Occupy: A Crucified Movement

Where Were You When They Crucified My Movement?

Chris Hedges: “And there comes a time when a true follower of Jesus Christ must take a stand that’s neither safe nor politic nor popular but he must take a stand because it is right.”  “Where is the church now?  Where are the clergy?  Why do so many church doors remain shut?  Why do so many churches refuse to carry out the central mandate of the Christian Gospel and lift up the cross?”

“Some day they are going to have to answer the question:
‘Where were you when they crucified my Lord?’”

Gospel of Thomas, #108: “Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to that person.”

Re: (12/25)Why this insistence with appealing for religions’ support?

“Christ of the Sermon on the mountain” is the focal point of the article/appeal: the Beatitudes.  If you read/watch it, without nullifying every issue with historical atrocities (those that have occurred sacrilegiously not only in the name of God/Jesus, but from virtually every religion), current moments of teaching might shine through – moments which expose atrocities, implicitly and explicitly – while also emphasizing the coinciding and uplifting Truth: what was meant to be, as guided (Beatitudes/Sermon on the Mount), what has actually happened, and how the corrupted chapters can be confronted (as they have been in the past, so they may also be in the present).

It is a call – to bring together, to take what was learned (from all sides), throughout, to embrace the Light of previous dissenting Stands in the face of evil (where the Word’s directions were being manipulatively trashed), and to Triumph once again with current actions which implement this overall historical knowledge, for/in what is right – Now, in the face of another immediate crucial challenge – one whose textual ending is not yet (earthly) written, and one whose spiritual power is still reaching out to those who wish to accept roles in fulfilling its affinity.

As far as “Religions have always been not only on the side of power but power themselves,” if the choice is still possible, reread, review, rethink, and refocus.  One-sided perspectives of such demeaning proportions most often have become wholly distorted because what was (diminutively) allowed within that schema only reflected (and enhanced) that which was already lost.

Regarding “Take Christ’s teaching as the teaching of one of the many enlightened people who walked on this planet but go as far away as you can from Christianity, a power and propaganda system that has never had anything in common with that Christ of the Sermon on the mountain” – many of those (throughout history) who took up (multifaceted) swords were indeed “enlightened” on various pristine levels, while encountering and experiencing (within/without) both the ultimate negative evolutions as well as the highest evolvements.  During these same periods, a predominance of “another many” also believed they were “enlightened” – while sowing the darkest destruction across this earth (and into relative realms).  Consequently, the latter feeding and fulfillment of the “other” side’s goals, blasphemously In His Name, for whatever then-current (and ongoing) reasons, was often countered and corresponded with the former ultimate Risings.  In doing so, those warriors who were called upon by the very Light were being True to the teachings, messages, and guidance of the holy One, the begotten Son – “who walked this planet” as one of them, meekly – knowing that though His death was written in the utmost cause, His everlasting life would provide a path to God’s kingdom, and Their forever.  They were not “go[ing] as far away as [they] [could] from Christianity,” they were getting ever-closer to the heart of it, thus accepting essential roles in distinct chapters (as intended, as requested, as scrolled and scribed, as manifested).

“Today is Christmas, so it may be a good day to also remember the victims of Christianity, compare to which Nazism and Stalinism fade as young apprentices.  We may see just baby Jesus in the nativity and the lights in the Xmas tree, but that’s because we have been indoctrinated and made blind to our own history.”

In relation to those further words of complete derision, the following words (as the previous) are for resultant clarity in vision – may the outcome be an awakened cleansing, for without there will surely be an ending based on those wholly clouded decisions:

Our Father in heaven, who lives among and within us,
the Judge of every one –
Our Savior, the King of Kings, the Lord of what will be done –
may this sightless spirit be taught, that it may eventually see –
may the direction headed be turned,
as it directly opposes your promised eternity.

“Some day they are going to have to answer the question: ‘Where were you when they crucified my Lord?’”  When that time comes, how will you answer?

