Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Black Helicopters Make Us Safe

Black Helicopters

Standing outside Mayday Books last week, one of the permanent volunteers noticed an eerie but familiar sight.  He saw helicopters flying over downtown Minneapolis, buzzing low over the West Bank, with soldiers hanging out the windows and doors in full combat gear.  These were both Black Hawk’s and small Huey’s of some kind.  They looked black against the blue sky.  The Star-Tribune, in a late article, reported that these were military maneuvers being done in various cities in the U.S. by U.S. Special Operations Command, in collaboration with the Minneapolis and St. Paul police.  They landed on the Federal Reserve building and buzzed the 5th Street Towers and the Stone Arch Bridge.  After scaring residents of the city, the SOC finally announced that ‘there was nothing to worry about.’  War games, as they call them.  Activities like this are being combined with unannounced military/police ‘war game’ attacks late at night in Florida and fully-armed troops patrolling neighborhoods in St. Louis and Wisconsin.  Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles have also ‘hosted’ the black helicopters. 

All of this is possible preparation for martial law or urban combat.  There is no other reason for this kind of ‘training.’ 

NPR Completes Editorial Assassination

Early this morning NPR had a story about the attempted assassination of the new Parti Quebecois premier of Quebec by a fascist, who killed two other people.  The host, after insinuating that the Parti Quebecois was some kind of an extremist bunch, then asked his reporter what happened. After a very short description of the attack, the reporter went into a very negative description of the Parti Quebecois, alleging it was going to bring the Pope back to Quebec, separate immediately and raise chickens in the streets.   There was no background – nothing about how the Liberal Party had dug its own grave by raising tuition and outlawing public gatherings in Montreal.  Nothing about the actual nature of the Parti Quebecois as a traditional European social-democratic party.  It was almost as if the news – a fascist shooting – was not so important as ‘perhaps this guy had a point.’ NPR is a neo-liberal news outlet which can only do a reliable job of cultural programming.  The rest of its ‘rep’ – news without the spin – is a complete lie.  It can be a full-time hobby to sit down with almost any NPR news item and dissect it's bias, usually in a right-wing direction.  But that would be a sad hobby indeed.  I prefer to just turn it off.

Yes, those evil Frenchies in Quebec.  I’m going to stop eating French fries - again.

Rahm Emanuel Sent Back to Chicago

The Democratic Party sent Emanuel back to Chicago so he wouldn’t get in the way of any cameras in Charlotte.  After all, he has a possible massive teachers’ strike to contend with.  Emanuel, Obama and Arnie Duncan have all enabled the destruction of the public school system through the new version of ‘vouchers’ – charter schools - and neo-liberal attacks on teachers, seniority and pay.   Can you tell the difference between the Democratic plan to privatize the American school system and the Republican one?  Probably only at the rate each will be applied.  Of course, don’t tell that to the leadership of the national teachers unions.

Support the Chicago Teachers and send Rahm back to Charlotte - permanently.

P.S. - 25,000 Chicago teachers and other school workers finally went on strike Monday.  This event, like the Wisconsin occupation of the Capitol, like Occupy all over the U.S., is round 3 in the most recent fight between the ruling class and the working class in the U.S.  And it is only fitting that the arrogant neo-Liberal Emanuel is the focus of the teacher's ire.  This is a strike with national implications - and national repercussions.  Romney came out to back Emanuel up. The whole country can now see that when it comes to education or unions or teachers - both Parties stand against them, and for privatization.  Victory to the strike.

Red Frog, September 5, 2012

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