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A PENDING REBELLION

There is so much unrest in the world these days that it’s easy to find ourselves smugly feeling superior, more evolved, and even angry that things have come to this. We’re angry because these are not our battles. Yet we, claiming to be a more civilized people, keep getting involved, sending aid, losing lives, and wondering how those people ever let this happen to them in the first place.

It‘s apparent that the unrest has been brewing for a long time and just about everywhere on Earth at the same time. The pot is boiling over in one country after another; people who have had enough of dictatorship are demanding freedom from it. It’s messy, but it works. In every case though, they have a long way to go.

This unrest is nowhere more alive than in our own country. Here we are not gathering at the town square and throwing things at each other. We’re not taking up arms and pointing guns at the enemy. We’re not surrounding the White House; not yet anyway. But we are joining forces to expose the culprit and stop the nonsense before it’s too late.

Most people are not even aware of who the culprit is. Our unrest takes many forms: politics, medical bills, unemployment, Afghanistan, gasoline prices, education, etc. ad infinitum. But at the bottom of it all is the horrifying fact that big corporations now control every aspect of our lives.

We are in a dictatorship like none other. Even the remarkable man who won our presidency is trying to do his job with one hand tied behind his back. His every move is blocked by an arm of the corporate control ofWashingtonDC.  

What are the chances of our being able to overthrow this dictator? Well, they’re darned good. They’re good because there are so many of us (at least 85% of all Americans are against corporate control.) And our chances are good because we’re Americans.

Americans don’t surrender without taking a stand against the oppressor. An organization calling itself Move to Amend is growing like a wildfire. The hidden enemy has been gaining power since 1819, and now the people are losing ground all too fast. Corporations have the best lawyer money can buy, the Supreme Court of theUnited States.

Our power is in our numbers. We have them outnumbered almost nine to one. We can’t lose. Details and a proposed Amendment to the Constitution can be found at. www.movetoamend.org. Sign the petition. Questions? Email mavis@mcn.org

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THELMA, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

You know Thelma; she’s been my side-kick on auto adventures whenever we’ve decided to take one.  She’s fearless, loads of fun, and always switching channels. She has more “guts” in her little finger than I have in my whole body.

Very recently, she fulfilled an unfulfilled dream. No dream ever remains unfulfilled for long with Thelma … not until she brings it to fruition.

So she invaded Egypt. She spent two weeks there. I could not resist sending her the following email today.

Dear Thelma,

“I always knew that you were a trouble-maker, but don’t you think this was a little much? You spend two weeks in Egypt and the whole damned country falls apart?”

Love,

Louise

You will all think that I’m kidding, of course, but it would not surprise me at all to learn that my friend, Shell’s, energy in Egypt, even when leisurely, and gracefully swimming in one of those expansive outdoor pools in a Cairo hotel, carried enough positive, healing, energy to start a revolution.

Can you prove otherwise? There is so much that we don’t know.

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