Friday, September 30, 2005

More Fixgerald

Recently a friend revealed a conversation he had several years ago with Scott Fawell who is currently in prison. Falwell is being used as a witness by the prosecution (Patrick Fitzgerald) to present evidence against his former boss, George Ryan; George Ryan is a former governor of Illinois. None other than Patrick Fitzgerald has handled the indictment and now trial of George Ryan.

Scott Fawell was head of the gigantic MPEA Metropolitan Pier and Expostion Authority. He was head of McCormick Place where conventions are held and Navy Pier a multi- purpose tourist, concert and convention facility. He was described as a favorite of George Ryan.

Long before he went to prison, and while he was under investigation by Patrick Fitzgerald, my friend, said Scott Fawell told him that George Ryan had been warned by Karl Rove not to pursue clemency for death row convicts in Illinois. This occurred at a meeting, I am not sure, perhaps of governors in Washington. Later, after Ryan declared a moratorium on the death sentence, a representative from Karl Rove's office appeared in Illinois, arriving quite unexpectedly and asked to see the Governor. Ryan was told by this representative that his moratorium for death row prisoners would not go unpunished. He said George Bush was very unhappy. George Bush presided over 152 executions in Texas as governor and is famous for his mocking of Karla Faye Tuckers pleas to be granted clemency.

Ryan was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his decision to commute the sentences of 167 death row inmates and his placing a moratorium in 2000 on the death penalty. He did this he said, given the evidence that DNA testing had shown many on death row to be innocent. There is no political gain for a Republican governor to do this. It seems he did this based on conscience.

 Now whether the indictment of Ryan is part of the punishment or coincidence I don't know. But apparently, according to my friend, Scott Falwell thinks it is. And according to this friend Scott Falwell has said the indictment of Ryan and all the underlings that preceeded him is the direct result of Ryans's actions on the moratorium.

The charges against Ryan could be leveled against almost any politician. They are racketeering, mail fraud, perjury, and income tax evasion. This means he received gifts, lied and did not report the gifts on his income tax. It's not as impressive as it sounds. But that's another matter.

George Ryan has been indicted by Patrick Fitzgerald and is currently in court. Patrick Fitzgerald has been heralded as the savior of those who want Bush administration officials indicted in the Valerie Plame Scandal.

These same people who would like to see Bush officialdom indicted point to Patrick Fitzgerald as a non-partisan attorney general, a "bulldog" acting in the interests of the law. He is in fact a Republican who was appointed by James Comey who worked for John Ashcroft at the time of his selection to investigate the Plame affair. Ken Mehlman has said that he has the highest regard and faith in Patrick Fitzgerald's ability to come to a just conclusion to the Plame investigation.

I have never believed that attorney generals act in the interests of the law but rather for political reasons. Whenever a politician is indicted it is always a political act without regard to guilt or innocence. This is true for Tom Delay, it was true for Richard Nixon and it was true for the Whitwater investigation of Bill Clinton.

James Comey who now works for Lockheed Martin appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to be the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame affair. James Comey is described as being best friends with Patrick Fitzgerald.

Phillip Perry  is a lawyer whose former firm Latham and Watkins represents Lockheed Martin. He has just been selected (as of April) to be the general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security.  Lockheed Martin has won billions in contracts with Homeland Security. His wife is Elizabeth Cheney who is the Vice President's daughter. Perry has also represented a private prison firm and Bill Frist's American Hospital Corporation. Elizabeth Perry (Cheney's daughter) is the second-ranking U.S. diplomat for the Middle East and the State Department's principal deputy assistant secretary of state.

Lynne Cheney had served on the board of Lockheed Martin for 7 years (1994-2001). Lynne Cheney is of course the wife of the Vice President.

