Who Will Win The Battle of Eugene?

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This morning, I awoke with the answer as to who will win ‘The Battle For Downtown Eugene’. I lay in my bed recalling my investigation of SHIPS that was began by a man who discovered a cave full of looted Inca gold. This was told to me by my neighbor who  met this man. By a profound coincidence, my ex-brother-in-law asked me if I wanted to go on an expedition to haul gold artifacts out of Mexico, that was found in a cave!

After living in the rainy woods for two months, I got very sick. I had no medical insurance and was put out of the hospital one cold morning. The nurse that opened the door for me, told me about the Royal Avenue Shelter where I stayed for two months until they put me in a half-way house on Kinkaid. I am their success story, until they discovered…

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FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, France’s far-right National Front president Marine Le Pen waves to supporters during a summer meeting in Frejus, southern France. Donald Trump’s election in the U.S. has given a fresh boost to conservative leaders in what may be the next major populist battleground, France, where Le Pen is convinced that her anti-immigration, anti-Islam views can lead her to the presidency in five months. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

This blog was more prepared to address the Great Cultural Shift to the Extreme Right, than any newspaper in the world. If Marine Le Pen wins, she promises to bring her Fascist French Brand to America, and share in the afterglow of  The Trumpire. We can assume this Nazi Strumpet is supportive of Trump’s tax cuts for the rich. Is Mr. American Empire Builder, planning special tariffs for Marine’s France? How about the Russians?

On this day, I found the Stechschritt Can-Can Movement! My forefathers fled to Chile after we lost the 1848 Revolution. We taught the Chilean Army the goose-step, known as the Stechschritt. We had nothing to do with the Nazis. We were, and still are, Socialist Freethinkers that were Hitler’s enemies. We put on Union uniforms and went into Trump’s beloved Red States, and kicked Confederate butt. Trump wanted a military parade at his inauguration. You know he wanted goose-steppers like the ones they got in North Korea.

Gone are the days of the Tree Hugger Fair Weather Army, who upon seeing any threat from the right, go running in all directions looking for a tree to hug – and hide behind as they smoke a bowl.  You know Ann Poulter admires the Stechschritt, but has to settle for her beloved outlaw bikers covered in Swastikas. The Stechschritt Can-Can Movement will protect every Jew, and every synagogue.

When a boatload of French goodies docks in America, the American Can-Canettes will lead the march to the shore. Note the crate-knife the Chilean army is carrying. We will open French crates, line up Le Pen’s crap on the dock, and – kick her shit into the sea! We will steal the Can-Can from France. The Canettes will go underground and stop the French Strumpettes we see behind Le Pen, they paid from the slush fund Rachel Maddow is pointing out. The Gross Locker Room Boys are aching to pinch a French maiden, or two. They will be kicked in the can, and tossed into the bay!

Our goal is to make millions of white supremist and neo-Confederates, jealous of us. Goose-step people are found all over the world, many in Latino nations that Trump is building a wall to keep out. We will kick his wall – down!

Kick! Kick! Can Can!

Jon Presco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_step

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty-Eighters

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/23/opinions/french-elections-influence-america-opinion-andelman/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/marine-le-pen-steps-down-as-head-of-frances-national-front-party/ar-BBAhnna?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-staff-perplexed-by-unusual-white-house-private-briefing-on-north-korea/ar-BBAhGFq?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

They could hardly be more different: Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is facing anti-immigration, anti-EU Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential runoff May 7.

Here’s a look at just a few of the ways the two candidates diverge:

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Macron is fierily promoting common European ideals of peace, prosperity and freedom. He says that, with Britain leaving, the bloc needs to build a new leadership base anchored by France and Germany.

He wants the bloc to be able to deploy 5,000 European border guards to the external borders of the Schengen passport-free travel zone, and proposes a European fund to finance and develop shared military equipment.

Le Pen, on the other hand, wants to pull France from the European Union. She advocates for closing France’s borders, protectionist trade policies and dropping the shared euro currency to return to the French franc. She promised to restore France as a sovereign state in charge of its own borders and money supply, and to crack down on immigration.

She considers Macron “an immigrationist” because he has backed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies to welcome refugees from Syria.

Le Pen asked a television program to remove the European flag from the stage during her speech. During Macron’s rallies, by contrast, many supporters wave European flags alongside French flags.

The Forty-Eighters were Europeans who participated in or supported the revolutions of 1848 that swept Europe. In the German states, the Forty-Eighters favored unification of the German people, a more democratic government, and guarantees of human rights.[1] Disappointed at the failure of the revolution to bring about the reform of the system of government in Germany or the Austrian Empire and sometimes on the government’s wanted list because of their involvement in the revolution, they gave up their old lives to try again abroad. Many emigrated to the United States, England, and Australia after the revolutions failed. These emigrants included Germans, Czechs, Hungarians, and others. Many were respected and politically active, wealthy, and well-educated; as such, they were not typical immigrants. A large number went on to be very successful in their new countries.

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After being advised by Bernhard Eunom Philippi among others, Karl Anwandter emigrated to Chile following the failed revolution. In 1850 he settled in Valdivia.[2] He was joined there by numerous other German immigrants of the period.

