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Cutting Down the Amerikan-style Bar Dependency

Posted: November 18, 2015 in aggressive lowlifes, alcohol, alcoholic dens, ale, ale houses, American Independence from the British Empire, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan political-economic nightmare, Anti-Saloon League, Bacchus, bank debit cards, bar conversations, bar owners, bar patrons, barrels, bars, bartenders, beers, binge drinkers, bodegas, booze, bordellos, brasserie, Canterbury Tales, capitalism, card games, carnival, casks, Chaucer, cities, clientelle, cocktails, community, concoctions, conflict, convenience stores, counters, cover charges, cultural personality, culture, customer marks, dignity, drinkers, drinking at home, drinking establishments, drinks, drunkeness, DUIs, Eighteenth-Ammendment, employees, Europe, European Civilization, extermination, eye candy, Falstaff, football, fraudsters, free drinks, freedmen, freedom, freeholders, gambling, game nights, Global Monopoly Capitalism, gun fights, hangouts, happy hours, hipsters, history, honor, hotels, idolatry, imprisonment, innkeepers, inns, Internet, kneipe, landlords, licensing, liquor stores, liquors, lock ins, lodging, loose women, male spaces, markets, mead, meat markets, modernity, money, monopolies, music, newspapers, nightclubs, oblations, opera houses, order out, owner class, PAN, partying, police, pool halls, prepared foods, Priapus, professional sports, Prohibition, pubs, repeal, rip-off joints, roads, Roman civilization, rudeness, salaries, saloons, savage capitalist system, scams, sensuality, Shakespeare, sloppy sex, small business owner class, soccer, social class, social inventions, speakeasies, spirits, supermarkets, tabernae, take outs, taverns, tenants, themed bars, tickets, tills, tipping scams, tips, toilets, trade, travel, travelers, US federal government, violence, visitors, wage slaves, wages, Wild West, wines, Woman's Christian Temperance Movement, Woman's Crusade 1873, women
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Some social inventions have endowed humanity’s diversity for millennium. The public market was one such social invention, but modern capitalism exterminated that one.

The monopolies of print newspapers were definitely not one of them. Idolatry and innuendo of the printed word can only go so far, and thankfully, the Internet is destroying that media. European civilization did gift the world two good things however: the game of football, or soccer as we say in the States, and public drinking establishments.

Yet, I now despise bars. I used to enjoy visiting such alcoholic dens. But even when a few bars have had good tasting food to offer – I cannot do it anymore – nor can I afford it anymore. I have seen the light of Reason. But a more important question begs to order: what happened to public drinking establishments in the States? The American Revolution was partly started in urban taverns, and the Wild West lived inside of western saloons.

We must return to Roman civilization. The first bars were actually Tabernae, or taverns. These little stores and eating-drinking establishments had the complete bottom floor to the roads. The owners were often freedmen who got into the trade in order to supply urban dwellers and other visitors ready-made, cheap foods and cheap drinks.

There was not much mead, nor bier, or beer, in those Roman cities. Instead, the cauponis, or innkeepers, served vino, or wine, out of cool, large wooden casks, called cellae, with the most expensive regional grape representing Falernia. The first bars or taverns were more similar to the small convenience stores with large wine barrels, now called bodegas, currently found all over Spain.

Thanks to this popular Roman experiment in social class climbing and cheap oblations, the invention spread all over European civilization, from the steppes of the Rus, or Russia, to the hills of Hibernia, or Ireland, from the fjords of Norvege, or Norway, to the mountains of Iberia, or Spain. Europeans would never lose their shoddy reputations as the Kings of Binge Drinkers and ad-hoc partying. Roman Carnival just never ended for all of them: Bacchus, (Drink), Pan, (Music), and Priapus, (Sloppy Sex). In our absurd contemporary world, we can now add, football, or Soccer, into the sensual mix.

German culture had the kneipe, while French culture preferred the brasserie. The Spanish set up mesones. For the sake of this essay, I will not list every European name for a bar-drinking establishment, as the reader could surely find a specific name for such places in every European language, from Turkish to Breton, and from Frisian to Basque. The American version takes its lift from British culture.

Britain had its alehouses, which were private drinking establishments with a 24 hour, seven-day a week, lock ins. These places were in pre-Norman invasion Britain. At least one thing survived the Anglo-Norman shock troops.

It was during the late 13th century that the first public houses, or pubs, appeared, often run by tenants paying a fee for serving the brew master’s ales, or through freeholders, who owned the entire operation.

These public drinking establishments became such a rage that England’s greatest authors celebrated the local cultures that swam in such saloons, or particular entertainment rooms, filled with storytelling, songs, music and games. Chaucer’s setting for the Canterbury Tales took place at the roadside Tabard Inn, while the notorious Shakespearean character, Falstaff, was often found half-drunk, or pissed, at the Boar’s Head Inn.

Due to the hazards of road travels in those medieval days, many pubs were similar to travelers inns and taverns, which served special drinks and prepared foods. Some places had shared bed lodging, so the drinkers could snore and sleep off the hard water alcohol. The inns generally served beer and ale, while the taverns also served wines.

When the States was the colonial American Plantations, taverns became the premier social space for American men. In Boston, the historical legend states that the first plotters began their talks for American independence inside the Green Dragon Tavern.

As the United States moved west, the first saloons opened their doors for men, which were essentially taverns that served mainly whiskey, beer, sweet wine and other strange concoctions. These saloons also had gambling, such as tilted machines, dice draws, and card games. Other saloons attached themselves to bordellos of loose women, the so-called ‘opera house’ for cheap entertainment, or the local hotel.

