Posts Tagged ‘Warren’

1989: End of Cold War. Start of Unbridled Oligarchic Plutocratization. Now… Terrorized By Warren !

November 5, 2019

Warren Scares Financial Plutocracy:

There are periods for revolutions: From 1776 (onset of US war of independence), or 1789 (French and US republican and human rights constitutions) until 1848 (revolutions all over Europe) and 1865 (end of US Secession War and US slavery). Just like there are times for fascist attack: 1914-1945.

In 1789 US Vice President Al Gore announced that there was a terrestrial emergency, from the CO2 catastrophe… Not in these terms, so it was not taken too seriously by the deciding elite. 

Since then world plutocracy instrumentalized the globalization rendered possible by the end of the Cold War.

China was excluded from ISS to protect Intellectual Property

Yet even if Ms. Warren cannot get most of her more far-reaching proposals through Congress, as is likely, finance executives fear and moan that as president she would appoint regulators who would actually take a far stricter view of the industry, and enact laws and regulations passed… Under Obama.

Consider this:

“Everyone is nervous,” said Steven Rattner, a prominent Democratic donor who manages the wealth of Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor. “What scares the hell out of me is the way she would fundamentally change our free-enterprise system.”

So the ex-mayor of New York is so wealthy, another hyper wealthy man financing “democrats” (of his own choosing, with his own ideas, and feelings) is managing his fortune… 

Meditate this:

Mitch Draizen, a former fund-raiser for Mr. Obama who made his money in the financial industry (surprise, surprise, remember we have no corruption in the USA, financing Obama is no corruption), said he would back Ms. Warren’s candidacy against Mr. Trump’s. But he is supporting former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. this time, worried about Ms. Warren’s disruptive approach. “She would be just as unpredictable and unproductive as Trump if she were to become president, and who needs that,” he said. “She’s getting a little carried away and to me it’s irresponsible.”

What is is more responsible than a great white shark?

She’s screwing around with the wrong guy. I want to give it all away, but I want to control the decision. I don’t want the government giving away my money. The idea of vilifying wealthy people is so bogus,” billionaire Leon Cooperman, worth more than three billion dollars. Cooperman declared Warren’s proposed wealth tax is “morally and socially bankrupt.

Plutocrats know everything about morality, they rape it, everyday. And of course everybody gives it all away: that’s called death.

Hour after hour, day after day, month after month, plutocrats use their present wealth to steer the world in the direction they like, where their perverse morality, their satanic, Dark Side morality rules. And this is the gift they leave behind. Look at Augustus.His gift was called Tiberius. And others he personally knew, who came to rule too, including… emperor Galba…

Actually Trump has mostly fought globalization, the exportation of jobs, investment and know-how to, mostly, China. And that was very effective: the US economy got a boost from it, obviously. And one can compare. Europe has been affected just as badly by the phenomenon of exporting industry and IP to China. For example, the French nuclear know-how was exported to China… while being forgotten in France. Thus now China makes and sells reactors most of the research on was made in France, for a generation. The same happened with trains, is developing with Airbus. (China was excluded, at US insistence, from the International Space Station, just from fear of IP theft… Not happening with Russia, as Russia was more advanced in more ways than one…)

However, the US, thanks to Trump’s local plutocracy drive, has reacted to the exportation of everything to China (by and for the intermediaries, those wealthy, world controlling plutocrats). Conclusion, the US has avoided a recession, for the longest time, ever. As Europe is slowly sinking into one, led by… Germany. 

A small financial elite has grabbed the levers of command of the planet. This is not really a new phenomenon, it was condemned already in the Bible. The hyper wealthy will go to paradise less than a camel through a needle, hence the interdiction to lend to one’s coreligionists found in Judaism and its descendants. The “money changers” are parasites, as soon as they earn too much money for what they do, as is presently the case. To help moneyed individuals to invest is one thing. What we have now is something else, a giant corruption machine. 

The finance industry has money laundered cash from corrupt regimes or fossil fuel industry, as set up by FDR in 1945.  Too much money is made by transactions so fast that normal individuals cannot partake, and which the “industry” itself creates. Also some of the leverage used is enormous, out of proportion relative to the size of the world real economy, it’s a case of the tail moving the dog, and a case of free money for a tiny gang. A way to cut that out is simply to introduce a financial transaction tax: even if very small, of no consequence for normal investors, it would be enough.

