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From the hidden archives and covered annals of History, falls the troublesome tale of Tea, Camellia Sinensis, or as they called it in China, cha. Like coffee beans, vanilla cane, cacao beans, sugar cane, yerba mate leaves and coca leaves, this light and soft, green leaf delivers a nice energy kick for its users.

An important question elicits some response: how did such a distant Asian plant change the course of world history, and yet transform so many cultures – and even those far off lands where it is impossible to grow such a plant?

The answer lies not so much with the plant – but with the historical traders who have profited off such a traffic. Whether trafficking in human slaves for death work, opiates for achieving quick deaths, high-tech weapons for creating more wars, psychotropic meds for encouraging more mass killings, or processed meats for allowing more efficient slaughterhouse floors – the trade in spices and herbs does engender some peculiar benefits.

It was not the spice-herb itself. The human actions of traders changed everything through their cravings and desires for greater and faster profits. They have manipulated the prices, achieved monopolies, and pressured states to go to war over such rights of monopoly and the free trade of capital. All of this progress implied cheaper commodity prices across the board, and even cheaper wages for the unfortunate worker slaves on the plantations. Most importantly, the outrageous profits insured that the capitalist owners could live the sensuous lives of slothful, aristo-parasites.

In the 1830s, one of the world history’s greatest colonial kidnappers, transporters, slave masters and mass murderers of Africans, the British Empire, had just recently ‘freed’ its slaves in the West Indies. The colonies represented Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and a whole other list of little islands that were nothing more than African extermination centers located in the Caribbean.

Like the other mass murderers of Africans, such as the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, Danish and American Empires, the British authorities widely celebrated their so-called ’emancipation from slavery.’ The slave rebellions and escapes were too much to handle – although they never admitted this. The colonizers always stated that it was due to their European benevolence.

Through such colonial benevolence, those same European authorities refused to offer any help to the former ex-slaves. The ex-chattel dregs received no property, money, housing, food or anything – instead the authorities always compensated the wealthy slave-plantation owners and traders. The ex-slave transformed into the new criminal class of the lumpen proletariat, last hired, first hired – and only offered the worst jobs in regards to both pay and health dangers. If the ex-slave, the newly minted criminal, dared to protest, strike or riot, then the local military or paramilitary police forces would simply shoot and murder them like the killing of rabid dogs. This is what happened in such ex-colonies as Jamaica, Brazil and Louisiana during the mid to late 1800s.

As a historian, there was always another concern in regards to the abolition of slavery myth. Why did certain European and Euro-American powers legislate emancipation at different times? The British did it in the 1830s. Why the 1830s? Its imperial possessions in other parts of the world have added some understanding to the hidden history.

At this same time in world history, the British began their colonial-imperial moves to control the entire international tea market.. They had also become the greatest drug dealers in world history. The British Empire would steal tea production and seeds from China. Next, they would produce the tea on large plantations in northern India and Ceylon, (the island of Sri Lanka, off the southern tip of India), while using slave labor, or ‘coolies’ from South Asia.

Meanwhile, British tea drinking would become cheap and widely accepted in Victorian British culture, with even the British royal court having its ‘afternoon tea time.’ Finally the British would cultivate another crop of poppy plants on their same colony of India, soon called ‘The British Raj’ to sell the product as black opium paste to unwary Chinese, and thereby make millions from the addicts, while creating a permanent client base. The ingenious British capitalists and colonial officials had corralled ready consumers and ready slave workers on three different continents!

In Britain, tea became the cheap rage for all its social classes: the aristocracy, the middle class who always aped them, and even the new working classes, who had to work so many hours that they had no time for proper meals. In India, all the tea plantations had imprisoned slave workers, often worked to death, while others just died of disease.

Tea, or the milky chai stuff with masala spices, had become the new rage for the Indian colonial collaborators, or ‘the civil service.’ These same people would take over the Indian state after their so-called, ‘independence-emancipation’ in 1948.

