Friday, January 18, 2008

Something Useful From

I just read a very good article on about the differences between pleasure-oriented and goal-oriented sex. It has brought me back into the light a bit. I have been familiar with these concepts and the value of a pleasure-based lifestyle-whether in sex or in other parts of life. But as the story goes, of course, I have gotten caught up in the need to accomplish. Even though I have espoused and spoken out against such ways of thinking, I too have been caught up in that linear/restricted way of thinking. LIBERATION

Twelfth Radical Progressive Carnival

It has been a long while since the last edition of the Radical Progressive Carnival. Here, without further ado, is the twelfth edition of the RPC. There are several entries for this edition, with some random and interesting topics running throughout the posts.Adventures in Daily Living and Beno Varghese strongly advocate for Ron Paul as president of the United States. Suzanne of Daily Living urges readers to listen to a video of Ron Paul castigating the conservative guard for their policies on preemptive war and for the injustice of the way in which our current system is structured--with corporate ownership of the government--which is of course fascism.Meanwhile, Philaahzophy makes the case why anarchsists should vote for Ron Paul.

Blogfabulous, a new contributor, offers up a fabulous and hilarious assessment on the the politics of underwear and her eureka moment in having found the joy, pleasure, and liberation of wearing men's underwear as opposed to the problematic world of women's underwear-in searching for fit, ride-up-ability(or lack their of), and comfort.

Next, Phil for Humanity makes an interesting connection between the knights of medeival lore and their modern-day counterparts-mercenaries--ala Blackwater. Very intriguing connections there... In a later post, Phil argues for the eradication of governments led by charismatic leaders such as monarchs, tyrants, and religious zealots.

On a somewhat related theme, Menstrual poetry relates to us the twisted right-wing concepts of the purity and integrity balls which teach young women that they should be "pure" for their husbands on their wedding nights and teach young men to honor and value the "purity" of chaste women. Thanks Menstrual Poetry for keeping an eye on these topics so that others of us don't have to tread down those paths...

Innovation Politics proposes a new system of governing in which the populous will not just simply vote for candidates for office, but will vote on
every policy issue that arises, thereby holistically shaping party platforms as well as the public agenda. That is a lot of voting, but it would be interesting to see how that would work out.

Afro-Presencia informs us of the sponsored trips to Ecuador started by soccer player Ulises Hernan de la Cruz. The purpose of these trips is to promote the Afro-Ecuadoran community, particularly in the history and legacy of the town of Piquiucho.

Consequences of Republicanism, who is backing Kucinich, calls for a worldwide boycott of American goods due to the U.S.'s failure to act on environmental issues. On a similar note,The Frugal Tree Hugger offers us an environmental piece, filled with terms that I must say I don't understand.

Greg Laden bemoans and lambasts the religious right for their recent criticism of Richard Dawkins, who apparently sang some Christmas carols, even though he is an athiests. He powerfuly makes the case that people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions can congregate, bake bread, and have community. Laden also weighs in on the debate concerning Creationism vs. Evolution.

Turning to pop culture, Dominate Your Life weighs in on the recent controversy surrounding Will Smith in which zionists organizations such as the ADL tried to portray him as being an admirer of hitler. Meanwhile,Samuel Bryson of Total Well-being urges the masses to take up pedaling or cycling as an environmentally friendly mode of travel.Finally, we have David Ortez arguing for making music piracy and downloading legal.

Lastly, I will offer my analysis of the contention between the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, in which I point to the historical pattern in the United States of Black men existing higher on the totem pole than white women and that history is on the side of Barack Obama becoming the next president of the United States. This has also been espoused(at a later date I might add) by such bigwigs as Gloria Steinem in her article on the election which appeared in the New York Times.

I hope you find the offerings for this edition of the carnival enjoyable, informative, and stimulating. Cheers!
They have revived Rambo in order to try and make Americans feel better about themselves. The Vietnam delusion lost the war people.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What is the Amero?

Today, in conversation, I heard someone speaking about the emergence of the Amero as the currency that will take the place of the dollar once it fizzles out(which it is steadily and increasingly doing). In essence, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico would all come under the same currency, modeled after the Euro. I want to come out and state my opposition to such a measure now.

