HonestE-The DJ of Truth: Let's Dance, Feds!

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man." ~George Washington_____________ “Loyalty is the realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. Our tradition is one of protest and revolt, and it is stultifying to celebrate the rebels of the past while we silence the rebels of the present.” ~Henry Steele Commager, Historian

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Ex-US Army Paratrooper and Infantryman, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, San Francisco, CA. Graduate: The Colorado College, May 1996. Sower of hope; Farmer of ideas; Guardian of the Republic; I live and work in San Francisco, California. Formerly, I owned a corporation building marketing-style-relational-databases. Currently, I am employed with a company in San Francisco. In 1989 I volunteered for service in the United States Army Airborne (paratroopers) where I took an oath to uphold and defend the U.S. CONSTITUTION against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC and that is exactly what I aim to do. My intent is to keep writing and publishing openly and widely waging peace in defense of my brothers-in-arms in Iraq and Afghanistan to bring them home. BRING THEM HOME NOW!!!! Politically, my inner stars shine brightly progressive yet I also bear strong libertarian stripes. I love writing, activism, working hard, music, art, reading, truth-telling with realism, speaking out for peace and speaking out for justice in defense of the highest ideals upon which our country was founded. I consider myself a principled patriot.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

WHY DOES MR. BUSH LACK THE COURAGE TO LEAD OUR TROOPS FROM IRAQ?

WHY DOES MR. BUSH LACK THE COURAGE TO LEAD OUR TROOPS FROM IRAQ?
BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!!

● 3012 TROOPS DEAD, 655,000 IRAQI’S DEAD
● OVER 20,000 WOUNDED TROOPS IN THE IRAQ WAR DISASTER
● TWICE AS MANY IRAQI'S KILLED UNDER THE U.S. OCCUPATION OF IRAQ THAN UNDER ALL OF THE YEARS OF SADDAM'S RULE; SADDAM IS GONE, WHY AREN'T WE?
● $300 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY
● $HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS SPENT ON THE COLOSSAL IRAQ DISASTER
● $2 TRILLION DOLLAR PROJECTED COST FOR THE SUM OF THE IRAQ WAR AND OCCUPATION
● A FULL SCALE CIVIL WAR NOW BEING WAGED IN IRAQ – WITH OUR TROOPS CAUGHT IN THE DEADLY CROSSFIRE OF VIOLENCE
● DIMINISHED U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY
● GREATLY DIMINISHED U.S. HARD-POWER – THE MILITARY MACHINE IS BREAKING DOWN, IT IS OVERSTRETCHED AND OVEREXTENDED.
● GREATLY DIMINISHED U.S. SOFT POWER – WHO CAN TRUST LIARS?
● THE LOSS OF THE MORAL HIGH GROUND – NO CITY ON THE HILL
● AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF NATIONS THAT IS JUSTIFIABLY DISGUSTED WITH IMPERIAL AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY OF AGGRESSION
● A WAR AND OCCUPATION BASED ON LIES AND COOKED INTELLIGENCE
● A WAR THAT HAS ONLY BRED MORE TERRORISM AROUND THE GLOBE

WHERE ARE THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, MR. BUSH?
NORTH KOREA IT WOULD SEEM…ANOTHER BUSH DEFEAT FOR THE LIST.

