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February 15, 2011

I know I’m not alone here; please don’t tell me I’m the only one watching this in disbelief..

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 10:48 pm

I know that I was just one of many many people who tearfully watched as Obama delivered his Victory speech that night..there were record numbers of us who said “It’s finally over.” We BELIEVED what he was saying..Hope Change. ..after 8 years of George W, we all desperately craved both. He seemed to KNOW that somehow..easiest campaign in History just saying you are not like that other guy before..

I know that it could have been so much worse if we had a McCain/Palin White House..

AND it doesn’t help if we complain and our friends accross the aisle say “Well YOU voted for him.”

BUT we can NOT NOT NOT let our shame/embarrassment at our sense of naivete cloud our awareness of how this beautiful idea called America is slipping right through our fingers.

I want to believe this is why the country is silent as we watch this government careen out of control..

Do you think I should call Wael Ghonim and ask him if I could borrow his 20 million Egyptians..?

Cuz I know we could use them to march on Washington for us since we somehow seem to be paralyzed or entranced by Lindsey Lohan legal dramas and who wore what to the Grammys to pay attention to what will surely be irreversible changes that are happening right now as the American People silently stand by and watch it happen..

February 4, 2011

um yeah so WHAT did I say just a week ago? If you read my FB that is…

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 10:49 pm

FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/02/05/stillborn-revolution-a-cautionary-tale/

The Author writes:

In July of 1975 I went to Portugal because in April of the previous year a bloodless military coup had brought down the US-supported 48-year fascist regime of Portugal, the world’s only remaining colonial power. This was followed by a program centered on nationalization of major industries, workers control, a minimum wage, land reform, and other progressive measures. Military officers in a Western nation who spoke like socialists was science fiction to my American mind, but it had become a reality in Portugal.

The center of Lisbon was crowded from morning till evening with people discussing the changes and putting up flyers on bulletin boards. The visual symbol of the Portuguese “revolution” had become the picture of a child sticking a rose into the muzzle of a rifle held by a friendly soldier, and I got caught up in demonstrations and parades featuring people, including myself, standing on tanks and throwing roses, with the crowds cheering the soldiers.

It was pretty heady stuff, and I dearly wanted to believe, but I and most people I spoke to there had little doubt that the United States could not let such a breath of fresh air last very long. The overthrow of the Chilean government less than two years earlier had raised the world’s collective political consciousness, as well as the level of skepticism and paranoia on the left.

Washington and multinational corporate officials who were on the board of directors of the planet were indeed concerned. Besides anything else, Portugal was a member of NATO. Destabilization became the order of the day: covert actions; attacks in the US press; subverting trade unions; subsidizing opposition media; economic sabotage through international credit and commerce; heavy financing of selected candidates in elections; a US cut-off of Portugal from certain military and nuclear information commonly available to NATO members; NATO naval and air exercises off the Portuguese coast, with 19 NATO warships moored in Lisbon’s harbor, regarded by most Portuguese as an attempt to intimidate the provisional government. In 1976 the “Socialist” Party (scarcely further left and no less anti-communist than the US Democratic Party) came to power, heavily financed by the CIA, the Agency also arranging for Western European social-democratic parties to help foot the bill. The Portuguese revolution was dead, stillborn.[1]

Peeps..THIS is my fear in Egypt..

dare I hope this time it WILL WORK?!?!?


January 18, 2011

The cause for Holiday? Or just taking a sanity “day”..but let me tell you why..

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 8:49 pm

I’ll tell you what caused my time away..my need for temporary retreat..

“Gun control Debates”

but here’s why..

Last week following the horrific telling of the massacre in Tucson (and YES I’d say it was safe to call it that) there was the old gun control debate..and something happened to me..apart from trying to imagine what it must feel like to be out there honestly, sincerely trying to talk to your constituents there was the almost horror novel sense that this person was shot in the head at close range..employing what empathy we are ALL capable of, I put myself in her shoes..literally – I think Einstein would have called this a “thought experiment”.