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32 Responses to Occupy: A Crucified Movement

  1. SeaClearly says:

    Occupiers Target ‘Mayor 1% Emanuel’s’ Anti-Protest Ordinance
    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/09-3

    “This ordinance consists of a host of bureaucratic tools created by and for the 1% to relegate, abridge, fine, arrest, and silence our speech. It is an attempt to bully and intimidate with increased police power and fines the brave working people who demand the ability to participate democratically in the organizing of our society. It is an attempt, by the 1%, to restrict and regulate the voice of the people when it upsets the structure that put them in power. The timing of the ordinance demonstrates that it has nothing to do with public safety but that its sole purpose is to stifle the voice and trample upon the constitutional liberties of all the people of Chicago. It is the blatant criminalizing of any public assembly that does not serve the interest of the 1%. It is the handcuffing of democracy.”

    http://seaclearly.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/solidarity-occupy-wall-street-everywhere/

  2. SeaClearly says:

    Santorum is among, and serves, an uber elite (1%) set of radicals who have been tormenting this earth’s citizens since the beginning of classes. People like him, whether or not they actually believe what they espouse, will be puppets for any view via 100% stringed Talking Points (provided by their masters) – regardless of devilish or inhumane offense (while thinking of themselves as masters who may eventually earn even higher seats amidst the fatted kings). As far as any proclamations from his set as if derived from or fulfilling the slightest of Spirit in relation to Jesus Christ’s messages/teachings, Core Christianity, or God’s wishes/guidance, their ongoing blasphemies only escalate in further service of the darkest forces with every new scripted (and soulless) episode.

    As they always have been, they will always be. As they have always done, they will always do. And, as evidenced explicitly now, step by step with purposeful and exponential outrages, they will continue their onslaught – until the very end. Then, upon being denied all of “God’s Gift[s],” they may finally see a Light – as, upon that Judgement, it fades away from their presence – forever.

    Sharron Angle’s Rape and Incest as God’s Plan

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/dont-punish-rape-with-pregnancy/

    Rick Santorum Thinks Pregnancy Through Rape is God’s Gift?

  3. SeaClearly says:

    “Yet these people have failed so spectacularly at that job in the last fifteen years that they’re lucky that God himself didn’t come down to earth at bonus time this year, angrily boot their asses out of those new condos, and command those Zagat-reading girlfriends of theirs to start getting acquainted with the McDonalds value meal lineup. They should be glad they’re still getting anything at all, not whining to New York magazine.”

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/why-wall-street-should-stop-whining-20120208#ixzz1lz4kb1Fz

  4. SeaClearly says:

    Bank Bailout 2: Obama Lets Mortgage Abusers Off the Hook
    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/09-5

    (Note: Immunity deal was wholly made and sealed before the “Investigation” PR campaign began.)

  5. SeaClearly says:

    US Recognizes Maldives Government That Ousted Democratically Elected Nasheed http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/09-8

  6. SeaClearly says:

    ‘Hose Streets? Our Streets!’ Belgian Firefighters Turn Their Ire (and Hoses) on Austerity http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/10-3

  7. SeaClearly says:

    In relation to FAIR’s Alert, NYT Lets Unnamed Officials Smear Critics as ‘Terrorists’ http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4492 , an example:

    In a WSJ article (“NYT Supports a Communist Takeover”) this week, the NYT was accused of secretly supporting a “communist takeover of this country by subversive and covert means.” The source, a “senior American counterterrorism official, speaking on the condition of anonymity,” was adamant that “the NYT must be countered, even brought down (by all available means) if necessary, in this ongoing war against terrorism (both domestic and abroad).”

    http://www.fair.org/blog/2012/02/24/tell-the-ny-times-follow-your-own-rules-on-anonymity/

  8. SeaClearly says:

    To Joseph Williams and other Hunger Strikers of the Living Wage Campaign: Thank You — for your ultimate stands, for your spirit in the spirit of those who have stood before you throughout history, and for your sacrifice to expose those being sacrificed.

