Dec 5, 2011
Crisis: Sixth Amendment in coma
1. The Sixth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution you find quoted above and - in case you missed it - it is in coma, since the U.S. Senate has proposed a Bill to effectively terminate it, to assure unrestricted waterboarding of just anyone the authorities dislike, of course - for "So it goes" - In The Name Of The Ideals Of The Land Of The Brave And The Free.
Here is a report in Wired by Spencer Ackermann:
This is its first paragraph
And here its fifth, with a link to the opening quote:
Here is nearly all of its last two paragraphs:
2. Will Obama Veto the castration of the Sixth Amendment?
There is a possible way out: President Obama, who promised repeatedly to close Guantanamo Bay but didn't, has recently said he will veto this measure if the Senate passes it.
I recommend you read the original I quoted from:
Comparison with the Heroic Dutch (Lesson from History)
As it happens, I have seen many similar pictures, though not quite as sick as the picture I am now referring to, nor as colorful, for they were mostly in black and white, in the books my parents had about German concentration-camps of World War II, where my grandfather was murdered, and of which my father survived nearly 4 years.
They were locked up there after being arrested in June 1941, for being involved in the February-Strike of 1941, that was directed against the German razzias against Jews.
My father and grandfather were betrayed by Dutchmen; arrested by the Amsterdam Municipal Police; handed over by Dutch policemen to the SS for interrogation by torture (being communists and members of the resistance); and convicted by Dutch judges in a Dutch court as "political terrorists", and then sent to concentration camps. (*)
A Dutch woman called Lan(d)sbergen has told me and the world 1 1/2 years on Phoenix Rising - the site for people with ME, that she seems to troll for professor Bleijenberg, who has an assistant called Lan(d)sbergen - that "the Dutch find" such statements "offensive". (**) The moderators of Phoenix Rising agreed. (Dutch blood, perhaps?) Two months later, precisely the same happened again, instigated by the same person, on the MECFSforum.
The Dutch are like that: Over 99% collaborated in World War II, and helped the Nazis destroy more than 1% of the population, for reason of lacking the excellence of belonging to the Aryan Race.
A few weeks ago, Mr. Corsten, the President of the Dutch High Court - an institution that now for over forty years has allowed Dutch mayors, Dutch aldermen, Dutch police commissioners, Dutch district attorneys and Dutch municipal and provincial bureaucrats to become millionaires by helping the drugsmafia to sell drugs in a construction that is totally illegal but nevertheless allowed ("tolerated", the tolerant Dutch judges smile kindly and tolerantly) now for over forty years because it is extremely profitable, while all Dutch judges and district attorneys have for forty years refused to even discuss it, refused to act against it and refused to investigate it - found the enormous moral courage in himself to "make apologies to the Dutch nation" because... all of the Dutch judicial apparatus, including judges, district attorneys and policemen, with a few rare personal exceptions, that mostly did not survive WW II, had collaborated with the Nazis during WW II while being fully aware of the razzias on the Jews, and of the character of Nazism.
All were corrupt; all collaborated; and - God knows - most collaborators agreed with the Fuehrer, though they certainly would and did deny that since May 1945.
Mr. Corsten did not find the moral courage or legal decency to breathe as much as a critical sigh over the now since 1968 or 1969 ongoing "toleration policy" for dealing illegal drugs, nor does he ever seem to have breathed anything in public about the need for legalizing what you can't control, if you don't want to help the Dutch drugs mafia, which indeed has many able and extremely rich Dutch lawyers and executioners on its payrolls, and namely to the extent that a Dutch lawyer these days - whose title is the prefix "Mr." meaning "Master", namely "in law" - are called "Mafia mates". Indeed, many are, and are proud to be.
For an excuse of 40 years (now) of willing drugscorruption by the whole Dutch governing elite, the Dutch nation probably has to wait for mr. Corsten's greatgrandson (***) to become president of the Dutch High Court, around 2100: Then there might be public apologies, though I much doubt it, for many of the then still ruling political and judicial families will want to avoid having the sources or the extent of their own familial riches investigated. (****)
4. The lesson for U.S. citizens
What's the point of mentioning all this, in a text about the latest gross moral idiocy of U.S. politicians?
The point is that, so far as I know men, once the Senate has destroyed the Bill of Rights, by A Democratic Majority Of Honest Well-meaning People's Representatives, most citizens, policemen, bureaucrats, judges, and military folks will be glad and proud to be its willing executioners (*****):
I much hope President Obama finds it in him to locate his spine and indeed veto this step towards a United States of Government Terrorism, but having seen his performance of Guantanamo Bay I will not believe it until I see it.
- Three documents:
My father's story + my story + my Human Rights
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space-
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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