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St. Louis Turnverein, 1860

Germans migrated to developing midwestern and southern cities, developing the beer and wine industries in several locations, and advancing journalism; others developed thriving agricultural communities.

Galveston, Texas was a port of entry to many Forty-Eighters. Some settled there and in Houston, but many settled in the Texas Hill Country in the vicinity of Fredericksburg. Due to their liberal ideals, they strongly opposed Texas‘s secession in 1861. In the Bellville area of Austin County, another destination for Forty-Eighters, the German precincts voted decisively against the secession ordinance.[3]

More than 30,000 Forty-Eighters settled in what became called the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. There they helped define the distinct German culture of the neighborhood, but in some cases also brought a rebellious nature with them from Germany. Cincinnati was the southern terminus of the Miami and Erie Canal, and large numbers of emigrants from modern Germany, beginning with the Forty-Eighters, followed the canal north to settle available land in western Ohio.

In the Cincinnati Riot of 1853, in which one demonstrator was killed, Forty-Eighters violently protested the visit of the papal emissary Cardinal Gaetano Bedini, who had repressed revolutionaries in the Papal States in 1849.[4] Protests took place also in 1854; Forty-Eighters were held responsible for the killing of two law enforcement officers in the two events.[5]

Many German Forty-Eighters settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, helping solidify that city’s progressive political bent and cultural Deutschtum. The Acht-und-vierzigers and their descendants contributed to the development of that city’s long Socialist political tradition.[6] Others settled throughout the state.

In the United States, most Forty-Eighters opposed nativism and slavery, in keeping with the liberal ideals that had led them to flee Europe. In the Camp Jackson Affair in St. Louis, Missouri, a large force of German volunteers helped prevent Confederate forces from seizing the government arsenal just prior to the beginning of the American Civil War.[7] About two hundred thousand German-born soldiers enlisted in the Union Army, that was about 10% of Lincoln’s entire armed forces. 13,000 Germans served in Union Volunteer Regiments from New York alone.

After the Civil War, Forty-Eighters supported improved labor laws and working conditions. They also advanced the country’s cultural and intellectual development in such fields as education, the arts, medicine, journalism, and business.

Many were members of the Turner movement.

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Victor Hugo of the Barbary Coast

My family lived the Parisian lifestyle. The movie ‘The Moulin Rouge’ was as close as most people got to the real thing. Before Kesey and the Love Generation, there existed a thriving indrsuty that sold Sin around the clock. I’m sure you could get any drug you want – but LSD. I coud have been the Master Augur for the dance joints and card rooms. https://rosamondpress.com/2015/08/25/springfield-augurs-ken-kesey/

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My brother, Mark Presco, described Melba as a ‘Control Freak’. Coming from a master control freak, this is quite an honor. Mark stopped seeing our grandmother, because she put him to work every time he did. That was my experience. Vic was the same way. This is why I almost conclude the Stuttmeisters were Prussian Royalty.  Vic and Melba have the look and baring. Hugo could not hang!

Rosemary Rosamond made porno movies for Big Bones Bremmer. Later, she was a high class hooker working out of the Beverly Hills Hotel. Hollywood Stars has seen he infamous movies. Our mother was hardly ever home. I was the family cook. Christine watched me render large canvases in the little studio I built in the back of our home on Glendon.

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/06/07/elmer-big-bones-remmer/

There are blue-eyed Austrian Jews. I was befriended by one. Hugo had amazing blue eyes. After getting away from the…

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My Death And Seeing God

The graves of Christine’s and my ancestors were dug up, and our tombstones cast in the sea and bay. https://cemeteries.wordpress.com/category/odd-fellows/

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Going Into Shock & PTSD

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mccllIn 1987 I returned to McLure’s Beach and climbed the rock I fell on. I was utterly alone. There was no one in the parking lot, and thus no one for miles. I had gone thru the New Hope Program and had a year of sobriety. I had been in hypnotherapy. I had to do this.

I had not climbed but thirty feet, and was heading for the bridge, when I came upon a plaque nailed into the rock.

“6 KNOWN DEATHS”

This plaque was not there in 1967, and the thought that six people who came after me, met their death, was otherworldly. I was entering The Land of the Known Dead. I thought about the collective grief of their families. Their tears had come here. I closed my eyes, took some deep breaths, told myself…

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Stephanie Kesey – Art Dictator

Stephanie Kesey married Zane Kesey, the son of Ken Kesey. I didn’t know Steph was a artist until after she “blocked” (unfriended me on facebook) after I failed to heed HER ORDER, that came too late, because, I already made me some fine connections, one of them to my friend, Stefan Eins, whose work has hung in MOMA. Stefan made graffiti art a true art form. The Creamery mural was seen as graffiti that the locals wanted – gone! There was a marijuana plant growing in a milk can at the end of the rainbow. The artist was a member of the Hog Farm, and is a supporter of Winnarainbow, as is the Bill Graham foundation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion_Moda

STOP trying to connect such mundane coincidences.”