    http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/why-im-hunger-striking-uva

  9. SeaClearly says:

    Nobody Really Cares About What You Write Except Other Nuts Like You
    http://www.laprogressive.com/crazy-nuts/

    Progressive/Lefty response: As go99ers stated, “there are many other reasons why people [may use a] pseudonym.” Aside from obvious tea bag puppets and the “black helicopter” angle as a blanket reference to loonies/conspiracy theorists, consider a few rational possibilities:

    1) A person may work for, or be connected to, the government.
    2) A person may be keenly aware of the times: http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/03/15 http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/29-1 http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/22-1
    3) A person may want to share information NOT welcome at these times: search “Whistleblowers Under Attack” or “Espionage Act Against Whistleblowers.”
    4) A person may simply want to express rational views of Truth — without fear of reprisal (see latter and former) (search “OWS Twitter Accounts Subpoenaed.”)
    5) A person may live and work in a tea bagger/”secede from the union” state — and wish to continue being able to eat (after writing criticisms of the ongoing ALEC/Koch/etc. onslaughts.)

    Numerous logical and reasonable “reasons” could be added. We are not all protected by well-known bylines. And, we are all definitely no longer protected, as has been made purposely clear, under “freedom of speech.”

  10. SeaClearly says:

    Re: Paul Krugman: Hurray for Health Reform

    It is extremely disappointing to read/see such “cover” from Paul Krugman. Here’s a quote for him, one that (if he were not providing obfuscating cover) should have been the main focal point: Candidate Obama: “If a mandate was a solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everyone buy a house.”

    There is now a Mandate to buy corporate insurance, without a Public Option (because Obama’s White House made secret deals to kill it). “These are the stock-in-trade tactics of the ‘power elite’ that C. Wright Mills wrote so poignantly about back in the 1950s.”

    From 2009: “Let us not accept pure spin, while we’re being sold out, as ‘the good.’ Let us not forget that what was absolutely possible — in a present tense, is now referred to as ‘the perfect’ — in a past tense.”

    If you are poor, keep looking forward to that new Bill every month (NOT a TAX!) — which will have a subsidy that keeps falling as “Austerity” keeps rising — and your bootstraps continue tightening.

    Congressman Kucinich: “If this is the best we can do, then our best isn’t good enough and we have to ask some hard questions about our political system: such as Health Care or Insurance Care? Government of the people or a government of the corporations.”

    • SeaClearly says:

      More relative propaganda via the SEIU (Common Dreams printed it): http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/03/23-7
      “Thank You” to Mary Kay Henry and the SEIU for such a propagandized election year set of Talking Points — as transmitted through an Orwellian PR Release! Candidate Obama: “If a mandate was a solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everyone buy a house.” The Affordable Care Act will not Provide Care, nor will it make care affordable to any of those who did not have health care previously Because they could Not Afford it. There is now a Mandate to buy corporate insurance, without a Public Option (because Obama’s White House made secret deals to kill it). In Henry’s/SEIU’s world, a Mandate to Buy private insurance from corporations is called (sold as) “Providing.” If many are not mistaken (they aren’t), this would be the same Neoliberal Elite 1% obfuscation that played right along with crashing the world’s economy, then joined full force with the packaged ramming of “Austerity” worldwide. Next, let’s “solve [the Wall Street-Speculated Gas Crisis] by mandating everyone buy a [new Prius – every year]. Congressman Kucinich: “If this is the best we can do, then our best isn’t good enough and we have to ask some hard questions about our political system: such as Health Care or Insurance Care? Government of the people or a government of the corporations.”

      http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/03/23-7#comment-2086139

      Your reply was appreciated, MinnMouth. Physicians for a National Health Program is indeed the proper “solution.” However, in this Sold Out and Bought Out environment, there is no hope of such uplifting realities becoming Truth (in Action). For that to happen, there would have to be a Progressive (FDR-type) uprising of a percentage enough to make the Blue Dogs and Tea Party/ALEC members of both parties a toothless minority. At this point, the referenced sellouts have reached a level of power where such an uprising is almost (almost: OWS tides/new tides arising) impossible.

