Wednesday, March 08, 2006

POLLS: "When in the Course of Human Events,..." The Majority is With Us for Leaving the Neocon Desert

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What if they held a government and no one came?
This is a wake up call: We are the majority, the opinion polls prove it, the NeoCon Government is lying to the people in an attempt to mask their insane Straussian lust for domination, control, wealth and power and the people know it. This is the summary: the links are below.

The figures clearly show that their gatekept frameworks of democracy has failed us with Bush's rating currently at an all time low of 34% and Blair's rating even lower at 28%. In fact Blair would not even have won a third term in power if the voting system were the same as in the US. So there's a Prime Minister in power who the majority of the country did not actually vote for. Incidentally, Dick Cheney is also currently less popular than OJ Simpson.

This indicates a massive distrust in Government in this country. Once again on every major issue the population is directly opposed to the authorities.

Yet still there is no independent inquiry into 9/11 and the hardcore evidence is being swept away for good.

Finally, the recent proposed sale of the ports to Dubai has seen overwhelming opposition in the opinion polls, yet Bush has said there will be no re-consideration. [Congress supposedly is moving against it, who can say though. Someone will likey be bought off.]

In the UK, biometric ID cards are to be forcibly introduced in 2008 despite polls show upwards of 80% opposition.

The War in Iraq is deeply unpopular and the inside job perpetrated on 7/7/06 with the London underground bombings has backfired with 85% of British people directly blaming the government's involvement in the war.

A Gallup Poll, conducted in late January, revealed that just 39% of Americans approve of the way President Bush is handling Iraq, with 58% disapproving. The figure dropped slightly in February, yet still 55% believe the war to be a "mistake".

Over half (53%) now say the administration "deliberately misled the American public about whether Iraq has weapons of mass destruction."

On the topic of domestic surveillance of American citizens 52% say that the war on terror does not justify surveillance.

56% of respondents in an AP-Ipsos poll said the government should be required to first get a court warrant to eavesdrop on the overseas calls and e-mails of U.S. citizens when those communications are believed to be tied to terrorism.

On the issue of the 9/11 attacks, a CNN poll revealed that a staggering 89% believed there was a cover up in operation.

Furthermore, a Zogby poll showed that the majority of New Yorkers believe the Government itself carried out 9/11!

Despite this Blair has pushed forward with draconian anti-terror legislation that calls for detention without trial for up to 90 days. Only around 20% of voters are in favour of this....

What does all this tell us about our Governments? We know they are criminals, we do not trust them and we do not agree with anything they do....

So the big questions--like the big questions talked about in Toward A Bioregional State--are how and what would you do to replace this "in the course of Human Events?" Read the link.



Government: Neither By the People Nor For the People
On almost every major issue people are opposed to Bush and Blair

*Steve Watson | March 8 2006 *

A spate of different opinion polls within the last few months or so has revealed that on almost every major issue the people of the United States and the people of Britain, in the majority are directly opposed to the actions of their governments.

Despite this the Bush and Blair governments continually cite the backing of the people in their respective countries and argue that they are nurturing freedom and Democracy at home and around the world.

The major issue is still the ongoing war in Iraq. Back to front, top to bottom, left to right, any way you look at it, the majority of people now believe that the war was based on a pack of lies and are directly opposed to its continuation.

*A Gallup Poll* , conducted in late January, revealed that just 39% of Americans approve of the way President Bush is handling Iraq, with 58% disapproving. The figure dropped slightly in February, yet still 55% believe the war to be a "mistake".

Over half (53%) now say the administration "*deliberately misled* the American public about whether Iraq has weapons of mass destruction."

Gallup noted that it had asked this question about other wars involving the United States, "and only the Vietnam War engendered more public opposition than the current Iraq War. " The peak opposition to the Vietnam conflict was 61%. That figure for the generally unpopular Korean War was 51%.

Almost 2500 American soldiers have died during the military operation, and more than 16,800 troops have been injured.

According to a poll by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute. *47.8 per cent of respondents * think the U.S. should pull out of Iraq now whilst a lesser 44% disagree.

Even within the military support for Bush, and for the war in Iraq, "has slipped significantly in the last year among members of the military's professional core." According to a *Military Times poll * the approval of the president's Iraq policy fell 9% from 2004; a bare majority, 54%, now says they view his performance on Iraq favorably.

Yet, according to a Zogby Poll this month, a massive * 72% of troops want withdrawal from Iraq *. The poll is the first of U.S. troops currently serving in Iraq, according to John Zogby, the pollster. Conducted by Zogby International and LeMoyne College, it asked 944 service members, "How long should U.S. troops stay in Iraq?"

