Political Corrections

"The National Security State uses fascism to protect capitalism while they say they're protecting democracy from communism."
Michael Parenti
1st, 2nd & 4th RA files are from Pacifica Radio
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International Distress Signal

"a state and the federal government each has citizens of its own, and the same person may be at the same time a citizen of the United States and a citizen of a state." United States Supreme Court (U.S. v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542, 23 L.Ed. 588)

The federal Constitution makes a careful distinction between natural born Citizens and citizens of the United States2. One is a Citizen of our constitutional Republic; the other is a citizen of a legislative democracy (the federal zone):


Petition for Renunciation of United States Citizenship by Brothers Incarcerated in the Comstock Correctional Facility reported by Mumia Abu-Jamal

"This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations." U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes (RealAudio stream courtesy of The Michael Parenti Political Archive)

"The United States has conducted two nuclear wars. The first against Japan in 1945, the second in Kuwait and Iraq in 1991. The first nuclear war fissioned a plutonium bomb and one made of uranium. The second nuclear war utilized depleted-uranium weapons, but nuclear fission was not involved." Dr. Helen Caldicott

"One fact of the Persian Gulf War seems to have been recorded in invisible ink: the United States is the first nation in history to have intentionally bombed an operating nuclear reactor." Suzy T. Kane, Metal of Dishonor: Depleted Uranium

F___ a War by Geto Boys, 1 minute stereo RealAudio clip
International War Crimes Tribunal
United States War Crimes Against Iraq

"Oligarchy? A government resting on a valuation of property, in which the rich have power and the poor man is deprived of it." Plato, The Republic - Book VIII

"What Reagan did was he lowered the taxes on upper income people and then he didn't stop spending for the Pentagon and what have you. So he went back to those same rich people and borrowed the money back and paid them interest on their loans, where before he got the money for nothing in taxes. So that's just the way the rip-off works." Jerry Brown

"We're seeing an enormous increase in inequality in the United States and in the world. There's a massive reallocation of wealth from people who do productive work to people who simply have money. The figure that helps to underline just how extreme this inequality is becoming is the observation that 358 billionaires in the world have combined assets roughly equal to the combined annual income of the world's poorest 2.5 billion people (that's nearly 1/2 of the world's population), and that concentration is continuing....90% of the value of shareholder equity in the United States is owned by the richest 10% of households. 47% is owned by the top 1% of households. The bottom 80% of households own 2%." David C. Korten

"If one were to judge these men (legislators) wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievous persons who put obstructions on the railroads." Henry David Thoreau
Land-Mine Legislation

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion" United States Constitution, Article 4, Section 4 (Not necessarily affiliated with the "Republican" political party!)

"Under the Constitutions, "...we the People" did not surrender our individual sovereignty to either the State or Federal Government. Powers "delegated" do not equate to powers surrendered. This is a Republic, not a democracy, and the majority cannot impose its will upon the minority because the "LAW" is already set forth. Any individual can do anything he or she wishes to do so long as it does not damage, injure, or impair the same Right of another individual. This is where the concept of a corpus delicti comes from to prove a "crime" or a civil damage." Richard McDonald

The Two United States
and the Law

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as the United States Code and as timeless as the fundamental rights of all people. It is the middle ground between license and liberty, between servitude and sovereignty, and it lies between the pit of America's fears, and the summit of her knowledge. This is the dimension of the federal "United States." It is an area which we call: THE FEDERAL ZONE

Deceptive IRS Code Words
"Income," "Person," "Taxpayer," "Shall," and "Must."
Learn to Decipher the United States Code

"Our covert agencies have converted themselves to channels for drugs.
They have perverted our system of justice."
Senator John Robert Kerrey, D-Nebraska

"It's mind boggling. We tax Americans billions to fight drugs,
and we're in bed with these guys."
Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato, R-New York

U.S. Government the World's Leading Drug Peddler

War on Drugs:
Censoring the theft of the American Dream

CounterSpin RealAudio

"Public Law 99-570, the Controlled Substances Analogue Enforcement Act of 1986, boldly penetrates into areas of governmental control over research undreamed of by any National Socialist ("Nazi"), Communist or other dictatorship; presuming to declare any "human research with new drugs" unlawful unless explicitly approved by the federal government! The situation has degenerated to such a point that the late federal Judge J.G. Burciaga, in ruling against the United States government in a criminal case involving drug law, stated:

The tattered Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and the now frail Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination or deprivation of liberty without due process have fallen as casualties in this 'war on drugs' ... today, the 'war' targets one of the most deeply held fundamental rights - the First Amendment right to freely exercise one's religion. [774F.Supp.1333(D.N.M. 1991)]
While the original impetus for anti-drug legislation in the U.S. involved questions of imperialistic struggles for world dominance, not to mention economics and racism, it triumphed on the tide of reformist zeal of fundamentalist religious minorities intolerant of diversity. Albeit tricked-up as 'Public Health Laws' addressing so-called 'crimes against health,' contemporary drug prohibition is merely the modern expression, disguised by secular circumlocutions, of the millennial Pharmacratic Inquisition, as Justice Burciaga sagaciously noted.

