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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Little Surprise Julian Assange Knew To Pick: Ecuador

  The New York Times headlined, Ecuador Grants Asylum to Assange, Defying Britain, printing Ecuador announced it was granting political asylum to WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange who has been holed up for two months awaiting the decision in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Leaving Mr. Assange with protection from arrest only on Ecuadorean territory. To leave the embassy for Ecuador, he would need cooperation Britain has said it will not offer. RT reported, where Mr. Assange was, the announcement was met with celebrations outside the Ecuadorian embassy as his supporters began chanting “Hands off Ecuador” and “Assange freedom fighter.”
  The Times assessed thus that the: decision adds to sharp strains between Ecuador and Britain. Just before the announcement of asylum in the Ecuadorean capital, Quito, President Rafael Correa said on his Twitter account: “No one is going to terrorize us!” The night before, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said that the British authorities had threatened to force their way into the embassy, to which he responded: “We are not a British colony.”
  Mr. Patiño announced the asylum decision, reading from a government communiqué, at a news conference. “The government of Ecuador, faithful to its tradition of protecting those who seek refuge in its territory or in its diplomatic missions, has decided to grant diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange.” Adding, “There are indications to presume that there could be political persecution,” and that Mr. Assange would not get a fair trial in the United States and could face the death penalty there. Mr. Patiño said he hoped Britain would permit Mr. Assange to leave the embassy in London for Ecuador. A request Britain has rejected, saying it has a binding, legal obligation to extradite Mr. Assange to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over accusations that he sexually assaulted two women. RT additionally printed, ”Ecuador has confirmed Assange does not have enough protection from Australia where he holds citizenship,” Patino said. “We think [Assange’s] extradition is viable to a country outside the EU. Judicial evidence clearly demonstrates that given an extradition to the US, Mr. Assange would not have a fair trial, he could be judged by special or military courts, and it is not unlikely to believe he would be treated in a cruel and degrading way, that he would receive a life sentence or death penalty, with which his human rights would not be respected.” Patino also reiterated Ecuador’s offer to allow Sweden to interview Assange in their embassy in London, which was turned down. Stockholm would neither guarantee that the WikiLeaks founder would not be extradited again once he is on Swedish soil. Still Mr. Patino’s hope was, “We trust that the UK will offer as soon as possible the guarantee for the safe passage of asylum for Mr Assange and they will respect those international agreements they have signed in the past.”
  But the British Foreign Office said it was disappointed by the Ecuadorean announcement, but remained committed to a negotiated outcome to the standoff. Sweden’s foreign minister, Carl Bildt, rejected the suggestion that Sweden would be involved in any kind of persecution. “Our firm legal and constitutional system guarantees the rights of each and everyone,” he wrote on Twitter. “ We firmly reject any accusations to the contrary.”
  Yet, the fact Mr. Assange is subject to extradition over a desire for questioning and not an outright charge seems to substantiate the Assange defenders’ point. Semantics? Sure. But as extreme as Mr. Assange’s original flight to the Ecuadorian Embassy seemed, the benefit of the doubt tilts toward his caution, because however much it’s preferable to think the American Government is always right, blind faith is the worst assumption our government can make on our behalf. Sure, I’ll buy the government is right, but sell it to me first. Don’t just say it’s talked about when just mentioned.
  British news reports said Mr. Patiño’s news conference was broadcast live on British television and Mr. Assange watched the announcement as it happened, before telling embassy staff members, “It is a significant victory for myself and my people. Things will probably get more stressful now.”
  So did Mr. Assange just get his signals crossed over the difference between fame and infamy? Or really think the world won’t improve enough until deceiving the public is a business we can afford to lose? Because that’s why this issue really matters. Sure, it is terrible a security secrets thief might not spend the rest of his life in jail, though he’s enduring already months of house arrest. And sad the government can’t lighten up when as experts saw from the beginning it was the government’s fault the secrets were available for distribution ease. But secrets could destroy us as long as they are necessary to a world run by absentee landlords. Oops, sorry, no, fat cat government officials.