Once the US Federal government ‘closed the western frontier’ and ended any ‘wild west’ freedom, about 100 years ago, the first state licensed bars emerged. The bars took their style from the original pub counters in Britain – without the saloon theatrics. Gun fights in the bars now led to arrests and imprisonment. The origins of bars were more medicinal, since certain sick people could take spirits in order to soothe their pains.

With the Woman’s Crusade of 1873, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Movement and the Anti-Saloon League gaining in political favor, the saloon-bar was a marked entity. The US Federal Government passed the Eighteenth amendment to the Constitution, and the drinking establishments ceased to exist – except for the illegal Speakeasies. This period was Prohibition.

After the repeal of Prohibition in the 1930s, the saloon transformed into a wild west side-show, and the bar took over everything, with taverns only designating food service with booze. Bars were also open to both men and women. The meat market scene began with both young and old men trying to chat with, and hopefully lay, the women visitors.

In towns across America, each bar snatched a particular, cultural personality. There were the dive bars for the drunks and cheap losers, old men bars for the elderly drunks and cheap losers, cowboy bars, local bars, cop bars, gay-lesbian bars, black bars, (for the Blacks), vato bars, (for the Mexicans), driller bars, (for the oil and gas workers), and miner bars. With the success of professional sports in American life, and especially the NFL, during the 1970s, the sports bar emerged with multiple television sets on the walls.

In the Amerikan Empire, we now have themed bars, from Metal to Folk, and from Punk to ‘Decadent,’ or whatever that means. Bars have used every imaginable enticement in order to fleece more money from the customer-marks. They regularly employ happy hours, free crappy food days, lady’s nights, DJ-band cover charges, game nights, trivia nights and holiday bashes with expensive entrance tickets. The old demarcations between bars and private nightclubs have blurred.

The pool hall is falling into the relic of historical memory – while hopefully, the latest incarnation of the Amerikan bar will end up there too. Why would a Doctor Historian Anarchist wish for such a thing?

Walking into an American bar is like invading the private den of an enemy. Our current incarnations of bars have lost their community soul. Even the local bar in the small town is dying. Many of the people visiting such establishments represent the lumpen refuse of the Amerikan political-economic nightmare.

Most of the patrons have serious drinking problems, terrible physical maladies, or mental issues – or all the above together. The conversations are either one person monologues that display horrendous suffering, or they represent aggressive-paranoia, back and forth bantering. I have never been able to have an enlightening talk with another person inside those places. I have been able to converse with others inside weirdo cafes – while loaded with caffeine.

The consummation of heavy doses of alcohol with extreme global monopoly capitalism has murdered the bar vibe. This is the reason we should cut down the bar dependency: global monopoly capitalism.

Bars often have owners who personify the worst elements of the small business owner class. Some years ago, I remember visiting a bar run by so-called Anarcho-Syndicalists in a hipster west coast city, and I later found out that the employees did not even receive wages – only tips! And those guys were supposedly fighting the Class War in the employee’s name? There are hundreds of bars across the States where the owners don’t even pay their employees basic wages.

Due to the nastiness of the owners, the tipping scam is out of control in those rip off joints. At restaurants, Americans generally tip 20% for the final bill of service. But in bars, the bartenders expect at least a dollar tip for every drink served! Most bars now have drinks that at least cost five dollars or more, so a dollar plus per drink means 20% per order. If you decide to act the gentleman and pay for a few rounds, the customer is looking at a good amount of his or her salary falling into bartender tips. If you don’t follow this code, you might have the bartender slip some Visine eye wash into your next order – and straight to the restroom you will run.

Intelligent patrons know that using a bank-debit card in a bar is a dangerous proposition. In American bars, you must only use cash. When the bartender’s friends come in for a visit, which they regularly do, then guess who is paying for the ‘free drinks’?

When the bartenders are not dipping into the owner’s till for their lost wages – then the rest of the drinks are on you. If you forget your card and leave it overnight, then you might as well take a deep monetary hit.

Finally, both bar owners and bartenders are generally rude cretins. I have rarely encountered a gentleman-gentlewoman bartender or bar owner working inside an American drinking hole. I have encountered plenty of obnoxious and rude assholes – and they still expect you to tip them 20%!

How many actual bartenders know how to pour a beer, mix a cocktail or even serve properly a glass of wine? There are very few left. In our savage capitalist system, more and more low skilled, jack of all trades people now work behind the bar counter. They might dress well, have a tight friendship with the owner, and if they are attractive women, create a certain eye candy – but they are not true bartenders.

Our bars have even become part of the grand American Pyramid Scheme. We pay inflated prices on cheap drinks in order to feel happy for a very short period in our transient lives; meanwhile the bar owner and bartender openly detest us. They might say hello and do a little idle chatter with us, but their eyes always betray their hate and murder. We continue to flush our money down their till toilets.

We do have options. We could simply visit the local liquor store, convenience store or supermarket down the street. Buy paying less for more product, we might also have some money left over for food, like a delicious round of pizzas. We can enjoy the booze and food all within the good community of family and friends.

We ought to reject the fears of encountering bar owner-bartender scam artists, and the aggressive lowlifes who regular visit dive bars in order to commit violent acts. We don’t even have to worry about getting DUIs, where the police normally haunt bars in order to destroy people’s lives.

