The 99% Citizen Memorial
When young he served in the Conservation Camps before the infantry
He had scant a childhood, sweating on the farm until endless military
The 89th Division taught him to obey, so he blended in, and learned a trade
He embarked in New York in a Liberty Ship to Germany
He read Stars and Stripes and felt afraid despite the medals
The glory gave him narcolepsy, frozen feet, combat fatigue and shrapnel
War and Corruption Deficits: Insects and Leviathans
Huge defense contractors and oil corporations avoid taxes through loopholes while they profit from the recent invasions into Eurasia. They lobbied our government to destroy Iraq and then to rebuild it . In the case of Dick Cheney, Halliburton enjoyed a non-bid contract. The wars and the bank frauds cost Trillions of dollars, a deep fiscal deficit. To pay for these extravagant escapades the government now forces to pay.
Drones Enable Corporate Power
Financial powers of corporations set the laws by default whether it's for drone assassinations or the ruling class needs.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Mexican Drug Cartels and American Bank Cartels
Walls Street Banks and Mexican drug cartels have much in common. They both enjoy call-girls as well as cocaine and other drugs. The bankers and traffickers in Manhattan, knowingly or not, often share the same escorts and drugs. They share a similar hunger for high-risk greed and power without conscience. In this regard, their business models are almost identical--based on cynical materialism.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Corporations in the U.S. and in Mexico: Devour, Prey, Seduce--Inverted Totalitarianism
The patrician owners, leaders of corporations, have their own self-interests and agendas, and they rarely set a priority to improve the greater good of society. On the other hand, government's job is to balance the competitive markets so that they comply with the needs of society in general such as clean environment, health, or whatever the majority of citizens set as social goals. Today this balancing is not working.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Rapture of Charlatans
Many, many Americans seek to escape reality by drugs or by religious fantasies. It may well be a sign that many of us have died morally, spiritually, and intellectually. No other culture of industrialized countries is so hoodwinked by the vagaries of born-again evangelical cults.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010(2 comments)
The Pat Tillman Story, a Documentary Movie
If you haven't watched the documentary you won't know more about Tillman than what certain public officials want you to know: He earned a Silver Star Medal as a combat hero, who saved the lives of his fellow soldiers during a Taliban ambush. Several star-studded Generals, the Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld, and President Bush lied about Tillman's death.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010(1 comments)
Mexico: God Is Murdered Somewhere between the Chihuahua Desert and El Paso
After struggling for generations to improve their lot, many Mexicanos have stopped praying. Instead, they are selling drugs to the wealthy gringos in el norte. Meanwhile the Mexican government keeps a choke hold on the middle class in order to enrich the ruling class and use a clever public relations machine to conceal their mafia-type operations from the rest of the world.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Mexico: What Do Third-world Countries Share with the U.S.?
General McChrystal has been placed in the pantheon of American icons, sanctified next to the likes of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne. He now aligns with the many American gods that are manufactured as fast as a Big Mac or an Egg McMuffin. Heroes like these are not human. They only play the image of what America wants them to be, but mostly they reflect the self-delusion of the American culture, a bubble.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part II)
With neoliberalism, otherwise known as Regeanomics, government hardly dares to challenge the power of certain corporations that are so overbearing that they succeed in altering every aspect of our lives, our society, and culture.
Saturday, January 9, 2010(1 comments)
Mexico: Sex Slaves (Part I)
Smugglers bring thousands of young women from Mexico into the U.S. and force them to provide sexual services for perverted gringos with plenty of disposable cash. The transaction signals a cannibal capitalism, hardcore neoliberalism, that both countries share in dog-eat-dog cultures.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Mexico: Land of Dire Straits and Reaganomics
For more than the last four decades Mexicans have been risking their lives to migrate in larger numbers every year into the United States, escaping life below the poverty level and seeking better pay. Why has Mexico failed to develop its own people?
Religious Morality Is Problematic-A Failure in American Government
The Bush-Cheney doctrine claims that the core values and its laws, its constitution, must be ignored and broken in order to maintain safety and prosperity in the U.S. Many Americans still believe this. However, the loss of our rational values set down by our country's architects, our founding fathers, brings us close to third-world status.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Maueen Dowd and Me--Together in the Same Yoke
In a humorously sarcastic mock letter to Maureen Dowd, Mark Biskeborn, Laments the perils of being accused of plagiarism for failing to properly attribute a quotation.~ OEN Editor
Rapture of America
In a crazy time people need reassurance, people need support, and America often falls into crazy times. Americans often use God as their crutch when they can't think straight.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Book Review: Generation Kill
Under Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney decided to wage a conventional war against a soveriegn country, Iraq. Meanwhile they talk endlessly about bringing justice to the guerrilla warrors of 9/11.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Are suicide bombers similar to others who commit suicide? Do they derive their motivations from the same sources?
Policy of the Absurd: A Blood TaxWhile Franklin Roosevelt provided a plan for the United States' long-term energy needs, George Bush has instituted a blood tax to provide for a short-term solution to guarantee the nation's oil supply.
Why Iraq and not Saudi Arabia?
Bush insisted on invading Iraq, claiming its alleged WMD's, connection to al Qaeda, its dictator...although...15 of the 19 terrorists of 9/11 were Saudis rebellious against the tyrannical monarchy protected by the US.