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I am a new Poor Peoples Campaign Member…

Why have we allowed the Corporations and the rich to take over and pretty much rule the Planet?    Tell me friends,  where do the Wealthy find all that $$$$$?            Well, they pretty much gather it up from the regular everyday working Joe’s That is You and I my friends…      We must fill those empty Bellies,  we must have Clothes, new cars, computers, T.V.s a home to rest our weary heads in after a day spent waitressing, house keeping, running our selves ragged in one of good ole Amazons warehouses, where every moment of one’s working hours must be accounted for…Whilst earning perhaps seven or eight dollars an hour , as the Boss Man earns Ten Thousand or more for that same hour…Thus the modern form of slavery that from the time we’re infants we are brainwashed into believing that that is the way life is… Not many are able to free themselves from this conditioning,  How is one able to learn that life does not have to be this way,  when one is born into life of parents who were themselves unable to free themselves from the horrible cycle of poverty and ignorance…  The trap is carefully laid,  The rich have had centuries to design it, and the system is carefully protected from any interference by the likes of us… You  see, every man woman and child, would have to cooperate as ONE United Mind, to defeat this evil empire…  How do we show the Rulers who really has the power?    What do the rulers always need more of?    Money,  and since the money is produced only with our labor and our spending of our meager paychecks in their stores, their hospitals, the immense supply of goodies to buy,  provided by other slaves mostly in low wage countries, we must cut out the supply of Money…   this means:   Stock up on food, gas, medicine, and then for a week or a month, NOBODY shows up to work, NOBODY shops… When the flow of Money slows down     The rich will panic, threats will be made:  Back to Work or ELSE….The police will be thick on the streets, the Armies will be put on alert, But we must act as One Unified living force… We must be brave and say NO!        NO! NO! to slavery and humiliation…”It is better to die on your feet, than to live on your Knees.” Spanish Heroine in Spain’s civil war…Then we must learn that life works well when all men, women, and children live in Service to each other,  instead of slavery to the whims of those who believe only in profit, at the cost of poverty for the many and Riches for the few….                                                                                                                                 ……………………………..FOREWORD……………………………….                                                                                                                   “He said to the people, “Sing high.  Do not stifle the song in your heart.”   And the people said, “We are hungry, we sing low and sad.   He said to the people, ” Stand and demand.”   And the people said, “We are sick and we are tired.” He said to the people, “Know yourselves, there is glory in you.”  And the people said, “We know our burdens and frustrations, our problems and anxieties, our hardships and our suffering.”               “Are those in power like you?” He asked.   “Are they burdened and beaten?”  And the people said they are not, they are rich.  They are respected and honored.”        Then He said, ” They have taken your share and theirs, and allowed you a pittance.   That is not just.  Claim your rights.”   And the people said, “When we claim our rights, they jail us, they defame us; they ostracize us.”   He bows his head and says nothing.  The People bow their heads and say nothing.   The planet turns slowly toward midnight and despair.                                                                                                                                              Now He speaks again.  “Do not despair,” He says.        Creativity is on our side.  Love is on our side.  Beauty is on our side.  Truth is on our side.  Miracles are on our side.  We cannot lose.  Look at the stars, they dispel the blackness of the night.  They, too,  are on our side.  Stand up and celebrate.”  A fire runs through the people.  They clench their fists and raise their arms. “We will fight,” they say.   “We will demand our rights,” they say.  “We will achieve justice,” they say, “For ourselves and for all men.”                                                               By Sireo Esteve, from “The Experience, a Celebration of Being.”   Random House 1974…                      P.S. I quote from the “Experience,” because he states what I feel so much more eloquently than I ever could…. Love to all, Alaska Man Speaks…

 

Friday Sept. 20, 2019, International Student Strike For A Livable Planet, Adults Invited. Set up by Ms. Greta Thunberg.

The Union of Concerned Scientists has a web site that will list the sites of protest, help you set up one of your own, and provide signs, etc. There is NO Excuse for us to not do this for the future of our children, whom we claim to LOVE so much. I am 73, and I have my signs made up, wrote letters to the editor to ask people to join me. Like Ms. Thunberg said to the English Parliament: “The World is on Fire, are you listening?”~~~~~Ad Busters is asking for A Billion People, YOU can make it One Billion + one. The time for Words is over, we must take action now! Turn off the damn boob tube, the dumb phone, make up a sign and Participate!

