Escalation. "SurgEscalation. "Surge" is another lie.
It is good to be alive, even on the darkest nights.
I DO NOT SUPPORT U.S. TROOPS nor do I support any executioners in the name of a perverted patriotism.
The Vietnam War is over and need I remind you that the U.S.A. LOST and it will also lose in Iraq.
We should oppose all unjust wars and not condone the participation of our Raza in unjust wars in the name of local unemployment.
Before long the U.S. military machine will get up towards aggravating a Latin-nam that has already been building up for decades. Let it not surprise
us who are suppose to be in the know about such inevitable historical junctures.
I understand the sentiment behind supporting troops, but they are not my troops. I sent no one anywhere over the pond to kill anyone for me. Many
people have been killed and their killings allowed without condemnation by good patriotic citizens in the name of patriotic sentiment.
No Iraqi has ever attacked me or my family!
Someone who joins an army for money is a mercenary with a gun, a hired killer.
Those over there in Iraq from the U.S.A. joined, they were not drafted. We cannot claim ignorance now, especially after the Vietnam War fiasco.
I have an Honorable Discharge from the USAF but joined after the Vietnam War that I later burned. I was not allowed into the Air Force 'for the
convenience of the government'. Probably for the best as at the time I would of gone in and snuck in on a pilot's blind side and slit his throat and
engaged in other straight up subversive action.
Have we learned nothing from all the body bags?
We who are here still amongst the living should focus on our own local areas, build up community empowerment machines and help with the basics like
teaching our gente how to read and write, do basic math and other social and occupational skills to help them in their real lives.
How can we oppose a war, yet, support the foot soldiers who wage it in the name of patriotism? True patriotism does not allow our sons and daughters
to go out and get killed for the monopoly-capitalist monarchy!
this military families thing may be too complex for my increasingly feeble mind. the families should protest, every single family. their kids are in
harm's way for totally illegitimate reasons. maybe not in afghanistan, but iraq is a fool's errand.
i want them home. i accept, indeed, endorse, the need for an armed u.s. force. i also believe in personal accountability and commitment. when i did my
time i was the best goddamned cannon fodder i could be, within the limits of my status as an unwilling conscript.
the volunteer army is so totally different than when i was a soldier. i felt i had a right to protest even while in uniform, and to follow orders as
subversively as i possibly could. but a person who volunteers agrees to allow this bloodthirsty exploitation, they signed up for the unknown and now
actuality is beyond anyone's wildest nightmares. so eat that ****, soldier, salute and say "yes, sir". pick up your weapon and march toward the
smoke. it's what you signed up for.
let's trust to luck, i suppose, that the democratic leadership will take a radical stance and investigate, disclose the lies, and indict the war
criminals and profiteers. let's trust to alternative career choices so kids don't see the military as a better choice than staying home at the mercy
of the post-industrial economy.
ON this Christmas Day let us give a new re-birth into our individual and collective consciousness of a truly humane liberated consciousness with a
shared history, natural bond and common destiny with all peoples who endure sufferings under unjust governments and whose sufferings in many ways
continue because of our own lack of caring, lack of loving and lack of humaneness.
Get involved in life and the core social issues of these times!
Do not only care and identity with those of a similiar skin color, cultural identity and shared tongue. See the common humanity among all of
humanekind and act in accordance with the new humane consciousness of a common humanity.
Whenever and wherever any innocent soul suffers somalia we ourselves are impacted whether we are conscious or it or not.
In the end, those of us who survive it all, perhaps not us as lone individuals, but our own bloodline descendants, will see that indeed we were all
one people upon one planet under one Creator all along all this time.
We will see the evilness of false divisions that keep the masses divided based mindlessly upon racial stock, national origin or cultural
All human beings share the same basic survival needs and when seen in the big picture we should all have the basic humane rights agenda not separated
by websites, fluttering flags or superficial colors.
We will all be free and live out our lives in freedom or this entire planet will be leveled out by our genuine attempts at freedom.
We want freedom by any means mandatory in the face of mass fear, mass apathy and mass ignorance!
Realistically, we need to NOT GET STUCK in a reactive mode when it comes to these reactionary propagandists. We should always focus more on doing
community propaganda among our own people, our own supporters and definately among our own families.
Circumstances change in time and space and we should also change with changed circumstances.
The common denominator I see is that we are all human beings, though we may not all be really humane in all our relatons, we are all certainly
ordinary human beings with basic common survival needs. It is our survival needs that form the basis of our unity, especially when we see the need for
a fundamental transformation in the balance of power from its present imbalance where a few percentage control the vast majority into a true
democratic balance. We are not now living under a true social democracy with proportional representation inside the USA. The General Elections are
over and we are still poor, still oppressed and still alienated!
It is Monday and I have miles to go before sunset. We can learn a lot from the Black Civil Rights Movement and the early Black Liberation Movement. As
Chicanos, we must not let ourselves be isolated as 'Chicanos' in of ethnic identity. In fact, we just might be a cultural missing link!
We need to be shining examples of compassionate humane beings in a multi-racial and multi-cultural society, despite all its evils and imbalances.
We cannot simply holler Brown! Brown! Brown! or Chicano! Chicano! Chicano! We must shout in the streets and whisper to the winds that we are HUMANE
BEINGS with HUMANE RIGHTS given to us from the Creator from birth as our sacred birthright!
Despite all the progress that blacks have made they are still seen first as blacks, not as people. The majority of the people in many places inside
the USA are still Whites. We must bridge the racial divides beween us and all other peoples of all social origins. Thus, we take a stand as being
Always keep in mind that the concept of 'race' is a social man-made construction. It has no basis in science, in DNA and in bloodlines. We need to
build up our alliances with our natural allies, get rid of any remants of racism and ignorant prejudice among us and strive to become more and more
humane, move and move loving, more and more tolerant of our superficial differences. The fact remains we are still living in CLASS SOCIETY that is
primarily divided along economic class lines, NOT cultural-ethnic ones. Remember Roman Formulas!
Towards Oneness Among Humanity!
I strive to raise consciousness line-by-line, step-by-step, and precept-by-precept. Maybe this sounds gross, but I believe that the most people we can
reach out to and come to agreement with on the basics then the fewer enemies we will have in the future. Call it minimizing any potential collateral
At root, I have always had a social-political agenda the central purpose is to promote our liberty in general as I am aware that it is social
conditions that must be changed in order to dig out the roots of addiction that are deep in the ground of this sick insane society and it is these
social conditions that constantly manufactures more and more drunks and dope fiends. The people of the United States are the largest consumer of
drugs, legal and illegal, in the world. What is up with that?
In the end on this lifelong journey there should be a self-realization that it is not about going somewhere else from where we are, but in being HERE
NOW in our whole being as a humane being. In a way, there is no existing past or future, only what is HERE NOW. There is only this HERENESS and this
NOWNESS. The journey ends where it began, within us, within our BEINGNESS. Thus, from our HERE NOW we work on our continued Spiritual Growth, Maturity
So for me the concept of ‘progressive recovery’ is not just another approach to recovery fabricated our of my fanciful fantasies to be added to
the others, it is really a matter of personal survival as I wage people’s war with all the powers and resources at my disposal. If I need to go it
alone, I will go it alone. I must follow the dictates of my conscience, of my humane consciousness and ultimately it is a delicate personal matter
between the Divine Who holds the Ledger of Life and my own salvaged soul.