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Creativity and politics CAN mix

Caution, naughty words at the link.  Samuel L Jackson narrates a Dr. Seussish call to action: http://www.wtfu2012.com/

Sorry my friends but there’s no time to snore

An out-of-touch millionaire has just declared war

On schools, the environment, unions, fair pay

We’re all on our own if Romney has his way…

  1. September 27, 2012 at 9:09 am

    The unimaginable is really happening: “We the people” are the voice of a new plateau of morality and shared higher consciousness. The universe (uni – one, verse – sound) has hidden a secret in each of us. It is our job to reveal it. More than anything else our work is about defining power. Each human life is a reality that is asked to reveal its truth, and that is invited to be a creative force in the lives of others. We have the power to affirm what is true and what is false, and to withdraw power from that which is unjust and unsustainable. There is nothing passive about this process. This requires a massive shift in thinking. We have been given the tools to connect with the whole world. Step into that very subtle power that is stronger than any coercive force.

  2. Mitch
    September 27, 2012 at 9:33 am

    “We the people” are the voice of a new plateau of morality and shared higher consciousness.

    Let’s hope “we the voters” manifest that plateau, and don’t just visualize whirled peas.

  3. tra
    September 27, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I agree with Forest Queen…and also with Mitch.

  4. September 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Nothing is more demanding than truth. “Hope is a useless emotion when you can see reality” – Bill Moyers. I know, the root of truth is a hard pill to swallow. However, this is where we are – at the root – the Ambassadors from another time – the Redwoods.

    Vote for initiatives that “We the people” have brought forward, yes, yes, I would agree to that. Voting in more mind-less politics (poly ticks – many blood suckers), would not be the path that I, me, myself, would choose to continue down. Of course there’s good and bad in every profession – it’s just that the majority have been so dumbed-down (like we all have), and I also think ego plays a big part in politics. No one else is going to do this for us, this is our challenge. There is no Savior on the horizon. We must do our part in protecting ourselves . . . not to mention all Life Forms. United We Stand, correct?
    Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. If I could remember who said this, I’d quote.

  5. HUUFC
    September 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

    If obummer is reelected how are trillion dollar deficits each year going to effect you? How will 20 trillion dollars in debt effect you? How will it effect the United States and the rest of the world. What has obummer done in his first term to indicate he will do anything to out of control federal government spending?

  6. September 27, 2012 at 11:32 am
  7. Mitch
    September 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

    “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”

    –Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Thanks for the thought, Forest Queen.

    http://thinkexist.com/quotation/do_not_go_where_the_path_may_lead-go_instead/160119.html

  8. tra
    September 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I’m voting for Romney, because I want to double down on the same kind of Republican policies that crashed the economy and ran up the debt in the first place.

    Similarly, when an arsonist burned down my house, I got mad at the fire department for using so much water to put out the fire, so I have decided to vote for the arsonist for Fire Chief. He promises to do away with fire hydrants, so that in the future less water will be wasted.

  9. Mitch
    September 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    tra,

    Don’t forget the best reason to vote for Romney — very Presidential hair. Serious hair. The hair of a wealthy middle-aged white man with no testosterone but plenty of money for “Just for Men.” In fact, assuming he doesn’t become President and Bain doesn’t welcome him back, he could be a Just for Men model, as long as he remembers not to bully the photographer.

  10. September 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Barry Soetero, a/k/a Bombomb is not elected, he’s appointed as President of the Board of Trustees of U.S. INC. The United States is not a landmass, it’s a corporation. Look at the word – united – past-tense. The original colonies were ‘union’ states -Now time. We are always in the Now. The so-called debt/sin is distraction. We live in abundance. November 2, 1999 ended our third and final international bankruptcy – 70 years each – since the time of Pharoah. The people were distracted by re-counting votes so the 90 days, that ends a Trust, could pass. Hence, democracy ended the day Bush took office – February 2, 2000 – and left us with corporatism.
    The problem isn’t debt, scarcity, and fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) – it’s fraud, deceit, and illusion.
    North America has always been referred to as the New World. NWO – New World Order –
    we’re in the cross-hairs folks. When the military is drawing up scenarios you know its serious.

