Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine

"The Audacity of Hype"

By Geordie Pleathur
(SugarBuzz USA)

SugarBuzz Magazine


"It is the longest war in American history. Each week, our expansive combat operations add $2 billion to our national debt ... we can pursue the 50 to 100 al-Qaeda who remain in Afghanistan in a far more cost-efficient and effective manner." (– Rep. John Conyers, Jr.)

"The bankers and swindlers who trashed the global economy and wiped out some $40 trillion in wealth amass obscene amounts of money, much of it provided by taxpayers. They do not go to jail ... But when a courageous citizen such as DeChristopher peacefully derails the corporate and governmental destruction of the ecosystem, he is sent to jail." (– Chris Hedges)

"Last week, I joined six Republican and three Democrat colleagues, to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration, over its illegal war against Libya. Now that more than 90 days have passed since the president began bombing Libya, no one can seriously claim that the administration has complied with the clear requirements of the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

In a remarkable act of chutzpah, the administration sent to Congress its response to the growing concern over its abuse of war powers. Its argument, in a nutshell, is that the War Powers Resolution is not relevant, because U.S. armed forces are not actually engaged in hostilities, because Libya is so militarily weak it cannot fight back! This explanation would be laughable, if not so horrific. The administration wants us to believe that there is no real violence, because the victim cannot fight back? Imagine if this standard was applied to criminal law in the United States! I am sure Libyans on the receiving end of U.S. and NATO bombs feel hostilities are quite definitely taking place.

We must recall the origins of these attacks on Libya. The Obama administration made no claim that Libyan leader Gaddafi was killing his civilian population. Rather, the claim was that Libya might begin killing its civilians in the future." (-Rep. Ron Paul)

"President Obama’s contention that the United States is not engaged in 'hostilities,' much less war, against the sovereign state of Libya shows him to be fully as sick and arrogant an imperial misanthrope as his historical predecessors on both sides of the Atlantic. America’s First Black President is wholly compatible with the old-school imperialists of Europe, now reborn and rejuvenated through NATO as the unchallenged masters of Africa. Ten thousand sorties of Shock and Awe scream that Euro-American rule is returning to Libya – but not, of course, by means of war. Oh, no, this is a case of 'humanitarian intervention,' and not hostile in the least. Call it brotherly love – yeah, that’s the ticket. But don’t call it war.

Over the five centuries since the Western Europeans broke out of their small corner of the planet, to wage uninterrupted wars of conquest and enslavement against the rest of mankind, they have seldom acknowledged being at war with 'lesser peoples.' Rather, the merciless looting and depopulation of the America’s and Africa was packaged as a Christianizing or 'civilizing' mission – but seldom as wars. The half a millennium-long siege of North America, during which 95 percent of the native inhabitants died, was a project of 'settlement' to 'tame' a continent – not a continuous series of wars of occupation and annihilation. The few armed clashes with white settlers that are more commonly referred to as 'wars' – the Seminole Wars and the Plains Indian Wars – were notable in that whites lost a number of battles and suffered significant casualties; white deaths sanctified them as wars.

President Obama seems to be making the same distinction, in Libya. His minions tell lawmakers and the press that U.S. bombing and drone attacks do not represent 'hostilities' because the Libyans cannot effectively shoot back. According to this reasoning, once the initial, overwhelmingly American cruise missile barrage destroyed the Gaddafi government’s air defenses, back in March, hostilities ceased, because the Libyans could not defend themselves from ongoing attack. In fact, 'hostilities' never existed, because cruise missiles can’t be killed. Only their Libyan targets on the ground can be killed, and they don’t count unless they can kill back.

President Obama’s thinking is no different than that of the white settlers of North America. Human turkey shoots are not wars, except in the few situations in which the 'turkeys' are white.

The deaths of millions of native people was a natural occurrence, an extinction made 'inevitable' by contact with the superior white race, according to President Teddy Roosevelt, of Mount Rushmore fame. He got a Nobel Peace prize. So did Obama."

"You're either with the pigs, or you're with the people. The choice is yours." (-Aron "Pieman" Kay, Legendary Yippie Hero Peace Activist)

"Which side are you on, boys, which side are you on?"