“trying is not the right word, unless Steph suggests her job is to thwart any and all connections folks try to make to her late step-father, because, she is a co-owner of key-z productions where many mundane objects and connections are made – THEN ASSIGNED A PRICE TAG! Before we go any FURTHER, I am copyrighting the image of Ken’s jumpsuit he wore while talking to a Hell’s Angel. (see above)

http://www.key-z.com/

“I have asked you repeatedly to stop with your posts. If you insist on continuiing I will block you.”

“No you did not. You ONCE asked me to stop making connections. I am an artist. This is what we do. My family constitutes a artistic dynasty. If you block me, I will blog on your censorship. STOP taking yourself so seriously, which your father-in-law, and the pranksters, considered a sin.”

Here’s a connection that I make – outside the ward – and thus it is not subject to censorhip! Stephanie – and nurse Ratched!

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/04/20/ann-poulter-must-forgive-bill-clinton/

Ken was also against crass commercialism. Is it possible Steph saw a money-maker in my FREE sharing? You will see a facebook link you can follow. I can no longer get to The After Glow! Stephanies DEMAND goes against everything the founder of Facebook, wanted. This goes for Wikipedia. Making connections, no matter how mundane, is what invites a billion people, many of them nobodies, to participate.

What Stephanie is afraid of, is I am giving my connections away – FOR FREE! That’s what being a Real Hippie was/is all about. I have made over 5,000 posts on this blog. My main interest is saving the history of the Bohemians and their lifestyle. If folks on facebook come to believe Key-Z is the only source, the only way to Get A Touch of Ken, then they are going to feel obligated to buy a memento from Stephanie. Facebook does not charge membership.

Some claim the Internet was invented by hippies. It appears Key-Z wants in on that free action. Having been on the bus, what I noticed, was, a Glowing Magical Core was created in the Emerald Valley after Ken died, and, if you were not within in it, you were in a urinal with an old cigarette butt. Have the real Pranksters complained?

Now that I know Stephanie is a FUNDED ARTIST, who puts her artwork on public display, and is selling said work, I do not have to BE CAREFUL and do what KK KULT tells me to do – OR ELSE! Also, being a writer and the owner of a newspaper registered in Lane County, I am also protected by Freedom of the Press. I will give a review of  Steph’s art, keeping in mind she is an Enemy of Free Expression. Unless your are doing a one man show, artists have to share space with other artists. Stephanie is the only artist I ever met, who goes after the competition, so, she remains the ONLY CHOICE! Remarkable!

Stephanie didn’t even know about the Creamery mural. She wasn’t even born when it was sandblasted away. She ignores my video of Nancy and I talking about it – and launches into her FINAL ATTACK. What is she afraid of, me STARting my own trinket shop? This is the RESTORER of the bus. She solicits funds. I own the copyright on the mural image. I will start a fundraiser to get Erin Sullivan’s contribution restored. Erin is a famous astrologer, a person who studies the STARS!

The only sign Stephanie follows, is THE DOLLAR SIGN! Are those stars in her eyes, or…..?

Below is a pic of a Faux Uncle Sam getting all excited about a mundane license plate, while I am at OCCUPY meeting trying to get us to take over the Post Office. How much does Key-Z contribute to the homeless? Erin was a founding member of the Hog Farm and good friend of Wavy Gravy. They were there at Woodstock, feeding the people – for free!

To invite folks to come share your opinions, for free, then, change your mind for some reason, is odd. I wish I had made Stephanie an offer, being, I would buy a pin for $17.95, if I could just make three more connections! Just three!

Stephanie may be our Ivanka Trump. The Kesey family has reigned long enough. Time to move on. Time for all the Kesey Family businesses to show us their tax returns. Make them public – NOW! They bailed on the Eugene Celebration three years ago. They have outlived their welcome.

I compare my friendship with Stephanie with the movie ‘Motel Hell’.

Jon Presco

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President: Royal Rosamond Press ‘A newspaper for the Arts’.

Wavy Gravy founded and co-founded several organizations, including Camp Winnarainbow, the Seva Foundation and the Hog Farm, an activist commune. He was also the official clown of the Grateful Dead[2] and has two radio shows on Sirius Satellite Radio‘s Jam On station.[3]

Kesey Enterprises is a privately held company in Eugene, OR and is a Unknown business.

Categorized under Nonclassified Establishments. Our records show it was established in 1992 and incorporated in Oregon. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of less than $500,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1 to 4.

http://projects.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34602645-75/story.csp

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The family of writer Ken Kesey is reviving plans to restore his original psychedelic bus in time for the 50th anniversary of its passengers’ LSD-laced trip across America.

Stephanie Kesey said Friday she has created a foundation to raise money for the restoration as a tribute to her late father-in-law.

