Stay Awake in the Winter of 2014 via @Peta_de_Aztlan


Where are we at today? ~

The past year of 2013 went by pretty quick for me one day at a time, sometimes one moment at a time. Now we are in the year 2014, an even number. A lot happened in the world this past year, yet a lot has not happened as I had hoped in early 2013. I can have a beautiful vivid and colorful dream when I sleep at night, then I awaken into the ugly nightmare reality as it is now in #Nazi #Amerika. I can only speak for myself, yet I care about the well-being of others. Sharing is caring. So I dare to share because I care.

Those of us who are still awake cannot afford to go back to sleep. We cannot pretend to not know what bitter experience has taught us without leaving ourselves open to errors in judgment. Many are asleep in the sense of not being fully awake to what is going on in the world. Many are apathetic and unawakened. It is hard to wake people up. We can get down, depressed and discouraged about the sleepy herd around us. When we get discouraged we must reach deep inside our souls and gather up our inner courage to carry the struggle onward in order to continue in our common quest for true liberation against all the tremendous odds against us in this wicked world!

The Liberation Movement inside the United States is still weak, ineffective and scattered out without:

~ a coherent general strategy and set of flexible tactics
~ aggressive vanguard leadership elements
~ a strong set of functional political organizations
~ a united front against authoritarian fascism

There are many global contradictions in the world that have left many people lost and confused about what is going on today. For example, many activists are still caught up in the Left-Wing vs. Right-Wing contradiction. The truth is in the Center of connected reality, neither exclusively Left nor Right. It is the same as supporting the Democratic Party and opposing the Republican Party. Both parties are controlled, directed and financed by the same foul fascist corporate state. Traditional electoral politics gives us the illusion of choice between two evil parties. Evil is evil. We need to connect, build up and work with alternative Third Parties with progressive platforms in the political arena, though it is not all about politics. Politics for us remains war without bloodshed. Think outside any box and connect the dots to see the Big Picture.

As a general approach to Liberation we need to consciously exhaust all legal peaceful methods of struggle and resistance. On the one hand, we must avoid the pitfalls of Left-wing adventurism and on other hand we must avoid Right-wing opportunism. Wise vanguard leadership is key for us to advance and move forward and could make the difference between success or failure. Vanguard leadership is important because we could be endangering those who follow any form of leadership if they are led up blind alleys or dead ends.

Perhaps a better term instead of  ‘leader’ is ‘coordinator’. One who coordinates meetings, activities and plans of action. Each of us should develop our own leadership skills, every follower is a potential leader and even anyone in a leadership position should follow basic communal guidelines and shared principles. We should follow principles, not personalities. Nowadays we have much mis-leadership, much mass deceit and deception, especially from those in high positions of power.

Unfortunately many stay away from joining any political party, group or organization. Many do not want to adhere to strict discipline, follow basic orders or work in conformance with democratic centralism for the good of the majority. We remain distinct individuals yet have more power when we combine our forces together. We need to strike a balance between collective communal groups and individual self-responsibility. We either hang together as one unified force or we will surely hang separately. We do not know how long it will be before martial law is officially declared and all our aboveground online activities will have to drop down underground or even dig in deeper.

We are already an endangered species of life on a planet in peril. This cannot be over-exaggerated. Even if there was a miracle and we were to bring about a relevant revolution in the world there are still core existential factors in the ecology of Earth that will continue to endanger all of us and leave us at risk of extinction as the dominant species on Mother Earth.
▶ Guy McPherson @Guy_McPherson  #Earth #Extinction  2030:  ~Pub Nov 15, 2013
▶ John Michael Greer – The Long Descent:  ~1st Pub May 31, 2012
FYI: Number of nuclear reactors via @WorldNuclear

FYI: The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases via @grtvnews:

Global Liberation and Spiritual Liberation ~

Let us come together as one family to help bring about Global Liberation, as we also work on our own Spiritual Liberation. It is like a DNA double-helix of true being. Global Liberation is a long-term strategic goal with the ultimate aim being the ‘seizure of power’, not mere minor surface reforms. It cannot just happen on a local or regional level. It must occur on a global level. We can try to  play the game and go by the rules, but if our efforts come close to bringing about real drastic fundamental change the fascist forces who rule over us will simply change the rules. Look at the specifics of the #NDAA then study the U.S. Constitution! President Obama should be impeached!

We require the power to determine our own destiny in harmony with our basic survival interests and deepest dreams. Power is the dual capacity to correctly define the connected reality in the world and change it in a desired manner. Power is not simply who you can control,  connive and manipulate.

All connected realities are connected and interconnected at one level or one dimension or another. Thus, we must clearly comprehend connected reality as it is here now and seek clarity in our cosmic consciousness. We live in the context of the cosmos. We are all in this together.

Genuine knowledge comes from direct and/or indirect experience, especially what we have experienced in our personal lives on an existential level, but knowledge alone is not enough. We must test our knowledge in relation to connected reality to ascertain the validity of our knowledge. Wisdom is applied knowledge. We cannot merely report the news to inform others of our spin, we must also create the news in our own lives.

Now global power is in the hands of a fascist global empire, which has become the main enemy of humankind. We must know who are our true enemies and who are our natural allies. It comes down to a question of who has real power in the world. We know now that global power is not safely in the hands of the people. It is now in the hands of the rulers of the Empire. We require a total transformation of global power relationships between the 99+% of the ‘have-nots’ and the -1% of the ‘haves’. There is no other way around it.

On a personal level each of us should be busy working on our own higher self as a humane being in terms of personal self-improvement, getting rid of our core character defects and overcoming our personal shortcomings. Each of us can be a movement of one connected to the larger liberation matrix. This does not mean selfish individualism. It means being responsible and accountable for our own personal self, taking care of our private business and doing a daily personal inventory of our assets and liabilities. Our efforts are not simply a matter of external politics. Our energetic efforts must involve our own personal priorities and key decisions about what we want to do with our own lives to determine our own personal destiny. The politics of the people’s Liberation must be relevant to the individual being on an existential level.

Substantial Change ~

To bring about substantial change in the world is an arduous noble goal. I mean substantial change far beyond surface liberal reforms that leave an unjust Evil Empire still ‘in power and secure’.

What kind of substantial change do we want? What real change is actually possible in light of the complex set of psycho-social circumstances before us? How much are we committed to bringing about substantial change in the world and within ourselves? How far are we willing to go? What are we willing to sacrifice? What comforts are we willing to give up? What are we willing to attack and destroy without mercy? What are we willing to do to help create a new world where we can live our lives out in peace and harmony? Will we end up giving up in utter disgust, despair and depression?

There is no clear polished crystal ball we can mindlessly gaze at to show us the way. There is no one way for all of us. There are many pathways up the mountaintop. We must look into our own hearts, our own souls. Remember history is a general guide to action, not a set blueprint. We must be masters of our fate, captains of our own ships, commanders of our being.

Occupy Wall Street aka #OWS ~

From the #OWS Website at  ~  @OccupyWallSt
“We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”

At the time, the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic used by #OWS was a good tactic as a way of capturing the attention of the masses and the media. A tactic is not a general strategy. A strategy must be a lot more than a snappy slogan about Global Revolution. #OWS did not keep up the momentum essential for the start-up of a new movement to sustain itself, it failed to provide a practical bold vision, failed to expand from its many Occupy locations into stable Liberation Bases from which to work on for on-going mass mobilization.

