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.
And bring constant
pressure on the White House, the
Senate and the House of
Representatives to do the right thing
for America.  
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.
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.

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. \

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
3-4-12: The attacks on women's health by the GOP are reaching a crescendo not heard since the early 60s.  Why are
Republican men afraid of women?  Are they all impotent and believe that the only power/salvation they have is to
keep 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
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:  Ukraine:  The "West" is meddling in Ukraine hoping to overthrow the
elected government so that then NATO can move nuclear weapons into Ukraine in
a provocation aimed at Russia.  Of course the US despises puppets like the so
called "rebels" and the US was called out in the press in the last two or three days
for using profanity aimed at the people we supposedly support as well as the EU
puppets who do what the USA tells them to do.

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 are rising up again to get rid of the faux dictator
that the US installed with its phony elections.  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?  

Meanwhile the GOP members in the Congress and Senate are trying to pass
legislation that would make it impossible for Iran to sign an agreement: basically
asking them to surrender as though they are a defeated nation and they aren't.  
But our actions will unite Persians against us again when they are forced to
realize that even their more moderate government can't "please" the US which
seeks to dictate to them what their country's future will be.  The GOP members,
showing their ignorance and the low IQs that are typical of most Republicans and
our military leaders.  

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.

11-23-13: November 23 2013: A few days ago Wikileaks released secret
documents of the TransPacific(trade)Pact and you ought to check it out.  It, like
NAFTA, is a sterling  example of the efforts of neo-colonialist to control the
developing countries and the their economic production base as manufacturing
and industrial production is moved out of the US into cheap labor markets.

11-10-2013 November 10, 2013.
Now the US is finds itself with a baffling
problem: a new Iranian Administration has undertaken a new diplomatic
strategy to work out peace and friendship with the west with significant
accommodations on nuclear energy, which Israel doesn't want.
   Of course
there are right-wingnut cases in the US too, netan-wahoos,  pro-Israel christian
groups who egg Israel on and push Israel attacking Iran to keep the US in a death
grip with zionists.  The nut cases include the weirdos waiting for the biblical end
time and believe that a major war of Israel against  other middle east nations (the
war of Agamemnon or some such) will signify for them that god is about to call
them home [Let us hope when they run out of time they just leave quietly into
little corners talking to themselves about the "unknowingness of god"(the cya
always used to explain why god didn't do what they believed scripture said he
would do) instead of admitting that there is no god/goddess and no end time --
that the here after is just here and we have to save our earth if we want to save
our butts.   We must hope too that they not emulate Rev Koolaid  or at least save
their children who are guilty of nothing.].    In their religious piety they kill for their
god although they all teach there is only one god so they are all killing each other
for the same god.  Talking stupid there it is.

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 -- thank you
intelligence services.

9-23-13:  The US is trying hard to torpedo the agreement to remove chemical
weapons from Syria by insisting on a threat of bombing or other actions against
Syria if the US isn't happy.  Of course the French hoping to recover from their
humiliations in Algeria and Vietnam back the US. France looks like nothing less
than a broken down European country with nothing to offer the world: their last
greatnesses were Madame Curie and the communists patriots/partisans who
fought the NAZIS and the fascist Vichy government only to see shallow puppets
like Charles DeGaulle installed after WWII ended. DeGaulle, as bad as he was, was
light years better than the cowardly Winston Churchill who used poison gas
against Iraqis back around 1920 -- an early George W.

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.  

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. Now the US and British are harassing the journalists who reported on the
documents that Snowden released as though that is not what journalists do
unless they are lackeys to the US government or Foxienews.

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.  I suspect that for the first four plus years of his reign
he expected other nations to step in and help pick up the costs of empire
--- think UK (the folks who starved the Irish in the great famine), France,
Germany, Japan, et all but they didn't and won't.  Why should they pay to
increase the strength of the US which exploits them whenever possible
though as more somewhat equals than in the relationship of the super
power to the much less powerful nations of the developing or just
developed world.
 Of course since his power comes from being a lackey of the
Wall Street Banks whom he is afraid to offend and punish for their perfidious acts
that lead to the Great Recession it is no wonder that he cowers in the corner.
 Hell,
he hasn't even fought for legislation to bring back the power of unions to organize
after the NLRB has been gelded by several years of conservative rule.  And this
cowardice after union people supported his election and re-election.

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.
10/12/12:  Roseanne Bar said it, I believe it and that's all there is to it: "Mit"
Romney and Paul Ryan are "pro-rape".  It figures since the sniveling little coward
"Mit" bullied a much smaller gay man when he was a school boy.

19-18-12 --- Mitt stuffed both feet in his mouth in a video that was acquired by
Mother Jones Magazine. Mitt said that 47% of the voters in the election vote for
Obama because they "Pay no income taxes and feel 'entitled' to aid."  
What horse
crap.  I worked till age 67 1/2 and now collect SS and a pension that I paid into with
every pay check.  I started working in cotton fields when I was 12 but I didn't get a
Social Security card till I was 14.  I also get medicare and I am ENTITLED TO ALL
THESE BENEFITS.
 Those who feel entitled are the rich: they feel entitled not to
pay taxes, not to pay their fair share for education, health, etc for the nation, they
feel entitled to better medical care, they feel entitled to steal our money through
their bank policies and mortgage policies and practices that have taken our
homes, and deprived our families to grow their wealth,  and on and on
.

To quote Mitt, according to the LATimes of 9/18/12, "There are 47% of the people
who will vote for the president no matter what.  All right, there are 47% who are
with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are
victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who
believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it."
and "That --- that's an entitlement.  And the government should just give it to
them. "  

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.