Subject: THE JESUS JIHAD RAGES ON!
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 19:29:32 -0700
From: Donald Grabau <email@example.com>
An AFP news article followed by Astrological Commentary.
Marines Turn To God Before Fallujah Battle
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AFP) - With US forces massing outside Fallujah, 35 marines swayed to Christian rock music and asked Jesus Christ to protect them in what could be the biggest battle since American troops invaded Iraq last year. Men with buzzcuts and clad in their camouflage waved their hands in the air, M-16 assault rifles laying beside them, and chanted heavy metal-flavoured lyrics in praise of Christ late Friday in a yellow-brick chapel.
They counted among thousands of troops surrounding the city of Fallujah, seeking solace as they awaited Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's decision on whether or not to invade Fallujah. "You are the sovereign. You're name is holy. You are the pure spotless lamb," a female voice cried out on the loudspeakers as the marines clapped their hands and closed their eyes, reflecting on what lay ahead for them.
The US military, with many soldiers coming from the conservative American south and midwest, has deep Christian roots. In times that fighting looms, many soldiers draw on their evangelical or born-again heritage to help them face the battle. "It's always comforting. Church attendance is always up before the big push," said First Sergeant Miles Thatford. "Sometimes, all you've got is God."
Between the service's electric guitar religious tunes, marines stepped up on the chapel's small stage and recited a verse of scripture, meant to fortify them for war. One spoke of their Old Testament hero, a shepherd who would become Israel's king, battling the Philistines some 3,000 years ago. "Thus David prevailed over the Philistines," the marine said, reading from scripture, and the marines shouted back "Hoorah, King David," using their signature grunt of approval.
The marines drew parallels from the verse with their present situation, where they perceive themselves as warriors fighting barbaric men opposed to all that is good in the world. "Victory belongs to the Lord," another young marine read.
Their chaplain, named Horne, told the worshippers they were stationed outside Fallujah to bring the Iraqis "freedom from oppression, rape, torture and murder ... We ask you God to bless us in that effort."
The marines then lined up and their chaplain blessed them with holy oil to protect them. "God's people would be annointed with oil," the chaplain said, as he lightly dabbed oil on the marines' foreheads. The crowd then followed him outside their small auditorium for a baptism of about a half-dozen marines who had just found Christ.
The young men lined up and at least three of them stripped down to their shorts. The three laid down in a rubber dinghy filled with water and the chaplain's assistant, Navy corpsman Richard Vaughn, plunged their heads beneath the surface. Smiling, Vaughn baptised them "in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." Dripping wet, Corporal Keith Arguelles beamed after his baptism. "I just wanted to make sure I did this before I headed into the fight," he said on the military base not far from the city of Fallujah.
Star Path Visions says, just wait till these good 'ol US Boys start their work here, in the "Homeland". These people are NOT soldiers, they are stupid murderers! Dumbed-down. And they will slaughter their own right on the streets in this country.
And they will call upon Jesus to bless them, and G.W. Bush will be their big, brave Daddy urging them on. These soldiers just do the dirty work of the Bankers. If you want to see a real TERRORIST, look for a subdued, prosperous (anything over $70, 000 a year) WHITE MAN (it's okay if this white man is black, or any other color, too) wearing a suit and tie. His wife will be a look-alike for Laura Bush or Hillary Clinton. Look into Corporations & Banks, look at John Kerry and the Liberal Wing of economic killers and elites. Look into our Universities, our Art Museums, our Churches as well as our banks. And do you really think the peon workers, replete with kids, cars, credit cards, mortgages and envious of their friends who have stock "portfolios" and quarterly payments from their parents' investments-entitlements-inheritances will lift a finger? Think again. Comfort is all that counts.
The source of this war, this stolen election, this Fascist America originates in the greed of investors, big & little! In the filthy, corrupt notion that it's perfectly okay to make money from money with interest! Soon, my friends, there will be slaughter in the streets. Fallujah is "Our Town" ...anywhere-mainstreet USA, Thornton Wilder.
Don Grabau: Patriot Act: LAST TANGO IN AMERICA; written & posted November, 2002.
" Corporate Business is War. That is what we must understand if we are to grasp the meaning of Pluto in opposition to Saturn on the Ascendant-Descendant Axis of the Chart of the Declaration Of Independence and the chart of HR 3162. All Western-Cultural Governments are merely extensions of Corporate Business. Absolute Power which is symbolized by Pluto is in Absolute Control symbolized by Saturn, -this is the insightful teaching these planets are revealing at this time as they oppose each other from Sagittarius to Gemini. This is an all out WAR on the part of Business-Government to obtain absolute control of the speech and thought of all human beings on planet Earth at this time. The Business of Corporate Global Government is intent on impressing upon all people that its rational, authoritative reality is the ONLY reality. It is the homogenous agenda of the New World Order of a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. It is the Monopoly Game of Monotheism: One God, One Currency, and One World Leader attended by a purely diversionary 'congress' or 'parliament' of subservient bureaucrats. The perfect MACHINE. The perfect PLAN. The one and only TRUTH. And the perpetrators of this lie claim it is inevitable, it is wholesome, it is where evolution is leading us. Money makes the World go around! Finally, they claim it's perfectly 'Natural'. There is no gravity greater than Money." There is no hidden government. It's all right in front of us. We have to wake up."
Beginning in the Fall of 2004 and continuing through early Summer of 2005 as Saturn repeatedly crosses over the Mercury function of the birth chart of America this lesson will be driven home in a no-nonsense way, in a Saturn way. This means that very definite LINES OF DIVISION are increasingly being drawn among the citizens of America. Those who crave security at all costs, those who give their absolute allegiance to Authority Figures and the status-quo shall be sharply distinguished from those who dare to claim that they are sovereign individuals. Anyone in America claiming that his or her individual self is more important than the STATE or the CORPORATION will be marked as an OUTLAW and a TERRORIST. All those asleep in the corporate matrix will fear and want to denounce all those who are not. That is what this legislation known as the 'Patriot Act' is deliberately designed to accomplish; it is the ABSOLUTE POWER of the LAW, the GOVERNMENT, the CORPORATION over any, every, and all INDIVIDUALS.
