Month: June 2003

Wake up!

Wake up! Wake up! Hear the noises Feel the outbursts See the chaos Are they yours? Isolate self Throw the Ray-Ban Face the heat Time’s up Wake up! Wake up!   Wake up! Wake up! Before they progress Know your group Be the Union Make the move   Don’t wait for support or Count on numbers You alone can Break them stop! Wake up! Wake up!   Wake up! Wake up! Competition Globalization Nuclear State Or just your fate!   Throw faith systems Wishes for feeders Hopes for believers Your mind, you make up Wake up! Wake up!   Wake up! Wake up! Thought controls Propagators No more will you be Hobson voter   Not a party, but the politics Not to change, but replace Stop quoting, enuff said Your own mind, on the top Wake up! Wake up!   Wake up! Wake up! Wise words, fools repeat And the idle, hero-worship History wont repeat itself You gotta help yourself   Cherish, don’t live in the past No Gandhi or Lenin will be cast Title …

Diversity matters for a Democracy

You know what did the President Bush say today about Diversity. Laudable. Commendable. Politically so correct. I applaud the Supreme Court for recognizing the value of diversity on our Nation’s campuses. Diversity is one of America’s greatest strengths. Today’s decisions seek a careful balance between the goal of campus diversity and the fundamental principle of equal treatment under the law. My Administration will continue to promote policies that expand educational opportunities for Americans from all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. There are innovative and proven ways for colleges and universities to reflect our diversity without using racial quotas. The Court has made clear that colleges and universities must engage in a serious, good faith consideration of workable race-neutral alternatives. I agree that we must look first to these race-neutral approaches to make campuses more welcoming for all students. Race is a reality in American life. Yet like the Court, I look forward to the day when America will truly be a color-blind society. My Administration will continue to work toward this important goal. There are …

The Group of Rogue Nations

G-8 Summit finally concluded in Evian, France. As we know, a group of rogue nations met at the summit to encourage cooperative (read: competitive) action on key global priorities (read: globe is defined by them) : spurring economic growth (read: of their own markets); combating terrorism (read: to curb popular resentments in their countries); preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (read: to forbid others of their luxuries); and promoting prosperity in the developing world (read: by devising ways to keep them from being developed or declaring them as such). Funny that I had to use the parenthesis to make the meanings clear. For I am sure all of us understand them anyway without any stress.

Yet another aimless Treaty!

One has heard of the SALT and NPT and the CTBT.Here is yet another one: MTSOR. Moscow Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions. And the following is a lesser known joint statement passed early this month: On May 24, 2002, we pledged to build a new strategic relationship between the United States of America and the Russian Federation. We declared our partnership, and our commitment to work together to advance stability, security, and prosperity for our peoples, and to work jointly to counter global challenges and help resolve regional conflicts. We also declared that where we had differences, we would work to resolve them in a spirit of mutual respect. We have met again to reaffirm our Nations’ partnership and our commitment to meet together the challenges of the 21st century. With the completion of the ratification procedures by the United States Senate, and the two houses of the Russian Federal Assembly, we have been able to exchange instruments of ratification for the Moscow Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions. The Treaty takes effect immediately. The deep …

Jack O’Dell on Black Communism

A significant interview below:”Jack O’Dell was a union organizer, a civil rights leader, and a member of the Communist Party. His political consciousness formed in the 1940’s, when the African-American community became more assertive in their efforts to improve conditions and expand civil rights. Like many blacks, including one of his role models, Paul Robeson, O’Dell was drawn to the Communist Party because of their staunch stand against racism and segregation. During the 1940’s, O’Dell found a welcoming environment in the National Maritime Union. Later, he worked for the director of the Southern Christian Leadership Counsel (SCLC) office in New York, before becoming SCLC’s voter registration director in seven southern states.” http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6927.html “I Never Met a Black Person Who Was in the Communist Party Because of the Soviet Union:” Jack O’Dell on Fighting Racism in the 1940s ——————————————————————————– O’DELL: A good buddy of mine, Jesse Gray, he went into the Merchant Marines. He came back. So I went out to see him and he says, “Man, I found a Union where there’s no segregation.” He’d …