We must not lose sight of the fact that, like the decree of the Spanish Inquisition in Mexico in 1620, contemporary drug legislation, whatever its justification, inexorably has the effect of prohibiting ecstatic, experiential religion while simultaneously promoting exsanguinated, desacramentalized simulacra of religion. The secular American state is clearly comfortable with purely symbolic, Christian non-religion, but feels rightly threatened by ecstatic religion grounded in individual religious experiences, which lead people to examine their own assumptions and motivations, and those of their churches, and those of their governments - the difference is between blind obedience and eternal, sceptical questioning and distrust of authority.

Not only is the Pharmacratic Inquisition alive and well on the threshold of the new millennium, but it has been enshrined in the secular law of one of the world's most secular states, whose Constitution respects individual freedom, and is being used as a pretext, not merely to attack ecstatic religions, but to attack scientific research and the very Bill of Rights to that Constitution, destroying at once religious freedom, scientific freedom, and the juridical guarantees protecting citizens of the United States from governmental arrogance and tyranny!" Jonathan Ott

"The social logic for the prohibition of drugs is not a public-health logic, but a truly religious logic, a logic of hatred towards the pleasure and experiences they bring or are said to bring. Drugs are really reproached with opening doors leading to artificial paradises" (i.e., virtual realities).

The "Drug War" pogrom (yes, people are being killed) being promulgated across the land by authoritarian bigots based in the United States2 has failed so miserably "to limit and control access to drugs that can make you 'high' or intoxicated in a pleasant way"¹, that it's now seen as the engine of a lingering and accelerating "Kristallnacht" against several cultural groups including Native Americans, African Americans, Latin Americans, tens of millions of "other" Americans who use psychoactive plants recreationally, and several religious sensibilities including many variants of Shamanism, the Ethiopian Coptic Zion Church, the Rastafarians, and any person who chooses to crossover into experimentation or practice of one of these religious systems. These links connect to some of the people who realize that America is repeating one of her most preposterous blunders. A mistake so large it left a skidmark on the Constitution the last time it was attempted (18th and 21st amendments). Something which Richard Milhous Nixon liked to call his "War on Drugs."
¹ see Controlled Substances Act of 1970
(RealAudio stream courtesy of The Michael Parenti Political Archive)

"A drug ring associated with the Contras sold large quantities of cocaine in inner-city Los Angeles in the 1980s at the time of the crack explosion there. Some of the drug profits from those sales went to the Contras. Given our government's involvement with the Contras, I believe this is a major public policy issue worthy of further investigation." San Jose Mercury News Executive Editor Jerry Ceppos (RealAudio stream courtesy of The Michael Parenti Political Archive)

Dark Alliance: The Story Behind the Crack Explosion
by Gary Webb, San Jose Mercury News Staff Writer

A Secret History of the clandestine establishment of Narcocracy in the Americas

Crack and the CIA, CounterSpin interviews Gary Webb in RealAudio
The CIA's complicity with drug lords, CounterSpin RealAudio

"What drug users are up against is prejudice, backed by a power structure which benefits from the lowered social status of the oppressed group."
Aaron Wilson

Denial of Entheogens for All

Proemium from Jonathan Ott's Pharmacotheon in which he presents a comprehensive and readable treatise on drug policy reform.

"Babylon system is the vampire."
Bob Marley

"The secret of getting rich is not to work hard,
but to get a lot of other people to work hard for you."
Michael Parenti
(RealAudio stream courtesy of The Michael Parenti Political Archive)

FACT: A person laboring full-time for minimum wage is contributing less to "The Economy" than a prisoner sitting in an expensive-to-run prison. Join us as we explore the ominous development in America of a profitable
Law Enforcement Growth Industry.

"While public school history courses in the United States stress the horrors of the German Nazi murder of 6 million Jews and Josef Stalin's pogroms against racial minorities and political dissidents in the Soviet Union, the facts that the U.S. Army's solution to the 'Indian Problem' was the prototype for the Nazi 'Final Solution' to the 'Jewish Problem' and that the North American Indian Reservation was the model for the twentieth century gulag and concentration camp, are conveniently overlooked." Jonathan Ott

"The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it." Article 1 Section 9 Paragraph 2 of the Constitution for the United States of America
Rigormortis of Habeus Corpus

"Nigger control is called 'Law and Order.'
Stealing is called 'Capitalism.'"
Jerry Rubin

"A 'machiavellian' mass society valuing wealth-aquisition and typified by exploitative relations must, inevitably, be a violent society, using force to protect the 'haves' and the 'hope to haves' from the 'have nots' and outsiders. Such a society will destroy itself because its greed will cause it to consume its own resources and even its own people. No self-restraints can effectively be imposed because the society's very nature, its internal dynamic, is to consume. Its voracious appetite will cause it to literally eat itself. When sufficiently weakened, other similar social monsters will finish it off - if anything remains." Jack D. Forbes

Did you know that you qualify for another, much more powerful vote than the one you cast on election day? Your Jury Powers exceed that of the judge, the President, and the Congress. The final check and balance against tyranny and a legislature gone mad belongs to the People and it's called Jury Nullification.

