Introducing The American Party

ressurection-10Dear Friends, Countrymen, Freethinking Radicals and Brainwashed Monkeys,

Thank you for coming. Thank you for showing your support. Thank you all for making The American Party happen. If this is your first time learning of us then an introduction is in order.

We’re responsible for creating the petition to free Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow. A mother of four sent to ten years in prison for selling $31 of marijuana. On April 20th, 2011  we’re going to march on Washington D.C. and petition President Obama to pardon her of all criminal charges and penalties.

But I got to let you in on a little secret. This isn’t entirely about Patricia or getting her out of prison. This is bigger than that. This movement is about the fact that everything in this country is fucked up on every level: top to bottom, large to small. Patricia was just the straw that broke the camels back. And the Camel was America. The sound of that judge’s gavel sealing Patricia’s fate was the sound of America cracking. “The center does not hold,” as the American Indians used to say. Yes. That was the sound that signaled the collapse of western civilization. When someone was sent to ten years in prison for selling a plant.* Let me tell you something — I believe in God — I believe in a higher power. And I does believe it works in mysterious ways. Because to me that sound was all those things and more. To me it was a wake-up call.

*It’s just a plant. It just grows that way. And if you should happen to set it on fire there are some effects. That’s not the same as drugs. With drugs you got to do shit to it chemically. [ins rest of Kat Williams rant.]

The one thing we always hear from the establishment is how unhealthy marijuana is. And I’m thinking these people are unaware of how unhealthy everything else is for us. Just a few things come to mind: air pollution, acid rain, mercury in the water supply, high tension power lines, radioactive waste dumped in our backyards, conservatives — I swear, if they could devote that same reverence of life for a person after they leave the womb … I think … we would be in a much better place … after all these are the same people who said it was our patriotic duty to spend trillions of dollars killing brown people … then five years later they tell us universal health care is Un-American. You know, I wonder how many pregnant Iraqi women we killed … while we were “saving” those people from themselves. Could you imagine …. if the antiwar protesters had posted pictures of real bloody corpses from Iraq around the Pentagon? ah, But now I’m getting off track. Where was I? Unhealthy things, uh … guns …. I’m just saying. What else? Every single fast-food restaurant chain, every single product that has ‘high fructose corn syrup’ as an ingredient; which is a big-ass list on it’s own, and last but not the least relevant: prescription drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

And so I ask you … what do they think they’re protecting you from? Getting high!? The cynic says getting high is just an escape from reality – but can you blame us??? Between all the stuff we KNOW will kill us and the stuff we’re only afraid will kill us and the knowledge that we will die someday are rich assholes obsessed with making abortion illegal, just so they can send your kids off to war and tell you universal health care is immoral!

… And I refuse to believe the dubious ‘alternative’ presented by liberals are our only options. No. Not anymore. It’s the age-old battle between good and evil. But in the 21st century, this line has become significantly distorted. If you consider multinational corporate monoliths poisoning the planet for the benefit of the very few, or Al Gore to be representative of the good, then we must the most evil thing to come along since the 10 commandments.

So what does The American Party believe in?

Marijuana reform: Legalize it.

Education reform: We seek to create a school system that incorporates speed reading and memorization techniques directly into the curriculum. We also seek a curriculum that develops the ARTISTIC LEFT HEMISPHERE of the brain alongside the rational right. A popular misconception about the American ED-SYS is that it is ‘broken.’ When in fact, it is quite good at what it was designed for; creating dependable laborers for Industry. Thanks to the schooling system, youth are trained very early in how they are expected to be useful in the “REAL WORLD.” The real purpose of public education consists of three courses: one in punctuality, one in obedience, and one in rote, repetitive work. Industry demands workers who show up on time, workers who will take orders from a management hierarchy without question and it demands men and women to slave away at machines or in offices. Rather than lament or ignore these facts we should look at this system as a necessary evil that has allowed us to develop ourselves to this present state of technological sophistication; in fact, paving the way for what comes next. Since the type of jobs that need this ‘training’ are increasingly being outsourced to foreigners and fully automated mechanical laborers – a new economy and a new school system to support it are desperately needed.

