It will not be enough to stamp out anti-democratic practices in the land of
our enemies. The conditions which created Fascism there
must not pass unnoticed here. Their first and most dangerous symptom is
always the same everywhere: an abandonment of equal
justice to all, the placing of some groups in a preferred class of
citizenship at the expense of other groups. True democracy must
continue to war on all such beliefs.
Justice Hugo L. Black
"when there is a gap between perception and reality it is only a matter of
time until it is reconciled . . . in favor of reality".
John Bogle, Founder of the mutual fund, The Vanguard Group
thank you to Adrian for these quotations sent earlier this month
""The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
from Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
thank you to Feather
I'll be away until mid-July due to a lack of computer access while I'm on the road.
I take this project, Estimated Prophet, quite seriously and feel pretty rotten about not keeping up with current events in this forum that fights the obfuscation of the realities of our political environment that work in favor of our Corporate "Overseers"; the people who have the financial influence and power that bequeaths to subvert the truth and mold the "news" as they see fit. The influence and power that lets the white House occupant get away with half truths and lies ( WMD in Iraq, that carrier landing photo-op as a couple obvious cases in point) that effect the will of the US people and our nations standing on the world stage while they could be exposed for what they were by reporters without the big budgets of corporate media collaborationists. And these reports further brought to light by we bloggers, unpaid folks that spread the truth for truths sake; and the joy of doing it. We are Democritizing information and the media.
Thomas Jefferson would be proud.
I am, and I look forward to my return.
If you have a beat old laptop kicking around, gathering dust and you'd like to see it put to good use, e-mail me...
Looks like I made my sidebar message redundant.
Alternet has the scoop on Michael "Mike Savage" Weiner and the company that syndicates his "show" lawsuit against the decency and freedom of thought that sites such as Take Back the Media, MichaelSavageSucks.com and savagestupidity.com. The reason:
The suit charges that by endorsing a boycott of advertisers called for by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the groups are causing Savage financial damage by unjustifiably interfering in his business relationships with program advertisers, specifically by causing Illinois-based Culligan International Company, which makes water filters, to pull its sponsorship from the show.
I supported GLAAD in it's exposure of Mr Weiner for the narrow minded jerk he portrays in the media on 2.27.03 ...
Evidently Estimated Prophet is not ranked enough for their lawsuits. Ouch. Dissed by Dirtbags.
Here are the quotes I posted back then again:
"The nation is being taken over by the freaks, the cripples, the perverts, and the mental defectives."
"With the population that has emerged, since they [Hispanics] breed like rabbits, in many cases the whites will become a minority in their own nation.... the white people don't breed as often for whatever reason. I guess many homosexuals are involved. That is also part of the grand plan, to push homosexuality to cut down on the white race."
"Today in America, we have a 'she-ocracy' where a minority of feminist zealots rule the culture...Together, they have both feminized and homosexualized much of America to point where the nation has become passive, receptive and masochistic."
"These thieves in dirty nightshirts have created nothing in a thousand years. Just check the tags on your clothing. Ever see a label, 'Made in Iran' or 'Made by the Taliban'? Of course not. They cut throats and blow things up."
"Gays bore the hell out of me. They're the least important members of our society."
"Time to Arrest the Leaders of the Anti-War Movement, Once we Go To War? We Must Protect Our Troops!"
What a raving idiot. Get the news out abot this lawsuit. Post the Weiner quotes. Call his sponsors, and let them know how you feel about this sad, misguided clown and his relationship to their products.
It feels good celebrating what it is to be an American in this simple way, standing up for one of the most elementary of rights.
-Bill O'Reilly. prevaricator extreme may have turned over a new leaf, one of his "talking points" states:
"The radical left is furious that liberals no longer set the agenda in the national media."
Check out Lying Media Bastard where I found this quote conveniently offered up in a Fox TV screenshot. I mentioned this self-evident truth yesterday; I'm pleasantly surprised that the celebrated windbag can announce what we all know from experience to be true; even though he taints it with the "no longer" BS.
Scanning Ex-Lion Tamer clued me into Orcinus, who writes about the politics of who gets called a terrorist. I read a bit about Eric Rudolph yesterday, a Christian Terrorist Bomber that operates here in the ol' US of A with much support in his rural North Carolina community.
Check out Tiger Lily at Brief Intelligence, she is really kicking butt. Scroll down through her last few days of writing. Makes me wish I had more time and more talent.
Seeing the Forest touches on Karl Rove, think of him as Bergan and Mr Bush as Charlie McCarthy. Cursor also refers to some Rove articles of note. A Nicholas Lehman profile in The New Yorker is pretty informative.
What does it say about our nation that we have the highest percentage of citizens incarcerated in the world?
It's late. Go through the blogs in my sidebar. We are Democracy, you and I. Share what you know. We can breathe life into that sweet concept of life liberty and yup, the pursuit of happiness.