If we look at American foreign policy under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald John Trump… what strikes the non-partisan observer is a sense of continuity – and an escalating aggressiveness.
When pro-war candidates like Trump or Clinton win… we end up spending trillions killing millions for the people who benefit: the richest 5% in the nation, bankers, insurance cartels, munitions firms, war-profiteers and the corporate elite.
No sane person can call this surrender to unprovoked, unnecessary and expanding wars… “good leadership.”
There is a difference between luck and skill…
For Albert King and Stevie Ray, find the courage to vote for Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. Securing Peace, People, Planet and Progress is not too much to ask.
We can change our “luck.”
“Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions.”
“Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned
with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain.
One has to keep this constantly in mind if one wishes to understand
spiritual movements and their development. Feeling and longing are
the motive force behind all human endeavor and human creation, in
however exalted a guise the latter may present themselves to us.”
~ Albert Einstein
“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel“
“the creed of Islam is the same: the belief in one God, the belief in the oneness of his message, the oneness of the human family. And the devotion to … Continue reading
The Portland Alliance: Vol. XXXIV, Number 2 February 2014
Writing, Activism, Alternative Media, & Ceative Arts:
The Cutting Edge for Social Change & Civic-Engagement