I cannot imagine that after Comey's having appointed Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the Plame affair, that Lockheed Martin could have hired James Comey, as it's new general counsel unless this appointment of Patrick Fitzgerald was not seen as a "mistake" or error on the part of Comey. In other words, the Cheney connections to Lockheed Martin in the form of his wife and son in law are very great and very substantial. Comey was hired by Lockheed Martin just a few months ago. The Plame investigation is a couple of years old. If the investigation were going badly for the Bush Administration they would certainly know that. Cheney would know that. With Cheney's influence at Lockheed Martin, one has to wonder why Comey would be hired if he had chosen a person in the form of Fitzgerald who was about to take down a part of the Administration.

I have always been skeptical of the administration investigating itself - and Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the Plame affair is just that. The Bush administration is investigating itself. The suggestion that Patrick Fitzgerald is non=partisan as seen by his indictment of George Ryan, a very liberal Republican who defied George Bush, has never held water.

Currently, Fitzgerald is going after Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's administration and will inevitably focus on the Mayor. A mayor who shares a lot of things with the President. Both having had father's who preceeded them in their jobs. But Daley is a Democrat and no one can remember the last time Chicago had a Republican Mayor. Fitzgerald is attempting to destroy the corrupt democratic machine. But for what purpose?

I hope that Patrick Fitzgerald indicts someone of significance. But I am very skeptical.

It is time for the indictments, The grand jury term is ending in October. It is also possible that the investigation into the Plame affair has gotten out of the control of Patrick Fitzgerald. He cannot force the grand jury. If incontrovertible evidence was presented that could not have been foreseen by Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald can only influence, not control the grand juries decision to indict. At least that's my understanding. Judith Miller's incarceration is often pointed to as evidence that Fitzgerald is getting to the bottom of the matter. But I have always wondered if her being put in jail for contempt has more to do with protecting herself than her sources. But I cannot say that I understand why Fitzgerald would do this as she too has connections to Cheney. Perhaps it has to do with the fact she allegedly interfered in one of Fitzgerald's  previous investigations while he was in New York.

Somehow, this just doesn't all add up.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Sons of Slave Owners Seek The Return of Slavery

Like an alcoholic the United States can never forget its history. Its long addictive history of slavery and its urge to return to human bondage for profit. (The following covers too much ground and it wanders a bit, but bear with me, please)

The personal history of an individual person cannot be erased or ignored. So it is with Nations and the soul or culture(s) and the institutions that make them up. Everything we do as individuals stays with us and we become what we have done. What we do forever becomes a part of us. The United States has a centuries long history of Slavery. Slavery has existed for a longer period of time since the settling of this country than since the time it was "abolished". Slavery and the using and abusing, the demeaning of people for profit is still a part of American culture and will always be. It is a cultural trait much like a character trait in an individual. Character traits are not easily changed. Traits are not meant by nature to be easily changed. They are permanent. There will never be any change in the negative character of any nation unless there is a painful realization of the trait i.e. what we are as individuals and as nations.

Of course, there are other conflicting character traits that make up the culture of the United States. One is the high value placed on Freedom, which conflicts with the value of Equality; and these two conflicts create the vagaries of language, the convenient confusion that allow for the oppression, the inequality of minority groups for the self serving freedoms of the "wealthy landed gentry" of the South and North.

The impulse of slavery, the intention, the urge for Slavery lives on. Slavery did not end with the Emancipation. Nothing ends abruptly. Slavery has shifted and morphed, sometimes submerged itself since the civil war.

Today, Slavery exists worldwide and is well documented. Some estimate that 27 million people are slaves

Slavery exists in various forms and it exists on a continuum. There are East European girls (among many others) forced into prostitution, there are slave-driven clothing factories all over the world, there are human slaves in the jungles of Brazil who have been kidnapped into forced labor. It is everywhere. In a world that is becoming more and more fundamentalist and capitalist, it is thriving.

In the United States indentured servitude followed slavery immediately after the civil war. Indentured servitude is simply another form of slavery and is the form we are closest to returning to today -- albeit in a new, altered form.

