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by Husayn Al-Kurdi, The Portland Free Press
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I CAN TELL YOU WHO LOST
by Husayn Al-Kurdi © 2000
The Portland Free Press 10/21/00
Halloween came one week late this year. A corporate-fascist Democrat, an Oily Nazi born with a silver spoon in his mouth and a consumer advocate pretending to "revive" a "democracy" that never existed joined in conducting an electoral charade whose formal outcome is remains uncertain as we go to press. Although we do not have a declared winner, I can tell you who lost. We, the American people, and the people of the world, lost.
The plutocracy selects, the beguiled voters elect and the most powerful and dangerous entity in known history is "confirmed" and thus certified as the system of choice. Every four years, we collectively practice falling off the turnip truck, pleasing our overlords and confirming their uncontested hegemony. Just as I can tell you who lost, I can identify the usual winners — those who have owned and operated the country for over 200 years.
The distribution of membership in socio-economic classes has been a constant. In 1953, a study published by the University of Chicago assessed the class situation in the following terms:
(source: M. Lloyd Warner,
American Life: Dream and Reality,
University of Chicago, 1953)
Note that 86% of the population are in the "lower-middle" down to "lower-lower" category. The picture hasn’t changed much since then, or since 1776.
As exemplified by the Bush Pit Vipers, the Clintons and Gores, et al., a Criminal Lawyer Politician (I repeat myself) Managerial Elite runs the political circus on behalf of itself and its sponsors.
Muckraker Lincoln Steffens summarized the situation over a century ago when he declared, "That’s the system. It’s an organization of social treason, and the political boss is the chief traitor". Our "society" is run by its worst elements, as described by poet E.E. Cummings: "A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man".
Although Nader is a reformist who seeks to make the system more palatable as opposed to uprooting it, he did accurately describe the two principal contestants for captain of the Titanic. We had the spectacle of a "Giant corporation running for president, disguised as a person" vs. a "Fork-tongued, Pinocchio-nosed certified political coward". Actually, the terms are interchangeable, with both Gore and Bush filling either description.
Nader’s explicit goal was to gain 5% of the vote, get federal matching funds and turn the Greens into a "disciplinary watch-dog" on the Republicrats. He is undeniably pro-capitalism. His "consumer interest group" approach is part and parcel of the panoply of pseudo-"Alternatives" paraded by the Establishment to stultify popular aspirations. As Nader-hanger-on and erstwhile "progressive" figure Jim Hightower put it, "We better be building something new or these people are going to be in serious rebellion". Of course, Hightower hopes that "This ends up in the Democratic Party".
Nader confirmed his system-enhancing thrust in Harper’s (September 2000):
"Change invariably begins with people whom the defenders of the status quo denounce as agitators, communists, hippies, weirdoes. And then, 10 or 20 years later, after the changes have taken place, the Chamber of Commerce discovers that everybody’s profits have improved". The capitalist "bottom line" herein invoked is the very "principle" to be done away with as the practical basis for what currently passes itself off as "society".
The Socialist Party Platform of 1912 describes a situation similar to our own, in which, "Under this system the industrial equipment of the nation has passed into the absolute control of a plutocracy", with "multitudes of unemployed" (we have up to 10 million homeless persons and many millions who are out of work but not "officially" unemployed) and "Republican and Democrat Parties reminding the faithful servants of the oppressors". Similar plaintsecho through our history, from the "Anti-Federalists" of the aborted Revolution of 1776 to a variety of populist and popular insurgencies spanning over the past century. Whether at the birth of America, my father’s birth year (1912), the period when I was growing up (the 1950s) or the present day, the configuration of power and the system for which it stands has been a constant given. It has given us the world war, mass murder, brutal exploitation and insufferable oppression.
As stated by Frederick T. Martin in Matthew Josephson’s The Robber Barons (1934):
"It matters not one iota which political party is in power, or what President holds the reins of office. We are not politicians or public thinkers; we are the rich, we own America; we got it God knows how; but we intend to keep it if we can . . .".
Two metaphors come to mind. One is that conjured up by Ace Hayes elsewhere in this issue — that of scorpions in a bottle: We the people stinging each other on command. The other involves a scenario in which they rattle our cage once too often, causing enough people to see the enemy clearly enough to start vanquishing it.
Husayn Al-Kurdi is Editor of the Portland Free Press.
The flight of the Kiwis
The Morning Herald © 2000 (Sydney), November 20 2000
[Auckland.jpg] Auckland's glitzy facade masks an economy crushed by New Zealand's doctrinaire pursuit of a free-market miracle.
New Zealand's best and brightest have become refugees, writes Bernard Lagan, fleeing a falling currency, a lack of well-paid jobs and a country bowed by foreign debt.
The New Zealand of even 15 years ago is unrecognisable. It has been sold. Globalised. Almost everything has gone to foreign owners - the banks, the insurers, the brewers, the forest companies, the media.
Even those institutions regarded by many New Zealanders as public infrastructure are no longer locally controlled. The railways and Telecom were sold to big American companies a decade ago in an orgy of public asset sales first ignited by David Lange's mid-'80s Labour Government and continued by its conservative successor, the National Party. Lange has since recanted, many times. His treasurer, Roger Douglas, never has.
If the economic wellbeing of the country is the measure of success, the great free market experiment is now judged by many ordinary New Zealanders to have faltered, if not failed.
The foreign owners of New Zealand who have watched the New Zealand dollar
collapse to US40 are sweating. Some want their money out, like the American businessmen who bought the New Zealand railway system. They cut an organisation that once employed 25,000 to 4,000, and now want to sell the country's rail passenger services and cut their workforce to just 600.
The New Zealand economy has been slowing while Australia heads for a record four years of strong growth. About 70,000 New Zealanders are leaving a year. Half come to Australia, and are this country's largest source of migrants. They are fleeing a falling currency, a lack of well-paid jobs and a country that has pawned itself to foreigners and
owes vast amounts in private overseas borrowings.
Is this the end game for New Zealand? Is it to be, as some leading businessmen in New Zealand fear, a welfare colony of the unskilled, the old and the sick? Perhaps an outpost of Australia with its stock exchange subsumed by ours - as is now contemplated - and with a shared currency?
Or can this little country strike out on its own as Prime Minister Helen Clark and her deputy, Jim Anderton, so desperately want? Can it find its feet again in a world where the decisions that really affect it are made in office towers in Wisconsin, Toronto, London or Sydney?
Anderton, 61, who walked out of Lange's Labour Government in the 1980s in disgust over State asset sales, is about to do something that will say to New Zealanders that 15 years of business having its head are over; that the market forces experiment mostly failed; that business did not deliver; that globalisation of economies may not be an answer.
He is setting up a State-owned bank. Actually, re-establishing a State bank. The last one, the Bank of New Zealand, is owned by the National Bank of Australia. The people's bank - as it is referred to within the Government - will be set up in the post offices that dot the nation, and Anderton is chipper about the two fingers he's about to give to the mostly Australian-owned New Zealand banking system. "It's a bit of a shock to their system, their worst nightmare," he says.
Anderton's mistrust of big business is deep-seated. He accuses the country's business people of squandering most of the about $80 billion in foreign private debt they have run up in the past 15 years, a debt now so large that New Zealand needs to lift its exports by 40 per cent - to around $36 billion annually - just to balance the books.
A few weeks ago, he says, he met privately with those he regards as the country's "biggest wigs" amid accusations from business that the Labour-led coalition's policies were destroying business confidence, scaring off investors and driving the country's skilled workers overseas in ever-increasing numbers. Anderton says he reminded the business leaders that successive New Zealand governments over the past 15 years had done exactly what big business had wanted; the government got out of business -
it had sold the state's assets. The men in suits then became the nation builders - and borrowers - because they said only business people knew how to use capital wisely.
Anderton says he told them: "You borrowed it all - you tell me what you've done with it. You tell me where all the new industries are. Where has this investment gone? And they told me, 'We've blown it.'"
Many New Zealanders agree. They have seen the old industries wiped out on the theory that the subsidies they got and inefficiencies they harboured would create bright new ventures.
Lower Hutt is a bland, dormitory city just outside the capital, Wellington, where this writer grew up. It was the centre of New Zealand's vehicle assembly industry. Here General Motors, Ford and Chrysler assembled cars and trucks in plants which employed thousands and spun off smaller organisations which supplied components. Some exported.
It was killed overnight in the late '80s when Lange's government decided it would be more efficient for New Zealand to import used cars from Japan. The Japanese import is now the preferred choice for Kiwi motorists. They play tenpin bowling in the car plant near where this reporter once lived and Holdens arrive by boat from Australia, fully built.
Clark wants a resurgence in manufacturing - not car assembly but high-end products such as electronics, food processing and software.
Yet in the 51 weeks since she ousted the conservative National prime minister, Jenny Shipley, last November she has quickly moved to a nasty stand-off with big business. It is a battle of ideas, the same battle that New Zealanders fought when Lange was elected Labour prime minister in 1984 and stood aside, at first bemused, and eventually paralysed by fear, as his treasurer, Roger Douglas, tore down the regulated economy, trashed subsidised industries, sold assets and opened the door to foreign money.