I still find Magic in this World.

I wonder, have most people here on Earth given up on Magical things? I would venture a guess that magic is all around us, if we only stopped for a moment now and then to realize how magical this whole idea of a life giving Sun, making all this varied life possible here on this little speck of Cosmic dust, is……And then making this small rock spin at exactly the right speed to give us half dark and half light, winds, rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, creeks. And a moon for a nightlight, as well as the perfect distance from us to make the tides work. Tell me this is not Magic! Step outside this evening, watch the Sunset, (If it is not too cloudy) and then look Out, not up, and watch those millions of other magical Suns appear in the night sky, pick one out and try to imagine if that Sun, also has a planet circling it full of Life. Perhaps it is not so far away as you think. If only the human race would get it’s act together and learn how to exist here in harmony, perhaps there is a portion of the Universe open to us to visit, that is if we are not bearing Small-pox blankets and guns and Nuclear bombs…… ~~~~~Here is magic at work for me. Some long years ago I lived in L.A. and became unemployed, what the heck, I decided to get a back pack, and stick out my thumb to head to any where I could get to. I did this for two years, I never waited more than five minutes for a ride, even if there was another 100 people standing there with their thumbs out, I got the ride. I was only picked up by the nicest people anyone would care to meet, I got taken out for dinners, I got invited into peoples home for a shower and a good nights rest, and a great meal. One night I was dropped at a deserted crossroad in New Mexico, no traffic in sight, storm clouds approaching, I was about to set up my tent when a car came along and picked me up, I was not in the car five minutes when a state trooper pulled the guy over, arrested him, and told me, that he had seen the guy pick me up, so I was free to go. (This in the middle of nowhere.) About five minutes later, another car pulled over for me.. The driver said he had just graduated medical school and had to be in Phoenix in the morning so I could just talk to him and keep him awake so he could make it on time. When we got to Phoenix he bought me breakfast, and we parted ways. ~~~~~Another time, I was in Tao’s N.M. and someone told me to go to Rio Hondo, and find a path there down to the Rio Grande River, now this path was about five miles all downhill. At the bottom I found this magical Hot Springs inside of an old stagecoach stop, man what a treat! It was right next to the river, perfect temp., and I laid there and watched the Hawks soaring above the river. Later I pitched my tent up in the woods and about midnight I saw all of these little lights flickering all around me, it was not fireflies! It was like they were little fairies dancing in these magical woods! ~~~~~Now for a recent bit of magic, that reaffirmed my faith in Man:Kind. I had to rebuild my 50 year old Riteway stove, for about the third time, as the metal melts away and the fire bricks crumble into dust. I usually do this myself, but I am getting a bit crippled up so I took the old metal into town and located a welding shop run by a guy named Mike and his son Tom. They said sure they could do it, and I asked them to make two of each piece so the next time it burns out I can just fix it right away. Now this involved quite a few pieces of metal, a smoke door, liners to hold the fire bricks, etc. They had it done in a week, I figured it was at least a 4-5 hundred dollar job, so I loaded the parts into the truck and asked son Tom, “How much?” And he said to me oh! no charge man, just pass it along. I have never had this kind on generosity handed to me before. I think flabbergasted is the correct word here. Needless to say I will pass it along quadrupled…..So this is my little story about magic still being all about us if we but stop to look for it…..And my fellow humans, please work at being good neighbors!

