Monday, December 29, 2014

Human Rights

There is only one human right, and we are all
denied it: the right to vote directly on the laws under which we live, to live in an Actual Democracy. Only when each national government has the people of that nation as its legislature, voting directly on the laws of the nation, and not voting for "representatives" to make the laws they must obey, will the people the nations be free and independent, living under political equality with complete and equal opportunity in all facets of the life of the nation. And finally, whatever International government there be it will need to also have its laws, executives, and Judges, voted on directly by the people of the World. World Democracy, not World Representative Government by "special people", by "Philosopher Kings". Government through the vote of the people on the laws they must live under. Freedom. Equality. Self-determination. See

Friday, December 19, 2014

Government service unions and firing... NYTimes Brooks Column

Brooks claims that public-sector unions have become an impediment to reforms. What reforms is he talking about? Firing bad cops and firing bad teachers. The real joke is that the unions don't hire the people that government wants to fire. The representatives of the people hire them. And the laws governing the hiring and firing process are all written by, you guessed it, our government representatives. So the easy conclusion is the Government has hired incompetent workers and negotiated away the right to fire incompetent workers. So the problem is the Unions, who simply obey the law and argue that their members need protection from arbitrary firing by politicians, a process known to occur when new politicians need to pay off election supporters with government jobs. Now the politicians who negotiated away the power to remove incompetent workers want the power back. Why don't they just change the law? Because they lack the courage to do so. The people can't interfere because Representative have been corrupted and sides are dug in. There are too many government workers and too few Representatives competent enough to serve the people and keep the sizes of unions down and their own corruption minimal. But they will sell jobs for votes and votes for rich and powerful money. Put in an Actual Democracy, where the People vote on the laws directly and remove Representatives who don't represent the people. The Republic has failed, in more ways then this. See

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Response to NYT Op-ed on racial Bias

Perceived bias is one thing. Executive officers of color, Obama and Holder, for example, who avoid their oath of office and don't convene Federal Grand Juries to investigate police denying black citizens their civil rights by denying them their lives "without due process of law", and don't convene Federal Grand Juries to investigate our Nations starting "The George Bush American Inquisition and torturing, under the American Torquemada, Dick Cheney". The people of the United States fought and 600,000 of them died to free the black slaves. Why? Because the majority of us, then and now believed, and felt, slavery was wrong. Brown vs. School Board stopped government segregation of the Schools, all Justices ruling were white. Why? Because we knew, and felt, it was right, and the law. The Civil rights acts of the 1960's were passed because we (at least the majority) knew, and felt, it was right, and should be the law. Now we have "death by policemen" and "torture by government fiat" and we have it with impunity. These are clear violations of law. And race bigotry is probably involved, maybe even deeply involved. I refuse to believe that this Nation, that the majority of American voters, either believe or feel that these activities are right. However, by not having equal accountability before the law the Government, in the persons of Obama and Holder, explicitly support the bias that blacks are inferior and enemies can be tortured and the perpetrators are above laws. Pity.

Feds sue NY over Riker's Island conditions.

Sure Obama can sue for the horror that goes on in prison. Why can't he sue, or have Federal Grand juries investigate, the street deaths of citizens who have had there lives taken by the lower executive officers of the State, the police? While I'm at it, why can't Obama have a Federal Grand Jury investigate the American Inquisition of George Bush and his Grand Inquisitor, the American Torquemada, Dick Cheney? By not bringing charges for executive officers, and other government representatives of the people, violaions of the law and cositution, President Obama has violated his oath of office to "protect and defend the constitution". And President Obama knows he is doing it, has chosen to do it: he taught Constitutional Law at Chicago University. Guess he believes banks are too big to fail and government officials are too far above the law to jail. How we have spun and twisted the humane hopes of our Nation into "death by policeman" and "torture by Presidential fiat", with impunity, is horrible, disturbing, and totally Un-American, in the meaning that had before our Representatives became our Rulers instead of our Public Servants.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our Police State

In the sixties ( 1960 -1969) we demonstrated against many things, the war, the political atmosphere, the economic inequality (much less worse than today), and the POLICE STATE. Our college students took the brunt, 4 getting killed by national guard Soldier. Many were arrested in California, Many fled to Canada to escape the draft.

