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8.14.2009

MUST READ: Republican Death Trip PAUL KRUGMAN NYT


"All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."  Edmund Burke


My friend Rick and I constantly battle (with deep mutual respect) over the importance of the public opinion polls that state, for example, "the public is in favor of:"  Closing Guantanamo, Prosecuting Bush and Cheney, Ending the Iraq War....

The point I try to make is - YES, WITH OUR LIPS WE-THE-SHEEPLE FAVOR, but when it comes down to fighting, for it, RISKING FOR IT, SACRIFICING EVERYTHING FOR IT?!!??!?!  Nah.

We are surrendering this Country to the Death Mob, the Hate Mob without moving from our comfortable chairs, without putting our lives on the line, WITHOUT PUTTING EVERYTHING ON THE LINE we nice, reasonable, "blue state," American sheeple.

Gandhi was totally against "violence" ["hostility" is what he meant], BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE, GANDHI MOST ABHORRED "COWARDICE," responding timidly, or not at all, or without total self-commitment in the face of impending atrocity; that EVEN VIOLENCE WAS PREFERABLE TO PASSIVITY.

[!!! NO, I AM NOT ADVOCATING VIOLENCE !!!!  But I am ADVOCATING COURAGEOUS, COMMENSURATE, UNSTOPPING ACTION.  NOW.]

What "atrocity?"  The impending takeover of America by the Mob.

READ:

Republican Death Trip

New York Times - Paul Krugman





The Civil War of 2009 has broken out (or is it to be one-sided Civil Rout? In 1930's Germany it was a Civil Rout.)

"All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."  Edmond Burke

Sarah Palin Wins  HuffPost



8.13.2009

Start's just barely keeping his head above water. Not complaining, but rather aching that he can't do more to help.

I'm not as "nice" as I used to be. 

But if I were, this would be an indictment of me; it would
be a clear indication I was staying on the sidelines and not pushing myself to the absolute
limits for my "family," Humanity, as is called for from all of us at such a pivotal, desperate time...
I would not be Waging Love with all of my might.  But I am making the attempt.  "Soldiers" that
dearly love their comrades, when in the midst of battle, are likely to be a bit,
unintentionally "rough;"  or they are not responding appropriately to the REAL emergency.
Sorry, in advance, or in arrears, as the case may be.  Distance yourself from me,
or drop me altogether when you must.

I need 10,000 of me right now to achieve what needs to be achieved!!!!!!!!!!!  At least.  Soon, it will be too late.

This is such a crucial time for Humanity.  Such crucial, ultimate, for-all-time
decisions on the direction of America and therefore the world ARE BEING DECIDED, NOW
including...
  • Whether we completely crucify President Obama or fight alongside him, shield him, and win; unlike
    how we failed in the opportunity presented by JFK, RFK, King, Gandhi, Romero, Jesus....
  • Whether we once and for all cede America to the Corporations forever or, using Healthcare
    as a pivot issue, rise up and take America back from their bloody grasp.
  • Whether we win Climate Change legislation  BEFORE COPENHAGEN IN DEC (7th)
    and: 1. literally begin saving Humanity from destruction; and 2. Thereby avoid
    ceding domination of the renewable energy industry to China, if it is not already
    too late for that.
  • Whether we suffer the fate of 1920's Germans and through our cowardice, timidity,
    delusion, indecision... allow the Brown Shirt Mob to take utter and final control
    of this country, dooming the world to horrors never seen before.
I spend every waking moment on these issues.  I am blessed with the opportunity to
maintain the 28 Year Peace Vigil, but of course that constrains what else I can do.  So,
thanks to the blessing of a laptop and wifi, and a place to sleep
(thanks Angel Ellen) I spend all waking hours per day, when not speaking with folks at the vigil,
combing the country's newspapers - and where I think it might help, I post comments -
these are the pseudo "town hall" meetings I can "reach," and speak up within!  And of course I research, comb hundreds
of articles on Climate Change, and post, and blog, and facebook, and youtube....  The youtube.com/StartLoving1 site
is up to 545 subscribers and receives up to several thousand viewings per day, and many comments.

But, this is wwwaaayyyyy  tooooooooooooooo inadequate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I need to:
  • Be AT these town meetings on the American-Soul-determining Healthcare fight.
  • Attending, hosting, supporting, executing, funding every action I conceivably could
    at http://barackobama.com and moveon.org - two EXCELLENT organizations today.
  • Be Reading and Mastering "The Family" to grasp, and formulate a reaction to the
    deeply Demonic threat these folks constitute.  [MUST SEE DN! segment yesterday]
  • Be Reading and Mastering Chip Bartlet's work about the Right Wing in America
    that is SOOOO CLOSE to re-emerging and finishing the destruction reeked on
    this land these last 40 years. [MUST SEE DN! segment today]
  • Be down in West Virginia getting arrested with the heroic activists standing against
    Mountaintop Removal.
  • Etc.
  • Etc.
  • Etc
  • Etc.
  • Etc.
  • Etc....
I'm not as "nice" as I used to be.  But if I were, this would be an indictment of me; it would
be a clear indication I was staying on the sidelines and not pushing myself to the absolute
limits for my "family," Humanity, as is called for from all of us at such a pivotal, desperate time
Waging Love with all of my might.

