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  • Br. Ron
    Thanks for the cut and paste spin, my daughter. Please consider this: There are 2 opposing trends in our socio/political landscape. 1. Self reliance,
    Message 1 of 13 , Oct 29, 2004
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      Thanks for the 'cut and paste' spin, my daughter.
       
      Please consider this:
       
      There are 2 opposing trends in our socio/political landscape.
       
      1. Self reliance, monetary and spiritual independence (Bush)
       
      2. Government reliance, enablement and spiritual DEPENDENCE. (Kerry)
       
      The human condition leans toward freedom and the
      breaking of the bonds of gravity (and eventually, Matter herself)
       
      Republican (and Libertarian) Free Market Capitalism
      speak to this need.... 
       
      Democratic Socialism and pacifism most certainly does not.
      (Anyone like yourself who is a successful recipient of the
      financial community should know this)
       
      The sneaky agenda of your John Kerry will not free my
      grandchildren. It will imprison them.
       
      I am amazed that fully 50% of my fellow countrymen
      don't have the discernment to distinguish a man of his word
      (albeit somewhat inarticulate) and just another political, bobbing,
      talking head.
       
      What does it take to distinguish a soul from an empty suit?
       
      Spiritual insight, methinks.
       
      Spirit is creative and initiatory, never reactive.
      But Kerry's 'modus operendi' is blatant relativistic,
      REACTIONARY opportunism. (nothing creative,
      just knee jerk responses to the 'headline du Jour'
      of the day)
       
      John Kerry is an enemy that reflects the
      sexual fog plaguing the American masses.
      Yes..gender confusion will ultimately prove to be the
      core of this attack against the traditional and spiritual values
      of our civilization. History will prove me out on this.
       
      The enemy isn't a person..it is a principle...a demonic
      impulse toward the 'feminization of manliness' and the
      'macho-fication of femininity.'
       
      The Democratic party is exploiting this secularization and
      aiding in the pussification of our moral and national strength.
       
      I am one man who will fight this malignant trend
      to the very end of my life.
       
      There is a train wreck coming, and the misinformed
      take it so lightly because they are able to keep it in denial.
       
      But this is no small thing.
       
      This election has all the makings of the prelude to a civil war.
       
      Indeed, due to the very deep Principles involved, perhaps even
      Armageddon itself...as highlighted in biblical Revelation.
       
       
      Dad
       
       
       
      Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:59 AM

      Subject: Fw: --- seriously amazing........

      >>This email was forwarded to me by a friend, thought you three would like
      >>to
      >>read it...
      >>Linda
      >>
      >>
      >>How a man with this kind of track record could become President of the
      >>United States.  Please take a few moments to read, and hopefully you will
      >>want to pass this on, as well as learn more about our President and his
      >>background (ideally before voting).........the book I mentioned is just
      >>one
      >>of many great ones to choose from.
      >>
      >>  GEORGE BUSH'S RESUME:
      >> >  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      >> > Law Enforcement:
      >> > I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for
      >> > driving under the influence of alcohol. I pleaded
      >> > guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license
      >> > suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has
      >> > been "lost" and is not available.
      >> >
      >> > Military:
      >> > Joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I
      >> > refused to take a drug test or answer any questions
      >> > about my drug use.
      >> >
      >> > College:
      >> > I graduated from Yale University with a low C average.
      >> > I was a cheerleader.
      >> >
      >> > PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:
      >> > I ran for US Congress and lost.
      >> >
      >> > I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas, in 1975. I
      >>bought an
      >> > oil company, but it began losing money under my leadership. The company
      >>went
      >> > bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
      >> >
      >> > I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a deal that included taking
      >>and
      >> > using taxpayer money. With the help of my father and our friends in the
      >>oil
      >> > industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of
      >> > Texas.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF
      >> >  TEXAS:
      >> > I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making
      >>Texas
      >> > the most polluted state in the Union.
      >> >
      >> > During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden
      >>city in
      >> > America.
      >> >
      >> > I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions
      >> > in
      >> > borrowed money.
      >> >
      >> >  I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American
      >>history.
      >> >
      >> > With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father's
      >> > appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by
      >>over
      >> > 500,000 votes.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT:
      >> >
      >> >  I am the first President in US history to enter office with a criminal
      >> > record.
      >> >
      >> > I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one
      >>billion
      >> > dollars per week.
      >> >
      >> > I was able to spend the entire US surplus and effectively emptied the
      >> > US
      >> > Treasury.
      >> >
      >> > I shattered the record for the largest annual budget deficit in US
      >>history. I
      >> > set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any
      >>12-month
      >> > period.
      >> >
      >> > I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
      >> >
      >> >  I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the
      >> > US
      >>stock
      >> > market. In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their
      >>jobs.
      >> >
      >> >  I appointed cabinet members that are the richest of any administration
      >>in US
      >> > history. My "poorest millionaire," Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil
      >>tanker
      >> > named after her.
      >> >
      >> >  I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a US
      >>President.
      >> >
      >> > I am the all-time US and world record-holder for receiving the most
      >>corporate
      >> > campaign donations. My largest lifetime campaign contributor is Ken
      >> > Lay,
      >>CEO
      >> > of the company that perpetrated the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud
      >>in US
      >> > History, Enron.
      >> >
      >> > I presided over the biggest energy crisis in US history and the highest
      >> > gasoline prices in US history.
      >> >
      >> > *  I changed the US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded
      >> > government contracts.
      >> >
      >> >  I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any
      >>President in
      >> > US history.
      >> >
      >> >  I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy
      >> > in
      >>the
      >> > history of the United States government.
      >> >
      >> >  I've broken more international treaties than any President in US
      >>history.
      >> >
      >> > I am the first President in US history to have the United Nations
      >> > remove
      >>the
      >> > US from the Human Rights Commission.
      >> >
      >> > I withdrew the US from the World Court of Law. I refused to allow
      >>inspector's
      >> > access to US "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby violated the
      >>Geneva
      >> > Convention.
      >> >
      >> > I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election
      >> > inspectors (during the 2002 US election). I set the record for fewest
      >>numbers
      >> > of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
      >> >
      >> > I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one year
      >>period.
      >> > After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst
      >> > terrorist attack in US history.
      >> >
      >> >  I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to
      >>simultaneously
      >> > protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record
      >>for
      >> > protests against any person in the history of mankind.
      >> >
      >> >  I am the first President in US history to order an unprovoked,
      >>pre-emptive
      >> > attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I
      >> > accomplished
      >>this
      >> > despite opposition from the United Nations, the majority of US
      >> > citizens,
      >>and
      >> > the world community.
      >> >
      >> > I have reduced health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut
      >>in duty
      >> > benefits for active duty troops and their families -- in wartime.
      >> >
      >> > *  I  am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans
      >>(71 %)
      >> > view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
      >> >
      >> >  I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden
      >>[sic] to
      >> > justice.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > RECORDS AND REFERENCES:
      >> >
      >> > All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's
      >>library,
      >> > sealed and unavailable for public view.
      >> >
      >> > *  All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my
      >>bankrupt
      >> > companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
      >> > * All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice President,
      >>attended
      >> > regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable
      >> > for
      >> > public review.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > PLEASE CONSIDER BUSH'S EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING. Then
      >> >
      >> > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.

