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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government.

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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:30 am
This comes from a "controversial" site that deals a lot with "conspiracy theories" - some valid, some maybe not so valid.

However, to make up your mind, PLEASE ACTUALLY READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.

Jim Douglass, the writer of this article, is a Peace Activist and Author of the HIGHEST INTEGRITY, and he is KNOWN TO ME PERSONALLY.

He is working on Biographies of several Peace Activists such as MLK and Gandhi; and has written and published a Biography of JFK.
Members of the Peace Activist Community in several States, know him and his wife very well and for a long time, as people WHOSE WORD CAN ALWAYS BE TRUSTED.

It is quite probable, that this "controversial" site is the ONLY one that would print what Jim Douglass wrote, in full.
Anything that Jim Douglass writes, is based on THE MOST THOROUGH AND OBJECTIVE RESEARCH.

Please READ THIS ARTICLE IN ITS ENTIRETY, EVERY WORD - and see what you think!

{This is a website that attracts loonies - the comments on this article are not worth reading, unless you want to get angry - racist, etc. This does NOT negate what JIM DOUGLASS HIMSELF, wrote!}

As I said, I have MET Jim Douglass in person, and he and his wife are active members of Ground Zero and other Peace groups and Peace campaigns I have taken part in.
{I'm terrible, I've forgotten "his wife's" name at the moment - I haven't actually met her! - I HATE people referring to a Woman just as "someone's wife"! but here I am doing it!!!}

I was attracted to this article in the first place, because JIM DOUGLASS'S NAME was on it...
and it is obviously VERY IMPORTANT we have this information.....

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:43 am
This review is from:
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
by James T. Douglass

"Along with over ten years of meticulous research and one hundred pages of footnotes (worth reading), this book has soul.
For those tempted to despair that our national leaders are not capable of turning our nation toward peace, this book tells us how it has already happened. John F. Kennedy was taking stands for peace that risked his life as well as his presidency and it seems that the nation hardly noticed. For those who are willing to engage in hard-headed thinking and research, this book will belie the ho-hum assumption that we will never know why Kennedy was killed nor who is responsible. We can know and we need to know as citizens.

If you can read only one book on the life of JFK, this is it. "
Book available on

As I said above, Jim Douglass is working on several biographies of Peacemakers. He is a real Scholar and Truth-teller.
{I am quoted, by name, in one of the footnotes to the JFK book. I had some direct knowledge of the Fair Play For Cuba Committee, that Lee Harvey Oswald "supposedly" was a member of.} {As I said, this guy ALWAYS does his homework!}

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:51 am
"Martin Luther King was a son of the devil and a Communist front man. Whether the dude was a Commie or not is immaterial he took their money and the support of the rich Homosexual underground as well."

Like I said, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME READING THE COMMENTS unless you want your blood pressure to rise! There are too many like this. Like I said, this site ATTRACTS THE LOONIES. But, they have a right to re-publish what Jim Douglass wrote!

Take Jim Douglass's article FOR WHAT IT IS. Not for its surroundings!
It is very long and detailed. After all, Jim Douglass was THERE, at the entire Trial!

divergent revolution (309)
Friday April 5, 2013, 11:58 am
Thanks, hard to resist saying I knew it.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:05 pm
Please spread the word on this, it is very important.

It ought to go on the Front Page of Care2!

Anne T (180)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:33 pm
I always thought that there was government involvement!!!

Winn A (179)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:44 pm
May this great leader RIP.

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:54 pm
His wife is SHELLEY. Thx for your intro Barbara, it is for that very reason that I WILL read in full as I usually would avoid visiting Alex Jones' website, períod.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:24 pm
Thank you, Angelika, I KNEW her name was Shelley, I just forgot!
Usually I would have a Peace Publication lying around with her name on it somewhere...

I was looking up ANOTHER "conspiracy theory" when I came across the posting of Jim Douglass - it might also be on Huffington or somewhere, but probably in a CONDENSED form - and I wanted the WHOLE THING accessible!

Some "conspiracy theories" are, for sure, REAL - and some are wacko! looney tunes!
All of them attract the nutcases, the far, far, far, far Right-wing, the Haters and the Racists just looking for confirmation of their most PARANOID fantasies!
Things are bad ENOUGH without PARANOID FANTASIES making them even worse!

Sheryl G (363)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:27 pm
Perhaps the lesson of the King assassination is that our government understands the power of nonviolence better than we do, or better than we want to.

