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031024 - Barbiedoll does the News

This is Barbie Doll Land. Which is bad for those of us not Barbie or Ken. It is segueing fast into Oceania, which is really, really, really really fucking bad for everyone who is not a member of the elite or one of their senior mandarins. (and given "honour among thieves", not safe for anyone at all). After all these years, we really should be doing better. It's a bitch when the bad guys win - unfortunately, few people seem to understand that before it's too late. Waaaaaay too late. For Canadians, it's like, you know, we're down 3 games to none in the Stanley Cup Final, the score is something like 10 to zip for the bad guys in Game 4 right on fucking Hockey Night in Canada, and there's maybe 5 minutes left in the third period, and our best players are acting like they're throwing the fucking game. And that may be optimistic, according to some reports. Then again - it was almost that bad in 72 - don't write us off quite yet. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

On the other hand, the Pentagon-PNAC team may not have a very bright coaching staff - but fuck - how bright do you have to be when you have most of the fucking rockets and bombs in the fucking world, and a gang of goons brainless enough to use them and think they're being oh-so-fucking clever while doing so? fuck....

Welll - oh stop it!!!

- an old, old joke - forget the first part, but at the end somebody is saying something like "And whoever did this terrible thing, their mother must be some really, really ugly stupid evil bitch ....etcetc" - and one of the not overly bright hoods being questioned shouts out "I didn't do it and quit calling my mother names!!" - well, not a good rendition of the joke (never was very good at that) but you get the idea, I am sure. Exactly what the fuck that has to do with anything I'm not sure. But it seemed to fit. Let's see......

Day 1 - a certain person says "...But today the Jews rule this world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them...." (you can find the whole speech here - SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA THE HON DATO SERI DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD AT THE OPENING OF THE TENTH SESSION OF THE ISLAMIC SUMMIT CONFERENCE AT PUTRAJAYA CONVENTION CENTRE, PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA ON THURSDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2003 AT 10.00 A.M. (the quoted bit is in Para 39)) (or here at RM archive copy - it is worth a read if you have a few minutes - Mahathir is a smart man, Malaysia is probably the most advanced and prosperous (mostly) Muslim country in the world, due primarily to his leadership the last 25 years or so - you may recall the last time I mentioned it was him who told the US to go fuck themselves sorry get lost with their demands for open borders for capital (read open borders for fucking rich mostly American thieves) following the 97 crash, which saved his country from ruin, which REALLY pissed the US government off HAHAHAHAAA (I just fucking love it when some world leader has the balls to do that!!! - oh Pierre we miss ya!!!) .... so let's not pretend the current "situation" comes right out of fucking nowhere, as the US media usually likes to do (a la 911 - oh my!! what a surprise!! why do you suppose they don't seem to like us - we're so perfect!! - fuck) - there is a history to this and pretty much everything else... anyway -

Day 2 - 99% of the non-Muslim western world rises en masse and screams WE DO NOT!!! THAT WAS A HORRIBLE THING TO SAY!!!! TAKE THAT BACK!!!!

Day 1 again - a certain General Boykin, a self-described "born- again" Christian, promotes "his" God over anybody else's "God" (particularly the Muslim God), saying that George Bush was put in the White House to lead the global fight against Satan disguised as Islam... (lots of stories around - here's one if you haven't seen them - American Jihad)

Day 2 - not a SINGLE non-Muslim western politician or media has anything to say about this, other than such things as Rumsfeld's comments the last time that the US believes in "free Speech" etc.

Barbie Doll Cloud Cuckoo Land Oceania. Free speech means we can say whatever the fuck we want - and you, my "friend" (hahahahaaa), you are free to shut the fuck up when we tell you to.

Again, I am wondering about the Big Jean - he continues to sound as if he has had a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past, or something - on this very issue, he was asked for his comment - being given the opportunity, actually, to jump on the bandwagon and make disparaging comments about Mahathir saying such nasty things - and he declined to do that, even after repeated questioning!!! Yesyes - you can read all about it Chretien has no comment on Mahathir - Won't personally condemn remarks by Malaysian PM - Anti-Semitic slurs caused storm of controversy (Oct 21 Toronto Star) - man that offended these people!!! - remember, this is the same guy that dared propose a small step towards decriminalising pot (yes, totally inadequate, but considering the shitstorm he got into for doing it, a part of the pattern), actually promoting the Kyoto Accord (again too little too late, but again spitting in the eye of Washington (not to mention the so-called "Alliance" and the Pispot etc HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!), the stand on gay-marriage (yes, again, I have knocked that whole thing as being a complete waste of time, which it is - but again pissing on the boot of Washington and other neocon dickheads (heads up Harper HAHAHAA!!!), which you gotta love), refusing to join George's little war of conquest for Haliburton et al. in Iraq, even his half-assed attempt at political finance laws (which - you heard it here first!!!) - are absolutely CERTAIN to be rolled back by Martin, very early in his reign as Governor sorry hahaha Prime Minister of Canada (which he will NOT for some very odd reason mention during the election campaign next year HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA - oh ya gotta laugh sometimes or you'll stick that ol dagger of utter despair right into the old left ventricle....) - and now this refusing to condemn Mahathir for what were, after all, about 15 words out of a speech of over 4,000 words (just transpose the excuses of Bush's handlers about his "16 little words" (read brazen lie, in this case) from the State of the Union Address earlier this year, if you want to stare hypocrisy in the face for a minute!! - one example of hundreds, of course, from the Bush regime) - and - well - geez I dunno - maybe in a couple of months we'll see him change his name to Jean le Scrooge, dancing in the snow and throwing Christmas turkeys to the poor and laughing idiotically!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA _ NONONONONON!!!! You go too far too far too far!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOPIT STOPIT!!!

