Precious equipment, signs, etc was getting destroyed / blown away. Can't really afford that.
This is pretty extreme weather for DC.
I expect to be back to Retake the Hill 7/24 tomorrow morning.
Independence Avenue, north west corner are of the Cannon House Office Building.
For those of you who join some thoughts:
- FAR AND AWAY the most difficult part is NEVER being able lay prone 7 /24. Call Bev at Relax The Back Store in Wilmington DE and she will cut you the best price she can, and express out to you (your cost) most of the following: 2 Cascade Camp seat cushions, 1 Roho seat cushion, 1 Obus High Back. Get the $20 Mtn Chair from Eastern Mtn Sports. I don't see how you can make it with less than these.
- COLD. You DO seem to be able to have sleeping bag. Have as warm a one as you can for day and night use.
- WET. This is a huge potential enemy. Rain pants, umbarella, 6 INDUSTRIAL SIZE - STRENGTH GARBAGE BAGS. EMS / REI have "emergency blankets / space blankets" of the medium strength variety, like a tarp. I duct-tape on into a mummy bag for my sleeping bag lower to go into for dryness, and the other I arrange over my upper for overnight vigil in rain.
- In many months there I've not been arrested and only rarely hassled. Maintining the Vigil in all regards including apperance is key. Most of the officers are extremely respectful of genuine courage.
- Even with hundreds of us, this is not a social event, it is war, waging love to save civilization - 7/24.
- Reading / listening to appropriate material is necessary for sanity and "the work." "Learn as though you were going to live forever." I have an extensive mp3 audio book library to share.
- NATURE CALLS: By the time you join Congress is likely to be in session which means 7-7 restroom is available. Otherwise, NOT. NOT weekends. Think bottles.
- Remember, we are an army and need to maintain decorum.
- No public wifi. No public AC.
- Little or no support.
- ... you know, like every revolutinary force in history - fighting from the trenches. WHEN HISTORY IS CHANGED, IT IS FROM THE TRENCHES. "If you love the poor, you will share their fate." Oscar Romero.
Hmmm. I am dying for you to study the following, and its companion - IMMEDIATELY. What else can I say?
Do I need to know? I need to SHARE. These:
- PLAN B: 30 DAYS LEFT TO DEFLECT THE "METEOR." BET YOUR LIFE. 8
- PLAN B: "WARTIME" MOBILIZATION TO SAVE CIVILIZATION
- IGNORING DR. MLKs PRESCRIPTION U.S. DOA 1-20-09. 30 DAYS...
There IS no February 2, 2009. Returning to 24/7 Occupation of Capitol Hill 12/31/08 A.M.
Working through the night project completion is finally within sight, it would seem, on 3 of 4 projects.
Three video projects, two major seem to be completed and uploading!
The final project, yet to begun should be quite manageable.
This is the final great battle for Humanity. With or without comrades I'll fight it to the finish.
THE NEXT 30 DAYS ARE THE MOST
CONSEQUENTIAL IN HUMAN HISTORY.
TODAY is the time to be alive.
Thank you God.
GOD = REALITY. PERIOD. (The Reality of what best advances, perfects the epigenetically determined wellbeing of the species.)
The Church, Science, Capitalism, Corporatism - any and all INSTITUTIONS, being INhuman seek to indoctrinate, to addict us to "their" tRUTH, that is to draw us AWAY from God, AWAY from Reality.
This was an invaluable leap forward in clarity for me last week.
Plan B 3.0 now available, free not only PDF but NOW online in AUDIO (CORRECTED / CHANGED from earlier today):
Tremendous technical problems, but worth fighting through.
God (Reality!) willing, by the time I return to the Hill:
- Plan B 3.0 chapters 1 and 13 will be on YouTube.
- Complete audio-book version of Plan B 3.0 will be available online to listen via mp3/Ipod
- MLK's final warning to us, "A time to break the silence" speech from Riverside Church for which our handlers shot him one year later will be edited and ready for us to blast on the Hill for when Congress returns next week. " A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."
Don't feel bad about not seeing it. My entire adult career / training / passion / expertise / commitment was seeing large scale calamity months, years or decades before others - in time to starve it off - saving organizations in the computer industry which I did with some regular success. My whole life, on important matters, I simply "see" many, many times further than others. Simply a gift I've received, I use, and I die to share.
