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You do NOT have a choice in the US Presidential election!

December 18, 2015

You do NOT have a choice in the US Presidential election!

By Dark Politricks

No Difference between the GOP and Democrat
There is no difference between the Republicans and Democrats

I know that Conservatives in the US call Obama a Marxist and the Democrats attack the GOP as money grabbers for the rich, but in reality there is very little difference between the GOP and the Democrats.

From my perspective across the pond I haven’t seen the US change for the better since all my years of being interested in US politics. This includes both Republican and Democratic Presidencies as well as times where the President was of the same party that controlled both houses of Congress yet still didn’t push through policies you would expect them to.

Both the GOP and Democratic parties are:

  • Pro war, even if it means possible world war with Russia/China.
  • Pro Israel and pro AIPAC / JDL plus anti Palestinian rights.
  • Pro regime change (Iraq, Libya, Ukraine & Syria to name a few).
  • Pro drone strikes even on US citizens without judicial review.
  • Pro Bankster & Wall St and anti Working Class & main street.
  • Pro Police arbitrary killings. It feels as if the streets of some US cities are full of uninformed paramilitary death squads at the moment.
  • Pro NSA/FBI/CIA/Homeland security spying on you through your cars GPS, phones microphone/cameras, websites visited from your ISPs and server log files and even now through your TV!

If you have a new “Smart TV”, have you actually read the privacy statement they make you sign in detail?

If not do so!

I read my new 4k TVs statement the other night and it mentioned built-in microphones and cameras installed into the TV to take photos of you for facial recognition and even to record your height, weight and vocal patterns.

Of course they claim that this is just to help deliver you tailored adverts and help with certain smart apps such as those that use voice commands or hand gestures but all this data goes off to a 3rd party company first to be analysed.

The legalese didn’t mention who got access to this data or how long it was stored just that it could be used by the appropriate authorities and that non compliance was covered by New York Law.

Therefore if you break your new Smart TV’s terms and conditions in any way you can have US policemen coming to arrest you wherever you are in the world. I have to wonder which 3 letter agencies get access to all this data, it really has become that Telescreen from George Orwell’s 1984, if not I don’t know how much closer they can become.

Just like phones which when switched off still have enough power to ping the phone masts and therefore record your whereabouts, I’d have a good bet that there is just enough power when your TV is in standby mode to record you through the microphone and camera.

Therefore don’t rely on turning off your camera/microphone in the settings, if you are that paranoid go back to basics and cover them with masking tape. The simplest methods are best. However when even your TV is a sophisticated computer that can spy on you and record your actions and speech then we really have entered George Orwell’s dystopian world.

Also people forget that our phones are those microchips everybody worried about having implanted in them to keep track of them by the Government in the 90s. It was the big thing, being chipped, a conspiracy theory that was just in the mind of tin foil hat wearing loons. However we happily take our phones with us everywhere we go. We constantly “Sign In”, and “log where we are”, “tag who we are with”, and write down everything we are doing. Leaving a nice long trail of our life on the Internet to be remembered for decades to come.

To the youngsters of today there is no concept of privacy and they seem happy to give that away for the ability to communicate and therefore be logged and recorded.

With our mobile and household tracking devices we can now be located and spied on 24/7 and if you are a terrorist, domestic extremist, protester or even a citizen journalist (under new US combatant rules), you could find yourself being the target of something nasty flying through the air.

Microsoft, Facebook and Google constantly hand over all your private chat data, search requests, emails, and history of websites that we’ve visited to the authorities. Both if asked and sometimes just as standard due to their close relationships with the alphabet agencies of the US surveillance state. Google took seed money from the CIA and helped them design some of the NSA’s searching algorithms for programs similar to those Snowden leaked such as PRISM and XKeyScore. Plus Microsoft was adding chips into their PC’s from the 90’s to help the NSA override any secure cryptography so that they could access your PC at will. Even the BBC reported on it in this 1999 article.

There is no difference between Democrats and Republicans on the issue of national security which means knowing as much as possible about as many people as possible.

