The Bottom Line…

“We’re in serious trouble: before 2030 it is all over but the shouting.”

 
We’re in serious trouble: before 2030 it is all over but the shouting.

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“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop,” Mario Savio said in 1964.

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ingersoll2Unarmed citizens are being executed by sociopaths for jaywalking, wearing a hoodie, running or driving away, stealing cigars, selling cigarettes, not selling cigarettes, walking while black, refusing to provide ID, demonstrating against injustice, expressing grievances… or sometimes harmless unarmed citizens are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and a trigger-happy thug guns them down for looking suspicious or for no apparent reason at all.

endearAt home, American police bureaus, militarized and armed with machine-guns, have been provided a license to kill at will and our president claims a “right” to kill anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or without providing any reason at all. This amoral and extralegal extortion has been extended abroad in more than 27 corporate wars of choice. And what is most terrifying: the American people have surrendered to this betrayal and treason. With innocents executed at home and abroad, we are under attack and must stand up and fight back: no fear, no compromise and no surrender.

https://revolutionresource.org/2014/05/20/revolution-and-liberation/

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The Democrats and Republicans are both right wing. Period.

 

The Democrats and Republicans are both right wing. Period.
 
royTheir shared platforms include spending trillions killing millions for billionaires and crooks in avoidable and unprovoked aggression against dozens of nations who have not attacked us.
 
We have become the terror because the corporate parties are controlled by the corporate elite, munitions cartels, profiteers and organized crime.
 
And we are running out of Time.
 
 
greennewdealTime for a Green New Deal.
 
Shut down the wars and rebuild the nation to export knowledge, technology, food, medicine and peace on a healing planet.
 

https://revolutionresource.org/2016/09/29/peace-is-victory-war-is-surrender/


“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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Laurie King


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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Albert King…

Albert King…

(April 25, 1923 — December 21, 1992)

…was an American blues guitarist and singer.
 
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(April 25, 1923 — December 21, 1992)

…was an American blues guitarist and singer.

 

In 1966 he signed with the Stax record label. Produced by Al Jackson, Jr., King with Booker T. & the MGs recorded dozens of influential sides, such as “Crosscut Saw” and “As The Years Go Passing By“, and in 1967 Stax released the album, Born Under a Bad Sign.

 

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The title track of that album (written by Booker T. Jones and William Bell) became King’s best known song and has been covered by many artists (from Cream to Homer Simpson).

King was a left-handed “upside-down/backwards” guitarist. He was left-handed, but usually played right-handed guitars flipped over upside-down so the low E string was on the bottom.

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In later years he played a custom-made guitar that was basically left-handed, but had the strings reversed (as he was used to playing).

 

He also used very unorthodox tunings (i.e., tuning as low as C to allow him to make sweeping string bends). Some believe that he was using open E minor tuning (C-B-E-G-B-E) or open F tuning (C-F-C-F-A-D).

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A “less is more” type blues player, he was known for his expressive “bending” of notes, a technique characteristic of blues guitarists.



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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_

https://youtu.be/4bY0vcg2F-I?list=RDGOFbfY-wY1I



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Courage

“What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
― Thomas Merton

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“It takes courage to grow up 
and become who you really are.”

E.E. Cummings


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“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin,
but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

– Atticus Finch

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

Maya Angelou


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“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Anaïs Nin

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


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For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.

I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before.  I hope you meet people with a different point of view.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not,  I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay


 

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“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn’t.

Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain,
and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.

That is the sort of bravery I must have now.”

Veronica Roth, Allegiant


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“The secret of happiness is freedom,
the secret of freedom is courage.”

Carrie Jones, Need

“…Who could refrain,
That had a heart to love, and in that heart
Courage to make love known?”

William Shakespeare, Macbeth



‘Have courage to use your own reason!’- that is the motto of enlightenment.”

Immanuel Kant, An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?

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“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“We must substitute courage for caution.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Love:  https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/love/

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We do not have to submit to fear. We can make no compromise, refuse to surrender, find a place we fit and do the best we can. 

PeaceTim Flanagan



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