.. we've got *big* problems ...
.. like preserving human habitat ...
.. yet the US/Zs' aggressive wars distract
Thesis/Subtitle: the 'free' market rules, OK?
Concomitant: but IF market is crooked
Corollary: THEN ripoff is assured
Preamble: I've been 'screeching' for years, to no apparent avail; as just a single blogger (naturally, also with a few mates, us amongst ~100mio such), I/we can see the problems, and can envisage the ghastly potential consequences. The tendency to population excess was recognised latest 1972 ("Limits to Growth") and increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration has been measured since latest 1956 (Mauna Loa), then see Greenhouse gas. Add the threat of 'peak oil' and the outlook for our once jewel-like planet and its comfortable life-supporting biosphere is dim indeed. Where are all those, (presumed) *smarter* than we, those who could step in and help, and why are they sooo silent?
The obvious counter-question arises; Q: Where are our so-called 'representatives' in all of this?
There's a mixture here; deliberate. To criminality, war and rip-offs, interspersed with deadly pollution, add democracy, namely the perversion thereof, and lies, filthy, always *deployed to deceive*, lies almost everywhere one looks - something for everyone, we like to say.
Heckler ejected as Howard sings China's praises
By Nicola Gage
Posted October 02, 2012 23:47:12 | Updated October 03, 2012 09:45:16
«Mr Howard was greeted by loud applause as he arrived to give the inaugural Sir John Downer Oration at Adelaide University.
But the cheerful mood did not last long, with a man interrupting his speech only seconds in.
"You're a war criminal," yelled the man, who was then escorted out by security [my emphasis].
Mr Howard used the lecture to support Chinese investment in Australia and also backed the Gillard Government's agreement with Washington to rotate US Marines through Darwin.
"China could well end up with the largest economy in the world, but it will be anything but the richest.
"In my view, pressure for more democracy in China will grow. I find it difficult to accept the growing economic liberalism will continue to walk hand in hand with political authoritarianism.»
Comment 1; Q: Why Howard? A: Nothing is simple; read on.
Comment 2: Howard is - at least IMHO, when not in actual fact - a war criminal. As part of B, B & H and "Shock'n whore" = the aggressive invasion of Iraq = Nuremberg-class war crime, with Howard actively contributing to the lies with his totally unfounded "people-shredder" allegations, say, that only one amongst the multitude of other vile (non-existent WMD) lies.
Lemma: No worthwhile program ever tries to 'hide' behind lies.
Comment 3: Howard "... support(s) Chinese investment" = FDI, whereby foreigners 'invest in' = buy up parts of Aus, same as the Libs and Labs support FDI = bipartisan = un- & anti-democratic. FDI a) results in profits leaving the country = poor us, we the people - getting ever poorer, and b) *totally* unnecessary, see Brown, What a government can do with its own bank: The remarkable model of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Lemma: IF outside expertise/entrepreneurs desired THEN hire same as consultants perhaps, BUT *never* 'sell the farm' = else all (future) is lost.
Summary in a nutshell: The central government, via the central bank, *can* and *should* be the exclusive source of all money, all interest charged accruing back to us, we the people, via our representative government - else (by banksters et al.) ripped off.
Comment 4: Howard's "but it will be anything but the richest" = gratuitous insult towards Aus' most important trading partner = idiot Howard (nothing new here; move on).
Argument: Again, what we know: That Zs are murdering for spoil (soil) = illegitimate Israel squats on stolen land/property = ethnically-cleansed of ELO/Os by genocidal methods (see my "... is this man a con-man, a crook or outright crazy?") That the US is murdering for spoil (oil; "Shock'n whoring" Afghanistan, Iraq, with F+UK/NATO into hapless, previously Africa's highest HDI Libya, currently with Al-Qaeda 'associates' into Syria and Iran in the queue), plus hegemony mainly against Russia, China but also against all the rest of us, and always 'helping' its illegitimate sprog IL - the criminal-list is astounding.
Thanks latest to Perkins' "Economic Hit Man," we know that the IMF is a villain, a 'stalking horse' for US economic hegemony, part of the so-called "Washington Consensus" - which is used to rip whole countries off. When I heard Mme Merkel include the IMF into her 'helping' poorer EU countries 'recover' strategy, I knew what was up = those countries' economies were being scheduled for 'down the drain' rip-offs = the actual result of austerity + privatisations = theft. Neoliberalism is an erring-ideology; see my "all care but no responsibility," say.
Fazit: I can see the problems, and the problems are a) real and b) serious. Proof is the condition of the masses in the US itself; basically static wages with continually reducing conditions, plus 'medicine for profit' = profit before all else (i.e. almost no good health outcomes for the 'less well off'). Thatcher's TINA and Reagan's voodoo economics worked only so far as to make the already rich fat-cat <1% obscenely richer. *That* wouldn't matter (= no 'wealth envy'), *except* that it's on the backs of not just the poorer, but *all* of us, we the people = the 99%+. Add the illegal, *monstrous* wars for spoil as distraction - and our world is heading for, being pushed by greed and outright criminality - over the XS-CO2-CCC-cliff.
Not good; where are our potential rescuers?
 lie2 -n. 1 intentionally false statement (tell a lie). 2 something that deceives. -v. (lies, lied, lying) 1 tell a lie or lies. 2 (of a thing) be deceptive. give the lie to show the falsity of (a supposition etc.). [Old English] [POD]
 deceive v. (-ving) 1 make (a person) believe what is false; purposely mislead. 2 be unfaithful to, esp. sexually. 3 use deceit. deceive oneself persist in a mistaken belief. deceiver n. [ibid.]
ELO/Os = hapless erstwhile legal owner/occupiers
I/J/Z-plex; illegitimate IL squats on genocidally ethnically-cleansed = improperly alienated, mainly Palestinian ELO/Os' land/property = IL is an un-remedied crime-scene and *all* I/J/Z-plex (except any actively opposing) are guilty; sole remedy = reparations = revest where possible, adequate = acceptable recompense where not + *sincere* apology
M/I/C/$4a†-plex = military, industrial, Congress (US-speak for parliament); $ = banksters, 4 = 4th estate = MSM+PFBCs, 'a' = academia incl. think-tanks, † = the churches.
MSM = mainstream media (print and broadcast), aka 'corrupt&venal'
neoliberalism = 'economic rationalism,' 'supply-side,' (wicked) privatisations, 'small govt.' = minimised to no égalité etc. + globalisation = wage arbitration etc. = <1% rips off 99%+
PFBCs = publicly-financed broadcasters, like the AusBC
ppp-dd'd = pushed propaganda paradigm dumbed-down
PRopaganda = PR + propaganda, usual qualifier: 'lying'
SQSHsO = snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on
the Enlightenment well summarised by liberté, égalité, fraternité
US-MMH = Media (aka press, radio + TV), Madison Ave., Hollywood
US&/Zs = the US of A and/or Zionists; sometimes indistinguishable
XS-CO2-CCC = excess CO2 climate-change catastrophe
what we do know: the world is being ripped off by criminals
what we don't know: where is the countervailing force
- and why is it *still* inactive?
.. we've got *big* problems ...