Economic reform: Now ideas for reform are all well and good, but we need CA$H to make it happen – fortunately our idea for economic reform covers that ground as well. The creative-based economy. (Web 3.0 (or whatever) The key is a government subsidized social networking website linked to a bank account. The consumer will pay you a fee (fee to be determined by you, the producer) to view your page, and a separate fee to “BUY” your content. Additionally, all content submitted to the website will be licensed as “creative commons” (or whatever) and by “BUYING” another producer’s content, you now have permission to sample their wares for your personal projects. And it’s collaboration, collaboration, collaboration all the way down. In order to help you make the most informed purchases the website will also give you suggestions on what profiles you will like based on your: past purchases, a rating system and those stupid little personality tests everyone loves.

The beauty of this thing is the website won’t cost the government a fraction of what they will eventually make from it. First, let Google handle all tech stuff. Second, by allowing the government to bankroll this thing – they in turn can tax all the purchases directly (a sales tax) and use that money to reform the prison and education system.

Of course, the skeptics will say people won’t want to buy tomorrow what they can get for free today. But if you – YES! YOU! — can also make money from your: rants, articles, political musings, drawings, poems, music, videos etc., then why not pay other people for what they’ve created? Remember, you’ll be allowed to sample content from the producers you’ve bought from. That’s the key. “The right to share.”

Getting Started: Every American with a social security number will automatically be given an account to begin buying and selling content. You know, we got these ‘nationalized banks,’ let’s use them. Give card-carrying Americans a $100 starting balance to be used exclusively for the site. Now obviously we wouldn’t want to restrict users to just America — the entire WORLD will use this site, yet it will be the American government alone collecting taxes on every purchase … reduced debt, anyone?

The website has to allow porn. That’s the only way we can keep interest alive in this thing  long enough for the educational system to produce its ARTISTS (the ones who are really going to do this site justice.) We’ll create a ‘seperate’ site, a ‘blue’ version, strictly for adult content. Since the entire foundation of this website is based on people buying access to content, there will have to be some kind of ID verification put in place. This would prevent underage viewers from even being able to log on to the ‘blue’ site.

Prison reform: They say America doesn’t produce anything anymore — but I call bullshit on that. America is the no.1 producer of trash. On a related note, we also have a problem with prison overcrowding. The current prison paradigm says the best way to ‘rehabilitate’ criminals is lock them away with other criminals in a dehumanizing environment. Fair enough. Let’s expand on that concept. Instead of letting prisoners use their ‘free-time’ to become better criminals – I say we put them to work. The prison system is in reality, a vast, untapped labor source. Filled with people who need to learn some more punctuality & obedience. And what better punishment than being forced to perform rote, repetitive work? By modifying the prison facility we can use prisoners to: sort through and recycle the literal tons of trash we produce, convert organic trash to methane for fuel. And here’s a novel idea, how about making prisoners grow government weed? I mean, who here would have a problem with buying your pot from the government? You know, as long as they promise not to lace it with ‘mind altering chemicals.’ yuk yuk yuk. Makes sense considering all the people who are already in prison for growing marijuana.

“But wouldn’t all those ‘growers’ be set free when marijuana is legalized?”

Well, let’s examine that. As absurd as it may seem to you or I, for some people, prison is a lifestyle choice. They want to be in prison. It’s the only place in society where they feel comfortable. And why not? Going to prison may be the logical response to a society that tries to make all your decisions for you. WHO KNOWS? Maybe for Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow prison was the perfect escape! Put yourself in her shoes; trying to support four kids selling weed. Fuck. Nonetheless, some people definitely like being in prison. To those people I say, FINE! Stay there. We’ll give you a cushy job and state-of-the-art reeducation.

This is the blueprint to The American Party. You may not agree with every aspect of what we believe. But compared to the ‘business-as-usual’ antics on Capital Hill – this movement will be like a nuclear bomb going off behind the eyes of Uncle Sam. America is just a word. Ok? It’s not the government, it’s just a construct. You are the real thing. You are what makes things happen. And what we’re making right now is going to be puzzled over, and studied and followed, forever …

So let’s bring it all back home. Echoing the sentiment of that great American Ronald Reagan when he told the Germans to “tear down that wall”; on 4/20 let’s tell Obama to LET THAT WOMAN GO! And then show him our vision for the future.

So for your own sake … make sure this thing goes off without a hitch. And that’s real.

