I really do feel the voice of one can strike up change in many. I have always respected and admired those who take a stand against social norms and fight for a change. Whether is be whisper blowers or full fledged activists who protest. I have always wanted to be one of those people who pioneered a monuments stand for something or someone. Nowadays I feel everything has a cause and every whistle is being blown. So what’s next? What can I do? What can you do? Well I believe its time now for a social revolution. Where every person becomes socially aware of the corruption, inequalities, injustices and scapegoating. My actions directly affect you and your actions affect me. It’s time for us to become educated and aware. Share the knowledge.
Alone gunman, who happened to be a Muslim, mindlessly gunned down over 100 people at an Orlando gay nightclub on June 12, before being killed by police. The tragedy sparked fierce public debate about gun control, ban on Muslims, anti-gay bigotry, political witch-hunts, and the threat of “radical Islam”.
However, almost everyone conveniently forgot to acknowledge four important facts: 1. An American Muslim carried out the deadliest mass shooting in American history to “stop America from bombing Syria”; 2. The bouncer, an ex-American Marine who saved 70 lives during the Orlando shooting, was also an American Muslim; 3. The right-wing Christian lobby has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months — Islam can’t be blamed for anti-gay bigotry in America; and 4. Nearly all of the leading Republican presidential candidates rejected American President Barack Obama’s tearful plea for gun control in January.
In the midst of the mayhem, when you were busy blaming Islam and ISIS for homegrown terrorism in America, these five important things happened in the land of the free and the countries it supports — which equally deserve your indignation:
1. Nationwide Vote Rigging In Democratic National Committee (DNC) Primaries
The Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity is in the process of filing a major lawsuit; implications of which could dramatically alter the landscape of the 2016 U.S. presidential race. According to the lawsuit, results of Democratic primaries in several states far exceed the 2% margin between the exit polls and the electronic vote totals. These differences, claims the group, show votes appearing to be shifted from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton — an indicator of election fraud.
Cliff Arnebeck, an election attorney who chairs the Legal Affairs Committee of Common Cause Ohio and national co-chair for the Alliance of Democracy, told The Free Thought Project:
“There is no way the Democratic Convention is going to nominate somebody on the basis of obviously stolen votes…the facts are coming out and that’s a fact…We are suing the media as being complicit in the crime. They are acting as accessories after the fact. They are covering up evidence of criminal activity, it’s a crime.
“In my opinion Hillary Clinton has been used for the purpose of scuttling Bernie Sanders campaign for president, she is being used…but they’ve been caught, it’s obvious, it’s just like Bernie Sanders when he talks about the system is rigged, ah the elections are rigged, the evidence is clear, everybody’s gonna see it and the game is over…Bernie has won in fact…”
2. Israel Waging Water War On Palestinians — During The Holy Month Of Ramadan
Israel, America’s closest ally, has shut off water supply to large parts of the occupied West Bank, leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting. This comes at a time when daily temperatures soar to an average 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. According to UN guidelines, 7.5 liters per person per day is the minimum requirement under normal conditions, but Israel’s restrictions have left many Palestinians with as little as two or three liters a day.
In a statement, the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said:
“Israel wants to prevent Palestinians from leading a dignified life and uses its control over our water resources to this end; while illegal Israeli settlements enjoy uninterrupted water service, Palestinians are forced to spend great sums of money to buy water that is theirs in the first place.”
Richard Silverstein, a journalist and political commentator, told PressTV:
“This is just really done on a whim and it is done out of spite. You mentioned that it is Ramadan and of course this is a symbolic act by Israel, it is sticking its thumb into the eye of Palestinians and unfortunately this is what the definition of occupation is.”
3. Mass Banker ‘Suicides’ Were Likely a Vast Criminal Conspiracy
Three high-profile bankers – all with ties to Deutsche Bank – in New York, London and Siena, Italy, died within 17 months of each other in 2013-14, in what authorities deemed a series of unrelated suicides. But The New York Post now admits that while at least 40 bankers killed themselves in the 17-month period starting March 2013, suicides of David Rossi, William Broeksmit, and Calogero Gambino stood out as suspicious as their deaths seems to be linked to the interest rate-rigging Libor scandal. This scandal happened to rock the financial world, costing a consortium of international banks, including Deutsche Bank, about $20 billion in fines.