  Outside the embassy, a small redbrick apartment block behind Harrods department store in the upscale Knightsbridge neighborhood, a protester with a megaphone provided sporadic updates on the Quito news conference. When it became clear Mr. Assange won asylum, the response was muted joy, printed The Times. A youth worker, 21, who gave his name only as James, said, “It’s great news. As long as Britain honors his right to asylum.” He added, if the British government would allow Mr. Assange to leave the country without arresting him. If that did not happen, he said, gesturing to the protesters around him, “this will only get bigger.” Like many protesters, the youth worker said he believed that the accusations of sexual abuse and rape against Mr. Assage were part of a conspiracy to silence WikiLeaks. “Textbook character assassination,” he said.
  Apparently many news sources made much of how Mr. Assange might escape. Uh huh. Just the Stop and Frisk alone when caught brings to mind how horrible it is that civilization just hasn’t quite become civilized yet.
  The Times said Mr. Patiño said his government had made its decision after the authorities in Britain, Sweden and the United States refused to give guarantees that, if Mr. Assange were extradited to Sweden, he would not then be sent on to the United States to face other charges. Seriously, the United States government answered that question truthfully? I just can’t see the problem as being bad as everyone else can. There was(is) a time when any government felt any lie was justified on their own behalf. Why WikiLeaks was purportedly founded. That should be Julian’s next show broadcast by RT. Instances of when governments haven’t lied that surprise us. Anyway, this is a tough situation here. Imagine the billable hours lawyers are salivating over. A pretty penny that should more than compensate those large investments in their educations. Tourism folks, it can only grow and become cheaper through competition. Out of tragedy will come prosperity, yet it’s shameful how serious this is that governments choose scapegoats. Remember from grade school when the idea of honesty was shoveled down our throats by adults who knew we’d find out the hard way?
  Mr. Assange arrived at the embassy on June 19, seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden. Jérémie Zimmerman, a friend who has spoken with him recently, said Mr. Assange had found the narrowing of his horizons hard. “It is quite difficult not to be able to get out in the street for all this time. He lived for so many years free, without even a home to limit him. And now he is isolated.” The WikiLeaks founder sleeps on an air mattress in a small office that has been converted to a bedroom, according to accounts of those who have visited him. He has access to a computer and continues to oversee WikiLeaks, his lieutenants have said. Reporters outside the building have seen food being delivered from nearby restaurants. but his presence is a challenge for employees of the embassy. One British government official, citing a conversation with a member of the embassy staff, said that the situation was surreal.
  A diplomat familiar with Mr. Assange’s situation said that he spent his time in a back room, which gets no direct sunlight. Several weeks ago he had a bad cold and appeared depressed, the source said. “He can’t get outside to see the sun,” his mother, Christine Assange, said in a recent interview conducted in Quito for BBC Mundo, a BBC Web site. “I’m worried about his health, as I would be for anybody who is having to stay indoors and not get exercise and have sunlight.” She said some of Mr. Assange’s friends have encouraged him to put on music and dance as a way of getting physical activity and that they had also brought sunlamps.
  On Thursday ahead of the Ecuadorean decision, WikiLeaks issued a new, unsigned statement describing Britain’s warning that it might suspend the embassy’s immunity as part of an action to arrest Mr. Assange as a “resort to intimidation” and a breach of the Vienna Convention governing diplomatic relations between states. “We remind the public that these extraordinary actions are being taken to detain a man who has not been charged with any crime in any country,” the statement said. Adding: “We further urge the U.K. government to show restraint, and to consider the dire ramifications of any violation of the elementary norms of international law.”
  Diplomatic WikiLeaks? Is not dire ramifications a threat? Cornered, even governments make rash accusations that in the light-of-day are seen to not produce a better understanding. The very goal WikiLeaks was supposedly founded on. I’d rather an evil hand defeat WikiLeaks than authoritarianism be taken down by nefarious means.