All the while, Douglas was cheered on by the true architects of his reforms, the New Zealand Business Round Table, a heavyweight lobby of company chiefs, then led by New Zealand's richest man, the brewer Douglas Myers.
The social costs were horrendous - thousands were pitched out of work, soup kitchens reappeared - but the pace continued long after Lange and Douglas were gone and by the early 1990s it seemed the years of pain were delivering. Economic growth in New Zealand hit a whopping 7 per cent a year. The world began to take notice. NSW's then new-broom premier, Nick Greiner, kept a newspaper cutting of Roger Douglas's big bang approach to change under the glass on his desk.
But by the late 1990s the party was, suddenly, over. The Round Table argues that New Zealand lost its nerve to continue reforms. Others say the emergence of an underclass in egalitarian New Zealand could no longer be stomached. Third World diseases were emerging within the crowded Pacific Islander and poor Maori communities in South Auckland's public housing estates.
The country sputtered on, uninspired by its first woman prime minister, Jenny Shipley, until, last November, it bought Clark's social democrat politics and her message that the unfair society New Zealand had created needed changing.
Clark, a tall, stylish and steely former academic, has moved quickly in her first year to create a fairer society: she's bumped up tax for those earning over $60,000, curbed the ability of employers to demand staff sign individual employment contracts without union involvement, and, perhaps most controversially, set out to spend $500 million to address disadvantage among Maoris. This so-called "closing the gaps" policy has
alarmed even white liberal New Zealanders and the country's race relations
conciliator who fear the path of Maori separatism.
Now business confidence surveys have hit rock bottom, the currency has collapsed with no sign of recovery, some big foreign investors clearly want out and more of the skilled and professional classes are flying out.
Clearly, Clark's Labour-led coalition Government is in trouble.
She believes the Round Table - which pushed, bullied and cheered for almost all of the free market reforms - has set out to cut down her Government by stealth. It is true that the Round Table was last month unmasked as secretly funding what had previously appeared a spontaneous campaign by young New Zealand expatriates to sheet home to Clark's policies the blame for the brain drain. She has now embarked upon a
strategy of snubbing business people deemed not to be on side, even if that means dealing with friendly foreigners.
Two weeks ago even the country's national airline, Air New Zealand, whose chairman has links to the National Party, was not invited to an ice-breaking business meeting with the Prime Minister. Qantas was. Says Clark: "We are moving on with the new crowd, not getting lumbered with the old."
Says Roger Kerr, the executive director of the Business Round Table: "Some
of Helen Clark's gaps might be closed but only because the most enterprising and talented people continue to leave our shores. Those left behind would be the old, the unskilled, the immobile ..."
Kerr raises the scenario of New Zealand as what he describes as a welfare colony like Tasmania if interventionist policies which make New Zealand less attractive for foreign investors continue.
While the Government can fairly claim that the queues of departing New Zealanders are not as long as those of the early '80s - during the social and economic repression of former prime minister Robert Muldoon's Fortress New Zealand policies - the make-up of the departing has changed. Back then those leaving were overwhelmingly unskilled and blue-collar workers, many for Australia. Now it is overwhelmingly the skilled and the professionals who are leaving. About 20,000 of them have gone in the past year.
The young man most likely to be New Zealand's next prime minister is Bill English, the Opposition National Party's deputy leader and heir apparent to Opposition Leader, Jenny Shipley. English, 38 and an arts and economics graduate, is the new face of New Zealand. He's married to a part-Samoan doctor and easily straddles the Pacific culture which permeates New Zealand.
He believes the middle classes have been stripped out of much of rural New
Zealand and now sees "the $100,000 jobs" beginning to leach out of the larger cities to go offshore.
New Zealand isn't making up the ground by attracting new migrants, either. It is still suffering a net loss of population of around 10,000 a year. Something else is happening, too. If you question new migrants to New Zealand from Asia or the Pacific, you will be told by many they intend heading across the Tasman once they qualify for New Zealand citizenship, thereby gaining automatic access to Australia.
Yet the new crowd - if that means the new companies and the foreign start-ups which Clark says the Government is duchessing - are few and far between. To convince New Zealanders that her Government, which defines itself as social democratic and redistributive, can stop the slide, Clark sorely needs evidence that business is growing and investing.
Motorola looked long and hard last month at establishing 200 quality jobs in a New Zealand-based software development plant. It went to Queensland instead, lured in part, it has to be said, by tax breaks and incentives that New Zealand says it cannot afford.
Its international competitor, Ericsson, has made a modest research investment.
While Clark and Anderton tell their nation they are hunting out fresh foreign investors, long-time observers of the New Zealand economy are beginning to think the foreign investment tap is running dry.
One is economist, Dr Brian Easton, a former director of New Zealand's Institute of Economic Research and a member of the New Zealand Treasury's economic forecasting panel. He says: "I am actually quite pessimistic. The pessimism is that investors are beginning to get tired of promises of New Zealand's economic miracle which are not happening."
So, too, some New Zealanders who've decided to stay or return home believe the country should resist the forces of globalisation and perhaps accept its albeit lower place in the world.
Tim Finn, founder of Split Enz, is one: "I think that New Zealand should pull its horns in and not fret about its place in the world." He adds: "There is that feeling here of heroic endeavour that's doomed to failure as well, which I love. I think there is a poignancy in that.''
But Douglas Myers, the New Zealand businessman who inspired the Round Table and arguably fathered the great economic experiment, has shifted his millions offshore and is building a new house in London.
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A little more than a week ago I wrote a piece on vote fraud which now requires a few follow-up observations.
November 9, the date of that piece, now seems like a more naïve era; we have learned to recognize that devilish fellow "chad" as a member of our election-day family, and we all know something of his deceptive ways. At that time, I made a couple of suggestions concerning the uses and abuses of chad -- suggestions that probably struck many readers as outrageous. But recent stories have borne out those concerns.
Consider, for the moment, the problem of "taped chad." I wrote:
"According to the "Washington Post" (November 9) roughly 100,000 Florida ballots listed no preference for the office of president, although votes were cast for lesser offices. While there are always a few such ballots in every election, can we actually believe that an astoundingly high percentage of Florida voters refused to register an opinion on the main race? It is far easier to accept that someone counting ballots simply applied small pieces of tape to cover the punched holes, before running the card through the tallying machine."
Many probably scoffed at my suggestion that campaign "fixers" stuck small pieces of tape to a certain number of pro-Gore ballots. Today (November 18), the online magazine "Salon" carries an exactly similar charge -- in mirror image, originating from a Republican governor.
Before proceeding, one should keep in mind that Republicans now have one purpose in mind: Convincing the public that manual vote recounting constitutes a form of "mind reading" -- and never mind the fact that Governor Bush once signed a law mandating hand recounts in his own state of Texas. Bush supporters routinely conjure up the specter of "Karnac the Magnificent." (Must conservatives be so robotic? Must they always repeat the line of the day, and even the joke of the day, in exactly the same words, over and over again?)
You didn't need ESP to predict that propagandists would bolster the party line by hyperbolizing any real or alleged imperfections in the counting rooms.
One of the chief hyperbolizers now appears to be Montana Governor Mark Racicot. Quoting from the Salon piece:
"The Bush team has obtained sworn statements from recount workers in Palm Beach County, Racicot said, testifying to an evil new breed of chad, the "taped chad," in which a punched-out chad, apparently indicating a vote for Bush, was taped back onto the ballot. Among other allegations there: "Bush ballots were found in the Gore pile" in an act of "sabotage"; "ballots have been used as fans"; "ballots have Post-it notes on them"; elderly workers have been "exhausted" and "angry" and "fatigued."
First, let's deal quickly with the subsidiary charges. I have no doubt that elderly workers are tired and frustrated, but that is to be expected: It is the Republicans who want this business done at a breakneck speed. The "fanning" business seems silly. Are we talking about only one or two instances? And is anyone claiming that ballots ended up misplaced or unfairly trashed? The allegation that Bush ballots ended up in the Gore pile is serious, and deserves investigation. We need names, numbers and other specifics. Until this information becomes available, everyone should keep in mind that the party making this allegation once also maintained (quite falsely) that Palm Beach was a Pat Buchanan stronghold.
Republican spokesmen have also complained, in recent days, that vote counters are "swimming" in displaced chads. Oddly, this tableau has not appeared in any news footage, despite the many cameras in the counting rooms. Still, let us suppose that a few loosened chads have dropped onto floors or laps: So what? Many chads stayed in place by only one or two corners (indeed, this phenomenon is the whole point of a manual recount), and one would expect some of those bits of paper to fall away during the recount. Remember, under Florida law, a "swinging door" chad is a vote -- one that is every bit as valid as clean hole in the ballot. If a door swings wide open, the law views the ballot the same way.
Now let's look into Ricicot's claims of taped chad.
As a moment's thought will tell you, a taped chad will fool only a machine, not a by-hand examiner. A piece of tape will cover a punched hole, and thereby convince a tabulating machine that the elector had no choice for president. The human eye can rectify the problem which the machine missed.