Anyway, on this whole, unbelievably amazingly blown out of proportion Mahathir thing - a speech given to a group of Muslim leaders in a Muslim meeting (that, it must be said, otherwise, even though it involved the leaders of something like a fifth of the world's people, nobody in non-Muslim countries would ever have heard a fucking word about!! (to contrast with, for instance, the recent APEC meeting all over the news for days)) - now, if nobody says anything, nobody in the whole fucking world knows about it, right????? - I mean, just figure, how many outrageous to someone things are said all around the world every fucking day?!?!?! - one just HAS to wonder WHO made the decision to make this a huge, world-wide issue, and at this time, and WHY???? Doesn't one??? Or I suppose not, if the tv didn't tell us to - they just want us to be outraged (again!!!!! surprise surprise!!!) at some Muslim somewhere - and it helps if most of the world doesn't have a fucking clue who Mahathir is anyway - better just to hate ALL them fuckers, don't you think?? Sure - one towelhead's the same as another - kill em all fuck hahahaha. - I mean, read the fucking speech - it would have made a lot more fucking sense to take his much more numerous words of peace and growth and reconciliation and made a big deal out of them!!! - at least, if anyone was interested in promoting peace rather than conflict, it would have, anyway. Am I exposing my own personal prejudices here or something, that doing things to STOP fucking killing and hatred is better than promoting them?? Oh well, some of you had probably guessed that anyway ...........

It's just all so out of proportion - for starters, Mahathir stated an opinion, whether right or wrong, that many others have, that isn't even that outrageous - I mean - imagine for the Reptilian folks, somebody flying off the handle bigtime - "YOU WHAT!?!?!?!? WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN "REPTILES" RULE THE WORLD!?!? YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW!!!! GEORGE BUSH RULES THE WORLD AND I WANT YOU TO APOLOGISE TO AMERICA RIGHT THIS SECOND!!! THAT IS SOOOOOOO OUTRAGEOUS THAT YOU THINK ALIEN REPTILES RULE THE WORLD!!! HOLY FUCK!!! I'M GOING TO CALL THE CIA RIGHT NOW!! AND I'M GOING TO PERSONALLY SEE THAT EVERYBODY IN THE FUCKING WORLD DEMANDS THAT YOU APOLOGISE FOR SAYING THAT!!!!!!" - yea, I know it sounds ludicrous - but think about it!!! - so does this whole spat around Mahathir - there are all fucking KINDS of stupid opinions around out there, and I can't think of any other ones offhand that arouse this kind of response. (and a strong argument can be made to justify his apparent paranoia anyway - sort of like it would not be hard to justify the opinion of many native Americans that the white people were picking on them over the last few centuries - black people in North America might have the same idea - or Latin Americans - lots of people, really!! - but if they ever said something about it, do you suppose all the major western media would be pretending to be outraged and demanding apologies from everyone in sight?!?!?! - somehow I doubt it. hahahahahaaaa)

Very fucking suspicious, to me. Very. I mean!! - just a couple of days ago there was a story from Vietnam, wherein the Vietnamese said that (officially at least) they have put the 3,000,000 or so dead from American bombs and napalm and whatnot during the completely illegal, decade-long invasion of that small country behind them now, and want to get on with things - and that huge crime ended only 30 years ago - whatever there was of the Holocaust, it ended almost 60 years ago - I don't say we should forget it, we should never forget that kind of thing - but neither should we let it dominate our lives, as long as some kind of reparations have been made, guilt acknowledged, guilty people punished - all of which have been done pretty big time (and, one might note, next to none of which has been done concerning the American atrocities in Vietnam or dozens of other countries around the world, involving several millions of others - this is a country with a FUCK of a lot of bad Karma to answer for, somewhere down the road - and I have faith that they will answer for it some day - and BACK THE FUCK OFF CIA!!!!!!! - I ain't gonna go after you personally!!!! - but the universe itself will correct this huge black imbalance one way or another - that I do believe) - but for some reason there is this drive to subjugate EVERYTHING to this idea that the Jews have been horribly wronged at some time in the past, and we must ALL FOREVER NEVER NEVER NEVER say anything bad about anyone who is Jewish because of that, regardless of how true it may be at the present time (they are doing a lot of bad shit these days to the Palestinians and others around them - it just cannot be denied - yea, the Palestinians are doing some bad shit too - but I learned (and believe!!!!) that two wrongs cannot be turned into a "right", no matter who is doing the calculating....). I can't really buy it, sorry, especially right now when it is so obvious that the government of Israel is behaving in a comparable way towards the Palestinians as the Germans behaved towards them. Funny - the Americans helped the Nazis achieve power during the 30s (and a Bush was involved with that - google ol Prescott if you don't believe me!!!!) - and now they're helping the Jews in Israel - is there some connection here?!?!?!?!