The hyper wealthy financial plutocracy a dreadful influence on decision makers, worldwide, starting with banks, governments. Thus the world keeps investing in fossil fuels instead of new energies (such as hydrogen, fusion, etc. energies which get less money in a year than many individual financial parasites), and in sports and the like, instead of housing for the needy (a reader here pointed out here, the salaries of a couple of sport idiots is as great as all thermonuclear research in the USA)…

The Roman Republic survived 5 centuries, thus as long as it had no billionaire (Roman Republican taxation was 100% above the equivalent of $30 million). Globalization enabled the wealthy to escape that, they plotted, and the Republic died.

Yes Trump will probably defeat Warren: too much misogyny around… And Trump has actually been effective against globalization. But what is important is to advance the ideas, change the underlying emotions. And, in four years there will be another campaign.

Patrice Ayme



Some of the essence of the preceding was sent, under more moderate guise, to the New York Times as comments of articles critical of Elizabeth Warren’s program. Such articles focus on the distress of the financial industry, the anxiety of the medical industry, as Warren threatens in the distance, etc. The latest such article confronted the ogre Warren, boldly identifying her to… Trump (as quoted above) the article also revealed the financial plutocracy is so scared that the laws and regulations passed under Obama, thanks to Sen. Warren, would be applied… Because, turns out, they are not.
Those comments of mine were censored, because the New York Times is terrorized of Warren and her alleged alter ego, Donald Trump (!) So in depth analogies and advocacy are unacceptable.

Meanwhile, to add insult to injury, Obamacare was nothing (I have long said, except a gift to the wealthiest in US health care)… Warren confirms this.

As Sanders campaigns with the Sharia refugee and perpetrator, Omar, who got elected to the US Congress to promote her opinion that women are half of men legally. Is it progressive to be pro-Sharia now? Because subjugating women is the future, according to pseudo-progressives?


[1] Trump supported Farage, the financial guy who became the inventor of the Brexit notion in a long phone call, last week. Now Trump is very much disliked in Britain. So that call led, unsurprisingly, to an immediate collapse of Brexit Party support by 50%! (OK, Farage not running may have helped.) People who have no feeling for Machiavellianism may not understand that, this way, Trump was helping Boris Johnson, in the guise of helping his opponent (like Nero helped Claudius with a serving of mushrooms). Another example of Machiavellianism is the Trump Impeachment by the plutocrats and plutophiles leading the “Democratic” party… It is designed to make Warren fail


How F***book Censors Civilization

October 5, 2019

Facebook Censors ME, When I talk About Elizabeth Warren! Example of Facebook censorship:

There are two F words: the one alluding to the act which brings procreation, and the one alluding to Fac*book. Senator Warren has called for the dismantlement of the large tech monopolies, and that should be done. Even more urgent is to revert Patent Law to the pre-Obama state. Nowadays, small inventors have to prove that they have been injured economically, not just that their Intellectual Property has been stolen, by the giant tech monopolies. (Those who promoted that are now super wealthy…)

I was exchanging ideas with some far left groups involving many thousands of people, when I discovered (indirectly) that some of my comments had been removed from others to view. I could write and send them, but my interlocutors had not seen them, so the conversations were disjointed.

Finally Facebook fessed up,

Picasso Pablo (dit), Ruiz Picasso Pablo (1881-1973). Paris, musée Picasso. MP210.
The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts was censored by Facebook for this painting. Paintings ordered by the Popes in the Middle ages have been censored by the savages at Facebook. Civilization should be removed from their brutal, greedy, uneducated hands, while it’s still alive!

…and Facebook admitted the following about comments linking to my own site (which is non-commercial, and to which I have linked thousands of times): 

“This comment goes against our Community Standards on spam. Learn more about this comment and see what you can do


About your comment Today No one else can see your comment. @ [687765402:2048:Rowan Campbell Millar] If you try to evoke Marine Le Pen, for some obscure reason, you have obviously not read…”

It gets better than that. 

