When Criminals Vote…

Election Day is mental illness in plain view — unabashed, unfettered lunacy not even trying to masquerade as sanity. If we woke up, it would take perhaps 3-5 seconds to recognize this: Obama is a heinous criminal. His Republican rivals (sic) are heinous criminals.

Then again, the same can be said for the volunteer soldiers and all those who give the orders; the law enforcement types and all those who give the orders; the judges; the professional liars who stock the media ranks; and, of course, the humans that comprise the power structure of Corporate America.

Since we habitually choose denial instead of rebellion, our willingness to play along at home by, for example, analyzing the subtle nuances that differentiate Obama from his Tea Party haters makes us heinous criminals, too. When things are as bad as they are now, there’s more than enough guilt to go around.

Just about everything aspect of the US and global culture (e.g. raping the environment, the propaganda machine, avaricious materialism, insatiable military conquest, sexism, homophobia, racism, patriarchy, etc.) adds up to death and destruction. Yet we — the species with the allegedly superior cognitive skills — opt to spend our time getting worked up over which wing of the corporate party gets more votes on the first Tuesday in November.

Joe votes Republican. Joann votes Democrat. Nothing changes.

Jane loves Glenn Beck. John adores Jon Stewart. The planet remains in peril.

Joann and John think Obama is the cat’s meow. Joe and Jane agree with Newt. Big picture: It makes no difference at all.

Whatever side we choose in these fabricated conflicts, human society maintains its steady, relentless path toward mass homicide/suicide. If we’d ever look up from our text screens or peek out from our voting booths, we might actually catch the final act.

Mickey Z. is the author of 11 books, most recently the novel Darker Shade of Green. Until the laws are changed or the power runs out, he can be found on an obscure website called Facebook. Read other articles by Mickey.

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  1. Don Hawkins said on October 28th, 2010 at 8:18am #

    Mickey let’s see just the next few week’s as it sure seems the lines are being drawn them and us. The amazing part is most of them don’t have a clue and us some but not enough. The best case scenario would be for the them to somewhat go over the edge and I will do my part as best I can to help them do just that. It does appear only a matter of time the light the light run it’s gaining on us hurry talk faster call Fox New’s faster faster the light heck call CNN they have come over to our side hurry as after all, a mirror cannot reflect the image of a vampire. A vampire is empty to the core; therefore, there is nothing to reflect.

  2. rosemarie jackowski said on October 28th, 2010 at 8:39am #

    Mickey’s got it right. The voters continue to vote R or D and expect a different result. Within weeks after the election, voters’ remorse sets in. The people complain and voice their dissatisfaction, and then in the next election do it all over again.
    As I just said on Mickey’s blog, it doesn’t have to be that way. Most ballots have some good Independent/socialists, and other candidates – also the write-in option.
    The problem is NOT the government. The problem is the voter.

  3. rosemarie jackowski said on October 28th, 2010 at 8:52am #

    Just one more thing – Yes, ALL who vote R or D are war criminals – complicit in the deaths of millions all around the world. Every time a US voter votes in the usual way, a child dies in some foreign country – also in the US where 45,000 die every year from lack of access to health care.
    MURDERS R US

    http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/5845-never-vote-for-an-incumbent.html

  4. Gary S. Corseri said on October 28th, 2010 at 9:04am #

    “Suppose you’re a member of Congress. Now, suppose you’re an idiot. … But, wait… I repeat myself!” — Mark Twain.

    Thanks, Micky. Things have only gotten worse since Twain’s day!

  5. rosemarie jackowski said on October 28th, 2010 at 9:12am #

    Gary…Yep, but none of those in the Congress would be there if the voters had not voted for them.
    I still say that instead of elections, we should select our national leader with a lottery. That way, at least there would be a chance that one of us normal folks would be in charge. Compared to what we have, a benevolent monarchy is looking better every day.

