Larry Jones

As Votes Were Cast and Counted, The Horrors Continued

By Larry Jones

A seemingly interminable election season has finally drawn to a close. As people trooped to cast their ballots for the future head of an empire of war and torture, millions were hoping for relief from the nightmare of the Bush years.

But beyond the long voting lines and the polling booths, the horrors continued

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WOMEN's RIGHTS, LGBT RIGHTS, AND THE ELECTION

By Larry Jones

While Barack Obama was racking up what pundits are calling a decisive mandate on Election Day, the rights of women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered persons were hanging in the balance. For women there were some significant victories while for LGBT persons there were a number of defeats. However, even the victories came with warnings for the future. The defeated hoped Obama would be their savior, a hope which may well not be realized due to the president-elect's political limitations and the ongoing strength of the religious right.

Let's take a look at the whole picture.

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Obama's All-American Speeches

By Larry Jones
 
In World Can’t Wait many people say “STOP THINKING LIKE AN AMERICAN AND START THINKING ABOUT HUMANITY.”
That President Barack Obama did just the opposite in his recent speech to Congress is what upset me most about his well-delivered and often charismatic words. He really is smooth as he speaks and in one moment gets very serious and in the next he smiles broadly.
 
But thinking about humanity was nowhere in his oration. He spoke of America as “the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history.” It’s a wonder the politicians present didn’t start chanting USA, USA, USA.
 
He spoke about this century becoming “another American century.” This is a phrase borrowed from the lexicon of arch imperialists, including the “neo-cons” who dominated political theory and strategy during the years of the Bush Regime. The Project for a New American Century, or PNAC, is the organization of neocons who called for an attack on Iraq long before George W. Bush was elected Commander in Chief; people like Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, and a number of other of that genre. 
 

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Illegal Religious Activity in the Military SOULD BE PROSECUTED

By Larry Jones

It's enough to make any rational person very upset over the way some right wing fundamentalists can lie through their teeth and still claim to take the Bible literally, including the commandment not to lie. Fortunately they often get caught by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) not only in their lies but also in their flagrant breaking of federal laws, violations for which a right wing religious group should definitely be held accountable and prosecuted.

The November video of the month on MRRF's website shows a virulent anti-Obama and anti-Muslim sermon by Cecil Todd, founder of a Christian fascist group called Revival Fire, followed by a few comments by Navy Chaplain Brian K .Waite, who appears illegally in uniform.

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OBAMA’S ALL-AMERICAN SPEECHES

 By Larry Jones

 In World Can’t Wait many people say “STOP THINKING LIKE AN AMERICAN AND START THINKING ABOUT HUMANITY.”
 
That President Barack Obama did just the opposite in his recent speech to Congress is what upset me most about his well-delivered and often charismatic words. He really is smooth as he speaks and in one moment gets very serious and in the next he smiles broadly.
 
But thinking about humanity was nowhere in his oration. He spoke of America as “the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history.” It’s a wonder the politicians present didn’t start chanting USA, USA, USA.
 
He spoke about this century becoming “another American century.” This is a phrase borrowed from the lexicon of arch imperialists, including the “neo-cons” who dominated political theory and strategy during the years of the Bush Regime. The Project for a New American Century, or PNAC, is the organization of neocons who called for an attack on Iraq long before George W. Bush was elected Commander in Chief; people like Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, and a number of others of that genre. 
 

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Whither the Republicans, or, Send in the Clowns

 By Larry Jones

 Both of the main political parties offer bad news for the people of the world and we here at WCW don’t support either. Since the Obama inauguration there have been some excellent articles on this site analyzing the direction of Obama’s young presidency, the policies of occupation, war and torture begun under the Bush Regime and now continued and extended by Obama. But, how about their electoral opponents?
 
The recent gathering of the Republican’s Conservative Political Action Committee featured a procession of war mongering zealots crowing before a frenzied crowd of “USA, USA” chanting, flag waving right wingers. None drew a more enthusiastic response than the buffoonish but deadly serious clown, Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh’s attacks on Obama have drawn much attention in the main stream media. But this entire event and the political leaders it promoted demonstrate that a social force verging on fascism remains a virulent, aggressive, and dangerous component of the political scene in this country, with the backing and participation of powerful figures within the ruling power structure.
 

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.