22 Feb 2012

If you want to know what’s wrong with Haiti

If you want to know what’s wrong with Haiti, or for the people of the world, including the American people then look no further than the Milton Friedman economic ideology that has been in place for the past 50 years.  Thanks in great part to the efforts of Bill Clinton

09 Feb 2012

OCCUPY IS ALIVE AND WELL and so is 350 and so am I and so are you.

This morning I was thinking about Occupy and I posted a few of their videos on my site as well as one from Bill McKibben about the work of 350.   FDL keeps the news about Occupy alive so I’m not posting the videos here to take up bandwidth. Yes,

08 Feb 2012

Language, the moon, John Steinbeck, you, me–all connected

Cross post from IfLizWereQueen – Feb 7, 2012 As of late, I’ve been giving much thought to language and particularly the language of politicians and its power to distort the truth and manipulate us down  ugly, narrow, mean paths of willful blindness and purposeful ignorance–paths that will eventually deliver us

08 Feb 2012

What do the Republican Primaries signify? Not much.

IfLizWereQueen Tempest in a teapot, a ladle, a teacup Cicero, in the first century BC, in his De Legibus stated:  “Gratidius excitabat fluctus in simpulo, ut dicatur”, translated: “Gratidius raised a tempest in a ladle. The French referred to the popular uprising in the Republic of Geneva near the end

07 Feb 2012

The Grammar Text Book for USA politicians is Newspeak

Cross Post from IfLizWereQueen The graphic above is one that I created over a year ago when I wrote an article on this same topic titled:  ” “Americans need an education in propaganda.” The language of their communications and the description of their “solutions”–oral and written follows closely that of

06 Feb 2012

$79 Million a year the US taxpayers fork over for a right-wing partisan organization led by John McCain

IfLizWereQueen As an American,  I don’t want my tax dollars going to support right-wing democratization of other nations. It looks like the Egyptians feel the same way as Egypt says that 19 Americans will be ordered to stand trial for interfering with their political system. U.S. has threatened to suspend

06 Feb 2012

Austerity for those who can least afford it as an economic strategy has failed in Romania

Cross Post from IfLizWereQueen What part of “nothing left to lose” aren’t the Rich understanding? Like the USA and other nations all over the world, the majority in Romania are rising up against the investor class and their globalization (worker slavery schemes).  Romania’s Prime Minister Emil Boc  resigns after austerity

05 Feb 2012

Another step backward for Humanity: International court gives stamp of approval to mass murder and torture

Cross post from IfLizWereQueen Bundesarchiv I read about a disturbing war crimes ruling this morning in Der Spiegal regarding an international court ruling on Friday that Germany cannot be held liable for paying reparations to descendants of victims of a massacre perpetrated during World War II in Italy.   No

04 Feb 2012

The Tax Burden is borne in the USA by those who can least afford it–not by people like Mitt Romney or members of Congress.

The plutocrats of both parties offer “freedom” all right– the same freedom that has been extended to serfs for hundreds of years:  the freedom to be starved and be taxed out of existence while they continue to get a free ride on the backs of the majority with the tax

03 Feb 2012

How dare Iran try to protect itself from the aggressions of the USA!

Picture Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration) Col. Paul. W. Tibbets, Jr., pilot of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, waves from his cockpit before takeoff. 66,000 people were killed at Hiroshima out of a population of 255,000. Of that number, 45,000 died