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concedes nothing without demand! Those who have neglected the duties
of good citizenship, for what ever reason, bear full responsibility,
for the incremental loss of our freedoms and the theft of the
fruits of our labors that is going on in America today.
duties of good citizenship ignored in the past have now become
the struggle of today.
ignored today, can and will, become the more tyrannical
enslavement of your future!
By not fulfilling
your patriotic obligation to the politics of America in the past
you have allowed those criminals who have hijacked our government
for there own selfish ends to attain great power. Left unchecked,
this power will only become more tyrannical. That criminal power
must be eliminated. Those who malinger and hope and dream of
change without involvement are fools.
did and it never will . . . . Consider these words of Frederick Douglas,
a former slave, spoken in 1857:
- Let me give
you a word of the philosophy of reforms. The whole history of
the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet
made to her august claims have been born of struggle . . . .
. If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess
to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want
crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder
and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of
its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one; or it may be
a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical, but it
must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will . . . .
from the poet Shelly . . .
Rise like lions
chains to earth, like dew
Which in sleep
had fallen on you-
Ye are many;
they are few!
- 2/9/03 This
article, in part, was inspired by the current love affair that
a number of my more easily swayed fellow Americans have suddenly
developed for the the term "preemptive strike", and
the statement, 'War is sometimes the morally correct thing to
do!'. And so I give you -- before the war
on Iraq -- a preemptive strike for freedom and a morally correct
war to fight . . .
- A preemptive
strike for freedom!
Ultimate War . . .
War On Greed!
- We have conquered
Nazism and Soviet Communism -- we now turn to the next clear
and common enemy -- the Greedos!
- Fear and anxiety
by design . . .
a while you come to the realization that all of this uncertainty,
anxiety, and misery in America, is by design.
realize it is purposefully created by those who are motivated
-- compelled -- by their own deep seated insecurities and fear.
most telling aspect of their affliction is their greed.
Greedos - Flawed Human Beings.
- After a while
you come to realize that the corporate powers who now firmly
control the nation that put a man on the moon could just as easily
feed the poor, house the homeless, get its military off of food
stamps, and provide equal opportunity for all Americans.
- You realize
that they could do it in a heart beat -- with out even breaking
a sweat -- if they wanted to.
- But they don't
- They can't.
- Because they
are powerless to conquer their own insecurities!
- They are character
disordered human beings.
- Deep down
inside these corporate captains are timid cowards who are in
reality fearful of life and terrified of not getting their own
- Your freedom,
and the competition it would present them with, is a major contributing
factor to that terror and insecurity that they constantly struggle
- That is why
they keep you suppressed with their corruptly legislated protectionist
laws and the unjust enforcement of those laws.
- Your subjugation,
your anxiety, and your fear, is their security.
- With elitist
eyes, the greedos view others in the world as a threat to their
wealth that must be controlled and subdued with hypocrisy, guns,
and greed, rather than engaged fairly with democracy, trust,
- They are control
- A fitting
epitaph for their tomb stones would be "Poor Me. Never Enough!".
- The Exact Same
UN - Used and Abused . . .
- One Set of Laws
- Two Sets of Enforcement - Its the Same Old Crap in a Different
- The Basics . .
- All governments, of any type,
perform a basic societal function.
- They make laws and they enforce
- From dictatorship to free
and open democracy, those two basic elements -- with varying
degrees of sophistication -- are always there.
- Rules and enforcement of the
- Regardless of your politics,
and whether you think it should exist or not, the United Nations
does serve as a world body that makes rules. They are put forth
as Security Council Resolutions.
- The problem with the UN is
that it has no consistent way to enforce the rules.
- Nation states, with self interests
in mind, selectively pick and choose which resolutions they will
get behind to enforce.
- As I have said many times
before, it is not the systems that suck, it
is the hypocrisy and corruption in the systems that sucks!
- "The key question is whether Iraq's flouting of a UN
resolution justifies war. This is the question the world is asking.
Secretary Powell's presentation does not come close to answering
- One might well come away from his briefing thinking that
the Iraqis are the only ones in flagrant violation of UN resolutions.
Or one might argue that there is more urgency to the need to
punish the violator of Resolution 1441 than, say, of Resolution
242 of 1967 requiring Israel to withdraw from the Arab territories
it occupied that year. More urgency? You will not find many Palestinians,
Arabs, Muslims who would agree."
- Some questions that might
be worth considering before pulling the trigger on Iraq;
- Where's Osama?