Today's "Black lives Count" march is really focused on how much worse the POLICE STATE is. Our children are stopped on the open street, searched, abused, and made to prove themselves innocent of not committing any possible crime, any uncharged crime. All the while the Police are breaking the 4th Amendment's command that the people are to be secure in their persons, except on issue of warrant based on probable cause. There is no probable cause to take our freedom because the Police have chosen to. They have changed from a "presumption of innocence" to a presumption of "guilt", even "terrorist".

Taking to the streets is simply begging the Police State to quit being what it is: the reaction of the frightened and cowards that are our Representatives. They have all, from the President, Congress, Department of Justice, down to the police on the street, sworn to "protect and defend the Constitution". They don't. They kill people without arrest, charge, indictment, trial and conviction. They deny any and  all "due process of law". They refuse to prosecute equally. White Aristocratic Representatives, policemen, CIA agents, Executive officers, can kill and torture with impunity. The President has failed to seek indictments for civil rights violations of the dead black children and unarmed adults. The President as failed to seek indictments for violations of the laws, treaties, and Constitutional prohibitions against torture, (4th, 5th, and 8th Amendments).
We must rid ourselves of a Government of Representatives and "the Republic" for they stand and replace this failed Republican form of government and replace it with an Actual Democracy - and I'm talking about "parties". The people vote for entertainers every day of the week, on TV talent shows. The people debate all issues over public media, every minute of every day. We vote and debate, all the time, today. We therefore can vote directly on the laws under which we live. We can have a majority of the 200,000,000 million registered voters choose the laws under which we live. If 2 heads are better than one 200 million are better than the 538 Representatives in Congress. See,

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our Aristocratic Representatives and what they do.

Our Aristocratic Representatives Support torture, deny evolution, call down God onto their opponents, deny temperature and energy increase in the atmosphere, empower banks to pay 1% interest and collect 30% interest, deny equal protection of the laws to their citizens, deny equal economic and educational opportunity to their citizens, have special health care laws for the aristocrats of Congress, have the aristocratic Government officials immune to indictment for murder, torture, and trillion dollar fraudulent financial transactions (several times in one generation), send jobs overseas, let Corporations write the laws that govern them, subsidize the energy corporations and food producing corporations, sell their votes and office to anyone and everyone who can give them a few hundred thousand dollars. And still, our Aristocrats of Government get a good rating of 12%. "What fools these mortals be." Remove the Aristocratic Republic and replace it with An Actual Democracy where the people vote on the laws as they vote for entertainers and debate which aristocratic Representative is the worst. See and

Response to a Black mother with a son looking to "pass".

We owe our children a world where the Civil war was won, slavery ended, 3 amendments added to the Constitution: 13 ending slavery, 14 giving due process of law and the equal protection of the law, 15 giving black men the right to vote. Black women had to wait a long as white women on the vote, another 60 years, until 1920. But the written law has not gotten into the 'hearts and minds' of the American Culture. Racism is a fear and a prejudice that should shame it's owner. It is too frequently used as a divisive leverage point to keep "you and him fighting" and not seeing what has been taken from both of you while you are fighting: your virtue, integrity, and courage. Our children should grow up where those around them mock the racist, explain how he is a frightened person with no insight to the human condition, that he shares with all men and women. That day will come. It will come not when we are all one color through the evolution the foolish deny, but when the color of a man's skin is not praise-worthy or denigrating: when we grow up. We owe a mature society of honorable men who don't shout down at difference but embrace it. Who believe we are all better when each person reaches, or nearly reaches, his full potential for contributing and giving to his society while getting the physical and emotional support we all need from each other. Hopefully the guys working on longevity will get us 1000 year life-spans. We may need them before our children find this world of virtue.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ethical question on Representatives

Is it ethical to delegate our responsibility to govern ourselves to others and thereby expose them to forces of corruption that few, if any, persons, throughout history, have been able to resist; and then, subsequently, condemn them for being corrupted?

Response to the Torture Report.

Support war, support poverty, support ignorance, support torture, VOTE.  Because when you vote you vote for Representatives who have all, with a very few exceptions, all voted for war, poverty, ignorance, and torture. You voted for an organized set of gangsters who have caused financial melt downs, food shortages, health care denials, jobs exported and lost, educational system failures, our culture degraded to where our children are less well educated than their parents and the standard of living of our children is less that what we had. We're going backwards, morally, economically, and in our equal application legal penalties.