Meanwhile in China, plagued with British ‘trading ports,’ such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, the colonizers had stolen their tea secrets, broke the Chinese tea economy, and at the same time, the Brit colonial merchants were drugging millions of Chinese with the opium poison, also cultivated in India!

Many displaced Chinese farmers had to look for work across the globe, and so they became the new coolie wage slaves found in the American west, in Andean South America, and often transported on flimsy work contracts to work on other British possessions, such as Malaya, in the Indochina region.

Tea is a light and bitter-tasting green leaf that alleviates against torpor and sloth. Often ground into power with water, or oxidized into a black dried leaf, and then sipped with deep creamy spices, camellia sinensis, offers an airy release to the doldrums of living life. It is drug, but not even close to the power of soft drugs. Tea simply refreshes the mind from its constant struggle against inertia.

Tea’s history is another story altogether. Always precious within the Chinese Middle Kingdom, Chan/Zen Buddhist monks, of the Mahayana persuasion, used and extolled tea’s virtues in helping keep the monk focused and persevering between meditation sessions. Monks in Korea and Japan also imbibed the grounded, powdery tea leaves. Soon an entire mindful ceremony revolved around the use, presentation, and sipping of tea.

Unfortunately for tea, European military colonizers and the dishonest merchants of capital had also spotted uses for the plant. They perceived tea not as a universal drink, but as a commodity for control, monopoly and export – and in the final product, a windfall of profits for their perverted dreams of laziness. To live – and never have to do any hard work again. Due to all of their gnawing cravings and desires for profit, they would perform any crime imaginable for its conquest: theft, lying, disreputable livelihoods, profiteering, enslaving, and of course, murder.

The British colonial cloak and dagger plot goes even deeper. In the 1830s, The Royal Horticultural Society hired a Scotsman, dressed in Chinese mandarin garb, like the Italian Jesuits about 200 years before him, to spy out the production of tea in China. This man, a Mr. Robert Fortune, (yes, that was his real name), was able to take copious notes and grab lots of seeds. He even transferred his loyalties to a more ominous entity, The British East India Company. And yes, this was the same notorious outfit that got its tea monopoly taken care of during the 1770s in America, and lead to the revolt there, i.e. the Boston Tea Party!

Fortune did make his Fortune for both him and his East India Company. By, the 1840s the British had established tea slave plantations in Assam and Darjeeling, and when their coffee production scam fell through in Ceylon, the British switched to tea down there. Is it not a coincidence that the British Raj of colonial India began in 1848.

The British had a hard time in rounding up coolie, indentured slaves for their plantations, so they imprisoned them inside those hellholes, and would not pay them in coin. Instead, they gave out scrap papers, which made them debt slaves to the ‘companies.’ The British even refused to supply clothing, housing – and even food. Most of the slaves would die through overwork and disease. There were many escapes. One slave plantation owner actually sent a local paramilitary force to murder the escapees.

All of this happened. Even Indian official history refuses to tell the horrid details. Maybe because their great, great grandparents helped their own British overlords in committing the mass imprisonment and mass murder.

The British Empire was always expert in the importation of foreign workers. The locals knew the dangers of working on their tea plantations, so the British colonials brought in unwary Nepalese. In Ceylon, modern Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese would not work to die on those plantations, so the British imported Tamils from southern India to work as slaves. The British then snubbed the Buddhist culture of the Sinhalese, and so they purposefully fused the tensions between the two communities leading to the recent Sinhalese extermination of the Tamil communities in Sri Lanka.

Is not interesting that in many places where the British had recently colonized, they have also left legacies of hate and murder between once peaceful communities: Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu, India-Pakistan, Ulster-Ireland, Jordan-Palestine, Iraq-Gulf States, Canada-Quebec, Malaysia-China, Egypt-Sudan, Iraq-Iran, Afghanistan-Kashmir, Kenya-Uganda, Myanmar-Burma, Australia-Aboriginal Reserves, South Africa-Boer Afrikaaner States, New Zealand-Maori Treaties, Rhodesia-Zimbabwe and Biafra-Nigeria?

