Very sad and tragic history of our Native people continues, still affecting a vastly disproportionate number of them. How is this allowed? No one should live this way. Many of these proud people, despite having their children, home, language, clothes, and culture ripped away from them physically and emotionally, despite many being marched over a 1000 miles in exodus, many know their ancestral history and maintain their rituals and language. They have fought in our world wars and used that language as code talkers to help win both. These original inhabitants have a lot to teach us about life, forgiveness, the environment, and humanity, and we should want to help them and know what they have to say.
What the family is doing is an important step -- they obviously care about the ramifications of that history, and they should. There were large and well known American companies and institutions that also contributed to the Nazi machine. They still exist and (still) have their names on some of America's most famous buildings. I have been waiting to hear from them ... See more information about this by Edwin Black at ourconstitution.info, LINKS page ...
Scarily, there is enough hate and worse to go around by both extremes. It seems apparent that if this h_ll is to stop, it is up to US, the PEOPLE. Trump told O'Reilly 2.5.17 that we have "a lot of killers' (see/hear this at my Links page). I can attest that, as a fired whistleblower at a powerful university and medical institution, that is also a large CIA hub, the type of murders I have reported (detailed, 40 page court submitted document) by the left (largely or completely), are not picked up on statistics -- they appear natural, whether they occur in or out of hospitals. See ourconstitution.info Home and Medical-Military under that. Demand the CIA is OUT of our schools. Demand protections for patients (suggestions at my site). Demand that Eisenhower's and Truman's warnings are heeded and that the Intel Apparatus is reviewed and has valid, reliable, and verifiable oversight should they continue to exist. If the Senate/House overseers were doing their job, and not politicized, scared, or too comfortable, etc., we would not be in this position. That includes the FBI -- I never got the first call from them ... We saw from what has happened with the FBI recently that they also need more oversight if not an overhaul. They should not act in a partisan manner, either way. IT IS UP TO US. Protest with me in Miami, or wherever you are, NOW, before it is too late. See my protest pics, send yours and I'll post. Feel free to email any questions. Looking for a lawyer as well ...
1) Trump wants to know more, and in general, we all should want that. I hope he enables more transparency, at all levels of government, ongoing, for all of us... Not of course names of contacts (to the public) -- but there is much "secret" information we are entitled to know, including the rest of the JFK documents. It is not sufficient (or legal) reason to withhold documents because an organization is worried about questionable acts, embarrassment, etc. All the more reason for full disclosure. By now I think most of us have a very good idea of what really happened at that horrid time – and there should still be severe repercussions for perpetrators, maybe worse, regardless of and because of how much time has been allowed to pass. Attempts by agencies to thwart our constitutional right to transparency and openness need to be punished, and discouraged.
My response to a reply to submission 1:
Did I say anything about selective transparency? Even those in the industry agree that there is over-classification of items that are safe to release to the public ... This article provides another example of an issue bitterly dividing us along party lines and why we should do away with this divisive duopoly. Arguing over transparency (?!) -- with several response deliberately distorting what I said (or didn't say)? Hmm ... who's perhaps on a payroll spending time here and elsewhere undermining our right to free speech? I am for our rights as laid out in Our Constitution, with the highest possible transparency, not compromising issues of sources, national security or equal, etc., regardless of the politics and views of anyone involved. I have a further comment somewhere below, that was initially submitted about the time of my comment above. This has further discussion including concerns for our freedom of speech and right to know vs. an outdated and overly-broad Espionage Act. See other posts and my website ourconstitution.info for very concerning information including my thoughts on evaluating candidates by a numerical system or some other more inclusive, less divisive system.
2) It is no secret that the classification system is unnecessarily skewed towards secrecy, and only documents truly of national security or equivalent should be withheld from public disclosure. It is also true that even those working in our highest levels of oversight and Intel sometimes act unethically, or worse, and that is perhaps one of the more important reasons for increased oversight and transparency. I have horrid concerns about the CIA as a fired whistleblower at a powerful university, medical institution, and CIA hub. It is difficult to believe that the CIA has valid, reliable, and verifiable oversight from my experiences and the history I have read. See some of my concerns at ourconstitution.info Home and under that Medical-Military pages. Among other concerns, the CIA should NOT be working stateside. Heed Eisenhower's and Truman's DECADES OLD WARNINGS now!! The CIA mandate, purpose, tasks, and goals must be thoroughly reviewed and revised ... The CIA MUST BE OUT of our schools and medical facilities.