We've got about 30 days; NO MORE. By February 1st it will be too late for you, or me, or anyone to prevent it. No, not a civilization extinction from space. The planetary holocaust weeks away from irreversible certainty is man made - you and I made it.
And if it is going to be prevented, you and I have to do it, TODAY - BEFORE THE MILITARY - CORPORATE - INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS FORCE OBAMA INTO A "THEIR" AGENDA, "THEIR" BUDGET, "THEIR" PLAN. IT WILL THEN BE YEARS BEFORE A MAJOR COURSE CHANGE COULD HAPPEN, IF EVER - AND THAT IS YEARS TOO LATE. TODAY Obama is at the height of his political capital. TODAY the US Citizens are at the height of their readiness to participate. These stars, aligned today will be out of alignment by Feb 1.
On the Hill (so I was already totally committed, day 6 of the Huger Strike) on Christmas, I began a book I suspected was essential for me to read. Although obvously I could see why it was time to lay our lives on the line, I had no hope of effectively communicating to you "why," that we were facing calamity worth sacrificing our lives for, let alone communicating to you why it had to be TODAY, NOT TOMORROW. My only opportunity was to do my part in showing you "that" we were facing calamity worth sacrificing our lives for by doing so myself. "Example is NOT the major thing in influencing people. Example is the ONLY thing." Albert Schweiter.
Whereas this is the most important quote for this time, this place, and this crisis; explanation, clarity, vision, information does have a place as well. By December 26th as I completed my first reading of the book, on the Hill, I realized that the book I was reading was that vision, information Divinely articulated, impeccably researched and miraculously substantiated....
In finishing my 2nd reading today I realized the imperative of getting to a computer and:
- getting this initial alert to you, and
- creating a more extensive tool to get this information available to people, which I'll hope to complete by tomorrow or Tuesday so I can return to the Hill. The Hunger Strike continues, although to clear my head for this computer work I am taking juice tonight and probably tomorrow for which I expect to subtract one or two days from the Hunger Strike count.
What you need to do:
- Read chapter 13 of Plan B 3.0 NOW - free, online here at the Earth Policy Institute:
The Great Mobilization (pdf)
Shifting Taxes and Subsidies
Summing Up Climate Stabilization Measures
A Reponse to Failing States
A Wartime Mobilization
Mobilizing to Save Civilization
!!!! Ignore the last section, "What you can do" unless you like masturbating - it is too late for his recommendations written months ago. Feb 1 or die.
- Digest, consume the entire book cover to cover. Do it now. Better do it on an empty stomach - it is utterly horrifying - and it can save the life of all your progeny AS NOTHING ELSE CAN.
Table of Contents
- NOTE: IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN MP3 PLAYER - GO GET ONE. BY MONDAY OR TUESDAY DOWNLOAD AN AUDIO-BOOK VERSION OF PLAN B 3.0 HERE OR HERE (CHANGED MON. NITE!!!). "READ" IT DURING YOUR COMMUTE TIME, LAUNDRY TIME....
- Join this Hunger Strike / Hill occupation - details here (scan around the last few week's posts (mostly one-liners)). Do it NOW. Check this site in another day or so regarding details - what you'll need, what to expect....
- GET OTHERS to join the Hunger Strike / Hill occupation. Do it now. Why Hunger Strike, and nothing else, nothing less? BUNKER BUSTER NON-VIOLENT ACTION: THE DIFINITIVE ESSAY, by Thick Nhat Hanh
- MAKE SURE THAT KUCINICH KNOWS (and unless YOU'VE gotten word to him - HE DOES NOT) THAT THE HUNGER STRIKE / OCCUPATION BEGAN 12/19 AND WILL NOT END UNTIL:
A. THE HUNGER STRIKER(S) EXPIRE, OR
B. HE COMES OUT TO TELL US THAT THE $200B SHIFT FROM WAR-MAKING TO PEACE-BUILDING IS "IN THE BAG."
Kucinich is NOT the TARGET of this campaign. Kucinich can be the/a HERO, THE CHAMPION in this campaign! HE is the one that has been calling for a Department of Peace. HE is the unimpeachable, COURAGEOUS patriot on the Hill. THIS CAMPAIGN, IF SOMEONE GETS IT TO HIS ATTENTION IN TIME, can give him the empowerment he, AND OBAMA DESPERATELY NEED AND WANT!!!!! Remember how FDR said to Sidney Hillman the Labor Leader? "Sidney I agree with everything in your proposal, it is all exactly right, now you just go back home and make me do it." If Obama tries to shift $200B from WarMaking to PeaceBuilding, WITHOUT IT COMING FROM PUBLIC PRESSURE, his administration is DEAD ON ARRIVAL. Obama knows this. BUT IF THE $200B SHIFT DOES NOT HAPPEN THEN ALL WE HAVE IS ANOTHER "ENRON," ANOTHER "MORTGAGE CRISIS," A CERTAIN IMPLOSION OF "ILLUSORY," "FAUX" GOOD WORKS BUILT ON SAND, FUNNY-MONEY, A HOUSE OF CARDS. "FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME FOR A 9TH YEAR!?!?!?!?!?"
- Check this site over the next few days for information about how to join the hunger strike, etc., clarification and elaboration of the themes of this email....
There is no Feb. 2nd.
"Some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, some people say what the f*ck happened."
If you value your child's, niece's or grandchild's ass.....
For more, SCAN what now are my main and only sites:
PROPOSITION ONE (PROP 1), OUR LAST BATTLE AGAINST SPECIES aRMAGEDDON - PROP1 IS WHAT I DEMAND. THAT IS WHAT I AM WAGING MY LIFE FOR.
HOWEVER, the essence of what I am committing everything to now is wonderfully represented in Proposition One, a Bill taken in the House of Representatives EVERY YEAR by Eleanor Homes Norton for the last decade!!!!
The Hunger Strike (scroll down for details; water if provided and vitamins) to bring about the immediate shift of $200 BILLION FROM WARMAKING TO PEACEBUILDING began at 12:01 AM December 18th, one week before the birthday of my #1 hero and Gandhi's and ML King Jr's - Jesus. Racing to get on the Hill by MONDAY morning. We are out of time. Forgive my silence up until now. Causing this immediate $200 Billion SHIFT, NOW, demands all my attention; ALL OUR ATTENTION. Any questions you have will have to be addressed at this site or youtube: StartLoving1. The time for "talking" is passed. LONG passed. We KNOW what to do, and we're going to die avoiding it. If The Great Turning is going to happen for all but the survivors, WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW BY BRINGING ABOUT THE "SHIFT." There is no February 09.
This is already my most difficult hunger strike as the previous ones have sapped much of my physical and emotional strength, and every day of my journey these last 3 years it has become more clear, and more disheartening, how beyond redemption we 2009 humans have become. "Oh you twisted and faithless [Humanity-less] generation. How long must I bear with you?" Matt 17:17. This country is a graveyard, filled with walking dead; vampire zombies. But those few that survive in future generations must have their legends - that a few DID try to Live for them. peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/is-there-anything-individual-can-still.html I expect to be in an emotional and physical "cave" until either Dennis Kucinich informs me that the "Shift" is "going to happen," or my body gives out. No, he knows nothing of this, unless you have gotten word to him. I expect from time to time I will record insights and thoughts at http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com if the charging of my batteries is accomplished by someone, and I am supplied with water, and waste water removal. Physically I am in final preparations away from the Hill until Christmas Eve morning (now Monday morning, tomorrow. No time to wait) at which point I expect to remain on the Hill 24/7 until either of the two eventualities mentioned above.
evil in the guise of virtue."
ML King, Jr.
Now, I hold out some hope for those working intimately with Vandana Shiva, that THEY may be True Activists, the True opposition to the armies of destruction, but I have insufficient information so far to know. Maybe Teresa of Caltutta's group, some of them is the real deal, the real opposition. A small subsegment of IVAW seems "real," and a small subsegment of CODE PINK IS REAL - (LIZ, DIANE, ANN YOU ARE OUR SHEROES!!!)
