It will take several days
or so to fill it out the rest of my site.
First and foremost, I am a 'grunt'!
That is, I was a U S Marine Corps rifleman
in VietNam. I joined at 17 fully believing that
I was helping to liberate a country. I landed in
Da Nang early on Christmas morning 1968. I
was 18. I was naive and volunteered twice.
But, I learned (and soon felt) that we were
not welcome...anymore than the US troops
stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan or the dozens
upon dozens of countries occupied by 'Imperial'
troops of the American Empire.
As a veteran with a conscience it is a must to oppose
the tyranny, greed and evil being unleashed upon this
world by those that rule this world.
As a veteran I know what it's like to come back traumatized
and offered no help, and I feel for those who will be like me, but
much worse for their repeated deployments.
In Viet Nam I heard a saying about war:
''Rich man's war; poor man's fight''.
I speak mainly of the United States and Ireland(where I
lived for nine years), but it is going on everywhere. If I was
willing to die in combat for a lie, or many lies, then I am
as prepared to do the same against '“those same 'dark forces'
that are oppressing and crushing him(workers-mine) at every
step of his life”.
Lenin also said 'Fascism is capitalism in decay', and that is what
we are facing.
I believe that the US, UK et al are ruled by a triumverate of the
intelligence, military-industrial complex(the one secctor of the
economy that surprisingly seems to be thriving despite the
economic downturn) and the financial powers.
Politicians? They are the paid prostitutes of the financial interests.
I apologize unreservedly to any prostitute for comparing you to
politicians; for...on the whole many have more honor than most
In this world it's 'service to self' and 'service to others'
That says which is which....service to developers...
is 'service to self.'
Bankers, (I mean the richest who own the banks and direct
governmental policies); developers, et al--'service to self'
Nurses, health professionals, teachers et al--service to others.
To the people in Ireland or America who are being
told that they must suffer the consequences of
unparelleled greed by others ask yourself:
Will the leading banking families, and other interests
also suffer or share the pain as you and your friends
and families? You know the 'Golden circle'.
Will the politicians in Ireland go without coal or
turf this winter?
Will they have to make choices between food
or medicine, or such?
Ask yourself, if for decades the bankers among others
have been sticking it to you, and the country...inflating
property values, fees..everything...let's not forget the
developers,estate agents and others....AND the KNEW,
or should have known that they were building a house
of cards... They work with politicians hand-in-glove to
rule the country for their benefit.
Why should we the people roll over and let them
drive us into a modern form of serfdom, and pay for
We must resist. How?
Organized resistance in the streets to shut down business
as usual to make it clear to the political class and their owners
that 'We the people say no'.
Organize block by block and prevent ANY evictions.
Always remember that their are more of us than the forces
of tyranny--police, army etc. What is needed is courage and
There is much more i need to write on this and will.
Less than 100 years ago Ireland struck a great blow against
oppression and rid itself of foreign domination. But as often
happens others within seek to dominate the country for their
The same happened in America, and during the first 100+ of
the republic the political class reckoned that the main struggle
for the new country was between the new government and
the banks. As Thomas Jefferson once said:
''I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more
dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of
spending money to be paid by posterity... is but swindling
futurity on a large scale.''
Above all we must confiscate their ill-gotten wealth.
The people need their own Criminal Assets Bureau(CAB).
The choice is to accept--like sheep--the dictates of those
who drove us to this point and still will profit enormously,
or to rebel and make a new society.
It is easier to go along, but eventually there will be no other
choice. You owe it to yourself, your country, your family...all
to resist and initiate a new society.
Frederick Douglass, a former slave and a most powerful
voice in America's abolitionist once said this:
''Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did
and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly
submit to and you have found out the exact measure of
injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and
these will continue till they are resisted with either words
or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by
the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
What do you think the Blackwater and other mercenary
outfits are for? It is these ilk that will form the private armyies
of the wealthy, for ordinary soldiers will eventually rebel!
My joining the Marine Corps was not a courageous act.
It was easier than opposing the war. That takes far
more courage. But, I was young and looking to make a
difference in the world. I will.
To all here...thanks, dank u vel...en give em hell.
ps. When I return to Ireland I will test the blasphemy laws,
and will not pay a fine to do what is most natural to me...to
call a politician what he is;'-)..and to label what they are doing