If you study the history of the Black Panther Party you will remember that towards the end of the BPP Huey P. Newton pulled the Panther members into Oakland to help build a solid Base of Operations, especially after the police attacks upon many BPP offices across the country. It was too much, too little, too late for it to survive as a cohesive organization and it dissolved in the end.

“… We were trying to build a political vehicle through which the people could express their revolutionary desires. We recognized that no party or organization can make the revolution, only the people can. All we could do was act as a guide to the people, because revolution is a process …”
~ Comrade Huey P. Newton

FYI: Black Panther Party – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Founded 1966 ~ Dissolved 1982) 

America has had a long history of rebellions which were repressed and have been largely forgotten in our standard school textbooks. Realism is at the core of revolutionary theory and praxis. We need to study the history of liberation movements, learn what we can from them and remember the price paid for these lessons was in blood, sweat and tears. We do not need to re-invent the wheel. It is not brain surgery. For all of its fuss and fanfare no people’s revolution resulted from the Arab Spring and there will be no Arab Winter.

The great changes that have taken place in the last decade have been in the realm of mass revolutionary consciousness, especially with the awesome communication powers of the Internet.

To be sure, #OWS was one of the biggest social movements to come around in the last years. It affected the whole world in different places to varying degrees. There are critical lessons we must learn from past experiences if we ever hope to build up a strong Liberation Matrix inside the United States.

11/10/2011 Reawakening The Radical Imagination: The Origins Of Occupy Wall Street #OWS via @mgsledge:

#OWS resonated with the suffering of the American people and many other suffering people around the world. The idea of such a progressive movement coming up by the core nerve center of Wall Street in New York City stimulated many to get involved and take direct personal action.

However, with the way #OWS was brought into being in scattered occupy encampments across the country with its open claim of being a leaderless movement it was bound to fade out. Eventually #OWS was targeted, repressed and suppressed by the Obama Regime. It had its time and cannot come back again the same.

9/16/2013  Two Years Later, What Happened to Occupy Wall Street? via @accuracy

Nevertheless, #OWS changed the global conversation about the built-in irreconcilable antagonistic class contradictions between the +99% of the ‘have-nots’ and the -1% of the ‘haves’. It made us more aware of the bankers and investors of Wall Street as key high-class criminals of the Evil Empire who are cruel class enemies of humankind. Indeed, #OWS made us more aware of our own potential power to change the world we live in. #OWS was what it was and its seeds have grown into other fruits in other fields of struggle.

For many young people #OWS was their first attempt at getting involved in any kind of social movement. For older movement veterans it was yet another movement similar to other movements that have come and gone in their lifetimes. There has been the old Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-War Peace Movement, the Women’s Movement, the Immigrant Rights Movement, the  Gay Liberation Movement, the #IdleNoMore Native Movement, and other positive social movements over the years. The demand for and respect of basic humane rights is the core common denominator of liberation movements.

There is no need to glamorize #OWS or for nostalgic sad sentiments. #OWS was like manna from Heaven. It woke up many of us out of our collective coma, though many have now fallen back to sleep. To be honest, #OWS had a few major flaws in its basic approach to revolution and politics in general that its leading activists and supporters failed to overcome.

Being in the brain of the beast within the U.S.A. is not the same as being in Tahrir Square in Egypt. Liberation struggles must be homegrown and spring up from native soil, not imported or implanted from afar. As far as I know the whole Occupy idea first came down from Canada! To boot, a lot of non-White peoples do not warm up to the idea of any kind of ‘occupation’ having suffered from different foreign occupations in the past.

#OWS perpetuated the insanity of being against politics in general, against politicians and against direct participation in electoral politics. Sounds like the apathetic general population in Amerika. #OWS failed to learn the lessons of the Tea Party in terms of running and supporting political candidates. Most of the American public had a positive opinion of #OWS and its condemnation of Wall Street Bankers, but did not come out in active support of #OWS in the millions. We need many millions of people to stand up and support the relevancy and practical necessity of revolution, not just mutual admiration groups. The struggle goes on within us and without us. It is not all over and done. The reverberations from #OWS will continue to echo as time goes by.
We need to remember our learning experiences, be keenly aware of where we are here now and move forward into the future free of fear with a Grand Strategy and set of applicable tactics in the context of the Liberation Matrix. Let there be no confusion. The ultimate aim of a Grand Strategy must be the seizure of state power and the transformation of power relationships between the two main classes: the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’.

Revolutions are made or manufactured by conscious vanguard elements, not by spontaneous uprisings. Sometimes critical events come close to our clever calculations and at other times drift further away into clouds of chaos and confusion. We must engage in constant analyses of constantly changing conditions; factual analyses of actual conditions; concrete analyses of concrete conditions. We cannot be stubborn and rigid in our thinking as if it all has to come out our way or no way. Connected reality has a way of sticking around despite our grand designs

We must do so much more than endlessly study pathology (the study of diseases and of the changes that they cause: changes in a person, an animal, or a plant that are caused by disease). We cannot get lost pursuing corporate careers or be content in academia while children starve to death, suicide bombers kill the innocents and mercenaries get medals for murder. We must suggest solvent basic solutions to help us cure this sick wicked world. Many of us know the basic problems, we need practical solvent solutions.

Here are a few suggestions I recommend and which I follow-up on in my own personal life. I am a movement of one humane being among many.

~ Work on your own personal health in the trinity of the mind, body and soul as a lifestyle. Health is the greatest wealth.

~ Avoid any obsession about anything that can turn you into a fanatic. Avoid any addiction of any kind. Remember variety and diversity.

~ Get involved in a progressive political party or local group. If you cannot find one start your own as a scientific experiment.

~ Learn how to combine online work with offline work in your local community. Integrate your life in a balanced way.

United together we must continue to further advance, develop and expand our own creative revolutionary consciousness. We need radical revolution in the world, not mere meek liberal reform.

As Comrade George L. Jackson stated in Blood In My Eye: “The ultimate aim of fascism is the complete destruction of all revolutionary consciousness.”
1/5/2014 This Spring: Worldwide Wave Of Transformation via @PopResistance
▶ 2013 Resistance Report Year In Review:
~Pub Dec 30, 2013 via @dennistrainorjr
▶ DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay via Chalmers Johnson  ~Uploaded Jan 22, 2008
▶ Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States (1999):
~Pub Jul 17, 2012
READ Online: A People’s History of the United States ~by Howard Zinn

Power to the Truth!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan
Sacramento, California, United States of Amerika



Still Alive, Awake and Aware in #Nazi Amerika
November 15, 2013
By @Peta_de_Aztlan aka +Peter S. Lopez

I have had a few brushes with death in my lifetime. I do not take the actual simple miracle of being alive lightly and take it for granted. In my life, I just do what I can to help raise intercommunal mass consciousness in my own little way with the meager tools I have available and with what little talents the Creator has bestowed upon me. For me it is important to be humble. Humility helps one to advance in one’s spiritual growth. I can learn from the fools as well as the wise ones. As far as I can tell, no one gets out of life alive. I am more concerned with how honestly I live, how nobly, how honorably, than merely how long I live in Earth years.

