by Eileen Fleming
Monday, August 27th, 2012
[Tampa, Fl.] On Sunday afternoon, Carol Paul, the “First Lady of Liberty” brought the filled to the rafters crowd at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome to their feet when she exclaimed, “It’s only beginning and we are the future.”
Due to heavy attendance by the mainstream media for the Ron Paul, RepubliCAN’s Rally WE ARE THE FUTURE, this member of The New Fourth Estate was denied a MEDIA PASS to occupy their space after waiting an hour at the check in desk to learn if there would be room for me in that inn-but I did not waste a minute of it.
As foreign press, Aljazeerah USA, CNN, the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune and others waited in line for their MEDIA credentials, I offered them my MEDIA Packet filled with information regarding my run for US HOUSE, the injustices done unto the crew of the USS LIBERTY, Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower Mordechai Vanunu, FOOD NOT BOMBS and alerted them to all the NONVIOLENT Anarchists in town, the local concert series of David Rovics the troubadour for the progressive movement and the inspired and witty “Autonomous Playhouse” featuring Pandarchist.
I also told The Media that although the RNC is taking the day off in fear of Mother Nature on Monday, come rain or come shine, hundreds and perhaps thousands of we the people for justice, peace and equal human rights will be in the streets on Monday morning and at 3PM, the Rev. Bruce Wright will lead the homeless folks who have been camped out in “Romneyville” on a poor peoples march to protest, demonstrate, and participate in direct actions and civil disobedience against the Republican National Convention and against capitalism itself.
I also succeeded in passing these questions to Ron Paul’s Deputy Press Secretary, James V. Barcia:
Dear RON PAUL,
Will you support the grass roots initiative that is seeking to establish every June 8th as USS LIBERTY REMEMBRANCE DAY?
In April 1999, thirty-six members of the US House of Representatives signed a letter calling for Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blowers release from prison because they believed “we have a duty to stand up for men and women like Mordechai Vanunu who dare to articulate a brighter vision for humanity.”
Were you one of the 36?
Thank you for consideration,
Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org
Columnist for deliberation
Candidate for US HOUSE, D. 5, Fl
Producer “30 Minutes with Vanunu” and “13 Minutes with Vanunu”
Author of “Keep Hope Alive” and “Memoirs of a Nice Irish American ‘Girl’s’ Life in Occupied Territory” and BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu’s FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010
As I sat in the general admission section for the next six hours I learned I have more in common with the LIBERTY movement within the Republican Party than I knew, but I already knew I agreed with Paul on his drug and foreign policy issues.
I also learned we need to abolish words like “conservative” and “liberal” because they have become as useless a canard as labeling anyone “anti-Semitic” when they seek to hold the state of Israel accountable for its war crimes and human rights abuses.
Ron Paul explained, “Patriotism is a quality in a free society that allows criticism of the government when they are wrong!”
Paul also admitted he had a “soft spot in his heart for whistle blowers” who are accused of treason for exposing what The Government wants to hide.
Doug Ward, Master of Ceremonies in reference to the heavy presence of police in Tampa, nailed it when he said, “This event was labeled to be in bad taste…Bad taste is hundreds of brown shirts and jack boots riding the streets in golf carts.”
I highly recommend The Government and Police take it down a few notches over a beer with Pandarchist at The Autonomous Playhouse, an experimental theater and more that is entertaining and transforming attitudes across the latitudes of Florida about the 99%!
Doug Ward also noted, “Bad taste is crushing the poor and the elderly. Bad taste is auditing a waitress on her tip money but not the Federal Reserve!”
Because all that career politicians really care about is keeping their power, when it hit the fan every republican and 100 democrats in the House voted YES to Ron Paul’s initiative to Audit the FED; but when Senator Rand Paul informed us that “now were talking about auditing the Pentagon” I was convinced that the Future and The Revolution are here:
IF we only hold “these truths to be self-evident: That all [people] are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights…that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among [people] deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the RIGHT of the people to ALTER or to ABOLISH it.” -July 4, 1776, The Declaration of Independence.
This series to be continued in the spirit of Steve from Veterans for Peace who on Saturday night told me while on the street in front of “7th and Market” in downtown Tampa:
“The RNC came to Tampa because it was ideal to suppress dissent; but Mother Nature has suppressed them.”
I am Eileen Fleming for US HOUSE and I approve of all of my messages.