  But nothing is cut and dry with this issue. The Times points out that: It struck many as odd that Mr. Assange, who shot to fame as a fighter for media freedom, chose Ecuador as a potential refuge as Ecuador’s President Correa has presided over a crackdown on journalists there. But when Mr. Assange arrived at the embassy, he issued a statement saying that Mr. Correa had invited him to seek asylum in Ecuador during an interview for Mr. Assange’s TV show on Russia Today, an English-language cable channel financed by the government of Vladimir V. Putin.
  Reuters meanwhile also printed Ecuador’s decision is likely to deepen a political dispute. Britain has said it could use a little-known piece of legislation from 1987, introduced in the wake of the shooting of a British police officer outside the Libyan embassy in London, to strip Ecuador’s embassy of its diplomatic status.
Patino of Ecuador replied, “This is a sovereign decision protected by international law. It makes no sense to surmise that this implies a breaking of relations (with Britain).”
  So, “We are disappointed,” a British Foreign Office spokesman said. “Under UK law, with Mr Assange having exhausted all options of appeal, the British authorities are under a binding obligation to extradite him to Sweden. We shall carry out that obligation.” So what would supporters shout, other than, “The people united will never be defeated!” While waving Ecuadorian flags and holding posters showing Assange’s head, reading “no extradition.” And a Reuters reporter saw at least three protesters being dragged away by police before the decision was announced after tussles with police.
  The Ecuadorean government has bristled at the warning: its foreign minister said Britain was threatening Ecuador with a “hostile and intolerable act”, comparing the action to Iran’s storming of Britain’s Tehran embassy 2011.
  Outside the embassy, an historian, Farhan Rasheed, 42, wearing an “I love Occupy” badge, said, “I’ve lived, worked and travelled in places with proper dictatorships and nowhere have I seen violations of the Vienna convention to this extent. Here we have a government which claims to be a government of law and justice, stretching and possibly about to break a serious binding international agreement.”
  Britain’s threat to withdraw diplomatic status from the Ecuadorean embassy also drew criticism from one of its own former diplomats who said it could lead to similar moves against British embassies. “I think the Foreign Office have slightly overreached themselves here,” Britain’s former ambassador to Moscow, Tony Brenton, told the BBC. “If we live in a world where governments can arbitrarily revoke immunity and go into embassies then the life of our diplomats and their ability to conduct normal business in places like Moscow where I was and North Korea becomes close to impossible.”
  Per E. Samuelsson, one of the lawyers representing Assange, who talked to Assange after the decision, said, “The reaction he has is that he wants to underline that this (asylum) is a measure that is aimed at the U.S. and not against Sweden. He has sought political asylum in order to eliminate the risk that he will spend the rest of his life in prison in the United States.”
  Claes Borgstrom, the lawyer representing the two Swedish women, told Reuters, “It’s an abuse of the asylum instrument, the purpose of which is to protect people from persecution and torture if sent back to one’s country of origin. It’s not about that here. He doesn’t risk being handed over to the United States for torture or the death penalty. He should be brought to justice in Sweden. This is completely absurd.” Meanwhile, Sweden has summoned Ecuador’s ambassador slamming Assange asylum decision. “We want to tell them that it’s inacceptable that Ecuador is trying to stop the Swedish judicial process,” Stockholm Foreign Ministry spokesman Anders Jorle said.
  And Ecuador claimed they received a “direct” written threat on Wednesday that authorities in London are prepared to storm the Ecuadorian embassy and arrest Assange if he is not delivered into their custody. The note was delivered to Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry and ambassador in London, Patino said.
  “You need to be aware that there is a legal base in the UK, the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987, that would allow us to take actions in order to arrest Mr. Assange in the current premises of the Embassy,” the letter said. “We sincerely hope that we do not reach that point, but if you are not capable of resolving this matter of Mr. Assange’s presence in your premises, this is an open option for us.”