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  • Anonymous

    Hate to break it to you but, the American Party is just a subterfuge, in many states a third party has practically no, zero, zilch chance of getting ahead, they have the laws absolutely stacked against them.
    The one and only chance of winning is at the primaries, now if the American party is talking about taking over the Republican or Democrat primaries, then fine, otherwise it is COINTELPRO http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO designed to take focus away from the primaries and the one and only real chance of change, Labour Democrats and Green Republicans.

  • rtb61

    Hate to break it to you but, the American Party is just a subterfuge, in many states a third party has practically no, zero, zilch chance of getting ahead, they have the laws absolutely stacked against them.
    The one and only chance of winning is at the primaries, now if the American party is talking about taking over the Republican or Democrat primaries, then fine, otherwise it is COINTELPRO http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO designed to take focus away from the primaries and the one and only real chance of change, Labour Democrats and Green Republicans.

    • Broken Prophet

      Yes, but the point of the party is probably more about raising awareness and less about gaining political power.

    • MoralDrift

      The only real chance of change is revolution or catastrophic disaster, or both. It should be blatantly clear to anyone who has been alive the past 10 or 20 years that governments the world over are not capable of saving you when disaster strikes. In fact, they will obfuscate, downplay, and lie about risks simply because they believe you to be cattle and they don’t wish to deal with a stampede along with *insert disaster*.

      Are people cattle, do they act that way? Yes in many ways they do, but that is one of the reasons why large national governments are inefficient. Cattle or sheep if you prefer, need local and visible leadership to keep them healthy and happy, and in this age most local community power is not visible but manipulated behind the scenes. Everyone gets all excited and uppity about the national elections until they elect a Governor like Scott Walker or Rick Scott and realize that the president has less effect on your livelihood than the State legislature. These tea party republicans are not genuinely supported from the community up, Rick Scott recently moved to Florida, they are transplants from national interests (koch bros).

      Point is, real change will come when we take back our towns, then our counties, then our states. From the ground up, is how change will come. If we strengthen State and local governments we can deprive the entirely compromised Federal government of its power, the belief held by many that the Fed will save you during crisis. Your friends, family, neighbors, local law enforcement, firefighters, local public servants, and YOU are the best chance to surviving calamity, of any sort. Once you realize that, you will start to wonder why we pay so much protection money and tribute to a little town called Washington DC.

  • Broken Prophet

    Yes, but the point of the party is probably more about raising awareness and less about gaining political power.

  • Strummingbabe

    I supoort this this is a good movement that is insane such a huge penalty for such a minuyute minute thing weed isnt even a crime its a plant its not a crime

    go america go america

    sincerely signed an insane certified welder guy who rides the bus

  • Strummingbabe

    I supoort this this is a good movement that is insane such a huge penalty for such a minuyute minute thing weed isnt even a crime its a plant its not a crime

    go america go america

    sincerely signed an insane certified welder guy who rides the bus

  • baboom

    right brain is the holistic/creative side of the brain and the left is the rational/linear side. otherwise i pretty much completely agree on everything.

  • baboom

    right brain is the holistic/creative side of the brain and the left is the rational/linear side. otherwise i pretty much completely agree on everything.

  • Alban Elfed

    “And I does believe it works in mysterious ways.” wow. fail.

  • Alban Elfed

    “And I does believe it works in mysterious ways.” wow. fail.

  • WhiteRose

    The key to any political party is star power i.e. HOLLYWOOD which has money. Get Oprah on this! How about Kanye? Where did Woody go? Doesn’t the government have bigger fish to fry than a dime bag ma?

    • Talmadge613

      I’m thinking Charlie Sheen

  • WhiteRose

    The key to any political party is star power i.e. HOLLYWOOD which has money. Get Oprah on this! How about Kanye? Where did Woody go? Doesn’t the government have bigger fish to fry than a dime bag ma?

  • Justathought

    The left side of the brain is responsible for mathematical/logical skills. The right side of the brain is linked with creativity and intuition,

    • Talmadge613

      exactly why we need education reform!

  • Justathought

    The left side of the brain is responsible for mathematical/logical skills. The right side of the brain is linked with creativity and intuition,

  • Anonymous

    The only real chance of change is revolution or catastrophic disaster, or both. It should be blatantly clear to anyone who has been alive the past 10 or 20 years that governments the world over are not capable of saving you when disaster strikes. In fact, they will obfuscate, downplay, and lie about risks simply because they believe you to be cattle and they don’t wish to deal with a stampede along with *insert disaster*.

