Unite the many, defeat the few --- fight for
democracy!
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.
New update on Carl Fry's look at the stealing of
the election or the elimination of a president not
wanted by the Upper Crust is to be found on the
Charlie (aka Carl) Fry Page/s.  
Barack Obama is our President, not
King,
and he will be only as good as
our support makes him. Laud him
when he is right, call him out when
he is wrong or when he weakens
under the onslaught of the mentally
challenged GOP.
  As Americans we
don't owe any politician anything.
They work for us.  Now we must do
our work as 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.
UTMDTF has moved older News/commentary to a new page called
NewsObituary on the navigation table.
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: 7-19-12 Gas never went
below or even down to $2/gallon as
was projected back in '09 and now it
sits at about $389/gallon for
intermediate grade.  We are still
getting screwed by the old companies
and
if we the people would really learn this
lesson we would organize boycotts of particular
oil companies, banks, insurance companies,
chain stores, what ever to force prices to fall.
Boycotts can be our wrench for some non-
violent fixing and tuning of the economy to make
it work for we the people.

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

Since the collapse of 2007-2008 articles in the
LA Times, the NYT and other on and off line
publications
have explained that even if this
economy recovers the jobs that have been lost
will probably never be regained as more
production and service is moved off shore by
our American capitalists who can make bigger
bucks for their investors by lowing labor costs
through hiring cheap foreign workers.
 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 Bernie Magdof, don’
t like it then they can go to jail or 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
See this page to get a better understanding:      
EconRecoverywithLowWagesNoJobs
A pretty picture --- but watch the cactus needles!
FOTOS BY DUSTY

According to the foreign press Pussy Riot
followers in the Ukraine and Russia have
used chain saws to cut down wooden
crosses at Russian Orthodox Churches
---
the groups which claim to be freedom
loving anarchists are bringing the rath of
the believers down on their movement.  
This writer is a non-believer but still I
believe that church property should not
be desecrated, nor should synagogues,
mosques, cathedrals and/or other
religious places.  The freedom of religion,
to have religion, is also and must be the
freedom to not have religion.  

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.
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Too bad our government doesn't tell
the same thing to Israel that they said
to Egypt, "You aren't mature enough
for democracy, get rid of your  
theocratic/military state and grant
total citizenship to all those who live
in Israel.
  But, we didn't and are not
about to but 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.

It's the military-industrial-intelligence-financial
complex, 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, they are not
conservatives, 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 thumping right wing.
This is of course
just what the GOP, the tea baggers, and the
libertarians want: anarchy.  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 better believe they
will go after women's reproductive rights.  Are GOP men all impotent and believe that the only power/salvation they
have is to smash women under their thumb or perhaps they believe in the 3rd 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
4-23-2015:  The past few weeks have been illustrative of the problems facing the
United States as it attempts to dictate to the rest of the world as though they US
has hegemony (dictatorship) of other nations.
 The problem for the US is that
other nations are asserting their sovereignty and telling the US, no thank you.  In
the Ukraine the puppet regime that we installed has stalled in its tracks as the
corruption of the oligarchs is destroying and credibility that the junta could
claim.  The Ukraine government listened to US Ambassador Nuland when she
told them to pursue war against Russia.  The UK rump government stills
attempts to assert control over the eastern part of the country where they are
not wanted.  The US continues to try to force Russia to bend to US will through
the use of sanctions and war games on Russia's borders.  And to be expected
Russia is holding their own war games in concert with China and Russia is also
beefing up their air force, their intercontinental missiles, their general war
weaponry and their nuclear arms and have let it be known that they will use
their strength if they are attacked.  This could all lead to nuclear war unless our
government backs off in the effort to seek world hegemony.  Messing with
Russia is not the same as messing with some fifth rate regional power but a
nuclear armed highly developed nation.  A nuclear war will leave no one as a
winner.

Some times one must wonder: Does the US act so belligerently because the US
has not been invaded by a foreign power since the War of 1812 and therefore
there is no active memory of the tragedy of world war?  It is easy to be all
swaggering and belligerent when you believe that the casualties won't come
home but with nuclear armed missiles the war will come home.  Only a few
nukes in separate places around the planet: US, Russia, Western Europe, China,
Australia, and the blasts plus radiation will cause terror way beyond the
capability of ISIL.  Low level officers and politicians get promoted when higher
level officers or politicos die or retire and war offers a big chance for promotions
-- should our nation be sacrificed for the promotional chances for officers and
politicians?  

In Syria we are now arming the Al Quaeda "terrorists" that we were fighting in
Afghanistan and Iraq against a government that until we supported the
opposition was not doing anything bad on the national or international front so
why did we attack them?   

2/22/2015:  The powers that be in Washington and NATO are still trying to find
ways to arm the Ukraine even though there is a cease fire in effect although it
seems leaky.  The Ukraine seems to think that they should control the east even
though they lost to the people's republics.

2-17-2015:  Latest thoughts on the mess in the middle east.  Our President and
Pentagon mis-leaders have brought disgrace to our Nation through the stupid
activities for the last 14 years following 9-11.  We have managed to screw up in
Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Libya and now are trying to do some
stupid interfering in Ukraine supporting Nazis.  Oh, and in Syria we are now
confronted with fighting the forces that were supposedly our allies just a few
months ago.

