Triangle

Mar. 11th, 2011 01:27 pm
tinhuviel: (Farce)
‎100 years after the Triangle Factory Fire, Republicans are trying to take away unions. Had the women of the Triangle Factory had a union, they wouldn't have died in an inferno. I urge you to read this and pass it on. This is for Wisconsin and every other state fighting for their rights in a country swiftly becoming frighteningly Rightwing and pro-corporation.

Depression

Aug. 8th, 2010 06:42 pm
tinhuviel: (Sheriff Obama)
Why isn't anyone calling our situation what it really is ~ a Depression? Do the 1930s have a Monopoly on that term. Sure, it may have started out as a recession, but things just don't seem to be getting any better for anyone and they're getting worse for many. The only way to solve a problem is to correctly identify it first. That way, you know what you're up against and what needs to be done. I know that, if I had any money at all, it wouldn't go anywhere near a bank. I'd stuff it in a mattress or stuff Toby with it after I kill the little bastiche. Whatever it's called, I still have faith that Obama is the one to turn things around. Goddess forbid we had another Republican in a place of power. There'd be work camps popping up everywhere and more wars than we could count on our fingers and toes.
tinhuviel: (Palpatine for President)
We can't let them get away with one of their clichéd manœvres this time. Don't let one little dinky ploy get past our necessarily constant and sharp vigil Go do this or I'll kick you in the virtual privates.

PBS is doing one of those instant online polls to ask America" if they think Sarah Palin is fit to be Vice President.

The GOP has launched a successful all out blitz to get Republicans to go on the site and click "Yes". As a result right now it looks like 62% of "America" thinks Palin is qualified. The Republicans are going to be milking this for all its worth in their press efforts.

We need to drive more Democrats and those opposed to Palin to the site to click "NO". Let's not give the GOP another easy weapon to put in their PR arsenal!

Here's the link:

http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html

You don't have to enter your email address or anything, just click "NO" and forward to family and friends!

NO Way, NO How, NO McCain, NO Palin!



This was forwarded to me by My Friend Todd. Please pass it on to your friends, family, and loved ones.

RNC

Sep. 4th, 2008 06:04 pm
tinhuviel: (Homeland Security)
Is it wrong of me to wish that the Earth would open up right under the site of the Republican National Convention and swallow several hundred of the most evil fucking monsters ever to be born on this planet? 'Cos that's what I've been wishing for, for the past 48 hours actually.
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
I got in the mail yesterday the miniseries V and V: The Final Battle. At the beginning of each installment of the first miniseries is this dedication:

To the heroism of the
Resistance Fighters
--past, present, and future--
this work is respectfully
dedicated


These movies would never be made in today's political climate, especially carrying such a dedication. It's like sending out a salute to the Iraqi insurgents. The message of V is a bit heavy-handed at times, but I think a big slap in the face is exactly what we all need right about now.

It's like I always said, whether or not you're dubbed a terrorist depends on which side you're on. Americans who don't see this now are either blind, stupid, or have a vested interest in the current administration's totalitarian policies.
tinhuviel: (Maul)
Before I journal about the activities and special moments of yesterday's trip to Asheville, I have to rant. What I have to say my offend some people, especially some women, so I'll put a cut here to spare folks who care not to go any further.

Also, to rape victims, this may be triggery, so please go no further.....unless you are a Right Wing idiot who is anti-choice.

women's rights and which women deserve them )
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
I yoinked this from [livejournal.com profile] carmenwatson and urge anyone reading it to post it in their own journals.


What Really Happened.
by Cindy Sheehan
Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 01:19:44 AM PDT

Dear Friends,

As most of you have probably heard, I was arrested before the State of the Union Address tonight.
I am speechless with fury at what happened and with grief over what we have lost in our country.

CindySheehan's diary :: ::

There have been lies from the police and distortions by the press. (Shocker) So this is what really happened:

This afternoon at the People's State of the Union Address in DC where I was joined by Congresspersons Lynn Woolsey and John Conyers, Ann Wright, Malik Rahim and John Cavanagh, Lynn brought me a ticket to the State ofthe Union Address. At that time, I was wearing the shirt that said: 2245 Dead. How many more?

After the PSOTU press conference, I was having second thoughts about going to the SOTU at the Capitol. I didn't feel comfortable going. I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me and anger me and I knew that I couldn't disrupt the address because Lynn had given me the ticket and I didn't want to be disruptive out of respect for her. I, in fact, had given the ticket to John Bruhns who is in Iraq Veterans Against the War. However, Lynn's office had already called the media and everyone knew I was going to be there so I sucked it up and went.

I got the ticket back from John, and I met one of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's staffers in the Longworth Congressional Office building and we went to the Capitol via the undergroud tunnel. I went through security once, then had to use the rest room and went through security again. My ticket was in the 5th gallery, front row, fourth seat in. The person who in a few minutes was to arrest me, helped me to my seat. I had just sat down and I was warm from climbing 3 flights of stairs back up from the bathroom so I unzipped my jacket. I turned to the right to take my left arm out, when the same officer saw my shirt and yelled; "Protester." He then ran over to me, hauled me out of my seat and roughly (with my hands behind my back) shoved me up the stairs. I said something like "I'm going, do you have to be so rough?" By the way, his name is Mike Weight.

The officer ran with me to the elevators yelling at everyone to move out of the way. When we got to the elevators, he cuffed me and took me outside to await a squad car. On the way out, someone behind me said, "That's Cindy Sheehan." At which point the officer who arrested me said: "Take these steps slowly." I said, "You didn't care about being careful when you were dragging me up the other steps." He said, "That's because you were protesting." Wow, I get hauled out of the People's House because I was, "Protesting."

I was never told that I couldn't wear that shirt into the Congress. I was never asked to take it off or zip my jacket back up. If I had been asked to do any of those things...I would have, and written about the suppression of my freedom of speech later. I was immediately, and roughly (I have the bruises and muscle spasms to prove it) hauled off and arrested for "unlawful conduct."

After I had my personal items inventoried and my fingers printed, a nice Sgt. came in and looked at my shirt and said, "2245, huh? I just got back from there."

I told him that my son died there. That's when the enormity of my loss hit me. I have lost my son. I have lost my First Amendment rights. I have lost the country that I love. Where did America go? I started crying in pain.

What did Casey die for? What did the 2244 other brave young Americans die for? What are tens of thousands of them over there in harm's way for still? For this? I can't even wear a shrit that has the number of troops on it that George Bush and his arrogant and ignorant policies are responsible for killing.

