Archive for the ‘Humanitarianism’ Category

Human Rights mean nothing in America

June 19, 2009

 

In an appalling 5-to-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority tossed aside compelling due process claims, the demands of justice and a considered decision by a lower federal appeals court to deny the right of prisoners to obtain post-conviction DNA testing that might prove their innocence.

…..  We are also puzzled and disturbed by the Obama administration’s decision to side with Alaska in this case — continuing the Bush administration’s opposition to recognizing a right to access physical evidence for post-conviction DNA testing.      NYTimes.com

What is more, they mean nothing to the demented, evil, religious, right wing, ultra conservatives on the United States Supreme Court, the Bush Administration, Barack Obama and his administration.

When will our country finally put an end to it’s continuing war on human rights.  I have serious doubts that I will see that in my life time. 

I no longer believe that Barack Obama is a kind and caring human being.

June 13, 2009

 

Yesterday, a Democratic President of the United States of America, in the year 2009, and an African-American child of inter-racial parents no less, gave his lawyers the go ahead to compare our marriages to incest on the same day that 42 years ago the Supreme Court ruled in his parents’ favor in Loving v. Virginia.
A great nation deserves the truth: A word about Barack Obama and the lawyers in our midst

Yes, the President of the United States of America, a man I voted for, compared same sex marriage to incest and pederasty.  This kind of bigoted attitude is what I expect from people seeped in religion and the hatred that religion fosters.  It is not the attitude and rhetoric that I will tolerate from someone I helped vote into office.  In the next election there is an excellent chance that my vote will be cast elsewhere.  I do not expect to have to endure such a high level of bigotry, hatred and ignorance from a politician I supported.

I am not alone in my reaction to President Obama’s bigotry.  A Coalition of LGBT groups and ACLU issued a statement condemning the Obama administration for their defense of DOMA. http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/relationships/39848prs20090612.html 

Additionally, here are a collection of related comments from around the internet http://www.americablog.com/2009/06/gratuitousness.html
http://www.americablog.com/2009/06/word-about-barack-obama-and-lawyers-in.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/12/obama-defends-antigay-def_n_214764.html

Muslims want tangible change on Mideast from Obama

May 31, 2009

 

Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq — that’s what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia want to hear from President Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.   Yahoo! News

I have little respect for any religion, especially one that whose leaders and followers both historically and currently call for the death of those that do not follow their superstitious beliefs.  Muslims have been so indoctrinated into killing other humans that they regularly kill each other just because the other is of a different sect or tribe.  And just about every other Muslim leader has their own sect or tribe.   Respect for Muslims, hardly!  These are people that show absolutely no respect for anyone else and the only reason our and other governments give them any deference is because of politics and certainly not because they are the kinds of people that have earned respect because of their humanity toward others.  They show no respect for others and in fact have repeatedly strived for the complete eradication of other peoples and religions.   Governments may fear them because of their numbers and cruelty, but they have never been entitled to respect.

The change that needs to happen in the Mideast and Fareast must come from Muslim’s themselves.  When Muslims change into respectful human beings, learn the art of compromise, acknowledge and support the humanity of all other humans then they will have earned the respect they now demand.

Admittedly, there are some small percent of the Muslim world, especially in the western world, that do not conform at all to the stereotype I have drawn in my first paragraph.  But, in my estimation if the Mideast and Fareast Muslims had their way, these Western Muslims would be eradicated well before anyone else.

Barack Obama – why did I bother?

May 16, 2009

I am beginning to wonder why I bothered to vote for Obama.  More and more, every few weeks I am becoming aware that he lied to progressives like myself just to get elected.  Okay, okay, I know, all politicians lie.  But he is doing as fine of a job of lying as did/does his predecessor George “The Torturer Bush”.  Consider these articles:

President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military’s decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks.    Washington Times

After initially backing a court order that ruled pictures depicting alleged prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers could be published U.S. President Barack Obama will now attempt to block the move, saying the release of photos would make the job of the military in Iraq and Afghanistan more difficult.    TransWorldNews 

Climate change timetable slips as Obama backtracks on 2008 deadline.     Guardian

Obama backtracks on late-term abortions.    Althouse

White House Won’t End Dismissals Of Gay Service Members.    CBS News

These are just a sample of the frustrations I have with this president and his handlers.  

