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Forum Post: One more in the NAME OF LOVE: What would your level of COURAGE be during your first year in office?

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 30, 2012, 3:16 a.m. EST by therising (6643)
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Yes, just imagine what you, the well meaning successful candidate for congress, learn during your first day, week and month. . .

And then imagine what you learn, Mr. Good, well meaning successful candidate for president learn on your first day, week, month.... Imagine the first national security briefing by the way as president... Where you learn the truth about all the shit that actually happened 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 years ago and what the actual situation is now. . . That would be briefing #2 right after you get introduced to your bag men carrying the nuclear codes.

And how cool would it be if you, Mr. Successful new congress person, senator or president if you KEPT TRUE TO YOUR ORIGINAL INTENT FOR ENTERING POLITICS and spoke as Senator Bulworth did to the people, your fellow politicians, your campaign donors, the corporations / military contractors etc. I wonder how Kennedy handled all this (think of the book Profiles in Courage that he wrote) and then think of how president Obama handled this. Then think of how YOU would have handled this during your first day, week, month, year -- you personally if you were a well meaning successful candidate.

What do John Lennon, John Kennedy, Martin Lither King, Jr., Robert F Kennedy, Gandhi all have in common for sure? They were all murdered. What else might they have in common? Did they all suffer in some ways and / or die because of a combination of fame and unwillingness to capitulate? How many others have we lost for either senseless or malicious reasons? What did U2 sing? One more in the name of love?

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[-] 2 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

Because it was done is not reason enough. Planning ahead with our Peoples agenda takes up every bit of schedule and when all can see/witness every meeting behind closed doors is out the window. Transparent has all new meaning. These fine men were murdered and yet they are here.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

We sure need em.

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

That is why I offer to serve this country. Good timing in birthday November 23 1963. At Ken Kesey organized conference at 10 years old I was the youngest delegate and delivered speech on third day presenting the free school lunch program, thankfully hippies were listened to on that ideal. Being a dedicated trooper these following years I have continued and spent my life in preparation to assist in this coming realization and time of implementing dream to real life.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

What would you do your first year in office?

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 1 year ago

That will depend upon what gets done before that time. The people will decide that. Also what level of preparedness we can achieve while awaiting our turn.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

J. Edgar Hoover once brazenly declared in an FBI memo that "Through counterintelligence, it should be possible to pinpoint potential troublemakers and neutralize them."

(original docs from NSA archives: http://nsarchive.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/pages-from-churchv6_12_exhibits.pdf )

Mar 4, 1968 = The date on that memo from Hoover.

Apr 4, 1968 = The date of King's assassination

The facts show that James Earl Ray did not kill King: The two separate ballistic tests conducted on the Remington Gamemaster allegedly used by Ray in the assassination did not match the bullet to the gun.[50][51] Moreover, witnesses surrounding King at the moment of the shooting say the shot was fired from a different location, from behind thick shrubbery near the rooming house, and not from the rooming house window.[52]

According to Loyd Jowers, James Earl Ray was a scapegoat, and not involved in the assassination. Jowers believed that Memphis police officer Lieutenant Earl Clark fired the fatal shot. In 1999, the King family conducted a civil case to consider the existence of an assassination conspiracy.

The verdict was that King had been the victim of assassination by a conspiracy involving the Memphis police as well as federal agencies.

This verdict affirmed Ray's innocence, which the King family has always maintained.[47][53] The family requested a mere $100 in restitution to show that they were not pursuing the case for financial gain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.#Ray_as_scapegoat

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

A friend of mine wrote this poem about pushing back:

"Unraveling Evil Empires"

Moses, King march to promised lands.

Mandela ends apartheid’s trance. 

Young Malala wants schooled in Pakistan.

Wang Weilin stares down Tiananmen tank..

They have nerve, verve to speak their facts./

Every torrid affair starts with a spark, 

Every rustle of leaves leaves a mark,

Stirs bee frenzies that swirl tsunamis,

Ignite volcanoes from Malaysia to Maui,    

Steam glacial drifts, teeter tectonic shifts. 

So inflate your lungs.  Unleash your gifts.

Every tipping point needs merry few who tip.  

Every oppressive wall needs a crowbar that rips. /

Open your windows. Test the world with your toot.   

You never know what blows in, gives a hoot.  

Trust Dr. Seuss instincts. Silence needs defied.  /

Wisdom’s wrapped in lullabies. 

The dream never dies.

Revolution is writ in Crayola dyes. 

The dream never dies. /

One tug of string and Evil Empire crumbles.  

Which piece will you pull to tear it asunder? 

The dream never dies. 

The dream rolls like thunder.

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[-] 0 points by highlander (-163) 1 year ago

Maybe a benevolent dictator.

[-] 0 points by highlander (-163) 1 year ago

When I finally decide to run for office, it will be when my private career is done and my children are grown and I won't give a shit what mud they sling at me. I won't care what the people around me think and I will throw my agenda out there. With no expectation except a twisted interest in seeing my experiments at work, I think that would be a unique opportunity. except I would make sure my fly was zipped up before the State of the Union speech

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

Can you offer some insight into what you might do if you were in the above situation today and in a portion to not give a shit about what anyone slings at you? What would you push for as a senator? As a president?

[-] 0 points by highlander (-163) 1 year ago

I would give the nation a two-year warmup to a flat tax rate and across the board 5% budget cut. I would basically anger everyone across the board. I do not believe we can tax the rich at the rate that a lot of people wish to tax them. And I do not believe we can give subsidies to big companies.

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

you are an idiot.

[-] 0 points by highlander (-163) 1 year ago

And that is probably why I wouldn't be elected. I don't mind being called an idiot. But give me some reasons why this is a bad idea.

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

flat taxes disproportionately effect the poor. an across the board budget cut does the same thing. insofar as taxing the rich. they have paid much higher rates in america thrived in the past. i do agree subsidies have to stop especially to big business, also international aid should be on the table but by simply reducing the military budget to 2003 levels i believe we reduce the deficit 40%

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

40% reduction of deficit by simply reducing military budget to 2003 levels? Perfect. Let's do that. What's step 1, 2 and 3 to get that done?

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

well there is just one thing that has to happen. we gotta win the war on terror. good luck with that.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

There's only 1 of them for every 99 of us. Why can't we win this?

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

they control everything. they are trying to control the web as we speak.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

"Sooner or later it'll all come down Because you can't. . . push. . . people around."

Poet Bongo Jerry

"The moral arc of the universe bends towards justice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Oh what a new day" "There's a natural mystic flowing through the air. . . if you listen carefully now, you will hear." - Bob Marley

"Man has been broken up into self-contained individuals, each of whom retreats into his lair. . . he has split off from the whole and become an isolated unit; . . & only [worries] that the wealth and privileges he has accumulated may get lost. . . [But] the security of the individual cannot be achieved by his isolated efforts but only by mankind as a whole. . . AN END to this fearful isolation is bound to come and all men will understand how unnatural it was for them to have isolated themselves from one another." - Dostoevsky

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” - Gandhi