Thursday March 12, 2015 firstname.lastname@example.org
The arrogant, corporate-controlled Republicans are doing a good job in their determination to
bring down our country. Giving standing ovations to that war-monger Israeli Prime Minister,
Netanyahu, a reincarnated Hitler, and sending a seditious letter, signed by 47 ignorant senators,
to Iran, attempting to undermine on-going negotiations re their making a nuclear weapon, brands
them as TRAITORS.
When ignorant voters gave control of the House and Senate to Republican, it will be a prime
example of the Biblical saying: “We reap what we sow.” How true it is that “ignorance is bliss,”
and that makes us the most blissful nation in the world!
Greetings to ??????:
New ebook on Amazon’s Kindle Store:
A 94 Year-Old’s Path to Living Longer and Better.
I am proof my regimen works. Going on 95, and can still “do it”
without pills once a week. Played 4 games of racquetball yesterday
at the Port Orange YMCA and I still ride my 800 lb. 1100 cc Yamaha
motorcycle. My goal is to continue as I am at least till I reach 100.
Just 5 1/2 years to go!I’m not bragging; I just want GenX, Baby Boomers,
and Millennials to know they can get to where I am, and beyond with
the regimen I describe in my book.
The Survivor has spoken!
U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy
APRIL 18, 2014,
A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.
Asking “[w]ho really rules?” researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past
few decades America’s political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where
wealthy elites wield most power.
Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that
rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless
of or even against the will of the majority of voters.
“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing
business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy,” they write, “while
mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”
As one illustration, Gilens and Page compare the political preferences of Americans at the 50th income
percentile to preferences of Americans at the 90th percentile as well as major lobbying or business groups.
They find that the government—whether Republican or Democratic—more often follows the preferences of the
latter group rather than the first.
The researches note that this is not a new development caused by, say, recent Supreme Court decisions
allowing more money in politics, such as Citizens United or this month’s ruling onMcCutcheon v. FEC.
As the data stretching back to the 1980s suggests, this has been a long term trend, and is therefore harder
for most people to perceive, let alone reverse.
“Ordinary citizens,” they write, “might often be observed to ‘win’ (that is, to get their preferred policy
outcomes) even if they had no independent effect whatsoever on policy making, if elites (with whom they
often agree) actually prevail.”
The Big Three in Life: Body, Mind and Spirit
Francis T. Sganga
May 20, 2015
The way I figure it, the most important thing for me is to remain Alive, because once I croak, nothing else matters. The next most important thing is the follow the best regimen for maintaining my life as long as possible, Qualitatively. to just be alive is not enough; I must squeeze as much Pleasure from it as possible, because I believe that’s why we were created. In pondering how to do this, I decided that I must nourish my Body, my Mind and my Spirit (i.e. my Soul.)
I view Body, Mind and Spirit as all part of a Team, where Each of Them must make a Positive Contribution enabling us to win the Game of Life. That view is reflected in the ancient adage that we:
Keep a Sound (Healthy) Mind in a Sound (Healthy) Body.
Following that advice will automatically result in our having a Sound Spirit, which is tantamount to having Peace of Mind, which is equivalent to be a Contented, Happy person who feels that “All is right in this World.”
Of course, all is not right in this World, as anyone who watches the news on TV well knows. But, since I cannot do anything about the chaos that exists everywhere, I must not let it affect my psyche negatively, because it’s Counter-Productive to my goal of squeezing as much pleasure from life as possible. That is why I don’t go to movies or watch TV shows that depict mayhem. Explosions, endless car chases and wrecks, gun battles with their artificially bloodied faces and bodies, and loveless, animalistic sex.
The First of the Big Three, my Body, must be given prime consideration, because as my body goes so goes the rest of me. It is my Cathedral. It houses the invaluable, mysterious, God-given Spark of Life and it is incumbent upon my Mind to take the best care of it I can. Toward this end, I strictly control my weight keeping it at my “fighting weight,” I strictly control my diet (no sausages, hot dogs or hamburgers; mostly chicken, fish and veggies) and I work the hell out of my body, disregarding its protests via aches and pains.
