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Louisiana republican, senator David Vitter this week introduced a bill that would cut funding for so-called sanctuary cities which do not actively or aggressively harass undocumented immigrants. Senator Harry Reid called it the Donald Trump bill, a reference to the incendiary and opportunistic rhetoric by presidential candidate and bombast, Donald Trump.

The bill calls for cities that do not “comply” with federal laws regarding arrests and deportations of immigrants to face sanctions and cuts to federal funding. Sanctuary cities simply have decided against using municipal funds or employees to enquire about an individual’s immigration status. It also relieves additional financial burdens on municipalities which find themselves cash strapped to greater and greater degrees. The term holds no legal status. begun in Los Angeles in the 1970s, the intent was to remove additional burdens to local police, and to prevent discrimination. Attempts to ban or sanction so called sanctuary cities is merely a political ploy and has no actual basis in law or practice.

The biggest idiocy is that these same republicans are the same retro-evolutionary amphibians cheering and flouting federal laws regarding a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body, who insists about imposing creationism in public school curriculum, legislating at state levels end runs around anti-discrimination laws, imposing religious texts in courtrooms and celebrating lawless militias deploying to murder federal law enforcement officers in Nevada supporting a scofflaw rancher while now proclaiming “Blue Lives Matter.”

Of course, “Blue Lives Matter,” referring to police, is merely the right’s tongue in cheek end run around actually using the word “Nigger” to discredit the Black Lives Matter movement.

But consistency has never been a hallmark of the Right. What is far worse, however , are the people who fail to recognize glaring contradictions on the Right, which are the size of China’s Great Wall. And these people, like the media dulled Weebles that they’ve become walk right into that wall, turn around and slam into it again and again.
The Right constantly drumbeats about low information voters, referring to liberals and Progressives and anyone who sees through the hurricane of bullshit on the Right, as well as those not stupid enough to vote against their best interests. but when push comes to shove I’ll take the low information voters on the Left over the low IQ voters on the Right any old day!


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray with Jack Hammond and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Shaming Jesus

We hear all the time from the right how they speak for Jesus when again and again it becomes a do as I say not as I do scenario. At some point you must ask yourself if they are simply invoking the name to keep you under control, that is, shaming you into compliance with crafted and concealed deals and policies, cloaked in religion that are meant simply to provide a few with greater power, privilege and security at the expense of the rest of us. The refugee catastrophe, which Revolution and Beer has chronicled and followed for several years now, is a case in terribly stark and tragic point.

The crisis now in Europe’s heart reached a current peak this week when Hungary closed its border to tens of thousands of refugees(Migrants is an insult to the desperate plight of these people) were driven back with truncheons, water cannons and tear gas as they tried to cross the border. Note, that none of these people have food, water or shelter or any understanding of how they and their families will survive day to day. Hungary was refused barbed-wire by a German anti-capitalist company-Sarcasm Alert here.

Interestingly Serbia, not known over the last two decades for a particular love of Muslims was gloriously receptive and merciful to these poor people. Many thousands flooded across the border into neighboring Croatia where there was an outpouring of support, love and help from average people. In talking with people from the Balkans, many of whom survived the cascade of wars in the breakup of the former Yugoslavia it seems the crisis awakened memories for Croats and Serbs of their own nation’s recent struggles. Where religion once seemed to define untold horrific and barbaric acts there is now a common humanity and the understanding of the necessity, the moral imperative to help someone in need.

Renata Ivosh, mother and grandmother, survivor of the siege of Sarajevo and a refugee from Bosnia went with her daughter to the train station in Zagreb with cookies and juice for Syrian refugees. The family, living in a tiny basement apartment makes less than $10,000 a year for a family of 4. A farmer who survived the destruction of Vukovar in 1991 hoped his farm to hundreds of passing refugees, feeding and sheltering them. Contrast that to former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh, with a net worth estimated at well over a million dollars decried on his radio show that there is no money to help even a few thousand refugees headed to this nation of nearly 400 million. He rebuked the Pope’s suggestions that catholic parishes open their doors, saying it is what Jesus would do. Last week Walsh actually said that in that case “Jesus was wrong!”