Among the comments blocked and censored by Facebook, unbeknownst to me (because I could see them but others couldn’t) were several containing the word “Warren”, as in “Elizabeth Warren”:

Example, this essay of mine comparing favorably Warren to Biden from last May 2019 (5 months ago) was actively censored multiple times by Facebook:  

So while the treacherous “Democratic” leadership is all in huff and puff about whether the US president can talk BS to foreign leaders, and threaten them a bit for the good of justice (as is his prerogative, and I hope the same for Warren), the Facebook monopoly is trying to bar my approval of Senator Warren to be disseminated further… even among far left groups. (I was long ago barred from other US far left groups, some founded by… the CIA, like the Daily Kos… Leftists writing at the Daily Kos do not realize they have been railroaded carefully where they can be controlled by the CIA and the like… apparently it’s the same with Facebook left groups) 

I support Warren (known to Trump as Pocahontas) because she plans to enact many ideas which I have championed for decades. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that the company will be impartial toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign despite his pledge to fight her plan to break up the company if she takes the White House.

Zuckerberg in an audio recording surfaced from the swamp to predict Facebook would challenge and beat back efforts by a would-be Warren administration to split up the company. Now I know one way they do it already: censoring me.

Zuckerberg quipped that the company would “try not to antagonize her [Warren] further.

Absolute power is absolute hell. Facebook should be dismantled and a service like it turned into a public utility of some sort (especially as it’s sucking up most advertising media).

Power is great, but only if it is provided to us all equally enough that the right of equal speech is respected. The Ancient Greeks called the right to equal speech in the public forum as isegoria (which means equal public speech, related to “agora” the public forum). Zuck thinks he owns the public forum. Well, sure, in the plutocracy he dreams to lead some more, all the way to hell.

Trump was supposed to break the tech monopolies, we are still waiting.

Time to vote right (which means left).

Patrice Ayme



P/S 1: Warren fired back at Zuckerberg after his earlier remarks surfaced, writing later: “We have to fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy…. Elizabeth is committed to protecting our democracy from Silicon Valley overreach — but she needs your help to do it. Can you chip in for the first time today to help break up Big Tech?”


P/S 2: “Community Standards. Facebook. We work hard to limit the spread of commercial spam to prevent false advertising, fraud, and security breaches, all of which detract from people’s ability to share and connect. We do not allow people to use misleading or inaccurate information to collect likes, followers, or shares.” 

But we do allow ourselves to have a world monopoly of hyper power.


P/S 3: Ukraine named a new general prosecutor today (October 4) and reopened the inquiries that Biden as VP had closed by having the prosecutor fired by threatening to withhold US aid. As Biden said on tape talking about his firing of the general prosecutor, by giving the Ukrainians just 6 hours:”... son of a bitch!” Biden’s son got more than three million dollars from Burisma, an Ukrainian energy company ($83,000/month). The son of Biden Jr. had no experience in energy, nor did he in finance when he organized a giant financial transaction in China… by dealing with a government company… The Biden-Obama administration loved Facebook… And Zuck loved them back. At civilizational distance, Facebook, as installed, is just a spy agency.


[1] before the ridiculous impeachment madness, several committees and efforts had been launched against the tech monopolies by White House and Congress. No doubt that was a factor in the launch of the presidential impeachment! Trump will NOT be impeached, obviously (not enough votes in Senate), but the inquiries against the tech monopolies already are impeached! I know so many good insider stories about Zucks and Goo…




Vote For Better Ideas, Not Just The Same Old Clowns, Or Their Clones

September 13, 2019

Biden-Obama Versus the Perspective of Real Change For the Best

The New York Times accepted the following comment of mine on Up, Up, Up With Elizabeth Warren (in seconds: things have changed!)

Biden was the closest associate to Obama. And being associated to Obama’s rule of hypocrisy, dissembling, and raising inequality is why, more than any other factor, Clinton was defeated (careful post-election studies have shown this). So Biden would be defeated by Trump, for the same reason Clinton was; the global oligarchic multinational oligarchy and plutocracy has to be rolled back. 

Another advantage of pushing Warren’s candidacy is that she fights for progressive ideas, not just for acquiring power for herself, personally. Even is she would be defeated by Trump, her defeat would make these progressive ideas advance in the collective consciousness (and that’s sorely needed).

