Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Beat Hotel Revisited

The Beat Hotel Trailer - New Version

The Beat Hotel, a new film by Documentary Arts, goes deep into the legacy of the American Beats in Paris during the heady years between 1957 and 1963, when Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso fled the obscenity trials in the United States surrounding the publication of Ginsbergs poem Howl. They took refuge in a cheap no-name hotel they had heard about at 9, Rue Git le Coeur and were soon joined by William Burroughs, Ian Somerville, Brion Gysin, and others from England and elsewhere in Europe, seeking out the freedom that the Latin Quarter of Paris might provide.

The Beat Hotel, as it came to be called, was a sanctuary of creativity, but was also, as British photographer Harold Chapman recalls, an entire community of complete oddballs, bizarre, strange people, poets, writers, artists, musicians, pimps, prostitutes, policemen, and everybody you could imagine. And in this environment, Burroughs finished his controversial book Naked Lunch; Ian Somerville and Brion Gysin invented the Dream Machine; Corso wrote some of his greatest poems; and Harold Norse, in his own cut-up experiments, wrote the novella, aptly called The Beat Hotel.


The film tracks down Harold Chapman in the small seaside town of Deal in Kent England. Chapmans photographs are iconic of a time and place when Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Corso, Burroughs, Gysin, Somerville and Norse were just beginning to establish themselves on the international scene. Chapman lived in the attic of the hotel, and according to Ginsberg didnt say a word for two years because he wanted to be invisible and to document the scene as it actually happened.


In the film, Chapmans photographs and stylized dramatic recreations of his stories meld with the recollections of Elliot Rudie, a Scottish artist, whose drawings of his time in the hotel offer a poignant and sometimes humorous counterpoint. The memories of Chapman and Rudie interweave with the insights of French artist Jean-Jacques Lebel, author Barry Miles, Danish filmmaker Lars Movin, and the first hand accounts of Oliver Harris, Regina Weinrich, Patrick Amie, Eddie Woods, and 95 year old George Whitman, among others, to evoke a portrait of Ginsberg, Burroughs, Corso and the oddities of the Beat Hotel that is at once unexpected and revealing.



One God Universe


Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales


Jack Kerouac: Writing Lesson

Kerouac's "Belief & Technique for Modern Prose." I keep coming back to Jack Kerouac for inspiration. He was kind of a Buddha for the Beat Generation (except that he, uh, drank himself to death at an early age... oops). He cultivated both spontaneity and craft. He became an icon to thousands of young people with road fever but could have equally been a role model for the serious pursuit of any skill (pile of notebooks, endless revisions -- except for the, uh, methamphetamine part). Very Zen.


Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out 2011: The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs


Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out 2011: The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs.9/29/2011 University of Texas at Arlington.


Allen Ginsberg - Stay Away From the White House

First Blues


Jack Kerouac- American Haiku



10,000 Maniacs - Hey Jack Karouac / Eat for Two

Occupy Wall Street: Mass Economic Riots Are Now Here And America Will Never Be The Same

By Michael Snyder, BlacklistedNews.com

Is Occupy Wall Street going to represent a major turning point in U.S. history? Over the past several years, many people have been warning that we would see mass economic riots in the United States if the economy continued to get worse. Well, the economic riots are now here and America will never be the same. The Occupy Wall Street protests are starting their third week and now similar protests have sprung up in major cities all over the United States. An increasing number of Americans have totally lost faith in the system and are looking for an outlet for their frustrations. Occupy Wall Street is a spark that has started a fire, but most Americans do not understand where all of this is going. In the years ahead, millions more Americans will lose their jobs, millions more Americans will lose their homes to foreclosure and millions more Americans will find themselves drowning in debt. As the economy continues to decline, millions upon millions of Americans will become even more frustrated. In particular, young Americans are really starting to become angryabout the economy and our deeply corrupt financial system. Eventually we are going to see an explosion of anger and frustration on the streets of America that is going to be absolutely unprecedented. Occupy Wall Street is just the beginning. If most Americans could see what is coming next, it would chill them to their cores.