In the spring of 1968, when Martin King was marching (and Robert Kennedy was campaigning), King was determined that massive, nonviolent civil disobedience would end the domination of democracy by corporate and military power.


nonviolent civil disobedience would end the domination of democracy by corporate and military power.


end the domination of democracy by corporate and military power

key words.....

corporate and military power

The powers that be took Martin Luther King seriously. They dealt with him in Memphis.

Need anything more be said?

When you think of then and what is happening they say, it doesn't take a rocket scientist.

ps....Alex Jones is dismissed by many.....however, with a lot of things, there is truth to be found in many places.

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:37 pm
Sheryl, for sure and I am not denying this either. But often that truth can be found at other websites as well,and presented in a slightly different way. I just cannot stand the person, particularly after seeing him acting out wild and hysterically with Piers Morgan, but also before that I never liked him either.
And no, nothing more needs to be said, many of us have understood quite some time ago. They cannot possibly assassine the entire population... not with NDAA either.

Sheryl G (363)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:48 pm
I didn't say I'm a fan of his, just that as with everything, some people are not all right or all wrong and there is to be truth found in many places. You must realize before the internet I think that the Europeans and perhaps others had more information available to them than the citizens of usa. Is why I use to subscribe to Mother Jones magazine a long time ago as it was about the only "non Corporate" media one could depend upon to dig out stories not being revealed.

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:59 pm
With this post Martin Niemöller also comes to mind...

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:59 pm
Yes you're SO RIGHT, Dandelion!
Even now, when it's available, few people WANT to read the European press.
At my downtown Public Library, there is a special program that THEY pay for, but that is free to us users!
It is a special computer thing that ACCESSES the Major European Newspapers, in EITHER the original language, or complete English translation! [World newspapers too.]
I was bowled over when I found this out - they gave a class in my Library, how to access that program.
It also accesses data files of photographs and all sorts of things.
Don't know if other libraries have it. With a library card, I can even access it on my home computer if I want to!
"Mother Jones" is GREAT, also.....

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:06 pm
Yes I know, sadly you guys have been denied the truth for too long.. and nonviolent civil disobedience begins with YOUR VOTE. I made this comment about 2 years ago, at least 1yr ago: "What if there is an election and nobody comes?"

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:11 pm
Why would you need such a special computer program, Barbara? Anyone can google for major European newspapers etc.. you need not pick ALL of them, just go by certain cities and check for their press, in fact I often do this in search for a version of the particular country after hearing some news on CNN or local stations.

JL A (281)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:46 pm
I once heard Dick Gregory speak on this subject--so much of the evidence was familiar to me. As I recall, what he knew best were the FBI trail.

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:56 pm
Oh boy - frankly, my head is spinning, names, names, names.. and of course it's all more than compelling.
Am I surprised? NO. Have I doubts regarding that last paragraph? Yes. But togetherness creates strenght and, as I said above, they cannot drone you ALL.
I passed this on to my friends list, hope many will read and note.

Animae C (514)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:15 pm
Thanx Angelika for fwd.

John B (185)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:53 pm
Thanks BMutiny for posting the link to the very interesting and informative article by Mr. Douglass. The links on the article were excellent as well. Read and noted.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:55 pm
Noted with interest, thanks.

pam w (139)
Friday April 5, 2013, 9:51 pm
SOMEONE would have killed him eventually.

Whether it was the "good Christians" who objected to his philosphy or the "good Christians" who belonged to the Klan....

SOMEONE would have killed him eventually.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:09 am
Can't send you a green star for your comment, Sheryl, but it certainly deserves a few!

I think that voting, AngeliKa, is, at best, of limited value, not that I am happy about that nor that I seek to deflate your balloon of hope, but I believe that you seriously overestimate the power of voting.

Elections -at least in the US- are set-up jobs, in that we do not even get the best people to choose from. Being hooked into the 2 party system, people choose between what we have for years been calling 'the lesser of two evils'

You might find interesting, worthy candidates among the smaller parties (I got had by Obama once; 2nd time around I voted Jill Stein!), but these smaller parties don't stand a chance in a country where people feel that unless they vote for one of the two candidates from the two major parties, they are throwing their vote away, wasting it! The smaller party candidates don't even get news coverage or get to participate in the super-organized media extravaganzas aka debates between presidential candidates! Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate tried to get into one of the presidential debates, but this was interpreted as 'crashing' a private party and both women were rewarded with 8-hour police detention shackled (yes, shackled!) to chairs. So we are stuck with a D or an R, both of whom once elected will sell out (if they haven't already) to those powers Dandelion so forcefully emphasized: "corporate and military power"

