Jesse Ventura: Break the Two Party Dictatorship, Impunity for Bush & Obama War Crimes

Abby Martin speaks to Jesse Ventura and examines US War Crimes.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin interviews former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, about the two party “dictatorship” and corporate censorship. She highlights the live-streamers of Occupy Wall Street as the heroes and calls out Marianne Ny as the villain for her flimsy attempt to extradite Julian Assange with no evidence against him. Abby wraps up the show by discussing the Bush Administration’s crimes against humanity, and the fact that President Obama’s refusal to prosecute the officials has led to a cultural decay.

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  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    my ah-ha moment was the Electoral College vote of 2000
    Gore was President of the Electoral College
    the Black Caucus wanted to challenge the FLA vote count
    but they needed a Senator to make the challenge by the rules
    not one Blue Team Senator would step up to support the Caucus challenge
    and there were at least 10 individual challenges
    http://youtu.be/X6xfxjXAIfM

    • emperorreagan

      For me, that was the moment when I determined hoping for reform of the system was pointless.

      From the corruption and cronyism at the state level to the corruption and cronyism at the supreme court, no one was even bothering to put on a show of making it look legit.  If they don’t even have to pretend anymore, I figured the country was in the final stage before an eventual collapse.  

      I haven’t seen anything since to change my mind, though I go back and forth on whether it’ll happen during my lifetime or not.

    • emperorreagan

      For me, that was the moment when I determined hoping for reform of the system was pointless.

      From the corruption and cronyism at the state level to the corruption and cronyism at the supreme court, no one was even bothering to put on a show of making it look legit.  If they don’t even have to pretend anymore, I figured the country was in the final stage before an eventual collapse.  

      I haven’t seen anything since to change my mind, though I go back and forth on whether it’ll happen during my lifetime or not.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        I’m far from an insider, but the brief glimpse I got of the “other side” when I worked the recall campaigns offered me a bit of insight as to the general lay of the land. 

        Not surprisingly for bottom-line oriented organizations, corps take a very selective approach to controlling government at the state and local level.  Apart from a few high-profile incidents requiring improvised interventions, they’re able to get bang for their buck by controlling the national party organizations and concentrating the downward pressure on the executive and judicial branches.

        There are fewer executive and judicial positions and they’re proportionately much more powerful than individual legislators.

        By definition, there are always more contestants than victors in the legislative arena, so there is usually little need for forceful intervention here–which is harder to do anyway, since districts are so much smaller and more intimately connected to their rep.

        But if any legislator wants to move up he’ll have to tow the national line or lose access to the party’s campaign apparatus.

        Maybe that’s the key–developing a network of local officals and state legislators who don’t WANT to move up in the party ranks.  It’d be tough, but theoretically it could be done.  I certainly have seen examples of decent joes in those types of positions–though they clearly are not part of any serious kind of network.

  • rtb61

    Taser wrist bracelets for you and your family. Why bother putting them around your wrist, put them around your necks Americans and call them what they are slave manacles with built in torture and humiliation punishment.

  • paprtowl

    one of the very few people i would have faith or trust in to lead our government .  jesse v. is not interested

  • paprtowl

    one of the very few people i would have faith or trust in to lead our government .  jesse v. is not interested

  • sgtdoom

    Why Jesse Ventura is right:  unmeming the meme

    The constant litany of “Supreme Court choices” as a motivating factor in reelecting the neocon administration of President Obama doesn’t really hold up when all the data is examined.

    Those closely following federal court jurisprudence will understand what we say when it is explained that the majority of truly important cases never make it to the supreme court, while too many trivial cases do end up there.

    The Citizens United case should never have made it to the SCOTUS level, where the vile decision was written by the so-called “liberal” Justice David Kennedy (so described by newsy pundits).

    The really important judicial decisions, antithetical to democracy, to the citizenry, to working people and those seeking work, are rendered by the federal courts.

    This structure isn’t by chance, but careful design, put in place back in 1978, and incrementally improved over the past thirty-some years.

    The US Chamber of Commerce established the National Chamber Litigation Center to this very end, back in 1978.

    Thus, when the populist Jesse Ventura urges American voters to reject their usual choice of militant ignorance, and seek the third party solution, he is quite correct.

    Today, the government has the “legal” right to access all personal information about the citizenry without their knowledge, thanks to the Obama Administration and judicial decisions from the federal courts; this is no justification to reelect.

    Obviously, the strategy was to find the vilest, most despicable American possible to run against Obama, making him appear pristine by comparison.  In this they’ve been most successful with their choice of the vile, despicable Romney (and Ryan).

    Whether from indoctrination or mass advertising, too often Americans choose to remain ignorant — and it is a choice!

    Recently, like many others, I was approached to make a donation against the validation of Wisconsin’s Gov. Walker in his recall election.  Naturally, I declined — not having the money was beside the point — having watched the exit interviews of union members from the Walker’s first election to governor, I was convinced of their militant choice to remain ignorant.

    I was sadly proven correct:  40% of union households in Wisconsin voted for Walker in both elections!

    Presently, we see the workers at Bain’s Sensata facility, whose jobs are being offshored to China, having finally recognized the impact of jobs offshoring (now that it has affected them), and blithely explaining how they were taken by surprise?

    Amazing, given the overwhelming data to suggest that was the likely outcome!

    I have personally witnessed this type of behavior again and again and again; where the workers refuse to acknowledge the obvious — where they chose ignorance above all!

    Now the Bain-owned company workers are begging Bain not to offshore their jobs; the psychopaths just love to see them beg.

    Of course, those pathetically begging workers don’t realize this as they’ve chosen to remain ignorant all along.

    Those of us who’ve been actively fighting jobs offshoring — one of their major tools in the dismantling of the economy — since 1978, the same year of the Powell memorandum, the year the USCoC established their National Chamber Litigation Center, and the Rockefeller Foundations’ creation of the Group of Thirty — view the begging workers with disgust and disdain.

    (At this late date, thirty years too little, too late, they would probably be better served going back to watching their sports, cable TV and movies, etc.)

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