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Corporate Parlours & Batmen…

I recall well when Big Bubba Clinton won the presidency back in ’92.  I was in my third year of federal prison (of a 25-yr bit) at FCI Schuylkill, PA.

Class resistance, not class collaboration...

There was a lot of interest and excitement by prisoners in Clinton’s candidacy.  They hung on every word that The Man from Hope uttered, believing that he would bring change to the prison conditions we lived under.  Well, he did that alright…

Staff grew more and more quiet and wary.  There was definitely a greater sense of respect in their treatment of inmates, perhaps in anticipation of change.  Clinton alluded to an out-of-control imprisonment system and the need for downsizing.

It wasn’t long after the election that Bubba showed his true allegiance.  If not outright conservative, he was the next worst thing.  He lost no time abandoning his mass, working-class base. more…

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Obama’s Bubbafication (1994 Revisited)…

Back in ’92, it took The Man from Hope precisely two yrs to sell out the mass popular base that put him into political power.  Obama’s right on schedule.

How's that hopey-changey thing going?

Last week, we were treated to the First Lady in her corporate media appearance at Walmart(“Eat more healthy foods”?).  Walmart?  One of the largest exporters of jobs to neo-slavery labor markets to make cheap consumables for the US?  An anti-union corporation?

A few days later, the president himself bent over for a three-card-monte of find-the-joker.  Obama shuffled out the original Wall Street gang and brought in a fresh crew of master con-artists. more…

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Pardons & Hot Pickles…

Back in the summer of ’00, when Big Bubba Clinton was wrapping up his quasi-Republican two terms in la Casa Blanca, I filed a commutation/pardon request with the Justice Depts’ Office of the Pardons Atty.

How much are we gonna take?

I didn’t really expect a positive result.  But as I was already helping put together one for my cellmate at the time, Peter MacDonald, former Chief of the Navajo Nation, friends urged me to also put one in for myself.

Pete had resisted applying for several years despite the support and urging of his Nation and a number of interested political figures as disparate as Barry Goldwater (deceased in ’98) and Jimmy Carter.

   Aside from denying any criminal role in the “reservation” uprising, he also argued that the US Gov’t had no jurisdiction in the first place.  As a matter of sovereign Treaty and even US law, he was correct…not that that ever bothered the US gov’t. more…