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As 2012 approaches with all the predictions of “the end of the world” what is actually happening is a literal war between two radically different approaches to how human beings organize themselves.  We are seeing this played out all around the world right now and in the political battles between the far right and the far left in America.

The hallmark of civilization from the very beginning has always been the pooling of resources to free up time and the natural creativity of members of society.  To allow for the care of the young, the sick and the handicaped and the old.  Not to do so is the basest level of human existence and the opposite of civilization.  The clear message of the far right in America is this:  we can no longer afford to take care of the young, the old, the sick and the handicap.  That message is one of “rugged individualism” taken to the level of “dog eat dog” and is the natural endgame of corporate thinking capitalism gone wild.

As the progression of the ages switches from Pisces to Aquarius so the basic premise of overall gestalt is changing.  The age of Pisces was the age of the Abrahamic religions, most notably Christianity and the advent of Christianity destroyed the Roman empire with the loss of respect of diversity and plunged the Western World into the Dark Ages.

This is a spiritual war.  The Abrahamic faiths teach of a father god who sits in judgment of all we do, rigs the game to favour his “chosen” who can do any damn thing they want as long as they eventually repent.  It teaches that the world exists only for the exploitation by those chosen people, that those who disagree have no actual rights and if you fail to prosper that is a reflection of the flaws within yourself and you are getting what you deserve.

Goddess consciousness is the exact opposite.  It is embodied with the concept that all of us are in this together, that we are to take care of each other and in the supreme irony, we are the keepers of our brothers and keepers.  The teachings of Jesus were consistent with Goddess consciousness, the practice of christianity are not.  Goddess consciousness is being connected to the earth, the universe and the idea that we are the Divine ourselves, all of us and all around us and that we can aspire to reflect that in our lives and how we interact with the world.  It is the basic understanding of ecology, the value of diversity in the world including all the other animals we share our planet with.  It is a world view of responsibility rather than a twisted social Darwinism.

America is choosing right now which philosophy will dominate the next phase of it’s history.  Which way do you wish to go?  Chose wisely.

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Every woman in the western world grows up with the sexual double standards but this is getting beyond ridiculous, it’s now downright dangerous.  Boehner is going to be in the immediate line of presidential succession.  If Nancy Pelosi had ever shown 1/100th of the emotion this guy does she would have been removed from office and I think everyone knows this.  Boehner cries as easily as a transgender crossdresser newly on estrogen to grow a set of titties and potentially his finger may be on the nuke button!

I am personally beyond fed up with the deliberate stupid blindness of the tea baggers and the right.  When Bush was president it was screamed to be treason to oppose him in any fashion because he was a “war time president”.  People I knew got Secret Service visits for merely openly joking about him. Excuse me, we are still at war on two fronts.  Obama is a war time president so by the reasoning of the right every Repugican in the Senate and most in the House are out and out traitors.  They openly espouse Fascism such as total censorship of a free press and much else of the actual Constitution not to mention a “police state”.  They all violate their oath of office. They have blocked funding of the entire military of our country as well as opposed legislation that extended GI rights.  The repugican Senators ALL voted against medical aid for 911 first responders! They have openly stated they will sacrifice everyone in the US to oppose the President…..you cannot separate the office from the man.  If it was treasonous to oppose Bush and Chaney, this is beyond treason by their own rules.  By any reasonable standard of behaviour the Repugicans have shown they are anti-American, anti support for the troops and at the very least owe royalties payments on their past shameless use of 911 for political hay while they clearly don’t actually give a damn about those who actually responded.

We ceased to be a nation of laws when the Supremes overthrew the election in Bush v Gore.  Since then our country has been an outlaw nation internationally, one that engages in torture, colonial invasions of sovereign nations absent the internationally recognized provocation.  That is now enshrined as the “Bush Doctrine” which, if applied on a personal level, would give me the right to shoot any Christian fundie as a potential threat to me personally.  Just how do you think that would work out for me in court?

