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Wednesday, September 24, 2014


An easy speculation to associate with the above commercial conjecture is the world is owned but not profiting from our entire planet's health and well-being? Despite the U.N.'s best face and The Rockefeller Fund's announced divestment of fossil-fuel investments over the next five years notwithstanding? Power manipulates to control. But, bully for the Rockefellers of course. Thirty-two years after the bicycle became my primary transportation. Drive a car. I don't care. Except please be a part of road safety for everyone.

While, pollution notwithstanding, last week, the day after Scotland voted to remain in Great Britain and not reconstitute as an independent sovereign state, the press' news readers claimed the election wasn't close when 45% of Scotland voted for independence raising this sarcastic reply - tyranny of the majority is alive and well and self-satisfied. Because as a descendent of Simon Fraser of Glasgow, 850 A.D., I take great pride in my being of Scottish descent, American and raised Floridian. As if I were a flinching professional baseball player every time a baseball almost hits me because I'd already been hit and do not appreciate being threatened. I find any type of gloating insulting when some of that 55% of Scotland made a pragmatic economic decision theoretically reflecting Prime Minister David Cameron's boast that if Scotland voted to secede they could never come back into the British fold though Scotland strengthened Britain as much as any in the monarchy. God Save The Queen. That said, I didn't have an opinion because I've never even visited, though I love the Scottish ideals as if I've lived there my whole life. Britain, don't gloat. Scotland has made a second chance. It's not socialism they prefer but a capitalism that actually works right. Despite elitists' claims? Or excuses? ... .

Mapping History's Ruthlessness?

History and tradition are the supposed precepts the powerful stand on to justify encompassing power. Thus the diplomatic effervescent glow above. History is portrayed as what winners produced through centuries of shameless ruthlessness. Mentioned here because of the specific theme in Ukraine's situation. The explanation we've all read and heard that's firmly planted in public consciousnesses. That the reason for Russian Crimean expansion is rectifying what the clumsy Soviet Union lost of Russian territory and pride. Including wherever Russian speakers are, they're to be protected (all nations' sovereign right). Though citizens were planted in local cultures throughout the former Soviet Union to ensure the dominance of an elitist Moscow political machine rather than the specific benefit of a local locale. Still. No offense intended to Russian and Soviet descendants.
Russian loyalty really is a worthy patriotic frame of mind to support except for some basic things that hold true everywhere. This shaky idea the Russian Soviet Union was more than a mere 20th Century speed bump in a long complex history perplexed by the concept of ruling and being ruled as the foundation for state loyalty rather than individuals' respect. Pushy government is pushy government
As it happens Ukraine was where the Greek-Orthodoxian influenced Russian alphabet began in the Ninth Century. Long story short, further north, Moscow, was a nuisance to reach, so they held back their tribute/taxes to the Mongol Horde and eventually Ivan The Great in 1480 at The Great Standoff on the Ugra River became ruler of all Rus plus the bread-basket of Russia and Soviet Union. Ukraine. 

Come on Владимир. Lift the facadé. The World-wide Potemkin Village the led and mis-led perceive as their only heritages. Competitive hateful rivalry nonsense requires deeper solutions than just waiting for the winners' bombing to stop when the innocent are gone. There is no superior morality no matter how much we're dressed up. Nor screaming from Allah's/God's house. The Creator just can't be as convoluted and messed-up as this world is when it comes to facing responsibility.

President Putin? Please be deeper than petty rivalries. Deeper than imagining that the world's different and separate cultures are superior or flawed. Because this era is about being when the smartest alive still can't run fast enough from being used by partisan politics for contrived massacres. Parties or gangs. Teams playing for opportunities with their constituents' lives. Bite the bullet, Mr. President. Justice is not this game of economic rivalry. Russia is bigger than when opportunistic monarchs ruled the earth's borders. No? 