    • JOHN B
      Rudolf Steiner ought to be turning in his grave over Br. Ron s constribution. What is the possible connection to the THREEFOLD COMMONWEALTH, anthroposophy s
      Message 2 of 13 , Oct 29, 2004
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        Rudolf Steiner ought to be turning in his grave over Br. Ron's constribution.
         
        What is the possible connection to the THREEFOLD COMMONWEALTH, anthroposophy's contribution to the global political dialogues of our time and all immediate future timet??                        Does Br. Ron even have clue #1 ???
         
        How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can't, of course.
         


        "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:
        Thanks for the 'cut and paste' spin, my daughter.
         
        Please consider this:
         
        There are 2 opposing trends in our socio/political landscape.
         
        1. Self reliance, monetary and spiritual independence (Bush)
         
        2. Government reliance, enablement and spiritual DEPENDENCE. (Kerry)
         
        The human condition leans toward freedom and the
        breaking of the bonds of gravity (and eventually, Matter herself)
         
        Republican (and Libertarian) Free Market Capitalism
        speak to this need.... 
         
        Democratic Socialism and pacifism most certainly does not.
        (Anyone like yourself who is a successful recipient of the
        financial community should know this)
         
        The sneaky agenda of your John Kerry will not free my
        grandchildren. It will imprison them.
         
        I am amazed that fully 50% of my fellow countrymen
        don't have the discernment to distinguish a man of his word
        (albeit somewhat inarticulate) and just another political, bobbing,
        talking head.
         
        What does it take to distinguish a soul from an empty suit?
         
        Spiritual insight, methinks.
         
        Spirit is creative and initiatory, never reactive.
        But Kerry's 'modus operendi' is blatant relativistic,
        REACTIONARY opportunism. (nothing creative,
        just knee jerk responses to the 'headline du Jour'
        of the day)
         
        John Kerry is an enemy that reflects the
        sexual fog plaguing the American masses.
        Yes..gender confusion will ultimately prove to be the
        core of this attack against the traditional and spiritual values
        of our civilization. History will prove me out on this.
         
        The enemy isn't a person..it is a principle...a demonic
        impulse toward the 'feminization of manliness' and the
        'macho-fication of femininity.'
         
        The Democratic party is exploiting this secularization and
        aiding in the pussification of our moral and national strength.
         
        I am one man who will fight this malignant trend
        to the very end of my life.
         
        There is a train wreck coming, and the misinformed
        take it so lightly because they are able to keep it in denial.
         
        But this is no small thing.
         
        This election has all the makings of the prelude to a civil war.
         
        Indeed, due to the very deep Principles involved, perhaps even
        Armageddon itself...as highlighted in biblical Revelation.
         
         
        Dad
         
         
         
        Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:59 AM

        Subject: Fw: --- seriously amazing........

