Guns Are for the Elect, and Their Mercenaries!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Heartland Institute,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“Rep. Rangel: Law abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry guns.
Reporter: But, you’re protected by guns all over the place here at the Capitol.
Rep. Rangel: Well, that’s a little different. I think we deserve… I think we need to be protected down here.”
– Rep. Charlie Rangel (D), New York City
(If this isn’t hypocrisy at the highest level, I don’t know what is.)

My Commentary: Silly peasants. Guns are for the elect, and their mercenaries!

(note: though I previously shared a slightly different version of this artwork in June of 2017, within my post, “To the State, No Lives Matter…,” I still felt compelled to offer up an alternative commentary when I saw it again, due to the recent anti-gun push triggered by the latest school shooting, here in the States)

To the State, No Lives Matter…

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Young Americans for Liberty,” which I originally posted to my own wall in June of 2016, and decidedly re-shared it, while adding a commentary…

“Rep. Rangel: Law abiding citizens just shouldn’t have to carry guns.
Reporter: But, you’re protected by guns all over the place here at the Capitol.
Rep. Rangel: Well, that’s a little different. I think we deserve… I think we need to be protected down here.”
– Rep. Charlie Rangel (D), New York City

My Commentary: As far as the State is concerned, #NoLivesMatter

The War Against Whistle-Blowers Was Severely Escalated by Obama, and Will Very Likely Continue Under Trump

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who President-Elect, Donald Trump, has selected to head the CIA

Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who President-Elect, Donald Trump, has selected to head the CIA

Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.:
https://theintercept.com/2016/11/18/obama-refuses-to-pardon-edward-snowden-trumps-new-cia-pick-wants-him-dead/

(PRESIDENT OBAMA INDICATED on Friday that he won’t pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called for “the traitor Edward Snowden” to be executed.

Pompeo has supported nearly unfettered NSA surveillance, has blamed Muslim leaders for condoning terror, and is one of the most hyperbolicmembers of Congress when it comes to describing the Islamic State, which he has called “an existential threat to America” and “the most lethal and powerful terrorist group ever to have existed.”

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Of course, Obama wouldn’t. His administration has prosecuted more whistle-blowers than all previous presidents, combined.

Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers [translation: attack on Press and First Amendment Speech] (May 2011 article):
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/05/obamas-war-whistle-blowers/38106/

And, it looks like Trump might be ready to keep Obama’s new tyrannical tradition going…

What if the American People Finally Woke Up?

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Young Americans for Liberty,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests? - Congressman Ron Paul

“What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests? – Congressman Ron Paul

My Commentary: What if, though? Would we just make excuses for continued complacency, or would we finally fight for real justice and peace?

The New Film, “Snowden,” is a Must-See About All Americans!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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NSA Whistle-blower, Edward Snowden

Maryland Congressman Warning People Don’t See Snowden Movie:
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/09/16/md-congressman-warning-people-dont-see-snowden-movie/

(Rick Ritter) A highly anticipated new movie hits theaters this weekend about the life of Edward Snowden, a Maryland man who worked for the NSA and leaked classified documents. Now a prominent Maryland congressman is urging people not to see the movie.

He labels himself a whistle blower, but critics call him a traitor. The saga of Edward Snowden has captivated the world for the past three years. His story is now a Hollywood movie.

In 2013, the Maryland man and NSA contractor leaked thousands of pages of classified government documents to media. Snowden says he wanted to expose the government’s collection of U.S. citizens’ private information. He now lives in Russia in asylum, and faces espionage charges in the U.S.

“I don’t know what tomorrow looks like, but I’m glad for the decision I made,” Snowden said.

The movie follows Snowden, from a young Army recruit to a computer expert for the NSA.

A new report released this week by the House Intelligence Committee says Snowden was just a disgruntled employee, and is not a whistle blower. It says the majority of the documents he stole were military and defense secrets–nothing to do with Americans’ privacy.

The movie Snowden hits theaters across the country this weekend, and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger says Americans shouldn’t give Snowden any more publicity.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Go see this movie. It’s about you.