1-4-2015:
Well fellow 'mericans, here it is 2015 and our make believe leader in
Washington goes about stirring up bad foreign relations with Russia, China, DRK,
and so many more places in order to divert attention from his lack of production
of anything useful at home.  One of the few useful achievements would be Obama
care but it is a  steer when it comes to propagating real medical care for the
American people because he kowtowed to the Insurance companies, Wallstreet
and the Big Banks who screw us every chance they get.  Now we are told he is  
going to move his agenda for the last two years of his term in office.  Yeah,
without a majority in either house because he wasted time on sidling up to the
GOP right the chance of success are about little to none.  Happy New Year!  
Of
course the Democratic Party bares much of the blame because they refuse to
come up with a platform of action to benefit the people of the nation because they
too want big bucks and jobs after they are defeated working for the wealthy.

That is why I believe we need a new left party that will fight for the people of the
country and screw the Banksters, insurers, Wall Street thieves and the rest of
the creeps that are stealing our freedom, our wealth, and our nation of  humanity
and caring.

Farcical elections were just held in the Western part of the Ukraine, the area
under Fascist-nazi control, and now they hope to move forward with getting their
area into NATO and getting missiles on their land aimed at Russia.  Folks should
remember that the Ukrainians in the west joined the German NAZI invaders and
then were part of the invasion of the rest of the USSR.  NAZIS killed some of my
relatives, but the USSR did not.


8-2-14: Syria:  The US backed rebels who used poison gas against civilians and
tried to blame it on the government are losing allies.  The US is having trouble
continuing to back them since their coalition includes Al Quaeda and others that
the US has denounced as "terrorists".  

10-1-14:  For us old hands in the anti-WARS movement that has covered
decades or centuries according to your perspective the news from Iraq is pretty
much what we predicted: the people rose up and got rid of the faux dictator that
the US installed.   Falluja and Ramadi seem to be the focus now but this will
spread.   Now the only question is will he as brutally repress the people of
Falluja and Ramadi with genocide as the US troops did several years ago?  Will
the Sunnis be exterminated?  

12-4-13:  The new Vatican resident, and I don't think in the pope is the hope, has
spoken out against the fetters of capitalism/consumerism in a manner
uncharacteristic of the last few popes.  He seems to have some understanding
that the greed and hoarding of those at the top of the economic ladder doesn't
trickle down and trickle down theory isn't working cause there ain't no trickle,
and that is a fact, jack.

11-10-13:  Our country is being strangely a bit quiet about Syria which has been
allowing the destruction of chem warfare stuff as they said that they would.  
However the so called Rebels are making the chem destruction difficult by not
allowing the UN workers to do their jobs.  The so called Rebels seem to have
resorted to attacking the civilians around them who want peace and a chance to
get back to some kind of sane life.

10-8-2013:  The loss of General Giap (pronounced gZhap as far as I can figure out
how to phonetically say it, blame me for any problem with the prounciation) was
mourned across the country.  One US media outlet, the NYT, had an article with
really stupid observations.  For instance they said that no military leader would
have allowed so many people to die.  This observation was credited to the late
General Westmoreland, one of the people who directed the war and killed
millions of civilians using chemical weapons, napalm and other assorted
heinous and genocidal weapons.  Showing his ignorance and stupidity and that
of the US military he apparently thought that the Vietnamese would give up and
surrender.  Anyone with the slightest understanding of the principles of people's
war would have known that wouldn't happen.  

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.  

9-23-13:  Smart folks have  backed away from our policies in Syria where we
have helped arm al Qaeda just as we did in Afghanistan when we armed the
religious conservative and anti-communist folks around Osama Bin Laden.  At
that time Afghanistan had an elected socialist government and the US didn't like
it so we overthrew the government and created the mess we have now.


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.  

8-22-13:  I have found it hard to avoid commenting on the Snowden comedy for
the past two months because it is as crazy now as it was then.  The US, who as I
remember, never deported "USSR defectors from the KGB or military" back to
the Soviet Union now expects  Russia to bow from the waist to US demands and
has become angry that Russia took a decision to let Snowden stay in Russia for
one year.

5-24-13:  
Our right-center-liberal president has now reported to the nation that he
will lead us to a new phase in the war on terror, looking to reduce the war to
some handleable size.  It seems he has come to realize that carrying on an
unlimited war on terror will end up destroying our own nation although he never
said it that way but he has probably read a little about grandiose empires and
how they can't or don't last.  
The center of the empire ends up internally
bleeding it self  to death while hoping to live off the ill gotten gains of its
exploitation of other nations and peoples.  

5-14-2013:  The death toll in the clothes factory in Bengladesh reached at least
1200.   Bangladeshi lives just don't matter and the wealthy class who made
money off these women will just go there merry way.  And folks here at home
wonder why people in these other countries who used to love America now
attack us.

I have no respect for Repugnants but I don’t think of them as stupid with their
money and I know they wouldn’t spend billions of dollars on elections and
lobbying if they didn’t have evidence that their money was achieving their goals
of controlling politics and elections, getting what they want. Now they don’t win
every election but with the money that they are throwing around, and this didn’t
just start yesterday, they have bought both parties and have them wrapped up
with a bow carrying their don’t tax the rich, de-regulate business, crush unions,
and so forth to Washington, state houses, and local government. They have
through their control of both houses of Congress, the White House, and the
Supreme Court established a no-lose situation for themselves.  

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.
On the left: Okay, another pretty picture for the front page of UTMDTF.  With wing nuts from the GOP harming
our country 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    
Lower left 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.