  6. bozh said on October 28th, 2010 at 9:50am #

    kevin,
    thanks for casting much wider look than all the other posters and scribes have, as far as i know.
    i aver we must look past the white ‘jews’ for ills; a fortiori, past most israelis.
    US mafia comprises–according to US laws–solely of amers; not just of a few thousand individuals, but possible of as many people as 30 mn adults.
    anent israeli, i do repeat they do not have the right to posses an inch of palestina.

    about the ?30 mn americans? To me, think just like all the others; the diff being solely in how much power a set of criminals have. And they appear aware of only one very sick notion: that they are educated-superior class of people and have a god-commanded ‘mission’ to guide the rest of us.

  7. Don Hawkins said on October 28th, 2010 at 2:10pm #

    Let me try and combine known knowledge as of 10/28/2010. Granted I try very hard to do this the truth in a sea of bullshit and man it isn’t easy. Also I talk with many people everyday and most I find know something is wrong very wrong and usually get standard idea’s from the machine so to speak. In as little as ten years ago the biggest problem, problem’s the human race has ever faced was somewhat still up in the air not anymore and how many know many and yet just in this country turn on the TV it’s all made to seem ok you know Rob is still tripping over the couch well sort of being a talking head has been made somewhat a little God or for those that don’t watch TV much the new’s it’s cell phones or texting, Lady Gaga and on and on. Yes the push is on to bring back the economy in the same way that got us here in the first place and in so doing guarantees the destruction of most life on Earth. How long on this path good question but has already started. We can not seem to do even one of the correct things to save ourselves like tax carbon return the tax back to the people just that would be a great start and only a start we can’t do it. Working together to try and save what we can of life on Earth we can’t do it. Use the known knowledge not the illusion of knowledge but the real thing we can’t do it. We seem to be able to try and maintain the status quo which in itself is crazy but we try. I’m in command of my identity sure we are and of course the people doing the commanding they in control sure they are maybe in a computer somewhere in cyberspace. We seem to be able to start wars, wars of freedom sure it is. To make a real try will take an enormous effort talking heads would be a thing of the past the media well regarding this contemporary class of vampiric careerists who haunt the electronic mass media, there is no one there beneath the coiffure of immaculate hair would have to change a tad it’s ok street clothes are fine when telling the truth that we will understand. Same with so called policy makers and CEO’s well if done right not to many of them somewhat a thing of the past. And so it goes as of 10/28/2010 what is being done to try and solve the biggest problem, problems the human race has ever faced, NOTHING try again what got us here and hope for the best I guess. Big brother did screw up and in more way’s that one.

    Dorothy: Weren’t you frightened?
    Wizard of Oz: Frightened? Child, you’re talking to a man who’s laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe… I was petrified.

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: [gasps] The Wizard? But nobody can see the Great Oz! Nobody’s ever seen the Great Oz! Even I’ve never seen him!

    Wizard of Oz: You, my friend, are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate impression that just because you run away you have no courage; you’re confusing courage with wisdom.

    Guardian of the Emerald City Gates: Orders are nobody can see the Great Oz! Not nobody, not nohow!

    Dorothy: [as the Wizard's balloon goes off without her] Come back! Come back! Don’t go without me! Please come back!
    Wizard of Oz: I can’t come back, I don’t know how it works! Good-bye, folks!

    PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!

  8. denk said on October 28th, 2010 at 9:55pm #

    when criminals hold court……

    +After carefully considering the issues, the U.S. believes that a properly structured international commission of inquiry that would examine allegations of serious violations of international law could provide an opportunity for achieving our shared objectives of advancing human rights there,” said Rick Barton, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Economic and Social Council, told members of the General Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with human rights.+
    http://tinyurl.com/29t3ajt

  9. Don Hawkins said on October 29th, 2010 at 3:42am #

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130888515

    This post was a little different. If you read this cap and trade a joke on the human race will not work as it’s not a hard choice it’s called bullshit. Yes things are getting very strange indeed when the few can’t even pass bullshit. In the article note the use of a gun these messages certainly have taken a different turn in the modern World. Here’s something called reason, knowledge, imagination and if this man would use a gun on the cap and trade bill how about a real try maybe something like this a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting—three hundred million people all with the same face,” Massey Massey Massey Exxon Exxon Exxon Goldman Goldman Goldman probably a few more but here’s the reason and knowledge I know forbidden knowledge and yes it seems strange to read it in old twenty ten.

