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Thursday, August 7th, 2008
8:48 pm
[itsgrimupnorth]
add_a_radical Is a new and fun community for meeting other bloggers with not-so-common political views. Radicals from the left and right and any other direction you can think of! Anyone is welcome to join and look for friends to add, but we must remind you to please READ the rules before you post.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
9:55 pm
[mcteethinator]
Isn't a group for fascists and communists a bit of a recipe for disaster, considering both sides consider the other side abhorrent?
Sunday, August 12th, 2007
11:35 pm
[alex_rybalka]
Monday, January 1st, 2007
11:41 am
[pauranella]
Here is the actual cell phone photage of Saddaam dropping and dangling, not the prime time news that cuts off right after the noose is placed around his neck:

http://www.nothingtoxic.com/media/1167548958/Saddam_Being_Hanged_Captured_from_a_Cell_Phone

On one hand, I find a strange fascination with the barbarianism of execution, yet on the other, I can't help but wonder how this shows how far we really have come as a civilization to allow and condone the taking of another life as a form of vengence under the guise of 'justice".
Thursday, December 28th, 2006
5:07 pm
[pauranella]
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
6:31 am
[worldxeater]
There is now a left libertarian community
http://community.livejournal.com/left_libertaria/profile

I felt it would be good to have around.

cross posted
Monday, November 7th, 2005
8:35 pm
[atheisticgod]
crosspost
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2698507.stm

"The Doody family from Wolverhampton has been crowned The Faggot Family in a national competition, and to kick off their reign they will launch National Faggot Week."

comments/questions.

Current Mood: HUJEIJRjE$%K%
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
10:45 am
[atheisticgod]
Child named with English letter, causing controversy!!!!!!!!!!
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/05/content_3734142.htm

english more like ROMAN.
still thats pretty extreme.

anyway i cant stop reading news on that site its fucking great.

Current Mood: tykkthsfg
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
2:21 am
[worldxeater]
The War in Iraq is already over.
Today I was on a nationally syndicated radio talk show, the Dennis Prager show. He was talking about what it means to be winning a war, the two examples he was using were the War In Iraq and the War on Drugs, both of which he supports. When I came on I said that the problem is that when you're talking about a war on an abstraction (Terrorism, Poverty, Drugs, etc...) it's harder to define whether you're winning or not than when you're at war with another nation. At that point he apologized for having to cut me off, said he agreed with what I had just said, along with something else I wouldn't agree with, and went to commercial.

Here's what I would have said if I could have gone on. When a nation goes to war we are all expected to make sacrifices for the war effort (the draft, Japanese internment camps, decreased rights to privacy, "emergency powers", martial law, etc...). This is one of the reasons most people don't think of war as a good thing. It's something to be avoided until it's absolutely necessary. We just don't all agree on when that is. "Wars" on abstractions take the demands of a real war and make them for the sake of a fake one. Those who oppose the War on Drugs will claim we're losing it and produce convenient statistics and studies to back up their claim. The same goes for supporters. This goes on until "victory" is declared (and of course disputed) or, more likely, it just goes on until it isn't really being fought anymore. In, for example, WWII, we could tell if we had gained or lost territory. When the Allies had taken all of Germany the war was over. This brings me to how I see the War in Iraq.

We declared war on the government of Saddam Hussein, toppled it, and set up a new one. At that point the War in Iraq was over. We had defeated our enemy and replaced him. The issue at that point was how long we were going to stay to rebuild the country, train their military, and kill insurgents. We could pull out at any time and still claim victory. It's the same thing we dealt with in Korea, Japan, and Germany. We still have troops in all of those places.

I wouldn't say we are in a war with the insurgents. Is there a real war in Israel/Palestine? Not really. There are bombings and people are dying, but the situation isn't really changing that much. Hamas isn't going to topple Israel and Al Qaeda in Iraq won't topple the Iraqi government.

Peace protesters keep talking about the War in Iraq because our soldiers are in a foreign land fighting and they remember Vietnam. This doesn't feel like peace and they want the troops to come home. "War" on Terrorism hawks like it because it gives them the chance to talk about how we're winning and we need to keep fighting. In reality, it's over already, and we just need to decide when we want to get out.

cross posted
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
5:19 pm
[indigennation]
Why is the historicity of the holocaust a matter of importance ? It (the holocaust) is an ideological weapon used by the enemy, I consider that all spheres of intellectual activity are fields of ideological struggle--politics, science, philosophy, history and the such--and since that jewish victimhood is the cornerstone of modern jewish identity, and that it (the holocaust) is used to justify many execrable jewish things such as the Zioninst entity, therefore it is politically useful to discredit the holocaust & whether it in deed have any historicity at all that being a matter of utter indifference to me.
2:38 am
[perspectum]
intelligent design - to be taught in american schools
Wtf… fuck this “intelligent design” bullshit. Just another stupid fundamentalist label to make religion disguised and somehow easier for people to swallow.


Follow the link below to take action on this important issue. Go to </a>
http://www.afa.net/petitions/intelligentdesign/takesurvey.asp

CAREFUL – they trick you… the spot to vote is on this link too before you sign your info, and the yes is already checked off. Use the postal code 1001 for n.y. (if you don't live in the states) and be sure to pass it along!

Wtf… fuck this “intelligent design” bullshit. Just another stupid fundamentalist label to make religion disguised and somehow easier for people to swallow.


Follow the link below to take action on this important issue. Go to </a>


http://www.afa.net/petitions/intelligentdesign/takesurvey.asp

CAREFUL – they trick you… the spot to vote is on this link too before you sign your info, and the yes is already checked off. Use the postal code 1001 for n.y. (if you don't live in the states)and give a FAKE email addy/name. and be sure to pass it along!

ne caution about the 'fine' xians at afa.net, though:

NEVER use the form they provide to "send a letter to your Congressman/Senator" or their "toll-free number" to "call your congressman/senator." They're almost certainly shams, and any contrary remarks substituted with their own boilerplate, if not simply erased. There is no single "toll free number" through which you can reach any congressman/senator, but of course there are privately owned (such as by the afa) numbers with answering machines that will tally counts of how many times the number is called, which they probably blanketly assume are all in support if their position, and then they proudly lobby congress with a big fat number of "support calls."

If you want to really reach your legislators, go to their own websites and use what they provide as a contact form or direct email address (they all give at least one or the other) or phone #. Start at www.house.gov or www.senate.gov.

Monday, August 22nd, 2005
10:27 pm
[atheisticgod]
THE GLORIOUS FOLLOW-UP
ever wonder why government exists in the first place? This is why. Collapse ) Trust me, its a good thing most of the time.

(yeah i know there were governments around before that, i just felt like drawing barbarians. if you want, just insert mongols/assyrians/pirates or whatever you want over barbarians)
4:24 am
[atheisticgod]
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
6:08 pm
[defpotek]
http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=385831

i found this to be very interesting. and for the most part, i think it hits the nail right on the head. any thoughts?
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
1:38 am
[thefortunateson]
Bush Bashing Fizzles...
Wow, according to this story, we must have gotten tired of squawking about what a big dumb fuckhead our president is.

The American people have shouted themselves hoarse against this folksy dimwit/idealogue long enough to get discouraged. Hey, here's another insult to the American people that goes by the name of Bolton (not the singer).

For fuck's sake man, how much longer?
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
2:09 am
[atheisticgod]
corporate X-TREEEEEEMISM
all you pinko and facist faggots could learn a thing or two about EX-TREEEEEEMISM from mountain dew.



LOOK OUT HITLER! SNOWBOARDERS AND WALLCLIMBERS ARE THE NEW EXTREMISTS!!!


Current Mood: X-TREEEEEEEM
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
10:00 pm
[worldxeater]
Somebody had to post this.
Washington - The House voted Thursday to extend the USA Patriot Act, the nation's main anti-terrorism tool, just hours after televisions in the Capitol beamed images of a new attack in London.

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Friday, July 15th, 2005
12:37 am
[worldxeater]
While we're on the subject of terrorism...
The Logic of Suicide Terrorism

It’s the occupation, not the fundamentalism

Last month, Scott McConnell caught up with Associate Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago, whose book on suicide terrorism, Dying to Win, is beginning to receive wide notice. Pape has found that the most common American perceptions about who the terrorists are and what motivates them are off by a wide margin. In his office is the world’s largest database of information about suicide terrorists, rows and rows of manila folders containing articles and biographical snippets in dozens of languages compiled by Pape and teams of graduate students, a trove of data that has been sorted and analyzed and which underscores the great need for reappraising the Bush administration’s current strategy. Below are excerpts from a conversation with the man who knows more about suicide terrorists than any other American.

