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"The Sacred Valley of Longevity"

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Here you will find a series of curmudgeonly commentaries that I've posted from atop my rickety old soapbox for the past few years. And yes, there are indeed political rantings, so place your seats in the upright position and fasten your seat belts .... it may be a bumpy ride.


"I'm Mad As Hell And I Won't Take It Anymore"

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Can you sense it? Can you hear that still faint murmuring of dissatisfaction that is slowly evolving into a full-throated roar of anger? It’s there. Listen!

Even the 45% of citizens who either work for the US government or are recipients of its largess, and thus in thrall to The Leviathan, are beginning to stir and grumble at what’s happening. As well they should! It is time for change. Not the political slogan of “change we can believe in,” but change that will dissolve the Police State that the US government and its financial masters have created to rule us.

Jessie Ventura, the outspoken former Minnesota Governor, has spelled it out for all of us in his declaration of outrage directed at The Powers That Be:

“You control our world. You’ve poisoned the air we breathe, contaminated the water we drink, and copyrighted the food we eat. We fight in your wars, die for your causes, and sacrifice our freedoms to protect you. You’ve liquidated our savings, destroyed our middle class, and used our tax dollars to bailout your unending greed.
We are slaves to your corporations, zombies to your airwaves, servants to your decadence. You’ve stolen our elections, assassinated our leaders, and abolished our basic rights as human beings. You own our property, shipped away our jobs, and shredded our unions. You’ve profited off of disaster, destabilized our currencies, and raised our cost of living. You’ve monopolized our freedom, stripped away our education, and have almost extinguished our flame. We are hit…we are bleeding…but we ain’t got time to bleed. We will bring the giants to their knees and you will witness our revolution!”

Unfortunately, not even we who have "gotten out of Dodge" are exempt from most of the above. We are just a bit ahead of the curve .... but we can hear the cries of frustration and anger even from here.

There is in the Declaration of Independence a passage that makes governments shiver in frieght and particularly political and financial establishments more than any other. It reads as follows: Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

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