October 31, 2016

Thanksgiving at Standing Rock!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 3:10 pm

I’m currently reading a book entitled Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, written by Iraq veteran Roy Scranton, who basically tells us that human beings have pretty much screwed themselves due to the vast and rapidly-approaching nightmare of climate change. If this book was designed to scare the holy shite out of people, it certainly has succeeded.

According to Scranton, “Human civilization has thrived in what has been the most stable climate interval in 650,00 years. Thanks to carbon-fueled industrial civilization, that interval is over.” Boom.

But is anybody doing anything to stop this nightmare from happening? Only a few people are — mainly a small-but-courageous Indian tribe at Standing Rock, North Dakota. And what is America’s reaction to this heroic stand against death by carbon? We have just spent hundreds of thousands of tax-payer dollars trying to tear-gas them, harass them, arrest them, pepper-spray them and shoot rubber bullets at them. Way to go America! Or not.

Thank goodness for the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux. Like it or not, they are protecting us. They are standing in place instead of us. They are bravely standing in front of a hurricane of climate-death and are doing it in our name. And all we do to thank them is to pay for the militarized police’s tear gas, dogs and bullets that attack them.

I propose another way to thank the Standing Rock Sioux. Let’s all go to Standing Rock this Thanksgiving — and show them that we really do have something to be truly thankful for.

PS: If you can’t figure out how to get all the way to the Standing Rock Reservation, then consider having your Thanksgiving dinner in front of the Capitol building in Bismarck instead. Can’t make it there either? How about Thanksgiving dinner in front of the US Congress or the White House.

PPS: Standing Rock protestors, Black Lives Matter, various Chicano movements and Occupy are practically the only true Americans these days — Americans who are courageous enough to actually stand up to the US military-industrial complex that is gobbling up the rest of us alive. We should honor these protestors instead of bombing them with tear gas and attacking them with dogs.

The rest of us whine and grieve that we are losing everything — but do nothing to stop it and just go along.

PPPS: Aside from being victims of the climate-change hurricane that is now bearing down upon us post-haste, Standing Rock is also just more collateral damage right now (along with Syria, Palestine, Ukraine, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, etc.) in the neo-con “wars” for oil. But who knows who the next “collateral damage” will be? Probably us.


October 28, 2016

The Obama-Clinton legacy: Killin’ women in Yemen

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 8:40 pm

I’m so tired of playing the role of a political Cassandra — someone who sees all too clearly what is going to happen next in the political arena, warns folks about it and then gets called a conspiracy theorist, a spoiler, a kook or a member of some paranoid radical fringe. But unfortunately that’s not the way that politics (and life) work. Calling me names still doesn’t change what is about to happen. Unfortunately.

I was right about the civil rights movement, Vietnam, Iraq, etc. and constantly warned people that Bush 2 was gonna be a disaster. Let’s hope that I’m not right about Clinton 2 as well — and that she won’t be a disaster like Bush 2. And while we’re at it, let’s also hope that I’m not right about her wanting so desperately to escalate a war on Russia. But don’t hold your breath.

It now seems all too clear to me what Obama and Clinton are up to — with regard to their foreign policy. They have practically telegraphed to us what they hope their end-game will be, and then journalist Diana Johnstone finally added the last missing pieces, laying out Obama’s and Clinton’s grand plan, which apparently is to recreate the exact same chaos in the Middle East that Osama bin Ladin and the CIA created in Afghanistan — so that Russia will once again go bankrupt and fall into confusion like the old USSR did back in 1987.

Apparently Obama and Clinton really want their legacy to be this one — to be seen by history as another Ronald Reagan, shouting “Tear down this wall!” Wistful thinking, you two. But it’s wistful thinking like this that will get us involved in World War 3 — as well as destroy the lives of over a billion people, including ourselves. A “legacy” is a dangerous thing.