Submitting to a supposedly cool, fraudster-hipster hangout is just not worth the destruction of our honor, nor the loss of our basic human dignity, nor even playing slaughter house chicken with our fragile lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amerikan Empire X: Mass Murder, worse than the Nazi Regime

Posted: July 29, 2014 in 1811 Slave Revolt Louisiana, Afghanistan, Africa, Afro-Americans, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan state apparatus, Asia, assassinations, atrocities, barbed wire fencing, blockades, bombings, Bureau of Indian Affairs, California nations, Cambodia, capitalism, carnage, child starvation, CIA, concentrated areas, concentration camps, Congo, continuous war, control, corpses, corruption, crime, crime wave, criminal neglect, criminality, cultural appropriation, cultural genocide, cultural identity, culture, Democracy, diseases, Drug War, drunkeness, dungeons, Earth's humanity, empire, epidemics, Europe, evil, extermination, Extermination of the Buffalo, Fascism, food stations, free colored batallion, free markets, freedom, Genocide of California Nations, genocides, ghettoization, Great Amerikan Holocaust, guerrillas, Haiti, history, holocausts, humanity, hunger, IMF, imperial regime, impunity, Indian Removal, Indian Wars, Indochina, institutional racism, invasions, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latin America, Leftists, legal lynching, Liberalism, liquidation, mass murder, mass murder of civilians, misery, monsters, Morocco, murder, murder of entire villages, murderers, Naco-Death Squad governments, Nationalism, nationalist guerrillas, Native nations, Nazi Regime, NGOs, no social safety nets, occupations, official history, official subversion, opium plague, overthrow of governments, paranoia, peace and dignity, Philippine Invasion 1902-1906, Philippines, police, police gang violence, police murder, police torture, poverty, prison camp slavery, prison industrial complex, prisons, racialism, religious boarding schools, reservations, reserves, Rwanda, sanctions, Sand Creek Massacre, Second Congo Genocide, Seminole Wars, slave patrols, slavery, sociopathic obsessions, sociopaths, soul loss, Spanish colonial islands, Spanish-American War, state power, state terrorism, structural violence, suicide, support for murderous regimes, trade agreements, tribal police, Uganda, US intelligence-military-prison-police complex, US military, US military checkpoints, US military command, victims, Vietnam, violence, War against History, War against Life, War on Crime, Washington D.C., western interests, World Bank, world history, Wounded Knee Massacre, WTO
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The most odious and degenerate of humanity are often the most friendly and charming at first glance. They know when to smile, how to speak to people, and their tones and words have that reassuring quality about them. Think on the most disreputable scam artists, flim flam men, hucksters and swindlers that abound in our modern capitalist inferno. These monsters lurk all over the place.

Due to this common danger in our modern lives, we have had to stand on guard, keep strangers at wariness levels, even act a little paranoid, and in the end, pervert our genuine personalities in order to suit the pathologically lying, structural violence, and legal theft, which abound in our societies.

In the current Amerikan Empire, the United States of America, these confidence men and fraudsters are everywhere, from the local car dealer to the EBT card scammer, from the local drug dealer to the greasy spoon owner, from the local petty thief to the bank executive, from the local donut cop to the politician-hack, from the local beggar to the slumlord. Almost everyone is now on the take.

This rampant crime wave is due to the examples that they have previously watched in seeing vile thugs getting away with such malfeasance. Their heroes are the those same thugs, thieves and murderers in power, meaning US government state power. This Amerikan imperial state edifice has continually murdered and plundered both at home, domestically, and in foreign countries across the globe – without any justice for most of their victims, without much historical memory to recount such heinous crimes.

No other empire in world history has gotten away with such horrendous criminality.  Most distressingly, its crimes of mass murder and genocide have steadily continued since its first year of operation, 1790, and still survive, until the writing of this essay. Two hundred and some odd years of sinister design and operation has been quite a long time to perfect such evil.

Around two hundred years ago, a murderous incident took place just after the first decade of the 1800s. US soldiers, white slave patrol militia men, and a free colored battalion hunted down dangerous African slaves that had previously been involved in an attempted slave revolt in the New Orleans region. These slaves had wanted their freedom as the Haitians had achieved a few years earlier.

The ragtag American force of order, while searching for the malefactors, found an escaped male slave outside of his plantation that had nothing to do with the attempted revolt. They did not know this, and he looked like a dangerous slave anyway. One of the soldiers shot the slave directly in the chest, and then the other soldiers open fired into his scrawny body. The murderers threw the African slave’s riddled body into a ditch filled with other African corpses. The next day, they cut off his head, so that they could put it on a spike as a warning to other slaves thinking about rebelling.

This assassin group later murdered hundreds of other unarmed African slaves, men, women and children, and placed their heads on pikes along a road that connected New Orleans to Baton Rouge. This act of mass murder became the 1811 Slave Rebellion. The official history still denies such an atrocious act of carnage.

A hundred years later, under a false pretext to begin another war, (the false sinking of the Maine battleship by the Spanish), the US military had invaded the former Spanish colonial islands, called ‘Las Filipinas,’ or the Philippines in east Asia. The year was 1902.

During this brutal invasion, an American commander was having a hard time arresting and exterminating the nationalist guerrillas, inclusive of their supporters. After a few years of hit and run tactics, the guerrillas were still active and many of the Filipinos still supported them. The American commander referred to them as the ‘Moros.’ The American military leader had an idea. The US Army could simply assassinate or murder any young men of military age that they could find in the cities and villages. This would deplete the numbers of the guerrillas and potential guerrillas.

On a humid and hot day of death, one American battalion had invaded a small city in the province of Luzon, the officer gave the word for the soldiers to shoot in the head all of the lined up young men and boys in single file, Nazi SS style. The US military command did just that, and in hundreds of other towns across the land. By the end of the Philippine Invasion in 1906, the US government had murdered up to 2,000,000 Filipinos. The US military would use the same tactics in its later of Invasions of Korea and Vietnam, murdering over 6,000,000 Asians in the process. Still to this day, most Americans know nothing about this US government sponsored mass murder spree against the Filipino, Korean and Indochinese people.

