Unite the many, defeat the few --- fight for
democracy! -- utmdtf
Why, Unite the Many, Defeat the Few?  It is our country, dammit!
by Hollis Stewart

The challenges facing our nation today call upon us to work together as a people to project the best of the values of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  It is time
that we stop the use of the US Military as a mercenary group to further private, not public, narrow corporate business interests in other countries while declaring this
misuse of military force as in the "national interest".  Our military should be used only for legitimate national interests --- the defense of the nation --- and not the
cockamamie occupation of other countries in order to allow our oil corporations to steal the wealth of the occupied and thereby deny their peoples the resources
they need to develop their own nations and move to peace and prosperity in the world.
 

The preamble of the Constitution of the United States  commits the government to provide for the American people with these words:  

    "We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
    provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our
    Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

The general welfare of the country has been ignored and allowed to disintegrate in the interests of allowing the wealthy to evade their fair share of taxes and the corporate structures
have been allowed to modify economic practices to their benefit while endangering the homes of families unable to cope with debt.  

The wealthy have profited off the backs of the common Americans and amassed undreamed of wealth for their personal use while health, education, and the general welfare of the
population has been endangered.  
It is the duty of a nation to provide through a government for the common needs of the people: education, health, housing,
nourishment, i.e. the general welfare and this function requires that taxes be raised to pay the costs.
At one time, not many years ago, the majority of taxes were paid
by corporations and the wealthy but the government,
responding to the non-constitutional 4th branch of government, THE LOBBYISTS OF THE PRIVATE
INTERESTS,
have changed the tax structure so that the burden has been transferred to the middle income and working people of the country.  

Consequently when there is not "sufficient" tax revenues then services to the poor and working people are cut --- not the subsidies to the rich including the use of the military to guard their private
interests.  And it should be noted that the cost of the military is threatening to bankrupt the nation --- not the social services such as social security, medicare, and the like, no the military which
produces nothing but consumes tremendous national resources.

THERE IS AN ANSWER: ORGANIZE OURSELVES TO TAKE THE GOVERNMENT AWAY FROM THE RICH AND POWERFUL AND RETURN IT TO THE DUTIES PRESCRIBED BY THE
CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS.  IF THE RICH AND POWERFUL HAVE TAKEN THE GOVERNMENT THEN THEY ARE AN OCCUPIER, A FOREIGN AND STRANGE ENTITY AND IN
THE WORDS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,

    "WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS, IT BECOMES NECESSARY FOR ONE PEOPLE TO DISSOLVE THE
    POLITICAL BANDS WHICH HAVE CONNECTED THEM WITH ANOTHER, AND TO ASSUME AMONG THE POWERS
    OF THE EARTH, THE SEPARATE AND EQUAL STATION TO WHICH THE LAWS OF NATURE AND OF NATURE'S
    GOD ENTITLE THEM, A DECENT RESPECT FOR THE OPINIONS OF MANKIND REQUIRES THAT THEY SHOULD
    DECLARE THE CAUSES WHICH IMPEL THEM TO THE SEPARATION."  

    This is our cause: to restore our government by the people, for the people.  We must take back our country so that we, our children, and
    their children can enjoy the fruits of liberty and justice for all and not be forced to live under the Iron Heel (see the wonderful book of that
    name by one of our best authors, Jack London) of the oligarchy.  If not you and I, who?  Good old JL deserves criticism for his narrow
    minded racial/racist views but other than that he was pretty savy.
As Americans we don't owe any
politician anything. They work for
citizens: Build pressure to make the
Medicare program into Medicare4All
--- a program to cover every resident
of the USA with medical care.  Then
our corporations can compete with
foreign countries in which
government programs provide
medical care for their citizens and
the foreign corporations aren'
saddled with that expense.
This isn't rocket science it is good
sense.
Charlie (aka Carl) Fry's works are now on the Charlie Fry pages 1, Charlie Fry 2.  Navigate there from the page
index.  Check out  Charlie, Carl, Fry to get a better understanding of what is happening in the real world.  
Friends: Recently I camped down along the Mexican
Border and while there took a look at the Ugly,
Disgusting, apartheid fence that we are building
along the border to keep the Mexicans out. I
remember when the Berlin Wall came down as a
symbol of freedom and now we and Israel are building
walls --- whoa, what is that all about?  Why not a
border wall with Canada: Oh, right, Canadians are
considered to be "white" and they are all right.  
Here
are some pictures I took of this God awful border
fence that the Bushites built to curry favor with the
right wing racist xenophobes.  The only thing equally
stupid with this fence is the xenophobic law called
SB1070 passed in Arizona.  I grew up in Arizona and I
know most Arizonians aren't as ignorant, racist, and
illiterate as the governor they elected and re-elected.  
It is the nincompoops in Phoenix who have never
been able to find their rectum with both hands free
and a flash light who cause the problems for Arizona.
Let the rich eat the upper crust!  We'll
still be around to pick up the remains
and build a new nation.  The people
combative and united will never be
defeated.  El Pueblo Unido y
combativo jamas sera vencido.