It hit me within recent days that the groups here in DC associated with Activizm are either significantly infiltrated by anti-Democracy government agents, or this infiltration has NOT happened because the bumbs, neredowells, delusionals, incompetents, slackers, slugs and hasbins (all my brothers and sisters whose Life I am giving mine for) ... that fill the ranks of these groups are already serving the purpose that the FBI, CIA, NSA... would otherwise have had to infiltrate!!! I have never been more serious, better informed, or objective. My God, how did it take me 4 years to see this clearly.
There are no more than 5 that would have made it among the 1000's of high performing, high output, HUMANE, COMPASSIONATE, "GOOD" employees and associates I've had over the years in industry. Appalling lack of discipline, courage, focus, honesty, compassion, pride, humanity, sense of urgency, stamina, truthfulness, trustworthiness, follow through, RESPONSIBILITY, INITIATIVE, GENEROSITY, ALIVENESS.....
Activizm is where you go when you want to be a bumb, and feel good about yourself. OR to sanitize your wretched, middleclass overprivelege, and for some reason Church will not do for you.
THERE IS NO PEACE MOVEMENT, just like THERE IS NO CHURCH.
THERE IS NO ARMY WAGING LIFE.
There IS an army of darkness - the Corporate - Military - Industrial Complex of which virtually all my fellow Americans WAGE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION FOR, one way or another.
MY POINT IS TO WARN US ALL.
IT IS NOT TOO LATE.
THERE ARE STILL SECONDS ON THE CLOCK.
"What do I mean by "nonviolence?"
I mean by nonviolence the Love of a Mother for her Child.
I would have called it that but the word Love
has been corrupted beyond redemption."
"Love cannot remain passive
in the face of suffering."
Teresa of Calcutta
"If you love the poor
you WILL share their fate."
"Love is Universal
or it is not Love."
Is there anything an
individual can still do?
MORE ON THE MILITARY
THAN IT SPENDS ON SOCIAL UPLIFT,
IS APPROACHING SPIRITUAL DEATH."
The U.S. Budget is the only
place, the only "real" place that
"Obama's" change, the only place
that the U.S. people's change,
and the only place the world's change
can take place.
Anything and everything else
is simply a mirage,
and our loved ones are almost dead
ALL CURRENT AND ONGOING "PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISM" IS NO MORE THAN STRAIGHTENING THE DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC
CHRISTMAS EVE TO-DEATH-OR-TO-KUCINICH HUNGER STRIKE. CUT WARMAKING, FUND PEACEMAKING $200 BILN. TO END WHEN KUCINICH SAYS "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED."
THERE IS NO FEBRUARY 09. IT IS NOW OR NEVER. THE SHIP IS STEAMING OUT OF THE HARBOR AND WITHIN DAYS WILL HAVE LOCKED IN COURSE AND SPEED. UNLESS WE ACT TODAY IT IS "TITANIC" ALL OVER AGAIN; FOR THE LAST TIME.
Total Fast is expected to begin on Christmas Eve by noon Capitol Hill at the northwest corner of the Cannon House Office Building, round the clock, 7 days per week. It is imperative that millions of us take up this Vigil / Occupation / Fast immediately, or the equivalent. The Species, and the Ship we inhabit is exactly at the edge of the cliff, on its way over. We have this one, perfect chance for Salvation. Miss it, as we are likely to do, and all is lost.
The stars are miraculously aligned. The country's most promising president in history, but the President CANNOT LEAD US OUT OF THIS. To make the attempt WILL be immediate political castration.
ONLY WE THE PEOPLE CAN LEAD ON THIS DRAMATIC SHIFT OF FUNDS FROM DEFENSE TO OFFENSE, and Obama will brilliantly guide, facilitate and enable our leadership. This is political reality. You know it.
MONEY TALKS; ONLY MONEY, ULTIMATELY TALKS. Only a fundamental $200 BILLION shift in the budget will cause the rhetoric of this historic Obama campaign to become reality, and only a dramatic shift in budget from War to PeaceBuilding NOW will constitute such a commensurate, meaningful budget shift. NOTHING ELSE, NOTHING LESS WILL DO IT. EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON THIS. THIS IS A DEATH AND LIFE STRUGGLE. THE MI COMPLEX WILL FIGHT THIS TO THE DEATH. SO MUST WE-THE-PEOPLE. AND WE WOULD WIN.
