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Are you going into Town

by Lasthorseman Thu Jul 3rd, 2008 at 07:12:45 PM EST

It was a statement made by a young new hire at break.  He is from Kentucky and he was asking if anyone was going into Boston for the July 4th fireworks.  These days I snicker at the naivete of youth but I also cry at the mental age of the average American.  There are few brain cells left and the illusion of greatness is only propped up by commercial infotainment media.


No I'm not going into the city.  I never go into an American city if I have my druthers about it.  And having finally accepted as fact the American experiment of freedom is over and that the future of human rights worldwide will consist of the myriad of civil rights the average Chinese citizen has.  So having said that you can take your fireworks and shove them up your ass.  Thousands have come early for the ideal spot and thundershowers are soaking the landscape.  It is the land of freedom, a land where pregnant mothers,78 year olds and children get tazered.

It is a land where homeowner associations prohibit the green alternative of drying clothes outside as tacky and cheap.

It is a land where media routinely uses propaganda specifically socially engineered to keep the populace stupid, divided and or diverted by useless and trivial information.

No I am most certainly not going into town.  I am going to watch for the Russian nukes fired in response to retards intentionally destabilizing the middle east.
http://www.rense.com/general82/stup.htm

When everything written in the English language is perverted then what else can one expect.

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Wasn't that a splendid part of the insidious inculcation of nationalism though? Traipsing en famille to find the perfect place on the lawn of the park, decades before it was a feared place for its gangs and drug dealers. Parades down main street on each of the veteran's days back then, while the current amalgamated Veteran's Day gets nothing more than a parade of sales.

I don't work in daily contact with people, children or otherwise, so I don't get to counter naive enthusiasm with dramatized anger. Alas.

I recommend coming down here to the Cote d'Azur for a couple seasons just to dry out. There are feu d'artifice (fireworks) constantly for the tourists. So, going to town for explosions isn't needed on a particular day and there are no national anthems ...perhaps rarely, during the competitions between state teams there's an anthem at the end.

=>>> I am quite turned off by the referenced Rense article and want to register my protest. <<<=

Even after reading today's harrowing post
'Do Israeli soldiers kill civilians including children? - Jews sans Frontieres and as much as I loath the regime of Israel for all that they have perpetrated and my tax dollars pay for, I am not willing to swath any group based on such specious reasons as nations or whether some ancestor believed in a particular male-centric mono-god in an area of female-centric multi-gods.

There are good people in the area pitching away at the nonsense and wiping them all out isn't the answer (I'm not certain if that reads as I want it to. I don't want anyone wiped out.)...especially since the poor and innocent can't just come watch fireworks on the Cote as the rat bastards can, when the meanness comes down.

The solution is for the US to go bankrupt right freakin' now, with enough wherefores and here to withs to make every military base close down a second from now. Then, let the war crimes trials begin.

Would you go to town to watch that?

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sat Jul 5th, 2008 at 10:28:16 AM EST
I will give you credit:  The author's assertion that Iran has the ability of electronic jamming has not gotten much attention on the English language Web.  This is really worth research and elaboration, as it goes much beyond what we know about the Russian Sunburn missiles (that they work) and how the 2002 US war games showed how mass small-boat tactics could sink the US carrier fleet (if it tries to operate in the Straits or the Gulf.)  

That Israel is currently running a long-term policy of genocide (committing it) is indeed obvious to some of us, but this is logically unconnected to the holocaust of the 20th century (psychologically is another topic I don't touch here) and denying the holocaust is certainly useless rhetorically in confronting Israel's commission of genocide.  

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Fourth of July?  It's nothing like when I was a small child spending summers in a small town--people now too busy lobbing their own bombs to watch the ones the city has shelled out good money for.  Why did they bother to come?  

I now avoid that.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 12:53:57 AM EST
That Israel is currently running a long-term policy of genocide (committing it) is indeed obvious to some of us, but this is logically unconnected to the holocaust of the 20th century

Are you that historically illiterate or are you trolling?

The Israelis are treating the Palestinians horribly, but there is no genocide going on.  And incidentally, if you think that that's genocide, what would you have called Iran's early eighties policies against the Kurds, or the slightly later Turkish campaign, or the eighties era Iraqi campaign. Or Chechnya, or Kashmir, or, Iraq right now, or ... well the whole host of far more deadly crackdowns on violent ethnic/national/religious based rebellions. There's a difference between systematically making a population's life utterly miserable and genocide.

Such idiotic statements by some Palestinian supporters are a small but real contributor to delegitimizing those who seek to raise awareness in the US of what the Israelis are inflicting on the Palestinians.

by MarekNYC on Thu Jul 10th, 2008 at 01:16:23 AM EST
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So systematic starvation by blocking people's access to food isn't genocide?

But OK, for the purpose of the argument, let's grant you that what Israel is doing doesn't qualify as "genocide." Substitute "ethnic cleansing" instead; I don't think anybody could seriously question that such activities are taking place.

In point of fact, we had a visit from a couple of Israeli wingnuts the other month right here on ET who confirmed almost in so many words that the ultimate objective of at least a fraction of the settler movement and Israeli right wing is complete ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population in Palestine.

Admittedly, I don't know how significant a faction it is, because I honestly didn't think such people actually existed outside Hezbollah propaganda and antisemitic caricatures until those two guys showed up.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jul 11th, 2008 at 04:39:14 AM EST
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