So as long as I'm pushing buttons in La-La Land, President Putin, it's true. Why should you be less selfish than anywhere else? Except it would be especially nice if you stood in the way of one more pawn's sacrifice to the shame of abused military honor or police state disrespect of even the lowest criminal to protect us from mistakes. Ahem. Because this is on your shoulders. Your public ambivalence amusing when there's actually probably always been a plan all along, or at least the intention to re-take Ukraine. You know Moscow could grow food in-doors year-round now? But who's kidding whom? It's not about the equity of wheat distribution anymore is it? But don't let Caesar's triumphs be your illusion. Your legacy will be the whole story. Please embrace the noble in what the Soviet Union and Russia were meant to be. Not the veneer of imperial disgrace no ruling elite should ever feel free to laugh off in the face of history.  

Yes, of course, President Putin. Diplomats are too mature to stand up to you. But only you and those who form opinions will form your legacy. Powerful? Sure, that's fine. Unless of course you like being remembered as the ruler with Stalin's satisfied grin. So it's somewhat natural for me, from my point-of-view watching. I just can't help wishing in believing in you're too smart for a legacy this tarnished. Please?

End conflict as toys that include massacre, destruction, maiming and death. And yes, I do know this Russian President is above-it-all. Gripes can't really reach leaders of such supreme stature. Pardon me. But still, please, do not never mind. Be involved rather than a monarchical figure head. How about that for a kicker? Hear other opinions. 

Even now? Here's a decadent West Carnegie Corporation supported weighing of perspectives on Ukraine from 27 recognized experts living in the West.


Rebuilding U.S.-Russia Relations


Putin Renames Police Unit After Bloody Cheka Founder Dzerzhinsky

Go Team?

But, after all, why should you, Mr. President, give up on this game of national power when it's an ideal people derive so much pride from even when used wrong? Because losing Ukraine was Gorbachev's mistake? Letting the empire go? You were KGB. What's the odds the right people didn't always know what was going on when it was time to land and take over democracy? If America's any scale upon which to dissect the evolution of corruption, Russia's still just a baby. This mess could be left for generations after we're both dead. Legacy? Because you can see, President Putin. There's no way one man is a reason for anything. Take the myth of Ronald Reagan ending the Cold War by standing down the Soviet military that had already given up on everything but the expensive swagger the world still dwindles away at a profit for God's/Allah's sake? 

As we both know. KGB knew everything and now you too sit atop a puzzle of smoke shielding massive financial maneuvering. There's too much of that in this world, no? For instance a look at the American Congress. Or yours for that matter. Oh well. You portray a good king.

It's nice President Putin can be blamed as just another blowing in the wind politician riding out the factors waiting while carving up Ukraine piece-by-piece. But of course this all happened before. Military power set precedent as this Soapbox View essay, Transition Who Can't Afford?, alludes, a centuries old path kept on course not just by off-the-handle terrorists but democratic conspiracies. Pity. Real apologies never seem to be politicians' forté, especially within their lifetime. Well. To your eventual apologists, Mr. President. 

Woop de do! Cycle of Revenge For Everybody? Disengage President Putin. Former President Gorbachev can be marked by our generation as the loser who lost an empire. But he is the man who gave the world a look at freedom no matter how almost impossible it still seems. 

Lighten up President Putin. All you have to lose is a tarnished legacy. Set a trend. History won't always be the legends powerful friends make of their celebrities. Which might then just become true history?
There's even The long game editorial, The Economist
Soapbox View
So in conclusion. From 1984. An explanation of conspiracy Bob brought to my attention.