ISIS which is a creation of US/UK Middle Eastern foreign policy, just as al-Qaeda was a database of CIA cut out agents/Jihadists, used to destabilise countries as ex UK Foreign Minister, Robin Cook wrote about, are used to scare us into just handing over all our civil liberties that the terrorists supposedly hate us for having. The US were bombing ISIS for a year as their Caliphate grew in size. Therefore they were either very bad at their bombing campaign compared to the Russians or they were allowing them to survive. Using the existence of these terrorists as an excuse to cut our civil liberties is basically doing their job for them.

If they truly “hate us for our freedoms”, as George W Bush famously said, we shouldn’t hand all our freedoms away never for them to return with laws like the Patriot ACT and the NDAA and in the UK the multitude of anti-terrorism bills that have been passed.

So it’s the same with all 3 states in the Axis of War, the UK, France and the USA who have all suspended certain rights and freedoms due to the “threat” of terrorism.

I’d really like to see both Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn be leaders of both the USA and UK at the same time JUST TO SEE if REAL CHANGE is even possible from the top down.

When Obama came into office on a wave of support due to his meaningless chant of “We Can Change”, it seemed to me that the slogan was purely about the colour of the White House occupants. Therefore I don’t even believe real change from the top is actually possible, never been tried, or just stopped by the main string pullers from behind the curtains. Having two characters like Bernie and Corbyn in power would at least show us if it was still possible to change the world for the better whether you like their policies or not.

If both these men did have full control and held true to the principles they currently state then in power we should see:

  • Less prison for drugs and minor offences.
  • Less Banksters running a mock with our tax payers money and no “too big to fail or jail” companies allowed to bank roll terrorists and drug cartels (e.g HSBC).
  • Less spending on the department of war and more on education, job creation, house building and investment in the people and country instead of wasting it on £800,000 missiles that are fired into rubble in pointless overseas wars.
  • Less stupid overtures that suggest our leaders want to start a new cold (or even hot) war with Russia. They seem to forget Russia helped solve the Iran nuclear deal, remove chemical weapons from Syria and are basically crushing DAESH in Syria despite Turkey and Saudi Arabian support for the Jihadists.
  • Less power to corporations who are NOT real people with feelings and emotions yet in the USA under law they are treated as such and so during elections pump millions into campaigns of people who will benefit them if they get into power.
  • Better and cheaper health care free at the point of use in the US, and less middle management and PPI hospitals in the UK that are bankrupting us into the future.
  • Free adult education and the ability to retrain and gain new skills throughout your life to keep you in a job. Having taxpaying workers is much better than people relying on state handouts.
  • Oh and all the stolen civil liberties we have had removed from us due to the “War on Terror” returned in the hundreds.

The Two Faced Janus Coin of American Politics

The two faced Janus coin of US politics
Both Main Parties in the USA Serve The Same Interests

These are all good reasons why we need strong 3rd parties in the USA and UK.

Many Europeans don’t even realise that 3rd parties exist in the USA. Parties such as the Greens, Libertarians, Justice Party and even (shock horror) socialists!

Major political reform is needed so that these parties get a fair shake of the whip during elections, can debate the other parties on the major networks, and get the air time they require to make a dent into the two-faced Janus coin called American Democratic elections. Of course the reason they don’t is that the debates are all staged collusion with the networks who are all filled with COINTELPRO government mouthpieces. They have no urge to see REAL change come to the USA and actually do something to shake up the status quo.

How many Americans know they are still living under “Emergency Laws” enacted after 9 11 giving the President ultimate power. When will this end?

How good would an alliance be between the UK and the USA that would get on with other nations better and stop real evil e.g Israeli illegal occupation of Palestinian lands and Chinese/Saudi treatment of their people instead of selling weapons and outsourcing all our jobs to them.

Money should not matter more than morals but to George Osborne, Obama and the US/UK arms companies who must carry on their trade it seemingly does.

Our allies are not dissimilar to our enemies e.g ISIS and Saudi Arabia, yet we allow the 7th century hypocritical scum that the Saudi’s are to continue with own Janus act of both funding and fighting terrorism.

However will this ever happen or will the establishment prevent the elections of such men as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn  due to the threat of real change?

The realistic outcome is that some idiot like Donald Trump or a warmonger like Hillary Clinton will get into power in the USA to reign alongside an equally right-wing Tory party in the UK and the Axis of War will roll on…..

One can only wish…..

Remember, as George Orwell famously said:

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength

Oh, and you do have a real choice in your elections.