I wore the shirt to make a statement. The press knew I was going to be there and I thought every once in awhile they would show me and I would have the shirt on. I did not wear it to be disruptive, or I would have unzipped my jacket during George's speech. If I had any idea what happens to people who wear shirts that make the neocons uncomfortable that I would be arrested...maybe I would have, but I didn't.

There have already been many wild stories out there. I have some lawyers looking into filing a First Amendment lawsuit against the government for what happened tonight. I will file it. It is time to take our freedoms and our country back.

I don't want to live in a country that prohibits any person, whether he/she has paid the ulitmate price for that country, from wearing, saying, writing, or telephoning any negative statements about the government. That's why I am going to take my freedoms and liberties back. That's why I am not going to let Bushco take anything else away from me...or you.

I am so appreciative of the couple of hundred of protesters who came to the jail while I was locked up to show their support....we have so much potential for good...there is so much good in so many people.

Four hours and 2 jails after I was arrested, I was let out. Again, I am so upset and sore it is hard to think straight.

Keep up the struggle...I promise you I will too.

Love and peace soon,

Cindy
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
My good friend [livejournal.com profile] green_goblin70 just got told to fuck off for his liberal views by a Right Wing Nutsack who chose to remain anonymous. How funny is this, considering Bush's infringement on Americans' right to privacy? Talk about the height of hypocrisy. Go polish your jackboots, asshat, and leave the thinking to those who CAN.
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
Our Esteemed Fuhrer is making his speech tonight, attempting to convince those of us with brains that all is well while, at the same time, doing the Arsenio Hall "hoo hoo hoo!" to his Right Wing Dominionist cronies over the complete takeover of what was once a relatively decent nation. Sure, America has always had its problems (that's why I've identified as an expatriate since the early 80s), but what country doesn't? But now......now it's like a bad joke using all the longtime threats of Fascism known to anyone who has ever read 1984. Yeah, I'm a little disillusioned, bitter, and generally surly about the whole situation and am praying ever more fervently for the Alpaca Lips to come and reset the Order of Things.

So. The State of the Bunion that was once a Union, but is now a mere achy callous on the tender toes of Mother Earth....


  • We are continuing to assert our status of Collective Ugly American around the world by enforcing torture, illegal imprisonment, and warcraft without good reason.

  • Our Blue Hairs (Senior Citizens) are being driven slowly mad from trying to figure out their new Doublespeak Prescription Plan. Many are going without medicines that help save their lives. Now I'm all for keeping these menaces off the roads, but going about it like this is just cruel and unusual.

  • The Supreme Court has been tipped in favour of the likes of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. I've heard that Sam Alito is rereading The Handmaid's Tale to jazz up his spirit for his new position while all women of childbearing age should be practicing their new position in our happy little Right Wing Dictatorship.

  • Civil Rights takes another blow by losing Coretta Scott King as the young people of today are oblivious to the social ramifications presented by the Sixties. Young people are unaware that the Right Wing sabotaged what should have been the dawning of the Age of Aquarius by filtering addictive substances into pods of the Resistance, turning these hopeful revolutionaries into wraiths and turning the movement into a joke. Not to mention their killing Kennedy and Mrs. King's husband, Martin Luther. See where it's all gotten us?

  • Factory farming is still a fact.

  • The devastation of logging is still a fact.

  • Factories continue to belch filth into the air while individual smokers get blamed for causing cancer. Brilliant!

  • Women continue to die from ovarian cancer while scientists work tirelessly to create a new anti-impotence drug or figure out some way to stop and/or reverse male pattern baldness.

  • Our schools are being hijacked into teaching Creationism under the guise of Intelligent Design. Doesn't anyone find it funny that we were supposedly created via Intelligent Design, but we're being led by a barely evolved primate possessed by Legion? And we thought Legion only picked on swine. Silly us.

  • Reality TV is still holding the majority of the televiewing American public hostage while it perpetually sucks out our brains like the lifeforce being pulled out of Podlings by hungry Skeksis. I've come to believe that this is the main purpose of Reality TV, to do just that so we won't have the ability to fight back in any real capacity, just like the Podling zombies. Am I comparing the current administration to a pack of husk-dry Skeksis? Why, yes, I think I am.

  • Unemployment has reached ridiculous levels while we're being told on the news that the economy is going great and jobs are being created every day.

  • More people are losing health insurance every day while healthcare prices continue to rise at an exponential rate.

  • More people are dependent on drugs, particularly anti-anxiety and depression drugs, but we're being assured that life is great.

  • It's rumoured that America won't see it's Tricentennial, but would that really be a big loss now?



Okay, that's my State of the Bunion. More honest and, hopefully, more entertaining that Dubya's upcoming expulsion of vomit-inspiring lies. May he, his puppet-masters, and all of his cronies rot in the most stinking bowel of hell there is. Amen and Hallelujah.

Lessee....

Jan. 31st, 2006 03:18 pm
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
Alito is now on the Supreme Court.

Coretta Scott King kicks the bucket.

One of my best friends will soon be joining the growing ranks of the unemployed.

CHECK PLEASE! ::flags down cosmic server 'cos I'm ret' to go::
tinhuviel: (Steamed)
I got my car title in the mail today. According to the envelope it was mailed on 9 January not 28 December like I was repeatedly told by the flunkies at Capital One. So I won't have to go grovel at the DMV for a title now. If I ever do business with Capital One again, please someone kick me in my unmentionables.

Saw Lisa about my knee. She took X-rays and even I could see all the arthritis in there this time. They don't do injections at Family Physicians, so I now have an appointment with a new orthopaedist next Friday and a prescription for hydrocodone to see me through until I can go see him/her/it. There are what looks like spurs coming from my femur and touching my lower leg bone (can't remember its name 'cos I'm a medical idiot). I just know my cartilage is totally knackered.

Video and adult stores are being raided as I write this, and having videos and DVDs that "cross the line" seized by law enforcement deputies. Who judges what crosses the line? There's something just wrong about this. I mean, there's some porn out there that I would prefer not to see, but shouldn't that be up to me and any other individual? Censorship pisses me right the fuck off. Especially when "authorities" talk about "crossing the line," but never explain what line it crosses. Instead, there's the implication that this is a Christian area with "Family Values." Guess that's why SC is a leader in domestic violence. All those fucking Christian family values in action... You can't watch Seymour Butts get it on with a coterie of bimbos, but you sure as hell can smack your bitch up on Friday nights after getting drunk 'cos, come SUUNDEEEE, you'll be fergivvin' and can continue your reign of values-laden terror for the week to come.
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
I was raised on his music because my grandmother was completely in love with the man. Needless to say, it's heartening to see that he shares my sentiments regarding our American Fuhrer.

