This nation is sliding into oblivion on a self-made steep greasy slope of lies so thick that there is probably no hope of gaining a solid footing. Our captors (not leaders) believe that the truth is whatever they say, and there are no consequences for lying. There are no consequences for the planet, humankind, or life for any species.
I don’t fit in this world. I’m here to say that it didn’t have to be this way and to show why not. Like a fool I continue to speak out with no tangible hope of making a difference, but what’s the alternative? I’ve never thought of a good one.
My influences (in no particular order): Jesus Christ, Dalai Lama, The Good Samaritan, my grandfather, Judge Arna M. Dobbs, my mother, Sylvia Dobbs Lobdill, E. F. Schumacher, John Kenneth Galbraith, Helen and Scott Nearing, Kevin Phillips, Howard Zinn, Molly Ivins, Loren Eiseley, musicians: Sabicas, Manuel Serrapi, Ed Gerhard, Atahualpa Yupanqui and many others;
My all time rogue’s gallery of liars, sociopaths, and villains: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, William Kristol, every member of the U. S. Congress, every neocon in the United States whom I have not mentioned, the Democratic Leadership Council, Lee Atwater, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, every dictator of any nation,…the list goes on and on.