Because the lawmakers have put Government employees, our public servants, above the law. Because the people are not the source of power in our nation, they are the source of taxes and jobs for the Government Bureaus, which have become businesses. Worse, though, the laws that control economics, financial laws, the laws of Corporate entities, and small business are not written for the benefit of the people but for the benefit of the Corporations: "What's good for the Rich and Powerful, is Good for America". Just ask them. Or for the people. The people are the source of the money and power of the Nation but can use none of it for their own.

Duty, Honor, Torture

The American people are again shown that Rousseau was right: "Elected Representatives are elected Aristocracy". And the Aristocracy is above the law. These men who ordered torture and by doing so broke United Nations Treaty agreements, the United States law against torture, the Constitution's mandate that "no one can be compelled to testify against himself", "The people have the right to be secure in their persons, papers and effects" and that "no cruel or unusual punishments" shall be applied. AndI don't want to talk about moral and ethical violations that condemn our representatives, the doctors, lawyers, soldiers, and executive officials, Congressional officials, and even Judicial officials (habeas corpus was denied and the Supreme Court kept its hands clean by making no rulings it knew the Executives would not enforce. And we knew it was happening and put our moral, legal, and ethical blinders on. In 2007 or 2008 this News Paper published the U.N. findings on American Torture at Gitmo. All of this new found indignation is disgusting. We will not indict this outright gang of RICO Conspirators. We will no ask for our money back from the consultants. And the men who have put 200,000 men in prison since the 2002 war started for breaking Federal law will not be put into Federal prisons. They are Special People. "Too Big to Jail". Jail is only good for people whose crimes are not under full force of National Corruption. "Duty, Honor, Torture" will forever be our anthem.

But no defending the laws and applying them to all law breakers breaks the Social, legal, and moral contract that binds us. It says there is no equality between the ruling class and the ruled class. Just like they have their own health system, they have their own justice system. And it give them immunity to kill, maim, and torture under any circumstances anyone who they care to. Their citizens, the citizens of any country in the world, and even some presidents of other countries. They rule us. They rule the world. They have no honor, no respect for law, and still are immune from punishment because of the timid cowardice of we the people. We take it. We condone it, because we know we are complicit in it.

The laws they break only applied to us. They are Special. We are not. We are the herd-animals and they are the Shepherds. We obey. They command. They commanded that every humane stance, every legal stance, every American dream of equality and justice under law that every soldier believed, and believes, they fight and die for, was to be violated, "for the good of the people". They commanded and we obeyed the closing our law books, our Church doors, our school doors, and everything we believed made us a great and good nation and had us, at their command, desecrate all of that. I missed the Rise of the American Nation but I have witnessed the Fall of the American Nation.

And now, the real burial of America, the rule of law, the equal protection of the law, FOR ALL, is taking place. All the men, all our Representatives, Executive officer, and Judicial officers have chosen to set aside their personal oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Instead they choose to protect and defend the impunity of those who work for us in the Government that they give themselves for violating the Constitution. The Torture Regime of the Executive branch defecated on the Constitution and those who do not punish them wipe the torturer's clean with the Bill of Rights.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pardon Bush and Cheney response

We didn't pardon the German Executives or Judges after the Second World War. These men and neocons who they hired, followed, and believed in, have desecrated our "Sacred Honor" as a Nation. Our military are taught, and believed in, "Duty, Honor, Country" and the CIA, BUSH, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. ordered "Duty, Honor, TORTURE". Despicable men who violated every decent thing this Nation ever stood for: the rule of law, separation of Powers (Cheney had the Energy bill that Congress Passed written by the Energy Company Lawyers and passed by the Congress. When this was challenged in Court, The Supreme (Supreme, mind you) Court of the United States said it was completely Constitutional. My Country right or wrong, and this was all wrong. They went to war without a declaration of war from Congress. The Constitution requires Congress to declare war. Not the Executive. Bush sent more black men to death when was Governor of Texas than any other Governer. They also put 200,000 American citizens in Federal Prisons. They deregulated the Banks and Investment Companies so their friends could take the American Dream of home ownership and give loans to people who could not afford the house, took what capital the poor had, gave them a mortgage they couldn't pay, sold the bad mortgages to investors and ruined the poor, the investors, the Investment Houses, and never got charge with stealing anything, let alone the American Dream. They should tried, convicted in the Hague, and mocked as fools.

We don't need special prosecutors for police killings

We don't need "Special Prosecutors". In fact we don't need or believe that anyone or anything is "Special". We simply need honest, hardworking, public servants who believe that truth and justice and the good of the people should take precedence over their self-serving personal greed for fame, money, and power. We need citizens who know all of us are corrupt and therefore we should not trust others to govern us, without corruption. They never have and they never will. Vote for all the representatives you wish to. Select the finest men, the best and the brightest, and they will get corrupted and make laws to benefit themselves, their class, religion, family, and, sometimes, the people. But the people are in last place. Every revolution is one where the government is so corrupt the good people, often at the cost of many of their lives, throw the bad government out and become the good government. Then they in turn are corrupted and another revolution is needed. The lie that there are special people: philosopher kings, benign dictators, needs recognized as a lie. It is told so people will not believe they can govern themselves. That they are not wise enough, just enough, bright enough, courageous enough, involved enough, care enough, smart enough, good enough, honest enough to govern themselves. But no matter who governs us, they are a person. And if we are not wise enough to govern ourselves how can they be wise enough to govern others? A solution:

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cameras on Policemen are not an answer

We don't need cameras on policemen so we can "police the police". What is required is policemen who don't need to be policed. They would be public servants that know, believe, and promote the idea that everyone alive in their jurisdictions are "members of the public" they serve. They need to feel that the 'community of police persons' doesn't exist for the benefit of the police. They need to be "involved in mankind" and willing to  serve. It is a quality of character coupled to a sense of honor, a sense of equality with he public and not a sense of superiority. Put plainly, we need moral, honest, public servants. The question is then,:"How do we get moral, honest,public servants?"  You pay them better and have them work together toward that goal. And you punish, shame, and fire those who refuse to believe and act as if they are not 'special people', just like prosecutors, judges, and whole legal community doesn't look down their noses at the police. Oh, I forgot, they do look down their noses. Well, there has to be "rank". People who are classified, judged and pinned on the wall of inferiority, rebel against those who degrade them. We must give respect and get respect, but we must also hold everyone, everyone, to the legal standards of equality before the law, due process of law, and responsibility for their actions. The police don't generally do this with the public and the public rarely does that with the police. We're all in this TOGETHER or we promote anarchy.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Lost American Dream