A careful examination of the graph above is revealing: first the previously quick augmentation of US life expectancy was curbed by plutophile Reagan… And then life expectancy started to go down outright big time under Obama: it turns out that Obamacare took care of you the way the Mafia usually takes care of the commons…

Whereas we saw the Obama-Biden work before: nothing happened, except a direct continuation of George W Bush’s, and Clinton’s main thrust, more efforts to push for GAFAM monopolies and to give away ever more power to multinationals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, decimating US jobs, and laws… 

It is better to fight the good fight, for progress, rather than giving one’s fate to the usual back-stabbers… if nothing else, the latter strategy has been tried since 1980, and the result has been ever more inequality in nearly all ways, and now even reducing life expectancy. If one wants a new and better country, one will need a new and better mind, this is what Warren offers, and Biden doesn’t.

Patrice Ayme


January 3, 2009




Abstract: If Americans want change, they have to change their way of life. Listening religiously to the fanatic, Rick Warren, will not help. What will help is not an hair shirt, or the hypocrisy of the Christian superstition, and its implicit immorality, but taxing carbon.


Overview: It is hoped everywhere that the mistakes of the Great Depression of the Thirties will not be repeated. The first mistake of the Great Depression was an international economic war, started by the USA, to get out of its own bubble (that had been deliberately created). So far, the present crisis originated in a repeat, by the USA, of bubble economics (actually a whole slew of successive bubbles were engineered by Rubin-Clinton-Greenspan-Bush, each bigger than the preceding one). So far, though, the international economic war has not been repeated (because it was such an obvious mistake).

The second mistake of the Great Depression was not enough stimulus spending by the USA. And not any at all by France and Germany, who argued that they had not created any bubble, and were innocent, so, irritated to no end by the USA’s profligate and abusive ways, they refused to cooperate early on, and that was a huge mistake. Germany reversed itself in 1933, with the Nazi revolution (Nazi’s Germany had terrible finances, hidden from the general population by spoiling the Jews and other opponents; by the way, this is a historical warning towards those who do not want to bother with sharing sacrifices and mitigating deficits).

So far this time, the USA has done zero stimulus although the economy is in free fall (due to the cut-off in state spending, as governors adjust their spending to their shrinking revenues). So far, all the money has been sent to the plutocrats and banks, so they will consent to do their fiduciary duty of keeping the economy going. That’s not stimulus spending, but LIFE SUPPORT spending. Moreover, a lot of this economic life that is supported is the life of the plutocracy, not the economic life of the country. (A lot of it is wasted in the usual plutocratic way, on the extravagant plutocratic lifestyle, with bankrupt institutions operating private jet fleets, supporting millionaires athletes, all on tax payers’ dime etc…) Far from being envious of their rich, the American people tend to celebrate them, as they feel rich through them by proxy; or, at least they were scrupulously programmed that way; to this day, some of the failed institutions that stole everybody teach “money management” in schools, and this is similar, some will no doubt say,  to having Dr. Mengele teach a class in ethics.

Thus, as we explained a few months ago (“Huge Crisis, Huge Answer”) an enormous economic stimulus is needed now. And, as chance will have it, the infrastructure really needs it: the USA is full of crumbling, obsolete infrastructure. Only military bands are doing OK, as the Defense secretary (Gates) would point out.

President Roosevelt stimulated when he came to office, but not enough, and then he backtracked in 1937, plunging the USA in a recession. Only the enormously massive military command economy of the Second World War, after Pearl Harbor, definitively pulled the USA out of its economic depression.

Roosevelt backtracked, because he was afraid of the deficit. Indeed stimulating or investing by the government creates a short term deficit. Nevertheless, long term, deficit spending in good investments ought to be called investing, not spending, and that is a practice one should indulge in, and if it’s really very long term, only the government can be that investor. Thus, if possible, it is important to use every opportunity to stimulate while mitigating deficits.

Another problem is that stimulating a heart attack patient is not enough. Ultimately, one has to make the heart good. This means that the US economy has to be repositioned differently. The USA has terrible habits, and one can tweak the stimulus package to reduce them, true. Stimulating is about encouraging. But a frontal assault has to be tried too, by discouraging activities one wants to reduce, should one want real change. This is what Europe did onto herself, long ago (and she is picking the ripe fruits now, and extending its strategy, although Poland, and especially German Chancellor Merkel, have caused problems, because they are greedy, and full of coal).

Fortunately, as the Europeans have shown in the past, all this can be solved in one stroke, by putting progressively a huge carbon tax. As long as Americans do not want this, they do not want real change. All the change they will get is more of the same: preachers coming to the fore, telling them fear and terror are what supports morality, and why don’t you send another 30,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, to kill and get killed. After all a pipe line runs through it.