      In relation to Karen Marlene Rebb’s rosy outlook, it is taken along the same lines as Michael Moore’s turning of support toward this (corporate) sham (Without a Public Option): “Pass it because, if President Obama takes a fall on this one, I don’t know if he’ll be able to get back up.” He also viewed (sold) the “stepping stone” aspect as a road to “Single-Payer/Medicare for All.” What are the Actual chances of that? Review the history of our government since Reagan and (if you didn’t already) you will have the answer.

      Further, regarding Rebb’s “positive points” (“acquire affordable health insurance/care” definitely not being one of them, since, of course, it is an outrageous and insulting statement) there was another Humane/Progressive way to achieve many goals: they could have been, and still could be, implemented – Without forcing a Mandate to Buy corporate insurance. The word is Regulation. The insurance companies could have been regulated into those aspects – Without the Mandate. It should also be noted additionally and predominantly: her response was no different than Mary Kay Henry’s PR Release. Spin. Spin. Spin. Orwellian Word and Fact Games (purposely ignoring all alternatives which were, and are, being overridden.)

      Example: Everyone will be Forced to “acquire” health insurance from a corporate entity – or face substantial penalties with/from the full force of the government. “Acquir[ing]” will be noted as/relentlessly referred to as “Providing.” And, an “Affordable” New Monthly/Yearly Bill will be sold as/relentlessly referenced as (somehow?) a New Reality – especially to/for those who did not have health insurance before, because they could not spare a single penny further in their bootstrapped lives.

      Candidate Obama: “If a mandate was a solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everyone buy a house.” Period.

      Congressman Kucinich: “Government of the people or a government of the corporations[?]” Period.

      An Open Letter to Michael Moore
      http://seaclearly.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/an-open-letter-to-michael-moore/

      NY Times Reporter Confirms Obama Made Deal to Kill Public Option http://www.huffingtonpost.com/miles-mogulescu/ny-times-reporter-confirm_b_500999.html

      “These are the stock-in-trade tactics of the ‘power elite’ that C. Wright Mills wrote so poignantly about back in the 1950s.” Period. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/01/05

      • SeaClearly says:

        You are quite welcomed, OS. In further relation to what I mentioned about Regulation, Without a Mandate: “[A] mandate isn’t necessary for Congress to exercise its legitimate role in regulating health insurance. . . .” http://www.accuracy.org/release/beyond-both-sides-doctors-against-mandat

        As far as Kucinich’s sellout after making one of the Truest and Boldest stands — his turn at that point, just like Michael Moore’s, was one that will never be forgotten.

        Howard Dean (before selling out): “This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. Honestly the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill, go back to the House, start the reconciliation process, where you only need 51 votes and it would be a much simpler bill.” http://seaclearly.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/kill-the-health-care-bill-sav

        Michael Moore (while selling out): “Within days, the House of Representatives will vote to pass the Senate health care ‘reform’ bill. This bill is a joke. It has NOTHING to do with ‘health care reform.’ It has EVERYTHING to do with lining the pockets of the health insurance industry. It forces, by law, every American who isn’t old or destitute to buy health insurance if their boss doesn’t provide it. What company wouldn’t love the government forcing the public to buy that company’s product?!”

        Candidate Obama on Mandates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoSnqofelsQ
        President Obama (after already having made secret deals to Kill the Public Option): It’s ‘only’ “one sliver” ‘of the health care plan.’

        As I wrote back then: Let us not accept pure spin, while we’re being sold out, as “the good.” Let us not forget that what was absolutely possible – in a present tense, is now referred to as “the perfect” – in a past tense.

  11. SeaClearly says:

    Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail
    “So what does the government do about a rogue firm like this, one that inflates market-wrecking bubbles, commits mass fraud and generally treats the law like its own personal urinal cake? Well, it goes without saying that you rescue that ‘admitted felon’ at all costs – even if you have to spend billions in taxpayer money to do it.”

