Marx letter to President Lincoln

Sir:

We congratulate the American people upon your re-election by a large majority. If resistance to the Slave Power was the reserved watchword of your first election, the triumphant war cry of your re-election is Death to Slavery.

From the commencement of the titanic American strife the workingmen of Europe felt instinctively that the star-spangled banner carried the destiny of their class. The contest for the territories which opened the dire epopee, was it not to decide whether the virgin soil of immense tracts should be wedded to the labor of the emigrant or prostituted by the tramp of the slave driver?

When an oligarchy of 300,000 slaveholders dared to inscribe, for the first time in the annals of the world, “slavery” on the banner of Armed Revolt, when on the very spots where hardly a century ago the idea of one great Democratic Republic had first sprung up, whence the first Declaration of the Rights of Man was issued, and the first impulse given to the European revolution of the eighteenth century; when on those very spots counterrevolution, with systematic thoroughness, gloried in rescinding “the ideas entertained at the time of the formation of the old constitution”, and maintained slavery to be “a beneficent institution”, indeed, the old solution of the great problem of “the relation of capital to labor”, and cynically proclaimed property in man “the cornerstone of the new edifice” — then the working classes of Europe understood at once, even before the fanatic partisanship of the upper classes for the Confederate gentry had given its dismal warning, that the slaveholders’ rebellion was to sound the tocsin for a general holy crusade of property against labor, and that for the men of labor, with their hopes for the future, even their past conquests were at stake in that tremendous conflict on the other side of the Atlantic. Everywhere they bore therefore patiently the hardships imposed upon them by the cotton crisis, opposed enthusiastically the proslavery intervention of their betters — and, from most parts of Europe, contributed their quota of blood to the good cause.

While the workingmen, the true political powers of the North, allowed slavery to defile their own republic, while before the Negro, mastered and sold without his concurrence, they boasted it the highest prerogative of the white-skinned laborer to sell himself and choose his own master, they were unable to attain the true freedom of labor, or to support their European brethren in their struggle for emancipation; but this barrier to progress has been swept off by the red sea of civil war.

The workingmen of Europe feel sure that, as the American War of Independence initiated a new era of ascendancy for the middle class, so the American Antislavery War will do for the working classes. They consider it an earnest of the epoch to come that it fell to the lot of Abraham Lincoln, the single-minded son of the working class, to lead his country through the matchless struggle for the rescue of an enchained race and the reconstruction of a social world. [B]

Signed on behalf of the International Workingmen’s Association, the Central Council:

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they were wearing uniforms…

they were dragging a body by its feet along a hard concrete floor. this happened at 2 am. the body appeared to be dead. A blond man aged in his 20s.

I looked for a story about it in the newspaper but didn’t find anything. There was a small story about me, though.

Since John Lennon’s death over 1 million people have been killed in gun violence in USA…

The news is censored both coming from USA and inside USA. According to govt TV here, there has been an act of mass murder every day this year, and yet not one was reported. Mass murder is defined as 4 or more people being killed by gun violence.

USA is a democracy and so censoring the news is one way to shape public opinion, the people can’t have an opinion about something they don’t know is happening. When a really “big” mass murder takes place there is usually spineless talk about gun control, or about limiting the availability of high powered automatic weapons. But so far it’s never gone further than “talk” in Congress.

Imagine what would happen if everyone was made aware of the mass murders taking place every day in USA. They would have protest marches and petitions and would force the government to do something to stop the carnage. And I think that’s why the news has been censored inside USA and also externally. To stop dissemination of information so as to prevent people from having real political views.

It is literally George Orwell’s prophecy book, 1984, where very large amounts of time are spent sanitising the news so that Big Brother comes across as a benign force. etc etc

More people have been killed through gun violence in USA than were killed in Vietnam, and subsequent wars world wide. And don’t get it wrong, there isn’t a civil war taking place either. It’s the government refusing to take responsibility for public safety etc.

live memorial service..

 

a live feed of the memorial service for the late President of SRF will be active on the 11th at 7:30pm PST time USA.

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HSCo-_AXNiYoOme8w1lBNzwD6j9VAvtDerl4nNJ4t9bafvvaPHNqrlKRf4aKGKQHXHyGaeUg5O6nXbkB658gYS3MDSKlu9I1hDNeo9Fg8gOMy4lZWu9tkY4PgvRCCvjJC_2Ow6snVkh-fLqAHc83vU2bmglijf3lPjs8gE_-7mnLf9pIGWgF8A==&c=vPZKKqWhdQH_gCzM3V0xi4EigiVpFbFPecSq8qDfAfwEheAEs3tyXg==&ch=YPXJGTaP0WQ2yaXsSd7T2cHfZSouDEGgxZEY6JOBERWlDz1Z6Sf3yA==

Indian culture…..