America as a nation of laws and example to the world has ended.  There is one way to restore it and one way only.  Rupert Murdock, the entire Faux News crew and every single republican Senator needs to be immediately arrested.  Bush, Chaney and company need to be arrested and turned over the International Courts.  Impeach every member of the Supreme Court still on the court for treasonous overthrow of the legitimate government of the USA that voted yes on Bush v Gore. Do this and maybe the rest of the world might believe us again.  Fail to do so and we remain a rouge nation armed to the teeth and an eminent danger to the rest of the world.  If it was any country but America, we ourselves would be screaming bloody blue murder.  I am not talking revolution here but rather a restoration of law.

I’m fed up with the double standards.  It is beyond fair to hold others to the ethics they espouse for others so round them up, put them on trial and start the investigations with the question “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican Party?”

And Boehner?  Get him the hell out of the line of Presidential succession quickly, we cannot afford to have someone with zero control of his emotions in that position of power.  Women in American politics are not allowed to show any outright emotion, let us replace these crying game men with real women!   Crone women past menopause, not the nutjob right wing “manpants” , “I’m not a witch”, fish bashing, not staying full term in office, death panel nutjobs and traitors to the sex you find on the right.


As of midnight last night millions of Americans have seen their last paycheck in the form of unemployment payments.  It has become crystal clear that the “conservatives” are bound and determined to dismantle all the social safety nets that allowed capitalism to work at all and that the concept of a “middle class” and the nuclear family organizational basis can no longer be relied upon.

Since the 1930’s there has been a constant effort on the part of the right to make socialism an evil concept and capitalism the symbol of good.  It’s time to say it outright, the “right” lies, they lie about almost everything.

“Historic” retrospects of the hippy movement almost all paint that movement as failed, hopelessly naive and “Utopian”, also redefined as hopelessly naive.  It was not, I know, I was there, I was part of it.  We did the impossible, we set up and ran a completely independant economy and social structure and the establishment corporate capitalists did everything in their power to bring it down.  It depended on what I call Goddess Consciousness, the knowledge, not faith, that all life is interdependent. That we are stewards of our planet not exploiters of it and that we all are each other’s keeper…..and that is socialism.  The formation of labour unions in the 30’s was collective bargaining.  That is socialism.  Social security is socialism as is Medicare.  Are these evils? hardly.  They are manifestations of the idea that we do have a personal responsibility and a collective one to provide for each other as best we can.

The nightly news tells us that corporate profits are at an all time high as of this last quarter and yet our unemployment rate remains at close to ten percent (and actually much higher when you factor in those who already gave up participation and are already homeless).  Corporate capitalism owns both political parties in the US and you cannot expect anything remotely like compassion from it because it exists just to enrich itself with no conscious.  It is institutionalized sociopathy.

If the former middle class and the poor are to survive in a corporate capitalistic society it must provide for itself and not be dependent on that capitalism.  We need the counter culture again and must build it ourselves and defend it as our basic human right.  We have to awaken the Goddess within ourselves and build tribal, communal and collective units once again.  This is the only system of human organization that can sustain itself.  We live in a world where we now can live tribally and think and act globally, the cusp of a brave new world.

Get together with those you share basic values with and build new extended families of collective living.  Give up the idea that you are independent from each other, you are not.  Learn the old ways of doing.  Teach yourselves how to do small scale horticultural, weaving, woodworking and trade the fruits of your labour with others willing to do the same.  Drop out of corporate capitalism if you wish to survive because we are already in a great depression that promises to be worse than the last one.  During the last depression, those who did best were in extended family units, think the Waltons, within close knit communities that looked out for each other.  This is what is needed now.


Since the early days of the Bush Administration and in particular after the attacks of 9-11 I and others I communicate privately with about spiritual matters have noticed a number of gestalt shifts or reality realignments.  The America of today bears almost no resemblance to the one I grew up in.  For all it’s faults, and there were plenty, the America of my youth still stood for things, good things and the attitude of the average American, if not our government, was one of basic fairness and individual rights.  Oh we had to fight for those individual rights but always with a sense that eventually we would prevail precisely because of the basic instincts of the average American towards fair play and equal opportunity.