Thus, Ricicot is arguing in FAVOR of manual recounting!
So much for the Republican propaganda line.
Now let's go back to the key line in the Salon story: "...a punched-out chad, apparently indicating a vote for Bush, was taped back onto the ballot." Note that weasel word "apparently." If Ricicot really had a specific example of a "Bush" ballot taped up to look like a no-choice ballot, we'd have seen that damning piece of evidence splayed all across our television screens.
Not only that. No "fixer" could hope to change an election by taping just one or two ballots. Obviously, anyone rigging an election would want to reconfigure dozens, hundreds, thousands of ballots in key precincts. In such precincts, one would expect to see a suspiciously high percentage of ballots offering an "undervote" -- defined as a ballot showing choices for lower offices, but not for president.
And lo, there is indeed just such a suspicious pattern. Unfortunately for Ricicot's thesis, that pattern shows itself in Democratic, not Republican, areas.
Indeed, this pattern goes right to the heart of Republican objections to a manual recount. According to the Palm Beach Post of November 12:
"Nearly half of the 28,036 ballots that Palm Beach County tossed out in the presidential election came from areas of the county that are mostly black or elderly, a Palm Beach Post computer analysis shows. Those ballots were thrown out because the voter either didn't vote for president or voted for two presidential candidates.
"Almost 10 percent of the ballots cast in precincts where most of the voters are over age 65 were thrown out, the Post found. And 16 percent of the ballots cast in majority-black precincts were thrown out -- more than double the percentage of ballots thrown out from overwhelmingly white precincts."
The piece goes on to allege that "poor eyesight" may have caused the under- and over-voted ballots. (Of course, the mainstream media will go to any length to blame accident rather than conspiracy.) We are supposed to believe that black Floridians have worse eyesight than whites.
Oddly enough, eyesight improved when the same voters expressed preferences in the non-presidential races. According to the Palm Beach County elections office, undervoting and overvoting affected fewer than one percent of the Senate race ballots, as opposed to more than four percent in the main contest.
And why were optometric concerns more worrisome in Palm Beach THIS year, as opposed to previous election years? Nearly 11,000 ballots in Palm Beach were undervotes, displaying no choice for President. That number more than doubles the 1996 amount, according to the Palm Beach County elections office. Apparently, people see worse now than they did four years ago.
Either the Center for Disease Control should investigate this sudden outbreak of "poor eyesight," or we should all suspect electoral hugger-mugger.
Governor Ricicot would have us believe that we should blame Democrats for any odd pieces of tape hand-counters may have noticed on various ballots. If so, then why does the undervote pattern consistently work to Republican advantage? Why would Democrats invalidate their own votes?
Don't confuse those 11,000 undervotes with the roughly 19,000 "overvotes" in Palm Beach county, a problem which has received far more publicity. "Overvotes" refer to ballots punched twice for the same office. Republican propagandists (such as dateless wonder Ann Coulter) maintain that those mis-punched ballots occurred because Democrats cater to "stupid" people. Granted, the stupid are with us always -- but the number of overvotes in Palm Beach and other pro-Democratic areas far exceeds what we've seen in previous election years.
We cannot blame that bloated number solely on the notorious butterfly ballot, because the overvote problem occurred in other areas of Florida, where voters faced standard ballot designs. Some news accounts have offered a darker explanation for the double-punching surge. A story published in the London Times of November 13 (but oddly ignored in this country) reports that Democratic leaders have been looking into the many claims that black voters received pre-punched ballots. There can be no innocent explanation for such a situation. (Unfortunately, we do not yet have names or other specifics attached to these claims.)
At this point, Ricicot's fulminations resemble a pre-emptive strike. By raising the issue of taped chad first, the Republican party is now positioned to deflect blame when election workers start complaining in front of tape recorders and TV cameras (as they surely will) that they encountered mysterious additional artifacts when they eyeballed individual ballots.
I suspect that taped chad may become a big issue for at least one or two news cycles. GOP spinners will try to present the problem as proof of Democratic, not Republican, chicanery. Eventually, moderate pundits will mutter predictable banalities about "problems on both sides." No-one in the chattering classes will focus on the key question: Where does the undervoting take place? Does the pattern favor Gore or Bush?
Since the undervote problem consistently works against Gore, we know which
side to blame.
Pro-GOP print hacks now loudly bray about a handful of convicted felons who, allegedly, were allowed to vote in the 2000 election. Oddly, these pundits never mention the voters who have complained that FALSE reports of felony convictions prevented election participation. (Reuters, November 15.)
Nor do these pundits ever discuss the many and persistent reports of black voters intimidated from visiting the voting booth by police harassment.
Nor do we hear much discussion of voters in pro-Gore areas who were asked for multiple forms of identification.
Nor have we been given any reasonable explanation for the "missing" ballot boxes found in various Miami precincts. (Reuters, November 12.)
Note the pattern. Voting "irregularities" regularly take place among Gore's people. If, as the Bushies now proclaim, the Democrats practice vote fraud, why on earth would they injure their own numbers?
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Further details are emerging about the riot in Miami on Wednesday that preceded the Miami-Dade County election commission's decision to give up recounting the votes in the presidential election. As election workers sat counting votes, a mob screamed outside, pounded on furniture, tried to force its way into the building, surrounded a Democratic Party official, knocked two television cameramen to the ground, and kicked and punched several people, including a Democratic spokesman as he attempted to hold a news conference (New York Times 11/23/00 and 11/24/00).
The Republicans initially asserted that the riot was nothing but a spontaneous outburst, but it soon became evident that this was not true. In a report that is almost too bizarre to believe, ABC News (11/24/00) reports that the riot in Miami "was an organized Republican Party protest, run by 75 party operatives out of a headquarters in a motor home". One operative claimed that they were there to help the media. But, ABC News reports, "they also got directly involved in leading demonstrations, and were even willing to dress up in seasonal outfits to provide so-called protester color for local news reports".
The protests were clearly organized in some depth. Some participants had heard about them from a Republican phone bank, and others in the Cuban-American community had heard about them from radio interviews with Republican members of Congress. A lawyer for the Republican Party incited the rioters by asserting that the election commission would not be counting predominantly Hispanic districts (New York Times 11/24/00).
Now, one might imagine that the Republicans had organized a crowd of protesters that had simply gotten out of control. Some of them even claimed as much. But an op-ed column by Paul Gigot in the 11/24/00 Wall Street Journal column, which openly supports the riots, gives this account of how they started:
Then the Three Counting Sages repaired to semi-isolation, forcing TV cameras to watch through a window and keeping reporters 25 feet away. That did it. Street-smart New York Rep. John Sweeney, a visiting GOP monitor, told an aide to "Shut it down", and semi- spontaneous combustion took over.
This is the most astonishing thing that I have ever read. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a United States Congressman explicitly ordered a gang to attack the offices of an election commission with the express purpose of shutting down the counting of votes in a presidential election.
What is going on in these people's minds? Some Republicans tried to justify the violence by comparing it to protests that have been organized by the Democrats. The same lawyer who had helped incite the crowd in Miami asserted that "[i]t's the same type of democracy in action when Jesse Jackson parachutes in and starts a protest in the black community. People have a right to express their opinions" (New York Times 11/24/00). But this is over the top. Jesse Jackson organized peaceful protests in Florida until he was heckled off the stage by Republican counterprotesters. The NAACP organized a civilized public hearing and submitted a report on its findings to the Justice Department. That is indeed democracy. Violence is not.
Representative Sweeney, who ordered the attack on the government building where the votes were being counted said this: "thugs in that building are trying to hijack this election". This utterance is very disturbing. It's totally backward. Representative Sweeney commanded a mob that violently attacked people in the election commission's building, yet he asserted that county workers who were counting votes under the supervision of Republican and Democratic observers were "thugs". And he explicitly ordered his violent followers to shut down the counting of votes, yet he asserted that the election commission was "hijacking" the election. This is called projection: attacking people while falsely accusing them of accusing you.
Projection is also at the core of Paul Gigot's staggering column in the Wall Street Journal. His argument, in brief, is that the rioters -- he uses the word "riot" explicitly -- had been provoked to their marching and chanting by the supposed injustices of the vote count. He does not dwell on the details of kicks and punches and tramplings and menacings and false accusations, playing the whole thing as mild comedy, even though Video of the riot at the ABC News Web site makes plain what a distortion this is. These genteel rioters, he says, "let it be known that 1,000 local Cuban Republicans were on the way" -- an assertion that could not have sounded very peaceable to election commissioners who were already faced with a screaming mob. It was then, he says, that the commissioners "caved", and he makes clear that, in his view, the commissioners' decision was largely a result of the protests. At no point does he express the slightest disapproval.