I violently object to the slaughter that is now going on in Syria with the intention of drawing Russia deeper into spending a fortune on fighter jets and soldiers and guns. But at what price? America is also spending trillions in credit-card debt at the “war” shopping mall too (as well as a billion or so on false propaganda) and we also are going slowly bankrupt — but, whatever, that’s what a legacy costs.

And I am also sickened by the slaughter that is now going on in Yemen. “But those upstart Yemeni asked for it,” you might say. I think not. However, just to clarify the situation for sure, I talked with a Yemeni friend of mine about what is really going on over there right now.

“99% of Yemeni civilians are not Houthis — yet the Saudis keep endlessly bombing Yemeni civilians day after day and endless night after night, using American-supplied weapons. However, 95% of Yemeni civilians do support the Houthis because the Houthis are the only group that protects us and helps us, digs our injured women and children out of the rubble and buries the dead. It’s a nightmare over there, really grim. My friends over there tell me this on FaceBook.”

According to my Yemeni friend, “There are no splits between Sunnis and Shia in Yemen, not even between Muslims and Jews. We all get along. So why do the Saudis and Americans want to kill us so badly?” Aside from Yemeni oil? Please see above.

Is creating an Obama-Clinton legacy worth all these thousands of dead women and babies in Yemen (and Syria and Libya and Palestine and Iraq)? Apparently, to them it is. But it’s hecka not worth it to the rest of us.

PS: According to Robert Parry, a journalist we can actually trust, “The harsh truth is that pursuit of power often trumps the principle of an informed electorate choosing the nation’s leaders….” There are too many trillions of Wall Street and War Street dollars at stake here for Clinton for her to risk losing this election — to Trump, Sanders, Dr. Stein or whoever. Whatever it takes.


October 25, 2016

The future PrezClint2: Four more years of smirking…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 7:21 pm

“Jane, you need to become more objective,” a friend just told me. But I actually do try to be objective, honest. Everything I write about is strongly grounded in facts and reliable URLs. However, it is the subjective emotions tied up in my facts that do count the most.

But in other ways my friend is right and subjectivity does present a big danger, like when people use only subjectivity to make their points and completely forget about facts.

For instance, George Bush 1 got more votes than Michael Dukakis back in 1988 — although objectively Dukakis was the better man for the job. But when Bush 1 pulled that Willie Horton nightmare out of his hat, he stirred up a lot of subjective fear and won instead.

Then Bush 2 stole the 2000 election and Americans let him get away with it — not because he was more qualified than Al Gore but because apparently people would much rather have a beer with George than with Al.

Hillary Clinton will probably win the 2016 presidential election too even though Dr. Jill Stein is far more likely to save the world — and even Donald Trump is more likely to do a better job in the White House than the Queen of Chaos herself, head cheerleader for World War 3. But why would Trump actually do a better job than Clinton? Because both objectively and subjectively it won’t matter if Trump screws up the SCOTUS appointment if we elect Clinton 2 instead and get a great SCOTUS pick from her — but still end up dead.

According to journalist Robert Parry, “As polls show Hillary Clinton closing in on victory, Official Washington’s neoconservative (and liberal-hawk) foreign policy establishment is rubbing its hands in anticipation of more war and more strife, including a U.S. military escalation in Syria, a take-down of Iran, and a showdown with nuclear-armed Russia.” Doesn’t this bother anyone else but me?

But even if PrezClint2 and her friends in War Street and Greater Israel get lucky and conquer the entire Middle East including Iran, and then Clinton 2 goes on to capture and subdue Russia’s oil fields and even China’s legendary dollar-store manufacturers — the American people will have still lost the Great Game entirely. Why? Because, objectively, “war” is the world’s number-one air polluter and all those thousands of F-16s circling the air all over the world will condemn all us humans to die of emphysema if nothing else. Cough cough. Not to mention radiation.

Climate change had been given a huge kick down the road by World War II. Then the carpet-bombing of Cambodia, Shock and Awe and the attempted destruction of Libya, Syria, Yemen, etc. have spectacularly made America’s climate-change jump shots from far down the court. And now PrezClint2 is gonna score the final goal for us that will defeat humanity once and for all. Booyah.

