It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

08 November 2008

Where Do We Go From Here?

Readers and colleagues have been calling and emailing regarding my take on the next move.  Some are considering forming a new party.  Some are considering reforming the Democrat Party.  Some are thinking about gathering independents and centrists from both parties to form a coalition of voters that can shift the parties to the middle which is where most of us are politically.  All of these are valid strategies that need to be examined. 

One thing is certain, a new political force in this country, in the hands of The People, is necessary to break the stranglehold that partisanship and failed representative democracy has locked around our necks.  It is rapidly reaching a tyrannical level.  If you don't believe me consider Pampers' proposal for mandatory community service and the debate regarding the seizing of our 401Ks.

In a time when our federal government is operating in violation of the Constitution of the United States (congratulations to Justice David Souter for issuing a Writ of Certioari in the Berg v Obama case demanding that Pampers produce a real birth certificate by 1 December 2008--he may be the last bulwark of constitutional legitimacy left in federal government), I believe our first priority must be to rein in the federal government by imposing term limits on Congress, and by shifting to a participatory democracy model, as I have stated in previous posts.  If we fail to do so a new party or political structure will be of no significance.  Voting doesn't mean shit in this country when candidates and political parties can violate FEC rules without being challenged, and all three branches of government are running amok unchecked.

A reader here touched on this sentiment when they posted:
We need to get every person who cares about America to commit to an agenda that truly transcends party, one that restores integrity to the process itself, that prioritizes the question of securing (or rescuing!) the system from corruption - for instance, how to keep the flow of information from being corrupted, and how to ensure elections are not corrupted.
If we do not have these things, all the other issues are totally out of our hands.

I couldn't agree more!

As for valve!  I will continue to write on what moves me, whether it is political or not, doing my best to inject the words poo poos, wee wees, douchebag, and fuckface, when appropriate.  My defense of our unalienable rights, and criticism of the federal government, including Pampers, will continue as necessary (I expect this will be rather a lot), as long as the 1st Amendment is still upheld in this country.  I will also be keeping a close eye on Senator Clinton to see whether she is going to remain a lioness for real democracy, or transform into a complete Pampers toady.

I invite you to supply any tidbits you come across, and join the discussion.  I am considering taking comments out of moderation in the hopes that post election Pamperbots are too busy circle jerking to the election night speech to bother coming here.  Of course if they do, their comments will be removed and they will be publicly humiliated (that's what you brownshirts get for being such complete assholes across the internet for the past year and a half).  

So grab onto something and hang on.  The coming year might just make 2008 look like a carnival.

Now here's one I'm sending out to that great media whore of the blogosphere; Taylor Marsh. She sacrificed what little credibility she ever had, her principles (that's assuming she ever had either), and the women's movement, to support the sexist, misogynist, and undemocratic Pampers in the hopes of getting some access, and an audience of unlimited Pamperbots.  She said she'd never compromise with the mystery tramp.  But when she realized he wasn't selling any alibis she decided to just go along like a good little brownshirt.  I'd ask her how she feels, but those who compromise themselves tend to keep numb with substances, or adulation.  I'll just let Bob do the talking.  I'm particularly fond of this version with the Band (minus Levon Helm who went home because he was tired of being booed at every show), from Bob's 1966 European tour.  High energy, and lots of piss and vinegar.  Ya gotta love it.

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