So the question is, is it the words or the deeds? Who claims to speak for Jesus and who is actually doing the work he described in help the least of his brethren? The answer may shock you. The answer speaks directly to much of the ills our nation faces. The answer might empower you more than you ever thought possible, to the detriment of frauds and used car salesmen like Walsh, Trump and Hillary.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Ammunition for your next Immigration fight

Lot’s of false immigration info being spread about California. Here are some facts:

11 million of California’s 38 million are Hispanic. There are 3 million estimated to be undocumented. 61% of that 3 million, or about 1.83 million, utilize some type of public assistance. That sounds bad, but wait. They are most likely to use Medical assistance, unemployment insurance, and public education. Public education takes up the largest share, mostly by their American citizen children. (It’s in the constitution, originalists! Don’t ya just hate those immigrant loving founding fathers?) Undocumented immigrants make up 10% of the workforce and generate $130 billion to the GDP, helping to pay for roads, schools, bridges, hospitals and the salaries of republican politicians. If we accept, as FOX News did, the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimate that illegal immigration costs the US $113 billion, then $113 from $130 billion means the US saw conservatively a net gain of $17 billion Dollars, or more than the annual GDP of Iceland.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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San Fran shooting a racist attack on White People

The shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, last week in San Francisco is, not was, a racist attack against White people. I say is, rather than was, because the actual crime does not appear to have been intention. The AP today “that the San Francisco woman’s death appeared accidental.”

Certainly, given the suspected shooter’s long criminal history shows the confused and convoluted nature of the criminal justice system in the US, which is overburdened with minor drug cases and pressed upon by a for profit prison quotas, as well as “free passes” for law enforcement officials engaged in or accused of criminal behavior. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was embroiled in an ugly domestic violence case in which his wife was injured at the time that Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez was released from jail, according to rightwing Breitbart.com.

The case is indeed tragic on a number of levels. On FOX and rightwing and corporate media outlets the shooting death of Steinle has received more attention than the Charleston Church massacre by avowed White Supremacist Dylann Roof. Sanchez, the alleged shooter of Ms. Steinle, who was deported 5 times is hardly the criminal mastermind portrayed by the media. What emerges instead is something of a lost drug addicted middle-aged man with emotional difficulties. All of his arrests were for possession or use of narcotics, or for entering the US illegally. The incident was conveniently placed to bolster comments by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and murders. Trump however is merely tool in a much larger game going into the 2016 elections, especially as Hillary Clinton and Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders dominate the field far ahead of their republican counterparts.

Trump, supported and defended by the rightwing media as well as the failure of republican candidates to repudiate Trump’s caustic, unfair and bigoted statements about Mexican immigrants has all but cost the right the Hispanic vote. Defense of the Confederate flag and comments about the shooting being “an accident” by JEB Bush, or Rand Paul’s unwillingness to call it a racially motivated attack, despite the shooters own statements, virtually guarantees the overwhelming bulk of the African-American vote will fall to the Dems. Those two blocks were monumentally important in re-electing Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012. The Romney campaign pointed to their inability to engage the Hispanic vote as a primary reason for Romney’s loss.

What’s left?

This terrible story elevates the immigration issue to absurd proportions. After the shooting the right and Trump doubled down against immigrants. They used an eternal lie parroted throughout history about immigrants spreading disease. Apparently they never heard of epidemics of chlamydia and herpes following championship wins at mostly Caucasian US universities. Indeed, the disease myth was used to immigrants in the early part of the 20th Century, following World War 2, Haitian boat people, Vietnamese immigrants and now Mexican immigrants. In every case there was a political subtext based upon White fear. Recently a rightwing Talk host referred to fictional stories that refugees from Europe after World War 1 or even Chinese immigrants were responsible. After nearly a century of study, according to the CDC, the cause, origin and spread of the disease will and likely will always remain a mystery. One article even attributed the pandemic to a passing comet.

The right has painted itself into a corner, at first the champion of corporate America, they now take a back seat to corporatism to the Obama administration, as evidenced by former Attorney General Eric Holder returning to a law firm for a multi-million Dollar salary that represents big banks and corporations. The Republican party is now the party of bigots and extremists, which corporate America is abandoning more and more. The right’s, twisted by the Tea Party and an extremist arm of evangelical Christianity, only hope is to create a climate of fear in hopes of pressuring whites to vote to those fears, all of which are anchored in racism.

