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This is my Weekly Message I e-mail to the President, my two Senators, and my Representative. Of course, I am aware that there is NO-ONE THERE to receive this message! So it's a little different from the usual... [Heading, Veterans]

Sent to the President: [His Staff, of course]:
If this Communication is not processed, that is YOUR loss. This is like a WARNING. Ever hear of "The Law of Unintended Consequences"? The Repukelicans may be doing themselves in, in more than one way. There are now NO VETERANS BENEFITS, Educational, Medical, help for Families, help with PTSD, help with Housing, Jobs, NOTHING. {Not that there WAS all that much "help" - but it was at least SOMEthing!} But, the WAR CONTRACTORS AND WAR PROFITEERS, the Fat Cats and their Stooges in Congress, ARE STILL BEING FUNDED. But, now, under the circumstances, WHY SHOULD THE SOLDIERS FIGHT?!? WHY put themselves in harm's way? WHY kill and be killed? WHY? When there will be NOTHING IN IT FOR THEM, when they get back - IF they get back. {We downplay the DEATH STATISTICS.} Would SERVE CONGRESS AND THE WAR DEPARTMENT RIGHT, if soldiers simply REFUSED TO CARRY ON. Because, when and IF they get back, there's nothing for them but BEGGING ON THE SIDEWALKS and SLEEPING IN DOORWAYS. Soldiers aren't all that Stupid as you think. The cozy relationship between Military Contractors, the Pentagon and Congress, may just be CHALLENGED. This message is for the Presidential and Congressional STAFF. {The only ones who ever read this stuff anyway.} Again, if you don't get around to "processing this", then SO MUCH THE WORSE FOR CONGRESS. They can't say they HAVEN'T BEEN WARNED. Congress may have instigated A HORNET'S NEST OF RESISTANCE AND SUBVERSION OF THE ORDINARY RULES. The "Law of Unintended Consequences" can be a Killer-Diller.....

Aug 25, 2007
PLEASE NOTE BOTH ARTICLES; THEN START SOMETHING IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY IF YOU CAN. BMT

Please, someone come up with a way to get it into the mainstream media and not just in cyberspace

Here's something we ALL can do - really! TELL THE  -Cate












AND THIS:
Rev. Rich Lang's 9/11: Call to Action Freedom From Fear in Seattle   video visit site
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 9/11, impeach, iraq, lies, politics, war, healthcare, elections )

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Rich Lang is a Methodist minister from Seattle. He is a passionate and powerful speaker (please watch the enclosed link). He is right in saying that passive protest is not going to change anything. A YouTube video in 3 parts.

 
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  • A positive, progressive Christian alternative
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Living Faith is a positive, progressive, Christian alternative that lifts up themes of nonviolence, compassion, co-operation, and community. Living Faith will educate the public in the liberal family values of Jesus, his commitment of economic justice for the poor, care of creation, compassion for the excluded, and resistance to empire. Living Faith will articulate a positive expression of a Wisdom Culture that promotes lifestyles of balance and reconciliation. Living Faith will invite others into a conversation about the values and vision of Jesus.

CALL TO ACTION ON 9/11; Please go to the above URL for the entire speech; or watch the video. BMT
"First they came for the terrorists but I wasn't a terrorist so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then they came for those suspected of terrorism, but I certainly wasn't a suspect so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then they came for those who defended those who were suspected of terrorism, but I wasn't defending such people so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then, one day, they came and began to "suspect" me, so I stayed very, very silent and went about my business.
And that is how I lost my soul."

You can feel it in the air: many of us are living in the fear that we are one "bad event" away from this administration seizing power over the people in such a way that we will find ourselves swept up in a nightmare of tyranny such as we've never seen before.

Others before us have also lived in such times. Others before us have also witnessed the tyranny of empire, the fear it unleashes, and the trance it imposes on its population. There is a story in the Gospel of Mark (this Sunday I'll be preaching about it) that has Jesus encountering a man in a graveyard, chained to the tombs and possessed by a powerful demon that has caused the man to become violent, insane, and out of control. The name of the demon is Legion, a military term that symbolizes the occupying army of Rome. In the story Jesus breaks through the silence, the denial, the trance and compels the demon to acknowledge its name. Once named, Jesus "exorcizes the demon", that is, he performs a direct public action that breaks through the denial and the trance while restoring the man to sanity and community.