More on Border Landowners

Michael Chertoff says that he "can't accept" the fact that these landowners won't give up their land. He can go to hell, drop dead, and fuck off before someone castrates him.

Landowners on the U.S.- Mexico Border Stand Ground and Fight Back

The top story on right now is about landowners on the border between the U.S. and Mexico who are refusing to give up their land for the U.S. to build a wall. The Justice Department is issuing lawsuits against them. We should all stand in support of these landowners and with the immigrants who cross the border each and every day.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I think the issue of psychosurgery and state-sanctioned medical practices against communities and individuals is a very important topic.People should read the above wiki-article concerning lobotomies. It gave some very disturbing details on the afflictions of Rosemary Kennedy--who instead of having been mentally handicapped as I previously thought, according to this, was instead given a lobotomy by her father, Joseph Kennedy to control her mood swings. This area is a critical and tumultuous area where the personal and the political collide. People need to be aware of these issues and how they have affected individuals and populations.

The History of Blacklists in the U.S.-From HungryBlues

HungryBlues delivers an interesting post on the historical uses of Black lists in the United States and how deeply entrenched the legacy of Blacklists, HUAC, and other government spying programs are entrenched in the American Fabric.

Scientists are Trying to Rewrite History

AOL carried an article today about scientists who have "found evidence" that syphillis was carried to Europe from the New World. I guess this is meant to refute the fact that the white men on their big white horses who came to the New World already had syphillis in many instances and also meant to try and refute the use of germ warfare against native americans--giving them syphillis infected blankets, the use of rape to spread disease,etc,etc....Oh how people work...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Gloria Steinem and Melissa Harris Lacewell Debate Race and Gender Issues Between Clinton and Obama

I so love it that Gloria Steinem's analysis and my own--which I gave in the post found here are so in sync--although she is supporting Hillary and I am supporting Barak. I think Gloria does make some importaint points in this debate while Harris-Lacewell ignores the fact that Black men sat in both houses of Congress from the time they got the vote until well after Reconstruction(holding on with just one and then a few). The totem pole cannot be denied.... Overall, I think this was a very intriguing debate.

Introducing OWN....

TV Queen Oprah Winfrey will now get her own network, The Oprah Winfrey Network. Way to go girl...
CNN and other media outlets continue to speak of race as the only divisive factor in this presidential race. As if it would just be too complicated to say "race and gender." As if it were some kind of potion that if thrown on them they would melt away like the wicked witches they are....

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Fact Is(I Need You)

Jill Scott

I can pay my own light bill baby
Pump my own gas in my own car
I can buy my own shoe collection
I've been blessed thus far
I can kill the spider above my bed
Although it's hard because I'm scared
I can even stain and polyurethane
But some things just don't change
I need you yeah
Sometimes so hard to say oh
I need you
Some things remain
I could buy my own groceries baby
Get my hair tight, my nails right
I can floss my own bling bling
Write the words to the songs I sing
I can even raise the child we'll make
Make sure he's loved and knows what God gave us
I can teach him how to walk and stand
But he needs you to help him be a man
We need you
So hard to say
We need you
Some things don't change
I could be congresswoman
Or a garbage woman or
Police officer, or a carpenter
I could be a doctor and a lawyer and a mother and a good girl
God what you've done to me
Kind of lover I could be
I could be a computer analyst, the Queen with the nappy hair raising her fist
Or I could be much more and a myriad of this
Hot as the summer, sweet as the first kiss
And even though I can do all these things
I need you
And even though I can do all these things
We need you
We need you
We need you
And even though I can do all these things by my damn self
I need you
I do, I do, I do, I do
And even though I can do all these things
I need you
We need you
We do
We need you yeah
We need you

The View-Hot Topics

I have to agree with Elizabeth on one thing-I believe everything is scripted with the Clinton campaign.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Found An Image

Not the one I want, but here is a german family during the depression under the Weimar Republic, toting a wheelbarrow full of Deutschmarks, who cannot buy bread. A loaf of bread cost 5,000,000,000 deutsch marks.
Those in the know have been saying for at least four years now that the United States is looking for war with Iran.

On Iran

Someone should tell George Bush to go to hell.