What Wall Street and our Representatives have stolen from the American People is nothing less than the American Dream. You remember the American Dream don't you? A good job for people ready and willing to work. A decent house paid for with a decent job and a decent mortgage. The kids getting a college eduction and becoming hard working productive citizens in a nation where liberty and justice for all reigns supreme.  And what have they given us: mortgages on houses we couldn't pay for so they could rob a large section of the middle class investors by selling them the worthless mortgages.  The poor got used, had their dream of a  house crushed and the investors lost their 'easy money' and jobs were lost, recession crushed the optimism of the world. Now they have made our children college loans that the children, even with our help, cannot pay. And they knew they would never be able to pay: and THEY are the Wall Street banks and Investment firms. Knowing the children would never be able to pay for the easy, unsecured, loans the Wall Street and Banking "Sharpies" paid their flunkies, Our Representatives, to write a clause in the student loan laws that the students cannot claim bankruptcy, the bankruptcy that was guaranteed to occur as soon as the students graduated. And if the newly graduated students couldn't pay the government would have to pay. The Money Changers got a direct path into the United States Treasury through the unsecured loans for our children. And they got help from the Universities, who took their dip into the Treasury by raising the cost of an Education. So the loans that could never be paid make the Educators and Money Changers wealthier that ever and are destroying the country. So, again, a financial crises of great magnitude hangs over the United States because the Representatives of the United States sold the American Dream of job, house, and education for the kids to the already rich and powerful so the rich and powerful could be more rich and powerful and laugh at the Representatives for the fools and Cowards that they are. Contempt is what they have for us, the American's without the possibility of a Dream. And all the while the rich and powerful rule our Representatives, and us by default. The rich and powerful don't even give a thought to the harm they have done to the world. They got paid. They made a mistake. Tough.
            In the previous financial crises the laws they got passed were the "Deregulation of banks and Investment Industry". And they deregulated food production controls. And they regulated doctors so health care companies and insurance companies got to 'manage' health care. The price got so high people could not afford this 'managed' health care. No problem. Congress will always take over what people can't afford. They are paid to do it by the people who manage them, who manage food production and distribution, who manage our loans, who manage our cash flow, who manage 'global commerce', who manage every decision we make on where to work, how to spend our money and what we dream of and aspire to today. The modern 'robber barons' manage the budget to control their cash flow and power over energy generation, food production, education, health care, charities, and the very law itself. They direct where and how 4 trillion dollars of tax money are spent, 4 trillion every year, to support their command and control over either supporting, crushing, or exploiting the hopes and dreams of the people. They accomplish it by buying our Representatives with money, a small semblance of power, and public exposure. And we stand by and watch because this is exactly how the system was designed to work: for the people to be used by the rich and powerful as the source of their wealth and power.  And each generation steps up to the voting booth, elect Representatives that are hand picked, paid for, honored, promoted, and controlled (managed) by the rich and powerful to use our votes against us and our taxes and laws as a source of their money and power. 
     Only by removing Representatives as our law makers can we get free of the corrupt power of the Rich Money Changers, The Wall Street Sharpies, The Bankers. We must make our own laws. Laws for equal opportunity, equal education, equal responsibility, equal justice, equal health care, equal housing. We need to be able to have the American Dream again. One not managed by our Government of bribed and corrupt 'honorable' me. Only An Actual Democracy where the people vote for the laws themselves will enable us to believe in that Dream again. Change the Constitution. Govern yourselves. Make sure our children Govern Themselves.

Friday, December 5, 2014

A personal whine...

Just , I don't know, disappointed with America, myself, the lack of caring and lack of justice. The killing of people by the police is a horror to me. I heard a police supporter on CNN say Garner didn't obey the policeman who was arresting him. Disobedience of police order gets immediate death sentences, now , I thought. Others said we need to get policemen cameras so everyone can see what's going on. I just disagree. We need to have policemen that don't need to be watched. Policemen who respect and honor all citizens. Who will arrest everyone that needs to be charged with committing a crime. But not shoot them down in the street. And we need citizens who get on grand juries who respect the dead as well as the police but respect the idea of civilization more. And I want to tell the black citizens that maybe they should join the NRA and teach their children to shoot... But it isn't even funny. Why are we at odds over race, class, political party? Why do we fear of each other, fear "foreigners" and "immigrants"? The real question is why aren't we trying to get better public servants? We need to pay them more help them more and not tolerate talk about "They're like animals" meaning "The others" not like themselves... And I don't just mean policemen. Our teachers are paid poorly, our Representatives are pathetic people who sell their office even before they run for it because it doesn't pay enough for people to want it if they can't take bribes. Disappointed, tired, tired of being tired. Our children grow up less free than we did. Way past bed time. Just mumbling

Thursday, December 4, 2014

prosecutors as criminals

Prosecutors in the United States, local and Federal, can "indict a ham sandwich" when they choose to. They support racism and civil divisions by indicting blacks at 5 times the rate they indict whites (blacks = 67% of prison population and 13% of the population; 85% of executed criminals are black, 6 times their percentage of the population as a whole.) The prosecutors, who are not answerable to the people, have a corrupt attitude on how best to serve a diverse population: persecute the people who make it diverse. They need to be fired. Just simply removed from office and elected directly by the people and not answerable to a 'department head'. In passing, I'd like to ask the prosecutors who didn't indict the policemen that were the direct cause of the death of citizens, what happened to the 4th Amendment in their practice? "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated..". And the 5th amendment's admonition that "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; ...". What process of law was given to Gardner, Brown, and their dead-by-police predecessors ? No process whatsoever. Let alone due process. The law has not failed the community. The Executives who selectively enforce the law have failed us. They should be the targets of our bitterness. They are the un-Americans, the un-constitutionals, the actual criminals.