For Your Entertainment (FYE)
” In a time when masses of Americans are responding suicidally to the criminal cabal and its political and economic lackeys who keep it in power, it’s necessary to provide whatever “rude awakening” is possible.
It is very much like the Perennialist story of the horseman who happened to notice a poisonous viper glide down the throat of a man sleeping on the ground. The horseman immediately began to whip the man to awaken him and bring him to complete depletion. The man cried out, cursing the horseman for treating him so brutishly. The horseman continued to rain down blows upon him until finally the man was so exhausted that he fell to the ground and threw up the poisonous snake.
To some, it may seem that the tone of these essays is extreme, but in a time of suicidal ignorance and indifference–when masses of people have swallowed poisonous lies and murderous policies–“strong medicine” is necessary.
Many people have been conditioned to assume that depicting the current world situation in stark, forthright terms must betray a hateful, unrestrained, deranged mind-set. On the contrary, such blunt, candid depictions are simply descriptive and involve no hatred or feelings of rancor or revenge, as we see in the lives of such exemplary persons as Socrates, Plato, Jesus, and Boethius, all of whom in their time spoke out forcefully against demonic forces.
We must be as outspoken and straightforward as possible in combating murderous capitalistic forces, because they’ve convinced most people in the world that they’re not as pernicious and destructive as they are–merely somewhat bumbling, inefficient, sometimes inadvertently inaccurate and improper in their words and deeds.
The use of such words as “capitalism,” “imperialistic,” fascistic,” “working class,” “capitalist class,” etc., are erroneously taken by some people as exclulsively terms used by communist, Marxist, or socialist writers. Such people allow themeselves to be put off by such words, saying to themselves: “Only communists or socialists or those kinds of subversives use such intrinsically tainted words.”
You can refer to capitalists as “defenders of free trade” or “disciples of a market economy,” if you want to appear to people to be “reasonable,” “cultured,” and “restrained.” But in the present circumstances of capitalist murder of workers on a daily basis, it is cowardly to retreat into euphemisms and polite cover-ups for what is actually assassination, torture, terrorism, endemic corruption, fraud, war-mongering, and routine violence.”
“Covering pet stores, puppy mills and animal shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS includes footage obtained through the use of hidden cameras to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely on animals. It draws parallels between racism, sexism, and speciesism, and advocates veganism.”
“In 1996 Gregory Stanton, the president of Genocide Watch, presented a briefing paper called “The 8 Stages of Genocide” at the United States Department of State. In it he suggested that genocide develops in eight stages that are “predictable but not inexorable”.
The Stanton paper was presented at the State Department, shortly after the Rwanda genocide and much of the analysis is based on why that genocide occurred. The preventative measures suggested, given the original target audience, were those that the United States could implement directly or use their influence on other governments to have implemented.
ClassificationPeople are divided into “us and them”.”The main preventive measure at this early stage is to develop universalistic institutions that transcend… divisions.”
Symbolization”When combined with hatred, symbols may be forced upon unwilling members of pariah groups…””To combat symbolization, hate symbols can be legally forbidden as can hate speech”.
Dehumanization”One group denies the humanity of the other group. Members of it are equated with animals, vermin, insects or diseases.””Local and international leaders should condemn the use of hate speech and make it culturally unacceptable. Leaders who incite genocide should be banned from international travel and have their foreign finances frozen.”
Organization”Genocide is always organized… Special army units or militias are often trained and armed…””The U.N. should impose arms embargoes on governments and citizens of countries involved in genocidal massacres, and create commissions to investigate violations”
Polarization”Hate groups broadcast polarizing propaganda…””Prevention may mean security protection for moderate leaders or assistance to human rights groups…Coups d’état by extremists should be opposed by international sanctions.”
Preparation”Victims are identified and separated out because of their ethnic or religious identity…””At this stage, a Genocide Emergency must be declared. …”
Extermination”It is “extermination” to the killers because they do not believe their victims to be fully human.””At this stage, only rapid and overwhelming armed intervention can stop genocide. Real safe areas or refugee escape corridors should be established with heavily armed international protection.”
Denial”The perpetrators… deny that they committed any crimes…””The response to denial is punishment by an international tribunal or national courts”
Maybe “retirees” classify as a new species?…..;+) )
“The following are the Amendments to the Constitution. The first ten Amendments collectively are commonly known as the Bill of Rights. History
Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment 3 – Quartering of Soldiers. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment 4 – Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment 5 – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings. Ratified 12/15/1791.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment 6 – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses. Ratified 12/15/1791.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Amendment 7 – Trial by Jury in Civil Cases. Ratified 12/15/1791.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment 8 – Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Ratified 12/15/1791.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment 9 – Construction of Constitution. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.