I am saying that the big 'Showdown' -the final gunfight at the O.K. Corral will be set-off by these transits of Saturn over the US Mercury function because that function is at the very birth of this Nation involved in an opposition with Pluto found in Saturn's own sign of Capricorn. And I am saying this because PLUTO had just reached the Ascendant of the US birth chart as the 'Patriot Act' was signed into LAW thereby demanding that ALL citizens of this country must become aware of the hidden POWER OF SECRET BUSINESS AS GOVERNMENT that has been at the roots of this Nation's destiny since its founding. Unless individual citizens can face their dark, death oriented urges in themselves and INHERENT IN THEIR GOVERNMENT they will submit to that Government's definition of reality, they will be well-behaved clones in the hidden game called: BUSINESS IS GOVERNMENT. Fodder to feed the MACHINE.
We are looking at a Corporate Police State unfolding in America.
A police state made possible by Americans policing Americans.
Subject: Next Phase: Saturn moves over Natal US Mercury function.
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 13:40:56 -0700
From: Donald Grabau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There is every likelihood that US currency will plunge in value in the next 6 months largely due to the movements of the planet Saturn through the sign of Cancer and over = conjuncting the Natal US Mercury in Cancer. While this transit occurs cyclically every 29 years (roughly) it will be different and far more powerful this time around because it's occurring IN THE CONTEXT of the series of Pluto-Saturn oppositions that fell on the Natal US Ascendant throughout 2001 from Sagittarius to Gemini. These oppositions activated the US houses of money (2nd + 8th) AND they activated the basic US natal opposition of Retrograde Mercury in 8th house Cancer to Retrograde Pluto in 2nd house Capricorn. While all this symbolism will work out as money-finance problems, shrinking dollar values -it's actually a far deeper 'karmic' issue dealing with the HIDDEN VALUES implicit in the US Declaration. While that document "sings" with the rhetoric of "all men are created equal" serious students of American history know it was created with the intention of allowing the USA to create "rebel" corporations to compete against those of England which constituted a virtual MONOPOLY in world trade.
Now the first of the current series of 3 conjunctions of transiting Saturn to US natal Mercury occurred Sept.8, 2004; and the next two occur respectively on: Jan.9, 2005 and May 28, 2005. On January 16, 2005 the Progressed USA Moon in Cancer squares the USA natal Saturn and thereby reinforces the Jan.9th conjunction of Saturn over the USA natal Mercury because that Mercury is in the Moon-ruled sign of Cancer! This is like a super dose of astringency, contraction, tightness. Tight money. Slow down and depreciation of US currency. Since Mercury rules the Gemini Descendant/7th house of the USA referring to other nations, it will be by way of US ISOLATION from the world community that this shrinking of the US dollar will occur. Other Nations will drop US currency, ditch the dollar.
The current Bush administration is spending the Nation into extreme debt while letting most corporations get away with NO or VERY LITTLE taxes. The treasury is empty. Other nations know it. Some kind of International Trade shift is in the works and the US dollar MUST be devalued. Hence, I forward you the article below ...and I urge you to consider that Transnational Corporations (which may have US names and be token US Corporations) are pursuing a deliberate agenda to all but bankrupt the United States ...US jobs are on the cutting block and poverty in this nation is about to rapidly escalate...please read below. While our dollars will depreciate our consumer prices will rise rapidly ...and part of the "mix" to contain the damage is "Patriot Act" legislation imposing Marshall law as riots break out. How long it will take for the "riot" manifestation is anybody's guess but the signs are all here and late next Summer into Fall looks likely. Remember Argentina just a year or so ago and think what it will mean when your money in the bank cannot be withdrawn and any currency you have is worth 75% and then 50% of its current value. Remember the S&L collapse of the late 80s ...the Bush clan engineered that thievery too ...ooops, sorry, YOU JUST LOST ALL YOUR MONEY!These are HINTS that we all need to get involved in the Fight led by Bev Harris and blackboxvoting.org ?
Yep, me thinks so.
US Silent As Euro Screams Higher
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush's administration was conspicuously silent even as Europe agonizes over the plummeting dollar, a policy analysts described as "benign neglect." "Euroland policymakers are sounding the alarm bells," said Merrill Lynch chief North American economist David Rosenberg, as the euro hit a record high 1.2987 dollars in early trading.
The dollar had plunged 36 percent from the high of four years ago, and was dropping "like a stone" since the Bush's re-election, which stoked worries about the US trade and budget deficit, Rosenberg said. "This probably would have happened no matter who won but in the case of a Bush regime what is on the market's mind is the implications for the fiscal and current account deficit from all the measures that are being proposed since proposals like making tax cuts permanent alone will add nearly one trillion dollars to federal debt over the next 10 years," Rosenberg said.
Planned changes to the minimum tax rate would cost another 500 billion dollars, he estimated. And overhaul of social security could add another two trillion dollars to the debt. "So how the deficit ever comes down without some sharp spending cuts in other areas is a near impossibility, especially considering that this president was the first in 175 years that didn't veto one spending bill," Rosenberg said. "And the foreign exchange markets are pricing this in early -- basically pricing in the reality that we are going have to depreciate our way out of this, and we are now just 11 percent shy of the greenback hitting new post-gold standard lows against the European currencies and the White House will probably greet further dollar declines, so long as they are not destabilizing, with, shall we say benign neglect."
Treasury Secretary John Snow has repeatedly issued an endorsement of a "strong dollar policy" while stressing that currencies must reflect underlying economic strength. But the markets are skeptical of the Bush administration position on the dollar. "The US is far less concerned about the dollar than they are in Europe," agreed New York-based Societe Generale economist Steven Gallagher. "The dollar is not seen as a problem from a US perspective."
On Monday, European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet described the euro's soaring value against the dollar as "brutal" and unwelcome. "I would only say that recent moves ... which tend to be brutal, on the exchange markets between the euro and the US dollar are not welcome from the standpoint of the ECB," Trichet said in Basel, Switzerland, after a meeting of central bankers from the Group of 10 industrialized powers.
French Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy pressed the United States to cut its trade deficit, reminding Washington it had signed a Group of Seven statement in Boca Raton, Florida, in February saying excess exchange rate volatility was undesirable. "The euro has hit a record against the dollar and that shows that the markets are concerned by the size of the US balance of payments deficit," he said, referring to the broadest measure of Washington's commercial and financial relations with the rest of the world. "There has to be a reduction in the US public deficit -- that's the unanimous message from Europe and the International Monetary Fund to our American friends," Sarkozy said in Rome following a meeting with Italian Industry Minister Antonio Marzano.Subject: Islam Online- News Section
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 11:27:10 -0700
From: Donald Grabau <email@example.com>
Given the current astrological situation of the US chart: Pluto scheduled to make its final opposition to US natal Mars (absolute power, ruthlessly displayed; the force of absolute war) and its repeated squares to US natal Neptune which is ALWAYS in square to US natal Mars, we have a year-long situation of COVERT but ABSOLUTE power and war likely to be emanating from the US Government + Military. Neptune rules gases, biological weapons, disease etc. and NEVER more so than when configured as it is in the US natal chart in permanent SQUARE aspect to Mars. We must keep in mind that the US is the ONLY nation -so far- EVER TO HAVE USED NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF INDISCRIMINATE MASS DESTRUCTION against civilians: Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
It seems evident to me that when a Nation such as ours teaches its soldiers that the enemy is SATAN and that virtually ANY VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR as well as any kind of LYING is justified in war those soldiers will increasingly become VERY DANGEROUS even to the citizens of their "Homeland". The horror of military training is that soldiers are taught to FOLLOW ORDERS with no reference really allowed to their own PERSONAL ETHICS. They get court marshaled, imprisoned, and frequently ABUSED in stockades if they DISOBEY ORDERS.
As in the LIES we've been fed via Government controlled MEDIA in the USA concerning both the recent National Elections and the recent debacle over hyped-up Flu Vaccines, we can expect that the accounts we are being fed concerning war in Iraq are LIES. I send this article, therefore (US SOLDIERS TROOPS REPORTEDLY GASSING FALLUJAH) which gives accounts of gas & chemicals being used against the freedom fighters amongst the Iraqi People who are, after all, fighting to defend their lives and "homeland". I think these accounts from Arabic-Islamic sources are far more likely to be true than are ANY accounts coming to us via the US Pentagon War Chiefs. And I remind us all that within 6 months of the 911 Tale the Pentagon overtly, publicly stated it would be necessary to LIE to the press and the people. Lying is a phenomenon directly related to Neptune when under stress and right now in America this Pluto transit opposing US Mars and squaring US Neptune assures us that wholesale LYING on the part of our own Government-Military is highly likely. Torture & abuse, the current administrations flat-out statements that the US need not adhere to the GENEVA CONVENTIONS in treatment of prisoners (Guantanano + Abu Ghraib + ?) and execution of war (Illegal invasion of Iraq + Fallujah massacre attempt) because those Geneva Conventions are "quaint" and do NOT apply to the US gives us clear evidence that this Nation's policies are criminal towards the rest of the Nations of the world.
But our Nation's DAILY COMMUNICATION is an issue highly determined by the 3rd house of America's birth chart, and that 3rd house is controlled or influenced primarily by way of Pisces and its ruling force, the planet Neptune. So all these LIES, this DECEIT, and the general atmosphere of EVASIVENESS that permeates the media in our country these days must be fought against and resisted. At every stage, every day we must beware that our Media, Courts, and Military are simply NOT TO BE TRUSTED. I might also point out that our efforts to correct this ANNOUNCED pattern of LYING and DECEIT by the US Government & Military will prove to be very, very difficult to effect, to address or change or correct via the COURTS of the Nation because natal US Neptune is found in this Nation's 9th house dealing with the courts. The fact is that once again (as in 2000) our national elections have been rigged, stolen, and we are being lied to by our own government. And I mean LIED TO AGGRESSIVELY. Deliberately. All by way of natal US Neptune in Virgo -the symbol, sigil, FLAG of Puritanism!
Keep in mind that the Age of Pisces which is slowly fading out by way of a mighty "Last Hurrah" (Armageddon-Rapture-Apocalypse Now) was the Age of Christianity and its message so recently summed-up by Mel Gibson in his filmic, sado-masochistic orgy entitled "The Passion Of The Christ". Pluto in the sky squaring America's natal Neptune in Virgo from the sign of Sagittarius highlights a Puritanical ethical system fired by religious zealotry which is sweeping the USA. The true insights and/or teachings of the Age of Pisces and its best known "avatar" (Jesus Christ) concern the Neptune-Pisces message that ALL ARE ONE or, as JC put it, "What you do to these, the least of my Brethren, you do to me!" Empathy and Love are the core of Pisces-Neptune but all Americans partake of the energy of the "fall" of Neptune in Virgo at the birth of our Nation, and Virgo is the OPPOSITE -the polar, complimentary OPPOSITE- of the sign Pisces being 180 degrees away from it in the sky.
This makes it very difficult for the people of the USA to grasp the message of the Christ and the message of the Age of Pisces that we are ALL ONE. That what we do to others we do to ourselves. American Xtians on the whole, show utter indifference and callousness at best, and overt condemnation and judgement at worst towards the People of Iraq whom we are slaughtering under the hideous flag of lying self-interest and moral condemnation. The word that best describes our National condition is literally PATHETIC where PATHOS is a form of mock, tragic, self-pity! Try listening to Peter Tschaikovsky's symphony #6, his "Symphony Pathetique" and you will hear the sound of the people of this USA as they prepare to indulge in an extended year long wallowing in "tragic" self-pity.
This is coming HOME to roost, this orgy of Puritanical Self-Pity, it's coming home soon to the streets in the cities and the hills of the country all over the USA, and the VICTIMS of this orgy of LYING, DECEIT, and SELF-VICTIMIZATION shall be none other than US, the PEOPLE. Our public Media (all Corporately owned, as we know) and our Government ("ditto" as the Zealots say) and even our Courts are caught up in a wave of psychic contagion, of National Psychosis, and what is about to unfold in the coming year in America is a truly terrible thing. We, the People, are about to become the pathetic victims of our own Government's criminal actions in ways that will make the stealing of the elections seem mild. We have crossed a forbidden threshold. Our police and military have NEVER before (not even during the Civil War) been so prone to turn their misguided addiction to following orders against us, the general citizenry! They have been horribly conditioned and numbed, and when Marshall Law is declared in these United States (because of a useless dollar & ensuing "riots") we will find out just what it means to be on the receiving end of the violence, chemicals, and weaponry of a Police State. Our eyes should be opened. So, as the Old Testament Prophets were so fond of saying: Gird up your loins, the "Beast" is here and -contrary to the movies, there will be no "Escape from New York" or L.A. :
US Troops Reportedly Gassing Fallujah
FALLUJAH, November 10 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - US troops are reportedly using chemical weapons and poisonous gas in its large-scale offensive on the Iraqi resistance bastion of Fallujah, a grim reminder of Saddam Hussein’s alleged gassing of the Kurds in 1988. "The US occupation troops are gassing resistance fighters and confronting them with internationally-banned chemical weapons," resistance sources told Al-Quds Press Wednesday, November 10.
The fatal weapons led to the deaths of tens of innocent civilians, whose bodies litter sidewalks and streets, they added. "They use chemical weapons out of despair and helplessness in the face of the steadfast and fierce resistance put up by Fallujah people, who drove US troops out of several districts, hoisting proudly Iraqi flags on them. Resistance has also managed to destroy and set fire to a large number of US tanks and vehicles.
"The US troops have sprayed chemical and nerve gases on resistance fighters, turning them hysteric in a heartbreaking scene," an Iraqi doctor, who requested anonymity, told Al-Quds Press. "Some Fallujah residents have been further burnt beyond treatment by poisonous gases," added resistance fighters, who took part in Golan battles, northwest of Fallujah. In August last year, the United States admitted dropping the internationally-banned incendiary weapon of napalm on Iraq, despite earlier denials by the Pentagon that the "horrible" weapon had not been used in the three-week invasion of Iraq.
After the offensive on Iraq ended on April 9 last year, Iraqis began to complain about unexploded cluster bombs that still litter their cities. Media Blackout: The sources said that the media blackout, the banning of Al-Jazeera satellite channel and subjective embedded journalists played well into the hands of the US military. "Therefore, US troops opted for using internationally banned weapons to soften the praiseworthy resistance of Fallujah people. "More and more, the US military edits and censors reports sent by embedded journalists to their respective newspapers and news agencies," the sources added. Iraqi Defense Minister Hazem Al-Shaalan had said Tuesday, November 9, would be decisive. "Al-Shaalan declaration meant nothing but the use of chemical weapons and poisonous gases to down Fallujah fighters," observers told Al-Quds Press. The reported gassing stands as a grim reminder of Saddam Hussein's alleged gassing of the Kurdish community in the northern city of Halbja in 1988. While the West insisted that Saddam was the one behind the heinous attack, the ousted president pointed fingers at the then Iranian regime.
(Please feel free to contact News editor at: Englishnews@islam-online.net)
Subject: Saturday's Sermon "THE GRAND INQUISITOR" ...From Big Mouth Brother Francis
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 15:42:43 -0700
From: Donald Grabau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
my friends and brethren ... this is today's 'sermon' from Donaldo (aka Brother Francis) -you remember me, the dude with the Quadruple Sagittarian dosage of 'used-car-salesman', 'teacher' and 'prophet' ? Our friend Pluto, the EXTREMIST, the DARK ONE sits these days upon my natal Venus in Sagittarius always conjunct Mercury there and hits me up-side the head with a PERSONAL dose of what ALL AMERICANS are getting these days as he pounds his heavy feet over the stellar centaur! So I'd like to share with all of you my unexpected response to my friend, the astrologer, Claudia Dikinis' lament that American Xtians have gone off the deep end ...that's where Pluto dwells, the DEEP END! I commiserate with Claudia's dismay at the sorry state of the general populace of the USA this way:
I know what you mean, Claudia; for the last few years I keep remembering, off & on, that outrageous passage Fyodor Dostoevsky penned in the Brothers Karamazov which literate intellectuals of the 50's and 60's kept quoting; the passage generally referred to as "The Grand Inquisitor's Tale". It's a Tale told by Ivan to his monkish brother, Alyosha and it tells how the Church folk would capture and kill the Jesus Christ if he were to return to earth these days. Do you remember it ? It's really terribly disturbing in the context of the whole novel (Ah, November 11 was Fyodor's birthday!) because it is told by the brother who forever anguishes over disbelief in "God" (Ivan) to the brother (Alyosha) who has a constant direct experience of "God" all the time, -no matter what he sees, feels, or faces. Kind of like a dialogue between a burningly sincere cynic and a natural-born innocent or "Idiot". Both of them mystics.
In the Tale the Churchmen imprison, torture, and finally kill the Christ knowing full well he is the Christ and justifying their actions by saying words to the effect that THEY are more Christ-like than the Christ because they KNOW humans are weak and will ALWAYS be evil and sin so they have MERCY on humans and never expect them to be pure, honest, or free. Christ, they argue, by his very BEING keeps "shaming" humans, terrifying them by the mere example of his presence. They accuse Christ-God of having no compassion because he will not compromise the truth, allow that human nature is perverse and evil and tolerate it. His Light, they argue, burns and wounds humans; his love is FIRE. He must be destroyed because they have created this CHURCH which ministers to the weaknesses in people and feeds on their imperfections while this Christ-God foolishly insists that they are free! Look, I just found the old Constance Garnet translation on the internet: Inquisitor to Christ:
" Didst Thou not often say then, "I will make you free"? But now Thou hast seen these "free" men, the old man adds suddenly, with a pensive smile. 'Yes, we've paid dearly for it,' he goes on, looking sternly at Him, 'but at last we have completed that work in Thy name. For fifteen centuries we have been wrestling with Thy freedom, but now it is ended and over for good. Dost Thou not believe that it's over for good? Thou lookest meekly at me and deignest not even to be wroth with me. But let me tell Thee that now, to-day, people are more persuaded than ever that they have perfect freedom, yet they have brought their freedom to us and laid it humbly at our feet. But that has been our doing. Was this what Thou didst? Was this Thy freedom?'"