Belafonte: Bush 'greatest terrorist in the world.'
tinhuviel: (PSA)
That was the catchphrase of the main character in Mad TV's fake sitcom My White Momma. I haven't been awake for very long, and no one has pissed me off or triggered my Inner Sith, but I am still eager for a reason to say it. And then, just the literal thought behind the threat....fucking hilarious. HI-LAIR-EE-USSSS. And a tad uncomfy if you're on the receiving end. Heh.

Today we're paying bills. I'm online earlier than normal so I can take care of one of these bills via the Blessed Holy Intarwebs! Soon soon, I shall be rolling in dough (after penalties, tax, and regular whippings in the yard) and can say for the first time in almost twenty years: "Yea, I am debt free, peoples of the Earth! Debt free and, therefore, truly free! No longer am I a corporate slave! No longer must I answer to The Man! I am freeeeeeee!" And then the soldiers will come get me and transport my sorry liberal ass to Gitmo for to be poked at with hot sticks and generally abused.

Soon I shall be laptop shopping. I need something that will allow me access to the Intarwebs in a wireless capacity. I also need lots of power, space, and whatnot because this is the computer I'll be using for school. So, any suggestions would be most appreciated yo. Once I'm in possession of the new laptop, the one from which I am currently transmitting will go on to Aunt Tudi. I think I'll be setting her up a Live Journal account now so it'll be ready for her when she officially gets online. That way, she'll already have a welcoming party. ;) Yep, that's what' I'm gonna do.

Once Aunt Tudi is set up on LJ, I'll make an announcement here. Then you all must go add her. That's an order!
tinhuviel: (Terror)
This is a personal message to any FASCIST SMEGMA-HEAD who may be monitoring this journal or any other journal belonging to intelligent persons who speak out against your CRUEL and DEMENTED REGIME:

I KNOW YOU'RE WATCHING BUT GUESS WHAT? WE'RE WATCHING YOU TOO. Rome fell, Hitler failed, and SO WILL YOU. The Christ you claim to be at your side said himself that the MEEK shall inherit the Earth. That leaves your stinking, oil-slicked arses out of the equation. Enjoy your reign of terror while you can, FUCKERHEADS. It will NOT be tolerated for very much longer. In the meantime, enjoy reading my journal from your office in the Pentagon or the White House or whatever underground bunker wherein you're hiding along with all the other roaches. My opinions, my journaling, and my voice will NOT be changed by the knowledge that you're present. You can all go fuck yourselves with oil pipelines for all I care.


This message inspired by the latest warning that vocal anti-war groups and individuals are being watched by the Pentagon

Aug. 23rd, 2005 06:28 pm
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
May the Mighties bless and keep Lou Dobbs.
tinhuviel: (Dubya)
There's a dude who works here in The Pit who's originally from Germany. Yeah, he's got the accent and everything. And he's incredibly Aryan: extra-fair skin, blond hair, blue eyes ~ just really fucking Aryan! And he's 12 feet tall and is as big around as a pencil. Very thin and vertical. His name is Juergen and I've only spoken to him once in the 3 years he's been here managing our ODS system. It's not that I won't speak to him; rather, we work on opposite ends of a very large building, so there's never been much of an opportunity.

The one time I talked to Juergen, it was in the parking lot to tell him how much I love his bumper sticker. This was a few months ago. Today, I got the chance to take a a picture of the sticker on his car. I think it's really pretty fucking cool that someone of German descent is speaking out against the asshole pigs who are essentially repeating the mistakes Nazi Germany made in the 30s and 40s. Really, someone from Germany would have more credence in saying "Hey, you fucking, beady-eyed retard! NOT.A.GOOD.IDEA." methinks.

So, yeah, Juergen rocks.

the bumpersticker )
tinhuviel: (Terror)
....and that will be waning quickly before too very much longer, of that I'm sure.

got it? )

I took this in Greer on my way back from Wally World (oy vey!). Am very keen on finding out who's behind these billboards (not literally). They're popping up everywhere.
tinhuviel: (Elf Barry)
I've transferred the last of my personal emails from my work inbox to my home address. All these comprised of my communications with Barry Andrews from 2003 and 2004. It still boggles what's left of my mind that we've been writing for five years. You'd think after that long, my phobia would be gone. Not so.

Earlier today, I got a vox mail from Gary telling me he'd beaten me to the punch on the unemployment front. That just totally sucks yak ass. Almost everyone I know is either already unemployed or will be soon. The only one who needs to be fired is that rat-bastard who's taken the White House hostage. Corporate America takes way too many liberties with the work force now and it's all Dubya's fault and the fault of his evil puppet masters. The Great Evil take them!

I have around 15 minutes left in The Pit. In commemoration, I shall post a picture of The Bald One. Oh yes.

keyboard avatar )
tinhuviel: (Alpaca Lips)
Llew clued me in on it. I was planning on going to Moncks Corner for a week in October, but it may be gone by then. Ya never know.

KABOOM.

And...in the event the site is taken down, here's the article that was once there.
kaBOOOOOOOOOOOM )

Peace

Jan. 31st, 2003 08:27 am
tinhuviel: (Triskele)

My friend Kathleen sent this to me and I wanted to keep it here in my journal. I wish there was a way I could make certain I could send it to the Shrub, that is, if he's even literate enough to read and understand it. feh..
Peace )

tinhuviel: (Maul)
I read this on a mailing list of which I am a member. It's in the February issue of Harper's.

