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4.30.2016

If all of those highly trained, very well intended, professional advocates for the homeless were combined into one human being it would still lack a spine...... .The meeting at City Hall that I participated in this week, the three-hour lobbying event to end chronic homelessness in DC, was very well organized I felt. It took me a day or two.......

If all of those highly trained, very well intended, professional advocates for the homeless were combined into one human being it would still lack a spine...... .The meeting at City Hall that I participated in this week, the three-hour lobbying event to end chronic homelessness in DC, was very well organized I felt. It took me a day or two to realize that although the organisers are very capable, if they were all combined into one human being it still would not have a spine, from what I saw. They are totally not oriented to going to the mat. They may play a role, but going to the mat for the homeless is not a role that they're currently going to play. Way above  achieving results they Place access, being viewed favorably for future hiring positions, not upsetting their funders.... Results is on the list but it is way below a lot of other stuff. It is really important that we be aware of that.

To a friend that I just unfriended:. Friend, I have warm feelings toward you. I do not indulge, go with, follow, my warm feelings toward anyone. I am not here to be a friend with anyone. I am here to.......

To a friend that I just unfriended:. Friend, I have warm feelings toward you. I do not indulge, go with, follow, my warm feelings toward anyone. I am not here to be a friend with anyone. I am here to be a friend to those who are suffering the most on this planet. I never allow myself the luxury of making an idle comment, a casual comment, only slightly thought through comment. At least it is extremely rare. Maybe to a fault I am extremely deliberate, thorough, thoughtful, research-based, fact based, intellectually based, emotionally based, academically based. Why? Because that is all I find Hope in standing on, in me or others. I have no quarrel with others who live their lives in other ways. That's not my business. But it is absolutely my business how to manage my time and that includes managing my various web sites. If anyone is silly enough to find me an authoritative source , which has nothing to do with me always being agreeable to, or correct, or absolutely correct... but for those silly enough to find me an authoritative Source I welcome their presence. In significant part I live for their presence, and I benefit from their comments more than they know. They conduct themselves accordingly speaking with respect and deep thought before they comment. It is not important to me whether they agree or disagree, only that they are thoughtful, as in, thinking deeply thoroughly factually and honestly. Your way of being is much more normal than mine, and much more casual. As I've tried to indicate to you over the years I do not have time for that from me,  you or anyone. This is why I have again unfriended you. My feelings for you are positive. But I don't have time for anyone's casual opinions, non deep, non authoritative, starting with mine. If I don't have time for it from me I surely don't have time for it from anyone else. Your friend forever, no matter what, James

4.29.2016

***** The revolution is those who are offering the very price of their lives for a more Humane world. The status quo is everything less than that. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed. I see.......

***** The revolution is those who are offering the very price of their lives for a more Humane world. The status quo is everything less than that. The chicken is involved, the pig is committed. I see almost no commitment. Those who are involved but not committed simply don't understand where we are in history, what is it stake, and what it will take. They are straightening the deck chairs on the Titanic. I have no time or interest in that. And I have no time to work with those.

***** Suddenly I feel profoundly less alone. I consider Norman Finkelstein the most important nonviolent Warrior in the last 30 or 40 years , certainly the most heroic, qualified, determined, capable.... And here he is at the top of his powers totally and completely marginalized, an outsider, rendered a non-participant by this sickest of all cultures, this most disgusting shadow of a left liberal movement. Yes, suddenly I feel much less alone. ''Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first intifada, BDS, and ten years of unemployment.''

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/04/norman-finkelstein-on-sanders-the-first-intifada-bds-and-ten-years-of-unemployment/

The cowardice and inaction of liberals for the last 30 years or more has left the police as the s*** sweepers. Ours is the shame. The police are The Fall Guys for the Liberals criminal inaction and when it comes to the clintons, criminal actions.

The cowardice and inaction of liberals for the last 30 years or more has left the police as the s*** sweepers. Ours is the shame. The police are The Fall Guys for the Liberals criminal inaction and when it comes to the clintons, criminal actions.

4.28.2016

***** To a friend that is quite horrified at we who will write in Bernie no matter what: With all due respect friend, you seem to fail to grasp what the post below says, what my position is, what the position of such people is. Of course.......