Only 23 percent backed Bush's position that they should stay as long as necessary. of the 72 percent that said that U.S. troops should be pulled out within one year, 29 percent said they should withdraw "immediately...".

Yet still we are relentless told by the Government and the corporate media that the view of the American people is one of overall support. Activists such as Cindy Sheehan are being *repeatedly arrested * for nothing more than peaceful protest against the war when it is plain to see that her views are in line with those of the majority of American people AND the majority of American troops.

NeoCon Media scumbags like Rush Limbaugh continually equate Sheehan with some kind of *dangerous and radical Left Wing movement * (listen to the MP3) when they are simply expressing the views of most American people.

/LIMBAUGH: I mean, Cindy Sheehan is just Bill Burkett. Her story is nothing more than forged documents. There's nothing about it that's real, including the mainstream media's glomming onto it. It's not real. It's nothing more than an attempt. It's the latest effort made by the coordinated left. - From the August 15 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show/

On the topic of domestic surveillance of American citizens *52% say that the war on terror does not justify surveillance. *

*56% of respondents in an AP-Ipsos poll* said the government should be required to first get a court warrant to eavesdrop on the overseas calls and e-mails of U.S. citizens when those communications are believed to be tied to terrorism.

Yet the president has vowed that domestic surveillance of Americans' phone calls and Internet messages without warrants will continue despite the fact that it is ILLEGAL and it violates federal wiretap laws.

We even have *Bush himself on video * explaining how such procedures are against the law without court orders.

Furthermore, the Justice Department has said it is investigating the leak of information regarding the top-secret surveillance program, i.e. they are saying that the truth should have never come out and they should have carried on covertly spying on American people.

*A majority of 52%* even feel that Bush should be Impeached over the issue, according to a January Zogby poll. The majority of the country wants Bush impeached. Yet this information seems to be irrelevant to the Bush administration. Alberto Gonzales went as far as to claim that *George Washington used electronic surveillance * on the American people.

Once more we see how the Government has been usurped by criminals and is being used against the people of this country to take away their freedoms.

On the issue of the 9/11 attacks, a CNN poll revealed that a staggering *89% believed there was a cover up * in operation.

Furthermore, a Zogby poll showed that *the majority of New Yorkers believe the Government itself carried out 9/11! *

Despite this, our efforts to uncover the inconsistencies and shed light on the truth behind the September 11th attacks is endlessly attacked by the mainstream media as the work of demented crackpot "conspiracy theorists".

Are nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as "very conservative" crackpots too? Are they all whacked out crazies?

A *recent Village voice * *article* [spin article planted there to distract] even went as far as to suggest that the 9/11 truth movement was akin to an almost evangelical orthodoxy with ties to Neo-Nazi organizations!

This is a wake up call: We are the majority, the opinion polls prove it, the NeoCon Government is lying to the people in an attempt to mask their insane Straussian lust for domination, control, wealth and power and the people know it.

Yet still there is no independent inquiry into 9/11 and the hardcore evidence is being swept away for good.

Finally, the recent proposed sale of the ports to Dubai has seen* overwhelming opposition * in the opinion polls, yet Bush has said there will be no re-consideration.

Over here in the UK biometric ID cards are to be forcibly introduced in 2008 despite the fact that continually polls show *upwards of 80% opposition to the policy. *

The War in Iraq is deeply unpopular and the *inside job * perpetrated on 7/7 with the London underground bombings has backfired with *85% of British people * directly blaming the government's involvement in the war.

It was expected that people would simply fold and beg for protection in the form of a crackdown on civil liberties and enhanced security laws. In fact the opposite has occurred with a vicious backlash being directed at the Blair Government.

Despite this Blair has pushed forward with draconian anti-terror legislation that calls for detention without trial for up to 90 days. *Only around 20% of voters are in favour * of this and still the Government presses ahead to pass it. Democracy in action I guess.

With regards to cover ups and inquiries in this country, it was recently revealed that an unbelievable* 94% of Brits *believe there is a government cover up in the case of Princess Diana's death. Despite the public view and the *mountains of evidence * to suggest murder, the Official police Inquiry has concluded it was* simply an accident. *

Similarly, the suicide of *Dr David Kelly * in 2003 has garnered the belief among British people that a massive cover up has taken place. The Hutton Inquiry is widely believed to be a Government whitewash with *56% of the public *believing Kelly was murdered and that the truth has been hidden.