What did it feel like to be one minute shaking the hands of people who cared enough about their country to come out and try to redress the government with their grievances (no small amount of irony given her opening day speech) to finding yourself waking up in an ambulance/emergency room/hospital room..(who KNOWS when she actually regained consciousness?) to find that in one instant – your life will be forever changed..

And then..the Sarah with her fireplace and flag thing..and then the gun conversation begins..

and disgust took over..

but let me tell you why..

ANY person who owns a gun..and I mean this..ANY person who owns one has the full intention of one day maybe killing another human being..PERIOD – FULL STOP..

but let me tell you why..

because they are not USED for anything else..

they do not:

make coffee

open cans

open garage doors

dry your hair

drive your car

do your taxes

print your pictures

put nails in the wall..

yes they ARE a “tool”..they are a TOOL to KILL PEOPLE

that’s it..that is the total usefulness they have/serve..what would Loughner have used otherwise? a rock? a spoon? NO – guns kill PEOPLE.

I believe that I can make a powerful argument against the well paid gun lobby..

after all, despite their brilliant propaganda campaign decrying the all important defense of ordinary Americans..that is NOT what we see in the newspapers/news programs every day is it?

REALLY think about this..if guns were so wonderful, important, and just plain REQUIRED for the defense of ordinary Americans..then why don’t we hear more of THOSE stories on the 6 o’clock NEWS??????

REALLY NOW..use your own powers of keen observation..

what ARE the stories we hear about guns in the news???

THINK NOW – and for god’s sake BE HONEST..

it’s ALWAYS murders..innocent standbys..wrong place – wrong time..

THAT is the TRUTH..

if NO ONE had guns..what would they do? kill each other with spoons..?

Just sayin’..

January 4, 2011

you know what is REALLY interesting?

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 10:40 pm

Accessing archive files of Democracy Now from September 11 2001 til today..

I’ve been listening/watching (depending on the year) to them one at a time to watch the developments and see how “we the people” ended up here..

and I want to REALLY listen..so it’s taking forever..  = P

so initial reactions:

WOW! Very VERY early on: today’s mess was in the works..and evident. Wish I was listening watching them since the beginning..

http://www.democracynow.org/shows

wouldn’t it be nice/honest if ALL news stations gave us such access to what they have said since the beginning of the “turn”…

January 2, 2011

I’ve been outside in the sunshine, but now I’m coming back into the cave and goddammit, I’m unchaining as many of you as I can!

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 9:10 pm

I am nowhere near  as eloquent as Professor Howard Zinn so I am copying this from his book : “A People’s History of the United States”

Chapter 23 The Coming of the Guards

There is no system of control with more openings, apertures, leeways, flexibilities, rewards for the chosen, winning tickets in lotteries. There is none that disperses its controls more complexly through the voting system, the work situations, the church, the family, the school, the mass media – none more successful in mollifying opposition with reforms, isolating people from one another, creating patriotic loyalty.

One Percent of the nation owns a third of the wealth. The rest of the wealth is distributed in such a way as to turn those in the 99 percent against one another: small property owners against the propertyless, black against white, native-born against foreign-born, intellectuals and professionals against  the uneducated and unskilled. These groups have resented one another and warred against one another with such vehemence and violence as to obscure their common position as sharers of the leftovers in a very wealthy country.

Against the reality of that desperate, bitter battle for resources made scarce by elite control, I am taking the liberty of uniting those 99 percent as “the people”. I have been writing a history that attempts to represent their submerged, deflected, common interest. To emphasize the commonality of the 99 percent, to declare deep enmity of interest with the 1 percent, is to do exactly what the governments of the United States, and the wealthy elite allied to them- from the Founding Fathers to now-have tried their best to prevent. Madison feared a “majority faction” and hoped the new Constitution would control it. He and his colleagues began the Preamble to the Constitution with the words ” We the people…”, pretending that the new government stood for everyone, and hoping that this myth, accepted as fact, would ensure “domestic tranquility.”

