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CRISES ~ DANGER ~ OPPORTUNITY

"The Chinese symbol above represents "CRISES"

It consists of an upper character representing "DANGER"

And a lower symbol representing "Organic Complexity" of hidden OPPORTUNITY
for natural evolutionary change.

It is time to claime  our Natural Evolutionary Change.

This came in the form of a revolution July 4th, 1776 .

This acknowledged that "We the People" are Sovereign.

John Adams, Second President of the United States proclaimed:

"You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments: rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe."

Thomas Jefferson said:

"The happiness and prosperity of our citizens is the only legitimate object of government."

CRISES

The most amazing of all amazing must be, that we have everything we need to create a world providing Life, Liberty and Justice with plenty for all and we are destroying our world and ourselves.

We have lost it and few have noticed or protested.

We are in Constitutional CRISES held in place by an Information CRISES.  This is an Evolutionary Crises leading to the total destruction of, not just our life liberty and justice, but destruction to all life on our planet.

Danger that by the time enough people find out or admit it to themselves it will be too late to save the American Dream of Life Liberty and Justice for all.

The Constitution of the United States that is the "We the People's" contract with our employees the Government has been trashed with the conspiring of the judicial system and the press.

Many believe that the insanity of war unleashed by our lost Constitution is our greatest Danger.

Truly we ourselves in complacency is our real danger. Do You Know that War is A Racket?

OPPORTUNITY to SOAR with our self esteem and birth VOTE WIN to Claim the Wisdom and Wealth of our American Heritage.

A most credible understanding of our Crisis and Opportunity can be easily understood in what many believe is the most important speech of our time. 

In this speech Prayer for America Congressman Dennis Kucinich said:

"I offer these brief remarks today as a prayer for our country, with love of democracy, as a celebration of our country. With love for our country. With hope for our country. With a belief that the light of freedom cannot be extinguished as long as it is inside of us.

With a belief that freedom rings resoundingly in a democracy each time we speak freely. With the understanding that freedom stirs the human heart and fear stills it. With the belief that a free people cannot walk in fear and faith at the same time.

With the understanding that there is a deeper truth expressed in the unity of the United States. That implicate in the union of our country is the union of all people. That all people are essentially one. That the world is interconnected not only on the material level of economics, trade, communication, and transportation, but innerconnected through human consciousness, through the human heart, through the heart of the world, through the simply expressed impulse and yearning to be and to breathe free. I offer this prayer for America.

Let us pray that our nation will remember that the unfolding of the promise of democracy in our nation paralleled the striving for civil rights. That is why we must challenge the rationale of the Patriot Act. We must ask, why should America put aside guarantees of constitutional justice?

How can we justify in effect canceling the First Amendment and the right of free speech, the right to peaceably assemble?

How can we justify in effect canceling the Fourth Amendment, probable cause, the prohibitions against unreasonable search and seizure?

How can we justify in effect canceling the Fifth Amendment, nullifying due process, and allowing for indefinite incarceration without a trial?

How can we justify in effect canceling the Sixth Amendment, the right to prompt and public trial?

How can we justify in effect canceling the Eighth Amendment which protects against cruel and unusual punishment?

We licensed a response to those who helped bring the terror of September the Eleventh. But we the people and our elected representatives must reserve the right to measure the response, to proportion the response, to challenge the response, and to correct the response.

Because we did not authorize the invasion of Iraq.
We did not authorize the invasion of Iran.
We did not authorize the invasion of North Korea.
We did not authorize the bombing of civilians in Afghanistan.
We did not authorize permanent detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
We did not authorize the withdrawal from the Geneva Convention.
We did not authorize military tribunals suspending due process and habeas corpus.
We did not authorize assassination squads.
We did not authorize the resurrection of COINTELPRO.
We did not authorize the repeal of the Bill of Rights.
We did not authorize the revocation of the Constitution.
We did not authorize national identity cards.
We did not authorize the eye of Big Brother to peer from cameras throughout our cities.
We did not authorize an eye for an eye.
Nor did we ask that the blood of innocent people, who perished on September 11, be avenged with the blood of innocent villagers in Afghanistan.
We did not authorize the administration to wage war anytime, anywhere, anyhow it pleases.
We did not authorize war without end.
We did not authorize a permanent war economy.

