Month: May 2015

DEATH of A Nation — Headlined by OpEdNews.com Mon 5/25/15

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Vietnam WallOn Memorial Day, we remember those who made the greatest sacrifice, but seldom acknowledge those who didn’t:  returning from battlefields brain damaged or missing limbs, to families changed forever.

On Veterans Day, we wave our flags and parade in shrinking uniforms celebrating those too often forgotten into, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, to homelessness, underemployment and VA neglect.

On December 7th and September 11th, we remember sneak attacks, but ignore our use of nuclear bombs; bells ringing, we weep silently, but praise preemptive invasion into a nation with no 9/11 connection because, the world is a better place without its tyrannical leader, while failing to indict our own.

Whether, passing, loss, passed away, gone home, transference, moving on, crossed over, Assumption or Ascension, some rise above death while others crumble under the debris of denying the truth about death’s war toll on the living.

The few good wars, American Revolution, 1812, Civil War, WWII a maimed veteran can count on one remaining hand.  Still we praise leaders who systematically launch Americans off to fight for their country, while counting the rewards of sacrificing our youth, on the ensconced altar of Corporatism.

Truth Decay is at its most devastating when denied the drill of eyes wide open, to being cast as pawns in the chess games of the obscure.  Sadly, the tragically tarnished, so proud of family members dying for their country, are consistent customers and constituents of the very puppeteers who profit most from war’s dead or alive.

It’s not national pride that is the enemy, but rather those who manipulate the Constitution to misdirect the valor of proud patriots, until like a tattered Old Glory with weather faded colors, they become a forgotten symbol denied truth with each deposit of war’s perpetual blood, sweat and tears.

Most often death is not quick to diminish our memories, fracture our relationships or darken our doorstep, for death is not the instrument of destruction – that would be man’s inferno grab for power, breeding insatiable need, for more.

For the suits on The Street tugging at five sided Foggy Bottom and congressional bottom feeders, it’s the thrill of rats racing to turn race against race, against being united, against peace – all for the high risk, of risking others, they take another spin at the wheel of Too Big to Jail.

Death, like new life, comes with the tide of rigged oil spills erupting across land and sea like volcanic lava, coal ash and tornadoes reshaping life and land.

Death can be the pot of gold at the end of a Middle Class rainbow for the wealthiest We Built That.

Death is in the end of day last call, of too many Americans, ignored:

  • Medicare refusing to cover cost of hearing loss
  • Congress keeping comparatively limited funding for Alzheimer’s research at previous levels, proud they didn’t Sequester it

Is it not more honorable to honor our dead by…

  • Protecting Social Security for spousal survivors
  • Finding a cure for those living maimed by war and underfunded NIH research

If a mind is a terrible thing to waste, then aren’t the lives of veterans, firefighters, police, climate change scientists, military gays and doctors defending a woman’s right to choose?

And how about unarmed minorities dying by police, for sitting in their cars, making eye contact, playing with toy guns in the park or bicycling while black.

Death comes to America when patriotic phonies use religion to convince We the People that flag waving is enough, while in some neighborhoods, gun salutes mean mass incarcerations and unprosecuted murder of children in city parks, and on public streets — to protect the wealthy few from losing their international power over our nation.

Corporate PACs Projecting Poison on Planet & People – Headlined by OpEdNews.com 5/13/15

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People Demanding Action Poster SmallIt’s not necessary to love a person to find some areas of agreement and common experiences:  NSA spying victims, under-employment, unregulated Wall Street Banker caused recession, and our First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution guaranteeing all Americans

  • the freedom to be stupid or informed
  • to be an inhumane bully or give a voice to the voiceless
  • to be a billionaire terrified of gullible consumers transforming into informed voters or to champion the unity and equality of Human Rights, Civil Rights and Voting Rights

Whether faith or politics, earth steward or climate denier, ostrich or prophet – the needs of humanity, power grids, infrastructure and the earth have reached, the level of urgent time limits — and those resisting an American renewable transformation, tend also, to be against much of what is good for earth and its human inhabitants.

However, there is one universal mantra they chant:  no matter how we vote, who we marry, what our color or gender – we don’t matter.

The world’s population is consuming more food and water, faster than the earth can produce it.  And when supply and demand intersect the crossroad of scarcity, who shall be the first served life giving water and who, left to die fighting in the streets, over an aluminum can of artificial sweeteners?

The connection between California drought and an ocean encroaching on Florida beaches is clarity: Climate Change denying is Energy Apartheid and with our ballots we must unite against Governors, State Legislatures and Congress, for being unfit to govern.

Want to occupy something, Occupy this:

  • Even Bangladesh is installing solar panels at the rate of 70,000 a month
  • Fracking and Keystone pipeline have united cowboys with Indians and farmers with ranchers, against both
  • Americans use more energy between midnight New Year’s Eve and noon on January 2nd than the continent of Africa uses in a year.

The World Health Organization reports, there is massive migration in the Pacific as people race against death by Climate Injustice, but western Corporations create new Climate Refugees, every day.

Sixteen thousand Americans in Richmond, California having to go to the hospital, because Chevron repeatedly ignoring the humanity of remorse in favor of the laws of profit, is no accident of nature.

Who is it that insists oil dependency and fossil fuels are better for America’s financial, physical and mental health, than farmers and communities creating their own renewable free energy from corn cobs and batteries?

Who is denying our weather has changed dramatically for millions of Americans and Global Warming, whether due to Climate Change or not, will enslave our next generations if not deny them, their very existence?

Who’s fighting against The Clean Power Plan, an extension of the Clean Air Act?  And Why?

Historically, America’s energy sources have evolved, wood, coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear.  Why not in the 21st century take the next logical step to solar and wind energy?  Answer:  Fortunes will change from Wall Street board rooms to Main Street roof tops, and Corporatism’s Koch heads are petrified at the potential loss of their power over us.

This, not patriotic fervor, is why billionaires like Norman Braman and Sheldon Adelson spend tens of millions of their free speech to squelch our free elections.

Now, hold these truths to be self-evident:

  1. In revenge for the 1960s Civil Rights movement, we’ve inherited inequity in housing, incarceration and Food Desserts. What will those born in 2001 inherit?
  2. There are fewer gangsters on our streets, than in the suites on The Street
  3. All our social and financial issues erupt from our insatiable rape of earth, water, air and food-chains.

If keeping a job is so important you’d continue to work for the very company polluting your family’s drinking water, then consider the employment opportunities available to us, IF, instead of investing tax dollars in corporate welfare for recession creating Too Big To Fail Mega Banks, We The People invested in transforming America into a Solar Energy Powered, Super Power; controlled by local communities, instead of the Corporatism of Koch heads determined to dominate government on all levels and puppet string 99.9% of all Americans.

The most essential advocacy for Americans in 2015:  connect the dots connecting us, for truly all roads, Pinched Prosperity Place, Police State Street, Gun Violence Highway, Mass Incarceration Ave, Voter Intimidation Interstate and Bullies Boulevard – all lead to disappearing Florida, Mid-West tornado destruction and California drought – on the Climate Injustice Beltway.

Solutions for social, financial and employment challenges begin with ceasing our denial of Climate Change, for the cry of Mother Earth is increasingly urgent – and it will be too late if our grandchildren are left to dry her tears.

Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.

Joining an all-inclusive Climate Advocacy, we can recharge America and power up all Americans: