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REDACTED LIBRARY: THE OBAMA LEGACY

Now here’s a question for you and Tubularsock really wants you to set aside your cocktail, your hash-pipe, your straw&coke ……. and sure Tubularsock knows, that’s for breakfast ……. and think about ahhhh. . . . .

Let Tubularsock start here.

Why would you build a library for someone who never even finished a book about a goat on 9/11?

Well it already has been done, as you know, for the TORTURE PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH. In Dallas, TX. And speaking of luck it is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.  See: https://tubularsock.com/2014/04/09/art-by-any-other-name/  and https://tubularsock.com/2014/04/28/question-bush/

And make sure you catch the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s GIFT STORE

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where you can buy gifts like the “Presidential Baseball Bat for $129.98 or maybe you’d prefer the “Presidential Stetson Hat” for $249.98 or could you top “The Presidential Sketchbook at only $49.98?

The one gift so many remember George pushing for as the TORTURE PRESIDENT isn’t even on sale. And that is the Presidential Water-board with directions and detainees.

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Now all of this for this sad, worthless, little man, the Shrub. A true sack of shit who should be in jail for war crimes he has committed.

And fucking imbeciles actually visit this place …… a DisneyLand in Texas that is one step below the Texan Chainsaw Massacre!

DADDY CIA BUSH has his Presidential Library just outside of Houston in College Station, TX.

And just to complete the picture Barbara Bush has a Harris County branch library named after her in Springs, TX. There is nothing in the library about her but who gives a shit anyway?

But this was all a quick back story because the question that really needs to be considered is why have a library with all the books and papers so redacted that the pages are just black.

The Obummer Administration is in the process of planning the library for the most NON-Transparent  secretive President in the history of the United States ….. THE DRONE PRESIDENT BARACK H. OBAMA LIBRARY in Chicago, IL.

And here is the trick. In order for a President to have a library a President has to create a FOUNDATION.

So abracadabra ………

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And what’s it goal for existence except for the reason of taking in tax free money from world-wide corporate sponsors and foreign countries in order to buy influence?

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Well here you go “inspired citizen”:

So it represents a “movement” that kills people from the sky without warning or due process, or even knowledge of who they are or what they’ve done?

So it represents a “movement” that keeps people locked away in Guantanamo Prison-Torture Camp for decades, even people who have been proven that they are guilty of nothing but won’t be released?

So it represents a “movement” that attacks other sovereign nations with no-pretext other than we just don’t like them and lecture them about being a nation of laws?

So it represents a “movement” that allows the banks to rob, swindle, and cheat and be bailed out with the citizens money only to set them up to do it again with no one being held responsible.

So it represents a “movement” that condone torture and inhumane treatment of people without NO ACCOUNTABILITY.

So it represents a “movement” that creates a health system based on insurance and care providers PROFITS rather than health care.

So it represents a “movement” that has set up a system attacking the Bill of Rights and the Constitution and the freedom of the citizen with draconian spy programs and detention without trial possibilities in the name of National Security.

So it represents a “movement” that . . .

Please pass the BULL SHIT. Thank you.

Now as usual everybody and their brother wanted Obummer’s Library in their neighborhood. The University of Chicago was competing with the University of Illinois in Chicago, Columbia University in New York, and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu to host the Obummer Library.

But The University of Chicago won out and with the help of that little sleazeball Mayor Rahm Emanuel (remember Obommer’s former chief of staff) the hurdles that were in the way of building Obummers Library on park land was settled by having the District Park Board vote to change the law that protect public parks to allow Obummer to acquire 20 acres of City park land to build his library.

Sleazeball Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tubularsock.

Sleazeball Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Tubularsock.

But the Friends of the Parks who said they would challenge the City in court over the City violating the state’s public trust doctrine, which forbids private development on “property recovered from the waters of Lake Michigan.” In other words: landfill. That land under the terms of the trust must be “preserved as a natural resource and open space equally available to Illinois citizens.”

Then State lawmakers changed the state law to specifically permit presidential libraries on park land provided the public still has access. And Governor Bruce Rauner signed it into law against the wishes of the FOTP.

In fact, “the new law was filed around 7 p.m. April 22, and by midday April 23 it had zipped through both houses of the State Legislature and was sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who signed it”. (Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business, 4/25/15)

According to FOTP, House Bill 373 “basically authorizes the City to run a mall up and down the Lake so long as they call it a museum.” (Deanna Isaacs, The Reader, 5/1/15)

But funny thing, the Friends of the Parks president Cassandra Francis abruptly left her job. She had been a big supporter of protecting the Lake Michigan shoreline and parks in general and found herself on the opposite side of the power structure she’d previously been part of and stepped down. All she said was that it was a good time to “move on”.

“Francis insists she left under her own power but, well, sometimes a wise woman doesn’t wait around for the hanging party to arrive.” (Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business, 4/25/15)

But here is the silver lining, at least for Tubularsock the muralist ……..

Tubularsock is sending his mural idea for the entrance of the new Obummer Presidential Redacted Library.

And Tubularsock has set his heart on winning the entry mural competition ……… if they have one. STAND BACK, IT SAYS IT ALL AMERIKKKA.

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What do you think of SOLITARY CONFINEMENT? Throughout the United States of America there are thousands of human beings being held in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. Some for 25-30 years. Most that are locked up in this way get to leave and go to an exercise yard for 1 hour a day. The term “yard” is a misnomer for they are most often just put into another cell with concrete walls and no natural light.