Hatred and violence NEVER lead anywhere good - why can't more people understand that?!?!?! (and if you want to bring that around to Mahathir and his words again and accuse him of promoting hatred or violence, I suggest you go and have a boo of the speech - he does NOT advocate violence against the Jews or anyone else - there is one lie the media have been spreading that you can verify for yourselves within seconds - he thinks people should live together in peace, and he thinks that right now a fuck of a lot of people are picking on the Muslims because, to a large extent, their religious leaders of the past few centuries have been too domineering, and have led them down a bad path that discourages learning - and if they want to become more equal with the rest of the world, and become strong enough to stop people from bombing and invading their countries, and also stop fighting among themselves so much, they need to become better educated. All in all, it's a pretty good speech.)

And it's really too bad - not to mention very telling - that so many chose to spread hatred of Mahathir based on a very tiny and unrepresentative section of his words accusing HIM of spreading hatred - I recall the acronym I used awhile ago - BAWBL - wherein someone accuses someone else of something they themselves are doing, such a very common and shallow and childish tactic in today's world (possible only in a society trained to think very shallowly and childishly by watching a lot of tv - in any real society, such idiots would be laughed out of the public debate, told to grow up a bit, told to quit treating everyone like simpletons, etc) - this situation fits perfectly.

Oh fuck - they're at it again as I write - listen to this last one (again from the Star, for some odd reason!! - maybe not that odd, PC and "left" tend to gather in the same no smoking bars (I have got to do an analysis of just where the fuck I am on this spectrum sometime!!)) - MPs vote to mark murder of Jews - Holocaust Day will be honoured - PM criticised for silence over slur - and one choice quote from among many - "For the Prime Minister to shake hands with the prime minister of Malaysia after he said the most heinous of comments in terms of Jewish people is exactly what this bill is trying to prevent." - I wonder if that scares anyone like it does me? You get that? In their view (and this was a fucking Canadian MP speaking!!!) - you are not even allowed to shake hands with someone whose opinions they do not like without arousing their ire - it is not enough for them to spurn them - they demand that YOU follow along in their beliefs!!! Mind control of the first fucking order - AND enshrined in the government!!! - no 'personal belief" shit here - OFFICIAL shit. This is of course pretty PC (and that AIN'T about the unite the right shit!) - we're all really, really free in their little so-nice barbie world - free to do exactly what THEY want us to, because they know the best way to live!! They're turning our world into a little girl's fantasy sandbox - Put your seat belts on children! Don't smoke horrors!!! Don't say naughty words!! No fucking for sure HAHAHAHAHAH!!! Barbie barbie barbie doll land.

And again hours later!!!! - Israel rejects call by UN to dismantle barrier being built in West Bank - a quote - "...Asked if Israel would stop building the barrier, Olmert laughed and said: "You have a sense of humour." - so - Iraq is deemed to have given something less than 110% FULL UNQUESTIONING SUBSERVIENCE to a UN resolution - and GET THE FUCKING BOMBS BOYS WE"RE GOING TO IRAQ!! HAHAHAHAHAH - but Israel casually laughs off yet another UN demand - and noone really cares to comment - and then later says an Israel spokesperson - "...If the whole world is on one side, and America and Israel on the other side, I'm proud to be on the American side," he added." - barely hours after almost the entire fucking world had condemned the Malaysian PM for things he said that were wildly misinterpreted and demanding an apology for Israel, a Jewish spokesperson is right there saying that the whole world is against them!!! - there are words in the lexicon of psychology for this - and strong medications for those so identified, until they can be let loose in public again. (sure this was not a big resolution - but we just happen to have a list of the UN resolutions that Israel has ignored over the years, or that have been vetoed by the US (courtesy of a site called What Really Happened, which is rather seriously down on the whole Israel situation), if you want more - they do a lot of other good stuff as well, but they have been condemned BIGTIME for their questioning of the purity of Israeli motives in various things. Surprise surprise hahaha.) - ya sorta gotta wonder how the US can DEMAND that SOME countries obey unquestioningly UN resolutions, while saying nothing at all about other countries flaunting their refusal, over and over and over. Either rules apply to ALL of us equally, or they are worthless, and we have - well, what we have - basically, a world where the big guys do what they fucking want, and the little guys either suck around the big guys or get bombed. This may be called many things, but democratic ain't on the list.

