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“Organized Crime” and “A Declaration of War”

Thu. Jul. 19th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.” – Honore de Balzac For this week’s Duty to Warn column, I simply offer the lyrics from two related songs from the little-known anti-war, anti-fascist, anti-predatory capitalist protest CD “If All the Land Would Rise.”

Old Mexico Would Make A Good Choice For The 51st State

Fri. Jul. 13th, 2012  |  Ed Raymond

Among religious wars, drug wars, civil wars, genocides, and dozens of other kinds Planet Earth remains a dangerous, fascinating place. The Shiites and Sunnis of Iraq and Afghanistan continue to kill each other with car bombs and AK-47s. Thirty people were killed in Baghdad this morning with two car bombs. The Mexican drug cartels are using ev

Anti-Tyranny Quotes for These Times Historical Quotes of Wisdom - Compiled by Gary G. Kohls, MD

Fri. Jul. 6th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

I recently came upon a quote from Henry David Thoreau, who many regard as the father of nonviolent civil disobedience. Thoreau’s writings on the subject of active, nonviolent resistance to authority inspired Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King and innumerable other proponents of non-violent resistance to tyranny, including today’s Occupy Wall Street movement. If Thoreau

Clarence Jordan, Conscientious Objector to War and Killing: More Lessons From the History of American Fascism, Racism, Militarism, and Economic Oppression

Fri. Jun. 22nd, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

This year, 2012, would have been the 100th birthday anniversaries of Koinonia Farm’s courageous founder Clarence Jordan and his equally courageous life partner and wife Florence. Koinonia Farm, founded in 1942, is 70 years old this year. Koinonia was an innovative interracial farming commune that was set up according to the New Testament model of the pacifist, socialist early Christian communities formed in the first generation CE, based on the ethical values of Jesus of Nazareth. Those communities were described in the Acts of the Apostles. Jordan often referred to Acts 2:44 as his inspiration in establishing Koinonia Farm. The passage says, “And all that believed were together, and had all things in common; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.”

The People Don’t Want War – And Why Real Patriots Should Listen to Hermann Goering’s Last Words

Fri. Jun. 15th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

Wisconsin Recall Elections: Are the 20 Year-old Methods of Ralph Reed and the Christian Coalition Coming to Fruition?

Mon. Jun. 11th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

”It (the Christian Coalition’s political agenda) is like guerrilla warfare. If you reveal your location, all it does is allow your opponent to improve his artillery bearings. It’s better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. You’ve got two choices: You can wear camies and shimmy along on your belly, or you can put on a red coat and stand up for everyone to see. It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic was more effective.” -- Ralph Reed, (Los Angeles Times - 3-22-92)

How Fascist-Leaning Are the Candidates and Their Paymasters?

Fri. Jun. 1st, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

The recall election of Wisconsin Republican governor and preacher’s kid Scott Walker will be held next week. Several of Walker’s fellow NeoConservative legislators are also on the recall ballot for betraying many of their constituents by…