 

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By Dark Politricks

 

© 2015 Dark Politricks

The 2012 US Presidential Vote – Is there another choice?

November 6, 2012

The 2012 US Presidential Vote – Is there another choice?

By Dark Politricks

Before you go off to vote for Obama or Mitt Romney, both of which I think are poor choices and will do nothing good for America or the world if they win the election, you should have a look at the last third party Presidential debate between Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein from the Green Party.

But they are from the far right and far left respectively you might say to yourself, what’s the point?

Well if they are from the extremes of politics then extremism from both sides seem to agree on a lot of points that seem pretty sensible to me. Points the main two contenders Obama and Romney have not spoken about at all. Points such as:

  • Stopping the wars abroad and ending the militarisation of the police at home.
  • Repealing the PATRIOT ACT, the NDAA, TRAPWIRE, the warrantless wiretapping, scrapping the TSA porno scanners and stopping the rise towards Amerika the police state that everyone can see approaching.
  • Closing the hundreds of military bases around the globe and stopping the endless war on a tactic that can never be won i.e. the war on terror.
  • Stopping another pointless war that will never be won i.e. the war on drugs. Imagine how much tax revenue would be created to fill your empty coffers by not wasting police time, building endless prisons and taxing a safer, cleaner version of the drugs people are always going to use and have done since the beginning of time?
  • Using those billions of dollars that you would save by doing this to do something much more productive whether it be fixing the massive deficit and cutting national debt or giving everyone free health care and a chance to get themselves back on their feet after the bankster take over of 2008.
  • Stopping the crushing corporate control of the banksters, ending the FED and putting the people that ruined the worlds economy in jail and not in charge of the country.
  • Preventing wars and promoting democracy by being an example to the world as your country used to be. Instead of forcing democracy down other countries throats with drone attacks, torture and endless imprisonment that only serves to create a new generation of enemies for Americans sons and daughters to fight in the future.

If these all seem like extremist views to you then go ahead make your choice between the lesser of two evils at the ballot box today.

However in a few years time when your country is at war in Iran and extending the deficit to pay for it. Or cutting your local fire and police stations, closing schools and libraries all to pay for tax cuts to the top 1%. The same people who helped destroy your economy and have been the only segment of society to actually prosper since 2008, then you have no-one else to blame but your broken political system.

A political system that makes it so hard for third party candidates to get a national platform they have to rely on foreign TV stations and alternative websites to bring you their debates and hear people answer the questions that really matter in the age of surveillance and never ending wars.

It is a political system that makes it necessary for you to have to bend over to lobbyists and corporate interests to fund the millions of dollars required to run for President.

The money required to pay for adverts and robot calls has to come from somewhere and they just don’t have the funds at the moment. Plus you can forget about getting a chance to debate the main two parties on a level footing as that little dance is all tied up in a neat little bow between both camps.

Ron Paul did a good job staying in the GOP race long enough to bring some of the libertarian ideas to the forefront of people’s minds but once Mitt Romney had been selected it was game over. It was left to the victors of the Citizens United decision to bombard your country with lies and mis-truths in their hope to get you to vote for more of the same politics that America has had for the last twenty years whether it be Democrat or Republican in control.

It doesn’t matter whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is elected as you know that nothing of real substance will change.

Democrats are voting in a defensive move in the knowledge that Obama is not the President who they had hoped would bring the change they had voted for 4 years ago. In fact he carried on and extended some of the worst Bush era policies. Policies that make the Democratic party a very illiberal “left-wing” party.

A left wing party that’s idea of free health care was a sop to insurance companies that forces and fines people for not buying a product that wouldn’t meet the standards of nearly every other western nation that provides health care free at the point of use to their citizens.

They are also a party that thinks assassinating US citizens without trial is a wise and liberal thing to do.

A real left wing party would not be building up a police state around you brick by brick with an all invasive system like TRAPWIRE to track your every move. However they are voting for Obama only because they fear Romney would make things worse not better.

Republicans are voting in the misguided belief that Obama is some kind of Communist Muslim and that only a businessman who has put companies through bankruptcy whilst still making money for himself, and knows what it’s like to offshore US jobs to China is required to get American growing again.