In truth, the Right is targeting Whites simply to convince them they are better off protecting the White power structure of the nation because people of color are dangerous criminals, rapists and murderers, except, as Trump puts it, some are okay, he guesses…

The bigger question not yet explored is why a Federal agent’s weapon was wrapped in a shirt and left for Sanchez to find? Why was it reported missing after the shooting? Those questions have been lost to the Trump distraction. Stay tuned.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Chicago Immigrants Speak out Against Inhumane Detention

Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) | facebook.com/OCADIL | OrganizedCommunities.org

PRESS ADVISORY

June 3, 2015

Contact: Lissette Castillo, (312) 770-0350, organizedcommunitiesmedia@gmail.com

Chicago Immigrants Speak out Against Inhumane Detention

Residents and community organizers who have spent time in immigration detention continue to fight to stay in the U.S. and with their families.

WHAT: Echoing national calls to end immigration detention, Chicago residents will share stories of their experiences inside an immigration detention center and describe the ways in which they are continuing the fight to stay in the U.S. with their families.

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 12:30-2 PM

WHERE: 1900 S. Carpenter, Casa Cultura

WHO: Chicagoans who experienced what it is like to be detained by immigration will describe the effect it has had on their mental health and their families, and how they are still fighting their deportation.The main presenters, who are member of Organized Communities Against Deportations, will include:

Noe Adan Carlos-Herrera

Noe, a resident of Aurora, spent 11 months in detention at the Dodge County Facility Detention Center in Wisconsin after making a right turn at a red light.

Maria Quizphi

Maria, an Albany Park resident from Ecuador, gave birth in the a detention center in Texas before coming to Chicago.

Maribel

Maribel also resides in Albany Park. Last summer, at the age of 16, she traveled to the U.S. alone from Guatemala. She is now fighting against her deportation.

Bruno

Bruno spent 4 months at the Dodge County Facility Detention Center.

WHY: The New York Times recently called for an end to immigrant detention, stating that “the system breeds cruelty and harm, and squanders taxpayer money. It denies its victims due process of law, punishing them far beyond the scale of the offense. It shatters families and traumatizes children.”

Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is a Chicago-based, undocumented-led, community group organizing against immigration detention and deportation.

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Obama’s Immigration Speech: the Audacity of a Muslim Marxist Dictator

Thought that I would help out the Right with talking points and a proper dissection of of the President’s speech on Immigration. Amazingly I found it very easy to slip into right wing talking mode. It is almost as if those who normally proselytize to the nation on a daily basis, overwhelming the public airwaves with a singular political refrain are less zealots than salesmen; but that’s just my interpretation.

From the very first words uttered Obama, he lied. “My fellow Americans…”? Ha! We never resolved the birth certificate issue, at least not to Michelle Bachmann’s satisfaction. Besides, even if he wasn’t born in Kenya, as the paragon of knowledge and integrity, Donald Trump, who just took an architectural dump on the Chicago skyline by plastering his name in giant letters on a highrise, asserts, Hawaii isn’t really a state either. There are way too many dark people outnumbering the light people. So, no matter where he was born Obama is a foreigner.

“For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.” But the truth of it is, Mr. President, this nation has never accepted immigrants, not since the Mayflower, anyway. Oops, I stand corrected, this country welcomed slaves eagerly, sold and traded them regularly for nearly two hundred years. It was just the Irish, Italians, Muslims, Jews, Mexicans, Slavs, Chinese, Japanese and others who were segregated, spit upon, discriminated against, and in at least one case interned in prison camps. Wow, Jews and Muslims do have something in common; being treated like trash by the dominant culture.

What the right needs to figure out is what these filthy Mexicans, carrying ISIS terrorists with Ebola on their backs across the dirty Rio Grande are going to do here. The deposed representative Joe Walsh on his screed of radio program is concerned these immigrants will take American jobs and go on welfare. Which is it? Are they going on welfare or taking jobs? It can’t be both.

And then there are the anchor babies. Oh, don’t get me started on the anchor babies. That should be stricken from the constitution. Just one problem; that was written into the constitution at a time when most people’s parents had come over from Europe, so if we get rid of that, wouldn’t the rule also apply to anchor grandbabies, and great grandbabies, and great-great grandbabies? I know a few Lakota and Ojibway friends would be damned excited should that law go into effect. Great news though, it would also solve the issue of Obama’s citizenship as well. Of course there is also the issue of black folks with a slave heritage. Since it is, and technically was illegal to sell another human being…well, it gets tricky don’t it.