About a hundred years later, in the middle of a hot early evening, a US military checkpoint was stopping cars on a road. The funny thing about this checkpoint was that it was inside a foreign country with thousands of years of history located on another side of the globe, far from the continental United States. These foreign occupying soldiers did not have any extensive global education, nor did they even speak the local language. They were here because their government invaded this country, like many others around the world during its short history. They did not even know why they were here in the first place. They had received orders from their officers to shoot at anything that seemed dangerous – or at anything that moved funny.

They saw a car that looked suspicious and open fired on the car with their weapons. They murdered the front passengers who happened to represent the father and the mother of a family inside the vehicle. The children of the murdered parents ran out of the cars screaming horribly and weeping uncontrollably. The soldiers detained them and sent them to a recently recruited, local collaborator force that dealt with these unfortunate children. This murder, and one of many murders, represented the Second Invasion of Iraq during the first decade of the 2000’s. This statistic would add to 3,000,000 Iraqis murdered by the US government since the first invasion in 1990. Still to this day, the official murder count of Iraqis only points to around 100,000 victims.

There is also the US Government Invasion of Afghanistan. Even Leftists today only list about a few thousand Afghani victims of the US government invasion. But this sinister invasion has also included the Russian Invasion war in the 1980s, where the US government, through the CIA, overtly subverted a modern Leftist regime and then armed and funded the other side, the Mujahedeen Islamist movement.

During this same invasion, the US Military command has continually bombed the country murdering entire villages and families in the rural zone. The Amerikan Empire has imposed forced famines on the country through US government sanctions, and has encouraged the opium plague on the general population since occupying it. Afghanistan has lost over 3,000,000 of its own people. This country can never recover the loss of entire families and generations due to such US government mass murder.

The list of US government sponsored mass murder does not stop here. But before going into other acts of mass murder and genocide, it is important to state the obvious. The US government-state apparatus in Washington D.C. is first, the greatest threat to peace and to the natural dignity for most of the Earth’s inhabitants. Second, this imperial, intelligence-military-prison-police state complex has been in continual war against the common people of the Earth since its nefarious beginnings in 1790. Third, its egregious acts of state terrorism and mass murder have been worse than the most organized form of mass murder in recent history, the Nazi Regime, (1933-1945).

The reason for the third statement relates to both its impunity and immunity regarding such crimes of murder from 1790 to the present. No other empire in world history has been in continual states of war, both domestic and foreign, and yet, has gotten away with such outrages for over 200 years of history.

Nor has the United States Government received any punishments whatsoever due to its contemptible abominations in the name of Liberalism, Capitalism-Free Markets and Democracy. The Nazi Regime had different ideological foundations: Fascism, Nationalism and Racialism, yet it lasted for thirteen years – not two hundred and twenty or so years. Nazism lays demonized in contemporary political thought. This Amerikan Nightmare Empire still feeds on the imperial carrion.

The most dangerous aspect of this empire is that the leaders of this monstrosity, which only offers the bad death for so many millions of Earth’s inhabitants, actually believes that its great holocausts have been the greatest goods to humanity!

These sociopaths in power actually and truly believe their own lies. They are not trying to dupe the world. They accept wholeheartedly the innate rectitude of their murderous actions. They simply want more war, more bad deaths, and support every ‘democratic’ fascist and colonial regime on Earth, such as the Zio-Nazi Crusader State, the neo-Fascist Ukrainian coalition, the Moroccan absolute monarch, the genocidal regimes of Rwanda and Ethiopia, and the current Narco-Death Squad governments of Colombia, Mexico and Honduras. Those US Imperial madmen only want to murder and destroy unmolested. Everywhere war and murder reign across our globe, the US government in Washington D.C. has had some evil finger or toe inside of the wanton destruction.

For the sake of this essay, let’s only show a few more of its loathsome outrages. The US government recently supported death squads from Uganda and Rwanda, and within the Congo itself to make sure that mini-continent in Africa stays loyal to Amerikan imperial interests, or as they use the term, ‘western interests.’ These proxy, paramilitary forces have already murdered over 6,000,000 Congolese. Are there any Holocaust museums to document such terrorism?

From the beginning of the ‘Republic,’ there has been one recurring genocide of mass murder: the war against the native nations. In the current United States, there are about 3,000,000 people who have some cultural and biological identity with a native nation. This is only 1% of the current US population.

In 1790, the US government did not include the natives in the census, so it is difficult to know how many were living in the North American continent at the time. The English colonists had already murdered entire nations, while other nations were greatly weakened through European microbiological diseases, such as the flu, and through continual warfare against them. As a historian, I can rightly state that the North American continent in 1790 had a greater native population in 1790 than it does now.

But since the beginning of the Amerikan republic-empire in the 1790s, the US government has been in continual genocidal warfare against the native nations. There was the Northwest Indian War, the Creek Wars, the Seminole Wars, the Tecumseh War, the Black Hawk War, and countless other wars throughout the first half of the 1800s. Then there were the forced removals of the eastern native nations, such as the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw, to a desolate earth, now called, ‘Oklahoma.’ In the 1850s, Amerikan settlers under the California government, almost exterminated the entirety of the California nations. Now only a few survive. Around and after the US Civil War period, there were continual wars against the western nations on the Plains, in the Pacific Northwest, and in the mountain valleys of the southwest until the 1890s. All of these dreadful wars had the name of the ‘Indian Wars.’