CREATION

“Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for Itself.” Kahil Gibran; The Prophet. How many people take the time out of their busy lives to stop and admire the artwork of the Great Spirit? It is all around and in us all. Here in Alaska the fire-weed put on a wonderful show, miles and miles of beautiful red/pink blossoms. Earlier this year it was the Lupine with their purple blossoms, even though we are in a drought period the Spruce trees are laden with new cones, promising forests to come in the future…… ~~~~~Now the long days of light are nearing the end, and the Stars are making their selves known, in our long nights here one can watch the great dance take place. I fear that those big city dwellers have mostly forgotten that the stars exist. Because they live in fear of the darkness they keep all the lights on, so bright they can be seen from space. And to keep those lights on they must generate power in Terra-watts, thus poisoning the very air we need to breath, and the future of life here on our one and only livable planet….. ~~~~~Creation made up a fantastic universe, but there was no one to appreciate it save itself, so it decided to create Humans,and give them Awareness, along with Free Will, so if they happened to use that Awareness to admire Creation in all of it’s infinite forms, it would not be the Creators doing, it would arise from Free Will, so a choice is made; do we take out the time to admire the Great Spirits work, or do we become selfish and egotistic, thinking only of ourselves, our comfort, our riches? ~~~~~Have you ever considered how every least thing is designed to perfectly serve it’s purpose? Every blade of grass has a place it belongs, the soil to sustain it, the wind and rain to sustain it until it can go to seed, and thus assured of a future it can die and return to the earth. So also, the Salmon return to their birth rivers, lay their eggs, and before they die send off a little prayer that man, in his blindness and greed will not destroy or poison their river, and so allow their future selves to survive and begin the journey anew….. ~~~~~When the World Speaks, the people would be wise to listen. The World speaks not in words, but in actions. Men refuse to put limits on their population, because to do so would limit the availability of cheap, slave wage, labor, and cannon fodder to fight their wars, therefore Nature must do it for him. Mosquito’s bring Malaria and other diseases, which eliminate millions of people every year. Every time man thinks he has found a cure, Nature outwits him. The chemical corporations spend billions trying to make pesticides, and herbicides, which work for a few years, and once again Nature outwits him, the weeds become immune to them. It is far past time that we quit treating Nature as the Enemy, and return to living Natural Law. In service to Nature we live, in service to Greed, we die….. ~~~~~That wonderful, brave little lady from Sweden, Greta Thunberg, took time to speak to the British Parliament, She said: “The World is on Fire, are you listening?” Of course she was wasting her breath, they listened, it was a great lark for them, in one ear and out the other. Had they really, really listened, they would have immediately begun to take action, because action is what Ms. Thunberg was demanding from them. “We do not want more Words, we are asking for Action, now, while there is still a chance to turn our path around, and make this planet livable for our future!” It is so sad to watch the wisdom of children fall on deaf ears….. ~~~~~People seem to be at a loss for what is the right action to take in order to guarantee a future for our children, and the rest of life on Earth…..Here is what I would recommend: Stop—–Giving—–The Masters of Greed—–Your Money! Spending yourselves into debt hell is what gives them their power…..When you owe huge debt, you have lost your freedom. You must find jobs, regardless of how much or how little they pay. Then they will use you up, and cast you out, and for what? A new T.V., the latest electronic toy, a $3,000. purse? New everything? Wake up! Learn how to walk again, and walk away from the lies and the propaganda. Learn once again how to think for yourself, and stop to admire Creation a bit…..”When the power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, we will have Peace.” Source Unknown…..

Eulogy for a dead Whale…..

Yesterday another whale washed up dead ashore, and right beside it ten million Krill or more, also dead…… Now, who will sing the Eulogy for them? With the world all around us dying, who will be left to sing the “GONE” song? Now the Gold sits silent in the vaults beneath the cities streets, The Gold we ripped the Earth apart to gather, at the cost of so many lives……. There is no-one left to spend it here…… Yet another Whale washed up dead today, and who is there left that cares to sing it’s Eulogy?

DO YOU THINK WE DESERVE THE TITLE: “THE IGNORANT MASSES?”

Go to any city, anywhere in this world, start at the center of the city, walk, or bike, around in ever larger circles. You will find in the center many tall buildings, built to impress most with beautiful glass facades, emblazoned with grand titles, Bank of America, Citi Bank, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Hilton Hotel, Trump Towers, and so on. All of these buildings are monuments to Wealth, they have Central Air Conditioning, Central Heating, brilliant lighting schemes, fancy, decorated offices, especially the LAW offices, above all, nothing but the best for the well-to-do…..

