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One of the less insane days in history.
Another day in paradise . . . .
Clearly, this woman has experienced the dark side of the Patriot Act, I'd listen to her
http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/05/the-patriot-act-when-truth-becomes-treason/Clearly, this woman has experienced the dark side of the Patriot Act, I'd listen... more
In the former Soviet Union, dissidents were called "enemies of the state" by the ruling apparatchiks and imprisoned for posing a threat to the ruling order. In addition, dissidents were branded as mentally ill and confined to a psychiatric ward so they could be "cured" of their anti-state thoughts. Ironically, in America today the mass media are performing a similar task as the thugs who enslaved the Russians and other ethnic groups for nearly seventy five years by insinuating that critics of the federal government are "dangerous" and mentally unbalanced.
America's mass media questioned the mental health of Republican presidential nominee Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, while some in the media opined that President Richard Nixon was "losing it" during the Watergate scandal.
But the real assault on critics of the welfare-warfare state began in earnest during the 2008 GOP primary, when Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was called everything but a child molester for proposing to downsize the federal government to its constitutional functions and supporting the withdrawal of American troops from the Middle East and around the world, because the federal government's disastrous bipartisan interventionist foreign policy was draining the federal treasury and killing innocent victims by the thousands and inflaming hatred against America. For his bluntness and despite his plain spoken manner, Rep. Paul was vilified and called a "nut" among other things.
Instead of having a civil discussion of the issues, many in the media demonized Rep. Paul's free market, limited government agenda, calling it "racist," "unpatriotic," "anti-poor" and of course, the ultimate insult, "paranoid." The pseudo intellectuals on cable talk shows and in their newspaper and magazine columns reveal that they worship in the temple of Big Government. The welfare state is their Bible, while the progressive income tax, the Federal Reserve and the "holy war on terror" are their commandments, which must be defended against all "nonbelievers" with insults and character assassination.
Not to be outdone, establishment pundits are now hurling invectives against any of the Tea Party supported candidates who dare to suggest that maybe Social Security and Medicare, the federal government's two Ponzi schemes, should be phased out; that the Departments of Energy and Education should be abolished; and that the federal government should be constrained by the Constitution. Heresy, say the media defenders of statism. Anyone not hewing to the catechism of big government, pontificate the pundits, must be "crucified" in print and on talk shows, declared an enemy of the state and a "nut job."
Too be sure, there are flawed Tea Party candidates, who embrace the ‘war on terror" as much as any neoconservative in America. But it is verboten say the media apparatchiks, to challenge the welfare state, the Federal Reserve and the federal government's Ponzi programs.
Despite their leftist ideology, Frank Rich, Maureen Dowd, Chris Matthews, Eugene Robinson, Paul Krugman, Bob Herbert, E.J Dionne, Lawrence O'Donnell and countless others who keep the flame of collectivism lit while the welfare state is collapsing all around the world, are on the wrong side of history. Statism is a bankrupt ideology. Liberty will emerge once again in America as the prevailing philosophy sooner than the punditocracy realizes.
http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/commentary/american-media-is-on-the-wrong-side-of-historyIn the former Soviet Union, dissidents were called "enemies of the state" by... more
The Department for Foreign Affairs in Australia warned travellers about their own security when visiting Northern Ireland, due to a heightened security risk.
The article explains the warning risk is from police reports over the rising amount of attacks and failed bombs attempts on polce forces in Northern Ireland.
"Earlier this year police said the danger from dissidents was at its worst since the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bomb which killed 29 people.
There have been a series of failed bomb attacks on members of the security forces and one in Lurgan, Co Armagh, this month in which three children were injured.
Dissident republicans have stepped up their activities and planted several devices under cars aimed at members of the security forces, which have failed to explode. "-IndependentThe Department for Foreign Affairs in Australia warned travellers about their own... more
Cuba was for decades a myth for the international left, the little country at the doors of the powerful United States where a popular revolution had toppled a dictatorial government controlled by mafia and puppets of foreign powers to create the dream of a free and democratic country. But unfortunately the dream was shattered very soon, and not only by the news in recent years.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/world/cubadissidenti180410.htmlCuba was for decades a myth for the international left, the little country at the... more
It's hard to say if Obama's trip to China has achieved some results. The American president has reached a compromise with the Asian nation on climate change, but in practice that excludes binding decisions at the summit in Copenhagen in December. He demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, but said almost nothing to the Chinese government about the many imprisoned dissidents and repression of the Uighur minority in Xinjiang.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/world/obamachina151109.htmlIt's hard to say if Obama's trip to China has achieved some results. The... more
Jorge Luis Peres Antunez is a prominent Cuban opposition leader, who spend 17 years in prison, for speaking out against the injustices of the Communist regime. He came out of prison with the same willingness to fight for basic human rights.
As of Monday September 7, 2009 he is missing. His sister who lives in Miami, has said that he dissappeared on his way to Havana, to attend an opposition meeting and the Cuban authorities refuse to give out any information.
There is no free press in Cuba. Please pass this information on. If it gets forgotten he is dommed. Please help give voice to those who have no voice!!!Jorge Luis Peres Antunez is a prominent Cuban opposition leader, who spend 17 years in... more
BEIJING: Fifty-five Tibetans have received prison sentences for their actions in the March 14 ethnic riot that engulfed Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in western China, according to a senior Chinese official quoted Wednesday by Xinhua, the state news agency.
The report was the first by an official news source stating the number of sentences handed down after the riot, which erupted days after monks staged peaceful protests in Lhasa.
The prison sentences range from three years to life, Xinhua reported.
The report in Xinhua was based on comments made Tuesday by Baema Cewang, vice chairman of the Tibet regional government, when he met with Michael Andrew Johnson, a visiting member of the Australian House of Representatives.
Xinhua did not give details of how the sentences were handed down or what sort of trial the prisoners had received, if any.BEIJING: Fifty-five Tibetans have received prison sentences for their actions in the... more