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Month: October 2011

Jesus Occupies Wall Street

Jesus Occupies Wall Street

Photo by Dtarazona There is no doubt in my mind that Jesus was a revolutionary in his day. He busted the Pharisees’ and Saducees’ chops on many occasions for being so dishonest, literal and fundamentalist in their thinking. He derided them on several occasions, hurling disparaging terms at them, such as “brood of vipers,” “hypocrites,” and “blind guides.” These are words that could easily be identified with the current brood of vipers on Wall Street. Jesus would be railing against…

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Frank Roper

Frank Roper

A man named Frank Roper was brutalized today in Denver for touching a policeman’s precious motorcycle. Mr. Bigshot Denver motorcycle cop, with his really macho SWAT gear, apparently got his feelings hurt because Mr. Roper touched his shiny little motorcycle. When the violence was finished, Frank looked like this: Denver police, your patrol cars have written on the sides, “To Serve And Protect.” Really? Is this how you carry out your sworn oath to serve and protect the citizens of…

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Chaos

Chaos

Doomed, I peered into the Cavern of Time from my lowly position atop the livid mountain. For the first time, I realized what the Grey Ones had spoken about eons ago. It had been a warning to the earth, a prognostication. The portent had said that we would lift our voices and bring everlasting peace to this tired, sick planet. The veins of gold beneath us would cause upheaval, resulting in the opening of great fissures, rips in time that…

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Stand Strong!

Stand Strong!

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. –Thomas Paine Thomas Paine is a great hero in the annals of freedom. He has…

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That Smell

That Smell

There is a distinct aroma in the air these days. Can you smell it? It’s very pungent and poignant, the very opposite of that sickly, deathly stench we’re so accustomed to. It’s a very agreeable fragrance, a harbinger of better times to come. It was in the air when Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous speech, August 28, 1963. The masses hearing Dr. King that day were invigorated by its pervasive quality. It was present in Tiananmen Square the…

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