The Free Thought Project observes:
The common thread in each of these deaths is that all of the dead bankers had intimate knowledge of the international Libor scandal as it was related to Deutsche Bank. It seems apparent that these men were killed to ensure their silence, thus allowing those responsible for the interest rigging scandal within Deutsche to avoid responsibility.
4. Genetically-Modified Golden Rice — THE Answer To World Hunger — Is Turning Out To Be A Dud
A new study from Washington University has found that despite dumping millions into Golden Rice — once touted as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential to save millions of lives in the Third World — the ‘nutritional gold mine’ has fallen short on lifesaving promises, even after 24 years of research and breeding. Noting that GMO opponents have not been the problem, study lead author Glenn Stone and professor of anthropology and environmental studies in Arts & Sciences, remarked:
“The rice simply has not been successful in test plots of the rice breeding institutes in the Philippines, where the leading research is being done. It has not even been submitted for approval to the regulatory agency, the Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry.
“It is still unknown if the beta carotene in Golden Rice can even be converted to Vitamin A in the bodies of badly undernourished children. There also has been little research on how well the beta carotene in Golden Rice will hold up when stored for long periods between harvest seasons or when cooked using traditional methods common in remote rural locations.”
5. Serial Rapists Have Tacitly Been Granted Permission To Continue Committing Brutal Assaults
In a new study, an Ohio task force tested nearly 5,000 backlogged rape kits from as far back as 1993. They found that more than half of serial rapists were tied to serial offenders; that an overwhelming majority of serial rapists had a history of felonies; and that a sexual offender had either previously sexually assaulted, or will offend again in the future.
According to the Department of Justice, there are currently over 400,000 untested rape kits collecting dust in police evidence rooms across America. As a result of this horrific negligence, only roughly 3% of rape cases in the country are actually solved. The Free Thought Project explains why the cops have not cared to know or done anything to stop the serial rapist epidemic:
Civil asset forfeiture pays. Busting low-level drug dealers by the dozen and confiscating their drugs, guns, cars, houses, and money pays. Writing tickets for victimless crime pays. Pulling you over for window tint, seat belts, arbitrary traveling speeds, and expired license plates; these are the things that pay, not solving crimes.
With only a few months left as President of the United States there are a few items I employ you to take executive action on. First, would be the state of our environment, we are continuing to destroy our planet with our greed and growth. We are loosing precious forests, polluting our air, and destroying the ocean. Our earths wildlife population is dwindling as habits become destroyed and poaching is still present. We need to stay clear of fossil fuels and invest in solar and wind energy as well as electric. An order imposing a carbon tax on the animal agriculture would help offset the cost of transferring over to sustainable energy practices. In addition we need to start conserving our lands and stop ruining our rainforests and other precious habitats. We must respect sentient beings with whom we share this world with. A law prohibiting the killing of any trophy animal or transportation of such animal should be illegal. No one needs a rhino horn except for a rhino and there is no reason a bear or lion head should be hung on any mantel. Secondly, the health of American citizens is of great concern. Heart disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in America, both of which are easily preventable when introduced to a healthy diet. Why is there no education based courses in nutrition for our doctors? Doctors should have an extensive educational background, so we stop injecting every American with pharmaceutical drugs. About 70% of Americans take at least 1 prescription drug. Thirdly, I request an executive order to label all GMO products and to have a more strict FDA regulations on animal by products and chemicals added into processed foods. Food companies are slowly killing American citizens. GMOs have been linked to causing tumors and red meat has been linked to cause cancer. How are both of these still not closely monitored by our government? And if they are, why is our government turning a blind eye only to profit and kill innocent people? As for cancer there have been multiple studies that show marijuana assists with the symptoms and sometimes cures patients cancer. How Mr. President is marijuana not legal and recognized for its health properties by the government. I demand GMO labeling becomes mandatory as well as an stricter laws regarding the animal agriculture industry. Marijuana should also be legalized and recognized for its health properties. Lastly, I would like to address this war on terrorism. As president, it is your duty to unify and bring together people. America is a mixing pot, people with all different backgrounds and lifestyles. Peace cannot be brought on by war, but by compassion and empathy. You must have compassion for your enemies and empathize with them in order for peace to prevail. The example that has been set for society is a negative one. You had the power for 8 years to make a change to bring humanity, compassion, and cohesiveness to our society but you failed on many of these attempts. Stop the war. Stop the fighting. Protect us but don’t continue to separate families from one another and dumping billions of dollars on a religious war fueled by the need for oil and power. You have a few months left to make an impact. Be the difference.
