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“Rethinking Conspiracy” via Soldiers for Peace International

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Anyone who has ever tried to get a friend to listen to the evidence that government conspiracies exist has got to read this article before they give up trying. It is a very carefully constructed, compelling and irrefutable argument that they are not only real, but have determined critical moments in US and world history.

I hope to see a lot more of this kind of writing from my friend Shawn Hamilton.    Rick Staggenborg

 

http://www.soldiersforpeaceinternational.org/2014/10/rethinking-conspiracy-analysis-by-shawn.html

“Changing the world-the psychology of belief” by Rick Staggenborg

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It is impossible to build a movement without having a shared understanding of the problem  we are trying to solve.  The difficulty in doing this is that all of us view the world from different perspectives, often radically divergent ones. To build a movement of sufficient influence to change the dangerous trajectory the world is currently on, we need to be able to get the broadest coalition of individuals of differing philosophies possible.

 We are up against a powerful coalition of wealthy and influential individuals with the simple goal of consolidating their control over the nations of the world and their resources. Our objective has to be as simple and must appeal to people across the spectrum of political ideologies. In this third in a series of articles about how to dismantle the New World Order, I consider how opinions are formed and use my experience as a psychotherapist to explain how even deeply held beliefs can be challenged and changed.

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“Changing the world-the psychology of belief”

 

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

Friesen Press Announces “Be All You Can Be” by Shawn E. Hamilton

http://www.einpresswire.com/press-releases/preview/1871430

VETERAN PLEADS: DO NOT BLINDLY SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE FOR YOUR COUNTRY! Author Publishes WWII Pilot Father’s Legacy and Warning

SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, October 19, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — SACRAMENTO, 19 October, 2014—The belief that it’s noble to support the nation’s military regardless of circumstances will perhaps always prevail. It’s a seductive patriotic ideal, but over the course of our nation’s history, the US military has been increasingly used to protect the interests of the rich and powerful rather than liberty and justice for all. Journalist Shawn Hamilton has written his new book, Be All You Can Be, as a wake-up call to the nation, using his WWII veteran father’s story as the revelry bugle.

A person who is willing to sacrifice his life ‘for his country’ is merely a dupe in the profit game of the military-industrial complex.”

— Major Ralph E.   Hamilton, 1976

 

Homeless in Sacramento: Interview with Darryl Jefferson

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Every Saturday morning a few good folks bring food to feed the homeless in Sacramento. One informal group was started several years ago by a woman from Taiwan named Lily who arrived in the US with no education, no ability to speak English, and little money. Life was very hard for her, but Lily eventually became a licensed accupressure therapist and became financially stable, She never forgot how it felt to be poor, however, and started feeding the homeless because of her compassion for people in tough circumstances. I extracted the recording above from an interview I conducted with Darryl Jefferson during the breakfast one Saturday morning. The piece originally aired on KPFA Radio.

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Interview: Dr. Rick Staggenborg Interviews Be All You Can Be Writer

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sfpiradio/2014/05/11/be-all-that-you-can-be-with-shawn-hamilton

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A Kriegie’s Prayer –Ralph Hamilton

Oh, God, I ask of you in humble prayer,

As I lie in torment far from home,

Keep safe my loving family over there;

Make lighter theirs—this burden

Which they bear.

I ask not why this plan for war was lain,

Nor question your divine authority,

But couldn’t you have had the flak refrain

That last time I went down to

Strafe a train?

Oh, God, just slightly overflow thy cup,

And speed me from this vermin-prison’s bed.

Please, God, release me from

This land of Krupp

Before these God-damned bedbugs eat me up!

Note: Ralph wrote this under a dim night light, on toilet paper in the German prison camp at Moosburg. He said the bedbugs had chewed his wrists, neck, and ankles to a “painful mass of itching misery” and forced him from his bunk.

Shawn Hamilton _ on 9/11 Free Fall

Shawn Hamilton _ on 9/11 Free Fall

Shawn Hamilton _ on 9/11 Free Fall

 This show was broadcast January 30, 2014.

911 Free Fall

“Be All You Can Be”

Released on March 24th, 2014 through Friesen Press:  Be All You Can Be

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“There is something sad about a person who blindly sacrifices his life ‘for his country,’ for he is unaware of the real issues. If a person can grasp the truth about war, it can’t help but color his thinking on such issues as draft dodging. The name draft dodger suggests the evasion of a just debt or obligation. In reality, a draft dodger is either a person who rejects military service on religious or moral grounds—or plainly doesn’t want to allow himself to be killed. Any of those reasons should be good enough, and I don’t think that he should be persecuted or prosecuted.

A person who is willing to sacrifice his life ‘for his country’ is merely a dupe in the profit game of the military-industrial complex. A man who has the courage to stand up against such twisted idealism and refuse to be sacrificed for profiteers is no coward. My opinion of the draft dodger differs from the opinion of many of my peers, but then, my generation is probably one of the biggest collections of fools on record.”

— Major Ralph E. Hamilton, WW2 Veteran, 1976

Americans (a concise poem)

Mad carnivores staked on chains–
Sit near the spike and feel no loss
Of freedom at the circumference.