Within this period, unscrupulous American government agents traded in putrid blankets to the nations, so the villages would die from terrible diseases. Indian agents gave out bad and rotten food at the ‘Indian stations,’ so the natives would get sick and starve. They continued to do this and often had no food rations for the nations, in order to facilitate hunger in the young children, and early deaths. The US military command forced marched whole families into ‘reservations, ‘ or early concentration camps. Native families died horribly during those long marches in the desert.

The US government broke every single treaty that they had signed with every single nation. There were the wanton massacres of entire villages, such as Sand Creek and Wounded Knee. The US government hired killers to exterminate the millions of buffalo in the west, which also encouraged starvation. The US government also spurred on ranchers, or local private property pimps, to put up barbed wire fencing around ‘their lands’ against traveling nations that lived on the horse and hunted for game.

Once they rounded up the nations into ‘the concentrated areas,’ the US government kidnapped their children and shoved them into religious boarding schools where they experienced physical beatings, ill treatment, bad food, and a few priests even raped and murdered some of the more sensitive unfortunates. The US government wanted a complete and full genocide of the nations. If they could not physically liquidate them all, then they could at least culturally exterminate them.

Meanwhile on the reservations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs organized gangs of thugs, called the ‘tribal police, ‘ and mostly made up half-castes to harass any natives that still lived in the old ways. Native families got the worst of the government welfare, so their standard of living was horrible, their life expectancy was low and many other natives, with the complete loss of their souls, succumbed to painful deaths of drunkenness, mental illness and suicide. Like the other genocides concocted by this putrid empire, the ones responsible never took any official counts of the murders. But enough historians have documented that millions of natives lost their lives to such state sponsored terrorism and mass murder. Real and actual history never lies but proclaims the truth instead.

How many thousands of African-Americans lost their lives through over 200 years of institutional racism? With this state sponsored criminal neglect, came brutal poverty, economic misery, ghettoization, rampant crime due to lack of any social safety nets, and the prison-industrial complex, which still targets most African-American men.

The historian cannot forget the legal lynch murders of thousands of African-American men and women, (1870s-1970s), and even children, and who were simply the victims found in the wrong town and at the wrong time of the day. There was also the convict leasing system. How many African-Americans lost their lives through overwork or simple torture-murder, and how many still suffer and die within the greatest gulag in world history, often due to the so-called, Drug War and the War on Crime, within the dungeons of the Amerikan prison camp. We cannot forget the daily victims of Amerikan police gang violence, which still tortures, imprisons and regularly gets away with murdering, mostly African-American men.

Like the Amerikan sponsored native cultural genocide, American corporations have continually appropriated Afro-American cultural expressions, such as jazz culture, Black political agitation, dreadlocks, banjo picking, reggae, dancing, rhythm and blues, or ‘rock,’ hip-hop street culture, urban hand gestures, Blaxploitation films, Soul food cooking, Afro-English, and even Gospel spirituals. The corporations have reconstructed the ‘black stuff’ into white expressions for safe public consumption.

Finally, if we look across the Earth, we find many countries wantonly bombed by the United States government, while other countries suffered to have their legal governments covertly or overtly overthrown, often through the CIA or its NGOs lackeys. The United States government has also regularly sanctioned, blockaded, invaded, occupied or has imposed the most murderous and unjust of political regimes on peoples across the globe. Do any historians exist who can document the millions upon millions of victims from such state terrorism?

What are the actual numbers of victims from the Great Amerikan Holocaust? I will leave this discovery for another historian truth teller – who is also good with numbers. She or he can warn the Earth’s inhabitants of such excrescence and sociopathic obsessions in control.

We now have over 220 years of continual violence, often performed through the nasty arts of mass murder, and ultimately, against life itself.

And unlike those sociopaths in D.C. who lie and believe their own lies, history shall not lie. History judges the Amerikan Empire as the worst culprit of mass murder, holocausts and genocides within human civilization.

For a good, yet ancient link into the genocide and mass murders numbers visit:

http://globalbodycount.blogspot.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amerikan Empire VIII: Diseased Culture

