Make Love – Not War

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I marched on Washington D.C. in 1971. I looked like this photo taken two years later. Three years earlier it was much harder to be around people, and they me. I was startling. I had achieved Enlightenment. It was very hard to be me. It was very hard to handle the negative doubt I felt from others. I rarely conversed. They wanted what I had/have. Wanting stirs doubts of un-worthiness. You can see the radiating points of the Manipura radiating from my solar plexus. This energy encircles me, and protects me. People who have tried to hurt me, were repelled by this energy.

In 1970 I took the train to Rhode Island to be with my sister Christine and Michael, whose brother was married to my sister, Vicki. I stopped in Lincoln Nebraska to see Rena. It was October. We did some amazing things, and she took me to see ‘The Yellow Submarine’. No sooner were we seated up in the loges, she says to me in her beautiful voice;

“I’m getting fat. Feel.”

She takes my hand and places it under the green cape she is wearing. I press the palm of my hand on her very flat abdomen, and gently move my fingers. We used to do this every night in our tent atop our mountain. Rena purred like a great cat as I sent energy flowing into her being. We fell asleep this way. And we took a journey in our dreams. Now, she takes my hand and places it upon bare flesh. She has a lover, a boyfriend who is an artist. She will be seeing him after the picture show, that we were not watching. This was permitted. This was not being unfaithful. This was just our innocent bliss.

Before we marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, I asked my friend if he saw the arch of the white rainbow over the Lincoln Monument. He could. It was a beautiful morning as we gazed in the reflecting pool. It took four hours for half a million people to march to the Capitol – fifty abreast! I was at the front and was getting crushed up against a tree as I listened to John Kerry. I was on the verge of panicking, when a beautiful woman was pressed up against me. We looked in each others eyes, and shared our concern, with no words. I took her head in my hands, and gave her a deep kiss. It was a marathon kiss that lasted twenty hours. We slipped to the base of the great oak tree, and I put her on my lap.

Later, in the basement of a church, we found the matt room. In the dark we started taking off each other’s clothes, when ten cops burst in, flicked on the light, and beheld us. We were Adam and Eve. We never sais a word. We did not know each other’s names. There was this beautiful heavenly energy between us, that we created and nursed.

We went back into the large room where about a hundred people from all across America huddled, in fear, for there were mass arrests going on in the streets. We could hear the shouts and the stampede of radical feet. Then, a man started reciting The Firesign Theatre that he knew by heart.  There was a group of Nuns from another state. There was a married couple with two children. His voice was like a warm fire. These were Biblical times. These were spiritual days. We worked around the clock on our National Light that we believed would snuff out the darkness of war.

The day before the Women’s March, I let go a light from The Solar Plexus. On our mount, I gave my lover a light thru the palm of my hand. When she emerged from our tent that morning, there was a halo around her head. She showed it off all that morning. She walked about with a white light framing her beautiful face, as I made her breakfast. She smiled at me. She got it, directly. I had been speaking to her about Meher Baba, and the Saints of India, that could be two places at once. She got it, and would later dance on stage, with the Royal Ballet.

All these beautiful women wearing a pink pussy on their head – with big smiles! There were many signs, and hugs, but, not one kiss did I see. Now here come the hateful pro-life shamers, who falsely claim they own the light of The Christ.

“Make love, not war!”

Jon ‘The Nazarite’

Goodell. “We are here to break the war and begin the peace.”

Marching For Peace From The Solar Plexus

While the troops secured the major intersections and bridges, the police roamed through the city making massive arrest sweeps and used tear gas. They arrested anyone who looked like a demonstrator, including construction workers who had come out to support the government. By 8 am 7,000 protesters had been arrested. The city’s prisons did not have the capacity to handle that many people thus an emergency detention center surrounded by an 8-foot-high (2.4 m) fence was set up next to RFK Stadium. No food, water, or sanitary facilities were made available by authorities but sympathetic local residents brought supplies.[6] Skirmishes between protesters and police occurred up until about mid-day. In Georgetown, the police herded the protesters and onlookers through the streets to the Georgetown University campus. The police then engaged in a back and forth with the protesters outside the university’s main gate on O Street, lobbing tear gas over the gate each time they pushed the crowd back. Other forms of gas were used including pepper based and one that induced vomiting. Police helicopters also dropped tear gas on the university’s lower athletic field where protesters had camped the night before. Numerous people were severely injured and treated by volunteers on campus. By afternoon the police had suppressed the disruption efforts and the protesters had mainly dispersed[citation needed].

Next several days[edit]

Smaller protests continued resulting in the arrests of several thousand more, bringing the total to 12,614 people, making this the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. [3][7]


Conspiracy charges against May Day tribe leaders were dismissed. Out of the 12,000 demonstrators arrested most were released without charges and 79 were eventually convicted.[8] The ACLU pursued a class action suit brought by thousands of detained protesters and ultimately the US Congress, recognizing the illegal nature of the arrests, agreed to pay a settlement to those arrested, making them some of the only citizens in US history to receive financial compensation for violation of the constitutional right of free assembly.[citation needed]

After falsely claiming that at least 1 million people attended his inauguration, Trump predicted Thursday that the anti-abortion march would draw between 300,000 and 600,000 people.

“You won’t even read about it,” Trump told congressional Republicans gathered in Philadelphia for their annual retreat. In a veiled reference to the millions of demonstrators worldwide who participated in so-called Women’s Marches in opposition to his agenda, Trump added: “When other people show up, you read big-time about it.”

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Washington, Nov. 15–A vast throng of Americans, predominantly youthful and constituting the largest mass march in the nation’s capital, demonstrated peacefully in the heart of the city today, demanding a rapid withdrawal of United States troops from Vietnam.

The District of Columbia Police Chief, Jerry Wilson, said a “moderate” estimate was that 250,000 had paraded on Pennsylvania Avenue and had attended an antiwar rally at the Washington Monument. Other city officials said aerial photographs would later show that the crowd had exceeded 300,000.

Until today, the largest outpouring of demonstrators was the gentle civil rights march of 1963, which attracted, 200,000. Observers of both marches said the throng that appeared today was clearly greater than the outpouring of 1963.

At dusk, after the mass demonstration had ended, a small segment of the crowd, members of radical splinter groups, moved across Constitution Avenue to the Labor and Justice Department buildings, where they burned United States flags, threw paint bombs and other missiles and were repelled by tear gas released by the police.

There were a number of arrests and minor injuries, mostly the result of the tear gas.

Exodus Begins

At 8 P.M., most of the demonstrators, who had come from all parts of the country, were on buses, trains and cars leaving the city. By 11 P.M., the police said all was quiet in the city.

About 3,000 youths were unable to get to their buses, which were parked by the Tidal Basin, because of the tear gas and heavy traffic, so the city operated an emergency shuttle service of sightseeing buses.

The predominant event of the day was that of a great and peaceful army of dissent moving through the city.

At midday, under clear skies and in the face of a cold north wind, a solid moving carpet of humanity extended from the foot of the Capitol, 10 long blocks up Pennsylvania Avenue to the Treasury Building, four blocks down 15th Street and out across the grassy hill on which the Washington Monument stands.

The crowds brought to Washington a sense of urgency about a Vietnam peace and impatience with President Nixon’s policy of gradual withdrawal. This theme, which was repeated throughout the day in various forms, was expressed at the beginning of the march by Senator Eugene J. McCarthy, Democrat of Minnesota, who ran for President last year on an antiwar platform.

“The record of history, I think, is clear,” Senator McCarthy told the demonstrators as they gathered on the Mall for the march early this morning, “the cases in which political leaders out of misjudgment or ambition in ancient time and in modern times basing their action on the loyalty of their people, have done great harm to their own countries and to the world.

“The great loyalty of the Roman citizens moved the Caesars to war,” he went on. The great loyalty of the French moved Napoleon to actions which should never have been taken. Let us in the United States take warning from that experience.”

Except for clusters of a middle-aged marchers and a few in their latter years, the crowd in appearance could have been a merging of the college campuses across the nation. There was a small percentage of blacks.

Gathering of the Left

Overall, it was a mass gathering of the moderate and radical Left, including the 100 organizations that make up the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, sponsor of the demonstrations, old-style liberals; Communists and pacifists and a sprinkling of the violent New Left.

The outpouring was a climax to three days of antiwar demonstrations here and across the country. A 40-hour demonstration that the protestors called a “March Against Death,” in which 40,000 filed past the White House bearing the names of the United States dead in Vietnam, ended at 7:30 A.M.

Shortly thereafter, the crowds began assembling at the foot of the Capitol for the mass march.

An eruption of violence last night–in which about 2,000 militants marched on the South Vietnamese Embassy and were turned back by the police with tear gas as they broke windows and damaged police cruisers–did not discourage the outpouring of peaceful demonstrators this morning.

By contrast with the incident last night, the tone of the march and the assembly at the Washington Monument was peaceful and subdued.

The temperature was in the low 30’s, warming up to near 40 later in the day.

The march, scheduled to begin at 10 A.M., got under way 25 minutes late. In the lead were three drummers, followed by youths carrying aloft 11 wooden coffins that contained placards bearing the names of the dead. The placards had been paraded past the White House. The coffin bearers were surrounded by a cordon of young, who were joining hands.

Next came a man bearing an immense wooden cross, followed by a large banner saying “Silent Majority for Peace” and then row after row of marchers 17 abreast shouting, “Peace now, peace now.”

At 15th Street, there was a solid row of municipal buses parked along the curb between the marchers and the White House, which was only one-half block away. Before the march began, the police had cleared a 24 block area around the White House of everyone except those who lived or had business there, and the area looked virtually deserted.

At 2 P.M., the last stragglers reached the Monument.

The Pentagon and the District of Columbia government had prepared for the chance of major violence. More than 2,000 metropolitan policemen were on duty in the capital today.

In each of the Federal buildings on or near the parade route, including the Justice, Labor and Commerce Department buildings, Army and Marine Corps troops were held in reserve.

But the real work of keeping order and containing the mass of demonstrators along Pennsylvania Avenue and the Monument grounds and performed by the trained marshals of the Mobilization Committee.

Marshals Strict

The marshals identified by blue and white arm bands, were strict and assertive. They were firm not only with restless demonstrators but also with accredited reporters and photographers, and they occasionally jostled even the “celebrities” of the peace movement, such as Arlo Guthrie the folk singer, when the first rank of marchers was being lined up this morning.

The march along Pennsylvania Avenue was contained by an impregnable, hand-to-hand line–at some points a double line–of marshals. One man observed sourly that the marshals were “more officious than the police,” and at times there seemed to be as many marshals as marchers.

The inner courts of the Pentagon and the Justice Department looked like bristling fortresses as hundreds of rifle-carrying paratroopers stood in formation.

But the troops were never seen on the streets during the march and rally, and the policemen who were seen around the parade route were reduced to directing the scattered traffic or simply standing and shivering in the cold.

By midafternoon the only arrest clearly related to the demonstration was that of Dominic Angerame, 20 years old, of Buffalo, who was charged with disorderly conduct for painting a peace symbol on the Washington Monument.

Hundreds of Banners

There were hundreds of banners and posters on parade. Some of the legends were old. Many were humorous, with Vice President Agnew a special target.

Over-all, the slogans, like the sign, “We’re here because we love our country,” seemed to be asserting that the demand for withdrawal from Vietnam is now the only moderate course.

Among the signs: “Good trick, Dick, you brought us together again;” “A majority for a silent Agnew,” “Spiro for Apollo 13;” “Vietnam: Love it or leave it;” “Tyranny has always depended on a silent majority;” “I’m an effete intellectual snob for peace; “Silent majority condoned Hitler,” “Support your local planet;” “What plan, Mr. President.”

Only one of the slogans was threatening: “Nixon: This is our last march. The fire next time.” Many of the marchers chanted, “One, two, three four. Tricky Dick, stop the war.”

By 3 P.M. the chilled demonstrators were building little bonfires with their placards to keep warm on the Monument grounds.

Counterdemonstrators provoked a number of shouting matches but no major confrontations.

Their principal weapon was signs: “America is worth saving;” “Put victory back into our vocabulary;” “Communism is the total enemy of freedom;” “Heroism is not Hanoism;” and “Support the Pentagon.”

Ambrose P. Salmini, a manufacturer of marine equipment from 12 Park Hill Terrace, Yonkers, N. Y., had the most spectacular sign.

His “Will Vietnam satisfy the Reds?” trailed from a plane that flew over the capital at midday.

After the parade, the crowd, closely packed, covered most of the grassy acreage around the Monument. The outpouring was reminiscent of the crowd that gathered on the warm summer day of Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial and heard the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other Negro leaders appeal for civil rights legislations.

There were famous faces in the crowd from both the Old and New Left, from Government and the arts. Black Americans were more heavily represented among the leaders and speakers than in the ranks of the demonstration.

Three United States Senators were there, Mr. McCarthy and George S. McGovern of South Dakota–both defeated candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination last year–and Charles E. Goodell, Republican of New York. Paul O’Dwyer of New York defeated for the Senate last year marched among the Senators.

Black Leaders

Among the black leaders marching here today were Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. King; Phil Hutchings, a former officer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, who is a columnist for The Guardian; George Wiley, head of the National Welfare Rights Organization, and Dick Gregory, the comedian-turned-activist.

Among the performing artists: Mary, of the Peter, Paul and Mary singing group; the actor-playwright Adolphe Green, and Leonard Bernstein, the composer and former conductor of the New York Philharmonic, who looked out at the crowd around the Monument this afternoon and said, “I’m with you. You’re beautiful.”

Senator Goodell, the only Republican officeholder who took an active part in the demonstration, said: “We are told that a United States pullout would result in a bloodbath in South Vietnam.”

“This assumes,” he said, “that one million South Vietnamese under arms will be slaughtered by a force of 200,000. And what in the world has been going on for the last six and a half years if not a bloodbath?”

“We are not here to break a President or even a Vice President,” said Senator Goodell. “We are here to break the war and begin the peace.”

Marching For Peace From The Solar Plexus




I marched on Washington D.C. in 1971. I looked like this photo taken two years later. Three years earlier it was much harder to be around people, and they me. I was startling. I had achieved Enlightenment. It was very hard to be me. It was very hard to handle the negative doubt I felt from others. I rarely conversed. They wanted what I had/have. Wanting stirs doubts of un-worthiness. You can see the radiating points of the Manipura radiating from my solar plexus. This energy encircles me, and protects me. People who have tried to hurt me, were repelled by this energy.

Today, millions of evangelical Christians believe they put in the White House, the embodiment of King Solomon, who owned much gold. They want some gold. They smile like happy children because they believe Jesus wants them to own gold, and, that’s why Trump was driven to run – and win! Most of the smiling people won’t get any gold. Most people will not see their Manipura – bloom! For this reason I must speak to you as a Fool. Contact with this Fool, will set you on The Path. Love of Money – will not!

Trump is a convert and messenger of Prosperity Gospel. In his speech he says the Government of the Democrats withheld prosperity – that he will now release and share with the True Believers – for free! This is all they wanted. This is why they tolerate his sins. This is why he invites Putin to come and get some, because, Putin is a convert! Putin is one of the richest men on earth. This is why evangelicals – adore him! They want what he got!

“God makes the faithful rich, and that poverty is punishment for lack of faith.”

This is why evangelical Christians want to build a wall and put poor Latinos on the other side of it. They want proof! They want punishment – now! When do the want it? NOW!

Jon ‘The Nazarite’

Jesus Christ famously said in the New Testament that it was harder for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to pass through the gates of Heaven (Matthew 19:24). Prosperity theology is a strain of Christianity that preaches the opposite: they believe God makes the faithful rich, and that poverty is punishment for lack of faith.

Today (Jan. 20), at US president Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, two of six clergy members in attendance were prosperity theology preachers. Reverend Paula White is the first female clergy member to participate in an inauguration and a televangelist. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson is an African-American pastor who preaches prosperity at his Detroit church, Great Faith Ministries International.

The clergy at Trump’s inauguration belong to a church that believes poverty is a punishment for lack of faith


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