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Originally Published:  October 14, 2010

It’s too bad Americans have grown so dull-witted. It’s also sad we’re still, as a nation, so racist. As we discovered that not only is President Barack Obama half Black (or half White, depending on your orientation), but he’s also related to:

Dick Cheney-
Sarah Palin-
George W. Bush!-

Wow! Well, maybe an “oh well,” would be more appropriate, but at any rate, I say all that to say that in this election year, we have forgotten what has happened, what’s at stake and where we’re going… should we fail to exercise intelligence and prudence, in voting to lend greater support to a President who, to this day, has not had the opportunity to be a president-in-full.  Ever defending his right simply to “legitimately” be there, he has not yet had a chance equal to that of his quite obviously inferior predecessor, who was afforded a most undeserved benefit of multiple doubts, we certainly deserve to be shown exactly what this man is made of, so that at the very least, he has an “equal opportunity” to put his own stamp on his own administration, with his own Congressional delegation, so that history will be a fairer judge than our racially biased prejudices.

Because at a moment past Barack Obama’s swearing-in as president, the Right wing declared war on his presidency. And making us all hostages in the process. At this rate, we may never know the potential of this man, as a president, but if we had not given George W. Bush the benefit of lo, those many doubts, imagine what pain, suffering and chaos the American people alone, could have saved the world. And ourselves… Something to think about as election day draw nearer…

Yet, we sit in solitary confinement, most of us anyway, contemplating the rage and psychosis of Republicans, Right-wing pundits, tea baggers and other racist-tinged/consumed/obsessed fanatics, who imagine our Democracy resembles even in some small way, mortal danger they erroneously imagine it to be, simply because an American electoral majority was intelligent enough to elect the very best candidate of the field in 2008. Well, as a late news flash, the danger has already passed! President Obama’s cousins are no longer in the White House and we can now be relieved that if, as of this coming Mid Term election, as we elect as many Democrats as possible, our nation will be back on track that much sooner and on the road to saving itself, as well as the world, from the hazards of big money, big lies and bigger delusions that we just barely survived during the 2001 through 2008 period. That we really aren’t in as much trouble as we allowed ourselves to get into previously, means we have an ever greater opportunity to place ourselves and our world, to the position we were just as President Bill Clinton was departing the White House.

And speaking of great Presidents, much of our collective issue is we fail to give credit where it certainly is due. We can’t blame President Obama and in fact are wrong to, without taking into consideration all of what he inherited. We also cannot appreciate the absolutely dismal job performance of the previous administration, without taking into consideration the posture President Clinton left the nation and the world at large, as of January 20, 2001.  As such, here’s a trivia question for you boys and girls: Can anyone honestly remember the last time we had money in the bank, when the one administration was handed off to its successor?

As we were poised to be rid of a national debt, accumulated by 12 years of Republican inefficiency, negligence and irrationality, in nearly any and every category of performance, bring peace to every corner of the globe (INCLUDING AND ESPECIALLY the Middle East), uplifted the viability of developing nations, while simultaneously tutoring on how to avoid the mistakes developed nations have already experienced (regarding resource management, the valuation of education, pollution monitoring and control, avoiding imperialistic tendencies, corrupt governmental practices, impacting lurid business/government associations, as well as the benefits of maintaining a clean and healthy Liberal, Democratic society and related institutions), our nation and by extension, the world at large, were moving in a direction never before witnessed in the history of human civilization!

Because this didn’t occur, it’s easier to dismiss this sort of projecting and yes, imagining, as far-fetched, but depend on Republicans and their zany Right-wing supporters to mess up even the simplest of tasks.

To understand that 30 years ago – EXACTLY – President Jimmy Carter placed atop the White House, Solar Panels. The purpose? To set both an example and a trend, as to where we would be heading, in order to tame our obsession over the use of cheap, fossil fuel energy sources. Of course, fossil fuels were never cheap, with the associated costs figured in, and then calculated as a whole. But the warning had already sounded, in the form of the oil embargo of the mid-1970′s, coupled with the decline (even at that time) of easily accessible petroleum reserves world-wide.

