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While We Still Have Time

In spite of the grimness of the times in which we live, there is still hope. If you feel, like I do, that the usual discourse about matters of critical concern tends to be superficial, misguided, and false, then you might find some solace and inspiration here. I will try to offer insight and a holistic perspective on events and issues, and hopefully serve as a catalyst for raising the level of dialogue on this planet.

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I was born in 1945, shortly before atom bombs were dropped on Japan. I served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. I earned master's degrees in Economics and Educational Psychology, and certificates in Web Page Design and as a Teacher of English as a Second Language. I followed an Indian guru for eight years, which immersed me in meditative practices and an attitude of reaching a higher level of being. A blog post listing the meditative practices I have pursued can be seen here.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Sifting and winnowing

Dennis Kucinich's explanation of why he doesn't support John EdwardsI'm not necessarily a supporter of any candidate for president, but I've sent a few dollars to Dennis Kucinich. Because of that, I get his email newsletter. Yesterday's edition offered an explanation of why he urged his supporters in Iowa to make Barack Obama their second choice. It's worth a read, and if you click on the image at the right, you can check it out.

We can all be swayed by the emotion of the moment, the allure of the bandwagon, and the momentum of an ascending candidacy. Barack Obama seems to be the rising star, and the likely "Democratic" nominee. As of now, we can't be sure of what we are getting with any of the candidates, but the above information, combined with the record of who voted which way on the authorization to invade "Iraq" should serve as a guide.

Strange bedfellowsHillary Clinton and John Edwards voted for the Bush criminal regime's invasion of "Iraq." They were joined by such bright lights of "American" statesmanship as Strom Thurmond, Pete Domenici, John McCain, Larry Craig, Trent Lott, and Ted Stevens.

Vote roll call on the “Iraq” war resolutionAnyone who voted for the Bush criminal regime's invasion of "Iraq" should be automatically disqualified for public office. If I, from the distance of Madison, Wisconsin, could see that the "intelligence" used to promote the invasion was fake, surely these senators could. If I, from the distance of Madison, Wisconsin, could see that the Bush gang - Bush, Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, et. al. - as criminal sociopaths, surely these senators could.

Now we are beginning to reap the results. I'm not sure what we exactly need or who is the best candidate for President of the United States, but we can make a good start by not rewarding those who helped get us into the mess in which we now find ourselves.

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