The fact of the matter is, bringing immigrants-I prefer economic refugees- out of the shadows is just bad for business. Dammit! Now all those people will be covered under federal minimum wage laws, workman’s comp laws and OSHA regulations. They might even have the audacity to sign up for insurance and expect safe working conditions. We might have to pay a few more pennies, a nickel or quarter for services, fast food and lawncare. See, it isn’t the guy making 30, 60 or even 90 grand a year picking up a dozen day laborers to work a construction site, or work in his restaurant, or work his estate.

In fairness, Mr. Obama did say that we are “a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws…” Indeed they did. Facing crime, poverty, unsafe working conditions in American owned factories, pollutions from those same factories, rape and murder by thugs working for those companies, interference with their government at every level and US partnership in massive bribery and corruption of their government those criminals might feel that we are a nation of laws, but those laws end at the border. At least, nominally, within those borders there are laws and human rights, so why not go there, huh?

“… millions of immigrants in every state, of every race and nationality still live here illegally…let’s be honest, tracking down, rounding up and deporting millions of people isn’t realistic. Anyone who suggests otherwise isn’t being straight with you. It’s also not who we are as Americans.” And I couldn’t agree more. It would be impractical to deport them all. It is far more practical to spy on all of them and collect meta-data on everyone here for future use. We already have that capability. It’s called the NSA and law enforcement.

In all seriousness, despite the bluster of the Right and the ass-kissing of the DNC the deal the president so resolutely laid out is nothing. It said nothing and was spectacular in its vagary. There was no compromise or solution, and nothing of benefit to either the so-called illegals or anyone else. Instead it sounded like a slimy used car salesman doing his damndest to pawn a lemon off on a rube. What it sounds like is a repeal of slavery which says at the end of the repeal that if you are convicted of something that slavery is them acceptable. But you judge for yourself:

“…we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or illegal residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is…This deal does not apply to anyone who has come to this country recently. It does not apply to anyone who might come to America illegally in the future. It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive”

His words not mine.

The full transcript: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/transcript-obamas-immigration-speech/2014/11/20/14ba8042-7117-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html


CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Immigrants and their Ebola will kill all god-fearing Americans! Are you $%#@ing kidding me? A new rant from the FILTHY PUNDIT(He ought to have his mouth washed out) Politics, way over the %$#@ing top!……………….. Immigrants???!!! We are all seriously fucked now. I just turned on FOX news are some talking asshole named Chris Wallace, the suck dick for a job son of Mike Wallace from CBS and 60 minutes did an alarming piece on Ebola, formerly an African disease that turns your insides to a bloody froth before you shit yourself to death. He dove right in an all but connected it with the immigrant kids invading our southern border. Holy shit! Are those kids about to wipe out white fucking America with Ebola bombs. We’re fucked! Our race is fucked!. Too many brown goddamned immigrants, and every one of them leaving their families, swimming through shark infested waters, travelling 3000 fucking miles without shoes and fucking food to trudge across a desert where they could be killed or die a hundred awful fucking ways just to collect Obama’s $900 a month welfare windfall. Brilliant!… How does Chris Wallace wake up in the morning and, how does his dad not blow his fucking smug brat of a piece of shit of a son away for his smiling rape of true journalism? Here’s the deal, and you are thinking all of this too, so shut the fuck up! Immigrants are a pain in the ass. In my neighborhood a lot of them were African goatherders in the desert last week and this week they’re driving a taxi in a major fucking metropolitan area, or the middle easterners drive like they’re still back in fucking Kashmir or Karachi or fucking Bagdad. Ask my wife about the rude as shit Polish, Indian and Bulgarian bitches she has to deal with. All these goddamned foreigners! They’re like that new motherfucker in the office, and you have to show the asshole everything, cuz he’s fucking new (like that should be an excuse) and you fucking don’t have time for that shit. Pick it up on your own or get the fuck out, and you’re shocked when he fucks something up. And you fucking hate that foreign asshole because he comes in spouting all that hate bullshit at lunch about the old country and the war he just survived. Don’t bring your war and hate over here, right, because we’ve got our own hate, all we can handle here, and we fucking don’t need layers of shit. The one dimensional race hate, or those uppity fags trying to get “rights” to love who they want (Selfish fucks!) or the trannies and don’t forget about the women is enough for us! And we don’t need those Muslims over here with their religion of fucking hate and terriorism. We’ve already got that, it’s called corporatized fucking Christianity. Holy shit, we’ve got enough fucking hate to go around. Fuck, we hate each other, other white people and even our fucking selves. And if there is one thing the brown immigrants are going to upset is the magical fucking existence and all the good things us white people are doing to the planet, like global fucking warming, wars for fucking oil, telling women what they can do with their bodies and fucking over blacks and telling them it’s they’re fucking fault, and telling poor people in Detroit who can’t get water to go fuck themselves. And what about our kids? If we take in all these little fucking brown rats, wet backs and taco eaters, how are we going to justify cutting food stamps while paying rich motherfuckers more and more so they can face fuck us and call it a buffet? Top notch, that we give corporations $3 trillion in government subsidies so we can spend another $10 trillion for the cheap shit they shovel at us, but we can’t spend a couple of billion on children and the poor? No, we have to think of the American kids we’re fucking, instead of adding more foreign kids to fuck as well. Besides, we’ve got a proper system of exploitation by American corporations to fuck them in their own country, or to start wars in their homeland and then walk away saying they have to solve those problems on their own. After all, we are not the worlds policemen, which I agree wholeheartedly with by the way. We were once that shining city on a hill, and the sometimes world policeman, but that required that we gave a fuck about something other than sucking our own dick. Now we are the world’s vandal, the ambassadors of shitty plastic culture and corporate bullies. Hell, we might as well tear down that cunt on Staten Island with that bullshit “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” written by some bitch named Emma Lazarus. Sounds fucking communist anyway, and where the fuck was she from? Lazarus? Sounds fucking Jewish or Russian or whatever. Don’t recall those words also read with a visa, if you are white and with three forms of approved ID, or whatever the white or the dumb selfish ignorant motherfuckers this country now produces decides. I thought the words were pretty fucking clear and simple. Should be the “Statue of us against all the scum of the world.” Fuck liberty. Freedom is a bullshit lie if it excludes a single fucking soul in the whole goddamned universe! Tear that bitch down and put up a giant middle finger to truly reflect the values of this new America: FUCK YOU WORLD!

