Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Arlo Guthrie - Take Back America



To be sung to the American Hymn, “My Country 'tis of thee.”


Just Vote Ron Paul


My country tis of thee Sweet land of tyranny - Of thee I sing

Land where my freedoms died.

Land where my friends all hide from threats of genocide - for thee I cry

I look out on the land

And see Monsanto's brand Of GMO E-coli in our crops

Why can't the madness stop

Don’t eat their poisoned slop You can just say no…

I see disease erupt

With every big gulp cup Of sugar corn

Our nations over weight diabetes is at the gate

We even know our fate ...but those fries won’t wait!

I know theres still a chance

To change this ugly dance

His name's Ron Paul He’s trying hard to show

Where evil wants to go

Let's bring our freedoms glow Just vote Ron Paul



The lyrics above were written by an astrophysicist – musician – documentary maker who is concerned over the looming threat of disease and famine that now confronts America and people around the world. You can listen to the song on You Tube. He, like so many of us, is supporting Ron Paul for President. This election is the first where the real parties are so clearly defined; Corporate and the People. The illusion of 'Republican' and 'Democratic' are clearly dead. Once you see it the other illusions also die. There was a time that the politics of Augustus Franklin Dunning and Arlo Guthrie would have clashed. No more.


America faces problems in every direction; every problem shares a common origin. Those problems have been perpetuated by the complete lack of transparency in government, the take over of government by corporations, and the ugliness of greed evidenced by those in those same parties. Those in power, both Republicans and Democrats, have proven there is nothing, no matter how venal, petty or vicious, they will not do for a profit.


This appeared in Huffington Post. “After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.

The unprecedented concession was filed on November 9, and sealed to protect the plaintiff's identify. It was obtained through individuals unrelated to the case.”

Who profited? Big Pharma. Who lost? All of us. Who will pay the costs? Us, in more ways that we dare consider. Our children are simply a means to augment income for them.


From the Real ID to the food we eat corporations have used government to evade accountability. Then they use the Vote Stealing Machines, for which we are also forced to pay, to ensure that our shackles are firmly welded in place. And they expect us to act as if the authority their wield is legitimate even as their real intentions are so thoroughly revealed. Phony elections negate any authority.


Every day more Americans understand the systemic methods used by those acting under the color of law to extract our wealth. They used the FED, which is now desperately working to maintain the illusion of stability just one more day or week so they can continue to pump us dry. They used the courts, they used the elections paid for by us. They used all of the institutions for which we, not they, pay.


The solution is the truth, transparency, Ron Paul and return to community.


We can awaken our fellow Americans to the threat of GMO tainted food. We can reverse the downward spiral of health and the prison door now swinging shut on our hopes, slammed by the Grid Corporations, we can take America back to its roots. Part of the answer is Ron Paul, but only part. The rest begins with losing your illusions, the transparency. The next step takes you back to your community where the power of truth and the truths that make us whole can be best seen. You know who you can trust to return the lawnmower, that is why local community works.


Arlo Guthrie sang the words,


Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row
Please bless these seeds I sow
Please keep them safe below
'Till the rain comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones
We are made of dreams and bones
Need a place to call my own
'Cause the time is close at hand

Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature's chain
Till my body and my brain
Tell the music of the land


That music is the simple truth that sees seeds become what nourishes our souls and stomachs. That music is the sound of people coming together in their most local communities. Communities, small and personal, is where America began. Once, we were a people who knew that. We will be again.


The 60's saw a momentary rebirth of community. It was a time of hope. Then, we all agreed that we needed clean air and water; we were active locally to change the world, resonating to the music that affirmed that out of many we would be one, one despite all seeming divisions. Then, the idea that anyone would assert the right to own the water and tax the air we breathe would have been understood as outrageous. Those ideas are still outrageous no matter what government and corporations say.


Arlo Guthrie endorsed Ron Paul for president, saying, “I love this guy.” So does Don Rogers, former State Senator in California who has known Ron for years.


Rogers wrote a letter asking for support for the Stop the Real ID Coalition. The ACLU and the ACLJ, so opposite in our perceptions, both commend and support the same organization, Stop the Real ID Coalition, in its efforts to inform state legislatures so that they can do what is right and refuse to participate in that corporate war against the freedoms of individuals. The issue is freedom, the real thing.

Today you hear more people every day, Right and Left, quote the Constitution, remembering that a free people govern themselves. Despite the lies and posturing of George Bush, the Unitary Executive Theory, and his corporate employers the only sovereignty is in each of us. As Jefferson said, “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


Arlo and Augustus both see that. We are coming together in community to solve the problems and exact accountability against those who have so abused our trust.


Just vote Ron Paul, return to community, and take back America. There are many ways to vote and we need to use the ones that work. Thomas Jefferson would have agreed.


Get off the Grids - Build Coalition - Organize Locally.

BE the Revolution.


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