Like Sweeney, Gigot manages his equanimity through projection: the commission proceedings, he bemusedly tells us, were "bad enough to inspire 50-year-old white lawyers with cell phones and Hermes ties to behave, well, like Democrats". Like Democrats. Perhaps readers of the Wall Street Journal regard it as a commonplace that the Democratic party organizes riots to shut down the counting of votes in a presidential election. No. What's really going on here is a cycle of projection that has escalated to the point of insanity. The Republicans are delaying the vote count and complaining that it is taking too long, disrupting it and claiming that it is chaotic, claiming to represent the will of the voters will preventing the many ballots which were not successfully read by the machines from being counted, and generally accusing their opponents of everything that they are doing. Even if something was legally wrong with the proceedings at the Miami Government Center, the way to resolve the problem is not by kicking people, punching them, knocking them over, and issuing threats. This is a democracy. And it should stay that way.
Dana Canedy and Dexter Filkins, A Wild Day in Miami, With an End to Recounting, and Democrats' Going to Court, New York Times, 23 November 2000.
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/23/politics/23DADE.html Dana Canedy and Dexter Filkins, Protest Influenced Miami-Dade's Decision to Stop Recount, New York Times, 24 November 2000.
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/24/politics/24MIAM.html Party Operatives Start "Spontaneous" Demonstrations http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/ELECTION_protests001124.html Paul A. Gigot, Burgher rebellion: GOP turns up Miami Heat, Wall Street Journal, 24 November 2000, page A16.
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Newsday 11/27/96 Undisclosed Connection
"A Nobel laureate who headed a 1994 Pentagon study that dismissed links between chemical and biological weapons and Persian Gulf War Illness was also a director of a U.S. firm that has earlier exported anthrax and other lethal materials to Iraq before the 1991 conflict, according to federal records. Renowned geneticist Joshua Lederberg of New York served as chairman of the Defense Science Board Task force on Persian
Gulf War Health Effects. At the time of the 1994 study, Lederberg was also one of 10 directors on the board of American Type Culture Collection, or ATCC. Newsday has
found that the non-profit Rockville, Md. firm made 70 government approved shipments of anthrax and other disease-causing pathogens [including West Nile Virus] to Iraqi
scientists between 1985 and 1989 according to congressional records...the ATCC shipments, along with supplies from other countries, had been used by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's scientists for an expanding biological weapons program, according to U.S. officials...the study was overseen by Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch, now director of the Central Intelligence Agency...some members of the panel who served with Lederberg, 71, the former president of Rockefeller University in Manhattan, were unaware of his ties to ATCC."
Rockefeller Archive Center Research Reports Online Yellow Fever in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by Heather Bell This article originally appeared in the 1995 Rockefeller Archive Center Newsletter.
"No one had any idea that yellow fever occurred in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan until 1933, when its previous biological existence was discovered as part of an Africa-wide immunity survey conducted by the International Health Division (IHD) of the Rockefeller Foundation (RF)...The Sudan government was not willing, however, to let the yellow fever virus enter Sudan for experimental purposes, and therefore refused an IHD
request to establish a yellow fever laboratory in southern Sudan. The Ugandan government gave the IHD a better reception; with the opening of the Yellow Fever Research Institute at Entebbe in 1936, IHD scientists started the search for East African yellow fever virus in order to indicate their immunity test results...When the outbreak that the IHD had been waiting for finally came, it nearly passed everyone by...In the eyes of the Sudan Medical Service (SMS) and IHD researchers, however, the epidemic was less an episode of human suffering than an exciting scientific event. Exulted Dr. Robert Kirk of the SMS, in his Scottish lilt, "If it were no' for the war, this epidemic wad be juist grrrand!" IHD doctors Alexander F. Mahaffy and Kenneth C. Smithburn isolated two strains of yellow fever virus from the Nuba Mountains. This
proved the validity of the protection test and confirmed that many cases of East African yellow fever were mild, even sub-clinical. Among colonial doctors in Africa, everyone was a convert, requesting large supplies of the RF's 17D yellow fever vaccine...From a country without African colonies, the RF provided the international personnel, outlook, and funds that made for truly global medical philanthropy."
Area Labs Have Long Studied Virus / Yale,
Rockefeller began tests in '50s page A28
“Epidemiologists suspect that the West Nile virus has for the first time been isolated in humans or animals in the Western Hemisphere, but the virus has for decades made its home in several U.S. research laboratories, including Rockefeller University in Manhattan and Yale University in New Haven, Conn. In fact, investigators there were the first to grow and study the West Nile virus in the United States. The work began
in the 1950s when unidentified viral samples from around the world arrived at Rockefeller on a steady basis.”
Newsday 11/21/93 Lab Focus Was On 4 Animal Diseases "When the military officially closed Ft. Terry in 1954, Army officers turned over to Plum Island scientists 134 strains of 13 viruses collected from four continents, most obtained for development as biological warfare weapons."
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THE BAYCITIES OBSERVER
"Have I missed the mark, or, like a true archer, do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon
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Thirty years ago Mae Brussell wrote the following New Year's greeting to her beloved Brussellsprouts. Her concerns and compassion at that time are as timely today as when they were written. Her wisdom is shared the day that America goes to the polls to elect our Millennium President because Mae never stops teaching and we should never cease to learn from her knowledge.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 1970
FROM MAE BRUSSELL
This greeting is intended as an act of deep affection for all lives, and because of a fear for all lives, and because of a fear for the future of our democracy.
Murders, deaths, 17 million refugees, and every kind of legal tortures are being allowed in the world under the names of "patriotism" and "religion". This is not new for the human race. Now that man has walked on the moon, made numerous inventions and discoveries, it is time to direct his knowledge and education back to the art of decent survival. Justifications, lies, legal loopholes, exemplified so dramatically in the political assassinations in the United States, must end.
Personality cults, positions by appointment or through elections, "prestigious" reputations must all be examined much more closely then ever before.
Nothing is sacred except the preservation of lives -- to live in peace and dignity.
Presidents, candidates, leaders, have been killed with the nonchalant skirt of commissions thrown around all the facts and evidence.
No person, regardless of how high his position in government, is immune from being faced with evidence that can be classified as hard, cold facts used to solve other crimes and murders. Nothing should be concealed. "National security" is the excuse for personal security.
"What is demanded of a society, what gives it life, is the ability to inspire a greater measure of enthusiasm, a greater measure of freedom. It must inspire people to live, not to die, to create, not destroy."
Henry Miller, "Remember to Remember"
Our society today is curbing enthusiasm, discouraging creativity, and is immune to deaths, individual or in large numbers.
America has not experienced bombs, dictatorships, and the horrors of Fascism. To "defend" herself in the cold war, we invited Fascists from Germany into every department of the government. What did they know about our kind of democracy? Did their hosts secretly, and openly, wish that Hitler had won the war? Our military State Departments employed many public servants who detested co-existence with USSR. What part did these "invited" guests have to do with our political assassinations today? Names, facts are easily available if you desire to know.
Peace brought strange bedfellows, but the price was too much, and the price must be paid.
Imported and domestic agents, schooled in assassinations, took away your Democracy. What is left now is a very fragile body that needs an immediate cure.
Don't wait for the final autopsy by future historians for a diagnosis. Available symptoms of a dying nation exist. Use them and find the cure very swiftly with the same determination you would go to Mars or the Moon.
AGE OF SPECIALIZATION
This is the age of specialization. My specialty is the study of political assassinations in the United States.
My curiosity began November. 24, 1963, when Jack Ruby walked into the Dallas jail and shot a man who said, "I didn't kill anybody, I am a patsy".
Was Jack Ruby being used by the Dallas community? Was he also used because of the Jewish name, hoping to associate Jews with the murder of John F. Kennedy?
Newspaper articles, magazines were cut and dated, filed and saved. They now number over 100 notebooks.
The Warren Report was published Sept. 1964. There were too many "probably" and "perhaps", along with impossible assumptions not attributed to examination by non government experts.
"Hearings before the President's Commission of the Assassination of President Kennedy" -- 26 volumes of testimony, evidence, exhibits were published in December 1964.
Since those years, I have read 70 books on the John Kennedy assassination, 40 books about our government, 20 on espionage and the CIA. I read 8 newspapers every day, 60 magazines a month. That is my bibliography.
I have read all 26 volumes two times, cross-filed over 100 notebooks into minute details, all sections pertaining to the fact that Lee Harvey Oswald was an agent of our CIA.
I could meet with, debate, discuss with any person, the facts. Other researchers like myself also know all details on the secret service motorcade. "No new evidence" and "national security" were the protection of the Commission.
Forgive me if I scold, blame, criticize you [the Brussellsprouts and all American citizens] many times in my New Year message. It was difficult to tone down my feelings.
"Man to be free, carries the weight of the whole world on his shoulders. He is responsible for his world."
John Paul Sartre, "Freedom and Responsibility"
NEW YEAR'S GREETING, President Nixon
Coup d' etat for the elite bureaucrat
Dear President Nixon,
A New York Times article by Mr. C. Sulzburger suggested that your "first order of business is to clear the U.S. name". The London times noted the U.S. is in a "desperately unhealthy situation that can bring nothing but harm to both the U.S. and its allies". Only stern re-establishment of American self respect and restoration of active and moral position is required of a democratic leader."
What is your "first order of business" going to be, Mr. Nixon?
Karl Jaspers, in the most important political book to appear in Germany after world war II, recognized your first order of business as it affected Germans as well as Americans. Mr. Jaspers had the following remarks:
"America could produce this man (John F. Kennedy) and raise him to the time. Anonymous American powers killed him. The crime is unsolved. Politically this is almost as fatal as the assassination itself."
