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Meet James Kirchick: Neocon propagandist

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By now I am sure we have all heard about the resignation of Liz Wahl, and the public condemnation of Putin by Abby Martin. Both worked/work for Russia Today, and both have created a media storm here in the west. Apparently Liz Wahl just discovered that she was working for a Russian government-funded news outlet and was shocked, shocked I tell you, to discover that they had a bias towards Russia. Liz Wahl, of course, got her start interning for the always fair and balanced Fox News. In the background of these stories has been an American propagandist neocon by the name of James Kirchick. Kirchick has been seen in recent days on the three letter corporate controlled news outlets spewing all sorts of lies and slander. He took to MSNBC to call Abby Martin an “out and out lunatic” for questioning the official conspiracy theory of 9/11, and for thinking that industrial fluoride put into our water supply is detrimental to our health. My god, what a nut she is!

His other little pet project has been helping out his fellow neocon Liz Wahl, and going to RT America’s headquarters and calling everyone there a Kremlin puppet. So I though a little background on Kirchick was in order.

Kirchick is first and foremost  an American propagandist. He formerly worked for Radio Free Europe. For anyone unclear, RFE is a US government-funded “media outlet” that takes it’s direction from the State Dept. and CIA. Since then Kirchick has gone on to work for Bill Kristol’s neocon think tank “Foreign Policy Initiative.” Kirchick also has the honor of being a former fellow at another neoconservative think tank called the Foundation for Defense of Democracy. FDD loves democracy so much that it appointed former Director of CIA James Woosley as chairman. And if that’s not enough, Kirchick writes for the corporate-owned Daily Beast.

James Kirchick rose to the spotlight on Wednesday August 21, 2013 when he appeared on RT to discuss the sentencing of Pvt. Manning. You’re asking why was Kirchick invited on in the first place? Well he had just penned a cute little article in the NY Daily News saying that Manning deserved the death penalty for his actions. During the interview, instead of defending this psychopathic idea, Kirchick started attacking Russia and RT in regards to the anti-gay propaganda law. Much to his chagrin he wasn’t cut off immediately, and was allowed to talk for around two minutes. Later off air he was caught saying he only went on RT to “fuck with the Russians.”

In a nutshell Kirchick is no different than those on RT that tow the Kremlins line. He lives in a warped reality where the great and free America must confront the evil oppressive Russia. This mentality is not only dangerous but idiotic. In geopolitics there are rarely good guys and bad guys. By painting the situation in Ukraine as black and white Kirchick ignores the complexities of what is going on. Boiling down the new iteration of the Cold War to good versus evil makes any action by the US seem justified no matter how reckless it may be. Kirchick believes that all US military interventions are good and all Russian ones bad. That is, of course, the same notion we hear from Russia. Furthermore James Kirchick is nothing but a hypocrite. His defense of gay rights only extends to those who don’t hurt his fake image of the “Land of the Free.”

What is happening right now in Ukraine is very serious. Listening to ideologues on either side of the conflict is dangerous. Rather than call for peace the power elite in both Russia and America call for military action. They use their minions like James Kirchick to whip people up into a war frenzy where anything goes. So don’t listen to them. For that matter don’t listen to me. Listen to yourself and your own moral values. War is wrong, ALWAYS. As Randolph Bourne eloquently stated “War is the health of the State.” And right now the State is very healthy.

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 17 War Tax Resister David M. Gross

On this week’s episode we had the pleasure of speaking with war tax resister David M. Gross.  David has been actively resisting war taxes since 2003 after the onset of the Iraq war.  We discuss the methods that one can use to resist the government’s confiscation of  personal income, the history of war tax resistance, as well as the broader issue of tax resistance.

Download PPR episode 17

Show Notes:

The Picket Line

99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns

Sample Chapter of 99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns


@99Tactics

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

War Resisters League pie chart on distribution of Federal Income Tax

NWTRCC breakdown of graphs and charts

Hang Up On War! Telephone Tax Resistance

Music:

Terrence Parker – “Candy Man” (Sweet vocal mix)

Terrence Parker – “Something Here” (Cerky Cakes edit)

Obama to Hollywood: “Don’t glorify guns, war is fine though”

According to our Dear Leader Hollywood needs to stop glorifying guns. Speaking before a room of Hollywood executives Obama proclaimed “We gotta make sure that we’re not glorifying it…” “Because the stories you tell shape our children’s payroll and their lives.”

Well, where to begin with this dribble. The man who’s administration funds and foments armed conflicts around the world doesn’t want Hollywood to make guns look cool. He seemingly has no problem with the constant stream of pro-war, pro-state propaganda that Hollywood churns out on a monthly basis. It’s wrong to have a movie that features an individual using a hand gun, but fine to team up with Hollywood execs to make make films which glorify the systematic slaughter and occupation of other human beings. The incestuous affair between Hollywood and the murray industrial complex seems to have no bearing whatsoever on the peace president. It is true that the stories Hollywood creates shape children’s lives. Popular culture has a profound influence over the American people. Hence, Hollywood and the military work together to produce films that brainwash children into joining up and murdering people in foreign lands. Oh and by the way they do this occasionally with the use of automatic guns.