Contempt For Americans

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Attorney General John Ashcroft, the senior managers of the Bush Administration make no secret of their contempt for the rules of democratic procedure (inefficient, wrong-headed, and slow), their distrust of the American people indolent, immoral and corrupted by a debased popular culture, undeserving of the truth), and their disdain for the United Nations and the principle of international law (sophomoric idealisms popular with weak nations too poor to pay for a serious Air Force). I don't for a moment doubt the eager commitment for "regime change", but on the evidence of the last eighteen months they've been doing their most effective work in the United States, not in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia or Iraq. Better understood as radical nationalists than as principled conservatives, they deploy the logic endorsed by the military commanders in Vietnam ( who found it necessary to destroy a village in order to save it), and they offer the American people a choice similar to the one presented by the officers of the Spanish Inquisition to independent-minded heretics -- give up your liberty, and we will set you free.
- Louis H Lapham, February 2003 issue of Harper's.

tinhuviel: (Default)
Yeah, I'm on a Bush kick today ~ so shoot me! I'm sure the Washington Gestapo will eventually anyway.
tinhuviel: (Maul)

President seems unable to bear the sight or sound of dissent


By ROBYN E. BLUMNER


© St. Petersburg Times, published October 13, 2002





President Bush seems to think bullying is the only way to deal with dissent. Bush has so much trouble articulating a defense for his own policies, so little capacity to formulate a reasoned response, that he resorts to shibboleths, name-calling or worse, using authorities to shut down his critics.

President Bush seems to think bullying is the only way to deal with dissent. Bush has so much trouble articulating a defense for his own policies, so little capacity to formulate a reasoned response, that he resorts to shibboleths, name-calling or worse, using authorities to shut down his critics.

Classic Bush was his attack on Senate Democrats who refused to go along with his plan to strip workers at the new Department of Homeland Security of civil service rights. He quipped that senators were "not interested in the security of the American people."

Of course, U.S. senators can take care of themselves. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle made quick work of Bush's scurrilous claims, pointing out to the former Texas National Guardsman that a number of Senate Democrats were actually injured fighting for the security of our country.

But there are plenty of regular Joes out there who don't have access to the halls of power or C-Span, whose criticism of the administration has been sidelined by law enforcement.

In town after town where Bush has come to raise money or make a speech, his venue and the route leading up to it have been purged of protesters. This is accomplished through the combined efforts of local policing agencies and the secret service, which scour the crowd for any hint of opposition. Anyone with an anti-Bush sign is relegated into what is euphemistically called a Free Speech or Demonstration Zone -- a swath of land usually off the main thoroughfare and chained off so as to make it virtually impossible for the targets of the protest to read the signs or hear the chants. Those with pro-Bush signs are often treated very differently. They are free to cheerlead the president as he rides toward his engagement, which typically is further sanitized by being invitation-only.

This kind of censorship is indicative of a leader who lacks confidence in his own powers of persuasion and the legitimacy of his course. Why else would Bush be so interested in hiding evidence of dissent within the American populace?

The Secret Service claims that security concerns justify the use of segregated zones for protesters. That's a lot of bunk. As long as demonstrators do not impede the flow of traffic they have a right to be anywhere the general public is invited. Think about the freedom we would be giving up if police could cage anyone who wants to exercise his or her First Amendment rights.

As Bill Neel of Butler, Penn., says, "(Under the Constitution,) the whole country is a free speech zone." Neel, 65, a retired steelworker, was arrested on Labor Day for stepping outside the fence where he and a small group of protesters were cordoned off as the president made his way by motorcade for a speech to union carpenters. His sign read: "The Bushes must truly love the poor -- they've made so many of us." Bush supporters waving signs and flags were allowed to freely line the route.

Neel was charged with disorderly conduct and has a hearing on Oct. 31 at which he intends to fight the charge with the help of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. His story is part of a disturbing national pattern.

Peter Buckley, a 45-year-old Democratic candidate for Congress in Oregon, expressed his frustration with the Free Speech Zones in a commentary for the Oregonian. In August, Buckley was part of a group of people who had turned out to protest Bush's economic policies among other things. They were herded into a dirt compound surrounded by a six-foot cyclone fence, 200 yards from the arena where Bush spoke to 5,000 invited guests.

"We were not allowed anywhere near any kind of position where the president, or the media which follows him, would see or hear us," Buckley wrote. "What is happening everywhere Mr. Bush goes is wrong. The effort being made to hide political opposition in this country is more than cowardly. It's un-American."

In Tampa, three people, including two grandmothers, were arrested last year at a Bush rally when they held up opposition signs outside the far-flung demonstration zone. Once again, people with supportive signs went unmolested. The charges against the three were later dropped as baseless, and a civil rights suit is expected to be filed within weeks against the Tampa Police Department.

In the past, courts have ruled protest pens invalid. Americans have a right to address grievances to their president when he appears in public, even if that ruins a particular "photo op."

My advice to Bush is to thicken his skin and work on the sagacity of his arguments.


© Copyright 2001 St. Petersburg Times. All rights reserved

bad news

Dec. 16th, 2002 10:22 am
tinhuviel: (Moon)
Al Gore has decided not to run for president. I wonder if he was promised the same fate as Wellstone and his family had he decided to 'rock the boat' as 't'were?
I don't know of any other who could possibly rival the Shrub in the presidential elections. Could this mean 8 years of tyranny?
I'm really really depressed about this.
tinhuviel: (Default)
I notice I haven't done one of these in a while. I get all of these from Know Your Enemies

Randy T. Phillips

President

Promise Keepers

P.O. Box 18376

Boulder, CO 80308


303/421-2800

FAX 303/421-2918



"Promise Keepers (PK) is a Christ-centered ministry
dedicated to uniting men through vital relationships to
become godly influences in their world.... Promise Keepers
believe God wants us to be a spark in His hand to ignite a
nationwide movement calling men to reconciliation,
discipleship, and godliness." The organization develops
material to be learned and discussed in small Bible-study
groups, then brings those groups together in national
gatherings, regional convocations, and "leadership
conferences." One of the most rapidly growing movements on
the religious right, Promise Keepers was founded in 1990 by
Bill McCartney, head football coach at the University of
Colorado, after he came under fire for homophobic diatribes.
The 1990 inaugural gathering, held in Boulder, attracted 72
men. Last year's PK rallies drew over 230,000. In 1996,
this overwhelmingly white organization hopes to bring a
million men together in Washington, DC. PK tapes and
literature, such as Seven Promises of a Promise
Keeper
by Tony Evans, condemn homosexuality, stress
male primacy in the home, blame most of the ills of society
on "the feminization of men," and offer strategies for
silencing the opposition. Gatherings attract a broad range
of reactionary Christian fundamentalists, including some
extremists. Information booths at PK events are
smorgasbords of Christian-right propaganda, and tend to
include hate literature from defrocked "psychologist" Paul
Cameron
and radical
Christian Reconstructionist
sources.
From April through October 1995, a series of two-day Promise
Keeper "Wake Up Calls" filled sports arenas across the
country. Ask to be placed on the PK mailing list.

tinhuviel: (Default)
to draw lines for the battle for what freedoms we have left or get our butts to Canada.

