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Forum Post: Why I AM Here

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 12, 2013, 9:16 p.m. EST by peacehurricane (293)
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Hello OWS A Comment posed the question of why I am here. As a voice for the We People from a free place where money will not buy what I know to be. I have dedicated my life upholding the values that built this nation. I am qualified to do/say whatever I see fit and this is an honor given me from bigger things than any individual regardless of how it settles It is truth and I shall continue for all the days of my life to define Liberty and happily pursue what I so choose and so shall all of you.I will do all the good I can- For all the people I can- Everywhere I can- Anyway I can- As long as I can- Do-Do We-WE...Forever and ever Amen FREEDOM!!!



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[-] 2 points by TheStarvingCrusader (25) from Killingly, CT 5 years ago

We must end plutocracy and see the birth of a representative democracy in America. Only when our political parties and the power of this govt is not for sale will we see a more just nation. Right now our tax code, our laws, our regulation, and our trade agreements are written by money that has zero loyalty to America.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 5 years ago

Did you or anyone ever think there might be a way to govern a nation without political parties? This tool called elections with left and right "options" is clearly our problem. It is so incredibly immature. It keeps citizens divided. And it's all bullshit anyway.

When it's a 51/49% victory/loss, guess what? Half of us lost. Actually... we didn't do the electing, no, a computer programmer and corrupt leaders did that for us. Fact: Bush lost.

Yes folks, there is a way to truer democracy without parties and elections: Back to Topic References: http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/conglomerate-and-dgrc-topic-references/

And we can get there without even being activists, protesters or having one word with government people. No violence, no resistance.

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 5 years ago

I am 100% loyal to America and it sounds like that makes 2 of us!

[-] -1 points by bigjoe (-117) 5 years ago

I doubt anyone, regardless of political alliance, would disagree with you. Still, greed always rears its ugly head. Our system will have to fail before it can be fixed. And it won’t be pretty. Too late for the politicians to fix it, too much compliancy and disinterest from the masses.

Few will care until people’s safe, secure and serene lives are shaken.

[-] 0 points by rayolite (461) 5 years ago

Alter or abolish abusive government with Article V. Test the would-be authorities that may be pushing for an unconstitutional convention.


[-] 0 points by SteadyRock (63) from New York, NY 5 years ago

because today is the day!

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 5 years ago

As the Indians said "Today is a good day to die" Everyday is that to me. It means same as what I say now because I will not be bought or sold ALL IN for I am a 100%patriot if nothing else.

[-] -1 points by Paleocon (10) from Richmond, VA 5 years ago

I am here to network, communicate, listen to others, demolish stereotypes, learn, enlarge my horizons, organize, dialogue and make friends.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

If you want to learn, check out one of Occupy's primany goals
and how to get there


[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 5 years ago

In a positive way solutions/options WE ARE PEOPLE following with what have you (idea) Do Do according to President O tell anyone telling you why you can't (make changes) "Oh yes We can"

[-] 1 points by Paleocon (10) from Richmond, VA 5 years ago

Excellent! Thanks for the link.

We Americans proclaim our devotion to "Freedom!", yet we allow corporate and foreign lobbies to run our government and send us off to kill and be killed. We are sacrificing our sons and daughters to this corporate god. Is that what free people would do? I don't think so! Free people would ask questions! Free people would learn how to use their minds! Free people would show some reverence and appreciation for life. We would show some respect for the sovereignty of others, and we would show some self-respect as well.

Instead, we are content to obey orders and say nothing. Our silence is the sound of totalitarianism, not the sound of freedom. We have become a broken people, a nation of slaves. That realization is the first step towards regaining real freedom. Like Abby Martin at RT, we need to attack our prison of illusions with a sledge-hammer.

Our primary institution, the corporation, is not governed in a free or democratic way. The corporation is a dictatorship. There is no difference between a corporate dictatorship and the communist dictatorship that I was trained to hate and fear as a child.

We say we value "Competition!", but when other countries actually try to compete with us, we send in the cruise missiles. In reality, our overlords believe in domination -- "Might makes right". They need to control everything and everybody, everywhere. That's an impossible task. Their empire is already crumbling.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

If "the" amendment is passes, we could make corporate executives criminally liable for their decisions - and ban lobbying & all political contributions from non-voters.