This indicates a massive distrust in Government in this country. Once again on every major issue the population is directly opposed to the authorities.

The approval ratings of Bush and Blair and those around them are the final nail in the coffin for our so called democracies in the US and Britain.

The figures clearly show that democracy has failed us with Bush's rating currently at an* all time low of 34% * and *Blair's rating *even lower at 28%. In fact Blair would not even have won a third term in power if the voting system over here were the same as in the US. So we have a Prime Minister in power who the majority of the country did not actually vote for. Incidentally, Dick Cheney is also currently *less popular than OJ Simpson .*

What does all this tell us about our Governments? We know they are criminals, we do not trust them and we do not agree with anything they do and WE are representative of the majority of people in the US and the UK.


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http://infowars.net/articles/march2006/070306_b_people.htm

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Blogger Mark said...

BLOG | Posted 03/07/2006 @ 10:32pm

Vermont Towns Vote to Impeach

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A single Vermont community's call for the impeachment of President Bush turned into a chorus Tuesday night, with town meetings across southern Vermont echoing the demand that Congress act to remove the president.

Voters in the town of Newfane, where the movement began, endorsed impeachment by a resounding margin.

The paper ballot vote was 121-29 for a slightly amended version of the resolution that had been submitted by Dan DeWalt, an elected member of the town's select board. DeWalt's initial resolution declared:

Whereas George W. Bush has:

1. Misled the nation about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction;

2. Misled the nation about ties between Iraq and Al Quaeda;

3. Used these falsehoods to lead our nation into war unsupported by international law;

4. Not told the truth about American policy with respect to the use of torture; and

5. Has directed the government to engage in domestic spying, in direct contravention of U.S. law.

Therefore, the voters of the town of Newfane ask that our representative to the U.S. House of Representatives file articles of impeachment to remove him from office.

The key amendment involved the addition of a call for the Vermont House and Senate to take up the issue. Though it is a little-known and even less-used power, state legislatures can officially forward impeachment resolutions to Congress.

The Newfane vote was expected. The surprise on Tuesday night came from neighboring communities where, inspired by Newfane's example, citizens demanded that their town meetings address the issue. At least four other Vermont towns -- Brookfield, Dummerston, Marlboro and Putney – voted for impeachment resolutions Tuesday night.

Most of the additional resolutions passed by voice votes, but in Marlboro a show of hands produced a 60-10 vote for impeachment.

DeWalt, the Newfane official who started the process when he drafted an impeachment article and placed it on the official agenda for the annual town meeting, celebrated the grassroots revolt against George Bush and his administration as a healthy sign that democracy is still alive – at least in Vermont.

"In the U.S. presently there are only a few places where citizens can act in this fashion and have a say in our nation,'' explained DeWalt.

U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who has been a fierce critic of the Bush administration, responded to the call from the towns with an acknowledgement that Bush "has been a disaster for our country, and a number of actions that he has taken may very well not have been legal." Yet, despite the fact that more than two dozen House members have cosponsored a resolution calling for the establishment of a select committee that would make recommendations regarding impeachment, Sanders said that Republican control of the House and Senate makes it "impractical to talk about impeachment" at this point.

Vermont Republicans and conservative commentators were dismissive, suggesting that town meetings ought to focus on local issues rather than attempts to check and balance executive excess.

But Newfane's DeWalt said impeachment was an appropriate item for town meeting consideration.

While he noted that the resolution cited a number of issues, the select board member used the example of the continuing occupation of Iraq. "The war affects us here in Newfane," he said. "It affects us when our mothers and fathers and sons and daughters are sent off to war, and it affects us in our tax dollars to pay for that war."

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?bid=1&pid=66746

3/09/2006 2:03 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq

On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.

The referenda results represent a major embarrassment for both big-business political parties in the US, as well as for the media, which consistently present the Bush administration's "war on terror" as enjoying a popular mandate, while attempting to marginalize any opposition.

What these referenda reveal is that while the war may be fully supported by the media and big-business politicians, it is widely opposed by the broad masses of ordinary people in the US.