I just hope they don’t feel disappointed if he is elected and a couple years down the road they are embroiled in another Middle Eastern war, with the police state still growing around them and any kind of a social safety net that they may need to rely on in the future has gone so that Romney’s backers can get their tax cuts.

It is a difficult choice when your only options are between two people who are so similar and it’s difficult to tell which one is worse. However at the very least you need to know that there are other candidates out there wanting your vote. You should also want to know what they want to offer you before you put your mark next to Obama or Romney, whoever you think is the lesser of the evils.

Watch the last third party Presidential Candidate debate below.


(can’t see the video? view it on Youtube here.)

Why Religion should stay out of politics – it’s all Hokum

October 28, 2011

By Dark Politricks

I don’t often write about religion, mainly because I don’t believe in organised religion.

I may have Church of England on my birth certificate but then I didn’t really have much say in that decision at the age of 0. That’s not to say there isn’t something “out there” and maybe there is. I suspect what many scientific people call the big bang is the same thing Deists believe is God starting the universe then leaving it up to itself to become what it may. Semantics.

A personal God that interacts with the human race however is something that holds no water with me. When I look around at evil people getting away with murder, war, rape, kids starving to death of no fault of their own, massive natural disasters and miracles that only happen after the fact. And if they don’t then it’s just a sign of some deeper meaning that we need to decipher to understand God’s will and intent. That good comes out of everything bad, then I know its all hokum.

Show me a Christian solider coming back from the Stan with no legs or arms who prays and then God gives him back his limbs and I might just become a believer but until then the all knowing, all powerful God that can’t logically change his mind (either he isn’t omnipotent or he isn’t omniscient) stays in the same category as Santa and the Tooth Fairy.

However saying that, before my brain was rewired by too much Internet use I used to read books for fun. It is sad but unfortunately true that I believe the web has literally re-programmed my brain to my own detriment.

Instead of the linear though processes required to sit down and read a book from start to finish in one weekend. I now multi-task, flick between my two monitors that each have different items I am working on and most of all click on links within online articles as I read  never finishing the original piece at all.

When I used to read books for fun my main choice – after my days of rebellious youth in which a bookcase full to the brim of autobiographies of every famous gangster and criminal ever to have walked the planet is attests to – was history and mainly religious history.

In fact I have probably read more books on the Christian faith, the history of the Church, Israel, the Jewish Rebellion, Knights Templars and Freemasons and links to Egyptian mythology than any other topic.

In fact I have so much religious history clogging my brain up that when I recently had two Jehovah Witnesses knock on my door trying to convert me with their usual patter of crushed watches being shook back together in a bag explaining evolution and intelligent design I utterly demolished them with facts about their own faith that they had no clue about.

They had no idea about the Council of Trent or Nicaea, the many books of the Bible that were discarded, the gospel of Thomas or Mary, the Jerusalem Church that carried on after Jesus’ death by his siblings including James the Just and the true meaning of the word messiah.

In fact I reckon most Christians don’t even realise that their whole faith is based around one mans interpretation of what he “thought” had happened i.e Saul / Paul.

This was the man who killed Christians and then became leader of the church despite the original Jerusalem Church‘s wishes. He took the word Messiah and twisted it beyond all recognition so that we know believe it to literally mean “the Son of God”.

But I babble too much.

What got me onto this topic was two things.

1. The recent Occupy London protests that have camped outside St Pauls Cathederal in their tent village. People wanted the protesters to leave claiming their protest was a fire hazzard and other health and safety issues as well as being unsightly and demeaning to the Church and their worshippers.

Real nonsensical stuff that made me thing what many others did “What would Jesus do?”.

As Gandhi famously said “If all Christians acted like Christ, the whole world would be Christian.”

The whole world isn’t Christian so what does that tell you.

2. Then there is the recent Republican primary campaign in which many of the contenders are trying to reach out to their evangelical Christian base.

I find it quite ironic that people who are so opposed to abortion and want to give embryos the same rights as people yet cheer and clap when people are murdered by the state in the most grusome way. Isn’t Christianity all about forgiveness and isn’t murder, whether or not it’s carried out by the state, a sin forbidden in the 10 commandments?

What kind of religious person, which many governors claim to be, try and outdo each other on the number of state executions they carry out.

