Crossing the Line (mp3)
The people of Taiwan didn’t want a one-way trade street from China to destroy their economy. The people of America didn’t want SOPA to destroy the Internet’s freedom. But rejected-proposed laws tend to persist, under new names and with growing secrecy.
History repeats, especially among those who don’t learn. Coups are among that repetition. The people don’t want to reject laws more than once. There is a line of tolerance which, if crossed, a military/police coup is foreseeable. By sneaking unwanted law into trade agreements such as CSTA and TPP, governments may have crossed that line. · · · →
Kooks and Anti-Kooks (mp3)
Consider options other than merely “dogma” and “kookma”. My father was a kook—until he got cancer and thought it best to live with joy rather than fear. Before his conversion, I often told him that his kook theories contradicted each other. We eventually agreed, but we never stopped thinking—in agreement we thought more.
One doesn’t need to tell wild stories and run the streets naked to believe that presidents can be corrupt. Being sensibly calm and shoving one’s head in the sand are two different things. Don’t be a kook, but don’t be an ostrich either. · · · →
Fake ‘I Love You’s’ (mp3)
When the disgruntled public gathers to express their disapproval of their government, politicians hide in velvet offices while the protesters face off with the police who could often care less about the issues. The textbook passive-aggressive response is for the cowering politicians to pretend that the public objects to the police instead of the policy makers by saying, “We love the police. Why don’t you?”
While ancient spin tactics undermine the intent of the public, thus breeding conflict, nothing is more insulting to the police than fake “I love you’s” from politicians who roused public dissent in the first place. · · · →
Why We Need Patriots (mp3)
There is always a small number of people who try to seize government’s power, secretly and behind closed doors. They don’t care about the public, only their own quest for power. This is why all police in America legally swear to obey a Constitution above any “fuhrer”, supervisor, lieutenant, general, or president.
Having seen this great need first hand, George Washington said, “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”
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