"[Obama] is not that different from most of the presidents in the modern era. They believe that they have this right as the commander-in-chief. They haven't read the constitution, which is a little strange in his case, since he's a constitutional lawyer." (– Michael Moore as the first guest on the first episode of the new Countdown with Keith Olbermann)

"The meticulous Harvard Law Review editors should be rolling over in their footnotes. The recidivist violations of constitutional and statutory requirements by their celebrated predecessor at that journal - Barack Obama has reached Orwellian dimensions in the war against Libya.

You see, the widespread daily bombing of Libya, the strict naval blockade of Muammar Gadhafi-controlled Libya, the destruction of Gadhafi's family compound and tent encampment in the desert--killing his son and three grandchildren--and the deployment of special forces inside Libya is not a 'War.' It is in the Obama White House's evasive nomenclature just a 'time-limited, scope-limited military action' Can you find that phrase in the Constitution?

If Obama used the word "War," he would have a more difficult time explaining to Congress and the American people (three out of four oppose this war) why he did not (1) seek a declaration of war under Article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution, or (2) seek Congressional authorization for appropriated funds to further the war with our NATO co-warriors, or (3) comply with the deadlines of the War Powers Resolution. He threw all three lawful restraints on his Presidential unilateralism overboard.

So, in the invidious tradition of George W. Bush and his indentured confessor, Justice Department lawyer, John Yoo, now comfortably ensconced on the law faculty of the University of California Berkeley, Mr. Obama is blithely claiming as authority for taking our country into another war 'the inherent powers of the President under Article II of the Constitution.' This wouldn't pass the laugh test by Jefferson, Madison, Franklin Mason or even Hamilton. James Madison believed placing the war-declaring power in the exclusive hands of Congress was the most significant achievement during the convention in Philadelphia that summer of 1787. No more King George substitutes for America's future, they demanded.

Note that Libya did not attack the U.S. or its appendages, and did not attack a member of NATO. Obama admits these points. Libya's trusting government sovereign fund even left $37 billion in the U.S. which Obama promptly froze. Lacking even the prevaricatory pretenses for Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003, Obama and Hillary Clinton now say the U.S. is militarily involved 'to protect our interests and advance our values' in the region and, of course, to protect the 'universal rights' of the Libyan people. (Opportunities abound for this Obama doctrine around the world from the Congo to Syria, to Burma, to occupied Palestine and many other areas.)

Desperately seeking legitimacy, Mr. Obama cites the UN resolution, NATO, and the Arab League instead of seeking it from Congress. For all treaties with foreign countries, including the UN Charter, are trumped by the U.S. Constitution (Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957)). As a former teacher of constitutional law, the President knows this basic principle but then, as Lord Acton declared: 'Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely'...." (-Ralph Nader)

"While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition.

A 'conspiracy theory' no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy. Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the government’s explanation and that of its media pimps.

For example, online news broadcasts of RT have been equated with conspiracy theories by the New York Times simply because RT reports news and opinions that the New York Times does not report and the US government does not endorse.

In other words, as truth becomes uncomfortable for government and its Ministry of Propaganda, truth is redefined as conspiracy theory, by which is meant an absurd and laughable explanation that we should ignore.

When piles of carefully researched books, released government documents, and testimony of eye witnesses made it clear that Oswald was not President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, the voluminous research, government documents, and verified testimony was dismissed as 'conspiracy theory.'

In other words, the truth of the event was unacceptable to the authorities and to the Ministry of Propaganda that represents the interests of authorities.

The purest example of how Americans are shielded from truth is the media’s (including many Internet sites’) response to the large number of professionals who find the official explanation of September 11, 2001, inconsistent with everything they, as experts, know about physics, chemistry, structural engineering, architecture, fires, structural damage, the piloting of airplanes, the security procedures of the United States, NORAD’s capabilities, air traffic control, airport security, and other matters. These experts, numbering in the thousands, have been shouted down by know-nothings in the media who brand the experts as 'conspiracy theorists.'