        >>This email was forwarded to me by a friend, thought you three would like
        >>to
        >>read it...
        >>Linda
        >>
        >>
        >>How a man with this kind of track record could become President of the
        >>United States.  Please take a few moments to read, and hopefully you will
        >>want to pass this on, as well as learn more about our President and his
        >>background (ideally before voting).........the book I mentioned is just
        >>one
        >>of many great ones to choose from.
        >>
        >>  GEORGE BUSH'S RESUME:
        >> >  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
        >> > Law Enforcement:
        >> > I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for
        >> > driving under the influence of alcohol. I pleaded
        >> > guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license
        >> > suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has
        >> > been "lost" and is not available.
        >> >
        >> > Military:
        >> > Joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I
        >> > refused to take a drug test or answer any questions
        >> > about my drug use.
        >> >
        >> > College:
        >> > I graduated from Yale University with a low C average.
        >> > I was a cheerleader.
        >> >
        >> > PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:
        >> > I ran for US Congress and lost.
        >> >
        >> > I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas, in 1975. I
        >>bought an
        >> > oil company, but it began losing money under my leadership. The company
        >>went
        >> > bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
        >> >
        >> > I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a deal that included taking
        >>and
        >> > using taxpayer money. With the help of my father and our friends in the
        >>oil
        >> > industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of
        >> > Texas.
        >> >
        >> >
        >> > ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF
        >> >  TEXAS:
        >> > I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making
        >>Texas
        >> > the most polluted state in the Union.
        >> >
        >> > During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden
        >>city in
        >> > America.
        >> >
        >> > I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions
        >> > in
        >> > borrowed money.
        >> >
        >> >  I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American
        >>history.
        >> >
        >> > With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father's
        >> > appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by
        >>over
        >> > 500,000 votes.
        >> >
        >> >
        >> > ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT:
        >> >
        >> >  I am the first President in US history to enter office with a criminal
        >> > record.
        >> >
        >> > I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one
        >>billion
        >> > dollars per week.
        >> >
        >> > I was able to spend the entire US surplus and effectively emptied the
        >> > US
        >> > Treasury.
        >> >
        >> > I shattered the record for the largest annual budget deficit in US
        >>history. I
        >> > set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any
        >>12-month
        >> > period.
        >> >
        >> > I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
        >> >
        >> >  I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the
        >> > US
        >>stock
        >> > market. In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their
        >>jobs.
        >> >
        >> >  I appointed cabinet members that are the richest of any administration
        >>in US
        >> > history. My "poorest millionaire," Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil
        >>tanker
        >> > named after her.
        >> >
        >> >  I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a US
        >>President.
        >> >
        >> > I am the all-time US and world record-holder for receiving the most
        >>corporate
        >> > campaign donations. My largest lifetime campaign contributor is Ken
        >> > Lay,
        >>CEO
        >> > of the company that perpetrated the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud
        >>in US
        >> > History, Enron.
        >> >
        >> > I presided over the biggest energy crisis in US history and the highest
        >> > gasoline prices in US history.
        >> >
        >> > *  I changed the US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded
        >> > government contracts.
        >> >
        >> >  I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any
        >>President in
        >> > US history.
        >> >
        >> >  I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy
        >> > in
        >>the
        >> > history of the United States government.
        >> >
        >> >  I've broken more international treaties than any President in US
        >>history.
        >> >
        >> > I am the first President in US history to have the United Nations
        >> > remove
        >>the
        >> > US from the Human Rights Commission.
        >> >
        >> > I withdrew the US from the World Court of Law. I refused to allow
        >>inspector's
        >> > access to US "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby violated the
        >>Geneva
        >> > Convention.
        >> >
        >> > I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election
        >> > inspectors (during the 2002 US election). I set the record for fewest
        >>numbers
        >> > of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
        >> >
        >> > I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one year
        >>period.
        >> > After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst
        >> > terrorist attack in US history.
        >> >
        >> >  I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to
        >>simultaneously
        >> > protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record
        >>for
        >> > protests against any person in the history of mankind.
        >> >
        >> >  I am the first President in US history to order an unprovoked,
        >>pre-emptive
        >> > attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I
        >> > accomplished
        >>this
        >> > despite opposition from the United Nations, the majority of US
        >> > citizens,
        >>and
        >> > the world community.
        >> >
        >> > I have reduced health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut
        >>in duty
        >> > benefits for active duty troops and their families -- in wartime.
        >> >
        >> > *  I  am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans
        >>(71 %)
        >> > view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
        >> >
        >> >  I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden
        >>[sic] to
        >> > justice.
        >> >
        >> >
        >> > RECORDS AND REFERENCES:
        >> >
        >> > All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's
        >>library,
        >> > sealed and unavailable for public view.
        >> >
        >> > *  All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my
        >>bankrupt
        >> > companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
        >> > * All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice President,
        >>attended
        >> > regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable
        >> > for
        >> > public review.
        >> >
        >> >
        >> > PLEASE CONSIDER BUSH'S EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING. Then
        >> >
        >> > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.



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      • Br. Ron
        ... From: JOHN B How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can t, of course. John, does this
        Message 3 of 13 , Oct 30, 2004
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          ----- Original Message -----
          From: JOHN B


          How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can't, of course.

          John, does this mean that even though RS was politically active
          his students cannot be?

          BR



          "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:
          Thanks for the 'cut and paste' spin, my daughter.
          >>>>>snip<<<<<<
          >> >
          >> > PLEASE CONSIDER BUSH'S EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING. Then
          >> >
          >> > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.
        • Jan
          John wrote - Rudolf Steiner ought to be turning in his grave over Br. Ron s constribution.   What is the possible connection to the THREEFOLD COMMONWEALTH,
          Message 4 of 13 , Oct 31, 2004
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            John wrote -


            "Rudolf Steiner ought to be turning in his grave over Br. Ron's
            constribution.
             
            What is the possible connection to the THREEFOLD COMMONWEALTH,
            anthroposophy's contribution to the global political dialogues of our time
            and all immediate future timet??                        Does Br. Ron even
            have clue #1 ???
             
            How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and
            prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can't, of course."




            Jan -
            Agreed. (Except that Rudolf Steiner is not in his grave! :)
            If not on Earth turning events around,
            he is certainly turning, dancing a Roundelay with the stars.......

            Bush gets elected - more of the same or worse as he then claims the renewed
            backing of the people. (leaving aside the previous election fraud which
            disenfranchised many black voters in particular) and carries on in a Global
            Domination program.

            Kerry gets elected - more of the same or worse (after brief honeymoon period
            and distributing a few goodies) as people believe he has something different
            to offer whereas he is only another mask of the Brotherhoods and Beings who
            are behind the puppeteers who pull Bush's strings. There was (orchestrated)
            public rejoicing around Downing Street when Blair was elected to the tune of
            the New Labour Party's adopted song - 'Things can only get better' - what a
            joke, except it isn't funny...... Now his true colours are obvious. He has
            served the Brotherhoods well and is actively hated by many, as bitterly as
            Thatcher was.
            By the time any one gets to the position of being elected to high office
            in government nowadays they have perforce taken many steps along the path of
            Ahrimanic Initiation and are more or less in bondage.
            The answer to our problems can never come from
            duality - such as either or, for against, good evil, true false. Rudolf
            Steiner gave a formula which takes some of the extremity out of even this
            last duality. He said that instead of saying something was true or false,
            say instead healthy or unhealthy. A very useful technique which goes some
            way to nullifying the power of division of the two horned beast, leaving
            space for degrees of healthiness or unhealthiness and the potential for
            healing and also implying a relationship to something greater, to a third
            point, the something which is affected for health or sickness, for example
            society. Ultimately, only Threefolding will serve, and it is for each of
            us to work towards it as best we may in every field of life.
            Go gently,
            Jan
             
