Say no more…

“Our generation is on the verge of the most profound catastrophe the human species has ever faced. Death threats to the living earth are coming from all sides. Water, sunlight, air and soil are all threatened.”

ingersoll236 plus years of avoidable wars of aggression against smaller and less powerful nations who did not attack was never a good idea. Legislators and presidents, in our name, have spent trillions killing millions for billionaires, munitions firms and war-profiteers.
 
There are consequences for this lawless corporate malfeasance…
 
 
“Available economic, educational, and military data indicate that, when it comes to U.S. global power, negative trends will aggregate rapidly by 2020 and are likely to reach a critical mass no later than 2030.”
 
 
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The American Century, proclaimed so triumphantly at the start of World War II, will be tattered and fading by 2025, its eighth decade, and could be history by 2030.

 
;America is bankrupt. The funny money we have been printing, with nothing to back it up, will become relatively worthless before 2030. This will trigger global depression. The United States will be retreating from more than 900 military bases in 150 nations while dying oceans rise to flood many shores.


 
 
“Our generation is on the verge of the most profound catastrophe the human species has ever faced. Death threats to the living earth are coming from all sides. Water, sunlight, air and soil are all threatened. When Eskimos of the far north begin to experience leukemia from atomic radiation and Eskimo mothers’ milk contains crisis levels of PCBs, we must recognize that every organism on the planet is threatened..”

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https://thepeaceresource.com/2015/05/16/environment/


The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. A realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 8 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting.

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Laurie King challenges PDX City Hall!

Mayor Wheeler- 503-823-4120, mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov;
Chloe Eudaly,      503-823-4682, chloe@portlandoregon.gov;
Nick Fish,             503-823-3589, nick@portlandoregon.gov;
Amanda Fritz,    503-823-3008, amamda@portlandoregon.gov;
Dan Saltzman,    503-823-4151, dan@portlandoregon.gov

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Many thanks to comrades who came to City Hall 
today to support my testimony that challenged the Mayor and Council members to be out on the streets with us on Sept 10th and to do what they can to publicize the Portland Stands United Against Hate rally and march!!

It was a challenge to me to get comments into three minutes. Whew. If you can, make some phone calls and write some emails to keep the pressure on them. I pasted on my testimony below.

Mayor Wheeler- 503-823-4120, mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov;
Chloe Eudaly,      503-823-4682, chloe@portlandoregon.gov;
Nick Fish,             503-823-3589, nick@portlandoregon.gov;
Amanda Fritz,    503-823-3008, amamda@portlandoregon.gov;
Dan Saltzman,    503-823-4151, dan@portlandoregon.gov

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Hall Testimony

On Sept 10th, Portland is slated yet again to be the site of a white supremacist event. Joey Gibson is mobilizing a “Portland Freedom March” featuring a prominent Confederate monument defender.

I believe, and many would agree, that as the people who were elected to be in charge of the City of Portland, you have an ethical obligation to clearly and definitively demonstrate that you are against white supremacy.

In the August 16th message from elected leaders in the Portland area, it is great that you all say that each of us can take a stand against racism.

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Two clear ways for you to take a stand against racism on September 10th are:

 

 


1. Join the Portland Stands United Against Hate Rally and March at Terry Shrunk Plaza at 1pm.
And, 2. Publicly encourage Portland residents to be at this protest and to come out in their thousands.

Get on the media!

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67 racist rallies were recently cancelled, not because people stayed home, or marched on a different day, or marched far away, but because people came out in overwhelming numbers, and were visible to those white supremacists.

 


I believe that it is critical for you all to show, by your public actions, which side you are on because at this point , Joey Gibson and other white supremacists feel ALL TOO COMFORTABLE in our city. Just a few of the things that I’m sure they’ve noticed:

– On May 25th, the night before the racial assaults and murders on the MAX by Jeremy Christian, an African American women was attacked by Christian. The police officer who arrived at the scene did not apprehend him. Imagine if this woman were white and Christian were black.

cbd6fa31e1dacf6df040eafaadc3e158On May 26th after having stabbed two heroes to death, police officers let Christian keep ranting and drinking a beer before arresting him. Again, imagine if Christian were black.

– The double standards are all too clear. On May Day and at the June protest against white supremacists, peaceful participants were met by militarized police in riot gear with concussion grenades and more. Hundreds of May Day participants had their free speech curtailed in collective punishment. On June 4th, anti-white supremacists were rounded up and forced to have their IDs recorded before they could leave Chapman Square, while nothing like this happened to the white supremacists, whose free speech was assiduously protected by police.

On the positive side, many of us noticed that the Aug. 18th Eclipse Hate Rally and March was not met with militarized police. And, it worked well!

Will you join the Portland Stands United Against Hate Rally that is endorsed by more laurieking2than 35 groups, including the Portland Association of Teachers, SEIU 503 E-Board, SEIU 49, Voz, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Main St. Alliance? Will you use your bully pulpit to help make Portland like Boston!

We all can and must do our parts!

Would the people who agree with me stand or raise hands?

We’d love to hear your responses, or let us know when you can get back with us. I am submitting a long list of organizations that have so far endorsed the Portland Stands United Against Hate Rally and March.

 

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What’s the Point?

“We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”

what is point“What’s the point of all this?”
 

A legitimate notion and reasonable question. Many have questioned the nature and purpose of the human condition. Why are we here?   What point indeed.

Charles Mingus – Pedal Point Blues:  https://youtu.be/FgzheEIzjlE?list=RDFgzheEIzjlE

The “point” has nothing to do with myths
about blind-faith deism, atheism or death.


“I shall tell you a great secret my friend.  Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.” 
― Albert Camus

https://revolutionresource.org/2015/02/26/death-may-be-the-greatest-of-all-human-blessings-socrates-00/

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But we can scatter joy…

“Like the most of you, I was raised among people who knew – who were certain. They did not reason or investigate. They had no doubts…
 
We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won.
 
We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men.
 
ingersoll2We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.

― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol 1: Lectures

Robert Green “Bob” Ingersoll was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, politician, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism.

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Born: August 11, 1833, Dresden, NY

Died: July 21, 1899, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Spouse: Eva Parker (m. 1862)
Influenced by: William ShakespeareThomas PaineVoltaire, and others… 

“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.”

https://youtu.be/wCIahbfaEVM?list=PLd0ZSFpYbNTObZ3MYjsJ3ZvEAxF1Cy7nK

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“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

https://revolutionresource.org/2016/11/15/common-sense/

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”

― Oscar Wilde


Bob Geldof

“The meaning of life is life itself.”

― Bob Geldof



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Funny Business…

The United States Government has been run like a branch of organized crime: a special sort of American business… Funny business that ain’t so funny.

peace5The United States Government has been run like a branch of organized crime: a special sort of American business…  Funny business that ain’t so funny. 
 
 
For more than than 36 long years, corporate and military elites have run the show: spending trillions killing millions for billionaires, while withholding health care from the American people…
and bankrupting the nation.

https://youtu.be/Cm8ktxzaumg

Endless war is unsustainable.

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Time to shut down wars on people who have not attacked us and begin to secure the peace, rebuild the nation ;and heal the planet.

 
https://thepeaceresource.com/2017/02/05/imagination-is-the-cure/



We can shut down wars of choice and reinvest those funds in infrastructure, alternative energy, education, health care, housing and peace. We have solutions.81-kpqrfqzl-_sl1500_

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Truth is…

“All of us are more than fed up with mediocrity, hypocrisy, lesser-evil, trickle-down, less-than-perfect settling for spending trillions and killing millions for munitions firms and billionaires who pay no taxes and steal what we pay.

This is more than “less than perfect.” This shakedown is organized crime, committed in our names and on our dime because we let it happen and it comes from both sides of the corporate aisles.

Nothin’ but the truth

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Truth and Lies;
Peace and War;
Fact, Myth, Magic,
Science and Fiction…

 

Over time we find small truths, big lies, radical science and brilliant ideas.  But so far war trumps peace, aggression spreads and myths abound. Too many live in personal fictions where facts are too great a burden to bear.
dick“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”
― Philip K. Dick

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
 

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Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go
Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

 

Langston Hughes

 

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”

 

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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“All of us are more than fed up with mediocrity, hypocrisy, lesser-evil, trickle-down, less-than-perfect settling for spending trillions and killing millions for munitions firms and billionaires who pay no taxes and steal what we pay.

 
This is more than “less than perfect.” This shakedown is organized crime, committed in our names and on our dime because we let it happen. And it comes from both sides of the corporate aisle.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/nothin-but-the-truth/




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We are in a heap of trouble…

Today’s explosive increase in human CO2 emissions and warming of the oceans are recreating the conditions of the great Permian extinction 300 million years ago

resistWe are in a heap of trouble and things will get much worse before they get better.

Forest loss is the tip of the iceberg… 663 million people – 1 in 10 – lack access to safe water and we have declining air quality, collapsing fish stocks and are suffering extinctions and species loss while oceans are dying and seas rise.


dyingoceans1Our oceans are dying,

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/20/fish-are-dying-but-human-life-is-threatened-too

Today’s explosive increase in human CO2 emissions and warming of the oceans are recreating the conditions of the great Permian extinction 300 million years ago

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/environment/


So, instead of addressing these issues we spend trillions killing millions for billionaires… in American wars on nations whose people have not attacked us.occupy
The United States of America is officially bankrupt and our pretend money will not support official fictions. We know dozens of unprovoked and expanding wars of aggression will result in the economic bottom falling out between 2025 and 2030. This will lead to a global economic depression unlike any in recorded human history.
In response to these collective threats, a bold and daring 18% of the American people elect a narcissist, neo-fascist, clueless, racist, ranting, orange misogynist.
 
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The whole planet knows this hot-tempered, socio-pathic, orange, man-child and chump has no skills for leadership.

He’s like a teenager on steroids with his finger on the red button.

 
Sigh… A heap of trouble indeed.

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“Because you can’t argue with all the fools in the world. It’s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they’re not paying attention.”