President Carter’s bold plan would have resulted in America and no doubt, much of the planet, being free of the addiction to burning petroleum, using it, instead, in more vital, life-saving, and much less dangerous methods. This plan was to develop totally renewable sources of clean energy, that would have cost pennies on the dollar, and saved trillions in military, pollution, health and environmental costs, that as of today, are all threatening to destroy our national stability, as well as our probability to survive as a species, beyond the next two centuries.

Taking up such awesome challenges are not things Republicans have the ability to perform. If it’s not about personal enrichment and attaining ultimate, unilateral power over everyone in sight, Republicans and their Right-wing confederates don’t want to even consider it. Because the future is so far away, it is their philosophy to ignore it altogether! But can the rest of us be comfortable taking this same perspective? Can we really, in good conscience, doom future generations to a miserable, hellish existence, that will only progressively worsen, the longer we take to make the decision that Climate Change is indeed a problem and is, unequivocally, our responsibility?

Oh course then, it’s no wonder that young voters have soured on the president. With his legacy firmly tied to that of both Presidents Clinton and Carter, the media itself, has joined in on the hate campaign against President Obama, to ensure he, as well as all Democrats up for election this fall, fail in their effort to lend a hand in saving this nation. To turn the nation back over to Republican control would be the height of irresponsibility and the equivalent of a suicide pact among those voters committing such a horrendous wrong against a nation that is the last beachhead against tyranny and political and economic oppression.

After all, if you allowed an acquaintance to drive your car while drunk, and they crashed it, would you then, give them the keys and allow them to continue driving? This is the choice we, as a nation, are facing at this moment. We know what Republicans have done to this nation. We have seen it with our collective eyes and have already decided that going in a Liberal, Progressive direction, is what will put us back on track. No matter what the tea baggers say, they are Republican through and through. Their presence is the same as Republicans, in opposition to policies of the president and the direction the nation absolutely needs to embark upon, in order to save this Democracy.

We owe it to ourselves to escape from the fictional world painted by Republicans, tea baggers and the media and have the courage to vote our convictions and give OUR PRESIDENT a hand in his – and ‘OUR’ moment of urgent need…

Think this through as this election season winds down. There is much more at stake than you know…  And this leads us back to the trivia question above and how much the nation had in the bank, as of January 19, 2001: the total was around $300 billion – give or take a few hundred million.  But who’s counting?  Whether it’s saving money or saving the nation, Liberal/Progressives have historically done it better and is a reality we need to be especially mindful of this November…

 

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Original Publication Date:  June 20, 2010

Now that crazies rule the business, political, even the media world, it’s no wonder the future looks so bleak! The sad truth is, however, this: when Republicans are in office, they’re all over the place in the media. When Democrats are in the White House, Republicans are STILL all over the place in the media! Translation being, we’re subjected to an inordinate degree of indoctrination – hypnosis, if you will, into thinking like Conservative Republicans and it has made us all nuts!!!

Case in point: where President Barack Obama “seems” to be ineffective, is merely a result of our “perceptions” of what we’ve been exposed to, by force, over the last 17 consecutive months – that he’s no good and a “bad” president, by predominant media accounts. Truth is, nobody – NOT ANYONE, can be as bad as the moronic administration they (Conservative Republicans) served up to the American people, this last previous term, which is why they are putting all their resources to bear on making President Obama “appear” as bad, as inept, as incompetent, as the products they normally serve up for the executive.

The Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe was 30 years in the making. If we had listened to President James Carter 31 years ago, returning him to the White House in re-election, consequently, we would be nearly, if not completely, free of the need to “burn” such a valuable mineral resource as petroleum, and thus, severely injuring the earth and its life sustaining capacity, in the process. As a result, Ronald Reagan began the process, with assistance from the last administration, in completing the process, of destroying the functionalability of government, so that of course, it doesn’t and cannot work as it should.

The last things we needed, were forced upon us, by the previous administration and indoctrinated into our value system as a result, by the media, over the course of this past 9 years: tax cuts only to the wealthy and corporations, burning more fossil fuels faster and war.
The first thing on the last administrations’ agenda was to halt the Clean Air Initiative, proposed in California (that would eventually have set the standard nationally), to re-classify SUV’s as small pickups trucks, as well as removing the pollution-hazard designation from SUV’s altogether. The result has been a dramatic increase in CO2 levels and an equally startling increase in Climate Degradation.

As for tax cuts, President William Jefferson Clinton showed us AND Republican Conservatives, that tax cuts to the broad spectrum of income earners, along with R&D and various other tax offsets and incentives, was the best way to revive an economy mugged and assaulted by Republican policies and ideology. Leaving a fiscal surplus at the time he left office, and a functional, whole economy in the process, was the most responsible thing any president has done the entire 20th century! Not to mention the fact that we didn’t engage in warfare, unnecessarily costing the lives of Americans and foreign citizens alike, world-wide.

But this wasn’t good enough for the American people, as we engaged in juvenille, peeping-tom shinanagans, prying into the personal life of the president and allowing such crude, psycho fetishes to be paraded all across – you guessed it – the predominate, corporate media. Made issue of in the 2000 election, we had become a sanctimonious bunch, demanding pristine morality from anyone else to enter the White House… and we let Republican voters decide this… and we see how that has gone over…

It’s a given that we didn’t have to go to war, either in Afghanistan nor Iraq. As it is too late to backtrack and correct the situation, we are now under the hypnotic, self-delusive misapprehension that the war, the economy and the oil spill are all the fault of President Obama! I will ask the reader to honestly re-read this article, up to this point, in reconsideration of this entire paragraph, to get a sense of the madness that has gripped the psyche of a fairly large proportion of the nations adult population. As the media has done everything possible to cloud issues relating to healing the nations wounds, inflicted by un-American, economically dangerous, possibly treasonous policies, by the previous administration, where do we go from here?…

Up next: Part II – What Americans can do – of all political parties, in “instructing” our representatives on where we WILL lead them…

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In commemoration of my fifth year of publication, I’ll be republishing all of my blogs from the very beginning.  It should be noted that I tried this earlier and due to the illegal, warrantless and CRIMINAL surveillance I’m under, my newest blog was ERASED in mid-production.  Each time I’m on a computer, no matter where I am, I’m interrupted in this very same way.  Whomever is spying on me is terrified of me because I’m boldly stating what the compromised, bought-out, corporate media is both afraid to say and paid to leave unsaid and thus, are doing their utmost to harass, intimidate and make life as uncomfortable as possible.  The only way this will end is by every reader contacting their Congress person to force the government, state and local police agencies, as well as illegal military contractors operating right on the streets of our cities and towns, nation-wide.  By putting an END to this secretive, un-Godly terror, can we reclaim our Democracy BACK FROM EXILE

Original Publication Date – April 24, 2010

For some reason, Conservatives and Libertarians think this crisis and chaos began January 20, 2009. Apparently, they slept through the previous eight years. For that, they can be forgiven. However, the unforgivable sins continue to mount – namely, blaming President Obama, President Clinton, or any other soft, easy target, that will take attention off the facts… that since 1981, Americans wages, job options, educational opportunities and quality of living, all have been in decline.

We won’t need to debate the reality of this, as it will be an exercise in futility; but as Big Eddie Schultz would say, “…you’re entitled to your opinion, but not your own facts…” Which brings us to the reality that for eight consecutive years (well, maybe six; years seven & eight, the “sleepers” began to stir, as the house was going up in flames!), Conservative and Libertarian voters swore that the administration was on track and that we were just around the corner from prosperity. Really? Well, by ’08, we hit the corner. Then the ditch. Then over the cliff. But it wasn’t just the tax cuts, that again, for eight consecutive years, drained money from the treasury, nearly bankrupting the nation in the process.

