The Conspiracy Theory?

Where and what is the Conspiracy theory regurgitated by the far and alt-right, really?

I liken it to this: If a man/woman is caught, red handed, with a knife in his/her hand, a body is laying on the ground – lifeless and the assumed killer stands above him/her saying “It’s a Conspiracy! I’m innocent” – then he/she is taking into custody and tests are taken (DNA), matching of fingerprints and blood type, wound marks, documents are provided that he/she purchased and owned the weapon (knife) in question, had motive (discovered during questioning), the stabbing was witnessed by 5 different people, who all stated that there was no one else on the scene, other than the victim and the assailant.

When a person (or persons) has committed a crime – it’s easy to state ‘Conspiracy’ – but it’s the facts that are unearthed that prove right or wrongdoing. When all of the facts point in one direction to an obvious crime (or many), one has to question: Where’s the conspiracy? The crime has been committed and the facts are coming from the assailant’s own files, words and deeds.

If the above crime was witnessed, in your own neighborhood, would you call the facts as you saw them or would you join in with the assailant to say ‘Conspiracy!’ ? Would you say ‘I never liked the victim he/she had it coming!’ or would you be appalled and shocked, but then wait for the facts to prove innocence or guilt?

I just read that the vile Marjorie Taylor Greene got a rally to boo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband after he was hospitalized in the violent home attack by a tRump supporter. What if it were YOUR husband, wife or child? Would you say “It’s okay – the crowd can boo, because they….feel like it.” Have so many just become this apathetic to the human condition?

That is exactly what is happening in our country and we are all the victims to the previous regime’s tyranny, violence, graft and greed – and the GOP’s ‘killing & slashing’ of rights and democracy. 

Maybe we ARE in a nation that just looks away from crime and corruption, looks away from our justice system, implies ‘faith’, where there is none, has no regard for the actual Constitution (other than cherry picked portions that will serve an agenda) or a unified democratic nation to justify their allegiance to the real monsters – ‘Demi-Gods’ – that they have created. And for what? What is their gain? Seriously – What is their gain?

God help our Nation this November 8th.  Please VOTE BLUE… for our generations and the generations to come.

Remember the bully on the playground?

Remember the bully on the playground that had his/her ‘rat-pack’ behind them, always obeying each command – mostly because they were afraid of being beaten up too – or they had simply found a similar mean soul, or souls, to align with?

Remember the cliques in Jr. and Sr. high – that if you were unfortunate enough to get on their ‘wrong side’, the vicious rumors they would create would spread like wildfire throughout the school? No matter if they were false or groundless, they stuck.

Multiply this by a trillion and we have Social Media today.

The mean guys never ‘go away’ – they just multiply like roaches as they align throughout the world. They don’t grow up, or get their hands slapped back – they don’t have to. They fit.

And the cliques that ‘Ruled the School’ and the vicious rumor mills? They’ve all shifted into the Corporate and Political world as we know it today. They’ve grown up and now rule over the bullies as well.

There was a time when the Higher echelon didn’t associate with the low-brow bullies – it didn’t look good to business nor political spheres – but here we are in 2022:

The power hungry elites are manipulating and controlling the low brow bullies (and the bullies don’t even recognize it), and when they no longer have any use, they will be tossed aside – as all cliques toss aside those that are ‘beneath’ them.  Have them at dinner or lunch at the estate? Not on your life.

And what are we left with?: The cliques. Not just your garden variety High School clique – but a very malignant force governing our country, our freedom, our liberty.

And remember that we didn’t associate ‘Political sides’ with the bullies and cliques in the day – we simply recognized the vile and corrupt entities that they were. They weren’t Voted onto their self made pedestals; they simply grabbed them and ran with it. The only purpose of their existence was/is to make others feel bad, powerless and scared…..or less than.  

They called the kids Nerds, back in the day. They’d be given this moniker for a myriad of reasons:
Through a faith affiliation, or being exceptionally smart, or poor, or non-athletic, or shy, or unattractive.
God forbid if they had an actual disability or handicap. It’s obviously not so different today – but instead of being whispered about, behind their backs – social media has offered a billboard to plaster, smear, threaten and humiliate on a grand scale…..and that doesn’t take into account the face to face encounters of everyday living. It can be hell on Earth for these kids. Most of us have encountered it, to some degree – large or small.

