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How Globalization works - the example of Brazil's leftist commies (english)
27 Sep 2003
After having their radical program crushed by international capital, Brazil's Communist\Socialist\Labor\Leftist government is back to imposing the policies of globalization on Brazil. Their radical program was to supply snack foods to malnourished babies and introduce a one dollar a day welfare program, but before they were even voted into office, they were called onto the carpet in New York and Washington.
After having their radical program crushed by international capital, Brazil's Communist\Socialist\Labor\Leftist government is back to imposing the policies of globalization on Brazil. Their radical program was to supply snack foods to malnourished babies and introduce a one dollar a day welfare program, but before they were even voted into office, they were called onto the carpet in New York and Washington.

What happened is that as it became obvious that Brazil's restless and impoverished population was going to vote in the commie coalition, reports began to appear in the Western Press that stated such things as 'investors become nervous over Brazil's tilt to the left.' Now this is code word talk, and a little birdy flew down to Brazil to translate the message into Portuguese, and the translation was, 'We are going to brutally crush Brazil. Using the instruments at our disposal, including liberalized capital, we are going to crush and destroy the economy of Brazil, and then leave all you commies with a revolt on your hands, while you are helpless to do anything to stop it, and the entire left movement gets blackballed for ruining the Brazilian economy. Yes, we here on Wall Street and in Washington are getting quite 'nervous'.

Well, the Brazilian commies got the translated version of that message loud and clear, and thus they flew up to Washington and New York, where they got hauled onto the carpet, and disavowed of any notion to bring in social programs. The agenda of Globalization demands the destruction of all social programs and the drastic elimination of governments so that the world can be ruled underhindered by corporations and tycoons. Even the Americans will soon enough be giving up their social security and Medicare and other programs. As Bush quipped the morning of 9-11, 'Lucky me, I hit the trifecta,' which meant that he was going to be able to get 'lucky' and slash medicare and social security while jacking the Pentagon budget sky high. Well, now with Americans going trillions in the hole to give tax cuts to the rich friends of George Bush, they won't be able to afford programs, and there is no way Brazil is going to swim against the current and start putting in social programs, either. Brazil will also be giving huge tax cuts to rich people, just like Americans and every other country will do, and they will NOT be raising taxes on rich to fund a malnourished baby snack a day program. In America, it was called 'tax relief' during the election campaign, and then when the surplus vanished and the economy tanked, it was change to 'job creation.' Those Brazilians can feel free to indulge in whatever kind of Orwellian double talk they want, just as long the Globalization policy of cutting taxes for tycoons remains firmly in place.

Well, the commies of Brazil flew up to New York and Washington, where they got raked over the coals, and, chastised, they went back to Brazil to forget the whole 'revolutionary plan' for that malnourished baby snack food program and that dollar a day welfare program they had campaigned on. The Bush administration then gave warm congratulations to the communists for winning Brazil's elections, and Wall Street rallied, once they realized that even communists and socialist were utterly helpless before their power (thus cheering everyone up, and leading to that rare little Wall street rally that always follows a 'communist victory').

As for Brazil's commies, well they were trapped between a rock hard tycoon and the anger of those millions of impoverished Brazilians who were hoping to get a better standard of life by making it up to the dollar a day level and having their malnourished babies get at least one snack a day. Well, when in a difficult spot like that, the commies did the only thing they could do, and they hired a bunch of Brazilian celebrities, and then took out Television advertising. The theme was, 'this is little Joe. For less than a copy up coffee per day, you can see that little Joe gets a nutritious snack.' From what I heard that idea wasn't working worth a damn, since the people with all the money didn't want to get taxed to give little Joe a snack, and they aren't any more enthused about being taxed 'voluntarily' by donating some money to that snack food appeal fund.

As for the growing rage among Brazil's population, now that the charade is exposed, and they understand that democracy does not exist, and the globalization agenda is just the tyrannical rule of tycoons, well the situtation is getting ripe for something, like a ripe fat plum, like the grapes of wrath hanging heavily on the vine, waiting for harvest...

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hitting the trifecta (english)
27 Sep 2003
How Bush Hit the 'Trifecta' on 9/11--and the Public Lost Big-Time
http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/trifecta_jun02.shtml

It is sickening to contemplate an administration intentionally looking the other way while terrorists scheme so that whatever havoc they wreak can provide cover for the president to raid Social Security.

by Brad Carlton

Bush, in the weeks before September 11, pledged to honor the sanctity of the Social Security lockbox except in the event of recession, war, or a national emergency. But after "everything changed" on 9/11, he reportedly gloated to his budget director, Mitch Daniels, "Lucky me--I hit the trifecta!" At the time, this comment (a variation of which is being recycled for laughs at current GOP fundraisers) seemed merely offensive. But in light of revelations that Bush's August 6 briefing memo was titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike U.S.," Bush's "luck" and weird prescience are worth more than passing scrutiny.

Whenever someone is suspected of a crime, investigators look for a motive in addition to actual proof of guilt to determine, a posteriori, whether there was malice aforethought. In cases of criminal negligence, motive must also be deduced, a priori, to answer the question: were preventive failures due to craftiness or mere cluelessness?

The serial apologists of the Bush Is Not Stupid crowd are rather incongruously opting for the latter, this in the wake of the scandal about pre-9/11 failures to issue precisely the kinds of public warnings and security directives that accompanied the also "non-specific" Y2K threats. For now, it is difficult to say who knew what when because the administration is not exactly being forthcoming, preferring instead to use the scandal as an excuse to broaden the FBI's snoop powers. However: there was a potential motive for the administration to sit on perceived terrorist threats.

Think back to the days before 9/11. The topic on everyone's lips (Condit aside) was: what will happen when budget realities force Bush to raid Social Security? He had explicitly promised during his campaign to establish a contingency fund for severe emergencies that would keep Social Security untouched. But the economy was tanking and the costs of the tax cut made the raid inevitable. Even Daniels acknowledged that the government would be forced to tap Social Security to the tune of $14 billion to fund pending legislation. Strangely, Bush kept insisting, "We can work together to avoid dipping into Social Security." But, beginning August 24, he gave himself an escape clause: "I've said that the only reason we should use Social Security funds is in case of an economic recession or war." (Three days earlier he had said that there should be "special consideration" in the budget for these contingencies. Otherwise, this was completely new rhetoric.)

September 4: businessman and commentator Ben Cohen ran a mock "help wanted" ad reading, "Serious enemy needed to justify Pentagon budget increase. Defense contractors desperate." Same day: a CBS poll found that 66 percent of Americans did not think a recession (extant, but not yet confirmed) was reason enough to tap Social Security. September 6: Bush invented another exception. "The only time to use Social Security money is in times of war, times of recession, or times of severe emergency." September 11: he had all three. Lucky Bush.

These extraordinary coincidences have gone unremarked in the media, who have entirely missed that the terms of the "trifecta"--note that the word connotes something you bet on--was never mentioned until two-and-a-half weeks after Bush's August 6 briefing and days before 9/11. (He has since claimed the 'trifecta' was a campaign promise. This is a lie.) It is sickening to contemplate an administration intentionally looking the other way while terrorists scheme so that whatever havoc they wreak can provide cover for the president to raid Social Security. But we journalists are paid to have strong stomachs.