Saturday, July 8, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

American Socialist Unicorn and Fairy Revolution!

10:07 AM
We need to define revolution. It seems like people left of center in the U.S. want to define revolution as seeking slow incremental changes. They tell themselves that they can incrementally transform the nation from oligarchy to a direct democracy and from capitalism to working class ownership of the means of production. That is not revolution or revolutionary that is Utopian fantasy.

I want to believe that it is possible to reach socialism via negotiation and legislation without force. I also want to believe in unicorns, fairies, and pots of gold at the end of rainbows!


Revolution is the forceful overthrow of the government and social order.

Americans who claim to be leftists want to believe we don't have to engage in the use of force because most are not willing to make the necessary sacrifices required to take down the U.S. Oligarchy and Capitalism. We Americans are by and large lazy and cowardly. Most Americans who claim to be leftists don't want an actual revolution they just want the warm fuzzy feelings they get from telling themselves they are revolutionaries.


I'm not sorry if I offend people with what I have written because we need to confront the truth before we can change. We have to be brutally honest with our individual and corporate selves. We must engage in constructive self-examination and call cowardice what it is and call out our illusions. We don’t need to feel guilt or shame that is self-defeating and unproductive. We just need to identify and change the illusions and habits holding us back from achieving equality and justice for all.
Let’s face the truth! We have got understand that our lives, our families, our neighbor's, and the life of the planet depend on the forceful overthrow of capitalism. The planet is dying at an alarming rate, so are people of color in the U.S. and around the world or being enslaved in prisons and jails at a genocidal pace at the hands of governmental terrorists called cops and military, so is the LGBT community and other minority groups, the poor are getting poorer and the middle class are becoming the new poor, and the cause of it all is capitalism. The capitalists are killing us and destroying the planet and they are doing forcefully and violently without apology or remorse.


Capitalism is class warfare and so far the Capitalists are winning the war and Capitalists are getting richer and more power and influential exponentially. There war machine is getting bigger, better equipped, better trained, and more violent and deadly by the hour. We see it in increasingly militarized police departments - American law enforcement officers are being sent to Israel to learn the tactics that Israel uses against the Palestinians and then coming back and spreading that training around the U.S. Some of those Israeli taught tactics were used on the Water Protectors at standing rock.

One of these days possible when it is too late for a real revolution we are going discover that what law enforcement, the use government, and paid mercenaries did to the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota they are going to begin doing on city streets all around the U.S...

These are desperate times that require desperate forceful measures before it is too late before the planet decides enough is enough and we are all dead. The earth will only take being raped and abused for so long before she decides it’s time we all must die out of her own self-preservation. The earth will be here long after we are gone science and archaeology tell us that.

We have a choice to keep looking for socialist unicorns, fairies, and pots of gold at the end of rainbows or engage in forceful overthrow before it is too late.

Van Morrison "End Of The Rainbow"

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mexico’s Zapatista “F... You” Donald Trump Organic Coffee!

10:34 AM

What can America's Revolutionary Left Learn From Mexico's Indigenous Revolutionaries?

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Yesterday I read a on the Latin American television network article about what the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico are doing in rebellion against Donald Trump’s deportation of undocumented immigrants. The article was titled "How Zapatistas Will Help Trump Victims with ‘Fuck You’ Coffee"

Working alongside allied international distributors, the EZLN will use coffee sale funds to provide financial assistance to U.S. deportees in Mexico. They will also use funds to support pro-immigrant resistance groups around the world protesting anti-immigrant governments. ~ From the teleSur article. You can read more by Clicking Here.

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I have a local activist friend who spent time in Chiapas Mexico supporting the revolution by the Zapatistas in the 1990’s. He has shared things he learned while there. About the Zapatistas and how their fight relates to our anti-capitalist and social justice fight in the U.S. Until I read the above-referenced article which then lead to reading another. I just wasn’t understanding what he was explaining but I had a nagging feeling it was important.


Zapatista Coffee1a.jpgI roast my own coffee, I know that’s a foreign idea for most people, but it’s a hobby I enjoy. The teleSur article made me want to see if I could find a few pounds of raw coffee grown in Chiapas by Zapatistas. I want to support their rebellion against Donald Trump. I shared this tidbit for a little context to what led to writing this post.

For a while, I have thought we need to become a mass movement of people who are purposely living off the grid of the American colonial political system. People who are practicing real democracy in daily life. People who are not sucked in by the corrupt U.S. system and are not seeking to promote ourselves and our agenda at the expense of others.

Last night I spent what for me was a long time reading until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer and then again this morning, about the Zapatista's in Mexico. I read their “FOURTH DECLARATION OF THE LACANDON JUNGLE.” You can read it too by Clicking Here.

After reading that I am finally beginning to understand some things my friend who spent time among the Zapatistas has tried to explain. Apparently, I needed a bit more context.

