"Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it's no longer the sideshow, it's the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we're dealing only with the freaks."
~ Jonathan Winters.
~ Jonathan Winters.
A few items from the front in the US that I'd like to submit for your consideration, dear Rastî readers.
First, what this guy said:
America is going from what used to be the major capitalistic country in the world of free market – a crusader – into what Mussolini would have called fascism: the merger of state and corporate powers. So it is not socialism as people believe, it is socialism’s egalitarianism. It’s not communism where the state controls monopolies – it’s fascism, plain and simple. The merger of corporate and government powers. State-controlled capitalism is called fascism, and fascism has come to America in broad daylight. But they’re feeding them it in little bits and pieces. First AIG was too big to fail. Mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were too big to fail. Banks too big to fail and auto companies. And now we give money to the people that make the auto parts. And now there’s talk about the technology companies, wanting their piece of the action. The merger of state and government is called fascism. Take it from Mussolini; he knew a thing or two about it.
The people don’t really have a choice, there is no ballot box. I’m of Italian descent and I’ve heard enough of mafia stories for the rest of my life. If you want to look at a mafia, you can call it a republican and democratic party. And if you want to look at the two families, the heads of the mafia, all you have to do is to look at the Bushes and the Clintons. They’ve been running the show now for some 24 years. We heard about Obama who is going to bring in ‘change’. A change you could believe in if he is dumb, stupid and blind. Look who he’s brought in as his chief policy makers. Retreads from the old Clinton administration. It’s a two-headed one-party system. So it’s very difficult for the people to vote in a new administration that isn’t part of the old one.
I first heard this guy on the radio about two years ago. While he was talking about a mortgage meltdown, the MSM was still in la-la land. He's been absolutely on target on the financial crisis each time I've heard him, so pay attention.
Second, the same neo-Nazi who served as the Bush administration's pit bull on warrantless wiretapping of Americans, and who sponsored the "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" in Congress, has now been caught in an FBI wiretap as offering to help get a couple of AIPAC (i.e. Israelis or foreign agents for Israel) off the hook in their upcoming espionage trial. The best item on who that neo-Nazi is, and her reaction, can be found here. As for me, I'm enjoying a wonderful sense of schadenfreude.
Third, another congresswoman is caught diverting bailout funds to her husband's real estate company.
Fourth, Dennis "I-Took-Turkish-Drug-Money-To-Ditch-The-Armenian-Genocide-Resolution" Hastert has a son. And that son is eyeing his dad's old Congressional seat. For more on Hastert's Deep State crimes, see my latest on Sibel Edmonds.
Finally, if you remember this post, then you'll be interested to know that the reporter who worked the story won this year's Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. The TV channels that used, and continue to use, paid Pentagon propagandists have still not discussed the story.
Isn't all this great news?! The US is becoming more and more like Turkey! Now if you could only get some decent poğaça around here . . .