Editor's Notes Friday 28 October 2011

 

Wisdom is a result of a happy marriage between intelligence and experience.
© Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective.
 
True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 35 (295)
Friday, 28 October, 2011
 
Editor's Notes
 
'There'll be bluebirds over, the White Cliffs of Dover
                                  tomorrow, when the world is free'
 
'The wrath of the people shall thunder,
                                              relentless as time and the tide'

The World War 11 sentimental sound of English singer Vera Lynn and her White Cliffs of Dover, as set to music and film from the poem by Alice Duer Miller >http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800180008/info< and Russian Sergei Prokofiev and his resounding United Nations march, reveal the breadth and depth and determination of human longing for peace and security.

Peace and security include an insistence on honesty in economics and government. It has long been concluded by people throughout the world that politicians, many say, all politicians, are dishonest. Liars they call them.

On the surface the majority are placid and accepting of abuse by those who own and control their countries. But there is a fire down below that erupts from time to time and from place to place with volcanic force.

To quote the Bard from his Julius Caesar, On such a full sea are we now afloat. We must take the current as it serves or lose our fortunes.

Winter may dampen the spirits of The Occupiers throughout the world's northern hemisphere. And ruthless manipulators will strive to distract and dismay them but spring will come again and compulsion for honesty and fairness in government will surface anew.

Click above for the film and words of The White Cliffs of Dover and read below the words to the United Nations song that was written in 1943 by composer Prokofiev as the Red Army was snapping the vertebrae of the Nazi invaders in the Soviet Union.

Take heart all ye nations bowed under
By powers of darkness that rise
The wrath of the people shall thunder
Relentless as time and the tide 
 
Chorus:
United Nations on the march
With flags unfurled
Together fight for victory
A free new world
 
As sure as the sun meets the morning
And rivers flow down to the sea
A new day for mankind is dawning
Our children shall live proud and free
 
Chorus:
 
The sun and the stars are all ringing
With sound rising strong from the earth
The voice of the people singing
The song of a new world in birth
 
If anything, the above set to rousing march music, captures the spirit of The Occupiers. In growing numbers people of all ages are demonstrating their objections to being brutally exploited by the corporate elite who mock, in the proverbial let them eat cake fashion, with champagne.
 
Millions unemployed, millions losing their homes, millions being denied their legitimate hopes for their future.
 
Barack Obama offered hope and repaid good will by betrayal of trust. He has yielded in the spirit of compromise like that of Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who set up World War 11 when he signed the Munich Agreement with Adolph Hitler in 1938.
 
Obama should know that the Republicans, while not cut from the same cloth as Hitler, are, as was Hitler, not interested in compromise, they want his destruction and the denial of all that he had promised during his 2008 election campaign.
 
Now the wrath of the betrayed is showing in the growing strength of The Occupiers who seem to have lost all interest in a Messiah. Obama, who once led, has fallen behind. It will be interesting to follow his fancy footwork as he tries to get back to the front of the parade.
 
Let the wrath of the people thunder, albeit with non-violent civil disobedience.
 
Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.
 
Looking forward
 
Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher 
True North Perspective

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