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This is what we've got going on yo >.<

Our well lobbied government legislates whats good for us. They have always decided what is poison, what is a dangerous or hazzardous substance. The DEA enforces laws banning drugs our government decided are bad for us; unfortunately this includes hemp, one of the most durable fibers known and an easy alternative to tree pulp for paper products. The FDA and EPA allows You to be poisoned via vaccinations, public water, additives in food, toxins in the air you breath.

spend some time, google or youtube

the additaves to your drinking water and food; from flouride to high fructose corn syurp wtf are you doing to your insides, how safe is it

the history of hazzardous materials and vaccinations in the United States and the outcome of their exposure to the human body and the ecosystem;

The history of marijuana in the United States, the uses, side effects and legislation of the fedarally criminal substance, states rights vs fedral govt override of states rights keeping marijuana illegal.

When you develop an illness over the counter or street drugs can't cure you turn to your doctor and your doctor turns you over to big pharma as he/she has been conditioned to do since med school. The pharmaceutical companies then profit off of you until the ailment kills you/you die. Many medications prescribed to people are substances they will have to take daily for the rest of their life. The younger you are when you are diagnosed with a treatable disease the longer the pharmaceutical companies can profit off of you.

If you did what the previous spioler tag told you to do by now you've run into things that have you wondering wtf is up. Many new diagnoses, a pill to fix any condition for as long as you live or are healthy enogh for sexual activity ask your doctor if getitup is right for you. The elderly and children are a huge market even though a lot of antidepressents prescribed to teens makes them suicidal and Riddlin makes youngsters love Phil Collins.

Now do what you did above and check out big pharma, single out some drugs and see what they treat, how they were tried and what the side effects are.

Big business, money cozying up to government is nothing new. The haves can always talk louder and bribe better the have nots. Big oil, weapons manafacturers and big pharma have it made, and our government has a history of supporting the bad guy until enough US civilians get sick they have to admit they were wrong. I'm sure we've all seen DEET being sprayed all over those kids in black and white.

you get what I'm going for here right? Have a good look at the history of our government legislating pro business and who spends the most lobbying our representatives right now.

Our leaders live high while we're being poisoned and opressed and our planet is in peril, we're talking about hundreds of millions of refugees with their homes under water by the time we're old farts and our kids are old enough to see the disasterous outcome and ask why the fuck didnt you do something to stop this? Katrina and Gustav were previews of a pissed off climate and what FEMA intends to do about us.

Look at the environmental sciences and where the reports are coming from. Look at the ecological practices business are getting away with. Investigate FEMA; who they answer to, what they are required to do for the public, how their budget is spent.

The system was far from perfect before George W stole the first election from Al Gore in 2000, but for eight years his executive administration has done an outstanding job of preventing our constitutional rights and liberties from protecting us anymore. The war on terror gave this illegal president the power to consider any one on the planet a terrorist and subject to punishment and depending on which kind of terrorist you are you might very well find yourself not protected by the Geneva convention ie torture because the military commissions act overrides the convention.

Read the oppressive and invasive laws this administration has proposed and passed. Look at W's long list of executive orders. Familiarize yourself with the constitution of the US, what the bill of rights and Geneva code do to protect you.

This presidency has played the American people for suckers. W denied climate change, relied on documents provided by research groups that were funded by Exxon; eventually the rest of the world twisted his arm via Kyoto protocol and W had to admit global warming was real. Consider where we are now in terms of climate destabilization as compared to wtf is global warming eight years ago. Its a shame Al Gore backed down in 2000, as a consolation prize we got An Inconvenient Truth.

by now you already have a new window open to investigate Exxon. Check out OPEC while you're at it.

W needed a way for him and his circle to profit off his presedency and keep the progressively larger ADD crowd focused on something besides himself. The solution was "terrorist attacks" on 9/11, an invasion of middle eastern countries and a prolonged war in Iraq. Big oil has (almost) all of the pipelines it ever dreamed of thanks to the war on terror. These fucks charged you over 4 bucks for a gallon of gas all fucking summer. The war even conveniently gets rid of some of the depleted uranium piling up around here. Its in the bullets our soldiers are shooting terrorists with. All that radioactive crap has to go somewhere right? When the Iraqui's start getting medical treatment for all the shit this war has done to them big pharma will explode with new wealth; I'm sure they're all about ready for zoloft now. Put down the gun and pick up the pills like we do in America.

You've seen the government allows business to make us sick and big pharma come to our rescue. Its doing the same now in other countries. Review the information about 9/11, see who did and who is making money off this war.