    Are people cattle, do they act that way? Yes in many ways they do, but that is one of the reasons why large national governments are inefficient. Cattle or sheep if you prefer, need local and visible leadership to keep them healthy and happy, and in this age most local community power is not visible but manipulated behind the scenes. Everyone gets all excited and uppity about the national elections until they elect a Governor like Scott Walker or Rick Scott and realize that the president has less effect on your livelihood than the State legislature. These tea party republicans are not genuinely supported from the community up, Rick Scott recently moved to Florida, they are transplants from national interests (koch bros).

    Point is, real change will come when we take back our towns, then our counties, then our states. From the ground up, is how change will come. If we strengthen State and local governments we can deprive the entirely compromised Federal government of its power, the belief held by many that the Fed will save you during crisis. Your friends, family, neighbors, local law enforcement, firefighters, local public servants, and YOU are the best chance to surviving calamity, of any sort. Once you realize that, you will start to wonder why we pay so much protection money and tribute to a little town called Washington DC.

  • DeepCough

    Well, you had my support at “Marijuana reform: Legalize it.”

  • DeepCough

    Well, you had my support at “Marijuana reform: Legalize it.”

  • Jeremy

    You need to look into Meritocratic political system philosophy for some fresh economic ideas.

    > Legalize it.

    Here you are begging permission to legalize one out of dozens of useful substances being denied to you. America needs to do away with entire systems of shit like the Controlled Substances Act. Get back to more state-level regulation and gut the overbearing Federal Government.

  • Jeremy

    You need to look into Meritocratic political system philosophy for some fresh economic ideas.

    > Legalize it.

    Here you are begging permission to legalize one out of dozens of useful substances being denied to you. America needs to do away with entire systems of shit like the Controlled Substances Act. Get back to more state-level regulation and gut the overbearing Federal Government.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    I applaud this effort. I often fantasize about starting a party from scratch.

    But I know that’s just about out of the question for me. My own formidable abilities in the sphere of human alienation make it unlikely that I’d be able to acheive more than a few decent contre temps.

    For the hell of it though, and take it for what it’s worth, here are a handful of what I had considered my more potentially useful insights regarding the launch of a new political party. Consider some of the advantages of co-opting an existing party or caucus of a party:

    a. It’s much easier to disaffect members of an existing affiliation than to create significant political engagement among people who have displayed no particular interest in politics to date

    b. leveraging of experience, publicity relationships, institutional knowledge, and if you’re super lucky, office holders

    c. it’s much easier to concretize party message within an existing, well-defined constituency base, and to identify and avoid the inevitable dangers of issue triangulation

    d. expansion seems likely to be much faster than starting completely ‘ab ovo’–for some reason, people seem extremely reluctant to lend support to an idea unless they see an existing critical mass of supports

    e. leveraging of the legacy party/caucus’ mailing list makes drafting invites to the inaugural orgy so much simpler

    f. And, as some practical advice in actually securing the support of an existing machine, I recommend blackmail. I recommend reading Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s classic illustration of the “Reverse Squeeze” strategy within his book, “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Loathing_on_the_Campaign_Trail_%2772

    The Venerable Doctor conducted many experiments along the lines of party/coalition building, so I’ll also mention his attempt to start a party from scratch with the “Freak Power” ticket in Aspen, Colorado in 1970-71.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Aspen

    I do not presume to speak for the Doctor, but while he did enjoy some success with the “Freak Power” movement under conditions considerably less auspicious than the ones confronting you, I still believe the co-option of an existing caucus or party to be the more advisable course. Even Joe Edwards had some limited experience in and around office before joining “Freak Power”.

    Again, I salute your gusto and brio. Please accept these observations as the tokens of encouragement and good will that they are intended to be.

  • Anonymous

    I applaud this effort. I often fantasize about starting a party from scratch.

    But I know that’s just about out of the question for me. My own formidable abilities in the sphere of human alienation make it unlikely that I’d be able to acheive more than a few decent contre temps.