Flash Report: 1-10-15 Gas never went
below or even down to $2/gallon in  
California it sits at about $389/gallon
for intermediate grade while the rest
of the USA is at about $2/gallon for
regular.  We are getting screwed by
the same old companies who were
given the oil rights by our politicians
years ago. Isn't it time we take this
resource back and have a national
energy policy?

Foreclosures are still tearing up neighborhoods
and families and the banksters are still not
going to jail.

IN OTHER WORDS, THE AMERICAN
CAPITALISTS INTEREST IS THE BOTTOM LINE
PROFITS AND THEY DON’T CARE IF THEY ARE
EARNED BY HURTING OTHER AMERICANS.  
These corporate owners and managers don’t
care about our country --- they just see it as a
thing to be exploited.  This cheap-ing out is the
same reason that these dirt bag upper crust
ass__les shipped our industrial capacity
overseas during in the 80s, 90s, and into this
new century.  Their only interest is greed and it
is what forced Jesus to throw the money
changers out of the temple (but we just let them
go on screwing us cause we have lost our
courage to act).

It is high time that we UNITE THE MANY AND
DEFEAT THE FEW by getting organized and
taking back our country so that the economy
serves the needs of the people of the nation first
and the greed of the upper crust way down the
line.  And if upper crust, like Donald Trump don’t
like it then they can leave the country --- we don’
t need them here.
A little about "patriotism" also called "nationalism".  A lot of commentators spout off about how we are Americans and that we are all in this economic mess together.  
They preach this so that you and I won't questions the fact that the government hands out a few trillion dollars to the rich, new figures released in September 2011
show the big banks got bailed out to the tune of  $12.3Trillion while we didn't get squat. Oh a Trillion looks like this $1,000,000,000,000 (a thousand billion) see, so when
they give away multiples of trillions it is a lot of our taxes.  
PATRIOTISM IS NOTHING BUT SAND IN YOUR EYES TO MAKE YOU DUMB DOWN AND BELIEVE IDIOTIC
DRIVEL FROM POLITICIANS AND MILITARY OFFICERS WHO DO NOTHING BUT TAKE YOUR MONEY AND KILL YOUR CHILDREN.
 When was the last time you
heard of the children of the President, of Senators, of Congress persons dying for their country.  No, you didn't and you won't.  Hell, even Mubarak of Egypt and his
rendition torture buddy Suleiman are allowed to ride off into the sunset instead of becoming street ornaments like Benito Mussolini.

See the
War and Occupation Page for commentary on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
A pretty picture --- but watch the cactus needles!
FOTOS BY DUSTY
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT THE
RICH ARE NEVER ASKED TO LIVE IN
AUSTERITY, NO THEY CAN JUST GO ON
RIPPING THE REST OF US OFF AND BE
REWARDED BY GOVERNMENT
BAILOUTS: AUSTERITY FOR THE POOR
AND WORKING PEOPLE AND OPULENCE
FOR THE WEALTHY ---  WHAT A SYSTEM.


While we make much of Iran's alleged
attempts to develop nuclear weapons we
continue to allow Israel to harbor and
build more nuclear weapons, weapons
that are a threat to their middle eastern
neighbors and world peace.

These are nuclear weapons that are in the
hands of an unstable militarist state lead
by
neta-yahoo, a crazy cowardly SOB who
only rattles sabers
because he knows
young American troops will shed their
blood in the war he creates
, and that's a
fact jack.

What's with the attacks on Social Security,
Medicare, Veteran's benefits, and the rest of the
social safety net? Simple, It's the
military-industrial-intelligence-financial complex,
those who make money off the deaths of our
young Americans and profit from the wars and
the tax policies of the GOP from the time of
Reagan that are taking us down.
 

The attack on older citizens is just more divide
and conquer, an effort to turn the young against
the old.  The
reactionaries of the GOP and the
Libertarian Party
are the problem and we must
organize to throw them on the dust bin of
history or our nation will fall in ruin, torn about
by national chauvanism disguised as
"patriotism", greed, jealousy, racism, no nothing
jingoism, and ignorance fostered by the hate
science folks of the Bible thumpers

The GOP, the tea baggers, and the libertarians
want anarchy and a nation of the fearful.  What
they think they can build out of anarchy is a
question but they don't care about the American
people so they could care less if the policies fail
--- the GOP will have pulled in all those lobbying
dollars from the neo-fascist corporatist and the
crazy right wingers who are reactionaries trying
to pose as conservatives.

