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Month: October 2019 (page 2 of 2)

Confessions Of A Spy…

is not the Front Page story but let’s hope it’s the fate that befalls (or, more properly, uplifts) the perpetrators of the 4 articles that do begin on this page. Here is our spy’s confession, followed by a page that has the balance of 2 of 4 the ‘lead’ articles.

As the swastika on the Front Page indicates, each of the articles are but one illustration in a larger picture. A picture that sometimes fades but, I guarantee you, 50 years hence, in 2020, it will be, once again, bright and shiny. And, of all places, right here in America! It – Fascism – will be endemic and systemic.
Not so sure these 4 instances are seeds to anything in particular? or what that might look like in
full bloom? Here are 14 characteristics of Fascism as written down by political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt in 2003 – that’s 34 years from ‘today’ in 1969 and 16 years back if you are just now catching up with the LA Free Press. If they all seem familiar… it’s time to talk about what we should do next.

(Just so ya know…
Today you can catch a break at https://www.facebook.com/LAFPmusic
and the rest of this story right back here tomorrow.)

Today’s Rant for 10-8-19: “Of Kurds and Parting Wheys”

On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his State of the Union address to the members of the Seventy-Seventh Congress. In many ways, the “Four Freedoms” speech was a plea to the American people to reject passivity in the face of mounting evidence of the wanton cruelty taking place during WWII. Dachau, Auschwitz, the concentration camps in Europe, and POWs in the Pacific forced to endure sickening, unimaginable “experiments” in the name of “research”, and other inhumane acts on captives.

Rumors of widespread, indiscriminate atrocities committed against men, women and children. The Master Race’s wholesale mechanical slaughter of those that they routinely referred to as inferior sub-humans. Genocide of the gypsies, homosexuals and the Jews – it was the Holocaust – a final, murderous in the extreme, Final Solution.

No doubt many Yankees safe on American shores wondered, how could these stories be true? Why, there were well respected leaders, Joe Kennedy and Henry Ford to name a couple of vocal supporters who publically expressed sympathy, if not admiration for the Nazi cause. News traveled a bit slower in those days. The Miller, um…Goebbels propaganda machine was already planning to make a Nazi version of the Titanic as a warning of the spoils of rampant, decadent western capitalism.


There was however, a “blip” on the silver screen worth mentioning.

On October 31st, 1940, Charlie Chaplin released “The Great Dictator” in the United States. A “fictional” tale hardly disguised at all as a parody of Hitler, it’s final, now legendary speech told of the urgent need to take up the call for action. To stand up and fight, for humanity.


Still, America resisted. Isolationism was still our way. With two mighty oceans to protect us, America still felt it was someone else’s war. FDR knew it was only a matter of time. America had begun withholding oil exports to Germany in an effort to slow down the seemingly unstoppable German war machine. The Flying Tigers were in China, fighting Japan in a proxy war.

On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese not content on waiting to see if and when the Americans would enter the war, launched an all-out surprise attack on the Pacific Fleet docked at Pearl Harbor. In a miscalculated effort to eliminate our fighting capabilities, Japan awoke a sleeping giant. Or at least so said So Yamamura, the actor playing Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s at the end of Tora! Tora! Tora!

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n1pKsGqrqQ (Official Trailer)

On December 8, 1941, The US of A officially entered World War II when all but one member of Congress voted for a formal declaration of war. Sleeping giant or not, GI Joe was on the way.


In the Four Freedoms speech, FDR laid out a vast and expansive view of America’s role in the new world order. He announced that all persons have four essential freedoms.
Freedom of speech, of worship, from want and from fear.


And then he did something remarkable. He went global. No longer were these freedoms guaranteed to Americans, but to all people, everywhere. Global. And so, the next time someone asks you when did we become the watchdog or policeman of the world, you tell them it was January 6, 1941.

By the end of the war, we were the only superpower left standing. We would be the ones who all else would follow as we forged a brave new world into existence. Nobody complained (maybe the Russians). What could the average economically weak and recovering needing to rebuild country say? At any rate, we were America Hell Yeah! And we have your backs. And we did. Till now.