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More
wsws.org/articles/2006/apr2006/wisc-a07.shtml

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/04/337473.shtml

4/11/2006 5:52 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I wrote a comment elsewhere on another blog, commenting on another person who wrote:

Mojo Workout writes:

"There is a lot more I could or would say about how the left/right paradigm is falsely constructed, for example: A lot of people with certain imbued religious doctrines might be preternaturally homophobic, but otherwise extremely liberal by any socialist's definition. They are either marginalized from the political dialogue, or forced to belly up to the "right wing" bar, by virtue of their religious indoctrination, something which they were given as children. So look how effectively such a false dichotomy can be wielded, as in the last presidential election (Diebold fraud in Ohio excepted) to give either a majority, or the plausible illusion of a majority, to the Republicans...So maybe we ought to come up with a better, more inclusive word for the philosophy that is for the maintenance of life on earth (although technically this could be called "conservative" -- ironic, eh?)....Just a quick follow up comment to my post above, to mention the irony that the gay-bashing Republicans seem to have fielded more gay members of Congress than the Democrats by far. Sadly, a high percentage of them also seem to be pederasts. Maybe GOP stands for Gang Of Pedophiles? It just goes to give the lie to the whole left/right false dichotomy, since lefties are supposed to be pro-gay rights, and righties anti-gay. Yet even the chair of the GOP is gay. So who is kidding whom?

The left/right paradigm is a force fit Hobson's choice to fractionalize and to de-fang any real political power on the part of the people, and to mask the fact that we have long lived in a one party, totalitarian state. So let's update our vocabulary, at the least. It's the first step to throwing out the bums on both "sides"."


I have noticed that there are "ascriptive" social movement issues (interpersonal politics) and those politics or social movements about "social" issues (social organizational politics).

Ascriptive is defined as:
1. to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute: The alphabet is usually ascribed to the Phoenicians.
2. to attribute or think of as belonging, as a quality or characteristic: They ascribed courage to me for something I did out of sheer panic.

Typical ascriptive interpersonal things range from gender, ethnicity, sexuality, handicapped status, age, religion, etc.

For instance, in the history of Wisconsin for example, which throws a real loop or insight into how interpersonal politics can be "conservative" and social politics can be "liberal" simultaneously, the state is one of the largest Germananocentric populations in U.S., even more than Pennsylvania.

The state itself was founded in 1848, off failed ethnically solid German "liberal" revolutionaries.

When they came to "Wisconsin" before it was a state, there were other northern Europeans mostly there with them, like Scandanavians. The history of Wisconsin, particularly in national politics has been one of xenophobia as well as very radical leftism simultanesously. By the 1930s, the LaFolletes were turning quite pro Nazi in their iconography and even had a little "blue circle" flag with 13 red and white stripes, as an echo of the National Socialist flag in Germany.

So I'm saying that what we're talking about is, I would argue , in the popular mind, a separation innately between interpersonal politics and social politics. People split more on this issue than the current fake 'left/right' arranagement purism would want to allow.

Instead, we are handed a rigged plate due to lots of historical things where expections are instead:

left
means liberal interpersonal
means liberal social

right
means conservative interpersonal
means conservative social

When you can get such admixtures
instead as

people who are very conservative interpersonally like the Wisconsinites, though who would be 'non-conservative' in their social politics--i.e., like their history of support their state banning margarine and running their state like Frederich List instead of an Adam Smith.

And inverting it once more, you have gay activists within the Republican party interpersonally liberal though socially conservative (using "social" here in terms of public institutional policies about economics and establishing institutions, etc.).

It used to be called (strangely) the American school of economics what both the U.S. did as well as various states like Wisconsin did.

However, once the corporate elites had 'been there, done that' and consolidated the national scene, they moved globally and lost any nationalist economy loyalty both left and right parties inclusive.

So with both the 'left' and 'right' being conservative socially now (neoliberalist corporate fascist), the only hat peg both 'left' and 'right' in the United States have to hang their threadbare identities on is ascriptive interpersonal issues. They achingly pretend they are different and "pick a staged fight" sort of fake issues over gay marriage, etc. to disguise their common silence on social political issues that they have both sold the United States down the river on, with their conservative social policies for global privatization.

I think Mojo is correct that as well the whole interpersonal liberality of rank and file gay Republicans find themselves very socially conservative. That is the current twist of the Good Ol Pedophiles (i.e., the Republican Congressman from Florida, Foley, and his gay sex and gay propositioning with Republican page).

While the 'left' institutionally speaking, stands for nothing from 1990s whole Democratic Party/Clinton's "don't ask don't tell" and stand against gay civil rights equally.

As for the U.S. 'left', so while mouthing interpersonal freedom (though doing nothing about it), the 'left' is socially conservative as the 'right'.

And while mouthing interpersonal repression, the 'right' is socially conservative as well.

