Category Archives: Politics

Paul Craig Roberts ~ Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War

PaulCraigRoberts  April 16 2014

PaulCraigRobertsLibertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare.

Most privatizations, such as those that have occurred in France and UK during the neoliberal era, and in Greece today and Ukraine tomorrow, are lootings of public assets by politically-connected private interests.

Another form of privatization is to turn traditional government functions, such as prison operation and many supply functions of the armed services, such as feeding the troops, over to private companies at a large increase in cost to the public. Essentially, the libertarian ideology is used to provide lucrative public contracts to a few favored persons who then reward the politicians. This is called “free enterprise.”

The privatization of prisons in the US is an example of the extraordinary cost and injustice of privatization. Privatization of prisons requires ever higher rates of incarceration in order to build profitability. The US, supposedly “a land of liberty” has by far the highest incarceration rates of all countries. The “free” US has not only the highest percentage of its population in prison but also the highest absolute number. “Authoritarian” China with four times the US population has fewer citizens in prison.

This article shows how well prison privatization works for well-connected private interests:http://www.globalresearch.ca/privatization-of-the-us-prison-system/5377824

It also shows the extraordinary shame, corruption, and discredit that prison privatization has brought to the US.

A few years ago I wrote about the conviction of two judges who were paid by privatized juvenile detention facilities to sentence kids to their facilities.

As Alain of Lille and later Karl Marx said, “Money is all.” In America money is all that is
important to the political system and to the bulk of the population. Essentially, America has no other values.

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Feds Lock Horns With 68 Year-Old Rancher Over Land Use Laws [Video]

PJ Media  April 16 2014

The Bureau of Land Management nearly started a range war over cattle grazing fees when it had an old west style stand-off with 68 year-old rancher Clive Bundy. A shoot-out has been averted for now, but Trifecta wonders whether it could happen later. Are free speech and private property rights truly in peril under the Obama administration? Find out.

Stephen Lendman ~ Duplicitous Human Rights Misinformation On Ukraine

SteveLendmansBlog  April 15 2014

steveLendmanA previous article discussed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. It discussed her duplicitous anti-Assad report. It wasn’t her first one. It won’t be her last

She’s a reliable imperial tool. She buries truth. She lies for power. Her credibility long ago was lost. Not a shred of it remains.

She never had any in the first place. It launched her career earlier. It sustained it.

Her new report supports illegitimate putschist fascists. It’s titled “Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered.”

During months of Maidan protests, Berkut special police showed remarkable restraint. Pillay lied claiming otherwise.

They used “excessive force,” she said. So did other security elements, she added. Doing so “led to the radicalisation of the protest movement,” she claimed.

Yanukovych government “(v)iolations related to the Maidan protests should be investigated and addressed in order to ensure accountability of perpetrators,” she said.

“Most acts of severe beatings, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment were reportedly attributed to the Berkut.”

False! Western-supported and paid radicalized elements bore full responsibility. Pillay lied saying otherwise.

She claimed Crimea’s reunification referendum had “no validity.”

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Paul Craig Roberts ~ Washington Drives The World To War

PaulCraigRoberts  April 14 2014

PaulCraigRobertsThe CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule.

Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine were not likely to go along with their insertion into the EU and NATO while submitting to the persecution of Russian speaking peoples.  Washington has lost Crimea, from which Washington intended to eject Russia from its Black Sea naval base. Instead of admitting that its plan for grabbing Ukraine has gone amiss, Washington is unable to admit a mistake and, therefore, is pushing the crisis to more dangerous levels.

If Ukraine dissolves into secession with the former Russian territories reverting to Russia, Washington will be embarrassed that the result of its coup in Kiev was to restore the Russian provinces of Ukraine to Russia.  To avoid this embarrassment, Washington is pushing the crisis toward war.

The CIA director instructed Washington’s hand-picked stooge government in Kiev to apply to the United Nations for help in repelling “terrorists” who with alleged Russian help are allegedly attacking Ukraine. In Washington’s vocabulary, self-determination is a sign of Russian interference. As the UN is essentially a Washington-financed organization, Washington will get what it wants.

The Russian government has already made it completely clear some weeks ago that the use of violence against protesters in eastern and southern Ukraine would compel the Russian government to send in the Russian army to protect Russians, just as Russia had to do in South Ossetia when Washington instructed its Georgian puppet ruler to attack Russian peacekeeping troops and Russian residents of South Ossetia.

Washington knows that the Russian government cannot stand aside while one of Washington’s puppet states attacks Russians.  Yet, Washington is pushing the crisis to war.

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Michael Tellinger ~ Ubuntu 2014 [Video]

Michael Tellinger  April 15 2014

South African Party Elections 2014 & Ubuntu

Tellinger eloquently expresses his conviction that it’s time for humanity to unite globally in a spirit of ubuntu and end our subjugation to financial tyranny and enslavement. He briefly explains the fictitious nature of money and why he is using the electoral party platform to inject a new (old) spirit of ubuntu into the global conversation.

He reminds us money is not needed for societies to grow, evolve and thrive. To the contrary, money is the premier instrument of enslavement and top-down control.

Take a listen. ~G

Ubuntu (/ˈbʊnt/ oo-buun-tooZulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]) is a Nguni Bantu term (literally, “human-ness”) roughly translating to “human roughness.” It is an idea from the Southern African region which means literally “human-ness,” and is often translated as “humanity towards others,” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”.

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Paul Joseph Watson ~ BLM Flip Flops: “No Deal” On Dropping Actions Against Bundy

Infowars  April 14 2014

Despite being forced to release hundreds of seized cattle after an astounding standoff on Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management has vowed to continue its pursuit of Cliven Bundy, asserting that no deal has been made to cease its case against the Nevada cattle rancher.

Amazing scenes unfolded on Saturday as Bundy supporters and cowboys on horseback faced off against armed BLM agents and police, demanding that hundreds of cattle seized by the BLM over a grazing rights dispute be released from a nearby corral.

With feds and law enforcement at one point threatening to shoot protesters dead, Bundy supporters fearlessly held their ground and then began advancing on the corral.

Around 380 cattle were eventually released and BLM agents left the scene, a remarkable victory for property rights activists against big government. However, the ‘battle of Bunkerville’ as it is now being called is unlikely to mark the end of the saga.

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Sartre ~ Globalist Gangster’s Nevada Land Grab

BATR  April 14 2014

“I was just told by commissioner Collins of Clark County NV that all of us folks from Utah are a bunch of “inbred bastards” and if we are coming NV to support Cliven Bundy we all “better have funeral plans”

HarryReid_NevadaLandGrab Totalitarian Collectivism

The Agenda 21 model is evident for the entire world to see as the ChiComs and their treasonous political class partners, collude to drive off Cliven Bundy and his family, who have been ranching in the area since the 1800s. Forget about the dodge about the endangered tortoise, those trumpeted up $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees, or even water rights. Federal Court property rights decisions and the court order in the Bundy case, only muddy the water about what is really going on. Fundamental civil liberty protections against a tyrannical bureaucratic government gone amuck may seem to be the main story to many, but when you delve into the monumental financial motives behind this land grab, the worse is yet to come.

Enter “Dirty Harry” Reid that Democrat lawbreaker from Nevada and leader of the Senate, best described as felonious and arguably, a master manipulator in his 2010 election victory by way of electronic voting machines riggingdips his beak into the pay to play political environment.

The Dana Show references one Harvey Whittemore in an article, The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment, who is a billion-dollar real estate developer and prominent lobbyist. The claim is that “Harry Reid worked BLM to literally change the boundaries of the tortoise’s habitat to accommodate the development of his top donor.”  Even more suspicious is that Reid’s former senior adviser is now the head of BLM.

For an in-depth account of corruption, the Washington Free Beacon details in Dirty Harry’s Clean Energy Cronyism, his long record of shady deals.

“Reid, who last week hosted the fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, has been “pulling strings behind the scenes” for months on behalf of ENN Mojave Energy, a Nevada subsidiary of the Chinese-owned ENN Group.

After more than two years of secret negotiations beginning in 2009, lawmakers in Clark County, Nevada, unanimously agreed to sell 9,000 acres of public land to ENN for the bargain price of just $4.5 million ($500 per acre) in December 2011.

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