From BBC News online:
goosestepping backward to 1984 )

Bomb Iraq

Dec. 2nd, 2002 08:31 am
tinhuviel: (glasses)
Here's a nice little ditty for all the brainwashed kiddies

Sing this song to the tune of: "If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands"

If we cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets hurt your Mama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are Saudi
And the bank takes back your Audi
And the TV shows are bawdy,
Bomb Iraq.

If the corporate scandals growin', bomb Iraq.
And your ties to them are showin', bomb Iraq.
If the smoking gun ain't smokin'
We don't care, and we're not jokin'.
That Saddam will soon be croakin',
Bomb Iraq.

Even if we have no allies, bomb Iraq.
From the sand dunes to the valleys, bomb Iraq.
So to hell with the inspections;
Let's look tough for the elections,
Close your mind and take directions,
Bomb Iraq.

While the globe is slowly warming, bomb Iraq.
Yay! the clouds of war are storming, bomb Iraq.
If the ozone hole is growing,
Some things we prefer not knowing.
(Though our ignorance is showing),
Bomb Iraq.

So here's one for dear old daddy, bomb Iraq,
From his favorite little laddy, bomb Iraq.
Saying no would look like treason.
It's the Hussein hunting season.
Even if we have no reason,
Bomb Iraq!
tinhuviel: (glasses)
I swear, our so-called leaders and the weak-minded religious zealots who control them are no better than the Taliban when it comes to Women's Rights. They talk a good case and have hidden their intentions very well until they could steal enough power to be able to 'put women in our place', but they are just as misogynistic and patriarchal as the 'bad guys' to whom they claim to be in opposition.

DISGUSTING
tinhuviel: (Default)

David Horowitz

Center for the Study of Popular Culture

12400 Ventura Boulevard

Suite 304

Studio City, CA 91604


916/265-9306



David Horowitz, a lapsed leftist and former speechwriter for
Senator Bob Dole (R.-Kansas), and his Cochair Peter Collier
head two interrelated liberal-bashing organizations, the
Committee on Media Integrity (COMINT), and the Center for
the Study of Popular Culture. COMINT spearheaded recent
attacks against the Corporation for Public Broadcasting;
CSPC focuses on "political correctness" and publishes a
newsletter, Heterodoxy, full of mean-spirited rant
about blacks, feminists, and homosexuals. Subscriptions to
Heterodoxy or COMINT's Journal cost $25.

Letter XI

Nov. 7th, 2002 12:23 pm
tinhuviel: (Default)
This, taken from Mark Twain's Letters from the Earth.
It's just something to ponder when hearing our Righteous Government squeal for an end to the so-called Axis of Evil.
wry wisdom from Mr. Twain )
tinhuviel: (glasses)
So....after standing in line for almost 2 hours behind a woman who had obviously not yet had her annual bath and having to put up with half dozen unruly children of SUV-driving ultra-conservatives who think everyone should not only tolerate their hellspawn, but also be grateful for the chance to bask in their parasitic presence, I was given the chance to cast my vote for governor and congressmen. And it was all for nought. The right wing Nazi pigs have more control now than they did two days ago which means they'll have more leeway to hack away even harder at our civil rights in the name of 'national security' and hold the entire world in terror as they beat the war drums for oil (oh..sorry...that's freedom). How disgusting.

As if things couldn't get any worse, on a personal note, I finally got BA on the phone...and promptly made a complete ass of myself. Instead of saying "Mr. Andrews, this is Ms. Evans" as I had planned to do in mock formality, when he came to the phone I immediately said "This is Ms. Andrews."

In the immortal words of Dom DeLuise as Father Fyodor in The Twelve Chairs:
"I DON'T WANT TO LIVE!"

Other than that, the conversation was a good one and more concrete plans have been made for his 2003 invasion of the musical wasteland that is the US music scene. Yay!

If I can survive the utter mortification I'm experiencing at the moment and not get arrested by Bush's Thought Police for not being a khaki wearing cracker clone for Big Brother, things might just be looking up for 2003.
tinhuviel: (glasses)

Dr. Jay H. Grimstead

President

Coalition on Revival

P.O. Box A

Sunnyvale, CA 94087


408/253-8852

FAX 408/253-8825



Jay Grimstead, a Christian counselor educated at Fuller
Theological Seminary, founded the Coalition on Revival (COR)
in 1984 as a non-profit front for fundamentalist political
activism. The stated mission of COR is "To affect with the
Biblical message of reality, and justice, and truth, law,
government, economics, education, obedience, science, the
arts, and general culture." COR Steering Committee members
must take an oath promising to work toward a Christian
America and to live by Biblical precepts until death. The
COR magazine, Crosswinds, is published twice a
year; a subscription costs $25. The significance of this
organization is that it brings the more mainstream elements
of the Christian right in contact with the lunatic fringe.
However, the influence of Christian Reconstructionist
extremists is prevalent enough to have caused such former
Steering Committee members as
Donald Wildmon
and Tim and
Beverly
LaHaye
to disassociate themselves from COR. The
Institute for First Amendment studies
notes that "Gary
DeMar, a leading Christian Reconstructionist author and
lecturer, is a member of COR's Steering Committee and the
executive committee of Crosswinds magazine.
Reconstructionists advocate, among other things, the death
penalty for abortionists and practicing homosexuals. While
they believe and teach this, they often try to obscure this
when speaking to general audiences. When questioned about
this, Gary DeMar said, `The Bible doesn't say that
homosexuals should be executed. What it says is this: If
two men lie together like a man and woman lie together, they
are to be put to death.'"

tinhuviel: (Default)

Dr. Robert Grant


American Freedom Coalition


800 K Street NW

Suite 830

Washington DC 20001


202/371-0303



The American Freedom Coalition began in 1987 with a merger
of Robert Grant's fundamentalist organization Christian
Voice and the American Constitution Committee of Reverend
Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, with the Moon
conglomerate providing the initial funding. Its first
activity, orchestrated by direct-mail expert Richard
Viguerie, was a massive fundraising effort for the
Nicaraguan contras and
Oliver North
. The AFC has
set up field offices around the country and regularly
comments on US foreign and domestic policy. During the Gulf
War, the AFC organized patriotic pro-war rallies nationwide.
Local cells of the AFC have become increasingly shrill in
their campaigns against abortion, gay rights, and "weird
art." A minimal donation of $15 provides a 6-month
membership, including a subscription to the American
Freedom Journal
.

