Sunday, April 21, 2013


Cruelty without courage is not heroic. It does not provide the basis for civilization. It is the use of brute force to impose domination as “natural selection.”

Alfege was a christian in England when establishment was regarded as a norm. People were expected to worship God in the same religion as the king or suffer injustice as a consequence. Church temples were built with taxes. Priests and monks were supported by the resources that remained after taxation. Asceticism was left as a norm for priests and monks that wished to serve people. Those who believed in domination saw people as slaves and servants for their leadership.
Alfege as an anchorite. He did not have an income outside of his religious service. He resided in a small cell; was dedicated to living only in accord with the most austere of basic needs; and orchestrated his life in relation to prayer and worship.  

Eventually, he was consecrated as a bishop. He was instrumental in negotiating a settlement with invaders.
He was elevated to the archbishop of Canterbury when the Church of England was still part of the Roman Church. He was taken hostage during another attempted negotiation with hostiles from a neighboring kingdom.

Alfege"Ælfheah refused to allow a ransom to be paid for his freedom, and as a result was killed on 19 April 1012 at Greenwich[21] (then in Kent, now part of London), reputedly on the site of St Alfege's Church."
"When the Dane Cnut (Canute) became King of England in 1016, he adopted a policy of conciliation, and in 1023 he brought the body of Alphege from London to Canterbury, where he was long remembered as a martyr, one who died, not precisely for professing the Christian faith, but for exercising the Christian virtue of justice."

Emma, the wife of Cnut, acted as an advocate in promoting repairs for the damage in relations with the cruelty towards Alfege. He is remembered for his dedication to justice, but she was the advocate that had his remains returned to England and offered gifts to affect reparations. This was an important event that built respect for making a provision against cruelty as an important legal constitution for the state.
The English bill of rights documented the provision in 1689. The English bill was a movement to establish civility for citizens as the purpose for government. The US bill of rights added freedom of religion as an important provision to prevent punishment for those who do not share the same religion as the head of state.

Recent years have seen a movement from extremists to re-establish cruelty as the means to establish domination over people by aggression with torture as well as high crimes like wars of aggression and genocide.
An investigation has found that an American president ordered torture.  

Bush Ordered Torture
“After conducting our own two-year investigation, weighing the credibility of all sources and studying the current public record, we have come to the regrettable, but unavoidable, conclusion that the United States did indeed engage in conduct that is clearly torture,” former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR), who served as undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security during the Bush administration, said in an advisory."
Courage with compassion provides a remedy for cruelty without courage.

fm 1John3, John10, Ps23
Beloved family, we are destined to lead
by faith with truth for justice with liberty.
Let us love in truth with speech in action.
Action from truth with justice provides
reassurance to memory.

We have testimony from the past
when our heart would condemn us.
We have boldness before God
who is greater than our heart.

Salvation is our good shepherd.
Life has been laid down
when the world would accept
nothing but sacrifice.
The stone that had been rejected by the builders
has become our cornerstone.

God is the LORD.
The LORD is my shepherd.
I will gladly accept prosperity
for posterity from providence.
You guide me to green pastures.
You lead me beside clear water.

You revive my soul.
You lead me along
the right path
for your Name’s sake.
I will not fear evil
even when I walk
on a path with
the threat of death.
You are with me.
Your strength
and leadership
comfort me.

You spread a table before me
in the presence of those
who trouble me.
You have anointed me with oil.
My cup runs over.
Surely, goodness
and mercy will follow me
for the rest of my life.
I will dwell in my house
with faith in the LORD.

Our house has been dedicated
to the rule of law for civil and human rights.
When civility eclipses humanity,
injustice is established.
When humanity denies civility
disrespect prevents progress
in civility.
National and social security
have to be balanced in relation to the world
as well as the budget. Social security
cannot be trivialized by terror.
National security cannot be eliminated
by the denial of crime or violent aggression.

The rule of law has been constituted
as a guide to justice. The bill of rights
provides a template for representation
in domestic and international relations.
Errors in engagement are amplified
by the excess and deficiency of aggression.

The US and China have been engaged in a super-power competition since the end of World War II. China has adopted a communist economy that promotes government control of industry.
The US had a constitutional government with a capitalist economy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. expanded representation for American society beyond European citizens by claiming civil rights as the basis for respect for black people also. President Lyndon Johnson used the assassinations of Dr. King and John F Kennedy to accomplish the greatest advances in civil rights in American history. The Great Society redefined the definition of what it was to be American.

There have been however movements to negate the progression. The tax advantage for the wealthiest people in particular has been used to eliminate power for the people. It has been increased to the extent that the wealthiest have power over people. The “elite” pay for lobbies for corruptions in legislation and budget manipulation.
They pay for vote manipulation with media ownership, political control of vote counting, voting machine control and gerrymandering. They pay for campaigns that support their tax advantage. They pay for punishment for opposition. Simply put, industry has come to control the government in the USA; the industry for war in particular.
 The provision against cruelty, one of the greatest advances in political leadership, was used as a justification for destabilizing the Middle East with wars for aggression.

