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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Common Core, A Threat to Family & Country

Common Core State Standards a Threat to Personal Liberty — Thomas More Law Center Develops Opt-Out Form for Parents

“This school reform effort is nothing short of a revolution in how education is provided, relying on a technocratic, top-down approach to setting national standards that, despite claims to the contrary, will drive curricula, teaching texts, and the content of standardized tests.  At its heart, the Common Core is a woefully inadequate set of standards in that it limits the understanding of education to a utilitarian ‘readiness for work’ mentality.” -Cardinal Newman Society


How's the Common Core treating you, do you see it's positive impact in the lives of your family and community?

Let me let you in on a not so secret, secret...

Common Core is not about what your children know and how they learn, but instead what they can contribute to the global economy.

Forget Classical Education - they have done away with it (because it actually creates thinking, logical,intelligent individuals- who can not be controlled. For Example: The Founding Fathers of this country!)
The goal is to run education into training, so your child can be a cog in a wheel.
No competition, because he is being trained for the state and the corporations, NOT for his own upward mobility.

"Our Founding Fathers recognized the dangers to our freedoms posed by centralized control over public education." -CNS


  • Corporate school to work agenda, about global corporate profits - not education
  • Our children are nothing more than human resources and guinea pigs - being trained like Pavlov's animals
  • The first page in the Global Education textbook is to subvert the authority of the parents. Who do you want in charge of your kids, YOU or the State?

"Department of education is a Marxist factory, designed to destroy any semblance of good values, academics, etc - to make sure our children march blindly into a socialist communist world government that's the goal of the US department of education." Quote from Charlotte Thomson Iserbyrtserved as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education (whistle blower)

Over the last few decades, through Federal Grant Programs we have seen;

VALUES CLARIFICATION PROGRAMS: Designed for the government to teach our children morality, values and belief systems. 

BETTER EDUCATIONS SKILLS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: Programs where we really discovered how the computer is fantastic for changing values.

If you substitute workforce training for education its the end of civilization...
end of the human being as entity opposed to animal
end of soul
end of conscience

‘The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will become the philosophy of the government in the next.’ Clearly, Common Core is a threat to individual privacy and liberty, and to our Constitutional Republic.” -CNS


LESS 1984 MORE 1776

What can WE do? 
Take a stand, speak out, sign a petition, start a petition, opt-out! 

Common Core State Standards a Threat to Personal Liberty — Thomas More Law Center Develops Opt-Out Form for Parents


Saturday, December 6, 2014

American Dream

"Because he was free to dream, scheme and tinker, 
Joe had a chance to make something of himself and his idea..."

This (creepily prophetic) cartoon from 1948 is cool and nostalgic fun, then gets real terrifying around 7 minutes in or so...

#AmericanDream #freedom #Less1984More1776 #BillOfRights #patriot #capitalism

Hey, remember America?

Wake up John Q. Public!

We bought what Dr. Utopia  was selling, government control = safety and security?! Wrong.
Ism Inc. owns us.

"Everything is fine... everything is fine... everything is fine"


Friday, December 5, 2014

What do you believe?

Dearest Reader,

Life is hard and the only certainty is death.
Doesn't necessarily sound like good news,
but let me assure you -
it's an amazing thing.
That YOU are here NOW - ExTrAoRdInArY -  
That you even exist, is the result of an amazing set of circumstances - MiRaCuLouS really!
Made of all those who came before you...stardust and light.
You are a part of a tale, that told even by Tolkein or Speilberg would be hard to swallow. 
There is a story written in the heavens and YOU have a place in it all.
Before time, God had you in mind.

A lot of us humans have a big grudge against God, if he's so great, why are things so messed up? Here's a secret, it's not His fault - all the good stuff, that's God. The bad stuff? Well, that's another story...

There is no good death.
In the beginning in the garden, God planned death for no one.
We live in a Creation gone awry.
The one who wrote our code did not intend for the virus that kills us to exist....
God has not 'taken' anyone from us - He gave us life.

