Thomas Jefferson calling
The time for revolution is now
by John Kaminski
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established,
should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly,
all experience [has] shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer
while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the
forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and
usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to
reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is
their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for
their future security."
"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."
- two quotes from Thomas Jefferson
Have you noticed? America is on the wrong side of every conflict in the
America encourages slavery and economic exploitation, and opposes
individual rights and people's self determination - everywhere in the
world. And now, with its new hardcore police-state laws, even in America
No more the land of the free and home of the brave. That's long gone.
Now it's the land of the financially pulverized and the home of
grotesquely overpaid executroids who will say anything for the right
price. Lie to anyone, friend or foe. Betray anyone for those thirty
pieces of silver. Bribe other countries in order to get them to do
things that everybody realizes are wrong. Poison its own soldiers
because somebody makes billions getting rid of nuclear waste. Even kill
a lot of its own citizens with medicines that are never tested, and
protect the vicious felons who distribute these poisons from shattered
parents mourning their dead children. Judasland, that's the America we
Americans don't tell the truth to anyone, least of all themselves. And I
direct this at not just the government, but also at the American people.
Y'know, it's easy to say we've been victimized by bad schools and
coma-inducing TV, disgustingly manipulative movies, and a climate of
elitist intolerance reflected in one-sided media versions of history.
It's one thing to be deceived, but it's quite another not to have seen
all these crimes that have happened right in front our eyes since the
Kennedy assassination. I mean: How stupid are we?
How stupid are we to believe that on one day in 2001, we had no air
defenses for the entire Northeast region of the country? And that just
happened to be the day when "terrorists" decided to fly four big
jetliners into national landmarks. As Gerard Holmgren so eloquently said
recently, how stupid are we to believe a conspiracy theory as
far-fetched as that, one that was engineered by dissaffected Arabs in a
cave? See www.911-strike.com
So, yes, we can keep blaming our bad luck and lack of attention to
political reality, but let's not forget to blame ourselves in all this.
And blame ourselves right now for not already having stopped an entire
Congress intent on covering up the most important event of our lives,
and then timidly approving the wars of our new dictator who seeks to
keep the population deceived with one murderous escapade after another.
How stupid are we to believe all of it? Or any of it?
How stupid are we not to know the stock market crashed months ago and is
being propped up by the Plunge Protection Team?
How stupid are we not to know that nothing the Bush Administration says
remotely resembles an honest assessment of conditions in the world. All
those satanic shills say is designed to ease their task of stealing
money from people everywhere.
Recently many high profile Americans have been caught in embarrassing
lies. Although the media tries to cover them as best they can, more and
more people are noticing that everything the Bush administration says is
a spin, and none of it is an honest recounting of actual events.
If Powell and Bush are telling lies now about reasons to invade Iraq -
and getting caught at those lies regularly - how are we to know that
they weren't telling lies about the demolition of the World Trade
Center, when it was considered unpatriotic to question the official
version of events?
If they're lying now, what kind of stupid do you have to be to believe
they were telling the truth then? Pretty stupid, is what I'd say.
I bet it's just hysterical when Poppy Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld get
together and laugh about how efficiently they've ripped off the American
people. Cheney can brag that Halliburton, through its Brown & Root
subsidiary, had made trillions off all these frequent U.S. military
deployments in which his company provides the crappy chow and the
tossed-up buildings. With plenty more of those lucrative military
support contracts to follow in quick succession. North Korea.
Philippines. Colombia. You pick the target.
And Bush 41 can laugh right back by bragging about how many anthrax
tablets and smallpox doses his new company Bioport has foisted off on
the government. It's doesn't matter that they'll never be used by anyone
with a scintilla of common sense. The deal is done and the money has
been paid. If anyone actually gets the shot, well, that's their tough
For at least a century, the whole world has emulated America, presidents
instead of dictators, legislatures instead of secret police. Now America
has reverted to the secret police method. Woe to everyone if the world
continues to follow America's lead. With its cooked-book capitalism,
where nothing is the truth and all but richest suffer, America is
leading the world over a cliff, and pushing the world toward that
precipice too with weapons that couldn't be surpassed by the devil
himself in their high-tech evil.
