15 Apr 2019

Baseline Of A Desecrated Land XII: Cautionary Tale

Part 12 of a 12 part series examining the ecological impacts
of Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
By Dick Callahan:
Recognition 12: Israel is a cautionary tale
“There are no unsacred places;
There are only sacred places
and desecrated places .”
Wendell Berry, from his poem, ‘How to be a poet (to remind myself).’
Israel is a fine example of what trouble humans can get themselves into given enough technology and denial. Mother Earth is marshaling her historical response to over-reaching desert civilizations. She’s never personal but she’s harsh.
Many, if not most, Jews in the Diaspora support Israel reasoning, “If things go badly wrong in my country, I know Israel will take me and my family in.” It’s fair to ask them, “How? With what?

'Assange' ...Discuss

We discuss one and one issue only: the fate of Julian Assange and the fate of journalism itself. CrossTalking with Xavier Moreau, John Laughland, and Alexander Mercouris.

The Fake Charge Against Julian Assange Proves That the US Government Has No Integrity

'It is the product of evil, and the evil indictment is a direct assault on the First Amendment to the US Constitution. ...In other words thought crimes already exist.'
"If Julian Assange is criminalized and incarcerated for revealing the truth about what our rulers are doing, have done, then you might as well deliver yourself behind those walls, you might as well volunteer for a prison cell yourself, because you’ll no longer be free, and you’ll never be free again.” George Galloway.
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Let’s be sure that we understand that Assange is not charged with anything related to Russia or Russiagate or even with breaking a law. Assange is charged with being in a conspiracy with Manning “to commit computer intrusion.” The charge is not that Assange succeeded in hacking a government computer and obtaining classified information. It merely says that Assange discussed the possibility with Manning and had an intention to hack a computer. Most likely, even this noncrime is an invention of prosecutors instructed to indict Assange in the absence of any evidence. It is all that they could come up with.

"As Long As Assange Is In Prison, We Are All In Prison"

By Dr. Ron Paul: Last week’s arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by the British government on a US extradition order is an attack on all of us. It is an attack on the US Constitution. It is an attack on the free press. It is an attack on free speech. It is an attack on our right to know what our government is doing with our money in our name. Julian Assange is every bit as much a political prisoner as was Cardinal Mindszenty in Hungary or Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
They, and so many more, were imprisoned because they told the truth about their governments.
Repressive governments do not want their citizens to know that they are up to so they insist on controlling the media. We are taught, at the same time, that we have a free press whose job it is to uncover the corruption in our system so that we can demand our political leaders make some changes or face unemployment. That, we are told, is what makes us different from the totalitarian.
The arrest of Assange is a canary in a coal mine to warn us that something is very wrong with our system.

10 Reasons Julian Assange Should Walk Free - The Beginning Of The End For Press Freedom

By dandelionsalad: And an interview with Daniel Ellsberg, who calls Assange's arrest a 'serious assault on the First Amendment.'
  1. Governments’ (monstrous and criminal) behavior should not be secret. People should know what their government is doing, and what a powerful foreign government is doing to their own countries. The actual results of the work of WikiLeaks have been hugely beneficial.
  2. If U.S. courts were to get busy prosecuting the crimes exposed by WikiLeaks, rather than trying to turn the act of revealing them into some sort of crime, they would simply not have time for the latter.

Frankenstein Designer Kids: What You Don't Know About Gender-Transitioning Will Blow Your Mind

Authored by Robert Bridge: Puberty-blocking drugs, mastectomies, vaginal surgery and fake penises – all with zero chance of reversal – these are just some of the radical experimental methods being used on children. The madness must stop.
Imagine that you are the parent of a five-year-old boy who innocently informs you one day that he is a girl. Of course, the natural reaction would be to laugh, not phone up the nearest gender transitioning clinic. You have no idea how your little boy came to believe such a thing; possibly it was through something he heard at the daycare center, or maybe a program he saw on television. In any case, he insists that he ‘identifies’ as a female.
Eventually, possibly at the encouragement of your local school, you pay a visit to a physician. You hope this medical professional will be able to provide you and your child with some sound counseling to clear up his confusion. Prepare yourself to be disappointed. Your doctor will be forced, according to state and medical dictate, to follow the professional guidelines known as ‘affirmative care.’ It sounds nice and harmless, doesn’t it? In fact, the program could be best described as nothing short of diabolical.

You Can't Make This Shit Up ~ Women Call The Police

"Special 'I'm a call tha cops' edition."
"The woman calling in had a vagina
and she was afraid."