The Second, of the Big Three, my Mind, is nourished by my being a Life-Time Learner and using it to Write Books. I am hooked on reading about, contemplating and trying to understand the Divine Mysteries (the title of an e book I wrote) in our awesome Universe and Life itself, such as:
Why is there Something instead of Nothing? Where did the billions of Galaxies and the billions of Stars in them come from?
Where did our Unique Minds and Consciousness come from?
Where did out Sense of Beauty come from? Cows and dogs don’t notice beautiful Double Rainbows. Why do we?
How is it that a single fertilized egg cell about the size of the (.) can become a beautiful baby in just 270 days?
Where did Music come from, that accompanies every movie, and why is it so important in our lives?
Does the Universe go on forever?
The Third of the Big Three, my Spiritual Soul, is my Guidance Counsellor. Everything I do must adhere to its standards for me to have Peace of Mind. One of its standards is the Golden Rule; the another, the Ten Commandments. It thrives on Good Karma and my having a Positive Attitude accompanied by a Healthy Sense of Humor.
I just turned 94. I painted the half of the exterior of a rental unit we own yesterday, played five games of racquetball this morning and will finish painting the remainder of the house tomorrow morning. Oh, I almost forgot. I “can still do it” without taking any pills, and, in fact, I don’t take any pills at all!
Monday May 11, 2015 email@example.com
Listen Up World!
Call me Frank. I am 94. I just left watching a movie, and as I glanced toward the couch, there was
wife May, 64 come July 1, taking a snooze. As I glanced at her face in serene repose, I felt love
ooze all over me. What a joy she is to have for a loving companion! We are together 24/7, sharing
every priceless moment in complete harmony. Thank you God, for the Gift of May. I shall cherish and
take care of Your precious gift as long as I shall live.
The luckiest guy in the world!!
Sunday May 3, 2015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeting to my many non-readers:
I have little else to do at the moment, so to pass the time till I watch LeBron James, our American claim to Royalty,
play in the playoffs tonight. I decided to vent a bit.
Today, the Whole World received these glad tidings:
The Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine) of the British Royal Family gave birth to her second child, a girl May 2, 2015.
WOW! How exciting! Britons are ecstatic, their newspapers are selling like crazy, there is a frenzy of gossip about what
to name the future queen.
I, for one, couldn’t care less. In fact, I consider all of this “Royalty” hullabaloo to be a bunch of crap.
Why? Because in my opinion, NO ONE is better than anyone else. All these parasites do is promote themselves,
like our so-called celebrities do with their award shows, like the Oscars, Emmys and Country Music awards.
In my opinion, NOBODY is more important than me, not the President, the Pope or the Queen of England.
Speaking of the Queen. Do you thing she gives the King blow-jobs? Okay, that’s putting it rather crudely.
Does she engage in FELLATIO with him? How about his “Going South” (CUNNILINGUS) with her? I’m sure most
love-making couples(except lesbians) do both. A racquetball buddy told me in the locker room that they use
the oral routine before banging away. He calls it “Taking a trip to Australia (going down under) and that
he swishes a jigger of vodka in his mouth beforehand to kill the zillions of bacteria lurking there, thereby
lessening the chance of a vaginal infection.
Just before I wrote this I Googled: ORAL SEX. Wow! I found explicit directions for sending a woman to the moon!
Too bad the Internet didn’t exist when I married in 1945!
By the way: If a reporter wants to become world-famous, all he/she has to do is ask the Queen if she gives
the King Blow-jobs.
Love and peace to all,
Wednesday April 22,2015 email@example.com
Greetings to my fellow Americans!
This is from my new book titled: The Great American Dream (Nightmare):
A Primary Example of How Humanoids Rule the Roost
(Humanoids are the Sub-Humans Among Us
Who Are Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
Workers Allege Walmart Closes Stores
To Retaliate Against Strikes
April 21, 2015
Venanzi Luna says she was given just four hours notice that she was losing her job at Walmart.
That day she says everyone came to work around 7:00 in the morning….
She and her fellow workers were told that their store in Pico Rivera isn’t the only store that
has been closed; four others, in California, Florida, Oklahoma and texas, have also been shut
down. In total 2,200 Walmart workers’ employment, including 500 from Luna’s store are in limbo.