We want to know what is happening to us. America is America. The issue could not stay dead.
Should we turn away from the U.S. because, for the moment a falsehood, the taboo of the Kennedy assassination is embedded in it's body politic?
Certainly this is as bad as the lies in the foundation of European states, as our insistence we were never Nazis.
The crux remains that whatever happens to America is happening to us all but directly. Even the Kennedy assassination concerns us, as does the failure to shed light on all it's aspects. We too have a stake in its further investigation and clarification."
Karl Jaspers, "The Future of Germany"
Remember the days and the years you waited to become the President of the United States? Nothing remains the same each day, and that which you received is much different then what your imagined or desired.
Not only did you inherit "Johnson's war". You find yourself with the compounded errors and the consequences of those lies from the Johnson Commission Report. A festering national archive now holds the facts of whether you are going to be able to die a natural death or be assassinated too.
Your fate, as husband, father, President depends on knowing all truths. If persons knowing or planning assassinations are high in government positions, and if you do not dance to their tunes, you will join the company of the already murdered. There is no way out of this one, Richard Nixon. Who ever dreamt, after playing all their rules, it could end this way?
Edward Luttwak, in his recent book titled Coup D'etat, made the following observations:
"Coup d'etat derives from a recent development, the rise of the modern state with its professional bureaucracy and the standing armed forces. The power and the modern state depends upon this permanent machinery with its archives, files, and records."
"An illegal seizure of power must take the form of "palace revolution" and is essentially concerned with the manipulation of "the body of the ruler." he can be forced to accept new policies or advisers, or he can be can be killed, or held captive.
(John F. Kennedy said, "there is a hidden government behind my back." he resisted "manipulation.")
"The coup operates within the state and is formed by the permanent and professional civil service, (FBI and CIA), the armed forces, (whose historians wrote the Warren Report and the police." (Dallas, Memphis, Los Angeles).
(Parenthesis my own interpretation)
"The mass of the people are politically passive. All power, participation is in the hands of the small educated elite. This elite is literate, educated, well fed, secure. The masses accept the monopoly of power. Equally this will accept a change in government. Whether it is legal or otherwise, it is merely another lot of "them" taking over."
This lack of reaction is all the coup needs on the part of the people in order to stay in power.
"The lower level of bureaucracy will react in a similar manner. Policies and legitimacy of the government were less important than their immediate superiors. Bosses give orders, promote, demote."
"As the coup will not represent a threat to the elite, the choice is between the great dangers of oppositions and the safety of interaction."
"All that is required to support the coup is simply to do nothing and that is what is usually done."
Medford Evans, in American Opinion, said "disappointingly, Luttwak says nothing of the far more important coup d' etat of November. 22, 1963. He might classify it as a "palace revolution" carried out from the "inside" by "insiders".
There have been 75 coups in ten years. Military dictatorships are supported by U.S. money and aid.
Whoever is approving fascism abroad must agree with it's methods in the U.S., if and when they decide the time is ready. Are you ready?
A NEW YEAR BLAST AT ALL COMMISSIONS APPOINTED BY
Lyndon BAINES JOHNSON
"Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom." Euripides.
Chief Justice Earl Warren was a successful lawyer. His first instinct, to refuse Lyndon Johnson's request to head a commission, was correct. What made him change his mind?
Did Earl Warren believe that to "allay our fears" was patriotic? He must have known that the methods his commission were using would have to be exposed.
Every person in this nation who has trust in commissions should read "document addendum to the Warren Report". (Sightest Publications 606 Hawaii Street, El Segundo, California). This book contains only the minutes of eleven meetings of the commission. You can well imagine what the national archives houses until the year 2037! Selection of commission staff is "top secret", not available. Has this anything to do with our international relationships? What is secret about this method of choosing lawyers who were never going to cross examine, answer the discrepancies, change the subject, (and/or) go "off the record" over 200 times?
Read this book and see how a "prestigious" and "objective" the Presidential Commission speaks.
"Prestigious" is defined as having a high reputation, honored, esteemed. In the political world, nothing could topple faster than "prestige".
The "prestige" the news media continuously uses to describe the Warren Commission would fall apart within one second if the doors of the national archives were opened.
That pat answer "no new evidence" which they dished out to the press and TV kept them secure and "prestigious" long enough. Open debate, discussions with researchers, looking to see what we knew was never considered.
Commission members staked their "prestige" on the staff, and Allen Dulles, with other CIA staff. That was a great risk, and could only work if the entire staff were "objective".
"Objective" is the second adjective used to prop up this failing commission's monster deception.
President John F. Kennedy spoke publicly about the "invisible government". After a short period of time, Allen Dulles and top officials of the CIA resigned. Dulles was on the commission.
Richard Russell, another commission member, was the "watchdog" for congress to look at the CIA.
John J. McCloy's law firm allowed the Rubicon Foundation to be used as a conduit of CIA funds. Hans Tofte, super agent, used "credentials" issued from this New York law office.
The authors of the Warren Report were directly from the Pentagon. J. Lee Rankin, general counsel, went to "Mr. Winnicker" for his "historians". Who's Who in the CIA says,
Winnicker, Dr. Rudolph August, born 25, 8, 1904 in Germany; 1931-41 lecturer in history; 1942-45 analyst in OSS; 1945-49 historian in War Department; 1949-65 Chief of Historical Division of Pentagon
When did Mr. Winnicker come to the U.S.? Where did he get his history education? Goldberg and Cokeley, from Air Force and Army, wrote your precious Warren Report.
Leon Jaworski, friend of Lyndon Johnson and lawyer and trustee for a huge CIA foundation in Houston, was with the Warren Commission to see that "the Commission did right so far as the state of Texas is concerned".
Mr. Jaworski also served on the Johnson commission to study causes of violence. His vote, against men like Dr. M. Eisenhower's or Rev. T. Cooke's, swung the decision that "non-violent assembly leads to anarchy".
If we are speaking of objective commissions, and the CIA is suspect of these crimes, both here and abroad by persons other than just me, how is it the CIA appears throughout these commissions?
"Judge Sarah Hughes, Dallas, Johnson's friend, is "trustee" for a charitable foundation which served as a channel for CIA funds, thousands of dollars, since 1958 and hand led CIA Black money." [Source: Richard Harwood, Times Post, 2/27/67.] Miss Hughes swore in Lyndon Johnson as our next President.
What is the purpose of commissions? They are to find facts and pass them on to you. News media such as TV, radio no longer keep truths from becoming available. If the free press stops, we know the officials are liars. When the democracy functions, truth comes out.
The long range effect of the Warren Report, is more political murders and distrust around the world, and secret service guidelines. My attempt to "embarrass" high officials must now be considered subversive by the CIA authors.
The long range effect of the national commission on causes and prevention of violence will be to put down all demonstrations of frustrations, anxieties. Non-violent expressions of injustices can be limited. The non-violent expressions of students in Nazi Germany would be put down for the same excuses.
One more CIA assassination, and there goes democracy once and forever.
WHAT NEXT, SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY?
Members of the Kennedy family must know my name by now. Through the years I have written dozens of letters to all members of the family. I scolded, begged, accused, warned, and predicted. I received only two answers from all these letters, and both of those indicated they didn't have the slightest idea what I was talking about.
May 28, 1969, Mrs. Rose Kennedy campaigned on the Monterey peninsula for Robert. I placed into her hand a poem and a letter saying that Robert was a marked man. "The scope is on his neck". Because Robert had not arrested his brother's assassins, there was no reason they would allow him to become President.
When Robert vacationed in Aspen, Colorado, December 1964, I sent a night letter urging him to fly to Dallas and talk with Jack Ruby. "Ruby will not live, and your political career depends directly upon what he knows."
This summer I called the office of District Attorney E. Dinis. After giving four elementary suggestions on criminology, such as finger printing the wheel to see if Senator Kennedy was driving the car, our telephone lines were cut. I called back, but "Miss Travis" was not available anymore.
Mrs. Kopechne heard from me too. No judge in the United States should have the power to stand in the way of an autopsy, when the outcome could determine the political future of our country. I want to know if Mary Jo was dead before she went into the river. Were there crystals in her stomach? I compare her to Officer Tippit, a pawn in the game. Time, August 15, 1969, suggested "Mary Jo was drowsy and in back of the car asleep by 11:00 p.m." who came up with this "version"? What made her "drowsy" with such stimulating company?
Have you read Louis Hagan's Secret War For Europe? [pages 67-101 about Otto John] Otto John, a prominent attorney of West Germany, disliked by former Nazi's and our CIA, was abducted for a brief period of time to East Germany. Mr. John followed the same confusions as senator Kennedy, gave a TV speech which was not true, saw the end of his political career through acts not his own, and experienced the stony silence of his liberal friends who could have helped him. There are too many parallels in this to ignore investigation.
Have you read Who's Who in the CIA? There is a John Crimmins described as follows:
Crimmins, John, high Dept. of State intelligence research specialist; 1956 attendance at U.S. War College; work for CIA; Op: Rio de Janeiro, Miami, coordinator for subversion against Cuba.