These two, brief, under 2 min videos are essential for understanding this action:
Under ideal conditions a hunger strike is dangerous. 7/24 in the elements in DC adds considerable risk, but with the entire fate of Humanity hinging on the next 30 days nothing less is acceptable from me.
If you are ready to join, great! Let's talk.
If you wish to help that could mean the difference between me being carted away with brain damage, terminating the campaign prematurely. The most crucial support needed is bringing water in bottles periodically, and at the same time taking away bottles I've filled. Yup. Also, I expect to have a large battery so I can have some time online, and that will need to be taken and charged, and returned. Troy at the Washington Peace House, 202 682 4282 can fill you in and put you on a schedule (that currently is, well, blank). If Troy is not there, ask for Steve, Ellen, or leave a message.
Now, today, is the time to turn America from WarMaker to PeaceBuilder. Tomorrow is too late, and ALL will be lost.
For 1/09, this most consequential of all months for humanity, the end, or the beginning (no 3rd option) there are two books that are indispensable:
- "People's History of the United States," Howard Zinn, for seeing the true face and substance of America.
- "The Great Turning," David Korten. This guy is blind emotionally, but intellectually he is brilliant and this book is an indispensable analysis of where we are and where we need to go. I IMPLORE YOU TO GET IT, READ IT, MASTER IT, AND TAKE US BEYOND. I am in the process myself.
Reason, reasonableness... will not save us now. It will take a miracle. Miracles come with extreme faith.
This is entirely about what Sorokin called the Supra-conscious.
But it was only 2 nights ago, as I began to truly face for the first time, as Jesus did, that the current generation may well be beyond redemption, that I united with them, they became real in my heart. Oh God, what a gift.
I think that courage, and Love are to be found, and demand that in such a wretched and wicked generation, that we hold ourselves primarily in front of, and accountable to our children's children's children, the few likely to be left after the armageddon we are choosing not to stop. They will need to know how womenmen are to live, to know that some tried, and to have models to emulate. We are dying for models, and they in generations hence must not do so.
They need as many legends as we can give them, so they avoid the traps that have doomed the majority of us alive today.
READ THIS (3 min tops):
will beget a government
of wolves [the Corporations]."
Edward R. Murrow
"O faithless and twisted generation,
how long am I to be with you?
How long am I to bear with you?"
I believe that anger against anyone, meanness against anyone, release against anyone, anything against anyone is ALWAYS hostility, always per se EVIL. So am I doing evil?
I think I am doing good.
- My harshness is that of a surgeon, an MD attempting to pierce the skin with scalpel or hypodermic.
- My harshness is that of an enlightened loved one delivering Tough Love to an otherwise dying addict; dying from denial I try to pierce.
literally one in a million I figure.
Infinitely more Heroic, Loving, Selfless
than I had heretofore realized.
NOTHING IMPORTANT EVER BEGINS WITHOUT INDIVIDUALS. NOTHING IMPORTANT EVER SURVIVES INSTITUTIONALIZATION.
WE ARE WATCHING THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF DemocracyNow.org!!!!!
At GreenFestival 08 here in DC I heard the most extraordinary speech by one of the world's great sheroes, Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow.
But during it a horrible quote from history was shared with great enthusiasm regarding DemocracyNow by one of her "appostles," regarding how they are institutionalizing what Amy has begun:
Never does anything important continue without institutionalization."
NEVER DOES ANYTHING IMPORTANT SURVIVE INSTITUTIONALIZATION,."
THIS is the Truth.
INSTITUTIONALIZATION ALWAYS DISPLACES, MURDERS THE INDIVIDUAL, AND THEREFORE INSTITUTIONALIZATION ALWAYS TERMINATES GREATNESS.
WE ARE WATCHING THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG.
the conditions that surround him...
The unreasonable man adapts surrounding
conditions to himself...
All progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
"People are always blaming their
circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world
are the people who get up and look
for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them."
George Bernard Shaw
"Forget about likes and dislikes.
They are of no consequence.
Just do what must be done.
This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."
