Honoring Father and Mother

hell Mary i miss my mother
who art in heaven these several years
who was a Victorianized wife
of a Catholicized husband
which caused both to need to die
before they could freely send love
to seven siblings
our father now is also
holy love
pouring down from above
so as below
we honor you in heaven
as our mature vision now comprehends
your great sacrifices
thru the Great Depression
now comprehending how your childhood settings
deprived you both of outwardly expressing feelings
one of your great gifts being siblings never fearing
being without home or food or fear of everlasting damnation
leading us from the greatest temptation
of power and greed
back to the Athenian Dream
again renewed by the real American Dream
that people needed no King or dictator or religious leader
that they have the capacity to rule themselves
(religious freedom is not free
if there is no quarter for freedom from religions)

When US leaders change “retreat” to “cut and run”
and deny the dictionary definition of “civil war”
in their desire to create the War of Worlds
with a War on Words they fail to understand
we all understand “1984”.

hell Mary our father
we know how we got from there to here
climate changing global warming
world starvation


but it is not yet December
and winter is three weeks coming
your great grandson is gathering wood and we are awaiting
our first snowflakes’ arrival…

Dear friends who care about our earth.

Judge for yourself if you want to take action. In the Valle de San Felix,
the purest water in Chile runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers. Water is a
most precious resource, and wars will be fought for it.

Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no unemployment, and they provide
the second largest source of income for the area. Under the glaciers has
been found a huge deposit of gold, silver and other minerals. To get at
these, it would be necessary to break, to destroy the glaciers – something never
conceived of in the history of the world – and to make 2 huge holes, each as big
as a whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the mine’s rubbish tip.

The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is called Barrick Gold. The
operation is planned by a multi-national company, one of whose members is
George Bush Senior (what a surprise eh? ). The Chilean Government has
approved the project to start this year, 2006. The only reason it hasn’t
started yet is because the farmers have got a temporary stay of execution.

If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of
specially pure water, but they will permanently contaminate the2 rivers so
they will never again be fit for human or animal consumption because of the
use of cyanide and sulfuric acid in the extraction process. Every last gram
of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one will be left
with the people whose land it is. They will only be left with the poisoned water
and the resulting illnesses.

The farmers have been fighting a long time for their land, but have been
forbidden to make a TV appeal by a ban from the Ministry of the Interior.
Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project is to get help from
international justice. The world must know what is happening in Chile.

(article found at: http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/pascualama.asp)

Who’s dream came true on 9/11?

Osama tells us why
“the US in Saudi Arabia and Israel in Palestine”
what do we get when we go to war
two more countries occupied
Afghanistan and Iraq
where are US bases located?
where are US nuclear weapons located?
“I’ve got 20,000 Chatty Cathy’s
and No, you can’t have even one!”
Why did Ken divorce Barbie?
Not because he was queer but because
Barbie doll remained a psychic virgin
what do we get when we go to war
the loss of Osama
the gaining of willing “terrorists”
gonna lay down my helmet and gun
ain’t gonna study war no more
no more
spaketh the Raven
never more

Cut and Run, the Only Brave Thing to Do

Today’s letter from Michael Moore:


Tomorrow marks the day that we will have been in Iraq longer than we were in all of World War II.

That’s right. We were able to defeat all of Nazi Germany, Mussolini, and the entire Japanese empire in LESS time than it’s taken the world’s only superpower to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad.

And we haven’t even done THAT. After 1,347 days, in the same time it took us to took us to sweep across North Africa, storm the beaches of Italy, conquer the South Pacific, and liberate all of Western Europe, we cannot, after over 3 and 1/2 years, even take over a single highway and protect ourselves from a homemade device of two tin cans placed in a pothole. No wonder the cab fare from the airport into Baghdad is now running around $35,000 for the 25-minute ride. And that doesn’t even include a friggin’ helmet.

Is this utter failure the fault of our troops? Hardly. That’s because no amount of troops or choppers or democracy shot out of the barrel of a gun is ever going to “win” the war in Iraq. It is a lost war, lost because it never had a right to be won, lost because it was started by men who have never been to war, men who hide behind others sent to fight and die.

Let’s listen to what the Iraqi people are saying, according to a recent poll conducted by the University of Maryland:

** 71% of all Iraqis now want the U.S. out of Iraq.

** 61% of all Iraqis SUPPORT insurgent attacks on U.S. troops.

Yes, the vast majority of Iraqi citizens believe that our soldiers should be killed and maimed! So what the hell are we still doing there? Talk about not getting the hint.