phlurrrrg

Oct. 25th, 2002 07:28 pm
tinhuviel: (stic)
Well, my OB/GYN appointment was postponed for 2 weeks. Now I won't get all this over with until 7 November. ugh!
Took Aunt Tudi to go vote today. Since she's disabled she gets to vote on the absentee ballot. One more strike against the Fascist Pigs ~ yay!
I was reading about the 'Not In My Name' protests to be held in civilised parts of the country tomorrow. I so wish I could be a part of one of them, but it's not to be. I'll be there in spirit.
Paul Wellstone and his family have died in a plane crash. I find it very questionable and very convenient that one of the staunchest liberals in the country is suddenly dead when the balance in Congress can be so easily tipped in the wrong direction right now. I can't imagine a Republican President and and Republican-led Congress. Everyone should just tear up their Bills of Rights and bend over and kiss their arses goodbye if that happens. We're in bad enough shape as is.
What would be great is if the Libertarians were given a chance to straighten out the US. ........like that will ever happen in my lifetime.

One bit of good news: I finally got my Yahoo account to working correctly on the lappy. Now it's time to catch up on mail, but I think I'll do that later. All I want to do now is sleep!

Where's my bed?
tinhuviel: (Default)

Karen Jo Gounaud

Family Friendly Libraries

7597 Whisperwood Court

Springfield, VA 22153


Phone and FAX 703/440-9419

Church FAX: 703/425-0205



Though Family Friendly Libraries (FFL) publicly portrays its mission as broadly altruistic and concerned with all aspects of children's education and development, its motivating force and unifying obsession is the fear that public libraries are a vehicle for homosexual indoctrination. Now in its infancy as a national organization, FFL grew out of battles in Fairfax County, Virginia over free distribution of the Washington Blade, a D.C. gay weekly, and the presence of "pro-homosexual" literature in local libraries. During this struggle, which began in about 1992, Karen Jo Gounaud rose quickly to prominence as a fierce and tenacious opponent of the so-called gay agenda. The wife of a retired Air Force officer and mother of two grown children, Gounaud is an evangelical Christian who holds a degree in education from the University of Nebraska. It was she who mobilized Christian parents of Fairfax county in an effort to end the availability of the Blade in the lobbies of branch libraries; led a drive to drop or sequester books she considers harmful to children; and pressured the Fairfax library system into spending a chunk of its budget on obscure and in some cases self-published books with titles like Steps Out of Homosexuality and You Don't Have to Be Gay. Her influence, long felt throughout northern Virginia, is beginning to have national impact. Her statements on the evils of spending taxpayers' money on "the type of books people don't want" bear depressing similarities to pronouncements that have badly eroded public support for the National Endowment for the Arts. Her campaign to demonize the American Library Association is beginning to see results, with some local library systems rewriting the Library Bill of Rights to eliminate all provisions that condemn censorship and uphold freedom of expression. While much of Gounaud's dogma can be traced to Focus on the Family and the rabidly homophobic Family Research Council, she has received major tactical and (we think) financial support from the Christian Coalition. The event that launched Family Friendly Libraries as a national entity was a conference held in Cincinnati on October 21, 1995 at the invitation of Phil Burress, founder of the militantly anti-gay, pro-censorship Citizens for Community Values (CCV), the Christian Coalition's Cincinnati affiliate. A newsletter is promised; write for literature.

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Edwin Feulner

President

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Avenue NE

Washington DC 20002-4999


202/546-4400



According to National Review editor William A.
Rusher, "If any conservative organization deserves pride of
place, surely it is the Heritage Foundation. Launched in
1973 by
Paul Weyrich
, Joseph Coors, and Edwin Feulner, it
set out to provide the conservative movement with an
aggressive and competent think tank that would provide the
sort of policy guidance... that such organizations as the
Brookings Institution had long furnished for liberals." The
thinking that occurs at the Heritage Foundation involves
finding a saleable rationale for preconceived right-wing
positions. Its resources helped engineer the success of
Newt Gingrich and the Contract with America. The Heritage
Foundation issues "backgrounder" reports that give a stamp
of credibility to misinformation and errors of fact;
Backgrounder No. 803, its January 1991 report on
the NEA, was especially influential. Send $18 for a
subscription to Policy Review, the Heritage
Foundation quarterly, or ask to be placed on the mailing
list.

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Rev. Jerry Falwell

Liberty Alliance

P.O. Box 190

Forest, VA 24551


804/534-8502



"I just can't stay on the sidelines any longer!" Falwell,
host of the "Old Time Gospel Hour" and founder of Liberty
University, emerged from temporary retirement in 1991,
announcing that he might reactivate the Moral Majority, the
now-defunct organization that first brought him fame outside
the Bible Belt. While this threat has failed to
materialize, he has put together a relatively small-scale
operation called Liberty Alliance. Falwell remains a
visible presence, continuing to crank out inspirational
books, anti-gay hate videos, and other fundraising
paraphernalia. His greatest recent hit is the video
Clinton Chronicles, which accuses President Clinton
of skullduggery of preternatural proportions. At $44.95,
which includes membership in Liberty Alliance, the Clinton
video is no bargain. Ask to be placed on the Liberty
Alliance mailing list.

tinhuviel: (Default)

William A. Donohue
Executive Director

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

1011 First Avenue

New York, NY 10022


212/371-3191



A right-wing group denounced by many mainstream Catholics,
the militantly homophobic, anti-choice, pro-censorship
Catholic League has links to organizations ranging from the
Heritage Foundation
to
Operation Rescue
. In 1985, the
League spearheaded efforts to ban Jean-Luc Godard's film
Hail Mary nationwide. Three years later, they
joined
Donald Wildmon
and others in attacking Martin
Scorsese's Last Temptation of Christ. In 1990, the
Massachusetts chapter (then led by Heritage Foundation
alumnus and former Pilot editor Philip Lawler)
tried to have the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and other
artists banned in Boston. In 1995, the League began waging
a campaign against the Disney organization after Miramax, a
Disney subsidiary, acquired distribution rights to the
acclaimed British film Priest. William A. Donohue,
an NYU-educated sociologist formerly attached to the
Heritage foundation, succeeded John Puthenveetil as head of
the organization in 1992. Membership is $25 and includes a
subscription to the national newsletter, produced in
Milwaukee.

