[R-G] "Green Party "Terrorists"", et al
james m nordlund
realiteee1 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 22 05:11:46 MST 2004
"Green Party "Terrorists""
> > > By Frederick Sweet, Intervention Magazine
> > > January 6, 2003
> > > Writing about his no-fly nightmare in the
> Fairfield County Weekly, art dealer
> > > Doug Stuber, who had run Ralph Nader's Green
> Party presidential campaign in
> > > North Carolina in 2000, was pulled out of a
> boarding line and grounded. He was
> > > about to make an important trip to Prague to
> gather artists for Henry James
> > > Art in Raleigh, N.C., when he was told (with
> ticket in hand) that he was not
> > > allowed to fly out that day.
> > > Asking "why not?" he was told at Raleigh-Durham
> airport that because of the
> > > sniper attacks, no Greens were allowed to fly
> overseas on that day. The next
> > > morning he returned, and instead of paying $670
> round trip, was forced into a
> > > $2,600 "same day" air fare. But it's what
> happened to Stuber during the next 24
> > > hours that is even more disturbing.
> > > Stuber arrived at the airport at 6 a.m. and his
> first flight wasn't due out
> > > until nearly six hours later. He had plenty of
> time. At exactly 10:52 in the
> > > morning, just before boarding was to begin, he
> was approached by police officer
> > > Stanley (the same policeman who ushered him out
> of the airport the day
> > > before), who said that he "wanted to talk" to
> him. Stuber went with the police
> > > officer, but reminded him that no one had said
> he couldn't fly, and that his flight
> > > was about to leave.
> > > Officer Stanley took Stuber into a room and
> questioned him for an hour.
> > > Around noon, Stanley had introduced him to two
> Secret Service agents. The agents
> > > took full eye-open pictures of Stuber with a
> digital camera. Then they asked him
> > > details about his family, where he lived, who he
> ever knew, what the Greens
> > > are up to, and other questions.
> > > At one point during his interrogation, Stuber
> asked if they really believed
> > > the Greens were equal to al Qaeda. Then they
> showed him a Justice Department
> > > document that actually shows the Greens as
> likely terrorists â?" just as likely as
> > > al Qaeda members. Stuber was released just
> before 1 PM, so he still had time
> > > to catch the later flight.
> > > The agents walked Stuber to the Delta counter
> and asked that he be given
> > > tickets for the flight so that he could make his
> connections. The airline official
> > > promptly printed tickets, which relieved Stuber,
> who assumed that the Secret
> > > Service hadn't stopped him from flying. Wrong!
> By the time Stuber was about to
> > > board, officer Stanley once again ushered him
> out the door and told him:
> > > "Just go to Greensboro, where they don't know
> you, and be totally quiet about
> > > politics, and you can make it to Europe that
> > > In Greensboro, after Stuber showed his passport
> he was told that he could not
> > > fly overseas or domestically. Undeterred, he
> next traveled an hour-and-a-half
> > > to Charlotte. In Charlotte, the same thing
> happened. Then Stuber drove three
> > > hours to his home after 43 hours of trying to
> catch a flight.
> > > Stuber said he could only conclude that the
> Greens, whose values include
> > > nonviolence, social justice, etc., are now
> labeled terrorists by the Ashcroft-led
> > > Justice Department.
> > > Questions about how one gets on a no-fly list
> creates questions about how to
> > > get off it. This is a classic Catch-22
> situation. The Transportation Security
> > > Agency says it compiles the list from names
> provided by other agencies, but it
> > > has no procedure for correcting a problem.
> Aggrieved parties would have to go
> > > to the agency that first reported their names.
> But for security reasons, the
> > > TSA won't disclose which agency put someone on
> the no-fly list.
> > > Frederick Sweet is Professor of Reproductive
> Biology in Obstetrics and
> > > Gynecology at Washington University School of
> Medicine in St. Louis
Hola! Excellent article, and thanx for posting it. Since that happened to
such a prominent Green with easy access to multi-media, $ and supporters,
you can imagine what's happening to the rest of us. Yet, if you can't,
here's one from me. Same thing happened, stopped hours before flight, they
ran my name through computers, was body searched, luggage searched, stopped
from taking my pre-paid and pre-planned flight, etc.; except, I decided to
save on a hotel for the extra night and was homeless in a republican state
that wasn't my own. As well, unlike him, when I came back the next day, I
was able to catch a flight. Though, this was only a domestic flight, it may
have been worse if it were overseas. Needless to say the republican
conspiracies' terrorism of "we" the people, not only includes purposely not
preventing terrorist attacks like 9-11, stealing elections through voter
fraud, and planning pre-emptive and/or worse wars decades in advance,
irregardless of anything except their agenda, it will also include
curtailing of the peoples ability to travel; especially during the thievery
of the next presidential election by the emperor, etc.. "We" may have to
have people able and willing to mobilize to key areas to intervene in voter
fraud, establish safe houses, and mobilization centers, etc., making
citizen's arrests if needs be. I suspect that if "we" relate our needs for
feedback on this to the others who still work with us, we will get it; and
all the processes will progress, instead of regress. For, devolution is
'their' plan. "Seek and ye shall find...", applies in this situation and
most, for abundance is the nature of the universe and reality.