    It becomes clear that needed actions will happen only if the public, somehow, becomes forcefully involved. One way that citizens can help is by blocking coal plants, tar sands, and mining the last drops of fossil fuels from public and pristine lands and the deep ocean.
    However, fossil fuel addiction can be solved only when we recognize an economic law as certain as the law of gravity: as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy they will be used. Solution therefore requires a rising fee on oil, gas and coal – a carbon fee collected from fossil fuel companies at the domestic mine or port of entry. All funds collected should be distributed to the public on a per capita basis to allow lifestyle adjustments and spur clean energy innovations. As the fee rises, fossil fuels will be phased out, replaced by carbon-free energy and efficiency.
    A carbon fee is the only realistic path to global action. China and India will not accept caps, but they need a carbon fee to spur clean energy and avoid fossil fuel addiction.
    Governments today, instead, talk of “cap-and-trade-with-offsets”, a system rigged by big banks and fossil fuel interests. Cap-and-trade invites corruption. Worse, it is ineffectual, assuring continued fossil fuel addiction to the last drop and environmental catastrophe. James Hansen

    Gov. Joe Manchin put that gun down nice cup of coffee and let’s talk about aboveground job’s old boy.

  10. Don Hawkins said on October 29th, 2010 at 4:09am #

    Here’s a thought Govnor Joe Manchin aboveground job’s renewable energy in West Virginia and few other States in the United States the pay for the people doing the work not bad and yes from whatwe understand much money in coal so yes a few will probably have to take a little pay cut. Don’t like that idea well my kid’s and there kid’s on your path get to watch New York City, New Orleans and few more city’s here in the United States go underwater and yes London along with rather extreme weather that we already see with our own eye’s yes Manchin some of us still have eye’s that see and along with those extreme weather event’s crops somewhat hard to grow and lack of water is a big one and yes to much water at least for a few more years in some places anyway what are your thought’s on fracking or tar sands old boy did your people ever do the math on water to do that?

    Gov. Joe Manchin put that gun down nice cup of coffee and let’s talk about aboveground job’s old boy.

  11. Don Hawkins said on October 29th, 2010 at 4:56am #

    I sent my comment’s this morning to CNBC the Capitalist New’s Broadcasting Company then this one and could we compare say CNBC to Fox New’s well sort of CNBC is like Fox New’s squared where one and one is never two but 27 or 35. Math from hell.

    Aha,

    Those comment’s opened your eye’s a little did they? Does James Hansen make a video with what appears to be a 9mm or bigger and pull the trigger on the cap and trade bill? That message is made to do what maybe a little fear, really. Yes a few who are at the top of those of these corporations what could we call that maybe in the arms of the angle’s. We just can’t do it can we reason, knowledge, wisdom, work together.

    Don

  12. bozh said on October 29th, 2010 at 5:57am #

    I see, it is not kevin Z but mickey Z.
    So, i commend him for casting a wider look than any scribe had that i know of.
    Imo, he’s revealing to us THE FIRST CAUSE of it all: iron grip on econo-military-gov’l structure by the corporate-military class of people.

    Does this mean that ?all those experts on CNN; generals, cia-fbi-police echelons, columnists, congresspeople, judges, WHpeople cld be deemed well-paid sheriffs?
    And ones on Fox being more ‘honest’ or good cop and CNN a bad cop?
    Or all them in one den?

  13. bozh said on October 29th, 2010 at 6:30am #

    “Looking past ‘jews’ [to discover all actors-factors for ills we suffer], may have mislead some?
    It wld have been better had i said that ‘jews’ , ‘zionism’, mosheic cult, are also actors and factors in the evil perped against ‘alien’ and domestic pops.
    By ‘jews’ [saves me saying socalled jews; such symbol also denoting the fact that they are nevertheless humans] i mean mostly an admixure of slavs, germanics, letts, circasians, armenians, georgians, assyrians, greeks, khazars, khazaks…..