It's really an astonishing book, this Brothers Karamazov and throughout the 20th Century many intellectuals made reference to it repeatedly; I think of Nietzsche heralding it all with "Zarathustra" and then all the existentialists -Camus, Simone Weil, Sartre -all the Absurdists (Durrenmatt, Artaud, Jarry, Ionesco) ...how it fell like a thunderclap in America thru Edward Albee ...and how Hollywood mocked & reduced it to a silly alcoholic binge between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in that atrociously silly film, "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf" where all the depth was reduced to dysfunctional alcoholic ravings between two fools! As if the great angst uncovered by two 'World Wars' -Auschwitz & Hiroshima et. al. were merely issues of individual egos of spoiled capitalists gone awry! And now we begin the 21st Century with this disgusting 'War On Terror' with Bush & Company speaking all over again the words of the bitter, smiling, ninety year old Inquisitor telling us: " ...let me tell Thee that now, to-day, people are more persuaded than ever that they have perfect freedom, yet they have brought their freedom to us and laid it humbly at our feet."
This 'Christianity' (which the Grand Inquisitor embodies) has been the tool of the ever-ongoing Roman Empire for 2000 years killing the Spirit of Love and Sharing and teaching, inculcating the message of slavery between the have's and the have-nots, the Big Egos and the 'non-competitive' simple folk ...telling them they're all liars, they all really want to be Donald Trumps, in their heart of hearts! They just don't have what it takes to be Real Entrepreneurs -the greed and ignorance and brutality necessary to walk all over other folks, to trash their lives and lay waste to the world in the name of superior self-confidence, in the name of 'get up and go'. Common folk who are trying to live in harmony with one another and Mother Nature just don't fit into the American-French-German-Italian-British mold of Tom Hanks, Superstardom and "THE RIGHT STUFF" ! Capitalists are A-OK, the rest of us are F-(minus)! Failed and Fucked! Just listen to Dostoevsky:
"Thou wouldst go into the world, and art going with empty hands, with some promise of freedom which men in their simplicity and their natural unruliness cannot even understand, which they fear and dread -- for nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and a human society than freedom. But seest Thou these stones in this parched and barren wilderness? Turn them into bread, and mankind will run after Thee like a flock of sheep, grateful and obedient, though for ever trembling, lest Thou withdraw Thy hand and deny them Thy bread." But Thou wouldst not deprive man of freedom and didst reject the offer, thinking, what is that freedom worth if obedience is bought with bread? Thou didst reply that man lives not by bread alone.
But dost Thou know that for the sake of that earthly bread the spirit of the world will rise up against Thee and will strive with Thee and overcome Thee, and all will follow him, crying, "Who can compare with this beast? He has given us fire from heaven!" Dost Thou know that the ages will pass, and humanity will proclaim by the lips of their sages that there is no crime, and therefore no sin; there is only hunger? "Feed men, and then ask of them virtue!" that's what they'll write on the banner, which they will raise against Thee, and with which they will destroy Thy temple. Where Thy temple stood will rise a new building; the terrible tower of Babel will be built again, and though, like the one of old, it will not be finished, yet Thou mightest have prevented that new tower and have cut short the sufferings of men for a thousand years; for they will come back to us after a thousand years of agony with their tower.
They will seek us again, hidden underground in the catacombs, for we shall be again persecuted and tortured. They will find us and cry to us, "Feed us, for those who have promised us fire from heaven haven't given it!" And then we shall finish building their tower, for he finishes the building who feeds them. And we alone shall feed them in Thy name, declaring falsely that it is in Thy name. Oh, never, never can they feed themselves without us! No science will give them bread so long as they remain free. In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet, and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." They will understand themselves, at last, that freedom and bread enough for all are inconceivable together, for never, never will they be able to share between them!
They will be convinced, too, that they can never be free, for they are weak, vicious, worthless, and rebellious. Thou didst promise them the bread of Heaven, but, I repeat again, can it compare with earthly bread in the eyes of the weak, ever sinful and ignoble race of man? And if for the sake of the bread of Heaven thousands shall follow Thee, what is to become of the millions and tens of thousands of millions of creatures who will not have the strength to forego the earthly bread for the sake of the heavenly? Or dost Thou care only for the tens of thousands of the great and strong, while the millions, numerous as the sands of the sea, who are weak but love Thee, must exist only for the sake of the great and strong? No, we care for the weak too. They are sinful and rebellious, but in the end they too will become obedient. They will marvel at us and look on us as gods, because we are ready to endure the freedom which they have found so dreadful and to rule over them -- so awful it will seem to them to be free. But we shall tell them that we are Thy servants and rule them in Thy name. We shall deceive them again, for we will not let Thee come to us again. That deception will be our suffering, for we shall be forced to lie."
What has been added to the picture since D penned these words ? Nothing but the New World Order. Welcome to Babylon Revisited where Corporate America-Germany-France-Italy-Spain-Russia-Britain build again the Tower Of Babel via Haliburton, Bechtel, Enron, and the Carlyle Group! Dick Cheney makes a wonderful Grand Inquisitor stoking the fires of the coming Auto-da-Fe !
I've been wanting to hear again Verdi's Don Carlo with that incredible musical evocation of the Auto-da-Fe! I'll just shut up now, thank you very much for listening! When will we understand the difference between words as babel and words as the imaginative tool of Spirit ? Janice Joplin always put me in mind of Ivan Karamazov!
PS -here's what Claudia wrote me:
"Claudia D. Dikinis" wrote:
Henry Waxman is my Rep. and he's already all over this [election fraud] like a cheap suit. My senators are Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. They also are all over this. The problem is: we're living under theocratic fascist, or the west's version of the Taliban mixed with a little civil law left, but all that is quickly eroding for "Jesus." If JC came back, these people would be first in line to call him a communist and have him executed for treason. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson would be first in line.