But it’s not Hell on Earth for the bullies and cliques. They get a pass on the damage they’ve created.  

So we have the spectrum: The youth that are bullied, the Millennials that try hard to ‘put it past them’ and build a life for their families and in business, and the older adult – who bears the scars – but is supposedly wiser for the years and told it was the past, move on. Well, since the 2016 election no one gets to move on, not without a fight. Laws have been shot down that allow for better mental health care, social security, overall school funding for elevated programs and education including the addressing of bullying, reproductive rights, religious freedom (to chose which if any we care to affiliate with or be governed by), equality, police safety, environment, gun violence and control….the list goes on and on.  This isn’t just a grocery list, folks, these are a Living breathing List of Human rights under our Constitution being slaughtered.  


The bullies and cliques are back and in full swing. But this time we DO have a VOTE on who remains on the self made pedestals. 

And if I’m being too subtle here let me make myself perfectly clear: The GOP, tRump, the Right-Wing members of SCOTUS and the Senate ARE the Cliques and the bullies are: the Right-Wing, White Supremacists’ and radical semi-automatic gun toting war mongers.

And THIS is not High School, folks.
This is your very freedom and democracy at stake, and there will be no ‘getting over it’ if we don’t VOTE BLUE all the way.  Mic Drop.

                                                                                      – D.F. for Defending Peace.com

We The People

💙 For Those that didn’t hear, wouldn’t hear or chose not to hear tonight’s Democratic Convention (August 18th, 2020) – missed the rally call of the nation…In EACH and every speaker, video and person – just like you and I – that have been affected by our world, as it stands, TODAY and what we have to lose….what we’ve already lost and what we will lose if we don’t take a stand, right what is wrong and fight against a tyranny that is threatening our existence as a democracy in this great nation. It is no longer party against party – this fight is against the downfall of moral decency, freedom and equality, economic and health survival and honor. There is no place now to hide or bury our heads from the truth that is displayed every single day – in our streets, in our communities – around our nation. Hate, violence and division is not the call of a moral president and administration that wants to build a better nation. It is the call to destroy a nation and take power over the freedom and liberties that we know, that our forefathers knew and freedoms that our children and grandchildren may Never know.

I may be 1 voice…but many voices together build villages and nations that are good and righteous – that recognize each and every individual as part of the whole. Some say: All government is corrupt – All politicians are the same. But what is a country without a free democratic government?: A dictatorship. It is chaos. It is totally corrupt and built on fear and power. The speakers tonight didn’t speak of hatred, they did not speak on the furtherance of bigotry and division. They didn’t hold up Bibles as props. THEY didn’t LIE. They brought issues to the forefront that are indisputable. While the current president Tweeted his anger at the truth and facts – these candidates and national supporters were imploring people to rise up and BE BETTER than THIS….and to be able to look their children….or their maker….in the eye and say: I did what was right for all people and for the generations to come.

💙I WILL VOTE BLUE – I WILL SUPPORT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS – I WILL SPEAK UP and I WILL CONTINUE TO HELP REBUILD THIS COUNTRY ALONG WITH PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS. And I will sing a song of freedom and democracy again. – Donna Freeberg 💙

ON THIS 4TH OF JULY: WHAT DOES THE FLAG, WHAT DOES FREEDOM, MEAN TO YOU?

I was watching a film the other day.  It was a WWII film: The Story of G.I. Joe, (Ernie Pyle’s Story of G.I. Joe) depicting, (as many films have), the firsthand and up close atrocities of war and the Nazi regime. 

It occurred to me, as I was watching: What of the Americans that belong to the Neo Nazi Party, the KKK and other assorted hate groups that idolize the Nazi regime?  Do they watch these films and root for the Reich and not American, or allied, soldiers laying down their lives for our freedom? 
How does any member of one of these groups call him/herself an American, or serve this country and its’ flag ….or honor Veterans in any fashion?
 