The only ~almost~ benefit we can see come from this presidency is that it has been so alarmingly bad that people who used to not give much of a shit about politics educated themselves and spread the word. The more you study the key players, their associations, their legislation, all of W's executive orders, the more we return to the scene of their crimes; the more there is to learn and the more disturbing it gets. Pretty fucking disturbing actually. -_-;

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I never took antidepressants when I was depressed. Although around that time my sister was constantly angry, giving herself headaches, & taking a lot of tylenol. As for corn syrup & fluoride I stay away from them as best as I can.


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I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

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*shrug* I think I've become immune to being surprised by this horror show we're all living. When you start putting all of the puzzle pieces together you see the goal of the ruling elite; use people to their profit and when they can't use us anymore we need to die. 6+ billion people on the planet is too many to easily control and too much of a drain on resources. There must be a million ways they're killing humanity, from something as obvious as traditional warfare to the sneaky 'do it to their food/water/shots they'll never know'. The bottom line is depopulation. Everyone reading this is on the threatened species list. Whoever is left after these sickos go out of their way to fulfill the end times prophecies ~even the Maya said 2012~gets to be the new serfs and peasants taking care of said elite who will ride the worst of it out in Deep Underground Military Bases. Check out Denver airport and DUMB's. Plenty of articles and footage; google and youtube. You've probably come across something about them if you've been taking a look at FEMA.

From http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/

Listen to Brian Clement's raw food speech in Amsterdam, March 2008. About food lies, codex and 2 billion people that are about to die.

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  • first, the legal definitions:
    "(1) COMMISSION- The term `Commission' means the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism established under section 899C.
    • `(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization' means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.
      `(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism' means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
      `(4) IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE- The term `ideologically based violence' means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual's political, religious, or social beliefs."

    Didja get all that fancy talk for: oppose the govt or mention shooting the prez on yer blog n yer a terrorist

    :)

    `The Congress finds the following:

    • `(1) The development and implementation of methods and processes that can be utilized to prevent violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in the United States is critical to combating domestic terrorism.
      I wonder if this includes putting more prozac in public drinking water. We all know ppl who are numb from the eyebrows down arent terrorists!
      `(2) The promotion of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence exists in the United States and poses a threat to homeland security.
      ie oh crap ppl are catching on to the lies and are starting to get pissed! We better do something before they(us terrorists) do.
      `(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.
      You've visitited this site and read the articles, participated in anti govt agenda campaignes; you're a terrorist!
      `(4) While the United States must continue its vigilant efforts to combat international terrorism, it must also strengthen efforts to combat the threat posed by homegrown terrorists based and operating within the United States.
      Strengthing efforts by having the military police our streets right? That's unconstitutional btw
      `(5) Understanding the motivational factors that lead to violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence is a vital step toward eradicating these threats in the United States.
      Understand? 8 years of W, illegal wars for profit, millions of civis slaughtered and our family members coming home missing limbs. WTF is there they don't understand?
      `(6) Preventing the potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily accomplished solely through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and can benefit from the incorporation of State and local efforts.
      Open the door to have state govts put the real id chip in our asses why dont ya? Please, please spy on us even more!
      `(7) Individuals prone to violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence span all races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs, and individuals should not be targeted based solely on race, ethnicity, or religion.
      Wait! Hasn't the republican party members told us Obama is Muslim or Arab or... Oh wait, he's just kinda black.
      `(8) Any measure taken to prevent violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism in the United States should not violate the constitutional rights, civil rights, or civil liberties of United States citizens or lawful permanent residents.
      :rotflmao: are you serious? This crap in conjunction with the military commissions act is laughable.
      `(9) Certain governments, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia have significant experience with homegrown terrorism and the United States can benefit from lessons learned by those nations.
      Welcome to the New World Order, enjoy the Amero.

    pssssst

    [*]

    Our founding fathers gave us the right to keep guns in our nightstands and closets and pick up trucks so that in the event our govt ceased to be a free and fair democracy we could use those guns to defend our freedoms, violently if necessary, and put the government back in line. This legislation literally craps all over that insinuating that anyone who would take violent action against the govt is a terrorist. This piece of legislation blurs the line between patriot with inalienable rights and radical terrorist. This piece of legislation is bullshit designed to label concerned citizens violent criminals.

    [*]Passed the House of Representatives October 23, 2007.

    [*]can't say I didn't warn you before now either


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The U.S. government, under a program called REX 84, runs approximately 3,708 detention camps nationwide. They are all fully operational and ready to recieve prisoners should the US government institute matial law.