Plus don't be a sycophant and have a sarcastic day.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Two Year Sentence For Stunt Honoring Integrity In Church

  The New York Times headlined Russian Punk Band Is Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Anti-Putin Stunt, By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN, with Nikolay Khalip, Anna Kordunsky, Ilya Mouzykantskii, Andrew Roth and Anna Tikhomirova contributing.
  Datelined MOSCOW, Moscow judge, Marina Syrova, handed down stiff prison sentences of two years for three young women who staged a protest against Vladimir V. Putin in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior last February. According to The Times, the convicts’ jailing and trial on hooliganism charges have already generated worldwide criticism of constraints on political speech in Russia.
  The explanation continues that while a Pussy Riot guilty verdict against the three women was widely expected, suspense had built over how severe a punishment they would receive. Prosecutors had demanded three-year prison terms, but President Vladimir V. Putin had weighed in on the side of leniency. Commenting on the case briefly, while in London for the Olympics, Mr. Putin said he hoped that the women were not judged “too severely,” but that there was nothing good about what they had done and the decision was the court’s.
  But the judge showed little sympathy, and it was not immediately clear whether the sentences would prompt a reaction on Moscow’s streets, according to The Times. As the judge read the lengthy verdict, hundreds of demonstrators had gathered outside the courthouse and shouted, “Free Pussy Riot!”
  So, is this blow now stricken for the cause of purported conservative justice, or for the rights of those who hold power to benefit?
  Meanwhile riot police arrested dozens, including the former great chess champion Garry Kasparov, who is active in the political opposition. Mr. Kasparov fought with the police and appeared to be beaten as he was bundled into a police vehicle. Poor police mandated to protect their own safety before the public’s or the public will be without their protection. Huh?
  Think if newspaper reporters chimed these facts from inside a cathedral they’d be carted off too? Possibly gaining exclusive jailhouse interviews with The Three Convicts. Although the women disrupted a holy service, didn’t they? Spoke out of turn in God’s House?
  The Times states, near the start of the highly anticipated proceedings, the judge said Pussy Riot’s so-called punk prayer in Moscow’s main cathedral amounted to the crime of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and repeated that charge today in her verdict. Because that’s the propaganda that has stirred Russia’s religious masses to support this obvious suppression of free speech. The territorial reason behind Jesus going to the cross if anyone cares to recall?
  And because the women acted as a group, the maximum sentence under the law is seven years in prison. Three, not bad, right, supposedly. So it would perhaps be thirty for stealing, and life every time someone is killed? Who’s kidding whom? Not them, they know what they’re doing. That’s why they’re in charge and intend to stay there behind the judge so that if she dared not act on behalf of the team … . So it must be that I’m being fooled? Are we not advancing? Yes Vladimir, what will your legacy be described as once we’re both gone? Traitors can be shot, but eventually no one has to be loyal to anyone alive now. Then where will you and your legacy be, then? Just another Czar?
  Amnesty International condemned the sentences, which a spokeswoman said show “that the Russian authorities will stop at no end to suppress dissent and stifle civil society.”
  The women have been in jail since March and a chorus of supporters, including the music world’s biggest stars have demanded their immediate release. Rallies in support were held in dozens of cities around the world on Friday. Look at that, Vladimir. The martyrdom is already more popular than a well-high-financed police state, except, of course, with The Well-High-Financed Police State.
  The case has become a touchstone in the unfolding political drama that began in Russia after disputed parliamentary elections last December. Partly because of the sympathetic appearance of the defendants, two are mothers of young children, and their group uses music to carry its message. Pitting them against a united Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church power-structure. Well that should protect all the Icons, God couldn’t seriously give a rat’s a__ about when most holy books point to no idols coming before God.
  While the case has allowed opponents of Mr. Putin to portray his government as squelching free speech and presiding over a rigged judicial system, it has also handed the government an opportunity to portray its political opponents as obscene, disrespectful rabble-rousers, liberal urbanites backed by the West in a conspiracy against the Russian state and the Russian church. Uh huh. From Russia to wherever, put on pretty costumes and control the minds of those you rule and hate them when they disobey, gets us what? Totalitarianism, governments the world over accuse the others of being. Scapegoatism, Stalinism, Putinism? Watch out big guy. Really, you and whoever you appoint historian in charge will not define your legacy. And it’s beginning to look a lot like no one will be as nice as me. Get it? Mate.
  The saga in February began when the women infiltrated Moscow’s main cathedral wearing colorful balaclavas, and pranced around in front of the golden Holy Doors leading to the altar. Dancing, chanting and lip-synching for what would later become a music video of a profane song in which they beseeched the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Mr. Putin. Oh, so it’s just that they weren’t praying the right way? The Russian Orthodox Church and State can now comfortably represent themselves as those once influential bastards, the Klux Klux Klan did in the U.S. Where if you weren’t one of them, you were just wrong? So is it possible everyone in Russian prison is innocent, while the guilty of conspiracy to control all the sources of wealth roam free?