Subject: DENIAL and the astrology of coming URANUS transits....
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:39:57 -0700
From: Donald Grabau <email@example.com>
Happy thanksgiving, y'all! Be careful of what you eat, it may be eating you!
I'm looking at the coming transits Uranus will make to Natal Uranus in the USA chart:
Transiting Uranus (in Pisces) forms a WANING SQUARE (crisis in consciousness) to US natal Uranus (in Gemini) on the following dates:
1) April 05, 2005
2) Aug. 28, 2005 (retrograde)
3) Jan. 27, 2006.
This "crisis in consciousness" involves us all with what contemporary psychologists/psychiatrists call DENIAL.
Pisces, we know, has the capacity to ESCAPE from fact into PRETEND. It expresses this way when FEAR undermines its natural impulse toward compassionate empathy; the SQUARE (90 dg.) aspect transiting Uranus in the sky in Pisces makes to the US natal Uranus in Gemini reveals that this "crisis in consciousness" will take the form of FEARING TO FEEL (Pisces-Water) WHAT WE KNOW (Gemini-Air). In other words, facts and data will be spoken of without compassionate identification with what these facts and data IMPLY on a feeling level of realization.
Uranus, as we all know, informs 'rules' the Energy-Field of Aquarius. In fact, the planet was discovered in 1781 by Herschel, and just 8 years later in 1789 the German Apothecary, Martin Klaproth, discovered the new element which we know as Uranium. He FELT that this new element was going to be of great significance to mankind for reasons which were not clear to him at the time. On the evening of September 24, 1789 he made his discovery publicly known to members of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. He announced that he FELT this new element ought to be named after the new planet, Uranus, because in the same way that the planet's discovery disrupted and extended our understanding of our Solar System (previously thought to extend no further out from the Sun than the orbit of the "last" planet, Saturn) his discovery of this new element would eventually lead us to realize that our understanding of matter itself had been limited as well. Therefore, he proposed that this new element be named "URANIUM" after the planet Uranus. His suggestion was accepted by all unanimously and that night URANIUM entered the consciousness of man.
Klaproth knew nothing of the "radioactive" nature of the new element. More than a century later, in the late 1800's, Marie Curie discovered, named, and measured what we've come to know as "radioactivity". She argued that it was an "invisible" kind of energy that was very powerful and travelled unseen through the air. She marvelled at and proved its uncanny ability to pass through solid matter leaving the molecular-atomic structure of that matter radically altered -and radioactively "hot". Because it was such an invisible form of powerful energy she compared it to the ACTIVITY of the then recently discovered phenomenon of RADIO signals travelling unseen through the air. That's how and why and where and when we all became aware of RADIOACTIVITY. Marie Curie died from radioactive burns and poisoning later in 1934, after she had isolated the even more radioactive element known as RADIUM from her samples of URANIUM.
I give you this brief outline of Uranium to indicate the basis upon which astrologers perceive Uranus to be the symbol for Uranium. Astrologers have gone on from there to attribute the 'rulership' of the Energy-Field of Aquarius to the planet Uranus and to see both the sign and the planet as symbols for QUICKENING, -high-speed activity, high vibrational activity taking place on the plane of Aquarian "fixed air". The fixed air of Aquarius is not what we think of as the air (oxygen) humans breathe on planet Earth, it is the abstract realm of what the Ancients called the Aether. It's closest connection to earthly air is the stratosphere-ionosphere realm. The notorious Haarp facility in Gakona, Alaska operated by the US government via the Pentagon focuses a huge array of antennae onto the Ionosphere and heats it up and by doing so opens holes in it allowing what we call 'cosmic radiation' to pour through those holes. It is a weapon specifically designed for Weather War because -among many other things it can do- it can alter the path of the jet stream which circles the earth and thereby alter weather all over the earth.
The point is that Uranus and Aquarius have as their 'signature' all forms of quick, rapid oscillation. They rule the realm of rapid transmission of electronically generated signals such as radio, television, laser beams, cell phone transmissions, and the speedy transmission of data bits via the internet and its computers. Radioactive Uranium is the concrete, physical manifestation of this combined Uranus-Aquarius Energy on earth.
Now, I'd like to return us all to those transits of Uranus-Uranium to the natal Uranus of the US birth chart found in Gemini, another air sign (like Aquarius) concerned with everyday forms of communication concerning data and facts. Specifically, to the transiting SQUARE aspects that Uranus in Pisces makes to our Nation's Uranus in Gemini. Here are the dates again:
Transiting Uranus (in Pisces) forms a WANING SQUARE (crisis in consciousness) to US natal Uranus (in Gemini) on the following dates:
1) April 05, 2005
2) Aug. 28, 2005 (retrograde)
3) Jan. 27, 2006.
These transits clearly indicate that our National "crisis in consciousness" concerns our DENIAL on a collective-national basis of the FEELING implications of all that we are saying and communicating concerning FACTS and DATA. More specifically, we do not want to allow ourselves to feel what we know because of FEAR & DENIAL. This fear & denial are focused in the US via the national MEDIA (radio, television, the internet, newspapers etc.) which are actively, deliberately fostering our collective-national DENIAL. For instance, while we hear news of the recent accusations of voter fraud in the Ukranian elections in our media, they remain conspicuously "silent" concerning the identical accusations of our own recently rigged national elections which have placed G.W. Bush in the office of the President again. Our National Media are in DENIAL concerning our own Uranus-Aquarius rigged elections manipulated by way of COMPUTER fraud. But the article which follows below points out another area of massive denial in our collective consciousness and media: the FACT that the US government continues to use DEPLETED URANIUM in its savage, illegal, and immoral attack on the Nation of Iraq. Please read it, and thereby make yourself HEALTHIER by fighting our National DENIAL.
These transits of Uranus indicatte great likelihood that the kind of GLOBAL CONTAMINATION from US DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) will accelerate in the coming year and could escalate easily to overt NUCLEAR WAR stemming from the US WAR in IRAQ. Our own soldiers, as the article I enclose below indicates, are "EATING" this depleted Uranium and it is spreading all around the EARTH by way of the winds moved by the Jet Stream. Meanwhile Haarp is at maximum level of operation ....please, just read.... and again, Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, be careful of what you eat (inhale) -it may/is (?) be eating you!
