How fitting Athens is burning. The home of Democracy burns while our European governments are on the fiddle. The Greek people are the HEROES in this Greek tragedy!! And like the Greeks of old ,they are showing the rest of Europe how to deal with thieves and dictators. The Greek people know exactly who is responsible for thier misery and suffering and subjugation!!
The Greek government is not so sure who to blame….Of course the Greek government will try and blame ,youths ,anarchists and immigrants ,…well maybe you would believe drug dealers ,young mothers and socialists?…What about Iranians ,Muslims and libertaians? What about Global Warming ,conspiracy theorists and Ron Pauls supportters? What about god, space aliens and sun spots?!?! The Greek government would never be able to admit or even see ,it is the Greek government , bailouts and austerity measures that is causing the destruction of Greece!!
ITS POLITIONS , BANKERS AND A POLICE STATE THAT ARE DESTROYING AN ANCIENT NATION STATE!!
END THE BAILOUT ,LET THE BANKS FALL ,END THE AUSTERITY MEASURES
THE RIOTS WOULD STOP IMMEDIATELY AND THE ECONOMY WOULD RECOVER VERY QUICKLY…JUST LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN ICELAND…..ARRESTING THE GUILTY FOR FRAUD WOULD ALSO HELP.
GOVERNMENTS ARE CREATING THIS CHAOS WITH THIER UNDEMOCRATIC ,AUTHORITARIAN AND DRACONIAN ACTIONS. ITS BASIC PHYSICS, THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS STATES THE MORE YOU IMPOSE LAW THE MORE YOU ACCELERATE CHAOS!! IGNORE THIS UNIVERSAL LAW AT YOUR PERIL….THE GOVERNMENT DOES!!
THE PRESSTITUTE MSM JUST BLAMES THE RAPE VICTIM …….AGAIN
This photo was posted 5 hours ago (or 12:30 EST) while the prior photo was posted 22 hours ago. It could very well be be that the TV takeover led to a dramatic turnout in the streets! (Hint Hint
Of course it’s been big news lately that Twitter is going to censor results per government requests. Do you think it’s possible that the Greek Gov might want to do a little censoring right about now?
A Twitter search of ‘Greece TV station’ shows 1 result from 8 hrs ago, 1 at 6 hrs, then about 15 from 3 hrs ago, 10 at 2 hrs, then nothing.
Does that seem believable? The tweet about Greek Protesters Occupying a TV Station gets about 50 tweets and then it’s dead completely?
Or is this Twitter censorship in action?
THE DESTRUCTION HITTING ATHENS JUST NOW ,IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE PEOPLE, THAT WOULD BE LIKE BLAMING A RAPE VICTIM FOR FIGHTING BACK. BUT OUR WESTERN LEADERS CANNOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT DESTRUCTION FOR HIGHER VALUES…LOOK AT THE DESTRUCTION INFLICTED ON LIBYA ,IRAQ OR YUGOSLAVIA ALL CARRIED OUT WITH THE EXPRESS WISH OF WESTERN LEADERS ,IN THE NAME OF HUMANITARIANISM AND DEMOCRACY…THIS MAKES THE GREEK PEOPLE SAINTS IN COMPARISON!!
THE MSM MAKE FALSE REPORTS AND THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS THE SOCIAL MEDIA AKA THE FREE PRESS BUT THE PROTESTS ARE MASSIVE AND WELL BEYOND POLICE STATE CONTROL!!!
PEOPLE WE MAY OWE THE PEOPLE OF GREECE A DEBT WE COULD NEVER REPAY. NOT ONLY ARE THEY SHOWING THE REST OF US THE WAY TO FREEDOM, THEY MAY WE BE THE ONES THAT ACTUALLY BRING THE WESTERN WAR MACHINE TO A HALT …AND IN DOING SO STOP WWIII….THAT WOULD BE ABOUT 6 BILLION HUMAN BEINGS OWING GREECE A BIG ,BIG FAVOUR!!!
IF THE GREEK PEOPLE MANGE TO MAKE THE GREEK BANKS FALL, THIS WOULD MAKE THE GERMAN AND FRENCH BANKS COLLAPSE WHICH WOULD BRING DOWN THE AMERICAN BANKING SYSTEM…AND THE WESTERN WAR MACHINE WOULD GRIND TO A HALT WITH NO MONEY TO OIL THE COGS OF WAR!
SO WHAT IS THE WAY OUT OF THIS SITUATION? SIMPLE SYSTEM CHANGE…END REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCARCY (ELECTED DICTATORSHIP) AND REPLACE IT WITH A DIRECT DEMOCRACY MODEL WOULD BE A GREAT START!!