    How Big Banks Bilk US Towns and Taxpayers
    “These political decisions have determined that virtually all interest rate swaps between local and state governments and the largest banks have turned into perverse contracts whereby cities, counties, school districts, water agencies, airports, transit authorities, and hospitals pay millions yearly to the few elite banks that run the global financial system, for nothing meaningful in return.”

  12. SeaClearly says:

    Clarity: Before PRing ‘only’ “one sliver” on stage, a deal was already sealed: No Importation of Drugs. No competition from Medicare on the Cost of Drugs. No Public Option – Thus, NO COMPETITION whatsoever for the Corporations. Result? A captured and forced market (US) – facing No Cost Controls for the corporations, No Competition for the corporations, Nowhere to Turn from the corporations – and the full weight of the government as an enforcer should WE not comply.

    Try to understand: They HAD 51 votes – to, at the very least, include a Public Option. It was the DEAL that Negated their seeking of 51 votes.

    Ask yourself: Did the Bush II era require 60 votes?

    Finally, let’s “solve [ the Wall Street-Speculated Gas Crisis] by mandating everyone buy a [New Prius – Every Year].”

    P.S. (Ad Nauseam): All positive aspects could have been passed – Without a Mandate. [See previous quote and link: http://www.accuracy.org/release/beyond-both-sides-doctors-against-mandate-and-for-universal-coverage/%5D But, the Mandate, being the greatest GIFT health insurance corporations ever dreamed of, was the Centerpiece of their DEAL.

    Norman Solomon, Zero Public Option + One Mandate = Disaster: “a stunning, deeply structural transfer of humongous power and wealth that would greatly boost the leverage of an already autocratic corporate state.” http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/03/18 Period.

    • SeaClearly says:

      “The Obama administration and Congress could have pre-empted the legal fight over their law by instead just expanding Medicare, a more humane, cost effective system which has no constitutional questions, to everyone under 65.”

      “Even now, Congress and the President could pre-empt an adverse court ruling by passing Medicare-for-all legislation currently in Congress, S 915 and HR 1200, and end our healthcare nightmare once and for all.”
      http://www.accuracy.org/release/judges-not-debating-their-own-health-care/

  13. SeaClearly says:

    Re: Obamacare’s Supreme Court Disaster: “Pathetic firebagging crap. You might as well be a teabagger.” http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/obamacare-supreme-court-disaster#comment-479595692

    As a bold Progressive, I speak and stand for the Truth – regardless of whom the affronting majority or minority may be. In direct relation to what is rampantly “pathetic” on the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”/party loyalty at all costs/never criticize or call out the president supposed Liberal (mainstream) side – some relevant quotes from Chris Hedges:

    “The liberal class . . . prefers comfort and privilege to justice, truth and confrontation. Its guiding ideological stance is determined by what is most expedient to the careers of its members. It refuses to challenge, in a meaningful way, the decaying structures of democracy or the ascendancy of the corporate state. It glosses over the relentless assault on working men and women and the imperial wars that are bankrupting the nation. It proclaims its adherence to traditional liberal values while defending and promoting systems of power that mock these values. The pillars of the liberal establishment—the press, the church, culture, the university, labor and the Democratic Party—all honor an unwritten quid pro quo with corporations and the power elite, as well as our masters of war, on whom they depend for money, access and positions of influence. Those who expose this moral cowardice and collaboration with corporate power are always ruthlessly thrust aside.”

    “The liberal class, despite becoming an object of widespread public scorn, prefers the choreographed charade. It will . . . defend and support a Democratic Party that has no intention of disrupting the corporate machine. As long as the charade is played, the liberal class can hold itself up as the conscience of the nation without having to act.”