There are many ways to liberate a country. Usually the residents of that country rise up and liberate themselves. That’s how we did it. You can also do it through nonviolent, mass civil disobedience. That’s how India did it. You can get the world to boycott a regime until they are so ostracized they capitulate. That’s how South Africa did it. Or you can just wait them out and, sooner or later, the king’s legions simply leave (sometimes just because they’re too cold). That’s how Canada did it.

The one way that DOESN’T work is to invade a country and tell the people, “We are here to liberate you!” — when they have done NOTHING to liberate themselves. Where were all the suicide bombers when Saddam was oppressing them? Where were the insurgents planting bombs along the roadside as the evildoer Saddam’s convoy passed them by? I guess ol’ Saddam was a cruel despot — but not cruel enough for thousands to risk their necks. “Oh no, Mike, they couldn’t do that! Saddam would have had them killed!” Really? You don’t think King George had any of the colonial insurgents killed? You don’t think Patrick Henry or Tom Paine were afraid? That didn’t stop them. When tens of thousands aren’t willing to shed their own blood to remove a dictator, that should be the first clue that they aren’t going to be willing participants when you decide you’re going to do the liberating for them.

A country can HELP another people overthrow a tyrant (that’s what the French did for us in our revolution), but after you help them, you leave. Immediately. The French didn’t stay and tell us how to set up our government. They didn’t say, “we’re not leaving because we want your natural resources.” They left us to our own devices and it took us six years before we had an election. And then we had a bloody civil war. That’s what happens, and history is full of these examples. The French didn’t say, “Oh, we better stay in America, otherwise they’re going to kill each other over that slavery issue!”

The only way a war of liberation has a chance of succeeding is if the oppressed people being liberated have their own citizens behind them — and a group of Washingtons, Jeffersons, Franklins, Ghandis and Mandellas leading them. Where are these beacons of liberty in Iraq? This is a joke and it’s been a joke since the beginning. Yes, the joke’s been on us, but with 655,000 Iraqis now dead as a result of our invasion (source: Johns Hopkins University), I guess the cruel joke is on them. At least they’ve been liberated, permanently.

So I don’t want to hear another word about sending more troops (wake up, America, John McCain is bonkers), or “redeploying” them, or waiting four months to begin the “phase-out.” There is only one solution and it is this: Leave. Now. Start tonight. Get out of there as fast as we can. As much as people of good heart and conscience don’t want to believe this, as much as it kills us to accept defeat, there is nothing we can do to undo the damage we have done. What’s happened has happened. If you were to drive drunk down the road and you killed a child, there would be nothing you could do to bring that child back to life. If you invade and destroy a country, plunging it into a civil war, there isn’t much you can do ’til the smoke settles and blood is mopped up. Then maybe you can atone for the atrocity you have committed and help the living come back to a better life.

The Soviet Union got out of Afghanistan in 36 weeks. They did so and suffered hardly any losses as they left. They realized the mistake they had made and removed their troops. A civil war ensued. The bad guys won. Later, we overthrew the bad guys and everybody lived happily ever after. See! It all works out in the end!

The responsibility to end this war now falls upon the Democrats. Congress controls the purse strings and the Constitution says only Congress can declare war. Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi now hold the power to put an end to this madness. Failure to do so will bring the wrath of the voters. We aren’t kidding around, Democrats, and if you don’t believe us, just go ahead and continue this war another month. We will fight you harder than we did the Republicans. The opening page of my website has a photo of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, each made up by a collage of photos of the American soldiers who have died in Bush’s War. But it is now about to become the Bush/Democratic Party War unless swift action is taken.

This is what we demand:

1. Bring the troops home now. Not six months from now. NOW. Quit looking for a way to win. We can’t win. We’ve lost. Sometimes you lose. This is one of those times. Be brave and admit it.

2. Apologize to our soldiers and make amends. Tell them we are sorry they were used to fight a war that had NOTHING to do with our national security. We must commit to taking care of them so that they suffer as little as possible. The mentally and physically maimed must get the best care and significant financial compensation. The families of the deceased deserve the biggest apology and they must be taken care of for the rest of their lives.

3. We must atone for the atrocity we have perpetuated on the people of Iraq. There are few evils worse than waging a war based on a lie, invading another country because you want what they have buried under the ground. Now many more will die. Their blood is on our hands, regardless for whom we voted. If you pay taxes, you have contributed to the three billion dollars a week now being spent to drive Iraq into the hellhole it’s become. When the civil war is over, we will have to help rebuild Iraq. We can receive no redemption until we have atoned.

