Politics of Peace

16 days and counting up
silent the guns of war
between Israel and Lebanon
loud the hawks of fear

Freedom Fries re-morph
into French Fries by
any other name – the same
we are all birds in the feather

Peace, like Love,
is a verb not a noun
chiseled stones do not reflect rock
ties do not reflect a soul*

got bums? throw ’em out
70 days and counting down…

* from a poem by Uncle River

Politics of Fear

72 days and counting
expect contradiction
We are Safer,
Be Very Afraid
worked in 2000
again in 2004
3 strikes and we’re out Babe
who knows?
our financial transactions
our communications
our health concerns
who knows are private affairs now?
all Hillary’s got going is the first woman
all Frist’s got going is the rise in Power
and Money for HMO’s
“whom do you trust?”
C-SPAN asks severally today –
72 days and counting…

watching how they keep we the people
death tax VS inheritance tax
morals VS morals
(even as Christians divide themselves)
(even as Jews divide themselves)
(even as Muslims divide themselves)

all the world is watching
who will rethink our foreign policy?
who will remember Les Miserables
seeing half the world starving
what is a poor boy to do?

“Pull self up by boot straps” to those
who have not boots does not compute!

Who stepped on the crack,
who’s breaking Mother’s back?

Opinion Prison Blues

War of Words
better than
War of Worlds
“Too serious
to be laughed at”
“too dangerous to be.”

the best of both

Opinions turned to stone
is where the stoning began
flip-flopping the only road
to awakening of consciousness.

Got consciousness?
Get more!
Consciousness is a process
not an end-all
until the end.

Want End? Why?
What is so set in stone that
death is preferred over a flip-flop
of a cherished opinion?

How is even a life time of an opinion
more precious than life
with one precious moment of truth?

“Barter” pens poet Sara Teasdale,

Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children’s faces looking up
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit’s still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.

Martin Peretz quotes Supporting John Bolton

“When I was a child, liberal Democrats saw the filibuster
as antidemocratic and reactionary.”

(When I was a child, Americans learned the high value of a
filibuster from the movie “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington”)

“But the fact is that Moynihan and Bolton were cut
from the same cloth….”

(But Bolton is no Moynihan – Moynihan warned us of the impact
government secrecy while Bolton was up to his eyeballs in
the Iran/Contra secret weapons/drug deals….59 former
American diplomats sent Lugar a letter…saying that Bolton
had “an ‘exceptional record’ of opposing U.S. efforts to improve
national security through arms control.”)

“When there is a crisis, the U.N. apparatus is mobilized to pass a
resolution….almost the be-all and end-all of the United Nations.”

(But when it comes to U.N. resolutions Bolton and Peretz pick and
choose WHICH resolutions they want enforced – none when it comes
to sanctions against Israel…for starters).

“Alas, Bolton was one of James Baker’s gang who went to Florida to
snatch the state’s electoral votes from Al Gore. I personally resent
those who engaged in that venture.”

(But Peretz does not vomit over the number of tortured and killed
during Reagan’s secret support for the Sandinistas…and exactly
why he is opposed today.)

Got Peace?

why expect negotiation:
Shi’ite and Sunni?
Catholics with Protestants?
Jews with Orthodox Jews?
three monotheistic religions
unable to agree
who’s righter than right
who keeps stirring the hornet’s nest
in the seeking Supreme Power
over all the earth
why are we all acting like
that first temptation was not resisted?
the king of the hill
we’re number one
dungeons and dragons
hellfire from the sky surgically striking
were we only testing weapons of world domination?
Who is following in the footsteps of whom?

nobody let go! everybody hang on!

nobody let go!
everybody hang on!

new and ancient vendettas
refusing grief and grieving

refusing forgiveness
they will not be forgiven

no body let go!
no body give in!

old wars fought
with growing vengeance

“Vengeance is mine,”
sayeth the Lord.

2006: how many Lords
extracting vengeance?
(after all, did He not
make man in His image?)
Little Gods aka Little Hitlers

2006: how many Swords in Damasks
how many “surgical strikers”?

26,000 years ago is today’s Moon River
3 monotheistic religions politicized
one American Dream stolen
turns rotten with the true
source of all evil: greed!

“Money is only a vehicle,”
my children’s author observes.
And we recall a farmer’s way
to barter, “It is most important
both barterers feel they received
an honest deal.”

for four thousand years
one day per week was enough to pray
today five times a day is enough
well, maybe
maybe time to beef it up
to 24/7, nooo you say,
“Around the world of different time zones
we’re already praying 24/7.”
Yeah and but…the religious three mono’s
are praying three opposing directions
I heard it today myself on God’s Learning Channel
“Pray for Israel”
is there any doubt others prayers went up from
Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon
and Africa and South America?

What’s missing in this picture?

Learning from history?
Is V for Vengeance or Victory?
How do you spell no war ever ends?
Native Americans? Southern Rebs?
Muslims? Christians? Jews?

Learn to ask better questions
poet Paul proffers…

How much blood does it take
too revive a desicated turnip?

d├ętente time?

An American Media Morning

217 million US of A cell phones?
chatter is the measure of the level
of the masses effected by media reporting?
“The” original “sin” was the first question
of any authority figure
from wonder & awe to shock & awe
Gurenica & the United Nations
did a baby passion plant bloom last night?
day 5 of Lebanon/Israel cease fire
David G. Wallace, mayor of Sugar Land
average annual Lebanese income $5,000
average annual Israeli income $19,000
John Hagee proclaims God commands,
“Keep not silent”
we the people call it “freedom of speech”
Christian Evangelist Hagee of
Christians United for Israel
birth pangs of New Christian Zionists
founded in Feb 06 by Texas Tom Delay
with an Armageddon Based Agenda
looking for signs of the end times
Blackwell in Ohio does their deeds
Rev. John rev’s ’em up to
“getting goosebumps of glee”
Conservatives Without Conscious
Post WW II Followers submit easily by fear
then become aggressive when questioned
enabling our current “Empire on Steroids”

Will you hold to hope Huey if I tell you
“Pluto lives!”

John Mark Karr, the Zombie

the best brainwashing can buy you
a distraction blowback
well hell’s bells noone sings
it stole half of the soundbites
from half the spinwigs
the other halfass saving faces…
one drip at a time
911 operators fired
gonna need more than a toothbrush
to clean up this sewer.

post post:

A close personal friend spent 9 months in a Thailand jail and yes, his experience in their jail was worse than any hell he could imagine – even after freed he could not shake the evil stench of this experience and committed suicide:


p.s. all I am saying is my friend, if we had not been able to bail him out, might have confessed to anything just too escape a Bangkok, Thailand jail.

Paul Greenburg quotes:

“Both Babylon and Rome were great powers in their day,
but somehow they’re no longer with us. Israel is.”

What’s wrong with this sentence? Answer: It is the Empires
that are gone, unless maybe Italy kicked the habit and slid
into the Mediterranean Sea – and, Israel can not say it “is”
until it stops expansion.

“… Jewish presence in Europe?….Why, oh why, did the Jews
let a bunch of Romans drag us up there? Maybe because
the captives had no choice?”

Maybe because they did not resist like the Palestinians
resist occupation?

“Maybe the Israelites should have stuck it out in Egypt with
all its fleshpots.”

Maybe if the Israelites father Abraham had not lied to the
pharaoh of Egypt and tell him Sarah was a single women…

“…the Almighty has a lot to answer for to Mr. Richard Cohen.”

and She has a lot of questions for Paul Greenberg – like…why
did the Israelites blow up the spy ship USS Liberty in 1967?

Cal Thomas quotes:

“The Israel Project…made a former leading imam and
radical Islam expert…..He goes by the name of Sam
Soloman because of death threats from those not happy
with the information he has about their plans to
dominate the world.”

(Therefore be very afraid – take no heed of the 700+
US military bases around the world today in some
140 different countries.)

“Islam means submission. Islam means surrender. It means
you surrender and accept Islamic hegemony over yourselves…”

(Islam is derived from the Arabic root “Salema”: peace, purity,
submission and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means
submission to the will of God and obedience to His law. Imagine that!
Ol’ straight shootin’ Cal Thomas deliberately left out “PEACE”
from the meaning of Islam.)

From the beginning, Mohammed used the mosque to propagate
this ideology.

(From the beginning, Jewish Rabbis used the Synagogue to propagate
their ideology.)

“…Koranic text…”Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take
them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every
ambush.” (Surah 9:5)….Ibrahim Hooper…..”It can and has been used
against the Bible and has been used against the Quran.”

(and the history of violence between Muslims and Jews is as old as
the Bible and the Quran and as new as Lebanon, Gaza and Iraq)

“The terrorists…because virtually all of their sermons that I’ve read…”

(Try reading: http://imad_moustapha.blogs.com/)

“….claim their G-d wants them to kill all “infidels.” Soloman says…if
they (Quran texts) remain effective and eternally valid, then in
America we have a serious problem.”

(Cute aka for an Arab man, Soloman almost like King Solomon of the
Jewish Koran.)

“In 1994, I took a map and started putting pins in it. I found
there is not a single state without a mosque. Since then
(the number) has increased.”

(In 2006, take a map and start putting pins in it for every Synagogue
and see if there is a pin in every state.)