tinhuviel: (Default)

Dr. James C. Dobson

President

Focus on the Family


P.O. Box 35500

Colorado Springs, CO 80935


719/531-3400



Focus on the Family (FOF) is called "perhaps the largest and
most dangerous censorship group today" in Dave Marsh's book
50 Ways to Fight Censorship. Dobson is a Christian
fundamentalist family counselor who promotes "traditional
values." In his best-known book, Dare to
Discipline
, Dobson advocates beating children with
switches, beginning at the age of 18 months. In 1985-86 he
served on the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography
(the Meese Commission). He claims to have extracted a
confession from mass murderer Ted Bundy saying that porn
made him do it. Dobson actively opposes blasphemy, the
teaching of evolution, and the "homosexual agenda." In
1991, FOF relocated its 700-employee national headquarters
from Pomona, California to Colorado Springs, in time to
promote and help pass Colorado's anti-gay Amendment 2. The
organization is active throughout the country, operating
through such loose affiliates as the Massachusetts Family
Institute, and disseminating propaganda through its
syndicated radio shows and more than a dozen periodicals.
Ask for a complimentary copy of the slick monthly Focus on
the Family magazine.

tinhuviel: (glasses)
This one torques me no end.


Pat Buchanan

American Cause

6862 Elm Street

McLean, VA 22101


703/827-9200



The indomitable Pat Buchanan, right-wing columnist and
television commentator, scourge of the 1992 Republican
convention, announced the formation of American Cause in the
spring of 1994. The organization evolved out of the 1992
Buchanan for President apparatus and is clearly meant to be
a support system for the next Buchanan for President
campaign. The kickoff event for American Cause, held in
Washington in April 1994, was a two-day conference called
"Winning the Culture War," which Buchanan proclaimed "the
Boston Tea party of the cultural revolution." Whatever else
it may have been, the event was a bigoted revel designed to
enhance Buchanan's stature in the eyes of his fans and
allies. Speakers included professional homophobes Lon Mabon
of the Oregon Citizens Alliance and Will Perkins of Colorado
for Family Values; "traditional values" advocate Michael
Medved; Dan Quayle's vice presidential chief of staff
William Kristol; home schooling proponent Mary Kay Clark,
who described the National Education Association as "the
training camp of the enemy of the family;" and Ezola Foster,
representing Black Americans for Family Values, who referred
to public schools as "socialist training camps." The
emphasis was on curbing freedom of expression in the name of
"taking back the culture" for the reactionary right. As the
1996 Presidential campaign
heats up, American Cause will
become more visible. Write for information.

tinhuviel: (Default)

L. Brent Bozell 3d

Chairman

Media Research Center

113 South West Street

Second Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314


703/683-9733



Brent Bozell, a zealot of impeccable right-wing pedigree, is
the nephew of columnist William F. Buckley and the son of L.
Brent Bozell, Jr., who assisted Barry Goldwater with the
writing of Conscience of a Conservative. A close
associate of the late Terry Dolan, the closeted gay founder
of the National Conservative Political Action Committee,
Bozell served for several years as the Dolan organization's
finance chairman and president. In 1991, he helped
orchestrate a smear campaign directed at the opposition to
Clarence Thomas's appointment to the Supreme Court; in 1992,
he was the chief fund-raiser behind
Pat Buchanan's

unsuccessful bid for the Republican Presidential nomination.
The Media Research Center provides Bozell with a platform
from which to bash the arts and popular culture. Recently
Bozell has been part of the drive to eradicate PBS.
TV, etc., "the Media Research Center's review of
the politics of the entertainment industry," is a monthly
newsletter that is oddly enamored of celebrity for a
publication whose relentless theme is the abject rottenness
of Hollywood. (Some celebrities, like Robert Redford, are
ridiculed for their liberalism; others, like Tom Selleck,
are congratulated for their conservatism or, as in the case
of Mel Gibson, their homophobia.) The garish inaccuracies
of TV, etc., like the claim that the film version
of Last Temptation of Christ shows Jesus "engaging in sex
acts and committing adultery," are sometimes entertaining,
but the accretion of drivel it contains can be wearing. A
subscription can be yours for $35 a year.

tinhuviel: (glasses)

William Bennett

Co-Director


Empower America


1776 I Street

Suite 890

Washington, DC 20006


202/452-8200

FAX 202/833-0388



From its mission statement: "Empower America is a unique
combination of public policy institute and grassroots
political organization whose mission is to promote
progressive conservative public policies at both the state
and national level based on the principles of economic
growth, international leadership, and cultural empowerment."
While Empower America bills itself as a "nonpartisan,
nonprofit organization," its board of directors is a blue-ribbon panel of right-wing pro-corporate Republicans, and
the organization itself is a kind of stepchild of the
Heritage Foundation. Amazingly for a nonprofit entity,
Empower America proudly declares political candidates to be
among its "products." Its popular training sessions for
reactionary candidates have enhanced the success of the pro-business theocratic right in recent years. Its four co-directors are former HUD Secretary Jack Kemp, Reagan's UN
Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, former Minnesota Congressman
Vin Weber, and -- most visibly and actively -- Heritage
Foundation Fellow William Bennett, former Secretary of
Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the
Humanities under Reagan, drug czar under Bush, senior editor
at the National Review, professional pompous
bluenose, and prolific author of such Pecksniffian titles as
The Book of Virtues. In recent years Bennett has
achieved considerable notoriety as a self-appointed, self-congratulatory guardian of "traditional values," zestfully
demonizing art forms, individuals, and real or imagined
trends in American culture. Some of his efforts have placed
him in unlikely partnerships with such purported liberals as
C. Delores Tucker of the National Political Caucus of Black
Women, with whom he conducted a joint campaign against rap
music in 1995. Write or call for Empower America's terms of
membership. Members receive a quarterly publication called
Highlights.

tinhuviel: (glasses)

