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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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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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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Revolution is the cure!

Corporate wars and profiteering have already bankrupted the nation. If we continue down this road, a global recession will occur and we will be in full retreat from 800 military bases while dying oceans flood all shores. 
 We need a Green New Deal

Republicans brag about dozens of wars of choice and Democrats lie about dozens of lauriewars of choice, while we spend trillions killing millions for billionaires, munitions firms and war profiteers.

The corporate parties have merged… and we must not be moved. 

How can we create a sustainable green future that includes economic equity and social justice?”

“How can agendas for economic rights and environmental protection become more integrated and more successful?”

Seventy-five years after the start of the New Deal, and nearly 40 years after the first Earth Day, the need for basic change on behalf of social justice and ecology is clear.

But ideas are the easy part. In an era of massive environmental damage and vast economic inequality, we’ve got to organize.

https://revolutionresource.org/2017/02/25/green-new-deal-economic-justice/

It is time for a Green New Deal to revitalize the nation and invest in a sustainable future. 

http://www.gp.org/green_new_deal


Green Party of the United States

 

ingersoll2“The Green New Deal is a four part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. The Green New Deal Program was inspired by the New Deal programs that helped America recover from the Great Depression of the 1930’s, The Green New Deal will provide similar relief. We can shut down wars costing trillions and invest in peace, people and planet Earth. This will create an economy that can sustain healthy and just communities.”
 
This includes an Economic Bill of Rights, A Green Fiscal Transition, Real Financial Reform and a Functioning and Sustainable Economy on a healing planet.

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We are grassroots activists, environmentalists, advocates for social justice, nonviolent resisters and regular citizens who’ve had enough of corporate-dominated politics. Government must be part of the solution, but when it’s controlled by the 1%, it’s part of the problem. The longer we wait for change, the harder it gets. Don’t stay home on election day. Vote Green.

 

Everything we do is based on our four pillars:

Peace, Ecology, Social Justice and Democracy

Our country’s long wars and worldwide military presence are immoral and unsustainable. Our military budget must be cut dramatically.

The human cost of climate change is too high. We need to get off fossil fuels and on to renewable energy.

Falling wages and rising bills are hitting most of us, and the most vulnerable are hit the hardest. We demand a living wage and a real safety net.

We demand public financing of elections, open debates, and more representative voting systems.

…and our ten key values

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Corporate wars and profiteering have already bankrupted the nation. If we continue down this road, a global recession will occur and we will be in full retreat from 800 military bases while dying oceans flood all shores. 

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/america-is-bankrupt/

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We had a solution!  We could have voted for Jill Stein and the Green New Deal.

“Establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 800+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament.”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/our-new-president-dr-jill-stein/

But instead we are in dangerous waters with a racist chump at the helm. 


We can vote values instead of fear…

puppetRonnie Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jon Ellis (JEB) Bush, Bernie Sanders and “The Don” D. J. Trump are on the same page when it comes to attacks on Gaza, drones killing innocents, capitalism, the military-industrial complex, profiteering and extralegal wars of aggression (orchestrated by the CIA and the Pentagon) against smaller and less powerful nations who have not attacked us. These avoidable wars have already bankrupted the nation.

https://thepeaceresource.com/2015/08/14/we-can-vote-our-values-instead-of-voting-out-of-fear/


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“Nothing to fear but fear itself”

Voting for war has not been working for 36 years. When voting for Democrats or Republicans advocating war, you better think about the consequences of your actions.

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A Green New Deal is what America needs…


We have had enough “great” pretenders.
We need a Green New Deal…
 
We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.
 
fdr-color-a“This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.”
~FDR
stein3“The Democrats take their marching orders from the economic elite, and they know that if they don’t have fear as a weapon against us in order to extort our votes, then they can’t win our votes. So they are permanently attached to fear-based voting and work very hard to ensure that we remain their captives. In my opinion, that alone is cause for them to lose your vote.
 
fearAnd let me say further that this fear is our worst enemy. We have 43 million Americans trapped in predatory student loan debt without a real shot at getting out of it. There are 27 million Latinos who see so plainly that Republicans are the party of hate and fear, but Democrats are the party of detentions, deportations and night raids.”
~Dr. Jill Stein

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/jill_stein_democrats_govern_by_fearthat_should_cost_them_your_vote_20161018




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