  At their Church event security guards quickly stripped Pussy Riot of their guitars, but the video was completed with splices of footage from another church.
  But while they have become minor heroes in the entertainment world, Pussy Riot is far more political than musical. Members have never released a song or an album, and they do not seem to have any serious aspirations to do so. But then, Times why should we care, when you point out on Thursday, with tensions rising in anticipation of the verdict and sentencing, the authorities said that threats had been made against Judge Syrova and that bodyguards had been assigned to her. Uh huh.
  As the trial opened, the women, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, and Maria Alyokhina, 24, apologized, saying they had never intended to offend the Orthodox Church but rather sought to make a political statement against Mr. Putin and against the church patriarch, Kirill I, for supporting Mr. Putin in his campaign for a third term as president. But prosecutors and lawyers for religious people who where described as victims of the stunt said the women were motivated by religious hatred. The defendants were accused of committing “moral harm” and even of practicing Satanism. And at the time I’m sure there were fans in the audience enjoying hearing Nero play while Rome burned too. Or at least wealthy paid enough not to criticize. And what’s the going rate in Russia anyway?
  As the trial continued, the women seemed emboldened by their mounting international support, including from Madonna, who paused a concert in Moscow to give a speech urging their release and later performed wearing a black bra with “Pussy Riot” stenciled in bold letters on her back. Sure, Madonna never saw a publicity stunt she didn’t like, except, perhaps as in this case, your government’s President Putin. But, I know, we both know. Madonna was at least allowed to perform with smoke and mirrors too, I presume. Ha!
  In a closing statement, Ms. Tolokonnikova, the most outspoken of the defendants, railed against repression in Russia. “To my deepest regret, this mock trial is close to the standards of the Stalinist troikas,” she said. “Who is to blame for the performance at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and for our being put on trial after the concert? The authoritarian political system is to blame. What Pussy Riot does is oppositional art or politics.” Adding, “In any event, it is a form of civil action in circumstances where basic human rights, civil and political freedoms are suppressed.”
  And now back to this. There was a time once, long ago, when as a small child I was honored to play one of The Three Wisemen before our Church and sing, “We Three Kings.” In preparation before in our Sunday School classroom one of the children raised in the southern white tradition, used my nickname and said, “_____ is the black one.” Well embarrassment aside, a more nobler honor has never since then been bestowed on me than that, and I have a good feeling Pussy Riot’s legacy for their Church performance will prove to be just as correctly virtuous. How about yours Mr. President? Because from here, you still have some catching up to do. Not that you’re so far behind the world leader idiots who claim God tells them to go to war, but against your own people you’re coming too darn close. Cut it out. I know it’s not just you, but you’re the one who’ll be in the books.
Two Year Sentence For Stunt Honoring Integrity In Church
8/17/2012 concluded: Well embarrassment aside, a more nobler honor has never since then been bestowed on me than that, and I have a good feeling Pussy Riot’s legacy for their Church performance will prove to be just as correctly virtuous. How about yours Mr. President? Because from here, you still have some catching up to do. Not that you’re so far behind the world leader idiots who claim God tells them to go to war, but against your own people you’re coming too darn close. Cut it out. I know it’s not just you, but you’re the one who’ll be on the books.
June 20 - July 23, 2019
Well. How Should I Say This?
    While I've generally always thought reparations was/is a good idea, I've also never made it an essayic point. So I apologize. But to Senator Mitch McConnell's point that enough progress has been established, such that this generation shouldn't be held responsible for our forbears' faults is placing the issue on infinite hold like the National Debt or something. As if this generation were just a corporation severing ties to previous mistakes. As if it weren't, really, so very long ago when mere incremental progress wasn't even made, or even approached, at all. 
  That the, severely selfish, illogical crime of slavery happened is because business is the business of shortcuts and why any self-absolution isn't enough. Because it was the aftermath suffered through, and criminally and socially enforced, that was even more insane. That's what any generation would be satisfied having a pass for? C'mon. We've not even solved the little stuff, Mr. Voice For A Varnished America preferring to be hypnotized into thinking nothing's our fault. Above the machinations of whichever conspiracy held sway over previous times. 
  Denial as demonstrated by that border wall our president wants, that would come to symbolize a vast sculptural representation of the façade that our people aren't responsible for what our governments, enterprises and people have ever done in maintaining the cultural instabilities that cause people to run from their homes. Technically running from the problem, just as Americans are. 
  Steadfastly behind no reparations takes advantage of "American citizens" who've been denied the deeper awareness of understanding what bigotry reduced us to and produced. It's not our fault generations took so long? But if not our responsibility, believe it or not, we're still part of the fault. Those cracks that divide a world that's really not separate at all.   
  Can't face the future without facing the past. Hasn't and won't be done. 

