Sunday, July 21, 2013


                                                                  Helen Thomas
"I don't think a tough question is disrespectful. I say. ´Mr. President...´ I say, ´Thank you.´ What else do you want? The presidential news conference is the only forum in our society where a president can be questioned. If he's not questioned, he can rule by edict; by government order... He can be a dictator, and who is to find out? No. He should be questioned and he should always be able to willingly reply and answer to all questions because these aren't our questions. They're the people's questions."

Face the Faces for the New Eve


Faith has maintained a role in political action. The quest for truth leads to belief in something better than that which was established by elitist society. Freedom of religion does not promote the establishment of a state religion by defending the right to free exercise.

Faith is an open door to improvement for the democratic republic. If slavery had not been abolished; if voting rights had not been extended to white women and people of color; if due process of law had not been instituted as a correction for the abuse of majority rule; the republic would not have made any progress in regards to representation for the rights of people by government.

Our progress towards representative government is being pushed into regression by the aggression of the elitist economy. Our rights are being reduced to the right to pay for national security. Social security is being pilfered as part of the process. The elitists have elevated their rights to the right to take money from the presumption of service to the nation by their accumulation of wealth.

We need to get back on road to freedom. The remembrance of those who made progress in the struggle helps build the faith that we can make a change. We can move towards that representation in which we can believe.

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
Ain't she something good!
"According to Alabama law during the '50s, blacks and whites couldn't occupy the same row. When told by the bus driver to give up the row to the white man, three of the blacks left for the back of the bus, but Mrs. Parks simply refused. She was quickly arrested and sent to jail."

Five More Faces
Sojourner Truth (1798-1883)
Ain't she a woman!
"When she was travelling, and someone asked her name, she said "Sojourner," meaning that she was a citizen of heaven, and a wanderer on earth. She then gave her surname as "Truth," on the grounds that God was her Father, and His name was Truth."

Harriet Ross Tubman (1820-1913)
Ain't she for freedom!
"In 1844, she escaped to Canada, but returned to help others escape. Working with other Abolitionists, chiefly white Quakers, she made at least nineteen excursions into Maryland in the 1850's, leading more than 300 slaves to freedom. "

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
Ain't she an advocate!
"Mrs. Stanton was born in 1815 and reared in the Presbyterian Church. She found the Calvinist doctrine of predestination dismaying, and rebelled against it. She denounced the clergy of her day for not upholding women's rights, but as she travelled giving speeches on the subject, she found no lack of pulpits available to her."

Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894)
Ain't she the maker of bloomers!
"Mrs. Bloomer and her husband eventually settled in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she worked to promote churches, schools, libraries, and progressive and reform movements."

Helen Thomas (1920-2013)
Ain’t she the pistol!

Helen Thomas died at 92 years of age on Saturday, July 20, 2013. She was a barrier busting White House correspondent.

Helen Thomas Died  
"Ms. Thomas bitterly opposed the war in Iraq…” She made no effort to appear neutral at White House news conferences, where some of her questions were prosecutorial.  She wrote that most White House and Pentagon reporters had been too willing to accept the Bush administration’s rationale for going to war in her last book."


National and social security are posited as the major concerns for government. Those who reject social security to favor sales to the weapons and high tech industries are distorting proportion in representation.  Defense is important. Provision for basic needs is as well. Both are essential to survival.
These concerns need to be balanced in terms of thought, emotion and the budget.  Exclusive investment in national security profits those that promote the industry for war. This is not representation for the people. It is an elitist agenda that needs to be corrected.
The following piece celebrates natural proportion in finding security in relation to the disproportions faced by perspective:

The eagle slides along the drifting cloud,
seeking movement on the still land.
Catch the swirling wind, sailor.
See the rim of cloud as sand.
Dancing wings create weather;
spins out of hand.

Fm Ps 15
Who will live in safety?
Who will live with the vantage
of advantage?

Whoever lives a good life;
does what is right;
who speaks truth
with the strength of heart.
There is no guile of tongue;
no deception of friends;
no contempt for neighbors.

Wickedness has been rejected.
Those who respect others
are honored.
A wrong does not last long.
Promise is constant by design.

Interest is shared fairly.
Bribes are not entertained.

Corruption is corrected.
Reparations prepare the way
for redemption.
Whoever respects rights
will live past loss of life.

Why do people get frustrated with democratic procedures? There is a problem with definition. Some define democracy as majority rule. The expectation is that “the people” get what they want based on membership in the largest social group.

Those of European descent that hold this expectation think that the people of the democracy are white. White people get what white people want. Others simply have to take less of a trickle in “trickle down” economics. This view only reinforces the elitist mechanism of oppression.

Some define democracy as the abuse of majority rule. The experience of struggling to find provision for taking care of basic needs in relation to “less trickle” induces contempt for this form of government.
How is a majority rule government supposed to represent all the people in the nation? All the people are the greatest majority. Still, minorities have to have distinct protections.

Freedom of religion; speech; and media expression are protections. The right to vote is a protection. The right to self-defense is a protection.  Due process of law is a protection.  These protections are aimed at maintaining respect for the representation of all the people in government; minorities included.
How did a government that had been working towards a balanced budget, find itself with a deficit of over a trillion dollars? The dramatic change was caused by a major tragedy that was used to shock most of the nation into a state of fear so sectarian prejudice against Islam could be exploited to justify two invasion level events.

It was war that turned balance into a massive deficit. It was the industry for war that used a false flag event to subordinate progress in democracy to submission to elitist tyranny. It was the elitists that organized representation for the industry of war that accomplished something that no reasonable person would have wished on their worst enemy.
Recently, the nation achieved its lowest deficit in five years.
The federal government on Thursday (7/11/13) reported a rare surplus of $116.5 billion in June, the largest for a single month in five years. The gain kept the nation on track for its lowest annual deficit in five years.”

The reduction was achieved at a price however. The cost was the stimulus package that catered to the private sector, primarily industry.  John Kenneth Galbraith’s theory of countervailing power was not employed. Keynesian economics was discarded to favor a stimulation package that pushed bull politics for bull economics and a bull market in a situation that had favored bear policies in the past.
There is something to be said for building up industries for human service to countervail against the industry for war, but the greatest problem with the economy, the excessive accumulation of capital by the wealthiest sector of society, was not corrected.

The Bush era level of tax shelter for rich people was allowed to expire, but the representation of the public with public sector employment has been restricted to national security. This means that people who had been working to manage provision for the basic needs of the poor and disabled are now expected to take up weapons to point at those who are suffering from lack of provision.

Deficit reduction in this case is not economic progress. It is simply making the nation wait until representation for elitism is shifted from those who support the industry of war to those who are for human service. While the strategy may result in a return to democracy with respect for rights, it is another example of how war has been used to arrest and reverse progression in the representation of rights.

We are once again, our own greatest enemy when we accept these concessions to wars for aggression as necessary for progression.

Evarose – We Can Pretend Anyway

Knowing that the best is behind you
I was disappointed to find out the hard way

“We have met the enemy
And we know he is us”
Those who are responsible for organizing the lobby for invasion level events need to be prosecuted for high crime by the DOJ.  Oppose war. Support the poor. Take back our rights!  

Steve K.

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