For the Record... Declaration of Cultural Revolutionaries
Tim King Salem-News.com
The unofficial rules that guide brave minds in action for the betterment of mankind.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The world is ever evolving, but the highly unnatural militant direction man has chosen is wrong so often that there are few examples of it being right. The greed of man that has led to so much contamination and desecration of Mother Earth is not always monetary; sometimes it is based on jealousy, sometimes it is racism, sometimes it is religion, sometimes it is a combination of all of these and more. The one word that always is present is control.
People actually have the ability to live without being overly restricted, however businesses and corporations; drug manufacturers, insurance; these are the areas where regulation is paramount.
In my opinion, a combination of political ideals could easily produce a peaceful society. However stereotypes and fears will keep that day from dawning soon or easily. Still, if we don't reach for it in our own individual ways, we surely will never find it.
The first step on the road to a peaceful earth, is for all governments to accept the diversity of their populations and never enforce laws or rules based on religion or any racial barriers or gender. Regulating by skin color or faith is a type of politics known as 'apartheid' which was made famous by South Africa where laws allowed racial discrimination of Blacks until very recent years.
I think you get the idea. There are so many more writers than I am not mentioning; just remember that Salem-News.com believes in Truth, Justice and Peace.
DECLARATION OF CULTURAL REVOLUTIONARIES
_live, act, work with and not against nature _know that life is too complex to understand it intellectually _build and support local, self-governed economies _value and safe-guard diversity of all kind _value interdependence, since they know that nothing is separate _regard themselves as equal to all life forms _protect and support life _love and support children unconditionally _work on themselves towards greater awareness _know about ecological principles and integrate them into their lives _see music and dance as an integral part of their expression and communication _live on an animate earth and regard it as sacred _know how to grow their own food _appreciate their sensory awareness _celebrate life _cooperate _make the shift from thinking ‘either, or’ to thinking ‘as well, as’ _share their knowledge _understand and integrate process as a way of being _are not identified with their body, thoughts or emotions _see the mind as a tool _realize that there is no right or wrong _are not identified with any social tag, their past or their future _are aware that the very essence of who they are is life itself _take responsibility for their emotions _are aware of and value their relationships to their living and seemingly non-living surroundings _value and integrate the wisdom of women _value and integrate the wisdom of indigenous cultures _value generalist knowledge _are aware of change as one of the core principles of evolution _work towards diversification and decentralization _engage in and create bonds to the place where they live _turn from dependent consumers to responsible producers _are looking for ways so that their interests and talents may unfold _have the courage to resist and disobey laws that render self-rule, self-provisioning, and self-sustenance illegal _are informed about the current money system and identify it as a contemporary form of enslavement _identify and boycott biological, cultural, social and philosophical monocultures _boycott monopolies of any kind _question everyone who promotes one solution _value environmental and human ethics over profit maximization _boycott corporations and banks operating for profit maximization _reclaim land and forests as common good _reclaim water as common good _reclaim biodiversity and knowledge as common good _are aware that they participate in the process of co-creation at all time _allow life to unfold through them
I am highly impressed with the people on our team. They're movers and shakers and their actions make a difference in the world. I am humbled by...
Ken O'Keefe and his amazing work in Gaza,
Robert 'Tosh' Plumlee for his groundbreaking work on the Mexican border,
Marianne Skolek's exposure of the dark path Purdue Pharma slithers down in its deceptive pushing of dangerous deadly drugs and pill mills,
Dr. Phil Leveque for his brave confrontation of the idiocy of laws against medical cannabis, and the poor methods the VA employs in dealing with rampant PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),
Eileen Fleming for being the only western reporter to interview Israeli Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu several times,
Dave MacMillan and the search for missing journalists in Cambodia,
Bob O'Dowd and Roger Butow for plowing through the walls of secrets surrounding the toxic contamination of our old Marine Corps base, MCAS El Toro in California,
Dexter Phoenix and Belen Fernandez for their documentation of the terrible war between Israel and Lebanon,
Alysha Atma, Jennifer Fierberg, and Kiflu Hussein for their brave exposure of corruption, torture, Murder and Sex Abuse on the African Continent.
Dr. Franklin Lamb's years at the Shabra Shatilla Refugee Camp in Lebanon,
Daniel Johnson, Jerry West and Diana Walsh for their honest appraisals of U.S. and world politics from neighboring Canada.
Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh in West Bank who keeps getting arrested at non-violent peace protests by Israeli soldiers,
Dr. Alan Sabrosky, Jeff Gates, Gilad Atzmon, M. Dennis Paul, Gordon Duff; always revealing new views and interpretations of the crisis in Palestine and the Middle east,
Hank Ruark and Edsel Chromie and Ken Ramey and others who take on politics, science and religion in ways that open minds,
Chuck Palazzo in Vietnam and April Scott in Oregon; who bring us the latest on genetically modified food and Agent Orange contamination.
We believe International Law trumps the will and determination of any nation, including the United States, when there are suspicions of war crimes and crimes against the condition of this planet. We believe human life is valuable right across the board, that the needs of children and education are overlooked and squandered, and that the U.S. and western military industrial complex is a menace and a hazard to the future of all.
Because our writers all go against the grain of acceptable societal norms; critical of each and every thing wrong and unjust, we are viewed with fear and loathing by some, appreciation by many, and in between we are watching a slowly changing wave of apprehension dissipate as our ideas and points come to be accepted by broad numbers.
The challenges are myriad, exactly where a person's onramp toward activism is, only they know. It can begin small, though some people dive in with both feet and never stop. It is about being selfless and courageous, dedicating time toward helping other human beings, having the courage to write articles and protest and go to the places where the unjust circumstances are taking place. There is a big team in the world of humanitarians and a place for every person who wants to be involved.
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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club.
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