AND AN ATTACK ON IRAN IS TANTAMOUNT TO MURDERING AND BETRAYING OUR OWN TROOPS IN IRAQ SINCE IRAN WILL COUNTER-ATTACK US IN IRAQ, LIKELY SEVERING THE TROOPS SUPPLY LINES FROM THE GULF TO BAGHDAD – THUS FORCING AN IRAQI-STYLED DUNKIRK OR A VIETNAM-STYLED KHE-SANH OR A VIETNAM-STYLED DIEN BIEN PHU.
This is especially true in light of U.S. intelligence that Iran is 10 years away from acquiring any viable WMD, which leaves plenty of time for carrot-and-stick diplomacy. Besides, we will need the support and cooperation of Syria and Iran to help contain regional spillover from the existing civil war after our military departure from Iraq.
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182
http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/14663
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/43224/
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110106G.shtml
I ask you: Was the war in Iraq a mistake? You bet your ass it was!!! Bush, the neomorons(cons) and MSM pulled the wool over the eyes of the American people, no? Is staying in Iraq a mistake? Yes. Is leaving immoral? No, because once you understand that it is our Occupation that feeds the violence, the only morally right thing to do is to leave now. Staying in Iraq will not prevent an Iraqi civil war, on the contrary, it only exacerbates the existing civil war. Staying in Iraq does no moral favor for the Iraqi people; it only condemns more of them to die and prolongs the existing civil war. Whether we stay or whether we go, many Iraqi’s will die either way but by leaving we can lessen the damage done both to the Iraqi people and to our own credibility.
Bringing the troops home now is the best moral choice of a host of terribly bad choices.
SUPPORT THE TROOPS AND DO MORALLY RIGHT BY THE IRAQI PEOPLE; BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!
http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/
http://noquarter.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/10/americas_defeat.html#more
http://noquarter.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/10/iraq_the_real_s.html
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1017-31.htm
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003255073
http://www.antiwar.com/eland/?articleid=9874
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1027-09.htm
http://www.h-net.org/~hns/articles/2006/100106a.html
http://amconmag.com/2006/2006_10_23/article2.html
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/10/17/iraq_leave_or_be_forced_out.php
http://www.antiwar.com/lobe/?articleid=9880
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2595975
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102006A.shtml
http://newsinfo.inq7.net/breakingnews/world/view_article.php?article_id=27818
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1018-30.htm
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/43412/
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102006C.shtml
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1019-20.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1020-08.htm
http://www.capecodpeaceandjustice.org/imgs/AE2/AE2.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6075424.stm
http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=12532
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0610220434oct22,1,3231906.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15354.htm
http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski164.html
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110106D.shtml
http://www.fff.org/comment/com0610h.asp
http://www.commondreams.org/news2006/1023-01.htm
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102306M.shtml
http://noquarter.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/11/over_the_rubico.html#more
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110506A.shtml
REMEMBER WHO BROUGHT YOU THIS WAR: BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFELD AND THE MOST DISCREDITED POLITICAL MOVEMENT EVER TO SET FOOT IN AMERICAN POLITICS, THE NEO-CONSERVATIVES OR AS I CALL THEM, THE NEO-MORONS.
LET THE WORLD KNOW THE NAMES OF THESE TRAITORS TO EVERYTHING GOOD AND DECENT ABOUT AMERICA, TRAITORS TO THE REPUBLIC AND THE CONSTITUTION, ARCHITECTS OF THE GREATEST STRATEGIC DISASTER EVER TO BEFALL THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Paul Wolfowitz, David Frum, Richard Perle, Doug Feith, Max Boot, Charles Krauthammer, Elliott Abrams, Ken Adelman, James Woolsey, Michael Ledeen, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Ignatieff, Naill Ferguson, Margaret MacMillan, William Kristol, Robert Kagan. Merely criticizing the execution of the war is not good enough, Mr. Perle, I want the neo-conservatives to admit that the war in Iraq was a terrible idea from the start. Until then, consider yourself in my way and let me assure you, you don't want to be blocking my way becuase what's gets in my way gets bulldozed. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,6-2414249,00.html
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/110606J.shtml
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1019-30.htm
http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/fairenough/trib16.html
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101906H.shtml

THIS IS A MUST READ BY KEVIN TILLMAN, BROTHER OF PAT TILLMAN, KIA
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20061106/tillman
http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat?bid=1&pid=131218
Airborne All The Way, Rangers Lead the Way!! Lead the Way, Ranger, Lead the Way!!!

THIS IS ALSO A MUST WATCH: SO TRUE AND PRETTY FUNNY, TOO.
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/10/21/bill-maher-smacks-around-some-neocons/

IRAQI’S ARE STANDING UP NOW; THEY ARE STANDING UP TO THE UNITED STATES AND SCREAMING AT US, “GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!!”

WHY IS MR. BUSH LENDING AID AND COMFORT TO TERRORISTS BY STAYING THE COURSE IN IRAQ WHICH HELPS FOSTER MORE TERRORISM???