    Since 11 of twelve hebrew have ‘disappeared’ it seems they may have migrated northwards into caucasus; thus, still around, but geneticly only a little shemitic.

  14. Aaron Aarons said on October 29th, 2010 at 11:18am #

    @Rehmat: “Americans practice true freedom when it comes to rapist, homosexuals, embezzelers, bigots, racists and especially the ‘Islamophobes’.”

    Excuse me, but what do homosexuals have in common with those other categories you mention? If you think they belong in that list, then you, ‘Rehmat’, are one of the bigots enjoying that freedom. But those of us who have read other comments of yours knew that already.

  15. Kim Petersen said on October 29th, 2010 at 1:29pm #

    Aaron is correct, Rehmat needs to explain what appears to be a prejudice against homosexuals. Progressivism demands that justice and human rights are for all humans.

  16. Hue Longer said on October 29th, 2010 at 1:30pm #

    Editors,

    Rehmat has intelligent things to say and though his bigotry doesn’t negate them, it sure makes it less likely for him and the site to get further reads.

    “Americans practice true freedom when it comes to rapist, homosexuals, embezzelers, bigots, racists and especially the ‘Islamophobes’.”

    wow

  17. Hue Longer said on October 29th, 2010 at 1:31pm #

    apologies, kim

  18. bozh said on October 29th, 2010 at 3:54pm #

    My rule of thumb ?never fails me: when a muslim, christian, or talmudnik writes i almost always skip their writings or read only few passages.
    Islam, christianity, and mosheism clearly spreading hatred against homosexuals and each other. tnx

  19. Don Hawkins said on October 29th, 2010 at 4:13pm #

    Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
    — Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
    — Frederick Douglass, 1857, 1857

    I wonder what Frederick Douglass might say if he could see our world now in old twenty ten. He could watch Fox New’s a few Day’s then watch a few political messages maybe watch a few commercials walk around any city in the States tell him about nuclear weapons and climate change show him the tar sands in Canada, give him a brief history of the last 150 years. Anyway what do you think get out the vote?

  20. Maien said on October 29th, 2010 at 4:55pm #

    Dear Rehmat, I do value much of what you say. And I will repeat that every single religion regardless of it’s original intent is currently filled with useful hate…useful for elites making decisions in order to control the general population. Your comment regarding Americans practising freedom, lists a series of negative criminal behaviours. And then you also include ‘homosexuals’, in your list. Please do not tell me that you share this same limit of capacity, as the right wing christians?

  21. Deadbeat said on October 29th, 2010 at 9:38pm #

    I fail to see why the moderator remove my earlier comment but it begs the question why Mickey Z is article was published allowing him to label analysis and critics as “criminal”. He says the following…

    Since we habitually choose denial instead of rebellion, our willingness to play along at home by, for example, analyzing the subtle nuances that differentiate Obama from his Tea Party haters makes us heinous criminals, too. When things are as bad as they are now, there’s more than enough guilt to go around.

    His rhetoric is based on DENIAL (denial of Zionism) and is design to CONCEAL and shift the focus away from the true power centers and the conductors. It is totally bullocks.

    As Rehmat is demanded to answer why he would associate homosexuality with criminal behavior one must EQUALLY ask the same question of Mickey Z who would rather smear the victims of this system as “criminals”.

    The differences between Obama and the Tea Party are not as Zed would have readers believe as ‘”subtle”. The differences are SUBSTANTIVE and must be analyze lest we are to remain gullible as we are fed Chomsky-like axioms, bromides and cliches like “War for Oil(tm)”.

    Zed’s Cop-Out IMO is either based on frustration or yet another hasbarat screed dressed up to look like “intellectualism”.

  22. Hue Longer said on October 29th, 2010 at 9:47pm #

    DB,

    Are you referring to when you came in as another poster? If that was the comment you posted and had removed, it was I assume because you personally attacked the poster of a legitimate complaint concerning Rehmat’s post. Did you know you posted it under a different user name? Sounds like someone was doing you a favor…Maybe you should stay quiet.

