A Few Words
Northwest Alliance News
I have had more than enough of the war parties... The "thrill" of spending trillions killing millions for billionaires is long gone.
I am Union and have always been. As an editor, writer and journalist, I must be objective, but unions are how people organize to have a seat at the table. Unions were the force behind organizing a March for Freedom. Martin was standing with unions the day he was cut down by the federal government.
We need to tear the fascists down.
What the city of Portland needs is leadership. Our dangerous mayor,Ted Wheeler, is ostensibly the police commissioner. If the mayor were doing his job, he would fire officers who tell other officers to shoot black people. Those officers are breaking the law and should be fired and prosecuted for the crimes they commit. And unions have nothing to do with it.
The fools and tools on the police force who advocate racism, profiling, beatings and attacks and murders of citizens are breaking the law. They should be fired.And their union can have nothing to say about it. This is a matter of law.
We are fortunate that Chief Outlaw is leaving. Firing squads in homeless shelters are a bad idea. If she thinks "kicking butt" on nonviolent demonstrators exercising their civil rights is OK, she has another think coming. And if she feels entitled to beat and harass some of the most vulnerable among us, the homeless, regardless of what the mayor, police commissioner, city council and everyday people think or say... she should have been fired already.
Everything must change!
These are not union issues. These are issues of PDX Police Bureau dysfunction and corruption. Those who commit these crimes should be prosecuted, not coddled. The mayor should be recalled. And any on the council who condone profiling, brutality, beatings and murder committed by police officers should be recalled, removed and/or replaced.
Assembling a firing squad in a homeless shelter and gunning down a husband and father with mental issues who poses no real threat... is murder, pure and simple. The officers who perpetrated this crime are still on the force.
Post Script: Revolution is the cure...
"And now we got a revolution
Cause I see the face of things to come
Yeah, your Constitution
Well, my friend, its gonna have to bend
I'm here to tell you about destruction
Of all the evil that will have to end.
Some folks are gonna get the notion
I know they'll say I'm preachin' hate
But if I have to swim the ocean
Well I would just to communicate
Its not as simple as talkin' jive
The daily struggle just to stay alive
Singin' about a revolution
A Few Words from Dave Mazza
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. —Chief Seattle
“Like the most of you, I was raised among people who knew – who were certain. They did not reason or investigate. They had no doubts…
…We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won. We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men. We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol 1: Lectures
“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.”
Oglala Lakota Sioux South Dakota, USA
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers; and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit); and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals; and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all, you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.”
― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP
too much time for gladdening the
hearts of those who are traveling
the dark journey with us.
Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel
― Jimi Hendrix
When doubt no longer exists for you then go forward with courage.So long as mists envelop you, be still; Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists-As it surely will. Then act with courage.”
— Ponca Chief White Eagle, Go Forward With Courage
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.”
— Sometimes attributed to Tasunke Witko
– Chief Seattle
“May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears.
And above all, may silence make you strong.”
— Chief Dan George
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent, or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to civilized property. We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another. We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”
– John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota