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August 25, 2012
This week, in politics here, President Obama has apparently put pressure on the Eurozone not to boot Greece out before the November elections, lest the effect on our markets make the prez look bad and hurt his chances of reelection. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/obama-asks-eurozone-to-keep-greece-in-until-after-election-day-8076852.html
And as Obama and David Cameron warned Syria of interventions if they brought out the chemical weapons in their civil war, Vladamir Putin warned them, again, not to interfere in Syria.
While all of this smacks of the political gamesmanship and hubris typical of imperial leaders and will probably be about as effective in actually changing anything for the better as King Canute commanding the tides not to rise, for sheer unadulterated crazy, the Republicans won hands down this week.
In Texas an elected Republican judge of Lubbock county worried on a local radio interview that if Obama was reelected we might have civil war.
Monday August 27, 2012, 9:59 am
Gee, sorry I didn't get a chance to get on here last night, speaking of being in a fog, my mind was last night. But have enjoyed reading the blog as well as the comments on here this morning. I noticed that Carole left the link to this C2 submission by Caitlin to the writer of the blog, so if she does happen to read this I want to thank her also for some of her other writings, I enjoyed the Cherokee Child short story, very nicely written.
Well, unless one has their head in the sand, I think most people realize that things are not as they should be. One might not fully understand all that is going wrong, the longer one delves into things the more that one understands how so many areas are messed up mostly due to shortsighted thinking instead of looking as the native americans did as to how it would affect the 7th generation.
I believe there will be a dropping down in most people's standard of living until enough people get sick and tired of being sick and tired. Not sure where the bottom must get, sort of like the frog in the water, turn the water up real slow and he sits in it until he is cooked, and this is what has been done a slow cooking. For if the senarios we see playing out before our eyes happened quickly say in 1968 people would of been in the streets by the millions, heck they were already in the streets. This is our punishment people for trying to bring a world to a place where it was a lot more fair and equitable.
Fair and equitable doesn't work in their intellectual minds, it's all about the profit sheet and bottom line. This global economy isn't for "us" or the poor in India even. The farmers in India have been fed a bill of goods, Monsanto seeds and now the farmers drink the costly fertilizer in their final protest. What else is there left to do? On the blog thread someone said they have a gun and will keep a bullet for themselves, well in India and other places they may not be in ownership of a gun but the kept the final container of Monsanto poison.
This is a global issue for the worlds people, there are a few powerful around this globe that pull the strings, the major Banksters, Corporations, and certain Families, and they only care about what works for them. We are like pieces on the chess set, and if a bunch of pawns get removed due to starvation, lack of medical, well so what. As long as they are still in the action it matters not.
I recall reading how human beings look at other human beings as not really being human beings. The story of the Cherokee Child brought that back to me. How one group of humans stood on the side of the road watching those women and children walking in thin clothes, frail, hungry, men too, along the Trail of Tears, and some wrote in their journals, I felt badly for them, but it would always end with.....something along the line as, but they were not really humans. The writer may of used various ways to state that claim, but in their minds, intelligent people too, they all satisfied themselves that they were somehow not really like themselves. So they let them walk on, some might of handed them a few items of food, a few even a jacket or blanket here or there, but mostly they went back to their homes and did nothing. This played out in Germany, as they watched their friends and neighbors be carted out of their homes, they felt these people were less human, and well if I stand up for them they'll take me too.
Well in this case boys and girls we are all the ones being walked down a particular downward spiral. It might not be to the gas chambers or as bad as the Trail of Tears, but who knows, how long do we all allow it to spiral down. Maybe instead of drinking the Monsanto poison or taking the bullet it might come to the Soylent Green and we just get tired of being sick and tired and have our one last movie, nice song played in our ears as we drift off into spirit. If we do nothing, we are not only hurting ourselves but those in other Countries that have always been on the low end of things, as our funds to help them dry up, as cost of foods go up due either to climate change or to those who hedge bets on the stock exchange, millions die. And who cares? How many of us regular Joe's and Jane's in better times stood up for them? Or like the bystanders watching the Indians, think of them as somehow not like us?
It doesn't have to be this way, we in this Country have a better chance than anywhere else to turn things around. A poor person in the Sudan has a long way to go, but we do have certain things in place that should come back into our control, but we've allowed it to slip away. Our ancestors that stood up in the Lawrence Mills of Massachusetts during the Bread and Roses would be appalled at our lackluster now.
Or those who marched alongside of MLK and road those buses into the south as they faced the unknown in towns they knew no one. Or the coal miners who all faced beatings to gain decent wages, safer working standards, and their children out of the mines and into classes. Those women who stood out in front of the Shirt Waist Factories, being spit upon, having thugs beat them up, just to get a few pennies more for their labor. Many of those women died in flames because the Owners did not want to cut back on their profits even if it meant the women suffered and died.
I know many on C2 do things off of C2, as I do myself, but too many Americans just bitch and moan and do not a darn thing about it. Unfortunate, when things start to go bad and some start to stand up, that is when the Greedy take notice and redirect the traffic, hence used the Tea Party people to their own advantage. Get them to look over there while it is in another place. Get us to hate each other while we are all floundering around and the ones at the top are laughing.
They don't care about us......and I was just talking to my daughter this morning that it really isn't going matter a lot who gets in if we have broken institutions, from the bottom up. We shouldn't have to wait for this next election in November, people are hurting today and been hurting today, but do you see any real help or things that are being done to correct anything? No, those in power are using their power only for their personal agendas, be it to protect their jobs, or their Puppet Master the Oil Barons, or because they don't like someone based on their skin color, or whatever the case may be.
They in Washington, who will all go home tonight to sleep in their beds, with food on the table and with great health care, allow each one of us to remain struggling in our own particular boats, be it a life raft, canoe, dinghie, speed boat, or a piece of floating wood, many are now at the bottom of the waters, is why Alan Grayson has the Names of the dead, those who died simply because they had no medical care in the USA. We expect people like Alan Grayson to have backbone, but where are the American people to support him, he can't stay in the ring if you do not support him. Is why Dennis Kucinich is leaving, he can't do nothing in Washington anymore, and the ones we do have we don't support them enough.
These things don't happen unless the majority of the people allow them to continue to happen, and don't expect an army to come rescue us, it is up to us to save ourselves. But we can't keep thinking as it being all individualized to build a hole in the ground and stock up supplies, if you want a decent world to survive in then you have to look at all of your brothers and sisters surviving and thriving. What is the point of surviving to stand with a gun ready to be shooting everyone that is going to be hungry, for there will be thousands, is that the life you want to survive for? Is it not better for us all to roll up our sleeves and turn this around?
Just one thought, as I've gone on long enough, $2 BILLION a WEEK goes to keep the Afghanistan war situation going. Do you not think that we couldn't get out from under our issues a lot quicker if we used our money to feed ourselves, provide medical care for ourselves, go into non toxic technologies, clean up our foods, our waters and our overall environment, that in by doing so, cleaning up our own acts, that we'd get the Vultures in control, and we could use this new found energy and respect in ourselves to then help others with book not bombs, with food not bombs. Why doesn't the American People understand that as long as the Wars go on we ALL suffer, and that is also the Drug War, and the War on Women.
John Trudell Let The Spirit Live
Really give this video some thought. John Trudell has always been to me a great thinker, a true Human Being, a brother in the struggle, and one who was made to suffer greatly for his speaking out. I put on two stories today, the other I leave here with a hotlink, to me, they both speak a similar story.
The ole' "Kill the Indian Save the Man" was only to save the man to be exploited the way the Dominent Society wanted things done. People who protected the Earth, as the Indians did, didn't hoard, lived simply so others could simply live, did not try to climb on the backs of others to get to some lofty perch, were not suited to make the few rich at the expense of others. Sharing, caring, each person on a level and even playing field.....wow, that would not work in a system that was brought over from Europe.
So you get rid of any way you can, kill, move, destroy, starvation, re-indoctrinate like the Boarding Schools were all about, keep their population low via sterilization, assimulation, relocation, in essence wipe of the whole "Indian thinking".......each generation had it's own portion of the story played out upon them.....
And it doesn't stop with the Indians.......this exploitation moves and continues to move.....because it has too under a system of exploitation. Are you feeling it? Can you see it? What is happening to a Finite Planet?
Many of us are talking about "Waking up....Come out of the Fog....Look behind the curtain"....various expressions
Hello......anyone out there?*
THE THICK DARK FOG
WINNER, "People's Choice," 2012 Black Hills Film Festival (May 1-6, 2012)
WINNER, "Best Documentary," 36th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, CA (Nov. 5-7, 2011)