  23. Deadbeat said on October 29th, 2010 at 10:04pm #

    Hue Longer writes …

    DB, Are you referring to when you came in as another poster? If that was the comment you posted and had removed, it was I assume because you personally attacked the poster of a legitimate complaint concerning Rehmat’s post. Did you know you posted it under a different user name? Sounds like someone was doing you a favor…Maybe you should stay quiet.

    It is you Hue who should stay quite. You just deployed a syllogistic fallacy by attempting to affirm a negative from a faulty premise. What you did is to disguise your premise in the form of a rhetorical question and then proceed to base your faulty conclusion from your own ignorance.

    I see your game Hue is to use smear and syllogistic fallacies in order to discredit your counterparty. That what hasbarats do Hue are you one?

  24. hayate said on October 29th, 2010 at 11:52pm #

    Deadbeat

    “His rhetoric is based on DENIAL (denial of Zionism) and is design to CONCEAL and shift the focus away from the true power centers and the conductors. It is totally bullocks. ”

    Mickey Z did jump on the israeloamerican/eu “green” “color revolution” destabilization op against Iran. Up until then I thought he was just an emotional boy….

  25. Deadbeat said on October 30th, 2010 at 1:16am #

    I agree with hayate and I have to say this is one of the most DISTURBING articles that I’ve ever read on DV. Mickey Z deployed MISANTHROPY to distort the political expression of the Tea Party as well as any analysis and scrutiny of the distinctions between Obama and the Tea Party. The distinctions are glaringly obvious.

    The origins of the Tea Party was a reaction to Obama bank bailout. Obama is bought and paid for by the Zionist faction of the Democrats. Amazingly we get story after story from the pseudo-Left about the Koch Brothers and almost nothing from the pseudo-Left about Haim Saban, Hollywood millionaires, AIPAC, Annenburgs, and other powerful Zionists who influence the U.S. political economy.

    The lack of critique and response against Mickey Z misanthropy (and there is even agreement with Mickey Z misanthropy by Rosemarie Jawkowski) should have garnered equal or even greater rebuke as Rehmat’s homophobic remark which was justifiably removed.

    But Mickey’s Z’s hateful article is still here …

    I’ve been reading up on Jay Knott’s premise about Left-Zionists and its rhetorical stance towards “Whites”. He paints disturbingly how hasabrats are deceptively deploying phony “outrage” against racism in order to hide and divert scrutiny of Zionism. Mickey Z misanthropy IMO is part of that deception to shift the blame onto ALL victims of the U.S. political economy in order to conceal the deadly role of Zionism upon humanity.

  26. shabnam said on October 30th, 2010 at 7:16am #

    {The origins of the Tea Party was a reaction to Obama bank bailout. Obama is bought and paid for by the Zionist faction of the Democrats. Amazingly we get story after story from the pseudo-Left about the Koch Brothers and almost nothing from the pseudo-Left about Haim Saban, Hollywood millionaires, AIPAC, Annenburgs, and other powerful Zionists who influence the U.S. political economy.}

    Well said DB, thank you.

    Apparently, the closet Zionists have invested heavily in’ green’ stooges and have just issued another petty petition with the usual suspects for ‘regime change’ led by a fraud ‘anti war’ Joanne Landy. Noam Chomsky must know that even Akbar Ganji who received $500,000 as ‘Milton Friedman Award” for his services to US government where Chomsky took a picture with him, recently has written many posts to tell the world that THERE WAS NO ELECTION FRAUD, yet Joanne Landy, Hamid Dabashi and the rest of the closet zionists are still trying to deceive the public. Akbar Ganji, a traitor, is not the only ‘green’ supporter who has confessed there was NO ELECTION FRAUD AND AHMADINEJAD WON THE ELECTION. Tajzadeh, and many others green supporters have publicly admitted that Ahmadinejad WON the election against Mousavi, impotent and a puppet. It is petty to spread the election ‘fraud’ hoax to support Israel’s interest.