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December 27, 2009
A Foolish Old Man?
When young, I read "Marriage and Morals", a book dealing with a
subject of considerable interest to persons of my age at the time.
Its 1929 author,
Bertrand Russell, was years ahead of his times. A decade after
the publication of that book, Russell, whom many consider to be the
foremost philosopher of my generation, accepted an offer from The
City College of New York to teach in America. When guardians of our
public morals discovered that Russell was the author of "Marriage
and Morals", the court ordered the termination of his academic
position at CCNY. He returned to England.
Bertrand Russell became a hero to many of us during horrors
orchestrated by a few in our government during what has come to be
known as the Vietnam era. Russell wrote and spoke his objection
to the American government's Vietnam policy. He strove for peace
and for the accountability of war criminals in our government. Over
ensuing decades, a majority of sentient Americans have come to
embrace views which he then held. Bertrand Russell, by then an old
man, was again years ahead of his times.
I was relatively young when I joined even younger men and women in
protesting that Vietnam disaster. I will always remember the comment
of one of my older business friends. He referred to Bertrand
Russell as "that foolish old man".
I, a man who loves a good book, classical music, interesting conversation,
attractive young women, green tea, and a peaceful life, today tend
to consider myself an unlikely political activist. I am reminded,
however, when recalling Bertrand Russell, that one is never too old.
This past week, on the day before Christmas, I launched a new
website with the goal of starting a
local group affiliated with the NY grassroots social activist organization known as "We Are Change". Perhaps, this is a foolish venture. It has given me an opportunity to write this blog, however, and
to repeat here a bit of what is written on that site:
"What is happening here in South Florida is happening all across
America. Older persons who planned and looked forward to secure and
peaceful retirements have seen pensions, savings accounts, and
incomes sharply reduced. Their futures and those of their children and
grandchildren seem increasingly bleak.
"Working Americans, who depend upon steady paychecks to meet living
expenses for themselves and their families have been hit hard.
Unemployment eventually spells disaster for them. Rising living costs,
uninsured medical expenses, and temporary layoffs have swelled the
ranks of families dependent upon social welfare.
"Those still employed have a huge bulk of their earnings confiscated
in the form of 'income taxes' and retain barely enough to support
their families. Having nothing left to spare, they are financially
unable to help less fortunate neighbors.
"The social 'safety net' for Americans is breaking as financial
programs, states, cities, and more and more people approach
financial bankruptcy. Social service agencies, churches, and
private charities are stretched very thin.
"Money taken from Americans together with huge sums created
through inflating the nation's money supply is spent on wars
waged after bullying public support through scare tactics
accompanied by government issued propaganda that later
proves to have been blatant lies.
"American armed forces, instead of being used for the
nation's defense, are employed to protect and to further financial
interests of a wealthy few, bankers and multi-national corporations.
Young Americans die or are critically injured in this charade.
Surviving veterans return home to little in the way of opportunity.
Largely overlooked, many become part of our nation's huge and
growing homeless population.
"Misinformation continues to be spread by mainline media which
now speaks incessantly of foreign countries, tribesmen, terrorists,
trivia, and celebrities instead of addressing critical issues
facing the lives of Americans, our reputation as citizens of a
responsible nation, and critical issues faced within our own
"Such problems have not been created by you and by me. They are the
result of policies arrogantly and unlawfully implemented
by only a very few. A handful of men and women, raised in and
belonging to a privileged minority, now control the reins of a
government that has now fully discarded Constitutional precepts
upon which America was founded.
"These few pursue a policy of aggressive warfare and of world
conquest for the purpose of militarily and financially subjugating
humanity worldwide. Their goal is to gain full access to the
entire resources on this planet and to control existing governments.
Rationalizing such a policy by invoking a vision of world peace
through their own one-world government, what Bilderbergers now
define openly as a "new world order", is the height of hubris
and personal hypocrisy. It is simply the ages old lust of a few
for ultimate power, a natural failing understood by the founders
of our country.
"Wielding unbridled power, with the conviction that they alone have
the intelligence and the vision required to lead and to control
mankind, they have foolishly 'killed the goose that laid the golden
egg' in the United States. They are today creating havoc, both here
"We are not fomenting violent revolution. It is our goal to inform and
to recommend ways in which We the People of this nation, under
our Constitution, and given more than two-hundred years of experience,
can begin to solve these problems before they overwhelm us completely.
"If we wish to do this peacefully and intelligently we need your
involvement. We are Change, right here in this community,
can join hundreds of other chapters along with a number of
like-minded groups. By forming a huge coalition, overlooking
differences and focusing on areas in which we agree, we intend to do this job
democratically. We need your support and cooperation.
Please join us now."
I am curious to see how many, if any, of my neighbors here in
this quadrant of The Sunshine State express an interest. I am
far from equating myself with Bertand Russell, that brilliant man
whose books and activites made such an impression on my own
In "Thus Spake Zarathustra", Neitzche wrote, Not around the
creators of new noise doth the world revolve, but about the
creators of new values. Silently doth it revolve..
A New Year is fast approaching in which I plan to celebrate my
seventy-seventh birthday. Written words may have power eventually.
With this knowledge, in increasing numbers, we internet bloggers
in the USA continue in courage and hope. I am aware that even
friends and a few business associates will refer to me, hopefully
with some fondness, as "that foolish old man."
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