American People want change they can believe in, and they assuredly will get still another dose of Christian propaganda they want to believe in, and ought not to. Rick Warren, the man who claims to be good by fear only, will soon preach to them in the context of the “inauguration” of the new presidency. A great honor. No doubt a great lesson to learn.

So what does Warren preach? That fear is good, the main argument of the Catholic Inquisition in the Middle Ages. A natural consequence, of course, is that bombing the heck out of the Middle East is good: it generates fear, and, if everybody were like Warren, fearing fear itself, it would generate goodness.   

Warren believes that only superstition brings morality, he does not have a clue about genuine ALTRUISM.

Warren says: “If there is no God, if I am simply complicated ooze, then the truth is, YOUR LIFE DOES NOT MATTER, my life doesn’t matter… If life is just random chance, then nothing really does matter and there is no morality—it’s survival of the fittest. IF SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST MEANS ME KILLING YOU TO SURVIVE, SO BE IT.” (Debate with Newsweek and Sam Harris, April 2007.)

Yes that is what that great moralist, Rick Warren says: “If survival of the fittest means me killing you to survive, so be it.” Yes, that is what he said, and he said variants of this all over his printed works. So, if there is no God, Warren is ready to kill you. Warren really, really wants to kill you, but God stops him, because Warren fears punishment. WARREN IS ALL ABOUT WAR, that makes him precious in Afghanistan. 

Which brings the question: if you do not believe in Warren’s God exactly, say you are a Muslim, is Warren ready to kill you too? After all, in quite a few places in the Bible, Jesus himself asks to bring the unbeliever in front of him, and kill him (although he also suggests more indirect methods, like throwing the miscreant in the sea with a stone attached to his neck). Change we can believe in. The more it changes, the more it’s like the Inquisition.

Now, were Americans inclined to opt for a really new regime, they would tax their own bad habits: instead of finding more than 350 million dollars per F 22 fighter plane, they would find money for schools.

True, Warren has the change one can believe in: since 1956, Americans are under God, take an oath, and all they need to know is that Christian version of the Qur’an called the Bible. True the Bible is vastly superior to the Qur’an: it came before the Qur’an and inspired it (especially about killing the unbelievers). The Bible is longer, and was written by Jews (although edited by Roman imperial officers). No need for elaborated knowledge, no need for schools. Just enough engineers for the F 22 (a plane so sophisticated it could not fly one mission in Iraq or Afghanistan). The Bible will do the rest. Rick Warren: the change you can believe in.

What does this all have to do with the stimulus plan? Simple: America’s meta-strategy, since 1945, has been to manage a world empire, by stealing everybody else. In the beginning the quotient of profit over expense was handsome, because fascism had destroyed Europe and the USA had given half of Europe to Stalin at Yalta (thus writing off Europe as a power). Also Japanese fascism had destroyed much of South East Asia, China, Korea and Japan. US semisecret maneuvers then revitalized Muslim fundamentalism, the drug trade (South America, South Asia, to finance US plutocratic black operations), and massive corruption and guerilla movements which were used as weapons both against Europeans and democratic progressives worldwide, to transfer power from those “anti-American” elements to American plutocrats. So far, so good: the American people profited handsomely. For two generations. But now the bill is coming due, and its moral, social, and economic price is high. And the later one gets out of that rut, the higher the price.

Then the Americans plutocrats (who bought enough of the US Congress, long ago) applied the same solutions internally: in 1956 Americans were ordered to trust God, and take an oath (“under God”). This happened more than twenty years after Adolf Hitler introduced similar theocratic reforms in Germany. This is what brought the rise of the likes of Rick Warren, and general decerebration. (In the nineteenth century, the great preachers of the USA were … atheists! So the USA is devolving, as befits a country that does not believe in evolution!) The plutocratic idea was the oft practiced one that, the stupider the people are, the more easily led they are. Unfortunately, why the USA was getting ever more stupid, the other countries were getting ever more intelligent. At some point, the stupid, however rich, cannot rule the intelligent, however poor.

Thus it is becoming ever more expensive to maintain the USA’s world empire, while less and less revenue goes from the empire to the USA itself. The USA had increasingly to choose between guns and schools, and chose the guns. That is where we are at.