The Rex 84 Program was initially established as a way to deal with a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.

Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.

The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.

Concentration Camp Locations:

http://www.squidoo.com/usaconcetratio...

All 9/11 Truthers, Ron Paul supporters, and all who resist the New World Order are on the "red list", and will be detained and executed in FEMA concentration camps two weeks before martial law is declared. We will be placed in the plastic coffin bins seen in this video. For an aerial view of these coffins, look it up in google maps (maps.google.com) or google earth by pasting in the following coordinates:

33°33'57.36"N 83°29'6.26"W

This facility is located off Lions Club Road in Madison, GA. They allegedly will not answer inquiries about the purported use of the boxes.

These coffins are stacked on pallets, upside down on each other (about 17 per pallet). Apparently the Government is expecting one million people to die relatively soon, and the Atlanta Airport is a major airline traffic hub, probably the biggest in the country, which means Georgia is a prime base to conduct military operations and coordination. It is also the home of the CDC, the Center for Disease Control. One million plastic coffins "just in case something happens". When has our government every been so efficient?

There are over 3,700 FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) camps over the United States all fully staffed and operational, just waiting to take in the noncompliant population under the appropriate circumstances.

Educate yourself. For information on the coffins, click the links below.

http://www.polyguardvaults.com/index....

http://www.libertyforlife.com/jail-po...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_84

Don't be a fool - if you do not get out now, you have no excuse when martial law is declared - you've been forewarned. Good luck!

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Millions of these containers are popping up all across America. They are FEMA made Plastic coffins made for crematoriums.

The government says they are for in case of a terror attack and biological weapons are used but yeah right...why would they premake millions of coffins and place them all around the USA if they were not sure of something...

OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE START A REVOLUTION BEFORE WE ARE ALL DEAD!

MAYBE ITS FOR OUR BODYS WHEN MARTIAL LAW IS COMMENCED OR MAYBE THEY ARE FOR A PRE-PLANNED DISEASE OUTBREAK OR MAYBE THE RETURN OF PLANET X I DONT KNOW BUT THEY ARE NOT THERE FOR NOTHING!!!

the measurements are 3 feet wide by 7 feet long and could hold even the biggest fatass American or 2 or multiple children... does it scare you? it should. Not to mention all the prison camps and concentration camps poping up...beware something bad is going to happen...

Please look up REX 84 may your god keep you strong through our end.

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www.infowars.com KLBJ 7/20/08

Yep, these are cheap plastic coffins. Hundreds of thousands of them. Don't believe it?

http://www.infowars.com/?p=3482

Why coffins? Why in the middle of Georgia?

Well, apparently the Government is expecting a half million people to die relatively soon, and the Atlanta Airport is a major airline traffic hub, probably the biggest in the country, which means Georgia is a prime base to conduct military operations and coordination. It is also the home of the CDC, the Center for Disease Control. I don't want to alarm anyone, but usually you don't buy 500,000 plastic coffins "just in case something happens," you buy them because you know something is going to happen. These air tight seal containers would be perfect to bury victims of plague or biological warfare in, wouldn't they?

More info on the coffins:

http://www.polyguardvaults.com/index....

Obama

http://www.infowars.com/?p=3466

2008 Bohemian Grove Guest List Obtained By 9/11 Truth Activists

http://www.prisonplanet.com/2008-bohe...

An official guest list for Bohemian Grove's 2008 midsummer encampment along with a map of the Grove's facilities has been obtained by a San Francisco based action group who held protests and information drives outside the entrance to the elite summer retreat.

The list reveals that amongst the hundreds of corporate representatives, government officials and banking elites, guests also included former president George H.W. Bush, David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, as well as several former directors of the CIA, including James Woolsey.

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Confession of a CIA Agent about FEMA - Important !!!

Martial Law over America.

Leave America as fast as you

can

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take what ya want and leave the rest


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lil plastic coffins fer u n me

wtf else could these storage devices be for? Ppl are starting to freak over it; 'bout time.

FEMA's 2008 Budget Cuts Back on FIRE Grants

Mar 12, 2007 4:50 PM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its FY 2008 budget request, which increases funding for the U.S. Fire Administration while reducing the amount of money available for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

AFG Grants Home

While wildfires in the west get worse every year threatening ever more life and property the agency set up to protect us from such hazards cuts funding.

The FY 2008 budget request represents the first combined budget to incorporate the components of the Department of Homeland Security's Preparedness Directorate that transferred to FEMA as directed by the FY 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. As such, analyses of the requested $8.02 billion in funding requested presents a cohesive picture of how the newly redesigned FEMA will be funded and operate.