PPR Political cartoon # 3 “The perils of drones and children”

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For more amazing artwork by my sister Emma, please visit her website Red House

Military industiral complex buys votes for Syria war authorization

This should come as no surprise to anyone even remotely aware of the power of the military industrial complex’s lobby arm in the imperial capital.

Via Maplight.org

Voting “No” Party State Defense Industry Contributions Voting “Yes” Party State Defense Industry Contributions
John Barrasso R WY $86,500 John McCain R AZ $176,300
Marco Rubio R FL $62,790 Dick Durbin D IL $127,350
Chris Murphy D CT $59,250 Timothy Kaine D VA $101,025
Ron Johnson R WI $19,250 Ben Cardin D MD $80,550
Tom Udall D NM $18,700 Bob Corker R TN $70,850
Rand Paul R KY $17,900 Bob Menéndez D NJ $60,000
Jim Risch R ID $14,000 Jeanne Shaheen D NH $41,872
Jeff Flake R AZ $26,900
Barbara Boxer D CA $24,150
Chris Coons D DE $19,500
“No” Average $39,770 “Yes” Average $72,850
“No” Total $278,390 “Yes” Total $728,497

Re-defining war in the age of “Hope and Change”

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War has changed under our current presidential psychopath. The Nobel Peace prize winning warmonger, Barack “kill list” Obama, has pushed through and solidified a war doctrine that would have made even the neocons of the Bush regime blush. Amidst the flurry of drum beats for the destruction of Syria, a simple and profound aspect has been left out of the discussion amongst the chattering class in Washington DC.
Is it the fact that all the intelligence evidence actually points to the foreign backed rebels/jihadists as the true perpetrators of the recent chemical weapons attack? Of course not. Who cares about the facts? Certainly not Samantha Power or the other humanitarian interventionists pushing for war. Perhaps then it’s the fact that there is near unanimity amongst the intelligence community, both active and retired, that the evidence is being fabricated or manipulated to serve the interests of the globalists? Sadly this is not the case either. Ah, it must be the  illegality of carrying out military action against a sovereign nation that poses no threat to America without UN authorization, right? Wrong again. Perhaps it is the notion that Obama thought congress should be allowed to debate war against Syria, despite the constitutional dictate that Congress be the ultimate decision maker when it ones to declaring war against a sovereign nation. Well I’m sure  you know the answer to that one as well.
What I am referring to is the fundamentally perverse doctrine that Obama has now used several times since being installed as puppet ruler of Amerika; no boots on the ground equals no act of war. Leaving aside the boots of the CIA and JSOC, that have been all over the Syrian ground, the belief in Washington that bombing a nation with the most sophisticated military hardware in the know universe is not an act of war is the most recent machination to have been thought up by the globalist deep state.  It is true that presidents have used this doctrine of military murder before to carry out strikes against nations and groups in the past. But the puppet masters of Obama have developed this to such a level that the average person no longer sees bombing another nation as an act of war. The brutal drone campaign that has spread into Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and even the Philippines constitutes an act of war in four different nations which pose no real external threat to America. Yet with robots in the sky there is no war. Obamas war in Libya marked an even more aggressive version of the “no boots no war” doctrine. Thousands of missiles and bombs fell on a largely defenseless population while the liberals in the White House proclaimed to the world that there was no war against the nation of Libya. Can one imagine if Iran decided to launch military strikes against Israel in order to help Hamas gain control of the country? There would be an unending stream of blather all over Washington and the corporate media about this illegal war of aggression against the state of Israel.
When America contemplates bombing chemical weapons facilities, which of course would result in the dispersal of the same chemicals we are trying to stop being used against innocent people, this is considered humanitarian intervention and not war. There were no Japanese boots on the ground in Pearl Harbor. Yet the air attack on Pearl Harbor still constituted an act of war. This same principle applies to the imminent bombing of Syria.  No where in Congress or in the mainstream media is this even mentioned. Instead it has become accepted that America can launch massive air strike that vaporize people and whole regions with out having to call it war. By redefining the definition of war in America the elites have made it possible for the warfare state to continue on in perpetuity.  More and more conflicts are on the horizon under this current warfare state. By re-defining the very definition of war the state grants themselves carte Blanche to carry out whatever violent and horrific act it so desires.
War does not have to mean individuals shooting at each other from fixed positions on terra firma. War can certainly be defined as a brutal air campaign involving thousands of bombs and missiles raining down from the heavens onto a sovereign country. Do not be fooled by the puppet masters who sit in the imperial capital. There is a great war starting very soon. It will begin in Syria but it will not end there. It will engulf not just the entire region but the world itself. We has human beings can not stand on the sidelines and pretend that an act of war is some form of charity. This is not intended as a call for better politicians who will follow the constitution. Clearly electing the constitutional lawyer of hope and change has only brought us misery and death. This is intended as a call for all human beings to wake up from the matrix that has been constructed to control you. Wake up and see what the people you “elect” are capable of.  It is only when we resist not just the warfare state but the state itself that we will truly be free.
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