Growing up, most of us were taught that if we wanted to change things in America, we could do it at the ballot box. Well, today large numbers of Americans are realizing that both major political parties have been bought and paid for. They are realizing that things never seem to change no matter who we vote into office. They are realizing that signing petitions or sending letters to our “representatives” does not accomplish anything.


As the frustration of average Americans has grown, it has given rise to new political movements.


So far, the Tea Party movement has been the most prominent, and it has been dominated mostly by Republicans.


Now, Occupy Wall Street is becoming a national movement, and it is being dominated mostly by radical leftists and socialists.


Both movements have attempted to appeal to the growing core of libertarians in this country, and to a certain extent both movements have had some success.


But what all of this represents is a fundamental shift in the way that Americans view political change.


Americans no longer trust that politicians will listen to them. All of the recent polls show that satisfaction with the government is at an all-time low. People are deeply frustrated and large numbers of them simply do not believe that the traditional ways of bringing about change work anymore.


America is broken, and it is getting really hard to deny it.


In America today, it takes massive amounts of money to get elected, and most of our politicians end up deeply aligned with those that have huge amounts of money to donate to political campaigns.


Most Americans today feel like they have no voice. Many also feel like they do not have a legitimate choice at the ballot box.


So what happens when millions of Americans are deeply, deeply angry about the economy and the direction this country is headed, but they also believe that the political system is so broken that voting won’t do any good?


Well, we are starting to see what happens.


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IF NOT NOW WHEN

The world is changing The peaceful revolution of Occupy Wall Street has grown, is being greater supported and is being noticed. It has spread, to over 16 cities across the world, it is strong, very strong, in Boston, and Toronto and if you go to the Global Revolution site, or the Wall Street site, you will find more and more cities grabbing hold.


Michael Moore At Occupy Wall Street 9-26 LIVE with crowd mic

Director Michael Moore stopped by to say what up!! :D
Moore demands a perp walk of Wall Street Criminals! Tax them -- not enough! Kleptocracy and the 400 richest Americans vs 200 million+

Moore :
http://twitter.com/mmflint
This is Creative Commons originally live via media team
http://livestream.com/globalrevolution


You want an eerily accurate prediction of these protests/uprisings? Robert Anton Wilson from 1990:

"If the rate of increase of information does have the structure of a Mandelbrot set, as McKenna claims, by the year 2012 we should have information doubling every day and, later in the year, every hour and then every nanosecond. I can't imagine what this means practically in terms of social change, because every doubling of information in the past has resulted in totally unexpected social revolutions, violent or non-violent."


RT News: Global UPRising Just the Beginning!? American Uprising?


Police in New York have violently dispersed an anti-Wall Street rally, arresting more than seven hundred people after a dramatic showdown on Brooklyn bridge. Thousands joined the movement dubbed 'Occupy Wall street' - in protest against what they call corporate domination. Radio host and author Stephen Lendman says the ever expanding protest shows awareness is growing among Americans that the country is run by people they never elected.


The Arrogant King & The Uprising by Melvin




Occupy Wall Street protesters picked up by public relations firm Workhouse pro-bono

The revolution will be publicized.

The Occupy Wall Street movement got a pro-bono boost last week from a not-so-underground source: a Manhattan public relations firm.


The largely anonymous protesters who've clogged Zucotti Park near the World Trade Center for the last two weeks—and who, on Saturday swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge—received what sources tell us was an unsolicited email blast from empathetic members of Workhouse Publicity.


The Chelsea-based PR firm—which, according to its website has worked with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Interview magazine, filmmaker Tim Burton, Bergdorf Goodmanand Saks Fifth Avenue—sent out the mesage, titled "Occupy Wall Street: News from the Front" to a number of media outlets, socialites and celebrities on Wednesday.