- but by golly, we here in Canada or anywhere else certainly aren't fighting for the Jews nosiree bobsyer fucking uncle jack - and don't you DARE say we are or we'll smack ya good - and you fucking apologise to to them and everyone else for even thinking such things!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

And I hope to fuck that's all I gotta say on this nonsense - these small modest infrequent commentaries (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA) are to give voice and thoughts lacking in the mainstream media to the need for regime change in a certain big, often cold but always beautiful country (well, less so than it used to be, the berserkers have killed a lot of it - seen the Sydney tar ponds lately, or the clearcuts in BC, or any cod???? - we fight to, among other things, save what's left....), that has long been a beacon for hope in the world but which recently underwent a hostile sort of takeover by a group of wealthy neocon-Republican-wannabe Bay St. Boys and Bankers, very much to the detriment of almost all of the people in that country, and also a great loss to the world, as we ALL need all the hopeful beacons we can find, as we wander around in the dark and lonely universe (yes, it's very big and very beautiful too - but also very dark and lonely in the vast distances between the stars and thinking peoples - sort of like the vast and lonely distance between my DNA and Lara Croft's HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA - ah, but we'll just leave that for another time, shall we???? - sorry, my mind tends to do what the fuck it wants at times HAHAHAHAAA).

It is NOT a purpose of RM to defend or attack anybody from any religious group, which is a pretty senseless way to waste time from one who has no gods except truth and beauty, and none of the big 3 religions that I know of spend much time defending either of those things (yesyes, they all talk the talk a lot - but the walk is very very lacking). And most of them kill way, way, way too many people for my fucking liking (usually the ones who least deserve it, too - look to the side there where that sneering criminal psychopath walks free, while Ali has no arms, not to mention no family anymore thanks to the psycho and his pals - no true god would ever allow such perversity - inescapable conclusion - there is none....). But I DO have a great dislike for lies and manipulation in the mainstream media, and there is a lot of that going on about this subject. Which doesn't actually make it much different from most other subjects come to think of it HAHAHAHAAA!!! Actually. Actually, probably a necessary waste of time, as if one is not prepared to defend oneself from barbarian attacks such as this rather frontal assault on free thought and opinion, the barbarians take over, and then there is no time to waste because there is no time. Sitting back and watching tv while the barbarians slowly take over the street and become gatekeepers of YOUR freedoms, or what "freedoms" they are prepared to grant you, is not a good strategy, at least for civilisation - certainly works for the barbarian hordes though. (and religious fanatics of any stripe whatsoever are infuckingdeed barbarians, the American "christian fundamentalists" probably the worst of the lot, although the Muslim fanatics can be pretty bad as well - fuck might as well get em all gunnin for me!! - no favorites here!!)

Barbie Doll Land. Actually, for stuff like this, Barbie Doll Land actually barely scratches the surface - does anyone recall the final fate of Winston Smith? It is not enough to acknowledge that Big Brother rules - you have to LOVE HIM!!! - regardless of how evil he is, how much he has ruined your life, how much you really hate the fucker, your terror-induced blind obedience to his every whim is not enough - the oppressor will not be happy until you love him!!!!!! Orwell knew a lot. Too bad a few more people don't even now understand half as fucking much. "No we don't blindly defend the Jews that's just anti-Semitic talk and you just quit saying all that bad stuff about them NOW!!!" oh my poor brain - being the seeing one in the land of the blind, the hearing one in the land of the deaf, the one cursed with thought in zombie land, is not as much fun as you might fucking think.

(HEY!!! - a rather well-known writer named Paul Krugman feels the same about Mahathir!!!, albeit a bit less rudely and with a few more readers hahahaha (he writes for the New York Times) - Listening to Mahathir!!! Great - worth a read, as is most of what Krugman says. Or writes as the case may be HAHAHAHAHAA. look it's getting late and dealing with fanatics is hard on the brain...)

I think I have a clue about what's going on at the Star - although that wouldn't explain the why, which may require deeper delving into them damned Conspiracy Theories again. The editorial writing that seems to have gotten misplaced from either the Pispot or grade 4 Civics textbooks or grade 1 Dick and Jane see-spot-run books that has me so upset lately - the rulers through their media spreading around some completely idiotic fiction of "the way things work" that has about as much relation to "the way things REALLY work" as World Wide Wrestling has to an Alaskan Grizzly fishing for salmon (think about it) - but one explanation would be that maybe they've hired some new, young people, recently graduated from dick-and-jane school, and then some journalism course where they teach "Dan Rather sorry Peter Mansbridge HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA does the News" or some such shit, where "Dick and Jane meet Barbie and Ken and Some Awful Bogeymen but Our President is REALLY SOME GOOD and Democracy Rocks!!" was the textbook or something, and now they are going to spread their newfound wisdom around the country through the Editorial pages of the Star.