          • eyecueco@netscape.net
            Dear Br. Ron, Don t you just wish those who quote Steiner so often knew a bit more about the times in which he lived? They just have to be clueless. One might
            Message 5 of 13 , Oct 31, 2004
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              Dear Br. Ron,

              Don't you just wish those who quote Steiner so often knew a bit more about the times
              in which he lived? They just have to be clueless. One might argue in favor of socialism back in 1913 monarchist Austria ( and other European countries) where the masses worked 12-15 hours 6 days a week, and then went home to a stale bread dinner before collapsing into bed in shared tenement housing without heat. Many could not even afford tenement housing, three families to two rooms, and slept outside the vents hugh laundries at night. The Adler's of the world had a reason to argue the proletariat woes back then, but in 21st Century America?
              Give me a break.
              The socialist minded in the good 'ol U.S. of A. have much in common with the condition Emil Bock describes in THE THREE YEARS as the Judas condition, the restless soul that occupies oneself focusing on what is wrong in the world in order to avoid doing the personal transformational work that brings the world forward.

              Socialism does not bring the world forward and I'll let the record on Marxism, of any variety, speak for itself.

              I disagree with Dr. Starman for a change. I do not think that things will get back to normal after Tuesday, no matter what the outcome of the election. I see this country in very deep trouble, and perhaps on it's way to its own 'fin-de-siecle'.

              Everything changed on 9-11.
              I don't get it that people don't get it. :-(











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            • JOHN B
              To Br. Ron and the Group While graciously admitting error in accepting without reservation the biting criticism of Group member Jan s earlier comment in which
              Message 6 of 13 , Nov 1, 2004
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                To Br. Ron and the Group
                 
                While graciously admitting error in accepting without reservation the biting criticism of Group member Jan's earlier comment in which I represented the present whereabouts of Rudolf Steiner, I've now the benefit of Br. Ron's reply to my earlier comment to reflect upon.
                 
                I really don't know where to begin in acknowledging Br. Ron's brief remarks, largely because I can only see Kerry and Bush as Karmic twins, and interestingly enough for me as well, members both of Yale University's Skull & Bones Society. So rather than further raise objections to Br. Ron's position, I here append a newsletter article written by a gentleman associated with Temple Lodge Publishers, an article that touches on certain lectures given by Steiner on the role of occult organization in directing world events. It's a short read but valuable. I can only say in closing that America's two party system and its current leading exemplars, Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth continues to guide my view of the possibilities for political renewal everywhere. As an American I personally consider a vote for either of these candidates an immoral act and therefore I shall not enter into debate on this particular matter. I've stated my position and I believe Br. Ron has his as well. My best to all ,,,,,, John B
                 
                 
                "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:

                  ----- Original Message -----
                  From: JOHN B


                  How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can't, of course.

                  John, does this mean that even though RS was politically active
                  his students cannot be?

                  BR



                  "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:
                    Thanks for the 'cut and paste' spin, my daughter.
                >>>>>snip<<<<<<
                    >> >
                      >> > PLEASE CONSIDER BUSH'S EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING. Then
                      >> >
                      >> > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.








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                Dear John, If it came across as Œbiting criticism¹ I apologize. It was meant more humorously, hence the smile! :) Jan ... Re: [anthroposophy] Open letter to
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                  Re: [anthroposophy] Open letter to my daughter Dear John,
                    If it came across as ‘biting criticism’ I apologize.  It was meant more humorously, hence the smile! :)
                  Jan



                  To Br. Ron and the Group
                   
                  While graciously admitting error in accepting without reservation the biting criticism of Group member Jan's earlier comment in which I represented the present whereabouts of Rudolf Steiner, I've now the benefit of Br. Ron's reply to my earlier comment to reflect upon.
                   
                  I really don't know where to begin in acknowledging Br. Ron's brief remarks, largely because I can only see Kerry and Bush as Karmic twins, and interestingly enough for me as well, members both of Yale University's Skull & Bones Society. So rather than further raise objections to Br. Ron's position, I here append a newsletter article written by a gentleman associated with Temple Lodge Publishers, an article that touches on certain lectures given by Steiner on the role of occult organization in directing world events. It's a short read but valuable. I can only say in closing that America's two party system and its current leading exemplars, Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth continues to guide my view of the possibilities for political renewal everywhere. As an American I personally consider a vote for either of these candidates an immoral act and therefore I shall not enter into debate on this particular matter. I've stated my position and I believe Br. Ron has his as well. My best to all ,,,,,, John B
                  http://www.newdawnmagazine.com.au/articles/Brothers%20of%20the%20Shadow.html

                   
                  "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:

                    ----- Original Message -----
                    From: JOHN B


                    How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can't, of course.

                    John, does this mean that even though RS was politically active
                    his students cannot be?

                    BR



                    "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:
                      Thanks for the 'cut and paste' spin, my daughter.
                  >>>>>snip<<<<<<
                      >> >
                        >> > PLEASE CONSIDER BUSH'S EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING. Then
                        >> >
                        >> > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.








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                  Dear Jan .... Exactly .... and you re a gentleman as well ..Best wishes, JOHN Jan wrote:Dear John, If it came across as
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                    Dear Jan ...."Exactly" .... and you're a gentleman as well ..Best wishes, JOHN

                    Jan <starbirdgarden@...> wrote:
                    Dear John,
                      If it came across as ‘biting criticism’ I apologize.  It was meant more humorously, hence the smile! :)
                    Jan



                    To Br. Ron and the Group
                     
                    While graciously admitting error in accepting without reservation the biting criticism of Group member Jan's earlier comment in which I represented the present whereabouts of Rudolf Steiner, I've now the benefit of Br. Ron's reply to my earlier comment to reflect upon.
                     