Lately, I've begun leaning toward the idea that the only way we will be able to change the established U.S. and global system of Capitalism is from the outside. By separating ourselves from it in our daily lives and in our resistance work. The “FOURTH DECLARATION OF THE LACANDON JUNGLE” seems to confirm that it is necessary to experience success resisting the Capitalists and creating our own democracy for several years. Only then will we been able to authoritatively convince the larger population that genuine government of the people, by the people, and for the people is possible. Proving to the establishment that counter-revolutionary resistance is ineffectual.

This thought comes also from my many years of experience trying to change Christian thinking and practices from within the system of organized religion. While within the system as a church member and as a professional Clergyman I couldn't even make all the personally changes that I knew I needed to make. As I see it organized religion and politics are fraternal twins. This is why so many conservative white evangelicals are in politics and attempt force their religious beliefs on all American citizens. It wasn't until I separated myself from the corrupt system that I began making headway in transforming myself and then was able to help others find their own new path.

I suspect I have a lot more to learn from the  Zapatistas, but at this point, I feel encouraged that if we on the left should not get caught up in the establishment system in the  U.S. If  we separate we too will be able to experience revolutionary democracy, social justice and equality for People of Color, woman, LGBT, and everyone in the United States. That like the Zapatistas we can know democracy, freedom, equality, and opportunity outside the existing government structure.
As I write this I decided to look for more information on the Zapatistas and found another article it is a pdf, it is worth reading. It shows what has failed in other countries is successful for more than 30 years among the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico. The pdf is worth downloading so how about grabbing a cup of  Fuck You and spend read it. Just Click Here to download the pdf.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

What Does Victory for the Oppressed 99% Look Like in the Age of Trump!

11:46 AM

"Those who do not have the ability to make the power elites afraid do not succeed… Only when power is threatened does it react. Appealing to it’s better nature is useless, it doesn't have one...The moment we rise up to defy radical evil we are victorious! The moment those in power learn to fear us we are victorious"
~Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges is one of the great minds and genuine journalists of our time. In an hour and 10-minute speech delivered in Vancouver, British Columbia titled “The Enemy Is Not Donald Trump or Steve Bannon—It Is Corporate Power.” TruthDig.com Columnist and world class Journalist Chris Hedges speaks of actions we must take. I will link to the truth dig post where the  speech can be watched and listened at the end of this article. I highly recommend watching it from beginning to end!

I'm not yet convinced Americans are ready to take actions that are radical enough, large enough, and sustained long enough, or to engage in tactics that actually have the potential of bringing down capitalism. Capitalism is cancer that causes all the symptoms of white supremacist political, economic, sexist, classist, LGBTQIA and other forms of oppression that are used by the U.S. Government here and around the globe. Capitalism is class warfare and so far the capitalists have been winning the war as millions of lives of People of Color, the working class, and the earth, sky, and water are being devoured by capitalists to feed their bellies, bank accounts, and their every growing insatiable lust for more that will never be satisfied.

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We have only short window of time in which to grow the numbers of working class resistors required, prepare them for direct action that will be sustained long enough to strike fear in the hearts of the power elite, to mobilize the 99%, and to come up with strategies that will be unexpected by the corporate elites. However, the first thing we must do is  count the cost and be honest with ourselves and one another as to whether we are willing to accept the likely consequences the police state will for certain rain down on us this may include beatings, death at the hands of militarized police, arrest, being convicted by judges and juries,  and incarceration.

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These were the kinds of successful actions taken by Dr. Martin Luther King and those with him in places like Selma and Birmingham Alabama, Gandhi in India, and Nelson Mandela in South Africa. We must face the fact that we will also experience the same consequences these leaders and their followers lived through victoriously. If we take these kinds of radical strategic actions will to will be victorious.


In order to have the numbers needed, we must stop engaging in identity politics and by doing so cooperating with the corporate elite's strategy of divide and conquer. We must begin to listen to those without judgment that we disagree with. This includes recognizing and acknowledging that the white working white people class people who had been duped into voting for Donald Trump as a result of very real and justified pain. We must realize that recognizing their pain does not nullify or require ignoring the oppression, abuse, genocide of all People of Color - especially  Black people, the LGBTQIA community, Muslims, Homeless… If we want to have a genuine and successful anti-capitalist socialist revolution in the United States and around the globe we must become willing to patiently share the pain of those we disagree with and if possible demonstrate to them why socialism is the answer and that capitalists and other power elites are their enemies.

We must do this because the possibility of bringing together the number of people necessary to bring down capitalism with only those with whom we agree is slim at best.  We must begin to see no one as strangers to us and everyone as neighbors.

I’m not saying that we must accept my fellow white people’s White Privilege, racism, and hate. However, I was once one of those white Republican Fundamentalist Conservative Evangelicals who hated and oppressed those different from myself. Many of these folks are now becoming disillusioned and awakened to the reality that they have been duped by Donald Trump and his minions. It was similar disillusionment (being set free from allusions) and betrayal like they are now beginning to feel that started me down the pass of radically transforming my entire worldview and political, social, and spiritual values and beliefs.