Slavery has been denuded in the United States but has never been destroyed. The impulse, especially prevalent in the South, has been uncovered and given new life by a strong gust of wind and rain from a Hurricane called Katrina. The Hurricane has blown off the phony façade of racial equality. Racial inequality is observable to the naked eye. Why do so many Black people live in segregated areas in Chicago and New Orleans and so many other cities in the United States 140 years after slavery ended? It is because slavery never ended.

Slavery has changed; it now has a modern more obscure, harder-to-identify face. It is obvious. In our very language and manner, slavery and prejudice hide.  We pretend it's not there. Liberals and conservatives are afraid we might have to ask the question...Why are so many black people poor? And the answer might be: They are poor because they are inferior. They are not as intelligent as white people.

 Liberals cannot stand the possibility that this could be the answer. So they approach blacks with delicacy. They are careful.

Conservatives are more forthright, having consciously come to the conclusion that blacks are inferior. Liberals feel "confused" and don't want to have to address the question. The question should be asked. The answer might be surprising.

There are different kinds of intelligence. How intelligent is it to make an entire race of people slaves for 300 hundred years? What is intelligence?

If human beings knew what intelligence was, we would become aware how utterly stupid we all are. Humanity is entirely disturbed and perverse. This is a sick Planet. A planet in need of rescue. A planet that cannot rescue itself because it does not admit to itself that it is in danger. It considers its insanity -- its wars -- as "normal". It is not intelligent to war and not intelligent to enslave, for the simple reason that it is ultimately self-destructive. Intelligence has nothing to do with education. It has to do with how well an organism is able to sustain itself under the conditions in which it is placed. In a world full of abundance, human beings have chosen to destroy. There is enough for everyone. Greed is a form of stupidity and self-destruction. Slavery, and racial discrimination are self-destructive.

Now, meandering back to the South: Most of the Slave owners from 1619 to the 1860's were farmers. Most of the Slaves were considered valuable live -stock. As cows chickens and plants were and are being bred, so were the human livestock then. Most valuable was a well-bred, compliant slave, healthy, strong and dependable.

Those slaves who were not compliant escaped, were killed or eliminated in some other way. People were bred to be compliant. Many slaves, early on, were Indians and there were even imported White European women.

But it came to pass that Black slaves became predominant. It was especially because they were displaced. Indians were not considered good slaves precisely because they were at home and not disoriented in the same way Black slaves were. (Why are so many people from the Hurricane being displaced?)

Until recently it has only been through many generations that one can eliminate or alter a genetic characteristic or trait in the genetic make up of a species though selective breeding. Selective breeding was encouraged and forced by white slave owners on their black slaves with varying degrees of success.

But there is another way to control behavior and social traits and achieve a kind of social acquiescence. This has occurred specifically with the forced adoption of "White religions" by the black slaves.

As with the Catholic Jews in Spain who never told their children they were Jews for fear the children would inadvertently reveal this in school or at play, children grew up believing in Christianity and never stopped, because when they became adults they were just as dangerous to their parents as fervent Christians. So it is with Black Slaves. This is most graphically seen with the Mexican Indians and their conquest by the combined forces of the Church and the Conquistadors working in unison. All conquered peoples adopt the ways of the conquerors. Look at modern capitalist Japan and Germany. In any case, authority and control can be achieved culturally. And it can be achieved genetically through generations of selective breeding.

Today the descendants of the White Slave Owners (whose antecedents themselves were once non-believers conquered by Political Christians) are inclined to return to the position they once held as overseers of the South in the swath of destruction left by Hurricane Katrina.

A small population of very wealthy aristocratic landowners with English roots once ruled the South. Their descendants want the land of their forefather's back.

The Houston Astrodome is like a giant corral where human livestock are held. There are other areas. This from AlterNet:

"But behind the doors of the Astrodome, survival and frustration were the order of the day. Jamel Bell, who fled his flooded Ninth Ward in New Orleans, found no salvation here. "Inside it feels like prison," he said. At curfew, he says, the evacuees were locked in."