It has been observed that the destruction of the World Trade Center towers was accomplished by explosives. Scientific experiment established that thermite, a by product of explosive material, was in the rubble for the towers. The suspension of the FBI investigation of suspected terrorist events was used to shift the investigation of the assumed terrorist activity to a branch in the US Department of Commerce. The Congressional investigation only established that the official story line for the event was determinative for the people.
The NDAA was designed as “bi-partisan” to divert attention away from the errors perpetuated by the war of terror, but it authorizes indefinite detention, targeted killing and propaganda, components for a policy of genocide. The UN and affiliated human rights organizations however have not accused the western coalition of wars of aggression and genocide. There have been no reports of human rights violations by the coalition.

The Freedom House is a right wing “NGO” / lobby in the US that has used money from elitists to accomplish the undermining of the constitutional democracy in the US.

Big Money Red Flag
"In 2009, the American organization Freedom House included Chechnya in the "Worst of the Worst" list of most repressive societies in the world, together with Burma, North Korea, China's Tibet and others."
Right Wing Much?
Freedom House
"The board is currently chaired by William H. Taft IV. Taft assumed chairmanship of the board in January 2009, succeeding Peter Ackerman. Other current board members include Kenneth Adelman, Farooq Kathwari, Azar Nafisi, Mark Palmer, P. J. O'Rourke, and Lawrence Lessig,[1] while past board-members have included Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Samuel Huntington, Mara Liasson, Otto Reich, Donald Rumsfeld, Whitney North Seymour, Paul Wolfowitz, Steve Forbes, and Bayard Rustin"

William H Taft IV"From 1970 to 1973, he was the principal assistant to Caspar W. Weinberger, who was deputy director, then director, of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President under President Richard Nixon"

The Boston Bombing was a planned event. It was planned for international impact. The planning exceeded the limited resources of the two suspects who had been named as the perpetrators of the bombing of the Boston marathon. Some major players have been investing in media expression and government action in an effort to make it look like smaller players had pulled off the bombing independently.
What made the person a suspect? The video showed the brothers walking on the sidewalk with black backpacks. It was reported that the younger brother was seen putting a backpack down where an explosion took place, but it wasn't shown on video.

Was there video footage that showed the brothers walking past the explosion sites without having removed the backpacks? Honestly, the video footage wasn't conclusive. It was good that information was requested, but the reportedly massive manhunt took place with federal troops taking over Boston.

The next thing the public knows is that the older brother was killed in a shoot out. The younger brother was found shot, hiding in a boat in someone's yard.

The story as a whole indicates that there is so much money invested in man hunting that there is an implied disposition to save court costs. The attitude reflects a cold callousness posturing behind the search for justice.

Right wing values have been institutionalized to push civil and human rights to the background. It has been announced that the living suspect will not be afforded Miranda rights. So, is he going to be tortured until he gives the confession that the (right wing) "public" wants to hear?
"This YouTube page also contains other indications of an interest in Islamic fundamentalism and jihadism. Its owner subscribed two months ago to a channel called "Allah is the One." In recent months, he liked a video described as a telephone conversation with a famous sheikh that covers "collaboration" with the Sufis of Chechnya. Five months ago, he added two videos to his playlist under the heading "Terrorists." But each video has been deleted "

The basic goal in making a suspect look like an independent operator is to implement draconian reforms in legislation that had been paid for with money for lobbies, the Freedom House being a major player. The suspension of rights for the accused is one of the “reforms.”
No Miranda Rights Reading; No Lawyer Present
Sen. Graham Invokes War as Justification
"“This guy didn’t rob a liquor store. He wasn’t working for the Mafia,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said Saturday on Fox News. “My God, they were at war with us, we need to be at war within our values and within our laws.”"

People need to know what happened. If there is not a lawyer present when he is questioned, the investigation is subject to embellished interpretation for the implementation of "reforms."
The young man needs legal representation, so he doesn't feel like he has to give answers that will end the interrogation in a way that concedes to interrogator insistence. The human rights violations that found their way to legislation are not legal. They impede forensic investigation for due process of law.

Legal Representation for the Suspect
"The federal public defender's office in Massachusetts said it has agreed to represent Tsarnaev once he is charged. Miriam Conrad, public defender for Massachusetts, told the Associated Press that he should have a lawyer appointed as soon as possible because there are "serious issues regarding possible interrogation.""

Liberty in the law is the basis for justice. When it is subordinated to the rule of the elite, justice has ‘left the building’ for a “brown eyed man.”
Godsmack – Good Times, Bad Times
“She swore that she would be all mine and love me till the end,
But when I whispered in her ear, I lost another friend, oooh.”

What was in that whisper? I don’t suppose it was that the piper will lead us to reason. It was more like, “I want to make you mine for all time.”

Steve K.

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