We live during an unprecedented era in all of recorded human history.
Unlocking the genome, understanding DNA, AI, space exploration, the world wide web...
For 6000+years humans traveled at the same speed, in the last 100 years we have seen the speed at which we can move (physically through space, but also sending information and thoughts) increase EXpOnEnTiAllY!!!

Why are you here now, in this age of wonder? Look around you, see this place with new eyes.
You are no accident, descended from a series of randomness - you have a great destiny and are here to change the world.

Join with me my friend,to no man is promised tomorrow and we have much work to do!

Love always,

What do you believe?

Everybody needs something as proof;
something in hand;to know the truth;everybody needs something to see;something to feel;and something to be, yeah

There's a way that seems right; 
in the heart of a man; and many angels of light; 
in disguise destroyin' man;
 so most choose to refuse; the absolute truth; replace it with lies; use ignorance as excuse; it's hard to conceive; what the mind can't comprehend; and harder to believe; what the eyes can't understand; we look to theory, philosophies and thought; for a sure foundation; in a belief we once sought; 
while the shadow of truth; cast an image so clear; the closer it gets; we reject it out of fear; 
if we really wanted truth; we would give our lives for it; walk in its direction of light; 
for God's glory; the saga continues; ‘cause most hearts are deceived; 
if we really wanted truth; we would live and believe; 
so the saga continues; ‘cause most hearts are deceived; 
if we really wanted truth; we would live and believe in it.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

From #Kiev to #Ferguson: Stable Words in an Unstable World

From Kiev to Ferguson: Stable Words in an Unstable World

"At the square in Kiev there is a section dedicated to the “Heavenly Hundred” memorializing the dead but with pointers to heaven. These died so that others may live. It is a reflection of a greater truth. Gospel truths sneak upon us in strange ways. It seems as though death is the loudest voice calling for life." -RZ

Where is the voice of Dr. King? #Ferguson

Despite having Constitutional rights blocked, basic civil rights denied and facing arrest or lynching - Dr. King led the people to non-violent action, civil disobedience.  
Police brutality, fire hoses and dogs employed on a regular basis Dr. King never shouted "burn it down, burn it down", instead he instructed us to use our freedoms!  
Freedom of ASSEMBLY
Freedom of SPEECH
Freedom of PRESS

Not to sit idly by as our Country runs itself in to ruin.
Not to loot, burn and vandalize our own communities when outrage takes hold.
Not to continue to be complacent, but instead to stand vigilant.

Where are the voices of men like King today, 
speaking for  common good? 
It's time to speak out America. 

We watch as civil unrest, 
joblessness and hopelessness descend on the masses. 
We watch as our children are terrorized in their own schools. 
We watch as our local police becomes militarized.
We watch as government grows more corrupt, simultaneously useless and yet increasingly powerful.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ravi Zacharias and Michael Ramsden Visit #Ukraine

Ravi Zacharias and Michael Ramsden Visit Ukraine for Evangelistic Outreach

"Things will not get better apart from God. The present circumstances have made it clear that followers of Jesus Christ can no longer remain in isolation but ought to be impacting and engaging society. "
"It is an honor to visit Ukraine during this critical time in the nation’s history,” said Zacharias. “At RZIM we are called to go where the Gospel message is needed the most, and we are truly grateful that God has opened these doors for us to minister in Kiev. Please do pray for us.”