  11. September 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    tra,
    Good one. Makes me laugh.

  12. September 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Mitch,
    Also humor – just what we really need – thanks. Ralph Waldo Emerson – you’d think I could remember that! He was the one who, when Thoreau was in jail for not paying property TAX,
    visited Thoreau in jail, and asked: “What are you doing in there?” Thoreau replied: “Indeed! What are you doing out there?”

  13. Thinking Anonoymous
    September 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    The very best reason for voting for Romney is if he doesn’t win Obama will. Obama is the biggest disaster a president could ever be. How anyone could vote for him is beyond understanding. How could he have failed any bigger?

  14. September 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Huffy, how is the thirteen _trillion_ dollars being held in offshore banks by Romney and others affecting you right now, would you say?

    What do you think would be the result, if it were fairly taxed, and back in play to invest in having a present, and then a future?

  15. Anonymous
    September 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    There’s a lot of good writers on these blogs…too bad we’re not downtown demanding that the democratic party begin educating and registering the other half of this county.

    Until that day…it’s all about “hope”! And we will continue to lose on every local political issue and candidate.

    You wondered why the republicans took over the HCDCC?

    Just weeks away from the 2012 election and the ONLY active and visible political activity downtown is headed by a persistent gaggle of volunteers trying to raise the minimum wage!? Not even Heraldo has covered this story!

  16. Anonymous
    September 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    “Huffy, how is the thirteen _trillion_ dollars being held in offshore banks by Romney and others affecting you right now, would you say?”

    Should be $27 trillion, not $13 trillion!

    http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-07-22/news/32788549_1_tax-havens-tax-justice-network-investment-bank

  17. What Now
    September 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Nice to see you back on line, “Fried.
    Sorry to see you didn’t complete re-hab-AGAIN.

  18. Mitch
    September 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    “Just weeks away from the 2012 election and the ONLY active and visible political activity downtown is headed by a persistent gaggle of volunteers trying to raise the minimum wage!? Not even Heraldo has covered this story!”

    Tell us more, OK? Or put something up on quick notes, and if it seems worthwhile I’ll post it to the “front page.” There have been staff cutbacks… reporters are now working without admin assistants… mileage reimbursements are heavily delayed… the Herald is no longer as comprehensive as it was before the damned internet cut into circulation.

  19. HUUFC
    September 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I asked first.

  20. September 27, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I forgot to add to my post, #6 above, that it’s a link to a free download of the book.

  21. tra
    September 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    “Obama is the biggest disaster a president could ever be… How could he have failed any bigger?”

    Well that would make perfect sense…IF history began 3 1/2 years ago.

    Otherwise, you might want to start by taking a look at the record of one George W. Bush, under whose “leadership” we waged several wars on our collective credit card, went from a budget surplus to a huge deficit, and watched the economy crash and burn, costing millions of Americans their jobs and/or homes.

    Americans do tend to have short memories — but unfortunately for Romney, not that short.

  22. HUUFC
    September 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    George W. Bush isn’t President, FYI.

  23. tra
    September 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    “George W. Bush isn’t President, FYI.”

    Nope, but Romney and Ryan are promising to double down on Bush’s failed policies. Thanks, but no thanks — we’ve already seen that movie, and we know how it ends.

  24. Lakenvelder
    September 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    HUUFC, deficits don’t mean a damn thing. The national debt will never be paid back. We passed the tipping point somewhere in 2004-2005 where it became mathematically impossible to repay the debt. Do you seriously believe that any Republican wants to repay the debt? Who do you think the money lenders are, and how will they make their lucre if the debt is repaid?

    Please sharpen up your thinking.