But the main reason I am both objectively and subjectively dreading the thought of Clinton 2 in the White House next term is because of her (face-lift-enhanced?) perpetual smirk. I’ve already been forced to endure eight long years of Smirking George. Now I’ve got to endure four more years of Smirking Hillary too?

Yeah, I know. Trump smirks as well. But occasionally he doesn’t. And Dr. Stein never smirks!

PS: Objectivity alone never seems to win elections in America. As Janis Joplin was always fond of saying, “It’s a combination of the two.” Hearts and minds. However, objectivity goes right out the window when Wall Street and War Street have almost total control of the media — then it’s just a matter of who has the most money and who can get away with telling the biggest lies.

PPS: I completely do not understand the way that Americans are thinking these days. We have a fabulously qualified and totally competent woman running for president right now — Dr. Jill Stein — and yet most Americans are dead set on voting for gross and weird people like Donald Clinton and Hillary Trump. This fact truly makes me wonder where Americans’ heads are at right now — and what other parts of their bodies they seem to be using to think with instead of their brains.

Perhaps they are confusing Clinton with Tia Leone in “Madam Secretary”? But guess what? “Madam Secretary” is not a reality show. But PrezClint2 will be — all too real.

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October 21, 2016

Money Money Money: How imaginary Lean Green finances America’s “wars”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 11:43 am

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: America is definitely not like the fairy-tale miller’s daughter who spun straw into gold for Rumpelstiltskin. However, it appears that our so-called leaders must think that they actually are like her — considering the way that America continues to pay for an endless “war” that costs trillions of dollars. But where, exactly, does all that money actually come from in real life? “It comes from the taxpayers of course,” you might say. No, now you’re thinking of another fairy tale — the goose that laid the golden egg.

Theoretically, our real world should function far differently from the one that the Brothers Grimm dreamed up. But according to journalist Peter Koenig, it does not. America’s “endless wars” really are being financed by fairy-tale creatures who actually do spin straw into gold.

“Let’s face it,” states Koenig, “the six Anglo-American media giants that dominate the western world can spend billions on propaganda. Money doesn’t matter. Money is made of thin air. Money for wars doesn’t matter either – it’s also made of thin air. It’s made by the dollar manufacturing machine, meaning the US private banking system. Today, 97% of all the money produced in the US is made by private banks in the form of debt, mostly by Wall Street.”

Apparently private banks can arbitrarily declare that there are trillions of dollars that can be borrowed and lent with impunity — imaginary Lean Green that they magically create and destroy. Sounds like a fairy tale to me.

But maybe Rumpelstiltskin was right after all, that America actually can go on paying for endless “wars” endlessly — that is, until the Pied Piper comes and takes our children away.

PS: Speaking of money, I’m also pretty much disgusted with national politics right now — wherein rich guys buy our government for pennies on the dollar and corruption is rampant for this reason. In fact, the world’s greatest superpower is currently acting more and more like the corruption of ancient Rome. I’m even expecting Nero to run for president against Caligula next — and with those two candidates being the only choices Americans will be given to vote for.

PPS: According to journalist Bob Fitrakis, “Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s government [used to hold] 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver. During late March, 2011, these stocks were…taken from the vaults of the Libyan Central Bank in Tripoli…. Qaddafi was deposed [by Secretary of State Clinton] for his gold.” So — who knows? Maybe Hillary actually is the miller’s daughter after all.

Or not.

Apparently Qaddafi’s son may actually be returning to save Libya from the Queen of Chaos — but only after he was forced to play Sleeping Beauty for five years by the Bad Fairy herself. Not even the Grimm brothers could have seen that one coming.


October 16, 2016

Yahoo News just posted the nine best places to survive World War 3

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 12:36 pm

Seriously? It’s come to this? People actually think there are ways to survive World War 3?

