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We can have either a Republic or an Empire but not both

George Bush might be the blessing in disguise America needs to transition from a culture of unsustainability to one which respects the earth and all peoples as being sacred. Enough with American Exceptionalism already. We’ve had our initial 200+ years of representative democracy – now is not the time to cave and turn over the Republic to corporate fascists; now is the time to stand up and decide whether this nation and its peoples have the courage to take our country from aggressive adolescence to middle age maturity. Now is the time to stop the torture, stop the dictator-like signing statements, stop the empire building and stop the obscene $1 trillion+ annual spending on weapons of war and death.

Deregulated global corporate “free market” capitalism has been proven to be a lie. Take off the blinders and see the actions of this administration for what they are – the bookends of September 2001 and September 2008 might go down in history as the signal events of the end of the American Republic. Or they might be remembered as the time when the people of this great country finally said no to the fear-mongering tactics of a small group of elites intent on power, wealth and control.

America can lead the world in becoming the first truly sustainable culture. We can live the principles of our founding documents, practice social justice and once again become a positive example to the people of the world. Or we can continue living in fear from our own government. We can have either a Republic or an Empire but not both – America, which will it be?

The Zen Manifesto of Non-Action

In the spirit of Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, the rug needs to be pulled out from under our corporate controlled federal government and the corporate welfare queens on Wall Street. The Zen Manifesto of Non-Action If indeed the engine of the American economy is consumerism, the American People have the ability to bring Wall Street and […] Read More..

Financial Terrorism in a Fascist America

George Bush should be immediately impeached for practicing Financial Terrorism. His rape of the American people and the US Treasury proves that we are now living in a fascist nation. Over the last eight years We the People have been repeatedly lied to, our Constitution ignored and trampled on, and our treasure squandered in the […] Read More..

A Bankrupt and Hypocritical Republican Party

From the 2008 Republican Party Platform, adopted in September 2008… “We support energetic federal investigation and, where appropriate, prosecution of criminal wrongdoing in the mortgage industry and investment sector.  We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to […] Read More..

A Heretical View of Pax Americana

"What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.” –John F. Kennedy, 1963 The events of 9/11 must have caused a state of mass hypnosis in the collective American psyche, for it seems that the […] Read More..