The message linked to a Facebook photo gallery that depicted black-and-white images of demonstrators and their protest signs.


The pictures were posted by Workhouse CEO Adam Nelson, and though the company initially declined to comment on the email, it later issued a statement: "We have no agenda and our service in this regard is simple: Publicize the message as the march continues."


The email blast sent by Workhouse also included the tag line, The Revolution Will Not Be Editorialized." which Nelson says is a reference to the protesters' frustration with the lack of press coverage during the early days of their lower Manhattan siege.


Nelson says he and several other employees, went down to document the protest last week and to "help out some friends."


He stressed, however, that the Occupy Wall Street organizers "didn't hire a publicity firm to spread their message."


Although Workhouse's association with the protest might seem at odds with the goals of high-end retailers and brands that have worked with the PR firm, Nelson says he "never even thought twice about sending out the email."


The Occupy Wall Street protesters have been criticized for lacking a unified message, but Nelson says the overriding theme of the movement, is "dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs..."



The Wall Street Shuffle - 10cc (1974)


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Egyptians did it for democracy. So did people in Tunisia, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. Now, activist groups are hoping Americans will launch their own uprising -- in the form of thousands of protesters descending on Wall Street this weekend.

Occupy Wall Street is a "leaderless resistance movement" spearheaded by activist magazine Adbusters. Organizers want people to swarm into lower Manhattan on September 17 and set up camp for two months, then "incessantly repeat one simple demand."


The plan is to crowdsource the decision. Protestors are set to meet and discuss the issue at the iconic Wall Street Bull statue at noon Saturday, as well as at a "people's assembly" at One Chase Manhattan Plaza at 3 p.m.


The protestors' demand will likely be focused on "taking to task the people who perpetrated the economic meltdown," says Kalle Lasn, the editor-in-chief of Adbusters.


"The demand could be some stupid lefty thing like 'overthrow capitalism,'" Lasn says. "We're hoping it's something specific and doable, like asking Obama to set up a committee to look into the fall of U.S. banking. Nothing extreme about that."


Lasn says editors at Adbusters, which has a worldwide circulation of 100,000 readers, are angry that leaders in the financial sector "had not been brought to justice." Their inspiration came when pro-democracy uprisings broke out in Egypt on January 25 and quickly spread to other countries.


"We thought, why isn't there a backlash here?" Lasn says. "We need to shake up the corporate-driven capitalist system we're in. To do that, we needed something radical."


Adbusters posted a call to action on its blog July 13 -- originally asking for 90,000 people to join the protest -- and word spread quickly around the Internet. A total of 74 cities around the world are participating in "solidarity actions," and the event's official site will stream live shots of those events. The Wall Street headquarters is planning yoga classes, tai chi and music.


Last month, cyberactivism group Anonymous released a video in support of the protest.


"It gave us a nice bit of street cred, some mystique. We lefties need a lot of mystique," Lasn says with a laugh.


That mystique is what drew Josh Dworning, a 20-year-old college student, to shell out $300 for a 24-hour train ride from Florida to New York.


"I heard about the protest through StumbleUpon, and I just really agreed that there's widespread discontent with the banks and corporations," Dworning says. "I'm no crazy radical, just a student who believes in something."


Dworning is planning on sleeping in a tent near Wall Street on Saturday night, and he's "planning on staying as peaceful as possible" -- though he'll be on alert, because "there's always the chance that someone can get a little too angry and throw a brick or something."


That's what scares Dworning's mom, Jeanne Molle, who says she's "a nervous mother watching her son get involved in a large-scale event in the world's largest city."


Lasn is hoping safety won't be an issue. A "Gandhi-like peaceful protest" is the only way the event will work, he says, though he acknowledges that central control is impossible over a group that organizers hope will swell to 20,000. And "there is a question of legality" around setting up tents and barricades, he acknowledged.


The New York Police Department says it is prepared to deal with any situations that arise.