I give you now, Leuren Moret writing about DU.
Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets. A death sentence here and abroad.
by Leuren Moret
At an April press conference, a group of New York Army National Guard vets raised their hands when asked if they have health problems. The soldiers, all from the 442nd Military Police Company, are complaining of headaches and fatigue after what they think is exposure to depleted uranium during their recent tour in Iraq. "Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy." Henry Kissinger, quoted in Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed its Own POWs in Vietnam. Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating large regions and countries downriver with Agent Orange, and environmentally the most devastating war in world history. But since 1991, the U.S. has staged four nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently contaminated with radiation.
And what about our soldiers? Terry Jemison of the Department of Veterans Affairs reported this week to the American Free Press that Gulf-era veterans now on medical disability since 1991 number 518,739, with only 7,035 reported wounded in Iraq in that same 14-year period. This week the American Free Press dropped a dirty bomb on the Pentagon by reporting that eight out of 20 men who served in one unit in the 2003 U.S.military offensive in Iraq now have malignancies. That means that 40 percent of the soldiers in that unit have developed malignancies in just 16 months.
Since these soldiers were exposed to vaccines and depleted uranium (DU) only, this is strong evidence for researchers and scientists working on this issue, that DU is the definitive cause of Gulf War Syndrome. Vaccines are not known to cause cancer. One of the first published researchers on Gulf War Syndrome, who also served in 1991 in Iraq, Dr. Andras Korényi-Both, is in agreement with Barbara Goodno from the Department of Defense's Deployment Health Support Directorate, that in this war soldiers were not exposed to chemicals, pesticides, bioagents or other suspect causes this time to confuse the issue. This powerful new evidence is blowing holes in the cover-up perpetrated by the Pentagon and three presidential administrations ever since DU was first used in 1991 in the Persian Gulf War. Fourteen years after the introduction of DU on the battlefield in 1991, the long-term effects have revealed that DU is a death sentence and very nasty stuff.
Scientists studying the biological effects of uranium in the 1960s reported that it targets the DNA. Marion Fulk, a nuclear physical chemist retired from the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab and formerly involved with the Manhattan Project, interprets the new and rapid malignancies in soldiers from the 2003 war as spectacular and a matter of concern. This evidence shows that of the three effects which DU has on biological systems - radiation, chemical and particulate the particulate effect from nano-size particles is the most dominant one immediately after exposure and targets the Master Code in the DNA. This is bad news, but it explains why DU causes a myriad of diseases which are difficult to define.
In simple words, DU trashes the body. When asked if the main purpose for using it was for destroying things and killing people, Fulk was more specific: I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people. Soldiers developing malignancies so quickly since 2003 can be expected to develop multiple cancers from independent causes. This phenomenon has been reported by doctors in hospitals treating civilians following NATO bombing with DU in Yugoslavia in 1998-1999 and the U.S. military invasion of Iraq using DU for the first time in 1991. Medical experts report that this phenomenon of multiple malignancies from unrelated causes has been unknown until now and is a new syndrome associated with internal DU exposure.
Just 467 U.S. personnel were wounded in the three-week Persian Gulf War in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000 are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on permanent medical disability. This astounding number of disabled vets means that a decade later, 56 percent of those soldiers who served now have medical problems. The number of disabled vets reported up to 2000 has been increasing by 43,000 every year. Brad Flohr of the Department of Veterans Affairs told American Free Press that he believes there are more disabled vets now than even after World War II.
They brought it home
Not only were soldiers exposed to DU on and off the battlefields, but they brought it home. DU in the semen of soldiers internally contaminated their wives, partners and girlfriends. Tragically, some women in their 20s and 30s who were sexual partners of exposed soldiers developed endometriosis and were forced to have hysterectomies because of health problems. In a group of 251 soldiers from a study group in Mississippi who had all had normal babies before the Gulf War, 67 percent of their post-war babies were born with severe birth defects. They were born with missing legs, arms, organs or eyes or had immune system and blood diseases. In some veterans' families now, the only normal or healthy members of the family are the children born before the war. The Department of Veterans Affairs has stated that they do not keep records of birth defects occurring in families of veterans.
How did they hide it?
Before a new weapons system can be used, it must be fully tested. The blueprint for depleted uranium weapons is a 1943 declassified document from the Manhattan Project. Harvard President and physicist James B. Conant, who developed poison gas in World War I, was brought into the Manhattan Project by the father of presidential candidate John Kerry. Kerry's father served at a high level in the Manhattan Project and was a CIA agent. Conant was chair of the S-1 Poison Gas Committee, which recommended developing poison gas weapons from the radioactive trash of the atomic bomb project in World War II. At that time, it was known that radioactive materials dispersed in bombs from the air, from land vehicles or on the battlefield produced very fine radioactive dust which would penetrate all protective clothing, any gas mask or filter or the skin. By contaminating the lungs and blood, it could kill or cause illness very quickly. They also recommended it as a permanent terrain contaminant, which could be used to destroy populations by contaminating water supplies and agricultural land with the radioactive dust.
The first DU weapons system was developed for the Navy in 1968, and DU weapons were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under U.S. supervision in the Yom Kippur war against the Arabs. The Phalanx weapons system, using DU, was tested on the USS Bigelow out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977, and DU weapons have been sold by the U.S. to 29 countries. Military research report summaries detail the testing of DU from 1974-1999 at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and at civilian labs under contract. Today 42 states are contaminated with DU from manufacture, testing and deployment. Women living around these facilities have reported increases in endometriosis, birth defects in babies, leukemia in children and cancers and other diseases in adults. Thousands of tons of DU weapons tested for decades by the Navy on four bombing and gunnery ranges around Fallon, Nevada, is no doubt the cause of the fastest growing leukemia cluster in the U.S. over the past decade. The military denies that DU is the cause.