Fuck I don't know - you got a better explanation?!?!?!?!?!

But the Star - I mean fuck, here we go again with the civics book lecture on "How Voting Is Your DUTY as a Citizen!!!" - naaaahhhh!! - YES!!!! - again!!! - right here - Apathy a threat to democracy Oct. 21, 2003 - and (again completely ignoring the explanations I have already provided, which they for some verrrrrrrryyyy odd reason declined to print, about 3 times now HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA) here is the SINGLE reason they can figure for the lowering voter turnout of the last bunch of years - "...Without question, many eligible voters won't vote because of issues of credibility. Our perception of our politicians as being manipulative and shady is shaped through the funhouse prism of American politics. American politics seem to exist in an endless loop of compromised integrity and shifting morality... - ????? read it yourself - that's it. Blame the Americans (and I do I do for a lot HAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!) - But - not a fucking word about the very recent Peter McKay thing (the Orchard lie), for instance, or any of the multitudinous other lies Canadian politicians have gotten into office on and then reneged on over even the recent few years, or not a word about how Canadians are getting a bit sick of "majority" governments being foisted on them who have maybe 25% support of the registered voters - no, no, no - that is stuff, apparently, the Star and the rest either don't know at all (which is a bit hard to credit) or, more likely, don't want to talk about much (why not??? well (here's one of the many bits they don't have in "Barbie and Ken meet Dick and Jane etcetc"), being as "democracy" is one of those foundations of our society, and most people understand the basic definition (which is NOT either Elite Rule or Rule of the 25% or Lies'R'US or HAHAHA SUCKER NOTHING YOU CAN DO FOR 5 YEARS THE FIRST THING WE'RE DOING IS GIVING OURSELVES A BIIIIIIIGGGGG RAISE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!! etc etc etc), and if there was a publicly acknowledged serious problem with it, well, we'd kind of have to do something about it one way or another - but the corporate "democracy" we are living under is based on lies (as are most things to do with modern corporations) and they have no fucking intention of allowing us to seriously change anything about it (witness, for one recent example, the Liberal defeat of the recent NDP motion to have a referendum on PR, which, at least as importantly, got basically NO fucking press attention before or after - boy, we ain't even letting THAT cat out of the fucking bag - too dangerous!!!! - explaining as well, of course, the refusal of my so-called MP to even answer any letters about this (I wonder if another small letter about the meaning of "representative democracy" would do any good?????HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA STOPIT STOPIT YOU FUCKING IDIOT!!!!!!!)), and if we get into any kind of open discussion about it there is NO fucking way the corps could make themselves be believed, so just avoiding it altogether is about the only thing to do - which, when the corps own all the papers, isn't that hard to arrange HAHAHAHAHAH!!! - and the 25% majority governments as well - just won't do to talk about, as it is pretty obviously pretty undemocratic - so DON'T talk about it!!! - McGuinty gets his 45% of the vote, with a 60% turnout - but our rigged system gives him, as defined by the media, a HUGE MAJORITY!!! FUCKING RAHRAHRAH DEMOCRACY!!!! A VOTE FOR TWEEDLEDEE!!! SORRY CHANGE!!! HAHAHAH!!!! - anyway, I've been through all that before - but the major media want to play barbiedoll pretendland in Canada, and the Star's new juvenile editorial board is right there playing along - isn't that just so convenient!!!???? hahaha.

Let's play Barbie Doll Elections today, Alice!! - Sure Dorothy - I'll be the Libs and you be the rest HAHAHAHAH!!!

Their almost last sentence - "...Abstain from voting on Nov. 10 and you are essentially saying that no one is capable, that elected office is an impossible, undoable job...." - no, Barbie, actually by staying away from elections, people are saying we don't trust you anymore or your completely fixed system - and since you won't put "None of the Above" on the ballot to let us say so officially, this is the only way we have to show it. If you want to improve the voter turnout, dear, 1) IMPROVE THE FUCKING CANDIDATES!!!!, and 2) give us the people we vote for!! - quit with this 25% "majority government" shit!! - choosing between various sewer rats gets boring after awhile - we'd like to find what we were promised under the dress when we wake up the next morning. (Is this a day for jokes??? That just reminded me of an old one - people were all excited about a woman being elected PM of the UK a bunch of years back when that dear old matriarch Maggie T of the Neocons got elected - I don't recall exactly who came up with the phrase (probably one of them old fucking Marxists HAHAHAAA) - but they noted (few people can match the Brits for wit) - "Not so much to get excited about, I'm afraid - you put a dress on a rat - and you still got a rat!" - HAHAHAHAAA - beautiful. And still true today - Maggie really loved Brian too - her immortal summary - "Big chin, small brain." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA - fucking LOVE it!!.))