"The NYPD is aware of various protests and we have planned accordingly," Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told CNN.


In a September test run of the occupation, nine people were arrested for disorderly conduct, and later released without being charged.


"It takes a lot to rise up and reform the global economic system," Lasn says. "And maybe this time we fail. But if we do, we're just setting the tone for the next revolution."


"The Wall Street Shuffle" is a single by the British pop/rock band 10cc released in 1974. The song originally appears on the band's 1974 album Sheet Music and was the second single to be released from the album after "The Worst Band in the World." It was also the most successful single to be released from the album making #10 on the British charts.


The songs is a heavy classic rock riff driven affair with lyrics that deal with Wall Street and the economy. It features several topical cultural references and specifically mentions Rothschild and Howard Hughes. In a BBC Radio Wales interview, Eric Stewart added: "We were crossing Wall Street in New York in a stretch limousine, celebrating the fact that we'd got in the charts with Rubber Bullets, and we'd gone across the big financial district of America there, and just as we were going across the street...



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The Third Industrial Revolution

Our fossil fuel-dependent consumer culture is no longer sustainable. Could a ‘Third Industrial Revolution’ driven by decentralised renewable power production lead to a healthier way of life in the post-carbon era? Excerpts by Jeremy Rifkin.


The History of Bioterrorism in America

The following quotations, compiled from various sources, summarize the shameful but little-known history of the U.S. military's responsibility for exposing Americans to the terror of biological weapons.


Sharing Greece's asylum shame

Greece’s appalling treatment of asylum seekers and migrants was, until recently, a blot on its reputation alone. But in November, the European Union and its member states became complicit in Greece’s shameful conduct when Frontex, which manages migration at the EU’s external borders, began deploying a multinational team of border guards in northeastern Greece along the Turkish border.

Just as the “guest officers,” in Frontex-speak, were arriving from across the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, whose rulings bind EU states, barred Belgium from returning an Afghan asylum seeker to Greece because it would subject him to inhuman and degrading conditions in migrant detention centers there and leave him unprotected in Greece’s dysfunctional asylum system.



Diogenes of Sinope

Diogenes’ talent for undercutting social and religious conventions and subverting political power can tempt readers into viewing his position as merely negative. This would, however, be a mistake. Diogenes is clearly contentious, but he is so for the sake of promoting reason and virtue. In the end, for a human to be in accord with nature is to be rational, for it is in the nature of a human being to act in accord with reason. Diogenes has trouble finding such humans, and expresses his sentiments regarding his difficulty theatrically. Diogenes is reported to have “lit a lamp in broad daylight and said, as he went about, ‘I am searching for a human being’” (Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Book 6, Chapter 41).

Russian Carrier Group in Self-Styled 'U.S.-Israeli Drill Zone'

From Greece and Russia rally behind Cyprus:

Greece and Russia rallied behind Cyprus yesterday in the island’s rights to explore for hydrocarbons in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and to condemn Turkish threats as the Cyprus Republic turned 51.

Greek Minister of National Defence Panos Beglitis, who attended yesterday’s parade, told reporters: “We are in close cooperation with Cyprus’ leadership, we are watching Turkey’s actions very closely, in a composed and decisive manner and I would like once again to denounce statements often made by the Turkish political leadership, as well as the policies followed.”

Russian Ambassador to Cyprus Vyacheslav Shumskiy said Moscow’s position was “absolutely clear” on the issue. “We were among the first countries to comment on that, and we totally support the sovereign right of the Cypriot people for exploitation of natural resources , this is totally in accordance with the international law and with the EU regulations, so there is no doubt about that,” he said.

The comments came amid increasing reports of military activity around the area of Block 12 within the Cyprus EEZ where American company Noble Energy has begun drilling.

Also the New York Times reported that NATO’s secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, had expressed disquiet about tensions over natural gas exploration in the Mediterranean between a newly assertive Turkey and Cyprus, as well as Turkey’s strained relations with Israel, saying that they were both “a matter of concern.”

