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Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander Quickly Becoming the Villain

Certain people, who had their egos (not national security) terribly hurt by the Edward Snowden revelations, continue to call Snowden names and stuff and show their outrage toward him for exposing the NSA’s wrongdoing.  It would seem, however, they might want to redirect their outrage toward another former employee of the NSA: ex-chief Keith Alexander. It was revealed yesterday the NSA is now being sued by a reporter for not disclosing Alexander’s financial records in the interest of making sure there ...

Palestine Borders and Demographics Prove to be A Ghetto

Thanks to a good idea given to me by my partner here at STL, I started to research and analyze some geographic information regarding the Jewish land-grab in Palestine. I then followed by studying some demographic info on the Gaza Strip and drew some interesting conclusions. Here’s what I found: First, some great maps over at Wikipedia with adjoining historical context info and links portraying the boundaries of Palestine/Israel since the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement (The linked information could have you reading ...

Social Protest Lit: Ebenezer Elliot, “The People’s Anthem”

A poem from Ebenezer Elliot entitled The People’s Anthem from Book IV called “Out of The Depths.” This chapter is focused on man’s pursuit of remedy for social injustice: When wilt thou save the people? O God of mercy! when? Not kings and lords, but nations! Flowers of the heart, O God, are they! Let them not pass, like weeds, away! Their heritage a sunless day! God save the people! Shall bring crime for ever, Strength aiding still the strong? Is it thy will, O Father? That man shall toil for wrong? “No!” ...

Stephen Moore’s Ridiculous Anti-Clean Energy Rant

Hard right-winger Stephen Moore took a break from pushing debunked trickle-down economic policies to take a pathetic shot at clean energy.  Let the stupid begin. …radical Greens, one of the most influential political forces in America today… Seriously?  He goes on to mention the famed Sierra Club as one of these forces.  And where did they rank in 2013 on lobbying: 755.  In fact, if we look at the top 50 interest groups giving to members of Congress this year, no sign ...

Anti-Israel Policies/Actions Is Not Anti-Semitsim

There have been growing protests in Europe against the mass murder of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by the State of Israel. These actions are in response to the IDF killing 500 Muslims there with the vast majority of them being civilians. But what is troubling about these movements is, according to this article in the NYT, an anti-Semitic tinge has taken place at these protests. The story reads that in France: Several recent pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Paris have boiled over ...

Warren For President?

Today at the the annual Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, the nation’s largest gathering of liberal activists and organizers, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) reportedly drew an applause that Hillary could only dream of. According to NYT and Politico reports, Warren was a rock-star while Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic candidate for President, was absent. Warren’s populist talking points and her history of taking Wall Street to task (remember that Warren was an early advocate for the creation of a new Consumer Financial ...

Social Protest Literatue at Sparking The Left

Here at STL we are starting a new feature. In between our political-insight posts, I will start publishing excerpts or entire pieces of great literature that speak to crucial social and political issues which span the centuries. Though almost all in the Western tradition, the subject matters are transcendental. Now first to name my source, I am taking pieces from Upton Sinclair’s selected and edited collection “The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Great Social Protest Literature of All Time.” ...

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Detained for Being Undocumented

I was first brought aware of Jose Antonio Vargas’ story last week in a piece he penned in Politico. He explained that he was in the Rio Grande Valley, in the city of McAllen, just north of the Mexican border. He was there to see first hand the tens of thousands of undocumented children, most of them from Central America, and observe how they were being treated. The trip was also used for a news conference appearance and vigil organized by United We Dream, ...

Selective Outrage

War is hell.  All we have to do is look around the world to see its toll.  That being said, I don't understand the lack of outrage coming from this President and his administration other than that aimed at our one ally - Israel which is doing no more than trying to protect it's people from rocket fire and constant raids from Hamas. The fact that Palestinian civilians are getting killed is a tragic yet unavoidable aspect of this war.  Why ...

Why Are We So Full Of Hate?

What has happened to human kind?  No matter where you look we find ourselves surrounded by a world filled with hate. What puzzles me is how it's combined with political correctness.  Take this country where so many words are now frowned upon and even forbidden because they are hurtful to certain people.  Redskins, squaw, savage plus a whole lot applying to blacks, orientals and hispanics not to mention middle easterners.  Has it dawned on anyone banning the names has done nothing ...

Has Putin Over Reached Once Too Often?

My, oh my.  We've watched this man make mince meat of Obama over the past several years.  Each time you could see the smirk broaden and the swagger get more pronounced. He and his allies - Iran, China, Syria and North Korea were truly enjoying themselves. But as happens with a lot of bullies, they get over confident and suddenly everything around them collapses. I'm wondering if this is the case with the downing of the Malaysian passenger jet. With the death ...

If Only It WERE The Heat!

What a day.  A passenger plane has been shot down over Ukraine uncomfortably close to the Russian border. Hamas reneged on the humanitarian cease fire so Israel launched their ground offensive. Children still pour across the border while Congress dithers. It's now being reported parents are giving them birth control in case they are raped during the journey. Along that line former member of Congress, Todd Aiken, who once talked about legitimate rape and the idea that women's bodies protected them from becoming ...