[-] 0 points by peacehurricane (293) 5 years ago

Hello to you Paleocon in Richmond. Have you been a participant in Occupy?

[-] 1 points by Paleocon (10) from Richmond, VA 5 years ago

Thank you for the welcome, PeaceHurricane. Is there a story behind your id choice?

I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. I was a True Believer in the Cold War and the Soviet Threat. Then, around 1979, I escaped from our womb-to-tomb media bubble and gained access to first-hand information about the world. I learned that the Cold War, like most of our wars, was based mainly on lies, and I discovered that our government is pretty much the polar opposite of what it claims to be. For example, the regime claims to be "Defending Freedom" around the world, but in reality, it supports the worst dictators, tyrants, butchers, drug lords and terrorists.

These horrifying revelations left me broken-hearted for months -- they were not easy to digest. I sought out the "peace movement" -- not an easy task at the time, because there was no internet and no entry for "peace" in the telephone book! -- and I've been a critic of our war-addiction ever since. In the 1990s, I staged a week-long water-only fast and public vigil in behalf of oppressed Palestinians. My activism today consists mainly of internet dialogue.

I choose the name "Paleocon" because it was unused (surprise, surprise!) and because I have seen both sides of our idiot "Spectrum". So long as "we the people" insist on keeping ourselves divided into "Left" and "Right", we will remain a conquered occupied people. All progress is blocked because we keep ourselves confined to a narrow stupefying one-dimensional universe. Our corporate overlords always win, because they choose to live in three dimensions, and they understand that the operative dimension is Top-Bottom, not Left-Right.

"We the people" need to find common ground and reconcile. The enemy is not my politically-incorrect neighbor. The enemy is the war-and-corporate-welfare system, the global empire of death and destruction.

[-] 2 points by peacehurricane (293) 5 years ago

Politicians representing their political party after elected is unamerican. Once election is over they are supposed to work for ALL the People. They continue to waste energy/money every time there is mention of what party they come from and should not be re-elected. Washington D.C. has become an embarrassment to our nation and taking innocent lives daily. Not in my name FREEDOM cause no harm. NO harm intended none done is the law. My screenname is what my hometown means Salem, Oregon is the most democratic ideal location in the whole world. At 10 years in 1975 I was delegated to a conference of political alternative ideals organized by Ken Kesey and friends and have made those ideals my life. It is an honor to stand up for the intended ways for which our constitution was written. Not to be written off so quick because certain things must remain so for us to have a country like my pursuit to happily define Liberty however I so choose as everyone else Let us deliver in our name Peace end all war...

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

Wow, Ken Kesey is like an institution, a piece of culture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Kesey Kinda wish I could have lived in a community like that. I did meet some people at a Rainbow House one time. My life feels like a series of oppressions. But maybe I just don't like all the judgements people lay on each other. You coulda, woulda, shoulda done this ... is part of all of us. We second guess our feelings, our ideas, our reactions, our works, on and on.

[-] 1 points by peacehurricane (293) 5 years ago

Follow your heart. Every time a choice is before you there is always an option that will bring comfort when you think of your heart first. Putting aside all that you know,experience or believe concentrate on the area that heart is located and think of option one, two or how ever many you need consider and one will bring the comfort while also being good for you and those around you. In this way you can clear from such feeling as second guesses knowing you are doing the right thing. By following one's heart other good things as chain reaction will help any to experience life from a new perspective that bring comfort and joy. Shoulda, coulda, f- in woulda will never be. I also feel that people should leave judgement between God and each of us.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 5 years ago

Yes, I think we can all be healers. We have to heal ourselves first ...and I heard that what you are saying is the place to start. Our world is spiritually sick and it kind of makes us sick. The key for me might be ... looking at what is in my heart, what I am feeling, what is best for everyone, ...just separating my self from the business world, from the weird drives of the busy world around us.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 5 years ago

Please help develop this:

Back to Topic References: http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/conglomerate-and-dgrc-topic-references/

I still have a ton of work but please ask questions.