America stands for total corporate control with no discussion and no
dissension, and against meaningful self-expression and common sense ways
to ease the burdens of the less fortunate. Virtually no members of
Congress oppose open U.S. aggression in dozens of foreign countries. And
neither, for that matter, do many foreign leaders, our erstwhile allies,
most of whom are on the U.S. bribery payroll.
And America is raising its children in this manner, too, which is why
you see so few kids at peace demonstrations compared to the number of
people with white hair. Something to look forward to - a totally
robotized next generation. But this is far from the most disturbing
trend in America today.
More importantly, America is against saving the environment, preferring
instead to just trash it and then try to make even more money off the
cleanup. Focused totally on the bottom line, America practices poisoning
the oceans and the jungles of the world on the theory that these places
are far away and don't pertain directly to immediate profits.
But almost all of these so-called leaders and a disturbing percentage of
the general population applaud these empty lies America uses to ravage
the planet. They listen to the TV fascists and believe what they hear.
They see themselves getting richer from these selfish, shortsighted
policies, without realizing they are becoming immensely poorer.
Most of the rest of the world is beginning to realize that America is
against what is morally right and sociologically sound, and in favor of
what benefits the its rich controllers at the expense of the poor, no
matter how many people these policies kill. In fact, since it happens in
so many countries, America seems to prefer policies that kill a lot of
Roll that over in your mind. America prefers killing large numbers of
people, the more different ways the better.
America insists upon one set of permissive rules for itself, and another
set of restrictive rules for everybody else, which is why it refuses to
allow itself to be ruled by the auspices of any world court. This is
clearly a racist elitism, a plantation mentality, a neverending
extension of the continuing colonialist rape of the world.
America looks down its nose at the rest of the world. Any legitimately
unbiased world court would find America guilty of innumerable counts of
tyranny in a heartbeat. In fact, the list of indictable offenses, acts
of aggression, extortion, espionage, violations of the Geneva Accords
and crimes against humanity would probably occupy such a world court
indefinitely into the foreseeable future.
That day will come. When the playing field of the world gets leveled, as
it inevitably will, America faces and endless succession of war crimes
charges in just about every country on earth, from rapes in Okinawa to
mass murder by smallpox injection in the Congo.
Which is just what Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was saying
the other day at the summit of Non-Aligned Nations in Kuala Lumpur. The
"uncertainties of today's world are due not to 'a clash of
civilizations' between the West and Islam, but to
a revival of the old European trait of wanting to dominate the world.
The expression of this trait invariably involves injustices and
oppression of people of other ethnic origins and colours. It is no
longer just a war against terrorism. It is, in fact, a war to dominate
How many Americans have asked: What right does America have to say other
countries may not have weapons to defend themselves equal to what
America has? Did some God appoint America to rule the world? Are we to
believe the black quisling Condoleezza Rice when she says America has
the best interests of the world at heart?
Many Asians, wrote journalist Andre Vltchek, feel that it is not just
the UN that Bush threatens to make irrelevant. It is the entire world
that is not white, the entire world that
strives to remain culturally different and opposes the world order and
How could it be that a country that made its reputation on democracy and
individual liberties is now an inflexible totalitarian system bent on
bringing every person on earth under its oppressive fist, either through
irresistable bribes to corrupt leaders, outright invasions, or the
imposition of devastating financial shackles through that economic shell
game known as the International Monetary Fund?
It's a simple answer, really.
America has never been a legitimate democracy and is not one now. From
many of the founding fathers who argued against unbridled democracy
during a time where less than a quarter of its citizens were authorized
to cast a vote, through two centuries of continuing consolidation of
power by corporate interests, the legends that anyone can rise to be
president or the U.S. is a real system of one person/one vote have been
exposed as populist myths, imbedded in an entire curriculum of myths
that have led the populace to believe that America is an honest and just
For many years, to those in other countries under the yoke of barbaric
dictators, the U.S. seemed - from far away - to LOOK like a democratic
system, with all its ceremonial rituals of supposedly representative
government, with its Constitution and Bill of Rights. But a closer look
- for most, limited to the writings of many poorly publicized and little
known social critics - has always revealed a superficial democratic
sideshow masking the same inhumane system of bribery and extortion that
rules all nations.
Now, once again, the world is being shown the real deal.
Once known as the world's greatest democracy, America still pretends to
preach a gospel of freedom, but look at its allies: blatant tyrannies
which survive on American payoffs and rob and kill their own people.