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Meanwhile under the headline “The Russians are coming’, daily Politis yesterday said the Russian aircraft carrier ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’ was expected in the eastern Mediterranean region next month.

An officer of the Russian fleet, speaking to the ITAR-Tass news agency reportedly said that the aircraft would arrive in the region on November 19 for three months, carrying with it a large number of Russian fighters. A submarine was also mentioned for “patrol purposes” as part of exercises with other countries in the area. Politis said the arrival of the Russians coincided with the expected announcement by Noble of its initial drilling results.

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RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER BATTLE GROUP IN THE EEZ OF CYPRUS 30TH SEPTEMBER 2011


Moscow announced earlier that the Battle Group of the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" from the North Sea (Barents Sea) will sail for the Eastern Mediterranean, near the Cyprus drilling of the "Plot 12", nearly three years after the last presence in the region!

The Battle Group of the aircraft will leave on 13 November for exercises in the Barents Sea and practiced for one week. Then on November 19 will begin its journey to the Mediterranean, but have not announced yet the ports will close.


The duration of the mission of the aircraft carrier battle group in the Mediterranean will be three months. The Admiral Kuznetsov and the ships of the convoy is expected to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in late November when he made known the results of the Cyprus drilling The naval force consisted of 6 destroyers, frigates and support ships!


Patrols in the area since Russian conventional submarine, but it seems it was that there should be more "persuasive" power projection to surface vessels. Of course no one expected that they would send the "Admiral Kuznetsov". Together with the Russian aircraft carrier will sail and the destroyer Admiral Chabanenko, heading Udaloy II. But analysts in the Russian capital said that "There is great interest in developments in Syria.


Russia has already sought permission from Cyprus to perform surveys in two "plots" which has now developed the ... Turkish Fleet! Clearer answer to Ankara can not exist.


The Russian aircraft is equipped with 19 aircraft Su-33, 4 Su-25 (impact) and 17 Ka-27 helicopters and transports a large number of nuclear warheads for use on missiles P-700 Granit.



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Greece is Eurozone's Sacrificial Lamb

Despite unprecedented austerity measures, Greece's debt has grown relentlessly, raising questions about the wisdom of the Greek government's decision to follow advice from abroad and hammer the country with debts it can never possibly repay.

Anonymous Threatens to 'Erase NYSE from the Internet'

Damon Poeter reports for PC Mag:

...Anonymous declared "war" on the New York Stock Exchange this weekend and vowed to "erase" the NYSE from the Internet on Oct. 10 as the Occupy Wall Street protest entered its third week in New York City after a weekend that saw hundreds of protesters arrested during a planned march across the Brooklyn Bridge.

"On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten," intoned a computer-generated male voice common to many Anonymous videos, in a warning posted on TheAnonMessage YouTube channel (video below).

The AnonMessage channel has been used to post several Occupy Wall Street-related video messages since the protest against lax regulation of the financial sector and growing economic inequality began on Sept. 17. Those messages include Anonymous' initial "official" video regarding Occupy Wall Street and a warning sent last week to the New York Police Department that threatened retaliation if "the brutality does not stop" against Occupy Wall Street protestors...



Greetings, Institutions of the Media.
We are Anonymous.
The events transpiring within Wall Street have caught our eye.

It seems that the government and Federal agencies enjoy enforcing the law a little bit too much. They instate unjust laws as mindless automatons, blindly following orders with soulless precision.
We witness the Government enforcing the laws that punish the 99% while allowing the 1% to escape justice, unharmed, for their crimes against the people.
We have observed this same Government failing to enforce even the minimal legal restraints of Wall Street's abuses. This Government who has willingly ignored the greed at Wall Street has even bailed out the perpetrators that have caused our crisis.
We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life.
We the people shall stand against the government's inaction.
We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill gotten profits.
We will not labor for your leisure.
We will not assist you in any way.

