Saturday, November 26, 2005

Antonio Gramsci: A Quote So Very Relevant to the U.S. Today

The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born. In this interregnum, there arises a great diversity of morbid symptoms.

Fascism Is On The Rise Again in the United States.

Federal authorities have arrested and are making arrangements for the deportation of Imam Fawaz Damra, on their claims that he has raised money for terrorist organizations. This claim, on the part of the federal government, has been their justification(need to loose penis) for harrassing several Islamic organizations, mosques, and liberal activists groups within the United States. Something must and needs to be done about this.
Susan once told me that when you find nothing stimulating around you do either three things: eat, have sex, or do absolutely nothing. Ha!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Turn Me On

Nina Simone

Like a flower waiting to bloom
like a light bulb in a dark room
I am sitting here waiting for you to come home and turn me on
like the desert waiting for rain
like a school kid waiting for spring
I am sitting here waiting for you to come back home and turn me on
My poor heart, it's been so dark
since you've been gone
after all you're the one who turned me off
now you're the only one that can turn me back on
my hi-fi's waiting for a new tune
and my glass is waiting for some fresh ice-cubes
I'm just sitting here waiting for you to come on
back home and turn me own.

My Cherie Amour

Stevie Wonder

La la la la la la
La la la la la la

My Cherie Amour, lovely as a summer's day
My Cherie Amour, distant as the Milky Way
My Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you, but you never notice me
My Cherie Amour, won't you tell me how could you ignore
That behind that little smile I wore
How I wish that you were mine

Maybe someday you'll see my face among the crowd
Maybe someday I'll share your little distant cloud
Oh, Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
I am in an odd place right now. I am feeling like....I am being pulled along in a direction that I don't want to go. Like I would like to be going elsewhere. I am sitting here at my cousin's computer listening to her Norah Jones, which is very mellow and I like it a lot( I haven't bought her CD yet). My cousin is bright, gifted, just out of high school with aspirations of going to Paris and becoming an artist(of which she is well on her way) and studying at the Art Institute in Chicago(which she is applying to for the fall). She is my source for all of my Simone de Beauvoir books....and my French existentialist books.....beautiful connections there....yet....I want more....

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Jose Padilla

Reminiscent of the ordeal of Angela Davis in the late sixties and early seventies, Jose Padilla has been held hostage by the federal government for three years without any real movement towards a trial. This is an utter violation of the very basic of our constitutional rights, which ensures us under the sixth amendment to a speedy and public trial. In total disregard of this, the U.S. government has had a history, especially since the revolutionary movement of the 1960s, of holding people in custody indefinitely, without any movement towards a trial, sometimes even without access to legal counsel. They held Angela Davis in prison for two years without ever going to trial and after the trial eventually occurred, she was acquitted of all charges. We live with a bullish monster as a government and it must be reigned in. Everyone must take it upon themselves to demand justice for this man and for all political prisoners.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Oprah's Pomegranate Martini

From Oprah's Website

1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 oz. Absolute Citron vodka OR white tequila
1 oz. Cointreau liquor
Cup of ice
Optional: Splash of sparkling water
Optional: Squeeze of lemon

Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

People need to learn to be individuals. Have a brain and your own personality.
I turned on my television this evening( something I rarely do, which makes this all the more drastic) and what are they talking about on CBS news, but a bill put forth into congress to promote marriage by providing funding from congress that would award couples with around $9000 if they choose to marry. Several people in congress need to loose their penises. Patriarchy is a sick thing and we need to oversee its destruction.

How Absolutely Wonderful!

Liberia has just elected the first Female Head of State in all of Africa!

American Capitalism is Going to Wreck America

General Motors is slashing 30,000 jobs in all of its plants in the United order to save money. The question is do you think that the work that these people have done is just not going to be done anymore? I think not...American corporations always in search of larger and larger profits....

Monday, November 21, 2005

I am just starting to Read RS and JS's book. It is quite interesting. It speaks of the suggestion that perhaps time will heal and undo the rigors of racism in this country. My response is, No Dearie, time won't undo anything. Castration will. Eliminate this white/male power structure and we can all live in peace. You can live, you will just be relieved of the burden of your penis.

Interesting Experiences All of the Time

Some lady here on campus, I think she is slavic or perhaps Latin American, just turned around and asked me if I knew what spic meant. I would have liked to have a picture of the look that I know whas on my face.
Fuck Cheney

The Keys to Civilization

George Will is so full of shit. I am so glad he has no means of exacting authority.

I Know this is a little Late

But I wanted this on my site. Blogcritics has a beautiful tribute and account of the life of the most wonderful soul and prophet, Nina Simone.
Margaret Cho has a beautiful and very touching post on her blog.

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal was quite a beautiful man when he was young.
Ok, there are just too many people who went on to do big things that attended Erasmus Hall High School.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I was at Hunter's Pub last night and these two Hispanic men(they were half-hispanic, half latino) got into this argument with myself and a white girl about politics and later on in the conversation one of them told her she was stupid and reffered to her as "you people." She and I discussed this afterwards and we summed it up to a learning experience. White people learning what minorities are subjected to by scumbaggs...

From Barbra's Website

The Plan To Invade Iraq Before 9/11 ...Barbra Streisand
Posted on November 14, 2005
Last week Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid shut down the Senate. Frustrated, angry and seeking answers, Reid threatened to delay legislative action until the Intelligence Committee followed through on its promised investigation of prewar Iraq intelligence failures. Democrats are demanding answers...and now, so are the American people.

But let's remember... 9/11 and faulty intelligence alone did not lead to the invasion of Iraq. This war was being planned in the minds of some for many years. George Bush's former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill revealed in his book that at one of the very first National Security Council meetings after Bush took office in January 2001 he discussed the notion of invading Iraq and that he seemed desperate to find an excuse for pre-emptive war against Saddam Hussein.

Many of Bush's inner circle are members of Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a neo-conservative think-tank that promotes an ideology of total U.S. world domination through the use of force. Back in 1998, PNAC sent an open letter to President Clinton urging his administration to implement a strategy for removing Saddam's regime from power. This letter was signed by Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, John Bolton and Richard Perle. These men, along with fellow PNAC members Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby, were the primary architects of the Iraq war 5 years later. In 2000, PNAC produced a document entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century. The plan outlined how the US should go about taking military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein is in power.

Let's remember some of our recent history with Iraq and Saddam Hussein. The United States' relationship with Saddam has been vastly contradictory. In the 1980's, the U.S. heavily supported Saddam against Iran in the Iran-Iraq war. Saddam was in violation of human rights laws by gassing the Kurds. However, the US turned a blind eye, instead opting to retain a friendly relationship with Saddam in order to access intelligence. The US government furnished Saddam with weapons. We even have pictures documenting Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, shaking hands with Saddam in 1983! In 1990, Saddam invaded Kuwait, stating that he believed he had the silent permission to do so by then US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie. However, the United States, under George H.W. Bush, responded with Operation Desert Storm to quell the invasion. The same weapons we had given to Saddam to defeat the Iranians a decade earlier, were now being used to kill US soldiers. Although the Persian Gulf War was considered a victory for the United States, ultimately Saddam was not removed from power. This was a tremendous disappointment for the conservative hawks emerging in the Republican party.

Since the Gulf War, there has been a covert but persistent mission by neo-cons to overthrow Saddam Hussein by any means necessary in order to reorganize the Middle East in the name of democracy. However democracy was not the reason Bush gave to the country when he decided to invade was the presence of WMDs, which UN inspectors did not find. Former US top weapons inspector David Kay testified before congress asserting this fact. And Director General of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, requested more time from the administration to investigate the weapons claims in Iraq before rushing to war. Those in the Bush inner circle had tremendous influence on his final decision to unilaterally attack Iraq in 2003 without the support of the United Nations and the rest of the world.

The notion of invading Iraq and overthrowing Saddam was gaining momentum long before the terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001. Only once America was attacked did Bush and his war mongering neo-con colleagues have the perfect opportunity to utilize faulty intelligence in order to make a case for war and garner the blind support of most of the American public. However, we now know that this war, where thousands of young American soldiers have died, was years in the making. Let's hope that the frustration, anger and determination felt by Democrats and the American public continue to fuel this investigation to uncover the truth.

Myra Breckenridge

"I shall ball you Rusty. Its very simple."