WILL HISTORY REMEMBER THAT GEORGE W. BUSH WAS SO WEAK, SO SPINELESS, SUCH A COWARD, SUCH A LOSER AND SUCH AN IDIOT THAT HE STARTED AN UNJUST WAR, COULDN'T ADMIT THAT IT WAS A MISTAKE, AND LACKED THE INTEGRITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND HONORABLY WITHDRAW THE TROOPS AND HIS COUNTRY FROM THE CATASTROPHE?

"Terrorism is not being defeated, it is being invigorated. Freedom is not being spread, it is being undermined."
~British politician, Sir Menzies Campbell
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-6147188,00.html
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1013-06.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1014-04.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1014-25.htm
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article1870872.ece
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1546248,00.html?cnn=yes
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2403206,00.html
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,,1921452,00.html

News reports about how long the troops will stay in Iraq is only a ruse to take the wind out of the sails of the anti-war movement, folks, because 2010 will come and go and the troops will still be there unless you speak out and remember to vote the troops home in every election until they are home. Whether Republican or Democrat, keep the heat on the party in power until the troops are home. Keep holding their feet to the fire!!!!!!!

Understand that politicians are followers and activists are leaders, the politicians will ultimately follow but it is you who must first lead them. You must step forward and act but above all, you must remain visible in the public eye. If people never see you, your message will never get out and if they seldom see you, your message will fade in the short memory span of Americans. But if you remain constantly visible, then change will come but still only gradually over time. People need time to adjust and you must first convince the masses. Politicians are like the ass of our society, often the last to follow and usually full of shit. You must stand up and lead the herd, the herd will follow and pulling up the rear in the ass of society the politicians follow where the herd moves. That, folks, is democracy. Change may come slowly but it comes and stakes its claim.

Contrary to what many people prefer to think, folks, it is not the military that protects our freedoms, no they only protect the corporate bottom line of the war-profiteers. It would only be possible for the military to protect our freedoms in wars of defense and the United States has not fought a war of defense since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Every war the U.S. has fought since have been unnecessary wars of offensive imperial aggression. It is the activists and those human citizens who utilize their rights and their liberties that best protect our freedoms, liberties and rights. By using one’s rights and liberties, one serves to protect those rights from being vanquished by a tyrannical, power-hungry government. You must either use them or you will lose them. It is not the military that protects freedom; it is you who protects it. You and you alone are the guardians of your freedom; You must lead; You must speak out; You must act; You must remain visible, you must demonstrate confidence and the courage of your convictions. It is not easy being a principled patriot, it is a weighty responsibility and often unpopular. But it is your duty and responsibility as a citizen of our nation, of the planet, of humanity!
STEP FORWARD!! LEAD!! NEVER SURRENDER TO FEAR!! SPEAK OUT!!!
http://news.bostonherald.com/editorial/view.bg?articleid=161750&srvc=home
I am not saying that no politician is a leader because there are leaders among them, a few who embody moral courage (which seems to be, unfortunately, a rare commodity).
For instance, there is the Honorable John Murtha of Pennsylvania:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/13/AR2006101301425.html
Or, I am proud to say, one of my Senators, Senator Barbara Boxer of California:
http://boxer.senate.gov/news/speeches/2006/oct13_worldaffairs.cfm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brent-budowsky/the-fighting-dems-and-the_b_31656.html
Democracy only works when the masses congregate together and take needed action.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/200601009_ron_kovic_breaking_silence_night/
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/092706S.shtml
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/10/AR2006101001442_pf.html
http://www.alternet.org/story/42884/
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101806B.shtml
http://www.progressive.org/mag_leahy100606
http://www.sltrib.com/old/opinion/ci_4433433
http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2005/12/unembedded-16.html
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101606D.shtml
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1016-26.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1017-21.htm
Moral courage:
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2006/s1763782.htm
http://harpers.org/TheNextWar.html