                    I really don't know where to begin in acknowledging Br. Ron's brief remarks, largely because I can only see Kerry and Bush as Karmic twins, and interestingly enough for me as well, members both of Yale University's Skull & Bones Society. So rather than further raise objections to Br. Ron's position, I here append a newsletter article written by a gentleman associated with Temple Lodge Publishers, an article that touches on certain lectures given by Steiner on the role of occult organization in directing world events. It's a short read but valuable. I can only say in closing that America's two party system and its current leading exemplars, Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth continues to guide my view of the possibilities for political renewal everywhere. As an American I personally consider a vote for either of these candidates an immoral act and therefore I shall not enter into debate on this particular matter. I've stated my position and I believe Br. Ron has his as well. My best to all ,,,,,, John B
                    http://www.newdawnmagazine.com.au/articles/Brothers%20of%20the%20Shadow.html

                     
                    "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:

                      ----- Original Message -----
                      From: JOHN B


                      How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can't, of course.

                      John, does this mean that even though RS was politically active
                      his students cannot be?

                      BR



                      "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:
                        Thanks for the 'cut and paste' spin, my daughter.
                    >>>>>snip<<<<<<
                        >> >
                          >> > PLEASE CONSIDER BUSH'S EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING. Then
                          >> >
                          >> > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.








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                  • holderlin66
                    JOHN B wrote; ...Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth continues
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                      JOHN B wrote;

                      "...Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall
                      not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth
                      continues to guide my view of the possibilities for political
                      renewal everywhere. As an American I personally consider a vote for
                      either of these candidates an immoral act and therefore I shall not
                      enter into debate on this particular matter."

                      http://www.unknownnews.org/041101a-kn.html

                      Nov. 1, 2004

                      I'm tired, unable to write much.

                      It is three days before the election. I'm not immobilized by fear or
                      dread like millions of Americans. Rather I am immobilized by
                      resignation. I feel like a man on a sinking ship minus lifeboats or
                      life preservers. I'm sitting in a deck chair aftward on the Titanic,
                      otherwise known as America, waiting for the end of life as we know
                      it.

                      Nothing cataclysmic will happen on November 2. Here in New Mexico
                      the sun will rise over an untroubled desert and people will get up
                      and go about their business as usual. My neighbor will walk his dog.
                      FedEx will deliver packages. Cops will write speeding tickets. Pizza
                      will be delivered. Construction will plod along on the new store
                      around the corner. Outwardly everything will seem absolutely the
                      same.

                      Beneath the humdrum surface however a volcano is seething, angrily
                      burbling, ready to explode in our faces.

                      By midnight we will know if Bush will be "re-elected" or Kerry
                      elected to serve as the next president of the United States (or the
                      CEO of America, Inc., as I call it, because the presidency is owned
                      by multinational corporations and rich people). Or maybe we will not
                      know because the "race" will be close and the Democrats -- who are
                      actually a Lite, somewhat more approachable, although certainly as
                      corrupt and double-dealing version of the Republicans -- will
                      contest the election and the whole thing will end up in court again.
                      Maybe the tension will crawl on past Christmas. Maybe the Supreme
                      Court will appoint Bush again. Or maybe there will a terrorist
                      attack and martial law will be imposed. Or maybe Kerry will win and
                      Bush will leave office and take the unpleasant and hateful
                      Straussian neocons with him. Or Bush will win and Kerry will concede
                      and there will be exuberant tickertape parades and boastful speeches
                      on AM radio where reactionaries hold court every day.

                      Regardless, the ship is going down. It's taking on water as I write
                      this.

                      Our national debt is monstrous and unimaginably burdensome and will
                      soon crush the life out of us. I don't claim to know much about
                      economics. But I know the government cannot continue to borrow money
                      and pass the bill on to future generations. It's untenable. It's
                      criminal. Clinton held a surplus and Bush reduced that surplus to a
                      whirling black hole of debt in less than four years. It is now
                      beginning to suck everything in. If you look close you can see
                      things straining and shuddering at their moorings. Inflation.
                      Unemployment. Gas prices out of control. States with no money to fix
                      roads and schools and bridges. Personal bankruptcy on the increase.
                      Like a hurricane not too far off these things now merely rattle the
                      windows but all too soon will violently tear the roof off our
                      collective house. It's only a matter of time. And most of us are
                      oblivious.

                      I want to go back to writing novels and short stories. But I can't
                      because there are five alarm fire bells reverberating inside my
                      head. It is not simply the fact I am unemployed and the economy is
                      about to crash and burn.

                      It is also the fact our government was hijacked by extreme right-
                      wing criminals who are determined to invade numerous countries and
                      slaughter innumerable people. It is the fact these criminals and
                      their accomplices have eviscerated the Constitution and butchered
                      the Bill of Rights. I can't go back to writing novels and short
                      stories until the alarm bells stop caterwauling inside my head. I'm
                      not sure they ever will.

                      I have a bad feeling about all of this. November 2 will not change
                      anything, regardless of who is the CEO of America, Inc. John Kerry
                      has promised to out-Bush Bush in Iraq. He's onboard with
                      indiscriminate murder and imposing the neoliberal order (some call
                      this the New World Order) on humanity, especially those who have
                      natural resources. He's a Skull and Bones elitist. Kerry is an
                      outwardly kinder and gentler Bush and if he is chosen on November 2
                      nothing will change.

                      But I don't think he will be chosen because the American people are
                      scared shitless of our engineered and pre-packaged Emmanuel
                      Goldsteins who wear turbans and slice off heads and were trained at
                      the CIA's Camp Peary. Enough people will vote for Bush because he is
                      more ruthless and mean-spirited and the people -- ill-educated,
                      intellectually incurious, and brainwashed by Fox News and CNN --
                      believe he will do a better job of dealing with (that is to say mass
                      murdering) the terrorists, many who are admittedly religious whack
                      jobs, although they are whack jobs initially financed and trained in
                      the United States (our government spent $6 billion to create the
                      radical Muslim variety of terrorist).