  The decision to strip the Ecuadorian Embassy of its diplomatic protection has not yet been taken, the spokesperson said: “Under British law we can give them a week’s notice before entering the premises and the embassy will no longer have diplomatic protection. We are not going to do this overnight.”
  So WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnnsson told AFP, “The threat to storm the Ecuadorian Embassy was “extremely serious” and illegal.
  Assange supporters took to Twitter and other social media to urge people to gather in front of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, to stop British authorities from raiding it. A 20-strong group of demonstrators gathered outside the embassy on Wednesday, and organized a livestream from the scene. According to their reports, the livestreams from the embassy suffered from DDoS attacks. London police later moved in on the embassy after a press conference led by Patino. The foreign minister confirmed on Twitter feed that the police presence around the embassy was growing.
  Now here’s the other side of this, where the Assange example leaves wiggle room for countries to control freedom of speech in ways such as this: Bahrain jails prominent activist Rajab for 3 years RT reports Bahraini Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to three years in jail for “participation in an illegal assembly” and “calling for a march without prior notification.”
  Rajab has been in police custody since June 6 over comments he made on Twitter critical of the Bahraini Prime Minister, which called for him to step down. Rajab was sentenced on July 9 to three months for the remarks, raising concerns worldwide among free-speech activists. Rajab, a prominent human rights activist, led several anti-regime demonstrations in recent months. The activist is also affiliated with international rights groups such as Human Rights Watch.
  Before his arrest, Rajab appeared as a guest on episode four of ‘The World Tomorrow’ on RT, hosted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In the interview, he criticized the US-led invasion of Iraq, as well as US refusals to take action during the Bahraini protests and the wider Arab Spring. “The Americans, from the beginning, didn’t want to change those regimes, they didn’t want to change the regime in Egypt, they didn’t want to change the regime. You see now for example, Bahrain is a good model. Iraq is maybe the closest to us democratic state but Americans are against democracy in Bahrain now.” Rajab was arrested May 5th, days after his appearance on the show, leading many to believe it was a government reprisal against his protest actions.
  So. Basically the debatable premise in the Assange case is whether or not the United States of America wants to imprisonWikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange for the rest of his life. On the surface Mr. Assange seems to being taking an almost hysterical out-of-proportion stance, while the U.S.A. says virtually nothing while waiting to deal with whatever comes, with the back of its’ hand, in perfect diplomatic composure. When there’s even the least little doubt, there’s no choice but to be – suspicious.
  Granted, Mr. Assange could or should have been much more suspicious of his own intentions when the purloined private government communications came into his possession by way of the sad conscience-torn, Private First Class, Bradley Manning, Unit – 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal.
8/16/2012
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April 8 - ? ?, 2019
Little Surprise Julian Assange Knew To Pick: Ecuador
8/16/2012 concluded: Granted, Mr. Assange could or should have been much more suspicious of his own intentions when the purloined private government communications came into his possession by way of the sad conscience-torn, Private First Class, Bradley Manning, Unit – 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal.
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Quite The Spies, Aren't We?
Everywhere's kingpins as if the planet's one huge bowling alley avoiding getting knocked off if at all possible. Success reaping its own set of disadvantageous values. The right and need to know never quite reaching the right mix with the incentives all fouled up in the first place. 
Trumptology's Trumptologists' Trumptologisms
  Beliefs that run contrary to espoused assumptions, probably occur more often than any of us would be proud of. It's those aspects of people in glass houses and that defaming cliche about assumptions to start. 
  It's that being comfortable wasn't in the cards. When weakening an enemy is all that matters, then that's all there'll ever be. Not that vigilance is shattered, but that there's no other way to see. The great disappointment's surpassing expectations. Now isn't that just great?   
  One jail for another Mr. Assange could believe. Life itself is choosing our own prisons and none of our confines are exactly like each others. Even for those locked up in the same institutions. All experience is different, no matter how many countless ways we try to make everything the same for our conveniences. Jails themselves are somewhat escapist as they rationalize punishment as an end-all, when the problem is, after all, the fact of damaging people to begin with. 