     Prison sucks, right? That people end up there is a demonstrable tragedy. Beats all that there's just never enough time to work out a better way. Or money to afford a better style. Where indifference and violence tilt the atrocity's scales is a blindness to the ramifications of what it means to have people treated so poorly. At fault or not. 
     Of course we all want to kiss justice and hold it dear and have it touch everything around us to keep right. Yep. Life's spooky. The normal can at any moment vaporize when at wits' end sans solution. 
Well. Navalny has allergic reaction while under Russian Government Custody.
     Huh. Imagine that. See the digital world where nothing can really be blamed on individuals has always been a part of life the modern age has now streamlined. Yes, apparently we're all disengaged on this somewhat long slide of lost individuality. How far down it goes, we know but up's through the roof.
     And people are still being shot for no other reason than shooting. It's not about why but indicative of how callous life is that these people can be so rubbed raw they act out in utterly desperate perverted ways. There's no honor in taking another's life. The upside down people are responsible for the calamities while we're responsible there's a mess. 
Never Before? Right. Like Every Day Opportunity Eludes Vision
    Issues seemingly cross the public brow like shooting stars, and happiness is knowing that, at least, this time, you're out of the way. The random out there-ness aspect, the public can't touch but is designed to reflect as progenitor. Sleight of hand political persuasion people are so numb to, even, especially, the screamers feel a part when everyone's just parcels
  How powerful you are in the public eye is hardly near as prestigious as the prominently placed two, pictured here -  
Venture a guess at how much? Or are we all just so flabbergasted by what would otherwise be labelled vainglorious gall, depicting upstanding righteous Americanism. Guess if you're going to hitch to a wagon, bandwagons have longer legs, so to speak. Mean as we have to be is why we're where we are, as formally explained in wonderfully woven historical masterpieces. All The King's Men. For formal display. 
  The planet's fossil fuel fleet needs to transition now and should have been common sense for decades. A president shrugging and hedging and hawing is not a country's executive but someone watching out for the interests of business shortcuts that have a bad history of not working out quite so well in the long run despite short-term rewards. Forget global warming. The planet shouldn't be this messed up anyway. No shame. None. 
Eventually if your eyes can't leave the train wreck you're past the mountain's ledge.
The Soapbox View Satirical Twispursues the Twin Legacies 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Russian Parliament To Economically Control Public Displays Of Dissatisfaction, President Putin Advises

