Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
h/t Sultan Knish, Be the Best Saboteur You Can Be
by Kornei Chukovsky
To the picnic they all come,
Munching candy and cake,
In a very merry mood,
For a day at the lake.
Then suddenly they grow numb and still!
Who's that coming down the hill?!
A fierce and dreadful Roach!
A mean cock-cock-Cockroach!
"Don't you dare to approach!"
He roars, he rages:
"I'll lock you in cages!
And swallow you ALL
"Or with a twitch of my mustache,
I'll turn you all to succotash!"
Alas! Not one dares to fight,
Every bird and beast take flight!
Now the Lion climbs a hill;
From there he speaks his royal will:
"We must regain our happy land!
Against the brute we'll take a stand!"
"And to the warrior who fears not this foe,
Who this monster will overthrow,
To him I'll give a juicy bone
And the finest pine cone!"
The creatures in one eager crowd,
Surge forth and cry out loud:
"We do not fear this nasty foe,
With tooth and claw
We'll lay him low!"
And they all rush to do battle-
Birds, fish, fowl, and cattle.
But the Roach moves his mustache
And bellows: "SUCCOTASH!"
One and all they beat a retreat.
The enemy they don't defeat!
Into the fields and woods they dash-
Terrorized by the Roach's mustache!
The Lion shouts: "What a disgrace!
Come back! Come out and show your face!
Pin the enemy with your horns-
Bulls, rhinoceros, unicorns!"
But each in his hiding place stays,
And wails: "Horns aren't cheap these days..."
And our skin is precious too-
What you ask we cannot do!"
Caught in nettles the crocodiles twitch,
And the elephants get caught in a ditch.
Lo! All that's heard now
Is the flow of tears;
All that's seen now
Is the trembling of their ears!
To the Cockroach they all yield-
He's now lord o'er wood and field.
He struts about among them,
Rubbing his tummy,
Looks at their young ones
And says: "How very yummy!"
The poor, poor parents
Are in distress.
Their dear babes
They hug and caress:
For what mother could give up her child,
Her baby tame or her baby wild?!
So that the monster could devour
Her precious crumb, her little flower!
So mommies and daddies moan and cry
As they bid their infants good-bye!
But now we see another picture:
a flighty flying nimble creature-
A carefree Sparrow lands with a trill
right there on the Roach's hill,
And for a moment all are mute
Fearing the mustachioed brute:
"A monster?! Where?!
"It's a roach, a roach, a wee-bit roach,
A little beetle you fear to approach.
Look! It's a midge a mite,
A bug that can't even bite!
For our trouble we're to blame!
What a shame!
What a shame!"
The Hippo then comes forth
With slow pace and a worried face,
Muttering in an anxious way:
"Please go away, go away!
Your words will make him very mad,
He may think of something very bad!
Then the Hippo falls still,
Surprised by a sudden trill...
The sparrow bends her dainty neck
Peck, peck, peck-
Not a smidgen, not a speck!
The roach is swallowed in a flash,
All of him and his mustache!
The Democratic Party was the largest and most powerful institution supporting slavery in the English speaking world. (…)
The Anglo-Celts who settled America and elsewhere are not great slavers. No slavery in Canada, or Australia, or New Hampshire. In the anglosphere, slaveholding was an enthusiasm of the southern states of the US, and the biggest institutional supporter of slavery – in the entire English-speaking world – was the Democratic Party. And, after slavery was abolished by Republicans, the Democrats created a century-long apparatus of enforced segregation and anti-miscegenation laws, again unique in the English-speaking world.
The US Supreme Court is covering for the President, but not in the way most think. They timed the release of two decisions to the same week for a reason. The Gay Marriage decision was intended to divert attention from the deeper, more cynical and brazen, and ultimately more destructive decision on Obamacare. Apparently Americans will just have to swallow the social ruin that Obamacare will bring simply because America's first black socialist President's signature 'achievement' cannot be allowed to fail. Witness the Supreme Court and Republicans falling over themselves protecting this bill, a bill so bad it can only be implemented with bribery, scams, and a dozen varieties of coercion. Never have US institutions come to feel like 'enemies of the people' as they do now.
There are a thousand micro ways to legally sabotage this regime. No sane person would continue giving their allegiance to this President and his lickspittle Congress. Just refuse to cooperate with the Federal Government in small ways each and every day.