Archive for October, 2011

30
Oct
11

A passage from “mother earth”. vol.1 no.4 1906

“No one considers a thief the patron saint of honesty, nor is a liar expected to champion the truth. The hangman is not elected as president of a society for the preservation of human life;                         why, then, in the name of common sense, do people continue to see in the State the seat of justice and the patron saint of those whom it wrongs and outrages daily?

     If people would only look closer into the elements of the State, they would soon behold this trinity: the thief, the liar, and the hangman.”

29
Oct
11

reform or revolution.

To the question of reform or revolution, I answer revolution. I find it hard to conceive the successful rehabilitation of a system that is inherently flawed, a system that allows for and ,indeed, promotes the subjugation of the weak based on an outmoded concept of monetary value. Reform, at this point, is tantamount to applying band-aids to a bullet ridden corpse. Democracy has devolved into a joke with a fatal punchline. Literally. The electoral process is merely lip service designed to fool the masses into believing that we actually have a voice. The political system has become a corporation unto itself run by parasites and thieves. Reform is touted by the capitalist kingpins that want to remain in power to continue the policies of imperialism and domination-by-fear, to line their pockets with the profits of war. In each and every election the word is bandied about like an anthem, false promises and lies are injected like drugs into the veins of the masses, sweet words are whispered into the ears of the desperate to keep us docile and unaware. Reform is the catchword of the elite. It is nothing more than placatory sentiment, scraps from the table. It is an enticement for us to roll over and play dead, to remain willing slaves to the machine. Revolution is a new day. It is an opportunity to get things right, an opportunity to build a society together as one people, not as separate classes. It is an opportunity to put the best of ourselves into practice. What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. It is time we reclaimed our sanity. A complete revolution, from psyche to physical reality, is the only way we can survive. It is the only way to save the world.

26
Oct
11

Wake up! Wise up! Rise up!

The American dream is dead. It has been murdered, set on fire, thrown into a pit and buried under the bodies of its believers. We are left with the American nightmare, a zombified, bastardized, one-sided, mind controlled version of what the powers-that-be would have us believe is democracy. How can we believe in a government that would tell outright lies to the public to start a war? How are we supposed to have faith in a system that places profit before the well being of it’s citizens? We face more of a threat from our own country than from foreign terrorists. Domestic terrorism, perpetrated by the state and it’s cohorts in commerce, is the order of the day. It is time for revolution.

The people of America and, indeed, the people of the world, will no longer sit idly by while their lives are destroyed. No longer will we acquiesce to the whims of corporate greed. No longer will we tolerate the inequality, the injustice, and the idiocy of a system that rapes entire populations, strip-mines whole continents and pollutes the planet that we all call home for the sake of a dollar. It is time for revolution. It is time for action. It is time that the status quo be dissolved.

Wake up, wise up, rise up! It is time that the populace take back what is ours: our power. It belongs to us. It is only on loan to the presidents and premiers and CEO’s of this world. They have abused the privilege and now must be sent to their rooms without supper like spoiled children. It is time to wake up and realize that we, as a people, ARE the power. If we stand united, there is no corporation or despotic regime that cannot be made to beg for forgiveness. We are The People, we are the power, we are the creators of our own destinies. Now is the time, here is the place. The revolution has just begun.

24
Oct
11

It’s the end of the world as we know it!

The era of commercial world domination is at an end. The system can no longer support itself and we, as a people, will no longer support it. The time has come for a complete overhaul of the way we interact with each other and our environment. The old regime will lead us only into darkness and destruction. It is now that we face a paradigm shift, one that will bring us into the next phase of our evolution: out of the darkness and into an age of enlightenment. The revolution is now!

22
Oct
11

It’s officially a movement

Seeger, Guthrie join Wall Street protest

By CRISTIAN SALAZAR, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Folk music legend Pete Seeger and ’60s folk singer Arlo Guthrie joined Occupy Wall Street demonstrators Friday in their campaign against corporate greed while residents near the protest park encampment pushed to regain some peace and quiet in their neighborhood.

Seeger joined in the Occupy Wall Street protest Friday night, replacing his banjo with two canes as he marched with throngs of people in New York City’s tony Upper West Side past banks and shiny department stores.

The 92-year-old Seeger, accompanied by musician-grandson Tao Rodriguez Seeger, composer David Amram, and bluesman Guy Davis, shouted out the verses of protest anthems as the crowd of about 1,000 people sang and chanted.

They marched peacefully over more than 30 blocks from Symphony Space, where the Seegers and other musicians performed, to Columbus Circle. Police watched from the sidelines.

Occupy Wall Street began a month ago in lower Manhattan among a few young people, and has grown to tens of thousands around the country and the world. A recent Associated Press-GfK poll says more than one-third of the country supports the Wall Street protesters, and even more — 58 percent — say they are furious about America’s politics.

But the encampment at Zuccotti Park has become more than a tolerable nuisance, some neighborhood residents say. At a meeting Thursday, they complained of protesters urinating in the streets and beating drums in the middle of the night. Some called for the protesters to vacate the park.

The area’s community board voted unanimously for a resolution that recognized the protesters’ First Amendment rights while calling for a crackdown on noise and public urination and defecation.

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and state Sen. Daniel Squadron said in a statement that the resolution was "an attempt to establish a sensible framework that respects the protesters’ fundamental rights while addressing the very real quality of life concerns for residents and businesses around Zuccotti Park."

Asked about Occupy Wall Street on WOR Radio on Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the protesters’ leaderless structure has made it difficult to negotiate with them.

Occupy Wall Street spokesman Han Shan, who has served as a liaison between protesters and local elected officials, agreed the protesters needed to be better neighbors. Shan, who attended the meeting, promised to limit the noise.

At Columbus Circle, Seeger and friends walked to the chant of "We are the 99 percent" and "We are unstoppable; another world is possible." Seeger stopped to bang a metal statue of an elephant with his cane — to cheers from the crowd.

At the center of the plaza, Seeger and Amram were joined by Guthrie in a round of "We Shall Overcome," a protest anthem made popular by Seeger.

After more singing, Seeger asked for a mic check to tell the crowd: "The words are simple: I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both way-ay-ays."

During the march, the younger Seeger, in troubadour fashion like his grandfather, walked among the protesters playing songs. Amra took up a flute and others enlivened the night protest with the sounds of the accordion, banjos, and guitars.

At the front of the throng, marchers held American flags and a large blue flag that said: "Revolution Generation … Debt is Slavery." Along the way, the crowd sang protest songs made popular or written by Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and others of the protest era.

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Associated Press writer Karen Matthews contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Activist musician Pete Seeger, 92, center, sings before a crowd of nearly a thousand demonstrators sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street protests at a brief acoustic concert in Columbus Circle, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in New York. The demonstrators marched down Broadway singing "This Little Light of Mine" and other folk and gospel songs while ad-libbing lines about corporate greed and social justice. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

22
Oct
11

We are the power

There are so many things that need to change. Where do we start? Better yet, how do we stop.  How do we stop the the tyranny of the powerful. the greed, the narcissism that the system, as it is, allows. We live in a culture of inequality that breeds contempt among its citizens. Of course this all plays into the pockets of the entities that we allow to believe they have control. I say believe because control is an illusion. Especially when that control comes at the whim of of the subjects of that control. It seems that we, as the subjugated masses, have forgotten that the permission to rule comes from the people. It is not some divine right bestowed upon the heads of kings, presidents or multi-national corporations. WE THE PEOPLE have the power to effect change. We have the power to tear down old, outdated structures and build a bright new world that will be inclusive of all. A world where everyone has a voice and a place in society. A world where prosperity is not dependent on or defined by money or material possessions, where politicians and globally domineering governments are obsolete. A world where freedom is truly a given right, not just a stated one. A world where we can live up to our full potential as sentient beings. Society can not continue on its present course without imploding. The only available outcome is self-destruction. The system will eat itself. So raise your voice, make some noise and take  back the power!                                    

                                        

16
Oct
11

The definition of “radical”.

1. Arising from or going to a root or source; basic: proposed a radical solution to the problem.

2. Departing markedly from the usual or customary; extreme: radical opinions on education.

3. Favoring or effecting fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions: radical political views.

4. Linguistics Of or being a root: a radical form.

5. Botany Arising from the root or its crown: radical leaves.

6. Slang Excellent; wonderful.

Anyone who fights for change, stands up to the powers-that-be, seeks to kick the status quo to the curb, is a radical. This revolution has arisen from the “root” cause of suffering in our society: inequality. Our system of “civilization” has been hijacked by the greedy and the criminally insane. We need a new way of thinking, a new system, a new state of mind. I salute all the “radicals” around the world who are standing up and shouting “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more!”




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