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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…

Has There Been a Fascist Coup in This Country?

Fri. May. 18th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

Many of us who are anti-imperialists and therefore also antifascists will sadly recall that following the stolen presidential election of 2004, John Kerry inexplicably and far too readily conceded defeat, despite the evidence that the infamous Diebold voting machine fraud had given the Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rove/Bush administration control of the White House for another four years. Following the 2004 electoral coup (see the powerful documentary about the election fraud of 2000, entitled “Unprecedented: The Battle for the Presidency in Florida and the Undermining of Democracy in America”), a politically savvy and historically knowledgeable acquaintance of mine from the East Coast (who happens to be Jewish) wrote an important essay that I attach below.

The Neurological, Psychological, and Spiritual Costs of War and Violence

Fri. May. 11th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

For the last decade of my 40-year career as a family physician, I practiced what was best termed holistic mental health care (i.e., using non-drug approaches, gradual psych drug withdrawal, nutritional therapy for the brain, and psychoeducational psychotherapy to achieve mental wellness).

What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?

Fri. May. 4th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

“What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?” was the title of a wonderful book written by Sabine Reichel. Reichel was born in devastated Hamburg in 1946 to Nazi-collaborator parents who were respected in their post-war community but had never talked to her about what they had done during the war years. The truth only came out during Reichel’s young adult years.

Then They Came for the Children An Analysis of the Official Cover-up of the Unwelcome Truths About the Canadian Genocide of Aboriginal Children

Thu. Apr. 26th, 2012  |  Gary G. Kohls, MD

By Guest Columnist Bill Annett From a recent edition of “The Canadian Shield” (Volume 3, Issue 3, titled “The Truth That Failed”) We’ve just spent half a day (perhaps too much) reading a 115-page tome, neither scholarly nor journalistic mais tous les deux, titled “They Came For The Children.” It’s the interim report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, that icon and crowning triumph of the conservative Stephen Harper’s Canadian majority government.