What kind of person cheers on a live TV debate when the question of the number of people condemned to death by Rick Perry in Texas is brought up?

And what about abortion that divisive topic that some people are prepared to kill for?

Why is human life only important and worth saving even at the point where a fetus is indistiguisbale in appearance from other mammals such as a dog or pig fetus.

At various stages throughout a pregnecy, fetuses have eyes on stalks, fish-like gills, tails, downy fur, distorted torsos, spindly legs, giant heads, and alien-looking faces. We don’t see many of these freakish features on pro-life advertisements and videos.

And what about all the wasted sperm and eggs that are discarded either accidentally or manually throughout the life of a person?

Sperm and eggs are actual living entities so why is the point of conception more important than before the two living entities merge?

Up to 65% of all conceptions are spontaneously aborted in the first few days or weeks of a pregnancy, usually without the woman ever knowing she was pregnant and another 10 to 15% of pregnancies are miscarried in the months to come.

Should each miscariage, or spontaneous abortion be investigated by the Police in case the “fetal wastage” was caused by external factors such as a fall or knock. Should the woman be accused of murder in these cases and if not why not – after all the fetus is according to most Republican Presidential candidates a “human being” that should be accorded all the rights of you and me.

Now that would be ironic. A woman put on death row and executed by an inhumane method because she spontaneously aborted a fetus. It’s okay to kill the woman but not the bundle of cells that look like a [insert mammal of choice here].

If you are religious and believe we humans are special creatures bestowed with unique qualities that God has designed for us then why has he left so many mistakes in his creations and so many clues to his bad workmanship and design?

If we are an example of intelligent design I guess God must have been practising for something better to come.

Either that or he was in some sort of remedial human workshop class up in heaven when he designed the human body. There are too many mistakes to list but here are just a tiny fraction.

  1. Why is the main pleasure centres of the human body entwined with the sewage and waste department. Was this some kind of sick joke or was he just being economical with the body parts and trying to save space.
  2. Why did he design us with such large brains and skull sizes that mean that mothers giving birth have to go through excruciating, life-threatening pain during childbirth because of a womans small pelvis size that “is supposedly designed” to allow us to walk on two feet.
  3. Why did he make us with redundant body parts such as the four toes we have no need for or the Coccyx. We even have cases of babies being born with actual tails! Surely a malfunction in the well designed human body. And don’t give me any explanations of what use they have . Just because a body part had a use in the past and is still attached to us providing some kind of minimal benefit despite it’s original purpose having long evolved away does not make it useful.
  4. Why are so many babies through no fault of their own born with horrible defects, deformities, parasitic mini twins, diseases and short life expectancies.
  5. Etc, etc, etc

And if you are religious and believe we are the only special creatures that God loves in the universe then why has he given the whole planet a best before date of  5 billion years when the Sun dies. He love’s us that much that he gave the whole race an expiration date?

And then there is the ultimate question for believers. What if you are wrong. What if you have picked the wrong God!

Knowing that your religion is basically just one mans interpretation of events that he had no part of (Saul > Paul). Why is it that you have taken his words over the local nutter on the bus or street corner who spends his weekend berating passers by about their sinfulness and the coming end times?

What makes one man’s delusions over two thousand years ago “real” whereas if I claimed to know of a man that lived decades before me, having never met him and declared him to be the Son of God certifiably insane. I would probably end up in the local mental ward if I did what Saul/Paul did all that time back.

Why is your God the true God and all those other peoples Gods just falsehoods, cults and voodoo religions?

There have been literally hundreds of Gods over the years. Who is to say you are following the right one?

What if you die get to the pearly gates and then find out you have wasted your whole life by worshipping Yahweh instead of Zeus or Jupiter or even worse Allah or that multi armed Hindu God. How gutted would you feel.

I guess that this article is not really an attack on anyone’s beliefs, you are entitled to them. However when they start to inflict on my life and my choices as a logical independently minded individual then your religion does become a problem.

I certainly don’t want another evangelical President in the White House who believes the Middle East needs to be conquered because it’s God’s Will.

Personally I have had enough of self fulfilling prophecies and Zionism and the State of Israel are proof that people with enough power and a will to succeed can make any “prophecy” come true and then claim it to be a sign of God’s will.

I could go on but you obviously have the internet so just do a search on Google for Atheism.