Something Else
  Uh hum. 
  News cycles come and go. The intent theoretically isn't to trivialize, but magnify. Bringing about a lament that good intentions often go awry. 

A Moment of Silence For Notre Dame







  ...  
Bankrate.com article

The Financial Benefits of Wiping the Slate Clean

Something Else Continues
  No doubt news has never been all that impartial to ever assume any of it has really been the opposite of fake. 
  Redacted, edited, what's the difference? No evidence of collusion repeated enough dwarfs the concept that no evidence of direct collusion is omitted. How dare people address the harsh reality that narcissistic buffoonery's become as valid for this country as any self-serving state of authority. Pound that United States Constitution all you want. Unfortunately the pounding's happened so much it's becoming virtual hamburger meat. That, ironically, a certain someone and others have a declared preference for. Ba dump bump. 
  Encouraged but so chagrined the words to describe my upset ness just aren't coming yet ... ? ...
And
Just In Case Anyone’s Not Seen The
that continues Chapter IV, by Roy Cohn's 68th Street townhouse doorstep, the First Tuesday following the 2016 Presidential Election. Followed by my Summer of 2017 Sit-In, reading from inside 
The Mulberry Street Gang Exhibition 
49 East Houston Street, NYC

Friday, July 6, 2012

Intrigue Infiltrates Yasser Arafat Estate?

  As critical as exhuming Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafatal-Qudwa al-Husseini’s body is to detect if he was poisoned, as long-alledged by Palestinians, it’s still likely we’ll just continue being overwhelmed by opponents’ inability to share enough humorous anecdotes with each other to calm their agression. Such as, maybe imagining some Columbo character suddenly popping up to quiz diplomats. Picture Hillary Clinton with a cigar. Oh, sorry, yeah, this isn’t Cuba. Hillary with a hookah because somehow confronting there’s nothing holy about Jihad, or war in any language, could cultivate some awareness it’s extremely doubtful God supports killing over any disagreement anywhere on the planet. While another potentially comic accusation, Israel is accused of making, is Arafat was involved in mass corruption by secretly amassing a $1.3 billion fortune by 2002 as Palestinian economics has remained far short of mass prosperity. But it’s plausible that huge number is legitimate since Yasser was in a very competitive world where power is money. If the figure were quoted at 2.2 or .3 billion(s) then I’d be a little more upset. 
  But 1.3 in 2004 is chump change for moguls. Going along to get along is the political formula for why we seem perpetually stuck. Al Jazeera covered this contaminated Arafat clothing story by pursuing Mrs. Arafat, which has led to the Palestinian Authority deciding to see if Yasser’s bones reveal the legendary Palestinian leader really was poisoned as many old comrades claim. But Associated Press’ KARIN LAUB reported Palestinian officials signaled Thursday they’re not rushing into an autopsy though Switzerland’s Institute of Radiation Physics has found Arafat’s clothes contained an elevated level of a radioactive agent fueling press speculation of foul play. Yet Arafat’s older pictures of himself don’t seem to particularly represent a spry seventy-five. But for people worth in the billion range, it’s assumable the best medical care possible should enable them to carry on awhile further. The virtual King of Palestine certainly had a lot of reasons to live.
  The institute said more tests are needed and Arafat’s widow Suha has demanded his remains be exhumed from under a glass-and-stone mausoleum in his former West Bank compound. And Arafat’s successor, President Mahmoud Abbas, agreed to an autopsy in principle, but the final decision will apparently take time. Abbas aide Nimr Hamad said a team of experts would be sent to Europe to learn more from the Swiss institute and French military hospital where Arafat died Nov. 11, 2004.
  Another hurdle to consent is close relative, nephew Nasser al-Kidwa, who’s a former Palestinian envoy to the United Nations and Yasser Arafat Foundation head and custodian of his uncle’s memory. Earlier this week, al-Kidwa seemed cool to the idea of an autopsy, telling Al Jazeera he believes the Swiss institute findings are sufficient proof Arafat was poisoned. Al-Kidwa has not been reachable for comment since then. While Abbas has said he’ll only order an autopsy if the family is on board, but did not define whom he meant.