And so the British Empire triumphed in their devious schemes to become the biggest tea importer monopolists around the world. We have only to look on the contemporary tea names of Lipton, Tetley and Twinning, to uncover their devious works.

The British ultimately ceded their port colonies to Chinese control – and the British lost America some 200 years before. Both the British and Indians are now milky tea drinkers. Tea has become part of their cultures – inclusive of cricket and lackadaisical civil service bureaucracies. Absurdity is everywhere and the Six Truths of History still reign supreme.

Tea has not just changed the cultures of China, Korea, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and Britain. Russia has also adopted tea drinking and its rituals with the samovar instrument to pour the stuff. Russian tea drinking actually became an integral part of its culture around the same time as British culture embraced tea, during the nineteenth-century.

Islamic medieval civilization had been enjoying the bittersweet and light brews of tea with little marzipan cakes for a thousand years before the Europeans began to monopolize the trade. They were the first merchants of both tea and coffee, and never did they pine to control the entire tea market.

In the Maghreb and the Sahel of North Africa, a marvelous tea culture has emerged among all the different nations that live there. Once the tea sits in the metal tea container for at least ten minutes, called a tetería in Spanish, then the pourer throws the first cup to the floor, which flows with loose grains. This is the cup for one’s enemies. Next, comes the first pour of hot tea around the table, and often between friends, which represents the fiery power of youth. The second round of tea usually has sugar added to it. This round signifies life’s sweet moments of love, family and one’s mastery of work. The third oblation is the final one. This last drink has a more lukewarm, grainy and bitter flavor to it. The last libation represents the bittersweet taste of life leading to old age, illness and death.

Still to this day, wage slaves in India work to death on those same British tea plantations. Now, it is the Neo-colonial State of India that encourages the murder of its own citizens. Tea retains its sacred position in Chinese universal culture, which includes calligraphy writing, distinctive stupa architecture, sublime intellectual masters, paintings on silk, pious Buddhist monks, five thousand years of history, and exquisite porcelain china. Thanks to America, and especially to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, which helped move the American Revolution along, most modern tea drinkers use tea bags in their cups. In the American Southland, they prefer iced sweet tea, or mint julep tea, to the warm black-milky stuff.

Camellia Sinensis sits on tables across the Earth and remains a prisoner to the tea corporations that want us to purchase their products. They are all distinctly displayed on most supermarket shelves across the globe. We can visit China, Korea and Japan in order to taste the powdered organic stuff – and yet even there – tea still sells on the marketplace. One can grow tea – but it only grows in particular oceanic-moderate climates. Every time we pour another cup, let us stay awake, keep mindful, and live with a mind well-freed – while always knowing its absurd and sad history.

The Amerikan Empire XI: Legal Miasmas to Rule by Sociopath

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Amerikan Empire, Amerikan gulag, arrests, attorneys, authority, beaten-forced confessions, beatings, Bill of Rights, checkpoints, citizen victims, civil forfeiture, civil trial, class, codes, collection rackets, confiscation of personal property, conflict, constitution, coporate media, corruption, court fees, crime, criminal neglect, criminal trial, criminality, cruel and unusual punishments, culture, death taxes, defense attorneys, despised minorities, despotism, dictatorship, district state attorneys, Domestic Secret Police, drugs and alcohol, elite factions, elites, empire, entrapment, estate taxes, extortion taxes, felonies, freedom, freedom to travel, freedom to use violence, government, government agents, government criminals, hegemony, history, human history, humanity, illegal searches, illegality, imperial state, infractions, injustice, jailers, jails, judges, judicial precedent, justice, Lao Tzu, large cities, law, law takers, lawgivers, lawmakers, lawyers, legal boundaries, legal immunities, legal judgments, legal madness, legal miasma, legal system, legal testimony, legal theft, legal traps, legitimate violence, lower classes, marriage taxes, misery, Monopoly Capitalism, nickel and diming methods, outrageous decrees, payments, plea bargains, police enforcers, police gangs, political elites, political hacks, political machinations, political machinery, political scams, politician sociopath, politicians, politics, poverty, power, prejudiced decisions, prison officials, prisons, property taxes, pyramid scheme, regulations, repression, restrictions, right to trial by jury, robbers, rules, sales taxes, self-defense cases, service taxes, slaves, social outcasts, social peace, society, sociopaths, state crooks, state enforcers, state murder, state revenue taxes, statutes, stealing, targets, taxes, Te Tao Ching, the Law, the public, the State, ticket fines, torture, treachery, turncoats, two-tierd legal system, tyranny, upper classes, warfare, weapons, world history
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The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer people become. The sharper men’s weapons, the more trouble in the land. The more ingenious and clever men are, the more strange things happen. The more rules and regulations, the more thieves and robbers. If a government is repressive, the people become treacherous.
Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching – chapters 57-58