Please recall that Our Republic is OF, BY, and FOR THE PEOPLE -- all the people -- not just those with power. Moreover, the Espionage Act is overly broad and outdated, also facilitating this ongoing clampdown on whistleblowers, honesty, and our right to know. Reform and revise the Espionage Act so that those brave souls trying to convey concerning, unethical, and/or illegal activities, here or elsewhere, are not discouraged, or ensnared, criminally charged, and/or imprisoned. Obama was one of the scariest in these regards ... See my Links page at ourconstitution.info for more specifics in these regards.
My response to a reply to submission 2:
See my response to a reply to my other post above (entered about the same time as this one). I am for transparency for everyone (and noted that we should ALL want that), despite efforts to mischaracterize what I said (and did not say). You may find some information on my site that should be quite concerning to us all. I call them as I see them and have complaints across the board, and in fact think this current divisive duopoly we call political parties is quite destructive (as did George Washington). If we all truly wanted the best for America (as opposed to power, money??), people would work together, listen to each other, and not be so quick to call out someone so concerned, at least before knowing what they have to say. Everyone should be concerned with the information on my site ... we do have "a lot of killers" (Trump to O'Reilly 2.5.17).
Using the current party system will continue to support this expensive, vicious, and antagonistic duopoly, even if we could have a greater number of strong parties. Voting and opinions will likely always devolve to a war of two. I think numbers as a gauge of the positions (a system of points with the sum total reflecting numerous positions of the candidate, on a scale), might be an option. The total would also reflect the candidate most in-line with one's views, based on many more factors than our current "us vs them" polarization. Just FYI -- George Washington hated the idea of political parties. See his statements in these regards at my site ourconstitution.info, Links, Broken Political System. So, the candidates would use their personal name, and are only representing themselves, not a party. One is voted on strictly for their views, without all the other machinations and huge costs associated with current political practices. Also, no lobbyists, with caps on expenses (with subsidies to the max), so that even a person of limited means could run if s/he had enough names on petitions, for example. We have safeguards in place to ensure that we do not have a "Tyranny of the Majority", and other protections could be implemented ...
Very sad. The beauty and diversity, healthy ecosystem, and powerful medical cures -- going, going, ... The only thing scarier than this is our out-of-control Intel Apparatus.
CIA needs to be OUT of our universities and medical institutions -- demand Eisenhower's and Truman's warnings are heeded. Demand review. reform, and valid, reliable, and verifiable oversight, before it is too late. Demand patient protection! Protest with me in Miami, or wherever you are ... see pics at ourconstitution.info, send me yours to post, also see Home and under that Medical-Military, for horrid information and documentation ... We have begun that steep and treacherous descent ...
If what has been reported as happening to Assange is true (chemical torture), don't hold your breath for any type of decency, due process, or justice in this Country ... In that case, what Constitution? These are reliable sources, but I hope, for the sake of Our Humanity, Decency, Democracy, Republic, and Constitution, it is so false ... https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/karen-kwiatkowski/pray-and-weep/
As Trump told O'Reilly 2.5.17, we do have "a lot of killers" -- What has he done about that? See ourconstitution.info, Home page and Medical-Military under that ... Join me in protest in Miami, protest wherever you are, before it is too late for that. Send your protest pics and I'll post ...
NYT did NOT print submitted 2 comments:
1/2 We Americans would do well to, in fact must, recall what Our Constitution stands for as well as the laws and doctrines that resulted from the Nuremberg trials. How quickly some forget, or grotesquely feel they are entitled, in this day and age, to behave in the most barbaric, illegal, and depraved ways ... Unfortunately, as a Jew, I am speaking of Jews as well. We must listen to and heed the critical words of those documents, as well as another source of important teaching, and demand that Eisenhower's Warning is implemented immediately. We must demand that our Intelligence Apparatus, all 17 agencies, some more concerning than others, as well as the US Military, are reviewed, reformed, and/or dismantled. These organizations must operate in line with Our Constitution and The Laws and Lessons of Nuremberg, nothing less. We demand that these agencies and their future, current, and ex-workers, and their powers over life and death, have valid, reliable, and verifiable oversight, from now into perpetuity. We have begun that steep and treacherous descent, and must act now to uphold those values Our, and The World's, Brave Soldiers fought and died for over the years. See my site ourconstitution.info Home, and under that Medical-Military. (see 2/2 below)
2/2 As crucial as Hong Kong's current plight is, these concerns I have outlined here (submission 1/2 above) and documented at my site, are of a depravity so horrid, that now is when Americans, and everyone, must ALL protest, here and everywhere -- If we are not that Beacon, who would be? We must be that Beacon, there is none other... We must demand to live in the World and Humanity Our Brave Soldiers fought for, and not descend into and beyond the h_ll they died fighting.