Last year the Library of Congress posted a link which took one to “news” about Women’s Rights in the world; I was quite curious and read through reports about places like Iran, Saudi Arabia and even India. You have to question things when it comes down to nations which are seen as pivotal, and with whom your country is closely aligned.

One report said that Women’s rights had been increased slightly in Saudi Arabia as compared to Iran, which the report said had done considerable things to increase women’s rights.

I think everyone knows that in Saudi Arabia women have recently been granted the right to drive a car on the roads. I am not sure exactly how their rights were enhanced in Iran, but I’m sure the United States Library of Congress would not post an article about it unless it were accurate.

Which brings me to today’s point.

Women’s rights in India!

It seems that in 2016 the national Indian government, currently run by a Right-wing Nationalist Hindu party, was given the opportunity to pass a law to make it illegal to “kidnap and rape and “wed” 13 year olds”, which is purported to be some sort of ancient “tradition” or aspect of their religion/culture. The fact that the law didn’t get passed means that to this day the nation of India supports such atrocious actions! And sets an extremely bad example for other governments.

Yet, to my amazement, not one newspaper or TV or ON-line report even slightly broached this subject! How can it be? You can only imagine the huge leap forward which would occur if the practice of “kidnap, rape and “marrying” 13 year olds” was banned. As I understand it, however, that practice forms the very basis of “Hinduism” although the figures for how often it takes place were no where to be found. But “democracy”, as India claims to be the world’s largest, is not compatible with the “kidnap & rape” of 13 year old girls. So, someone is “having you all” on!

ethnic cleansing….

Peregrine Corporation HQ2 (2)Peregrine Corporation HQ2 (1)

this plaque was on the headquarters of a corporation that’s become quite influential here in Adelaide. It sells petrol apart from whatever else, brand named On The Run, OTR. Open 24 hours a day, but located only in areas where I have ages ago had girl-friends. That Lord Of The Rings trilogy?

When the “fellowship” of the Ring begins, one member is named Peregrine Took, or words to that effect. But I have seen those movies and they really were spectacular. It’s a strange book that. Tolkien wrote it when he lived in White South Africa I believe. My first contact with it was in 1972 at Ben Acre Close, via an imported record I bought done by Bo Hansson. The cover was all pink too. Sadly, some stalkers found out where I lived and came visiting as a group of 3 or 4. Some turned out to be Soviet style sleeper agents named McClean. While Heather Street up behind the Waite Institute “became” a person so named also; they were all from Mt. Gambier. Professor Karl Marx, the founder of the Soviet Union, wrote about Mt Gambier and the extinct volcano which is full of water and turns blue for a couple months. It was to their mind, the Bible’s “lake of fire” from Revelations. Next time I came into contact with Lord of the Rings was in 1974 when Carol moved to a house on Cross Road and Wootton Street. It was owned by two brothers who were in love with the books of Tolkien. One brother, Dick, claimed he had fallen in love and was engaged to someone, when he discovered that she was a man in drag! Sad story which left him embittered. If you look carefully at what’s on the plaque you see it’s like one of those American depictions of a Negro. Yet for a time was literally the logo of On The Run, OTR corporation; which now has a headquarters in the rebuilt office block which is where a house Samantha lived in circa 1980; when Chapman’s Ham factory was still on Unley Road and you know who rubbed out John Lennon don’t you? And you probably know why. etc etc etc

Me? I get stalked these days, no longer by the Labour party executive, but by Asians and this corporation. etc etc etc

[re Facebook post of The WhiteHouse, Panorama: people in Adelaide were absolutely certain that JFK was rubbed out in collusion with someone in Adelaide at that time. Since then, a raft of evidence has floated to me concerning a systematic approach of a similar crime/nature in USA; seemingly random acts over time can be “understood” as part of some conspiracy. Tiny Example? Jane Pauley now does CBS Sunday mornings and I wrote to their webpage about another CBS show, The Big Bang Theory and how locals here know it’s about Sheldon Street and etc, and that’s how Bob Dylan got his start with them too, singing about the town hall at Oxford Street and Saint Augustine’s church which was opposite the local picture theatre. Result? CBS withdrew the “please contact us” link! They are sure by doing so, no one will be able to accuse them of anything etc. It doesn’t change the fact that someone from Adelaide was in on the JFK murder. Propaganda of the deed swiftly followed and so many pop songs were made to just about confess being a member of the conspiracy “gang.” And then of all things along came Rolling Stone magazine with it’s direct link to the song, Yesterday and to the actual, real time JFK murder.]