Throughout the writing of my essays on this blog, I have often preferred my personal word constructions. I believe that I have helped explain the legal miasmas and historical crimes that all states, thrones and empires have birthed, nourished and proliferated against humanity throughout history. Sometimes though, I must rely on others for the perfect words describing a most horrific actuality.

But in this particular case, a religious mystic from the sixth century BCE in China, during the imperial reign of the Zhou, had spoken a more profound truth. How funny that only 2,500 years later, as a historian, I must quote from that same author. The genius of history always embraces the brute of absurdity.

The same old state and government criminals are at it again: fashioning more and more laws and thereby creating more felons, while managing more collection rackets – always constructing more prisons.

The old Zhou imperial leaders could not have imagined how a contemporary imperial state in Washington D.C. has now transformed itself through its own cracked mirrors – through the lens of its own so-called enemies. These legal thieves and robbers currently feed at the top of the pyramid scheme, and the vulture’s hunger has taken over their souls. It has led them into the obese feeding frenzy of the legal sociopath.

The stories of terror and horror even outpour into the corporate crap media. Government agents arrest and jail small farmers, and then steal their personal property over some petty little law that the local political hacks did not know existed some months previous. An unwary driver goes through a particular speed trap where local police bums confiscate the person’s hard-earned cash over an illegal search of the vehicle. A small business owner suffers a raid and confiscation of his property over a few curious cash deposits totaling under 10,000$. A homeowner loses her house of 40 years due to a missed payment of a ‘property tax.’ The list is so horrendous and long that this essay could not even do a minimum justice for the millions of those victims from such legal crimes.

Recently, I read about one of the more corrupt cities in the northeast United States, which now has a peculiar habit of stealing people’s homes due to finding their sons and daughters using illegal drugs inside of the same houses. What type of legal monster could fashion such an injustice, such outrages?

Throughout world history, laws have existed as the ‘other means’ of gaining power over the weaker parts of society. The other time honored method is simple warfare, inclusive of sanctions, invasion, mass murder, brutal reparation payments against the defeated, and occupation. Except for the Amerikan Empire, political elites throughout history have often used the latter method against the ‘foreign’ enemy.

Law is not, nor has it ever been, about justice. Law or the legal code is the most important tool within the apparatus of power. Through legal statutes, the powerful have the freedom to use whatever methods imaginable of legitimate-institutional violence against their weaker targets.

Legitimate violence has always implied the state, or any other elite faction that controls the political machinery within a particular society. For the elites, the laws represent justice because they maintain the things as they are, or the ‘social peace.’ For those under the Law, or that have to obey the enforcers of the Law, law is just another form of tyranny included with social customs, legal institutions, and commonly accepted ideologies or hegemonies.

Although the law is a brutal arbiter of legal violence, it also has the respect of the lower classes in society. The reason for this respect is that the law gives a voice to all accepted societal members. The law, in the face of the upper class judge, might not respect the voice of the unemployed beggar, but at least the beggar has a chance to speak, or plead his or her case.

The only classes of persons that the law has usually failed have been the slaves and the social outcasts. The slave loses all civil respect and legal privileges, and becomes a socially dead piece of property. The social outcast is a despised internal enemy that the general population fears, inclusive of both the elites and the poor.