    In this epitome of a case, the Neo-Liberals/Blue Dogs were ultimately “expose[d]” when, in the face of such an obvious betrayal (“If a mandate was a solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everyone buy a house.”), their voices grew even louder in support of the blatant (forced) sham. In light of the latter, many stood, and are still standing – regardless of being “ruthlessly thrust aside.”

    “Prophecy is feared because of the consequences of the truth.” And, “act[ing]” prophetically in a hostile environment most often requires (to a point) “fear[ing]” no “consequences.”

    • SeaClearly says:

      Re: “You are no progressive, even if you call yourself such, and worship at the altar of the corporate shills, hamsher, sirota, greenwald, et al. You do progressivism no favors.”

      Again, as a bold Progressive, I speak and stand for the Truth. In this situation, I will try to be as gentle in the boldness as the circumstance necessitates. For you to equate my comment, which directly confronts Liberals who are “corporate shills,” as my being a “corporate shill” clearly evidences the fact that you could not comprehend (or put together) an overt, explicit, and straightforward summary/message. As far as “favors,” such a level of incompetence on your part surely serves what is, again, rampantly “pathetic” on the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” . . . Liberal (mainstream) side. Moreover, it fits directly into many of the ultimately negative keys about the overall “charade” referenced within Chris Hedges’ quotes. You may “call yourself” a proud Liberal, or even a Progressive, but, in writing just two sentences you revealed yourself as among those secretly considered “favor[ites]” of the Sold Out Left (to be used for/in a continuance of the “charade”), as well as the far-right (to be used as a tool – and to be mocked at the same time, for serving both interests unwittingly).

      [Partially resultant, there would be no positive reason in further conversing. Translation: no additional replies will follow.]

  14. SeaClearly says:

    Bill Maher & Alexandra Pelosi Take Cheap Shots at . . . the South

    The key: “She could have traveled in northern California and found the same thing, if not in the same numbers. But more to the point – you don’t have to be poor and lacking a full head of teeth (Maher seemed particularly amused by this all-too-clear marker of class privilege, or lack thereof) to believe these things.”

    Alexandra Pelosi has a solid history of these slanted techniques. As partial evidence, I, as a Progressive, once walked out of a film screening she was hosting because the focus on Southern Christianity was so selectively biased and one-sided that it boiled down to a wink-wink message/focus of “Hey, let us (the Ivy League elite) just sit back and Laugh at these idiots who Believe in God and Jesus.” Resultantly, it was easy to witness and realize even further that many of those who consider themselves to be Liberally Enlightened are actually lost among their own hypocritical sides. (Regarding Bill Maher, his ongoing mockery against people of spirituality (especially Christians) reveals him to be soulless (in his mind, at least) – and an excellent partner for some of Pelosi’s goals.)

  15. SeaClearly says:

    “Hell is truth seen too late. In large and small ways we are called to resist, resist, resist, as we race heedlessly into the abyss.” http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/05/19-5

    • SeaClearly says:

      “This law was, after all, not about foreign terrorism,” prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges, one of the plaintiffs in the suit, wrote last week. “It was about domestic dissent. If the state could link Occupy and other legitimate protest movements with terrorist groups (US Day of Rage suffered such an attempt), then the provisions in the NDAA could, in a period of instability, be used to “disappear” U.S. citizens. . . .” http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/26

  16. SeaClearly says:

    “If we talk, if we exchange ideas and debate the future of our society, we will want to change it. And nothing terrifies the powerful more than a change to the system which gives them their power.” http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/05/27-2#

    “People don’t need the media to tell them what is happening outside their door. They can hear it. They can feel it. The genie cannot go back in the bottle. We are awake, truly awake for the first time in a long time. We will not go back to sleep.”

    Casseroles: http://vimeo.com/42848523

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  18. SeaClearly says:

    “I know that the prophetic vision is not popular today in some spiritual circles,” he goes on. “But our task is not to be popular or to be seen as having an impact, but to speak the deepest truths that we know. We need to live our lives in accord with the deepest truths we know, even if doing so does not produce immediate results in the world.” http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/06/11-0

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