U.S., NATO warmongering ravages Earth

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

If future historians are honest, they will have great difficulty sugarcoating the horrific global legacy of a century dominated by Pax Americana — the hegemonic domination of the world by a brutal Anglo-American corporate capitalist empire, emplaced and enforced by the boundless militarism of the U.S. and its NATO allies.
For almost a century, Amerikkka and its mostly-western allies have run roughshod over almost any country — mostly in the so-called Third World — unable to defend itself against the violent imprecations of a western socioeconomic elite whose insatiable greed and unquenchable bloodlust impel the puppet political prostitutes they own to wage savage and interminable wars, for the sole purpose of giving western billionaires and mega-millionaires access to even more cheap energy and resources, stolen land, cheap labour, environmental laissez-faire and captive markets.
Amerikkka, of course, fancies itself “the world’s policeman” and claims that it and its cohorts are “bringing democracy” to an “uncivilized” world. But if the U.S. is the cop, then clearly it is the most corrupt and brutal cop in history. And if what these “brothers-in-arms” are bringing to their vanquished hosts is “democracy,” then “democracy” could be the biggest scam in history. What they are really bringing is merely generations of gruesome pain and hardship.
Consider some of the consequences of just some of Amerikkka’s wars in recent history: Continue reading “U.S., NATO warmongering ravages Earth”

Why ‘Mitt the Moron’ could get elected

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

As bizarre as it may seem, there is a very strong possibility that “Mitt the Moron” Romney could win next November’s U.S. presidential election and even win control of both houses of Congress — despite his being totally unfit and incompetent for the job, and despite his being an unprosecuted serial felon.
As governor of Massachusetts, Romney had an abysmal record. Not only did his government rack up massive deficits, but it also failed to ever rank higher than 47th — out of 50 — in job creation.
His refusal to release his tax returns for the past 14 years stands as irrefutable evidence of massive tax evasion — quite possibly to the tune of many tens of millions of dollars. Why else would an Amerikkkan billionaire or mega-millionaire deposit any money in these offshore tax havens — which typically not only don’t pay interest on deposits but actually charge depositors for keeping their money there — put any money in these banks? And Romney is known to have millions squirreled away in several of these tax havens.
And his record as CEO and sole shareholder of Bain Capital — the deliberate bankrupting of several economically viable U.S. companies and the destruction and offshoring of tens of thousands of high-wage U.S. jobs — borders on treason.
Yet despite all that, there is still a very good chance he will be the next United States president — and a president whose Republican Teabaggers could have big enough majorities in both houses of Congress to ram through all kinds of legislation that will further devastate the Other 99 Percent — the poor, the working class and the middle class — further tax cuts for corporations and the very wealthy, further massive increases in military spending, more invasions of virtually defenceless Third World countries, and savage cuts to health, education and social spending. Continue reading “Why ‘Mitt the Moron’ could get elected”

Unrigging the rigged ‘justice’ system

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Rare indeed is the occasion when the Amerikkkan corporate mass media pays any attention whatsoever to its northern neighbour, Canada. In fact, most of the glorified stenographers practicing so-called “journalism” within today’s mainstream media probably wrongly assume that all Canadians are Eskimos and all live in igloos.
But there was a minor event a couple of decades ago that had Amerikkka’s chattering political and media class joining the choir of their Canadian counterparts. Highly-respected university professor Sunera Thobani, who at the time was president of Canada’s National Action Committee on the Status of Women, had the audacity to suggest that a single mother who steals to feed her kids in one of the richest countries in the world, should not go to jail. She was right. of course.
But the self-styled arbiters of public morality would have none of it. “Moral turpitude blah blah blah.” “Criminals must pay for their crimes blah blah blah.” “Respect for the law would be eroded blah blah blah.” “A nation of laws blah blah blah.”
But where has all the corporate mainstream media and establishment political outrage been for the past five years while literally thousands of the Amerikkkan socioeconomic and political elite have been on a massive criminal rampage that has gone totally unpunished? Continue reading “Unrigging the rigged ‘justice’ system”

