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The AmeriKKKan public has been under a relentless psychological campaign

ever since 9-11 to convince the masses AmeriKKKa is under attack

from a rag muffin billionaire living in a cave



Making Imperialism Sound Like Righteousness

By Junious Ricardo Stanton


Do not terrorize people for if you do, God will punish you accordingly. If anyone lives by such means, God will take bread from his or her mouth. If one says I shall be rich by such means, she will eventually have to say, my means have entrapped me. If one says I will rob another, he will end up being robbed himself. The plans of men and women do not always come to pass for in the end it is the will of God which prevails. Therefore, one should live in peace with others and they will come and willingly give gifts which another would take away from them through fear.The Book of Ptah-Hotep, saying III Ancient African wisdom and ethical text 4,500 years old


There is something very strange and troubling when the world's foremost military power; the only nation to possess thousands of nuclear bombs, nuclear weaponry, missiles; the only nation to have actually used atomic bombs on a civilian population, demands the total disarmament of a small, devastated nation under threat of pulverizing that nation into total submission and regime change. Incredibly, this threat includes the possible use of nuclear weapons to deal with the possibility that the other nation might have some nuclear capabilityAlwyn Moss  Op-Ed piece


I watched George W. Bush's (I still can't bring myself to call him the President) State of the Union Address. It was an obviously staged event for the media and the AmeriKKKan public. His Republican Party cohorts, cabinet members and even some Democrats jumped up to applaud him every few minutes on cue. Bush managed to read his speech under the watchful gazes of Cheney, Rumsfeld and Powell who were making sure he gave the right message to the sheep, I mean people, without making himself look too insane. The media has given Bush a free pass since day one when the Republican Party nominated him as their candidate for the 2000 election. 

They gloss over his malapropisms, they ignore his obvious ignorance of right and wrong, they wink at his past, one that would have been a constant source of  nitpicking and exposure if he were anyone else; such as his being AWOL from the Air National Guard, his family's ruthless business dealings etc. Nevertheless AmeriKKKa sat watching as Bush talked about a myriad of issues , the economy,  tax cuts, aid to Africa and the Caribbean to supposedly stem the spread of AIDS (which we all know was created in US government laboratories) and disarming Saddam Hussein. 

Listening to him I wondered when a small child was going to innocently point out the Emperor was naked; really the whole thing was that pathetic. No one in their right mind believes Bush when he says the issue with Iraq is their threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction. If that were the case why aren't they moving on North Korea, India, Pakistan or Israel?  Bush said nothing about India or Pakistan who were on the brink of war two years ago and who both have nuclear weapons?! What about Israel and their nuclear capabilities especially in light of their aggression in the West Bank?  My question is why is Bush using diplomatic channels in North Korea but ready to invade Iraq which has been subjected to ongoing devastating, bombing and strafing raids as well as crippling economic sanctions for twelve years? 

Is it because like most bullies the Bush cabal isn't about to pick a fight it isn't absolutely sure it can easily win, so it's easier to pick on the weak, the infirm and the beatable like Iraq and Afghanistan?  The AmeriKKKan public has been under a relentless psychological campaign ever since 9-11 to convince the masses AmeriKKKa is under attack from a rag muffin billionaire living in a cave (while suffering from kidney failure) in Afghanistan and a madman in Baghdad who were propped up by the CIA  in the first place. Notice Bush said nothing about Osama bin Laden in his speech?  Whatever happened to the boogey-man terrorist with the huge bounty on his head?

Has AmeriKKKa gone insane? Are we going to allow madmen on both sides of the aisle (Biden and Lieberman are just as fascist as Bush) to push humanity into the abyss of  global conflict? The European cultural matrix/paradigm of intrigue, war, disease, looting, pillage and plunder continues, only this time brazenly for all the world to see.

Sadly Bush does not understand nor take heed to the wisdom of our ancient African ancestors which says, "If you are a man who leads, a man who controls the affairs of many, then seek the most perfect way of performing your responsibility so that your conduct will be blameless. Great is Maat (Truth, justice and righteousness) ..." -The teachings of Ptah-Hotep.

Bush and his gang with their love or war, their insatiable greed are set to unleash negative Karma upon this nation and like Nazi Germany the people will go along with it. Woe to them that call evil, good, war, peace, who create widows and make orphans in the name of justice!

posted 31 January 2003

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Why We Need It and What It Will Take

By Bruce Bartlett

The United States Tax Code has undergone no serious reform since 1986. Since then, loopholes, exemptions, credits, and deductions have distorted its clarity, increased its inequity, and frustrated our ability to govern ourselves. At its core, any tax system is in place to raise the revenue needed to pay the government’s bills. But where that revenue should come from raises crucial questions: Should our tax code be progressive, with the wealthier paying more than the poor, and if so, to what extent? Should we tax income or consumption or both? Of the various ideas proposed by economists and politicians—from tax increases to tax cuts, from a VAT to a Fair Tax—what will work and won’t? By tracing the history of our own tax system and by assessing the way other countries have solved similar problems, Bartlett explores the surprising answers to all of these questions, giving a sense of the tax code’s many benefits—and its inevitable burdens.

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