  In Arafat’s last three years, he was confined by Israel to his walled compound in Ramallah, the Muqata, because the Palestinian leader was seen by Israel and the U.S. as an obstacle to peace efforts and sponsor of attacks that killed hundreds of Israelis.
  Israel has emphatically denied any role in Arafat’s death. Dov Weisglas, a high-powered aide to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, told Israel TV on Thursday, “Israel did not kill him, I say that with certainty.” Weisglas said Arafat had already been marginalized by that time. Weisglas added Israel had chances to assassinate Arafat, but decided not to.
  After the 75-year-old Arafat fell violently ill at his compound in the fall of 2004, Weisglas was among the negotiators with Palestinian officials over the terms of departure for medical treatment abroad.
  “The man was very, very sick,” Weisglas said of Arafat. He also said one of the Palestinian interlocutors warned him that if Arafat died in his compound, “just like for 2,000 years you had to prove you didn’t crucify Jesus, then for another 2,000 years you will have to prove you didn’t kill Arafat.”
  Weisglas, a former Sharon aide, also suggested Arafat may have been killed by a medical mistake at the French military hospital. “What happened in France is they gave him a partial blood infusion, he recovered, then they gave him a full blood transfusion that was probably a medical mistake, and he went into shock and never recovered.” Senior French military doctor Denis Gutierrez said Thursday he cannot comment on such claims because of French medical privacy laws. He said any information about a blood transfusion would be in the medical report submitted to Arafat’s family.
  At the time, French doctors said Arafat died of a massive stroke and, according to French medical records, suffered inflammation, jaundice and a blood condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC. Mrs. Arafat, who is estranged from most of the Palestinian leadership, has lived outside the Palestinian territories since before her husband’s death and has not explained why she waited this long to have the tests done, but the findings of her cooperating with Al-Jazeera was first broadcast Tuesday.
  The Swiss institute detected on Arafat’s belongings, including a toothbrush, a fur hat and underwear, elevated traces of the radioactive substance polonium-210 that is extremely lethal in small doses. Polonium’s most famous victim is KGB agent-turned-Kremlin-critic Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after losing all his hair and turning blue which are symptoms not displayed by Arafat. However exhuming remains, particularly of a revered Arafat, could offend ordinary Palestinians’ sensibilities, though the top Muslim cleric in Palestine has said religion would not stand in the way of an autopsy. Though, senior PLO official, Hanan Ashrawi, said Abbas assured her he would cooperate with any investigation.” We want to know. We want closure,” she said. “This was not an ordinary man.”
  Also chiming in Thursday, Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Gaza Strip government run by Arafat’s rival, the Islamic militant Hamas, told a Gaza audience, “We support the extraction of the body of the late President Arafat for re-examination in order to discover the elements who facilitated the assassination.” And the cycle of revenge continues, no?
7/6/2012
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April 11 - May 3, 2017
Intrigue Infiltrates Yasser Arafat Estate?
7/6/2012 concluded: Also chiming in Thursday, Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Gaza Strip government run by Arafat’s rival, the Islamic militant Hamas, told a Gaza audience, “We support the extraction of the body of the late President Arafat for re-examination in order to discover the elements who facilitated the assassination.” And the cycle of revenge continues, no?
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Wikipedia - Arafat's death status update
The Jerusalem Post - March 6, 2017, Interior Ministry Nixes Yasser Arafat Street in Israeli-Arab Town
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  Yasser.
  We conclude. Time doesn't. Though the future includes that battle. My guess is it's the bitter perpetuation of self-righteous vengeance, obviating resolution, that, for whatever reason, is most dishonorable in our Creator's face. Self-righteous pride and perpetual revenge
Shaping Public Relations’ Shape
  There's a sense in the public sphere, screamed for justice raises the volume as taunted. As goaded, to be frank. And oh how there's so many ways of agitating performances when brazenness rules. "The world's a stage" and scary what generations slap together trading up from costumes to suits. Military school brats become president? Don't we think we're pragmatic?