Perhaps that he and his family are completely surrounded by, are constantly monitored by, and cannot escape the Secret Service has something to do with the changes he is making, not to our government, but to his own positions.

New food for the conspiracy theorists?

Obama reaffirms support for CIA

April 20, 2009

 

US President Barack Obama has told the CIA it remains key to protecting the country, days after releasing memos on its harsh interrogation techniques.   BBC NEWS

Left unsaid was the fact that the CIA can now be assured that the justice system will completely bypass them.  That message was delivered when President Obama announced this week that the CIA could get away with torture. 

President Obama obviously does not understand that slimy torturing sadists need to be punished regardless of their country of origin.  I can only hope that Spain or some other humanitarian country will prosecute these sadists because it is very clear that our government participated in the tortures at the highest level and is protecting those involved.

Yes, I am positive that George  “The Torturer” Bush ordered all of this.  I wonder how many orgasms he had when viewing the films he probably saw of the tortures. A bunch of sick fucking sadists are he, Cheney and the rest that were involved. 

Barack Obama Defies International Law

April 19, 2009

An interview with the United Nations Rapporteur for Torture, concerning President Obama’s amnesty for CIA agents, appears in the print edition of a Vienna Austria publication, Der Standard.  Jack M. Balkin has translated the interview into English

Standard: In other words, by making this announcement, Obama has violated international law?

Nowak: Correct. It is a violation of binding international treaty law in this case, because this is an international law convention – and it provides unequivocally that states are not merely obligated to make torture a crime, but also to prosecute any incidents of which credible evidence can be found.   Balkinization

Why is it that America’s leaders, regardless of their party affiliation, demand that other nations adhere to International Law and yet continue to flaunt their own distain for it?   Do these political representatives of ours care at all about international law?  I think not.  But I do think that they as leaders of our country are protecting their predecessors from criminal prosecution simply so that they themselves will be protected by their successors.

Yes, I think that they all initiate and encourage criminal acts if they believe it will benefit them during their term in office.  I fully suspect that Obama has already ordered or encouraged something of a criminal nature.  Oh, everyone thinks Obama is so much better than George “The Torturer” Bush in that area, but to my thinking the differences probably are only a few degrees of magnitude and not that Bush did and Obama doesn’t.  Otherwise he would be at the forefront to expose and appropriately punish those that were involved.

 

Previous posts about our country’s use of torture;

https://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2007/10/11/it-looks-like-history-is-repeating-itself/

https://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2007/12/16/bush-administration-pushes-for-control-of-promotions-of-military-lawyers/

https://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2007/12/16/us-cia-tapes-issue-not-for-courts/

https://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/the-evil-legal-mind-behind-the-torture/

https://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2008/04/29/another-sick-twisted-and-evil-legal-mind-in-support-of-torture/

https://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/no-charges-likely/ 

https://knotmyline.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/obama-has-joined-the-ranks-of-torture-advocates/

Obama Has Joined the Ranks of Torture Advocates

April 16, 2009

 

Seeking to move beyond what he calls a "a dark and painful chapter in our history," President Barack Obama said Thursday that CIA officials who used harsh interrogation tactics during the Bush administration will not be prosecuted.    Top News

Torture, if you are not against it then you clearly are for it. 

There is no grey area when it comes to torture and any other story is simply bullshit!  And the story he is pushing is the worse possible one, he wants to bury the story and not punish those responsible for their criminal acts of ordering, approving and legalizing torture.

So clearly Obama is for torture and thus opposes those who are against it.   This puts him in the same category as Dick “The Prick” Cheney and George “The Torturer” Bush. 

Fuck, fuck fuck! Fucking dirty murdering torturing bastards, political whores, slime, scum and miserable pricks – all of them.

How did Justice Scalia become a bigoted homophobe?

March 26, 2009

In this post Jack Balkin asks that question:

at what point in history did (or will) Justice Scalia become a homophobe? Balkinization

I think I have a piece of the answer.  I believe that Scalia’s bigotry came about in much the same manner as my own.  We were born at a time in America when bigotry was rampant in our nation.  The KKK was active in many parts of our country and it was an everyday thing for adults to spew their specific bigotry in public and private, with family, with friends, with children, with business associates, at social events, conventions and etc.  There were few places in America where one did not hear cruel bigoted comments on a daily basis.