This putrid legal-justice schema has been the functioning code of interpersonal disputes for hundreds of different cultures, and during thousands of years of world history.

But something has radically changed inside the recent Amerikan Empire in regards to the Law. The federal government, state governments and municipal governments have corrupted the law system into an attack mechanism that threatens, intimidates and harasses most of its citizen victims.

American citizens do have a Constitutional Bill of Rights to protect them, but the current practice of law has thrown out this same Bill of Rights through the dictatorship of ‘judicial precedent.’ In other words, the legal authorities can now twist and pervert the Law through their own political or prejudiced whims or legal judgments.

The laws do not exist for the lawgivers, but for the law takers – the unwary subjects. The lawmakers purposefully contrive and distort the laws, so that the weaker elements of the lower classes fall into various legal traps currently set up for them.

The legal traps include diverse nickel and diming mechanisms, such as the multiple fees to use the courts, and ticketing for the those that step over the movable legal boundaries. The authorities of course move and remove the boundaries constantly. Meanwhile, the lawmakers continually reward both themselves and their enforcers with legal immunities from such flexible legal traps.

In some states, such as California, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, the legal codes, or ‘revised statutes,’ now encompass volumes upon volumes of contradictory and outrageous decrees that have even surpassed the old Jewish Law found in the Torah, or the Five Books of Moses, from Genesis to Deuteronomy.

Even the Roman Empire would periodically tear away bad laws made by bad rulers. In the actual Amerikan Empire they do none of this. Once enacted, bad laws and even criminal laws stay on the books forever, and this explains why the state attorneys always try to keep the innocent behind bars, because if all the innocent prisoners rotting in the Amerikan gulag had their freedom, then most Americans would realize the total criminality of the legal system.

The Amerikan two-tied Legal System has turned into a legal miasma, creating the monster of Judge Political Hack fed through the criminality of creating more laws for the sake of instituting more laws. All of this legal madness receives its grease through the machinations of the Politician Sociopath.

This total political scam entails supporting a supposed just law, first through the entrails of the corporate media. ‘The Public’ seems to support the proposal. But then in closed chambers, the politicians and their lawyer minions build an excrescence of twined injustice. Even some judges have gasped in outrage at the results. Most criminal defense attorneys stand aghast with outright disgust.

Now across our Amerikan nightmare of dictatorship and monopoly capitalism, former crimes now exist as lawful practices of the state. The Domestic Secret Police, or the FBI, legally use the criminal system of entrapment against America’s Muslim population. There are now hundreds of Muslims rotting for life in prison due to not committing any crimes.

First they came for the despised minorities, but they are currently using entrapment on anybody and anywhere across this sickly empire. All state enforcers regularly use disreputable snitches, narcs and turncoats that have had their lies stamped with the legal seal of approval.

Police departments in collusion with state or district attorneys have increased the criminal practice and scope of civil forfeiture, where they arbitrarily rob regular citizens’ properties stating that their properties were some how connected to ‘criminality.’ If the robbed citizens want their properties returned, then they have to go through a very expensive legal system that will eventually break them economically.

State police forces, or any state enforcers, including jailers and prison officials have regularly used cruel and unusual punishments against prisoners for any minor infraction against the ‘prison rules.’ They have forced sick inmates to die cruelly in cells without receiving their medicines. They have even flayed off the skin of prisoners through flushing burning water on their bodies. Other sociopathic punishments have included forced feedings, denying decent medical care for the dying, forced drugging, pile ons of prison guards, and policemen that often suffocate the victims. Other tortures have been excessive beatings where four or more guards beat the prisoner to death or leave them paralyzed, or leaving the prisoner to rot in the solitary hole, so the prisoner becomes permanently brain-damaged. All of the state murderers have received some form of legal immunity.

The state thugs now recognize the criminal practice of forced or beaten confessions as reliable evidence.

The crooked politicians have increased the felony loads as the prisoner population has also increased substantially. Now living and enjoying life has become a felony. If a poor person wants to escape the misery of urban poverty through taking a hard drug escape, driving a vehicle fast without a license around town, or setting up a spontaneous street party with lots of drinking – these acts could land that person in prison as a felon, and destroy his or her chances of ever getting a job.