Every day these monoliths fill up with the workers, fairly paid, whose job is to keep it all humming along smoothly. Somewhere around 5 or 6 p.m. they empty out, the workers head for home, but the buildings keep on humming along, usually an armed guard or two or three patrol throughout the night to protect the castles of greed from invasion by the ignorant masses. In the hot summers the air conditioning runs 24/7. In the winter, the heating system takes over, it also runs 24/7, can’t have the water pipes freezing, or the workers arriving to find a cold office awaiting them…..

Now, enlarge your circle, depart the center where the signs of great wealth begin to taper off, the buildings there are smaller, there may be some large factories, some occupied, some not, those not occupied are usually in a state of dis-repair, maybe boarded up. Here you will find homeless encampments, so-called “street people” some will have tents, some will be sleeping on newspaper and cardboard. These people will usually be hustling for their next meal, or their next bottle of cheap wine or Vodka, or perhaps a hit of Meth, or Heroin, or whatever drug is available at the moment…..

These two scenarios are the inevitable result of the accumulation of Great Wealth…..Great Wealth does not just appear out of nowhere, it does not grow on trees, it must be Produced. The only way to produce Great Wealth is through the means of exploitation. The Planet is drilled, mined, deforested, over-fished. All of this is done by the employment of “Cheap Labor”, when the workers are used up or no longer necessary, they are cast aside, like trash is taken to the dumps…..

Every year our schools brainwash the upcoming generation to calmly accept their lot in life, some few are selected out to receive a college education, so that the ranks of engineers, chemists, architects, lawyers, doctors, and of course accountants can be filled. Some lucky few to be the next Master’s of the Universe, these are more often than not the progeny of the current Master’s of the Universe. The bible of the Master’s of the Universe is not the usual King James version of the bible. The bible of the Masters is a 71 page book called: “The Prince” published by the Florentine statesman and writer Niccolo Machiavelli in the year 1513 A.D. Conceived as a treatise in the manner of Aristotle on the acquisition and maintenance of Political Power, and the nature of successful rule. Eschewing Moral Standards in favor of practical expedience.

Here are a few excerpts from the book:pg. 46, “It is necessary, indeed. to put a good color on this nature, and skillful in simulating and dissembling. But men are so simple, governed so absolutely by their present needs, that he who wishes to deceive will never fail in finding dupes. One recent example I will not omit. Pope Alexander VI had no care or thought but how to deceive, and always found material to work on. No man ever had a more effective manner of asseverating, or made promises with more solemn protestations, or observed them less, and yet because he understood this side of human nature, his frauds always succeeded.” ~~~~~”And you are to understand that a Prince, and most of all a new Prince, cannot observe all these rules of conduct in respect whereof men are accounted good, being often forced, in order to preserve his Princedom, to act in opposition to good faith, charity, humanity, and religion. He must therefore keep his mind ready to shift as the winds and tides of Fortune turn, and, as I have already said, he ought not to quit good courses if he can help it, but should know how to follow Evil courses if he must.

So this is the Rich man’s guidebook. Do you notice, if you deign to notice anything, that when the “Ignorant Masses” suddenly wake up a bit and decide to protest for better wages or better working conditions, how quickly the forces of the LAW descend upon them? How cleaver they are at inserting an agitator into the mob, to perhaps break a window, or burn a car, so their force can be unleashed and the “Mob” dispersed…..One must remember Who makes the LAWS. Just like our so called Constitution, the laws are written by and for the protection of the “Landed Gentry.” Or the “Princes” Or as they prefer “Master’s of the Universe.”

Oh! How our President extols the great Economic Success of our “Great Nation”. Well it is good for the wealthy few, especially with those magnificent Tax Cuts, meanwhile back in the Real World, more and more people become homeless, drug addiction kills more and more people, more and more people become medically bankrupt, the climate worsens, heat waves, fires, storms pummel the land, but do not worry, Be Happy, everything is fine! Soon enough we will enter into another tidy little War, because war is great for the Economy. So, in ending, I would say we deserve the title of :The Ignorant Masses” Because we fail to take the steps necessary to create a better world for our children to inherit, one of equality for all human beings, and not just the Privileged few.

Courtesy of The New Republic…

A Fifth on the Fourth!