                      Somewhere there is a photograph of Ronald Reagan conferring with the
                      Taliban. Now the same Taliban are killing boys and girls from
                      Nebraska and New Jersey in Afghanistan where Bush and the Pentagon
                      have no right to be. In Iraq the resistance is killing boys and
                      girls from Colorado and Connecticut with weapons sold to Saddam by
                      Reagan and Dubya's old man. It is a hellhole sold to the American
                      people by Straussian snake oil salesmen.

                      It is a big swooshing whorl of insanity and coagulated blood and
                      spattered guts and I have absolutely no idea what to do in order to
                      make it stop. I know for damn sure voting will not make it stop.

                      So I sit in my deck chair.

                      And wait.
                    • Hogie McM
                      food for thought: instead of waiting for the next canticle of leibowitz to be created by someone else, perhaps you should write novels and short stories about
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                        food for thought: instead of waiting for the next canticle of leibowitz to be created by someone else, perhaps you should write novels and short stories
                        about the subject you know so much about and publish them.....i fear you are on the verge of catatonia.....
                        writing should help counteract the force of the whirling dervishes in your head...
                         
                        h
                        ----- Original Message -----
                        Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 5:33 PM
                        Subject: [anthroposophy] Re: Open letter to my daughter


                        JOHN B wrote;

                        "...Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall
                        not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth
                        continues to guide my view of the possibilities for political
                        renewal everywhere. As an American I personally consider a vote for
                        either of these candidates an immoral act and therefore I shall not
                        enter into debate on this particular matter."

                        http://www.unknownnews.org/041101a-kn.html

                        Nov. 1, 2004

                        I'm tired, unable to write much.

                        It is three days before the election. I'm not immobilized by fear or
                        dread like millions of Americans. Rather I am immobilized by
                        resignation. I feel like a man on a sinking ship minus lifeboats or
                        life preservers. I'm sitting in a deck chair aftward on the Titanic,
                        otherwise known as America, waiting for the end of life as we know
                        it.

                        Nothing cataclysmic will happen on November 2. Here in New Mexico
                        the sun will rise over an untroubled desert and people will get up
                        and go about their business as usual. My neighbor will walk his dog.
                        FedEx will deliver packages. Cops will write speeding tickets. Pizza
                        will be delivered. Construction will plod along on the new store
                        around the corner. Outwardly everything will seem absolutely the
                        same.

                        Beneath the humdrum surface however a volcano is seething, angrily
                        burbling, ready to explode in our faces.

                        By midnight we will know if Bush will be "re-elected" or Kerry
                        elected to serve as the next president of the United States (or the
                        CEO of America, Inc., as I call it, because the presidency is owned
                        by multinational corporations and rich people). Or maybe we will not
                        know because the "race" will be close and the Democrats -- who are
                        actually a Lite, somewhat more approachable, although certainly as
                        corrupt and double-dealing version of the Republicans -- will
                        contest the election and the whole thing will end up in court again.
                        Maybe the tension will crawl on past Christmas. Maybe the Supreme
                        Court will appoint Bush again. Or maybe there will a terrorist
                        attack and martial law will be imposed. Or maybe Kerry will win and
                        Bush will leave office and take the unpleasant and hateful
                        Straussian neocons with him. Or Bush will win and Kerry will concede
                        and there will be exuberant tickertape parades and boastful speeches
                        on AM radio where reactionaries hold court every day.

                        Regardless, the ship is going down. It's taking on water as I write
                        this.

                        Our national debt is monstrous and unimaginably burdensome and will
                        soon crush the life out of us. I don't claim to know much about
                        economics. But I know the government cannot continue to borrow money
                        and pass the bill on to future generations. It's untenable. It's
                        criminal. Clinton held a surplus and Bush reduced that surplus to a
                        whirling black hole of debt in less than four years. It is now
                        beginning to suck everything in. If you look close you can see
                        things straining and shuddering at their moorings. Inflation.
                        Unemployment. Gas prices out of control. States with no money to fix
                        roads and schools and bridges. Personal bankruptcy on the increase.
                        Like a hurricane not too far off these things now merely rattle the
                        windows but all too soon will violently tear the roof off our
                        collective house. It's only a matter of time. And most of us are
                        oblivious.

                        I want to go back to writing novels and short stories. But I can't
                        because there are five alarm fire bells reverberating inside my
                        head. It is not simply the fact I am unemployed and the economy is
                        about to crash and burn.

                        It is also the fact our government was hijacked by extreme right-
                        wing criminals who are determined to invade numerous countries and
                        slaughter innumerable people. It is the fact these criminals and
                        their accomplices have eviscerated the Constitution and butchered
                        the Bill of Rights. I can't go back to writing novels and short
                        stories until the alarm bells stop caterwauling inside my head. I'm
                        not sure they ever will.

                        I have a bad feeling about all of this. November 2 will not change
                        anything, regardless of who is the CEO of America, Inc. John Kerry
                        has promised to out-Bush Bush in Iraq. He's onboard with
                        indiscriminate murder and imposing the neoliberal order (some call
                        this the New World Order) on humanity, especially those who have
                        natural resources. He's a Skull and Bones elitist. Kerry is an
                        outwardly kinder and gentler Bush and if he is chosen on November 2
                        nothing will change.

                        But I don't think he will be chosen because the American people are
                        scared shitless of our engineered and pre-packaged Emmanuel
                        Goldsteins who wear turbans and slice off heads and were trained at
                        the CIA's Camp Peary. Enough people will vote for Bush because he is
                        more ruthless and mean-spirited and the people -- ill-educated,
                        intellectually incurious, and brainwashed by Fox News and CNN --
                        believe he will do a better job of dealing with (that is to say mass
                        murdering) the terrorists, many who are admittedly religious whack
                        jobs, although they are whack jobs initially financed and trained in
                        the United States (our government spent $6 billion to create the
                        radical Muslim variety of terrorist).