This despite the fact that the official explanation endorsed by the official media is the most extravagant conspiracy theory in human history.

Let’s take a minute to re-acquaint ourselves with the official explanation, which is not regarded as a conspiracy theory despite the fact that it comprises an amazing conspiracy. The official truth is that a handful of young Muslim Arabs who could not fly airplanes, mainly Saudi Arabians who came neither from Iraq nor from Afghanistan, outwitted not only the CIA and the FBI, but also all 16 US intelligence agencies and all intelligence agencies of US allies including Israel’s Mossad, which is believed to have penetrated every terrorist organization and which carries out assassinations of those whom Mossad marks as terrorists.

In addition to outwitting every intelligence agency of the United States and its allies, the handful of young Saudi Arabians outwitted the National Security Council, the State Department, NORAD, airport security four times in the same hour on the same morning, air traffic control, caused the US Air Force to be unable to launch interceptor aircraft, and caused three well-built steel-structured buildings, including one not hit by an airplane, to fail suddenly in a few seconds as a result of limited structural damage and small, short-lived, low-temperature fires that burned on a few floors.

The Saudi terrorists were even able to confound the laws of physics and cause WTC building seven to collapse at free fall speed for several seconds, a physical impossibility in the absence of explosives used in controlled demolition.

The story that the government and the media have told us amounts to a gigantic conspiracy, really a script for a James Bond film. Yet, anyone who doubts this improbable conspiracy theory is defined into irrelevance by the obedient media.

Anyone who believes an architect, structural engineer, or demolition expert who says that the videos show that the buildings are blowing up, not falling down, anyone who believes a Ph.D. physicist who says that the official explanation is inconsistent with known laws of physics, anyone who believes expert pilots who testify that non-pilots or poorly-qualified pilots cannot fly airplanes in such maneuvers, anyone who believes the 100 or more first responders who testify that they not only heard explosions in the towers but personally experienced explosions, anyone who believes University of Copenhagen nano-chemist Niels Harrit who reports finding unreacted nano-thermite in dust samples from the WTC towers, anyone who is convinced by experts instead of by propaganda is dismissed as a kook.

In America today, and increasingly throughout the Western world, actual facts and true explanations have been relegated to the realm of kookiness. Only people who believe lies are socially approved and accepted as patriotic citizens.

Indeed, a writer or newscaster is not even permitted to report the findings of 9/11 skeptics. In other words, simply to report Professor Harrit’s findings now means that you endorse them or agree with them. Everyone in the US print and TV media knows that he/she will be instantly fired if they report Harrit’s findings, even with a laugh. Thus, although Harrit has reported his findings on European television and has lectured widely on his findings in Canadian universities, the fact that he and the international scientific research team that he led found unreacted nano-thermite in the WTC dust and have offered samples to other scientists to examine has to my knowledge never been reported in the American media.

Even Internet sites on which I am among the readers’ favorites will not allow me to report on Harrit’s findings.

As I reported earlier, I myself had experience with a Huffington Post reporter who was keen to interview a Reagan presidential appointee who was in disagreement with the Republican wars in the Middle East. After he published the interview that I provided at his request, he was terrified to learn that I had reported findings of 9/11 investigators. To protect his career, he quickly inserted on the online interview that my views on the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions could be dismissed as I had reported unacceptable findings about 9/11.

The unwillingness or inability to entertain any view of 9/11 different from the official view dooms to impotence many Internet sites that are opposed to the wars and to the rise of the domestic US police state. These sites, for whatever the reasons, accept the government’s explanation of 9/11; yet, they try to oppose the “war on terror” and the police state which are the consequences of accepting the government’s explanation. Trying to oppose the consequences of an event whose explanation you accept is an impossible task.

If you believe that America was attacked by Muslim terrorists and is susceptible to future attacks, then a “war on terror” and a domestic police state to root out terrorists become necessary to make Americans safe. The idea that a domestic police state and open-ended war might be more dangerous threats to Americans than terrorists is an impermissible thought.