I am awake here now, though the idea of being awake can be relative. Some  folks refer to those who are not politically educated as they understand it as the ‘sheepie’ or sheep. I find that arrogant because no one automatically becomes politically savvy. It takes going through many meaningful direct life experiences, studying a lot on different subjects and having many creative conversations with others who are trying to make it in the world to awaken. Even then we can easily be lulled back into sleep by our own fears and flaws. To be awake is to see the present moment at a point in time within the context of connected reality.  There are different kinds of wakefulness.

To be awake is to know what is going on in  your life, what is going on in the society and real world that you live in. Some people are more awake than others. Some folks are just pretending to be asleep to what is really going on. Hoping to avoid making any kind of personal commitment to change and ultimately transform the world we live in now.

To be awake is to be aware of what is going on in your life, in your world and to see the Big Picture, not merely occasional snap shots. It cannot all be easily contained in an Instagram! Life is an ongoing cumulative learning process in what I consider to be protracted war. Many have to fight for a meal each day!

Many people mistake their version of the relative truth as a frozen universal truth that is eternal and applicable to all in all situations. Every day we need to look at connected reality with fresh eyes, check out the global news and just be aware of what is happening in our own personal lives. Sometimes we need to question our assumptions, be willing to re-examine our cherished ideas and be open to new revelations. It is good to be alive, awake and aware.

Understand that we are living under a truly Evil Empire orchestrated by the foul forces of a consciously aware authoritarian fascism; sovereign nations no longer exist; there is no genuine democracy in the United States and the bulk of the masses are under a fascist mental hold on their mass consciousness.

For us to truly topple the Evil Empire we must first realize that a few reforms at the top will not and cannot be enough. We must transform property relations between the -1% of the ‘haves’ and the 99+% of the ‘have-nots’ if there is ever to be a relevant revolution in the world. The people must have complete ownership, authority and control of the land and all the viable institutions thereon. No transformation of state power in property relations, no revolution. Despite all the hope and hype, the Arab Spring has not yet resulted in an actual relevant revolution. Revolution must be global in scope and range for us to know its full effects.

Practical realism is at the core of revolutionary consciousness. Even a Global Revolution may not be enough. Because of the real dangers to our global ecology and bio-diversity it may already be too late. Nevertheless, we need to at least try if we are to consider ourselves conscious humane beings. Our children and potential descendents are at least worth a conscious effort to save Mother Earth. We belong to the Earth, the Earth does not belong to us. Man himself is the primary predator and danger to life on Earth.

In a way, the United States is an exceptional country in the sense that the active support of its people is critical for there to be a Global Revolution because of its strategic location on the planet and present global power dynamics. We in the U.S.A. are in the brain of the beast stationed within its critical nerve centers, especially in the Inner Cities. Many of its people have been cushioned by the horrible physical effects of global corporate capitalism, we are more pampered by Empire, though there are large pockets of its people enduring life hand-to-mouth in Third World-like living conditions.

America was once boasted of as the ‘land of the free and home of the brave’. Now it has decayed and degenerated. The people of the United States are not really united. We here are in extremely divided states with different sectors of the population harboring mistrust, suspicion and even hate for other sectors. The American Dream has become the Amerikan Nightmare. The U.S.A. has an obedient, compliant and passive population that simply allows its so-called government, actually a rogue regime, to commit systemic genocide, mindless murder and cause bloody mayhem in many hot spots on the globe, including targeting for repression radical dissidents within its own borders. How many Germans in #Nazi Germany turned a blind eye to the gas chambers used to exterminate millions of Jews? We cannot simply blame Obama, or the Bankers or the Illuminati. We ourselves must take at least some responsibility for our sad state of affairs. Indeed, we are in #Nazi Amerika!

“Repression is here now, and we won’t reach the next level of revolutionary consciousness and activity until we meet it with a counter-terror and demonstrate to the people that we are here and resistance is possible.”
~ George L. Jackson, Blood In My Eye

There are many Liberation Movements in the world at different stages of development that together can be considered an interconnected matrix of organizations, groups and individuals, especially because of the advent of Internet Power. This capacity to communicate across artificial borders has not existed before in our known human history. This has its positives and negatives.

Those of us who are online need to be mindful of others and not divorce ourselves from the daily lives of those who are not online and without regular Internet Access. Once again, do not mistake your partial experience for universal truth. Many of our potential comrades are locked down in the prisons of Amerika’s concentration camps. Many of us suffer from a wide assortment of various mental-spiritual disorders living lives of constant dread and quiet desperation.

From birth, people in the United States have been subjected to decades of negative fascist programming that has damaged the neurons and synaptic connections in our brains. We are not making the necessary connections and interconnections we need for all of us to see that we are all truly one family of humanity, not lone isolated individuals in a world of our own.

We need to learn how to be humane with care, concern and compassion for all who suffer in silence in the misery of poverty. There are many divisions amongst us that can generally be considered as various forms of negativism: sexism, nationalism, racism, tribalism etc. We must understand and overcome these engineered divisions to help bring about a strong solidarity based upon our common needs and dreams for our collective survival and success as an endangered species.

For example, how can there be racism when we are actually all of one human race as human beings? Recall: the whole concept of separate races was a man-made social invention used by invading forces to rationalize their conquest of certain types of ‘foreign’ people. Killing someone we see as being innately inferior and not quite human can be construed as not actually killing a human but rather a lower life-form.

One major fascist #Psych-op is promoting the division between those who we consider as Left-Wing and those we think of as Right-Wing. The general truth of life is in the center, not on any one wing. Don’t fall for fascist mind-traps!

Many of us have not even mastered the power of the word in our lives. Many misunderstandings are caused because we have different definitions for  the same words. We are not even in the same library with the same dictionary, let alone on the same page. We need to have functional definitions for the words and terms we use in a conscious mindful and meaningful way.

For Liberation, we need to have a common general strategy and set of relevant tactics. Tactics are the means to end, not strategic ends in themselves. All tactics must be analyzed before we lightly discard them for one superficial reason or another.

For example, we need to utilize electoral politics in order to help raise consciousness and bring about constructive change, especially in our local communities. The people may not easily understand esoteric economic explanations, but they can understand the civic duty of being registered to vote and voting on Election Day. We need to constantly tap into the people’s present level of consciousness and not mistake it for our own as individuals.

Consciousness is the main battleground and the playing field. Propaganda is transmitting a series of ideas and ideals. Agitation is focusing on a few concepts for stimulating specific action. Many have been indoctrinated to see propaganda only in a negative dark light. We must define our own realities, not mindlessly swallow the definitions of our anti-life historical enemies.

Politics and war are inextricably, intricately and intimately interconnected. Passive liberal pacifists fail to see that there can be a just war fought for our liberty, fail to see that war can take countless forms and that war has many manifold manifestations. Many times the first war is first waged within ourselves, between the lights and the shadows within us. Words can be useful weapons of attack. Words can be tools for transmitting the truth. A weapon can turn into a tool and a tool can become a weapon. Everything is relative, nothing is absolute. Be fluid, not fixed.

