Truth Against The World #13

    So. A brief recap. During the election Hillary Rodham Clinton, who dropped the Rodham from her name for the [presidential] campaign. And she said or did something to get Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to drop out and support her instead. Why do I say this?  Because he had the momentum to beat her. He was better liked. He constantly beat both Hillary & Donald Trump in donations.
    When Sen. Sanders backed Fmr. Secretary of State Clinton, he suspended his campaign. Of note, and its important to remember this, he did not release his delegates. Once he backed her, he gave her the power and momentum to win the popular vote. Trump won the Electoral College. But we must remember that Hillary Rodham Clinton, because of Sen. Bernie Sanders, won the popular vote by three million votes.
    The presidential inauguration was on January 20, 2017. Since then, there has been rumors (read: suppressed stories) of Russian interference in the election to benefit Trump’s win of the election. And then we have the White House staff. Sean Spicer, Press Secretary; Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff; Michael Flynn, National Security Advisor; Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist. Why list these names? And the Russian interference? Because they are notches in America’s timeline that is not just affecting our own citizens, but affecting the opinions of the citizens of the world around us. Our international allies. And our international enemies as well.
    And now… And now Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to make inroads that she might try again in 2020. In 2008 she went against and lost to then-Senator Barack Obama who won the election. This past election Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign was hounded and plagued by the Republican party efforts to drag down Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign over the Benghazi incident. While most Republicans have announced the whole thing was a farce, there are still repercussions.
    I know, repercussions. But what repercussions? The fact that Hillary is now damaged goods. As long as Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell is still active in the Senate, Hillary will never see the Oval Office from behind the Resolute Desk. Benghazi was the bullet that left a wound that will not heal in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s political career.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton no longer has a viable political career as a presidential contender. She has to know this.
    And why has no written about the possibility that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States could be a Manchurian Candidate?

Truth Against The World #12

The Druids of old, they were politically active. In Ireland, they were Brehons. Judges, Law Makers and policy setters. They were revered by the citizens and royalty for their knowledge and wisdom. In the region we collectively call the United Kingdom, they were councilors, judges and advisors. And they were also politically active in the United Kingdom.
And while it is brave and noble to fight for what you believe in. It is noble to have a cause to fight for. To believe in. To reach for ideals that you sympathize with. In the last century there have several causes to cherish, to champion. Whether you believe in the ideals espoused by GreenPeace, PETA or another cause or organization, do so cautiously. You can believe in any cause or organization without becoming a die-hard believer. Or a True Believer. These are the ones who have a history of or become mentally unbalanced or willing to commit any crime with a deep rooted disregard to human life.
Another group with a deep rooted disregard to human life? The Nazi Army who followed a prolific man who swayed a nation. Adolf Hitler. The Jewish population in Germany and in Europe as a whole, was a bane to the Nazi’s. And their ideals. How many did the Nazi’s kill? Six million. They burned/cremated them in ovens. And the bodies they did not burn they riddled with bullets and put them into mass graves.
Their policy? Religious discrimination. Racial discrimination. Their path in life? Hatred. Pure, unadulterated HATRED. And this policy, this path has now be adopted by the zealous followers and members of the bigoted association known as the Klu Klux Klan, or the KKK. And by the over-zealous dullards that are the supporters of the President-Elect, Donald J. Trump.
However. We must be cautious. As Pagans, we are a religious minority. And by being an activist group/organization against him, like the Jews of Germany, we could become targets. Especially those of us who are not white. Or are gay/lesbian. So. How do we overcome this? How do we prevent history from repeating itself? I have no idea. That is for people smarter than me to figure out…
Now, I want to share something with you all:

(The text below as well as the picture above is taken from a post on Facebook by Alex Shams)

This is Jo Cox, a member of the British Parliament who was assassinated by a right-wing terrorist in the streets five months ago. This week, a court found him guilty of “a murder committed to advance a cause associated with Nazism.”

Ask yourself: Why haven’t you heard about this?

It was the first assassination of a member of the British Parliament in 26 years. 

Jo Cox was walking in the streets of a small English town when she was shot three times and stabbed more than a dozen times by a man yelling “This is for Britain”, “keep Britain independent”, and “Britain first.” 

She was an advocate of Syrian and Palestinian refugees and she fought for a vision of a tolerant, multicultural Britain.

Sound familiar? “Make America Great Again”?

Jo Cox was assassinated by a right-wing terrorist for her political beliefs. And yet her death was barely covered in the news. Her face will not be remembered. In the US, no one has even heard of her.

When in 2013 British soldier Lee Rigby was stabbed by a deranged convert to Islam in London, the whole world heard about the “Muslim terror” sweeping England. But when a right-wing terrorist stabs to death a MEMBER of PARLIAMENT dedicated to helping refugees, we don’t hear a word?

We must take right-wing hatred seriously. We must take Trump and Le Pen and all of the rest of these right-wing nationalists seriously.

Please, remember Jo Cox. Remember her face. Remember why she died.

And fight for her legacy. Don’t stop fighting. And don’t allow them to cover up her death, or to cover up how serious the threat we face is.

The world must know Jo Cox. America must know Jo Cox.

Truth Against The World # 4

It’s  2016. It’s an election year. By year’s end Barack Obama will no longer be America’s forty-fourth president. As a citizen of a country that is a democracy, it is our right and privilege to vote for a new president. Because of the Republican Tea Party, the GOP of today resembles nothing of the GOP of yesteryear. Because of this, there is no viable Republican candidate to vote for.

There is only three Democratic contenders.

The first is Martin O’Malley, the 61st Governor of Maryland who is struggling to convey his vision for the presidency if elected. But he is sticking with it.

Next is Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former New York Senator and the 67th Secretary of State. She is also the wife of the forty-second president William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton. She has deep pockets and could possibly “buy” the votes she needs to win the election. She says she will regulate Wall Street. Yet, Wall Street is among her biggest contributors. However, the Republicans do not want her to win. To prove this, they have created a committee to smear her reputation. The committee is going after her about what happened at the benghazi embassy in Lybia. Problem is the, committee is a farce. Meant to ruin her chances of winning the election.

Next up is a Senator of Vermont, Bernard “Bernie” Sanders. Bernie Sanders has been a long time Socialist in his home state of Vermont. He is often described as a Independent. And more often as a Socialist Democrat. This is because although Independent, he has often voted with the Democratic caucus. If elected, he would be first Socialist president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. Even though he is in his seventies, he seems to be in good health and has a damn good chance of winning the election. He has led a grass roots campaign and has often matched or exceeded Hillary Clinton in donations from contributors. It has also been theorized (unproven at this point) that the media blackout of the Sanders campaign is intentional for reasons unknown.

In closing, It is the right of America’s citizens to vote in the elections. It does not matter if you practice Druidry, Wicca (it’s various traditions), Greco-Roman paganism, Voodoo, Hoodoo or any of the mainstream Christian religions. But remember this: If you do not register to vote and actually vote when election time rolls around, the candidate you want to win will not win. As Pagans we need to make our voices heard. As Pagans we need to vote, and by voting our voices as Pagans WILL be heard.

Nine Blessings!