I am putting this blog on hold for a couple days,while I make preparations for my journey to India,silent mediation and serving before I go explore India and Nepal following in the Buddha's footsteps.
But before I leave I must state my feelings of the current state of politics. I am currently in Salt Lake City(SLC) where a very,very large protest (Peace and Justice Rally at Washington Square) against President Bush is being led by the Mayor of SLC, Rocky Anderson is leading the protest. Instead of taking the sheep's position of gracious welcome the President, leading the rally himself rather than send a Representative of his office. He stands up for his beliefs. It is 10 am and the meeting place is completely packed ,well over a 1,000 in conservative city and it is still hours from the protest. I will keep this blog update thought out the protest. A pro Bush rally is also happening later today with who knows what outcome. Not they I have readers I have several family members, My 16 yr old son (Hurray for young activists and truth seekers}, his mother & grandmother, plus other friends. They are living in the moment, calling for the end of the war. There is no parking and the entire city is in a gridlock of traffic.
People support the troops but not this insane war, killing of thousands of people on both sides for the Presidenth's need for democracy in the world(?). But if a government that he does not support wins ( Hezbola). He is ready to strike out against them, as the only true democracy is one that Bush approver's of and to he** with the voters because he is good as a lame duck by 2006 election or not.
But I also am outraged and should be among the protesters, but I suffer Post Traumatic Stress Syndromes and is the perfect place for it to strike me down and throw me into a flash back, from the Vietnam war, which this war is turning into another black eye for freedom.But I must admit after 39 years the VA has giving me 100% disability, which I should soon receive!
Anticipation is filling the air as Jim Hightower is speaking, prior to the Mayor Rock Anderson speaking. One speaker just said Bush is talking with his eyes wide shut!. Speakers that actually fought in this immoral war, prior to the Mayor. There are three speakers(at least) before Rocky (as in the movies style of justice) lands the knockout punch of speaking the truth of the matter.
While Bush squanders the nation youth for his political party's needs. While of thousands of Iraq men, women and yes children die to provide the dwindling supply of fossil fuels to provide America's insatiable need for oil, while alternative fuel sources are being thrown in the trash with the spilled oil and blood of both nation's dead. While America has only(!) has lost less than three thousands of our finest young men and women die , the tens of thousands of Iraq 's are uncountable or not allowed (by American policy) even to be seen in photograph's due to proof on unstoppable violence. While the Vice-President is hidden away in some dislocated hidden hole such as Saddam was hidden in . Chancey too is culpable and accountable for his role, which one day be brought into the sunlight of true freedom and democracy, to pay his dues to mankind
While waiting for the mayor a Rally for Pro Bush is going on with it Television count of two or three hundred, mostly conservative Veteran's of Foreign Wars(VFW) counter-protesters. While I also am a member of the VFW, my views are not welcome to the truth of Iraq's War. Our so called War on Terror stumbles in the darkness of lack of Freedom of the Press .Where Questions at Presidential are written down and sorted, so that only questions the praise the President's efforts can be asked.
With Rocky Anderson speaks in stereo both on the TV and the Radio shows how much courage the MOST conservative state, in these United States of American shouts “Give us the Truth” while Rocky chastised the media part in the cover up of the truth, reminding us that our children and their grandchildren will be the ones pay for this tragic immoral war, while those who planned the 9/11 disaster are left to scamper away under the cover of darkness,
While President Bush sat reading “Billy the Goat” to first graders for seven minutes while the “World Trade Center” burned as they prepared to collapse killing thousands. Yet on August 21st ,2006 the President finally admitted that THERE WAS NO CONNECTION BETWEEN SADDAM AND THE AL QUEDA. Also a full ten days before this tragic war began that the information on which the decision to dethrone Saddam, was proved before an other source of information too BE FORGED DOCUMENTS. As was his last minute appeal to give himself up prior to the first gun shot, being fired.
While the vice-president shoot a friend in the face during an illegal quail hunting trip, which was hidden from the United States media for four days, while no one had hunting permits echo's the behavior of the Presidential administration behavior in Iraq. While this information of no connection betweem Saddam Hussein the Al Queda was in the hands of the President .Bush continued to remain on vacation at his statued White House Ranch, in Crawford, Texas. While he was riding his bicycle, he fell and hurting himself. He was proclaiming the the proof of Weapons of mass Destructions (WMD) was a simply understood as riding a bike.
Rocky Anderson ending his speech that the Truth shall be exposed to our Brothers and Sisters around the world, that was happening world wide. Rocky finished stated that We will insist the the contemplated Congress shall also be exposed for their role in what is presently happening today and attempt to right the wrongs that they were party to. Stating from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” he paraphrased That Our Lives End the Day We Become Silence to the Misconduct and Abuse of the American Administration to the Resources and Rights of the People of the Entire World.
While the 5,000+ (stated by the radio / TV which are notorious for under counting) people left to March to the Utah Federal Building to Present a petition of grievances, including my son who finally found his Church Group. My son (unlike some of the members of the notorious “Black Block” who's exploits were written about the World Trade Organization (WTO) of 1999 or exploits his father, myself have conducted on a much smaller scale, but that is for latter discussion, as although I walk a thin line on the edge of what is universally accepted behavior.) is a true believer in non- standing vigil of actions that those that are empowered by a higher authority (such as by the American Voters or members of the authorized police representatives, who made not follow their own rules and guidelines) Not the Spirit who with non judgment watches over all of us, appearing in various forms and named to those of Planet Earth
Thank you our most mercifully Spirit that watches over man / women Kind that my son Marley Sage has a strong belief in non-violence. Although when he was ,four or five years old through a school group somehow got enrolled in a wrestling program, where he defeated larger, wiser, stronger kids his age or older. He gave up wrestling the same year after three or four matches as he found it to boring, a waste of his time and energy.
It is now 2:30 PM (MST) and the event will be a concert from 6pm to 8pm. This concert is billed as “Rocking Rusmenfield (sic) out of the White House. Then the President's arrival around 9pm with a “ticket only, welcoming party” ah....sorry all tickets have been distributed surely to a fair respectfully representative of Utah citizens, who will greet Bush with the expected gracious welcome he deserves, cough, cough.
Cindy Sheen who was to be the headliner is still in the hospital, under doctors orders for bed rest. Due to nonstop following Bush thought the USA proclaiming the lost of her son and others in this immoral war, of exhaustion. We all wish her support to get well to, pickup on her tour of Bush's speech and photograph stops, while he hopefully gathers support for his almost completely renewed administration and the actions that they showed as a new working team the non existance or three weeks later rapid support to the victims of Hurricane Katrine.
The non rapid support to the victims of Hurricane Katrine was a showcase example of his readiness to react to support the needs and help the mostly black,elderly people who were unable or refused to leave prior to the wraith of destruction of the Hurricane victims by responding with “the shoot to kill” order the victims occurred by their desperate search for food, medical and basic survival needs. Granted there was looting that was appalling, but when you have nothing and everything is ten to twenty feet underwater, I personally believed that salvage rights were occurred by the homeless refuges left in the wake of destruction, which undoubtedly were covered by some sort of insurance, Would I leave my family to do without basic needs for survival? Would you?
Time to post this and see if I can get an hour of mediation in, and I state once again that this blog is not going to be a platform for my political beliefs which truthfully very minimized. As I seek Spiritual refugee as my politic stance has brought me to the brink of nonexistence!!!
peace to the peacekeepers, -gregor
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