We should strive for a peaceful revolution, exhaust all legitimate peaceful methods of struggle, yet not be under any naive illusions or dumbed down in any delusions. Our enemies know we are coming and have made preparations for any domestic disorder or Civil War.

A creative consciousness is the key to unlock the minds of the masses who have been programmed to believe that any resistance against repression is futile and doomed to fail. We can only fail if we do not fight back!

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will die or live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution. Pass on the torch. Join us, give up your life for the people!”
~~ El General George L. Jackson ~ Field Marshal Black Panther Party {1942–1971}

Conclusion: Let us come together as one people upon one planet. Break free of the chains that keep you enslaved in so many ways. If you think you are already liberated in your mind, then help liberate the minds of others. It is a truism that none of us are fully liberated until we are all liberated.

Express your true self with the tools at your disposal. Develop your talents, sharpen your skills and manifest your unlimited potentials.

Venceremos! Che Peta
Sacramento, California, #Nazi Amerika
Be In Tune With Your Soul via @Peta_de_Aztlan Posted on 11/11/2013
By @Peta_de_Aztlan
A People’s History of the United States ~By Howard Zinn
Message to the Tricontinental ~By Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Havana, 1967)
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Veteran’s Day: November 11, 2013

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

Even suffering has its positives and negatives. We can learn vital lessons in life from our pain, misery and suffering. Sad as it seems, people need to suffer long enough for them to fully wake up, come together in a unified way and overthrow the Evil Empire!

We must fully accept the fact that the mass of humanity does have common enemies called by different terms but hosting Evil Powers. I prefer the general term ‘the Evil Empire’, though that term may seem outlandish to some. The subtle inference here is that the Evil Empire is not exclusively an Amerikan Empire. It is global in its scope, range and influence, not merely nationalistic. It is the great enemy of humanity.

Under Empire there are no separate sovereign nations. They are colonies or neo-colonies of the Empire. Our barrios and ghettos in the U.S.A., including the White ghettos, are actually internal colonies of the Empire.

We are blessed in these times of troubles with Internet power that enables us to cross borders via the Internet and communicate with people on a global scale. We should keep in mind that this is still new to the technology of our inhumane corrupt civilization. We need to bring the global masses online!

The #Internet has great potential to either create good or manufacture evil. We need to consciously use Internet Power to help empower people with basic news, information and liberating consciousness to help them in their lives. We are gradually creating and coagulating a global consciousness with common understandings about life in these times. Millions now have Internet access, though we are far from global access for the masses.

So much in life is influenced by our original motives. What are our true motives when we are communicating with others or expressing ourselves? Are we communicating with honesty and intention? Are we merely feeding an insecure inflated ego seeking to manipulate?

For starters we need to clearly understand the distinct difference between a healthy ego and as selfish egotism. Life has positives and negatives. Many well-meaning folks think of the ego as a kind of selfish self-centered evil that we need to purge out of our personality. Freud narrowly defined the human personality in the three realms of the ego, the id and the superego. Was he not an arrogant cocaine addict? I prefer C.G. Jung. Having an ego is key to our being a unique individiaul, part of being a human animal in the world. We need to develop a healthy ego and use our time, energy and resources to help us empower ourselves.

We have wasted so much precious time over these long centuries being severely addicted to the endless pursuit of more and more money out of our inner insecurity. We should know when to have enough is enough, not be flawed with character defects, especially greed. The addictive love of money is a part of the root of evil, but only a part, not the whole of it. Do not get stuck on any one Scripture! Life is too complex, beautiful and fascinating for us to completely understand it all. So we must be good at studying and remain good students of life upon Mother Earth.

I humbly suggest we not get stuck on any teaching or belief-system named after any mortal individual: Christ, Buddha, Marx etc. The intellect must explore for itself, come to its own independent conclusions and not be enslaved by any ideology or philosophy. Be your own leader, determine your own personal principles and get rid of any overweight Gurus!

You yourself must determine your own path in life. The ideal in life is to live your life as free, liberated and independent as you can; keeping in mind our innate interdependence in the world.

In life, if you seek a path to follow in life it is best to follow a path with heart, one that pulsates with passion and compassion. Why follow a path if your true heart is really not in it? Don’t go strictly by what others believe or what others think. Don’t try to be popular and warp your truth to fit in and go along with the herd. Be your true self. Make up your own mind. Create, develop and nurture your own inner being as a humane being in the trinity of the mind, body and soul. We are beings, not doings.

The psyche can be another term for the soul. We need to be in  tune with our soul and not a slave to our own mind. The mind is often grossly overrated, especially when we depend on it alone without paying attention to our own gut feelings and natural instincts.

There are enough of us in numbers to take over the whole world if we make up our mind, come together and unite as one people of of one planet. We lack the collective mass courage to fight back!

I will continue to do what I can to help raise consciousness with my puny personal resources. We must continue to exhaust all peaceful tactics of resistance to the forces of repression. The philosophy of non-violence hints at its opposite. One major political tactic that is often ignored or overlooked by progressive political forces is involvement in the arena of electoral politics. At this point I am planning to vote for Jill Stein for POTUS again in 2016.

I have tried over the years to build up another progressive political party called the Humane Liberation Party with little support or feedback from others. Nonetheless, it has a basic Survival Platform with Demands and encapsulates my long-term vision for the future.

Remember that despite our best efforts we are an endangered species. This is not fear-mongering. This is being aware of the present dangers to our ecology and bio-diversity. There is much that has already happened and much going on that may escape your present state of consciousness.

So let us be in tune with our soul, know who we are on the inside in the solitude of our being and not be afraid of where the truth about ourselves leads. Know yourself to better understand others with humane love and compassion.

@Peta_de_Aztlan aka +Peter S. López
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▶ #Collapse (Full Movie) w/ Michael Ruppert via @CollapseNet  ~Pub July 25, 2013

▶ Collapse by Michael Ruppert ~via @CollapseNet ~Pub July 6, 2012
BOOK: Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil: Michael C. Ruppert via @amazon

2013 NEW Loose Change 3rd Edition! #9/11 Truth ~Pub Oct 2, 2012
▶ Inside Job ~Narrated by Matt Damon ~About 2008 Financial Meltdown  ~Uploaded Dec 20, 2011
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

U.S. Bill of Rights:
A People’s History of the United States ~By Howard Zinn

Update: Is #Egypt the exception or the new norm?
Update: 8-19-2013

Alas, the once hoped for peaceful Egyptian Revolution is not to be. Over 1,000 Egyptians have been killed since last Wednesday. All along the way the energized Egyptian revolutionary movement did not have centralized vanguard leadership and an aboveground structured organization. The fervor of hot angry feelings alone will not suffice to sustain revolution, especially after state repression comes down. 

At the same time, we need to remember that Egypt did not have the historical tradition of having orderly systematic elections before, so we cannot simply transplant the Amerikan historical experience of electoral politics to Egypt. Even the illusion of democracy and free elections in the U.S.A. itself is a fake farce. Obama spent about a billion dollars to get elected.

The Egyptian revolutionary process was allowed to be co-opted, defused and derailed by the Muslim Brotherhood as it filled the empty leadership vacuum. The Madman Morsi tried to impose his own personal dictatorship, the masses once again rebelled still without a centralized disciplined vanguard. Thus, the Egyptian Army and its cabal of Generals boldly implemented a coup d’etat in reaction to mass street protests and got rid of the Morsi Regime.

Remember, after the departure of the Mubarak Regime the Army still remained intact without any fundamental change in its chain-of-command. They know how to tease, appease and placate the Egyptian masses. Now there is great turmoil in Egypt. No one can nonchalantly predict how this will all play out.

The core lesson to be learned by us is that there remains a constant critical need for vanguard leadership in any successful revolutionary process. We must keep in mind that revolution is a dynamic process, not a fixed set of conclusions. It is a flowing and ebbing process, sometimes coming closer to our calculations, other times receding further away, but always in a flowing flux subject to change. Many confused a mass uprising with an authentic revolution.

The now dormant Occupy Wall Street Movement and its Arab Spring tactic needs to be closely examined as a applicable template for revolution inside the United States. Assumptions must be questioned.

From the #OWS website:
“Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”
Link: @OccupyWallSt

The idea of a ‘leaderless resistance movement’ as espoused by #OWS failed to be transformed into an active on-going, expanding and thriving people’s liberation movement. Although it had a global influence, influences alone do not galvanize revolution. Internet Power has been a game changer as a kind of equalizer. Nonetheless, there are huge differences between the consciousness of online activists and the masses who are not exposed to online propaganda.

Whenever a thrust towards revolution has failed, blame must be squarely put upon the shoulders of those who were in charge of the general situation, not the masses of the people. We here in the U.S.A. need to keep learning from the actual experiences in other countries, but any real domestic revolution cannot be imported from afar. It is unfair to label the Amerikan people as ‘sheeple’ as historically they have been victims of the most intensive and extensive mass fascist propaganda in human history.

We still need to do basic mass education, promote general literacy and provide Internet Access for all. Raising mass consciousness using all forms of progressive propaganda remains the key for unlocking the minds of the masses now locked down by decades of fascist propaganda.

The General Strategic aim should be the actual SEIZURE OF POWER. The idea of whether to use a tactics of violence or nonviolence will actually depend on the connected realities of a given situation. We can seek to exhaust all peaceful nonviolent methods of struggle, including direct participation in electoral politics. but we must also know when and where nonviolent methods have been clearly exhausted. The people will know what is to be done.

It is not enough for vanguard elements to be convinced about the practical necessity and logical possibility of revolution, it is the masses themselves who must learn through their own direct practical experience the relevancy and legitimacy of revolution.

We still need to exhaust peaceful methods of struggle, though this intention has been strained by the now exposed global fascist surveillance system. We are confronted by the ever repressive U.S. Rogue Regime still known as the U.S. government. The general population in the U.S.A. is still not engaged in any revolutionary process, have not been convinced and remain largely apathetic to the proponents of social revolution. Amerikan citizens are dumbed down, passive and obedient, much like the Nazi German population was when Hitler was killing his way into power during the Third Reich.

We cannot wait for the apathetic Amerikan masses to be awakened alone, though they remain of strategic importance because of their geo-political status. We must actively support all progressive liberation movements anywhere in the world, create natural alliances, coordinate mass events when called for and seek solidarity with all who oppose Amerkan Imperialism.

We need to have a clear vision of exactly what kind of government and political economy we want to have beyond the vague slogan of World Revolution. Clearly we must agree on a practical alternative to fascist corporate capitalism. I see a kind of intercommunal democratic socialism, though these words are often misdefined. More will be revealed in the terrible times to come.

Until then we must continue to consciously work on our own personal Spiritual Liberation as humane beings of the family of humanity. At the same time, we need to understand that global liberation is based upon what takes place on the local community level. It all begins within the hearts and minds of each of us.

Venceremos! We Will Win!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan

Study Links:
▶ Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich:  ~Uploaded Oct 14, 2011

Nazi Germany – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Is the United States a democracy?

Posted on 07/03/2013 via @Peta_de_Aztlan

On a hot day in Sacramento, I am sitting here typing in my air-conditioned bunker far from the heat of the battles going on in Egypt. I remember when the Egyptian uprising starting kicking up in 2011. At the time, I was working as a Counselor/Case Manager at the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter here in Sacramento. I would get off work, go home, hop on the Internet and check out the latest developments on the situation in Egypt.

For the heck of it I typed up a little article back then. Link >
On the Uprising in Egypt ~via @Peta_de_Aztan
Posted 02/03/2011

Before this uprising I was convinced that only a violent People’s Revolution could overthrow an evil regime. I related to the Cuban revolutionary model; along with Che Guevara’s ‘foco’ theory and practice. I had been involved in the Chicano Movement, with MECHA and joined the Brown Berets. I had seen the growth of the Black Panther Party Survival Programs, the efforts of vanguard elements at heightening the antagonistic contradictions between the oppressor and the oppressed for a liberation war and the eventual repression of the Black Panther Party.

Full text of “War Against The Panthers: A Study Of Repression In America”:  ~

If you study the history of the BPP from different sources you get a better wider picture of the internal contradictions that were going on in the BPP itself among its leaders. Many times movements go through stages of historical development in the process of ‘learning by doing’.

Plus, I have read and studied Blood In My Eye by Companero George L. Jackson to get a deeper understanding of the whole revolutionary process and the role of corporate fascism in Amerika today.

BOOK: Blood in My Eye: George L. Jackson:  ~

Now I see the power of mass protests for raising mass consciousness and that we cannot simply shoot our way into power. Violent revolutions tend to plant the seeds of resentments for future counter-revolutions. There must be a mass paradigm shift in the hearts, minds and souls of the masses.

Ideally, we need to clearly exhaust all peaceful methods of struggle. all legitimate methods of resistance and utilize all applicable tactics in a given situation. The role of force in history is ultimately up to the natural genius of the masses of the people. There are many forms of force and many kinds of power. It is up to the people to decide based upon their own direct personal experiences.

We must keep in mind that the evil forces of corporate fascism are themselves illegitimate and in violation of natural laws, though they try to legitimize their corrupt criminality and offer the crumbs of reform to bribe the people. Our historical enemies have no moral authority over us. Their whole evil existence is immoral and inhumane. They must be stopped before the whole planet is destroyed and we all suffer species extinction.

There are no blueprints for revolution. No clean cookie-cutter that fits all situations. No crystal ball we can look into. We must base our general analyses upon factual analyses of actual conditions in a given connected reality before us. Improvisation is the key for giving us new innovative tactics and the arena of imagination is the birthplace of new creative ideas.

The vanguard elements have the responsibility for helping to guide the masses through their own direct experiences. We can help guide, broaden the range of choices and offer alternative methods. Only the enlightened masses can bring the revolution to supreme victory, not any isolated vanguard alone. Failure is often the mother of success. We learn from our mistakes or burn in a hell we allowed to happen.

If we take the time to examine the history of the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street Movement and other liberation movements, past and present, we can come to a few basic conclusions as to how best to make or manufacture a relevant revolution:

1.  Study hard in order to have a good understanding of global history in all its interrelated complexities in order to clearly see the present situation before us.