Luna says it’s been very hard on her. “I’m actually the breadwinner of my house. It affects me
a lot,” she said. “How am I going to pay for my parents’ medication, how will I pay my bills?
I get really stressed out quick, so for me it’s a big deal.”
Workers in Pico Rivera, however, contend that the closing is in retaliation for the extensive
organizing action at that location. It was the first store to experience a strike in 2012,
before workers began staging reguale strikes against the company to demand higher pay and the
right to form a union.
“Walmart has targeted this store because the associates have been among the most active Associates
around the country to improve working conditions, “ an injunction reads. “This unprecedented
‘closure” to fix ‘plumbing’ is part of Walmart’s overall national strategy to punish Associates
who stand up and speak out for better working conditions.”
Walmart Executive Annual Salaries
Michael T. Duke President & CEO $ 4,703,476
Douglas McMillon Executive V. P. $25,254,538
William S. Simon Executive V. P. $13,041,903
Charles M. Holley Jr. Executive V. P. & CEO $ 8,058,956
Neil M. Ashe Executive V. P. $13,177,901
Rosalind G. Brewer Executive V. P. $11,656,257
MAKING CHANGE AT WALMART.COM
Walmart jobs are poverty-level jobs.
Walmart’s average sale associate makes $8.81 per hour, according to IBSWORLD, and independent
market research group. This translates to annual pay of $15,576, based upon Walmart’s full-time
status of 34 hours per week. This is significantly below the 2010 Federal Poverty level of
$22,050 for a family of four.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the average Walmart cashier makes just $8.48 an hour, far
below the $11.22 national average for all cashiers.
Walmart can afford to pay higher wages. According to a 2011 report (PDF), if Walmart started
paying a $12/hour minimum wage, its workers currently less than $9.00 per hour could each
earn $3,250 to $6,500 more per year before taxes. If Walmart were to pass this cost directly
to shoppers, the average consumer would need to pay only 46 cents more per shopping trip, or
$12.50 per year in 2010, Walmart CEO Mike Duke received $18.7 million *in total compensation
or 1,201 times the annual income of the average Walmart sale Associate.
*$18,700,000 ÷40 hr/wk = $467,000 per hour
Slavery is a legal or economic system under which people are treated as property.
If you give the matter serious thought, what is heart-breaking and unfair about the billions
of people world-wide who are struggling to survive, is that their entire lives are spent
without ever having achieved what most of us intuitively crave for – Self-fulfillment:*
They are locked into doing other peoples’ things regardless of any gift or talent that may
be embedded in their Souls.
*Self-fulfillment is basically the Freedom to be able to do Your Own Thing and not someone
else’s. It’s what I have been lucky to achieve and it’s on-going. I was a dedicated educator
for thirty-three years, received national recognition for math programs I designed and wrote
(see my resume in the back of this book), I started and ran The Frank Sganga Charter School
for three years, I’ve written 18 books not including tis one, I am happily married, have no
significant ailments, at 94 I can play racquetball and ride a motorcycle, and I’ve never been
happier or more content than I am now. How I wish all of my fellow Human Beings could experience
the joyfulness of Life that I have!
As I write this, I think of the Slaves who spent their lives building Pyramids for the Pharaohs
in Egypt. And, re the billions of people who are serving as Slaves for the Ultra-Rich and powerful
Humanoids, I say to myself, “How fortunate I am! There, but for the Grace of God, go I!”
And so the World turns!
Saturday April 11, 2015 11 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 8, 2015
A Zapatista Prophet Stays in Our Home for Ten Days!
Last month my wife Peggy and I had a prophet in our home: Gustavo Esteva….
….Gustavo was once an IBM executive, and an official high-up in the Mexican government. At one time he was
also a revolutionary guerrilla. Now he calls himself a de-professionalized intellectual and itinerant
story-teller. He’s the founder of an alternative university (Unitierra). He has authored more than 30 books.
Our threatened survival is where Gustavo started (our conversation). He said our world stands in a position
of unprecedented danger. It is threatened by climate chaos, oligarchical (ruled by a few) governments,
tremendous wealth disparities, an economic system that simply doesn’t work, schools and communications
media that propagandize rather than inform, and by an emerging and universal police state with its system
of perpetual war that (suicidally) defends the status quo. Under the present world order, the line between
governments, the military, the police and the judiciary on the one hand and the criminals and thugs on the
other has completely disappeared. Not a pretty picture.