Well, as I keep saying, don't give up on the Star yet - they still have a lot of good columnists left (pun alert!!! boy I'm hot today!). And now!!!! - FLASH FLASH!!! LINDA McQUAIG READS RM!!!!!! - serious - hardly a fucking word in the Canadian media about how this uniting the right shit has all been a big scam, with the Libs really being the party of the neocon right since Chretien got elected, except for the few lonely words to the few lonely (but fucking enlightened!!!) readers of RM over the past little while - and now Linda (who, one must say, has had a few good ideas of her own, in her time, and does express herself reasonably well) catches on!!! - Let not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Now we have the right and the further right to contend with - flowery sort of title (likely them kids at the Editorial we mentioned above) - but her exact words - ",,,get ready for a new, wide-open, national debate between the right and the farther right..."!!!!! - quid est factotum or demostratum or some fucking Latin thing - meaning, basically, so the fuck there. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! (Way to go Linda!! - borrow anything you like!!! - you got a bigger audience, and getting the word out is what counts!!!!) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

Must be joke week or something - a good political one arrived in my mailbox!

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies (look, it's just a joke!! - I KNOW that would be called a tragedy by few people....). His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. (nono don't laugh yet - the joke is just starting...)

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the man.

"Well, I'd like to but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose were to spend eternity."

"Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the senator.

"I'm sorry but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a club and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that, before he realises it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

"Now it's time to visit heaven."

So, 24 hours pass with the head of state joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realises it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The senator reflects for a minute, then the senator answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

"I don't understand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and club, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now all there is is a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning...... Today you voted for us!"

Remember NAFTA and the GST?!?!?!? - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA - man, there are times I wish I believed in stuff like heaven and all that!!!!

Ah well, this gets tedious, but if they keep printing this shit with noone trying to point out the truth, they may start to get the idea that they've won, and we certainly wouldn't want that to happen HAHAHAHAHAHAA - anyway - one more fucking bit from the Star (god - imagine the Star drawing more ire than the Pispot!!!!! - maybe I have really passed through the looking glass!!) - Terror risk in Canada real: Experts - Country facing `persistent, evolving threats' - Intelligence panel ponders grim scenarios - and once again, speculation runs rife about TERRORISM BE AFRAID CITIZENS!!! in the fucking Star, with no fucking proof whatsoever - just a bunch of people sitting around thinking about the worst things that could possibly happen, and then spreading it around like it was true.

The Star coverage, however, misses pointing out a couple of sort of relevant things, as propaganda stories usually do - first, these are all "intelligence" (HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! - you know the famous oxymoron, I'm sure - "military intelligence" - same shit here!!) "specialists" - that is to say, if the country is safe and in no big danger, there are no high-paying James Bond type jobs, no secret trips flying hither and yon around the world pretending they're important spies saving the world from bogeymen, all that shit. Second, for some odd reason (hahahahaa) they don't tie this story in with the one a few weeks ago where these very people (and/or clones, whatever - same fucking bunch one way or another) rounded up a whole bunch of other people in Ontario screaming loudly about TERRORIST TERRORIST TERRORIST connections etc etc - and then within days were in the process of releasing them all, having had to admit there were no fucking terrorist connections at all - it remains unclear to me why the media would trust them again with ANYTHING they ever said, given the obviously pathetic lack of ability shown so recently in an actual operation, rather than theory - but not even a whisper of questioning of their credibility, just wide-eyed Barbiedoll reporters talking in hushed tones about the terrible TERRORISTS and BOGEYMEN WE ALL REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED TO BE AFRAID OF SHUDDER SHIVER SHAKE!!! - such is the power of the mass media and the TERRORIST BOGEYMAN!!!! They don't bother to talk about the literally dozens of such warnings that have emanated from the US over the last couple of years, all of which proved false. They also don't bother explaining exactly WHY they think any terrorists would want to target Canada - really, that is - they do say that terrorists MIGHT (everything here is big with "mights" or similar words) target us because they couldn't get at the US directly, so they would come after us by proxy - but that idea holds up to sober examination (I DO SO!!! (OR NOT AS THE CASE MAY BE HAHAHAHAHAHAAA)) about as well as a lot of other senseless ideas these people put out - fuck, if we had a population that watched less tv, and engaged in a bit more reading and intelligent discussion, this kind of shit and the people who try to spread it would be laughed out of the room, and hopefully their fucking jobs - these scaremongers are NOT the kind of people we need advising the government - yes there is violence in the world - exactly how much of it can be called "terrorism" is a question that has NOT been answered in any way sufficiently, and how we ought to approach this situation is again a question that has NOT been dealt with, but should be. But these people prefer to pretend those questions don't exist at all, or have been answered by the Pentagon-White House - THE FUCKING MUSLIMS DID IT AND WE'RE GOIN BOMBING BOYS HAHAHAHAAA!!! - well, that might suffice in America, which shows every indication of being effectively braindead as a society, but it sure as fuck ain't good enough for me, nor a LOT of other people who get to share their thoughts around the net (we sure as fuck don't get any space in the mainstream media HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA - actually, that's not all that funny, for anyone who values our society and wants to keep it from becoming a small part of the American 4th Reich).