- Well connected Saudi Osama.
- Osama with all the wealthy
greedo friends in Saudi Arabia who are connected so tightly with
our present government in Washington.
- Osama from Saudi Arabia, the
country that spawned the brunt of the terrorists that trashed
the twin towers.
- Do you think that so publicly
announcing the battle strategy, "Shock and Awe" --
an overwhelming raining down of cruise missile death and destruction
on Bagdad -- would increase or decrease the penchant for terrorism
in those who are already very angry about our treatment of Arabs
in the middle east? Said another way; would they like us more
or want to kick our asses more? Is this smart policy? Does it
endanger Americans? Is it why we are in code orange?
- Is this war mostly about oil,
or might it possibly be about -- and I know it is horrible to
even think like this -- but might it have something to do with
- Does this war have any parallels
in American history?
- Is George Bush a cowboy?
- Do you think there are any
cowboys in France and Russia?
- Do you think the world should
- Which UN resolution do you
think it is more urgent to implement, Resolution 242, or 1441?
- Should this be done before
or after dealing with North Korea, or all three simultaneously?
- If you could spend the 200
billion dollars that is projected for the war in Iraq, either
on the war or on something else, what would you buy!
- A Matter of Conscience!
Bush! Stop War!
- It Is A Time To
Prioritize - A Time To Join Together - A Time To Set Aside Our
Personal Bickerings And Unite For Our Greatest Common Good -
web sites that can change the world . . .
- I just submitted by name at
both of these web sites. I urge you to do the same. The first
is to vote to stop the war. The second to impeach Bush. Click
the type below.
- Thank divine providence, or
what ever you may believe in, for the internet.
- I did not learn of the existence
of either one of these above web sites in the mainstream media.
I found out about them on the internet by communicating with
other people from all over the world. Tell your friends and neighbors.
- For the record, I am a luke
warm fan of some of the sponsors of these two web sites above.
I also greatly admire some of them.
- These are pivotal and uncertain
times however and coalitions for the common good of freedom and
Free Speech must be recognized. We can go back to our bitching
each other out after we stop the war and impeach Bush.
- My desire to impeach Bush
is not based solely on his propensity for war. It is my firm
belief that he is a deeply character flawed individual that has
sold America out with his disingenuous manipulation of the American
public for his own self interests and the interests of his crooked
corporate cronies who bought him his presidency.
- The New Journalism
. . .
'War On Greed' Song!
Internet - Salvation of Freedom . . .
irony . . . Just when they thought they had you by the short
- If there is any one thing
most responsible for the opposition to the current greed mongering
going on in America, and in the world, it is the internet.
- Mainstream media has taken
a rightfully deserved pummeling.
- Many of the issues now discussed
in the mainstream media are getting attention only as a result
of the pressure of those issues being exposed and discussed on
the internet. They (mainstream media), have reluctantly been
dragged, kicking and screaming, into the fray.
- This is a good thing! Hurrah!
- The technology is truly democratic
in nature and has helped to level the playing field in the area
of mass communications.
- My hat is off to the producers
of the thousands of alternative web sites, and web logs (blogs)
available on the internet today that oppose this corporate juggernaut
- New web publications are springing
up daily. Here is
a recent example worthy of your attention;http://www.thenation.com/outrage/
- The process of linking is
being used to build many coalitions of ideas and broaden the
thinking of people all over the world. Each person's computer
is now a synaptic junction in the aggregate brain of human kind.
Here is an example of an excellent web log that will expose you
to a broad variety of thoughtful, interesting, and very challenging
commentary and dialogue MATT
- Access to foreign publications
is now a piece of cake that gives the common folks a look through
a brand spanking new window to the world. Here's a sample
newindia.com, note the similarity of ideas expressed in this
article from the world's largest democracy and the 'War On Greed'
article above on this page.
- Along with more forthright
and compelling content continually being created on the internet
there is also an ever enlarging base of people coming on board
to access that content.
- The next leap forward in on
line journalism will be in motion graphic and aural communications,
in the form of stand alone, or as linked complements to text
presentations. Everyone will soon be cranking out their own little
op ed newsreels, their own little movies. The technology is becoming
more accessible in terms of price and learning curve. Regular
folks are coming on board in droves. This will favor right brain
thinking (women) and it will be interesting to see how this plays
out over the longer term.
