Thom Hartmann: Must see!
The TRUE story of the Tea Party
Friday is Boston Tea Party day. Most of us have been lied to by our history books about what really happened that day, and why they did it. The colonists dressed like ‘indians’ to go incognito, not just for the sake of those on the ships with the tea crates, but also so they would have plausible deniability as far as recognizing each other. This was a HUGE property damage attack against the powers that be. They didn’t do it for taxation without representation. That’s been put in the history books so that we are programed to accept taxation in the guise of representation. They did it because the EAST INDIA COMPANY was not being taxed, and was undercutting the mom and pop tea traders, and traders in other goods. Local traders were called in essence ‘terrorists’.
Global civil society is being threatened by a system based on power and not on human values. Day after day it represses basic freedoms and consistently favors the greed of the few over the needs of the many. This power finances wars, food and pharmaceutical monopolies, it sponsors dictatorial regimes across the globe, destroying environments, manipulating and censoring information flow and transparency.
Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the question, Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.
~DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
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For the first time on record, the Chinese Communist party has lost all control, with the population of 20,000 in this southern fishing village now in open revolt.
The last of Wukan’s dozen party officials fled on Monday after thousands of people blocked armed police from retaking the village, standing firm against tear gas and water cannons.
Since then, the police have retreated to a roadblock, some three miles away, in order to prevent food and water from entering, and villagers from leaving. Wukan’s fishing fleet, its main source of income, has also been stopped from leaving harbour.