George Bernard Shaw
"A life spent making mistakes
is not only more honorable
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
George Bernard Shaw
Criminal neglect - LITERALLY a Crime Against Humanity. You are guilty. I am guilty.
The homeless, the 2 million in prison, the 100's of millions that will be displaced or killed by our murder of THEIR environment.... THEIR BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS, AND MINE.
Negligent homicide through my massive consumption of goods that were life itself to present and future generations.
Protecting the status quo.
We must place ourselves at the service of these same populations to replace in full that capital, UNTIL IT IS REPLACED.
THIS is what Jesus died to save us from.
Conditional love is killing us, just as cancer, just as a tumor kills the body.
We ARE born as immune cells for the body, with no higher purpose than to devote ourselves to the needs of the least of these.
We have been infected by a Culture that has switched off this AutoImmune response - making us SubHuman.
This is Salvation.
There is no other.
Damnation is the certain alternative, to be held at bay no longer.
It is time to choose.
Now, or never.
- This is our time.
- This is our chance.
- We've got the greatest president in the history of the US.
- Our last pre-catastrophe wake-up call (environment, economy, terrorism...).
- The Titanic (the US) is leaving port one last time. Will we streighten the deck chairs, or will we citizens storm the wheelhouse and force the captains (Military-Industrial-Government Complex) to steer the right course?
It is finally time to IGNORE our Captains of Greed and heed the Princes of Peace - Gandhi, ML King, Buddha, and JESUS.
You ae not depressed in this world of such suffering? Then, my friend, you are sub-human.
Today, you are not depressed? Then you are crazy.
- Being on autopilot massively absorbed in getting Obama elected.
- Being in an environment now of great unclarity when compared to the campaigns for Darfur, Iraq, Iran, against Bush... for so long.
- Being in an environment now that Obama is elected where it may be possible to be FOR something - the way the world should be, the way the world must be - to survive and flourish, and prosper; not just AGAINST the madness. But this requires massive work to discover, to learn, to conceive a comprehensive Truth based vision of how we are to Live on this earth at this time.
- The relatively new http://youtube.com/StartLoving1 ministry which is quite powerful but extremely time consuming with relatively mind-numbing technical work.
- Wounds from terminated relationships that were not too long ago hugely encouraging and nurturing and sustaining for me.
- Wounds from hostility and neglect both gleeful and unwitting from parties currently.
- Solitude, a Long Loneliness as Dorothy Day spoke of it.
- Massive discouragement at having worked so long and hard, at such cost and yet seen so little, if any impact.
- Discouragement that so much can be wrong, that we can be sooooooo sick; and as is always true with addiction, so totally determined to NOT be cured.
- I was alert to the flame-out; didn't deny it but recognized it as priority #1 - SPIRIT IS EVERTHING. SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING.
- Sought solitude and took as much time, 3 days, as was needed - pretty much solid - in bed. This was not easy. "What's wrong with you?" is among the thoughts that crowded in. "Maybe you will not re-ignite," was present. Frightening. "Maybe the folks that let you stay here will throw you out, as a bum," crowded in.
- SPIRIT IS EVERYTHING; WITH IT MIRACLES ARE POSSIBLE; WITHOUT IT NOTHING IS POSSIBLE.
Why did this do the trick? Near as I can tell, by accessing directly and deliberately, at some great effort the reservoir, the circuits within for Universal Love, it just kinda switches it on - Universal Love - like switching on a pump that has accidentally been allowed to switch off, or to become unplugged, powered off.
It felt like carrying an extinguished, a doused torch to a fire and feeling it ignite. For the first time I now find some meaning in the idea - "You must love yourself before you can love another." NO, but close. You must FIND Universal Love within yourself before you can share Universal Love toward another. "The Kingdom of God is within you. Be like a Child and find it."
I think I'm back now.
I'VE NOW SEEN THE GREAT U.S. PROGRESSIVE INTELIGENCIA. THEY'RE JUST STREIGHTENING THE DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC.
"AS YOU DO UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE."
Everything less now IS IMMINENT DOOM.
- Imagine that there is a God.
- Imagine there is a Heaven.
- You are at the gates; what will God ask you, what is an entrance exam question?
