Monday, January 26, 2015

Letter to Paul Kugman

Dear Paul:
Thank you for your column in today's New York Times, "Ending Greece's Nightmare".  Your logical and detailed explanation, a repeat of the drum you have been beating for several years, once again allows you to say "I told you so."

But Paul, we already knew all of this stuff. We know it in out guts. It's not so much the nuts and bolts of good economics, it's the nuts and bolts of common sense. Money is blood. If you restrict the flow of blood to the body, something very bad is going to happen. Any high school freshman who has had Physiology 1, understands that, and it's not a big intellectual jump to see the "body politic" as a body.

However, as you undoubtedly realize, it is also a fact of reality that basic truths, even simple ones like this one, somehow are not registered by those whose heads are buried in the sand or, more honestly, in their personal comfort zones, and can't be bothered until they have a cardiac wake-up call, thus, the need for constant reiteration. So thank you for that.

And thank you very much for this, "So now that Mr. Tsipras has won, and won big, European officials would be well advised to skip the lectures calling on him to act responsibly and to go along with their program. The fact is they have no credibility; the program they imposed on Greece never made sense. It had no chance of working." This comment will bear repeating many times over, and in many languages.

My big question to you Paul is this. Do you think that the individuals in this Troika and in the almost countless other troika type collections around the planet do not realize exactly what they are proposing, are not furthering  their own agenda with complete awareness of the designed outcomes?

I can't think that you are that naive, and so I wonder what it is that prevents a forth right exposure of what is going on? The time to end academic protocols of "good Manners" and such which are used as a cover for blatant hypocrisy and sophistic manipulations is long past due.

We need a breath of fresh air and courage that "speaks truth to power." These "Troikas" are, at a minimum, not remotely interested in equality, or the Common Good!

Give us a break, Paul.

lots of love, brother,
-tom

    

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dear Mr. President:
Thank you for that encouraging talk you made on Tuesday night. That  you dealt mostly with Principles that matter like equality and the basic dignity and value of every individual woman, man and child was what made the presentation so effective. It was the heart speaking.

I do think that the vast majority of the 65,915,796  people who voted for you in 2012 were moved by the heart, rather than by the intellectual presentation of mostly boring data about what was "accomplished." I have watched individuals who are concerned and caring people go all glassy eyed when the "pols" start listing how many of this and that was done. It is when you speak about what you feel and what you believe and what you lived for that people are moved to action. When you talk about the deeply held principles of caring and sharing, and our ability to understand that all children are our children, you touch the hearts of the people. As was indicated by a Sage, "The measure of understanding is the degree of love. One can memorize lines word by word, yet one remains dead if the knowledge has not been warmed by love."

I understands the restrictions of present politics, the power of the forces arrayed against us and the crucial imperative of restoring the balance to our national and international life. Yet, "You may be sure that one would not leap across an abyss without absolute necessity. The more unavoidable the necessity, the nearer is the step of victory. Let the most dire necessity arise!"

The "tools" which the retrogressive forces use are those of fear, hate, greed.  Ours are different. "Just as a lever sets the wheels in motion, so does love inspire powerful responses. Compared with the radiance of love, hatred is only a hideous blot. For love is the true reality and treasure. I do not speak about love abstractly but as a physiologist. I consider that as necessity is the impetus, so love is the enlightener."

You have enormous support from the people, Mr. President. We will be victorious.
lots of love

-tom

Friday, January 2, 2015

Letter to Paul Krugman

Dear Paul.
The following statement was made by a reader, Baron95 Westport, CT, in response to your comments in yesterday's NYT article, “Twin Peaks Planet”.

“There is no possible economical justification to pay an unskilled worker at, say, an UAW plant $75/hr (including benefits) as was the case in 2007, when hundreds of millions of workers are willing and capable to do the same work for less than 1/10th that. None.

This remark encapsulates the consciousness with which we are dealing. This individual is an ignoramus. He is what we would call intelligent, no doubt; however, he is so enmeshed in the delusory notions of competition, of the separation of individuals according to their ability to take what they want to demonstrate their own sense of what they believe makes them be worthy, or valuable, or someone, that he is simply incapable of seeing reality. He dearly believes, with all of his breath, the remarks he made above.

He is not to blame for his insanity, or delusions. He is living according to the very foundations of our the planet’s historical economic systems. These foundations are, as I think you know, based in the illusory concept of reality that posits a one dimensional dense physical plane reality where the fit, i.e. the ones with the most power, however power is manifested, survive and rightfully dominate and rule the planet for their personal benefit. This is God’s Rule. God meant it to be this way. Just ask anyone of them.

Science does not matter a wit with these folks. “If it is not broke, do not fix it”, and it is obviously working very well for them. Even while it destroys the planet.

I appreciate that  you are a professor, that you have any number of credentials and degrees, are a Nobel prize winner, highly respected in spite of not being heard by the ignoramuses. But, Paul, you spend your energy dealing with the effects of insanity rather than the causes of it.

The foundations, the idiotic assumptions regarding the way the world works that support these insane individualsfor the good of all of usneed to be confronted on the plane of common sense, of logic, of science. These problems can’t be fixed by some new “liberal” economic program. We desperately need NEW ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS based on scientific evidence of cause and effect.

We spend our time and energy talking about the effects of effects. The root cause is the conception of reality. This needs to be straightened out.

You have a voice. Please use it to bring some Light into the conversation.

Sincerest regards
A brother.
-tom



Friday, December 26, 2014

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President:
No doubt, you have a list of prioritized objectives that you intend to pursue during 2015 and 16. Also, I have no doubt that you understand that pursuit is essential and that achievement is always partial, even when totally successful.