These police state allies are always headed by puppet dictators who are
approved and appointed by American business interests. Just look at
proposed U.S. plans for a future Iraqi "democracy," to be temporarily
headed by a former American general. Most Americans can't even recall
the number of times the U.S. has tinkered with Iraqi "democracy" in the
It's easy to see all this if you just look, but the vast majority of
American choose not to.
You simply have to observe how America must bribe its so-called allies
to get them to go along with repressive policies. America thinks it can
buy its friends. What a horrible price we shall all pay for this in the
future. Imagine the resentment building in every corner of the globe as
people realize they are not allowed to think for themselves in order to
continue receiving pathetic pittances of America's trickle down
largesse. Ask the once-middle-class families now living in the streets
of Argentina about this.
America attempted to solve the crisis in the Middle East by giving
billions of dollars to Egypt in exchange for a promise not to invade
Israel. The majority of Egyptians disagree with this policy, but Egypt's
leaders have instituted a police state that prevents people from
expressing their own beliefs. America funnels trillions to Saudi Arabia
while a majority of that country's citizens chafe under an inflexible,
capricious dictatorship that spends a lot of money in Monte Carlo.
This is the kind of "democracy" the U.S. now wishes to inflict on Iraq.
America wants to create another flunkie regime to do its bidding,
another fake democracy to advance the anti-democratic cause of American
banks and oil companies. Just like the fake democracy in America.
America has bombed Iraq for 13 years and claimed it is not at war. Now
it prepares to obliterate the entire population of that country simply
to steal oil fields and provide a better supply of water for Israel. And
to gain a staging area for invasions of other countries.
America enthusiastically endorses the genocide of the Palestinian people
knowing full well Israel is an illegal entity forced on the indigenous
inhabitants against their will, just like many other Mideast
America is now ready to invade Colombia after supporting the destruction
of the people for three decades so it can better control the importation
of oil and cocaine. This aggression will likely explode over the borders
into neighboring countries.
America uses business executives to bribe the people of Venezuela to
overthrow their own democratically elected government, and claims it is
America continues to support corporate-connected dictators is most
Central American countries, and resorts to mass murder when popular
movements agitate for justice for poor people. America is so proud of
this longstanding colonialist policy that it promoted one of the chief
executors of this strategy, John Negroponte, to U.S. ambassador to the
United Nations, sending a message to the whole world that it intends to
treat all other countries just Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador:
either accept corporate control over your slavery or you'll wind up face
down in the mud.
America is sending troops to the Philippines to suppress a popular
uprising that seeks democratic control over a corrupt government that is
totally subservient to U.S. business interests. No wonder Muslim
idealists want to get rid of it.
America even manages to make the Taliban look good. The fundamentalist
Muslim fanatics had all but wiped out poppy production, but now, thanks
to the new American-backed government, under the tutelage of new
Republican DEA chief Asa Hutchinson, it's thriving and Afghanistan now
the world's No. 1 producer of heroin that finds its way to the streets
You can't argue that these international intrigues are necessary for
America's economic survival when $4.5 TRILLION has gone missing from the
federal coffers in Washington in just the last two years with no
explanation. The basic situation in Washington is that a cabal of
petronazis has managed to change all the laws in order to facilitate the
greatest robbery in human history, which is now underway.
I could go on, of course, but the questions I get most are: What to do?
Unfortunately, I keep coming with what not to do.
Afghanistan: 10,000 dead and more dying every day from incredibly high
levels of radioactivity that almost certainly came from the U.S. use of
nuclear weapons, which of course nobody will admit using. All of those
people were, of course, innocent of anything except trying to eke out a
hardscrabble living in a spot where a bunkerbuster bomb happened to be
Iraq: 1.5 million dead in 10 years from illegal bombing by the U.S. and
Britain, but the truly heartrending part is all the children that have
needlessly died because sadistic sanctions kept basic medicines from
doctors treating kids with very ordinary illnesses. It is for this most
Americans deserve to go straight to hell.
Colombia: Now they drop the poison rain to get the peasants to move off
land that American corporations want to develop, a fine climax to 30
years of war America has waged through its proxy goons while nobody in
the U.S. noticed.
Remember: America has armed troops in 40 different countries, and all
this horrific stuff is going on there, too. How many Guatemalan peasants
are buried in the mud of unmarked graves because American corporations
wanted to prevent a "Communist" threat?