Back in about 1960 President Dwight D.
Eisenhower warned the nation to beware of the
Military-Industrial Complex because it would
drag democracy down with irrational fear.  He
understood that the cost of a forever large
military would destroy the economy --- just as it
did to the Soviet Union thirty years later in 1990.  
The US didn't defeat the USSR in the Cold War,
the USSR defeated itself by not reducing its
expenditures on its military.

Film of the March 26th, 2011 Labor
Demonstration in Los Angeles is
posted on the LaborPage-1 page on
the index.  Go to it and the video
should load, hopefully.    
Film of the
Labor March --- Click here
15-1-4:  Why are Republican men afraid of women?  With their new leadership in the Senate you know they will go after women's
reproductive rights.  Are GOP men all impotent and believe that the only power/salvation they have smashing women under their
thumb or perhaps they believe in the Reich policy for women of küche (kitchen),  schlatzimmer (bedroom), kinderzimmer (children's
bedroom - the kinder(garten)), hauserbeit (housework --- slaves to the male), and pregnant (schwanzen) for the super race.
 
Important: A script you can use to explain the nefarious attacks on Social Security and Medicare to family, friends, children and co-workers who
are being misled by the onslaught againt the safety net.  
Go to the Script and Fight for Social Security and Medicare
9-1-2016:  Tried to explain Donald(duck) Trump to a class of students yesterday and had
little success.  It is really hard to make a rational discussion about an irrational leader who
has his head in a peculiar position. An attempt was made to ensure the audience that Dee
Trump has little chance of success but it seemed weak since polls still show Trump doing
rather well.  Bernie makes a lot more sense to foreigners since his platform is a universe
better.  HRC is hard to  explain, too.  How can a woman candidate for President picture her
self as pro-woman, pro-children, etc and then condone and support the bombing of
civilians including women and children in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, parts of Africa and
gosh knows where else?


30-12-2015: At last John Kerry worked out an agreement with Russia on Syria and of
course immediately the right wing nuts from the GOP attacked the effort to move toward
finding a solution that might leave Assad in power.
 

Russia had said basically let's get this war stopped, and then the people of Syria can elect their
own  leaders.  Of course, Russia believes that Assad will win a fairly run election.  FYI: I don't know
who would win but let us hope that the new leader would continue things like free education, free
health care, etc.

The US Seeks the help of Russia in Syria and Putin is cordial with our Secretary of State.  He could
have easily said, "Get lost.  You guys have been wrong for the past 20 years or more in the middle
east and now you want us to help you?  What about the sanctions that you thought would destroy
our Russia?  They haven't worked and won't work.  Our old Russia, the Soviet Union stood up to
NAZI Germany and kicked their butts on the eastern front -- quit thinking you can make us shiver in  
our boots. When you learn to respect the sovereignty of strong nations as well as the UK and other
weak nations, then come around."  But no, Putin was gracious and expressed a willingness and
desire to work with the US.  


12/25/2015:  The US Secretary of State realizing that the Russians have saved our butts in Syria is
now in Moscow trying to make friends with Vladimir Putin and the people we have been recently
villifying.  Even doing this after we just pushed more sanctions at Russia over attacking the
neo-Nazis in the Ukraine.  Oh, if you hadn't noticed the neo-s in Ukraine are now causing a lot of
trouble for the west's behind kissers in Kiev.  The nutty Kiev government, run by a rich oligarch, isn't
right wing enough for them.  

12/15/15:  The GOP Presidential candiwee the result of our unprovoked attacks on Afghanistan, Iraq,
Libya, Yemen, Syria and gosh knows where else, some in Africa for sure.  One really has to wonder if
they really disagree with Trump or are they just taking advantage of an opening that they feel will
play to the voters?

11/30/15:  In an effort to solve the insoluble problems of Capital the US and its western allies are
attempting again to change history by attacking the oil countries of the middle east.  Capital has
reached its limits and now in a world that is becoming a closed system for constant expansion the
wealthy are attempting to maintain their control through impoverishing the working peoples of the
advanced countries by pushing the race to the bottom -- of course this has it's own problem because
if the better paid working class, the so called middle class, are pushed down in wages then who is
going to buy all the crap produced through labor?  Well, if wages are pushed lower in the advanced
countries then some of their product may sell in the poorer countries but that is an end game too
since the foreign workers will be kept at much lower levels so some cheap goods are available to be
sent back to the more advanced countries in an effort to deceive working people that Capital still
works.  Notice how the economists, the government, and the spokespersons for big business keep
harping on the supposed fact that capital(ism) is the only system and that there are no alternatives.

