Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Iceland: a ray of hope in a dark world

For a while now, I have been lamenting about the demise of real democracy. An ignorant populace cannot really be democratic because knowledge is necessary for free choice. What passes for knowledge these days is what the mass media tells people is happening. And people digest this propaganda whole, sheltering themselves in apathy because either they feel politically impotent, or they have no concept of the obligation each person has to seek the truth when exercising one's vote in a democracy.

People who can make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities. To protect ourselves from becoming zombified media consumers, we need freedom of information to empower people.

In all this darkness of today's economic and political meltdown, there is a single ray of light which Ireland would do well to follow: Iceland. Birgitta Jonsdottier has come forth to lead her country in practicing real democracy, of the people, for the people and by the people.
The people of Iceland were hit hard by the banking collapse - but they did something about it. They demanded that the people VOTE on the use of their tax money to pay off debts caused by the deriviative fraudsters. They also demanded freedom of information about what their government was doing. In short, the implemented real democracy for their island.

I needed the hope Icelanders are giving me: that people can take control of their country's government and future - if they want to - non-violently and democratically.

The interview below explains the changes the people of Iceland have made following the collapse of their banks. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.

Find the next two parts of the interview here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Preventative detention? Who cares?

I think in the end, We the people will get what we deserve...the consequences of ignorance and indifference. Most Americans (or Irish people) don't even know the laws passed to take away their rights, nor do they care to learn about them...too much anxiety.

Here is just another example in the long line of draconian laws passed to 'protect' people from them thar 'terrorists'.

Who cares? We can't do anything about it anyway.

OR.....What in the hell is Posse Comitatus....and....who cares?

People who can't be bothered to defend their freedoms may not deserve them.

Wonder why I am disgusted?

Marines at DUI roadblocks

The evaporation of privacy and freedom

Man arrested/convicted for complaining to government


All blogs are really just small snapshots of a person's mind, heart and soul as they evolve together through life....

Small bits of the thread of life we weave together into the fabric of ourselves, in the hope we will make sense of our existence, individual and collective.

On this page, is the cloak I have fashioned from my fabric to warm myself in a universe which often makes little sense.

Inside my cloak, it is warm enough to face the blistering cold winds of the insane world in which I find myself.

If you find some a bit of 'the good stuff' here, it has been my pleasure.