  The point. Ruthlessness inevitably rules. But as impossible as winning without hurting anyone is. What a cruel world couldn't afford learning, shouldn't, necessarily, be our plight. When even in mere people years, time's waited on our feuds' resolving a very, very, long, long, time. Limitless generations. How the heck, had civilization even gotten this far, otherwise?
  Well. Now that righteous rule intends to flip switches through chivalrously threatened repercussions. Everything's seemed to have been let slip, a notch, down the tubes, for the power to believe righteousness rules. When unethically, morality's just used when bargaining tool. 
  For instance convince America that Criminal Law Enforcement is and always has been on the right track. Noble and upright as WE ALL want them to be able to be. BUT US Attorney General Jeff Sessions' known intention is to rid the land of the lawless. In execution a rather broad directive for the already uptight country. Rather than perceiving our land as being of broad influences, corrupt people must be stamped down, and out. When the governments and Legal Authorities are all responsible for the very Criminal Enterprise System aspect that our Peace Officers are manipulated to enforce. This militarized relationship in America is, just one of many large veneered excuses, all muddled together, leaving us with resentful, out of their minds, intoxicated and sober, people who've lost touch with their humanity. What's truly wrong won't be solved till corrected at the core. 
  Bleeding heart liberals? Yada yada decades of repeated redundancies. Ruling the world as it is, should be more than manipulating ignorance. Ambition beyond arrogant signs.
  O ye of so much belief, you've wrought your righteous venue. But morality's damned when worn upon the chest in self-righteous vengeance. Attorney General Sessions has shown no distinguish-ment between rule of law and how the law's been abused to facilitate this vast virtually uncivilized mass he'd prefer were punished into extinction. Cha-ching. The Great Harda__ Cultural divide. Whoopee. A mess of denial of misunderstood bigotry. Out of which all the world's sordid rivalries emanate to begin with. Allah/God created none of these man-made farcical tests of devotion, right up to, and including, an unethical undermining of morality through commercialized enforcement. Talk about overstuffed sentence
  But certainly scripture should lead people to think we're eventually growing up. Past this dreadfully long stage where those who aren't learning how wrong violence is, require destruction. Actualizing that ole cliché about two wrongs not making a right. Grown up for no other purpose than to die for a living? That's not an honorable deceit. This world sure has problems with where it invests its' pride. So says this only Republican alive. Fake Republicans, your conspiracy of individuals take the drift? Novelists don't rule. But possibly falling all over themselves in the aisles.
  Our political stage appearing-ly overrun by Strung-Together-Embellished-Non-Desciptive-Adjectives. Where has this all led? Soapbox View  
  Man. Every re-reading I want that preceding "Fake Republicans" reference re-written. Strike the accusation completely. Coming close, but not closer. Because nothing's as nearly flippantly sarcastic. Stuck? 
  Winners can craft a political power however preferred. But when there's less inclination to second-guess, that's a tyranny too. Accept and denial, hand-in-hand, when a moral compass isn't affordable. Strategic. Right?
  Crap.
  The Soapbox View is The Death Penalty as a principle may have justification. But the world's just not responsible enough. Ken Saro-Wiwa of Nigeria, etc. Throughout the world the rationalization for execution is wrong and the only way to right that is humans not killing humans. Period. We need to correct the distorted mindsets that create tragedy because hatred's the dangerous thing. Death penalties are wrong. But just another ruthless sign people are used to and had to accept, anyway?
Morality's not tough. Being moral is.
War's good for nothing, too. 
TO THE LIVING'S RESTING IN PEACE TOO
  Civilized War the oxymoron. Military honor as pure as freshly fallen snow is applicable. But, overall. Nothing qualifies as justifying circumvented ethics. 