The downfall of Richard Nixon energized us with a sense that even those at the top were accountable for misdeeds which was uniquely American.  The change started with Reagan.  It’s a historical fact that the Iran-countra scandal cost Carter the election.  That the neo-neo-cons, mostly holdovers from the Nixon administration, brokered a complex deal that kept the Iran hostages from being released until after the election.  Reagan, the godfather of modern conservatism, then proceeded to explode the national debt to a level that almost was three times anything done in the past…..and was never called out on it.  Bush the elder then came up with trickle down economics or the rich pissing on the heads of the poor and telling them it was raining.  This has been the hallmark of “conservative” economics ever since in a twisted version of the a reverse of the “American dream” which was rapidly becoming the American nightmare if you were lower middle class or Goddess help you, poor. The military industrial complex that Ike warned about when he left office was now basically in full control.  Every political shift from this point on was hard to the right moving the the centre with it.  Workers were no longer participants in the economy as much as replaceable worker drones, unions busted, actual collective bargaining returned to being “communist” in the public mind.

I’ve long said that Clinton was the last actual republican president.  In terms of what the republicans were back in the sixties this is a completely accurate statement.  He actually balanced the national budget, something long thought to be impossible by most economists.  No matter what you might think about him based on the unending attacks on him from the right during his entire presidency, he was a true fiscal conservative.  The right, however, demanded revenge for Nixon and they are still in this mode.  Damn the country, screw the military, the hell with the poor, they demanded never ending revenge for Nixon’s resignation against any Democrat in office.  And they did this waving the flag and branding anyone that opposed them as traitors to the country.  Fox news came into existence during the Clinton administration.  Every last shred of anything America actually stood for ended with the battle for Florida during the Bush – Gore election.  Fox news declared Bush the winner long before the actual news organizations would make a call and those actual news organizations, unaware that Fox did not play by the rules of journalism, followed and set the stage for the Bush v Gore decision by the Supremes.  At that exact moment America ceased to have a legitimate Constitutional government of law.  Make no mistake, history will eventally record that was an overthrow of the American form of government that ended the American experiment.  Everything that has followed has been the systematic destruction of all that made America American.


As a flower child of the sixties (ok, out and out hippy tree hugger) I had the words America, love it or leave it tossed at me more times than I could count.  Most of my generation did.  This was the right wing mantra invoking blind patriotism and lemming like belief that anything our country did was right and proper and if you disagreed, you were a traitor and didn’t deserve to be an American.  The irony, of course, is that probably more than any other generation in American history, mine was brought up by the “Greatest Generation” on pure idealism of what America was supposed to stand for (truth, justice and the American way!) and I maintain to this day the counter culture was a direct result of actually expecting America to live up to that promise in the face of an illegal war (Vietnam) the broken promises of racial equality and the rebirth of the Womans Movement after the betrayal of women’s rights established thirty years prior.

But for all that somethings were still unthinkable until George W.  We didn’t overtly claim the right to pre-emptive war, torture was an unthinkable act (done only in the most secret fashion) and personal information was personal.  The sex lives of politicians was considered off limits to the national discourse, other than in the deep south, the justice system was basically honest if often frustrating, Americans wanted to be fair even if it took honest educating for them to get there.  We wanted to be decent people that tried to live up to the American ideals I was taught as a child and if you didn’t, you were too damned embarrassed to be open about it because the rest of us strove for that basic decency and sense of fair play.

At this stage of my life it’s hard for me not to see the current masterminds behind the extreme right as nothing short of pure, unadulterated evil.  I never believed I live to see torture debated as policy in my country in my lifetime, but it still is in some circles.  As a lifelong Pagan, I understood how flexible freedom of religion could be but never dreamed one of the big three Abrahamic faiths would have their own religious freedom debated in the national discourse, but it is right now.  I never thought I’d see Richard Nixon as one of the best of the Repugnican breed instead of one of the worst.  And after Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, I never thought I’d see open racism, sexism and out and out bigotry expressed in Amerika without shame ever again.

