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From: OpEdNews

April 8, 2015
A Zapatista Prophet Stays in Our Home for Ten Days!
by
Mike Esteva
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.

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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!

Arrivederci!

Frank Quixote

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.