  Liberals think certain things while we're not what liberals think about us. So narrowly contrived, the country's swimming in it. Floating on bloated air. And drowned. Taken in by the quest for reaffirming firmer mean management overrides civilization's social progress. The world's wars are all about inflated egos. Governor Gateway of New Jersey screaming marijuana's the social enemy. Preying upon people's instincts to believe in authority. An authority unwilling to share responsibility for the entire mess. The throne upon which Governor Gateway of New York also sits alongside. Ethically challenged? Why? It's a contrivance that marijuana use is immoral and unethical. What happened with a decade of alcohol prohibition was allowed to perpetuate and fester for generations fostering protection from an organized contrivance. Smart at manipulation but dumb solving crime?
  So fluidly installed is this polished idealism, that the harsher aspects of the newer, sarcastically referenced "regime", that should alert supporters some stats are mythological. Rantings of a press, controlled press, etc. Sleight of hand. What gives smoke and mirrors validity. America's got the politics it's paid for, these, oh so many, politically financial, lucrative years. Power that has so far righteousness-ly precluded raw responsibility for all this world's sins of omission. Face responsibility for the Criminal Enterprise System, please?
Pollution At All
  I heard the applause. And outright screaming. As if they'd been paid to sit in Congress for a partisan State of the Union Address. After especially poignant speakers' phrases that sized up America's present political drama, highlighting the March For Science Day 
that purportedly opposes the organized (conspiracy of individuals) screwing with nature past our capacity to adapt and survive in our currently accepted civilized manner. But who's to say all the Morlocks are destined to live, thoroughly unhappily, underground when the insatiable need to devour and dominate is satisfied.
  Take out the content and the Day's major event was like any other politically staged rally. Insert the Beatles and the glamorization provided by women's screams might just get us to the next plateau someone's claimed to've won that's just another chip torn from the grasp of irresponsibility's infatuation with contrived luxury. No matter how real. I understand bicycling's too much work. But people don't drive safe enough, and machine rule's tomorrow. Not now. And exploiting energy's just gall.
  Why wasn't the President of the United States' vehicle already electric when massive amounts of billions are thrown at the drop of a hat every which-a-way over the past decades. Priority number 1? After all it's not only the scapegoats' responsibility to be pragmatic. But accepting a certain amount of tolerated collateral damage is what being pragmatic is? Stoic? After all this generations' buggy whips have the financial wherewithal to whip us into the future financed by this fantasy creating pollution is financial stability. When we're just not smart enough. All that money just sitting there in the earth. So much temptation. Well documented. Maybe someday the whole planet'll just be one big ball of asphalt and cement? Thing is, it is that simple. The corruptibility of power is ensured by a public's accepting the hiding from these various, nearly enough, self-evident truths. Agenda? Pants on fire.
A Scientists' March on Washington Is a Bad Idea 
The New York Times January 31, 2017
Substantial Assessment of the Political Quandary by a scientist.
So In Conclusion
  Bill O'Reilly's spun off. Broadening the purported pragmatic political outlook's franchise base. That overarching projection that archaically refers to liberals as believing, for the most part, virtual nonsense, to be frank. While, irresponsibly, demonstrating arrogant indifference to ethical environmental aspirations. The pragmatic veneer's hooked people. Line and sinker. Political method? Yes. 
The Long View / Jon Meacham 
April 26, 2017 The New York Times Book Review
The Man to Blame for Our Culture of Fame
  Celebrity poisoned our establishment. Because Congress, the President and our Courts were all established for protecting the people despite what organized coercion enforces and projects. But over and over it's bandwagon or nothing. Rise like a revolutionary force so the status quo reactionary hasn't a clue. A Drug War that's lasted generations in the false belief it's a completely immoral pattern of behavior. Self-righteousness judged the world to be damned. Thrilling bunch of legislators and jurists we are, huh? Political appointees. ... .
  Who's got the time? Means there's no such thing as single voices? Means leverage beats argument? Means though we know more today than yesterday, tomorrow knows less because of what we haven't learned by today. Now ...