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
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: 8-16-15 Gas never went
below or even down to $2/gallon as was
projected back in '09 and now in
California it sits at about $389/gallon for
intermediate grade.  We are still getting
screwed by the same old companies
who were given the oil rights by our
government for basically nothing -- a
resource if developed as a public utility
would have provided much for our
nation.

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
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

8-26-15: Syria:  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".  

8-26-2015: US hegemony is falling on its butt.  The problem for the US is that other nations are
asserting their sovereignty telling the US, no thank you to our attempts at domination.  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 the neo-nazis to pursue war against Russia.  The UK rump
government still attempts to assert control over the eastern part of the country where they are not
wanted.
In Syria and other places the US has loudly proclaimed the freedom of folks wanting to be
free of the legally recognized or not in the case of the Ukraine government, why not here?
 

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.  
Kiss your children's and your grand children's asses goodbye.

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 exploding in 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 so they favor war.   

In Syria we armed the Al Quaeda "terrorists" that we fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.  The Syrian
government attacked no one  so why did we attack them?   

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 we are doing the
same interfering in Ukraine supporting Nazis.  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 after he bowed to the Insurance companies, Wall Street and the Big Banks.  
Now we are told he is  going to push his agenda in his last two years.  Yeah, without a majority in
either house because he wasted time on sidling up to the GOP.   
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 working for the wealthy after they are
defeated .

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.



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:  In Vietnam the loss of General Giap  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 thought that the Vietnamese would give up and surrender.

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:   In Syria 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 in 1979.  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.  

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 (a friend started using Repugnants for Republicans and I like it)
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. The bought politicians  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 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.