LIBERTARIAN SOCIALISM IS THE ANSWER
ANARCHISM WORKS ,THAT IS WHY THE GOVERNMENTS LEFTWING OR RIGHTWING ,CONSTANTLY BAD MOUTHS ANARCHISTS AND EVEN BANS AND KILLS THEM..BUT STILL BLAMES THEM
THE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS LESS CORRUPT THEN THE GOVERNMENT
THE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS LESS BLOODTHURSTY THAN THE GOVERNMENT
THE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS IN LESS DEBT THAN THE GOVERNMET
GOVERNMENTS CREATE DEBTS
GOVERNMENTS CREATE WARS
GOVERNMENTS PROVIDE EXCUSES INSTEAD OF RESULTS
GOVERNMENTS BEAT THE INNOCENT AND PROTECT THE GUILTY!!
FORWARD TO TRUE DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM WITH LIBERTAIAN SOCIALISM
PLEASE LOOK AT THE REAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIRECT DEMOCRACY (TRUE DEMOCRACY) AND REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY (ELECTED DICTATORSHIP) .SWITZERLAND HAS BEEN A DIRECT DEMOCRACY(ANARCHIST SYSTEM) SINCE 1840 AND HAS NEVER BEEN AT WAR AND HAS THE LEAST CORRUPTION AND HIGHEST LIVING STANDARDS. ICELAND ANOTHER DIRCET DEMOCRACY ARRESTED ITS BANKERS AND EVEN ITS PRIME MINISTER FOR THE BAILOUT FRAUD AND THEFT….WE IN A REPRESNTATIVE DEMOCRACY(IN THE SAME WAY A PICTURE REPRESENTS AN OBJECT BUT IS NOT THE OBJECT,OUR SYSTEM IS NOT DEMOCRACY)WE CANNOT EVEN ARREST OUR WAR CRIMINALS AND ACTIVE PAEDOPHILES!!!
Liberty, Anarchy, Property, Democracy and Power
The Intel Hub
By Andrew Gavin Marshall
February 13, 2012
The Spanish Civil War saw perhaps the largest explosion of anarchism in modern history, which was collectively crushed by Communists, Fascists, and Democratic State-Capitalist societies, all seeking their own interests. Anarchism does not abide by a strict set of “rules” or “regiments” or constructs for what such a society would entail, look like, or how it would manifest itself.
It is an incredibly diverse philosophical realm based upon an opposition to hierarchical authority, upon the principle that centralized-institutionalized power cannot be assumed as just, but must justify itself, and if it cannot, it must be abolished; that people flourish best when free. A common term often interchanged with anarchism is: “libertarian socialism,” which may seem a contradiction, but, as explained by anarchist philosopher, Mikhail Bakunin: “We are convinced that freedom without Socialism is privilege and injustice, and that Socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality.”
In this sense, I think anarchism gets to the root ideals of both socialism and libertarianism. Socialism seeks the benefit for the many, libertarianism seeks liberty for the individual. As separate ideologies, they are opposed to one another, engaged in a constant struggle for identity and superiority.
In the realm of anarchism, what was once oppositional ideas becomes mutually supporting: to link the collective good with individual liberty, and to suggest that individual good requires collective liberty. Thus, socialism without the state, libertarianism without private property
It is in this context that I argue that the freedom of one requires the freedom of all, that, inevitably, individual liberty cannot exist without collective liberty. To add to this, absolute freedom and liberty (also known as philosophical Anarchism) is not to be confused with “chaos”, a word often mistakenly interchanged with that of ‘Anarchy.’
Anarchy is not chaos, as an anarchist society is a highly organized and functioning society, requiring cooperation, collective support and effort and interaction based upon the understanding that individual liberty requires collective cooperation. The organization of an anarchistic society is simply not organized on the basis of hierarchical institutions, which deprive others of liberty and freedom, and impose centralized (institutional) power from above. ITS IS THESE IMPOSITIONS OF LAW ,THAT CREATE CHAOS!!
Instead, anarchistic organization requires cooperatives, collective groupings of free-associations of individuals, working together, discussing together, deciding together (as free individuals, not as an organized ‘mob’), and acting in mutual support. When workers take over a factory and run it themselves, collectively making decisions, sharing responsibilities, and taking action, that is Anarchism.
It is not libertarianism, or free-market capitalism, because it rejects the concept of the factory being the “private property” of the ‘owner’, and it’s not socialism because the state has no involvement whatsoever. It is the manifestation of workers realizing that they can work, produce, profit, and prosper without the ownership class.
Just this week in Greece, where the State colludes with foreign imperial powers, bankers, multinational corporations, international institutions, the systems of debt and interest and domination, workers have taken control of a hospital in light of the government’s austerity measures to cut health care spending.