The Great Game.

Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate the “Declaration of Independence.”, The United States Constitution, and , of course, all the amendments…”The Bill of Rights” All written of course, by Rich, old empowered White Men. They owned Slaves, yet insisted that “All Men are Created Equal” So hypocrites from the beginning…..Then they decided that only “Property Owners Could be Empowered to Vote.” So onward to today, 07/04/2019, Who rules this world? I fear it is not “We, the People.” This is the biggest lie of all, that the People Rule, as if they had a choice in rulers! The Ruling Party today is led by the Military/Industrial Complex. If you have the least sense of hearing and awareness you know that the drums of war are beating loudly. You cannot sell new missiles and bombs, if the damn military is not using them up. ~~~~~The Military constantly lusts for new War Toys, why not indulge the “Good Ole Boys”. New Aircraft Carriers (Which, by the way are great targets for anti-ship missiles), 6,500 men gone to graveyards, everyone of them…..Oh! We need, in the worst way, a new Stealth Bomber, only $1 billion each. Congress and the President (Oligarch, Tyrant, Dictator) Have bestowed $750 Billion Smackers on them, this while at least forty million Americans have no idea where their next meal is coming from, our infrastructure is collapsing on itself, who cares as long as the Wall Street crew keeps those worthless stocks rising?…..~~~~~I am the greatest thing, since God Created Man—-So Saith our Commander in Cheap. Parade the Tanks, fly the Planes, It’s not I who is paying for the Show! Oh! how glorious is WAR!…..Well, maybe my bud, missing two arms and two legs would beg to differ on the Glories of WAR. Hard to argue when one has to call for ask for help with the toilet paper to wipe his ass for him. I will believe in War when those calling for it are out in front leading on the initial assault…..Of course, they never are, they are sitting in comfy armchairs with a fresh drink to hand, cheering on the Cannon Fodder, Nowadays on the 60 inch Telly…..Shock and Awe! Maybe, we should all have a Fifth on the Fourth…..

GREED and the LUST for POWER

This planet,called Earth, seems to be infected with a deadly disease called: GREED and the LUST for POWER. The humans infected appear to be blind to anything other than adoring the Almighty God the American Dollar. No matter how many American dollars they collect or amass it never seems to be enough, they will strive for ever more dollars no matter how old they get, even tho most humans max out at one-hundred years, they will be working on the next billion until their heart stops beating. They fail to realize that no matter how much they accumulate when they die none of it goes with them! ~~~~~Unfortunately for humanity, in amassing these fortunes they have to destroy their one and only livable planet, because their fortunes are gained by extraction of limited resources. Many people have tried to find a cure for this disease, but to date none has been found. Now the Lust for Power comes into play, anything that threatens their accumulation of dollars is met with a show of force, because having a fortune enables them to purchase armies, police, secret agents to protect them and their fortunes. Some people try to talk sense to them, but it appears that this disease also induces deafness.~~~~~These rich folk will never admit that this Earth is a finite planet, they think they can extract every drop of oil, every cubic foot of gas, every last ounces of gold, silver, copper, zinc, platinum, palladium, etc., and net every last fish out of the oceans, lakes and rivers, and of course the last dollar from the pockets of the poor.~~~~~ So how can those of us not infected with this disease save our planet and leave it for our children improved instead of destroyed? The closest solution I can come up with is we, the “Consumers” will have to stop consuming everything but the basic necessities of life—Food, Clothes, Shelter. The money the rich have comes from US, if us stop giving it to them, then their fortunes will eventually disappear. Simple living has a lot of benefits if one takes the time to look into it. If you stop accumulating debt, especially credit card debt, you will not have to work so hard for slave wages in shitty unrewarding jobs. This results in having more free time for yourself. Do you really need that 60 inch TV? Do you have to have that $50,000 dollar new car? Can you remember how to wash dishes in the sink? Hang your hand washed clothes out on a clothes line?~~~~~Think about these things for awhile, if you are at all interested in a future for life on Earth, because this is the only way to make it possible, and it will take ALL of us to accomplish the cure for that deadly, infectious disease: GREED and the LUST for POWER…..That is all~~~~~