"In the spring of 1968, when MLK was marching (& RFK...), King was determined that massive, nonviolent civil disobedience would end the domination of democracy by corporate and military power.


nonviolent civil disobedience would end the domination of democracy by corporate and military power.


end the domination of democracy by corporate and military power

key words.....

corporate and military power"

Look at Obama, an angel of justice for the common man while campaining for the 2008 election, a guy from a modest background, a self-made scholar & community organizer, not a papa's boy born with a silver spoon for a brain like GWB. Then Obama wins & -WHAP!- the first appointments tell the whole story - a rehash of the Clinton adm and no one is more embedded & beholden to corporate power, more rotten, than Bill & Hillary.

I will never forget that an early -perhaps the 1st- vacation Obama took as President, circa 2009 -like right away!- involved playing golf on Martha's Vineyard with the President of UBS Investment Bank/Chairman & CEO of UBS Group Americas, ... a time when "Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS private banker turned key informant (some people consider him a whistleblower, which puts him in a considerably better & deservedly nobler light, though not for Mr Obama, who notoriously indulges in war -not golf- against whistleblowers, as time has told), was ...(being tried and) sentenced to a tougher-than-expected 40 months in prison for helping wealthy American clients evade taxes.

The prison term is 10 months longer than was recommended by prosecutors, who said Mr Birkenfeld had provided “substantial assistance” to their tax evasion investigation involving UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank." (c/o

In fact, if my memory is correct, the DoJ got a long long list of US citizens with UBS and/or other Swiss banks & as I remember very few if any were prosecuted.

So this is what voting in the US accomplishes, Angie, letting us decide between one corporate sell-out and another soon-to-be corporate sell-out.

I may disagree with Angelika on the effectiveness of voting, but I do share her aversion to both Alex Jones & his website. I may make an exception in this case, because of the esteem I have for you, Barbara Mutiny & Dandelion.

But for the moment I must clear off the computer because I haven't had breakfast yet, it's 10 am here in Paris; & my companion reprimands me daily for the time I spend on the computer, as well as my skipping meals, because of my passion for C2 & Internet!(we share the same computer, so my behavior becomes more logical since I have to take advantage of 'my' computer time, even if that interferes with meals. My thinking is I can always eat, when it's 'his turn'!)

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:41 am
Again, as I stated above, I was surprised to find someone personally known to me, on that site, when I wasn't looking for it! I am sure that Jim Douglass printed his story for ANYone to reprint who wanted to, not restricting it, that's the kind of person Jim Douglass is.
I could've looked for this important story on ANOTHER site, maybe, but as far as I know, most other sites would condense or abbreviate this story, rather than printing it in full.

It kindof makes me squirm, tho, both to see some of the other stuff on that site! - and to see the repulsive comments about MLK, Obama, etc. {without any rationality} on that site.
I hope my reputation doesn't suffer by it!

I assure everyone that Jim Douglass, a VERY long-time member of the Peace Movement in the Northwest {who now resides in Alabama, and writes} - he is a person one can TRUST absolutely for the TRUTH.
{No matter where he is published or re-printed!}

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:12 am
I'm so glad Lucy with the beautiful eyes, that you bring up the embedded Clintons, that few fail to see that are on the Left but are quick to see the warts of the justly so deserving our condemation on the right. Who better to quiet the minorities that were rising up against this unjust system than to assure the masses that they still had control, cough cough, by placing a black face there.

Obama's first acceptance speech:

"Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story, of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren't well-off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to.

That's why I stand here tonight. Because for 232 years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women -- students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors -- found the courage to keep it alive."

And that is what the American people voted for......but were they duped. You don't get anywhere in politics being a poor unknown unless Powerful forces help you to get there.....then you owe. So the Powerful forces knew the heat of the minorities and the white working poor at that time, the poverty that was becoming all the more ingrained into this system.

This hasn't just got to a point today it is hard, it's been hard on the minorities, disabled, the working poor, those Elders who only have a Social Security check to live on, and single women for a long while now. It is only now that the suffering is reaching up and clawing apart the more solid white middle class, that more are beginning to feel this suffering.

The hopes of their children going to college disappearing, and even if they manage to get the degree little chance at jobs that pay high enough to pay back the higher and higher debts they accured. The security of a job to move along in life is out the window, no matter how diligent a worker you may be, and benefits that use to go along with these jobs eroding, many workers robbed of their retirement only years away from needing to use it, and more are finding about how when a job is lost so too is your medical care.