They are reaching out to the community for support, and make decisions through a workers’ assembly. The hospital workers recognize that the services of health care are essential for the benefit of the people, and regardless of the decisions or excuses of the state, the banks, the IMF, the EU, or any other hierarchical institution of power, its services are needed, and those that provide the services are the workers at the hospital, not its managers, owners, financiers (whether public or private).
So the workers take control, and reach out to the community for direct support, as the community will receive the benefits of the health care. They simply remove the elites from the picture. No doubt such efforts will be trampled, destroyed, opposed, oppressed, and erased from history. Nothing is more dangerous to elites than the threat of a good example.
Even though many of these experiments have and likely will have failures, flaws, problems, or be crushed, the examples should be noted and the attempts continued to be made.
For as more take notice, as more take action, more examples arise, spreading out like ripples from a drop of water into a puddle, and in time, people everywhere may be attempting the same or similar actions, perfecting (or at least bettering) the specifics, addressing the flaws, learning from the mistakes, improving the effects, including wider communities in the actions, generating international solidarity and support… and, through time, struggle, and effort, all hierarchical power structures everywhere would be struggling against the widening wave of people working together in making elite dominated structures irrelevant.
Today, and in the course of this century, however, it is possible. We are already globally becoming more interconnected through communication, information, and interaction, largely as a result of the Internet, which allows people in most places of the world to interact with others around the world on a person-to-person basis, not through a lens of power.
Now, however, we have the ability to communicate directly with those around the world who have the same means of communication, to talk to them directly, see them on camera, to listen to their knowledge and learn from it. Indeed, this is of the utmost necessity.
Many critical thinkers, activists, alternative media, and people’s movements in the West operate on the assumption that we have the answers to the problems of the world, and we simply need to spread “our” message to the rest (first to the rest of our domestic society and then the rest of the world) in order to obtain our concept of “liberation” and “freedom.”
These activists, intellectuals, critics, and others alike are missing a critical component, however (and that is to say, not ALL of them are missing this, but rather as a general observation): as we are just now grumbling awake from our long consumer-imposed slumber of consent to the system of domination over us, largely galvanized by information exposed to us through the Internet and social media, we should, in fact, consult, discuss, and most importantly – LISTEN – to those who have been aware of the domination of the world, who have been subjected to the brutal blunt force of empire, oppression, and control for hundreds of years.
It is of the absolute necessity that for us in the Western industrial nations to be able to move forward and build a new vision of society, we must first interact with, listen to, and learn from those who have been living under (and SURVIVING through!) the brutality and ruthless oppression of the empires that emanate from our comfortable living conditions. These are the other 6 billion people on earth. Without their voices being heard, listened to, understood, contemplated, and EMPOWERED, all action will be without informed understanding.
We owe it to the rest of the world, for, without our misplaced consent to our nations and the ignorance of our true ruling systems and structures that we have for so long submitted to, the oppression, domination, destruction, impoverishment, murder, genocide, and dehumanization of the other people on this planet would not have been possible. Yes, we were and are lied to. But that does not absolve us of the responsibility to remedy the lies through seeking new truths.
BEWARE FAKE LIBERTARIANS!!!
THE AMERICAN VERSION OF LIBERTAIANISM IS JUST ECONOMIC AUTHORITARIANISM
IT HAS BEEN TRIED BEFORE AND IT WAS A DISASTER!!!
When it comes to libertarian philosophy, where a small state is desired, and a “free market” economy is favoured, where private property is sacrosanct and individual liberty is the ideal; how can such a society exist within the context of a state, within the context of corporations, which are themselves constructs of the state?
Corporations will exist, grow, dominate, and naturally seek to infuse themselves with the State, support its growth, which then will support their growth (as it does today in our State Capitalist societies), and at the expense of everyone else. Thus, we are left with corporate tyranny, or State Capitalism, the very thing we have today in Western societies.
If it functions for a time, how long until the weaknesses inherent in institutional power destroy the ideals upon which it justifies itself (namely, that it attracts the wrong type of people to it, those who want to wield power, and who are more likely to rise through institutionalized power simply because they will do anything to do so)?
The principle of private property, elevated to holy and untouchable heights by libertarians (who refuse to even QUESTION private property), is viewed as a central foundation and necessity for a libertarian society. In their version of history, private property was viewed as the means to liberty from historical monarchical and feudal societies, where the state dominated land and property.
UNFORTUNATELY IT LED TO PRIVATEERS ,ROBBER BARONS ,THE NEW INDUSTRIAL RICH AND CONDEMED THE MASSES TO FACTORY SLAVERY WHILE STEALING THE RESOURCES OF NATIVE PEOPLES! ULTIMATELY IT LED TOTHE OUT CRY FOR A GOVERNMENT TO SAVE THEM!!
YOU CANNOT SELL YOUR RESOURCES AND REMAIN FREE …LIBERTARIAN OR NOT D’OH!!!!!!!!