We are gathered tonight because our nation has fallen into a trance: we've become possessed by a spirit that is causing us great harm. It is a spirit that causes great violence. It is a spirit that destroys community. It turns us against each other. It causes us to distrust each other. And it certainly causes us to question our sanity, our understanding of events and of basic human qualities like honesty, forthrightness, integrity, co-operation. This trance has caused us to lose our voice, we have become silent in the face of great evils. We have learned how to live in denial of the obvious. Indeed, we now know the answer to that old question, "how could good German citizens allow the Nazi Party to rise to power?" We need somehow to awaken from this trance, and find our voice. We need to break through the denial and compel the demon that possesses us to state forth its name, and having done that, then through direct public actions we can restore our citizenry to sanity and community. We need to awaken and reclaim our roots as a democracy.

That's the assumption of this call to meeting. We face a multitude, a whole legion of evils that are silencing us, chaining us to fears and denial, possessing us with a spirit contrary to our nature. You have probably come here because you have seen this possession and have become restless and frustrated in "casting it out" of the body politic. Some of you are here because you think electing Democrats in 2008 will bring a new birth of hope. Some of you are here because you think our governing system has fallen into disrepair and needs a few tweaks and adjustments. Some of you want to fix our broken elections, or stop the impending war in Iran, Syria and Lebanon. Some of you want to get to the bottom of the 9/11 contradictions, and some of you are worried sick about the house of cards that is our economy. Many of you are greatly concerned about the growing power of the executive and the military. Many of you worry about the corruption of our political process through Corporate money. The urgency of multiple crisis (legion) is certainly before our nation this evening. But tonight the focus is really on one part of the crisis: breaking the trance, breaking through the denial and finding our voice.

CONTINUED............

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Posted: Aug 25, 2007 7:43pm
May 18, 2007
Reports from Russian Military Analysts are describing what they term as a "rapidly declining will-to-fight” among American Soldiers fighting in Iraq, with the greatest concern being placed upon US Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division who reportedly this past week refused orders to ‘take to field’ against their Iraqi insurgent enemies.
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During the Viet Nam War, a contingent of troops SAT DOWN ON THE BATTLEFIELD and REFUSED TO FIGHT.

In a famous incident, a group of soldiers ordered on a dangerous patrol, REFUSED TO GO, RIGHT WHILE BEING FILMED BY TELEVISON CAMERAS!

I have both these references bookmarked, and can bring them up.

[Even ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S Macedonian troops, refused to let him cross the Hyphasis River, and conquer the rest of India, when they had been deployed away from their homes and families for too long!]

Events are moving much faster than we realize.

I doubt very much that the troops want "more support" from more troops. I think that is JUST THE SPIN THE PENTAGON IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO PUT ON THE INCIDENT.

I don't doubt for a SECOND that the report is TRUE; or, that this is PRECISELY THE REASON THE PENTAGON WANTS TO CLAMP DOWN ON ALL INTERNET COMMUNICATION.

The Pentagon DOES NOT WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW OF THIS. Just as they try to keep the many attacks on, and deaths in, the supposedly-safe "Green Zone", HIDDEN from us.

These troops do NOT want "more & more troops" sent into the MEAT-GRINDER they are in. THESE TROOPS WANT TO COME HOME.

We the civilians, the families and friends of the troops, MUST NOW MORE THAN EVER, SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR THEIR "SIT-DOWN STRIKE" AND TELL THE ARMY, THE CONGRESS, AND THE NEWSPAPERS, THAT WE SUPPORT THEM UNEQUIVOCALLY AND WANT THEM HOME. WANT THEM HOME NOW!

[If news of this were to spread thru Internet communication within the army, it could, and would, SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE. THEY ALL FEEL THIS WAY. It would take just a spark.....Anyone who knows any troops, please tell them.....this encouraging news.......]

They may be coming home SOON on THEIR OWN timetable, NOT on Bush's "timetable".....

PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW, ON AND OFF OF CARE2 AND THE INTERNET, ABOUT THIS INCIDENT; AND ESPECIALLY, PLEASE TELL ANY TROOPS AND ANY FAMILY OF TROOPS, THAT YOU KNOW.
COUNTERACT THE PENTAGON'S ATTEMPT TO SUPPRESS THIS NEWS ON THE INTERNET, AND TO KEEP IT FROM REACHING ALL THE TROOPS IN THE ARMY.
The troops clearly want to come home; Iraqis want them out of their country, where they did not invite them in, in the first place.

BRING THEM HOME ON THE TROOPS' TIMETABLE; NOT BUSH'S TIMETABLE!

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Posted: May 18, 2007 12:49am
Apr 6, 2006
Focus: Peace
Action Request: Various
Location: United States
 
 
The Voters Peace Pledge is an effort to count, organize and make visible the emerging anti-war voting block and to speak with a united voice of conviction which candidates and incumbent politicians CANNOT AFFORD TO IGNORE. Imagine headlines saying 2 million have pledged to vote for peace candidates in 2006! A March, 2006 poll showed that tens of millions of Americans agree with the Peace Pledge. Voters For Peace is committed to get the word out to legislators, the media and the general public that peace voters will not be taken for granted in future elections. Voters For Peace urges you to take a clear stand and let politicians know they cannot take your vote for granted but instead have to earn your vote. Please sign the following pledge.

"I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who doesnot make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression a public position in his or her campaign."


Visit  http://www.votersforpeace.us/signUp.jsp?key=1134  to sign the peace pledge and help build a peace movement that candidates cannot ignore!

 
Sign this letter too 
With public opinion shifting from support for the war to calls for immediate withdrawal, the news media has an obligation to reflect on the role it has played in building a pro-war consensus with false and deceptive reporting. Many media organizations have published “mea-culpas” admitting “mistakes” and “flawed reporting,” but the problem goes deeper and is ongoing. The coverage remains one-sided and excludes anti-war voices from citizens and anti-war groups all over the world. We need real journalism, not jingoism.

It's Time to Make the US Media Accountable! 


   
If you want to go even farther.......... 

“If a thousand [people] were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them and enable the state to commit violence and shed innocent blood. ”
—Henry David Thoreau, during Mexican-American War of 1846-48
..... opposition, however, is not limited to this one instance of armed aggression by our government. As citizens of this country, we are compelled by conscience to speak out against, and avoid cooperation with, that which has allowed this and other instances of military aggressions to occur and which makes likely further military aggression against other nations.

It is clear that the U.S. government's ability to threaten, coerce, and, if deemed necessary, make war on other nations is a direct result, not only of our economic might, but also the unprecedented size of our military arsenal, which is now far larger than that of all our allies and "enemies" combined. It is equally clear that the maintenance of this arsenal depends upon the willingness of the American people — through their federal tax payments — to finance it.

Refusal to pay taxes used to finance unjust wars, along with refusal by soldiers to fight in them, is a direct and potentially effective form of citizen noncooperation, and one that governments cannot ignore. War tax refusal has a long and honorable tradition among religious and secular opponents of war.

 
Things fall apart, the Center cannot hold...... W. B. Yeats
 

The Troops have to LAY DOWN THEIR WEAPONS, knowing that this is the TRUE patriotism -- TO STOP ACTING AS HIT MEN AND HIT WOMEN FOR THE BUSH-CHENEY CABAL.

I mean every single word of this.

The troops must STOP LAYING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR BUSH-CHENEY AND BIG OIL; AND START LAYING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR COMMUNITIES, THEIR COUNTRY, FOR YOU AND ME -- INSTEAD.

 
PART OF THE "NOT IN OUR NAME" PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE

........and Not in our name
We pledge resistance

We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity

We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice,
freedom and peace

Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real.


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The Not In Our Name Pledge of Resistance was created collectively by artists and activists in April 2002 as a means of inspiring protest and resistance. It is at the heart of the Not In Our Name Project.

The Pledge was not intended to be signed, rather, it is a tool to be used by individuals, organizations and communities to inspire and strengthen individual and group resistance.

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