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I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
~ Byrd’s 1944 note to to Sen. Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, about the move to integrate the armed services.
To John Dillinger in hope he is still alive
Thanksgiving Day November 28th, 1986
Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
Thanks for a continent to despoil
Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and
Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.
Thanks for bounties on wolves
Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.
Thanks for the KKK.
For nigger-killin’ lawmen,
feelin’ their notches.
For decent church-goin’ women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
Thanks for “Kill a Queer for
Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.
Thanks for a country where
nobody is allowed to mind his
Thanks for a nation of finks.
Yes, thanks for all the
memories– all right let’s see
You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.
Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.
Axelrod really wanted me to do this on teleprompter — but I told him I’m much better when I wing it. … I know these evenings run long, so I’m going to be brief. Talk about the audacity of hope. … President Obama does send his greetings, though. He can’t be here tonight — because he’s busy getting ready for Easter. (Whisper) He thinks it’s about him. …
We are now two months into the Obama-Biden administration and the President and I have become extremely close. To give you an idea of how close we are, he told me that next year — maybe, just maybe — he’s going to give me his blackberry email address. … But the Obama Administration really is a good team. I am the experienced veteran. Rahm can be an enforcer. And Tim Geithner is always there when you need to borrow money. And no questions asked.
You know, I never realized just how much power Dick Cheney had until my first day on the job. I walked into my office, and you know how the outgoing president always leaves the incoming president a note in his desk? I opened my drawer and Dick Cheney had left me Barack Obama’s birth certificate. … (source)
Diligent research conducted by the author has uncovered intriguing evidence regarding recent threats made against President Barack Obama’s life. Steven Joseph Christopher, 42, was arrested by the Secret Service in Mississippi and charged with threatening to assassinate the president for “the country’s own good,” according to federal prosecutors. Authorities assert that Christopher made these threats on January 11th and 15th through comments on the web site www.alien-earth.org.
“Yes, I have decided I will assassinate Barack Obama. It’s really nothing personal about the man,” Christopher said. He indicated that he would “need a leak in the secret service to get a close up shot, somewhere close to the podium, since I’ve never fired a gun, so I need to an easy shot off.” In one comment, Christopher indicated that he did not own a gun and would need one donated. On the comment board, he complained of being ” stuck in Mississippi” and attempted to solicit monies for bus fare to Washington D.C.
While perusing a forum regarding the matter on http://www.alien-earth.org, I came across an interesting comment that sheds light on the individual who may have influenced Christopher’s decision to assassinate the president. Someone with the moniker “Anonymous Coward” had this to say about Christopher:
He did not start out being a racsist. He was not like that when I knew him. He met someone after that that fucked up his already fucked up thinking good, like that maxipad woman. Things just spiraled bad out of control when he hooked up with her. Fuck you maxi, go to hell and rot there bitch.
This mysterious “maxipad” woman may be the key to unraveling the impetus for Mr. Christopher’s actions. Hopefully, the Secret Service will pour all of their available time and money into investigating this hateful, racist woman and will be able to determine the extent of her involvement with Mr. Christopher’s foiled plot.
And I’m not racist either, my family is a little, but isn’t all Italian and european families? I mean how many times have you heard the word (racial slur) in the comforts of your home? ~ Steven Joseph Christopher
In an appeasement measure designed to repair Bush’s failed legacy with throngs of lobotomized Americans, the sentences of border agents Compean and Ramos have been commuted. The case was the cause célèbre of the xenophobic, far-right, hate Hispanics first crowd. Rarely were the facts discussed when the isolationist tard-muffins cried for the pardoning of these jury-convicted felons.
On Feb. 17, 2005, Aldrete-Davila led Border Patrol agents on a high-speed car chase that ended at a ditch about 120 yards from Mexico. Aldrete-Davila abandoned a van with 743 pounds of marijuana inside and made a dash for the border. Compean, on foot, intercepted Aldrete-Davila, who put his hands in the air to surrender. At that point, according to trial testimony, Compean tried to hit Aldrete-Davila with the butt of his shotgun, missed, and fell into the 11-foot-deep ditch. Aldrete-Davila took off running. Compean climbed out of the ditch, shot at him 14 times and missed. Ramos, who had watched Compean fall, then fired once. The bullet entered Aldrete-Davila’s left buttock, severed his urethra and came to rest in his right thigh. He fell down, but got back up, escaping across the Rio Grande into Mexico. The two agents then covered up the incident. Compean hid some of the shell casings and asked a third agent returning to the scene later that day to dispose of the rest. Neither Ramos nor Compean ever reported the shooting.
So, two agents of the U.S. government shot and wounded an unarmed man, tampered with the crime scene to conceal their criminal actions, and neglected to report the incident as required by law. The clamor for their release was predicated solely on the fact that the drug-smuggler was a Hispanic from south of the border. Had this incident occurred on the northern U.S. border with an unarmed Canadian suspect, these two men would not be household names.
According to the mentally deranged Bush Worldview, violent crimes perpetrated by government actors against brown-skinned individuals from foreign nations simply aren’t punishable. The wholesale slaughter of thousands of innocents and non-combatants in Afghanistan and Iraq are a testament to this perverse, anti-humanitarian, false concept of U.S. and international law exclusion.
Where was the Middle-America outrage at the routine unprovoked Blackwater mercenary bloodbaths, the U.S. military airplane bombing deaths of 45 Iraqi wedding participants, and countless other egregious displays of death and dismemberment courtesy of the Pentagon war machine? Too far from home I guess. Maybe the “War of Terror” dehumanization programming succeeded in reducing the value of human beings demonized by the Bushco./Neo-con propagandists.
The xenophobic seal-the-border crowd were whipped into an orgasmic hate-frenzy over the border agent “political prisoners” who, according to their degenerate assessment, did the American people a public service by shooting that dirty Mexican drug dealer. The media echo-chamber pummeled Americans daily with one-sided frothing at the mouth rhetoric clamoring for the border agents release (e.g., pseudo-journalists like Lou Dobbs). Of course the facts of the case were conveniently glossed over so as not to provide an objective account of the agents’ unlawful use of force, evidence tampering, and attempted cover-up.
The pervasive influence of the collective-stamped majority opinion is a powerful tool for the consensus trance engineers. Attitudes, opinions, and beliefs are extremely susceptible to manipulation by the Fourth Estate. The Government/Media complex has a vested interest in maintaining the fraudulent U.S. vs. Them idealogical divide. Without the shadow of an ever-looming enemy of the state, the political puppeteers find it much harder to legitimize abject criminality and senseless slaughter under the guise of U.S. moral superiority.
The soon to be unemployed disgrace known as George W. Bush has once again demonstrated the hypocrisy and arrogance of American elitism by excusing another Executive branch crime.
As we move into a new political era on January 20 (and celebrate the passage into the Aquarian Zodiac station), the opportunities to reverse the disastrous course of America’s foreign and domestic policies are upon us. Let’s hope Obama rejects W’s pardon application when it hits his desk.
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace ~ George W. Bush (June 18, 2002)