    For the hell of it though, and take it for what it’s worth, here are a handful of what I had considered my more potentially useful insights regarding the launch of a new political party. Consider some of the advantages of co-opting an existing party or caucus of a party:

    a. It’s much easier to disaffect members of an existing affiliation than to create significant political engagement among people who have displayed no particular interest in politics to date

    b. leveraging of experience, publicity relationships, institutional knowledge, and if you’re super lucky, office holders

    c. it’s much easier to concretize party message within an existing, well-defined constituency base, and to identify and avoid the inevitable dangers of issue triangulation

    d. expansion seems likely to be much faster than starting completely ‘ab ovo’–for some reason, people seem extremely reluctant to lend support to an idea unless they see an existing critical mass of supports

    e. leveraging of the legacy party/caucus’ mailing list makes drafting invites to the inaugural orgy so much simpler

    f. And, as some practical advice in actually securing the support of an existing machine, I recommend blackmail. I recommend reading Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s classic illustration of the “Reverse Squeeze” strategy within his book, “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Loathing_on_the_Campaign_Trail_%2772

    The Venerable Doctor conducted many experiments along the lines of party/coalition building, so I’ll also mention his attempt to start a party from scratch with the “Freak Power” ticket in Aspen, Colorado in 1970-71.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Aspen

    I do not presume to speak for the Doctor, but while he did enjoy some success with the “Freak Power” movement under conditions considerably less auspicious than the ones confronting you, I still believe the co-option of an existing caucus or party to be the more advisable course. Even Joe Edwards had some limited experience in and around office before joining “Freak Power”.

    Again, I salute your gusto and brio. Please accept these observations as the tokens of encouragement and good will that they are intended to be.

  • Anonymous

    I applaud this effort. I often fantasize about starting a party from scratch.

    But I know that’s just about out of the question for me. My own formidable abilities in the sphere of human alienation make it unlikely that I’d be able to acheive more than a few decent contre temps.

    For the hell of it though, and take it for what it’s worth, here are a handful of what I had considered my more potentially useful insights regarding the launch of a new political party. Consider some of the advantages of co-opting an existing party or caucus of a party:

    a. It’s much easier to disaffect members of an existing affiliation than to create significant political engagement among people who have displayed no particular interest in politics to date

    b. leveraging of experience, publicity relationships, institutional knowledge, and if you’re super lucky, office holders

    c. it’s much easier to concretize party message within an existing, well-defined constituency base, and to identify and avoid the inevitable dangers of issue triangulation

    d. expansion seems likely to be much faster than starting completely ‘ab ovo’–for some reason, people seem extremely reluctant to lend support to an idea unless they see an existing critical mass of supports

    e. leveraging of the legacy party/caucus’ mailing list makes drafting invites to the inaugural orgy so much simpler

    f. And, as some practical advice in actually securing the support of an existing machine, I recommend blackmail. I recommend reading Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s classic illustration of the “Reverse Squeeze” strategy within his book, “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Loathing_on_the_Campaign_Trail_%2772

    The Venerable Doctor conducted many experiments along the lines of party/coalition building, so I’ll also mention his attempt to start a party from scratch with the “Freak Power” ticket in Aspen, Colorado in 1970-71.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Aspen

    I do not presume to speak for the Doctor, but while he did enjoy some success with the “Freak Power” movement under conditions considerably less auspicious than the ones confronting you, I still believe the co-option of an existing caucus or party to be the more advisable course. Even Joe Edwards had some limited experience in and around office before joining “Freak Power”.

    Again, I salute your gusto and brio. Please accept these observations as the tokens of encouragement and good will that they are intended to be.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Woody Harrelson for President….

  • Anonymous

    Woody Harrelson for President….

  • Inyogrillcheese

    You had me up until you brought money back in. We’ll never be able to really change the world until we realize that money creates 95% of the problems and we need to get rid of it.

    • Talmadge613

      money is not the ‘root of all evil.’ The desire to control men is the root of all evil. Money only makes it easier to control men. Money, like any tool, can harm or help depending on who uses it.

  • Inyogrillcheese

    You had me up until you brought money back in. We’ll never be able to really change the world until we realize that money creates 95% of the problems and we need to get rid of it.

  • GRAE

    i wish someone would actually be representative of this. While relatively simple, its a very good start to the important reforms that this country needs. I think it would be interesting to start this on a small a scale and see how big it could get. If someone does maybe try this on say a city scale i would really like to hear about it as well as support it. You have my vote.