This is why we choose to declare our war against the New York Stock Exchange. We can no longer stay silent as the population is being exploited and forced to make sacrifices in the name of profit.
We will show the world that we are true to our word. On October 10th, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On October 10th, expect a day that will never, ever, be forgotten.

Vox Populi, Vox Anon.
The Voice of The People is The Voice of Anonymous.
We are Legion. We are the 99%.
We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Wall Street: Expect us.

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Occupy Everything

http://www.occupytogether.org


The Revolution Has Begun In Europe

HUMANS ARE FREE!!!
Join the Revolution!

We are Anonymous


World Revolution October 15th 2011occupy britain

World Revolution October 15th 2011occupy britain scotland england wales ireland spain france germany italy greece america wall street london manchester glasgow edinburgh washington birmingham madrid norway newyork michigan detroit georgia atlanta. . . WE ARE ANONYMOUS. WE ARE LEGION. WE DO NOT FORGIVE. WE DO NOT FORGET. WE ARE HERE. AND WILL NOT GO. YOU WHERE WARNED BILDERBERG BANKS POLICE THUGS POLITICAL TYRANTS YOU ARE NO LONGER ARE TO BE TOLORATED WE RUN THIS SHIT NOW. WE THE PEAPLE FOR THE PEAPLE BY THE PEAPLE. WE ARE LEGION. GOVERMENT SHOULD NOW FEAR THERE PEAPLE BECAUSE THE PEAPLE NO LONGER FEAR YOU. R.I.P. GUY FAWKES. REVOLUTION AS AN ARTFORM AND IDEA THE HUMAN WILL TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AGAINST TYRANY. WORLD REVOLUTION 2011 - 2012 OCCUPY THE PLANET IS NOW IN SESSION. . . . . . . World Revolution October 15th 2011occupy britain scotland england wales ireland spain france germany italy greece america wall street london manchester glasgow edinburgh washington birmingham madrid norway newyork michigan detroit georgia atlanta. . . WE ARE ANONYMOUS. WE ARE LEGION. WE DO NOT FORGIVE. WE DO NOT FORGET. WE ARE HERE. AND WILL NOT GO. YOU WHERE WARNED BILDERBERG BANKS POLICE THUGS POLITICAL TYRANTS YOU ARE NO LONGER ARE TO BE TOLORATED WE RUN THIS SHIT NOW. WE THE PEAPLE FOR THE PEAPLE BY THE PEAPLE. WE ARE LEGION. GOVERMENT SHOULD NOW FEAR THERE PEAPLE BECAUSE THE PEAPLE NO LONGER FEAR YOU. R.I.P. GUY FAWKES. REVOLUTION AS AN ARTFORM AND IDEA THE HUMAN WILL TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AGAINST TYRANY. WORLD REVOLUTION 2011 - 2012 OCCUPY THE PLANET IS NOW IN SESSION. . .


Occupy Seattle/Occupy Wall St. (10-2-2011)

Interviews with protesters in Seattle, the West Coast answer to Occupy Wall Street.
Currently meeting at Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, people are making their voices heard with regard to the economic inequality here in the United States.


New World Order



Anonymous - The Voice of Revolution

Why do we fight?
Because... we walue the life of a human being.
Because... we see "the chains of oppression that keep humanity at its knees.
Because... when we speak out... we are silenced.
And because... we have had enough.
Sooner or late, someone is going to have to fight them...
That someone is us... you.
Stand with us as we fight back.
We will not fail.
Here we make our stand...
Now, we all can unite as one...
Knowledge is power.
Make your choice to stand beside us.
Anonymous is our... your weapon of choice.
Humanity... unite as one... anonymously.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ThomasPaineIsBack