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The victory of the 99% is ours for the taking. If we rise up and prepare ourselves mentally, emotionally, spiritually (If you believe in spirituality) and physically prepare ourselves, reach out to all of our neighbors to build solidarity and trust, prepare each other for the battle, committing to doing anything and everything necessary, prepare to sustain our actions for any length of time necessary, prepare ourselves for the consequences of the actions we take, and use our imaginations to come of with new tactics that take militarized police and capitalists and other power elites by surprise. Then act out in solidarity across every barrier between ourselves and our neighbors.

Here is the link https://goo.gl/KFXcJo to the video of Chris Hedges great speech “The Enemy Is Not Donald Trump or Steve Bannon—It Is Corporate Power.” I’ve also embedded the video for those who would prefer watching it right here.


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“Government of the People, by the People, for the People…” Oh Really! Which People?

11:06 AM



The “Founding Fathers” or as I prefer to call them The Founding Paternalists decided that not only would the people have the supposed great privilege of voting for representatives, but also for the President. Our Government tells us that makes us a democracy. The last 16 words of the Gettysburg Address contain the definition of a democracy “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
The Founding Fathers did not want democracy. “Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property, and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths … A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” — James Madison in the Federalist Papers №10.

The Founding Paternalists

“We are a Republic. Real Liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy.” — Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804) Lawyer, Secretary of the Treasury & Secretary of State
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” — United States Constitution Article 4, Section 4
Let’s look at who these few men were who decided for everyone in this land what kind of government we would have. Were they genuinely men who had everyone’s best interest in mind or only those they considered their class?
At least three of them were slave owners George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. One Benjamin Franklin who had owned 2 slaves who were personal servants later became an abolitionist.

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George Washington was a Soldier and a rich capitalist who owned farms among other business ventures. Thomas Jefferson was a was an upper-middle-class lawyer and inherited the property of his father who it appears was an upper-middle class farmer and owned slaves. Benjamin Franklin quite wealthy as a thriving printer, mercantile owner, bookstore owner, successful newspaper owner. Franklin was also an intellectual and politician. James Madison was the son of a wealthy slave-owning plantation owner and an undeniably successful politician. There were more Founding Paternalists but we are going to just focus on these.

The End Result of Following Hobbes & Calvin

Notable journalist and financial expert Horace White (August 10, 1834 — September 16, 1916) pointed out that the Constitution of the United States “is based upon the philosophy of Hobbes and the religion of Calvin.” I think Horace White was onto something. I’ll try to sum it up in simple terms, both Hobbes and Calvin believed that all human beings are self-interested and controlled by their passions and as such needed the few men who are of greater intellect and moral character than average to make decisions for them and to make them behave. The superiority of those who would make those decisions was in Founding Paternalists minds demonstrated by their superior education, business acumen, and wealth. In their mind, they only way to have achieved those things was that they had greater control of their selfish and lustful natures than the masses which also in their minds included all women.
The previous paragraph explains why only property owning men were allowed to vote when the United States of America was born. From their perspective, this helped ensure that those who voted and those who led this nation were better than everyone else. Only 8% of the population were property owning males and they were also all Capitalist business owners or made independently wealthy by inheritance. Which means they had no intention of representing 92% of the people and the U.S. Constitution was written from the perspective of being for the benefit of only 8% of U.S. Citizens. The same goes for the decision to have an economy based on private property ownership and Capitalism. The 92% were expected to serve the Capitalist interests of the 8% via either chattel slavery or wage slavery.


This also should explain that from the beginning in theory this nation is a Republic, not a Democracy, but in reality, it has always been a Plutocratic Oligarchy. It also should inform us that the entire purpose of the U.S. Government from day one has been the protection and growth of the capitalist class and capitalist enterprise and the oppression of at least 92% of the world. Today these numbers have degraded to 1% and 99%.
Donald Trump is just a symptom of a corrupt system and demonstrates the end result of what the Founding Paternalists started.


It is time for the 99% (The Working Class) to wake up to reality or become “woke” as many of my fellow activists say. First to the fact that unless we free ourselves from the Capitalist Class we all will remain their slaves. Second to the reality that due to our numbers (99% vs 1%) by coming together in love and solidarity and recognize we need one another together we have the power to free ourselves. We have the power to create a new world in which equal justice socially, economically, educationally, environmentally, and judicially is the experience of everyone and the natural environment.
We have the power, intelligence, strength and endurance, needed to stand together, resist, and plan to free ourselves from Capitalism.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Is This What Democracy Looks Like!

5:23 PM

Do we the people have no heart! Do we believe it is okay to tear innocent families who have come here for safety or opportunity apart.

Do we believe it is okay or even right to hate those we do not understand and try to rid them from this stolen land.

Do we believe it is acceptable to call evil those who are guilty of nothing and those who are vile good!

Do we believe it is okay to ignore, hate, marginalize, disenfranchise, stigmatize, and ostracize the unemployed and unhomed while worshiping someone on Sunday morn who was the same!

Do we believe this is what democracy looks like when a select few rule over and make decisions for you!

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