in the other 34 were the United States (54%), India (72%), and Israel (77%). Otherwise, it appears that significant and sometimes overwhelming majorities of the world’s population were opposed to the U.S. resort to war.
What War on Terror?
But talk of the “failure” of the war on terror rests on the false premise that there really is such a war. This we reject on a number of grounds. First, in all serious definitions of the term, terror is a means of pursuing political ends, an instrument of struggle, and it makes little sense to talk about war against a means and instrument. Furthermore, if the means consists of modes of political intimidation and publicity-seeking that use or threaten force against civilians, a major problem with the alleged “war” is that the United States and Israel also clearly use terror and support allies and agents who do the same. The “shock and awe” strategy that opened the 2002 invasion-occupation of Iraq was openly and explicitly designed to terrorize the Iraq population and armed forces. Much of the bombing and torture, and the attack that destroyed Falluja, have been designed to instill fear and intimidate the general population and resistance. Israel’s repeated bombing attacks, ground assaults, and targeted assassinations of Palestinians are also designed to create fear and apathy, that is, terrorize. As longtime Labour Party official Abba Eban admitted years ago, Israel’s bombing of Lebanon civilians was based on “the rational prospect, ultimately fulfilled, that afflicted populations [i.e., civilians deliberately targeted] would exert pressure for the cessation of hostilities.” This was a precise admission of the use of terrorism, and surely fits Israeli policy in the years of the alleged “war on terror.”
There Is No “War on Terror”
by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson; January 18th, 2008 http://musictravel.free.fr/political/political.htm
Truly I feel and acknowledge that all people should not beat war to fight tyranny, but then there is Ecology being demised by the infertile practices of plutocrats of the new-Rome. Wars of capitalist-Totalitarian: extent, as these gooks are fascist at heart, theirs is a behavioralism ’shows’. There anti-lawfulness should and must yet be met w the arrest of the 1,000’s of perpetrators. How must yet be decided—and sooner better. Why not a discussion on ”peace” is not that it’s too late in space-Time, but that fascist ascendancy is a malicious-Practice that seeks to control all of society, since 1881, when coRpoRate-Person-hood became law. They do want to leave culture, democracy and freedom behind for the maleableness of anti-Human disregard for a human-future, to maintain capitalist-Totalitarianism and protect nuclear-Policy for monetary gain and propaganda leverage. “R”
“When it came for the decision of his “values,” he voted for war – especially for war with many victims. “The many sufferings of all these little men together add up to nothing,” he declared. The misery and barbarism of a continent, following upon a butchery to the amount of ten to twenty million souls – a total of nothing. Nietzsche foresaw the beginning of an “age of wars”; he never formed any conception of it, even the faintest, any more than the order of men who start wars.
…Caught up in a peaceful age, and weary of it, he wanted his “strong men,” his “grandees” to prove themselves on their own ground. “The next century will bring the battle for world mastery,” he announced to his contemporaries, who closed their ears to just that sentence. They were feasting on the most profound peace in modern history. They, like him, lacked the faintest conception of the war we have since put behind us, or of the war which is now dragging out endlessly under the guise of peace. As was right and proper, the philosopher never dreamed of such a misbegotten compound of war and peace. His strong men and grandees are brave by definition; how could he have seen them as the cowardly extortioners so familiar to us?
He commanded: “From wars we must learn to bring death close to the interests we fight for; that makes us worthy of honour.” To mention only one variety, probably Zaharoff, dealer in arms and death, deserves veneration; and that variety should have caught the philosopher’s eye; it was obvious enough even in his day…”
Heinrich Mann: Nietzsche, war and the butchery of ten to twenty million souls
STOPNATO 1-21-14 by Rick Rozoff
What is not nice, to go into high-country mountains and try the freshness of 10-million dEAd conifers, is that the CHEM tRails are yet adding aluminum-Oxide and strontium-90
33 years of wArs, 33 years need to follow in peace, before we know
a voice from the VOId, the peace-Warrior
–note: bLog #261 peace-Remnant
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