DID YOU KNOW?
The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court permits the U.S. military
to invade our homes without a warrant, arrest us without charges, and imprison us indefinitely without
trial, legal representation or due process.
I have no reason to know if anyone reads what I write. It really doesn’t matter because there is only a
tiny chance that the U.S. will keep from self-destructing. I base my thinking mostly by what I read in
the website www.opedNews that contains articles by very knowledgeable people that contains information
you won’t get in your newspaper or via the “news” on T.V. Our only hope for national long-range survival
is for informed people to know what the hell is really going on in our country, and for them to vote
accordingly. Personally, I don’t believe it will happen. The vast majority of Americans are either uninformed
(ignorant) or have “I don’t give a shit” attitude.
Let me back up a bit. I consider myself to be well-informed but I DO have an “I don’t give a shit attitude’
re politics. I didn’t vote in the last presidential election and won’t vote in the one coming up because
both parties SUCK! However,if a there is a candidate who tells it like it is, commiserates with working people
and goes after the rich folks and warmongers running the show, I will eagerly vote for him or her. However,
I don’t see that happening. Corporations, via their campaign contributions run the show, and it’s virtually
impossible to win an election without their support.
In 12 days I will be 94, so I say to myself, “Why do you give a shit?” and resign myself to eat, drink and be
merry. My time is running out – FAST!
Oh, I forgot:
Did You Know?
The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court permits the U.S. military to invade
our homes without a warrant, arrest us without charges, and imprison us indefinitely without trial, legal
representation or due process.
Thursday, April 9, 2015 9 p.m. – Racquetball Day – email@example.com
I think I found it. All I need do now is stay healthy!
After playing 5 games, I showered and picked up my wife, May, and a copy of the magazine called
AGING TREE (Google it.). The cover headline: FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FOUND! In Letter from the Editor,
Corey Shenk said, among other things:
I think the “Fountain of Youth” is within all of us. We make the choices about what we believe,
what we eat, how we act toward others, how much we laugh…the decisions we make every day.
Ultimately at the end of the day, you are the only one that can allow anyone to make you feel
one way or another. Be who you are…smile, laugh, consult your higher power (whatever it may be),
eat, enjoy those around you, be kind to others, and enjoy an activity that lights up your life
and makes you feel like a child again. Yes. We found the “Fountain of Youth.” It’s the laughing
child within us all.
If you red my blogs, you know how I found the Fountain of Youth via my regimen, my lifestyle and
my perspective on Life.
The following is self-explanatory:
In my email:
Jennifer DiRossi | The Dr. Oz Show
O: 212-259-1658 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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ZoCo Productions | 1270 Avenue of Americas|7th floor| NY, NY 10020
Do you have a 99 year old grandma that would like to come on The Dr. Oz show to share her health advice?
Or do you know anyone in their 90’s that would want to come on the show?
If so, please write into today. Must be available on April 14th from 8am to 11:30am to come into the
studio in NYC to be on the show!
I am a 94 year-old male racquetball-playing, motorcycle-riding retired educator turned writer who:
1. Has no significant ailments.
2. Takes no pills, not even vitamins.
3. Blood pressure average 110/70.
4. Has written a dozen ebooks, mainly espousing the existence of an Intelligent Designer,
after 80 that are on Amazon’s KINDLE program.
5. Who maintains a very strict diet and weight-control regimen.
6. Who is married to a 64 year-old woman and I am still sexually active. (About once per week.)
7. Who has a healthy sense of humor. (I can send you some that I experienced.)
8. Who studiously avoids bad karma from any source, including family members.
9. I am an “activist” who is currently writing a book titled: THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM NIGHTMARE
and subtitled: Is the U.S. Destined to become a giant concentration camp? (See my website)
10. One of my goals: To still be able to play competitive racquetball at 100.
Visit me at: www.sganga.net for more
Note: There’s no way, on a fixed income, that I can afford a trip to your studio. If you can’t afford me,
Apr 7 at 9:50 AM
Thanks for writing into doctoroz.com!
My follow-up response:
To: Jennifer DiRossi
Apr 8 at 7:44 PM
Re Previous email I sent.