The FY 2008 budget request reflects the first year of a three-year phased approach that will improve the core competencies necessary to meet FEMA's commitment to serve the public and be the nation's preeminent emergency management agency. The requested total funding for legacy programs transferred to FEMA and FEMA's existing programs represents an 11% increase, or $601 million, for a total of $5.8 billion in FY 2008.

The budget request includes two key elements associated with the reorganization of FEMA under the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act:

  • $100 million increase for FEMA's Vision Initiatives, including staffing increases, new technologies, and targeted investment in equipment and supplies that will support emergency management efforts across preparedness, protection, response and recovery.
  • $48 million transfer from the Disaster Relief Fund to the Operations, Planning and Support account to convert FEMA's Cadre of On-Call Response Employee positions with four-year terms into permanent full-time employees.

Additional funding over FY 2007 enacted levels is requested for the Disaster Relief Fund ($213.5 million), the National Flood Insurance Fund ($215 million), the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program ($6.5 million) and the U.S. Fire Administration ($1.9 million).

The FY 2008 budget request also includes $2.2 billion to support grant programs; provide technical assistance funding; and support training programs to federal, state, local and tribal partners under FEMA. While this suggests a $1.2 billion decrease from the FY 2007 enacted level, it does not reflect the $1 billion Public Safety Interoperable Communications grant program, which FEMA will be co-administering with the Department of Commerce.

As interoperable communications projects have accounted for almost 28% of state grant program expenditures in recent program years, the PSIC grant program will supplement the significant investments made by DHS in state and local preparedness efforts. The PSIC funding is not captured as part of the FY 08 request as it was appropriated per the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 from anticipated spectrum auction. However, the funding will add to the total level of grant funding that will be made available to state and local governments.

Although the total grant funding requested includes a decrease in the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, the FY 2008 request will fund hundreds of grants, focusing on those applications that enhance the most critical capabilities of local response in the event of a terrorist attack or major disasters. Since the program began in FY 2001, Congress has appropriated over $3.6 billion to fund grants to state and local first responders, with FY 2006 funding still being distributed and the FY 2007 grant application process just beginning.

Finally, the FY 2008 request does include several decreases in funding for programs that transferred out of FEMA or changes in grant allocations that reflect a move toward placing more funding in programs that are better coordinated with state and local homeland security strategies and are allocated on the basis of risk. Included in these decreases are the transfer of the National Disaster Medical System from FEMA to the Department of Health and Human Services and the reduction of the Emergency Food and Shelter Grant programs.

so we see more examples of how FEMA says fuck you to the people who need immediate assistance to live/save lives. Less and less is their job to protect you. More and more their function focuses on the evil terrorists attacks. The fed can't force real id chips on us, but the states can and FEMA has over 2 billion dollars to persuade them to do so. FEMA is not your friend.

KATRINA TIMELINE

"We've all worked hard over the last few years to prepare for another big hurricane and Gustav is going to be it." Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson.

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Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it. -John Lennon

take a minute and look up MK-ULTRA

While yer at it check out the history of the CIA and what ppl who have left the CIA have to say about it.

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Not sure mind control is used on you?

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FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS TORTURED BY CHICAGO DETECTIVES REJOICE AT FIRST ARREST

By Liliana Segura, AlterNet

A 25-year fight to bring Jon Burge and detectives who

tortured at least 150 black men into confession to justice

reaches a crucial stage.

http://www.alternet.org/rights/104732/


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Transportation Worker Identification Credential -- a TWIC card.

The TWIC card will require a criminal background check, and will include Smart Card biometric identifiers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants you to have a Real ID card that's very similar to the TWIC card. But DHS is failing to implement the Real ID because state governments are resisting. Twenty one states are refusing to comply with the REAL ID. It's probably the biggest rebellion against the federal government since the Civil War.

The President has issued a presidential directive, HSD12, aiming to force all federal employees AND CONTRACTORS to carry a Smart Card.

There are 1.8 million federal employees, excluding elected officials, the military, and employees of the Postal Service. But it won't end there.

DHS is also attempting to impose Smart Cards on truckers and railroad workers, covering another 3.5 million workers. And the maritime/TWIC portion of the strategy will apply to about 700,000 workers.

You can learn more about TWIC on our Talking Points page, and REAL ID at our campaign page for repealing the READ ID Act.


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PIGS WITH MOUSE GENES: HOW GM ANIMALS MAY BE ENTERING THE FOOD CHAIN WITHOUT LABELING

By Ari LeVaux, AlterNet

The FDA may be taking the public, and nature, down a

dangerous path.

http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/105424/

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The swelling numbers waiting outside homeless shelters and

food pantries around the country have grown by at least 30

percent since the summer.

