my life I have envisioned the day that I would be in that final
battle between good and evil (I was born into a WWII war zone).
To stand with my fellow warriors to bring justice to the world.
To free every man/every woman to manifest all of their potential.
To walk with those great and small who have fallen in other
battles to preserve the honor of our species.
1960 after graduating from a classic "American Graffiti" adolescence
I joined the Marine Corp PLC program (platoon leader class)
to become a warrior in that ageless war for justice. I was not
accepted due to poor eyesight. I chose to go to college.
a science student there was little time for courses in history,
sociology, political science etc., but I dabbled. As I did I
found that many of my perceptions regarding the world were based
on false premises. I found that to a great extent I had been
"herded" through various possibilities into a very few "realities".
Disturbed by this I reacted by putting some of my latent scholarship
into investigating who was doing the "herding" and why.
was the era of Viet Nam and it was not hard to find why we were
engaged there and who indeed was benefiting. Once again as history
has shown us so many times, we were at war for resources. The
herding was done by those who benefit most by competition (rather
than cooperation), the multinational corporations whose only
loyalty is to the God Manna ($). Aided by their political cronies
they have sent generation after generation of young men and
women into battle.
has changed except that the stakes are higher. Yes, there is
a threat of retaliation for arrogance that is steeper than ever
before. We live in a world of destructive technologies unavailable
to earlier peoples. Yet the answer to preventing the use of
these technologies to bring havoc is the same as it was 6000
years ago or more. Social justice, the sharing of the Earth's
resources and the recognition of our rich diversity. The recognition
that all peoples have a right to express their unique perception
of life and manifest it. At it's highest level, an acceptance
of separate realties that all have at there core a rule often
quoted but rarely exercised, "do unto others as you would have
them do unto you".
we here in America are the country which has the most influence
in how this particular scenario will play out for perhaps the
next 1000 years. We have an election this year which will have
an enormous effect on the coming generations of not just Americans
but the rest of the world, indeed the planet.
the environment alone, there is but one choice. The environmental
record of this administration is deplorable and shows a complete
lack of understanding of how this planet works. Either that
or they simply do not care. What is equally important is that
this wonderful experiment in democracy that is called America
is being usurped by a group of people who have not the slightest
idea of "human rights" and whose relationship to mother earth
is personified in Reagan's comment,"if you have seen one redwood
tree you have seen them all". Does this really make sense to
you? Does not the earth in all it's dynamic and ageless cycles
sustain our very existence? Is that really not clear to everyone?
could go on with a litany of facts that show how cynical these
usurpers have become. They truly believe that you and I are
dimwitted and incapable of decision making unless "herded".
Is this what Jefferson, Adams and Franklin had in mind when
they framed the arguably most sensitive sociopolitical document
ever written (which is not perfect but remains as a beacon for
the direction of true liberty)?
is no time to be afraid to stand up for the principals that
are so clearly enunciated in the Declaration of Independence
and The Constitution of the United Sates. Do not vote because
you are afraid of some outside force....vote because you see
the potential for justice and liberty in this world to end all
reason for any form of terrorism.