                        Somewhere there is a photograph of Ronald Reagan conferring with the
                        Taliban. Now the same Taliban are killing boys and girls from
                        Nebraska and New Jersey in Afghanistan where Bush and the Pentagon
                        have no right to be. In Iraq the resistance is killing boys and
                        girls from Colorado and Connecticut with weapons sold to Saddam by
                        Reagan and Dubya's old man. It is a hellhole sold to the American
                        people by Straussian snake oil salesmen.

                        It is a big swooshing whorl of insanity and coagulated blood and
                        spattered guts and I have absolutely no idea what to do in order to
                        make it stop. I know for damn sure voting will not make it stop.

                        So I sit in my deck chair.

                        And wait.






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                      • joksu57
                        Hello all! Thanks to John B. for the reference to the insightful article of Mr. Gulbekian. It is an interesting matter with these dualities: earlier communisn
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                          Hello all!

                          Thanks to John B. for the reference to the insightful article of Mr.
                          Gulbekian. It is an interesting matter with these dualities: earlier
                          communisn vs. capitalism, now islam vs. christianity or terrorist vs.
                          others (and both sides regard the other side as the real terrorists).

                          With the help of mass media / propaganda there is a tendency to fan
                          the antagonism. In this way it is possible to get the psychic
                          contribution of a very large amount of people to take part in
                          such "fights". Perhaps this can be called a "poor man's version" of
                          the War of All Against All.

                          What has anthroposophy to do with these matters? Well, it can give us
                          a higher perspective to inspect compicated situations. Personally I
                          regard Spiritual Science as a way to know Christ. Taking part to
                          political / militaristic fights is not "My Way".

                          Warm Regards
                          Joksu

                          --- In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, JOHN B <jtwbjakarta@y...> wrote:
                          > To Br. Ron and the Group
                          >
                          > While graciously admitting error in accepting without reservation
                          the biting criticism of Group member Jan's earlier comment in which I
                          represented the present whereabouts of Rudolf Steiner, I've now the
                          benefit of Br. Ron's reply to my earlier comment to reflect upon.
                          >
                          > I really don't know where to begin in acknowledging Br. Ron's brief
                          remarks, largely because I can only see Kerry and Bush as Karmic
                          twins, and interestingly enough for me as well, members both of Yale
                          University's Skull & Bones Society. So rather than further raise
                          objections to Br. Ron's position, I here append a newsletter article
                          written by a gentleman associated with Temple Lodge Publishers, an
                          article that touches on certain lectures given by Steiner on the role
                          of occult organization in directing world events. It's a short read
                          but valuable. I can only say in closing that America's two party
                          system and its current leading exemplars, Kerry and Bush, are part of
                          the cosmic problem, and they shall not afford the way out to its
                          solution. The Threefold Commonwealth continues to guide my view of
                          the possibilities for political renewal everywhere. As an American I
                          personally consider a vote for either of these candidates an immoral
                          act and therefore I shall not enter into debate on
                          > this particular matter. I've stated my position and I believe Br.
                          Ron has his as well. My best to all ,,,,,, John B
                          >
                          > http://www.newdawnmagazine.com.au/articles/Brothers%20of%20the%
                          20Shadow.html
                          >
                          >
                          > "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@d...> wrote:
                          >
                          > ----- Original Message -----
                          > From: JOHN B
                          >
                          >
                          > How can one anthroposophically countenance the policy conduct and
                          prescriptions of either Bush or Kerry? One can't, of course.
                          >
                          > John, does this mean that even though RS was politically active
                          > his students cannot be?
                          >
                          > BR
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@d...> wrote:
                          > Thanks for the 'cut and paste' spin, my daughter.
                          > >>>>>snip<<<<<<
                          > >> >
                          > >> > PLEASE CONSIDER BUSH'S EXPERIENCE WHEN VOTING. Then
                          > >> >
                          > >> > PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY VOTER YOU KNOW.
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                        • JOHN B
                          Hi Hogie, Regarding your message to Holderlin66: I ve seen Holderlin66 s many contributions elsewhere over the internet...He s a discerning and gifted writer
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                            Hi Hogie, Regarding your message to Holderlin66: I've seen Holderlin66's many contributions elsewhere over the internet...He's a discerning and gifted writer already, with a beautiful worldview. However I've only just discovered, by his Nov 1st comment, that he has a keen understanding of financial economics.
                             
                            The Bush Republican Cabal has pushed the finances of the Federal Government irrecoverably over the edge. The slippery slope to the abyss started with the Democrat Lyndon Johnson almost immediately upon his taking the Oath of Office and with each Adminstration thereafter it only got worse. With the Bush/Cheney Cabal's "Templar War" on Iraq, aided and abetted by both major political parties in Congress, Government spending thru ""massive"" debt raising/tax cutting has destroyed the long run viability of America as a constitutional republic. Most likely is the dark prospect of the Federal Government's defaulting on its unserviceable promises: DOMESTICALLY, by hyper-inflating the nation's currency and so destroying America's middle-class, and INTERNATIONALLY, by reneging on its promissory notes at the figurative point of a gun, which in actuality shall be a nuclear missle.
                             
                            Thanks Bush/Cheney & Cabal .... Thanks supine Congress ... Thanks for making fools of the majority of my fellow citizens                                      
                             
                            So, for a truly masochistic experience, vote for either Bush or Kerry later today; whoever the winner, the outcome for the wellbeing of America over the next 4 years will be about the same. As Holderlin66 wrote: THE SHIP OF STATE IS GOING DOWN ...... It's sad really, I loved America but I shall never forget what Edmund Burke once wrote:.."A nation to be loved must first be lovely..."................
                             
                            Thanks Hogie; thanks Holderlin66 ..... I'm John B

                            Hogie McM <hogie@...> wrote:
                            food for thought: instead of waiting for the next canticle of leibowitz to be created by someone else, perhaps you should write novels and short stories
                            about the subject you know so much about and publish them.....i fear you are on the verge of catatonia.....
                            writing should help counteract the force of the whirling dervishes in your head...
                             