Who can tell me if this is the John Crimmins at Martha's Vineyard? Where do we get more answers to unanswered questions? Isn't there any person in the United States who cares to know?
The way I feel about the Kennedy attitude towards their brothers, son, and husband, and the consequences of this way of thinking is best described by Wilhelm Reich in The Murder of Christ:
"Truth is the most potent weapon in the hand of life. Whoever uses a weapon must know his enemy. The weapon of truth must be used against the enemy of life.
A single messed-up, pestilent person can upset a whole group of well-functioning men and women. A single infernal spy in the midst of a thousand trusting people will make a thousand innocent spies of the many.
Nobody at the inception of humanitarian liberalism ever claimed one should give the right of free movement to the criminal spy, the underhanded, cunning fox who stabs you in the back while he presents you with a bouquet of roses that explodes in your face.
If you love your children, learn to read the facial expression of modju.
Do not be patient toward the killer of life. What are your high values worth as long as you evade the true, crucial issue which is the habitual turning away from the full facts that make life miserable?
What is your good will worth if you dare not expose the poisonous rot which infests your neighborhood with gossip?
Your values are all right. Make them work. Your calm poise in the face of hidden evil is evil itself, nothing but a subterfuge.
Your sociality is not worth the smile on your fact if it is only to calm the wild animal in your friend or to gain some advantage.
Your gaiety and good will are all right, good things, but watch the underground mole which undermines its very foundations and which is protected by your false liberalism.
Why not judge the judges? Read the expressions on faces, distinguish the fact of a scoundrel from an honest soul.
The enemy is this talk of yours. The enemy is your reluctance to fight for the life and happiness of babies as you fight for your ideals.
Your ideals are nothing outside living life.
The prostitute in politics, the glib freedom peddler, the mystical liberator are not to be blamed for the great miseries. They are to be blamed for obstructing access to the realization of their own ideals.
You, the remaining Kennedy family, keep rules and made conditions upon the national archives, along with the United States government?
Why do you do this? When will they be opened? Can your children or grandchildren survive if this continues?
FOR CONGRESS, WHAT NEXT IN 1970?
Dear members of Congress:
Your old year has been tucked away, that "slum of a decade" described by the New York Times and other magazines reviewing those years.
What next? Outside of predictions about toys, space, plastics, summer recreations, and unimportant realities, nobody dares to think about 1970. Anything is possible.
Can a strong person, with a good heart and lungs, muscles, brains and otherwise good tissues die from a pimple? Yes, if the pimple is cancer.
You, the congress, represent many people. Have you searched yourselves in Washington for pimples lately? Your leg hurts, the breath is diminishing, but there is still no self examination.
If you had blood in your stool would you go to a doctor? When you have block in the nation, and outside the nation, you ignore the symptoms. Try a vacation, go to the ball game, turn on the TV. The blood is still there.
Get the doctor. Where is he? Who can cure your bleeding and pain?
Your first order of business in 1970 should be to open the national archives. Invite 20 or 30 experts like myself to direct your attention to various FBI, CIA, state department reports on Lee Harvey Oswald, agent of the United States. That is the pimple on your exterior that is causing the blood and pain you now feel.
Second order of business is to change the method by which a Vice President is selected. The nominated President speaks for his preference, the political plum to insure the most votes. The vote getter for one man must have the same scrutiny before the public as any appointed official, similar to a judge. We must know why he was selected, his contacts, his sources of income, his education, his attitudes, and every single thing about that man. As I say continuously, that second man becomes first man some day.
Third order of business for congress in 1970 is to distinguish realistically, objectively, carefully, the difference between Black "self defense" and Black "violence". The Panthers are children whose fathers had no weapons, and who saw them murdered by the sheriff. The guilty were seldom tried, and if brought to court, went out free.
Minutemen, fanatics, retired army generals have stockpiles arsenals of weapons to be used against the Blacks for over ten years. Break open, expose every white man arsenal.
Who is all this "law and order" for? Negroes, students, hippies, protesters obey the laws as much as any member of congress.
IS THERE A DEMOCRATIC PARTY???
James Reston just discovered on December 19, 1969 that "the Democrats are in disarray". I was pronouncing the end of this political party's future in the fall of 1966 when their President was in Manila.
There is very little difference between the two major political parties today. With a handful of exceptions, the Democratic party shifts with outdated front men, still hoping to capture the "good old days".
Neither the former President of the Vice President have the affection of the large mass of voters. Their public appearance is limited because of possible demonstrations within their own party.
Lyndon Johnson sifts through all your "gains" in welfare, social security, civil rights. He has enough papers to fill a museum, yet does not feel safe to walk the streets except at army bases. Does that tell you something about the past years?
The democratic party, in power in 1964, refused to allow Jack Ruby to speak of a conspiracy. Ruby said, "unfortunately for me, in giving the people the opportunity to get in power, because of the act I committed, has put a lot of people in jeopardy with their lives."
Jack Ruby was never insane, only broke; strangely enough, all debts were paid some way.
How can any political party hope to survive when it shows so little interest in it's murdered fallen leader?
Both major parties are shunned by "the majority of students". Youth, better educated than ever before, has more to lose by not asking questions, concealing truths, than searching for facts. No wonder they cannot stomach the political parties.
The political rug, Democratic, bulges with Bobby Baker, Gulf of Tonkin, CIA murders, Pueblo facts, Commission reports. The national archives is bulging with "top secrets", "national security".
In order to claim the majority of votes again, Democrats must do some soul searching. The Negro, Jew, Mexican American, American Indian and all minorities, including "hippies" cannot survive if the white racists who killed John Kennedy are not put to trial. There can never be a party "for the people" if the enemies of the people are protected....
Alex Rosenberg, spokesman for some New York Democrats, told Arthur Goldberg, "The democratic leadership didn't represent the Democratic voter!" he is correct about that, and when this is true, is there a Democratic party?
GREETINGS TO ALL NEWS MEDIA!!!
The year 1969 ended with Vice President Spiro Agnew attacking the news media. Now look back with fond affection for what you had the past years. No news coverage will be the same again. His words will echo in your heads, particularly when it is time to renew a license or you feel someone is watching you.
I know you very well, because of the large amount of papers and magazines I read each day and month. There are a few announcers, writers attempting to get out a good story, to seek information and inform.
The vast amount of news that goes over the air, TV, in the papers is controlled by a very few persons. A weary, confused, hard working nation is not getting facts. They sit before that box at night and believe you. They give their lives, their son's lives, their taxes and make many sacrifices because they trust you. The way you throw out misinformation the past six years about the Kennedy assassination, the other assassinations, has to be an idea of your research before you write or talk.
When you know one subject very well, and I said this is the age of specialization, and you sit with all the evidence and facts available in front of your eyes, it is mind blowing to listen to a face or see the word of another, one who never read one page of evidence, tell those trusting people out there falsehoods.
And, if you do not like what Mr. Agnew said to you, how is he going to relate to the news media when he becomes President? The southern states, many individuals were ready to hand him the job because he blasts you and youth.
Have you read your own newspapers about freedom of the press in Greece? If the Greek fascism came into being because of United States' plans and money, are you going to be immune to the same treatment?
And if that is not bad enough, the United States directed fascism back into Europe, the first since WWII. Have you read any articles about Spiro Agnew's friends, associates? Do you read Esquire [Feb. 1969], Time [Feb. 1969], or any of the articles connecting Spiro Agnew, the Republican party, politically, personally, socially with the Greek military? Persons favoring dictatorships, curbing all news media in Greece, torturing writers, imprisoning writers, are in approval with your government and your Vice President.
When news control gets worse, and it will, remember when you had your day.
You pushed, peddled praised the fictitious Warren Report that can be torn apart word by word, page by page.
You told the world, immediately and without a moment's searching, the lie that Oswald was a "communist" or a "loner".
You passed away conspiracies about king, Robert Kennedy, and many, many others as no longer "newsworthy".
Much depends upon your voices, speak up now!!!
BEST WISHES TO ALL BLACKS IN 1970
Six years of research into the JFK murder taught me many things. There is a connection between Munich, Dallas, Argentina, New Orleans, and Washington. Added up, this means Nazi plus State Department. The problem of Black survival must be considered and related to this evidence. To ignore existing facts is racial suicide.
I hope the year 1970 finds all Blacks united for common cause, survival.
Black leaders and Congressmen complain about Richard Nixon, the killing of Panthers, and more obvious harassments. I would like to see the student, professor, politician, social workers, and leaders of all kinds wake up to the real facts of political assassinations.
Kennedy complained about a "hidden government behind my back". It came out from hiding and blew off his head. A brilliant President could speak about our nation's greatest problem, a "hidden government', but didn't have the time or discipline to go into its sources of power.
You, as leaders of your race, must take the time to search the "faceless".
Your first order of business, is to get James Ray out of Memphis and demand to be given the same privileges that J. Valachi had when he talked about the mafia. Ray knows about the mechanics of the hiring decoys, turning them into patsies, the CIA "safe houses" he used, the locations of money exchanges, and the number of the Swiss bank that holds his "future."