I appreciate what this company is doing to try to make amends and bring attention to horrid wrongs that occurred those relatively few decades back. There were also large and well-known American companies and institutions that contributed to the Nazi machine. They still exist and (still) have their names on some of America's most famous buildings. I have been waiting to hear from them ... See more information about this by Edwin Black at ourconstitution.info, Links page. Protest with me in Miami, or wherever you are, before it is too late. Send your protest pics and I'll post. CIA OUT of our schools.
Overall there is too much secrecy, contrary to the openness and knowledge a healthy Republic should have. The over-classification of documents and overly-broad, outdated Espionage Act are no secrets to journalists and whistleblowers trying to know the truth, and to get it to the public. Our Republic is of, by, and for all the People, not only the powerful... This secrecy and over-classification is indeed a problem for all political parties. I think oversight needs to be increased as well -- we have every right to demand that all Intel personal communications are ethical and nonpartisan. We should all be able to say what the valid, reliable and verifiable oversight for these orgs is as well, an issue of concern to many. Our current political system fosters antagonism, unproductive, and unhealthy rivalry. Perhaps a numerical system of gauging candidates, a system of points with the sum total reflecting numerous positions of the candidate, on a scale, might be an option? The total would also reflect the candidate most in-line with one's views, based on many more factors than our current "us vs them" polarization. One would be voted on strictly for their views, without all the other machinations and huge costs associated with current political practices. Also, no lobbyists, with caps on expenses (with subsidies to the max), so that even a person of limited means could run if s/he had enough names on petitions, for example. George Washington hated the idea of political parties. See his statements in these regards at my site ourconstitution.info, Links, Broken Political System. We have safeguards in place to ensure that we do not have a "Tyranny of the Majority", and other protections could be implemented... Regardless, problems with the current system of document classification as well as with the Espionage Act should be remedied asap to ensure full Constitutional and First Amendment rights, as well as the openness and knowledge that all Americans deserve.
Those are important points, thank you, but just who, once elected, is going to review and reform the Intel Apparatus? Should these orgs (FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.) continue to exist, just who is going to ensure they have valid, reliable, and verifiable oversight? Who is going to uphold Eisenhower's and Truman's decades old warnings? Who is going to demand the CIA is OUT of our education and medical institutions (stateside even!)? Who is going to pull our soldiers from guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan? Who is going to ensure that Our Soldiers, and all Americans everywhere, fight and die for just causes only, upholding Our Constitution, and Republic of, by, and for the People, nothing less? Who is going to reform the Espionage Act? Who is going to respect and protect Whistleblowers? Who is going to protect our patients? Thank you, your points are important ... but we have a lot more work to do, unfortunately regarding more horror than ever. I have learned about much of this as a threatened, fired whistleblower myself (at a powerful university/medical institution that is also a long-time CIA hub). See ourconstitution.info Home tab and Medical-Military under that -- who is going to do what, about our lots "of killers" (Trump to O"Reilly 2.5.17), and too-easy-too-access high-lethality chemicals and biologics??? Protest with me in Miami, or wherever you are, before it's too late. Send your protest pics and I will post.
This is a very important issue, and nothing should impede our First Amendment rights. The Espionage Act is overly broad, outdated, and should be revised so that it is not used to hinder information and truth the American public has a right to know. The document classification system is also known to be skewed towards secret classifications, even of documents not endangering national security or of equal import. Our Republic, of, by, and for The People, operates optimally when knowledge and truth is shared. We demand these archaic, anti-democratic, and secretive, power-preserving practices are brought in-line with the openness, liberty, and truth Our Constitution demands. I agree that journalists must be concerned for people's safety, and should leave out names of those who might then be in danger. I think that might be the main lesson here -- and I think it is a lesson learned. I for one want Our Soldiers, and all Americans everywhere, fighting and dying for just causes only, upholding Our Laws and Constitution, nothing less. I want to know and should be informed when that is not the case. We absolutely cannot be that Beacon we should be, if there are less than optimum journalistic checks and balances. If we are not that Beacon, who would be? Now THAT is a very scary thought ...