It reminds one of the space shuttle Columbia trying to correct for increasing drag from its left wing, progressively eaten by the hot hypersonic gases that had penetrated it. For twenty minutes, it worked, although with more and more difficulty (flaps deflection got maximum, and attitude jets were firing to the maximum). Then, suddenly, the three hydraulic lines in the left wing, eaten by the fiery gases, failed. The shuttle’s flaps then flapped in the hypersonic wind, and the ship soon tumbled out of control, soon losing its left wing, and exposing its titanium back to hypersonic plasma. After a while, the titanium combusted, the cargo bay failed, and the shuttle disintegrated. Then the forward cabin, where the live and impotent crew was, rotated out of control, exposing its own vulnerable back, and burned before it could reach lower speeds and altitudes that would have allowed the crew to eject and parachute.

All this because of a hole in the wing that could have been addressed. The hole could have been stuffed with wet sleeping bags, and other debris, and the shuttle could have been programmed for very hard decelerating turns to cut down speed while it still had wings. But, instead, NASA opted for faith and ignorance (although, after the shuttle became silent, the debris impact was reminded right away). Right now, the USA is still opting for faith and ignorance. Faith in Obama, faith in Warren, ignorance about the basics of the human condition.

Obama is just one man, but it is amazing how many of his supporters are now asleep, hoping he will do all the work. Instead the supporters should tax themselves, that would give them an excuse to tax the rich, and the plutocracy even more. Oh yeah, some people will say that taxing would be a mistake. They forget that, at this point, only Obama’s FEDERAL government is willing to spend.

The USA is now engaged in two large wars. One it has already lost, in Iraq. Oh, some people will say: we won. Well, just wait. If you think you can go to a country, kill around 5% of the population, and they will love you back, you have got to be Rick Warren, and believe that fear generates morality. Instead, in normal people, people not brainwashed by Rick Warren, fear and suffering generate rage. It’s actually a ridiculously illogical position to have: the USA went nuts because 3,000 Americans were killed on 9-11 by enraged Saudis, so they went on to kill the equivalent to 5% of a country that had nothing to do with it (Iraq was at war with Al Qaeda). 5% of the USA, that’s 16 million people. Some, all enraged by 9-11, have been to the school of life so little that they think they would love back Iraq if Iraqis had come and killed 16 millions to get rid of G. W.  Bush?

The other war, in Afghanistan, is in the process of being lost. It is a much graver conflict, because it involves enormous fundamentalist forces, ex employees and friends of the CIA and the like, who, like bin Laden, worked for the American imperial machine, know it very well, and absolutely hate it. The USA thought judicious to finance their thermonuclear nuclear weapons (for all sorts of Machiavellian reasons: just like the USA loves Europe subdued and divided, it loves India terrorized, and South Asia divided. Too bad, one cannot do the same with China… Wait…)

Thus it’s time for change. The first line of change is ENERGY. After all, Hitler started World War Two because he wanted POLISH OIL, and France was not going to let him have Polish Oil. So France signed a treaty with the Polish colonels, and added Great Britain in an appendix. The USA devours way too much of the world’s energy. It’s a STRATEGIC threat to the USA itself. This has to change. BUT ENERGY WASTE BY THE USA WILL NOT CHANGE AS LONG AS CARBON BASED ENERGY IS CHEAP IN THE USA. Why? Because carbon base energy is ever more efficient, so ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES CANNOT COMPETE IN A TIMELY MANNER.

An example: BMW, by improving their engines with micro precision injection and more electronics, just boosted efficiency of their gasoline engines by 8%. Europeans react to this sort of improvement of the carbon engineering by augmenting carbon taxes ever more (making operating a BMW ever more expensive, although some BMW sold in Europe get above 55 miles per gallon highway). In the midst of the oil crisis of last summer France boosted its titanic energy taxes even higher (compensation for the poor were also boosted).

So here we are. If you want change you can only believe in, then go listen religiously to Rick Warren’s religious, implicitly murderous, ooze as the perfect inaugural for Obama. If you want change that will work, TAX CARBON. The rest is so much Oblabla.

Patrice Ayme.