***** To a friend  that is quite horrified at we who will  write in Bernie no matter what: With all due respect friend, you seem to fail to grasp what the post below says, what my position is, what the position of such people is. Of course it is your right to disagree but what I'm saying is your comments indicate you don't understand what our position is. This is probably the last time I will attempt to make it clear. If someone offers to kill my child with arsenic or a gun I would reject both of them with my very life. I stand in the way of that. Hillary is not a Democrat she is at best a moderate Republican. The Democratic party is dead, a festering cancerous corpse,  thanks to Bill and Hillary the last time we gave them a chance. Beyond that, I just don't understand what you don't understand about the post below. It is very clear. You are entirely welcome to disagree. But to not grasp what is being said is really amazing to me. It is a moral duty to not cooperate with evil, and Hillary is rank evil, fascism, materialism, corporatism, thwarting the Democratic process, corruption corruption corruption corruption corruption corruption cancer cancer cancer cancer. I am not going to vote for cancer. I'm willing to die but not at my own hands. Those of us who will not vote for Clinton in doing so are voting for a rejection of the system in favor of something new. Futile? In the short term yes. It is the start of an attempted Revolution. Neville Chamberlain thought there was an easy way out. It wasn't there. The last regime in Germany before Hitler thought there was an easy way out. There wasn't. You say that passing on a vote for Hillary, not voting for Hillary, is to vote for a reversal of whatever advances under Obama... for whatever set of reasons including the cowardice of democrat citizens, he has done little more than straighten the deck chairs on the Titanic. And that's best case. One final thing, do you realize that you are part of the 10%? Most of us taking the position that we are regarding  Bernie and against Hillary no matter what, are part of the 90%. Do you understand that? You in your lifetime are OK financially and will be ok financially. The 90% of us have already been locked on the lower decks of the sinking Titanic and are already starting to drown. And you want us to vote for another Captain to continue the status quo? And you don't understand why we reject that at all costs? Be well friend. I have nothing more to say to you on this.

4.27.2016

Study: At least 78% of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli coffers

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/study-at-least-78-of-humanitarian-aid-intended-for-palestinians-ends-up-in-israeli-coffers/

***** What is the revolution? It is not the overthrow of the current regime or system. For that to be the end we continue to let the system dictate the terms. The only true Revolution is to leave the current system, to abandoned, to ignore, the current regime, the oligarchs, the fascists, the corporations, the materialism. Gandhi was........

***** What is the revolution? It is not the overthrow of the current regime or system. For that to be the end we continue to let the system dictate the terms. The only true Revolution is to leave the current system, to abandoned, to ignore, the current regime, the oligarchs, the fascists, the corporations, the materialism. Gandhi was profoundly and absolutely right, Earth has ''enough to satisfy everyone's need, but not everyone's greed.'' And he said rightly and profoundly and absolutely true, ''The golden rule is to steadfastly refuse what [billions] cannot have.'' To leave this current economy and to enter a different economy, the Economy of the principles and practices of the healthy biological family , service because it is needed , goods because they are needed. Is this not the revolution that Gandhi and those who followed him at the time waged? It is. Is this not the revolution that Jesus waged too? It is. There is none other. Everything else, everything less, everything other than this is simply a movement to change who exploits and who is exploded. By every objective measure every form of our materialistic value system is in the final stages of destroying everything decent, all decent life on planet Earth, and therefore destroying Itself by destroying its host. It is itself unsustainable. Our lives in this sickest of all cultures are fundamentally serving me and mine, wishing no ill to others, but placing them as somehow outside of our immediate family. This is cancer. This is death. It is killing. It will kill, until it is replaced. This is why despite my deep love and affection and respect for Sanders I am not jumping on the campaign. It is not the revolution. And everything that is not the revolution is too little too late, squandering the one resource we have almost nothing left of of, time. No one except for me can prevent me from waging the revolution, abandoning the current system to every degree I am able, and entering the new economy of pure Brotherhood regardless of the personal consequences to me and mine. To do so is insane. Thank creator, I found that Insanity about 15 years ago and I find no desire to abandon it, rather only to learn to enter it more deeply, seriously, passionately, intelligently, selflessly. For the infinite joy, peace of heart, and singular hope that it is, regardless of how apparently futile.

***** This is the immortality I know to be true, the only one. It is a blessing, and a curse. This is why it is so desperately important that we learn to live lives that are constructive of good for all creation. Our being will live on doing good, or doing bad, for.......

***** This is the immortality I know to be true, the only one. It is a blessing, and a curse. This is why it is so desperately important that we learn to live lives that are constructive of good for all creation. Our being will live on doing good, or doing bad, for as long as there are those who remember. '' This is how our minds may actually live on after death
A psychologist explains how memory gives the dead a second life. ''

***** As I wrote the other day I feel like I've taken yet another huge step in the direction of understanding that the Empire is unstoppably disintegrating, hence the world we have known is disintegrating. And that is truly a blessing. The suffering will be.......

