As the global awakening ,that seemed to start in Iceland and spread to Europe ,takes hold in the Middle East. We see the true colours of our western “elected dicatators” and those whom they support and enable. Yes our western leaders give political soundbyte speaches about freedom and democracy and peace in the Middle East ,while at the same time thier actions crush the freedoms and democracy they claim to cherish and defend!
But our politions ,and ALL politions ,are liars! The “political system” they support is dictatorship , an eleceted one. Its the Spartan political sytem of dictatorship NOT the Athenian one of democracy! The Atheins called it the “Rule of the 30 Tyrants” and they opposed it and threw it off! Today we are seeing the very same model being rejected by the very same people!!
The Arab Revolutions and Us: Start Quaking in Your Boots!
by Grégoire Lalieu
If democratic governments were to emerge in the Arab world, truly representing the aspirations of their peoples, we Westerners might have reason to fear that these governments would feel a certain resentment towards us. Not because we would come face to face with religious fanatics but rather with lucid people who might just resent the fact that we have imposed corrupt and violent dictators on them for many years.
If Westerners therefore want to build equitable and peaceful relationships with the Arab world, we should not expect its peoples to go on accepting the dictators we choose for them. We have to attack the root of the problem, here in the West, by asking : why must we impose dictatorships on the Third World to defend our interests ?
Robert Fisk: These are secular popular revolts – yet everyone is blaming religion
Our writer, who was in Cairo as the revolution took hold in Egypt, reports from Bahrain on why Islam has little to do with what is going on
Interview With Egyptian Anarchist
Posted on February 4, 2011
Below the jump is an interview recently conducted with a member of the Egyptian anarchist group Black Flag
U.S says, Democracy in Iran “good” ,Democracy in Bahrain “bad”! Democracy in Egypt ….good?..no its bad! OK its good again ,but actually a military junta is better!! ..its what we are planning for American anyway ,so we might as well try it out on Egypt!
The couragous Egyptian people must be on the look out in case a new brutal dictator fills the shoes of the old. AN EGYPTIAN MILITARY JUNTA is NOT free or democractic. As military armies are very expensive and destructive things to run, the Egyptian Army only exists because of 1.5 billions dollars worth of US military aid. That’s 1.5 billions reasons for the average Egyptian to continue protesting !!! Be it in the West or the middle East, the people protest peacefully . Its the government and thier lackees that bring weapons and beat and kill the peaceful protestors.
The Battle of Bahrain
King Hamad – the Mubarak of the Gulf
By Justin Raimondo
February 18, 2011 “Antiwar” — Of the new revolutionary eruptions, post-Egypt, perhaps the most problematic for Washington is the upsurge in Bahrain, where a Sunni king has long ruled over his predominantly Shi’ite subjects. King Hamad is a corrupt tyrant whose disregard for basic human rights was underscored by the actions of his security forces in storming a protest encampment in the capital city’s main square, murdering 5 protesters in a surprise assault in the dead of night, and wounding over 200. There are indications that at least some of the assailants were Saudis. Bahrain, a small island kingdom in the Persian Gulf, is connected to Saudi Arabia by a causeway.
Bahrain is a key element of the administration’s strategy against Iran: it is the headquarters of the Fifth Fleet, and will be the linchpin of any future military action in the Gulf by US forces. Simply put, the Empire cannot afford to lose Bahrain
Bahrain’s army deliberately kills peaceful protesters with live rounds ( automatic weapon )
Video: Bahrain : Army Opens Fire on Protesters
Bahraini Doctor Pleads For Help
Massacre in Bahrain: Hospitals FULL, Doctor Urges World To Help!
You think we are clever ,classless and free in the Western world? I see very little difference between the western dictatorships and thier brutal apparatus and the middle Eastern regimes they support ! What sort of people join these “government institutions”?
The Police forces
Cops commit sex crimes almost 3 times as often as public
The fact that rapists seem to be concentrated among a group of armed individuals who have the purported authority to detain and arrest other individuals, should be more than a little alarming for even the most prolific bootlicker. In just the last month several stories of officers committing disgusting crimes have been in the news.
The police force will murder a civilan a week ,on average , and no-one will face charges!!
The Economist stated in 2009:
“ Bad apples … are seldom brought to justice: no policeman has ever been convicted of murder or manslaughter for a death following police contact, though there have been more than 400 such deaths in the past ten years alone. The IPCC is at best overworked and at worst does not deserve the “I” in its name.
Today ,whether you live in the USA ,the UK ,the EU , the Middle East ,Africa ,China , Russia ..etc ,you live under the same political system. STATE CAPITALSIM. One side supports big government the other big business ,its the 2 cheeks of the same arse that squashes the face of freedom. It distracts us with fake political issues so we believe we have a choice, when all the time the game plans continues uneffected by votes or popular movements. We The People ,get to choose our CHEERLEADER!! The badge of office should be a short pleated skirts and a set of pom poms!!
State capitalism has various different meanings, but is usually described as a society wherein the productive forces are controlled and directed by the state in a capitalist manner, even if such a state calls itself socialist. Corporatized state agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly-listed firms, and thus acting as a capitalist itself, are two examples of state capitalism
OF COURSE THIS IS JUST FASCISM!!
Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy (1922-1943)
Its time to stand up and say NO!! We do not wish violence or destruction . But we that built the cities and ploughed the fields do not fear ruins, we can build and plough them again, this time better!
“All government, of course, is against liberty. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. Most people want security in this world, not liberty.”
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. It doesn’t take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.”
“Whether the mask is labeled Fascism, Democracy, or Dictatorship or the Proletariat, our great adversary remains the Apparatus-the bureaucracy, the police, the military…. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this Apparatus, and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.”– The French worker philosopher Simone Weil,1945
History was begun in mythology by an act of disobedience , it may well end in reality with an act of obedience.
Its is humanities diversity that will save us
It is humanities conformity that will kill us!
A Direct Democray system would end the elected dictatorship and bring the criminals to justice! It worked very well for Iceland!!!