In my part of the country, northern Wisconsin, we had few African Americans, but we had the local Native American Indians and they were generally treated like dirt. Anyone thought to be homosexual received equal treatment.  So I learned, and I suspect Justice Scalia did also learn, all of the wide array of profanity used by bigots.  How could we not, we heard them on a daily basis and as youngsters it was common for us to use these terms on just about any occasion.

Mother f**king, C**k s**king, ni**er loving, pig f**king wh*re is one I learned to say at a very early age.  Men said that when they dropped a tool while working or when they were discussing someone they disliked.  And they never thought twice about it unless there were ladies present and even then when someone would call them on it they would probably curse out that person as a c**k s**king, mother f**king, qu*er.   As a result, both Justice Scalia and I learned our bigotry from our elders and peers.

But I began to change in my mid teens.  I had made some friends that were Native American, I had spent summers in Chicago where I met a few African Americans.  In my early 20’s I worked side by side with gays and lesbians.  With many of these individuals I found nothing about them to dislike, things to admire and some things to envy.  I began to be very embarrassed by my behavior when the curse words I had learned still flowed from me.  It has been difficult, but gradually, over many years I have used those terms less and less.  But, when angry, even today I find myself saying them about someone I dislike.  When I do even alone at home by myself, I want to eat those words.  But sadly, it seems I may never completely disconnect those terms from my brain for I have been very well trained and I believe so has Justice Scalia.

Scalia seems to have learned, in his adult years, to publically couch his bigotry in a more politically acceptable terms.   But it appears quite evident to me that unlike myself Justice Scalia is not the least embarrassed by his training as a bigot and a homophobe and seems to embrace it.  His rulings on the bench would appear to demonstrate that he delights in his bigotry and has designs to spread that bigotry across our nation.

These are the people that we have hired to fight our wars

January 7, 2009

 

WASHINGTON – The Army said Wednesday that 7,000 family members of soldiers killed in the Iraq or Afghan wars mistakenly were sent letters addressing them as "John Doe." msnbc.com

I for one am not the least bit surprised at their incompetency. 

From the top down, our military services are being called upon, not to defend our homeland, but to play political games at the expense of many lives, their own and those of the peoples whose homelands we are invading.  Deep down everyone knows that and so they contribute their least.

Then who suffers the consequences? The poor unlucky solider in harms way and in this case their families. Their issues are largely ignored by the the vast unwieldy bureaucracy of the defense department and disinterest by our politicians. They are badly supported at every juncture and tossed away when they no longer serve their purpose.  

 

Related links:

Veterans for Peace

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Rick Warren to give inaugural invocation

December 17, 2008

 

President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony will feature big names like minister Rick Warren and legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced Wednesday.

Warren, the prominent evangelical and founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, will deliver the ceremony’s invocation. The minister hosted a presidential forum at his church last summer that challenged both Obama and Arizona Sen. John McCain on a host of faith-related issues. Warren did not endorse either presidential candidate.

His public support for California’s Proposition 8 — the measure that successfully passed and called for outlawing gay marriage in the state — sparked the ire of many gay rights proponents, who seized on a comment in an October newsletter to his congregation: "This is not a political issue — it is a moral issue that God has spoken clearly about."  CNN Political Ticker

 

I am not the least bit surprised at this.  Earlier this year I wrote of how easy it is for Warren to lie and how Obama’s religion is dangerous

Believe me, Obama is just as much of a gay hater and homophobe as Warren.  Why do I say that?  Because he is a jock.  I am a 74 year heterosexual male and all of my life I have listened to jocks use the most vile, degrading and hateful speech when referring to anyone they presume as being gay.  Locker room banter is comprised of three topics; the game, women, and hateful homosexual references. Obama’s basketball locker room probably also includes politics, but I have no doubt of the others.  Obama’s public persona has been to be politically polite to the LGBT community, after all they also contribute to his campaign, but he hardly has been considered a strong defender of them. I seriously doubt his administration will have a strong record of supporting the rights and liberties of LGBT Americans.

I guess I should be happy that McCain / Palin were not elected.  They would probably have chosen Fred Phelps pastor of Westboro Baptist Church and proprietor of the infamous "God Hates Fags" Web site.