If you look at the government as if a business, you have to concede that a business requires revenue. Without revenue, your business will fail. With me still? Good. If you offer a service people need, like say, medicare, paved roads, bridges, a space program to observe and contemplate the universe, an oversight agency to protect your pension and 401K, or an army, navy, marines and air force to protect the nation and its allies, then its up to the consumers of those goods and services to pay the necessary fees. Are we all following this so far? Good… Now, if for some reason, a decision is made to discount services, or give ‘em away for free, to, say, some of the “deciders” favorite friends, but jack up the rates for everyone else, that doesn’t seem very fair, now does it? And lets just speculate also, that due to unforeseen economic circumstances, some of the “rest” started losing jobs and were unable to afford the cost of those goods and services. And just as the business began to fail, friends of the “decider” began to steal cash out of the til. Lots and LOTS of cash! This was, in fact, the situation between 2001 and 2008. And it’s not hard to guess, but the business won’t be in business for very much longer. This is the fix we’re now in. This is the mess the current president has inherited. This is the crisis that must be undone before we can see any sort of result from the effort of putting criminals, crazies and good-for-nothings in a place where they can do no further harm to the “business.” But that won’t happen by taking the word of the same malcontents and criminal element, that were responsible for this disaster in the first place!

Now, everybody’s all up in arms on the Conservative and Libertarian side, because the banks got bailed out and blame the current administration for the bail. But, if that’s the case, why is this administration having to reset regulations, so that the criminal activity that was chronic over the previous eight years, will be, well, criminal again? And granted, some of these same regulations came off the books during the Clinton years, there was no criminalizing going on in the banking and investment systems over that same period (of the Clinton administration), to the degree it had, during the period of 2001-2008. There weren’t the job losses. The business failures. The wars. Ah yes, the wars…

Funny thing that transparency, being a normal part of business accounting practices, were as absent in the federal government between 2001 to 2008, as it was with Enron, Arthur Andersen, WorldCom, and a host of other firms, that used the “Enron” accounting methods, to “cook” their books and show only the sunny side of the ledger, concealing the “real” economic status, thereby swindling investors and customers out of millions, billions of dollars in investments. By failing to add the war to the cost of doing “business”, the previous administration also only showed the “sunny” side of the ledger (By the way, if this is too difficult to follow, you may want to pick up your GED before you go any further, with an economics class for good measure). Well, by the time the current administration was sworn in, they had no idea. And so here we are…

These are just a few of the uglier truths we are having to confront. If we do not, we may not get another opportunity. By listening to the advice of members of the Republican Governors Conference, in trying to romanticize about some obscure historical nobody (Guy Fawkes), who is likened in imagery and in the same company as civil war confederates.  But is more akin to our own Liberal/Progressive Rebels who fought their way through to a new nation – complete with a new Liberal/Progressive Constitution, Bill of Rights and a primer (The Federalist Papers) to ensure every citizen understood every passage of the Constitution and subsequent Amendments.  Telling this truth however, is sure to create more problems for Republicans who misunderstand enough already about our Liberal/Progressive history.  Owning greater understanding will inevitably force deeper reflection and in turn, slow down our momentum toward progress… Unless that’s the plan in rejecting realities and the obvious… Those ugly truths… just don’t quit do they?

But, the really big deal, it must be acknowledged, is the complexion of the current commander-in-chief. All of the stereotypes have been resurrected, full force, to make the case that the country is falling apart, because he occupies THE nation’s top leadership post. Good of you to notice. We Liberals and Progressives saw the signs seven years ago, made a big deal over it, but nobody paid attention. Oh yeah, you guys were sleeping (sorry, but I keep forgetting how folks suffering deep-seated pathologies – like racism, social dysfunctions, tendencies toward violent outbursts and behaviors, often detach from reality…)! Meanwhile, as Conservatives and Libertarians recovered from their long slumber, they awoke to a completely different reality. Only this time, this president is intelligent enough to walk, chew gum and holds a coherent conversation, and we’re all good with that, right? Can’t say that was the case the previous eight years; but whoever gets everything they want anyway?…

And as good a deal as it is for you guys on the other side to be fully awake now, it would be an even better deal if you’d roll up your sleeves, add some sweat and toil along with us Liberals and Progressives, and help rebuild a nation and world that YOUR VOTES are responsible for destroying! Democracy works best when every citizen is engaged… towards its betterment. And for better or worse, nobody stood in the way of the choice of Conservatives and Libertarians from 2001 through 2006… although we damn well should have…

Not to point fingers, but there comes a time to be responsible for your actions. If you bought it, claim it and be responsible for it! We plan to do just that, so get out of the way, at the very least, and let this president do his job… the way it’s SUPPOSE to be done!