  • GRAE

    i wish someone would actually be representative of this. While relatively simple, its a very good start to the important reforms that this country needs. I think it would be interesting to start this on a small a scale and see how big it could get. If someone does maybe try this on say a city scale i would really like to hear about it as well as support it. You have my vote.

    • Talmadge613

      I’ll be pitching Kickstart.org with the website idea. It may even work as an evolution of the site itself.

  • Nrsteeves

    Please work on spelling and grammar errors :( and referencing Kat Williams, as funny as he is, doesn’t exactly lend credence to the party…

  • Nrsteeves

    Please work on spelling and grammar errors :( and referencing Kat Williams, as funny as he is, doesn’t exactly lend credence to the party…

  • Belt

    I like a lot of the ideas you’re putting down here, but in the name of constructive criticism you should have a couple people edit this piece. The main mistake I see is your reversal of the left/right brain dichotomy. Your use of the word “whatever” in the economic reform section could also be problematic. If you want this to go anywhere the language will have to be 100% correct, because your opposition will tear you apart for the littlest mistakes.
    PEACE

    • Talmadge613

      You’re hired! You can find through facebook, if you’re interested. The work load is light.

  • Belt

    I like a lot of the ideas you’re putting down here, but in the name of constructive criticism you should have a couple people edit this piece. The main mistake I see is your reversal of the left/right brain dichotomy. Your use of the word “whatever” in the economic reform section could also be problematic. If you want this to go anywhere the language will have to be 100% correct, because your opposition will tear you apart for the littlest mistakes.
    PEACE

  • Me

    Yeats wasn’t an Indian, man.

    “The Second Coming”

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


    Written in 1919 by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

    • Talmadge613

      DOH!

  • Me

    Yeats wasn’t an Indian, man.

    “The Second Coming”

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


    Written in 1919 by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

  • Mr. Dumb

    This is the stupidest thing I ever read, and I’m illiterate.

  • Mr. Dumb

    This is the stupidest thing I ever read, and I’m illiterate.

  • Talmadge613

    DOH!

  • Talmadge613

    DOH!

  • Talmadge613

    DOH!

  • Talmadge613

    You’re hired! You can find through facebook, if you’re interested. The work load is light.

  • Talmadge613

    I’ll be pitching Kickstart.org with the website idea. It may even work as an evolution of the site itself.

  • Talmadge613

    exactly why we need education reform!

  • Talmadge613

    I’m thinking Charlie Sheen

  • Blackcat1018

    we don’t need a new party, especially one founded and fronted by somebody that doesn’t know their left brain from their right. Also, this whole thing sounds like a piece from Steven Colbert or something. As for the real issues brought up vote Libertarian. They agree with each of the real issues you present and also don’t have some dumb-ass, government controlled, pay for content internet replacement. Didn’t we all just agree that the government is the problem, why put them in charge of the internet? Charge just for info? Plenty of sites all ready do that, with eBooks, subscriptions, etc. Why mandate it, let it be up to the content provider and the content consumer to determine a monetary value, if any.

  • Blackcat1018

    we don’t need a new party, especially one founded and fronted by somebody that doesn’t know their left brain from their right. Also, this whole thing sounds like a piece from Steven Colbert or something. As for the real issues brought up vote Libertarian. They agree with each of the real issues you present and also don’t have some dumb-ass, government controlled, pay for content internet replacement. Didn’t we all just agree that the government is the problem, why put them in charge of the internet? Charge just for info? Plenty of sites all ready do that, with eBooks, subscriptions, etc. Why mandate it, let it be up to the content provider and the content consumer to determine a monetary value, if any.

  • Fred

    At last a party dedicated to gaining weight and becoming increasingly irrelevant.

  • Fred

    At last a party dedicated to gaining weight and becoming increasingly irrelevant.

  • Talmadge613

    money is not the ‘root of all evil.’ The desire to control men is the root of all evil. Money only makes it easier to control men. Money, like any tool, can harm or help depending on who uses it.

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  • JoJo

    This just doesn’t make sense at all.
    Reason 1. A website is not the solution for the economy. Easily I can name some solutions like eliminating the Fed, not allowing companies to outsource at such high levels, funding small businesses and eliminating government corruption in general.
    Reason 2. Legalization is great, but prisoners do not need to be growing weed. They need to be getting help with finding a job that pays well enough to stay away from crime. And there need to be less prisons and prisoners!
    Reason 3. Nobody wants to buy government weed! The government is corrupt and money for growing should be going to small business owners, not the government! People should be allowed to grow their own weed anyway.
    Reason 4. Nobody wants to be in prison! Prison is not a lifestyle. This article itself starts off talking about Patricia Marilyn being sent to prison unfairly! I know someone in prison who is there for an even lesser offence than Ms. Marilyn. The prison system is based on money. This needs to be eliminated. Never think people like prison. Those that do have been institutionalized, and that is unjust.