  As if standing around and beaten at protests weren’t enough, The New York Times reports President Putin urged the Russian Parliament to increase fines for assembling without the power to receive a permit. The current fine of approximately one thousand dollars in American money for unpermitted assembly is expected to rise to a heftier nine thousand five. Starting from that fee, even compromised, the authorities should still get a good slice. Probably based on the protestor’s ability to pay on a sliding scale that, in the end, will mean – at least those with something to lose should stay home.
  Reuters quotes President Putin at a meeting including deputies from his party, United Russia. “We must guard people against some kinds of extreme, radical displays. Society, the state has a right to defend itself.” While environmental activist/protest leader Yevgeniya Chirikova told Ekho Moskvy radio. “It violates citizens’ constitutional right to freedom of assembly. This law is part of an effort to tighten the screws, it is very dangerous.”
  So Russians are well on their way to controlled accord constructing a fine society. Well yes, no, the fine society won’t necessarily allow the police to become everyone’s friend. No, the stresses Russian law is under are not cracking while power is not near its benign uses yet, unfortunately, but there might be time. Yes, the planet overheated and as some scientists project too late to reverse that fate. But technically there’s time for Russian evolution as all the world’s other societies still are.
  So, for the present, it just seems President Putin thinks he’ll hear the public better if it was curbed of that incessant Russian instinct for more, more, more. Controlled demonstrations, honed to more manageable manifestations undoubtedly no doubt may be the proper way to manage Russia. Except society does come down to, are people satisfied? And why can’t the president lighten up?
  Bloomberg, or any businessperson and politician worth their salt knows rent's for going up. 
Russian Parliament To Economically Control Public Displays Of Dissatisfaction, President Putin Advises

5/24/2012 concluded:  Bloomberg, or any businessperson and politician worth their salt knows rent's for going up.

  Despite concluding on that, purportedly, potential pragmatic note. Rent's for going upMarch 24, 2012's outlook beat around the bush using a lot of words to describe self-interest when none other exists. Why there's no breakthrough without spectacle.  Otherwise no one sees? Consequently few care, neglecting to beware of the consequences. Censorship's slant purpose. Freedom's so scary it's the achievement's claim that's the spookiest?
  On another hand. Everything's not so cut and dry concerning ruling elites. At least some historians assume if Stalin had been beaten by Trotsky or whoever, they'd have been as viscously ruthless and intolerant too. 
  It's understood anything even opposite  authoritarianism nationalism could be just as myopic? As reflexively defensive as anywhere reality's scapegoated. Bent but not fixed. Dignity's really supposed to matter more than money
Anything to say here?
Unfathomable how many dreams aren't even seen. Imagine.

Crafting the opposition in your own imageSeriously? All's fair in politics? Then everyone's accountable for sycophantastic bullcrap. But not Bizarro World's intellectual demiseNero-esque,  leaning on a harp, Sir Charles Krauthammer of The Conservative Slant?

Yes, capitalism for everyone.

capitalism = socialism

  There should be much, much, more progress by now. But far be it from me to dispute with an industry. I see sitcom.

  So this is equal pinko time? Since there's only two sides to entitlement's story. When history's just one shrewder political mirage to the next. Why, despite our vast wealth, would this generation be any different from any other? Advanced? When self-righteous destruction remains the current case?

  W was in South Carolina lauding his brother's chances of captivating South Carolina's primary voters. Saying we don't need another one like him blustering around the White House, touché? Get a grip.
So no political dynasty's not worth enshrinement, I guess. But just because their success becomes them, doesn't mean it becomes us.
  Facing reality is a malleable commodity. Remember cigarettes were technically dealt with mucho-decades after their health hazard was known. Automobile pollution was understood a century ago. But by using money conveniently we've crept backwards forward. At least the computer wizardry is so cool while the method remains the madness.
Imagining Wondering

  A Helicopter Camera pans across a highway's commercial strip. Zooming downtown to meet Camera 2  for double shot of two men sitting on an antique hotel's little old fashioned stoop.