Indeed, this change took place, where the “rights” of private property were guaranteed. However, they served the narrow interests of the new capitalist class that developed at the time. What was defined AS private property, also changed through history, and continues to. At one time, humans were considered private property: this was called slavery. Today, our very genes, cell structures, biology, life force, environment, atmosphere, and all material existence is increasingly being defined as “private property” so that corporation may come to OWN the RIGHTS to life, itself.
Anarchism Is Not What You Think It Is — And There’s a Whole Lot We Can Learn from It
The word anarchism has been so stripped of substance that it has come to be equated with chaos and nihilism. That’s not what it means.
February 13, 2012
On February 8, 1921 twenty thousand people, braving temperatures so low that musical instruments froze, marched in a funeral procession in the town of Dimitrov, a suburb of Moscow. They came to pay their respects to a man, Petr Kropotkin, and his philosophy, anarchism
Some 90 years later few know of Kropotkin. And the word anarchism has been so stripped of substance that it has come to be equated with chaos and nihilism. This is regrettable, for both the man and the philosophy that he did so much to develop have much to teach us in 2012.
I am astonished Hollywood has yet to discover Kropotkin. For his life is the stuff of great movies. Born to privilege he spent his life fighting poverty and injustice. A lifelong revolutionary.His struggles against tyranny resulted in years in Russian and French jails.
At the end of his life, back in his native Russia, he enthusiastically supported the overthrow of the Tsar but equally strongly condemned Lenin’s increasingly authoritarian and violent methods.
“Kropotkin is referred to by scores of people who knew him in all walks of life as “the noblest man” they ever knew. Oscar Wilde called him one of the two really happy men he had ever met…In the anarchist movement he was held in the deepest affection by thousands–“notre Pierre” the French workers called him. Never assuming position of leadership, he nevertheless led by the moral force of his personality and the breadth of his intellect
IN GREECE ITS TIME FOR DIRECT ACTION ,TIME TO TAKE OVER YOUR VITAL RESOURSCES AND RUN THEM FOR YOURSELVES!!
SUPPORT THE PROTESTORS ,JAIL THE BANKERS AND POLITICAL TRAITORS THAT SOLD THIER POPULATIONS INTO DEBT SLAVERY!!
STOP LISTENING TO PRESSTITUTES THAT DO ORAL FOR MONEY AND WATCHING MSM SNUFF PORN FROM THE BROADCASTING BULLSHIT CONSTANTLY (BBC) PEOPLE!!!
BBC are Corporate-Paid Propagandists
The Independent exposes what we already knew.
by Tony Cartalucci
February 14, 2012 – It has been recently reported by the Independent, that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) “will today apologise to an estimated 74 million people around the world for a news fixing scandal, exposed by The Independent, in which it broadcast documentaries made by a London TV company that was earning millions of pounds from PR clients which it featured in its programming.”
While The Independent focuses on scandals revolving around the Malaysian government, members of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak’s regime, and corporations like Microsoft, the reek of propaganda wafting off from all that BBC involves itself with has been a case study for years.
Three overtly suspect projects BBC recently backed immediately come to mind, including “Thailand: Justice Under Fire” together with “Secret Pakistan,” and “The Lady,” regarding US and British-funded Myanmar proxy, Aung San Suu Kyi. These three “works” have been exposed as overt propaganda, peddling an agenda rather than anything resembling objective documentaries. BBC’s “Secret Pakistan,” for example, literally attempted to rewrite 10 years of history where Pakistan, rather than Al Qaeda or “Bin Laden” was retrospectively made responsible for the ongoing violence in Afghanistan and the death of Western troops.
BBC is not only guilty of making fraudulent, deceitful propaganda dressed up as “documentaries,” but their general “reporting” is also a breathtaking daily assault on truth, objectivity, and journalistic integrity. No where can this be seen better than in BBC’s coverage of the events in Egypt and Libya last year, and in particular illustrated in an excerpt from February 2011’s “Libya Conquered in the Dark: BBC’s Breathtaking Propagandizing:”
The Nightmare of Government
by craig Murray
ITS JUST A MURDEROUS MUPPET SHOW OF LIES…THEY WILL HAPPILY LIE US INTO ANOTHER WORLD WAR !
STOP THE BAILOUTS
STOP THE AUSTERITY MEASURES
ARREST FRAUDULANT BANKERS
ARREST CORRUPT POLITIONS
AND THE RIOTS WOULD STOP AND WE CAN ALL GET BACK TO ENJOYING OUR LIVES…….SIMPLE…BUT FAR TO DIFFICULT FOR A POLITION OR EVEN A WHOLE FLOCK OF POLITIONS OR A GOVERNMENT TO SOLVE …THESE MURDEROUS MUPPETS ARE MORE LIKELY TO START WORLD WAR III