K M Cooper
Animals are not here for our entertainment or to be our slaves. Animals of all kinds should be able to live a life free of confinement. Do not support Zoo’s, Sea World, Circuses or any other company or activity that enprisons animals for profit and entertainment. Animals in captivity suffer major mental health and physical health issues. This elephant lost her life for the cost of a five dollars. Her life is worth much more than that. What’s the value of your freedom?
Earth breathes don’t pollute her. Earth grows don’t cut her down. Earth feels be kind to her. Earth is giving don’t take from her. Earth is fragile take care of her. Earth is ALIVE nurture her.
Why does humanity have so much greed? Why do they need so much? They take and use every resource until there is nothing left. Why don’t they see their greed is destroying our world? Humans are parasites on this planet called earth. Destroying her beauty and raping her flesh. STOP. The material items and the products you buy that kill sentient beings and the earth do not cause you happiness. They are an illusion. I wish we used the cognitive abilities we have been blessed with in a proactive way. This world could be better if we valued compassion, awareness, selflessness and acceptance. The root of true happiness is the sense of self worth “I”; yourself and what you contribute to the world around you. EARTH. Mother I recognize you, my energy feels your energy. Nameste Mother Earth happy day to you.
Here’s to the girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts – Morgan Hunt
We don’t feel apprehensive without makeup We let our skin breathe In fact, we would rather be naked
We know our scars and stretch marks define us
And if you throw us a cat call from your car window
Our first instinct is to give you the middle finger
We don’t bleach our hair Or use machines to tan our skin We rely on the sun to work its magic on our bodies
We have hobbies
We believe everything we do is an art form
We sing, paint, read and write We let our fingers callus from our instruments, and then we admire the texture
We embrace our inner ruggedness, and make it appear feminine We don’t hide indoors from the earthly elements We embrace them
Letting fire warm our bodies down to our souls We let the wind dry our hair after soaking in the rain We jump in puddles We sit by campfires until the smoke burns our eyes And we enjoy the smell of our smoke stained clothes
We enjoy smoke. Some of us find it symbolic
We lay under the stars not just to admire the beauty of them But also to recognize that we are made of them.
We drink whiskey from wine glasses and wine from the bottle We tell dirty jokes But we are not prejudiced
Our hearts are not made of gold But of steel and soil because we are strong and grounded
We wear our hearts on our sleeves We use metaphors to describe our feelings And we are damn proud that we feel with such enthusiasm
We are intuitive, borderline psychics Our libidos and emotions are connected And when we fall in love, the earth shakes
We don’t allow others to protect us But when we do, it’s an extraordinary bond A union with its own definition If we find one toxic, we cut them out without question
We are empowered by women alike.
I would prefer to sit on top of a mountain than in front of a television. I feel connected to all organic matter and believe all life is purposeful and deserving of respect. I stand up for those who do not have a voice and protect the defenseless. My compassion and love for this earth and the life on it on it is as deep as the ocean. I feel more comfortable in nature than anywhere man made. I believe every life form has an energy which can be felt and seen. I feel everything is connected and depends on one another. I believe the Earth gets ill, grows, feels pain and happiness just as humans do. My favorite sound is waves crashing on the shore and I love seeing the way the moon kisses the water at night. All animals no matter how scary or small have my respect and love. I am an equal to all living beings, my worth is as valuable as anything else’s. I am MotherRoots. K M Cooper #motherroots #kmcooper