We fought against tyranny… in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. The “cold war” and threatened nuclear war with Russia has been ongoing since, and before, the Bay of Pigs. There were many political gains made by these wars, which doesn’t diminish the actual sacrifice by our soldiers, or the fact that our young men and women died, or were wounded, defending our country’s stances – right or wrong.  It does depict, however, the greed – at any cost – of war.  

I can’t, in my wildest dreams, imagine a soldier who liberated a Nazi death camp, and in seeing, firsthand, the horrors there say “They deserved this…..they were Jews.”  I believe those images stayed with them the rest of their days.  I would guarantee that fact.  We now have “camps” springing up all over this country for “illegal” immigrants, and the propagandist’s state blatantly that “They deserve this…they’re just immigrants.”

We now have an administration that upholds Neo Nazi’s, the KKK, N. Korea, Russia and prison camps for children and “illegals”.

Let that sink in as you rest your hand on your heart to honor the Flag, and this country, on this 4th of July.  Who do you root for?  What do you stand for? Who, or what, do you honor?

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

                                            D.F./2019 DefendingPeace.com

Hate.

I’ve often seriously considered where delusional, all consuming, hate stems from. We see it everyday through Social Media to the local market.

I understand that horrifying, terrifying or sad events can alter perspective…. and losses…. losses come in many forms. To lose someone, or something, unexpectedly …or at all…. manipulates our brains in ways that mankind (and therapists) strive to reach.

But, what of the Hate that a person, consciously decides upon? What purpose does it serve?

  • Does it feel “good” in some way, or give personal satisfaction by “sticking it to the man” (whomever that man may be) ?
  • Does it personally validate one’s true (or devised) calling in life?
  • Is it a need, or perceived need?
  • Is there a person or group that has personally affected you?
  • Do you choose NOT to overcome the hatred or does it choose you?

Next: How does Hate affect those around us? Family, friends, animals.

  • Do your loved ones share your hatred, or do they fear it? Do you care?
  • Who benefits from it but yourself?
  • What does your day consist of:
    • Time consumed
    • Seclusion
    • Social Media trolling
    • Delusional “plans”
    • …..worse

My friend: You deserve more than being governed by hate. Your family and companions deserve more of you. The world deserves a person who has compassion and joy – as we know in our heart of hearts, there has never been a profit that preached “hate thy neighbor”.

Life is short – and what we do with it will be remembered – either with hatred or love. And…… if there is a Redeemer – he/she will remember that as well.

“Ignorance and Want” What will this Holiday season bring?

It’s not new – it simply has a sleazy new coat……

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Everything that is being written today is smoke and mirrors. Orchestrated to confuse what is “normal” living, or human behavior – with deviant behavior, and justifying it with the confusion. A person would have had to live in a vacuum not to have had some sexual flirtations or advances – people are sexual creatures.

But as my mom would say – “Mind your manners and respect other’s boundaries. AND if you don’t like the lifestyle – take yourself out of the given situation that causes you pain. Be responsible and accountable for your actions, Donna!””

Having lived within theater and music circles all of my life – I understand the lifestyle – it’s more familiar than a business setting. I accept (and welcome) it. But I’ve chosen those circles – nobody forced me to. Do I have boundaries and enforce them? Of course I do.  I also enforce my boundaries in business. Have we become so brain dead that we can’t decipher our own life choices? Or so robotic that we force all behavior to fit in or out of a “shaped” box which is dictated through tyranny or fascism?  This is playing conveniently into the Anti-Net Neutrality bill that the GOP is trying to force through.  Suppress and control.

In oppressed societies, historically – confusion, limited access to music or dancing or theater, what we read, how we speak and the economy – is controlled.  The entire planet fights against this…. Except the United States.

A huge fraction of social media lemmings, the GOP and those that vehemently defend their “vote” in this past Presidential election are welcoming (and orchestrating) losing our freedoms.  Those that oppose are sent to the gallows. How soon will it be that these supporters lose their personal freedoms and bellow to the heavens that they were duped?  Too late….everyone loses.

Sound familiar?  Follow your history from the ancient empires to Cuba to the ultimate terror: Nazi Germany.  It’s not new – it simply has a sleazy new coat and underneath?:  Ignorance and Want …… Ignorance and Want. 