The pretense continued over the generations, helped by all-embracing symbols, physical or verbal: the flag, patriotism, democracy, national interest, national defense, national security. The slogans were dug into the earth of American culture like a circle of covered wagons on the western plain, from inside of which the white, slightly privileged Americans could shoot the enemy outside – Indians or Blacks or Foreigners or other whites too wretched to be allowed inside the circle.The managers of the caravan watched at a safe distance, and when the battle was over and the field strewn with dead on both sides, they would take over the land, and prepare another expedition, for another territory.

The scheme never worked perfectly.

(skipping some)

With such continuing malaise, it is very important for the Establishment – that uneasy club of business executives, generals, and politicos – to maintain the historic pretension of national unity, in which the government represents all the people, and the common enemy is overseas, not at home, where disasters of economics or war are unfortunate errors or tragic accidents, to be corrected by the members of the same club that brought the disasters. It is important for them also to make sure this artificial unity of highly privileged and slightly privileged is the only unity – that the 99 percent remain split in countless ways, and turn against one another to vent their angers.

How skillful to tax the middle class to pay for the relief of the poor, building resentment on top of humiliation! How adroit to bus poor black youngsters into poor white neighborhoods, in a violent exchange of impoverished schools, while the schools of the rich remain untouched and the wealth of the nation, doled out carefully where children need free milk, is drained for billion-dollar aircraft carriers. How ingenious to meet the demands of blacks and women for equality by giving them small special benefits, and setting them in competition with everyone else for jobs made scarce by an irrational, wasteful system. How wise to turn the fear and anger of the majority toward a class of criminals bred – by economic inequality – faster than they can be put away, deflecting attention from the huge thefts of national resources carried out within the law by men in executives offices.

But with all the controls of power and punishment, enticements and concessions, diversions and decoys, operating throughout the history of the country, the Establishment has been unable to keep itself secure from revolt. Every time it looked as if it had succeeded, the very people it thought seduced or subdued, stirred and rose, Blacks, cajoled by Supreme Court decisions and congressional statutes, rebelled. Women, wooed and ignored, romanticized and mistreated, rebelled. Indians, thought dead, reappeared, defiant. Young people, despite lures of career and comfort, defected. Working people, thought soothed by reforms, regulated by law, kept within bounds by their own unions, went on strike. Government intellectuals, pledged to secrecy, began giving away secrets. Priests turned from piety to protest.

To recall this is to remind people of what the Establishment would like them to forget – the enormous capacity of apparently helpless people to resist, of apparently contended people to demand change. To uncover such history is to find a powerful human impulse to assert one’s humanity. It is to hold out , even in times of deep pessimism, the possibility of surprise.

THIS WHOLE CHAPTER IS INCREDIBLY GOOD!!

December 31, 2010

Happy New Year – our gov’t sells our nuclear waste and now it’s killing our guys

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 11:48 am

Nuclear waste is a pain to store you know..so our gov’t SELLS the nuclear waste (depleted uranium) which it has tons and tons of. YEP – they sell it!! Sometimes they even give it away for FREE to weapons manufactures..and guess where it’s going? Bullets, bombs, tanks, armor…and the soldiers are NOT told. So our soldiers are coming home with what looks like traumatic brain injury..but it’s radiation poisoning..they may get cancer and die, their babies are being born horrifically deformed, and/or they suffer horribly for the rest of their lives..

If you know a soldier returning home please urge them to be tested by an independent private Doc, not the VA, for Depleted Uranium poisoning..

If you’re a Doc, what are we doing to make this better??

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/10/02/gis-brains-fried-by-military-dispensed-nose-candy/

“Poison DUst tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn’t. Of a veteran’s young daughter whose birth defect is strikingly similar to birth defects suffered by many Iraqi children. Of thousands of young vets who are suffering from the symptoms of uranium poisoning, and the thousands more who are likely to find themselves with these ailments in the years to come. Of a government unwilling to admit there might be a problem here. Filmmaker Sue Harris skillfully weaves the stories of these young veterans with scientific explanations of the nature of “DU” and its dangers, including interviews with former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, New York Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez, noted physicist Michio Kaku, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Major Doug Rokke- the former U.S. Army DU Project head.

