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Dennis Rodman is trying to save the planet

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By Joseph Ballin 6/16/2017 5:00 PM EST

The one thing I can’t stand about liberals is how whenever North Korea is brought up their brains turn off. I cannot understand why. It reminds me alot of Saddam. Alot of liberals said they opposes the Iraq War cause Saddam didn’t have WMDs. So my question is, would you support the Iraq War if Saddam did have WMDs? So the hypocrisy from liberals on this issue is overwhelming. The reason I’m picking on liberals is because we expect better. I don’t expect anything good from Trump. Trump is a neanderthal who’s taking back to the 1950s, like announcing today to bring back the cold war on Cuba.

Anyway back to North Korea. Dennis Rodman, sponsored by Hempcoin, has landed in Pyongyang. Now this makes good late show comedy, but in a time when all out nuclear war could start at any second, we should be praising Rodman for doing this. Regardless of what you even think of North Korea or Kim Jong Un, we shouldn’t be pushing for more belligerency with them. Imagine if China had it’s navy do military drills right off our coast, meanwhile have thousands of troops in Canada. The US would fucking freak the fuck up and nuke the planet if that happened.

Back to liberals for one second. So whenever North Korea is brought up people always say “well North Korea is insane and not a rational actor, so we have to take them out.” My response is North Korea is a rational actor. Having nukes to protect their country from regime change is a rational action for the leadership of North Korea. They saw what happened in Libya, Iraq, and Syria for regimes without nuclear weapons. Nor would North Korea ever use those nuclear weapons in an offense manner, it would lead to the death of pretty much every living person in North Korea as a whole. Where is the rationality in that?

Dennis Rodman is going to North Korea, not because he’s this secretly working for the US government to help release Otto Warmbier. I think Rodman generally has a friendship with Kim Jong Un, despite the national differences between the two. And I think Kim Jong Un feels the same. That and I think Rodman is going over there to smug back a shit ton of weed from North Korea back to the US.

The Myth of “Good War”

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By Joseph Ballin 5/23/2017 5:14 AM EST

I don’t think it’s wrong to say America is the most evil nation in world history. When Donald Trump described himself as a “nationalist and a globalist” I didn’t think it was a contradiction in terms. America has also been on a nationalist bent for global domination of the planet. Since President McKinley, America has seen a revision of our grand global imperialist ambitions. Prior to McKinley, dating back to First Anglo-Powhatan War, the Anglo settlers of what would be the USA embarked on a genocidal campaign of extermination of the natives of this land. In early 17th century, Captain John Smith, leader of Jamestown, envisioned that the Native Americans of Virginia would one day be doing the work for English colonialists. Nothing about democracy or freedom were invoked in this American Holocaust.

McKinley began the great American revisionism. Instead of conquering brown people for land, we would now conquer brown people to “civilize” them. The great myth of spreading American “exceptionalism” began with the Spanish American War. If we look at every war ever fought by the United States, the only wars that the United States fought in a defense manner from an attack on the United States was World War II and the initial conflict with al-Qaeda, which was never a declared war. However, to say that Japan, Italy, Germany, al-Qaeda didn’t have legitimate reasons for coming into conflict with the United States is absurd. In response of Japanese invasion of Vichy French Indochina, FDR enacted an oil embargo on the Japanese Empire, which lead directly to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On September 11, 1941, FDR ordered the United States Navy to shoot on sight if any ship or convoy is threatened in the Atlantic Ocean. This was response to the “Greer incident” on September 4, 1941, off the coast of Iceland, when German submarine U-652 fired, but did not make contact, with USS Greer after USS Greer received a signal from a British bomber that a German submarine was in the vicinity. Greer made sonar contact, and pursued the U-652 at close range. The aircraft dropped four depth charges, and soon after the U-boat fired a torpedo at the US warship, perhaps believing USS Greer had launched the attack.

As for Italy, on June 15, 1941, FDR freezed all US assets towards Italy and other Axis nations. So Germany, Italy, and Japan all had legitimate reasons for declaring war on the United States. What about al-Qaeda you would ask? Well let’s take a look shall we. The December 6, 1993 newspaper of The Independent described Osama Bin Laden as an “anti-Soviet warrior” who’s “recruited mujahedin now uses them for large-scale building projects in Sudan.” Osama was once America’s ally against the “evil” Soviets in Afghanistan, one that the CIA funded greatly as shown in “Charlie Wilson’s War”.

Later, after the Soviet withdraw from Afghanistan, in 1990 Saddam invaded Kuwait, after getting signals from Washington that he had the green light to do so. The Saudis began pushing for an intervention against Saddam’s annexation of Kuwait. Osama stated that his mujaheddin fighters could expel the Iraqis from Kuwait. Saudis rejected his offer for American soldiers to come into Saudi Arabia, set up military bases, and expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Osama began strongly criticizing the US occupation of the holy lands of Islam by foreign crusader troops. Another thing Osama would cite in his reasons for the September 11 attacks was America’s support for Israel over the Palestinians. Osama was not stupid, he would read people like Noam Chomsky and had a masterful plan to bring down the superpowers of the Soviet Union and USA by bogging them down in endless occupations overseas. His plan is still being carried out to this day.