  25. September 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The “Deficit” is such a weak issue to run on. It’s like the weather. It’s going to be there no matter who is in office. Just like corporate giveaways. “Look, it’s raining bailouts!”

  26. September 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Huffy, and hoping that’s ok as a sayable nickname, I think I answered you first, also. And as 2:55 Anonymous well noted, I made a mistake, had the numbers way low, either by my own misreading, or by first seeing a report where dollars and pounds were transposed.

    I went to what is probably the originating article, then, and found the real estimate of what’s hidden from taxes and investment in off-shore accounts like Romney’s and of companies no doubt well known to him, is between 21 and 32 trillion US dollars. That’s an estimate from the former chief economist at McKinsey, a consultancy much more moral than Romney’s Bain, and very prominent indeed with big and smaller capital,

    You can argue quite a few ways of attributing proportions of that figure to income of US individuals and companies, but even if it’s only at the country GDP share, that is enormous money, compared even to debt you are concerned about. Just a little thought suggests that

    it’s a much greater proportion than this value which has actually been siphoned out of the economy of this country, and so gives a very clear answer as to why 50% of Americans don’t have jobs enough to even fall on the tax chart, as we keep hearing about.

    Yes, having the money repatriated doesn’t automatically turn it into investment or jobs.

    But I think the elephant in the room is that the elephant party people haven’t had a clue how to ‘make enough money’ except by coat-tailing the economies of now-developing countries, building this up for decades now. That’s rather tragic, for them and us, but we can’t let that failure of imagination continue to result in suffering due to their writing this country off, can we.

    Often enough when I’ve been able to draw gentler people on the blacker side of the ledger (i.e. they have some money) into conversation, I get some honest answers. They fear there are ideologies which will take what they have away from them. It’s a rational fear, when you know you aren’t doing responsibly for those other persons with your capital.

    Far better that we go forward with a steady hand, as you may not have noticed we have had, and an intelligent one that asks the questions, while playing enough ball to coddle the failed power-holders through a most delicate time.

    In a second term, there can be new advisors, with the immediate crisis damped, and a great opportunity to set more programs going which will in short as well as long term benefit many, many persons, and all the future prospects. Which means also that businesspeople will have customers, which they are likely to become quite interested in once those very capable people in other countries politely close the door to where they want it.

    I don’t know any reason we shouldn’t want to go with the president we have in that way – let’s call it safe and steady, while realizing that’s the climate which can do the most to free and develop in actual imagination.

  27. September 27, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Tra’s – “We’ve already seen that movie and we know how it ends.” How true. So, my question is, why are any of you thinking/talking about Howdy Doody? Puppets are fiction. Yesterday they were fiction, today they are fiction, and tomorrow, they’ll still be fiction.

    “Let no one deceive you, for it (the rapture) will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” Apostasy means the great rebellion and the falling away. If we are to succeed in transcending and moving forward with the planet, we can’t carry old ways into a New Age.

    IMHO, we have to first shed old baggage (beLIEfs) – learn to transcend all false beliefs. Fear, race, ego, judgments, selfishness, pride, limited thinking (republican, independent, democrat, technocrat, laundromat) religion, jeolousy, etc. I’m coming from what I’ve personally experienced through this Journey thus far. The @System@ is a mirror. Therefore, our actions will determine how we’ll be treated. When we continue to think, read, and write in out-dated terms, well, we’ll get exactly what we ask for. Check your bags, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

    “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” H. L. Mencken

    “Governments, Economies, Religions Crumbling? They’re No Longer Relevant.” Bill Hicks

  28. September 28, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Quick thought, Forest Queen, is that we talk about the pragmatic present where that seems necessary, because you always need to reach towards a future vision through it. The ecologies are always real, always enmeshed in their relationships, and always running.

  29. Mitch
    September 28, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Forest Queen,

    “The @System@ is a mirror. Therefore, our actions will determine how we’ll be treated.”