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/108622/

There are now 36.2 million Americans who cope daily with hunger, up by more than 3 million since 2000, according to the Food Research and Action Center in Washington, D.C. The number of people in the worst-off category -- the hungriest -- rose by 40 percent since 2000, to nearly 12 million people.


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IVY LEAGUE DUNCES HAVE LED AMERICA OFF A CLIFF

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig

Don't expect the Harvard crowd to fix it either. They can't.

They are loyal to the decaying political and financial

systems that empowered them.

http://www.alternet.org/story/111376/

The multiple failures that beset the country, from our mismanaged economy to our shredded constitutional rights to our lack of universal health care to our imperial debacles in the Middle East, can be laid at the feet of our elite universities. Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, along with most other elite schools, do a poor job educating students to think. They focus instead, through the filter of standardized tests, enrichment activities, advanced-placement classes, high-priced tutors, swanky private schools and blind deference to all authority, on creating hordes of competent systems managers. The collapse of the country runs in a direct line from the manicured quadrangles and halls in places like Cambridge, Mass., Princeton, N.J., and New Haven, Conn., to the financial and political centers of power.

The nation’s elite universities disdain honest intellectual inquiry, which is by its nature distrustful of authority, fiercely independent and often subversive. They organize learning around minutely specialized disciplines, narrow answers and rigid structures that are designed to produce certain answers. The established corporate hierarchies these institutions service -- economic, political and social -- come with clear parameters, such as the primacy of an unfettered free market, and with a highly specialized vocabulary. This vocabulary, a sign of the "specialist" and of course the elitist, thwarts universal understanding. It keeps the uninitiated from asking unpleasant questions. It destroys the search for the common good. It dices disciplines, faculty, students and, finally, experts into tiny, specialized fragments. It allows students and faculty to retreat into these self-imposed fiefdoms and neglect the most-pressing moral, political and cultural questions. Those who defy the system -- people like Ralph Nader -- are branded as irrational and irrelevant. These elite universities have banished self-criticism. They refuse to question a self-justifying system. Organization, technology, self-advancement and information systems are the only things that matter.

"Political silence, total silence," said Chris Hebdon, a Berkeley undergraduate. He went on to describe how various student groups gather at Sproul Plaza, the center of student activity at the University of California, Berkeley. These groups set up tables to recruit and inform other students, a practice know as "tabling."

"Students table for Darfur, no one tables for Iraq. Tables on Sproul Plaza are ethnically fragmented, explicitly pre-professional (The Asian American Pre-Law or Business or Pre-Medicine Association). Never have I seen a table on globalization or corporatization. Students are as distracted and specialized and atomized as most of their professors. It’s vertical integration gone cultural. And never, never is it cutting-edge. Berkeley loves the slogan 'excellence through diversity,' which is a farce of course if one checks our admissions stats (most years we have only one or two entering Native Americans), but few recognize multiculturalism’s silent partner -- fragmentation into little markets. Our Sproul Plaza shows that so well -- the same place Mario Savio once stood on top of a police car is filled with tens of tables for the pre-corporate, the ethnic, the useless cynics, the recreational groups, etc."

I sat a few months ago with a former classmate from Harvard Divinity School who is now a theology professor. When I asked her what she was teaching, she unleashed a torrent of obscure academic code words. I did not understand, even with three years of seminary, what she was talking about. You can see this absurd retreat into specialized, impenetrable verbal enclaves in every graduate department across the country. The more these universities churn out these stunted men and women, the more we are flooded with a peculiar breed of specialist. This specialist blindly services tiny parts of a corporate power structure he or she has never been taught to question and looks down on the rest of us with thinly veiled contempt.

I was sent to boarding school on a scholarship at the age of 10. By the time I had finished eight years in New England prep schools and another eight at Colgate and Harvard, I had a pretty good understanding of the game. I have also taught at Columbia, New York University and Princeton. These institutions, no matter how mediocre you are, feed students with the comforting self-delusion that they are there because they are not only the best but they deserve the best. You can see this attitude on display in every word uttered by George W. Bush. Here is a man with severely limited intellectual capacity and no moral core. He, along with Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who attended my boarding school and went on to Yale, is an example of the legions of self-centered mediocrities churned out by places like Andover, Yale and Harvard. Bush was, like the rest of his caste, propelled forward by his money and his connections. That is the real purpose of these well-endowed schools -- to perpetuate their own.


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