The Egyptian revolution and the Tunisian revolution have an interesting history. Within the context of; How did the protest by suicide death of a street vendor in Tunisia spark an open revolt on the governing forces? What connections to the Egyptian revolution are there, if any? As the legitimate forces, the people of these countries responded and overthrew the ruling autocracy with a popular revolution. The counter revolutions by the statists, with new figure heads or dictators in waiting, they plan to keep control under the cloak of impartial broker between the old regimes forces and the people. This counter revolution is completely unsatisfactory to the people. The people want real change and not some artificial state. Again, protestors are organizing and building momentum in Cairo. Again, the state is using brute force to intimidate and establish ‘their’ rule. As the fight for human rights continues in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and the rest of the Arab world in revolt, the questions that remain are ominous in light of the evidence. Here is a video that looks at some of these questions, it’s fast paced and hits on some facts that are not well known. It illustrates how outside forces are used to undermine peoples sentiments and manipulate popular revolutions. Thanks to Anarchitext @ YouTube for making this video possible.
Archive for April, 2011|Monthly archive page
Text from The Blast, Vol. 2, #5, 6/1/1917
TO THE YOUTH OF AMERICA
By Alexander Berkman
Tyranny must be opposed at the start. Autocracy, once secured in the saddle, is difficult to dislodge. If you believe that America is entering the war “to make democracy safe,” then be a man and volunteer. But if you know anything at all, then you should know that the cry of democracy is a lie and a snare for the unthinking. You should know that a republic is not synonymous with democracy, and that America has never been a real democracy, but that it is the vilest plutocracy on the face of the globe. If you can see, hear, feel, and think, you should know that King Dollar rules the United States, and that the workers are robbed and exploited in this country to the heart’s content of the masters. If you are not deaf, dumb, and blind, then you know that the American bourgeois democracy and capitalistic civilization are the worst enemies of labor and progress, and that instead of protecting them, you should help to fight to destroy them. If you know this, you must also know that the workers of America have no enemy in the toilers of other countries. Indeed, the workers of Germany suffer as much from their exploiters and rulers as do the masses of America. You should know that the interests of Labor are identical in all countries. Their cause is international. Then why should they slaughter each other? The workers of Germany have been misled by their rulers into donning the uniform and turning murders. So have the workers of France, of Italy, and England been misled. But why should *you*, men of America, allow yourselves to be misled into murder or into being murdered? If your blood must be shed, let it be in defense of your own interests, in the war of the workers against their despoilers, in the cause of real liberty and independence.
A little boy goes to his dad and ask, “What is politics?” Dad says,”Well,son, let me try to explain it this way: I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me Capitalism. Your Mom, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the Government. We’re here to take care of your needs, so we’ll call you the People. The nanny, we’ll consider her the Working Class. And your baby brother, we’ll call him the Future. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense.” So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to his parents’ room and finds his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, the little boy says to his father,”Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.” The father says,”Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about” The little boy replies, “Well, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, the Government is sound asleep, the People are being ignored and the Future is in Deep Shit.
Original link http://www.angelfire.com/in2/anokpeace/joke.html
Interview with Chris Hedges – Death of the Liberal Class
Every so often you come across a book, video or something that says what you have been trying to articulate in a way that you can’t. In the interview Chris Hedges nails the down the state of the US plutocracy with the concise historical references and facts. I was riveted by this interview, the current political state in the USA is laid bare. I am in the process of getting Chris’s book and will also get a copy for my local public library. On that note, I am always searching for answers to the questions before me and I want to thank Rich Zubaty (twitter @RichZubaty) for enlightening me to this author and political philosopher. Caution, this video interview may be shocking to those who are not reality based. Enjoy!
It appears the Sony corporation has been trying to persecute several free speech advocates and Anonymous hacktivists have responded. This is going to be a fight Sony will never win. Anonymous has the capacity to carry this out over any length of time Sony chooses. Anonymous has complete asymmetric superiority in its tool kit. It is my opinion Sony best cede its stance on this issue and understand that its products will be hacked to pieces in perpetuity. You can not stop human curiosity and the free exchange of knowledge. These are basic human rights, to exchange ideas, share knowledge and free speech. As this story, #OpSony is already more than a week old I will add the occasional update as the battle will ‘likely’ escalate.
As of 04/27/2011 Sony’s PlayStation shit is in near ruin. Do not fuck with Anonymous. Stop the persecution of the curious. Drop all charges. No compromise, no negotiations, do not fuck with Anonymous!