If a federal agency did not kill Martin Luther King, they have no objection to taking James Ray out of isolation. The isolation of Lee Oswald, Jack Ruby, James Ray, Sirhan Sirhan and Charles Manson is not to "protect" their lives. They cannot talk to another person, and the exchange of voices will not "kill" them. What would kill them would be the exchange of information. That killed Jack Ruby, who began to smuggle notes from Dallas that were later sold in New York City.
What is your future if you do not delve into the past? Take a good look at your Vice President. He is only one bullet away from being your leader.
Gary Wills, [Esquire, Feb. 1969] attributed Agnew's Vice Presidency to the killing of Martin Luther King and the riots that followed his death. Ray said "it had to be done in an election year." You add that up, and there is a message.
Every Black person, in order to survive, must become familiar with all detailed facts, in depth, rather than the numbers of political assassinations.
GOOD LUCK, JEWS - WAKE UP!
Jews, Blacks, Indians, Mexican Americans have identical enemies today. The Jew would be the last person to recognize this fact. He is very sure that skin color guarantees assimilation and survival.
Research into the Kennedy assassination brought into focus prominent Nazis in Germany working closely with our state department. Hundreds of refugees from Germany, and many from the middle east, have played important parts in the political assassinations. They supplied the motives for the murders, thereby concealing who were the real assassins, persons in the government.
Two years ago I mailed information to various friends and organizations linking Nazis to the JFK murder. Not one Jewish person responded. My brother said, "When they come to take us away, I will remember what Mae told us."
Two years later, 1969, Drew Pearson ran a series of articles which had the following titles:
"Neo-Nazis Threaten United States";
"United States Nazis thrive";
"Neo-Nazis Hold Power in United States";
"Nazis Take Over Youth in United States";
"No One Took Hitler Seriously at First";
"Neo-Nazi to Press Ethics, News Media".
Mr. Pearson described a "secret mafia-like and sinister neo-nazi movement controls a dozen front organizations and handed out $90,000 in campaign funds. These are not misfits, but doctors, lawyers, writers, and businessmen from America's upper middle class. They belong to secret cells known by code names. They seek the overthrow of democracy."
M. Koehl Jr., polished leader of the American Nazi stronghold, predicted the future for the United States in August 1968. He said:
"What we know is coming is a race war. Race war is around the corner. We expect a serious defeat, a no win in Vietnam. There's going to be chaos in America. We will hold out, at that time, the only alternative. I'm going to completely separate the Black and white races and preserve white Christians from contamination in this country and have the Jews gassed."
"Press ethics" was a plan to establish a committee to rate newspapermen and broadcasters and to censure those who embarrass the media. New York Times was named as a target.
Now, let us put all this together. The Vice President of the United States has close associations with the fascist dictatorship in Greece (and) he also has won the affection of southern fascists, the most extreme racists in the Wallace camp.
He has been in public life a very short while, then began his attack upon the news and broadcasters, as well as the New York Times.
Gary Wills claimed in Esquire, [Feb. 1969] that Spiro Agnew owed his Vice Presidency to the King murder and "the riots that followed."
Ray said he had to accomplish his activities "before the election year".
Birch society members are closely associated with some of the American Nazis. All persons with General walker in Munich, Germany and in Dallas, Texas were never called as witnesses before the (Warren) Commission.
Chaos in the United States officially began with the murder of JFK. The murders of Malcom X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy increased the chaos.
Was this "chaos" engineered, supported, protected by the neo-Nazis in Washington that Drew Pearson mentioned?
Do Jewish Americans understand why research should be done into political assassinations? Why have the leaders kept quiet so long in spite of massive literature on United States Nazis?
Israel and American Jews
Jews in the U.S. helped create and establish a homeland for less fortunate members of their religion. The often used excuse for modern Jewish persecution is "Jews are communists". Nothing is farther from the truth. Youth, often enthusiastic and idealistic, grow up and enjoy materialistic pleasure with ease just like their parents.
Israel happened to be the only democracy in the middle east. Feudal oil barons could absorb the refugees within 24 hours, house and feed them all their lives.
Unfortunately for the Jew, who gave the world Jesus, the bible, Freud, Einstein, the greatest writers, painters, musicians, scientists, and scholars in every field...he becomes a pawn in their game for slimy, dirty oil money. One piece of land the size of Los Angeles county could set the entire world on fire.
Peace talks at the white house, summit conferences, the U.S. can never make peace for the middle east. The reason is that when you get CIA foundations, giant oil companies, white racists pouring unlimited financing into the Al Fatah and other guerilla groups, that is the end.
You American Jews. You with the education, the money, the law professions, the doctor's degrees. Where are you now? While you raised money for Israeli hospitals, universities, laboratories, did you read your own morning newspapers? Do you know how many articles I accumulate on underground financing of guerilla activity?
Mary Sirhan said, "The truth will be known when Sirhan's appeal is filed." Los Angeles authorities have with-held all evidence of a conspiracy that killed Robert Kennedy. Soon elections come up and before that day, demand that evidence on the table so you know who you are voting for and whether or not they are protecting, innocently or knowingly any persons associated with that political murder.
You hold Israel's future in your hands.
GOOD LUCK, HIPPIES - YOU WILL NEED IT!
Adults, including parents, object to your hair, opinions about sex, clothing and enjoyment of your God given senses.
Few persons bother to talk with you, ask your interests, attitudes, hopes and desires. They only talk about you. Join the minority groups.
The "flower children" were broken up by too many drugs, drug pushers, and violent intruders who were hoping to make money from you and to hurt you. You are the product of the permissive generation who were allowed to look, touch, spill, nurse, wet your pants. You grew up to hate war, to like Negroes, and to dislike weapons and war toys. Society now wants to wage war against you and your Dr. Spock.
Robert Depugh, leader of the minutemen, disguised himself as a "hippie" for six months to escape arrest by the FBI.
Charles Manson is not a "hippie". Life saw this. The Los Angeles police and press, national news media loved to use the word "hippie" for his "family".
Charles "Tex" Watson is not a "hippie". Life saw this. Hippies do not climb poles and cut wires, shoot with rifles, pistols, stab persons to start race wars, stockpile arsenals of ammunition.
The news media, federal agents, police force, and the corporate structure is going to come down heavy on your sweet heads in 1970.
Because you do not need houses of worship in order to worship, new cars every few years, new styles every season to fill a closet, aluminum awnings, submarines or jet planes.
Henry Kaiser spent thousands of dollars for a two page ad in Esquire [October 1969], just to give away a book called "Children of Change". Generous? Informative? Who wrote it? Who is describing this young generation, their contributions, and more important, their faults? Non hippies wrote that book. Alice May Brock, heroine of Alice's Restaurant, was never consulted about authentic hippie values... the conclusions about violence in the Kaiser book and the reference to "women as witches" is an indication that the industrial complex does not intend to coddle the non consumer.
One of the first edicts of our CIA directed and financed military coup in Greece was "no more hippies." hippies can't be "communists". Most are not political. That can only be interpreted that ' what is bad for the economy is bad for the country'.
The "times are changing" rapidly, and you must increase your awareness of the misuse and abuse of your life style by those who intend to shatter your dreams.
FOR NEW MOBE AND ALL DEMONSTRATORS FOR PEACE
The Pentagon plays dirty. They release long explanations and pictures of lt. L. Puller's attitudes about Vietnam This soldier left a pregnant wife, who didn't' want him to enlist in the marines, to join the fighting. He wanted to "see what it is like to be shot at and seeing how I'd react to it". He came home without his legs, but became an instant authority on Asia. Although he would not want his infant son "to go to war", he put down the protestors. "Protest is fine, but I think you have to keep it within the framework of what we have going now, or you'll have chaos." (Sounds like Agnew wrote this for him) "It gets down to something I can't really answer, and that's whether or not the United States wants to write off Southeast Asia".
Lt. Puller never explains why "Southeast Asia" is our concern, being only a few rulers in South Vietnam tell the others what they need and want.
Lt.. Puller is given all the space, publicity, (necessary) to push around protesters. Publicity hungry, the Pentagon should run a traveling circus of wounded or coffins to defend a policy most nations of the world decry as barbaric and indecent - identical to Hitler's policies and attitudes and justifications.
President Nixon now has called upon his space men to put down the rioters. They could not pass an elementary examination about facts, boundaries, decisions in Asia. The day of such heroes is over. Look Magazine described college attitudes. Not one person mentioned the men who walked upon the moon. Youth today wants to live before they explore. They couldn't care less about new frontiers while the old ones are getting contaminated.
When Spiro Agnew accepted the nomination for Vice President, he admitted he knew "very little about foreign affairs." after his brief jaunt to Asia this winter, he can join the experts. "Saigon Sam Yorty", Wallace and Spiro Agnew will always praise the fighting men and put down the protesters.
For new Mobe and all marchers, there is only one answer to propaganda lies, escalations, secret agreements, and more war in Asia.
Take your marching feet to Washington. Don't bother with the Pentagon or the white house. They are only symbolic of a more sinister situation. Get yourselves to the national archives.
