Monday, 29 December 2008

Down With America

Those who live by the absurd will die by the absurd, to vary an old biblical adage, and as the U.S., burdened with eight years of collosal absurdity, starts its downward trajectory into chaos, impoverishment and impotence, it's going to drag a lot of fellow travelers down with it. First among these will be Israel.
After listening to the pope's Christmas Day exhortation for Mid-East peace, the Jews sent off a Boxing Day package to Gaza that about summed up their historic regard for the Prince of Peace. Bush, whose "favourite philosopher" is that same Prince, had nothing much beyond "doctrine as usual" to bring to the latest debacle. All eyes then turned toward the Prince himself to see if any miraculous intervention was imminent. But no, Obama, declined to walk on water, or quicksand, meekly deferring to the president's wonted wisdom, and presumably conserving his thaumaturgic powers for the upcoming task of raising the dead. Economy, that is.
The Jews have no fear of the ever cautious Obama, of course, since he was long since vetted by the long arm of the Lobby prior to election, and found to be cautiouser than ever, or just plain kosher. As was the "ballsy" Palin, who went into a hotel room full of Zionists a pit bull and came out an hour later a compliant poodle. She, too, had been vetted or, rather, neutered, on the big question: not, war or peace?... not, capital or welfare?... but... Israel or America? Talk about the tail wagging the attack dog!
The big dog's star, however, is on the wane and those who have hitched their wagons to it must expect to wane with it. That's the law in the political cosmos, and Israel, who did everything it could to promote the policies of Bush is now about to experience the consequences of those disastrous policies. Special relationships cut both ways. Ask any leech: what do you do when the host's blood runs out? You find a new host or you dry up and die.
Doubtless the Israelis have anticipated just this eventuality and hence their last minute onslaught against the Gazans. Spend it while you can, Olmert, because the 3 billion dollar spigot is about to get a twist leftward. But the Gazans' defiance, too, must be seen in this light. Realizing that the Americans are finally running out of money and blood, they are telling their enemies with every rocket, Suck on this, Zion!
Just about everything undertaken by Bush and his gang of "neocons" (euphemism for Zionists) has backfired into its opposite. Pushing democracy uber alles in Palestine produced Hamas, a thorn in the thigh of Israel and Bush. War in Iraq sucked Al qaida into the region and strengthened Iran's sway over shiite factions far more hostile to the Jewish power than Saddam ever was. Afghanistan ushered in yet another quagmire. And on the home front the power of the Zionists has also encountered an unexpected, but in retrospect inevitable, reversal: Bush's mandate began with the collapse of the World Trade Center and ended with the collapse of the world economy. The Lobby's power to buy off the U.S. Congress and Congress's own power to buy off the world is going to suffer as a result. Here perhaps is the real if unforeseen victory of Bin Laden. Unforseen, I say, because no one, not even Al Qaida, could have anticipated the stupidity of the American response to 9-11.
Bush, hope of the Jew, bane of the oppressed, boasts absurdly that Jesus is his favorite philosopher. Yet it has not been the Gospel's eschatology but rather Hegel's theory of thesis and antithesis that found confirmation with every act of his contradictory rule.
Now for the synthesis.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

These Shoes were Made for Whacking

It was one small shoe of indignity,
And a giant boot to iniquity;
Born of a patriot's zeal,
From under the Hegemon's heel.

Their hearts and minds,
Were the Warrior's stated goals;
But at the last, Bush surpassed,
He won their very soles!

Not since David threw the stone
That left Goliath prone,
Have we witnessed such defiance;
But though the bullies duck
The missiles that we huck,
History will walk all over such shaky giants!

Of Open Verdicts and Closed Minds: Clueless in London-AND Vancouver

The verdict is in for the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes, the young and innocent victim of  2005's insane manhunt by British policemen. And the verdict is... Open. An open verdict in the circumstances means that you can spin it both ways. But insofar as the jury had been essentially ordered by the judge not to return an unlawful killing verdict (which most of the press coverage is suppressing), they had only two options: exoneration or open.  Attendant details of the proceedings leave no doubt that the jury considered the police action completely reprehensible. Reviewing the ghastly sequence of incompetence and laziness by the police makes a sensible mind spin with consternation at the recent words of Ian Blair. Said Sir Ian:  "I deeply regret Jean Charles's death. But I am also deeply proud of the officers who ran that day towards what they believed was mortal danger." Now the running is in the other direction, away from the facts of the incident and the dangerous truth about the subsequent cover-up by Sir Deeply himself. Also in on the deep sixing is "Red Ken" Livinstone, mayor of London at the time, who opines, "For the witnesses who were there, most probably lost in their thoughts, suddenly there are men rushing in and shooting. It is almost impossible, three years on, to be 100% certain about what happened...I tend to believe the police account of this because this is what they're trained to do." 
Trained to do? They're also evidently well trained in the partial arts, having the ability to lie in the face of overwhelming evidence if it means preserving their professional reputation. Redhanded Ken is more like it! Seventeen lost-in-their-thoughts eyewitnesses contradicted official testimony about the killing, but what good are witnesses when the the veracity of their reports has been precluded by the lost-in-their-plots authorities?
       In all the Western democracies, including Canada, the post-911 conduct of domestic police officers has witnessed a drastic shortfall in competence and accountability. What a vile coincidence that the British whitewash is being wrung out in perfect unison with Vancouver's own official piss in the wind regarding the four thugs in serge whose notorious surge at the airport last year resulted in another young immigrant's death! The fates of Robert Dziekanski and the poor Brazillian shot dead in London without a clue as to the reason why have become worldwide tokens of the underlying madness in modern state police methods.  Underskill and overkill just about sums it up, with Mr. Inbetween always ready for duty when it's time for someone to accept responsibilty.