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Too Many Secrets

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Not knowing about the politically imprisoned former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman or the private rich and powerful men’s Bohemian Don Segelman SmallGrove Club or what happened to the Electric Car and why, is not the problem.  Not being interested enough to investigate, however, is a national life and death choice.

Knowledge is our only power, so let’s not waste it by continuing to look for the root of our free society demise in ISIL, China’s economy or Putin’s Russia.

The secrets we seek are seamlessly interwoven in our national fabric, by the overseers:  Robber Barons’ attempted coup — Truman NSA/CIA marriage — Dulles brothers’ Military Industrial Complex – #41 empire Dallas hit on #35 dynasty — Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and Cheney new war order — trumped voters succumbing to Cruz hypocrisy — corporate pretend news media — climate injustice — environmental buffoonery.

Without questioning is it enough to acknowledge the existence of political hacks, PACs and the Bilderberg Group?  What about Prescott/FDR, George H. W./CIA, GWB/Social Security and Karl Rove/televised tearful White House farewell?

Aren’t we just a little bit curious about how our Pentagon lost track of 8.5 Trillion Dollars?  Could it be the Foggy Bottom of war?  How much of our tax dollars are spent on Government Covert activities like, domestic spying offering up our personal and private information for Corporate bottom-lines?

If one President can transform an imprisoned island into a private prison, why can’t another, most powerful man in the world, close Guantanamo?  And whatever happened to our elders’ $1.37 Trillion #43 Bush borrowed from Social Security to finance Iraq war while granting tax cuts to those who don’t need Trickle-Down subsidies?

Should we wonder as we wander in tunnel vision maze, about Wall Street’s secret haze?

Isn’t it beyond ironic that third in line slave owner, ultimately couldn’t protect our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, without our declaring Democracy isn’t a spectator sport.  Was Jefferson’s warning about unchecked power of corporations and banks, time sensitive?  How about now?

How many know this open secret:  the FED neocons want shutdown is not run by the federal government they want to shut down?  From Silver Certificate to Federal Reserve Note, the U. S. Federal Reserve Bank is more private oil cartel than agency of, by and for the people.

Does BlackLivesMatter.com understand how Black Gold, white supremacists and selective media coverage tea stain America’s rainbow?  If not, it certainly knows protesting Corporatism’s income centers does more to keep the Republic for which we stand, than camping, tent ensconced, in parks with laptops.

Why not focus our right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances…

  • in the lobbies and executive parking lots of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citi-Bank
  • on Social Media of Exxon Knew, Philippines’ nemesis Chevron, under-the-table double dealing Shell, Gulf destroyer BP – and
  • in the hallways of Congress

While it still, actually matters, who the President is, do we really want to elect puppets of water supply poisoners, Methane Gas leakers, Coal Ash distributors, misanthropic climate deniers, bigots and those prone to incite violence against hyphenated Americans?

When I was a child, I always wanted to be Zorro and save damsels in distress, but when I became a man, I realized, not only is the pen mightier than the sword, it’s stronger than oligarchy, more rational than Open Carry and more honorable than GOP Debaters.

Whatever our politics, America will be the best it can be, to the degree all of We the People emulate Abraham Lincoln, Alice Paul, Emma Lazarus, The New Deal, John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks, Bobby Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr – and if necessary, maybe even Manning and Snowden.

Questions?  Start asking, seeking and knocking – because there are too many secrets.

Kennedy Official Portrait

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Know Thy Enemy as Thyself – Headlined on OpEdNews.com on Mon 12/14/15

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Sunset or SunriseLong after Master Race and decades before Extremism and Terrorism labels, I spent every August driving around Europe, as an inquisitive history explorer.

In the little town of Hallenberg, I met an old farmer lady, who schooled me in how Germans survived WWII:  most came from the destroyed cities to little countryside villages, for food.  We spoke of Patron Saints and cows and chickens hidden inside on the ground floor of her little farm house.

Seventy years later, the lesson remains, Tara – perhaps our best hope to survive humankind’s planetary history of slavery, lynching, internment and concentration camps — if we can but replenish and restore that which we’ve raped.

Now, on our shared planet of weather extremes, we are engaged in a great global war between cultures, with hope for survival, our only victory – a victory made possible by recognizing the enemy:

  • Really Big One along the SAF
  • Sinking of lower Manhattan
  • Flooding lowlands of America’s south east regions
  • Climate changed mid-west
  • Moral decay of The Golden Rule and Statue of Liberty promise
  • Confused and disappearing Nature
  • A Constitution smeared with the excrement of denial, stupidity and prejudice.

If we continue to imprison each other with lockdown thinking, I want my Country back, we’ll forever lose the sunrise of, in the Home of the Brave, the Land of the Free is everyone’s country, and can never be conquered by those who choose to fail the lessons of Evolution, Herstory and Global Warming.  It is not Free Will, but folly, not to reason why, but to deny and die.

Our salvation:  victory over Corporatism & Consumerism’s concrete climate changing us into crumbling infrastructure, Food Deserts and a regurgitated KKK, McCarthyism, WWII treatment of African-Americans in uniform, Japanese-Americans confined in internment camps even as their sons wore something Trump, Cruz and Cheney would never:  an American military uniform in time of war.

Truth is, few can match the service of Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, U. S. Army Bronze Star, Purple Heart, killed in Iraq, or son of Syrian immigrant Steve Jobs, or the sacrifice of military, civilians and President who died for the 13th Amendment.

For those still mistaking superficial gossip for in depth investigative reporting or trumped by non-presidential fear mongering as The American Way — think of what we’re leaving the children:

  • Iraq, innocent of 9/11 attacks, invaded by freedom loving society – us
  • Climate Change caused by Cows, Fossil Fuels and Corporatism’s Global pollution
  • Perpetual Religious Cultural war with Bush/Cheney induced ISIS
  • A Military Industrial Complex funded by Corporatism with the blood of American citizens of every hue and background

ISIS has no monopoly on Religious Zealots. Every day, America bleeds from fearful white zealots fighting for the past and money hungry Wall Street zealots fighting to leave us behind, in the future.

Our Enemy is war, greed and, like Grenada, unjustified invasion.  Our weakness is in becoming Guantanamo instead of reflecting the Gettysburg Address.

Our Middle East enemy is the post WWII self-serving deal of Shell Oil. Our environmental threat is an Exxon that knew, and for decades, threw us between them and melting glaciers.

History has proven that when We Built That CEOs convince our American lawmakers to convince those who bother to vote, to vote against themselves, we accrue ever increasing damage from Empire Building Conservative implementations of foreign leaders, policies, and domestic gun violence, all while failing to preserve the human necessities of clean water, safe food and long range consideration for planet earth and all living upon it.

If we want the Paris Climate Accord to be an all-inclusive reality — if only one window box at a time — we best start planting rooftop gardens, backyard trees and wind turbines on the plains – because there is no automatic Climate Justice in evolving Climate Change.

We need be more like San Bernardino’s Shannon Johnson, and wrap our arms around our melting rainbow pot, with I Got You and Yes We Can, before life as we know it, is Poe’s Nevermore.

As Greek-American Louie Psihoyos suggests:  Startwith1Thing