***** As I wrote the other day I feel like I've taken yet another huge step in the direction of understanding that the Empire is unstoppably disintegrating, hence the world we have known is disintegrating. And that is truly a blessing. The suffering will be such as the world has not yet seen but it is absolutely necessary. The only thing I'm pretty sure of is that we will be less crushing on creation as it unfolds. Whether a better Humanity emerges on the other side I don't know. Whether enough Humanity awakens sooner and non-violently takes charge of deliberately dismantling the Empire that is crushing everything remains to be seen, profoundly unlikely, but oh that would be building a better future. One thing for sure is that those of us who are loving will learn more everyday about how to be living with as little destruction created by ourselves as possible. There is much joy in that. This increasing Clarity is very helpful step for me. But it still leaves me to adjust to how then I am to be loving to the world. I'm working on it. I feel that it is moving me back in the direction of devoting my life to the one in a million of my sisters and brothers that are profoundly and quite purely simply agents of loving, Insanely Humane (INSHE) Warriors. Wagers of Loving. They are the healthy cells and helping them grow and infect others is maybe the only positive thing that I see to do. And trying to be one of them. Loving is quite literally the only thing that I value. And such people invariably devote their very being to getting in the way of the harm being done to the most powerless, the most innocent, the most victimized, the most abused... The Palestinians and others. That's where my family is. That is where I find them. In the way of the greatest harm. That is the only place that I feel at home.

4.26.2016

Bernie Sanders is right about poor voters: The wealthy vote more — and it’s hurting our democracy

http://www.salon.com/2016/04/26/bernie_sanders_is_right_about_poor_voters_the_wealthy_vote_more_and_its_hurting_our_democracy/

***** “Defining political issue of our time”: NYU grad student union overwhelmingly votes to boycott Israel over violations of Palestinian human rights

http://www.salon.com/2016/04/22/one_of_the_defining_political_issues_of_our_time_nyu_grad_student_union_overwhelmingly_votes_to_boycott_israels_violation_of_palestinian_human_rights/

4.25.2016

***** All 64 of my years have taught me that Heaven is in embracing our inescapable greed and recognizing that our only choice is between pleasure and joy, and this is what we have been missing all these centuries and that this is what Jesus was on to and tried to point us toward. If I am incorrect in this then everything I've stood on that has seemed like Heaven itself for me all.......

***** All 64 of my years have taught me that Heaven is in embracing our inescapable greed and recognizing that our only choice is between pleasure and joy, and this is what we have been missing all these centuries and that this is what Jesus was on to and tried to point us toward. If I am incorrect in this then everything I've stood on that has seemed like Heaven itself for me all these last 15 years is mistaken. I don't see how that can be. I'm okay with it if I've been mistaken, but I just don't see how that can be. It explains everything that all the great souls in history including and especially that of Jesus have been living and dying to show us. If what I am saying is in fact correct, then I am not to be admired, but to be profoundly envied, zero credit to me.  You know, I think the bottom line is this,  if Jesus life is the most enviable life there ever was then what I'm saying is correct, and this is how I felt about his life from the very beginning, I envied the way I thought his life must feel, to love the world so much....  If his life was just the most admirable, then I am absolutely incorrect. James. ( Pleasure is what our nervous system rewards us with when it thinks we are satisfying me and mine. Joy is what our nervous system rewards us with when it thinks we are attempting some huge good for the neediest. ) ( This is a paraphrase of a wonderful conversation I was privileged to have with a great young social worker, of a Jesuit background, here in the city recently. )

***** This is horrible. This is wrong. I'd likely do the same in year 68 of being terrorized, tortured, terminated, exterminated. And Israel, America, would have damn sure done infinitely worse infinitely sooner. 'Palestinian bus bombing targets civilians....' For Gandhi the unforgivable sin was to not protect one's loved ones by whatever means necessary.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/04/25/israel/palestine-hamas-bus-bombing-targets-civilians

4.24.2016

***** What I feel most certain of is that cataclysmic change as Earth has never seen before is upon us. Most centrally it is the disintegration of the corporate economic Elite ( we the 10% White colonialist ) Empire of insane materialism Crashing Down as Mother Earth refuses to support it any longer. As Mother Earth refuses.........

***** What I feel most certain of is that cataclysmic change as Earth has never seen before is upon us. Most centrally it is the disintegration of the corporate economic Elite ( we the 10% White colonialist ) Empire of insane materialism Crashing Down as Mother Earth refuses to support it any longer. As Mother Earth refuses to Shield us from our own self-destruction. At the moment I am repulsed by my inclination to try and Stave off this disintegration , repulsed  because the notion of such an attempt is disgustingly futile, and because it would be to interfere with a necessary good, the dismantling of the empire that is destroying everything. But I am drawn to the notion that by way of metaphor I think of as the Jedi that we know from the movies. Individuals who had learned to become powerful channels of the force, loving, Wagers of Loving , that somehow were instrumental in allowing some measure of decency to continued among creatures. I am drawn to try and be such a Jedi, a warrior, an Insanely Humane Warrior , an INSHE Warrior and thereby, and through additional effort, to try and encourage and Foster others to do the same. What I know remains unclear within me is to what degree such Warriors can help work the miracle of humans taking the initiative in this matter of dismantling the Empire. This would be a miracle, an incredible Mercy, the potential birth of Heaven on Earth , and the only merciful way out. I see not a shadow of this happening. But I recognize it as the only major hope.