The medical profession has been active in the cover-up - just as they were in hiding the effects from the American public - of low level radiation from atmospheric testing and nuclear power plants. A medical doctor in Northern California reported being trained by the Pentagon with other doctors, months before the 2003 war started, to diagnose and treat soldiers returning from the 2003 war for mental problems only. Medical professionals in hospitals and facilities treating returning soldiers were threatened with $10,000 fines if they talked about the soldiers or their medical problems. They were also threatened with jail.
Reporters have also been prevented access to more than 14,000 medically evacuated soldiers flown nightly since the 2003 war in C-150s from Germany who are brought to Walter Reed Hospital near Washington, D.C. Dr. Robert Gould, former president of the Bay Area chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), has contacted three medical doctors since February 2004, after I had been invited to speak about DU. Dr. Katharine Thomasson, president of the Oregon chapter of the PSR, informed me that Dr. Gould had contacted her and tried to convince her to cancel her invitation for me to speak about DU at Portland State University on April 12. Although I was able to do a presentation, Dr. Thomasson told me I could only talk about DU in Oregon and nothing overseas nothing political. Dr. Gould also contacted and discouraged Dr. Ross Wilcox in Toronto, Canada, from inviting me to speak to Physicians for Global Survival (PGS), the Canadian equivalent of PSR, several months later. When that didn't work, he contacted Dr. Allan Connoly, the Canadian national president of PGS, who was able to cancel my invitation and nearly succeeded in preventing Dr. Wilcox, his own member, from showing photos and presenting details on civilians suffering from DU exposure and cancer provided to him by doctors in southern Iraq.
Dr. Janette Sherman, a former and long-standing member of PSR, reported that she finally quit some time after being invited to lunch by a new PSR executive administrator. After the woman had pumped Dr. Sherman for information all through lunch about her position on key issues, the woman informed Dr.Sherman that her last job had been with the CIA.
How was the truth about DU hidden from military personnel serving in successive DU wars? Before his tragic death, Sen. Paul Wellstone informed Joyce Riley, R.N., B.S.N., executive director of the American Gulf War Veterans Association, that 95 percent of Gulf War veterans had been recycled out of the military by 1995. Any of those continuing in military service were isolated from each other, preventing critical information being transferred to new troops. The next DU war had already been planned, and those planning it wanted no skunk at the garden party.
The US has a dirty (DU) little (CIA) secret
A new book just published at the American Free Press by Michael Collins Piper, The High Priests of War: The Secret History of How America's Neo-Conservative Trotskyites Came to Power and Orchestrated the War Against Iraq as the First Step in Their Drive for Global Empire, details the early plans for a war against the Arab world by Henry Kissinger and the neo-cons in the late 1960s and early 1970s. That just happens to coincide with getting the DU show on the road and the oil crisis in the Middle East, which caused concern not only to President Nixon. The British had been plotting and scheming for control of the oil in Iraq for decades since first using poison gas on the Iraqis and Kurds in 1912. The book details the creation of the neo-cons by their godfather and Trotsky lover Irving Kristol, who pushed for a war against terrorism long before 9/11 and was lavishly funded for years by the CIA. His son, William Kristol, is one of the most influential men in the United States.Both are public relations men for the Israeli lobby's neo-conservative network, with strong ties to Rupert Murdoch. Kissinger also has ties to this network and the Carlyle Group, who, one could say, have facilitated these omnicidal wars beginning from the time former President Bush took office.
It would be easy to say that we are recycling World Wars I and II, with the same faces. When I asked Vietnam Special Ops Green Beret Capt. John McCarthy, who could have devised this omnicidal plan to use DU to destroy the genetic code and genetic future of large populations of Arabs and Moslems in the Middle East and Central Asia - just coincidentally the areas where most of the world's oil deposits are located - he replied: It has all the handprints of Henry Kissinger. In Zbignew Brzezinski's book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, the map of the Eurasian chessboard includes four regions strategic to U.S. foreign policy. The South region corresponds precisely to the regions now contaminated permanently with radiation from U.S. bombs, missiles and bullets made with thousands of tons of DU.
A Japanese professor, Dr. K. Yagasaki, has calculated that 800 tons of DU is the atomicity equivalent of 83,000 Nagasaki bombs. The U.S. has used more DU since 1991 than the atomicity equivalent of 400,000 Nagasaki bombs. Four nuclear wars indeed, and 10 times the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere from atmospheric testing! No wonder our soldiers, their families and the people of the Middle East, Yugoslavia and Central Asia are sick. But as Henry Kissinger said after Vietnam when our soldiers came home ill from Agent Orange,
"Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used for foreign policy."
Unfortunately, more and more of those soldiers are men and women with brown skin. And unfortunately, the DU radioactive dust will be carried around the world and deposited in our environments just as the smog of war from the 1991 Gulf War was found in deposits in South America, the Himalayas and Hawaii. In June 2003, the World Health Organization announced in a press release that global cancer rates will increase 50 percent by 2020. What else do they know that they aren't telling us? I know that depleted uranium is a death sentence for all of us. We will all die in silent ways.
To learn more:
Sources used in this story that readers are encouraged to consult:
American Free Press four-part series on DU by Christopher Bollyn.
Part I: Depleted Uranium: U.S.Commits War Crime Against Iraq, Humanity,
Some of these links do (somehow !) get "taken out" .... keep searching.
Part II: Cancer Epidemic Caused by U.S. WMD: MD Says Depleted Uranium Definitively Linked,
August 2004 World Affairs Journal. Leuren Moret: Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War, www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2004/DU-Trojan-Horse1jul04.htm
August 2004 Coastal Post Online. Carol Sterrit, Marin: Depleted Uranium Resolution Heats Up, GI's Will Come Home To A Slow Death.
World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, Germany, October 16-19, 2004:
International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan. Written opinion of Judge Niloufer Baghwat:
Discounted Casualties: The Human Cost of Nuclear War by Akira Tashiro, foreword by Leuren Moret,
Leuren Moret is a geoscientist who has worked around the world on radiation issues, educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and Congress and other officials. She became a whistleblower in 1991 at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab after experiencing major science fraud on the Yucca Mountain Project. An environmental commissioner in the City of Berkeley, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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