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/consumer-spending

http://www.howtallisthestatueofliberty.org/what-is-the-quote-on-the-statue-of-liberty/

WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Obama’s one time $12.3 billion request for immigrants will cost every single American $2.77 per month for a year, the cost of a small Starbucks Latte. The Pentagon’s $680 billion annual budget will cost every American $153 each month, or what a minimum wage worker makes in three days-before taxes. The war in Iraq cost every American $8108, the cost of a middle class family’s weekly grocery bill for one whole year. If you believe in the right to life, which best satisfies that question?

Caution-Obama-Illegal-Aliens-Rate-Raises-815-Percent-3-Years-560x364Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_budget_of_the_United_States
Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2010/assets/summary.pdf

WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Today from 1-3pm on an all new Revolution and Beer Show, Join Brian Murray and WC Turck for the Beer of the Week, food and how gentrification is killing diversity in Chicago with guest activist and artist Amie Sell only on Q4 Radio, www.que4.org

Today on the show we’ll be featuring Third Shift Amber Lager from Band of Brewers, Fort Worth Texas. Third Shift is a casual and nicely balanced Amber Lager, perfect for spicy food. I served it last night with homemade chicken tamales, served over refried black beans, garden guacamole, sour crème and Mexican rice.120_0730

On the show, reminiscing with a neighbor about city neighborhoods, we w ere struck by the way gentrification has changed the character of the city. Is it a vehicle for rejuvenation, economic development and reduction in crime, or a destruction of the cultural and artistic vibrancy of the city and an assault on immigrant, fixed income and working families? And it isn’t just Chicago, but is an issue that resonates across the country. We’ll talk to Amie Sell, artist and activist from the frontlines in Chicago’s Logan’s Square.

Plus, are the Koch Brothers and Rightwing groups behind the current immigration crisis, and much more 1-3pm in Chicago, www.que4.org. Join the conversation as well at 312-985-7834.

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WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Attack of the Suburban Middle-aged White Guy

Don’t make waves. Have there ever been more ominous words?

Day after day on my radio show in Chicago I pound the desk advocating the complete overthrow o the American government-one vote, one protest at a time. I want to know where are the Moral Monday protests in Chicago and across the nation?3-haymarket-riot-1886-granger

I am incensed that our politicians are naked agents for a corporate subversion of our constitution and security, and that the police assert more and more on their institutionalized effort to control dissent. In a righteous world I would see 100,000 citizens surrounding the offices of co-opted public servants to remove them from office and march them off to jail for crimes against the people and the constitution. The police who uphold their oath to serve and protect the people would maintain the respect and honor from those people. Those who do not, and who remain the force mechanism of control at the behest of money interests, would likewise be arrested and marched off to jail with the other cronies. The world did not absolve Nazis who claimed to simply be following orders, and yes, it has gotten almost to that point.