A country whose population has been trained to accept the government’s word and to shun those who question it is a country without liberty in its future." (-Paul Craig Roberts)

"Barack Obama has totally assimilated the historical values of Euro-American civilization – a characteristic that has endeared him to multinational corporate boardrooms and contributors. He speaks and thinks the language of imperialism. By Obama’s logic, the American military’s 'full spectrum dominance,' which gives the U.S. the capacity to devastate other countries without itself suffering significant casualties, can abolish wars in the developing world, forever – at least on the semantic level – since the targeted nations could fight back. No fight-back, no 'hostilities,' no war. Give that man another Peace Prize!

Former supporters of Barack Obama, a class that, sadly, includes most of what passes for a Left in the United States, are disturbed, angry, shocked and appalled at his refusal to comply with the War Powers Act by denying that there is a war. In fact, they encouraged President Obama to pretend that there is no war, when they pretended that candidate Obama was not your average, garden variety, center-right Democratic imperialist, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

These Left Obamites held demonstrations against wars in general, without mentioning the name of the War-Maker-in-Chief – denial on a mass lunatic scale. So, why shouldn’t Obama take the logic of the pretend anti-war folks to its logical conclusion, and simply pretend not to be waging war on Libya?" (-Glen Ford)

WAR, WAR, WAR.....

Man. It's tough, to get the honest word out, about anything. According to Obama's new plan for "withdrawal" from Afghanistan, the U.S. will have more than twice as many troops there, by end of his term in 2,013, as there were at his inauguration, in 2,009.

Pro-war programming around the clock, new shows coming out weekly-the new, Special Forces combat training show, "Making The Cut", a perversely pro-imperialist, MASH rehashed show-"Combat Hospital", "One Man Army", "Sons Of Guns", "Cops", "Twenty Four", etc., etc. As Joe Strummer sang: "What do we got for entertainment, cops kickin' gypsies on the pavement". I got an old goth girlfriend in the military. They tell me, "everybody's gotta grow up, sometime." They say my old bro, who became a cop is, "a real go-getter". I'm a real get-goner. You can keep your convenience and prestige, with all the blood on it, babies. Some of 'em even call themselves "public servants", claim they're "defending freedom", or helping the community, by white-washing the murderous and unremorseful crimes of the rich, or by helping to repress peace and truth and social justice movements. I'm not "Working For The Clampdown". A job in the corporate media? Might as well join the military--Obama's idea of a job's program. Even CNN journalists report being witheld from reporting on secret U.S. morgues, at gunpoint, just like during the unbelievably criminal B.P. spill cover-ups. Youtube it!

Old looney, John McCain, is blaming wildfires on "immigrants"-why not just keep blaming the false flag, Ay-rab boogeymen with the box-cutters? TV meterologists never mention Haarp, what Haarp does, chem-trails, unnatural cloud formations, their relation to the epidemic of tornadoes and earthquake weather, global warming, disaster capitalism, they say nothing. The FBI and DHS are spying on you for wanting peace, living wage jobs, the restoration of the Bill Of Rights, suspended under the nefarious Michael Chertoff co-authored, Patriot Act, and for loving and longing for some real rock'n'roll. Voters are leaving the corporate owned, police state, war hawk, Democrat Party in droves, and droves. Progressives and Liberals like me are seriously considering campaigning for Ron Paul. The Sunday teeter-totter talk shows, like "Meet The Press" simply omit crucial debates on meaningful topics like Obama's illegal and ongoing bombing (and boots on the ground) in Libya, and the heinous destruction of your most basic civil rights, with the TSA's "security theater" profiteering, and the undemocratic extension of the "Patriot Act", opposed by almost no corporatist Democrats, under Obama. The criminal governor of Florida, Rick Scott, mandates all state workers and welfare recipients be randomly drug-tested at HIS drug-testing clinics, now owned (on paper) by his wife. Whenever a white collar criminal wants to break the law, they simply change the law, after the fact. The oligarchy never answers to the people. Democracy subverting imperialists like W, Cheney, Rumsefeld, Obama, the B.P. and Goldman Sachs execs, Clarence Thomas, Gov. Rick Scott, Gov. Rick Snyder, Gov. Scott Walker, John Yoo, and Jay Bybee all roam free....while peace activists, pot smokers, human rights whistle-blowers like Bradley Manning, Col. Ann Wright, Ray McGovern, and even law abiding, tax paying, property owning Americans who film police violence, or so much dance near the Jefferson Memorial (OUTLAWED!!!) are commonly stomped on, tasered, punched, brutalized, and arrested. The cops can kill you and get promoted. Our airports are under occupation of Mossad affiliated, perverts and profiteers. When are the C.E.O.'s and big-media pros and politicians going to be randomly drug tested? I shouldn't have to piss in a cup, if W, and Limbaugh, and Beck don't. Millions around the world think the whole 9/11 thing was a sham, an inside job, orchestrated by the shadow government, a false flag attack, perpetuated to justify giving the war pigs trillions in profits, for endless wars....but the average video game playing, jalapeno hot poppers gobbling, cable brainwashed, Wal-Mart and Target shopping, American doesn't want to know.


