Early this morning something happened on iPeace that really made me sit up and take notice. This is a great site with wonderful members who, for the most part, are sincere in their desire to bring about a betterment of our world. We do this through the sharing of insights, news, thoughts, artistry, and opinions...All in a warm environment full of very real love and caring.

Apparently there is also something more floating about too.

I posted this video on Clayclream's comment page.

Did you watch the whole thing? Its important.

Someone found this offensive enough to repeatedly delete this video from her page.

Admittedly, Carlin uses some hard core language that can make some folks cringe. But his message was a thing of beauty. It was a scathing indictment of the Bush policies and war in general. His premise is that war is an expression of men's fear of being sexually inadequate. He may just be right on the money, but that's not important here.

The important thing is that someone found this so threatening that he or she made the choice for the rest of us to censor this piece of information. (This piece of fun.)

Now was this person:

a) a Bush supporter?
b) a supporter of the Iraq war?
c) too provincial to appreciate irony and sarcasm in humor?
d) a prude?
e) sexually inadequate? (Pfizer makes a little blue pill for that nowadays)
f) all of the above?

A few things are apparent about this individual, though. .First, he/she has a very poor grasp of history. Ideas and ideals cannot simply be erased on the whim of those wallowing in dogma, no matter how hard they might try. Ever heard of Copernicus?.

Second, this person doesn't have much capacity for self examination or reflection. Very similar in fact, to the mind set of GW Bush. Put on the blinders and full speed ahead, with the lemmings bringing up the rear....straight off the cliff.

When this person sees something he/she doesn't like or agree with, he/she simply lashes out from the shadows, and tries to eliminate the information. Yes this person is a coward. Just like these guys...

The way adults approach a disagreement is to make their voice heard. To argue their point if it has any merit. To stand on their convictions. Not to throw stones from the shadows. This is simply blatant and pathetic cowardice.

How ironic that a hostile invertebrate like this thinks for a moment that he or she speaks for peace.

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Comment by Mitsuyoshi Mark on July 11, 2009 at 4:08am
Hard to find the right song to reply, so when in doubt....laugh.
...mebbe we're a bunch of kids trying to be free. Under the shitty Christmas tree....
Comment by Mitsuyoshi Mark on July 9, 2009 at 5:19am
Of course I still value your friendship! ! came here to hear many perspectives, and to learn from people like you, so yes, you are very important to my evolution in this journey. I agree...our priorities as a nation are really skewed. Health care and many other social needs always take a back seat to the defense industry, it seems.

You pointed out something to me that I often miss, because I learned a long time ago to 'never control another human being' from a great religion professor in my college days. So I often forget that many, many others out there feel just the opposite, and want to control everything. I always thought being strong, amiable, and willing to defend oneself ought to be enough to get through, but it all falls apart when someone's ego gets the better of him/her and they want to call all the shots.
I was so mystified when Bush and co. went into Iraq...then figured it was some sort of oedipal thing going on between him and his dad. Heck, if he felt that strongly about the Bush Hussein feud, he ought to have grabbed his shotgun and gone after Saddam himself. That would have been the honorable thing to do. it would have been impossible and suicidal, but at least others' children wouldn't have died for GW's pathetic little vanity.

Man, I really enjoy our exchanges. You make me think on things I haven't in a long time, and reassess my assumptions....Thanks for that.

Aloha to You!
Comment by jimmsfairytales0com on July 9, 2009 at 12:20am
Hi Mark,
I read your reply to me, and I agree with it only in part. I think that we need to be STRONG to stand up for Peace, but I totally disagree with that saying you quoted: "If you would have peace, prepare for war!" This is a tactic that has been used time and time again by people who WANT War... to try and fool people who want Peace into accepting arming ourselves to the teeth as the ONLY way of ensuring that Peace.

For me, it's not ENOUGH that there is no war. If all our money is going on expensive arms programs to ensure that we're so well-protected (and so scary) that we don'y NEED to go to war, then that means all that money ISN'T being spent on people's health, or education, or decent housing, or the Arts. The USA doesn't NEED to go to War: they just need to threaten weaker (less-armed) countries with the dire consequences "if you don't act like we want you to".
I hope that you can still value my friendship.
Comment by Mitsuyoshi Mark on July 8, 2009 at 12:53pm
Haha! thank you for your post! And Thank you for your Friendship.

Yes, there are a lot of ironies when we try to unravel the road to peace. We need to change views in a fundamental way, but this means separating people from some illusions we have about ourselves. Folks don't give up these things without conflict, sooooo...we seem to need to reach a peaceful place through conflict. An old saying goes something like; 'If you would have peace, prepare for war.'

