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I am a mother and my children are now grown men. I have raised two sons, and I have also helped my sister raise two daughters. My husband, Larry, also has two daughters who I have also given my "mothering" to, for their own cache of mother necessities in the role of parenting.

How does it feel to be a mother? It is hard work and I do not insult any mother by comparing this statement with what George W. Bush has said. His concept of hard work is relative to his experience with his life, which has been hard, to him, because he has chosen a path that only his deepest consciousness can understand.

I do not pity GWB, but I do delve into the deepest part of my own consciousness and try to understand his thinking, and I wonder what I would do if I were in charge during this time and place in the evolution of planet earth.

I ponder in my head and heart and I am clear that I do not covet, in any way, shape or form, the path that GWB has obviously chosen. I think his sick ego needed to be at the helm during these dark times and that Karl Rove sincerely wants to be the most powerful man in the world.

And so be it, these two men and their entire “birds of a feather,” get to be the dark shadow with the sickle of death and destruction. All of us who are even semi-conscious must be still during these times and find a safe haven to hunker down and be patient. Nature always brings its imbalance back around into balance, always.

I am happy that I raised my two sons to choose a simple, humble path, that of the artist, and create beauty in this world instead of the brutal slaughter of flesh and blood, souls leaving a body in torment rather than peace.

Where do all the souls go?

My days these days are mostly spent looking at life in a much different way. For example, I see the future as very different than the way I have lived in the past. I reflect on the days of Jimmy Carter and his waking us up to the fact that our lives would not be as easy in the future, in the event we did not pay attention to the fact that "energy" necessary to live a "modern" existence, was not and is not, inexhaustible.

GWB spends our tax dollars to the tune of $44,000.00 (est) every time he flies in Air Force One. This amount of money could easily set up a household - one or two, maybe more - with sustainable, renewable energy, for the coming turning of the tides of planet earth.

This makes me want to scream and pull my hair out. I believe he flew over the Katrina disaster more than 5 times and then he spoke about conservation of energy.

I see my sons, daughters and grandchildren facing a future that is not what any of us had in mind, exactly. Although, we all did, and still do, want a simpler way of life.

I am all about living more like Gandhi or call it "Zen." But, I expect my money to be spent preparing for these coming times and in the next three years we must be prepared.

The good old boy and girl scout motto: "Be Prepared"

I vote we storm all these politicians who are lining their pockets and demand our tax dollars pay for sustainable and renewable energy and the focus on a seamless transition into the future world without petroleum.

War is unnecessary. Over population must be addressed. Greed and gluttony are distortions of nature's abundance.

When do we march on our local, state and federal governments and demand that they use our tax dollars the way we choose, to sustain our lives during the coming change of “petro-collapse” and prevent a war that will pale all others in comparison, as the cities die and people who are ready in the “pre-modern society” are forced to protect what they have so our species can survive and procreate again, with the hope this time we are wiser as mothers and fathers.

When young men, and now young women, die in war there is a natural desire and need to explain why. It seems like the least we can do. In order not to insult their "sacrifice" it seems that truth would be a good explanation. But it rarely is. I think it is fair to characterize Hector as having "died for his country."

But most people die because of a mistake or blunder and their "sacrifice" is just a horrid waste. I remember well a boy named Jim Smith from Blackfoot, Idaho. He was on camp staff with me at Boy Scout Camp. He was killed in Vietnam in 68 or 69. The more time passes the more obvious it becomes that his "sacrifice" was for nothing. Just a young life wasted as collateral damage to a monumental blunder. He was denied all of the experiences I have had since that time. He never really grew up. He just died, for no principle and certanily not for "freedom" which, I am sick to death of seeing on bumper stickers is "not free."

As a run-up to the War of 1812 former President Jefferson wrote to Madison that Canada could be invaded that summer using only the Virginia Militia. Jefferson suggested using militia from the northern counties during the summer and those from southern counties during the winter since they were used to weather like that. That summer the US did invade Canada both in the west and the east. Lots and lots of US Soldiers died in battle, in engagements with Techumseh and of disease. Did they die to preserve freedom? No. They died for nothing. Just another policy blunder. The invasion was a sick joke which most idiotic Americans now don't even know happened.

Last Saturday I was at Fredericksburg, VA. I stood on Marye's Heights and looked at the stone wall and the long slope leading up to it.
Union soldiers suffered casualties at a rate of one/second for two full days of daylight and came no where near the top of that ridge. General Burnside was simply too stubborn to see his blunder and sacrificed the lives of literally thousands of soldiers in order to avoid admitting his error. Did they all die for freedom? To protect the "American way of life?" No, like my friend Jim they died for nothing. Their lives thrown away.

The US Offensive in the Agronne Forest of France had nothing to do with the ending of WW I. It was simply an experiment by Pershing and Wilson to see how the US Army "would do." 180,000 American troops died in WW I. More than half in the Argonne. They weren't fighting for anybody's freedom. They died in a "war game" with live ammunition.

So the people responsible insist the deaths were necessary and noble and deserve our eternal gratitude. Their death breaks my heart like it does yours. I will feel less bad if there were some truth told about the circumstances. They didn't die "to make men holy" or "to make men free." They died because their lives were less important than the careers of politicians and generals who then didn't have the decency to accept responsibility.

We don't honor memory of dead soldiers by pretending they died in a noble cause. I would much rather see headstones that say "died because of President Nixon's ambition." "Died because of a tactical blunder." "Sacrificed on the altar of ambition." "Killed because nobody gave a damn."

There is something in telling the truth that really would honor the dead. Now, even in death, they just continue to be a pawn in their game.


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