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In trying to look up just exactly who is Cecily McMillan, I was only able to get to a few articles on her and then, quite suddenly, my computer froze!!!  I quickly shut down the page, but not before I realized I’m no doubt, being hacked at that very moment by those secret eyes that want to know all, see all and keep us ALL under strict and careful watch.  No matter.  We already know who she is, but from that, what do we know?  She was spied on, set-up, brutalized, convicted on phony charges, and now, faces a significant jail term, for a woman who, while a graduate student having had no prior history of violence, is being railroaded into that anarchist, leftist imagery that both titillates and terrifies those already afraid Democracy.  Those, who are of course, conservative and already desperately wanting to believe the worst of people, illegal and secret spying creates the opportunities to make that worst come true.  These are the people I myself, am confronting daily.  These are also the same people who vote Republican conservative and have made and maintain the status possible of the police state world that protects real, calculating, cold sociopathic criminals, of whom Cecily and others of the Occupy Movement protested against.  While simultaneously, illegally crushing dissenting voices and protest actions, in opposing just such kleptomanic criminality, our franchise of ownership slowly dissipating, we are slowly being locked out of our own government!

Overwhelmed by the mere mention of such bizarro-world realities, those too busy to read, pay attention or even think that something is wrong with the very nature of crushing and obliterating the initiative of dissent, simply shut down!  In a Democracy no less…  And even while Ms. McMillan is no one’s criminal, her choice to protest the criminal thievery on Wall Street, which led to the 2008 economic collapse and global Depression, is the true faith of a patriot with the virtue to dismiss laziness of simply looking the other way after such crimes were committed and the culprits were able to walk away free.  And as a reminder, to date, only low-level, relatively uninvolved participants – and a handful at best – have been convicted and no monies returned to the 10’s of millions of victims who lost homes, savings, pensions and futures, as a result of a criminality so all-encompassing, that not even regulators nor their agencies of which they serve, have had the courage to do their duties and prosecute those they do know for certain, were directly complicit in the economic collapse of 2008.  As leaders of this, our Liberal/Progressive government, our imperative was, is and remains to commit to proactive measures before criminality and lawlessness occur.  Being prevented from doing so now, in this authoritarian, conservative police-state, isn’t just the move to suppress citizen opposition, but also activating our vibrant Democracy into action at a moments notice!

How this could all could be allowed to occur is probably the most mystifying part of this whole ordeal.  How does a cop move around in a crowd without notice, walks up to a protester, fondles her, gets justifiably elbowed for touching – molesting, by any other descriptive – a woman, in a way that would otherwise have gottem him FIRED, under any any other circumstance!  The fact that Ms. McMillan had already been under on-going, non-stop surveillance, has been considerably overlooked, as it’s completely impossible to believe this officer didn’t know who she was.  Or doesn’t anyone read the headlines?  How do people think her presence drew THAT sort of attention?  She was just a common, face-in-the-crowd protester of no real significance.  An ordinary concerned citizen, in commission of her rights as an American, in a public square, where Democracy is supposed to happen!  Or was she somewhere she shouldn’t have been?  Was she consorting with those under some type of real or actual criminal suspicion?  Most importantly, were there people spying on her, giving information about her?  Was her online activities, like many millions of other American’s, being continually monitored, knowing what information she, like many other American’s like myself, watched for an opening to exploit, while our legislators themselves, sit in fear for their own or the safety others?  Is this why no investigations have yet been opened as to what is going on our nations streets, with this criminal collusion between police and private contractors?  In direct defiance to the Constitution and Bill of Rights?  And why are we more outraged about this whole vile affair?

A reading of the Declaration, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, all note that we are the sole, exclusive heirs of the Revolution and subsequent government that threw out the economic and military tyrants and dictators that did to those citizens of the colonies, what the wealthy, corporations and their private contracting armies are now doing to the citizenry of this nation.  Our response?  Nothing, if persons like Ms. McMillan, others in the movement that has been effectively silenced and persons such as myself, being intimidated via having been unemployed and sinking deeper into destitution and deprivation for the better part of period I’ve been blogging (2010), are hunted down and violated, by secret police and their agents, while elected/appointed government officials are bullied and too fearful to act in ways their offices’ mandates says they must.  Ms. McMillan, upon seeing pictures and video of the day of the original altercation, looks to have been under the influence of a drug of the type that was likewise, secretly laced in my food or on clothing or bedding, in my apartment about this same time.  My speculations stem from a relationship I was in at the time, which had grown estranged, due to my increased agitation and combativeness, that had never before been part of my character, as I’m sure it had not been part of Ms. McMillan’s.  And like Ms. McMillan, I too, was provoked into a series of steadily escalating incidents, where for no reason, I was drawn into disputes with the woman that, while I cared for deeply, had no rational foundation to behave in ways that were completely out of my normal charactor.

