Archive for October, 2011

wikileaks and a question. Are “they” afraid of you?

(Photo: Bob and Cory Parks)Media Research Center Truck Advertising in downtown NYC October 1010.  An article from CNSNews.com about this media campaign for truth can be found here.

Wikileaks has done it again, and again. And in a big way. Blown the lid off of US secrets.

 How do you think this should be handled? Here are some quotes whose relevance to this subject may  give you pause as you consider your answer.

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”
President John F. Kennedy

Contrast that with this quote from Katherine Graham, Washington Post  publisher and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”
Katherine Graham, editor of the Washington Post

 These billboard trucks and advertisements of the Media Research Center traveled through the centers of media power calling for the Truth over a year ago. Now, Wikileaks demonstrates that secrecy may no longer be an option so I encourage you to ask yourself whether the truth is a good thing to know, and why?

My answer is a  clear, resounding, YES!  A  government for the people, by the people and of the people, ought to know what the people are doing and what difficulties they are  up against. To me, all of  these are very important questions for US to answer clearly.

E Pluribus Unum- out of many, One.

 

great seal US

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Scan o’ Gram for the Holidays

The talk around the dinner table goes something like this:

“Yes, isn’t it great, Timmy?   Grandma will be coming for a visit this holiday! And Timmy, please be thoughtful if Grandma seems  a little upset when she gets here. Why? Well, unfortunately Timmy, Grandma has to  fly naked.  Well, not technically naked. It’s just that  in order to get on the plane  she does need to flash the TSA agents with a full naked front and back body view or else  she will be required “BY LAW” to allow a stranger, who spends her entire day groping other strangers, to touch her in ways that nobody has since Grandpa died. Why, you ask? Well, the US government doesn’t know Grandma and so they don’t trust her not to blow up a plane.  So  in order to get to know her better, they politely ask her to take off her clothes.”

Yes, it has really come to this. The biggest defense budget of the free world has determined the best way to keep us all safe is to take us back to the basics…. naked came I into this world, and that view  belongs to the government if they so choose to take it.

Any of the social accoutrements of earned success you surround yourself with, position, power, money, education, recognition, age, can disappear in a flash of back-scattered radiation pointing to  a “blurry groin”.  Just ask  comedic wit Dave Berry, recently forced into the “groping” section of the airport after failing his  full body scan.

Well, I say good! Wonderful!  Finally! Something to shake awake the sleeping majority.  Touch them where it shocks, and maybe, just maybe, the public will finally stand up and swat away the hand of  “security”, as it tries to calm them with the disclaimer,  ” This is for your own good. ”

It’s long past time to wake up to the intolerable encroachment of invasive measures on personal freedom here in the US. Big Brother  already  watches you from satellites and “security cameras” everywhere,  listens to everything you talk about on your cell phone and reads everything you write on the internet. Now he wants to have his hands down your pants while leering at your naked body.

Having your grandmother, spouse, mother, father, or child, virtually  strip searched or intimately groped might finally be the last straw.

I certainly hope so.

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Occupy your mind

article here: http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/who-are-the-top-1/  where you can find lists of extremely wealthy individuals. 

 It is particularly eye opening when you get to the politicians.

The problem with wealthy individuals is not only a moral one. It is also a problem of inertia. In this system of our enslavement, the current economic status quo, they have benefited mightily. They have little or no “interest”, in making major changes in it.

Occupy your mind with the facts.

image courtesy of David Shankbone and wikimedia.org

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