  • JoJo

    This just doesn’t make sense at all.
    Reason 1. A website is not the solution for the economy. Easily I can name some solutions like eliminating the Fed, not allowing companies to outsource at such high levels, funding small businesses and eliminating government corruption in general.
    Reason 2. Legalization is great, but prisoners do not need to be growing weed. They need to be getting help with finding a job that pays well enough to stay away from crime. And there need to be less prisons and prisoners!
    Reason 3. Nobody wants to buy government weed! The government is corrupt and money for growing should be going to small business owners, not the government! People should be allowed to grow their own weed anyway.
    Reason 4. Nobody wants to be in prison! Prison is not a lifestyle. This article itself starts off talking about Patricia Marilyn being sent to prison unfairly! I know someone in prison who is there for an even lesser offence than Ms. Marilyn. The prison system is based on money. This needs to be eliminated. Never think people like prison. Those that do have been institutionalized, and that is unjust.

  • nobodyspecial

    no… the root of evil is the love of money… change the saying if you want but you need to quote it correctly first.

  • nobodyspecial

    no… the root of evil is the love of money… change the saying if you want but you need to quote it correctly first.

  • DavBroChill

    wow, the whole internet site thing is so dumb.

  • DavBroChill

    wow, the whole internet site thing is so dumb.

  • AnonymousMommy

    You’re alienting a huge potential support base with your rant against conservatives. Most of us are disillusioned with the current system just like you are. I myself would be willing to consider your ideas and possibly join your movement, but you lose a lot of credibility when you go off and lump us all into one category. BTW, a lot of us smoke pot, too….and my advice is for you not to be high when you attempt to write a thoughtful political statement. ;)

  • AnonymousMommy

    You’re alienting a huge potential support base with your rant against conservatives. Most of us are disillusioned with the current system just like you are. I myself would be willing to consider your ideas and possibly join your movement, but you lose a lot of credibility when you go off and lump us all into one category. BTW, a lot of us smoke pot, too….and my advice is for you not to be high when you attempt to write a thoughtful political statement. ;)

  • anonymous

    did anybody point out yet that the symbol behind the pot leaf is commonly associated with white power organizations?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Aaron-Ham/100002132473409 Stephen Aaron Ham

      The symbol behind the leaf is actually the ‘Solar Cross’ which is an ancient symbol representing the movement of the sun through the zodiacal constellations through a process called ‘procession of the equinoxes’. It is the template for ALL cross designs for the past 5,000 years or so. 

  • anonymous

    did anybody point out yet that the symbol behind the pot leaf is commonly associated with white power organizations?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Aaron-Ham/100002132473409 Stephen Aaron Ham

    The symbol behind the leaf is actually the ‘Solar Cross’ which is an ancient symbol representing the movement of the sun through the zodiacal constellations through a process called ‘procession of the equinoxes’. It is the template for ALL cross designs for the past 5,000 years or so. 

  • Ranandar

     The description of “The American Party” in this
    article is nothing like the theamericanparty.org web
    site. Another FAUX new report?

  • Ranandar

     The description of “The American Party” in this
    article is nothing like the theamericanparty.org web
    site. Another FAUX new report?

  • Bill Gearon

    Have you not noticedthat theleading national figure for drug law reform is Ron Paul, a radical libertarian conservative.  Who in rhe democratic party other than a powerless ex-pres is calling for the same.  Listen to conservative talk radios 3 top programs and they all agree that the war on drugs is a ruse and contrary to personal freedom.  It would help to do a little research before launching a party.

  • Bill Gearon

    Have you not noticedthat theleading national figure for drug law reform is Ron Paul, a radical libertarian conservative.  Who in rhe democratic party other than a powerless ex-pres is calling for the same.  Listen to conservative talk radios 3 top programs and they all agree that the war on drugs is a ruse and contrary to personal freedom.  It would help to do a little research before launching a party.

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