- Increased band width, airport
type technologies, improved page pre-loading schemes that anticipate
where you are going, and e-ink, all within the next eighteen
months, will put the 'New Journalism' on everyone's Dick Tracy
watch, belt buckle or pendant. Here's a sample. [below] For now
it works best with a DSL or better connection. Flash player is
- You probably already have
a Flash player on your browser. If not you can download it at
If the words do not keep up with the music (drop frames) increasing
the memory petition available to your browser, and or, shutting
down other unused programs, will help. The images are low resolution
so as to speed up the player to allow it to work for those with
War On Greed Song
on type to view it.
- The Local Saint
Augustine Scene . . .
War On Greed In Microcosm!
Greedo Merchants of Saint Augustine Continue Their Rape and Plunder
of the City. . .
- Fear and anxiety
by design on the local level . . .
- A Smaller
Scale -- The Same Dynamic -- A Wonderful Place to Learn . . .
- Life is as it should be when
the 'pillars' of the community are stimulating the rest of us
common folks to engage in just causes like defending freedom
- In that spirit I want to publicly
thank all of the hypocritical, greedo, two faced dirt balls in
the city government of Saint Augustine -- many
of whom I believe belong in prison -- for the wonderful education
and insights that they have given me in the past five years about
corruption in government.
- They alone are responsible
for my own rekindled sense of patriotism and civic responsibility.
- Rather than expending my energies
in this issue on the continued illumination of their hypocrisy
in Saint Augustine, I instead spent that time writing the above
article on the 'War On Greed', and producing the 'War On Greed
- My motivation can in many
ways be directly attributed to their self
serving viewpoints and behaviors.
- For the record, however, there
are a few things that the citizen's of this community should
know and take note of:
- 1. Non
I have now e-mailed twice (as in TWO times), the following
to our esteemed Mayor, George Gardner, and his fellow City Commissioners,
Don Crichlow and Errol Jones:
- This posting of the Baloneyspeak
this last copy of the BANNED 'Saint Aug Dog'.
- In addition I called Commissioner
Errol Jones on the phone at his home.
- He confirmed that he did indeed
receive my e-mails (which were addressed to all three,
as co recipients on the same email) and said that he would read
my letter of petition at a regular commission meeting.
- Two meetings however, have
come and gone, and Mr. Jones, Commissioner Don Crichlow, and
Mayor George Gardner -- who all three recently ran on platforms
of a more responsive and available government -- have not contacted
me, or mentioned this correspondence in any of their public meetings,
or the issue of corruption that I, along with others, have continually
- They continue to stonewall
- It is extremely interesting
to note that they have had public conversation in commission
meetings about possibly changing the law that bans my newspaper,
the 'Saint Aug Dog', and yet they have never mentioned the 'Saint
Aug Dog' by name, or the fact that the current law bans newspapers
and regulates content of newspapers, or said anything about the
massive corruption that has taken place in the very recent past
that many citizens want investigated.
- My, my, my, how very interesting.
- How very cowardly.
- 2. Get
the Real History on the Public Record! For
those of you who still believe that this greedo City Commission
constitutes a responsive government for other than the greedo
business community, and that the rule of law here in Saint Augustine
is not a total scam, I suggest you request that the city print
out a hard copy of all pages of the 'Fountain of Baloney
web site for entry into the public record.
- It will prove very useful
in future litigation with the city.
- Let me explain.
- The web site includes almost
all past issues of the 'BANNED 'Saint Aug Dog' newspaper, and
many of the stories of individuals oppressed by the criminally
enacted protectionist laws that you seek to have repealed, i.e.,
2000-03, 2000-09, and 2000-41. This material should be entered
into the public record during the public discussion session of
the proposed replacement laws.
- These materials will then
have to be reviewed by any judge, in any future litigation, when
the latest version of these Jim Crow laws are challenged, should
any of you 'believers' in the efficacy of the rule of law here
in the city be foolish enough to spend your time and money in
that kind of an effort.
- This will go a long way in
off setting the dog and pony show that I am sure the greedo business
community will mount, specifically for that purpose.
- We all remember the Attorney
Kahn presentation, where he paraded the city brown noses to the
lectern to express their heart warming concerns for our public
safety. SAPD Officer, Barry Fox, who was shortly thereafter named
'SAPD Officer of the Year', put on a particularly notable performance
with his Saint Greed Street map, his acetate overlay, and all
of the citizens exercising their FREE SPEECH rights reduced to
problematic little dots on that acetate overlay. Attorney Kahn
himself, righteously read a small mountain of testimony directly
into the record.