At the River Center in Baton Rouge, curfew is 10pm. Food consists of Bagel and Orange Juice in the morning, peanut butter in the afternoon and ravioli, corn and bread for dinner. Many people are not allowed to wear gym shoes, instead are forced to wear slippers as gym shoes are considered gang clothing.  There are no papers, only 3 television sets and 3 computers for 4.000 people. There is virtually no information. Access is extremely limited especially to non-mainstream media. This has been reported on Democracy


In New Orleans, Private Contractors and Military personnel occupy the city in much the same way that Baghdad is occupied. Perhaps this is protection, the security for the New Slave owners preventing the return of former Black residents.

New Orleans is the testing ground for the new Security State to be employed in other cities where civil unrest or natural disasters occur. Once Black Water arrives in a city, they will want to keep working, they may never leave.

According to Democracy Now! Mexican workers, too, are being shipped in from Texas to do work in Louisiana and being held in hotels owned by Louisiana Republican millionaire Patrick Quinn. They are presumably paying for their rooms with money earned (are they illegal immigrants?-another form of slave labor) while black people are being held in camps who are seeking employment. Perhaps the Mexicans are more to Patrick Quinn's liking as workers.

Evacuees are being shipped all over the country with one-way tickets. There is no paid return. Many can leave their camp or their shelter but they cannot return if they do leave. How can a New Orleans native return from Michigan with no money. How can they leave their camp? They cannot and so it is easier to create a White New Orleans, isn't it?

Perhaps the plan of our Southern controlled United States government (which seems to think it was Jefferson Davis, not Abraham Lincoln who retained the Presidency of the United States after the civil war) is to put these corralled people in the Astrodome to work at something below the minimum wage for private contractors and corporations like Halliburton to rebuild the areas in the south destroyed by Hurricane Katrina so that white people can live on the land their ancestors once owned 140 years ago. Land now occupied by those in the Astrodome. Displaced people like those in the Astro Dome will return to their homes-not to live in them but to tear them down and build them back up at below minimum wage so that white and perhaps wealthy blacks can live in them. This, if enacted will become the new indentured servitude and it will be perverse.

It's basically Whites Only or at least wealthy only for those returning to New Orleans. It seems Bush will build first a corridor to the Garden District and the French Quarter in New Orleans, bypassing the flooded area of the Negroes. Mayor Nagin is allowing these people to return but not those of the 9th ward. Should the 9th ward ever become habitable again it will be revitalized by the descendants of slaves for the purposes of providing housing for the descendants of their once white slave owners.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Bush Suicide

Mr. President:

Since it is illegal to call for the assasination of the President, I thought you might like to take the matter into your own hands. This is the right, honorable thing to do Mr. President.

This s a President who after flying over the Gulf Coast of the Nation and commenting that the " Entire Gulf Coast has been obliterated". went golfing the following day.

This is a president who cannot ride a bike.

This is a president who is disabled by a pretzel

This is a president who chose a virgin to be the Secretary of State.

This is a president with "Daddy" problems.

This is a president who by most accounts was a cocaine abuser and alcoholic for much of his adult life  (up until the age of 40). At that point he began drinking from the polluted, hallucinogenic well of Christianity and is now a Christianaholic.

This is a President who has repeatedly said that God speaks through him and God told him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. (as reported in Haaretz and speaking to Abu Abbas, Bush said,  "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them.")

This is a President who is delusional.

This is a president who staged the rescue of Jessica Lynch, framed and staged the capture and guilt of Sadaam Hussein.,2763,956255,00.html

This is a president who started a pointless unnecessary war in Iraq that has killed thousands to show his dad he could be a better, "stronger" president than his dad.

This is a president who has looted the United States and looted Iraq through Halliburton and friends. Halliburton has the contract now to clean up New Orleans. The President is looting New Orleans.

This is a President has staged his entrance into the Gulf Coast areas on Friday to the detriment of the needy and dying in forgotten neighborhoods, islands, small towns, villages and even boats at sea. So says Senator Landrieu of Louisiana.