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/AnonArms4Change

http://www.whatis-theplan.org


Anonymous The Bankers Are The Problem

We often hear the claim that our nation is a democracy. That wasn't the vision of the founders. They saw democracy as another form of tyranny. If we've become a democracy, I guarantee you that the founders would be deeply disappointed by our betrayal of their vision. The founders intended, and laid out the ground rules, for our nation to be a republic. The word "democracy" appears nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution -- two most fundamental documents of our nation. Instead of a democracy, the Constitution's Article IV, Section 4, guarantees "to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government." Moreover, let's ask ourselves: Does our pledge of allegiance to the flag say to "the democracy for which it stands," or does it say to "the republic for which it stands"? Or do we sing "The Battle Hymn of the Democracy" or "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"? So what's the difference between republican and democratic forms of government? John Adams captured the essence of the difference when he said, "You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe." Nothing in our Constitution suggests that government is a grantor of rights. Instead, government is a protector of rights. In recognition that it's Congress that poses the greatest threat to our liberties, the framers used negative phrases against Congress throughout the Constitution such as: shall not abridge, infringe, deny, disparage, and shall not be violated, nor be denied. In a republican form of government, there is rule of law. All citizens, including government officials, are accountable to the same laws. Government power is limited and decentralized through a system of checks and balances. Government intervenes in civil society to protect its citizens against force and fraud but does not intervene in the cases of peaceable, voluntary exchange. Contrast the framers' vision of a republic with that of a democracy. In a democracy, the majority rules either directly or through its elected representatives. As in a monarchy, the law is whatever the government determines it to be. Laws do not represent reason.They represent power. The restraint is upon the individual instead of government. Unlike that envisioned under a republican form of government, rights are seen as privileges and permissions that are granted by government and can be rescinded by government. How about a few quotations demonstrating the disdain our founders held for democracy? James Madison, Federalist Paper No. 10: In a pure democracy, "there is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the obnoxious individual." At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Edmund Randolph said, " ... that in tracing these evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy." John Adams said,"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." Chief Justice John Marshall observed, "Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos." In a word or two, the founders knew that a democracy would lead to the same kind of tyranny the colonies suffered under King George III. The framers gave us a Constitution that is replete with undemocratic mechanisms. One that has come in for recent criticism and calls for its elimination is the Electoral College. In their wisdom, the framers gave us the Electoral College so that in presidential elections large, heavily populated states couldn't democratically run roughshod over small, sparsely populated states. Here's my question: Do Americans share the republican values laid out by our founders, and is it simply a matter of our being unschooled about the differences between a republic and a democracy? Or is it a matter of preference and we now want the kind of tyranny feared by the founders where Congress can do anything it can muster a majority vote to do? I fear it's the latter. Read more: Are we a republic or a democracy?
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters_downloads.html
http://www.aclu.org/racial-justice_prisoners-rights_drug-law-reform_immigrant...
http://theintelhub.com/2011/10/01/jp-morgan-funded-nypd-mass-arrests-over-700...
http://gulagbound.com/20252/how-serious-is-the-left-about-disrupting-america/
http://www.infowars.com/occupy-wall-street-protesters-call-totalitarian-gover...
http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/obama-wallstreet-electioncampaign/2011/07...
http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2011/09/us-day-of-rage-occupy-wall-street-acor...
http://www.thedailybell.com/3015/Anthony-Wile-Blaming-Wall-Street-Is-Wrong


Occupy Wall Street !!! ... #OccupyWallStreet



15October - Global revolution - Calling people to explain

Max Headroom Foretold Advent of Anonymous

MaxHeadroom106TheBlanks_Exposition

I am constantly amazed at how prophetic this series was. Here we see two issues; privacy and anonymous hackers.


Max Headroom on Security

Max Headroom (1987 -- 1988) was a short-lived but ground-breaking American science fiction television series which aired on ABC. The series was developed from a British television movie, 20 Minutes into the Future, that was developed to provide background for the Max Headroom character, originally developed for Channel 4's The Max Headroom Show in 1985-1986. The Original Max Talking Headroom Show was a Cinemax show that came out later in 1987.


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