Oh, I forgot. Would Dr. Oz like to try me out on the racquetball court? I’m 94. (April 29th)
How old is he?
For photos of me go to: www.sganga.net
I have no idea what SAG/AFTRA is/are. Never been on your show, or any other for that matter.
Example of my sense of humor:
When a small amount of blood was found in my urine, mu urologist ordered a C/T scan to see if there
was a tumor causing it. When I entered the lab, a young impertinent young lady checked out my vitals,
while an older woman at a small desk shuffled some papers. After finishing her routine, the young lady
went to a closet, took out one of the bare-ass hospital gowns and tossed it at me saying authoritatively,
like I was a child, “Put this on and take off your pants.”
I put the gown across my left arm, walked up real close to her, startling her a bit when I made eye contact,
and said softly, “Honey, I’ll take off my pants if you’ll take off yours.”
The young lady was stunned by my audaciousness, but the older woman howled with laughter saying, “That’s the
first time anyone ever said that. You just made my day!”
Actor Robin William’s wife is being sued by his children re his assets. I had a similar experience with my
kids that is described in my Kindle ebook: I Hope I Outlive My Greedy kids – The diary of a disillusioned widower.
Of course, nothing will come of it. I am resigned to the fact that being a
nobody who is facing the difficult task of trying to be a somebody, is basically an exercise in futility. Then,
I say to myself, “What the Hell, old Man, what else have you got to do?? And I do it! It’s the Don Quixote in me
I can’t resist. Arrivederci!
The Dauntless Bull
Wednesday April 8, 2015 email@example.com
I have simple solution for world-wide peace. Replace all of the stupid, war-mongering men
in charge of the countries and corporations with women. My logic? It’s summed up in the saying,
“Men are from Mars, named after the God of War and women are from Venus, named after the God of Love.
I suspect that men are generally aggressive and combative due the primitive heritage going way back
to the Stone Age when they had to hunt and kill animals larger than themselves for food while their
mates remained at “home” caring for the kids and doing the cooking.
Right now, most men are now far removed from their chimpanzee cousins who establish territories they
stake out with urine and protect with a vengeance. Add to this their battles for sexual dominance
that can be fatal. One of the common attributes of most male mammals are their constant strenuous
fights for the privilege to have sex with one or more of the desirable females in their group.
I believe it’s mainly the “territorial instinct” among men that causes wars. Google territorial wars
and check out the lists in Wikipedia to see what I am talking about. A case in point right now is
the refusal of Israel to allow for a Palestinian State.
One of the major problems with my proposal is that the vast majority of women have babies and feel
obligated to nurture them during the early stages of development, another is to be the home-maker
All I know is that wars are stupid, started and sustained by stupid men. Perhaps another solution is
to force those that start wars be the ones that fight them. If all of our congressmen were subject
to the dangers of IED (Improvised Explosive Devises) that blow away the limbs of our servicemen or
kill them, they would not be so keen to settle disputes by bombing the hell out of pseudo-enemies
using drones, that also “accidentally kill innocent men, women and children in what is euphemistically
called “collateral damage.”
Greetings Fellow Americans
Tuesday April 7, 2015 8 p.m. sicari1921gmail.com
I just finished watching Wheel of Fortune with wife, May, which is what we usually do after supper. We share chores, when
she cooks, I do the kitchen; when I cook she does them. We are riding on Cloud Nine right now. Most of our bills have been
paid (the biggest: $5200 in Real Estate Taxes) and we now afford to go to Wendy’s after racquetball.
I am blessed to have such a loving companion as my days dwindle down to a precious few.
I am also blessed with having TWO PURPOSES IN LIFE. First and foremost, I want to do all I can to help people be all that they
can be, via my writing and, secondly, I would love to have the experience of being FAMOUS. Realistically, there’s little chance
that will happen, but the thought that it MIGHT is very motivating and fun to think about.
Right now I am woking on my 16th KINDLE ebook titled: THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM NIGHTMARE. The subtitle: Is the U.S. destined to
become a Giant Concentration Camp? In researching it, this is one of the things I found out:
Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II style
internment camps could happen again
February 3, 2914
Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another wartime abuse of Civil Right
such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.