Remember: Bush set up a secret government and didn't even bother to tell
the Democrats. And now he laughs at millions of people opposing his
policies in the streets, and calls them "a focus group" not to be
Still, in thousands of e-mails, that big question keeps coming: What
will we do to keep from becoming residents of Camp Ashcroft?
Well, here's your answer.
Overthrow the government - NOW.
We must overthrow the government. There is no other choice. Nothing else
will work. Could it be more obvious?
We can't use violence, because real humans would be crushed by all the
hellish weapons arrayed against the entire world by the military
industrial complex that has stolen all our money and erased all our
rights under the Constitution.
Besides, it is illegal under what's left of the Constitution to advocate
the VIOLENT overthrow of the government. And I would never dream of
advocating any such thing.
It is, however, patently legal and indeed our patriotic duty to advocate
the peaceful overthrow of the government.
We have to overthrow the government, just like Jefferson said, in a fit
of moral outrage, using every bit of our wits and our influence to put
these people who are in the process of destroying everything we hold
dear in jail. For a long time, if not forever.
We must demand the president and his evil entourage resign and present
themselves for criminal indictments before a newly constituted citizens
court that is not influenced by the big bucks of big business.
We need to restore America to the republic it was designed to be and the
democracy it claims to be.
What?! Are you going to wait for the next election? The elections are
all fixed by electronic voting machines and corporate media that
actually change the way people think.
The Congress must resign as well, and most of them are eligible for
indictment, too. Anyone who voted for the first Patriot Act without
reading must be charged with treason, for destroying our rights without
cause, and anyone who has ever taken a campaign contribution from Enron
(or any of a host of other criminal corporations) must be charged with
corruption and receiving stolen property, namely, the people's money.
And of course the entire judiciary must resign, and a new judiciary
reappointed by the new government.
All this doesn't have to happen all at once. That would probably be
Somebody else can figure out how to conduct new elections - without the
electoral college - later. The first thing to be done is to remove the
cancer immediately, before it's too late. There are enough responsible
people in America to decide democratically what kind of interim
administration should coordinate a transitional government until new
elections can be called.
There are also a very few responsible existing legislators like Ron Paul
and Dennis Kucinich who can help facilitate the transition.
There are those who would protest that this is too radical an idea, too
big to be considered, too shocking to ever gain a hold in the popular
imagination. But I submit there is nothing else to be done. We must
demand they resign and make it stick. Otherwise, we are lost. Because
there is no fixing this corrupt system. And to not fix it is to throw
away the future of the human species.
This is a preposterous idea, you undoubtedly sputter and fume. How could
it possibly work, you inquire incredulously?
Twenty million people converge on Washington and demand the resignation
of the entire government, that's how. I'd like it to be on July 4, 2003,
but it can't be, because all those phony politicos are out of town
fishing or in Vegas gambling our money away, or wherever.
We have to catch them actually in Washington, Congress in session,
President in the White House, Cheney in his bunker or wherever he
actually hangs out. Responsible representatives must serve them with
subpoenas and arrest warrants.
We have to mob our nation's capital with so many people that they will
have no alternative but to step down.
And there has to be so many people that they can't even contemplate
arresting anyone. I mean, where are you going to detain 20 million
Why 20 million? I don't know the right number, but I know one million
isn't enough, because there have been several million-person gatherings
- Farrakhan's, the Moms, the Christian guys - and they barely elicted a
ripple from the establishment.
So it has to be a number that will be absolutely impossible to ignore.
Twenty million, I figure, should do it.
Where would everyone stay? And what would they eat? I submit the
African-American community will take us in, assist us, lead us in
strategically positioning ourselves all over Washington so that the
disgusting perps can't get away. Plus, with such an outpouring of people
from all over America, I believe the cops would come over to our side,
the side of the people, against the side of the tyrants. After all, cops
really aren't tyrants; they're people too.
It's not impossible. Hell, they're are 20 million people in metropolitan
New York; there have to be 50 million in the greater Northeast alone.
But if this thing were really to come down, people would come from
everywhere. The U.S. population is 290 million. Hell, 20 million is less
than 10 percent, but I think it would be enough to get their attention,
shut down the entire Northeast Corridor and force the corrupt sociopaths
to call it quits.