When I was a little girl during the infamous Cold War, I was totally convinced that the whole world would be destroyed — but yet somehow I would survive because I would have hidden behind a cement retaining wall in our front yard. Magical thinking — both then and now. And juvenile too.

Here’s the link. Apparently, we’re spozed to be able to survive in Antarctica? And exactly how is that going to be possible?

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October 13, 2016

Take our country back from the CIA? Nah, never happen

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 12:05 pm

What is the most perceptive thing that President Obama ever said? Was it, “While we breathe, we will hope”? Nope, that definitely wasn’t it. “The CIA always gets what it wants.” Yep, that’s the one.

Since way back in the late 1940s, the CIA has been making a complete hash of things — and getting away with it too. Wherever there are dead bodies rotting in the sun, you’ll be sure to find some sleazy CIA operatives lurking around.

Who turned the Congo into a charnel-ground? Who screwed up Iran? Who started the killing fields of Vietnam? Who sent our boys home from Iraq in a box? Who started the Cold War? Who stirred up all that shite in Cuba, Angola, Palestine, Afghanistan, Chile, Guatemala, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, Dallas…. It was the CIA. Duh.

But is all that finally about to change?

Is it finally actually time for patriotic Americans to finally call out the CIA regarding their 70-year reign of terror? “Hey, punks, you failed!” The CIA has taken all our money and left us standing by the side of the road, forced to walk home by ourselves in the dark… Oops, sorry, I was thinking of “Twilight Zone”.

Everywhere we look these days, we are constantly bombarded by blatant lies about Iraq, ISIS, Syria, Russia, Ukraine, Yemen, Venezuela, China… BTW, what exactly is happening in China these days? Who the freak knows. Of course we now know what is actually going on in the Middle East thanks to FaceBook. But I can’t friend anybody on China’s “We Chat” unless I buy an iPhone or unless I learn Chinese — and that’s not gonna happen any time soon. But I digress.

Now, thanks to social media and a few intrepid reporters like Robert Parry, Eva Bartlett, Andre Vltchek and Vanessa Beeley, news about what is actually happening in Yemen and Syria (and most of those other places all over the world that we are constantly lied to about) is actually starting to leak out.

And this is starting to piss the CIA off!

Could the CIA finally be getting exposed as “The man behind the curtain” for all these fiascos? As the “Doctor No” who is actually running the American show? Nah. That would be too easy. Too democratic. Too just. Justice stopped being an American virtue a long time ago. Vigilance is the price of freedom. Americans could care less about vigilance.

PS: Here’s another thing: If Americans finally admit to themselves that they have been lied to regarding Syria, then they also have to be prepared to admit to themselves that their war-monger-owned government and their corporate-owned media lies to them all the time about other things too — about Iraq, Afghanistan, 9-11, etc. Even about JFK. All those trillions of war-buck dollars that have been poured down the drain? They could have gone to improving American schools, saving American lives, building American homes, fixing American infrastructure, etc.

Denial protects Americans from knowing just how badly they have been played by their government and media — and by the CIA. But the truth of the matter is that they lie to us like a rug. And we Americans are being beaten like rugs too.

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October 9, 2016

Voters’ choice: GWB in a pantsuit or Nixon with weird hair

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 3:54 pm

A friend just asked me, “Hey Jane, why are you always hating on Hillary Clinton?” That’s an easy question to answer. I spent eight long hard dreadful years hating on George W. Bush — but when Obama was elected, I thought I could finally relax and have nothing to complain about any more.

Boy was I wrong.

Between Obama’s giveaways to the banks and his love of bombing the shite out of anything that moved on the other side of the world, I almost began to long for good old GWB. At least with Dubya, you knew he was a snake.

And Clinton, Obama’s former Secretary of State, turned out to be a snake too — and a poisonous one at that. She killed, murdered, plundered and sacked her way though the Middle East like some evil Barbary pirate. She was George Bush in a pants-suit. Why would I ever vote for her? “Politico reports that the Clinton campaign is wooing Condoleezza Rice, James Baker, George Shultz, and Kissinger, the granddaddy of them all.” Kissinger? Really?