Hannity's Histrionics

For a person who doesn't have much faith in the intellect of pundits, I wonder why I watch them so often.  I wonder even more why the cable outlets and networks that employ them don't take more care in who they hire. Many of them get on crusades that bear no resemblance to reality.  Sean Hannity is one of the most prominent. The night before last  he was on his Bowe Bergdahl kick demanding to know why he was returned to ...

Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

If the President could run away from the border mess any faster I'm sure he would. It's being said it's because being seen in the setting of kids crammed into confined spaces with their scabies and lice would reflect badly on him.  It could even be his Katrina.  Well, maybe.  But who's fault is that? It goes to show his handlers aren't as smart as they think they are.  For one, drinking beer and shooting pool in Colorado, a state where ...

The Kids Always Went Home

Watching the immigration mess going full bore brought to mind a lot of things that have involved children from other nations.  The first thing that comes to mind is the Disney song It's a Small World After All that speaks to all we have in common. Hopes, dreams, all the warm fuzzy stuff. We've had exchange student programs where a student from another country lives with a local family to learn not only academics but what life in American and Americans ...

The Militia Is Coming, The Militia Is Coming!

That's all we need! News has it a call has gone out for militia, both unarmed and armed, to gather along the border to help private land owners protect their property in something called Operation Save Our Borders.  Terrific! Remember how well it went when militia turned out to help to  help Cliven Bundy in his fight over Federal grazing rights in Nevada?  It came within a hair's breadth of turning violent. I really feel for the border towns who are the ...

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Is A New American Reality Dawning?

Conservatives surely had no objections when some of the so-called “True patriot” fanatics went around the country advocating insurrection and actual violence against certain government officials with their hate signs in hand and their weapons strapped to their sides, did they?

There was no pepper spray flying or heads being cracked with night sticks then, was there? It begs the question, “Why?” As far as I am concerned. The Occupy Wall Streeters pose no threat to the peace as far as I have heard. (Except perhaps in the imagination of those who oppose these new courageous “Real” American Patriots because of a perceived threat against their comfort zones.)

But Radical Conservatism certainly appears to me to be soiling it’s own garments with fear of  what The Occupy Wall Street Movement represents, doesn’t it?

Some of the shallow-minded  from the pit of the barely-educated corners of this very extremeist and radical new- order Conservatism are reportedly  claiming that the Occupy Protests are nothing more than some kind of distraction. Some of the Far Right Radical Religious moralists (The “Family Values” crowd) are reported to be saying that Conservatism has no disdain for the Poor or the Middle Class.

I have never heard such outright BS propaganda as that in my life!  In my opinion, Radical Conservatism not only has “Disdain” for the less fortunate, it often displays absolute and uncompromising hatred for them and revulsion of them! This has been more than adequately demonstrated by word and deed in my opinion—and the whole world has watched—and is still watching!

In my opinion, based on nearly a century of observation and experience, Radicalized American Conservatism preaches “Christian” ethic with the passion of Crusaders and very often practices hypocrisy with the passion of something from the pits of Perdition.

Every time I read something written by some  Extremeist Conservative pen, I get all this garbage about alcohol and drug abuse, public urination, defecation, filth and litter– all deftly associated by some on the Kook Fringes of Conservatism with the Occupy Wall Street Protesters. (Or sometimes with Liberals, Democrats and Progressives in general).

My impression when I read that kind of uncharitable description of OWS is, “These Far Right Wing Radical Extremest  idiots are describing themselves!”

After all, I have always believed that Conservatism draws it’s lifeblood from among the least educated and most easily led sector of Humanity ever assembled for a cause… even though most of it’s adherents seem to me to have no earthly idea of what the “Cause” is other than to discredit Liberals at any cost and by any means, devious or otherwise.

In my personal view, one of the biggest outright lies of Radical American  Conservatism (And it is hard to focus on just one lie because lies seem to form the foundation for everything this particular flavor of  Conservatism tries to do) is that the “Filth” element comprises the “Core” value and being of OWS Protesters.

Everyone who gets their news from the “Real” media (Not the contrived ramblings  of the Far Right Wing-Created Revisionist Media that caters to those who need the fantasy to feel good about their deluded state) knows that OWS is made up of unemployed workers, teachers, public servants, firefighters, some police, some military, some retired folks, professors, academics, scientists and all kinds of people from all walks of life. These are good people; decent, hard-working people.

If anyone wants to invoke “Defecation” in their mindless descriptions of the actions of the OWS People, then let it be invoked in the following manner: “It is the Occupy People and those like them who are the  ones that have been defecated on by some of the elitist powers that be.”  That would be a more accurate application of that disgusting terminology being flung about by the ugliness of some Far Righters.

OWS is real people in real circumstances with a real message to the real world—”Bring down oppression from the super rich elitists and restore human dignity to the struggling masses.” That is my take on it.

