Monthly Archives: August 2007

Bush and History don't mix

Guest article from HumptyDumpty was pushed

George Bush and other Iraq War supporters have argued that if we withdraw from Iraq the result will be like the killing fields of Cambodia — an odd comparison considering that the US has direct responsibility for that holocaust. Here are the facts:* The killing fields were real. The genocide against their own people was committed by the Khmer Rouge.* The Vietnamese — the Communist Vietnamese — were the people who went in and put a stop to it.* The United States then supported the Khmer Rouge.

Here’s how that came to happen.

The United States got involved in the war in Vietnam in an attempt to keep South Vietnam from going communist. Which it would have if nationwide elections had been held as promised.

Cambodia is next to Vietnam. It was ruled by Prince Sihanouk. He attempted to be neutral. Both sides abused that neutrality.

The North Vietnamese send arms, support and men through Cambodia on the “Ho Chi Minh Trail” to go around South Vietnamese and American forces. They also used Cambodian ports.

Top of the line conspiracy theory

Remember the Jimi Hendrix song – If Six was Nine? What did he really mean? Let me explain it to you.

In 1919 the sixteenth amendment was passed effectively elimating our rights as American citizens and turning this country into a facist police state controlled by international bankers. Now play close attention to those two numbers – 1919 and 16. If 16 was 19, coincidence?

As further proof of this satanic plot consider this:  9 – 6 = 3. Three sixes are 666. The ‘coincidences’ keep piling up.

It gets even more interesting when we discover Jimi Hendrix (the author and singer of if Six was Nine) died of an ‘overdose’ on September 18, 1970. Sixteen days later controversial singer Janis Joplin also died of an ‘overdose’. September 18. Try to deny these numbers: September is the 9th month, Jimi died on the 18 – 1 + 8 = 9. 16 days later Janis dies. Can you still deny the connection?

Further, Janis was born in Port Arthur Texas where her father worked in an oil refinery It’s not hard to follow the dots from there. The Bush family (from Texas) made their fortune from oil companies that were financed by International Bankers and the Nazis.

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau
[1849, original title: Resistance to Civil Government]

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe–“That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. The standing army is only an arm of the standing government. The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it. Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.

Life without civil liberties

Dear friend,
If you sent an email in 2003, there’s a good chance your government grabbed a copy of it. That’s because in 2003, the National Security Agency set up a secret, 24-by-48 foot room in a  downtown San Francisco telecommunications building to tap into one of the nation’s largest Internet data hubs and illegally retrieve millions of emails and other communications.(1) This is not a conspiracy theory; according to the sworn affidavit of an AT&T technician, this actually happened.

Tomorrow a federal court will hear two lawsuits against the NSA’s unconstitutional “special project.” The arguments will be long and drawn out, but in a sense our own Congress has already made it moot — just before leaving on vacation they voted to make the administration’s spying programs legal.(2)

Congress will re-consider that legal protection in just six months, so we need to show them NOW that this is not the behavior we will accept. No more secret rooms siphoning off our e-mails and telephone calls.

     Tell Congress to take back their permission for warrantless spying on Americans
    
     http://act.truemajorityaction.org/o/2/t/1/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1185

Don’t fear the dark

We seem to forget that reality is our dream to dream.
We alone must create the ultimate limitations in our lives, our own illusions of this dream we are in.
If we find ourselves in a life that is growing darker, it is us that decide to go deeper into that dark place.
We must realize that even in darkness one can find peace. There can be many lessons taught in the dark places of life.

Trapped like a dreamer waiting to wake up.

As you begin to enter my world, reading every word image by image, I can only wonder where this will take us. I open my mind and let my words enter my hands as they become letters on the page. As I read what is written I feel we are connected in time.
You, help me write ideas that we share in the heart. The thoughts flow from my mind as if I’m being told each word, not thinking of what I’ m writing, or even how it will come out.
Imagine that there is no time, that somehow your thoughts are mine. We write what must be written. Sharing our deepest needs like souls from the same mother. We are not existing in the natural world now, but are in the world of imagination, trapped like a dreamer waiting to wake up. Slowly, word by word the illusions become reality, your thoughts become mine, and my emotions become yours. Together we can enlighten ourselves to the answers we seek, sharing this journey as friends walking the same path.

800 gather to mourn peace activist Oda

A memorial service was held Saturday for award-winning writer and peace activist Makoto Oda, who died of stomach cancer on July 30 at age 75.

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe, novelist and playwright Hisashi Inoue, critic Shuichi Kato, and Takako Doi, a former leader of the Social Democratic Party, were among 800 people who gathered at the Aoyama Sogisho funeral hall in Tokyo’s Minato Ward.

Later, about 500 mourners marched to a nearby subway station carrying banners declaring, “We will take on your wishes for anti-war movements” and singing “We Shall Overcome,” a protest song popular in the 1960s.

At the memorial service, philosopher Shunsuke Tsurumi compared Oda’s influence on events to that of John Manjiro, who served as an important bridge between Japan and the United States as Japan opened its doors to the world toward the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867).

Oda formed the Beheiren, an anti-war citizens group, in 1965 with other activists, including Tsurumi, to protest the Vietnam War.

Make Love Not War in San Francisco

PRESS Release:
Thursday, April 17,2003
Make Love Not War in San Francisco
from the Butterfly Gardeners Association

Musicians for Peace

On a bright Spring day on a San Francisco nude beach, the latest Baring Witness peace action took place, with over 100 men and women lying naked in the sand to form the words Make Love Not War.

The participants gathered on Baker Beach, near the Golden Gate Bridge as beach-goers and National Park police looked on. After an inspirational ceremony in a circle, the organizers, Alan Moore and Nicole Savage, arranged the men and women into the letters as several photographers and videographers recorded the event.

Moore organized the event with Nicole Savage to occur on Saturday, April 19 to mark the one month anniversary of the US incursion and start of the war in Iraq. Nicole’s website at sfheart.com was the first to chronicle the
‘Naked4Peace’ events that Baring Witnes began.

The organizers said that while the war in Iraq is winding down, there is still a need to head off future military action around the world. Other participants said that the world’s violent history has reached a point where the only sustainable, survivable future is one in which peaceful solutions to political differences are found.