- Which will be God's question? "Once Obama was elected:
A. What did OBAMA do to make peace and eliminate suffering among the world's poor?"
B. What did YOU do to make peace and eliminate suffering among the world's poor?"
THESE FOLKS, RISKING ARREST AT DOJ YESTERDAY, SHOW US THE ANSWER --- "B":
INDICT BUSH (1 of 6) FOR WAR CRIMES
ps: This video activism coverage pretty much ends now with the death of the camera I've been using.
SOMEONE'S NOT YOUR "FAMILY?" YOU'RE SIMPLY NOT ALIVE. You've not been "saved" from Death; LIVING Death.
Not alive? Existing. Subhuman. Damaged. MISSING THE JOY OF LIFE. NOT in the Heaven Jesus died to get you into - here, now.
And, you are leading those closest to you away from Life as well. Pity.
Jesus replies, "to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give... whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life as ransom for many."
- Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
- Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
- I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
- Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
- Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
- A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
- Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
- Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
- He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
- He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
- I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
- Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
- Every generation needs a new revolution.
- Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
- Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
- Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
- Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
"I have therefore ventured to place before India the ancient law of self-sacrifice. For satyagraha and its off-shoots, non-co-operation and civil resistance, are nothing but new names for the law of suffering. The rishis, who discovered the law of non-violence in the midst of violence, were greater geniuses than Newton. They were themselves greater warriors than Wellington. Having themselves known the use of arms, they realized their uselessness and taught a weary world that its salvation lay not through violence but through nonviolence."
Therefore, that which is NOT SELF SACRIFICE, SUFFERING, IS MURDERING time- Start Loving.
THIS IS MY BLOOD, DRINK OF IT.
"... the fulfillment of the Father's will depends on each man's effort and striving to make people see that life is given, not for oneself personally, but for the fulfillment of the Father's will, which alone saves from death and gives life." from Jesus, "Gospel in Brief," Leo Tolstoy
Will you allow the same to your child?
Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates.
If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.
In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian endeavors to help people.
One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
War itself is the enemy of the human race.
We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.
When people don't understand that the government doesn't have their interests in mind, they're more susceptible to go to war.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from
Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.
If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.
The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert.
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public.
Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.
We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others.
You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it.
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Peters was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He went to Severn School for High School and attended Cornell University, receiving a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1965, and a master's degree in 1966. He then studied business at Stanford Business School, receiving an M.B.A. and Ph.D.. In 2004, he also received an honorary doctorate from the State University of Management in Moscow.
From 1966 to 1970, he served in the United States Navy, making two deployments to Vietnam as a Navy Seabee, then later working in the Pentagon. From 1973 to 1974, he worked in the White House as a senior drug-abuse advisor, during the Nixon administration. Peters has acknowledged the influence of military strategist Colonel John Boyd on his later writing.
From 1974 to 1981, Peters worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, becoming a partner and Organisation Effectiveness practice leader in 1979, and then in 1981, he went solo and became an independent consultant.
In 1990, Tom Peters was honoured by the British Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as one of the world's Quality Gurus, and has been awarded the number 3 rank on the international Leadership Gurus survey for 2008. The “Leadership Gurus 30” award, by Global Gurus International identifies the top Leadership professionals in the world by merit and public voting.
- Life / Love / Truth / JOY Are Found Only in The Emergency
- PLEASURE Marks Death/HATEfulness/Evil as JOY Marks Life/Love/Truth
- The Map of Your Two Options - Joy / Life / Love or Pleasure / Hate / Death
- Pleasure or Joy - Your Only Two Options
- You WILL, You DO Wage. Is it Love/Life or HATEfulness /Cancer?
- Middle-Classism / "Family Values" - the #1 Killer of the World
- Re-Attaching TO Your World Family - The Entire Hope for Humanity - Yours and Ours
- Heart Must Reign Supreme Over Mind and Flesh
- Example is NOT the major thing. EXAMPLE is the ONLY THING.
- Be What You Want to See
- Neglect is HATEful
- You Are Your Environment; You Are What You Do.