Royalty in the corporate capitalist jungle

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The fathers of the American revolution so hated monarchy and everything anti-democratic that it symbolized that they specifically outlawed monarchy when they wrote the United States Constitution. But the will of the founding fathers notwithstanding, the heirs of what would eventually become Amerikkka Inc. — the Top One Percent — the gangster banksters and the corporate robber barons — the mega-millionaires and billionaires who have since either seized or destroyed almost everything worth stealing or destroying in Amerikkka — found a way around the Constitutional ban on monarchy.
They established an unofficial monarchy — no less dangerous and no less malevolent than any other monarchy in history. And just who makes up this Amerikkkan royal family? Well, of course, it is the six primary heirs to the massive fortune of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, the world’s largest private-sector employer. And just why are the Waltons the “royal family” of Amerikkkan corporate capitalism? Well, of course, because no other family in the 500-year history of corporate capitalism has ever been as successful at stealing so much from their own employees and the employees of their suppliers. To be specific, the Waltons of Arkansas have become the richest family in the world — by far — by starving their own employees and their suppliers’ generally-Third-World workers. Continue reading “Royalty in the corporate capitalist jungle”

When an ‘oath of office’ means nothing

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

More than a million Iraqis — mostly innocent, unarmed civilians — dies as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of the oil-rich Middle East country and there is a mountain of evidence that many, many of these deaths were the direct result of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” committed by people at the very top of the massively corrupt George W. Bush administration. But no one has gone to prison and no one has even been charged.
Already, more than five million American families have been evicted from their homes due to foreclosure on the fraudulent mortgages these families were lured into buying. There are at least 10,000 U.S. bank executives who have each committed at least $50 million in mortgage frauds. But no one has gone to prison and no one has even been charged.
Millions of Americans have been thrown into joblessness in recent years after the massive financial derivatives frauds committed by the gangster banksters collapsed the entire global economy. But no one has gone to prison and no one has even been charged.
Yet if peaceful protesters gather to express their anger at what has been done to them by an Amerikkkan socioeconomic elite that has become immune to prosecution — unless other billionaires and mega-millionaires are among their victims — they are routinely batoned, kicked, punched, pepper-sprayed, tasered, kettled, arrested, prosecuted and harshly punished for daring to rise up against the lawless predators who have destroyed their lives and their livelihoods.
How can this be in a “country of laws?” Continue reading “When an ‘oath of office’ means nothing”

If Americans chose democratic socialism

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

While it is obvious that the vast majority of Americans would be much better off if they were to turn their backs on criminal corporate capitalism and opt instead for democratic socialism, it is important — before examining the benefits of such a switch — to dispel some of the myths that the corporate mainstream media puts out.
Firstly, it is important to note that true socialism has never been attempted anywhere in the world. Nor has true communism, which is very different from socialism and much less desirable.
Secondly, it is important to note that neither the Democratic Party nor President Barack Obama are socialist or even mildly “leftist.” Absolutely nothing that either Obama or the Democratic Party has ever proposed could really be considered socialist.
And, thirdly, it is important to note that implementing socialism in America would certainly not mean the end of private enterprise. In fact, it would open the door to a lot more Americans being able to be self-employed, being able to control their own economic destinies, and being able to share more fully in the fruits of their own labours.
Consider now some of the obvious benefits for Americans of abolishing criminal corporate capitalism and replacing it with democratic socialism: Continue reading “If Americans chose democratic socialism”

Corporate immunity rules the U.S. day

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

The primarily-corporate mainstream media was all atwitter this week after U.S. pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline was “fined” $3 billion and U.K. bank Barclay’s was “fined” close to $500 million after these two massive corporations were unmasked as corporate felons in their respective countries.
But while the “fines” may, on the surface, appear “massive” or even “punitive,” relative to the sheer magnitude of the crimes the “fines” were neither “massive” nor “punitive.” Moreover — and more importantly — neither the CEOs nor any other executives of these corporations have been imprisoned or even charged with any crimes.
In the case of GlaxoSmithKline, the primary felonies (and there were many of them) involved renaming and repackaging drugs that had been approved by the FDA to treat specified ailments in adults only and bribing wealthy doctors to prescribe these dangerous drugs to children to treat other ailments for which they had not been approved.
In the case of Barclay’s bank in the U.K., the primary felonies (and, again, there were numerous felonies) involved rigging bank interest rates at the height of the global economic meltdown between 2007 and 2009.
Although the mainstream media was very diligent about not reporting how much unlawful profit either of these capitalist corporations made off their prolonged serial felonies, it would be safe to assume that the profits were many, many times larger than the supposed “penalties.”
A recent study, cited on RT-TV yesterday, reported that over the past 11 years, the average “fine” levied against corporations for massive frauds and other felonies amounted to less than six percent of the unlawful profits those corporations gained from their illegal activities. Continue reading “Corporate immunity rules the U.S. day”

