My usual readers will know already that I have great respect for the artist named Immortal Technique. He has recently been interviewed on the Alex Jones show. Why would he do such a thing you might ask. I would answer that question this way:
Is this not what we need, the left and right are coming together? We must integrate, not separate. United we stand, and divided we fall correct?
The reality is that if we can stop agreeing to disagree: we will often find that always agreed to begin with. Very often when we argue or disagree it is a result of using different words, different definitions for words, being manipulated, and being in pain (which is the primary emotion that leads to the secondary emotion – anger).
Instead I suggest, that when we reach an impasse in conversation, we should stop disagreeing for the moment, give each other space and time, come back when desired and desirable, and then share instead of trying to convince each other of things.
Don’t be intimidated by the length of this video. However long you can listen to it, please do. I assert that you will get out what you put into listening to this. For those of you that know me already I think you will agree and already know what I am saying.
As always, your thoughts and feedback will be appreciated (wanted and needed too).
15 more of the 166 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay that have been held since 2002, mostly without any charge due to a lack of any substantive evidence, have joined the hunger strike that has been going on since February of this year. It is not enough that these prisoners’ human rights have been violated by being tortured against the statutes of the Geneva Conventions. It is not enough that the Obama Administration has not managed to close down Guantanamo Bay prison facility, as has been repeatedly promised, and as lefties maintain President Obama has every intention of doing. We now have evidence of new violations of American law.
I dispute the idea that the Obama Administration ever really intended to close down the facility. It was just another empty campaign promise. My assertion is supported by the fact that it is well known that congress does not have the political will to close down the facility. This is further reinforced by the news of bugs found in the rooms where attorneys meet with their clients, emails and data that have been “lost” on government servers, and emails and data that have been removed from private servers, clearly by government hackers. Really, who else has the resources to find out where all these private servers are and has the means and motive to do it? This is all far to convenient to be an accident. Cenk Unger of TYT explains the most recent injustices quite well.
What if the only way to see the truth is to watch the right, the left, the center, the “radicals” on all “sides,” disregard most of what they all say, and then figure out the truth on your own based on a broad view instead of a narrow one? What if Denis Kucinich is the left’s version of Ron Paul and was just as valuable? What if that’s the reason both of them were ignored and deemed radicals who were unelectable What if we can agree on this? Wouldn’t that be nice.
I do not agree with everything Napolitano says, but there is a whole lot of truth to what he says. I do not agree all his stances such as his views on abortion (pro-life) or on gay marriage. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t see the big picture. Don’t let the details deter you from seeing the broad strokes.
The U.S. will join the likes of North Korea, Iran, and Syria by not ratifying the new arms trade treaty passed at the UN General Assembly. President Obama committed to signing it, but it is an empty promise because the US Senate will not ratify it and he knows it. The Republicans won’t allow it. That makes it safe for him to say the opposite of what he knows ‘we need to allow’ and keep his base happy (go team Repulicrat/Demican). You know the military-industrial complex would be not be happy if America actually stopped being the world’s largest arms supplier. That said, does anyone actually think less arms are going to be traded after this treaty? Who will regulate the arms trade? Oh that’s right, nobody – the UN has no enforcement ability.
“Prominent Democrats — including the President and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — are openly suggesting that Medicare be means-tested and Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation. This is even before they’ve started budget negotiations with Republicans”
An excerpt from his blog post.
There is another thing Mr Reich is wrong about. WE NEED CLASS WARFARE, and he’s an appeaser because he doesn’t recognize the Democratic Party as the bunch of plutocratic lapdogs they are.