“It’s the private Ken Kesey I’m saying thank you to, but in a very public way,” she said from her home in Pleasant Hill, a short way from the Willamette Valley farm where Ken Kesey settled after the bus trip.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/meltingbodies/melting-bodies-keseypollocks-newest-video-installa

https://rosamondpress.com/2015/09/02/the-columbia-street-grail/

https://artisttrust.org/index.php/award-winners/artist-profile/steph_kesey

Steph received GAP 2016 funding for her untitled book about the last year of her father’s life when he spiraled into a bipolar mania followed by a deep depression. This book is about the fun and horrific times that year; it is about their friendship. For Steph, writing this story clearly is a huge challenge for her, as there is a perverse impossibility to the compulsive capturing and reconstructing of memories inside the pages of a memoir: no matter how much she writes she will never take away the pain that so ravenously devoured him. Nor will she get her dad back. But by fearlessly examining, she will make something beautiful out of it.

http://www.key-z.com/who.htm

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/03/ken_keseys_family_wants_to_fix.html

“Stephanie Kesey STOP trying to connect such mundane coincidences.

“They are stars as in the flag. The Pranksters also wore a lot of red and white stripes and red, white and blue”.

Does anyone know about the stars Ken is wearing in his encounter with the Hell’s Angels?

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Stephanie, I know better. I associate the stars with Merlin and the circle of stars with the Knights of the Round Table.http://www.shewan.co.uk/furthur/kesey.html

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I went to junior high with Nancy. https://rosamondpress.com/2015/…/26/nancy-hamren-van-brasch/

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Transit of Venus to be streamed live to world
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Stonehenge and the Transit of Venus. http://www.stuff.co.nz/…/Transit-of-Venus-to-be-streamed-li…

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I ran into my childhood friend Nancy. We lived in a commune in SF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP8gB8WVsNo

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Chuck Speaks of Mural
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Ken was into wiping the slate clean.

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I am going to put together a piece for Stefan’s other dimensions show. Here is the cosmic sandblaster wiping out the stars in the mural. He is wearing a white jumpsuit like the one Ken is wearing when he confronts the Hell’s Angels. https://rosamondpress.com/2017/01/17/free-art-health-press/

Greg Presco replied to Peter Clark’s comment.

Erin did everything outside the rainbow, and is rendering her point of view in her transit of Venus. Note the stars dancing on the rainbow.

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Heavens Above: Archetypes of the Mythic 1960’s
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I know there is a dilemma about keeping Ken alive, or giving new life to his – mission? Let it be! https://www.erinsullivan.com/…/archetypal-psycho…/67-sixties

Greg Presco replied to Peter Clark’s comment.

Erin was a member of the Hog Farm, and knew the authors that sued Dan Brown. ““Boy, could I tell you about Dan Brown . . . I am published by Penguin/Tarcher . . . I was the editor for Arkana Contemporary Astrology, Penguin UK . . . . And, he ripped off my authors and friends, Michael Baigent and Rich Leigh who are the authors of Holy Grail, etc. Rich Leigh who are the authors of Holy Grail, etc. W… See More

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Always makes me smile !

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Venus – Dual Goddess: The Transit of Venus
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Erin Sullivan: The Planets
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Recovering The Lost Magical Mural
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I found the lost Creamery mural and talked to one of the artists who is an expert on the Transit of Venus. https://rosamondpress.com/…/recovering-the-lost-magical-mu…/

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Cat’s Cradle – Wikipedia
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Ken is wearing red, white, and blue at Stonehenge. I 1965 Vonnegut.s The Cat’s Cradle was seen as a source for a hippie cosmology, for awhile. Ken dabbled in this. I saw a show of his prison papers at Maude Kerns. I was a member of a knights Templar yahoogroup that Dan Brown lurked in. We studied symbols. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_Cradle

Greg Presco replied to his own comment.

There was an element of Christianity in the mural. Kurt Vonnegut was an atheist, but, employs aspects of Christianity. I am doing a study.

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I was just checking after your said “They are stars as in the flag. The Pranksters also wore a lot of red and white stripes and red, white and blue.”

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Stephanie, I know better. I associate the stars with Merlin and the circle of stars with the Knights of the Round

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Ann Poulter Must Forgive Bill Clinton

President Barack Obama awards former President Bill Clinton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, during a cermeony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A demonstrator in support of President Trump sprays pepper spray towards a group of counter-protesters during a “People 4 Trump” rally in Berkeley, California. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Ann Hart Poulter is bid by Jesus to forgive President Bill Clinton, or, forever shut her hypocritical blasphemous mouth! Ann is fuming because she has been prevented from speaking at U.C. Berkley where a biker gang has sided with the Strumpets for the Pussy Grabber, in beating up followers of the goddess. Back in 1965, the Hell’s Angels sided with the Oakland cops in denying free speech to anti-war protesters.

I don’t care about anything else; Christ died for my sins, and nothing else matters.”[85] She summarized her view of Christianity in a 2004 column, saying, “Jesus’ distinctive message was: People are sinful and need to be redeemed, and this is your lucky day, because I’m here to redeem you even though you don’t deserve it, and I have to get the crap kicked out of me to do it.”

I’m a Christian first and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don’t you ever forget it.”[88] She also said, “Christianity fuels everything I write. Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy—you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism.

Like most Christian-Nazi Haters, they insist the Contstitution, the American flag, and the Bald eagle, belong to them. In going after President Clinton, Ann cites all kind of laws, even Enlgish laws. Because the founding fathers did not free the slaves, the neo-Confederate right, are rendered  patritotically impotent. The Republican party was founded by freethinkers, and socialists from Europe.

I am trying to identity the Biker club at the Berkeley riots. They have an N on their back. An N withint a circle is a new Christian symbol. Ann sees herself as ‘Ann of Arc’ a Biker Babe For Jesus. She wants to be there, screeching for her Bullies For Christ to kick the shit out followers of the Berkeley goddess.

In 1965, the Hell’s Angels waded into a anti-war march, and clobbered the Kommie Kids For Khrushchev. Afterwards, Ken Kesey tried to make peace with the Angels wearing a star circled by a ring of stars reminiscent of the European Union.

Jon Presco

It starts with a guy named “Tiny.” Tiny was 6’7” and 300 pounds. And he really liked to fight.

He was first into the breach that fall afternoon in 1965, punching his way through the front of the seven-block-long peace march on Adeline Street, near the Berkeley–Oakland border. Tiny was a member of the outlaw motorcycle gang Hells Angels, and more than a dozen of his brothers followed in his wake, ripping down antiwar signs and screaming, “Go back to Russia, you fucking Communists!”

A few weeks after the riot, poet Allen Ginsberg and some antiwar leaders went to Sonny Barger’s house for a meeting brokered by the novelist and Merry Prankster Ken Kesey, whose own politics existed somewhere out on the Day-Glo libertarian fringe. Together they dropped acid, talked politics, and sang Bob Dylan songs. When most of them were good and loaded, Ginsberg began chanting a Buddhist mantra, his mellifluous voice filling the room. Eventually the bikers joined in—even Tiny.

Alas, the grand alliance didn’t take. Barger, who would go on to survive cancer and prison bids and come out the other side as a living brand (his website sells merch inscribed “Sonny Barger: American Legend”), never changed his views. Those “left-wing peace creeps,” he declared in his autobiography, deserved every bruise they got.

All the same, the Angels never attacked another protest.

http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/c/coulter-crimes.html

http://www.vdare.com/articles/ann-coulter-hillary-is-not-a-victim-of-bills-sex-crimes-shes-an-accomplice

Dan Mogulof, a spokesman for the university, said the college regretted that it had become a magnet for militant groups. “It’s become an O.K. Corral of sorts for activists across the political spectrum,” Mr. Mogulof said.

The university, he said, was committed to having a diversity of voices on campus and was working with the police to reschedule Ms. Coulter’s appearance. “We are going to do whatever we can to make that happen at a time and a place when police can provide safety and security,” he said.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ann-coulter-vows-speak-at-berkeley-university-cancels-her-appearance-995610

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2017-04-19.html#read_more

http://www.breitbart.com/author/ann-coulter/

For the alt-right Trump supporters, Berkeley appeared to be a symbol of liberal censorship. “It’s exactly the place we need to go,” Lauren Southern, a libertarian writer and one of Saturday’s speakers, told me. “We need to be in places where they want to make it so we’re afraid to speak our minds. This is the main place that needs defending.”

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000004538693/donald-trumps-biker-force.html

Coulter is a Christian and belongs to the Presbyterian denomination.[82][83] Her father was Catholic and her mother was a Protestant.[84] At one public lecture she said, “I don’t care about anything else; Christ died for my sins, and nothing else matters.”[85] She summarized her view of Christianity in a 2004 column, saying, “Jesus’ distinctive message was: People are sinful and need to be redeemed, and this is your lucky day, because I’m here to redeem you even though you don’t deserve it, and I have to get the crap kicked out of me to do it.” She then mocked “the message of Jesus…according to liberals”, summarizing it as “something along the lines of ‘be nice to people,'” which, in turn, she said “is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity.”[86]

Confronting some critics’ views that her content and style of writing is un-Christian-like,[87] Coulter stated that “I’m a Christian first and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don’t you ever forget it.”[88] She also said, “Christianity fuels everything I write. Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy—you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism”.[89] In Godless: The Church of Liberalism, Coulter characterized the theory of evolution as bogus science, and contrasted her beliefs to what she called the left’s “obsession with Darwinism and the Darwinian view of the world, which replaces sanctification of life with sanctification of sex and death”.[90] Coulter subscribes to intelligent design, a theory that rejects evolution.[91]

Coulter was accused of anti-semitism in an October 8, 2007, interview with Donny Deutsch on The Big Idea. During the interview, Coulter stated that the United States is a Christian nation, and said that she wants “Jews to be perfected, as they say” (referring to them being converted to Christianity).[92] Deutsch, a practicing Jew, implied that this was an anti-semitic remark, but Coulter said she didn’t consider it to be a hateful comment.[93][94] In response to Coulter’s comments on the show, the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and Bradley Burston condemned those comments,[95] and the National Jewish Democratic Council asked media outlets to stop inviting Coulter as a guest commentator.[96] Talk show host Dennis Prager, while disagreeing with her comments, said that they were not “anti-semitic”, noting, “There is nothing in what Ann Coulter said to a Jewish interviewer on CNBC that indicates she hates Jews or wishes them ill, or does damage to the Jewish people or the Jewish state. And if none of those criteria is present, how can someone be labeled anti-Semitic?”[97] Conservative activist David Horowitz also defended Coulter against the allegation.[98]