The right to trial by jury has been lost for most Americans. Now the district attorneys simply pile on the felony counts before sentencing. The overworked defense attorney then has to recommend his or her client to do the plea bargain flim flam game. The accused will have to do some prison time over a lesser crime that he or she did not even commit.

In many parts of the US, we still have the freedom to buy guns, yet we lack the rights in using them. Even in self-defense cases, we will still have to undergo some type of criminal or civil trial. How many Americans have 20,000$ in capital reserves for all the necessary legal fees?

We supposedly have the freedom to travel too. But as we drive on the highways and byways in this land, the state and local police gangs wait furtively off the sides of the roads in order to trap us for speeding or other minor moving violations, such as passing without using signals, or suddenly swerving over the shoulder line. Near the border areas, the federal police stop all vehicles and ask intrusive questions. Most states have regular police checkpoints for DUIs, license and registration checks, safety checks, seat belt checks, insurance checks and even drug dog searches.

And yet with all this repression and lack of any real freedom, the state crooks regularly nickel and dime us through periodically raising the sales taxes, marriage taxes, death taxes, service taxes, utility taxes, property taxes and annual state revenue taxes. And there are more taxes and fees that the madmen and women dream up. We continue to pay them as extortion rackets because if we stopped paying them, then the full fury of the Law would fall mercilessly upon us

The Amerikan imperial state has bound us within the black widow spider webs of legal miasma. But we are even worse off than this terrible actuality. Those holding power honestly believe that their legal crimes entail legal justice. We are now at the mercy of unrelenting and pitiless monsters. Hollywood horror movies have referred to them as sociopaths. The terrible reality is that it will only get worse.

Thankfully, an ancient Chinese seer could point to such a ghastly future.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worlds of Pharmakopeia III: Opiates, Drugs of the Sweet Death

Posted: July 19, 2014 in Afghanistan, Africa, African-American ghettos, Amerikan Empire, artists, Asia, Basque Country, Bayer Company, bedridden sick, black gold, Black Panthers, bohemians, Boxer Rebellion, British East India Company, cannabis, capitalism, Charles Baudelaire, China, Chinese Communist Revolution, Chinese Nationalist Revolution, CIA, cinema, Colombia, colonialism, cool, counterculture, criminals, death, diarrhea, dictatorships, doctors, dope, Dorian Gray, drogue, drug addicts, drug dealers, drug prohibition, drugs, Dutch naval empire, dying patients, Egypt, empire, epiciers, ETA, eternal youth, eugenics, Europe, fashion models, FBI, God of Sleep, Golden Crescent, Golden Triangle, Greece, grunge, gunpowder, hashish, herbs, heroin, heroin chic, heroin flicks, heroin subculture, Hippocrates, hipsters, history, Hollywood actors, homeless, Hong Kong, ideology, India, Islamic merchants, jazz, jazz artists, joy, junkies, KMT, Kosovo Liberation Army, Kuomintang, Latino community ghettoes, Laudanum, legal opiates, legal privileges, mafias, Marseilles, medicine, merchandise, merchants, Mesopotamia, metal, Mexico, militancy, monopolies, morphine, movie subgenre, musicians, narcos, narcotics, nausea, nodding, Northern Ireland, NSA, occult, opiate serum, opiates, Opium, opium dens, opium tar, Opium Wars, Orient, pain, plants, poets, poppies, Portuguese naval empire, prescriptions, prison gulag, punk, Qing Dynasty, radicalized youth, rebellions, rebels, Red Army Faction, release, Renaissance, rock artists, rock music, romantics, scientists, Second British Empire, sensuality, Shanghai, skinniness, slaves, smoking, spice sellers, squatters, suffering, sugar, sweet death, Taiping Rebellion, the Americas, the State, Thomas de Quincey, trade, tramps, Turkey, unknown pains, urban areas, US Indochina invasion, weight loss, withdrawls, youth resistance
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Our English word for drug comes from the French word, ‘drogue.’ La drogue signified merchandise, but not just any merchandise commonly found in the markets of seventeenth-century Marseilles, France. This merchandise, like the other dangerous concoctions around the world, came from the Orient, or Asia. ‘Epiciers,’ or the spice sellers, legally sold this occult, hard stuff.

