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Abortion, apartheid, income inequality, May Day & "venez m'aider"

The present group of troglodytes that make up the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals would affirm the right to own slaves and slavery outright if the issue came before them today. Not that much has changed since my first encounter with them decades ago when I was a very young believer. Now a little less willing or maybe capable of believing it’s still difficult to believe that jurists, albeit Inquisition-style, who have been Mortar Board-ed and gowned at least twice in their lives some several times could be so unenlightened, intolerant, misanthropic and often cruel to the core---but there it is. And as the saying goes, “it is what it is.” And “what is” is no pretty or rational thing.

So you don’t need a crystal ball, Ouija Board, a room full of legal scholars, pundits or even The Amazing Kreskin to predict the outcome of the latest legal issue over abortion clinics that the hot red state of Texas just handed over to the cradle of all things racist and slave-state legacy bound in Nawlins.

And speaking of May Day (and I have many times) have you ever wondered why it is that in the US a people’s day is tortured, twisted and tormented into, well---something else---just not May Day?

For more than a century, May 1 has been celebrated as International Workers’ Day. It’s a national holiday in more than eighty countries. But here in the land of the free, May 1 has been officially declared “Loyalty Day” by President Obama. It’s a day “for the reaffirmation of loyalty”—not to the international working class, but to the United States of America.” Loyalty?? Really?? How very 1950's McCarthy. No doubt about it the paranoid schizophrenics are in charge again. Little good can come of that.

That’s more handy work from the one-percent ruling class. Don’t lose sight of the fact that the new world one-percenters have ruled this nation since before the non-conformist, malcontents we term the founders waged a terrorist-like war called a “revolution” on the old one-percenters in the mother country. Today’s reporters might have referred to the “colonies “as, “break-away.”

Of course the plutocrats or oligarchs that Occupy Wall Street termed the one-percenters allowed the largely unpaid, non-conformist malcontents and their followers and believers to do all the heavy lifting---don’t they always? After the ninety-nine percent had done all the heavy lifting the one-percenters simply took over.

One-percenters by the time of the revolution had moved most of their money to banks in the West Indies. It’s still there. The Grand Cayman Island is 27 square miles small and is home to 400 plus world class banks. What does that tell you? You’ve no doubt heard of the estimated $32 trillion that one-percenters hold worldwide that is out of reach of the likes of you and me.

Well that’s the force that for the most part creates public “officials”, public policy and the finger puppets that make it so.

Those finger puppets get a great deal of help from the “guns and bibles” crowd. Violence isn’t just “as American as cherry pie” hell it’s in the DNA.

Then there’s John Kerry, pardon me, Secretary Kerry. First he tells it how it is calling what is happening in the Middle East “apartheid” which it is and then lacking the stugatz he had as a young man before congress, long ago, backed off from reality. Shame on you John. At least President Jimmy Carter called conditions between Israel and Palestine for what it is, “apartheid.” Or as Noam Chomsky refers to it “Gaza, the World's Largest Open-Air Prison.”

Then there’s Bundy and the delusional tea-partyers, racists (Sterling) GOPers and tea partyers misanthropic and more misanthropic. With any luck their 15 minutes of fame is over. Bundy, dude, you really need to pay the man.

It is time to reclaim May Day!!! Or maybe it’s time for "venez m'aider!!!!"

From Texas Red: a cratered landscape of for profit prisons, deplorable apartheid public education, lack of healthcare and politicians and majority population intent on keeping it that way…

Hasta Siempre,