And then along comes Donald Trump. He’s like Richard Nixon only with weird hair. And his campaign seems to be all about bringing Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” back from the dead just in time for Halloween. And Trump is also like Ronald Reagan. Trickle down? Yeah right. We already saw how badly that worked out.

But it really doesn’t matter whether Clinton or Trump gets elected in 2016. Either way, we voters are gonna be as screwed as we were back when Bush II stole the presidency in 2000, Nixon bombed Cambodia, Reagan deregulated Wall Street, Bush I invented the Gulf War for fun and profit, Clinton I shoved NAFTA down our throats and Obama mendaciously promised us Hope and Change.

The only difference between then and now is that Nixon, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and Clinton all started off with a relatively good economy and then sent it downhill — whereas Trump and/or Clinton II will be starting off with an economy already in the pits. How much further down can they take us? We may be about to find out.

“So what should we do? Who should we vote for?” you might ask. “Flip a coin for the lesser of two evils?” No. The world’s greatest super power should never be forced to do that. Why not vote for Dr. Jill Stein instead. “But won’t that be just wasting our vote?” Hell, no. If you vote for either one of these Bush/Nixon/Clinton/Obama/Reagan wannabes, your vote will already be wasted.

PS: At the first presidential debate, Clinton shamelessly pulled yet another one of those fake Reagan/Bush/Obama “City on a Hill” feel-good moments out of her hat. Peace and love and jobs for all — and it totally sounded awesome! But nothing in Clinton’s record supports or even suggests that she will actually do anything that she just promised us.

Basically, Clinton blatantly stole her debate script straight off of poor sweet Bernie Sanders’ Twitter account. “Whew, I just dumped that whole load of Bernie-crap on the voters,” she probably told Bill later, “and they all seemed to fall for it too.” But once elected, she’ll never have to promise any of that crap ever again — let alone actually do it. “Let’s go celebrate with Kissinger,” she probably said next. “Suckas!”

The Queen of Chaos is gonna bring us happiness and good jobs? Not.

Hasn’t anybody in America ever learned anything about false promises — even after having been schooled in that art by Obama, the Bush dynasty, Slick Willy, Reagan, Nixon and Johnson? The Masters themselves? Apparently not.

People will probably hate me for this but if it finally comes down to being forced to choose between Trump and Clinton, I will chose Trump. At least he hasn’t buried all those hopeful and foolishly-idealistic Bernie Babies under a huge bull-crap pile of pie-in-the-sky promises that will never be kept.

And in addition, while Trump may appear to be an idiot and a bigot who hates Muslims, Clinton already is a stone cold killer who has actually caused the cold-blooded murder of thousands and thousands of Muslim women and children. And as for her being a friend of Black people? According to Ezili Danto, the Clinton Foundation has practically raped Haiti — not to mention all the AfriCom atrocities that happened on Clinton’s watch.

PPS: Last night during a PBS news segment, commentators once again lied to us about Syria and Aleppo. On national TV. On a public news station that we ourselves pay for. Yes, we Americans are actually paying people to lie to us. But then why should I be surprised. It’s not like it’s never happened before.

Just as surely as Shimon Peres was never a terrorist and Obama is a man of peace and Bush II only wanted to bring democracy to Iraq and Reagan dearly loved the indigenous people of Central America and Nixon didn’t carpet-bomb Cambodia and Johnson was right about Vietnam being a good idea and good Germans were all just victims of misinformation during WW II — just as surely as the sun rises in the west each morning and pigs fly, will we American voters finally be told the truth by our corporate-owned government and media so that we can vote intelligently in our own best self-interest this November.

PPPS: Here is a link to a Syrian friend’s latest report on all the lies that various media queens are live-streaming to us right now about what is [not!] going on in Aleppo:


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