Month: August 2007

Bush and History don't mix

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.

The United States, which was not at war with Cambodia, officially or unofficially, secretly sent armed forces into Cambodia to interrupt North Vietnamese use of that route. In 1969, Nixon began a campaign of carpet bombing sections of Cambodia. Ultimately about 750,000 Cambodians were killed by the bombings (though the numbers are hard to verify.)

Top of the line conspiracy theory

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.

The question is did Janis learn the truth from her father and then pass it on to Jimi? Did Jimi then sing about it in “If Six was Nine”. What was he trying to say to us when he sang:

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

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

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

Here’s the text of the petition:
“We are Americans, and in our America we do not torture, we do not imprison people without charge or legal recourse, allow our phones and emails to be tapped without a court order, and above all we do not give any President unchecked power. I pledge to fight to protect and defend the Constitution from assault by any President. I insist that my elected representatives in Congress do the same.”

Don’t fear the dark

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.