Wednesday, December 29, 2010
"US POLICY TOWARDS YEMEN," HOMAGE TO NYC SANITATION WORKERS & NEW YEAR GREEK STRIKE
I thought I would offer a public service posting a C-Span video with the heading, above, an "official" speaking at one of our many flavored "liberal" think tanks, misnomer, "Carnegie Endowment for International Peace" (really War).
The audience comprised some of our so-called "liberal, progressive" spokespersons and publications.
In the question and answer period at the end, they identify themselves.
Of course, one must simply read between, around lines and substitute ubiquitous catch all phrases like, Al Queda, and other euphemisms to describe what really is happening, i.e., NAZI/FASCIST despotic dictatorship, counter-revolution, privatization, resistance to any and all above and returned imperialist, colonialist rivalries and competition with vengeance but by another name.
Once you do that and take these descriptive terms with a grain of salt, then, policy stated is a BLATANT one:
I've done quite a few posts concerning YEMEN privatization and its multiple, competing investors.
It's difficult for me to select one.
So, if you happen to be unfamiliar with the subject matter, search MY blog under YEMEN and/or the internet.
You will be rewarded many times over I am sure.
HOMAGE TO NYC SANITATION WORKERS
I thought I would add a political, but, personal note on the preceding subject matter, since it reflects ALL occurring elsewhere and here.
I can't help watching NYC's most recent, pathetic sanitation department's LOUSY, disastrous response, debacle, to snow removal, preparation, emergency services, airports, etc., etc., and reflect on it abit.
ALL is a consequence of REDUCED, GUTTED, DEMORALIZED, SKELETON CITY PUBLIC SERVICES!!
Once upon a time, NYC had the nation's BEST and LARGEST PUBLIC SYSTEMS, that being PLURAL.
ACCOUNTABLE AND PROUD!!
NYC Sanitation Dept being but one amongst many other City departments, including FREE, CITY medical, public health system, library system, FREE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, fire and emergency services, rent controlled apartments, welfare assistance, subsidized arts, cultural, educational institutions, museums, etc. and so on.
THAT is why NYC ranked amongst the world's finest, first class places to live.
A WORKING CLASS from the entire world CAME, LIVED, SURVIVED, STAYED AND ENRICHED NYC in ways too rich and many for me to itemize.
A history unto itself.
Despite areas of glamor and glitz, which, by the way, immigrant and native labor helped build and construct, NYC was, first and foremost, inhabited and defined by a LARGE, diverse, ethnic and native immigrant background working class population.
Of course, now, all that has not already been privatized, no doubt, will become so.
NYC has become, is now, a FIRST CLASS WORLD PIECE OF GARBAGE, JUNK, SHIT, a STEADY EROSION downwards for some time, a shadow of its former self.
It is a world CLASS GHETTO, playground, for the famous, rich and wealthy mostly all living in Manhattan and the rest be damned.
A race to the bottom.
Snow removal being but the latest episode in this most sordid, sad, turbid tale and saga.
NYC is DEAD, experiencing a long, protracted decay for some time now as a consequence of these policies.
The sea, due to rising water levels and global warming, will eventually consume NYC, anyway.
Once upon a time a movement emerged to SECEDE NYC from NYS.
Not a bad idea.
Declare NYC an INDEPENDENT SOCIALIST CITY/STATE REPUBLIC!
And establish direct foreign relations, etc.
NEW YEAR GREEK TRANSIT STRIKE
Meanwhile, un/underreported Greek protests, strikes, CONTINUE, ongoing, unabated while a NEW YEAR'S Greek transportation strike threatened.