Robert Anton Wilson characterizes Jury Nullification as Freedom's Last Chance and discusses the FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Amendment).


(RealAudio stream courtesy of The Michael Parenti Political Archive)

"I can't tell the difference between the Evening News and Hill Street Blues"
The incredible shrinking average
election season sound byte:
1968 - 42 seconds
1996 - 8 seconds
"Even in the age of the VCR, the invisible ink effect of television is amazing. One day last year, for instance, a reporter from The New York Times needed to find out how the local ABC affiliate had covered a story the previous night. He failed, reporting only that a spokesman "could not release what was said on Sunday night's newscast without the permission of William Applegate, the news director, and Mr. Applegate did not respond to repeated requests left with his secretary for a transcript." In other words, the most powerful newspaper in the world could not get its hands on a newscast watched by millions only hours before." Bill McKibben The Age of Missing Information

Vital Transmissions
Pacifica Network News RealAudio Feed
People's Radio Programs in RealAudio Format
We The People Radio Show Online RealAudio

"Let's look back a little bit and remember that we just went through 8 years, 1980 to 1988, in which the White House was occupied by a third rate actor who everybody knew was asleep and had about as much to do with policy as the Queen of England has to do with policy in Britian. The media kind of put on a pretense for a while that he was part of it, but as soon as he went back to the ranch the pretense was over. How many interviews have you seen with Reagan since he left?" Noam Chomsky

"Ronald Reagan pledged to have his budget balanced by his last year in office. By the way, when this was said back in 1979 the Federal debt was about 750 billion dollars. It's now about 4.7 trillion." Jerry Brown

"Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century."
Rush Limbaugh

"He represents one of the few times that uselessness has taken an organic form in this century." Critical Art Ensemble in The Technology of Uselessness

Ronald Reagan's Demented Mediaverse

"Two nuclear power plant manufacturers own two of our national networks - General Electric owns NBC, and Westinghouse now owns CBS. The other network is owned by a cartoon company: Disney owns ABC."
Presidental Candidate Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader's Agenda for America
RealAudio Ralph Nader News
RealAudio Third Parties/Nader
RA from Pacifica Stories on the Candidates

Also see this WebActive RealAudio interview


"In 1945, corporations paid 50 percent of all federal tax revenues. Today they pay 7 percent. The government is borrowing money from the people it should be taxing - a major reason for the huge deficits."
Michael Parenti, Against Empire
(RealAudio stream courtesy of The Michael Parenti Political Archive)

The colonists did not make a revolution over a tax on tea. They fought for many reasons, but chiefly to create a nation where citizens were the government and ruled corporations.
In 19th-century America the penalty for abuse or misuse of corporate charters was not simply a plea bargain or corporate fine, it was revocation of the charter and dissolution of the corporation.
  1. The corporation is an artificial creation and must not enjoy the protections of the Bill of Rights.
  2. Corporate owners and officiers must be liable for all the harms they cause.
  3. No corporation should exist forever.

Ending Corporate Governance
We The People Revoking Our Plutocracy

"In 1886, in a stunning victory for the proponents of corporate sovereignty, the Supreme Court ruled in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad that a private corporation is a natural person under the U.S. Constitution - although the constitution makes no mention of corporations - and is thereby entitled to the protections of the Bill of Rights, including the right to free speech and other constitutional protections extended to individuals.

Thus corporations finally claimed the full rights enjoyed by individual citizens while being exempted from many of the responibilities and liabilities of citizenship. Furthermore, in being guaranteed the same right to free speech as individual citizens, they acheived, in the words of Paul Hawken, "precisely what the Bill of Rights was intended to prevent: domination of public thought and discourse." The subsequent claim by corporations that they have the same right as any individual to influence the government in their own interest pits the individual citizen against the vast financial and communications resources of the corporation and mocks the constitutional intent that all citizens have an equal voice in the political debates surrounding inportant issues." David C. Korten, When Corporations Rule the World

"The bewildered herd are a problem. We've got to prevent their rage and trampling. We've got to distract them. They should be watching the Superbowl or sitcoms or violent movies or something. Every once in a while you call on them to chant meaningless slogans like "Support Our Troops," and you've got to keep them pretty scared because unless their scared properly and frightened of all kinds of devils that are going to destroy them from outside or inside or somewhere, they may start to think, which is very dangerous because they're not competent to think, and therefore it's important to distract and to marginalize them." Noam Chomsky on the Power Elite's conception of democracy in America


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