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20 hours ago @ Information Clearing H... - The Military Instinct:... · 0 replies · +4 points

Fred has a lot of good and smart stuff to say, in an interesting way, but I think he's a bit off base here. There may be an innate tendency for males to violence at birth, but that tendency can be nurtured to encourage its expression in adulthood, or turn that instinct to more civilized ways. Most war-loving, gun-toting, hate-abortion people were raised in similar families, most peace-loving, let's-all-get-along people also in similar families. And of course there is 'state indoctrination', which again can be benign, as in the Nordic countries, encouraging people to think mostly for themselves and get along with one another, or very, very NOT benighn state propaganda such as in the US, where everyone is taught from birth that the US is a Great Shining City on the Hill and the evil f***ing commies want only to destroy that beautiful vision, and unfortunately most people in the US believe that to some degree or another.

2 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - The Mystery of the Rus... · 0 replies · +11 points

my only quarrel with this is calling the gossiper-propagandists at the NYT etc 'journalists', they're no more 'journalists', an honorable profession, than I'm an astronaut.

277 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -    &nbs... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's Not 'Austerity' It's Looting - http://www.rudemacedon.ca/vgi/backgrounders/not_a...

281 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... - Money, Inflation, Frau... · 0 replies · +1 points

- a longer treatise on the Canadian situation, looking in some deeper detail at the results of allowing banks to control our money - a two trillion dollar 'interest' charge over the last 30 years governments have paid, completely fraudulently, while claiming poverty and dismantling our country, systemic inflation, 'boom-bust' cycles great for speculators but disastrous for most of us, etc etc - What Happened http://www.rudemacedon.ca/what-happened.html

292 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -    The Finan... · 0 replies · +1 points

a bit more bluntly - It's Not 'Austerity' It's Looting - http://www.rudemacedon.ca/vgi/backgrounders/not_a... . This is the endgame stage of one of the greatest attacks on 'the common folk' in history. A little bit of anger isn't the correct response - outrage of the kind that fueled the French Revolution would be more appropriate, if somewhat messier. As things are going now, well, Orwell had it about right when he said something like, If you want to picture the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human neck - forever. At the moment we have a *small* chance to stop these people - but it's getting smaller every day.

316 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -   Occupy Wall Str... · 1 reply · +1 points

- the full comment I tried to post earlier -
Maybe this can turn into a somewhat wider 'wake up moment' for a lot of you people. The writer describes this as 'a conversation you should have had in 2008' - but if you have a wider perspective, you might understand that this is a conversation SOME of us have been saying we needed since the early 1980s (and a few even brighter ones earlier than that). The fault lines are deep - of course you have the criminal conmen who have been convincing everyone to let them get away with these cons, but then you have 'adults' of the boomer generation going back to the 70s who should have been a bit more alert, and then the generations following the boomers who should have at least tried to resist their 'permanent childhood' that the NWO new feudalist rulers were pushing them into. I'm not that interested in setting blame here, there's lots for everyone - what we need to do, what YOU need to do, is get an understanding of the bigger picture, without which you have no hope of getting to a useful, effective solution.
For example, demonstrations are not going to do any good. The masters could care less about what you don't like, but it's great (for them) that you spend so much time and energy spinning your wheels. What would *really* scare them is if you actually tried to take back *your* democracy directly - start local movements to elect, or choose, your own non-party representatives to go to your house of government, and speak for You the People, rather than They the Corporation - if you start electing, and controlling, a lot of people like this, that would threaten their claim to 'legitimacy' greatly, and that would get them really worried - start to understand that 'democracy' is good, but 'parties' are bad. And then, if you do some of that, they're going to get pissed off, of course, so be ready for that - the cops arresting a few people are nothing compared to what would happen if they were really worried. Check out some labour history, some big strikes, and the reaction of the coroprate controlled gov.
Anyway, getting long - but for some history of what is going on, from a Cdn perspective, you could start here - What Happened? http://www.rudemacedon.ca/what-happened.html . You got good ideas, and good enthusiasm - but get it controlled into useful channels - remember, you are fighting people here who have basically taken over the world - and they didn't get where they are by luck, or by being stupid, or by being afraid to use violence when it served their purposes. Get prepared, do NOT follow leaders of any sort (if you want Democracy, then changing from one "I AM YOUR LEADER DO AS YOU ARE TOLD!!!" to another the same, is not going to do much good (understanding history will tell you that this is the common pattern, if you act out of ignorance and uncontrolled anger rather than understanding and strength and controlled anger), and get at it.

316 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -   Occupy Wall Str... · 0 replies · +2 points

- if anyone is looking after this, you need to check something - I am getting error messages saying some part of your automatic process cannot read perfectly vaild URLs - this, for example, if it gets through - http://www.rudemacedon.ca/greenisland.html - same system is randomly cutting off big chunks of submission -

316 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -   Occupy Wall Str... · 0 replies · +3 points

Maybe this can turn into a somewhat wider 'wake up moment' for a lot of you people. The writer describes this as 'a conversation you should have had in 2008' - but if you have a wider perspective, you might understand that this is a conversation SOME of us have been saying we needed since the early 1980s (and a few even brighter ones earlier than that). The fault lines are deep - of course you have the criminal conmen who have been convincing everyone to let them get away with these cons, but then you have 'adults' of the boomer generation going back to the 70s who should have been a bit more alert, and then the generations following the boomers who should have at least tried to resist their 'permanent childhood' that the NWO new feudalist rulers were pushing them into. I'm not that interested in setting blame here, there's lots for everyone - what we need to do, what YOU need to do, is get an understanding of the bigger picture, without which you have no hope of getting to a useful, effective solution.

317 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -   While I was cur... · 0 replies · +8 points

Mr McNally teaches at a major university in Canada. If you are going to do 'radical' analysis, as he says is needed and I agree, it is unlikely you are going to be working from a major university, where any kind of radical analysis, esp about capitalism, is NOT going to be tolerated. 30 years ago, yes - today, no way, if you want to keep your job in capitalist Canada. The capitalists are very demanding masters. As we see here - this is 'in the box' analysis, not really saying anything you can't read in the mainstream media.
Here is radical - follow the money *to its source*. That is what the mainstream media, and economists, either cannot or will not do, and *will* not talk about, as it blows the lid off of everything.
And this is the source - all of this debt that is causing all of these problems is based on money created by private banks out of thin air. They create money out of thin air, and demand interest on it.
A "soveriegn" government would create the nation's money debt-free. (assuming a democratic government working for the citizens rather than owned by the bankers, this would not be inflationary)
And after a few years of inflation, and money-creation for asset-inflating speculation, and paying interest on all of that money created for no other reason than speculation and covering the increasing costs of inflation - you have a society based on debt, falling into the abyss.
And you have truly oxymoronic phrases like 'sovereign debt' - if you are sovereign, you create your own money, and the idea of 'debt' is off the table. Saying 'soverign debt' is kind of like saying 'the breathing corpse' or something.
More 'out of the box' analysis here - Not austerity looting - http://www.rudemacedon.ca/vgi/backgrounders/not_a... .

323 weeks ago @ Information Clearing H... -   Calling All Rob... · 0 replies · +2 points

I'm with John - Democratic Revolution - now or never - http://www.rudemacedon.ca/vgi/backgrounders/revol...