This drogue was a peculiarly special medicine, and not just for the ailing. It was really for those unfortunate, bedridden sick, dying from terrible and unknown pains. La drogue always sat ready for its desperate takers. It willfully took flight with its sacrificial victims onto the sweet ride of death.

Writing of death, the decade of the 1830s was an exceptional period for the ruthless scavenger cloaked in the monk’s robe, sporting the skull face and carrying the European peasant’s scythe. But this look of death was a bit more distinct and sensual. It didn’t fume the rancid Euro-sailor reek that made most foreigners almost vomit. It smelled more like a long pipe of sweet-smelling tar mixed with tobacco, or even cannabis. Accompanying this drug of the sweet death, was a deep aroma of British gunpowder and the bad death.

The greatest drug dealers in human history have not been the Colombian or Mexican narcos-cartels, nor the Afghan poppy bosses of the Golden Crescent, nor even the Kuomintang plant lords of the Golden Triangle; instead, the greatest drug dealers in human history have been two humongous Empires found in world history: the Second British Empire, (1783-1956), and the current Amerikan Empire, (the USA), with special emphases on its intelligence services, both the CIA and the DEA, or the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Within the dens and markets on the dirty South Pacific sea, off the coast of China, such as Hong Kong, existed the Imperial Trade. The time was around the 1830s. The British ran the Trade and controlled most the monopolies on the Trade. Other Europeans and European-colonials also participated in the madness, and just like the days of African slavery.

That sinister trade in humans meant the Black Gold kidnapped on the ‘dark continent,’ and then murdered en mass on the American continents during the 1700s. But this latter trade flourished under a stickier commodity.

The Qing Dynasty in China could not tolerate such attacks to its honor and dignity. The Europeans had slowly moved into the ports and cities, like Shanghai. Not only did the smelly and untrustworthy Europeans move in, but they stayed and demanded special ‘rights,’ or legal privileges for their dopey merchants.

The Euros also commanded special monopolies on their sacred commodities. The British, French, Dutch, Americans, Germans, Italians, Russians, and other flush faced monstrosities walked the ancient streets of the Chinese Emperor like demons on parade. The other devious interlopers were Japanese merchants.

The Qing Emperor decided to act and demanded that the British respect his law banning the importation of this other Black Gold, opium, and this time cultivated in Iran, Afghanistan and India. This Black Gold of the nineteenth-century had the infamous name of the Opium Trade.

Like other European colonial thugs before and after, the British East India Company refused to respect the Chinese law in the land of China. Did the British East India Company respect the Americans’ anti-Tea tax rebellions during the Revolutionary War in 1776?

The British already had the tea, and very soon, tea drinking became part of British middle class culture, with creamy milk added, and which is still widely popular in Britain today. But what about the millions of Chinese addicts visiting the dirty dens infested with bed bugs, so they could the smoke the magical pipe and hopefully – die the sweet death?

Britain weighed its options carefully, and decided that it could defeat the once great Chinese Qing Emperor. They were right. The British fought at least two full-scale wars against the corrupt and decadent, Chinese imperial court, murdering 50,000 Chinese anti-opium fighters with British rifle musket fire. The evil joke was on the Chinese, since they had first invented gunpowder about a thousand years ago! The British monopolists also took the port island city of Hong Kong, which they would not return to China until 1997.

China meanwhile began to drown within its own loss of face. The Taiping Rebellion would burst against the hated and dishonest European ‘buyers and sellers.’ Even with that defeat, the Chinese organized themselves into even more powerful secret societies, such as the Boxers, which also led to a full-on rebellion – and later, the Chinese Nationalist Revolution. With the Communist victory of 1949, the Chinese finally instituted r