Dead Kennedys were like America's own Pistols, or the Clash, awakening a huge hardcore youth movement, turning loads of kids on to what was happening behind the scenery, raising conciousness, and pissing off the man. Jello ran for Mayor of San Fran and split the vote. The government ruined his life, marriage, and bankrupted his record label, mercillesly persecuting him for false charges of distributing porn to minors, by including a surreal painting, "Landscape #20" by a genius artist, H.R. Giger, in their "Frankenchrist" LP. Whenever people try to portray oil boy billionaire, Al Gore, as a liberal, I like to remind them of a simple acronym: "P.M.R.C". Some bored, rich, authoritarian women, who took it upon themselves to legislate their sliding scale morality, and usher in the still prevailing climate of state censorship, bad music, and a tightly restricted information flow. Fans were disappointed when the 'Kennedys started touring without Jello, licensing DK'S songs to commercials, and the Fear Channel propaganda mongers started blacklisting Jello's powerful voice for human rights, freedom, and democracy from the Pentagon's corporate occupied airwaves. 'Damn shame, because many of today's Hot Topic kids and other so-called punks are growing up in a cultural wasteland, where Eminem and Green Day are the most confrontational provocateurs they are typically exposed to. Some dickhead know-nothings, most likely motivated by the domestic intelligence agencies, attacked Jello at Gilman, and crippled the poor guy for being a "sell out", when he's the definition of the incorruptible die-hard. I have seldom enjoyed his experimental jazz metal Frank Zappa post punk prog fusion weirdness in his various Public Image like incarnations, but always admire his determination to expand the boundaries of what it means to be punk, especially since all the Offspring/Good Charlotte/Blink 182/Avenged Sevenfold/mall-punk/emo-poseurs continue to recycle the same old redundant formulas. Anybody who loves liberty has got to love Jello, and "The High Priest Of Harmful Matter" has never wavered in his commitment to exposing the genocidal underbelly of naked capitalism, or for questioning recieved reality, manufactured by the evil elites. A tireless crusader for truth and social justice, Jello is like the moral equivalent of Lydon. You might not like his beautiful (ha!) voice, but you can not deny his gutsy, whip-smart insights. Dramarama covered the DK's "California Uber Alles" in protest of nazi Arnie as governator.

On "Audacity Of Hype" and "Enhanced Methods Of Questioning", Jello and his Guatanamo School Of Medicine continue to educate the underclasses, while incorporating diverse musical influences like surf, rockabilly, blues, and folk. Even if you don't read about JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in the slick glossies, or get to see them on cable TV anymore, you ought to do your whole gang a favor and track down these essential sides by our fearless human rights activist and early architect of American hardcore, Jello Biafra. Your pals will thank you for sharing this important new material with them. He's still skewering crooked cops, war happy religious leaders, corporate bullshit, whore politicians, jock toughguys, and military tools who commit atrocities while trying to earn their sadist Father's love, and who never learned to think for themselves. Google: "Collateral Murder" to see how "Too Big To Jail", Military Industrial Complex Republic-Rat, Obama, is liberating poor people in the Middle East. Be the media. Stay Punk. Organize, organize, organize.

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