Why this Blog

The House is on Fire!

For the last two years I’ve been working on a project that took me to India to gather stories on the issue of the genocide of women. Female foeticide and infanticide, bride burning, and dowry murders, are leading to a serious skewing of the gender in India. You can learn more about it by visiting my blog The Daughters of India. Though I’ve put the project on hold for the time being, the news articles – each citing serious abuses of Indian women and girls – continue to pour in on a daily basis. This project is vitally important to me, and one that I am committed to return to in the future.

What has my immediate attention is the collapsing economy of the United States, and the myriad of issues surrounding it. Therefore, at this point in time, with the House on Fire, so to speak, I feel that I need to direct my energies into posting articles and videos that are pertinent to what is transpiring, into what many analysts are forecasting will be a full-blown economic collapse. This, as you may well imagine, has far-reaching global implications. In my efforts to be personally prepared, and help inform others, this is where I feel the need to concentrate my time and energy for the time being.

On this site I’ll also be revisiting activism that I’ve been involved with in the past, on issues of healthcare (primarily the inherent abuses in the system), and inhumane policies of the U.S. government, with the goal of connecting the dots to show how these issues are all related. And therefore, pertinent to understanding the whole picture.

Please consider visiting and book marking this site with the invitation to contribute your personal knowledge and experience to help educate and inform others. I’d like this to be a place where we can network. We each have a personal responsibility to help make the world a safer, healthier and just place for all beings. Peace depends on each one of us – on me and YOU!

7 responses to “Why this Blog

  1. Every decent (wo)man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
    ~H. L. Mencken

    Every normal (wo)man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
    ~H. L. Mencken

    When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.
    When they came for the trade unionists,
    I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.
    When they came for the Jews,
    I did not speak out;
    I was not a Jew.
    When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

    Friedrich Gustav Martin Niemöller

    “Americans”, Winston Churchill once remarked, “will always do the right thing — after they have exhausted all other alternatives.”

  2. “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

    Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1776, Declaration of Independence

    Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.
    John Lennon

    “Dissention is the greatest form of patriotism” Thomas Jefferson

  3. An interesting and informative blog… I’m glad I’m not the only person concerned about the social and political implications of the economic crisis/collapse. The problem is there aren’t enough of us prepared to question the dominant news agenda, research in depth and start to ask some difficult questions…

    This is my humble attempt at doing so from a UK perspective: http://essexbloke.wordpress.com/

  4. Thank you essexbloke, and glad to see you too care enough to research and speak out. It’s apathy that will be our downfall. Keep in touch!

  5. This is an extremely needed article worthy of this site and anyone’s attention. Keep up the work of inspiration. Peace.

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