That is where the facts exist explaining who runs this government. If you don't know that, how can you demand "peace" or "withdrawal"?
Make President Kennedy's "invisible government" visible. They have names and faces. That is your only hope for peaceful policies.
Life Magazine, summarizing the 1960s, illustrated a few of the most talked about couples. Each individual has his distinct personality. Combined, their chemistry is such that it gives off definite images associated with their life style. "Peace", "selfish", "spoiled", "sexy", "romantic".
In the political world there are couples too, who combine to cause reactions, situations that affect our lives more than the ones Life mentioned. I shall name a few, and suggest that congressional committees, private organizations, foundations, individuals, do some research into the facts and acts of our political couples.
Governor Claude Kirk, Florida, and Ronald Reagan, California, and their effect upon the University of California.
When Claude Kirk campaigned, he referred to the University of California and St. John's in New York. They are far from his home base. January 13, 1957, Governor Kirk and Ronald Reagan were about to "confer" in California. The "official topic" was "crime" and education". Two weeks later St. John's fired 30 of their top professors and Mr. Kerr was fired as head of UC. Since that day, UC has been losing its good professors, and been slurred at every opportunity.
1970 is a good year to look into Mr. Kirk's "private police force", its relationship to our FBI, and more important, the reason and effect of these two men upon tampering with this great university.
Pope Paul VI and H.L. Hunt
It was stated in the newspaper recently that the Pope and H. L. Hunt were going to send millions of dollars to Latin America to "fight" communism. That can only mean that prayers for the poor, ammunition for the military dictatorships is going to be the future of Latin America. "God" and "guns". Lifeline and the new testament will fill more empty stomachs.
"A New Kind of Religious Split" Los Angeles Times, December 18, 1969:
"Conservative, evangelical protestants are coming to sympathize with the roman catholic hierarchy, once a bitter foe. Conservative protestants must recognize that now the God rearing, Christ honoring catholic and the evangelical protestant are in the same situation".
The two groups "will learn to co-operate and check the "headlong rush" of liberals and radicals in their respective churches.
Svetlana Stalin and Marina Oswald
Cynthia Helms, wife of CIA Director Richard Helms, referred to the CIA as being "rather like the royal family." If the CIA is America's "royal family", its two princesses are Svetlana and Marina.
During the 1970's I shall write a book on the relationship of these two females to our State Department and the CIA.
They have friends in common. They also treated their men in the same fashion, and the terms of their precious citizenship must be explained by discussing their life styles, values, and opinions of themselves.
The little princess in Texas is very quiet the past six years. She must surface within the next two years when all the "facts" are spread before her pretty eyes for all the world to see.
Marina, a White Russian from an aristocratic family, and Svetlana Stalin, daughter of Josef Stalin, are the stuff of which dramas are made. I shall be writing one very shortly.
Spiro Agnew, Robert Lally (FBI) and J. Edgar Hoover
Gary Wills, Esquire [Feb. 1969] attempted to describe the political ascendancy of Vice President Agnew. Because Mr. Agnew was not a familiar name in the republican party until he escalated into such a prominent position, more serious research must be spent on this matter.
Evidence that Oswald, Ray, and Sirhan were "protected", if not "directed" by the FBI must be declassified.
If evidence from the FBI is locked in the national archives, if James Earl Ray has no trial, if all voices are silenced, if Spiro's political cronies and best pals are FBI, what happens next?
No political office should be associated financially, personally, socially with any organization, private or federal that withholds its evidence.
Mr. Agnew has strong links with the CIA and the FBI, and if our subject is assassinations, and their evidence is not revealed, this could become dangerous.
YEARS OF SORROW AND DESPAIR
"Jury finds incredible misdeeds in high places" Washington AP 12/7/69
"Justice on trial" Tom Wicker 12/18/69
"Political and economic links between interested officials have contributed visibly to a growing sentiment among many Americans that justice is either a rigged proposition or reserved to the powerful, or both. "Klan leader vows new white supremacy drive" James Reston, New York Times 11/30/69
"Robert Shelton attacked Negroes, Jews, President Nixon, cannibalism and jazz." He promised to make the Klan a household word in America."
"Who will investigate the investigators?" James Reston, New York Times 11/30/69.
"In the political and military life of the United States, it is increasingly apparent there is a serious flaw in the present system of investigating serious charges of wrongdoing."
"Chicago 7 defense plans to recreate hidden issues of 1968." Chicago UPI 12/7/69.
"Did the FBI, police, ultra reactionary groups conspire to push the country rightward during the convention? Was the decision made that the maintenance of the American empire required a police state?"
"We wanted to believe in reform, in changing the government from within, rather than overthrowing it. The government's response to our playing the rules for 10 years is written in Birmingham, Selma, Dallas, Watts, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, Saigon." (and Los Angeles) Tom Hayden.
"Pentagon accused of tricking public" Washington AP, December 1969.
"While nation burns, congress fiddles" Roscoe and Geoffrey Drummond, December 1969.
"Violence cited as internal threat to America" Washington Post December 15, 1969.
"There is a growing intellectual polarization. Minority groups are not getting justice. It would take 20 billion a year to reduce crime and violence."
"A worried look at U.S. image" Washington AP November 1969
"World attitudes toward the United States at lowest point in 50 years. People abroad judge us on the basis of what we do, rather than what we say. The most devastating impact came from the assassinations of Senator Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King."
"Increased manipulation of society by power blocks linked to student unrest"
Yale President K. Brewster, Jr. December 7, 1969.
"Student unrest linked to a more deeply malaise in our society, that is increasing control of a very small group of advertisers, media, and politicians."
"The concentration of economic power, opinion power, political power creates a closed loop. The open society seems to be closing, not by a conspiracy but by mutual dependence of a very small group of advertisers, media, and politicians."
Mr. Brewster, you are cordially invited to Carmel, California. I will show you, through the media, a conspiracy was accomplished. You are now beginning to feel those controls. Student unrest is recognition of these facts, and the realization they are not being recognized by the community around them.
"A very sad situation, sage finds world", Robert Reinhold, New York Times 11/16/69
"C.P. Snow said:
"I have been nearer to despair this year, 1968, than ever in my life. Everything that has happened in public has pointed in the direction of anti hope. In 1967 one could feel it in the air. This year one can see it. If I make you depressed, forgive me, because it's the facts that are depressing you, not me."
"For a brief period, one can even put a date on it, 1962 - 1965, there seemed a realistic chance; (Two years of Kennedy hopes and dreams.) now it has become remote. Everything that has happened in this dark year has pushed it further away."
"We are all selfish. Political memory lasts about a week. Political foresight stretches about another week ahead. To stint ourselves to avoid disaster in 20 years, what body of people would ever do it?"
The above quotations are only a few of the recent songs of sadness. There have been hundreds of columns on a declining America.
The United States is dying. It needs radical surgery, as painful and unattractive as that may sound. I am not speaking of a revolution.
"Law and order".
Mr. President, attorney general, Vice President, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Helms? Use the existing laws.
Put all evidence about the Kennedy assassination in front of a dying nation.
You would not dare, and that is why we are dying. "National security" is not involved. Our national security depends on truth now!
Last summer 10 college students "put the Pentagon on the spot". A handful of students, motivated to save lives and money, took time to serve their government.
"After Chicago we were talking about what we could do. We were disturbed at the lack of critical thinking about Vietnam and other issues", said Derek Shearer.
One of their conclusions, identical with my research, was as follows:
"In 10 years more than 800 officers from 44 countries were put through Fort Bragg, handpicked by their nation's intelligence organizations and approved by our CIA.... purportedly we are protecting American interests by training officers of avowedly fascist and racists countries to counter internal threats against their oppressive regimes."
If their work began after Chicago, mine started after Dallas. Now it is time for the United States government, excluding all CIA and FBI persons from the project, to set up an office, staff, machines, equipment for all the researchers on political assassinations to combine their material.
The media would have you believe we are crackpots, greedy for money, kooky nuts. Nothing is farther from the truth. Line us up. Davis Lifton, Harold Weisberg, Shirley Martin, Penn Jones, Sylvia Meagher, Mark Lane, and many, many others. Each of us has invested thousands of dollars, endless hours of work year after year. Members of congress, please call a convention, have a showing of evidence if you mean your words of "peace".
My specialty, studying the Warren Report, was to assemble all facts about Lee Oswald taken from FBI reports, marine reports, state department contacts, job applications, and compare them to witness testimony. This will be the subject of a book which took five years to research.
Louis Nizer, world famous attorney, wrote an introduction to the Warren Report. He could not begin to know if his statements were accurate in the short time the report was being written. Why would Louis Nizer allow himself to be used to lend respectability to this false document? How can public officials, allow himself to be used to lend respectability to this false document? How can public officials, who do not have the time to check out facts, proclaim with such certainty misinformation which can brainwash a nation?
Who withheld the real information about Oswald? How can we get it to the people without being killed or silenced in various ways?
The think tank on political assassinations is waiting for you. Are you ready for them?
Compilation and Commentary by VIRGINIA McCULLOUGH © 2000