The reason I think this will actually work is the makeup of people I've
seen at protests all across the land. The protests have not consisted of
a single age, ethnic or religious group; not a single race or political
splinter group. There has been a tremendous cross-section of the
American population, and I think this augurs positively for 20 million
to come to Washington and simply demand that the criminals step down and
submit to the charges of people's warrants for treason and obstruction
of justice, among many others.
Can we get 20 million? Maybe not. However, as conditions continue to
deteriorate in this country and more people find themselves kicked to
the curb after the stock market really crashes, I think it's realistic
to expect this many people to want to participate.
If we can't get 20 million, maybe 10 million will do. And if we can't
get enough to keep the cops from locking up all of us, well, then there
was never any hope anyway. We might as well be arrested on the streets
of Washington as wait in our homes for them to come and get us.
We use their own disgusting labels against them, categorizing
politicians like they're now segregating airline passengers into red,
yellow, and green classes. The green ones get to help us, the yellow
ones get subpoenas and the red ones go right to jail. We should let that
fabulous class of black rappers, who have been righteously commenting
for so long on the infernos that are our cities, do the categorizing.
Among the provisions in this operation to be designed would be a
one-step lockup process, much like they use for illegal immigrant
roundups, that would funnel the most egregious governmental criminals
right into a holding cell for a little diesel therapy. This group, of
course, would include the president and his cabinet.
All of these people need to be held under the provisions of the Patriot
Act, for which they themselves voted, which would deny them bond, access
to counsel, or family visits, until an investigation into their crimes
was completed. Yes, that could take a long time.
Think a revolution of unbridled moral outrage, really the only response
that is called for by caring humans in our present situation.
So, people have asked me what to do. This is what we must do.
And we need to do it while we still can, because if they pass many laws
like the two Patriot Acts, the opportunity to do it will be gone
Let me ask you one question. Have you considered what will happen if we
don't do this? As dangerous as this idea is, it's more dangerous not to
do. They're already picking off people one at a time. A lawyer in New
Mexico gets busted for saying in a chatroom that Bush is out of control.
A guy in a bar in South Dakota gets three years in jail for telling a
joke about a burning Bush.
Those people languishing in Guantanamo for two years had nothing to do
with the Taliban and were rounded up by Pakistani police on a bounty
system so Rumsfeld could feel like a tough guy keeping innocent people
in jail without having to bring them to trial.
The long ago words of Ben Franklin are appropriate here: "We either all
hang together or we all hang separately." That's the way it is in a
As it stands now, America has no respect for anybody or anything, human
or holy. America doesn't even respect itself, because it's too busy
screwing people to steal their money and their resources.
The sad fact is - one which we will learn to our peril if not ultimate
destruction - is that you can't respect yourself if you don't respect
everybody else. So it's obvious America doesn't even respect itself
anymore, because it sure doesn't respect anybody else in the world.
America is at war with the entire world. And most Americans choose not
to believe it, even though it's happening right in front of their eyes.
And as we speak, Americans are becoming the real victims of a tyranny
they have permitted to grow to truly ominous proportions.
It's time to do something about it. Although massive logistical problems
and ad hoc legal procedures need to be developed, this would work, I
think. And Thomas Jefferson would like it a lot.
- John Kaminski
- Don't send petitions to your elected representatives. Most of them are
involved in the robbery, and have no interest in liberating American
citizens from corporate totalitarianism because they making too much
money taking bribes. Even many of the ones who say they do really don't;
they're just placating voters. Ask the people who write letters to phony
shills like John Kerry and Diane Feinstein; they never get an answer
that isn't some kind of vacuous form letter
- Impeachment attempts? Give me a break. Same deal. Virtually the entire
Congress is on the take. Were any congressperson to back an impeachment,
he or she would be jeopardizing their own criminal income from the
corporate conspiracy. When the day of retribution comes, all elected
representatives and senators who either voted for the Patriot Act or
took contributions from Enron should automatically be thrown in jail,
and held indefinitely under terms of the Patriot Act for consorting with
known terrorists (in this case, George W. Bush and Kenneth Lay)
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the coast of Florida and believes
in an America that guarantees liberty and justice for all, not just for
those with the right fascist political connections and enough money to
buy their way out of trouble and still get good government jobs.
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