The One Nation Rally in DC was something I’m glad I didn’t miss. Anyone who has read my articles over the past five years has probably heard me complain about the effect of corporate control over our government. Since I tried to start The Liberal Party of America in 2004, I learned very quickly that belief in a political outlook wasn’t enough. You need cash to start a political party… and lots of it. To get on most ballots it takes lots of signatures on petitions. Some races for Federal seats require up to 150,000 signatures. You can “hire” a company to get those signatures, at about a dollar a pop. Do the math. Continue reading
With the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization into Eastern Europe from 1999-2009, the U.S.-led military alliance has grown by 75 percent, from 16 to 28 members.
By 2009 all former non-Soviet Warsaw Pact member states had been incorporated into NATO, the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) being absorbed with its merger into the Federal Republic in 1990. The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined NATO in 1999 and Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia in 2004. Albania, which suspended participation in the Warsaw Pact six years after its founding, in 1961, was brought into the Alliance last year.
The 2004 expansion included seven nations in all, the three mentioned above, the first former Yugoslav republic, Slovenia, and the first former Soviet republics: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Note: The Preface and Chapters One through Seven can be found here: The 15% Solution
This is the ninth installment of a project that is likely to extend over a two-year-period from January, 2010. It is the serialization of a book entitled The 15% Solution: A Political History of American Fascism, 2001-2022. Under the pseudonym Jonathan Westminster, it is purportedly published in the year 2048 on the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy in the Re-United States. It was actually published in 1996 by the Thomas Jefferson Press, located in Port Jefferson, NY. The copyright is held by the Press. Herein you will find Chapter 8. You can find a complete archive of the chapters published to date on TPJmagazine.us (lower right hand corner of the home page) as well as the Disclaimer, the cast of characters, the author’s bio, cover copy, and several (favorable) reviews.