Posted: April 29, 2014 in absurdity, advertising, aficionados, agriculture, alcohol, American populace, American Revolutionary War, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan school system, Anarchists, anger, artists, authority, bad education, battle accounts, battle monuments, beer, big business, Big City Amerika, billboards, boredom, brainwashing, bread and circuses, brutality, business owners, cafes, capitalism, carnival, carnival games, Carnival in Romans, carnival rides, celebration, citizens, civil war, community, concept of Europe, conflict, control, cop paramilitaries, cops, corporate media, corporate media hysteria, corporatism, corruption, country folk, cowardice, crap history, crime, criminals, cruelty, cultural diseases, cultural epidemics, cultural hierarchies, cultural plagues, cultural references, cultural rot, cultural values, culture, death, deep activity, disgust, donut cops, drunkeness, dying towns, economic depression, elites, empire, exhibitions, fast food nightmare, fear and paranoia, festivals, fighting words, freedom, French Empire (1798-1815), frustration, gluttony, harsh laws, hegemony, hierarchy, high culture, historical costumes, historical societies, history, holiday, Hollywood, honor, human complexity, human condition under civilization, humanity, hypocrisy, ignorance, images, imprisonment, indoctrination, institutional violence, intolerant leftists, invading army, jail, language, legal violence, legitimacy, liberty, life, liquor, low culture, mandatory schooling, manipulation, marginalized cultures, mass shootings, media, media manipulation, megalopolis, mental freedom, mind control, monotheistic religions, movement, museum displays, museums, mythologies, Napoleon Bonaparte, nation, national symbols, Native nations, nostalgia, nostalgia sites, obesity epidemic, official history, official wars, partying, past experiences, pathetic snobs, patriotism, patronage, people, personal transformation, plagues, police, police gangs, police powers, politics, power elite, practice, prison gulag, prison industrial complex, prisons, propaganda, protests, pseudo-expert historians, psychotropic drug abuse, public school system, race, real-actual history, reality TV shows, rebellions, reenactments, reenactors, Renaissance festivals, resistance, revolution, revolutionary, revolutionary life, rich liberals, riots, rituals, robbery, rudeness, rule, sabotage, sacred state rituals, scam artistry, scam productions, school system, selective events, selective justice, social control, social groups, sociopaths, spectacle, state apparatus, staying power, stealing, struggle, subcultures, subject populations, symbols, tactics, the crowd, the Louvre, the past, the public, the South, the State, threatening signs, tourism, tourist touts, tourists, traditions, Truths of History, TV episodes, TV programs, TV propaganda, TV shopping shoes, tyranny, United States, United States Government, urban hipsters, US Civil War, vendors, violence, war of position, wars, western states of America, Wild West
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In the contemporary USA there is a serious subculture that mixes together gun owners, actors and historians. They call themselves the reenactors. These historical period actors represent the aficionados of old military costumes, weapons, and martial movements. They regularly follow the sacred dates of battle memorials. Other tasks include interpreting for museum exhibitions and extras for historical episodes on cable TV. They do reenactments at historical sites, while replaying personal battle accounts. They truly do live the history and experience the combat flutters – even without the dead and mangled human bodies lying around them.

Across this United States, there are thousands of local historical societies doing their parts for regional memory. There also thousands of mini-museums, which feature glass cases of local artifacts and human stories. There also exist live nostalgia sites, and especially in the West and in the South, featuring dudes and gals dressed up in historical costumes. Along the ‘done up’ stage, tourists can see the period furniture, walk in the local stores, and visit the bars and restaurants. They can also watch the dressed-up people ‘doing their stuff the old way.’ We should not forget the medieval lore of Renaissance Festivals too. No other nation on Earth has so many museums – and museums for every imaginable taste inside of our tiny Earth universe.

Museums were actually a new invention to the human condition. Museums were not part of the large urban dynamic until the late 1700s, eighteenth-century. People hadn’t the need for museums during most of human history. Life, art, conflict, love and death were all around them. They just didn’t need a special space in order to experience their lives. The actuality of living worked fine – filled with surprises, sublime joy and tragedies.

The official founder of museums was none other than the ego-maniac dictator of the French Empire, (1798-1815), Napoleon Bonaparte. Like a good state thug, he just stole the grand art works of Italy, especially some of the more famous paintings, after his army had invaded the country. His army transported them to Paris, and then placed most of them inside an old Royal Palace in Paris, called the Louvre. Now every major and minor city across the world – has its very own, sacred ‘museum’ space. Bad habits are certainly addictive. But the irony of ironies, art mausoleums of the dead, commonly called, ‘museums,’ have become synonymous with modern, high culture.

Returning to the American reenactors, they generally prefer particular reenactments. Their favorites are two wars in US history: the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. How many reenactments does one see representing the War of 1812 or the Mexican War? There is a definite reason for the reenactors’ preferences.

They prefer these two wars because they exemplified the good side to American culture: the right to complete and total personal freedom, and the cultural action of honor to defend such rights. The reenactors don’t just act and play for the sake of historical posterity; they also reenact because contemporary Amerikan culture represents the direct opposite of true freedom – and the fight for one’s honor to defend it. Only small sections of the American South still give obeisance to the cultural value of honor.

American culture has always had a terrible link to cruelty, but over a hundred years ago, true liberty and the defense of honor made the American a respected world citizen, violently birthed out of a newly created republic. Americans shared these values with most of the nations of the world. Nowadays unfortunately, only the day-to-day cruelty remains.

Global monopoly capitalism, state-public-coerced schooling, corporate media-advertising-Hollywood garbage, the prison-gulag, ‘legal’ institutional powers, the ultimate police-gang state, and the military-spy-industrial-war complex have all done their insidious parts in transforming American society into a low and diseased culture. Due to this terribly diseased state of Amerikan Imperial culture, the Empire is rotting from the inside. The terrible news is that the sociopaths that hold and manage political power in the States – also know this.

Actual American culture features the horrible diseases of immaturity, boredom, indiscretion and ignorance, mostly due to Amerikan public schooling and the corporate media TV-Hollywood junta. Watching the momentous crap on American cable television, from reality TV shows, to making money shows, to TV shopping channels, can convince even the most patriotic observer on the actual cultural rot.

The other current diseases in the culture represent gluttony, fear-distrust, frustration, and explosive anger: all of which come from extreme monopoly capitalism. Mention leads to the obesity epidemic, the fast food nightmare found in every town and city in the States, the overuse of psychotropic medications that lead to mass shootings, and the street hustling and petty crime that plague most of America’s cities.

The most life threatening disease found inside the culture is cowardice. This mortal killer comes from decades of succumbing to the authoritarian police, militarized surveillance state.

The word ‘culture’ originally comes from the word, agriculture. Just like people use the earth to create foods, cooking and the arts of the table, culture owes its first connections to the holy earth. The most durable cultures have always been the societies that have used the earth for their daily benefits, and yet they have also respected the earth and taken care of it. They understood the balance between use and abuse. Their religious practices always referred back to the earth. We can think on the Native nations in the Americas before the arrival of the European invaders.

