Progressive, My Ass!

Let me open with……everyone STOP using the term “progressive” when you write or talk about Clinton or Sanders or Murphy or Warren….these people (I use the term loosely) are NOT progressive….they are nothing more than a Democrat with strong opinions (opinions do not equate into action)…..as f*cked up as they are.

I use to think that I could support some of these people like Sanders and Warren…I was mistaken……they are NOTHING more than the same cop out toads that the rest of the Democratic Party are…..

They are just as owned by the AIPAC bunch as the GOP bunch……it is common knowledge that I am not a supporter of Israel and its jack boot group called the IDF……I think that any debt that the US felt they owed the Jews is has been paid in full and now it is time for the country to stand on its own two legs or go down swinging….

The media has done an excellent job making Israel the victim in all the crap going on in the region….they are far from being a victim…..

My latest dislike of these so-called Progressives is a warning that they have issued to Obama……

The news that many progressive US senators as well as vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine signed on to an Israel lobby letter designed to limit President Obama’s actions against the Israeli occupation, now nearly 50 years old, has been widely reported, but the plain facts need to be stated.

Yesterday the Israel lobby group AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, flexed its muscle against President Obama and on the side of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu by posting a letter signed by 88 senators warning President Obama not to back any international measures that would pressure Israel to withdraw from occupied territories.

We urge you to… make it clear that you will veto any one sided UNSC [UN Security Council] resolution that may be offered in the coming months.

Source: Progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Markey, Booker, Reed sign AIPAC letter seeking to limit Obama’s actions

These people are bigger cowards than the GOP bunch

FUCK ISRAEL!  Time for us to keep our cash to be used where it is needed…..HERE!

If you consider yourself a progressive then may I suggest that you look elsewhere for representation.

Then There Is Gary Johnson

As the election (or should that be the erection) draws closer……how many disenfranchised GOPers have changed to the Libertarians?  They seem to be afraid of Mr. Trump’s candidacy…..but they may be so with their new best choice.

I have written a wealth on why Trump and Clinton are bad ideas for your vote….I have also written about Dr. Stein of the Green Party….which is NOT a bad choice…….but I have not written much about the Libertarian in the race, Gary Johnson.

Personally I think Johnson is a joke but he is polling higher than Stein….for some reason….maybe because voters do not know that much about him other than he is for legalization of marijuana and his basic ant-interventionism…..both of those stands are commendable but there is more to the candidate than he wants to talk about….

A recent NBC News/Quinnipiac poll reveals that more than a quarter of young voters—many who had supported the presidential bid of Sen. Bernie Sanders—plan to cast their presidential ballots for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Democrats are increasingly nervous that Johnson’s candidacy could pull more voters from Hillary Clinton than from her Republican rival, Donald Trump, especially in key states like Colorado and Wisconsin. While Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein draws mostly progressive voters, Johnson’s support hails from the breadth of the political spectrum, making it more difficult to suss out. However, because he is on the ballot in all 50 states (Stein is not), most pollsters consider his campaign to be a greater threat to Clinton’s chances in some swing states. And because the U.S. uses the electoral college system to determine the outcome of presidential elections, that could matter on November 8, no matter Clinton’s overall support among the general population.

Source: 12 Ways Gary Johnson Is a Hardcore Right-Wing Radical | Alternet

I am a foreign policy wonk so I base a lot of my support on that….but when Johnson was asked about the situation in Aleppo and he did not know what it was…strike one and then when the most recent bombings in NYC/NJ and he said “At least no one was hurt”….maybe those 29 people would like to know that they are nobodys.

But his ignorance is there……so what type of ignorance is it?

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson flubbed a question about the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo but a more pervasive form of ignorance comes in the form of politically slanted “knowledge,”

The vast majority of people “live locally.” Wherever they are residing, that is the arena of their life, and it is that environment that they know best. Even up-and-coming American political leaders are subject to this rule. This became embarrassingly obvious when, on Sept. 8, Gary Johnson made his now famous faux pas.

Source: Simple Ignorance vs. Politically Slanted Ignorance – Consortiumnews

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once commented that “false knowledge is more dangerous than ignorance.”…..love the quote!

However if you are leaning toward the Libertarians then for Christ sake….know your candidate!

Source: The myth of Gary Johnson

I see nothing in his stands that would lead me down the hemlock trail and vote for him…..or any Libertarian……the ideology is just plain….how shall I put it?  Wacky!

I am still thinking GREEN…..and so should you.

I Cannot Support Donald Trump–HH

I will admit that Trump has said a few things that I can agree with……but his social and economic issues just suck.

But one thing that he has that I cannot tolerate is the support he has received from hate groups like KKK, Neo-Nazis, etc…..

