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9.29.2007

WHAT THE JUDGE DOES: NO MY YOB MAN

Start!!!!!!!!! If you...
  • Stand up for EVERYONE that enters or leaves the courtroom (NO ONE deserves more or less respect than another)...
  • Disobey their request for hours of undivided attention in the courtroom until your case is called (I'm not at liberty to give God's time demanded of me by Her for her tortured children)...
  • Refuse to willingly give them more than the 27 hours they've already taken from you (lockup)...
  • Refuse to cooperate with unjust jail time for their sinful Empirish behavior...

... THEY'LL LOCK YOU UP!!!!!!!! THEY'LL HURT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

No my yob man.
MY behavior is my yob.
THEIR behavior is THEIR yob.

9.27.2007

"TO SIN BY SILENCE... MAKES COWARDS OF MEN." ABRAHAM LINCOLN

I sit here weeping as I scan into audio mp3 Carter's "Peace not Apartheid," not because the the scanning is so unpleasant, but because I am listening to the most wonderful Bill Moyer's program on Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Oh my God, to be such a Life.

At minute 35 there is the most incredible quote:

"To sin by silence
when they should protest
makes cowards out of men."
Abraham Lincoln

"LIFE" IS WORTH YOUR ENTIRE FUTURE

See "Blood Diamond" and think of the look on Leonardo's face at the end. He has nothing but joy; no regrets.

A moment of Life is worth a lifetime of pulse. More and more I see this. More and more I live this.

I live this not for the principle. I live this for the Joy / Love / Peace / Life.

HISTORY WILL BLAME US CITIZENS, NOT LEADERS

History will blame not Bush and crew, but the average US citizen for the atrocities waged by the US on the world; atrocities of:
  • Bombing
  • War
  • Extortion
  • Forced Starvation
  • Neglect

This is a land of 300 million yet we hide behind the fantasy that it is a nation of a handful of purported "leaders." The shame and blood is on the hands of we-the-people.

9.26.2007

UNARMED PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE

UNARMED PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE: NONVIOLENCE BY A MUCH BETTER NAME!!!!!!

I remain horrified at how the "language" of people I respect throughout history CRIPPLES AND DISARMS US. I take it as a personal responsibility to attempt to discover infinitely more descriptive, TRUE, EMPOWERING ALTERNATIVES TO THE LIKES OF:
  • NONviolence. NON??!?!? Does "non" explain Jesus? King? Gandhi? NON?!?!??!?! Desecration. Unacceptable. We must do better.
  • Peace (the moon, because it is absent of Life has Peace). "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.
  • Resistance (there is no victory / new order at the end of the word "resistance.") If our child were trapped under a car would we "resist?" WE'D LIFT THE DAMN THING, or die trying.
  • Etc....

THIS MORNING popped into my mind "UNARMED PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE."

  1. The "war" we despise is not only "armed" but ultimately, explicitly and entirely PSYCHOLOGICAL. The bombs are to "change the mind" of the "enemy."
  2. The alternative to armed warfare of oppression, that action waged by Empire that is destroying the planet? UNARMED PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.

Yes this needs more work, but I think it is on a promising path. Comments?

CONSTRUCTIVELY FACING THREAT OF JAIL

Big deal! So I face the remote prospect of jail time for "refusing to obey a lawful order" at the Pentagon - Leafletting. Folks from the Plow Share's movement and others like them have spent years, 10's of years in jail! Yes, for leafletting at the Pentagon I maybe let off (as I was the first time in January) or at worst face months of jail. My body is quite upset at the idea of months in jail but my Spirit is fine, as long as it is the best use of my Life.

But, it is entirely my responsibility, my only responsibility in this, and in life more broadly to guide the use of my life as constructively as possible. Hence my musings in this post. Your comments would be valued as I discern what I am called to do.

THESE ARE MY CURRENT THOUGHTS (expanded below):
  1. My focus should not / MUST NOT be on making some "Legal" point or advance.
  2. My focus should be to offer an opportunity (no matter how remote) that MIGHT spur a dramatic MORAL CONVERSION within anyone touched by my action, now or in the future.
  3. My efforts should be to be a Brother providing an opportunity to a sibling (judge, onlookers) to "wake up" to their sub-humanity, and move to their birthright - HUMANITY (EMPIRE LICENSES SUB-HUMANITY ).
  4. I should take responsibility for how much risk (time in jail) / opportunity this Moral Opportunity presents and decide accordingly how much risk to take.

1. MY FOCUS SHOULD NOT / MUST NOT BE ON MAKING SOME "LEGAL" POINT OR ADVANCE.

  • There is no more time for the slow reformation of our "Legal" process. It is not my responsibility to block others from this pursuit, but it is my view that this path is too slow, when we just don't have the time. If I kill time, I kill people.
  • TO ENGAGE AN EVIL SYSTEM ON ITS TERMS IS TO LEGITIMIZE / EMPOWER, PARTICIPATE WITH THE SYSTEM. What purports to be a "Legal" system in this country is the opposite; it is patently a system to impose the will of the overprivelaged, or overprivelaged-wanna-bees on the poor and weak. It feeds off of cooperation. Gandhi was correct in asserting our moral duty to NOT cooperate with evil.

2. MY FOCUS SHOULD BE TO OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MORAL CONVERSION.

  • With Gandhi again I find agreement - Moral Conversion is the most difficult goal, and the most necessary for us to cling to. And even if all of us are not to cling to that goal, I feel that for my entire adult life this has been my goal; I am suited to it; I desire it; I find it worth my life, so at least, for me, this is the right goal.
  • WE ARE OUT OF TIME ON PLANT EARTH; THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW OR NEVER; THE CHANGE WE NEED IS A QUANTUM LEAP; MASS MORAL CONVERSION IS THAT LEAP. START LOVING IS CALLED TO ATTEMPT TO SPARK THAT QUANTUM LEAP.

3. My efforts should be to be a Brother providing an opportunity to a sibling (judge, onlookers) to "wake up" to their sub-humanity, and move to their birthright - HUMANITY (EMPIRE LICENSES SUB-HUMANITY).

IF I DECIDE THAT THIS OCT 12 COURT APPEARANCE IS WORTH IT:

  • MY ACTION SHOULD BE TO BE PRESENT AS A BROTHER OUT OF RESPECT AND CONCERN FOR HIS SISTERS AND BROTHERS (IN THE SYSTEM.) I WILL HAVE NO COUNSEL. I THINK JESUS MEANT IT WHEN HE SAID - DO NOT GO TO LAW. LAW IS SIMPLY SANCTIONED WARFARE - ONE PERSON "AGAINST" THE OTHER. IT IS NOT AN ACT OF LOVE OR SISTERHOOD; IT IS EVIL VIOLENCE.
  • I WILL "AGREE" WITH THEIR CHARGES THAT I DID WHAT THEY SAID - WENT ON THE SIDEWALK TO LEAFLET WHEN THEY SAID "NO."
  • I WILL LOVINGLY AND FIRMLY REFUSE TO AGREE WITH THEIR WORD "GUILTY" BECAUSE MY ACTION WAS EXACTLY TO AVOID BEING "GUILTY" OF VIOLATING OUR "MOTHER'S" / HUMANITY'S / HIGHER-LAW'S DEMANDS - "DO UNTO OTHERS ALL THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU." If I worked in the Pentagon, you bet I would want armies of sisters and brothers to leaflet no matter what to bring my attention to being the world's largest oil polluter / planet murderer.
  • IN DOING THIS (ABOVE) I WILL GIVE THEM A CHOICE (yes it is a choice they can and almost certainly will avoid "facing"): THE CHOICE BETWEEN TREATING ME AS I TREAT THEM - AS A HUMAN, AS A BROTHER / with HUMANITY; OR TREATING ME AS AN INANIMATE OBJECT - TRASH / IN-HUMANELY, AS IS THEIR HABIT. THIS IS THE MORAL CHOICE I WANT TO PRESENT THEM WITH. THIS IS THE MODEL JESUS PROVIDED, when He thought the time was right for him to make such a costly move.

4. I should take responsibility for how much risk (time in jail) vs opportunity this particular Moral Opportunity presents and decide accordingly how much risk to take. With two weeks to ponder this further, and hoping for input from you, my current, strongly held thought for weeks now is to proceed as outlined above, despite the wonderful input I have received to the contrary so far [take a lawyer, contest that the order was "lawful," cuz it "wasn't; it violates free speech! Will help us correct the legal system....]. Why?

Please tell me your thoughts, if you like; but feel not an ounce of pressure to do so. Start. See Comments below.

ps: Several hours after writing this post I saw Blood Diamond.

PERSONAL WEALTH IS MURDER

  1. The US "Dream" is ecologically unsupportable by many thousands of orders of magnitude. This is scientifically inarguable. Therefore...
  2. All Personal Wealth above that which IS sustanable is FORCED STARVATION, MURDER of people born and unborn on this planet.

EMPIRE LICENSES SUB-HUMANITY

  • An individual man would never murder dozens of innocents - but a Soldier does!
  • An individual woman would never take money from the poor - but a Business Woman does!
  • An individual man would never cheat and bully - but a Lawyer / Judge does!
  • Etc....
  • Etc....


This was a major discovery revealed in Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God is Within You (last 2 chapters first), the book that created Gandhi:

What the individual would never do,
gross inhumanity to another,
that same individual
IN THEIR
STATE / EMPIRE /
INSTITUTIONAL / SOCIAL ROLL
WILL ALWAYS DO,
AGAIN, AND AGAIN....

Nazi Germany
All Over Again