A People’s History of the United States ~By Howard Zinn

2.  Create a culture of liberation so that you incorporate the whole process of liberation into your life-style: whether you are online, offline or inline with life in the here now.

3.  Accept the responsibility of creating, developing and nurturing vanguard leadership for the Movimiento in general based upon the proven principles of democratic consensus. Leadership must be known, not anonymous.

4.  Learn how to effectively and efficiently use the Power of the Internet via social media in order to educate to liberate, stimulate mass consciousness and coordinate creative constructive mass actions.

I never thought I would support a military coup d’ etat.~ at least I support the one in Egypt that has happened for now. We will watch how the see-saw dialectic develops. It is up to the Egyptian people. Ideally, the military ~ both in the army and the police forces ~ should be the people in uniform. The Egyptian military has seen the power of the people when they amass before and rightly fear the wrath of the people when it does not serve the people’s interests.

When we say ‘Power to the People’ that means that all forms, agencies and departments of government power should be in the hands of the people via their elected representatives in harmony with the mass direct participation of the people. The people require a true authentic democracy that is for the people, by the people and of the people, not the corrupt corporate farce for democracy we have now in the U.S.A.

Remember an authentic revolution involves the turnover and transformation of property relations, not just a palace occupation. There must be a great redistribution of the wealth in society between the -1% of the ‘haves’ and the +99% of the ‘have-nots’. The land, the central state power and all the viable social institutions thereon must be seized by the mass power of the people. Otherwise, there can be no legitimate relevant revolution, only a new set of tyrants.

Ideally, a global revolution by any means necessary would be a great quantum leap forward in the evolution of our species. Nevertheless, global revolution itself cannot give us final answers to our collective problems as people of Mother Earth.

If we do not self-destruct as an endangered species, which is within the realms of possibilities, the real permanent revolution will be the one for creating and maintaining new positive relations and healthy relationships among us all on global, communal and personal levels. As a species we all need to learn how to respect each other, love one another and help one another as one family of humanity. It’s not brain science. It’s natural wisdom.

Venceremos Unidos! We Will Win Together!
Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan

Relevant Links:
▶ Detainee Deaths Renew Concern Over #Egypt Violence  ~Pub Aug 19, 2013

8-19-2013: Ahdaf Soueif: Amidst Egypt’s Bloodshed, “We Are Trying Keep the Discourse of the Revolution Alive” @DemocracyNow!

8-17-2013: #Egypt Turmoil Continues As Government Considers Brotherhood Ban (VIDEO)

For Immediate Release July 03, 2013: Statement by President Barack Obama on #Egypt:  ~via @whitehouse
Coup d’état – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia #Egypt

AUDIO: Sharif Abdel Kouddous Reports From Cairo As Egyptian Army Ousts Morsi in Coup Amid Protests @Democracy Now!

#Egypt’s Morsi stripped of power, constitution suspended:  ~via @RT_com ~Pub July 3, 2013

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: As Morsi-Army Showdown Grips Egypt, Protesters Reject Authoritarian Rule @Democracy Now!

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif: By Ignoring Egypt’s Majority, Morsi Begat the Uprising Against His Rule @DemocracyNow!

7-2-2013 #Egypt: Security Forces Need to Act to Prevent Bloodshed
~via @hrw: ~

2-5-2011 Uprising in Egypt: A Two-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime @Democracy Now!

BOOK: Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution as it Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made it:

#Egypt Revolution 2011: A Complete Guide To The Unrest ~via @ckanal

Tuesday, 1/25: First Day Of Demonstrations
Wednesday, 1/26: Protests Resume For Second Day
Thursday, 1/27: Egypt Shuts Down The Internet
Friday, 1/28: Mubarak Speaks, Says He’ll Form A New Government
Saturday, 1/29: Anonymous Internet Users Help Egypt Communicate
Sunday, 1/30: Hillary Clinton: Egypt Must Transition To Democracy
Monday, 1/31: Egypt’s New Government Is Announced, Sworn In
Tuesday, 2/1: President Mubarak Says He Won’t Run For Re-Election
Wednesday, 2/2: Internet Service Returns In Egypt
Thursday, 2/3: Foreign Journalists Rounded Up
Friday, 2/4: “Day of Departure” Protests Held Across Egypt
Saturday, 2/5: Members Of Ruling Party Leadership Resign
Sunday, 2/6: Government Agrees On Concessions
Monday, 2/7: Google Executive Released In Egypt
Tuesday, 2/8: Freed Activist Energizes Protests
Wednesday, 2/9: Widespread Labor Strikes Throughout Egypt
Thursday, 2/10: Despite Rumors, Mubarak Refuses To Step Down
Friday, 2/11: Mubarak Resigns As President, Leaves Cairo

7-26-2013 ~ Message to #Facebook Friends:
7-26-2013 ~ Message to Facebook Friends:

I wanted to take the time today to do a direct Facebook post, which I rarely do. You can call it a Check In!

Often #Facebook does not post my stuff from #Twitter via my Account @Peta_de_Aztlan. I am a prolific Tweeter, which is better than when I was a prolific Tweaker!

I have cross-posting set up for #Twitter and for my #YouTube Account you can #Subscribe to it here >

I suspect Facebook has definite filters for certain key words and a cryptic program that operates behind what we see here on the computer screen. Much of what goes on in life is behind the screen, behind the curtains and behind the veils.

Have you seen all the computer code that exists behind an ordinary Microsoft Word document? Create a blog, type up a sentence in Word, copy and paste it to your blog in Compose mode, then see what is behind it in HTML. I actually have several blogs, most mainly for storage and have been at this for a long time. I am not typing out the side of my neck here! Even plain white paper you buy at an Office Depot has hidden codes within it.

I understand that Facebook is a data mining website for the #CIA, #NSA and other fascist fiends. It is what it is. I am not hiding and I am not #Anonymous.

Nonetheless, we can use Facebook for communication purposes and just for fun playing around. I am not paranoid about such stuff, but I try to not be naive.

The advocacy of #Revolution can be a felony in a given context! I advocate #Global #Liberation and exhausting all legal peaceful methods of protest, resistance and rebellion. I know, not just suspect, I know that we are living in a vast global surveillance society under the rule of corporate fascism.

The 2008 #Recession was designed by corporate fascism and was actually another Great Depression.

See: Inside Job. The documentary. Online. For free.
What led to the trillion-dollar collapse of 2008? What’s next?!

POTUS Obama is a fascist fraud, a war criminal, a hypocrite and a deceiver with a smley face! I suspect we are headed towards another manufactured economic #collapse before too long, especially if it is related to a mass domestic uprising and the resultant mass repression. Keep in mind that #Internment camps are already in place within the continental United States.

I continue to believe that Internet Power can be a major form of mass education. It can help provide people with the #News and #Information needed to help spread awareness and raise a mass revolutionary consciousness about the practical necessity and logical possibility of a peaceful revolution in our lifetime. Global Revolution would be a quantum leap in our collective evolution as an endangered species of life upon Mother Earth.
I am now single without a woman always around, now on SSI and thus have the existential situation so I can spend time doing what I do. I no longer indulge in my former dope fiend behavior and drunkenness of my dark past. Thus, I try to use my energy as a #truth #Warrior, a rebel journalist and an online reporter.