That would be in a righteous world, if it was really about the law. That’s what I believe, but that’s not what I said following last week’s May Day protests.

A few weeks earlier Brian and I had Ze Garcia on the show as a guest. Ze is a young local immigration activist facing deportation. He is part of the “dream” generation; children brought to America for a better life by their parents. This is Ze’s home. It is the only home he has ever known. His “illegal” status is not genetic in nature. It is an abstract; a legal and political construct crafted to legitimize the power of the state, like slavery and preventing women from having the vote. It is not something written in stone or mandated by God. I looked in the Bible, Koran and Torah. Can’t find it anywhere. Moses fled Egypt and was never designated illegal. Columbus landed in someone else’s country… So it is easy to understand why Ze feels betrayed. On May Day Ze and a friend were arrested.

“Its impossible to separate labor and immigration issues,” Brian told me after our Saturday show this week. That statement resonated with me, along with, “You can’t shut out labor groups and dominate the message on f#$%ing May Day.” Truly, it is their Christmas of sorts.

On May Day 2014 a coalition of labor and immigrant rights groups rallied in Haymarket Square on Chicago’s near west side. The place is ubiquitous for a rally for an 8 hour workday as well for several workers earlier killed by police that turned deadly on May4th 1886. A bomb blast and gunfire from police saw 7 police and scores of civilians dead and wounded. Dominating the diverse coalition at Haymarket last week were members from the Service Employees International Union and the ICIRR, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Obvious in the images and video from the day are the vested members of ICIRR and SEIU maintaining order, and seeming to play apart in Ze’s arrest, or at the very least attempting to keep him corralled within the very orderly parade. And here is where things get a bit weird, for Ze, but also for me.

In my opinion, and by viewing as much video and stills as possible, Ze was agitating, and the White Middle-aged Suburban Male in me (I live in the city, by the way) reacted blindly with why was it necessary to agitate and start trouble for no reason? The criticism from various groups that day was that ICIRR and SEIU had acted as if they were in charge of the protest, and there’s the rub.

On the show yesterday Brian and a guest were deeply critical of groups acting in service to the authorities. I countered that even Occupy employed monitors to keep people in line. They were also there for the NATO protest in 2012, but I personally witnessed and documented, as with the anti-ALEC protest last summer that the police were eager and even proactive in creating violence as an institutional strategy to attract a willing corporate Press to shift the message of protests to violence.

And so I pondered all of this through the day and came away with some simple conclusions. There are no safe protests, nor should there be. A safe protest is a parade, and parades accomplish nothing. And don’t throw the Civil Rights marches at me. Having met and talked with many civil rights activists, there was always a line in the sand, and the importance of the Black Panthers and Malcolm X was that they stood watch on that line. “Power concedes nothing without demand,” said Frederick Douglas. By monitoring ourselves we concede to and become part of the State Control apparatus. As I recently argued on the show, the most successful and insidious type of censorship is self-censorship.

It is not that agitation becomes the distraction. The distraction comes from the unchecked power of the state when it no longer is a resource for the people, but instead becomes their rulers. It is not the “absurdity” of beating drums, Guy Fawkes masks or indignant chants, it is the absurdity of a media that is no longer a Fourth estate separate and antagonistic to power, privilege and corruption, but when that media becomes the Public Relations function for them. Protests and movements that champion human dignity, rights and respect for all must begin peacefully enough, but implied in their outrage and passion must always reside to the powerful, the privileged and the corrupt the unmistakable promise that the people will find justice one way of the other.

There is a saying that goes like this: when I was a young man I was filled with passion and Liberal, but then I grew wise and became a conservative. That line is a sad excuse for the Middle-aged Suburban White Guy in all of us, and a sign that we have given up the fight…

WC Turck is the author of 4 books, including the critically acclaimed Bosnian War Memoir “Everything for Love,” and Broken: One soldier’s unexpected journey home, at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. Turck wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart: A Revolutionary Christmas Carol” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He can be heard weekdays from 9-11am, and 1-3pm on the Revolution and Beer show with partner and cohost BL Murray.

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