Rev. Flip Benham

National Director

Operation Rescue

P.O. Box 740066

Dallas, TX 75374


214/907-2280



Operation Rescue (OR), the notorious anti-abortion group
begun in 1988 by evangelical ex-used car salesman Rev.
Randall Terry, specializes in blocking access to targeted
clinics and subjecting patients, physicians and staff to
intimidation and harassment. A queasy mixture of far-right
fundamentalist Protestants and reactionary Catholics, the
membership includes many who would criminalize all forms of
contraception and suppress all family planning information
other than exhortations to abstinence. During the 1992
election, Randall Terry warned his followers that "to vote
for Bill Clinton is to sin against God." With Clinton in
office, Operation Rescue has shifted its focus to include
opposition to civil rights for gays and lesbians. OR has
also been known to launch attacks on the arts. In 1990
Boston-area members tried to block access to Serrano's "Piss
Christ" at the Klein Gallery, and threatened to blockade
Boston University's Photographic Resource Center. In
February 1994, Rev. Flip Benham of the Free Methodist
Church took over the directorship of the organization from
Keith Tucci, who left to found a separate ministry, the Life
Coalition, in Melbourne, Florida. Call or write for a copy
of OR's National Rescue Update.

tinhuviel: (glasses)

Ty and Jeannette Beeson

Executive Producers

The Report

42640 Tenth Street West

Lancaster, CA 93534


800/462-4700



Ty Beeson, pastor of the Pentecostal Springs of Life
Ministry, joined his wife Jeannette in establishing The
Report as a production center and clearinghouse for
propaganda intended to stop gay rights legislation in
California. Their most famous product, a 17-minute hate
video called The Gay Agenda, has been compared to
Nazi anti-Semitic films like The Eternal Jew. The
video was originally created for use by the Oregon Citizens
Alliance, the Oregon chapter of the Christian Coalition,
which had obtained a grant from its parent organization to
develop educational materials. The educational content of
The Gay Agenda consists mainly of militant
homophobe
Paul Cameron's
bizarre, discredited statistics on
the sexual habits of gay men, as portentously interpreted by
John Birch Society/Christian Coalition activist Stanley
Monteith. Other segments offer atrocity footage from Gay
Pride marches, as well as testimony from "ex-gays" who claim
to have been cured by a Pentecostal program called Love in
Action. The video was an instant success, selling tens of
thousands of copies at $13.95. It has also received
widespread free distribution in states and cities facing
anti-gay ballot initiatives. Scores of copies were sent to
Pentagon officials and members of Congress during the 1993
debate over lesbian and gay military personnel. The
Beesons' other videos include The Gay Agenda in Public
Education
, Inside the March on Washington, and
Sexual Orientation or Sexual Deviation, You Decide.
They also market jeremiads about AIDS by such "experts" as
Stanley Monteith. Recently they have paid special attention
to keeping homosexual materials out of schools, fighting sex
education, and stamping out AIDS awareness programs. During
1993, the Beesons permitted Peter LaBarbera, former editor
of Concerned Women for America's Family Voice, to
publish his anti-gay monthly, The Lambda Report,
under their aegis. They have since parted company with
LaBarbera and offer their own homophobic monthly journal,
The Beeson Report, for $30 a year.

tinhuviel: (glasses)
I think I'm going to post at least one a day if I can remember.
Impatient folks can access the entire list here:
Know Your Enemy!

Enemy #1:

Gary L. Bauer

President

Family Research Council

700 13th Street NW

Suite 500

Washington, DC 20005


202/393-2100



Gary Bauer, director of the Office of Policy Development in
the Reagan White House, now heads this Washington-based
lobbying arm of James Dobson's Focus on the Family
(see below).
When in 1992 the overtly political activities of
the Family Research Council (FRC) threatened the nonprofit
status of Dobson's operation, the two organizations became
legally separate. Though often treated as a mainstream
social research organization by the media, the FRC, by
Bauer's own admission, conducts no research. Strenuously
"pro-life" and homophobic, the FRC opposes both public
television and government subsidy of the arts. Bauer claims
the National Endowment for the Arts is run by "a small cadre
of cultural revolutionaries, militant homosexuals, and anti-religious bigots who are intent on attacking the average
American's most deeply held beliefs while sending them the
bill." Ask for a complimentary copy of the FRC's monthly
newsletter, Washington Watch.

tinhuviel: (triskele)
I hold an unpopular view of the tragedy in NYC one year ago today. I hold the view of someone who remembers reading about the burning of the Reichstag, that fateful event that the Nazi's staged in order to achieve the ultimate in power in their country with hopes of ultimate world domination.

I cringe when I hear people singing 'God Bless America' in supposed remembrance of the lives lost in order to further the agenda of a corrupt and tyrannical regime. Would not 'Amazing Grace' or even 'I Will Remember You' be far more appropriate? Why is it that the death of over 2800 people can be reduced to blind and rabid patriotism? Where is the humanity in this?

People accuse me of being unpatriotic like this is a bad thing. I am a child of Earth. I am a human being (although I'm sometimes ashamed of this, given our wretched record with each other and our fellow non-human Earthlings). I was an ex patriot before 9.11.01 and I'm an ex patriot today, probably moreso. Why? Because I see this country being led down the primrose path to ultimate dictatorship. I see history repeating itself not 60 years after millions of people lost their lives because folks were either too blind, too scared, or too filled with hatred to take a stand against the extremists.

Today I grieve for the dead, those who needlessly perished in the travesty of 9.11. I grieve alone, the only one at work not wearing a red, white, and blue ribbon. But I also grieve for the living, those in this country who refuse to see the inconsistencies in 'our' administration's cover story, those who are so caught up in the propaganda spoon fed to the public that they are willingly relinquishing their rights just as the regime had hoped they would.

I grieve for the fact that Americans scream for a war to protect freedoms that are slowly and methodically being taken away from us. I grieve also that these same Americans are incapable of realising that all of us are free to roam only as far as the chains around our ankles are long and that we're really only free to do as we're told.


And most of us do it so willingly..so blindly...and with smiles of joy on our faces.


Benjamin Franklin, a Founding Father of this nation built on the burial grounds of the Native American, once said: "People who are willing to give up freedom for the sake of short term security, deserve neither freedom nor security."

Of course, why would most American's remember this when they don't even remember the Reichstag? As George Santayana said: "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

But I will leave with one more quote. Read it and think of a year ago today..and, if you're singing tunes of the Fatherland instead of requiems for the dead, ask yourself why.

"Naturally, the common people don't want war. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism." -Hermann Goering, President of the Reichstag, Nazi Party, and Luftwaffe Commander in Chief

So I hold an unpopular view. If Ashcroft's dream of internment camps becomes a reality, my view is probably going to get me a charter membership in a cell with no view at one of the worst facilities. And if that happens, please think twice before you sing 'My Country Tis of Thee' or some other silly mind-numbing anthem.


PEACE ON EARTH

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