“You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law
school while discussing Korematsu vs. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
U.S. CONCENTRATION CAMPS
FEMA AND THE REX 84 PROGRAM
There over 600 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed
and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States.
The Rex 84 Program was established on the reasoning that if a mass exodus of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border,
they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA. Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed
down and to be turned into prisons.
Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is initiated
for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly
takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the coming police state
and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part
of the legal framework for this operation.
The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an airport
nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these facilities is just
outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold approximately 2 million people.
FRIENDS OF Liberty
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS
Locations and Executive Orders
Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot are the two sub programs which will be implemented once the Rex 84 program is
initiated for its proper purpose. Garden Plot is the program to control the population. Cable Splicer is the program
for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government. FEMA is the executive arm of the
coming police state and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal
Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.
The camps all have railroad facilities as well as roads leading to and from the detention facilities. Many also have an
airport nearby. The majority of the camps can house a population of 20,000 prisoners. Currently, the largest of these
facilities is just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Alaskan facility is a massive mental health facility and can hold
approximately 2 million people.
Executive Orders associated with FEMA that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive Orders
have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:..
To Freedom Fighters
Whistle-Blowers, the World Over
“THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS”
This simple quotation from Founding Father Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis not only describes the beginnings of the
American Revolution, but also the life of Paine himself. Throughout most of his life, his writings inspired passion,
but also brought him great criticism. He communicated the ideas of the Revolution to common farmers as easily as to
intellectuals, creating prose that stirred the hearts of the fledgling United States. He had a grand vision for society:
he was staunchly anti-slavery, and he was one of the first to advocate a world peace organization and social security
for the poor and elderly.
Thomas Paine (1737) was an English and American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.
As the author of the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the rebels in
1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human
rights. He has been called “a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination”.
Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the
help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. Virtually every rebel read
(or listened to a reading of) his powerful pamphlet Common Sense (1776), the all-time best-selling American title
which crystallized the rebellious demand for independence from Great Britain. His The American Crisis (1776–83) was a
pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. Common Sense was so influential that John Adams said, “Without the pen of the author
of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.”
Common Sense sold about 150,000 copies in 1776, a tribute to both the persuasiveness of Paine’s argument and the clarity a
nd power of his literary style. Addressing a mass audience unfamiliar with legal precedents, classical learning, and complex
rhetoric, Paine strove for simplicity. The message conveyed by his style was of a piece with his democratic politics: to
understand the nature of politics, all it takes is common sense.
Thomas Paine was an influential 18th-century writer of essays and pamphlets. Among them were “The Age of Reason,” regarding
the place of religion in society; “Rights of Man,” a piece defending the French Revolution; and “Common Sense,” which was
published during the American Revolution. “Common Sense,” Paine’s most influential piece, brought his ideas to a vast audience,
swaying (the otherwise undecided) public opinion to the view that independence from the British was a necessity
Our founding fathers, under the inspired leadership of people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and
Patrick Henry, broke the chains that bound them to the rapacious British Empire.
Today, more than ever, we need a new group of Founding Fathers to break the chains with which rapacious Corporate and Political
Humanoids are binding us. We are not only in dire need a Charismatic Leader, we also need an alternative to the two corrupt
political parties now destroying our precious country.
John W. Whitehead is a constitutional attorney and head of the Rutherford
Institute In his book: Battlefield America he says:
“The outlook for civil liberties grows bleaker by the day, from the government’s embrace of indefinite detention for U.S. citizens
and armed surveillance drones flying overhead to warrantless surveillance of phone, email and Internet communications, and
prosecutions of whistle-blowers. The homeland is ruled by a police-industrial complex, an extension of the American military empire..
Everything that our founding fathers warned us against is now the new norm. The government has trained its sights on the American people.
We have become the enemy, All the while, the American people remain largely oblivious.”
Wake up Folks, it’s later than you think!
Frank Sganga, the Dreamer of Better Times to Come for the billions of people who are living in hopeless, miserable conditions worldwide.
P.S. Do you think I am being monitored by NSA, the FBI and the CIA? According to whistle-blower Edward Snowden, I probably am. Ah well,
if tried and convicted under the Patriot Act, the prosecutors would be frustrated because I would not be spending many years in prison at age 94!