- All of that testimony was
considered in the past Federal Court decision made when Attorney
Wasserman was representing Larry Horton.
- Attorney Kahn's excessive
presentation, and the lack of testimony from those advocating
FREE SPEECH (because most of them had been run out of town by
City Manager, Bill Harriss's SAPD goon squad), played a part
in Attorney Wasserman not getting his desired ruling.
- Putting these web site pages
on the public record will greatly offset all of the greedo testimony
and compensate somewhat for the horrendous attrition rate of
street artists and performers that has taken place in the city
- 3. More
'Back of the Bus" Jim Crow Laws! By now I am sure it is obvious to even the most
brain dead among us that in this past election there was a major
greedo snow job perpetrated and that for the greedo business
community itself the election was more about an internecine squabble
-- don't put that nasty, smelly, vagrant attracting, diesel bus
fume generating monstrosity of a parking garage in my uppity
neighborhood, put it over there in the kid's playground where
I will make more money.
- The snow job of course had
to do with a few of our new commissioners guilefully posing as
just regular folks and capitalizing on the enormous discontent
and anger of the many Saint Augustine residents who are upset
by the unfair and self serving practices of the greedo business
- But let's be positive here.
- It is worthwhile to keep in
mind that despite that greedo squabble element of the election
-- and the big snow job perpetrated by Crichlow, Gardner, and
Jones -- a loud, strong, and clear signal of general community
discontent with the greedo business community was registered
by the voters! Significant other gains were also made by the
residents and workers of the city -- the good old boys are gone,
and the business community is now squabbling betwixt and between
- Hurrah! That's a good thing!
- Pat yourselves on the back
- It is also interesting to
note that the internet played a great part in this past election.
- I can not say enough about
the leveling effect it is having to offset the stranglehold in
communications that the business community has had in the past
in this community.
- The Saint Augustine Wreckit
is slowly being forced into the light.
- They still have a long way
to go however!
- Keep those emails flowing
to one another Saint Augustine, and if you can get behind the
politics in this issue, I urge you to pass it on to a friend
- There is more work to be done
here in the city;
- A. Demand
Keep demanding an investigation of corruption of past criminal
actions of city officials! Do not let the deaths of John Victor
Powers and his little dog Ewokee be all in vain. Harriss and
Wilson SHOULD NOT be getting your tax dollars. They represent
an odorous residue of the good old boy system that needs to be
eliminated. They were the behind the scenes movers and shakers
for the gigantic parking garage fiasco just overturned. I do
not know how the newly elected business faction can trust these
insiders of the old guard, after all, they [Harriss and Wilson]
were highly instrumental in all of the inside machinations that
the good old boys were using to shove the parking garage down
the throats of this newly empowered business faction
- B. Be
specific items to be looked into; the two warrant less searches
made on private property, and the subsequent impounding and trashing
of my BANNED newspaper and the political protest materials of
many other citizens; the early morning arrest of City Commissioner
candidate Roger Jolley; the running out of town of the hundreds
of street artists and musicians; the death of John Victor Powers
and his little dog Ewokee; etc., these actions must not go unpunished!
- These issues WILL NOT go away!
- C. Take
Back the Community Center! The
generalized community discontent must also be addressed. The
Greedo Customer Information Center must be returned to its former
use -- it is in reality a PRIVATIZED Community Center!
The playground must also be restored. We need fairness and restoration
of Civil Rights before we spend one red cent on any new parking
garages in our ever growing smaller kid,s playground, or meeting
the needs of the already over indulged with YOUR tax dollars
greedo business community.
- These issues also WILL NOT
- D. Stop
This 'Back of the Bus' Treatment! And finally -- there must be NO registration
or licensing schemes for artists or musicians who wish to exercise
their FREE SPEECH rights!
- This is America!
- We have a Bill of Rights that
millions of Americans have fought and died for.
- Our liberty and our freedom
is the underpinning of the greatness of our nation.
- The current plan put forward
to limit those who wish to exercise their FREE SPEECH rights
to evening hours only is despicable!
- This is a second class
- It is just like putting Americans
of African descent in the back of the bus!
- It is the same old Jim Crow
- Saint George street is a public
- REASONABLE time, place, and
manner regulations, that apply to ALL citizens EQUALLY,
are all that is necessary.
- This issue WILL NEVER go away!
'Saint Aug Dog'
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