In closing, there is one final thing I know. We Americans are better than what has been done in our name. A majority of us were upset and angry after 9/11 and we lost our minds. We didn’t think straight and we never looked at a map. Because we are kept stupid through our pathetic education system and our lazy media, we knew nothing of history. We didn’t know that WE were the ones funding and arming Saddam for many years, including those when he massacred the Kurds. He was our guy. We didn’t know what a Sunni or a Shiite was, never even heard the words. Eighty percent of our young adults (according to National Geographic) were not able to find Iraq on the map. Our leaders played off our stupidity, manipulated us with lies, and scared us to death.

But at our core we are a good people. We may be slow learners, but that “Mission Accomplished” banner struck us as odd, and soon we began to ask some questions. Then we began to get smart. By this past November 7th, we got mad and tried to right our wrongs. The majority now know the truth. The majority now feel a deep sadness and guilt and a hope that somehow we can make make it all right again.

Unfortunately, we can’t. So we will accept the consequences of our actions and do our best to be there should the Iraqi people ever dare to seek our help in the future. We ask for their forgiveness.

We demand the Democrats listen to us and get out of Iraq now.


Michael Moore

homophilic antigen

of an antibody nuclear bomb
cells exploding malignant cancer
eating psychic pain is personal
shame is universal
a soldier murders his own child
a mother drowns her own children
a child murders his classmates
a president proclaims,
“Bring it on!”
in the beginning was the word
and we are as responsible for our words
as we are for our weapons
and have been promised
“What we do unto others
will be done unto us.”
(it’s a two way street)

Battlefields: Iraq and Same-sex Marriage * * * * Torture: School of the Americas

Today’s Breaking News:
Top Marine: Troops under too much strain
Same-sex divorce: new questions for states

Gobble Gobble

CNN Quick Vote question of the Day
Which do you prefer for Thanksgiving:
When the family arrives or when the family leaves?
The public responds half and half
not unlike our country divided.
One half has a wonderful day,
the other half has to pretend.

Old News:
When the father is booed for his son…
“I think that’s weird, it’s nuts, to think
that all we are is after money and power.”

School of the Americas Watch
(the REAL Counter-terrorists)

“A better world is under construction”

When the soldier divorces killing instead of his wife
and refuse to do what they were trained to do not:
“Do not cause pain or shame (re to Iraqis nudity
and bodily fluids are a source of shame).”

When the churches do their duty giving sanction
to those who refuse to go to war (or to return).

Where prisoners refused to make cages
for immigrant children and where they
no longer fear helicopters overhead
or fear poisoned waters.

Where elected leaders refuse to follow the reign of Hitler,
but instead, follow the reign of God
(or howinwhatsoever the form of one’s personal deity).

WHY John Kennedy Was Assassinated

43 years ago today
we may be denied the WHO
Ask what JFK was going to do
for our country the answer is:
in the manor of Franklin Roosevelt
who died before he could
The real Ugly American
is not so much the tourist
as it was/is the ugly policy
of colonialism
Franklin Roosevelt would change
that John Kennedy would change.
Who among us can doubt
the long list of assassinations
to ensure the status quo?
But their Spirit of Change lingers
…waiting…waiting for we the people
(at least more than half), who,
on November 6, 2006 declared,
“We want change and we want it now.”

Col. Jack Jacbos does a stupid re John Dean

Col. Jack Jacobs on Imus this morning:

“We don’t have enough troops to increase their number in Iraq,
but if we did send them….”
which matches Jack’s stupidity when he compares
a commedian shouting the N…. word
to the victory scream of John Dean.

Shame, oh shame!!!

Oh never mind
it’s just another brain talking
with a split tongue.

the screams of torture

of tasered Mostafa Tabatabainejad
blasted thru white picket fences
across states red blue and purple
how many times tasered
when once was not enough?
enough to knock Mostafa to the floor
but not enough for humans turned bestial
tell me how does it feel
Barbie and George
to be on your own
to be all alone in the middle of the night
do you still fear bravehearts
that demand badge numbers
identification of the perpetrators
of torture?
tell me how does it feel
on the hot seat of Nuremberg?
“Yes or no,
does the US sanction secret torture?”
“We do not torture. Interrogation techniques
are top secret. Trust me.”

Truth does not ask for trust.

The Day Franklin Roosevelt Died

April 12, 1945

oh my poor Rectillium
how you suffered their insanity
expected to move a two ton bat
in and/or out a one ton ball
without rest or relaxation
the more rejected the more desired
foreboding fruit of Anuillium

counting up to 62 years
Nuclear Imperialism re Globalization
policy: Rule world by dividing world
oops it happened the Truman bomb
was not contained via Treaty
Proliferation was exponential
Schultz & Pinochet

inflation depression globally
half a world in poverty and growing
what’s for dinner dear Franklin
turkey or eagle pie or crow
those who have want more
those who have not starve
those who have love share