Your brother,

Start

"For all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary is if we do nothing." President Obama

"For all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary is if we do nothing."  President Obama

8.12.2009

Be something!



8.10.2009


George Carlin - Who Owns You? - Celebrity bloopers here

8.09.2009

"Peace Activists"steadfastly ignore Start. The Secret Service ask if they can help, and offer comradeship. Hmmmm. "Give me a military man any day. Don't give me any cowards." Gandhi

RE: "Peace Activists"steadfastly ignore Start. The Secret Service ask if they can help, and offer comradeship. Hmmmm.

"Give me a military man any day. Don't give me any cowards;" and,
"I consider myself a soldier;" and
[paraphrase] - 'If to prevent some atrocity you find yourself unable to do so by non-violent means,
be violent if you must, but do not just stand there.'
Gandhi.

Last night was the anniversary Japan time for the Nagasaki bombing. About 20 activists showed up for a brief commemoration, inches in front of where Connie and I spend our lives commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki - 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year.

So these activists were really appreciative of our commitment, right? Of the 20, 16 scrupulously made neither eye contact nor voice contact with me, nor contact or acknowledgment of any kind. Had it been Connie, I suspect it would have been different. Had it been Thomas, it would have been different, however all but two or so in the group never really helped Thomas or Connie when they really needed it. I do NOT take it personally.

With the exception of Thomas, then Ellen, Liz, Gael and a few others, this has been my experience with the so called "Peace Activists" in DC - they don't like me and they certainly do not support the work I do. And I am totally OK with that; and under the circumstances I would not want it to change. But it is interesting.

BUT START!!!! you stupid fool! Don't you understand how antagonizing, intimidating, etc. they find you?!?!?!? Well, yes I do, not that this is ever my intent. But what is interesting is, there is another group that SHOULD find me just as distateful, or more so, but they do not; they never have - The Police in DC.

This is in stark contrast to the support, respect and encouragement I've received from many in the Secret Service, Capitol Police and Park Police in the 5-6 years I've been doing Peace Work here in DC. "Hey Start, it is awfully cold out there, if you need to come into the cruiser, let me know." "Hey Start, it is too hot out there. If you need some cold water, or to come into the cruiser to cool off, let me know." They stop by to talk - genuine mutual respect and camaraderie. "Hey, if anyone gives you any trouble, just let us know." Etc.

Yes, BOTH groups have reason to shun me. But one, instead, recognizes something we hold in common - Commitment, Self Sacrifice, Courage, Dedication to a Cause.... The other finds these characteristics of mine suspicious, offensive, antagonistic, threatening, intimidating, "violent" .... Gandhi would not find them so.

I wonder if the rather stunning shunning I was treated to last night was a result of the following email of mine published in the Washington Post yesterday in response to an article a week ago on the Secret Service that made me cry: "The Making of an Agent," July 26 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/17/AR2009071701785.html .

My original email spoke of how Gandhi said, "Give me a military man to work with any day; don't give me any cowards;" and "I consider myself a soldier." The portion they published http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/31/AR2009073102017.html was:

Jay "Start Loving" McGinley of Washington e-mailed:


"I man the 28-year Peace Vigil outside the White House, nine hours per day, 365 days per year.
I observe these Secret Service officers all day long. I love these guys.
Yes, I am totally committed to nonviolence.

But I also am totally committed to courage, honor, duty and service --

and these [agents] are among my heroes."


And they are among my heroes, right along side of Thomas, Diane, Ann, Liz, Ellen....



"a central reason that conservatives and libertarians reject the scientific understanding of human-caused climate change is that they simply cannot stand the solution." Joseph Romm

"a central reason that conservatives and libertarians reject the scientific understanding of human-caused climate change is that they simply cannot stand the solution." Joseph Romm  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-romm/the-top-5-ways-the-birthe_b_253901.html

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To fight The Matrix, one must LEAVE the Matrix, banished, Living Outside.  No one living inside The Matrix is of any hope, regardless of their words.

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Muslim Cleric Imam Ali:  "If you see another man he is either your brother in religion, or your brother in humanity."

Universal Love: The Ultimate Cost, The Ultimate Hope, The Ultimate Reward - ALL three IN THIS LIFE; IN THE MOMENT. Heaven.

Universal Love:  The Ultimate Cost, The Ultimate Hope, The Ultimate Reward - ALL three IN THIS LIFE; IN THE MOMENT.  Heaven.