Just last week, when word broke that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were in deep trouble, I advised everyone in the Cindy for Congress campaign office with extra money in their bank accounts to pull it out and buy gold. Here are headlines for today:
I just got this in my email, and it struck a chord in me, because I'm currently working for a political campaign and while going door to door is a well-respected strategy for promoting political candidates, I never thought about it as a way to spread a message like peace (or 9-11 truth, for that matter):
Million Doors for Peace Saturday September 20th 11:00am Orientation and Lunch Global Exchange - CODEPINK 2017 Mission Street, 2nd floor San Francisco, CA 94110
On Saturday, September 20, with your help, 25,000 peace activists will talk with 1 million voters about what’s at stake in Iraq and how they can join the movement to end the war!
CODEPINK is partnering with United for Peace & Justice, True Majority, Win Without War and other organizations for a massive door knocking for peace. We'll bring our CODEPINK flair of costumes and singing.
Volunteer doorknockers will ask people to sign an antiwar petition directed to Congress. Our message: End this immoral war, bring our troops home, and invest in America's future. In addition, we will encourage people to join local anti-war groups, engage in voter education work, and become a part of the organized antiwar movement in their area.
There's a genuine police state situation shaping up near the RNC. Dick Cheney is touring all the former Soviet satellite countries like the Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. And all the press can talk about is Caribou Barbie and try to tamp down the fact her family is every bit as dysfunctional as most of the rest of our country (thanks in part to right-wing repressiveness about birth control).
Palin is such a weird, distracting choice for a running mate (except maybe to the evangelical far-right Christians) I'm a little worried the Republicans have written off the idea of even having an election. What if this whole thing is a distraction and "the Powers That Be" are banking on martial law between now and November?
There I go again. I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for another 9-11 for years now ... sorry ... but the truth is, friends, if you haven't been at least a little paranoid over the weird happenings of the last seven years you haven't been paying attention ...
I believe it's up to each and every one of us to contribute our own special talents to make this world a better place for all of us. I'm currently locked out of my political Twitter account (@jodypaulson), but I highly recommend @greentaralady for lighter, greener fare.
Grandfather, look at our brokenness. We know that in all creation only the human family has strayed from the sacred way. We know that we are the ones who are divided and we are the ones who must come back together to walk in the sacred way. Grandfather, sacred one, teach us love, compassion, and honor that we may heal the earth and heal each other.