P/S 1: What Obama said to defend his choice of selecting the immoralist, Rick Warren, for making an “invocation” at his inauguration:

“Let me start by talking about my own views. I think that it is no secret that I am a fierce advocate for equality for gay and lesbian Americans. It is something that I have been consistent on, and something that I contend — intend to continue to be consistent on during my presidency. What I’ve also said is that it is important for America to come together, even though we may have disagreements on certain SOCIAL issues. And I would note that a couple of years ago, I was invited to Rick Warren’s church to speak, despite his awareness that I held views that were entirely contrary to his when it came to gay and lesbian rights, when it came to issues like abortion. Nevertheless, I had an opportunity to speak. And that dialogue, I think, is part of what my campaign’s been all about; that we’re not going to agree on every single issue, but what we have to do is to be able to create an atmosphere when we — where we can disagree without being disagreeable and then focus on those things that we hold in common as Americans.”

Obama seems confused about what is social and what is philosophical. Besides, all the Christian add-ons to the secular presidency are violations of the separation of church and state. In particular, there is no “so help me God” in the United States of America Constitution. Neither is there any “SO HELP ME DOG”. If the would be US president came, rose his hand to take the oath of office, and said: “SO HELP ME DOG!”, he would be viewed as mentally imbalanced. What is the difference between DOG and GOD? According to Warren, both bark and bite. As we saw, and as history shows, for its luminaries such as Warren, CHRISTIANITY IS JUST A DEVICE TO HAVE NO MORALITY, BUT FEAR ITSELF. We have explicit Inquisition texts detailing why “TERROR” (sic!) is good (to be produced some other time). Fear, though, may work in Washington, but it will not work in Afghanistan-Pakistan. Time to think outside of the coffin of Christianity.

Oh, why does Obama talks so much about sex in connection with Warren? Because Warren believes that people who do not believe like him will go to hell. That means the Jews will go to hell (it goes without saying), and people who are not having sex the way Warren claims they should have sex, will go to hell. Why does Warren worry so much about other people’s sexual activities? It is, fundamentally, just a way to hide his more murderous proclivities, obviously. It’s a big, red, sex herring. The bottom line is that Warren’s immoralist propaganda is all about having a (lack of a) moral system that is compatible with bombing the Middle East.

P/S 2: There is plenty of evidence though, that, far from being cowed by fear, as Rick Warren is, the Afghans are getting ever more determined to resist to violence by violence. So far, they have not been winning the violence race, true, because the USA has used aerial bombardment massively, out-exploding the resistance. But give them time… The USA is caught in its usual vicious loop of feeding its own military-industrial complex rather than common sense and sophisticated morality. But now, differently from the past, the US economy is losing control, and, a bit like that crippled space shuttle, a catastrophic event is not unimaginable… Incantation and evocation are only social distractions, as doom closes in… Philosophical rectitude is one, and is not necessarily “cool”. It’s just right.

P/S 3: The Federal highway funds have a deficit of 107 billion dollars at this point (two thirds of Obama’s proposed health plan). That means general tax revenue is used to subsidize roads. This is because the tiny 18.4 cents Federal tax on gasoline is insufficient, even to pay for roads. In Europe, gasoline tax is typically above six dollars a gallon (it was $ 6.50 per gallon on diesel in Great Britain in June 2008).

P/S 4: “Fanatic”, a Latin word, comes from “Fanum”, the temple, and the concept was invented to depict people such as Mr. Warren. Warren is a fanatic. Socialize with fanatics if you wish, but that tells us something about your moral system, or, rather, lack of one.

P/S 5: Raising energy taxes will force US industry to become as efficient, thus as competitive, as the Europeans and the Japanese. China has understood this: it tries to enforce European efficiency rules (making it unlawful to import US cars, because they are not efficient enough). Thus, far from being an attack against the US economy, raising energy taxes is an help.

P/S 6: F 22 “Raptors” (130 of them) have never flown a combat mission in the Middle East, because they have no flying enemy to shoot down there (and perhaps for other reasons).  

P/S 7: I have read hundreds of pages of Adolf Hitler, and never found a place were he implicitly threatened to kill anybody (but we know what happened: to see the threats, one had to read very carefully between the lines). Whereas Warren is explicitly threatening people with murder (should his God not be there to hold him back). OK, one, Hitler was a politician, subjected to higher standards, and the other, Warren has nothing to do with politics, so he can say whatever he wants… Oh, wait!