This is not to justify the actions of the Axis powers or al-Qaeda. I am simply stating that the myth that America is this innocent actor in world events and the only reason they hate us is because of our “freedom” is total bullshit. Every action has an equal reaction. The golden rule, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, is something we should abide by when it comes to foreign policy. Imagine if a terrorist Quebec liberation group feed Canada to the USA, began performing terrorist attacks against Canada, and Canada responded by drone bombing American cities, killing thousands of civilians in the process. How would Americans respond when the chickens come home to roost? Because that horror we all experienced on 9/11, the middle east has known almost every day ever since.

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Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Powhatan_Wars#Early_conflict

http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1941/06/15/page/9/article/f-d-r-freezes-all-u-s-assets-of-axis-nations/

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-freezes-japanese-assets

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-652#The_Greer_incident

The Crimes of Donald Trump

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By Joseph Ballin

5/13/2017 7:10 PM EST

The one thing I hate most about being American is the hypocrisy of our views towards life and rule of law. This brings me to Donald Jay Trump, a guy you may have heard of. So Trump paints himself as his good moral god fearing Christian man who cares about muh fetuses, while on the side grabbing pussy. However, Trump has no problem dropping drones on innocent people while the orange cunt eats chocolate cake in Mar-a-Lago. I do not know the exact numbers of innocents murdered under the fascist Trump regime. The Obama regime considered any male 16 years or older killed as “terrorists”. It is hard to tell when the US is propping up proxy regimes like Egyptian General Sisi and funding secret covert terrorists in Syria since 2005. If I had to estimate he’s killed at least a couple thousand if not ten thousand innocent people since January 20.

For all the Trump voters out there who thought he was the peacenik to Hillary’s war mongering, where are you now? He’s given the CIA and generals the power to kill anyone at any time and deploy US ground troops to any country at any time. We’ve seen an massive escalation in drone strikes under the Trump regime, along with a $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia. There is a build up of US ground troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with deployment of US ground troops in Syria and Somalia. He allowed his generals to drop MOAB on Afghanistan and we still do not know how many people were killed from that strike because nobody has been allowed anywhere near the blast. And he is pushing us towards war with North Korea and Iran, all while striking the Syrian government over a chemical attack committed by the al-Qaeda white helmets. Relations with Russia are at the worst they have ever been and we are already probably in a new cold war with them. Trump’s foreign policy is basically a return back to the times of the Golden Horde.

Again all of this doesn’t mean Hillary was the peace candidate, far from it, but we didn’t have people like Trump supporters out right lying saying she was. If I had it my way I would have Trump, Hillary, Obama, Bush, Bill Clinton, GWB, GHWB, Jimmy Carter, and pretty much almost the entire US government on trial for war crimes against humanity and a sentence of life imprisonment without parole, since I don’t believe in the death penalty. I think Dr. Cornel West summed it up best when he said “That means that a child in Yemen, Somalia, and a child in Pakistan has the same value as a child in Newtown, Connecticut, Southside Chicago, Chinatown, barrio and an Indian reservation. A child is a precious child, no matter what. Somebody’s got to be accountable for that.”

Everyone being treated the same aka equality right? You would think in the good old US of A that would be the case, but equality under the law in US is bullshit. If I kill someone I go to jail, if someone in the US government kills someone they get medals. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the near dead fossil and AG for the US, is rebooting the War on Drugs (that never ended since it’s declaration by Richard Nixon), telling prosecutors to seek the “most serious” charges and stricter sentences on the issue of drugs. So smoking a plant winds your ass in jail for life because private prisons demand cheap slave wage labor. Meanwhile wallstreet can steal from us and get tax payer bail out in order to keep the gravy train of capitalism going for another 10 years till the next crash.

“If voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let us do it” said Mark Twain, a man who was centuries ahead of his time. Until we call out the hypocrisy of both Republicans and Democrats we will never been free of this unless cycle of the War on so called “Terror” and War on so called “Drugs.” These wars are actually wars on the poor and non-white people. A lot of so called liberals hated Bush, but where ok with Obama putting a nice face on Bush’s policies. Now with Trump, the nice face has been replaced with an ugly orange turd, which is good for the left in the sense it wakes people up to just how fucked our government is. We need to move past this D vs R bullshit, end all these bullshit wars for profit, and move together as horizontally organized global workers party.