                            h
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                            Subject: [anthroposophy] Re: Open letter to my daughter


                            JOHN B wrote;

                            "...Kerry and Bush, are part of the cosmic problem, and they shall
                            not afford the way out to its solution. The Threefold Commonwealth
                            continues to guide my view of the possibilities for political
                            renewal everywhere. As an American I personally consider a vote for
                            either of these candidates an immoral act and therefore I shall not
                            enter into debate on this particular matter."

                            http://www.unknownnews.org/041101a-kn.html

                            Nov. 1, 2004

                            I'm tired, unable to write much.

                            It is three days before the election. I'm not immobilized by fear or
                            dread like millions of Americans. Rather I am immobilized by
                            resignation. I feel like a man on a sinking ship minus lifeboats or
                            life preservers. I'm sitting in a deck chair aftward on the Titanic,
                            otherwise known as America, waiting for the end of life as we know
                            it.

                            Nothing cataclysmic will happen on November 2. Here in New Mexico
                            the sun will rise over an untroubled desert and people will get up
                            and go about their business as usual. My neighbor will walk his dog.
                            FedEx will deliver packages. Cops will write speeding tickets. Pizza
                            will be delivered. Construction will plod along on the new store
                            around the corner. Outwardly everything will seem absolutely the
                            same.

                            Beneath the humdrum surface however a volcano is seething, angrily
                            burbling, ready to explode in our faces.

                            By midnight we will know if Bush will be "re-elected" or Kerry
                            elected to serve as the next president of the United States (or the
                            CEO of America, Inc., as I call it, because the presidency is owned
                            by multinational corporations and rich people). Or maybe we will not
                            know because the "race" will be close and the Democrats -- who are
                            actually a Lite, somewhat more approachable, although certainly as
                            corrupt and double-dealing version of the Republicans -- will
                            contest the election and the whole thing will end up in court again.
                            Maybe the tension will crawl on past Christmas. Maybe the Supreme
                            Court will appoint Bush again. Or maybe there will a terrorist
                            attack and martial law will be imposed. Or maybe Kerry will win and
                            Bush will leave office and take the unpleasant and hateful
                            Straussian neocons with him. Or Bush will win and Kerry will concede
                            and there will be exuberant tickertape parades and boastful speeches
                            on AM radio where reactionaries hold court every day.

                            Regardless, the ship is going down. It's taking on water as I write
                            this.

                            Our national debt is monstrous and unimaginably burdensome and will
                            soon crush the life out of us. I don't claim to know much about
                            economics. But I know the government cannot continue to borrow money
                            and pass the bill on to future generations. It's untenable. It's
                            criminal. Clinton held a surplus and Bush reduced that surplus to a
                            whirling black hole of debt in less than four years. It is now
                            beginning to suck everything in. If you look close you can see
                            things straining and shuddering at their moorings. Inflation.
                            Unemployment. Gas prices out of control. States with no money to fix
                            roads and schools and bridges. Personal bankruptcy on the increase.
                            Like a hurricane not too far off these things now merely rattle the
                            windows but all too soon will violently tear the roof off our
                            collective house. It's only a matter of time. And most of us are
                            oblivious.

                            I want to go back to writing novels and short stories. But I can't
                            because there are five alarm fire bells reverberating inside my
                            head. It is not simply the fact I am unemployed and the economy is
                            about to crash and burn.

                            It is also the fact our government was hijacked by extreme right-
                            wing criminals who are determined to invade numerous countries and
                            slaughter innumerable people. It is the fact these criminals and
                            their accomplices have eviscerated the Constitution and butchered
                            the Bill of Rights. I can't go back to writing novels and short
                            stories until the alarm bells stop caterwauling inside my head. I'm
                            not sure they ever will.

                            I have a bad feeling about all of this. November 2 will not change
                            anything, regardless of who is the CEO of America, Inc. John Kerry
                            has promised to out-Bush Bush in Iraq. He's onboard with
                            indiscriminate murder and imposing the neoliberal order (some call
                            this the New World Order) on humanity, especially those who have
                            natural resources. He's a Skull and Bones elitist. Kerry is an
                            outwardly kinder and gentler Bush and if he is chosen on November 2
                            nothing will change.

                            But I don't think he will be chosen because the American people are
                            scared shitless of our engineered and pre-packaged Emmanuel
                            Goldsteins who wear turbans and slice off heads and were trained at
                            the CIA's Camp Peary. Enough people will vote for Bush because he is
                            more ruthless and mean-spirited and the people -- ill-educated,
                            intellectually incurious, and brainwashed by Fox News and CNN --
                            believe he will do a better job of dealing with (that is to say mass
                            murdering) the terrorists, many who are admittedly religious whack
                            jobs, although they are whack jobs initially financed and trained in
                            the United States (our government spent $6 billion to create the
                            radical Muslim variety of terrorist).

                            Somewhere there is a photograph of Ronald Reagan conferring with the
                            Taliban. Now the same Taliban are killing boys and girls from
                            Nebraska and New Jersey in Afghanistan where Bush and the Pentagon
                            have no right to be. In Iraq the resistance is killing boys and
                            girls from Colorado and Connecticut with weapons sold to Saddam by
                            Reagan and Dubya's old man. It is a hellhole sold to the American
                            people by Straussian snake oil salesmen.

                            It is a big swooshing whorl of insanity and coagulated blood and
                            spattered guts and I have absolutely no idea what to do in order to
                            make it stop. I know for damn sure voting will not make it stop.

                            So I sit in my deck chair.

                            And wait.






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                          • Sheldon Warman
                            ... grandchildren. It will imprison them. I suppose that you think that destroying social security, which is what Mr Bush will try to do is good for YOU?
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                              --- In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@d...> wrote:
                              >The sneaky agenda of your John Kerry will not free my
                              grandchildren. It will imprison them.

                              I suppose that you think that destroying social security, which is
                              what Mr Bush will try to do is good for YOU?

                              Sheldon
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