An American hero: Airborne All the Way, Sergeant!!! Sgt. Ricky Clousing of the 82nd Airborne Division is a true American patriot. In my mind, the height of patriotism is measured by acting on the ideals of your country and conscience before considering your own safety or profit. Country before self forges the true and tried principled patriot:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/13/us/13awol.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1101-30.htm
http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/
It is my hope, Sgt. Clousing, that upon completing your sentence, that you do best by your country, by joining Iraq Veterans Against the War, or Veterans for Peace as we continue in our mutual quest to save the lives of our brothers-and-sisters in arms by bringing them home now! The best way to support the troops is to bring them home now!
And another American hero, Lt. Ehren Watada:
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101606C.shtml
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1020-27.htm
SUPPORT THE WARRIOR; BUT PROTEST THE WAR!! Bring the troops home now!
http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/
http://www.ivaw.org/
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/
Two more American patriots simply for telling the truth and doing their duty:
Ambassador Joe Wilson and former CIA NOC, Valerie Plame before treason was committed against her and the CIA by Bush and the American traitor, Karl Rove.
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101306M.shtml
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=12101

And there exists many other unsung heroes like General Anthony Zinni, or Eric Shinseki. Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and many others, principled patriots all.
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/15761906.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1023-04.htm

Iraq for Sale (the movie) watch it:
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101306O.shtml
The Ground Truth (the movie) watch it:
http://thegroundtruth.net/
Iraq in Fragments (the movie) watch it:
http://www.iraqinfragments.com/
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101106F.shtml
Sir! No Sir! (the movie) watch it:
http://www.sirnosir.com/
Iraq war in 8 minutes (the movie) watch it:
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/pressingissues_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003286588
I have an idea: How about we take all profit, 100% profit from all companies that profit in war and divide it amongst the families of fallen U.S. troops!
LET’S TAKE THEIR DAMN MONEY AND GIVE IT TO THOSE WHO SACRIFICED EVERYTHING!!
Shared sacrifice does not mean the poor give their lives in war and the rich get fat.
Shared sacrifice means the war-profiteers must surrender all profits to pay for the war.
I’ll bet you war won’t be so popular then, will it? Draft the children of the rich first!!!!
http://www.progressivedailybeacon.com/more.php?page=opinion&id=1319

"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. [...] This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower


Again, is a government that operates without heed to Habeas Corpus, that operates in secrecy, that operates without heed to human rights, without heed to the rule of law, that can imprison anyone a legitimate government worthy of continuity? If all that once made America great is flushed down the bowl, why not flush such a government?
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/10/10/olbermann-why-does-habeas-corpus-hate-america/
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1012-25.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0928-20.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1012-24.htm
http://www.fff.org/comment/com0610d.asp
Without the moral high ground, the American Empire is now in steep decline. The best way to reclaim the moral high ground, besides ending the war in Iraq is to repeal the Military Commissions Act of 2006. It is immoral and un-American legislation unworthy of obedience but worthy of civil disobedience, a law that pukes upon American morality and the principles of justice, free speech, Habeas Corpus, and the right to due process. Pushed through Congress by Bush, it makes a mockery of American ideals and values. What a sad day in America, the day fascist legislation was signed– October 17, 2006:
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/15782220.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Commissions_Act_of_2006
Freedom was not taken from us on Sept. 11, it is being taken from us by Mr. Bush today:
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1018-24.htm
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1018-21.htm
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_4511966
http://www.fff.org/comment/com0610f.asp
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102006G.shtml
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1020-21.htm
http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski163.html
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/10/19/foreign_policy_blindness.php
THIS IS A MUST READ:
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102206B.shtml

ON A RETURN TO DIPLOMACY AS A PRACTICAL PUBLIC POLICY TOOL:
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/11/02/improving_americas_image.php
PR won't save you this time Mr. Bush, rather, the only way out of this mess that you've gotten us into is through substance of action. You see, Mr. Bush, talk is cheap unless you can actually back it up with the substance of real action. Anyone can preach a line but the question is can you practice what you preach? I have always prided myself on trying to practice what I preach, and lord knows I'm not always successful at it, but I certainly try to live according to the principles I preach. We all know, all too well, that you, Mr. Bush, can talk the talk, the question is sir, can you walk the walk? So far, I'm not at all impressed.

