Category Archives: Liberty

The way the world works

Michael Chertoff, appointed as head of Homeland Security under George DUBYA Bush,

(1) Insisted on installing Rapiscan full body scanners at all airports in America.

(2) Started a lobbying firm that was then hired by Rapiscan (here’s your payback)

Jon Corzine:

CEO of Goldman Sachs; member of the Bilderberg group; Democrat Senator for NY (spent $62 million of his own money to buy the election; $33 million of which was used to buy the primary

] In 2002, he proposed a tax cut that exempted the first $10,000 of income from the $765 of Social Security taxes for both employers and employees. Corzine also proposed making dividend payments tax deductible to companies as a form of economic stimulus.

Corzine was appointed CEO and Chairman of MF Global, a multinational futures broker and bond dealer, in March 2010. On October 31, 2011, trading was halted on shares of MF Global prior to the market opening, and soon thereafter MF Global announced that it had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Shortly afterwards, federal regulators began an investigation into hundreds of millions of dollars in missing customer funds.  It was reported that Corzine declined a severance package worth $12.1 million.

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As long as Americans keep voting for these crooks, right and left, the rich will get richer and everyone else will get poorer.

And we will keep fighting for our crook over their crook.

Homosexuals are people too, my friend.

What is it about FREEDOM that conservatives cannot understand?

What happens in someone’s bedroom is none of your business. It is not up to you to examine their actions and decide if they are perverse or not, no more than you would want someone examining what you do in your bedroom and passing moral judgement on you. If it is consensual between rational adults, then it simply is none of your business. None. Get a life and stop worrying what is going on behind closed doors.

And as to what is happening in front of closed doors – public hand-holding, marriage and the rest of it, again, if you do it, they are entitled to do it. Like inter-racial marriage, it is simply no concern of yours who other people choose to marry. Just like I dont criticize you for marrying a fat dumb blonde who thinks that evolution is a sin.

Consider homosexuality a religion, if you will. Usually, one’s sexual identity is not a choice, whereas your perverse religions are, but I’m not really concerned with that right now in favor of the FREEDOM argument. So its a choice, a RELIGION.

That means that all their PRACTICES are none of your business, or the State’s business, no more than the state should be regulating baptism, confirmation, bar mitzvahs or goat-slaughtering. Unless you want Big Government to regulate YOUR marriage practices, then quit trying to get Big Government to interfere with THEIR marriage practices.

Simply put, I think religion is a pile of perverse freaky wierd deviant garbage. But I dont care what you do behind closed church doors – that’s YOUR business, not mine. I am not trying to ban your re-enactments of the killing of god and then eating his corpse, nor your talking in tongues, playing with snakes or eating dirt. In your own homes, in your own churches, you can do what you like. You can worship fertilized eggs as chickens, anything.

All I ask in return is that you afford the same courtesy to others that you expect to be afforded to you.

And if you dont, why then maybe its time to get the government to start poking into YOUR practices.

My truths

I hold the following to be true; that they are not self-evident is obvious by the political debate in our times and by historical attitudes:

(1) All people are not created equal, but are entitled to equal rights and responsibilities.

Some people, it is clear, are born into great inherited wealth, others are born into poverty; some are born into Islam, others into Christianity. Some are born women, and some are born men. Some are granted good genes, and others are born with disabilities. People are thus clearly not born equal. However, I believe that all people, regardless of race, gender, religion (or none), nationality, sexual orientation, are entitled to compete and cooperate with each other in an equal manner.

To be explicit; I believe that those born into poverty should be given equal access to nutrition, education and environment to those born to the wealthy. Let those who put the effort in thrive, not those who inherit their place in life. Women and men should be paid the same for the same work, and women should be expected to do the job in the same way as their male counterparts. I believe that people should be enabled to travel around the globe as they see fit, seeking opportunities to live, work and love as they desire. Animals have the freedom to move where they please, are humans worth so much less? The disabled should be accommodated as much as possible; not all jobs require a fully able body. If a person is able to do the work, let him be given the opportunity regardless of his or her appearance. There is no excuse for treating people differently because they belong to a different group than you.

(2) The dignity of man

In an age where machines can do menial work, there is no excuse to treat humans as machines. Work does not ennoble mankind, it debases us. When we exist only to sew shirts or wash floors, we fail to live up to our potential as conscious, self-aware, creative people. Work, and money, should be viewed as tools, not as the primary goals of mankind. Too many lives are wasted in senseless labor to accumulate gold in some billionaire’s vault. The goals of mankind should be to love each other, to explore the universe, and to create.

(3) The dignity of life

To ensure that there are enough resources for everyone to live comfortably, the Earth’s population should be maintained at levels that can be comfortably accommodated by the Earth’s other living systems. There are of course many ways of doing this; by being less greedy and more efficient (lying on a beach takes few resources compared to heating a private swimming pool); by allowing the population to decline by not reproducing so quickly; by using technology such as renewable energy and improved public transport. The goal is to improve the living standards of all humans while also improving access of other forms of life to their preferred habitats. Our current goals of maximizing the planet’s human population by cramming them into slums to work in sweatshops for the rich and to extract as many natural resources as possible, including strip-mining forests and other habitat is unsustainable and will lead to a poorer future for all life on Earth, including human life.

(4) Association

Humans like to join groups, which them act as larger organisms to suppress other organisms. Nations fight nations, Religions fight religions. This barbaric practice is only possible because humans give up their human sense when they become part of such larger groupings. A woman can only kill a child when she is depersonalized as part of an army. While the right to association cannot be denied, no such organizations should be placed at a higher level than individuals. Corporations are not people too, my friend.

(5) The proper goal of all humans should be to improve the lives enjoyed by all humans, just as you would strive to improve the lives of your family and friends. We are all one family. We have the technology. We have the intelligence. We have the love, to achieve these goals. All that is required is to eliminate greed and intolerance. Humans can live very rich lives with surprisingly few resources: Oysters and mussels are easy to grow and clean the water as they feed. All we need to do is to pour less mercury into the water and to build a few reefs for them to grow on. Sewage plants can easily be replaced by wetlands that can be enjoyed by huge flocks of wildlife, a proportion of which can be harvested for food. In many cases, deserts can be restored to forests by reversing the process by which we turn forests into deserts. Oil infrastructure can be eliminated by switching to renewables. People can travel in more efficient transport systems – including personal transport systems – than are used at present. Clothing is not needed by everyone; removing religious restrictions on clothing use would reduce the need for resources such as cotton (water, land and fertilizer).

Think differently.

Democracy is broken

That’s what people say; politicians are crooks that only work on behalf of the corporations, the system is rigged, the system is bought, and so on. It’s easy to see why people feel this way.

However, the corporations only run politics because the voter lets them.

If the voter educates himself about the policies of the candidates, not their personality; if they educate themselves about the consequences of these policies, if they READ BOOKS rather than watch FOX and MSNBC to get soundbites (some programs are good – Stossel and Maddow take some time to discuss policy, not personality, and dont just hire guests to parrot their biases), if the voters do this, then no amount of corporate-sponsored soundbites will win out (I use the US names here, because the US is particularly bad in this way, but the same concepts translate globally).

The reason that money wins is because the voters are lazy.
First they vote for who their parents voted for; then they vote for who they voted for last time around; and then they vote for someone of the same party. Thats not going to get you anywhere different. The worst phenomenon is that the people who dont do the above three vote in the first idiot who says “I’m not like them”. They vote out the current people, but dont give a thought to who they are replacing them with.