“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien,
“A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.”
Happy MLK JR. Day. While usury has made a mockery of the war on poverty the spirit of peaceful revolution lives on. I think that we all still encounter ugly fear inspired words and actions from time to time. No matter what complexion of skin the person has that the actions or words are directed to, we all must stand with our neighbors when we notice such things being directed at them. We owe it to our ancestors, those that truly meant it when they said that they wanted freedom to ring for all citizens, to be aware that the roots of slavery and oppression run deep. In 2015 Jeralean Talley passed away at the age of 116. Her grandfather was a slave. She lived by the Golden Rule: “Treat others the way you want to be treated”. Donella Wilson is 106-years-old. She is the granddaughter of a slave. Black women could not vote freely in America until she was in her 50s. In his last speech King said, “You know, whenever Pharaoh wanted to prolong the period of slavery in Egypt, he had a favorite formula for doing it. What was that? He kept the slaves fighting among themselves.”
It is 2017 and slaves are still turning dogs and fire-hoses on fellow slaves. What do you know about Dr. MLK JR? Did you know that he was a fan of Star Trek and that he pondered about what life out in the galaxy might think of us? Did you know that in his last speech he called for withdrawing economic support from those that practice economic and social tyranny? From those that practice institutional racism? He also asked people to move their money away from banks and insurance companies that practiced economic and social tyranny. MLK spoke about waging a war against usury by having citizens build a strong economic base and by using the power of their purses and pocketbooks. Those in power tried to divide us yet again with their so called war on poverty and it has worked for some time.
But we once again feel their strength waning. Doctor King may have been a Trekkie but he was staring down the guns of an empire. Does this empire have a weakness in it’s deathstars? I know that they do. Their weakness is our cooperation. Their weakness is love. What if we would have taken all of the money spent between Vietnam and Syria and on the misguided welfare plans and invested in education, or healthcare, or simply have spread it evenly among the 98%? This is not the worst of it! The same tyrants that beat the drums of war in hopes of starting conflict with Iran…..without so much as a peep in congress these same tyrants bailed out the very 2% of whom’s decedents have made slaves of us all. Worse yet, they bailed them out with YOUR money. Through cooperation, Republican Ron Paul, Independent Bernie Sanders, and Democrat Alan Grayson exposed a weakness in their death stars. By passing audit the fed these fellows exposed their monopolies and their usury. 16 trillion dollars were stolen from all of us. This is roughly a quarter of a million dollars per household. This is just from the most recent bailout. You can read the audit yourself on Bernie Sanders website.
We do not have to be slaves to their military industrial complex, to their monopolies, and to their system of overbearing taxation and usury. Remember that now that the Empire is Striking Back….the key to their downfall is cooperation and love. As a young man I hugged Ron Paul and asked him for his number one piece of advice, he told me to be patient and kind to those that saw things differently than myself. I believe that we should all be patient and kind to our neighbors all around the planet and stand against those that would commit treason and fraud against us all so that one day we can see that last dream that MLK JR talked about. I am sorry for and I feel sorry for the people that were made to see you as a threat Dr. King. They were not allowed to see what it looked like from the top of the mountain.
This article is dedicated to MLK JR and his family, to the cooperation of Paul, Sanders, and Grayson, and to the memory of David and Mackie Hutzler
“Burke said that there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate, more important far than they all.“ Thomas Carlyle
Marco Battaglia writes for the Iowa Free Press and is a proud member of The Fourth Estate