Yet we are upon the threshold of a permanent war economy. The President has requested a $45.6 billion increase in military spending. All defense-related programs will cost close to $400 billion. Consider that the Department of Defense has never passed an independent audit. Consider that the Inspector General has notified Congress that the Pentagon cannot properly account for $1.2 trillion in transactions.

Consider that in recent years the Dept. of Defense could not match $22 billion worth of expenditures to the items it purchased, wrote off, as lost, billions of dollars worth of in-transit inventory and stored nearly $30 billion worth of spare parts it did not need.

Yet the defense budget grows with more money for weapons systems to fight a cold war which ended, weapon systems in search of new enemies to create new wars. This has nothing to do with fighting terror.

This has everything to do with fueling a military industrial machine with the treasure of our nation, risking the future of our nation, risking democracy itself with the militarization of thought which follows the militarization of the budget.

Let us pray for our children. Our children deserve a world without end. Not a war without end. Our children deserve a world free of the terror of hunger, free of the terror of poor health care, free of the terror of homelessness, free of the terror of ignorance, free of the terror of hopelessness, free of the terror of policies which are committed to a world view which is not appropriate for the survival of a free people, not appropriate for the survival of democratic values, not appropriate for the survival of our nation, and not appropriate for the survival of the world.

Let us pray that we have the courage and the will as a people and as a nation to shore ourselves up, to reclaim from the ruins of September the Eleventh our democratic traditions. Let us declare our love for democracy. Let us declare our intent for peace. Let us work to make nonviolence an organizing principle in our own society. Let us recommit ourselves to the slow and painstaking work of statecraft, which sees peace, not war as being inevitable. Let us work for a world where someday war becomes archaic.

That is the vision which the proposal to create a Department of Peace envisions. Forty-three members of congress are now cosponsoring the legislation.

Let us work for a world where nuclear disarmament is an imperative. That is why we must begin by insisting on the commitments of the ABM treaty. That is why we must be steadfast for nonproliferation.

Let us work for a world where America can lead the way in banning weapons of mass destruction not only from our land and sea and sky but from outer space itself. That is the vision of HR 3616: A universe free of fear.

Where we can look up at God's creation in the stars and imagine infinite wisdom, infinite peace, infinite possibilities, not infinite war, because we are taught that the kingdom will come on earth as it is in heaven."

This speech was given at the University of Southern California by Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Congressman from Cleveland, Ohio. He is the leader of the Progressive Caucus and a longtime defender of free speech, civil liberties and international peace. This speech makes him the first member of the United States Congress to openly repudiate President Bush's war rationale.

With VoteWin we can embrace our greatest OPPORTUNITY

We will not be divided and conquered,
for we are now united campaigning heart to heart.

This is About Claiming Our Life

 by embracing our full self esteem.

"To claim our full self esteem means having decisive political will to be governed with servant leaders that are embracing enlightened self interest.

Political will means unprecedented political coalition promoted by the members of all conscious organizations."

-David J. Harris 

Restoring our self-esteem and claiming our life means requiring enlightened leaders that uphold the Constitution of the United States of America

Looking at War 

Michael C. Ruppert wrote:

"With the UN Neutralized There Are No More Rules
The U.S. Economy on the Brink
Global Oil Shortages and Massive Price Hikes Imminent
Paralysis Looming in U.S. Government
The WTO and Rockefellers Turning on Bush

A World War that Will Pit the U.S. Against Europe and Russia in a Struggle for Survival with the Winners Facing China."

Comment:( The war is not when the shooting starts.  The shooting is the result of the war that has been going on.  The shooting is admitting failure, with no real win possible for engaging in war we lose our lives and integrity.)