This is a President who refused help from local caring U.S. Citizens.

This is a president who has slapped Americans in the face and betrayed them for volunteering to save stranded victims with their own boats, cars and planes. This president has told honest citizens to go away, they don't know anything about what's going on. Their help is neither wanted nor appreciated. A big "fuck you" to the heart of America.

This is a President who exposes his own loyal CIA operatives for political gain.

This is a man who as governor of Texas presided over 152 executions of presumably guilty men and women, setting an all time record. And as a Governor he mocked at the pleas of Karla Faye Tucker,  to spare her life. She was executed,

Your suicide would be your redemption Mr. President. It's the right, honorable thing to do. Many world leaders in similar situations have done the same. Join them, wont' you?

May I suggest the method?


It would send a message of to the whole nation that we in the United States have zero tolerance for cruelty, looting, lying, traitors and Evil Doers.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Civil Unrest, Camps and Lies Are the Future of America

We are not being told the truth of what has happened. The entire Gulf Coast has been destroyed.

Here's what is going to happen. This is very forward looking - bear with me and consider it, please. It is not tin foil hat. It's premise is based on understanding of the present, which I don't have the time or ability to explain.

If you understand the present, you can predict the future. I claim that understanding of the present.

Gradually we will become aware that there are tens of thousands of people who died. This currently is a massive cover-up. It's a scandal in itself. News coverage is apathetic. It is obvious this has occurred but it is going unspoken. The reason the massive death toll is not being reported on is no one cares to think it through. It is called journalistic apathy. An estimate can be made.

Gradually we will become aware that hundreds, perhaps thousands of people died in the days following the Hurricane because no one came to rescue them. Just today President Bush was told on CNN in Mobile by a helicopter pilot that the number of people stranded and being rescued by helicopter is "never ending".

New Orleans will not be rebuilt. It will be abandoned. It has been completly destroyed by water damage. 80 percent of the housing must be torn down. The city, being below sea level cannot be rebuilt and undergo the same scenario in an era of global warming and uncertain climatic conditions

The Refugees from New Orleans alone are really in the neighborhood of 300,000 people who are also poor in terms of financial resources. They will be put in guarded tent cities or "internment" domes and stadiums, which will be heavily guarded and monitored. No admission or exit without authorization. There are perhaps several hundred thousand more black and white rich and poor that now have absolutely nothing. No income, no housing, no job and no possible rescue from being homeless. There maybe 500,000 to ONE MILLION people who will have to be put into internment camps for "security reasons" where access is restricted. These people will be heavily guarded to protect them against "roving gangs of predators". This will be the logic, the excuse for the internment camps and their restrictions.

These people who will be put into these camps will riot. The rioting will spread to other cities. They will riot because they will not like being put into the camps on a restrictive basis and the nation will react with civil unrest. Bush will call on a "zero tolerance" policy for civil unrest. This will lead to more unrest and mass jailings.

The President will say that the people in the camps are being protected. Restrictions on coming and going are for their protection. They are free to leave, he will say, they simply need to register so we know of their whereabouts. But in fact they will be restricted as the government is essentially afraid of them. This attitude will backfire on the government and they will riot and the government will use the rioting as an excuse for further Police State type actions in the internment areas and in cities where the rioting breaks out. Press coverage will be restricted in the United States. At some point cameras will not be allowed (only under supervised guided tours) into the camps for "security reasons".

Bush will emphasize the need for Americans to open their doors to the homeless families. Many people will respond. But they will not allow the people to stay for months; only weeks and these people will have problems relocating if they do not go to the camps.

Gas prices will injure the economy. The nation will grow angry with the Administration and there will be calls for the President to step down, to resign. He will not resign. He will adopt a position of extreme law and order. He will have the support of his Christian base. It will keep him afloat.

Patrick Fitzgerald will not indict the President or Vice President Dick Cheney on the Valerie Plame scandal. But there may be a couple of indictments, which will add to calls for the president to step down. I think there is a good chance that even Karl Rove may not be indicted. The Hurricane debacle will relegate this scandal to the middle of the news not the front pages.

The war in Iraq will become even more unpopular. Bush will not pull troops out of Iraq in massive numbers. Permanent bases will remain in construction. The Iraqi government will turn against the United States. The Republicans running in Novemeber will distance themselves from the a point. But they will endorse his zero tolerance for civil unrest policies.

The United States is moving inexorably toward a security state. That is a nice way of putting it. There will be a rational explanation for the actions of the government. Some will accept it. Those who do not accept this will be suppressed. Those who stay silent will be allowed to continue. This period of time in our nations history is a time where people are passive. This is not a reactionary time and it is unlikely to become one. The rioting will be put down brutally. It will stop. The nation will move farther to the right than ever before imagined as the "Security State" will establish itself as a protector of America from both internal and external terrorism. Rioters outside of the camps will be equated with terrorist and there will actually be charges of collusion.

You have to understand that according to the president. "The entire Gulf Coast has been obliterated." President Bush said that. Put it all together and I believe this is what will transpire.

President Bush is a danger to this nation. Whatever damage the Hurricane did in its aftermath, President Bush will match and match it brutually.

His psychological state is something that really needs more exploration. He is actually very easy to understand.

 He is emotionally disturbed with a very common hatred/love of his father. He cannot fathom this hatred and it manifests itself as suicidal self destruction tempered, channeled and given focus and direction by his "conversion to Christianity". This conversion allows an unbridled rage of hatred against all living things including himself to become directed with a beginning middle and end scenario of sacrafice and punishment.

Sacrafice and punishment of others first. Then his own - which will most likely never come- because he will not have time or power to accomplish it.

His self destruction works from the periphery inward. Things fartherst away are destroyed first, until he ultimately arrives at himself.

His ultimate goal is simply to destroy. His conversion to Christianity provides the cover or rationalization for that destruction.

It would be a good idea if he were removed from his position.

I am sorry I do not have references to document all these incredible assumptions. They are either a result of my own disturbed thinking or just having confidence in my perceptions.

But time will tell. And it won't take long to find out.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

New Orleans will be Destroyed. Where's Bush?

Here is a post I wrote written on Sunday August 28th, 2005 on Daily Kos before the Hurricane Katrina struck the South.

I'm just watching TV. I don't know. It looks to me like the entire city of New Orleans will be destroyed and thousands of people will be killed. Am I missing something?

If a city goes 20' underwater it is destroyed. There is no recuperation from that event. All buildings will be damaged and most wiill be unihabitalbe forever.

Flip Floss's diary :: ::
We are going to witness the destruction of an entire city. Shouldn't there be a nationwide address by the President? Shouldn't he be mobilizing every citizen. Every military airplane, military bus, jeep before the storm hits to evacuate these people who are going to stay in WHAT?...the Superdome? What kind of an emergency evacuation is that? Thats not a safe building.

Bush couldn't have evacuated a few thousand people with military aircraft and buses?

Isn't that the purpose of having a leader? Some one who can anticipate problems and do his best to solve them?

Much of the national gurard from these states affected are in Iraq keeping America safe from ...something or other. Here where there is an impending national catastrophe about to happen this is turning into a disaster movie on TV. There no real content on the coverage. Just stay tuned for when the hurricane will really be exciting.

Of course it has nothing to do with Global warming. I haven't heard anything about that possibility being discussed.

I havent' heard anything about why National Guard troops and equipment being unavailable to the extent they could have if there were no pretentious war in Iraq.

I haven't heard anything about the safety of the Superdome. A place ripe for collapse.

I haven't heard anything about who the people are who are unable to leave. They don't have enough money to warrant coverage.

I haven't seen any of these people who could not leave being interviewed about how they feel.

I haven't heard anything about what happens after a city is 20' underwater and how that affects people who once lived in it long term.

New Orleans is about to be destroyed not only because of the Hurricane but because it is below sea level.

Why aren't the people being protected?