Coulter again sparked outrage in September 2015, when she tweeted in response to multiple Republican candidates’ references to Israel during a Presidential debate, “How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”[99] The Anti-Defamation League referred to the tweets as “ugly, spiteful and anti-Semitic.”[100] In response to accusations of anti-Semitism, she tweeted “I like the Jews, I like fetuses, I like Reagan. Didn’t need to hear applause lines about them all night.”[99]

Political views

Coulter is a conservative columnist. She is a registered Republican and member of the advisory council of GOProud since August 9, 2011.[101]

Coulter supported George W. Bush’s presidency. She endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2008 Republican presidential primary[102] and the 2012 Republican presidential primary and presidential run.[103] In the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries, she endorsed Donald Trump.[104] However, in the wake of the 2017 Shayrat missile strike, Coulter expressed her dismay by tweeting, “Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast.”[105

Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States (1993–2001), has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by three women. Apart from these three accusers, many other women have accused Clinton of consensual adultery.

Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of rape; Kathleen Willey accused Clinton of groping her without consent; and Paula Jones accused Clinton of exposing himself and sexually harassing her. Charges of sexual misconduct somewhat gained heightened publicity during Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign. In addition to these accusers, several other women have accused Clinton of consensual adultery.

Of all the allegations made against him regarding his sexual history, Clinton has only admitted extramarital relationships with Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers. Through his representatives, he has responded to the allegations by attempting to discredit the credibility of the accusers, noting that (in the case of Broaddrick and Willey) they previously testified, under oath, that Clinton never made unwanted advances. Several witnesses close to Willey and Jones state that the two women described their encounter with Clinton as consensual.

The three accusers, Willey, Broaddrick and Jones, reemerged in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign as critics of Hillary Clinton (accusing her of enabling her husband’s alleged sexual assault) and as supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump, who himself was also facing sexual assault allegations during the campaign. They appeared as debate guests at the second 2016 presidential debate, alongside Kathy Shelton (who as a minor was raped by a man Hillary Clinton represented as a public defender), and referenced Bill Clinton in pre-debate statements. They also defended Trump from accusations of sexual misconduct arising from comments Trump made in a leaked video tape.

Angels, Protesters and Patriots: What a Long-Ago Skirmish Says About Love of Country

By Chris A. Smith

Lately, I’ve been thinking about an incident that happened in 1965, seven years before I was born. It centered on an antiwar protest in Berkeley, one of the first of countless such protests to come. Though just a blip in the grand scheme of Vietnam era turmoil, it seems to point to something important about America and the nature of patriotism.

It starts with a guy named “Tiny.” Tiny was 6’7” and 300 pounds. And he really liked to fight.

He was first into the breach that fall afternoon in 1965, punching his way through the front of the seven-block-long peace march on Adeline Street, near the Berkeley–Oakland border. Tiny was a member of the outlaw motorcycle gang Hells Angels, and more than a dozen of his brothers followed in his wake, ripping down antiwar signs and screaming, “Go back to Russia, you fucking Communists!”

By the time things calmed down, six Angels were in custody—including Tiny, who took a nightstick to the skull and on his way to the pavement broke a cop’s leg.

Later, the Angels held a press conference at their bail bondsman’s office. Oakland chapter leader Ralph “Sonny” Barger, an Army vet with slicked-back hair and an air of casual menace, called the protesters a “mob of traitors.” The Angels would take the high road, however, and absent themselves from future protests because, Barger explained, “Our patriotic concern for what these people are doing to our great nation may provoke violence by us.” Then he read a telegram he claimed to have sent to President Lyndon Johnson, volunteering the Angels for behind-the-lines “gorrilla” [sic] duty in Vietnam.

The Angels, at first blush, seemed unlikely patriots. Though not yet well known, they had a reputation with law enforcement for drinking, smoking dope, and sacking towns like modern-day Visigoths, answering to no authority higher than their East Oakland clubhouse. But now there they were, waving the flag. Their form of patriotism was gut-level, atavistic, loyalty to nation through blood and fire. Their group persona, meanwhile, was the stuff of American mythology, a grab-bag of frontier clichés sprung to life—they were contemporary cowboys, John Wayne’s unwashed, scofflaw cousins.

From behind the police lines, Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who would publish a book on the Angels in 1967, watched the melee unfold that day. He noted that the antiwar crowd was fascinated by the bikers’ “aggressive, antisocial stance” and had hoped they might be allies in the struggle. Instead, “When push came to shove, the Hells Angels lined up solidly with the cops, the Pentagon, and the John Birch Society.”

At that point in the war, the American public tended to side with the Angels—at least when it came to the protesters. After the march, the counterculture newspaper Berkeley Barb canvassed Oaklanders’ opinions. Only 5 out of 66 surveyed supported the marchers. One woman said, “I think they should take a machine gun and shoot them all down.”

Ultimately, the protesters were on the right side of history. As American involvement in Vietnam deepened and the death toll mounted, public opinion turned decisively against a conflict that looked more unwinnable by the day.