The Principles upon which our nation rests are the infinite goals of evolution. They are always receding as we constantly strive toward them. I get that you understand this, and that you realize that most of our brothers and sisters do not. As you tried to explain the other day, "Progress is made in small steps."

If I were writing the history books, yours would be a place alongside our great Leaders such as T.J.,A.L.,T.R., F.D.R., H.T. Other than A.L. I doubt that any of these guys had a tougher row to hoe than the one you inherited.

I also think that you get that these Principles are not specific to the U.S.A.. Equality, freedom, liberty for all means the entire human family and the rest of the planet as well. So, I am wondering if the United Nations is on your list?

If not, I would encourage you to take a look at it. The reason we have a country is because we have a constitution. It still has plenty of problems, but it more or less works. The U.N. has a charter that really does not work for the Common Good at all. In this case ALL means every nation and every person regardless of how rich, powerful, "super" or not it or they happen to be.

Perhaps you can do something about that, like get rid of the veto in the Security Council, and expand the size of this council so that more individual nations are able to participate. I wonder if it is possible to "call" for a Charter Convention to update this document so that it more reasonably reflects the conditions and needs of today. We updated the Constitution to get rid of slavery. This bit where one person or nation can veto the plan of the rest of humanity is not working anymore.

Much Gratitude for your untiring efforts.

-tom

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dear Mr. President

18 November 2014
Dear Mr. President:

Thank you for your heart engendered response to my small letters to you. I write to illuminate the Principles for which not only we two work but for which all women and men of heart, the world around work: Equality, Freedom, Justice for all beings, those basic principles which gave birth to our beloved Nation. I think, as I know you do, that ours is a Nation whose destiny is to be the way shower. Our function is to model  for Humanity the actual manifestation of  these “Self Evident Truths”  into human civilizations.

This project has always been a struggle, at times a very bloody struggle. We have been constantly engaged with those who would prevent the brothers and sisters of the world, and indeed the very planet itself, from the experience of these Self Evident Truths. In our short history we have always risen to the Clarion Call of our Principles. And, We have always prevailed.

I have no doubt that we will do so again. I see the recent so called defeat  of the Democrats in the just concluded elections, as a much needed wake up call. We, the people, it seems are like this. We can’t get going until the going gets tough, and in this case, “very tough” was an essential requirement.

Freedom and equality are like a huge ship that is plowing through an ocean that would hinder its progress. But without this hindrance, we would be sitting on our comfortable hands. With it, we become unstoppable. The greater the hindrance, the more power it draws form the Soul of this Nation. So, these so called victories of the Retrogressors only serve to call out our power. From the beginning they struggled. From the beginning we  triumphed. We just need a qualified adversary to get us going.

Know, I suspect that you do, that you have the power of millenniums  of evolution behind you. This power is heart driven mind power. It requires harmony, justice, freedom and equality for all. These things are, after all Cosmic “self evident Truths (or Principles)”. They cannot be avoided!

Lots of love
-tom
From the Beginning they struggled.
From the Beginning we conquered!
We do not admit into the great battles the small worms that crawl in the mist. 
M.M.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President:

You are probably familiar with these words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

So what are we doing. Building miles and miles of electric fence, using thousands of soldiers highly equipped with the latest in weapons to patrol, arrest or shoot any person of any sex or age who is unlucky enough to make it to the fence, arresting and incarcerating individuals, sometimes for months and more, who do make it into the country, labeling them with the most disgusting racial and class epithets.

All of this is being done with tax payer money enough of which we do not have to educate our own children in an even half way decent manner. Thus  We welcome with open arms and usher into well paying jobs those from other countries who qualify, not because they are yearning to breathe free, but because they can full fill a job that the business sector deems necessary.

What has happened to United States of America, the land of  the free and the home of the brave?

I do not lay the fault for this situation on you. In fact, given the scorched earth offensive by the retrogressive force of the present “Republican” party, launched on the day you won the 2008 election, you have done more to ameliorate the situations than any of those who see really expected.

So, as you go about in the coming days, Pleas speak to these truths. These lie deep in the heart of every true person American or any other nationality. These are Human Values. They will spark a vote for Justice. “We hold these truths to be self evident….”

Lots of love
-tom

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dear Mr President

September 30, 2014
Dear Mr. President.
I am sure that you are familiar with the path that we have been on since our coming to these shores: The creation the first U.S. Constitution,1789, The struggle to eliminate the legality of slavery from the document in 1865, the ongoing struggle to guarantee freedom and equality for all.

I mention these as examples of what can be reached when we are willing to strive for the common good.

This nation is far from a perfect manifestation of the Principles which are enshrined in our Constitution. “We the People of the United States….” However, we are continually striving toward those Principles; even though we face setbacks again and again, we do and will move forward.

What President Lincoln said about the United States it true of the United Nations. I suggest that we, The U.S., initiate an effort within the United Nations to create a Constitution for the United Nations of this planet. The present document is not working in the same way that the Articles of Confederation did not work. In order to free all of the People from the mire of antiquated customs and laws, to “form a more perfect Union” we need to  have a government of for and by the people which puts the Principles of freedom, equality and dignity in front of any individual nation’s laws.

I understand that this is a huge undertaking. I know that it can be intellectualized to death. But we the people have always achieved through the Heart. The heart, “the bridge of the worlds” knows that this is the path that will lead to Equality and Freedom for all.

Lots of love, the measure of understanding,

-tom