The “Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future” are going to be very busy this holiday season….we can hope.  

The “CFPB”: Who they are and WHY we must protect this Financial Bureau!!!

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Support the AG of MN Lori Swanson in protecting, yet another, much valued agency in citizen’s protection – in jeopardy of abolishment under the current administration:

“With all this greed, it is troubling that the financial industry wants to abolish the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). The Bureau was established to be a consumer watchdog over the financial industry at the federal level. The industry says the CFPB needlessly intrudes into the free market with unnecessary consumer protections. Really? Let’s take a look:”……………………

Letter from AG Lori Swanson with Links

Please give the pdf above a moment of your time and write to your Congress and tell them we want protection from the banks and financial institutions to continue!!

Minnesota Members of Congress

U.S. Representatives

U.S. Senators

First District
Timothy J. Walz
1034 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2472
Contact:
Tim Walz contact form
United States Senate
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5641
Contact Senator Franken
 
Second District
418 Cannon House Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2271
Contact form:
Jason Lewis contact form
Senator Amy Klobuchar
United States Senate
302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3244
Amy Klobuchar contact form
 
Third District
127 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-2303
(202) 225-2871
Fax: (202) 225-6351
Erik Paulson contact form
 
Fourth District
Betty McCollum
1714 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6631
Betty McCollum contact form
 
Fifth District
Keith Ellison
2244 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4755
(202) 225-4886 fax
Contact form:
Keith Ellison contact page
Sixth District
Tom Emmer
503 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2331
Tom Emmer contact form
Seventh District
Collin C. Peterson
2109 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2165
Collin C. Peterson contact form
Eighth District
Rick Nolan
2447 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6211
Rick Nolan contact form

Howling to the Moon…(as in Congress.)

Thought of the Day
(or 143 days to be exact)

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We are working under a madman – a lunatic and coup – a rogue Congress that does NOT serve the people, and our planet is up for grabs. The press keeps trying to make SOME sense to this madman, his nonsensical speech, his…..crazy – and there is none to be had.

Are WE all insane? Is that what was and IS wanted by the Republican National Committee? What is the purpose of driving this country, its’ laws and respect into the ground and taking the rest of the planet with it?

Moral compass and humanity is in decay and we are being herded like Lemmings off the cliff – with evidently no voice or power to our millions of voices, as we howl to the moon (while there is one).lemmings

Let them eat cake….New Mantra

Today I read a response to a meme that shook me to the core.
By now, we’ve mantraall seen the meme:

 

I wasn’t enraged because the response was vicious or cursed – on the contrary: It was elitist and dismissive and only one sentence:

“Mountains,out of mole hills….typical.”

Thus…it garnered an immediate response.  But NOT my typical response.  NO:

“It might be an entirely different “mole hill” if your daughter, wife or son was: black, gay, Jewish, disabled, sexually assaulted or abused, killed or raped.

Of course that never happens, does it? Or maybe it just doesn’t happen to you. And the defense of the assaulter can always state that “It’s just a mole hill” – can’t they? Now they can – now they have a green light.

THAT may now be the “typical” – let them eat cake. The Twitter feeds were lit up with “The minute T wins, I’m gonna grab me the nearest pussy.” (Hundreds literally) NONE of this is typical – and I’m offended to my very core.”

YES: I’m offended.
YES: I’m scared that hate, bigotry and permissiveness is the new Mantra of our highest office.  

And if YOU’RE not scared – your mountain must be very high indeed.

 

Do we STAND with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock or bow to corporate Dakota Access [DAPL]- rotters of our Planet?

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 I believe that those who are invested in, or control the enterprises of, OIL look aside for the dividends that will eventually come – but how can we continue to step back from corporate control and enterprise, and watch the rest of the planet and peoples expire through abusive greed.

The common man surely is not benefiting from investment, and certainly not the Sioux …. and we will all suffer most severely after these rotters have long gone and lived high. How can they look at their children and grandchildren and say “But WE lived large, by destroying your future?” How can any of us?

     And where WHERE is our government? What are their stances on this and the other pipelines that are being laid??

So I throw this down to you legislators:  STEP UP!!! Show your worth!!!!!