Dissent often looks more admirable in the rear-view mirror. While some of the marchers likely had nothing more principled on their minds than avoiding the draft or getting laid, plenty of others could have articulated the politics behind their protest, connecting it not just to Marxist theories like those of foreign anticolonialists such as Frantz Fanon, but also to the Enlightenment ideals espoused by homegrown pot-stirrers such as Thomas Paine. They didn’t see their protest as unpatriotic. It was more an expression of idealism. As Cal’s Vietnam Day Committee announced that spring, “The problem of Vietnam is the problem of the soul of America.”

Martin Luther King, too, spoke of Vietnam in those terms, in a famous 1967 speech in which the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner publicly spoke out against the war. “If America’s soul becomes totally poisoned,” King told his audience, “part of the autopsy must read: Vietnam.” King also reminded his listeners that the motto of his Southern Christian Leadership Conference was “To save the soul of America.”

As UC Berkeley linguist and NPR commentator Geoffrey Nunberg notes, “To describe oneself as a patriot is to suggest that others are less so.”

A half-century on, the question of who and what defines the soul of America (and whether it needs saving) and what it means to be a patriot is as unsettled as ever. This is mostly due to the quicksilver nature of the term patriotism itself. Patriotism lives primarily in the realm of myth and symbol, changeable from Left to Right and from one era to another. JFK and George W. Bush, civil rights leaders and Tea Partiers—patriots all, depending on whom you ask.

Jack Citrin, a professor of political science at Berkeley who has studied the relationship between American multiculturalism and patriotism, points out that the word is easy enough to define: love of country. The real question, though, is What do you mean when you say it?

“It was always interesting to see the fights between liberals and conservatives,” says journalist Paul Krassner, the former Yippie and Merry Prankster, who covered the anti-Vietnam movement in his underground newspaper The Realist. “Each group would shout at the other group, ‘We’re the patriots! You’re being unpatriotic!’”

As Berkeley linguist and NPR commentator Geoffrey Nunberg notes, “To describe oneself as a patriot is to suggest that others are less so.”

It’s not always a matter of rhetoric. Iconography also comes into play. In the sixties, symbols of patriotism were everywhere, useful proxies for anyone who wanted to make a statement on Vietnam. War supporters flew flags on their porches, and Richard Nixon donned a flag lapel pin. (According to biographer Stephen Ambrose, Nixon got the idea from Robert Redford’s antiestablishment film, The Candidate.) Protesters waved the flag, too—and wore it, sporting the stars and stripes on bell-bottoms and miniskirts and fringed jackets. Yippie Abbie Hoffman made a shirt out of Old Glory, and others painted it on their guitars, à la Wayne Kramer of the Detroit proto-punks MC5. While Jimi Hendrix played a tortured rock rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” pro-war crowds sang “God Bless America.”

As the war ground on, however, the sense of frustration on the Left grew. Anger at the war bled into a generalized anger at the country. Liberals quit waving the flag. Krassner says, “You felt ashamed to be an American.”

By the time the last chopper lifted off the U.S. Embassy roof in Saigon, the Left was in full retreat from patriotism, leaving the Right to define the concept as it saw fit. The Right’s version tended to draw from the cowboy mythos of rugged individualism, just as the Angels’ version did. It was also militaristic, celebrating both American military power and the American soldier. Finally, the Right embraced a brand of American exceptionalism rooted in the Pilgrims’ Calvinist beliefs—Ronald Reagan’s invocation of America as a “shining city upon a hill,” blessed by Providence. A beacon to the world.

That exceptionalism finds expression on the Left as well, often as part of an ethic of global service, exemplified by programs such as the Peace Corps. Two decades earlier, President John F. Kennedy had invoked the same image before reminding his audience—the Massachusetts legislature—that, “of those to whom much is given, much is required.” In 2006, so did Barack Obama, when addressing the graduating class at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Perhaps the truest thing anyone can say of patriotism is that it’s personal. I came of political age in the Reagan era, and in the hardcore punk scene that grew in response to it. I devoured righteous broadsides on apartheid, the prison-industrial complex, and Salvadoran death squads in Maximum Rocknroll, the Bay Area punk bible. I listened to bands with gleefully provocative names—Jodie Foster’s Army, Millions of Dead Cops, Dead Kennedys.

When, in 1984, Reagan adopted Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as a campaign anthem, my parents dragged me to a Springsteen concert. I suffered as only a 12-year-old can suffer. It was years before I realized that the song was actually an indictment of the country’s piss-poor treatment of its Vietnam veterans.

None of this is to say that I lack national feeling. As much as I dislike the F-16 flyovers at the World Series (what does that have to do with baseball?), I root for the Americans when the Olympics come around. When I worked as a journalist and human rights researcher in the Middle East, I regularly got an earful on the shortcomings of U.S. policies. I agreed with most of the criticism, but I felt a tug of defensiveness, too. I couldn’t help it.

Like most people, I suspect, my feeling for this country is root-level, non-ideological. It’s the hardwired love you have for the place of your birth.

My wariness of patriotism comes from the tribalism that creeps alongside it and the Us and Them divisions it inevitably creates. There’s an undeniable appeal to tribal membership, of course. We all want to be part of the club, however we define it—Hells Angels, the GOP, punk rock.