Every American who cares about our troops should watch this film. Everyone who cares about the innocent civilians who live in the countries where these weapons are used should watch this film. And everyone who cares about the hatred of Americans that may result from the effects of our government’s actions in using these weapons, should watch this film.”

December 17, 2010

nEXT vERSE same as tHE fIRST

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 11:55 am

“To the extent that the United States was governed by anyone during the decades after World War II, it was governed by the president acting with the support and cooperation of key individuals and groups in the executive office, the federal bureaucracy, Congress, and the more important businesses, banks, law firms, foundations, and media, which constitute the private sector’s “Establishment.” ”

 

Prof Samuel Huntington

Harvard University

in his Trilateral Commission Report “The Governability of Democracies”

1976

EVER GET THE FEELING THAT WE AS “THE PEOPLE” ARE LIKE A BUNCH OF REALLY HARD WORKING LITTLE ANTS AND THE GOVERNMENTS (read  corporations) ARE LIKE THE MEAN 5 YEAR OLD BOY WITH A MAGNIFYING GLASS ON A SUNNY DAY?

December 16, 2010

sorry – everything’s getting posted to my FB

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 11:11 am

it’s all coming in too quick. I’ll be back for what may be years of analysis of the impact of these events..

for now..the info is streaming in thru twitter..

December 3, 2010

Random thoughts..and I KNOW my Mom is already worried that I’ve said too much..

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 9:30 pm

when they are using an antiquated 1917 Espionage Law to try and arrest him in the US (which is impossible since it can ONLY apply to peeps that are Citizens of the US – which he is NOT)

it must mean:
1. There IS no such thing as FREE SPEECH in these United States (unless you are a pornographer)
2. The US gov’t is WILLINGLY allowing the pedos and peeps who would sell innocent children/people into slavery to keep THEIR websites running..
3. Why weren’t they watching the 19 really bad guys that changed our world on 9/11 as closely? Even tho THEY were on OFFICIAL “Watch Lists”??

Pathetic..just pathetic..

Demand “Regime Change”

I’m going to have what Jon Stewart might call a conversation devoted to “sanity”

Filed under: Uncategorized — margarida @ 6:41 pm

Here’s an interesting thought:

While certain politicians in the US are busy calling for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s assassination (such as: former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin – thank GOD they didn’t get into office) ..

and The WikiLeaks themselves are full of stories on endless amounts of corruption ..in EVERY form

and certain unnamed White House peeps are busy taking down his website every 2 seconds (just to have it pop up somewhere else to my sheer delight!)

and Interpol issued a WORLDWIDE red notice for Julian’s arrest (for having sex without a condom – really now, I’m not making that up – Google it) WHAT a travesty of JUSTICE when liars, murderers and thieves like Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz and Perle are still running around free (“Project for the New American Century” guys). It’s like a really really bad joke.

People are neglecting to look at one tiny little (HUGE) fact..

If YOU had all that dirt on so many Governments..and the Biggest Banks..and BIG Pharma..(coming soon to a WikiLeaks near you)

WHY wouldn’t you “cash” in and try to black mail/extort money from them instead of publicizing THE TRUTH?? I mean MAN – you’d be set for LIFE. You know a lot of people would have done just that..but..

People are mad because this guy seems to be incorruptible!!!! His motives are pure..

GET THE TRUTH OUT THERE..

I know I’M more than ready for that..no matter how ugly it is..maybe people will wake up and realize that they are not operating in a vacuum..

So now.. listen up.. you people in the government..

NOW we are ALL going to be watching you..and demanding you to be accountable for your actions, or lack there of, when you go out into the world representing US .. that’s RIGHT..you work for US..and frankly, I’m not too happy about the way you are representing the American People. Everyone I know is intelligent, kind and honest, concerned and compassionate..

SO KNOCK IT OFF – you are giving us all a bad name.

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