September 4th, 2003

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More news and current events...

Remember how the conservatives always talk about how our legal system was founded on the Ten Commandments? vidicon analyzes this claim, and displays the utter foolishness involved.

Meanwhile, the FCC deregulation takes a beating in court. Halleluja!

Also, I've heard the stories of prisoners making shivs with folded paper and toothpaste, sharpening it on the walls of their cell. But a new book has more interesting prision inventions. This is terribly cool stuff- McGyverism at work.
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Some current eventishness...

When it comes to Israel/Palistine, I tend to get miffed. Especially when you get quotes like:

"The barriers between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism have been lifted and the two merged," write the authors of "Antisemitism Worldwide," a new publication put out by Tel Aviv University.

This is a conflation that I despise, and mostly, it is perpetuated by Zionists. Zionists, like certain presidents, take a "with us or against us" stance, if you're not a Zionist, then you must hate Jews.
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Enough rambling on this topic...
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No...

...the US government doesn't have some mistaken idea that it runs the world, does it. It seems to me that the US is attempting to take on the role of the United Nations, and is in fact, to yoink from PNAC and establish a "pax americana", much like the peace established by Rome.

The sad thing is, Rome did a much better job. For example, after conquering a nation, Rome established an infrastructure that matched up with it's other portions. Look at Afghanistan and Iraq. Somewhere along the way, "Rape, Pillage, Burn", turned into "Lie, Burn, Pillage, Sit around doing 'police action'". I think I liked it the old way better.
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It's times like these that sites such as the Memory Hole start looking like salvation, and the GNN seems like an important read. To be frank, I'm extremely worried about where things are going- but we knew that already. The worst part is, the infamous "they" seem to be pulling off this scam on so many fronts, at the same time, from so many different angles, that if you step back and try to get the big picture, you just end up seasick. And, simultaneously, through a conjunction of bad economy, lack of media coverage, carefully planned marginalization (Like Bushie's "No matter how many people protest, I'm the president and I'll do what I want" after the February 15th protests), the vast majority of people don't even notice. Then of course, we get pop icons like Brittany Spears doing a "Bush is our leader, and we should follow him no matter what," tripe (more like going: "Look, I'm not one of those evil, unamerican Dixie Chicks").

Reminds me, I need to whip up another shirt: "I will not assasinate the president". That'll be in my Sold Out Anarchy store.