We have many other more crucial concerns and problems in the US and this World -- including starvation, mutilations, diseases - including Ebola again now, as well a horrid world-wide drug problem, poverty, lack of potable water and healthcare/insurance, antibiotic resistance, other environmental/ecological - population vs. decrease in tree cover/primary forest/species extinction - soil/air/water pollution, human trafficking, and multiple armed conflicts, to name a few. We demand these issues and others of serious concern are addressed more fully, and no more time and money spent by the US on matters regarding Assange. He has basically been in prison for many years now, I submit paying the price for whatever wrongs the US deems he has committed. We demand that the needs of Americans and those impoverished and under siege throughout the World, as mentioned in the partial listing above, are addressed instead. Chelsea Manning is also now being held again in efforts to coerce her to testify, something she has maintained she has already done, and has no more to add. Let Chelsea go free. We needed to know the information these brave souls and others have helped make public. We can be and should be so much better than this.
As usual, solid, important reporting. Can't speak enough about the horrors of our criminal justice system. I hope these two senators are among others asking Trump not to pardon soldiers & others convicted of war crimes. What sort of message does that send to those troops acting legally, & to those who took risks reporting them? We demand Our Soldiers, & all Americans, work, fight & die for just causes only, upholding Our Constitution, & Republic, of, by, & for The People, nothing less. I request these two senators & all other legislators demand a pardon for John Kiriakou. I also believe that there are much more important problems than those associated with Manning & Assange. Manning has already testified; prison is being used as coercion against her.Assange has done time, essentially prison, for years, punishment for any US crimes he may have committed.Americans do NOT want any more time & money spent on Assange.As one of many much higher priority concerns, I request that our troops in Africa are monitored & protected from Ebola, & that this outbreak is monitored, contained, and halted with expediency.
Pardon Kiriakou and all other whistleblowers who were criminally charged, pardon and release Manning & all other whistleblowers currently incarcerated. These rare heroes speak out with great risk, and demand that the line beyond decency and humanity is not crossed. We owe them immense gratitude; we otherwise would not know the truth. If we are not that Beacon, who would be?
I think using names for parties will continue to support this expensive, vicious, and antagonistic system, even if we could have a greater number of strong parties. It will always devolve to a war of two. As an option, with numbers as a gauge of the positions, instead of parties (a system of points with the sum total reflecting numerous positions of the candidate, on a scale), the total also reflects the candidate most in-line with one's views. So, the candidates use their personal name, and are only representing themselves, not a party. One is voted on strictly on their views, without all the other machinations and huge costs associated with this current political circus. Also, no lobbyists, with caps on expenses (with subsidies to the max) so that even a poor person could run if s/he had enough names on petitions, for example.
More imminently important to Our Republic is to protest the medical-military industrial h_ll (see info & pics on my site ourconstitution.info) if anyone wants to join me in Miami, or send pics from wherever you are & I'll post ... We do have " a lot of killers" ...Reign in the Intel Apparatus – heed Eisenhower’s warning! ...CIA OUT of our schools ...We have begun that steep and treacherous descent -- it is up to US, the PEOPLE ...If Congressional Intel overseers were doing their job, we wouldn't be in this position...We are losing Our Republic and Constitution ... protest wherever you are!
5.15.19 – Radio Interview (live in Miami) with Ian Trottier UM/CIA/concerns/complaints/retaliation
About 16.5 mins in duration (it is online under that date and main topic Venezuela, link below)
See time (small faint digits)/start/pause top grey box – forward arrow goes to next show
At 4:15 minutes hear intro to this hour show and upcoming topics, small break
At 12:40 minutes the interview with me begins, about 16.5 mins duration
Some Of Our Other Public Comments
See also pages: More About Us, Medical-Military (under Home)
Links full pg (Societal Disparities, Criminal Justice)
Radio interview and dates after 5.25.19 are below, after April
Kiriakou has yet to be pardoned -- he blew the whistle on black-sites and torture... I am sure he would like the support this soldier had. Although initially cleared of any wrongdoing under Bush, Kiriakou was retaliated against by the CIA, and charged, under Obama -- who charged more whistleblowers under the Espionage Act than any other administration. Obama is one scary ex-president -- Trump also told O'Reilly on 2.5.17 that we have "a lot of killers". Obama implemented this h_ll, or certainly knew about it and did nothing -- Trump was early-on in his presidency then. I hope he does something about it now. See my site ourconstitution.info, the murder of Joan M... I wrote Obama with concerns she would never make it out of the hospital, with not a word back. Demand the CIA is OUT of our schools and medical institutions. See my Home page and Medical-Military under that ... Join me in protest in Miami, or protest wherever you are ... Send your protest pics ... Hope this horrid news about Assange is proved wrong -- chemical torture ...
lewrockwell.com/2019/05/karen-kwiatkowski/pray-and-weep/. Protest before it is too late.