- Commit Life, Limb, Treasure - or You Are the Problem
- You're Committed to a Miracle - or You've Already Accepted Defeat
- The Lord's Prayer PRAYED THIS WAY
- "Success" - WAYYYYYY TOO COWARDLY A GOAL
- The Relentless Pursuit of Joy is the Only Hope of Salvation
- FOR JOY WAGE LOVE. REPEAT.
- YOUR CHOICE: A. DEPART FROM or B. BE WITH GOD (GOOD)
- BOTTOM LINE: WAGE LOVE, PROFIT HUMANITY, REAP JOY
THE GOOD NEWS!!!! ...
TRUTH IS: LIFE OUT OF LOVE, SACRIFICES FOR HUMANITY, FOR JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "If you lose [sacrifice] your life you gain it; if you hold on to your life [refuse to sacrifice it] you lose it!!!!!!!!!" Jesus.
Now I can articulate it!!!!!!! Now maybe I can learn to express it beyond my own actions, before I pass on!!!!!!! Boy, that would be great!
2. Profit Humanity - avoid the murderous lie that our "family" is some subset of Humanity. Every single one of History's heroes sets the lie to this - King, Gandhi, Jesus, Romero.... Avoid the cancerous lie of western civilization, aided and abetted by the cHURCH that it is OK to Profit FROM others. This is a direct perversion of Jesus teaching and life. Life PROFITS OTHERS. Period.
3. Reap the uninterrupted flow of the chemical/psychological coctail Joy - Heaven, "Our Father's Kingdom," Nirvana... by whatever name.
There is not much else that the greats teach. There is not much else to know.
Will waste a lifetime, like me, discovering this path?
Will you discover it and walk the path now in time to lead others?
- An inescapable aspect of the human condition is that we cannot NOT seek our greatest self interest.
- An ALMOST inescapable aspect of our Religion of Consumerism is that WE ARE TOTALLY MISINFORMED ABOUT OUR SELFINTEREST. We've been told that PLEASURE is the ultimate, when in fact it is JOY.
- JOY is the FUEL of the PERPETUAL LIFE/LOVE/TRUTH/SALVATION engine. No? If not there is no hope. If not Jesus was wrong; King was wrong; Gandhi was wrong.
"He came not to give the
peace of the world
which is only that we
don't bother each other.
He came to give the
Peace of heart
which comes from loving -
from doing good to others."
Teresa of Calcutta
A mother works to lift a car off of her pinned child. Is her measure "success?"
HER MEASURE IS 'TOTAL COMMITMENT TO THE ATTEMPT." And this it ALWAYS is with Love / Life / Truth / Courage.
"Courage is doing what needs to be done regardless of the likely outcome." Alfred Adler
"Full effort is full success." Gandhi
"Nothing great ever happens without a committed, maniacal champion." Tom Peters
"Never think that a small group of COMMITTED people can't change the world. It is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead.
"Never think that a committed individual can't change the world. It is the only thing that ever has." Start Loving
1952 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
There are two basic forms of animated existence:
1. Healthy Life - that which Wages Life/Love/Good/Creation; that which reaps JOY.
2. Cancer - that which Wages Death/Neglect/Evil/Destruction; that which reaps PLEASURE.
There are no other options - not in this world of 5 of every 6 people in agony; not in this world where most of the people you know - for every $30 you spend, $29 are excess $ that your poor brothers, sisters and children needed just to survive a dignified life; every 14 hours you are awake, 13 hours you spend on what 5 billion people know as unreachable luxuries.
JOY MARKS LIFE/LOVE/TRUTH
Now I haven't the time to argue that there is not some theoretically possible future world where all want and ignorance have been eliminated and the above law no longer holds, but today it does.
The proof? You are in Calcutta about to go into a stall with $20, just enough for a famed meal that you have been relishing! But before your eyes a mother with 3 starving kids is beaten and the only Dr. available insists she will not help unless $20 is paid in advance.
PLEASURE insists you spend the $20 on yourself. HOW HATEFUL THIS WOULD BE.
JOY insists you give the $20 to your sister's Dr.
Joy, as always when presented clearly wins.
But within the last day, probably, you caved to PLEASURE many times, with consequences seen by your POOR family JUST as HATEful as the above scenario.
Where do you think 9/11 came from? YOUR HATEful behavior due to your slavery to PLEASURE.