For example, on #Twitter I now have 2,362 Followers and only Follow 99 others (in recognition of the 99+%, plus to avoid Information Overload).

I also have an alternate account on Twitter @Humane_Being where I Follow more folks. I know I am reaching out to a lot of folks and make a point of hanging up my hangups. I do not require validation from any mortal source, though I appreciate positive feedback. The world has enough negativity. trust me!

Some might think of me as an extremist radical, if so, that is only in the context of my being in a racist, reactionary society ruled by an evil repressive rogue regime known as the United States Government. A true radical is someone who delves into the deep roots of connected reality, into the depths of what really matters, including spiritual matters, and advocates the truth as far as he or she knows it.

I am a natural man who gets disturbed by knowing of the mass hunger, mass poverty and the mass suffering that is going on in the world, especially homeless children stuck with lousy parents.

I Follow Global News and venture to say that I have a far better and wider understanding of what the hell is going in the world than most folks. I make it a point to be aware!

Sometimes I may be too verbose (wordiness), but I would rather express myself too much than too little. We can be as sick as our secrets!

I lost my beloved Brother Bobby Esteban Lopez to death on April 8th of this year. I wish he would of written more and that I would of done more Videos of him, but he was kind of shy in his own humble way. I still miss him every day…..

Express yourself without fear. Know that what you express online and is preserved is stuff that can be left behind for your familial descendants and others who know and care about you.

So many are born, live out their limited lifetime and die without hardly anyone even knowing they even lived! Think about that!

Heck I might make this little Facebook post another post in my blog! Have a great Friday! We have the Concert in the Park at Cesar Chavez Plaza Park this evening and Fiesta En Los Calles on Saturday.

Don’t drink booze and drive! Watch the kids! Wash your hands! Flush the toilet! And remember to allow your own Inner Child expression!

Namaste! Peter S. Lopez aka @Peta_de_Aztlan
Humane Liberation Party Coordinator
Sacramento, California, United Stasi of Amerika

We who love the truth…. via @Peta_de_Aztlan

“And you will know the truth, and that very truth will make you free.” ~ John 8:32
We who love the truth must never tire of sharing knowledge, providing information and raising mass consciousness when online. Sometimes it may seem futile, fruitless and in vain. Sometimes we need to leave the field of liberating politics and recharge ourselves in other spheres of life. Nevertheless, we should do what we can to engage in mass education in order to liberate the repressed minds of the masses; those some arrogant activists call the ‘sheep’.  Fascist propaganda instills fear, confusion and insecurity into the psyche of the people.

Some people may take the time to check out what we transmit online yet offer no relevant feedback. Feedback is the lifeblood of social media. In fact, social media is quickly and exponentially becoming a new form of mass media in competition with fascist-approved corporate media. Feedback assures us that we are not alone and that others in the world are in general agreement with us on pertinent matters. Sharing is caring!

On social media some may be afraid of having their names out here and hide behind the facade of anonymity for various relevant reasons or superficial rationalizations. I myself wholeheartedly support the hacker group #Anonymous. I understand why some comrades stay anonymous for legal reasons because they may actually be wanted by fascist elements. However, being anonymous just to be cool on the safe side can be cowardly. How can we expect the masses to rise up if we are afraid to show our faces and reveal our  names?

I for one am not anonymous and refuse to hide behind any anonymity. I crossed the Red Line long ago ~ the point of no return from being an obedient silent slave into being a slave in full rebellion.

In my late teens I was already actively involved in the Movimiento, the Brown Berets and other groups. I took a position against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and supported the Chicano Anti-War Movement. I was and am against any unjust war, not necessarily all wars. There can be just and unjust wars. I am not a neo-liberal pacifist. We have the sacred right to armed self-defense for our loved ones by any means necessary!


In 1976, after the Vietnam War, I volunteered and was at first accepted into the U.S.A.F. My marriage had fallen apart and I needed a big change in my life’s direction. I had the highest test scores of anyone I talked to at Oakland Induction Center and was assigned to be an Administrative Aide to a high-ranking Air Force officer. However, on the day before I was scheduled to report in I received a telephone call from Lackland Air Force Base and was told I would NOT be activated “for the convenience of the government”.


I was told over the phone by an anonymous Air Force officer that a background check revealed that I had been connected with a political group from my Sacramento High School days, from where I graduated in 1969. To me, that was lightweight. Most of my friends were activated radicals or at least supported progressive issues. After all we are talking about the late 1960’s when the revolutionary movement inside the United States was at a high tide. Afterwards, I received an Honorable Discharge Certificate through the U.S. Mail that I later burned into flames out of disgust; so much for my trying to be a gung-ho patriotic American.

I refuse to live my life on Mother Earth in constant paranoid fear under Corporate Fascism. We must have the bold courage to act upon our personal convictions or openly admit we are spineless cowards. Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way! Many of us are moving forward in a progressive revolutionary direction. There is a multiplying matrix of liberation movements rising up around the world.

We need to be energetic transmitters of the truth as we know it and stand up for the truth wherever we are. Be open to helpful constructive criticism, engage in courageous self-criticism and accept corrective analysis from any source. We must not be afraid to question our own precious belief-systems. We must not be ashamed to reconsider our cherished notions in light of fresh information, new insights and global paradigm shifts.

No one has cornered the market on truth. Each of us may have our own spin on the truth. There is no totally objective journalism. We must admit our ultimate subjectivity and not be afraid of making a commitment. The more viewpoints and differences of opinion we are open to hearing out the better for all of us.

For those of us online, there is so much news and information coming out that we may not be able to stop and think, serenely sit back, take our time and examine new evidence that comes before us. I am convinced that many online activists suffer from ADHD or at least ADD.
At the same time, in our personal lives when we are offline and engaged in personal conversations with others in our local community we need to be able to consciously guide conversations into relevant discussions, engage in constructive dialogue and exchange opinions in healthy debates, not pretend to be know-it-alls. If we know everything we can learn nothing. What we need is the free and open exchange of ideas, news and information based upon our common needs.

For us to be balanced and centered we need to take care of our health in general. We are triune beings in the trinity of the mind, body and soul. Besides being online or offline, there is a realm of being ‘inline’ when we take time out of our busy schedules for prayer, meditation and introspection. Now with new advancements in technology many of us have the potential to be online on a constant basis, especially with our mobile devices. We are all connected in the context of connected reality.

We are talking about waging protracted warfare as a part of our whole lifestyle. Thus, we should be calm, patient and not easily excited by the passing winds of world events. We need to keep a conscious balance in order to avoid burn out and other unsafe practices. Keep in mind the long arduous road ahead!

We should be humane liberationists and conduct ourselves as such 24-hours a day, seven days a week and strive to live our lives so that our personal behavior patterns are consistent with our humane principles.

The masses of people are the true genius in the annals of history in their collective knowledge about life upon Mother Earth. We who consider ourselves as relatively knowledgeable about social issues must be good at listening closely to the people, hear them out without interruption and be willing to re-analyze social issues in light of intelligent input from others. After all, we are of the people, fight for the people and should be dedicated servants of the people. We help ourselves by helping others.