About a political trio so evil even their role model, Satan, wouldn’t want them

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

There is a clique in the ranks of the Republican Teabaggers’ caucus in the United States Congress — their “braintrust,” in fact — that has now slithered to such a depth of depravity that even their role model and leader, Satan, might no longer want anything to do with them.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), House Speaker John Boehner (Pa.), and House Republican Teabagger Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, of course, all claim to be practicing “Christians.” But their actions speak much louder than their words.
I have read the entire New Testament — unlike the vast majority of so-called “Christian” conservatives — and I have yet to find anything that in any way resembles what they are trying to foist upon the semi-literate majority of Americans as “Christian” politico-economic policy.
Their “Christianity” is all about promoting hatred — hatred of women, hatred of gays, hatred of racial minorities, hatred of followers of other religions, etc. — and waging economic class warfare against poor and middle-class Americans. Of course, not having even a shred of integrity, they avoid the most vile of slurs when publicly depicting the targets of their venom, preferring instead to sooth the ears of their evil followers with carefully-selected code words and thinly-veiled innuendo. Continue reading “About a political trio so evil even their role model, Satan, wouldn’t want them”

On the perversion of criminal ‘justice’

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

Republican Teabaggers were almost giddy in their triumphalism a few days ago, after they conned the rest of the United States House of Representatives into citing Attorney-General Eric Holder for “contempt of Congress.” It was, of course, just political theater. What displeased the Teabaggers was that Holder refused to release a number of files to a congressional committee concerning the so-called “Fast and Furious” scandal.
Holder was right to refuse to share those documents. A number of criminal investigations were still ongoing and sharing top-secret information on those investigations would almost certainly have resulted in some of those puppet political prostitutes sharing this crucial information with their financial masters — the Top One Percent — and jeopardizing the investigations.
That is not to say, however, that Attorney-General Holder does not deserve to face justice for his actual wrongdoings. In essence, both Holder and United States President Barack Obama should both be facing felony criminal charges for steadfastly refusing to prosecute thousands of Amerikkkan mega-millionaire and billionaire serial felons in the banking industry — as should their counterparts in Canada, the United Kingdom and several other European countries.
The problem is that when so-called “democratic” governments become “captured” by the banks and the corporations and the socioeconomic elite, the “justice” system is part and parcel of what they have usurped. Continue reading “On the perversion of criminal ‘justice’”

Romney win would devastate America

By Henry McRandall
WRISEUP.COM

I wonder how many Americans can fully comprehend just how bad things would get for the Other 99 Percent — the poor, the working class and the middle class — if Mitt The Job Killer Romney and the Republican Teabaggers won a massive victory in the November elections.
True, President Barack Obama might not be much of an improvement. But with a re-elected Obama, who would not be able to seek a third term and would not have to worry about financing his next campaign, and a Democratic Congressional majority, — perhaps dominated by “progressives” rather than Blue Dogs — self-styled “moderates” or “centrists” but really right-wingers-in-centrist-clothing — there would at least be a spark of hope that something progressive might get done. Not much, of course, but just a little bit.
Thus far, the Obama presidency has achieved absolutely nothing for anyone but the Top One Percent — the gangster banksters and the corporate robber barons — the millionaires, mega-millionaires, billionaires and mega-billionaires — the psychopathic socioeconomic elite whose insatiable greed and seeming immunity from criminal prosecution have become simply unfathomable.
Except for the occasional sweet rhetorical flourish, Obama has forgotten about the people who elected him — people from the Other 99 Percent. He has forgotten about African-Americans. He has forgotten about Hispanic Americans. He has forgotten about American Indians. He has forgotten about poor and working-class whites. He has forgotten about workers. He has forgotten about women. He has forgotten about students. He has forgotten about seniors. He has forgotten about the unemployed. He has forgotten about American families turfed out of their homes by foreclosure on the fraudulent mortgages they were lured into purchasing.
But he never forgets the Top One Percent.
The great tragedy, however, is that Mitt The Job Killer Romney would actually be much, much worse for the Other 99 Percent. Continue reading “Romney win would devastate America”