We can find common ground through music, art, humor...but we also need to be able to stand our ground to fight, yes fight for what we believe in. It can be one sided, as Gandhi proved through his non-violent protest, or it can be a mutual thing, as the second world war was, but I honestly don't think one can reason with those who take kindness as a weakness.

Musashi, perhaps Japan's most famous samurai, wrote of the sword which takes life, and the sword which gives life. Excalibur was the sword which gave life to the Utopia which was Camelot in the legends of Arthur and his knights, In Buddhism, there is a guardian named Fudo Myoo whose fierce countenance scares away demons...

Then there were the yamabushi, Buddhist priests who fought for righteousness. Very fierce.


All of these ideas cut to the core of us. It forces us to recognize and acknowledge the duality of our natures. Those who only tell themselves they're all 'love n goodness' have been, in my experience. the most dangerous in their self absorbed delusion, which they would gladly spread to anyone who'll bite. And who will tear into anyone who questions their 'saintly' character.

There are wonderful people here, and I love the great things they share to uplift us, but we need to look a little deeper to work out the kinks of our lower natures too.

Thanks again. I feel that a friendship with you has a real substance to it. Aloha my new Friend.
Comment by jimmsfairytales0com on July 8, 2009 at 6:05am
Thank you for this blog!
I am a friend of clayclream aka clclay, and know that it wasn't she who erased this video from her profile comments, because she later sent it to me.
I am trying to be active on iPeace and on MyPeace as well as on my own web-site's tribute to Rachel Corrie. I have had harrassment (also on my YouTube tribute) which has ranged from people calling me stupid, deluded, or pro-terrorist (isn't that a favourite accusation from the pro-State-Terror fans?) to having my web-site, my e-mail account, and my computer sabotaged.
I expect that sort of thing. In fact, it makes me realise that I'm on the right track, that I'm doing something effective enough to bother those who glory in WAR and LIES...
But I have also been criticised by some of the members of these sites for "concentrating on negative opinions, bringing negative energy onto this site".
Because I tell the truth as I see it... And that isn't always comfortable, or polite.
Some people seem to think that on a Peace site, we should all be sitting in a lotus position, smiling serenely, radiating love to every living human being, and thinking only positive thoughts. As well as limiting our communication to cute little sparkling pictures from Internet sites devoted to creating them.
Don't get me wrong: I enjoy people sending me messages of affection. But if that's the LIMIT to their Peace activism, we're not going to get very far.
Somebody like Carlin is DEEPLY offensive... because he tells the Truth in a not-very-nice way.
I mean to keep offending.
Comment by Mitsuyoshi Mark on May 2, 2009 at 3:07pm
Hi Mark,

Your writing does raise a question, though. If you are so uninterested in this third dimension....why even bother to respond?

I mean....its one of many blogs and must be far less interesting from a cosmic perspective, yes?

Interesting. :-)

Hi Clclay,

Yup! The face speaks volumes, doesn't it.

Remember what I told you about handling certain types on the web? Hahahaha!

Love n Hugs.
Comment by s <3 on May 2, 2009 at 8:41am
Hi, I've only just stumbled across this, I didn't get a email informing me of your reply...well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

They can't get away with it soooo much anymore because of the www. When you watch Bush close up, we never get that sort of filming of him in the UK, facing reading tells a lot!!!!
Comment by Mitsuyoshi Mark on April 19, 2009 at 10:45am
Hi Clayclream! Yes it does show up all over doesn't it. Another thing we need to keep an eye on is the Orwellian way of rewriting history that we're seeing more and more of these days.

A kind of retroactive form of censorship!
Comment by s <3 on April 19, 2009 at 10:19am
Energy thieves do exist, they are alive and kicking and doing a good job.... unfortunately. I like this blog, censorship appears all over the place, you never know where it is going to show.
Comment by Mitsuyoshi Mark on April 19, 2009 at 9:46am
Thanks, Patfromlogan and Cierra.

Cierra, do you remember the Celestine Prophecy? I didn't care much for it, but it did raise a concept I thought was very true; that some people are energy thieves. This ties in very well with the idea of the folks playing puppeteer with our lives, doesn't it.

I wonder if they really do need our energy, or if they're just hopelessly deluded. Self deluded too, because if they really took an honest look at what they have wrought, they'd probably go insane from guilt. Your idea about starving the beast through love has happened before. During the Christmas cease fire in WWI. Then, after a few days of actual humanity in the trenches, the generals brought 'sanity' back to the battlefield and they began killing each other again.

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