Follow RZIM’s visit to Ukraine on social media with the hashtag: #RZIMkiev

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Offence of the Cross - Dr. Billy Graham (1958)

1 Corinthians 1:22-25Amplified Bible (AMP)

22 For while Jews [demandingly] ask for signs and miracles and Greeks pursue philosophyand wisdom,
23 We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, [preaching which] to the Jews is a scandaland an offensive stumbling block [that springs a snare or trap], and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense.
24 But to those who are called, whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), Christ [is] the Power of God and the Wisdom of God.
25 [This is] because the foolish thing [that has its source in] God is wiser than men, and the weak thing [that springs] from God is stronger than men.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


The left, the right, the middle, atheist, agnostic, anarchist--- its not supposed to matter if you agree or disagree! You are blessed to live in America and are free because some really brave folks got together and had a Revolution based on their belief they were endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights - among them the right to worship God as you want and run your mouth as you damn well please!!! (Remember sticks and stones & all that jazz?!)
Being politically correct is Anti American in every way shape or form.

If we don't understand our freedoms and defend them- they will be taken away from us.
Look at whats happening around you folks - really look.
When your government has taken on the majority of characteristics as the Ministry of Truth, and the general public sounds like their using Newspeak, we may need to start paying attention. #Less1984More1776

Jefferson called for a Revolution with each generation, we're long overdue.
Being politically correct is Anti American in every way shape or form.
Who we are is offensive. We are Cowboys, Rebels, Independent Thinkers!
#Freedomisoffensive and it should be.
The most offensive thing this world has ever seen was an innocent man, beaten-humiliated and strung on a cross 2000 years ago - they're still talking about it. #Hediedtomakeyoufree

Remember who you are America. But most of all I implore you, do not perish for a lack of knowledge.

US Constitution

Monday, October 6, 2014

Eyes on the skies

Acts of the Apostles

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Recently the moon turned to blood, did you notice?
It's okay if you missed it, you get another chance tomorrow night. 
(Wednesday 10/8/2014 at 5:15am to be exact.)

I noticed the last one (4/15/14), not only am I a stargazing geek but the total lunar eclipse happened to coincide with the Feast of Passover, one of the Lord's commanded feasts.
Passover is the night Jews remember that God freed His people from slavery.
They celebrate that when the plagues descended and the Angel of death came for them -
Their doorway was washed with the blood of the lamb and Death could not touch them.
It is a night to remember, a night that is different from all other nights. The giant red moon hanging in the velvety black sky this past April made this year's feast even more memorable.

We are blessed to be witnesses to a Tetrad (a series of 4 blood moons) over the next year and a half.
The ExCiTiNg part of these is that each of them coincidentally coincides with one of the Lord's commanded feasts. Tomorrow night's falls on Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).

I may not be a church goer, but I am a bible reader and we were told in the very beginning of that book:
"God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years..." Genesis 1:19

We are supposed to PAY ATTENTION to what's going on, seasons - cycles - signs in the sky. 

All were established so mankind, God's most beloved creation, could know WHAT TIME IT IS.

An Old Testament prophet as well as the Apostles happen to mention the blood moon specifically:
Joel 2:31 "The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
Acts 2:20 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord.”  (THANKFULLY Jesus' buddies go on to say in Acts 2:21 "And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved")

When we start paying attention to this wild world of ours, it's hard not to be a little freaked out - I mean what the F is going on, right???...ISIS, Ebola, planes disappearing, Fukushima, Economic Collapse.... however we are told time and again in the Word of God "FEAR NOT". 
People, I am here to tell you, THERE IS GOOD NEWS!

"When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
 Luke 21:28

Welcome to The Age of the End, glad to be here with you!

I know I know - you are over it, media has beaten the 'End of the world" story to death.
Apocalypse seems to be the theme from the Weather Channel to ads for Chevy Trucks. In spite of the seeming epic fail regarding the celestial events of 12/21/12, it's still lingering on the mass subconscious. One surprising thing to me is that most folks continue to ignore the prophecies of my boy from the Galilee – but everybody just LOVES to get all worked up by the predictions or signs and wonders of any barbaric bloodthirsty pagans like the Mayans. Go figure.
However, signs in the heavens don't seem to hold this generations attention for long, we're busy and we have better things to look at - we have iPhones! 

Admittedly, doomsday has haunted me my whole life. At age 5 it was necessary for my Grandmother Mahota to comfort me often, assuring me that while no man knows the day or hour, the end of the world would most likely not be THAT day.
As opposed to playing gleefully with my Barbies, I instead begged for answers regarding mans inhumanity towards man, violence, war and death. (Playing with children my own age, was every bit as successful as you would imagine, I was a JOY). My odd nature left me with little hope that we could avoid mankind blowing up the world at any second, by age 8, I was preparing for Nuclear fallout.  
My heroes in early adolescence were Mad Max, Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor -screw the oil embargo, alien invasion AND the smart robots! Addicted to Leonard Nemoy's Ancient Mysteries TV show and reading all my Grandmothers copies of Erich Von Daniken's books by the end of elementary school, I was drawn to esoteric knowledge like a fat kid to chocolate cake. 
So here's the deal - I know I sound crazy, and you most likely picture me standing on a soap box with a giant sign shouting "Repent! The end is near!" in spite of that, I'm asking that you hear me out, suspend  your preconceived notions of God, apocalypse and Jesus Christ and look with new eyes.

Here's the deal – why is the bible different from any other book written in mankind's history? There's actually a variety of reasons, but one of the most interesting is it’s a book of history written before it happened. The real story to take note of is that the majority of what this Holy Book has prophesied has already COME TO PASS- there is only a small percentage of "unfulfilled" prophecy left - mostly all the most terrifying parts.
WE are living in the first age where those things predicted could possibly happen-  there's not much time left- the fierce urgency of now. For thousands of years men have been screaming that it was “the time of the end”, well wake up-they were right! 
YOUR END MAY BE TODAY, to no man is promised tomorrow.
The earth shakes, humans tremble, that's just the natural order of things it seems. Well, if anyone is paying attention - at all - we can't help but to notice that in the last few years the earth is really shaking and some serious changes are taking place.

Matthew 6“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8“But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs..." 

check, check double check - we got it ALL going on peeps. 
This the beginning folks,  I think its safe to say the water broke and the birth pangs have begun.

I believe we approach a time of reckoning, because scripture tells us its coming. 
I believe we will continue to see cataclysmic events grow in frequency and destructive power.You will have ears to hear or you will be led astray. 
Do not fear the events of this world- you will have great trials and tribulations but take heart, we have a Messiah who has (already) overcome this world-“it is finished"!

2Timothy3 Understand that the last days will be dangerous times. People will be selfish and love money. They will be the kind of people who brag and who are proud. They will slander others, and they will be disobedient to their parents. They will be ungrateful, unholy, unloving, contrary, and critical. They will be without self-control and brutal, and they won’t love what is good. They will be people who are disloyal, reckless, and conceited. They will love pleasure instead of loving God. They will look like they are religious but deny God’s power. Avoid people like this.

Seek for yourself, that's what I did. 
The evidence is out there just waiting for you to find it. Humor me, lets recap recent events ...
*Please note I have linked videos below for news footage, not because I support any personal opinions expressed by their producers/creators

SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: Blood Moon Tetrad, COMETS (ISON, sungrazers, etc)
VIDEO: Blood Moons

EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS: TORNADOES (unprecedented size and scope), FLOODING (North America, Europe...), Polar Vortex...
VIDEO: Extreme Weather, Earth Changes Across The World Aug/Sept 2014

VIDEO Scientists experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded

OCEANS ROARING Tsunamis of record breaking magnitude, major increases RED TIDE, Freshwater and SEA "snots"
VIDEO: Extreme Weather Events 2014

MASS ANIMAL DEATHS/STRANDINGS WORLDWIDE: thousands of birds fell from the sky in Wisconsin and across country, sea stars/starfish population nearly wiped out in Pacific, sea lions/seals/walrus populations sick- low birth rates...
VIDEO: Extreme Weather, Animal Die Offs
Messengers from the 'Sea God's' Palace?
In the last few weeks rare "sea creatures" have been found just off the West Coast of the US. Coupled with the mass animal die offs of late, it may be time for all of us ostriches to pull our heads out of the sand and ask the question - what is happening in our worlds oceans? 
WIAN: "Scarier than any shark sighting for southern Californians is a theory about the oarfish. There's a Japanese legend that oarfish beach themselves to warn of an impending earthquake. And, in fact, dozens of them did just that in Japan about a year before the devastating Fukushima quake and tsunami in 2011."
PETERSONS: "Yes. So that's exactly what I went into. I wanted to kind of look at this legend. And the year before that big tsunami and earthquake there, they actually had a dozen of these come on shore over the year. So kind of looked at what all these animals do. If you actually go -- this is way deep in the water, right? So the theory is, scientists actually believe that they can feel the tectonic plates moving and they kind of scurry. They get scared. So a little bit of legend, a little bit of science. Who knows what you want to do with it. But it intrigued me, right?
So then I went into, OK, well what about whales? Right before New Zealand, they had 170 whales beach 48 hours before that huge earthquake."
"I've done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I'm used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen....In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes."

The kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:15

Friday, October 3, 2014

With my apologies

I have never struggled with saying 'I'm sorry', I do however have a real difficult time admitting I'm wrong. Stubborn, willful, stiff necked - yup that's me. On this eve of Yom Kippur  it's time for me to reflect on that negative personality trait, and do my best to fix it. I have some work to do, but God knows I am getting better all the time. I am grateful for His grace and mercy in my life.

"The Talmud, an ancient collection of Jewish law and stories, claims that God created repentance before creating the universe. Whether one believes in God or not, it's a compelling concept, one that emphasizes how we are fated to misstep, but that we also have the capacity to undo some or all of the harm we cause." - Elissa Strauss

I was recently asked why I observe the "Jewish" holidays. I was not born a Jew and it has caused moderate discomfort to family and friends at times over the last 5 or so years that I no longer participate in traditional Christian observances like Christmas.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the prophesied Jewish Messiah, for many years I did not. Spending my early twenties as a soft boiled atheist I was however, always seeking, looking for answers. As an avid student of history, I compared the world's mythologies discovering there were some common themes. For many years I lumped Jesus of Nazareth in with all the other 'wise teachers' of the ages. This was until I read the scriptures with different eyes - examining them in the context in which they were written. My personal discovery was that this itinerant poor preacher from the Galilee, was different. The whole book, from beginning to end, was unique in the world. The God of the Hebrews stands out among all the other gods, this 'myth' is not like the rest.
Coming to understand the significance of the seasons and cycles, commandments and times of the Lord has added richness, depth and substance to my faith. Making the leap of faith was a difficult one for me, understanding the Hebrew roots of Christianity helped to provide me with a foundation of evidence from which to make that leap. This knowledge is not reserved for the Jews, these are the feasts of the LORD, Jesus came for everybody. Hallelujah and AMEN!

I recommend:
ARTICLE Why even non-Jews should celebrate Yom Kippur
Elissa Strauss writes:
"The act of teshuvah discourages such thinking, pulling us away from the idea that misunderstandings and indiscretions can be so easily resolved. Here is how you do it:
1. Be regretful: This involves thinking hard about what you did wrong, and what kind of harm was experienced as a result.
2. Stop the offending behavior: You can't sincerely apologize for something you are still doing.
3. Confess to the sin and ask for forgiveness. Jewish law prescribes that this be done verbally, and that we remain humble and contrite in our request.
4. Commit to never repeating it. This one is tough."

Monday, September 22, 2014

Only on Sundays?

"Cuz I know, yes I know,
everything there is to know
cuz I lost everything I had
See i
I coulda danced on the sun

But my world came undone"

GD Irishmen.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Story excerpt: The life and times of MWS

It was the turning of the night.
Just past the darkest hour, when it seemed she always woke.
It was not necessary to summon the courage to set foot to the wooden floor and go to check the clock above the fireplace to know the time.
Soon the dawn would begin to show it's hope, her Mama would remind her and laugh softly,
'God is there in the dark just as He is there in the light daughter'.
Mahota still was overjoyed when they had electric lights and she could leave a small one on for herself, especially in the hours just before dawn. It was then, when she just couldn't shake the feeling that God was furthest away and the veil between us and whatever else is out there was at its thinnest. Able to read before she turned 4 years old, books were always by her bedside and she could easily keep her self entertained, occupied and comforted through any sleepless night.

It was as she lay listening to the familiar and usual sounds of the house; the baby sleeping, Daddy, lightly snoring ... that she heard the bells of Doc Smith's carriage approaching. At this time of night he would be coming for Mama, which meant somebody was either dead or being born.
Mahota hoped it was the latter.
Both would leave her Mother physically, emotionally and spiritually drained, but a new life - that brought a spark and joy to Agnes' eyes that it seemed made it all worth it.
By age 5 Mahota had watched Mama at work, laying out her cousin Sarah's toddler, who finally succumbed to the damage the dust bowl pneumonia had done to her lungs.
'A child's deaths always the hardest on a family, gotta let our heavenly father's love get ya through'
her Daddy had said, as he had held Mahota tight in his arms. She could smell the good dirt and tobacco pipe on him, his face scratchy against hers. She had watched as Mama washed the little fair haired child's tiny body down, her braids framing her face like a cherub . The little girl looked like she was sleeping, but when Mahota had touched her cheek, she was cold like the stone angels that surrounded the graves at the church.

Mama's voice whispered at the door, Doc had come because twin baby boys had passed. Agnes went to her oldest daughter Billie June, asking her to attend with her, laying out a baby was no easy task and in this circumstance the family was overwhelmed with grief. Mama wanted help from the adolescent who lay with curlers in her hair, who had been sleeping soundly only moments before.
'I am not going to help with dead babies Mama!'
Mahota could hear the sheer terror in Billie's voice. Despite the fact that more than once she had been scolded by her Mother for being frivolous, and the frequent reminders that chores were more important than doing her nails, Billie was a beauty who truly cared deeply for others. In the dark of the night however, faced with her Mother and a situation that would have shaken most adults, she could not find the strength or bravery to go and help.
Mama went out the door to the carriage alone, Mahota watched as Doc took her gloved hand and helped her in to the seat next to him, they opened a thermos of coffee and set out onto the dirt road to town.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Friday, April 18, 2014


Revelation 17-18 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead; 
but he laid his right hand on me and said, 
“Don’t be afraid! I am the First and Last, the Living One who died, who is now alive forevermore, who has the keys of hell and death—don’t be afraid!

Monday, April 14, 2014


"Then came the day of the unleavened bread, when the Passover must be killed. And He said to Peter and John 'go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat...'" Luke 22:7-8

"And as they were eating, Jesus took the bread, blessed and broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, 'Take, eat, this is my body' " - Matthew 26:26

"Christ came as high Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle...not with the blood of goats and calves but with his own blood He entered the most holy place once and for all, having obtained eternal redemption. " -Hebrews 9:11-12

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Unlike any other

John 3:16
Odes of Solomon
#messiah #Hecameforeverybody

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


#polarvortex #arcticblast #upstateproblems #gracelandstyle

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Valentines Day to me

Thank you Father God for your blessings.
Matthew 3:17

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Grace Family Sushi Night

The greatest speech of all time

I'm sorry but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge as made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all.

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say "Do not despair." The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder! Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men---machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. 

Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it’s written “the kingdom of God is within man”, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. 

Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Monday, January 20, 2014

We will get to the promised land

"Somewhere I read, of the freedom of assembly.
Somewhere I read, of the freedom of speech.
Somewhere I read, of the freedom of press.
Somewhere I read, 
that the greatness of America is the right to protest for rights." -MLK