With his many appeals to nativism, bigotry, and bitter discontent, Donald Trump has enthralled far-right extremists with his campaign for president. According to an investigation by Mother Jones and the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, since Trump officially announced his bid in June 2015 he has drawn effusive praise and formal backing from some of the country’s most virulent neo-Nazis, white supremacists, militia supporters, and other extremist leaders. They include the head of the American Nazi Party, three former Ku Klux Klansmen, four people involved in a recent armed standoff against federal authorities at an Oregon wildlife refuge, and at least 15 individuals affiliated with organizations described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as hate groups.

Trump has disavowed none of them.

Source: Meet the Horde of Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and Other Extremist Leaders Endorsing Donald Trump | Mother Jones

He, Trump, may not be a fascist himself but he has the support of many of them and their representative bodies….our country has enough problems we really do not need these toads sniffing after our candidates.

These people have a right to their beliefs and the right to support whomever echoes their beliefs……but that does not mean that I must follow suit…..

I would NEVER knowingly support any candidate that has the endorsement of these groups….and that is why I could NEVER support Donald J. Trump.

US Foreign Policy, Not Religion, Sparked Rise of Terrorism

Before some old hater decides to go off on me for write such a post….may I suggest that one read the report before showing their ignorance…..

How many time have you heard the idiots tell us that the terrorists hate our freedoms and our way of life?  How many?

It seems that an FBI report does not agree with the standard bullshit offered up by the morons on the Right.

A newly-released 2011 FBI Intelligence Assessment shows the 11 percent uptick in terror plots against the US from 2006 was led by US persons, not foreigners. A “broadening US military presence overseas and outreach by Islamist ideologues” bolstered the increase.

The previously classified document was the result of analysis conducted by the Los Angeles Division of the FBI and the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), covering terrorist plots against the US and its interests from 2001 to 2010. It was made public via a California Public Records request to the Los Angeles Police Department, according to Muck Rock.

Source: Declassified FBI Report: US Foreign Policy, Not Religion, Sparked Rise of Terrorism in US | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

After years of fighting against stereotyping…..there is now an official FBI report that nails the real culprit in the rise and spread of terrorism.

Will The Future Be Conflict?

The truth is that I am about as sick of politics as I can get…..foreign policy is also at a basic stand still until after the election…..I am sooooooo Borrrrrrrrred!

And then I read an article about a region that I know from past experiences….Western Sahara…..

Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the northwest coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria. After Spain withdrew from its former colony of Spanish Sahara in 1976, Morocco annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara and claimed the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania’s withdrawal. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Morocco’s sovereignty ended in a 1991 cease-fire and the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation. As part of this effort, the UN sought to offer a choice to the peoples of Western Sahara between independence (favored by the Polisario Front) or integration into Morocco. A proposed referendum never took place due to lack of agreement on voter eligibility. The 2,700 km- (1,700 mi-) long defensive sand berm, built by the Moroccans from 1980 to 1987 and running the length of the territory, continues to separate the opposing forces with Morocco controlling the roughly 80 percent of the territory west of the berm. Local demonstrations criticizing the Moroccan authorities occur regularly, and there are periodic ethnic tensions between the native Sahrawi population and Moroccan immigrants. Morocco maintains a heavy security presence in the territory

My interest comes from having been in the country back when I was working overseas and I fell in love with the region and the people.

I have written many posts about the country but there a a few that go better with the happenings these days……

Source: Western Sahara–Will Violence Return? – In Saner Thought

And a little later……

Source: Western Sahara: A New Direction – In Saner Thought

After reading those posts you will see that the people are seeing NO other option than armed conflict….the world especially the US has turned their backs on the old stand-by “The Right Of Self-Determination”…….

There is an old saying…..”Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

“The seed of revolution is repression.”
The people of Western Sahara are beginning to see that they have no other choice but a rebellion……

After evaluating 25 years of peace, Sahrawi officials and some civil society players agree that armed struggle is the only option they can depend on to reach their goal of independence.

Sept. 6 marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations-sponsored cease-fire agreement in Western Sahara between Morocco and the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi independence movement. The peace accord was supposed to be followed by a referendum in which the Sahrawis would choose their system of governance from three options: integration with Morocco, autonomy or independence. But the planned vote was canceled after Morocco refused to allow any process that would include independence as a choice. The dispute is still ongoing, with continued tension.
It is only a matter of time before the world will have to face the situation in Western Sahara…..the simple solution is for the US to step the Hell up and demand Independence for Western Sahara…if they would do that then the rest of the world would follow suit….Morocco would be pissed but they will be alright once the swelling goes down.
(My apologies for missing the anniversary of the accord)