Venceremos! Peter S. López aka @Peta_de_Aztlan
Coordinator ~ Humane Liberation Party
Sacramento, Califas, Nazi Amerika 

On Being A Chicano de Aztlán
Update: 4-26-2013
First Posted 1-28-2011 by @Peta_de_Aztlán

Let us use the power of ‘the Word’ in order to better define and comprehend connected reality. We must learn how to make ‘the Word’ meaningful for us, so that is makes common sense for us and serves our vital interests. It is the sacred right of the corporate slave to define himself in relation to his own reality and liberation, not to blindly accept the definitions of the corporate master.

There are different kinds of definitions for a given word: A lexical definition of a word is used in a standard dictionary or profession; a stipulative definition of a word is one we assign a novel meaning to for our own usage, local idiom or slang; and a scientific definition could be subject to various meanings.

To begin with, I am First and Foremost a humane being of the dominant race of human beings, the modern life species known taxonomically as Homo sapiens. In our DNA there are no separate distinct races of Black, Brown, Yellow or White peoples. Concepts and terms around races of people are actually social ideas, social inventions and social constructions. Social racism is conditioned into the whole sick social system with institutional racism and further embedded by cultural racism.

For many, racism seems as natural as breathing. Racism is utilized by repressive ruling powers to keep the masses divided along false racial lines and conquered as colonized people. Today these ruling powers are mainly concentrated in the form of an Evil Empire, worst than Star Wars. Wars have been fought and people have been killed merely because of being a member of one social race or another. It will take mass education and long generations to weed it out of our collective psyche, if our endangered species lasts that long. The fact remains, we are all human beings of the same humane family of the same human race.

Those with a higher level of liberated consciousness are more highly evolved along spiritual pathways and strive for oneness. We have become humane, that is, we have tender care, true concern and loving compassion for all living beings. We are not limited by superficial labels, classification of categories or the greater or lesser concentration of melanin in our skin color for our own self-identity. At birth we are born innocent and ignorant as humane beings. It is objective social conditions and environmental circumstances that affect our consciousness about our self-identity, cultural outlook and world view. Much of what we view as racism is actually a kind of cultural superiority complex because of fear, ignorance and a lower level of consciousness

In relation to my ethnic/racial identity I am a Chicano of Aztlán. Chicano was a popular term first wisely used by Chicano activists in the early Chicano Movement of Aztlán in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

I stipulate that a Chicano is a multi-cultural indigenous native and U.S. citizen of Mexican descent. His self-identity is neither fully Mexican nor fully American. He exists in a kaleidoscope of clashing cultures in the USA. In a way, a Chicano is of a ‘lost tribe’ abandoned by his Mother Country of Mexico in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, yet is still not fully accepted into White Amerikan society. He is an alienated alien who does not completely immerse himself in Mexican culture nor is he comfortable in only White American culture. Many of us do not speak Spanish fluently and English is our dominant tongue. It’s complicated!

As a Chicano of Aztlán I think of the U.S. southwest as Aztlán in recognition of the ancient name for these lands. Some Chicanos consider all of the U.S.A, as Aztlán. Many Native-American activists refer to North America as Turtle Island. Aztlán (from Nahuatl: pronounced [ˈastɬaːn]) is the mythical ancestral home of the Nahua peoples, one of the main cultural groups in Mesoamerica. Aztec is the Nahuatl word for “people from Aztlan”.

The ideal here is that we who are descendants of the original indigenous native peoples of these lands were already here in the USA before there even was an ‘America’. We have the natural right to call these lands whatever term or terms we choose, not the European conquerors or their descendants.

Keep in mind the origin of the term ‘Americas’. Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, navigator and cartographer. The Americas are generally believed to have derived their name from the feminized Latin version of his first name.

Who has the natural and historical right to name America if not its original natives? How can descendants of original natives of Aztlán ever be considered foreign illegal aliens in their own homeland? Whether I am a U.S. citizen or not does not matter here. If my bloodline is of the original peoples of Aztlán I cannot possibly be an illegal foreigner in my homeland! It is my natural birthright to be here now!

Thus, I use the power of the word to define these lands as Aztlán, not America. I use the term ‘America’ instead of Aztlán in conversation so as not to confuse or lose people, especially decent Americans. Sometimes I spell America as ‘Amerika’ with a ‘k’ in remembrance of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) mentality still in many White racists.

Be sure, White racism is still alive and well. We need to be reminded from time to time. We are not all well and wonderful. Racism is widespread inside the USA as a widespread social sickness and mental-disorder. People are denied housing, employment and are sometimes killed by racism. To different degrees social racism is still the unnatural norm in Amerika on a conscious level, a subtle semi-conscious level or remains deeply hidden on a subconscious level. Social racism still exists among all racial/ethnic groups in the USA to one degree or another and clings to no one color, no matter the outer color of the President!

Some non-White people because of self-hatred and an inferiority complex want to be or act like White people. They are always seeking the acceptance and approval of the great White mind. Their visions of beauty are White beauty, the taboo of the White blonde blue-eye woman. It is a sad form of self-hatred to want to be other than what you are by birth and natural bloodline.

For the typical American the above is a lot to wrap the mind around. Social racism remains one of the great divisors in Amerika, along with other great divisions, especially one’s economic-class status. We are still in a class society, class struggle continues, sometimes breaking out into class warfare and we do not yet have liberty and justice for all.

As a Chicano of Aztlán I can relate to the term Latinos to describe La Raza Cosmica ~ all those who consider themselves Chicanos, Mexicans, Hispanics or Native peoples of the Americas. To me, the most disgusting term for us is Hispanic, a Nixon era invention. Alas, any social term for such a unique, diverse and multifaceted people is going to be vague and inadequate. It is what it is. We need to evolve beyond racial politics and advocate the politics of global liberation.

As humane beings, we must embrace all of humanity as all of us are of the same human family. At the same time we need to also openly embrace our cultural differences, those special qualities and unique elements of us that make the promises for America and the world more fascinating.

Our world is changing now more than ever. Times are changing all the time. We must be receptive and welcome new creative changes in our lives and upon our global landscape. There are great changes happening all over the world. The winds of liberation are encircling the entire globe. Today there are great sandstorms for democracy, justice and liberty sweeping all across Arabia and the rest of the world.

No matter what we call ourselves on an individual level, let us remember that we are one family upon one planet we call Mother Earth. Our basic survival needs must come to the forefront of our mass collective consciousness: food, clothing, shelter, medical care and quality education. We establish governments to create a central structure and a political-economy to help administer to our needs.

When those man-made governments no longer serve our vital interests and refuse to bring about required reforms we have a sacred right to alter or abolish those governments. In the end, a participatory global democracy must be the sacred will of the people in power with control over their own future destiny and respect for the humane rights of the minority.

Those of us of La Raza always argue what to call ourselves as a people. Let’s get out of closed circles of debate and come together. Each of us has our own right to self-identify as we wish. I am a Chicano de Aztlán.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ President John F.Kennedy ~

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Venceremos! We Will Win!
Peter S. Lopez AKA Peta_de_Aztlan
Sacramento, California, Aztlán