  Helicopter Camera acquires image, rising above Camera 2 and taking in a dilapidated downtown before disappearing.

Lame: "Yeah well. Knowing that Wal-Mart behemoth would pull the rug out from under little America's a long way from stopping it. I didn't have the billions. I hear those logarithm people expect no one to drive cars anymore either. The computers will solve traffic. Fill this whole landmass with less jobs than we need. Even us poor pathetic retirees, whose ethics forbade our stabbing enough competitors in the back before having been stabbed in ours. This concept the criminal justice system cleans everything up after the damage is done, is mostly why money's so darned expensive. Candy that dissolves in your mouth without the feeling of a real taste."

Duck: "Rightly so."

Lame: "Yep. Not enough to just fight City Hall, but a matter of owning it too."

Duck: "Yeah. Hear The Big City raises property taxes every year, regardless. And landlords accommodate. Fight for all their rights, but where complex finance could be tackled and changed by steps to end inflation gouging at the weak's strengths. The practice of profiting from destruction. The ruthless Wall Street rule." (PAUSE) "Yeah blame them. All their faults. While America comes from behind its' own curtain as we obviously are.

Lame: "Oh. I see. Making fun of me. Like I don't know you're playing when you agree." 

Duck: "It is the poor's fault they're poor."

Lame: "The culture's fault for our pathological ancestors. Give up on progress like them. Go with the easy flow ya know. Go buy your finally, in a long time, properly priced gallon of gas. And leave me alone here to rot in your comfortable conscience's hell.

Duck: (Grins, waddling away.)

Act II

Lame clicks open the laptop pulled from behind his back and sounds as if he's reading out loud.

Helping Ford Go Beyond The Car, by David Gelles in The New York Times. But digitally titled here, in a more politically correct-er tone, The Commute of the Future? Ford Is Working on It.

LAME: "New set of entrepreneurs working with what's left of the old fortune. Strengthening what's strong from the corporate conspiracy that self-congratulatorily languished, and glorified, the world's grand parade of mobile thrones money said was deserved. Genius. Henry bled the idea itself that we could all be aristocrats in a great broad middle-class empire still unwilling to concede that's what rich is as well. Middle-class is a popular political concept. But as engaging what civilization wrought - a bunch of poppycock.

Cars were happening. Couldn't be stopped. GM bought up streetcars in the 1930s and America remained clueless up through and including now. Inevitable as things were, it was corrupt justice? Our arrogance hasn't a clue walls aren't dissolved because the financial stream's never caught by the undertow. Unbalanced wealth's not a political mantra. What could be exploited is a self-righteous mistake. Facing history means acknowledging mistakes and not what elected officials are ready to do. Hiding, as many are, protected by the enormous funds grown from need. 

  Tony Guida - Sam Schwartz Interview, Part 1, Part 2.

  From The Two Jakes. "The name of the game is oil John." The Past. "Never goes away." Jake Gittes
  Blind in plain sight compromise. "The price boss. It's the price." We can't afford the effort to pay? 

Samuel Fuller's The Street With No Name (1948)Morality's immorality hidden in plain sight
Diane Humetewa For Supreme Court Justice: 
Native American Representation Long Overdue 

BBN, Black and Brown News

  Where would you sit, facing this direction? Looking forward, looking back. 
  Really the perfect question seems ironic. Knowing whose selling you what and why's the answer for everything. 
  The assumption any of us avoid responsibility for the world's mess is noise and preposterous
The perpetual age of militarism never ends? 
At least not soon reports Rick Lyman 
in the International New York Times

Eastern Europe Cautiously Welcomes Larger U.S. Military Presence

Surreal desperation viewed satisfactorily? 
Ah, this M. C. Escher. Art's not leaving the past behind.
The Soapbox View Satirical Twispursues the 
Twin Legacies Andy Rooney and I. F. Stone?