The thing about clubs, though, is that not everybody’s welcome. If we’re being honest, most of us would reserve the right to pick who gets through the door. FDR’s New Deal, for all of its civic reforms, shut out African Americans. And in the view of at least some conservatives, America would be better off without Mexicans and Muslims. And what to make of Ammon Bundy’s militia, the guys who occupied the Oregon wildlife refuge this winter? They wrap themselves in the flag yet barely recognize the existence of the federal government. Are they patriots? Or are they domestic terrorists?

…Millennial students tend to see the world through an internationalist lens. Patriotism, with its tribal undercurrents, strikes them as irrelevant or counterproductive.

On a crisp morning in the winter of 2009, I joined thousands of other San Franciscans in the plaza fronting City Hall’s beaux-arts façade. We craned our necks, jubilant and slightly giddy, toward a giant screen to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama. The view would have been better back home on the couch, but that wasn’t the point—we wanted to be around others who felt as we did. After Obama’s speech we sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” teary-eyed, voices cracking, then lingered in the sun, enjoying the moment.

I thought of something Michelle Obama had said the prior year, when her husband’s campaign began to gain steam: “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country.” An avalanche of criticism from the Right soon forced her to walk back her comment, but it resonated on the Left. For all of my own misgivings about patriotism, that’s how I felt that day in the Civic Center. This was our version of country.

Inevitably the euphoria faded, but it was a reminder that patriotism can be a powerful force. For that reason, some progressives are pushing to reclaim it. Robert Reich, labor secretary under Bill Clinton and a Berkeley public policy professor, made his case in a July 4 message last year, invoking a civic-minded patriotism in service of equality and the common good. As he tells me, “It’s about how we could create a better nation for all of our citizens.”

Michael Kazin, a former leader of Students for a Democratic Society and member of the Weathermen who teaches at Georgetown and co-edits the Leftist journal Dissent, agrees on the need for a reclamation. He says that his Millennial students tend to see the world through an internationalist lens. Patriotism, with its tribal undercurrents, strikes them as irrelevant or counterproductive. “They don’t talk about Americanism because they don’t see it that way,” he says with a sigh. “They’d have to reinvent patriotism, not just reclaim it.”

Perhaps the best we can hope for is a cold peace, something akin to what went down between the Hells Angels and the peaceniks in late 1965…

Only one thing seems certain: We will never, ever agree on the meaning of the word. Patriotism will continue to be refracted through the lens of ideology and upbringing. Republicans will emphasize American exceptionalism, Democrats inclusion, and Libertarians individual rights. And some, especially Millennials, may reject patriotism entirely while yielding to some other, as yet undefined tribal affiliation. As the biologist E.O. Wilson has written, the human tendency to form groups is instinctual and therefore nonnegotiable. He called it “our greatest, and worst, genetic inheritance.”

Perhaps the best we can hope for is a cold peace, something akin to what went down between the Hells Angels and the peaceniks in late 1965. Despite the Berkeley beatdown, many in the counterculture still saw the outlaw bikers as natural allies who just hadn’t grasped their proper role in the struggle yet. Krassner explains the thinking, “It was the whole countercultural ‘We love everybody, let’s all be together’ thing.”

A few weeks after the riot, poet Allen Ginsberg and some antiwar leaders went to Sonny Barger’s house for a meeting brokered by the novelist and Merry Prankster Ken Kesey, whose own politics existed somewhere out on the Day-Glo libertarian fringe. Together they dropped acid, talked politics, and sang Bob Dylan songs. When most of them were good and loaded, Ginsberg began chanting a Buddhist mantra, his mellifluous voice filling the room. Eventually the bikers joined in—even Tiny.

Alas, the grand alliance didn’t take. Barger, who would go on to survive cancer and prison bids and come out the other side as a living brand (his website sells merch inscribed “Sonny Barger: American Legend”), never changed his views. Those “left-wing peace creeps,” he declared in his autobiography, deserved every bruise they got.

All the same, the Angels never attacked another protest.

Chris A. Smith is a frequent contributor to California.

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The Red Hand and Rose of Erin

Here is my prophetic post on how to raise Hans Solo from the dead. https://rosamondpress.com/2016/10/04/how-to-resurrect-hans-solo/

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The Milesians came to worship on Skellig Michael. In July I bid the Orange Lodge and Red Hand of the Scarlet Branch, to take Britain and bring he back into the folds of the European Union.

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“Skellig Michael was uninhabited before its monastery was founded. Folklore holds that Ir, son of Míl Espáine, was buried on the island,”

Almost everyday I hear my enemies and family scoff and defame me, and wish me mad!

Jon ‘The Prophet’

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British Israel students among my readers will know that the Red Hand
is the symbol of the Zarah line from Judah, reunited in the purpose
of God with the Pharez line of the Davidic monarchy through the
marriage of Milesius the Heremon, of the Zarah line, with David’s
descendant Tea Tephi, of the Pharez line, in Ireland. This Heremon
was a king of the Scarlet-thread branch of Judah and his genealogy

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