Some faux Patriotic types used to run around in their ridiculous little tricorn hats and their replicas of Revolutionary garb spouting about “Taking America Back” by means of a new “Revolution.”

Well, folks, I guess the OWS Protests are providing the beginnings of that “Revolution.”  The difference between OWS and their tight-silk-panty and tricorn hat imitators is that the screaming faux Patriot types sometimes advocated for actual “Blood-In-The-Streets” Revolution and OWS is advocating a Revolution through peaceful and orderly cultural change. This is how I see things.

The former  revolutionary vision was a deluded dream of a bunch of noisy losers in Halloween costumes.  The latter vision–the vision of the OWS represents the concrete reality of the future of America and the World. I get the impression that Radical Conservatism is quaking in it’s boots because of this rapidly-spreading OWS vision.

I would like to remind my poor afflicted friends under the toxic spell of Radical Conservatism that I see the OWS Protesters as the movers and shakers  of the bright new tomorrow awaiting every  American with the guts to take up the cause of Liberty and Real Freedom, and to listen to the words of Thomas Jefferson who was a most sincere advocate for “Real” America.

“Every People may establish what form of government they please, and change it as they please, the will of the nation being the only thing essential.”—Thomas Jefferson:Anas 1792.

Posted by John Liming (My Personal Opinion)
Friday, December 23,2011

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Author: John Liming - American Liberal Times

I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation.

6 comments to Is A New American Reality Dawning?

  • Hey, I read this article with interest and I assume that the “true Patriot” fanatics you are referring to are the Tea party? If this is an incorrect assumption I apologize. However, I don’t recall these gatherings consisting of individuals “advocating insurrection and actual violence against certain government officials with their hate signs in hand”. As I recall the underlying message promoted by the Tea Party was smaller government and adherence to the Constitution, neither which are bad things.

    I must have missed the reporting on the instances you allude to, all the same I do like to stay well informed so would it be possible for you to provide some dates and source material detailing this instances? I think this would be beneficial for all of your readers, particularly those that might tend to think that you make this stuff up just to rant.It’s high time that you put those individuals in their place by showing them the facts, after all facts are facts.

    I look forward to seeing the facts as it was my understanding that the Tea Party rallies were peaceful, followed the rules by obtaining permits in advance, and generally left the venues where they were held cleaner than when they arrived. As for “weapons strapped to their sides”, can you please also tell me how many of these individuals were not licensed to carry.At least for the present time in most areas an individual is entitled to arm themselves as long as they acquire the proper permits.

    I have searched the web, but have not been able to find any indications of arrests at Tea Party rallies, that seems strange considering the actions you indicate they were involved in. However, depending on the search criteria I used I kept getting hundreds of results about Occupy arrests and felonies committed. You don’t think that possibly Google and Yahoo are in cahoots with the Radical Conservatism True Patriots you refer to?

    You have my sympathies if that is the case, because frankly it is beginning to appear that the forces arrayed against you are indeed powerful, or at least so in your own mind.

    I look forward to reviewing your source material, take care and keep up the good work.

  • It always compliments me greatly when things that I write cause such comprehensive efforts to challenge. I love the fact that I can be the reason that someone will go to to all that extra effort. In my opinion such effort shows desperation to disprove and that is a good thing because, as I see it, that confirms my position ever the more strongly. Much thanks goes out to anyone who is that devoted and I sincerely am grateful for the attention.

    I hope the following link will provide some of the support that this comment seems to seek. Of course, no matter what I write here nothing will have any effect…as is to be expected:

    http://blog.wallack.us/2011_01_01_archive.html

  • It always compliments me greatly when things that I write cause such comprehensive efforts to challenge. I love the fact that I can be the reason that someone will go to to all that extra effort. In my opinion such effort shows desperation to disprove and that is a good thing because, as I see it, that confirms my position ever the more strongly. Much thanks goes out to anyone who is that devoted and I sincerely am grateful for the attention.

    I hope the following link will provide some of the support that this comment seems to seek. Of course, no matter what I write here nothing will have any effect…as is to be expected:

    http://blog.wallack.us/2011_01_01_archive.html

    You have to scroll down this link to see the photographs of the hate signs to which I have alluded in my post.

  • I think this would be beneficial for all of your readers, particularly those that might tend to think that you make this stuff up just to rant.It’s high time that you put those individuals in their place by showing them the facts, after all facts are facts.

    I will take care of my own writing, thank you. I do not need outside instruction.

  • can you please also tell me how many of these individuals were not licensed to carry.At least for the present time in most areas an individual is entitled to arm themselves as long as they acquire the proper permits.

    I have written the article. I am not interested in who is licensed to carry and who is not and it is irrelevant to my article.

  • You don’t think that possibly Google and Yahoo are in cahoots with the Radical Conservatism True Patriots you refer to?

    You have my sympathies if that is the case, because frankly it is beginning to appear that the forces arrayed against you are indeed powerful, or at least so in your own mind.

    It doesn’t matter what I think about Google and Yahoo and I do not need sympathies from this source.

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