Yet, culture can also exist outside of any connection to the earth due to the human ability to mentally create, through both imaginative fantasy and the adoption of complex language structures and vocabularies. With the rise of monotheistic religions on the world stage, such as Christianity and Islam, human cultures created new arts, sciences, idioms and civil societies. These cultural changes help explain Modern Europe’s obsessions with its modern fighting words, such as language, class, people, race and nation. As long as there exists the concept of ‘Europe,’ these fighting terms will not go away any time soon.

I remember when I lived in Europe, a few Europeans had stated to me that America had no culture. Compared to their thousands of years of conflict and history, American culture did not come close to the high levels of Europe. However, every subgroup, region, city, society, club and clique has a culture, even if it is a superficial or weak one. The difference in cultures relate to the various cultural levels, whether high or low. There do exist hierarchies of cultures. And cultures, like the earth and people, can get infections diseases – and even epidemics. This is the current, unfortunate state of the Amerikan Imperial culture.

A very good way to measure the general culture level, within a particular place or region, regards local festivals and celebrations.

One summer, I attended an annual festival in a small, western American town. The weather was beautiful and I was looking forward to feeling the magic of the small town west. What I received instead was lots of boredom, fear of controls and ignorance about the actual history of the region. I didn’t learn anything new; although, there were lots of vendors trying to get me to spend a lot of money.

I heard there was a night concert downtown, so I walked around the downtown area, and found out there was no concert at all. Apparently, the town politicians mandated no loud music after sundown in the fear of attracting people drinking alcohol and having fun. The next day, I walked around the downtown area again, and all I saw were stands, either selling local junk trinkets or genetically modified laced greasy, fast food. I also spotted the traveling carnival rides. Almost all the locals walking around were either fat or obese.

The rides were mostly nausea producing machines, meaning they moved round and round and round, while the rest of the carnival structures featured ‘carnival games,’ or really scam productions to steal people’s money, like throwing a heavy ball into a small, tilted basket, all in order to receive cheap and bogus prizes. Even if the person wanted to just walk around the carnival, they still had to pay up front for just entering the festival zone. On one side street off the Main drag, I observed that there were more police walking around than actual locals. I was so scared of the police presence that I left the area.

I returned again, the next day, to experience the town’s premier music concert. I walked to the park off the main drag. As I stepped toward the park’s entrance, a security staff guy then approached me and told me that I had to pay a good amount of money in order to enter. He also said that I could only buy their overpriced alcohol from the inside vendors, and that they had to search both my body and personal bag for pre-entry. If I got too drunk, then the police would have to arrest me.

I was so shocked about ‘the rules’ that I waked away. I also noticed a heavy local police presence around the park entrance. As I looked over from the outside, the band arrived on stage, and when they started playing, the music was absolutely horrible. The band played Country music cover songs, with a background player for other instruments, such as piano, banjo or accordion, and the musicians used music stands, so they could sing the lyrics. I also noticed that the crowd was sparse and almost nobody danced, except for a few older couples. This so-called festival had a theme related to the town’s history, and yet, I learned nothing from this event. The festival was a bust – and so was the town.

This town was dying like so many other towns out in the American west, and it failed to reinvent itself in order to bring in more tourist dollars. That terrible festival represented the same terrible level of general culture found in the town.

No matter what the local politicians cook up in their deceitful minds, if the local town possesses a low culture, then the place is on the path of dying badly. During that particular festival, I experienced more fear, boredom, disgust and ignorance than anything else. I had really experienced some of America’s mortal cultural diseases.

This is the reason culture is so important to people around the world. Culture represents the totality of our body expressions, values, productions, actions, words and contradictions. Culture, like the planets around the suns, and the moons around the planets, revolves around our difficult lives. We all possess, live and create culture. And culture always goes through movement and changes, just like the universe. Finally, culture also has ties to conflict and resistance.

For example, during an annual religious festival, in the year 1580, in the town of Romans, France, the local people moved into revolt mode. The party started off with some hard-drinking and soon transformed into a liberating revolution!

In contemporary Amerika, some urban hipsters, intolerant leftists, rich liberals and other pathetic snobs like to focus their disgust on to the Revolutionary War and Civil War reenactors. Yet, it is truly their hypocritical, cowardly and low cultural lives that make most people gasp. As long as people breathe, they will create culture. The ones that move culture into resistance will create the highest and most powerful one. Meanwhile in the Amerikan Empire, the sociopaths holding power watch in fear.

As we Anarchists lose tolerance for the repetitive boredom, ignorance, and media fear campaigns vomiting out of the crap television programs, corporate radio broadcasts, and Hollywood movies – we can create alternatives spaces using similar visual mediums. As we perceive the endless public signs and billboards that advertise useless crap, threaten us, attack and harass our daily lives, we can avoid their public spaces and take alternative routes, poster or paint over them, or even take the small signs down. If a state or corporate-funded cultural space wants to rob us so they can make a cheap profit, then we can set up an another space open to marginalized forms of artistic expression – whether on a deserted sidewalk, in a basement or in a public park. The culture of resistance always breathes new life into the general revolution – and offers a marvelous and new sense of freedom.

We Anarchists have made the first steps in resistance and freedom just through our rejection of such a corrupt system. We understand the truth on both life and death, and we see through the sociopaths’ methods of social control and their criminality.

Movement and deep activity are what we are after.

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The decade of the 850s BCE transformed into years of great agricultural harvests, the warm summers that always brought the good rains in the end. Some empires were on the move during this time too, such as the powerful Olmec city states, the Zhou Chinese feudal kingdoms, the military advances of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and the growing naval power of the Phoenician city states along the Mediterranean.