The U.S. Military's War On The Earth
http://www.miltoxproj.org/magnacarta/DefendOurHealthReport.htm
by Bob Feldman

"In this era of "permanent war," the U.S. war machine bombards civilians in places like Serbia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It also makes "war on the Earth," both at home and abroad.

The U.S. Department of Defense is, infact, the world's largest polluter, producing more hazardous waste per year than the five largest U.S.chemical companies combined."

Jeremy Twigg conducted the following interview with Richard Heinberg which appeared in BC Bookworld's Spring 2003 issue BCBW: If the so-called war with Iraq is really about oil, would you allow your son to go fight it?

Heinberg: The war is about securing control over OPEC and the Middle East region, which accounts for 73 percent of global petroleum reserves. It is also about maintaining dollar hegemony. OPEC has for decades sold its oil only for US dollars, and this has kept the dollar strong in relation to other currencies. In 2000, Iraq dropped the dollar and began accepting only euros; Iran, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and North Korea have made statements saying they are contemplating doing the same. If all of OPEC abandoned the dollar, the US economy would crash. Bush, Cheney, et al., want to establish permanent military bases in Iraq, next door to Iran and Saudi Arabia; the new Iraqi puppet regime would also in effect give the US a voting seat on OPEC. This is an economic war, pure and simple. Would I send any loved one to fight such a war? You've got to be kidding. Ever heard of depleted uranium? This invasion is probably the most risky, ill-considered bit of geostrategic gamesmanship in the past half-century. It is a misguided act of desperation on the part of an empire that is on the verge of collapse.

"It is a conviction that war is not an answer to human conflict any more
than cannibalism is to human hunger."
-- Bruce Kent, International Peace Bureau President

"As far as I am concerned, war itself is immoral."
-- Omar Bradley, U.S. 5-Star General

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind"
-- John F. Kennedy

"Why of course the people don't want war:  Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?  naturally, the common people don't want war....But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship, or a Citizens Congress, or a communist dictatorship....Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of leaders. That is easy.  All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

Herman Godring, Luftwaffe commander, at the Nuremburg trials, 1946

OPPORTUNITY:

Global Military Expenditures 2002

Global military expenditures currently exceed $800 BILLION!

The top military spenders are:

United States $343.2 Billion
Russia* $60
China* $42
Japan $40.4
United Kingdom $34
Saudi Arabia $27.2
France $25.3
Germany $21
Brazil $17.9
India $15.6
Italy $15.5
South Korea $11.8

Based on 2000 funding (most recent year available)   Global Priorities
For approximately 30% of Annual World Military Expenditures (~$810billion), all of the following could be accomplished:

o Eliminate Starvation and Malnutrition ($19 billion)
o Provide Shelter ($21 billion)
o Remove Landmines ($4 billion)
o Build Democracy ($3 billion)
o Eliminate Nuclear Weapons ($7 billion)
o Refugee Relief ($5 billion)
o Eliminate Illiteracy ($5 billion)
o Provide Clean, Safe Water ($10 billion)
o Provide Health Care and AIDS Control ($21 billion)
o Stop Deforestation ($7 billion)
o Prevent Global Warming ($8 billion)
o Prevent Soil Erosion ($24 billion)
o Stabilize Population ($10.5 billion)
o Prevent Acid Rain ($8 billion)
o Provide Clean, Safe Energy: Energy Efficiency ($33 billion),
o Stop Ozone Depletion ($5 billion)
o Renewable Energy ($17 billion)

visit: http://www.worldgame.org


Sources: Center for Defense Information, Council for a Livable World,
International Institute for Strategic Studies, US State Department, US
Central Intelligence Agency.

http://www.TruthAboutWar.org

War Is A Racket

"Beware of the words 'internal security, for they are the eternal cry of the oppressor."

-- Voltaire

We The People Foundation

http://www.wethepeoplefoundation.org/

 

 

 


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