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Links:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-saudi-idUSKBN18832N

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/12/528086525/sessions-tells-prosecutors-to-seek-most-serious-charges-stricter-sentences

Wikieaks: Hillary Clinton Thinks Walmart is Essential for Democracy

 

In the Wikileaks latest batch of Releases, Hillary Clinton in Paid Speech Part 1, her staffers annotated problematic paid speeches. In November 4, 2013, she gave one of her Paid Speeches, to London Drugs.  Here are some uber idiotic things even Donald Trump wouldn’t say

Walmart Essential for Democracy
Indians need Walmart To learn how to Store Grain

 

Human Rights Crisis

Human Rights Crisis

The leaders of Saudi Arabia, are in many ways just as bad as ISIS.
public flogging, chopping heads off, executing children, its a human rights crisis,

the god damn united nations
must be a fraudulent organization,
The human rights commission,
sure seems like an odd position,
did they appoint Saudi Arabia the head,
to protect the human right to make other people dead?
sure seems like it to me
another display of human hypocrisy

the hypocrisy could not be clearer,
Than in the story of ali muhamed nimr,
the young boy was sentenced to die,
for protesting the government, that’s why

So come out to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City,
Friday, august 19th, at 1 pm,
We’d like our country to pressure the Saudis to exhibit some Human Rights
after all they are the god damn leader of the UNited Nations human rights commission, so it would make sense to stop with the publicly flogging, chopping heads off,
and at least stop with the executing of children,

How to Deal With Police Officers*

Look them in the eye
Call them sir if possible
Smile and use a calm voice
Make small talk, weather, sports, etc
never argue
Obey all reasonable commands,
do not move your hands or make any sudden motions
DO NOT allow them to search your body or vehicle without a warrant.

*These rules in no way guarantee that you will not be arrested, beaten, or killed. Results vary based on race, age, and income

ATH Podcast 10-17-14: LePage Spews Poo, Ferguson Blues, Police State

We are back!!!!! Joe thirty back sits in with a mild hangover as Jimmy runs through the latest…..LePage for another 4 more years is like a hangover that will never go away.

ATH podcast 10-17-14

Today (Ferguson, Missouri)

Today, Today, the police state grows today,
They shot Micheal Brown down, in Ferguson Missouri,
My progressive, liberal, and libertarian friends,
MUST work together, to make this CRAP end,
and Today, Today, this police state must end today.

These tears are real, hand me a tissue,
yet you still to complain, that weed is my pet issue,
prohibition gives police a way to harass,
something as common as just smoking grass.
in Colorado with safe and legal mary jane,
we see drop in violent crime, a drop in the pain,
a boost in tax dollars, talkin let it rain,
but the hypocrites are always sure to complain,
they complain about the dangers of selling legal weed,
just like people complained when the slaves were all freed,

yeah, today, stop this police state today

When police walk the streets with malice and hate,
the violence is guaranteed to escalate.
Like the night at the bar with the fake ID,
That cop didn’t take to kindly to me,
We are all afraid, we know the cops don’t play,
thats why at the Phish concert I ran away,
my buddy uila got busted out in Roanoke,
while I was hanging with him trying to get a smoke,
Its was the stuff from down on Seton street,
Down in DC me and puff daddy would meet,
He’d have 10 nickelbags of shitty brick weed,
For the next couple weeks probably what I’d need,
Its the law of numbers, I guarantee,
the city dealers end up in penitentiary,
A police state we live in where justice is sold,
I say legalize it now, before we all get old!

Today, Today, this police state must end, Today.

Today (Ferguson version)

It Stops Today

Today! TODAY,
this violence stops today!
They choked Brother Garner out
Let us learn from this I pray.

harrassing black men, is where it begins,
Brother Garner, rest in piece, because now it ends,
TODAY, I said TODAY,
Let this violence STOPS TODAY.

To all you NYC rich big city clickers,
You bunch of Michael Bloomberg bootlickers,
With your fancy clothes and your mocha latte.
You thought stop and frisk would work out ok
New York city cops are inflicting the pain,
You never see crap like that up here in Portland Maine,
Hell, we even legalized recreational mary jane,
you can’t even smoke medical, how insane!

today, I said today,legalize marijuana today!

the police state is growing, its scary man
thats why My label is progressive libertarian,
And violence is something that I most MOST despise,
And just look at that video with your own damn eyes.

I said Today! I said TODAY,
this violence stops today!
THEy choked Brotha Garner out
There is now way that that is ok

harrassing black men, is where it begins,
Brotha Garner rest in piece, because now it must end,
TODAY, TODAY,
I said This violence must STOP
This violence must STOP
TODAY.

It Stops Today

BP: Beach Police

Everybody needs to read this dispatch from Mother Jones about BP and the beaches.

Welcome to your future, America. Poor people continuously raking the same patch of sand into bags for $10 an hour… not so much to clean the beach as to salvage the oil.

BP needs to be taken down.  It might be time to promote this guy to Secretary of the Interior, so that he can implement his plan to nuke the leak shut. I’m beginning to come around… all the response actions thus far have been about preserving BP’s fucking investment, damn the environmental consequences.  It’s an outrage.