Now you might be asking yourself, Perfesser, who put the Kurds in your whey? What suddenly brought all of this on? Yes, it was the Kurds. History will remember that on October 7, 2019 we, the United States of America sold out the Kurds and betrayed our now former allies who helped us defeat ISIS in the region. Leaving them to be slaughtered.


For what? So three tyrants, Trump, Putin and Erdogan could make a self-serving, blood money deal behind our backs? One day, we will find out the extent of their treachery but I doubt they’ll make a movie out of it. No one will believe it. The Kurds will be gone. My advice? We find ourselves a Winston Churchill as soon as possible. Otherwise, all may be lost.

Today’s Rant for 10-1-19: “Robe v. Wade”

I begin with a simple premise. Separation of powers is not always as separate as it seems. The founding fathers knew the three separate but equal branches would by necessity have some overlap of governmental responsibility and powers. Even more simply put, there are times where the President “makes” laws. These are called Executive Orders. Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Emancipation was an Executive Order banning slavery in the South. Congress has enforcement powers pursuant to many of its laws. The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments all contain an enforcement clause specifically giving the legislative branch the power to enforce its own mandates. There is also much talk recently about the Congressional “inherent” power to enforce its contempt power. 30 days in the hole known as the Capitol Jail? Which is in fact Washington’s unused Tomb? It’s got Bars, perhaps even a ghost or two.


Then there is the Judicial Branch. Within the British Commonwealth judges’ court rulings along with codifications of local customs and ritual comprise what we call the common law. ????
In many ways, everybody does a little of everything all the time. What is rare is a situation where all three branches are specifically tasked with duties, powers and a specific role within a singular government event. Seems like it might be pushing the separation aspect, doesn’t it? One such extraordinary proceeding is impeachment.

“The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” – U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 4

As a practical matter, Article II presidential impeachment refers to Congress, pursuant to its power of executive oversight, investigating and, if warranted, with a mere majority of House approval, “impeaching” the president, meaning they recommend the Senate follow-up by convening a trial-like proceeding by which a sitting president can be punished for the actions including removal from office. Although, under no Constitutional mandate to do so, once the Senate does initiate formal proceedings, the Senators themselves act more like judges than jurors. Separately, they will each weigh the evidence and without any actual formal burden of proof, much less beyond a reasonable doubt, if 2/3rds of the Senate agrees on removal, the President will be, for all intents and purposes, fired for cause. No two weeks-notice, no severance and no pension. The VP assumes the office (one of the VPs only known uses) and all rights and privileges thereof. Except, probably, not Pence who has shown himself to be no stranger when it comes to Russians, the NRA, leaving Indianapolis Colts games and general adherence to the Trump soon-to-be exposed party line(up) of crime and corruption. He’ll most likely be impeached too, remember, impeachment and prison isn’t just for presidents anymore!

As for the Judicial branch’s role in all this, the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court “presides” over the Senate’s mock trial where all of the Senators serve as mini-judges. Although not spelled out, I would assume Chief Justice Roberts’ role would be one close to a referee, or perhaps, as a mediator facilitating the accuracy of Senate rules interpretation, although there will be the Senate parliamentarian present, and the quelling of quasi-family spats between various White and Capitol Hill officials. I can hear it now. “Play Nice!”

But really, just what the heck does the Chief Justice do? Well, we do know William Rehnquist, the last CJ to preside over an impeachment hearing, you know the monumentally civilization-changing highly partisan and totally political kabuki theater one for Bill Clinton? Found the time to discover that his defiled little basic black chief justices robe, you know the one he covered with gold stripes he put on the sleeves so he would look like, I guess, Michael Jackson, would fetch about $30,000.00 at Sotheby’s auction.


Seeing as Roberts doesn’t seem the type to add sparkles and glitter to his attire, maybe he will bring a book to read. I would.

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