It matters not to them if it's a black face or white face, they see the future as bleak and little is being done to help any of them, be they black, white, asian, hispanic, or American Indian. But back when in those years when the Criminals were still sort of hidden, before the expose's of what is being uncovered, a black face would do to quiet the masses that were most suffering the longest. Give them hope, and give them someone they would less speak up against. To Cornell West's credit he has called this out, a strong man of conviction that tells it as it is, and is a voice that truly stands up for the downtrodden.

Until the American people stop going back and forth with the two Parties that allowed us to get into this fix you are only voting for either the Tweedle Dee or the Tweedle Dum Parties. But like any crime syndicate using mafia terms you have the Gambino Party or the Genovese Party to vote for that are dug deep into the system that is fully in the operation of things. They sit around the table and once in awhile for the public viewing they take a pop shot at one another. But what changes? Oh the Gambino's may be harder on the gays and the women, but the Genovese will smile at you while someone else is coming up stabbing you in the back. The Clintons have wonderful smiles....

There are other options, and we as a people who KNOW of these other options must somehow get that message out to the masses. For as Lucy with the beautiful eyes said, "The smaller party candidates don't even get news coverage or get to participate in the super-organized media extravaganzas aka debates between presidential candidates!"

Since the CPD (Commission of Presidential Debates) took over running the debates in 1988, only once has a third party candidate been allowed to participate: In 1992, when Ross Perot joined Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush on the debate stage. And you know what, Ross Perot had it correct when he said we'd hear the sucking sound of our jobs leaving this Country if NAFTA was placed in. The Republicans wanted NAFTA badly and Clinton gave it to them. So nice of the Democrats always to be leaning across the aisle helping those Republicans with their agenda and doing so even today with tossing Social Security out on the table to be chopped up or our getting the Romney Care health care plan, the Republicans idea they now want to distance themselves from, instead of what we had all wanted, Universal Health.

The dominance of the two major parties at the debates has effectively rigged to shut out other voices. And although I hear the statement "do not vote" the sort of similar analogy of what if a war was declared and no one showed up, I have an even bigger fear of simply not voting. As a woman, it wasn't that long ago that my female ancestors fought to gain this vote and with the attack on women's rights in this Country, well if we all sat home and didn't go out to at least show our numbers by doing so I can see that "right" soon being a thing of the past. The men saying, well if they are not doing so anyways.

I find that very dangerous, and think of the multitude around the world who are dying for the right to vote, so no I do and never would advise not to vote. That is saying we are not interested, might as well give us a Dictator or King, (didn't we fight to get out from under that ) but what I suggest is that we vote Smarter and learn of these other Parties that are not embedded with the major money.

We get 3rd parties in at all levels of Government so that they will make needed changes to our policies and place protections in that can not be taken away from us without the American people having a vote on each singular issue with full debate before it can be changed. Glass-Steagal should not of been able to be removed so easily with again, Bill Clinton in Office. Once Clinton signed it handed the pen over to Sandy Weill, the banker of Citigroup whose office holds a wood etching of him engraved with the words "The Shatterer of Glass–Steagall".

I voted also for a 3rd Party last time and I will continue to work for those of any party that truly stand up to the Big Money, such as Elizabeth Warren, Alan Grayson, Edward Markey, and a few others, but I'm more inclined to be in support of the Independents and when I think of the Independent I most love, it's Bernie Sanders. We have a long way to go in the USA but we will not get anywhere if we keep voting in the same sold out bought out people and their Party that got us here in the first place. Stop pointing back and forth only looking at the "other" team as the evil one and note what your own team has done. Either clean it up or move them out......but lets not keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Dr. King, thank you for the strong legacy you left. Many of us still Honor your strength, courage, and guidance, we are going to need it during these difficult days ahead.

David Johnson (13)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:25 am
Needless to say, reading this article gave me pause. I have never been a big believer in conspirices.... I was aware that the King family had sued, but the outcome had escaped my notice. I'm not disagreeing with the article, it's just that I have a hard time believing it.
I was in High School when MLK was assinated, and vividly remember the days of rage that followed, the burning cities. J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI hated MLK and never hid that. If the government was involved, what did it have to gain? Dr. King became and remains a hero and martyr for civil rights. If the intent was to silence him and the civil rights movement...then, that was a massive error in judgement. A massive backfire!
Regardless, is/was there a conspiracy? I hope there wasn't, but fear there was....
At the end of the day, all we can do is be ever vigilantand expose governental evil and corruption wherever we find it.

Teresa W (782)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:32 am
noted, thank you

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:28 am
Thank you for exposing the truth, BMutiny! I have believed this to be the case for a long time, and I fear the same is true for Kennedy's assassination. We will just have to wait and see what happens. (N, P, S)

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:30 am
noted BMutiny!!!!! you are absolutely right!!!!!! thnx for the article!!!!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:37 am
Bryna: The book to read on the Kennedy assassination is:

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
by James T. Douglass [the author of the above article]
Yes, there WAS a conspiracy.
Lee Harvey Oswald WAS nothing but a "patsy", as he said. So he had to be killed.
There are powers behind our govt, that want to run things their own way....
They buy or threaten our govt, and when that isn't enough, they kill...

Angelika R (143)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:50 am
I can only agree 150% with Dandelion's words and disagree with you, Jill/Lucy as for your judgement about my suggestions.
"I think that voting, AngeliKa, is, at best, of limited value, not that I am happy about that nor that I seek to deflate your balloon of hope, but I believe that you seriously overestimate the power of voting.

Elections -at least in the US- are set-up jobs, in that we do not even get the best people to choose from. Being hooked into the 2 party system, people choose between what we have for years been calling 'the lesser of two evils' "

WHO'SE Fault is this? ONLY YOU the American people decide that and if EVERYONE would finally wake up and see the light as Dandelion has encouraged all here hundreds of times, and evryone gave their vote to these 3rd parties-or else ABSTAINED from voting all together, things WOULD CHANGE ! Those on the right and far right will probably never follow this but they are doomed the minority now so this momentum must be kept going.
You have no choice in the long run but to GET RID of that devastating 2-party system, change the constitution or do whatever it takes, but this is your ruin, decline.

There is still a bit of hope once people will witness what else is yet to come during the yrs left of this presidency (and I am not speaking of pleasant surprises) and by its end perhaps a majority will have had it and think real deep!
Don't complain about third parties not coming up big if YOU don't support them!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:07 pm
Hey, Angelika, read what I say before you move into attack mode!
You didn't read me, Angelika! In my comment that you replied to, I said "I got had by Obama once; 2nd time around I VOTED Jill Stein!

And i ALSO said"Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate tried to get into one of the presidential debates, but this was interpreted as 'crashing' a private party and both women were rewarded with 8-hour POLICE DETENTION, shackled (yes, SHACKLED!) to chairs."

Why am so upset about this treatment of 3rd party candidates in general, & Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala, in particular?
Because I SUPPORTED them & I consider it OUTRAGEOUS that not only was Jill Stein PROHIBITED from SPEAKING as a participant at the debate, she & her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were ARRESTED for JUST TRYING to attend.

So where do you come off telling me "Don't complain about third parties not coming up big if YOU don't support them!"

Maybe you don't know that Jill Stein was the Green Party candidate running on a ticket with Cheri Honkala?

I voted for them! I said so! Would you also like to hold me responsible for US mass media not even reporting on these Green Party candidates getting arrested trying to attend an event that they should be INVITED to, and would be in a true democracy? I watch or read DN! news almost everyday: Amy Goodman & her team were the only news source I was aware of reporting on the other parties & their candidates!

Don't be so smug, Angelika: how can non-Dems & non-Rethugs make a dent in the US political power system if the media doesn't even cover them and give credibility to their candidatures? Most Americans don't even know about them.

I love Bernie Sanders, but he is a unique Vermont phenomenon!
Dennis Kucinich was great, but we lost him because of electoral district re-zoning in Ohio (who exactly was behind this; how it occurred: I don't know). Kucinich had to face Rep. Marcy Kaptur, another great, progressive & combative Democrat (vehemently anti-bailout, vehemently anti-Bush/Paulsen, vehemently anti-forclosures -she's the one who publicly clamored for foreclosed people to squat their homes; the only issue she isn't right-on on is abortion, she must be a practising Catholic); well, Kucinich had to face Kaptur in the Ohio Democratic primary because they both suddenly had to run for election from the same district, a newly created 9th district & this uniquely progressive eight-term Congressman lost!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted, thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 3:29 pm
"received a call “from a member of Dr. King’s group in Atlanta.” The caller (whom Bailey said he knew but referred to only by the pronoun “he”) wanted the motel owner to change King’s room."
Maybe, Jesse Jackson?