― Christopher Paolini

https://revolutionresource.org/2016/11/15/common-sense/


cropped-rainy-day-reading.jpgSo what do you think? Let us know…

False Choices? : Tell us what you think…

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/false-choices/


Stand Up, Speak Out, Take Action! Contact Elected Officials!

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/stand-up-speak-out-take-action-contact-elected-officials/


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Peace and Progress or Unending Wars

On most areas of economic policy, most progressives agree more than they disagree. But too many people with good hearts refuse to face facts about the last 8 years. This studious ignorance is not helpful. We cannot continue fighting 27 simultaneous, unprovoked and unwinnable wars. This has bankrupted the nation.

peace5The newest propaganda from the corporate elite is working too well. People who would not accept the illegal Vietnam war are now willing to condone or endorse more than 27 illegal and unprovoked wars of choice against smaller and less powerful nations who have not attacked us.

What have we become?  Too many of the people who stood up for peace have now chosen to remain silent. These unprovoked American wars for extraction, exploitation and extortion which expanded under Obama have continued to expand under “The Don” huckster and con-man D. J. Trump.

Where have the peacemakers gone?

If there was ever a time to speak up, this is the time. We have become the aggressor in 27 avoidable wars. This costs trillions of dollars and millions of lives. resistThese unnecessary wars of aggression create new enemies while making us demonstrably less secure.

We have not, will not and cannot “win” wars of aggression against dozens of smaller and less powerful nations who have not attacked us. Surrendering to unnecessary wars is a losing proposition.

 

In most areas of economic policy, most progressives agree more than they disagree.
But too many people with good hearts refuse to face facts about the last 9 plus years.
This studious ignorance is frustrating and fatal.

We cannot continue fighting 27 simultaneous, unprovoked and unwinnable wars. This insanity has already bankrupted the nation.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/the-dream-is-over/

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…We are still fighting unprovoked wars (Bombings, Drones, Other [CIA]) in Afghanistan, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gaza, Gulf of Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tunesia, Uganda, Ukraine, West Bank, & Yemen.

 

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No sane person can call this surrender to expanding wars “good leadership.”

During his time in office Obama bombed more than TEN sovereign states:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, the Phillipines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Kandahar.

None of these nations attacked us.

This aggression against smaller and less powerful nations represents more violence than any of Obama’s predecessors since World War II. Most bombings violate International Treaties, U. S. Civil Law, the war powers act and constitutional mandates.

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Most Americans do not hate the former president, but we despise how congress and the president have spent trillions killing millions for billionaires instead of attending to the peoples’ business.

Barack Obama refused to govern. Instead, he allowed the CIA, the Pentagon, war-hawks and profiteers to bankrupt the nation with endless, expanding and increasing wars of aggression for the corporate bottom line.

 


We have become the primary source of terror, munitions and war on the planet. This matters.  No thinking person can condone what the Obama administration has done to the nation and the planet.

The U. S. A. is now Murder, Inc. And the Don of this organized crime syndicate,
D.J. Trump, is now on board for dozens of expanding wars and bankruptcy.

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Publishing facts about the last 9 years can stir people up. We have watched dysfunctional leadership bankrupt the nation while avoidable deaths rise at home and abroad.

The Obama administration failed to secure the peace or create jobs at home.

This is the Obama legacy.

 ISIS, BUSH, OBAMA & Better Options…

 “It’s frustrating to see politicians ignore the origins of our conflicts abroad and use current foes as excuses for creating new ones,”

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/isis-bush-and-better-options/

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I  would enjoy having a beer with Obama at the local pub. But his refusal to govern is dangerous and disappointing. He allowed the CIA and Pentagon to take us from 4 wars to 27 wars.

Sigh. I voted for him once. But he stabbed us in the back and expects us to thank him for pulling the knife out halfway.  No more “lesser-evil” for me.  


Obama surrendered to the corporate elite. Liberal apologies for Obama’s bloody eight years cannot change facts on the ground. We have created millions new enemies, incurred trillions in new debt and are demonstrably less secure. This is a big part of how Trump the racist chump got elected.

 https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/the-liberal-apologies-for-obamas-ugly-reign/

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American military misadventures have bankrupted the nation. If these more than two dozen simultaneous and expanding wars continue… we will be in full retreat from more than 900 military bases while dead oceans become seas rising to flood all shores.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/the-dream-is-over/

 


Facts matter. And we are in a heap of trouble.  We need to vote our values instead of our fears in 2018 and 2020. A Green New Deal is exactly what we need. Shut down corporate wars to rebuild the nation.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/we-must-vote-our-values-in-november/


Our New President could have been:
Dr. Jill Stein

DSC_0635-copy.14236.widea.0“My Power to the People Plan creates deep system change, moving from the greed and exploitation of corporate capitalism to a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.

It offers direct answers to the economic, social, and ecological crises brought on by both corporate political parties. And it empowers the American people to fix our broken political system and make real the promise of democracy.

This plan will end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of everyone in our society and our world. The power to create this new world is not in our hopes, it’s not in our dreams – it’s in our hands.”


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