Back in 2002, when I really began research politics and the history of the
last 100 years, as well as seeing the trends going on in global and domestic politics, I
was doing my nightly news web cast, about 30-45 minutes or so per night, reading bits of
news stories like a political analyst and then commenting on what I was reporting on.
I was starting to show a pattern of seeing political and media reporting
patterns that I didn' treally like, adn I'd sort of spontaneously break into a rant of
sorts, spewing 10 times more thought and information than anyone would want to hear in a
paragraph, so I'd just sort of shake my head and groan and say, don't get me started...
just don't get me started...
About 4-6 months into doing this, Phil Collins came out with a great album
called Testify that I just can't stop loving. On that album was this song...
Collins - Testify - 04 - Don't Get Me Started
Like the Santana album "Shaman" that came out around the same
time, it credited Clive Davis for supporting his work on this special project. Worked for
me. :} Kinda fully expressed my sentiments, particularly at the time... kept me
psyched up... let me know it wasn't just me who noticed what was going on...
Beofre that album came out, the site's "theme song" was Yusuf
Islam/Cat Stevens - Peace Train... it kept me focused on the future I knew we could
all accomplish if we kept our noses to the grindstone for awhile and stood up for
Democrcy and justice and the Constitution. There's and old phrase, often imitated but
never duplicated, and Dennis Kucinich did a pretty gutsy rendition of it during his 2004
Presidentil Campaign (as well as 16 Tons, not quite as good as Tennesee Ernie Ford, who I
loved to watch every morning when I was a kid) but I still love Yusuf's version best.
Of course as far as I know, no one's picked up the whole point of
this book, really, a message I'm sure Seals & Crofts would understand even if no one
else would. I thank them for this song. I've always loved it.
and Crofts - The Longest Road - A05 - One Planet, One People Please
Back in those dyas, I began writing the basis for what I believed what was
needed in the world and in the United States, calling it the WEra of Reconciliation based
ont he teaching sof my mother's Bible, a name that so fit what I wa s talking about.
Back then, I was mostly doing research on U.S. history, and current
political events, eventually becoming my platform for my political campaign, that I'll
There are two things I want to say about this. First, there are a great
numbero of things I talk about politcally that I know are true and that will be quite
controversial, about people who are very popular and powerful.
I can't begin to express the dismay and sadness I have felt while doing my
research and discovering all sorts of things I wish I hadn't, not because they're not
true, but because they're that egregious and wrong.
I really want to stress this, because it will require some reading on your
part, and mabe even discussions with your minister, for you to accept the truth I need to
tell you. That includes about Barack Obama. I'm sorry, in many ways, to have to be the
messenger about many things, but glad that the turht will be known, and, as promised, will
actually set you free.
Second, A Conversation With America was a book I created to reflect a more
objective view of trends and events in history in a way that would allow us to get to core
issues instead of those typically sensationalized in the news, movies, on the internet and
the world around us as a whole. I began writing more of this "Conversation" in
2008, much of which was written in communication with certain members of Congress
after gaining their attention. It's a long story, but is in this book.
In many ways, I would actually suggest to you that reading the materials
in "For the Love of the World" is actually more urgent and important for you to
understand what is going on in the world today, and the truly amazing opportunities and
possibilities available to us all.
If it didn't give such an excellent allegorical expression or example of
what I want to say, I'd be hesitant to say it.
But it's like the Old and New Testaments. A Conversation With America is
like the history and context of what was and what is, and For the Love of the World is
like the New Testament, speaking of what is seen as the trends of what's happening, what's
possible, both good and bad, and identifies those who are involved in what must be
considered a conspiracy of Biblical proportions.
Because that's what it actually is.
I wish I was exaggerating, but I don't have to make this stuff up. I used
to say that all the time too :}
I truly hope that what I have written informs you, empowers you and gives
you strength with the inspiration and grace of God.
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