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:01 pm
Just want to add my thanks for posting, BMutiny.....and hoping the truth will set us free. I don't mean that in a flippant manner, either. Any info we can finally get, and share with others, will help to awaken those who have been lulled into a catatonic state by our corporate media.

Shirley B (5)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 4:12 pm
Well, I read the whole thing. Whew! Quite credible. People keep saying "today it's all about the money" and I am not only old enough to remember some of the obsure names Mr Douglass refers to but as he refers to the times It was ALWAYS about the money. There are several conspiracy theories I think have enough merit for further investigation. This was one of them. And, it will always be about the money. All of us love Bernie Sanders and I also appreciate Alan Grayson.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:06 pm
So glad this made the front page. All the Senators that all of you mention as being fine progressives, I would agree with you. Please also look at Al Franken and Kirsten Gillibrand who have great ideas and are working hard on them. My impression is that there are more fine people in the Senate than there are in the House. Not simply a higher percentage, but actually more people.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:44 am
Thanks so much for sharing this Barbara!
I had previously read this on another site, saving me the rise in blood pressure that always accompanies anything Alex Jones.

As to your praise of Jim Douglass, I wholeheartedly agree.
I was a Trident Protester "back in the day", and while I can't say I really knew him personally, I valued his honesty, leadership and activism.

Joe R (190)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:36 pm
Thanks. A most interesting article and discussion!

Jennifer G (20)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:47 pm
Thanks for posting this!

Don H (45)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:35 am
Thanks, BMutiny. I have always suspected the government was involved in some way.

Eric Straatsma (3802)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:38 am

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 7:11 am
That's quite a comment you left, Dandelion, the one that begins "I'm so glad Lucy with the beautiful eyes, that you bring up the embedded Clintons, that few fail to see that are on the Left but are quick to see the warts of the justly so deserving our condemation on the right. Who better to quiet the minorities that were rising up against this unjust system than to assure the masses that they still had control, cough cough, by placing a black face there ..."

Besides the fact that I adore compliments & have a weakness for flattery (lol), I agree with everything you say. I have been angry with Clinton for years, because of promoting NAFTA, because of destroying Haiti's agriculture thereby causing an exodus to the cities where these rural Haitians needed the jobs offered by Bill Clinton's business pals, which he ensured would pay the lowest wage in the Western hemisphere... and also because of his repeal of Glass–Steagall. It is true that THEY ALL wanted it repealed. But Clinton did not have the conviction or the foresight to resist the pressure. He was spineless because he belongs to corporate power.

PBS Frontline has done some very thorough research & reporting on that, including a narrated time-line entitled "The Long Demise of Glass-Steagall", which is part of far larger multi-media report/investigation entitled The Wall Street Fix.

I cannot for the moment respond to other points you made because I must get off the computer, but I will say that I was moved & so saddened to read the excerpt you provided from Obama's first acceptance speech. I believed he was a man of conviction, an outsider, not a sell-out, not a Clinton Democratic Party man. I thought he stood for us, not for them.

Everything else you say is so true and so sad.

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 8:59 pm
So NObody thinks Maybe those who can't be bought might instead be threatened? I liked Clinton, never worried about stupid wars back then, and my boys were draft age - and yes, I'm aware of the bad "judgement" he had in promoting NAFTA & screwing around (he only screwed One woman, GW screwed Everyone!)..But Bu$h $r. still had access to CIA files, even now I assume he gets intel. The Patriot Act was passed only After CONgre$$ got anthrax threats (and who knows what else?). Only a few held out. I'm sure Obama had good intentions - but how vulnerable is he & his family? When people can get away with openly threatening him? How do you get ANYONE with True Convictions to run for President when its all become muck-raking insanity?
I like Hillary but she & Obama were interchangeable - and America was more apt to elect a black man before a white woman. Democrats aren't allowed to be racist, but sexism is still alive & kicking. RepubliCONs caught Reagan's dementia & never took the meds. I'm afraid it'll take a Very Wide-spread Grassroots Uprising to CURE this country & root out the shadow government that does what Congre$$ is too stupid to do or Stop Them from doing.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:06 am
"After hearing the speech ['I Have A Dream'], the FBI went on high alert when it came to dealing with King. William Sullivan, head of domestic intelligence for the bureau, said, “In the light of King’s powerful, demagogic speech… he stands head and shoulders over all other Negro leaders put together when it comes to influencing great masses. We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security.”

The fact that FBI wiretapped King and collected evidence in order to discredit the man as a communist for the rest of his life is a good indication of what kind of frightening, oppressive agency the FBI actually is

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