I’m Not Charlie but Viva La France, Ferguson and Selma!

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World history is evidence that violent radicalized religion has in the name of God, repeatedly entrapped humanity on a planet of militarized borders – potentially cast now with a host of vigilante characters – this time with an inside job, a Crusades reversal, using biting satiric cartoons as excuse for eye for an eye cyclical soft target murder. Je Suis Charlie

Discarding vengeance is mine said the Lord, in favor of, they send one of yours to the hospitalyou send two of theirs to the morgue, and Gandhi admonition is self-realized:  a world of toothless blind zealots abolishing, love thy neighbor as thyself.

I am a creative artist who sometimes pens political satire for in your face wakeup call directed at those who refuse to see the error of our ways is, in the heroes we choose to worship.

However, whether for profit, notoriety or the pleasure of making a salient point, there is little justification for repeatedly poking fun at someone’s looks, accent, weight, heredity, height, color of skin, passionate irreverence or zealous religious beliefs, but something has changed — Viva La interfaith respect for freedom of speech!

Like most rational thinking people, I acknowledge, it’s not just what we say but how we say it, so on my more reasonable days, I am not Charlie, but every day, I proclaim, Viva La Parisians adding their verse, Je suis Charlie, to a finally growing international chorus, marching and chanting in harmony:  Enough is Enough!

Nonetheless, we do not excuse murder, when wondering why one chooses to be our antagonist, though some opine by splattering mourners of Charlie Hebdo, with opportunistic creativity, laced with bias and dipped in prejudice flavoring, for revenge.  No, Sanghoee, it is neither defeat nor praise to wonder why, before unleashing police state among the masses.  Questioning violent motivation, speaks less praise for our attackers, than direct our united human response.

To those using Open Carry on any soil, soiling any peaceful multi-nationality city with innocent blood, remember, for centuries the pen has proven mightier than beheadings, gun violence or Guantanamo torture.  Viva La Unity Rally in Paris and Anonymous non-violent hacking!

Cowardly murderers are history’s infamous footnotes, and from 1777 Cornstalk murder to the gunning down of Parisians in 2015, know this, while our red eyed monster is the love of money, its wings are the insatiable needy indulgence for power over others.

First, steal the land; then enslave to develop; next, rape resources to drench oneself in black gold; finally privatizing for tea, stealing from Detroit slave descendants and corrupting with coal ash, take power’s most powerful partner:  water.

Can’t imagine our world without safe flowing air & water, decent housing, structurally sound schools, debt free education, reliable infrastructure, including adequately funded and updated energy grid – look out your window.

Now keeping our friends close but our enemies closer, remember Israel’s attack on the U. S. Liberty, keep a watchful eye on Bilderberg meetings, never forget The Spanish Inquisition and be mindful of any domestic or foreign political coalition trying to take us backwards — for it is only in degrees of violence that we stand separately from the small Muslim core that uses us to destroy the truth and wisdom of both the Koran and the Bible.

Religion and governments are only the problem when fanatics, extremists and masked Chicken Littles torture, destroy, and murder in the name of a God they defame.

It takes billions to make war a perpetual profit, but only millions to save and build lives — Gender equality and justice for all are as much the innocent targets, as diverse beliefs, fashion statements and the freedom of creative artists.

I am not Charlie, but I stand with all who demand the right to be.


Sweet Land of Liberty, CRomnibus and Torture I sing!  Headlined Tuesday 12/16 by OpEdNews.com

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TRV Human BeingAmerica is a nation of extremes, but with inconsistent tolerance for extremists and no dependable majority foundation for those who diminish us with torture, corrupt our sense of balance with an inequitable cluster of bullets, or overdose our electoral process with Supreme financial steroids.

As friends and family gather together to ask the Lord’s blessings on rushed buying and exchanging, during multi-cultural Season’s Greetings for holidays intersecting in monetary nod to peace on earth detour, remember those gifts stolen by man’s inhumanity to twenty elementary school sons and daughters and their six self-sacrificing guardian teachers.

Give the gift of heroes who on 9/11, rushed to save, as did Tarrant Police Officer William Stacey, hearing a voice crying out in the wilderness, I need to put food in my baby’s stomach.


Whether CIA agent or submarine shower spy, self-serving foot dragging politician or activists calling to action; Wall Street greed or Main Street need, we must honor what is honorable, and purge, cleanse and purify ourselves by holding the dishonorable accountable.

Whether battlefield military or ballot box civilian, we mustn’t link to Nazi excuse, We Didn’t Know, for lying to ourselves, we collaborate with traitors betraying our national soul.

Whether we call it enhanced interrogation or not, what it did or didn’t procure can never justify.  Torture for any reason is repugnant international behavior that defines a nation and its people, and those who order it, are as much bottom feeders as those who behead the innocent.

On 12/13/14 tens of thousands of the American rainbow demonstrated the exceptionalism of our U. S. Constitution, while proving the power of peaceful protest against the puppeteers who use Romney’s 47%, to turn their vote against themselves; against what Founding Fathers launched, Lincoln preserved, against what The Greatest Generation fought for, and for which King and Kennedys died:  #Justice4All.

Wars are rarely the best choice, and worst, when the first choice of those who don’t have to fight them. Afghanistan War against 9/11 attackers was a war on terror.

The preemptive attack on Iraq, torture at Guantanamo and all our youth who returned brain damaged, maimed or didn’t come back at all, were acts of terror by our own government — and there was no honor in it.

The ironic truth is that the names of our torturers are as representative of America’s cultural diversity as the thousands peacefully protesting torture by sexual abuse, racism, gender inequality, and gun violence – truly, America is a melting-pot of extremes.


  • If you think your vote in reaction to oral sex in the Oval was worth the lives lost in the Bush/Cheney/Wolfowitz invasion into a country that had nothing to do with 9/11
  • If you still think the Mushroom Cloud gang of GW Bush, Dick Cheney, George Tenet, John Yoo, Donald Rumsfeld, David Addington, Jay Bybee, John Rizzo, Bruce Jessen, James Mitchell, Alberto Gonzales, Condoleezza Rice, Cofer Black, and Jose Rodriguez served well any Americans but themselves
  • If, like General Michael Hayden, you think it’s acceptable that we knowingly held twenty-six innocent people in Guantanamo for months

Then you are among those duped by the billionaires who purchased our 114th Congress, with your 2014 vote, to erode Dodd Frank Act, and thus ensconce a Too Big to Jail security blanket for Wall Street corporate criminals, at the expense of our national stability, international reputation and individual dignity. 

The real terror comes from those who think torture is a Patriot Act, and from those who vote for them. 

Follow the money.  Speak truth to power.  Join those whose voice will no longer be muted – and make them hear you!