Why would a citizen, who may also have been victimized as well, by the 2008 Depression, have reason to argue the just merits of the Occupy Democracy initiative, with Ms. McMillan?  That is completely irrational, knowing the devastation caused by a premeditated and all-incompassing institutional theft, which in the end, removed trillions of dollars that just 10 years previous, had created the greatest economic comeback – just from the presence of those same trillions of dollars being economically active – and over the shortest time frame, engineered by the most intellectually gifted President (Clinton, as some Americans like to forget!) of the 20th century!  Similarly, why too, would a woman who claimed to love me, attempt to cause agitation, emotionally pushing and pulling against me, coming into and out of my life, causing unnecessary mental and emotional, while knowing full well I was already under enough stress from school, running a business which assisted inner-city teens to stay in High School long enough to graduate, all while working part-time, just to make a make ends meet, in the very teeth of the worst of the 2008 Depression!  This was also the period, late 2011 and going into 2012, I began to suspect someone was coming into my apartment without authorization.  My diet and exercise regimine keep me in optimal health, so I know precisely when something isn’t right with my body.  One day, in the summer of 2012, while in class, I had an episode of near-complete mental incapacity.  I couldn’t concentrate, focus or even comprehend what my professor was lecturing on, or to even take notes!  This sudden and never before occurring condition was so debilitating, but after realizing later, that it was my food and/or items (potentially) in my apartment, and after ceasing to leave any more food than a single meal, this condition never again recurred!

Another precaution was that, even though I would, on several occasions, set up a web cam to covertly record my apartment while I was away, nothing… until my computer was turned off one day.  I know this because I would check and double check to make sure it was on, each time before leaving my apartment.  It was hidden, so that only an electronic devise able to detect my computers digital signature, would have been the only means possible to know it was recording, as exactly where in my apartment it was while doing so.  For those who don’t have these sort of instincts or are physically in tune with themselves or their surroundings, nothing would seem out of the ordinary, and so ingesting some such substance would go unnoticed, until the consequences of their reactive side effects manifest in combative and easily excited by provocations in such ways that landed Ms. McMillan in jail and myself out of a relationship (thankfully, in hindsight), after falling victim to violations of the simple provision of the rights of privacy and protection against unwarranted searches and tampering with a citizens property and effects.

Which contractors are using drugs and what types, are something our law makers should be seeking answers for – NOW!  What areas of operations and the assignments they’ve been on, nation-wide, are also issues our law makers should be pursuing.  Also, what information is there that ties police forces – nationally – to these secret operations, are something Congress and the Senate, as well as the President himself, need to be involved in, as to getting to the bottom of the lawlessness of which law enforcement and security contractors are conducting secret operations in cities across the country.  While there a prima facie justification claim here, no such defense can be found for terrorizing ordinary, law-abiding, innocent of ANY WRONG-DOING WHATEVER – citizens, in their PUBLIC or PRIVATE lives, as well as in EXERCISE of our legal, Constitutional rights of speech, gathering or seeking REDRESS of criminal wrong-doing against citizens and the state itself!

As a consequence and being already acutely divided, but even now, more in jeopardy than any point in the nations history because of the technological advances of snooping on our intimate privacy, our majority mandate is compromised by our lack of knowledge about our inherent authority over our government, as the citizenry so named at the very outset of the Constitution, we’ve literally endangered ourselves by our reluctance to step it up and take command of this situation, even as it spirals wildly out of control!  We, the people… are NOT entitled to cowardice – whether at the citizen or the elective office capacity.  So we would do well to TREAT THIS as the big THING that it IS!  But WHEN America?…

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