Slowdown or Showdown: The ILWU takes on the Port plus Shahid Butar: Bill of Rights v Patriot Act

Air Cascadia
program date: 
Wed, 07/04/2012

The USA Patriot Act, according to our beloved government is explained right (No pun intended) here:

And the Bill of Rights? Here it is:


It is difficult to understand where we find ourselves in these fluorescent days of mall-struck blindness, gun-shot madness, media badasses, the lonely on-line legions of hearts that have lost their beat, the minds that have lost their wisdom teeth.  Where we once lived  try-anything lives, amid the tumbling dice in our reaview mirrors, now we huddle in the ruins, buried under a rubble of debt and taxes, burned by the sun of of our Angry Gods.

Debt and taxxes for 99 % of us.  Ninety-nine percent.  According to the US Census Bureau, as of 2011, there are 311,591,917  of us.  99% of that number is 308,475,998.  2012, Call it 310 billion people.

With odds like that, you'd think that the arc of history being long, it would tend toward justice.  Apparently, what looked like an arc from the Shores of Albion, from Birmingham, from the City of Lovely Brotherhood, from sea to sliming sea, is really more like a circle: a circle of moneymen that grows tighter by the minute.  More like a noose every year.


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