Now, Tubularsock feels that no matter how violent or dangerous or fucked up a human being happens to be he/she should NEVER-EVER be subjected to this type of treatment (torture, actually). It should be, in my mind, common sense ……… so why is it so pervasive in our prison system?

Remember the Germans? The questions of guilt for the death camps have plagued the psyche of an entire generation of Germans. Why didn’t they do something about it, they had to have known!

Well when Tubularsock was taking a road trip across Germany a few years back that question crossed my mind. For some reason it came up while driving thru the Black Forest area of Germany. There was something thought provoking about the Black Forest for me. It is a very peaceful and pleasant area and one almost forgets the outside world. And I guess that was the insight. If I had lived in this area of Germany I doubt if I’d have even thought about death camps or what was happening in them.

Much like here in the U.S. while you’re driving and even if you pass a prison complex seldom do you give it much thought. Maybe a fleeting comment like, “I sure am glad I’m not in there!”. And that’s about it, Best Western here I come.

But what if you actually knew what was really going on in “there”. Would that make a difference to you. But you may not want to know because knowing carries with it responsibility …  funny how that works. If you feel like it’s none of your concern then you’ll be just like the Germans. But not exactly. The Germans of that period of the deaths camps could have been arrested and even killed if they had pursued questioning about what was going on.

You CAN know and SHOULD know because you are paying for it to exist and in the act of paying for it you are in part responsible for it and the treatment of other living human beings.

The amazing thing is that it doesn’t take that much of your time to say NO TO SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. And the more people that say NO, the louder it gets.

Now if you write the prison system once and say NO TO SOLITARY CONFINEMENT you may get a nice letter back saying ……….. well mostly standard bullshit really.

Same goes for your Congress person, the President and any other government agency you choose. The bullshit level is rather high and consistent.

And it tends to go like this: (you can skip this part if you have written to a governmental official any time in your life —— the bull shit is the same —— the perfect formula to say NOTHING.

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Thank you for contacting me regarding . . . I appreciate that you took the time to express your concerns about this important issue.

Thank you for writing to express your concerns about . . . Your correspondence is important to me, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.

As this debate moves forward, I pledge to continue to . . .

Please know that I will keep your thoughts and concerns in mind throughout this important process.

I will continue to listen closely to what you . . .

I agree that strong and decisive action is needed to . . .

I strongly share your belief that the United States must take meaningful action to prevent . . .

My job is not merely about supporting or opposing legislation, but also about bridging the divide that has paralyzed our nation’s politics.

Again, thank you for taking the time to write.  Please know that I will keep your comments in mind as I work with my colleagues to address . . .

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Currently the prisoners in the California prison system are in the middle of a hunger strike to bring attention to overcrowding and solitary confinement.

You can help by starting here:

http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/

http://www.prisons.org/hungerstrike.htm

http://www.prisonradio.org/news/prisoner-hunger-strike-solidarity-coalition

Unfortunately your options to be heard still rests on letter writing and on protest to call attention to this and most injustice in our society. And Tubularsock urges you to do what you can but the system that is in control seems to proceed regardless of your thoughts and feelings.

THIS CAN BE CHANGED!

But it will require a radical shift from writing and protest to ECONOMIC DISRUPTIONS and ECONOMIC BOYCOTTS.

The reason why writing Congress or the President is futile is because these people are just the corporate servants NOT the public servants.

The American public are still under the impression that what they were taught in their 8th grade civics book (if at all) is the way our system still works. Well, Tubularsock is not going to get into the fact that our system of government NEVER worked like that. And it is not going to change now.

The only way real change will take place in this country is by INTERRUPTING THE FLOW OF PROFIT. And one of the good old day mechanisms for doing this was the MONKEY-WRENCH.

You recall the idea of tossing the MONKEY WRENCH into the gears of a factory so that the production line is put out of order for a period of time. Remember?

Well we don’t have that many factories any-longer but we, as a people, have a hell-of-a-collection of MONKEY WRENCHES.

Ok ……………. Keeping in mind that the possibilities are limitless. It takes organization but not necessarily large masses of people for a disruption but for a boycott we need numbers, to state the obvious.

The pressure points are increasing cost and diminishing profit. This calls for a variety of direct actions. That will depend on the corporate culture we are confronting.

Corporation spend a huge sum of money on public relations. You know, “Looking Good”.

BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil are ALL environmentalists if you trust their image work. And some people believe that shit. But Tubularsock thinks that it is used more to convince their employees that they are working for a good cause rather than raising havoc on the earth. Because a disgruntled or disillusioned employee is a dangerous “commodity”.

So if the Prison-Industrial-Complex needs a change in their current direction they have to be induced to do that. If it COSTS them rather than PROFITS them that alone will determine their direction.

MONKEY WRENCHES in the “machinery” shifts the costs to loss ………..

There are a huge number of citizen organizers out there. Social media alone moves ideas to actions faster than ever.

What we need to do is harness the citizens anger and helplessness into targeting selected corporations to show the true POWER OF THE PEOPLE.

In truth it only has to be accomplished once or twice to show its effectiveness.

At that point the power structure will take notice.

The fun point is we don’t have to confront the police or military or even break the windows out of Bank of America. We just have to STOP buying selectively, or stop putting our money into banks selectively. Or dozens of other activities which withholds from the corporation or businesses that supply that corporation. The tighter the withhold the quicker the change.

The PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER they just have to be made to realize it!

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