TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA

RANKING OF 50 STATES BY AGGREGATE TAX RATES Tax Freedom Day or Tax Slavery Parole Day, Will Be Friday Apr 24 This Year "THE MORE THE WORLD CHANGES, THE MORE IT STAYS THE SAME" (J-B Alphonse Karr 1808-1890) I have been watching on Netflix the TV series "TURN." It is about the American Revolution and the …

POPULISM, THY FACE IS PUTIN

PLUTOCRACY, THY FACE IS OBAMA When was the last time you've heard of an American president holding a four-hour live "town hall meeting" with the whole nation? Never, of course, is the correct answer. Now contrast that with what the Russian president Putin has just done (Apr 16). He held a four-hour live televised "town …

DRONES THAT ACTUALLY SERVE, RATHER THAN KILL, ARE NOT SO WELCOME IN THE U.S.

Drone. What does that word connote in your mind? Death and destruction? And maybe spying, too? On us, Americans. Under the pretext of protecting us from "terrorism." Talk about a fox guarding a chicken coop. Or a pot calling a kettle black. If you're like most Americans whose minds are programmed by TV and Hollywood …

GREED & ILLUSION OF CHOICE: NOBODY OWNS ANYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE

COMMENT: NOBODY OWNS ANYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE A reaction to Prof Robert Reich's piece "The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation" The problem with corporatocracy like ours in America is that it is driven by Greed. "Making money" is a euphemism for Greed. Which has come to connote "Goodness" thanks to our corrupt systems of government. …

REINCARNATION OF FASCISM: “MADE IN AMERICA” VERSION

John Pilger is an Australian, Sydney-born, award-winning journalist and filmmaker (click here for his bio).  Two days ago, he published at his website an editorial on the current state of global affairs under the headline "Why the rise of fascism is again the issue." This time, we are witnessing the "made in America" version of fascism. Pilger's …

NEW WORLD ORDER’S WAR ON AMERICAN FAMILY

"WOMEN'S LIB" WAS FUNDED AND PROMOTED BY THE NEW WORLD ORDER "ELITE" Why? Money and Power. What else... NEW WORLD ORDER SOCIAL AGENDA: * Defeminize the female, emasculate the male * Destroy the American family by sending women into the work force * Brainwash children to become obedient dolts and shopping automats as adults  ... THEN TAX AND RULE …

WHEN DID AMERICA LOSE ITS INDEPENDENCE?

ANSWER: 101 YEARS AGO (Dec 23, 1913)    Is There Hope for America's Resurrection? Read This 2014 Year-end Essay to Find Out the Answer... Take a good look at the $5-bills above. What do you see that's different? (the red and green highlights should give you a hint). A Note That Got JFK Killed The note on top is …

AFGHANISTAN: US, NATO “DECLARE VICTORY, THEN RUN LIKE HELL?”

In a brief ceremony in Kabul today (Dec 28), the US and NATO declared their 13 year-war in Afghanistan over even though their stated enemy - the Taliban - are more active than ever.  This year (2014) is set to be the deadliest of the war, according to the United Nations, which expects civilian casualties to hit …

THERE ARE NO “GOOD FENCES”

2014 YEAR-END ESSAY: ON FENCES, WARS & CONFLICTS NOBODY OWNS THE LAND: WE ARE ALL ONLY TEMPORARY CARETAKERS, STEWARDS OF THE EARTH Some people use the quote "good fences make good neighbors" to amplify their ownership of the land (a line from the poem "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost, 1874-1963). The implication? Fences are good because they make the boundaries clear. Nothing could …

WORDS OF PRESIDENTIAL WISDOM WE DID NOT HEED…

...AND WHY WE HAVE FAILED TO HONOR AND PROTECT THEIR LEGACIES Abe, Ike, JFK, among others, warned us - the future generations of Americans. We did not heed their words of wisdom. We shrugged and shrank from our duties as free people. We turned into couch potatoes and allowed the corporations to usurp our liberties …