Oh well - late breaking again - the Pispot does get in on it all - Islamic Jihad coming to Canada, CSIS fears - Terrorists in U.S.: report - more of the same old shit, and I'm about sick of it all, so will just point you in that direction if you want some more comic book bogeymen to worry about - but again, they never get around to talking about WHY they think Canada might be in danger - one can only assume because there really is no fucking reason to worry about this, any more than there is a reason to worry about your airplane falling out of the sky, or a grizzly bear breaking into your house some night and eating everyone, or some mad fucking scientist at UofT or wherever inventing some horrible new poison and madly dumping it into your swimming pool or fucking aliens landing in Stupidville Ontario and abducting everyone - sure there's a chance bad things will happen - but it is NOT a big chance, and there is NO FUCKING REASON to listen to these people try to scare everyone to fucking death. Do you think there is a chance there might be an armed robbery in Toronto tonight? Sure there is. Is that a good reason to buy a gun to "protect" yourself and start shooting at every stranger on the street, or allow the cops to run around demanding National ID cards from everyone who dares to venture outside at night?????

Of course it isn't - and these rumors and fictions from the spy people are just as dangerous - really, these Canadian junior g-men get most of their info from the US - and the US government has done nothing but lie and lie and lie and fucking lie about EVERYTHING since 911. And all this shit about TERRORISM BOGEYMEN IN CANADA - is just another fucking lie.

Think about it, and think about it a lot - this scare-mongering is going to get a fuck of a lot worse before it gets better, because these people are NOT acting with YOUR best interests in mind.


Barbie Doll Land - I just finished another book (I read serious shit all day long, and like to read a bit of junk before sleeping - there's a lot of it out there!!!!HAHAHAHAAA - but seriously, some of it's pretty good reading - but you GOTTA suspend your disbelief, as they say...) - and once again (about 99% of them are the same), we have a US Government straight out of fantasy land, where all the main players - senators, congressmen (please heed the call.... hahahaha sorry!!!!), judges, heads of federal agencies, the spy guys, government lawyers, the president himself - almost all of them really good Gregory Peck-Jimmy Stewart type people, people you'd just be so fucking proud to have sit down at your dinner table, people you just KNOW are doing a really really great job of running the country!!, you know, tough when they have to be, but by golly fair and straight-shootin' yessireebobsyerfuckinguncle!! - making the world safe for democracy and your family!!, all that shit - and it is all such a fucking lie - such a fucking lie - and yet so many believe it. Martin Sheen in barbieland - George Fucking Bush in our poor desecrated world, doing everything he can to make things a fuck of a lot worse, committing every sin in the book.

There is a place or a time where this kind of propaganda becomes self-fulfilling or something like that - that is to say, I expect a lot of the people who write the books aren't lying in the service of the elite propaganda, but, having been brought up in the upper-class version of barbiedoll school, protected from the real world of lower class schools, they actually believe what they are saying!! - this, of course, makes their arguments more persuasive, and their defence of their propaganda much more spirited....

It's such a perverse lie - the lie they keep telling, in the civics books, and in the movies, and in the fiction books - it's a lie we all really, really WANT to believe (well, almost all - the bad guys know better for sure....). It's a lie that is possible to believe, because the surface baubles of the lie are there - your split level bungalow with a good selection of mod-cons is available to a lot of people these days, even if they have to work their little butts off for it and have very little security and, in their not-that-far-under-the-surface real souls KNOW they are wasting their fucking lives (you fucking know it!! - check out the suicide stats, the depression stats, the number of people on "legal" hallucinogenics like Ritalin or whatever, and deny it if you can!!!) - and the mythology is there on the tv 24/7 as they say - you can still point to it, and say - QUIT YER COMPLAINING!!! IT'S A GREAT FUCKING COUNTRY!! - and a lot of people do that - rather than admit they don't have any fucking idea at all what has happened to their lives. But the rot is very, very close to the surface, and, like all rot of any kind, if left unchecked, it sooner or later contaminates everything it touches. And the contamination in our modern society is showing ever more. Like the termites in the woodwork - a lot of people don't realise there's a problem until they fall through the bedroom floor, or the roof falls off or something. And it's always a lot easier to ignore a problem if you WANT to ignore it because facing up to it would just be way, way, way way fucking too difficult to even contemplate, and those who are creating the problem WANT you to ignore it as well.

Our awakening from this current state of corruption will be as shocking and traumatic, I fear - but we are going to have to face it, and soon.