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Thursday, July 14th, 2005
9:37 am
[ripebastard]
Yesterday I realized one could not stop terrorism through security.
It occurred to me yesterday that one could not stop terrorism through any direct security means.

You, I, or anyone could construct an explosive device and walk into any crowded place or public transportation, shout Allah Akbar, and blow ourselves up. Not that I or most of the people out there would do that mostly because we believe we would not achieve eternal paradise in heaven.

It does not require millions of dollars or a vast network of inner circle of contacts or even other people.

All it takes is one person and an explosive device.

I mean can you stop that? One could could go down to the hardware store and with $300 construct a fairly explosive device. Heck... You could use gasoline in containers (but that would look sort of obvious going going somewhere). And then after a few minutes walking blow yourself up. Hell you could blow yourself up at a gas station (but it might get mistaken as an accident).

You most likely don't even have to kill someone to make headline news... But that wasn't your point. The point of the act was to get into heaven, not some political aspiring.

If one really wanted to achieve something political there are far better ways to do it through non-violent or other means.

Really, what the problem lies in that karma is being bled in an easy way to get into heaven for these people.

The point being is that you can't stop anyone from killing another human being if they put their mind to it.

Let's forget about the whole religion thing for a bit and say at this very moment someone in the world wishes to kill another person and statistically this is happening somewhere right now. We don't know who it is or where it is or when it will happen.

You can't stop it. No matter how hard you want to you cannot prevent it.

Same with what is happening today. No matter how many people you kill, how many people you throw into jail, how many rights you take away, or how many countries you invade you cannot simply prevent things from happening at least through standard western methods.

Well you could wage a war of extermination. House to house cleansing tactics... Outlaw of certain religions. Bomb their countries with chemical, biological and atomic weapons and set forth weapons that one has only dreamed of, but I suppose the west wishes to keep some sort of morality of humanity or something like that, but even then what if one of the country's own Christian citizen snaps one day, converts miraculously to Islam, and put on a C4 vest that he made that day and runs down to the local bus station and blows himself up.

You, nor I, nor any government in this world can prevent that.

Actually, North Korea could prevent that in their own country, but we are going back to mind control and indoctrination and extreme security.

The reason why we aren't facing daily suicide attacks is because most people in the US and in the west enjoy comfortable lifestyles and generally religion and heaven is clearly an after thought even with the most religious (after all if many of the Neo-Cons really were true Christians they would give up their wealth and lead a life of poverty, but I digress), and media indoctrination is pretty thick here so if one is frustrated with life and the meaning of the universe one can turn on their TV and forget about reality by watching others.

Not to say one day someone gets fed up with life and goes to Pakistan and goes mad with desire to go to heaven and then comes back and blows themselves up. Although one can say that if you block anyone traveling to odd countries... Say Pakistan. Then perhaps it might be preventable.

The issue is that really most humans are not on the verge of going crazy with feelings of desire to blow themselves up in order to get 97 virgins or whatnot. That is the main reason most of us have not been victims of suicide attacks.

No amount of security or wars can change this... Other than let people bleed their desire to go to heaven on foreign soil which might be better in some ways, but in truth one cannot prevent it if someone truly wants it to happen on ours.

To offer a solution to the problem I present, one either has to wage war of extermination (which most westerners would disagree with and I would say also impractical) or wage a better war of indoctrination.

Weather that be giving the world more things to occupy themselves with. Give the Palestinians Playstations and sports and give them jobs and they'll be less likely to blow themselves up on Jewish night clubs.

Otherwise it will take time till moderate Islam will take over from extremist versions.

Personally, if I was born into a religion in which alcohol was banned, I'd be rather irate too.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
10:23 am
[worldxeater]
The Myth of the Minimalist State
I found this article: The Myth of the Minimalist State: Free Market Ambiguities by Nicholas Hildyard
http://www.thecornerhouse.org.uk/item.shtml?x=51960
on Kevin Carson's " Mutualist Blog: Free Market Anti-Capitalism" http://mutualist.blogspot.com/
in this entry: http://mutualist.blogspot.com/2005/02/neoliberal-myth-of-small-government.html .


It illustrates how a large, intrusive government and economic domination by large multinational corporations go hand in hand. The focus is on how many supposedly "small government" policies actually never shrink the size of the state. Instead they move government spending and intrusiveness from one area to another. It also shows how big government policies such as the New Deal meant to help people ultimately end up subsidizing big business. Centralized political power is naturally influenced by centralized economic power, sometimes vice versa..

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