    This is an appealing thought, but I rather doubt it contains much truth. Certainly we reap what we sow, which is the biblical way of making the point. So two people starting from equal positions will often develop on paths that reflect their behavior towards others.

    But, and it’s a huge but, how we’re treated depends on many, many things that are unrelated to our actions. First, and most obviously, how we are treated depends on how much wealth our parents possess: in money, in education, in parenting skills, in wider social network. Then, and equally obviously, it depends on our good fortune or lack thereof in choosing a suitable skin color for our locale. Then it depends on that locale.

    So to suggest that our actions will determine how we’ll be treated contains a bit of truth, but mostly serves as phony justification for a system, or @System@ if you prefer, that pretends to equal justice but implements nothing like equal justice.

  30. September 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Mitch, you raise a good point, Romney does have some executive hair.

  31. Mitch
    September 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Envy is a terrible thing. :) While I’d probably go for a different fashion, I envy the man his ability to choose one at all.

  32. September 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Narration,
    You are so respectful of others, and I do appreciate your gentle words of guidance. I’m just like everyone else here, trying to navigate my ship (vessel/body) through these waters (sea of commerce) in a calm fashion. I’m here to learn and network, build and inform, and make new friends. Some of us have to rock the boat in order to reach the ‘tipping point.’

    Vote and you consent to a de facto government, “Submit quietly to all the robbery and slavery we have arranged for you, and you can have peace.” Lysander Spooner 1857.

    “Voter registration is deemed prima facie evidence of treason. By participating you are agreeing to the system which makes one subject to the international private law of congress. This is why voting is taught to be confidential. Voters are actually criminal traitors to their countries. Since the voters have unwillingly tossed their constitutional state political governments aside, they are then treated as a public enemy of the states and given privilege as presumed traitors.

    The whole scenario nullifies natural rights as secured by the original constitutional system, the common law of each state (nation) is basically discharged – the de facto States are then penal colonies operating under the color of war.” David Robinson (Hardcore Redemption).

    If this is true, it is legal to execute half the population for the crime of treason (femma camps and guillotines). This requires the de facto government to not protect your rights, and not give you redress, if they did it would make them traitor for aiding and abetting the enemy, also punishable by death. If you do not submit they are duty bound to protect your rights.

  33. September 28, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Mitch,
    Actually “the system is a mirror” contains the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. I had picked up “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen years ago, however, I didn’t read it until yesterday. “Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts which he has built into his character have brought him there; and in the arrangements of his life there is no element of chance, but all is a result of a law which cannot err.”

    “They themselves are makers of themselves.”

    “Nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles. Men understand this in the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental and moral world.”

    Without justice, there’s just us. Our de jure courts are buried under the de facto, as we have not commanded our public servants in correctness. Our fault. I’d relish removing the blindfold from Lady Justice that’s a part of the floor entering the D.A.’s office.

  34. Anonymous
    September 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cid=N00009638

    what makes everyone think romney is so worse than obama? obama’s like a million times better than bush at whacking brown people. i’m sure romney would have the gop’s sheer incompetence. obama2012

  35. Mitch
    September 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

    FQ,

    We’ll have to agree to disagree. I don’t think the millions of people starving to death in various locations around the world, or those born facing enormous physical challenges in life, are there by “the law of [their] being.”

  36. September 28, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Mitch,
    I concur to agree to disagree. To be of any help to those of us who are in desperate situations though, I strongly feel that we who do have a voice in effecting change should focus on the circular path of the long journey to self-governance. We all could stand to make room for new ideas and I’m first in line to humble myself and receive what you guys have. Peace to you as we continue to increase our awareness.

  37. Anonymous
    September 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Jackson is a great actor and a whinning ASS! Race has been no road block to him. Bet he isn’t supporting an occupy camp at his crib. No time for that shit— gotta golf with Barry—–. Obama has hurt all Americans with his policies. Romeny can only be a positive change.

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