We sold our infrastructure and national resources to the highest bidder, dismantled the industrial base that saved us several times.  We don’t produce much of anything beyond a trades/craft level anymore but instead sell each other “services”.  After eight years of outright lying, warmonging, betrayal of everything the country was supposed to stand for and finally, after aiding and abetting the wholesale rape pillage and plundering of everything America had by the Bush administration…  After open and unashamed violation of every decent principle of international law and overt, unabashed war crimes along with the dismantling of the Bill of Rights…..there was no justice, no day of reckoning, no restoration of basic civil liberties and personal privacy when the country turned collectively to the Democrats and gave them the House, the Senate and the Presidency all at once.  “Change we could believe in” became more of the same, just less overt.  I now know that short of a revolution, America is finished, stands for nothing, is basically trying it’s damnest to be yet another third world country, which it already is in terms of such important issues as civil liberties and basic rights to health care.  Obama’s “victories” are nothing more than what the Right proposed in the past instead of real change.

And I want to love America so I finally want the Tea Party idiots, the Rush Limburgers, the Fox “News” Networks, the Newt Gingriches and the Dick you Chaneys to be seen as the national traitors they actually are.  They stand absolutely against everything I was taught as a child was good and decent about America…..and they clearly don’t love America so it is time they did what they told my generation to do, leave it, right freakin’ now or be held to the same standards they threatened people like myself with our entire lives.

You speak out and personally attack a wartime President, that is treason by the Constitution.  You break international law in the form of the Geneva Convention, that is a war crime, both carry the death penalty.  You swear an oath to defend and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign or DOMESTIC and then attempt to pass laws and policies in direct opposition to it, you are immediately removed from public office and held accountable.

And while we are at it, my generation gave us Earth Day and the realities of ecological interdependence so why is it so damn hard to figure out when you have example after example in your face, including the worst ecological disaster in human history that you dismantle the corporate criminals who did it and stop allowing further destruction?  A damn third grader can tell you what is right here.

America has become a land of the lawless, perhaps the only response left is to ignore it’s laws and do what is right to the Right.  What else is left when the President and party of Hope leaves you hopeless?  But the thing that leaves me truly hopeless is that the “progressives” lack the intestinal fortitude to actually act.  How did it come to this?


Obama’s press secretary had a meltdown this week about “progressives” and how they actually expect change they could believe in rather than more of Bush lite.

I wanted Dennis Kucinich, voted for him in the primary even though he “officially” was out of the race and further, I did NOT vote for Obama because I did not trust him.  And I was right.  I voted for Cynthia McKinney.  Hell yes Gibbs, I wanted Canadian style health care, in fact Obama promised it during the campaign.  Further, I expected the post election US to return to the rule of law.  That would have meant putting Bush, Chaney and company behind bars for war crimes which the entire world knows they committed and they have openly confessed to.  I also expected the government to stop spying on private citizens, stop acting like thugs, stop acting outside our own laws and stop torturing people.  I expected an end to the illegal wars and the immediate closing of Gitmo.  I expected Wall Street to pay the price for destroying our ecomomy, I expected Massey Mining corporate officers charged with murder and the same with BP.  I expected all of BP’s assets seized as coming from criminal activities.  I expected actual liberal nominations to the Supreme Court.

I expected an immediate end to Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell and the repel of DOMA.  I expected the Department of Justice to start acting like a department of Justice.  I expected the known issues of electronic voting to be addressed so never again could an election be stolen in this country like in some third world dictatorship.  I expected those who are elected officials who have openly espoused treason to be charged and tried for it.

And I still do expect those things but now have something in common with the Tea party folks, I no longer believe those things can be achieved without a revolution…. because we elected an overwhelming majority in both the House and Senate of Democrats as well as sent the “Messiah” to the White House.

And I am not a “professional” progressive.  I am an old style liberal who has watched in horror as her country became a third world fascist dictatorship during my lifetime.  I have not even attempted to fly anywhere since 911 because doing so means giving up basic civil rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  I am infuriated at being subjected to searches just to conduct needed business at government offices.

I’m a pissed off progressive and I sincerely doubt I am the only one and I will have to think about ever again having to vote against someone rather than ever having the choice to vote FOR someone I actually feel good about voting for.  I have voted in every single election I was eligible to do so in since coming of age but have reached the conclusion that it is pointless and perhaps letting the Repugicans finish off the country is the only way we will get our revolution.  I am not voting in November for the first time in my life unless the impossible happens and Obama and the the Dems in Congress actually grow a spine.  It’s pretty bad when an old feminist woman has to tell the Democrats “grow a pair”.  It’s especially ironic when it comes from an old woman who had them removed herself.