Yet, I've found that no matter how much losses, nor how much 'they' take
away from me, I am my soul, and spirit, manifesting as it does. I've always
known 'using', 'having' are illusions, and 'possessing' a delusion,
experientially; that knowledge has helped me and all a great deal. For,
whose strength is in the arm that outstretched gives another a hand up, no
matter how strong or weak the hand of either? I've always known it wasn't
mine, or our common humanities', alone. For e.g., we must study to relax,
also, if one pushes themselves or others too hard, reality usually pushes
back. The slow-motion blitzkrieg that "we" have all been facing for decades
from the republican conspiracy (which is facilitated by the dempublicans),
has been focused on some individuals, groups, demographics more than others,
and more or less intensely at varying times; in order for them to facilitate
their delusions like "have it like that", etc., and the division and
conquering of a formidable opposition to it. How, because most or parts of
most of that formidable opposition have thought they 'have it like that',
and have facilitated their and others evolving processes demise. Now that
the republican conspiracy has seemingly successfully taken it to the whole
world, life may be realizing it has to stand against it to avert humanities'
and large mammals extinction, or even to just slow it down; so, there's
hope. Not hope for one, or any group, but, rather for all people and life,
as all life are threads in the whole of its fabric. Yet, it will always
need mending, and if my life was just a stitch in time in life's fabric,
that may have saved nine, that slowed 'la machine's' 'krieg, then so be it.
The losses of humanity and life will be astronomical before the delusional
constructs of destruction and murder, etc., defined as 'power', etc., are
dissipated; and reality is left more evident and real than ever before. You
know if "we" waste the time to dwell on life's losses, it's time not spent
in its defense. You know if someone's not taking bullets, they're making
them; a lesson humanity learned from WWII. If "we" don't find the ways, or
trailblaze them, to unify in a common direction, albeit only paralleling at
times, the evolution, you and I know 'they' will end any hope. You, and I
friend, will continue to the breach, singing our own song of fraternity
while we appreciate others'...; i look forward.
In closing, here's a question that could easily be said to sum up "we" the
people's evolutionary and spiritual dilemma. If the roots of lack of
compassion for the diseased, disadvantaged, children, etc. and the en vogue
economic tool war, one being psycho-pathic greed, aren't addressed in
Western societies sociological programming of their populaces, won't the
corporate structure's convolution's devolutionary direction eventually
determine more apathy and social pathos in global society; ergo, less
funding for prevention, treatment, and research into curing AIDS, defense of
reproductive rights, and opposition to war as a substitute for economic
growth and foreign policy, in the long run? Yet, who will entertain it, let
alone pose it? What does the fact that it won't be posed, like the question
of spiritual relations with others, portend for the existence of whole
continents, like Africa, nay humanity itself?
Sample Letter To Editor: Deaths of those in gov't institutions :)
The fact that inmates are dying in record numbers is indicative of the fact
that the Justice system is broken, just as the fact that the death penalty
is unfairly applied to lower income citizens and minorities is, as well.
Before it becomes the injustice system, it needs fixing. State Initiatives,
like Sonny Scroggins in Kansas, which look to establish programs that can
independently investigate any death of a person held in institutions by the
gov't, can go a long way towards addressing these injustices.
We've a moral obligation as citizens to insure that no person held in
institutions of our gov't are abused, or killed. Therefore, there should be
a full investigation when anyone dies while in any gov't institution. For,
being American isn't only having the rights guaranteed to us by the
Constitution and Declaration of Independence, it's also affording them to
others. As well, while rights are being taken away from one, they are
slowly being chipped away from all. So, when we are doing our civic duty by
insuring the rights of those held in institutions, we're also insuring that
our and our families' rights will be upheld.
We must remember Angela Davis' words, "Prisons don't disappear problems,
they disappear human beings." Also, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s', "We're
caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of
destiny. Whatever affects one directly, effects all indirectly." Lest "we"
forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese sister, freedom,
will wither, as well. Also, injustices have costs, if addressed their
individual, if not addressed, their global, too. For example, the U.S. has
5% of the world population, yet, 29% of its prisoners. The number of
immigrants in the Federal system grew 90% in the last 7 years, although
98.5% are of them are nonviolent. If we really wish to address the unrest
in the world, we have to start in our own back yard by addressing the gov'ts letting violent offenders out early to make room for all the non-violent offenders, etc.. Thank you. Truly
Lest "we" forget, if you don't exercise responsibility, its Siamese sister,
freedom, will wither, as well. Sadly, now, it first needs to be exorcized
before its exercised. Viva la evolution, viva green party! For those
interested :) "of or pertaining to the morning, day :) relating to or
happening in the morning or in the early part of the day (formal), (Mid-16th
century, from late Latin matutinalis, from Matuta, goddess of the dawn.)".
As always, feel free to copy and share, as well. Thanx! Enjoy a festive
eve' as you can. Au revoir.
Matutinally Yours, james m nordlund reality (aja) :)
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