However, as for social politics instead of the difference of opinion on interpersonal politics, there are supermajorities for health, ecology, and national economics. This is...

The Three Pink Elephants in the Room: Health, Ecology, Economy


The main topics they are both avoiding are the social politics supported by supramajorities in polls on health care, environment, and sustainability.

These three issues are the true core of U.S. grass roots social politics regardless. Even those who typically 'vote right' (on conservative interpersonal politics) are pro-environment socially in the U.S. See information below.

However, none of these 'U.S. parties' (that run themselves like the French aristocracy of the 1780s more than anything) want to touch health, ecology, or economy issues.

polls health

Majority (65%) of Americans want single-payer health care; willing to pay more taxes to get it. --- In ABCNEWS/Washington Post poll, 3 point margin, Americans by a 2-1 margin, 62-32 percent, prefer universal health insurance program over current employer-based system. 78% dissatisfied with cost of nation's health care, including 54% "very" dissatisfied. Most Americans...54%...now dissatisfied with overall quality of health care in U.S.--first majority in 3 polls since 1993, up 10 points since 2000. --- Public wants government to play leading role in providing health care for all. In the same poll, by almost a two-to-one margin (62% to 33%), Americans said that they preferred a universal system that would provide coverage to everyone under a government program, as opposed to current employer-based system. Slightly different question asked by Kaiser, June '03: more than 7 in 10 ten adults (72%) agreed government should guarantee health insurance for all citizens even if it means repealing most tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush--less than one-quarter (24%) disagreed with this. --- Americans overwhelmingly agree access to health care should be a right. In 2000, as in 1993, 8 in 10 agreed health care be provided equally to citizens; over half agreed “strongly” or “completely.” In 2004, 76% agreed strongly or somewhat that health care should be a right.

polls ecology

The majority (77%) think we should do "whatever it takes" to protect environment. --- In another poll, reported in The Ecologist, upwards of 80% of the U.S. with little difference between left or right want their environmental laws seriously enforced, as well as strengthened.

[This is the issue once more that many of the people who 'vote right' and may be more interpersonally conservative, have the same social policies and weigh in 'on the left' on the health, ecology, and economy' issues.]

polls economy

The majority (86 percent) favor raising the minimum wage. The majority (60%) favor repealing Bush's tax cuts, or at least those that go only to the rich. --- The majority (87%) think big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax. --- The majority (66%) want to reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending, but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes.

--- That is the center--and huge center it is. The 'left/right' thing has totally broken down when the left and right PARTY claiming elites both moving toward globalized privatization support. It has left this supermajority of social politics--for health, ecology, and economy issues--festering WORLDWIDE across all nations.

So while the U.S. is a supra-majority place that does have a social politics that is common and strong on these three areas, its two French aristocracy parties play at dividing this up and ignoring that base, and reaching for any distraction available to keep people knowing that WHAT IS ABOVE IS THE MAJORITY.

More on this in my book.

Throw in that the majority wants a complete pullout from the fake wars of the Skull and Bones'ers, and you have completely 180 situation in the United States--from the French aristocracy parties that run it from the outside (on the global level).

A political party could clear the decks with a "health care, ecology, and national economy" policy.

And it could either be a different one, or the same ones in power, forced to adapt to keep power--or they are popularly removed.

Hey! That's just what happened in Venezuela, and it looks like its about to happen in Mexico or a true revolution will be occurring very shortly there. (i.e., the Lopez Obrador (ALMO) issues of Mexican national vote fraud; Oaxaca autonomous city protesting against the governor's demotion of educational funding).

This is why the French aristocratic parties running the U.S. are so regressive and full of hatred about Green issues: because these issues "aren't Green at all," in a sense--they are cross platform huge majorities drawing from the social political base of Democrats and Republicans instead of only Greens.

They know that is the majority, though they additionally know that since these are issues, any party could come along and claim this supramajority and send the Democrats and Republicans off to the guillotines which is what the traitors deserve--particularly after 9-11 standdown and obfuscation that the U.S. political elites killed several thousand people for their own goals of further distraction from this supramajority. (Recent polls from CBS show that only 16% of the U.S. believes the official story of the Bush Administration about 9-11).

Remember back in 1999? The 'battle of Seattle' the WTO on the run. "Teamsters and Turtles" marching together. The French aristocratic elites running the U.S. probably sh*t the fan that interpersonally conservative organized labor was joining social political environmentalism parades and protesting global privatization with them. 9-11 was a huge distraction (one they had been planning for generations though) for ushering in a tyrannical police state against this supramajority.

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