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News :: Human Rights
A Generation of Zombies ?
08 Jul 2004
Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness
If the "leaked" news of the linked article is true you can likely
look forward to a generation of zombies; I highly doubt that US
Americans will begin to respect their Elders and so pull their
communities together enough to function like communities.

Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness

Jeanne Lenzer New York

A sweeping mental health initiative will be unveiled by President
George W Bush in July. The plan promises to integrate mentally ill
patients fully into the community by providing "services in the
community, rather than institutions," according to a March 2004
progress report entitled New Freedom Initiative
(www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/toc-2004.html) While some
praise the plan's goals, others say it protects the profits of drug
companies at the expense of the public.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7454/1458

http://newswire.indymedia.org/en/newswire/2004/06/804650.shtml

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Community does not exist without Elders.
Adapted from http://www.globalgreens.org/story.php?id=118 , a now defunct site.

No community throughout history has lasted for any length of time at all without respect for it's Elders. Not the jewish community, not any norse or asian or african, not any european, island, native american or aboriginal. If anyone can think of one please let us all know.

We have allowed democracy to supercede and replace respect for Elders. The process has taken about 4000 years, (since the coalition of the roman city-states), so I know better than to blame any individual.

Though I do not blame I do take responsibility. My taking responsibility seems to me what at this time I will call maturity.

No community can continue without mature individuals.
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Democracy does not exist without writing. Vocalization is part of our genetic heritage, not writing.

Vocalization has roots about one billion years old in the first communique' between life on Earth, genetic material.

Writing is only about twenty thousand years old.

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Written Law is at best a reduction ( over-simplification ) of Natural Law. At it's worst Written Law is a nightmare.

Giving no regard or consideration to the 97% of our brains that science can not document, can not 'prove' and therefore has no legal standing, Written Law ignores that 97% of our brains that have to do with relationships other than inter-human.

Often divided into the two categories of civil law and criminal law, both civil and criminal law fail and both do injustice to all.

Civil law is an attempt to reduce Natural Law into terms of inter-species relationships. With no regard to life other than hu-man, its trying to interpret all of earth into terms of human, with its misrepresentation of what we are, Civil Law is suicidal.


Criminal Law accuses those who choose to honor Natural Law, it threatens those who are more respectful and more honest.

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Is human separate from all other life On Earth ? Or is human truly only a part of a greater life, a life known as The Mother, a life known as Gaia ? Or is human both ?

Vocalization is part of our genetic heritage, writing, only about twenty thousand years old, is not. Must we choose between the two ? Is written law worth killing for ? is written law worth dieing for ?

It is from vocalization that rises our abilities to express ourselves with the subtleties of spirit and soul that have never been before between life forms On Earth. Not from writing.

Is written law worth dieing for ?

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Re-Spect of Elders is, with the rise of mammalian life, at least 200 million years old. Though not as deep, ancient or obvious as male and female or the pursuit of food, respect of Elders is still part of our genetic heritage.

Democracy, giving a suggestion of voice to many, giving what is a delusion of voice to many, amounts to Elders not being heard at all.

Re-Spect Elders. It seems to me that male humans are most often thrust into Elder-ship while female hu-mans are most often drawn into it. This is as it should be.

It seems that male and female humans will not ever truly and completely understand each other, that young humans will always have inherent differences. This is as it should be. To ignore these differences and call male and female the same is disrespectful to both. To ignore these differences and call male and female the same is in denial of what we are. To ignore these differences and call male and female the same is suicidal.

Respect Elders - They know why you should even if you do not.

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Will is a trinitive balance of, as best as I can put in words, - yes, no, maybe - . Will is not a duality such as "you and I".

Will is inseparable from life. Every life has a will of its own. Every life has had a will of its own since the dawns of life On Earth, about three billion years ago.

Will has little changed these past three billion years.

It is from the third corner of will, from - maybe- that rises all extremes and balances of Left and Right.
Not from - yes. Not from - no.

Before political meaning, Left / Right extremes and balances have real anatomical meaning and have had so for about three billion years. It is genetically inherent. It is part of all humans.

Left / Right extremes and balances have risen with human and has become a task and a weight upon Elders.

Human, as is the bonobo, gorilla, ant, horse, wolf, alligator, cat, bee, and many others, a highly inter-dependent social group. With the rise of Left / Right extremes and balances it has become embodied in Elders the tie breaker and the meaning of consensus at its most basic level. Not embodied in any Written Law, not embodied in any system or doctrine or philosophy or school, it is in Elders that is embodied the meaning of consensus at its most basic level.

When Elders are non-competitive it is they who offer a greater conscious peace to any group.

When forced to be competitive there may be nothing left of Life, of Earth, of these days 21st century A.D. but chaos, dust and hell.


Elders are not self-determined but exist within a community. Community does not exist without Elders, Elders do not exist without community. Elders are only one of six critically important types of people that comprise community; there is also male and female children, adult and mature males and females, and the yet to be born.

It is the relationship that a person has with the yet to be born that can most determine who is an Elder.

It is Elders that give meaning to consensus. The trinitive balance of will has risen these past three billion years to become expressed within highly inter-dependent groups such as human in the bodies, wills and experience of Elders.

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Not in writing, not in Democracy, it is in the bodies, in the wills and in the experiences of Elders that consensus has its most basic meanings.

Respect Elders - They know why you should even if you do not.

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RIGHT WING NEO-CONS ARE HURTING THE WORKING CLASS!
08 Jul 2004
50% of the United States taxes go to the military!
BUSH IS A FAILURE!
NATIONALIZE HEALTH CARE NOW!
Respect everyone!