Another city was growing too. They called themselves, Thebes, and many of the original warrior-nobles descended from some of the great pharaohs of Egypt, such as Ramses, and the great king of the rich city of Mycenae, called Midas. At least, those elites said this was true. The city also had strong fortified walls and had a high and central place on a thin strip of southern Hellas, or Greece. Its aristocrats possessed good reputations for fierce fighting – since many of them were also sexually involved with each other.

This city was also well-known for its peculiar sacraments in honor of its patron god, called Dionysus, or in the Roman name, Bacchus. The ceremonies for this god were not the typical devotions for the Greek gods, such as Apollo, Athena, Zeus, Ares-Mars and Hermes-Mercury. The supposed solemn religious services of Dionysus-Bacchus often transcended into furies of wild drinking, erotic dancing, rough eating and other sensual explorations.

His festival was during the late summer recollection of the wine fruit, the grapes, and their magical transformations into fermented joy. Men and women of public dignity could transcend into crazy barbarians. And they didn’t seem to care if these sensual transformations took place among the darkened frenzies.

Alcohol represents the most powerful and fastest working drug for personal transformation. This very strong fermented concoction contains the power to let go of mind shackles, which can lead into simple and beautiful joyousness. Alcohol’s peculiar pharmacological power explains its might and cultural influence in all world cultures and throughout world history, and even in world cultures that supposedly hate it, such as the Amerikan empire, Evangelical Christianity and Islamic fundamentalism.

But like any drug, it has its very own shackles and snares. The drug of alcohol must go with three important spirits in order for the drinker to reach his or her personal transformations towards letting go and simple joy. Alcohol has to coincide with the wonderful company of family and friends, the practices of celebration and carnival, and always have some good food to soak up the toxins that coexist with the tangy tastes of fermentation.

Around the year 405 BCE, a famous Greek tragedian, or playwright, wrote a piece called ‘The Bacchae.’ The work tells the story of King Pentheus of Thebes that tried to confront the God Dionysus who had visited his city and initiated the crazy worship dedicated to the sweet wine of excess. Pentheus tried to ban, repress, control and survey the decadence of alcohol, yet he ended up getting killed by his own mother, (while he was dressed in a woman’s costume), during the sacred rituals of overindulgence, violence and sensuality. Other ancient Greek rulers tried to ban Bacchus and his holy rites of alcohol drinking, such as King Perseus of Argos and King Lycurgus of Thracia. Like Pentheus, they all failed miserably trying to prohibit the sacred rituals associated with magical wine.

The moral of the theatrical story was clear: leave Bacchus alone, let the people enjoy themselves, don’t try to control and destroy the party – for partying represented a celebration of life, a celebration of the Dionysian spirit that has existed inside all of us.

The Roman Empire would also learn this hard historical lesson. Around the year 186 BCE, the Roman Senate, representing the Roman Republic, had enough of the night-time ceremonies, the secret initiates of drinking societies, and the excessive wildness of the Bacchanalia rites. Bacchus was one of the major Roman gods and there were statues and temples of him everywhere – but the rituals went too far.

Roman slaves acted like military commanders, and Roman women took on the roles of Roman dignitaries. The alcohol consumed during the festival flew beyond indulgence. The secretive initiation rites in order to enter the drinking societies possessed suspicious motivations. The sexual indiscretions after some hot dancing were often quite notorious. The ecstatic music of pipes and drums often brought young women into frenzies of lust and screaming. Every Bacchic celebratory season, there were always violent deaths and other nefarious acts reported. There even existed worshippers, called Bacchants, which only served Bacchus – and they even they dedicated their lives to the god through living in continual drunkenness and dissolution.

Eventually, the Senate had the Roman army exterminate the hard cores that fully lived their existences in Bacchic ecstasies. Bacchus represented an imported god from Greece, and supposedly had its origins from the Egyptians anyway. The Roman Republic destroyed some temples lest some Bacchanalia fanatics try to hide inside them under the protection of the god. New Roman laws prohibited the annual night-time conclaves of secret societies meeting outside of the city.

The Romans did value pragmatism, so they eventually allowed the annual Bacchic celebrations, but they had to support the normal rituals for the gods: sacred oblations and ceremonies in public view at the temple doors, while the rituals and music were open to the full community. The priests and musicians performed the rites both during the day and at night. About fifty years later however, the Roman Republic would disintegrate through its own orgies of violence called the Civil Wars.

And to this very actual day, world ideologies, world religions and world empires have waged a most horrible war against Bacchus. Evangelical Christianity, Psychobabble, Mormon Christianity and fundamentalist Islam still rail against the demonic drink.

But more ominously, since the beginning of the 20th century, the early 1900s, the Amerikan empire has continually waged a holy war against Bacchus and his magical fruits. Some of the more notorious examples have included, a National Prohibition Amendment against alcohol, (1920-1933), state liquor stores and liquor control boards, alcohol sin taxes, dry counties, bar closing hours, Sunday bans on selling beverages, maximum alcohol content laws for beer, banning the importation of Absinthe or the domestic production of corn liquor, raising the minimum wage to imbibe alcohol from 18 to 21, the restrictive Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, or the infamous ATF, and Surgeon Generals that continually fulminate against the drug. Finally, there is the maximum police action against alcohol, or supposedly against drunk drivers, called Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or really, the nation-wide police prohibition action against any drivers that happen to have any alcohol in their blood streams.

Millions of American citizens have lost their lives, both socially and physically, through such state institutional violence. During Prohibition, both the US and state governments purposefully poisoned sections of the ‘illegal’ alc