I should probably keep right the hell away from this - but that's never been my strong suit - just read this statistic (and I don't even know if it's true - but it sounds about right) - "Make a note of how in one recent year, guns murdered four people in New Zealand, 19 in Japan, 54 in England, 57 in Australia, 66 in Switzerland, 151 in Canada, 373 in Germany, and 11,798 in the U.S" - but the guy was talking about the importance of gun control, and I have some concern about that - my fear is that with the world's major governments becoming increasingly right-wing (which means closer and closer to fascism and Nazism - think about it!!! - and we sure as fuck have gone a long way to the right right here in Canada the last 20 years as well - just remember Vancouver, Quebec, Toronto, and the cops beating on people to keep them down) - and given this, it scares me a lot to think of the only weapons being in the hands of the bad guys - the fucking government!!! - I quite understand that the small armaments citizens would have wouldn't be a whole HELL of a lot of use against Darth Vader's stormtroopers - but they would by god be better than nothing. But the comment I wanted to make, concerning sort of things this whole extended ramble is about, is that to me the number of violent deaths in a society probably relates in some fairly important way to the degree of civilisation of the citizens in that society, more so than the number of guns - I mean, it is pretty well known that if someone wants to kill someone else, they'll probably find a way to do it, and if a gun ain't available, they'll go for a knife or something, and if not a knife a baseball bat - guns are easier, that's all. But banning all guns is NOT going to stop that impulse to kill, and if we REALLY are serious about stopping all the killing, we gotta fucking start EDUCATING people to be better citizens, more intelligent, less stupid, more happy, less angry, stuff like that. And this means creating a society that works for ALL of us - not just the elite - when ALL of us, both here and ALL around the fucking world, have a decent life and a decent government, and at least SOME kind of security and happiness - THEN the killing and murders stop. It has very little to do with guns.

I will feel safe without a gun - when I have a govenment I can trust.


And this also is Barbie Doll Land - don't it just make you so fucking proud to be the same species as this - "....To all you Red Tory idiots......please leave the True Conservative movement and vote NDP or Liberal.......that is your natural constituency anyways.....as for you Joe..... you are a twit of the first rank.....and a spoiled little child........and not remotely conservative unless you consider Ted Kennedy a rabid right winger.... Please, leave .......... your ilk is not needed in defeating the vile multiculturist socialists Liberal morons......... (signed - Devon Hill - Proud Albertan and Proud Conservative) ((from: Joe Hueglin's Daily Digest Subject: BELOW (30) OCTOBER 19TH TO 6:00 EST AND A COUPLE FROM 18TH.) -

And if all THAT ain't enough, a couple of interesting things worth taking a look at - one David McGowan's NEWSLETTER #44 - October 21, 2003 - Hasta La Vista, California, in which he takes a look at Arnie's election, from a perspective you won't find in the mainstream media - I've mentioned this guy before, all he writes is really good stuff, so a browse around his site is very interesting reading.

And - The Empire Strikes Out - about how corporate globalisation is wrecking the planet environmentally - well, we know that - he talks about it very well - "...Gary Larsen once did a great cartoon that sums up the empire express. A ship is sinking, and a pack of dogs crowded into a lifeboat are watching it go down. The lead dog says to the others, "OK all those in favor of eating all the food all at once, raise your paws." That's economic globalisation in a nutshell....".

And some really good reading at Xymphora - a Macedon at heart, turning over a lot of rocks the mainstream media doesn't care to comment on - but somewhat less rude - good stuff, always.

And 'You will never see this on CNN ' - guy called Paul Harris writing about the Internet - good read. RM archive copy


Man there better be a beer left........

"Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko." John Loeffler

Write if ya want.

What direct action did you take today to do something to get rid of corporate government in Canada? Do you feel that it was enough, given the situation? Will you feel content telling that to your grandchildren, should they survive, and the country, and the planet?

So much left to say, so little time to say it in - probably only a year or so to the next federal election - do you want to try to save Canada in that frantic four weeks when big Paul drops the writ and EVERY friggin advantage is his - or would you like to start now, when we have some sort of outside chance? Canada for Canadians Coalition - get involved.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: With thanks to the Editors of the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Ch'town Guardian, Vancouver Sun, and others I cannot think of at the moment, for their refusal to print my letters over the last few years on various issues of national import - had I even a hope of being printed occasionally in these fora and my voice acknowledged in the national debate, I would undoubtedly have not bothered putting all this together. Cheers!

(for the legal-minded types - all this stuff not otherwise credited to some newspaper or something IS original, and thus copyright by Rude Macedon - I don't even have to say it - check it out - but given that, repost at will, with acknowledgement. Letting me know would be nice too - and we do want to be nice people in a nice world, don't we? Isn't that why we are doing what we are doing, to get rid of the liars and crooks (NOT nice people) who are running things now?)

8,978,976,745 people (that'd be yer SCpoll, correct within 0.5 percentage points, 18 or 19 times out of 23, as long as it's Tuesday and the moon is full where you sit, and there hasn't been a special dispensation by Neptune cancelling those caveats under security code X37.25, and nobody was lying or trying to get off the phone quick because they were watching Survivor or Bangkok Ladies on Motorcycles) have visited this site in the last 13 or so hours, Chretien's still PM and George Bush is talking to GOD on his red phone, direct line, as you read. Which of those statements do you find the most unbelievable? Why?