Footnotes: Research from TV 1/10/2011

1.     STORM Manual on “Reclaiming Revolution”

http://www.beaufortobserver.net/pageimages/STORMSummation.pdf

2.     DAILY KOS ARTICLE “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!”:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:egHLC2hTfZoJ:www.dailykos.com/story/2011/1/6/933828/-My-CongressWOMAN-voted-against-Nancy-Pelosi!-And-is-now-DEAD-to-me!+Daily+Kos+boyblue&cd=2&hl=en&CT=clnk&gl=us&client=Firefox-a

3.     FRANCES FOX PIVEN SPEECH ON ELECTIONS AND PROTEST MOVEMENTS, 11/11/2004

MADISON, WI

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/ProtestMo

“I have considerable respect for non-violence, but I don't treat it as inevitably a necessary rule. The reason I have respect for non-violence, is I think it helps to protect the protesters… This is a violent government. It’s killing people.  And they’re going to call us violent if we break a window. But they will do that. So probably unless you have good reason for breaking the window, probably you shouldn't do that. Unless it's you know, a big part of your strategy."

4. MICHELLE MALKIN ARTICLE,The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010”

http://michellemalkin.com/2011/01/10/the-progressive-climate-of-hate-an-illustrated-primer-2000-2010/

GANDHI

“NON-VIOLENCE IS THE GREATEST FORCE AT THE DISPOSAL OF MANKIND. IT IS MIGHTIER THAN THE MIGHTIEST WEAPON OF DESTRUCTION DEVISED BY THE INGENUITY OF MAN.”

KING

"NONVIOLENCE IS A POWERFUL AND JUST WEAPON. IT IS A WEAPON UNIQUE IN HISTORY, WHICH CUTS WITHOUT WOUNDING AND ENNOBLES THE MAN WHO WIELDS IT. IT IS A SWORD THAT HEALS.”

HERE IS GB FROM 1998

http://archive.glennbeck.com/audio/classicbeck.shtml

Classic Beck: August 22, 1998

August 22, 1998: Glenn debuts on the WABC in New York City. Glenn discusses the recent U.S. attacks on Afghanistan and Sudan and if the American people are ready for the upcoming War on Terrorism ( remember, this is in 1998! ).

CLIP STARTS ABOUT 14 MINUTES IN

GLENN:  I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IS CLEAR, WHAT HE HAS DONE IS THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENED TO US ON DECEMBER 7, 1941.  THIS IS A MODERN DAY PEARL HARBOR.  AND WHEN WE SAY WE ARE GOING TO WAR WITH TERRORISM, I DON'T KNOW IF AMERICANS REALLY KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.  BECAUSE WE HAVE SAID "WE'RE DECLARING WAR ON DRUGS" YEAH RIGHT THEN WE GOT A PRESIDENT SITTING ON MTV SAYING "YEAH WELL I DIDN'T INHALE THOUGH" THIS AIN'T THE WAR ON DRUGS THIS IS THE WAR ON TERRORISM AND I'M TELLING YOU WITHIN THE NEXT 30 YEARS WAR ISN'T GOING TO BE LIKE ANYTHING WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST WE'RE IN A WHOLE NEW TERRITORY RIGHT NOW A WHOLE DIFFERENT KIND OF WAR.  ARE YOU READY?  ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY READY TO WAGE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM?  YOU KNOW TODAY THEY PUT CEMENT PILLARS ALL AROUND THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IT IS THE ONLY MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON DC THAT DIDN'T HAVE PILLARS AROUND IT.  YOU COULD GET ONE OF THOSE DAMN FERTILIZER TRUCKS APPARENTLY UP TO THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT SO THEY TOOK THAT AWAY FROM US TODAY.  ARE YOU READY TO WALK DOWN THE STREET AND SEE BODY PARTS?  BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE ARE IN FOR"

MONTAGE GB ON VIOLENCE

MARCH 16, 2009

DON'T GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL THE HATE AND RHETORIC AND EVERYTHING ELSE. JUST MAKE A PLAN OF WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO AND WHAT OTHERS CAN DO TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE AND CHANGE THE COURSE OF THIS COUNTRY.

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APRIL 16, 2009

FOR THE ONE TRILLIONTH TIME, IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING VIOLENCE AGAINST ANYONE... YOU'RE NOT ONLY WRONG, YOU'RE AN ENEMY TO THE REPUBLIC. YOU'RE AN ENEMY TO FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.

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JUNE 12, 2009

"ANYBODY WHO THINKS THAT VIOLENCE IS A WAY TO GET THEIR MESSAGE ACROSS IS A NUT JOB. THEY DISCREDIT THEMSELVES AND THEIR OWN CAUSE."

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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