We Need a Nonviolent Revolution, Not Family Squabbles

I am new here, and I am trouble. You  should stop fighting with everyone else and concentrate on me. I do believe that she who laughs, lasts, so humor will temper my arrogance.  My fellow Clintonistas have been talking about MyDD for weeks, but  I have resisted temptation. My name is Mary Joan, and I am far more a Joan than a Mary. Imagine how much more fun Western art would be if Mary, the mother of God, and Joan of Arc had exchanged wardrobes.

I am one day older than the atom bomb, born the day after Trinity (I expect birthday greetings very soon if you know your history.) I was a 1960s radical nonviolent pacifist. I can go spectacularly limp if you try to drag me from the demonstration. I have not changed as I raised 4 daughters, took care of my dying parents, worked as a public librarian and social worker. I am not a dried up old crone. My English husband, 16 years younger, gave up job and country to swim the Atlantic to marry  me.

We need a nonviolent revolution to transform America into a  children-friendly, family-friendly, elder-friendly, human-being friendly society that is not the disgrace of most of the world. If you want to have children or take care of your aging parents, you would be better off moving almost anywhere in the world.

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New Youtube Video Inspired By The Democratic Primary

My friend emailed me another video that he made.  He said he was inspired by the history making Democratic primary and by Senator Clinton's speech on Saturday.  I just have one word for this video:  Amazing.  

It was so powerful and wonderfully captured the spirit of how we are currently living in a time that is truly making history.  Not many of us could truly say that before now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiV4p1AQr 4E

Check out the video...if it is something that resonates with you, leave a comment!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiV4p1AQr 4E

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Obama's Stunning Ignorance of History

"I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps," Obama said.

Much has been written and said about this comment. The Obama camp quickly corrected the statement. It was a great uncle and the camp liberated was Buchenwald, not Auschwitz.

At first blush, the mistakes seem innocent enough, and there was no intention to deceive. I have no quarrel with referring to a great uncle as an uncle. But for anyone with a reasonable grounding in history, it is surprising, even stunning, that Obama could think American troops liberated Auschwitz.

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I'm proud of the Democratic party

Throughout this contentious primary season one thing kept coming back to me: No matter what happened, once the field narrowed to two the Democrats were embarking on an historic path.

Whether we ultimately nominate an African-American or a woman, we have empowered both groups in a way that is unprecedented. Clearly either candidate could have won the nomination, and clearly either one can win the general.

We, as a party, have opened up the dreams of some 65% of the American population to whom the presidency had heretofore seemed unobtainable. The other party would never have done the same, and has instead selected an old white man from a slate of old white men. And for that, I am deeply proud to call myself a Democrat.

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9/11!!!!9/11!!!9/11!!!! A short reading comprehension quiz

Please read the following statement by Osama Bin Laden from a 1998 fatwa and answer the question that follows.

No one argues today about three facts that are known to everyone; we will list them, in order to remind everyone.

First, for over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples.

If some people have in the past argued about the fact of the occupation, all the people of the Peninsula have now acknowledged it.

The best proof of this is the Americans' continuing aggression against the Iraqi people using the Peninsula as a staging post, even though all its rulers are against their territories being used to that end, but they are helpless. Second, despite the great devastation inflicted on the Iraqi people by the crusader-Zionist alliance, and despite the huge number of those killed, which has exceeded 1 million... despite all this, the Americans are once against trying to repeat the horrific massacres, as though they are not content with the protracted blockade imposed after the ferocious war or the fragmentation and devastation.

So here they come to annihilate what is left of this people and to humiliate their Muslim neighbors.

Third, if the Americans' aims behind these wars are religious and economic, the aim is also to serve the Jews' petty state and divert attention from its occupation of Jerusalem and murder of Muslims there.

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