Although I consider myself a progressive, I bear a libertarian stripe and I also believe in and defend the Bill of Rights in its entirety not just the parts of it I like, like this fellow:
http://www.antiwar.com/orig/ketcham.php?articleid=9877
In July of 1989 I enlisted for military service with the Airborne Corps (paratroopers); I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC so help me God, and that is exactly what I aim to do. My loyalty is to the U.S. Constitution and to my men. Bring my men home now!!!
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/columns/shoptalk_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003284714
As far as I’m concerned, Mr. Bush can take the Military Commissions Act, crumple it up, and shove it up his ass!
http://www.antiwar.com/bandow/?articleid=9847
http://www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier38.html
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1027-08.htm
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/10/18/countdown-special-comment-death-of-habeas-corpus-your-words-are-lies-sir/
Keith Olbermann, keep on rocking!!!
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101906L.shtml
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/102406J.shtml


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/13/washington/13protest.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
If protesting against the war, for peace and justice and for human rights and for the writ of habeas corpus, if protesting for these things makes me a terrorist and an enemy-combatant, then I gladly plead guilty and confess that I am. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT, FEDS? YOU'LL DO NOTHING BECAUSE I AM WELL WITHIN MY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!! SO SCREW YOU!! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!
If ever the day comes when the government rounds up American citizens for indefinite imprisonment in American concentration camps (like the one they’ve already built and populated at Guantanamo Bay), torture and subsequent mass murder, just make damn sure, Feds, that I’m at the front of the line. I have always been willing to die for my country and I still am today, though not as soldier but as an activist for peace!!
BRING MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS HOME NOW!!! NEVER SURRENDER TO FEAR! THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR EXCEPT SILENCE AND INACTION!! SPEAK OUT FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE!!!!!
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1014-27.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/opinion/15sun1.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent"
---Thomas Jefferson

"The origin of tyranny is iniquity, and springing from a poisonous root, it is a tree which grows and sprouts into a baleful pestilent growth, and to which the axe must by all means be laid."
---John Salisbury

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
Abraham Lincoln

A MUST READ FOR EVERY AMERICAN:
http://thoreau.eserver.org/civil1.html
"If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. "
~Henry David Thoreau

NEVER SURRENDER TO FEAR!!! SPEAK OUT!!! WRITE ARTICLES!!! THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY, PEOPLE - HUMAN CITIZENS, SO TAKE IT BACK!!!!! YOU DO HAVE THE POWER IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACT AND TO UNITE!!!!!

“Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”
~Malcolm X

GET ANGRY!!! STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK AND FIGHT LIKE HELL!!!!

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Some see things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?"
~Robert F. Kennedy

BE NOT IMPRISONED BY FEAR; BE FREE BY ACTING AGAINST INJUSTICE; BE FREE BY ACTING FOR PEACE!!! BE FREE BY ENGAGING IN ACTIVISM!!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~Nelson Mandela


“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt


“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
~Bill Gates


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF ONLY YOU CHOOSE TO STEP FORWARD TO SPEAK OUT, ACT, AND TO JOIN WITH OTHERS IN COMMON SOLIDARITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD!!!


“The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."
~George Washington


“Loyalty is the realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. Our tradition is one of protest and revolt, and it is stultifying to celebrate the rebels of the past while we silence the rebels of the present.”
~Henry Steel Commager, Historian


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”
~The Declaration of Independence


WE THE GOVERNED, WE THE HUMAN PEOPLE LICENSE THE GOVERNORS.
WE ASK THE QUESTIONS AND WE DEMAND THE ANSWERS. WE DECIDE.
THE CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT, THE COURTS SERVE US IF WE PERMIT.
THE GOVERNMENT IS ONLY AS LEGITIMATE AS WE DECIDE TO ALLOW.


WAGE PATRIOTIC PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PEACE IS PATRIOTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


“And so my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”
~John F. Kennedy
http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/speeches/John_F_Kennedy/5.htm



Eric E. Johansson
Veterans for Peace
http://veteransforpeace.org/
I only sign my real name to act as an antidote to fear; I speak out in the hope you will too.
NO FEAR!!!! SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ!!! TAKE REFUGE IN HOPE, IN COURAGE, IN SERVICE TO YOUR COUNTRY!!!

IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN


Veterans for Peace Arlington East action commemorating our fallen troops in Iraq












THIS IS WHAT 4416 TROOPS DEAD LOOKS LIKE: