Friday, January 25, 2008
There are some of us who were there for the sixties revolution who believe in your ability to be enlightened, and successfully resist just becoming the new materialists!
As we sixties survivors stand among you, we look to your inspiration. Stop being afraid of the conditioning that came from others who were there for the party, but who have raised you filled with the holy ghost of corporate fear! The fear they have not recovered from in but only glimpsing their truth concerning the reality of being awake. Those well-intentioned groomers opting instead for the false illusion of material-for-security only at the expense of facing the truth.
They have missed that both are possible!
What does that mean?
Take the journey to your own humanness to find out.
Ultimately, it is the journey itself that DOES pay the highest tribute to those who have raised you: to evolve beyond them. Beyond the veil.
Now while your are young, know your courage intimately with responsibility to your own awakening in the one universal principal that you first, do no harm to yourself or others.
January 25, 2008, 4:13 pm
Ending Presidential Run, Kucinich Looks Ahead
By Michael Falcone
Ending Presidential Run, Kucinich Looks Ahead Dennis J. Kucinich officially ended his presidential campaign Friday. (Photo: Tony Dejak/Associated Press)
At a news conference on Friday, Representative Dennis J. Kucinich officially ended one campaign — his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — and quickly turned his attention to two others.
Mr. Kucinich told supporters who gathered at a union hall in Cleveland that he was directing his energies toward keeping his Congressional seat in the 10th District of Ohio and announced that he was founding a national group called Integrity Now that he said would focus on many of the issues that were central to his presidential run.
“We are transitioning the presidential campaign to a movement based on integrity and based on practical ways in which we can affect policies on a local and national level,” Mr. Kucinich said. “I am intent on saving our nation from the destruction of our economic hopes and from the destruction of our Constitution.”
At the news conference Mr. Kucinich, who is serving his sixth term in Congress, referred to the tough re-election fight he was facing. Four other Democrats are running against him in the March 4 primary.
“Make no mistake about it,” he said. “The same corporate interests that I challenged on a national level are working right now to try to take this Congressional seat. They think that they can buy it.”
As for his presidential ambitions, Mr. Kucinich acknowledged that being shut out of several recent televised debates effectively ended his candidacy:
“We’re losing our nation to a war based on lies, to disruption of civil liberties and to massive debt. I tried to get these themes into the debates but I was locked out of six debates. In each and every primary state – in Iowa, in New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina and California, the American people were denied an opportunity to know that there’s a way out of Iraq, there are plans to restore our economy, there’s a practical health care plan that means the end of premiums, co-pays and deductibles.”
Mr. Kucinich fought the television networks that excluded him, even taking his complaint against MSNBC, which left him out of a debate in Las Vegas on Jan. 15, to the Nevada Supreme Court. In the end the court ruled against him.
Though Mr. Kucinich was denied a space on the debate stage, he did not leave Las Vegas empty-handed.
“For the first time ever I just threw a couple bucks in a slot machine and pushed the button and I won $60,” Mr. Kucinich said. “So I left Las Vegas a winner. You may think that’s not a big deal, but I just want you to know that I left this campaign a winner.”
My feeling about this news is: sadness
Specific points confronted: real democracy & democratic political process in action!
I am pissed and I am not going to take the mainstream financial pablum-obsession anymore!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Political pundits follow an institutional assumption concerning how to define a career in the media through the use of labeling. A convenience-prone communication pattern that is rooted in reaction and unchecked negative judgementalism.
Kucinch's place in the presidential campaign at all, is regularly and continuously devalued by all media personnel in labeling that ranges from "the liberal democrat's candidate" to much worse.
When will people find the personal motivation, and consequently choose to investigate the history of certain destructive human communication tendencies (for example), when those tendencies are only serving stasis on very important living issues? Issues that will not wait for anyone's ego to get out of the way? Issues impacted particularly when those ego-centered-only patterns debilitate the quality of forward movement on any that serve the potential benefit of all?! Communication, for example, DOES simply take time in order for any human being to clearly, thoughtfully; i.,e., responsibly understand.
Suggestion: start with clearly defining "responsibility" in the media without attachment or aversion.
Ack! No reactionism-only as (public, publicized)-only response(s).
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
As a feminist, how much I would like to participate in voting in the first competent woman into the highest office in this country. How important this accomplishment would be for the entire country not in the obvious sense but also in the once and for all sense. At last a female leading not just the world, but this country! That this is good for women as citizens of the "richest, freest" country in the world is the obvious part. A woman president is good for the health of our macho, patriarchal society at long last, is of a value that many are still not understanding. Especially young women who believe all the women's rights are won!
But I have one question for Hillary, when are you going to start telling the truth?