Well think about this: What if different communities of people demanded that they set the standard
and the amount of materials produced instead of corporations: i.e. The market were really
determined by the people who would consume.  And as part of this the people demanded that
everything be built to last like the stuff shipped into space that lasts for years in one heck of a hostile
environment instead of falling apart after a short time: planned obsolescence.  Yes, this would knock
down the unending market fed by vanity but it would slow or stop the piles of trash that are the
accumulated  throw away consumer goods that waste resources and despoil the earth with trash.  
And once the community decided what they wanted produced to meet their needs then the
production system now run by cooperatives or workers associations produced only what was
needed and at the highest standards.  Then the distribution of products would be handled through
community or cooperative owned distribution systems for the good of human kind instead of for
profit.  In other word we get away from a system where working people asses need, plan, and
produce in a way that values human beings instead of operating to amass profits and wealth for a
few at the top?

11-5-2015:  PREDICTABLY RUSSIA HAS RESPONDED TO US ATTEMPTS TO IMPOSE HEGEMONY
OVER THE MIDDLE EAST BY BRINGING FORCES INTO SYRIA.  OF COURSE THE MILITARY
THINKERS IN D.C. HAVE CONVINCED OBAMA TO BEGIN TO MOVE FORCES INTO PLACE TO
TROUBLE THE RUSSIANS JUST AS HE IS DOING THE SAME IN THE EAST SEA IN A PISSING
MATCH WITH CHINA.  OUR NATION DOESN'T SEEM TO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT OTHER
NATIONS HAVE DIFFERENT AGENDAS AND SEE NO REASON TO PLEASE THE US.  THREATS
DIRECTED AT NATIONS WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS IS A STRATEGY OF STUPIDITY, NOT
STRENGTH AND INTELLIGENCE.

8-26-15: Syria:  
Update  -- recently I saw a news report in which US government officials in a meeting
agreed that the rebels in Syria used the poison gas.  Obviously the rebels age getting desperate.  
Last week, 12/10/15 Saudi Arabia hosted a meeting of the "rebels".  These are the Saudis who
financed the attack of 9/11/01.
The US backed rebels who used poison gas against civilians and tried
to blame it on the government are losing allies after they have used mustard gas again this month,
August 2015.  The US is having trouble continuing to back them since their coalition includes Al
Qaeda and others that the US has denounced as "terrorists".  

9-11-13:
Russia has stepped in to save the rears of Obama and Kerry who shot their mouths off and
have been trying to recover some credibility with everyone around on the chemical weapons in
Syria.  The US will try to get back at Russia and Putin.

10-5-3013:  Yesterday it was announced in Hanoi that General Vo Nguyen Giap had passed away at
102 years of age.  General Giap led the Vietnamese armed forces for several decades when they
defeated the French (that were backed by the US) and then the US invasion in the American War
[FYI
this name is the one used by the Vietnamese and is directed toward the war policy of the US
government and not the US people. Ho Chi Minh taught constantly that the US people were not an
enemy of VN.  Most of the people in the US called this the Indo-China or Vietnam War.].  
The US
forces were ushered into Vietnam by a puppet fascist government installed by the US and its allies in
the Vatican after the defeat of France.  General Giap advocated People's War, a strategy that
depended on organizing the entire nation against outside invaders and with resistance from top to
bottom.  In response the US used terror tactics of Agent Orange, chemical warfare, bombing dikes
flooding foodstuffs, carpet bombing. white phosphorous and napalm as well as special operations
spec-ops, tactics of genocide.  If you don't know about the meaning of special ops find out.  



Of course the readers of my rant have the right to their own opinion but whomever agrees that
corporations are people and the money being spent is just free speech and is not expected by the
spenders to achieve their political goals then I would like to know why they believe that the rich and
powerful would flush their riches down the toilet, i.e. spend their money without the thought that it
would achieve their goals.S
On the left: Okay, another pretty picture for the front page of UTMDTF.  With wing nuts from the GOP
harming nature through their destruction of our nation we need to keep our strength by appreciating
beauty..I took this photo in the wilds of Idaho, a bouquet of wildflowers picked on a hillside in July of
2009 during a camping trip.  On the right: Some pigeons landing and sitting on the fiber optic fibre
cable outside my house.  There is a flock of about 75 of these green and red pigeons that go by every
day and they are noisy. LOL   Farther down on the page is a beautiful cactus bloom from the garden
in the front of our house. "You can look but you better not touch", words  from Poison Ivy, a song
from my youth.  I can't remember who sang it.
Okay, people have said, where is the
pretty pics on your website, so here is
a pretty pic, but watch our for those
cactus needles/quills/thorns.
More heroic friends to learn from, emulate and move the nation forward #blacklivesmatter through their
courageous activities are moving the question of the just treatment of the Black Community forward
again.  If you get a chance support their activities in your local area and strengthen the fight for justice,
for humanity, and for our communities to unite and move forward toward a better life. Vencera!
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