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Showing posts with label civil disobedience. Show all posts
Showing posts with label civil disobedience. Show all posts

Mar 7, 2011

GOP v Workers -- and Women

International Womens Day 2011: Hanging By a Thread in America?

by Jude Cowell

With their assaults on Workers Rights coming soon to a state near you, notice that the GOP has shown the gall to attack Women's Rights, too. Isn't misogyny passe?

Now if you, dear reader, voted GOP or TP in November 2010, it's difficult for me to believe of you that rolling back women's hard-won rights was any part of what you wanted these political jokers to get up to. Maybe you're Pro-Life and all but so am I: abortion used as birth control isn't right, imho.

Must American society replay the social ills and fights for improvement from the turn of the 20th century? That's so...deja-vu.

Now I know that liberalism is dead or on life support in America and the Democratic Party failed to defend its exalted values and virtues when they had many chances to do so over the last several years. Instead, they became corrupt enablers of the overarching agenda we're now seeing forcibly implemented with "austerity cuts" and attacks on Workers Rights and pensions. And times are going to get harder for people who can least afford to do with less - in order to offset tax breaks for the rich.

Besides, to paraphrase film maker Michael Moore at the rally in Madison, WI on Saturday, America is awash in cash - we're not broke!

So it's okay if we-the-people don't capitulate to the forces that want to deconstruct this nation into chaos so they can rebuild it in a global fascist image - instead we must fight for a return to our Democracy. But this requires much more participation in the political process than most Americans seem willing or able to give. That we must get over and band together as many are already the streets, if necessary.

For as you know, there are three things the persuasive Koch Brothers of the world don't have that we do: massive numbers (we-the-masses!), a sense of direction, and a moral conscience. Are we Pharisees or Good Samaritans? Have we a communal sense on behalf of the Common Good or only shrivel-hearted self interests?

So as Thom Hartmann says encouragingly at the end of each broadcast (and he's talkin' to me, too), "Tag, you're it!"

Sep 19, 2009

What's an EGF? And when is the US Saturn Return?

The EU's international police force, EGF can squash public disobedience, so don't get any ideas and don't be milling about or you'll interfere with authoritarian Saturn's status quo.

And in America, I must wonder how Saturn to US Midheaven @ 00Lib53 will be in the government's approach to the expected civil unrest, not to mention our nation's Saturn Return on the astrological menu. In the last several years, it seems to me that the US government has done everything annoying, stupid, and foul that it can to stir up we-the-people.

Their plans to suspend the US Constitution are in place. Are we ready to pay dearly for the majority of the US public's apathy?

Actually, US Saturn in Libra returns to its natal degree 3 times because of Saturn's retrogradation. Charts are set for US natal location of Philadelphia, PA; their Solar Eclipse Series are included:

1. Dec 3, 2010, Mercury Hour w/ Mercury 2Cap41 in 9th house conj NN 2Cap49; Saturn 14Libra48 in 6th house conjunct Desc 18Lib03 (Desc conjs US Secondary Progressed Mars Rx); 7th house Moon 16Sco35 trine 12th house Jupiter 23Pis53 w/Uranus 26Pis40 Rx; ASC 18Ari03; MC 9Cap49 conj Pluto 4Cap20 in 9th house; no planetary patterns; 9th house Mars OOBs @ 26Sag50; PE = 12 South @ '19 Cancer' in Return's 4th house = US natal PE 00Pis33 = successful outcomes to long term worries;

2. March 22, 2011, Moon Hour w/ Moon 16Sco54 in 2nd house/ Sun 1Ari58 in 7th house conj Uranus 00Ari37; 1st house Saturn opposed by Jupiter (1A53) @ 12Ari55 in 7th house; Saturn sesquisquare Neptune @ critical degree 29AQ36 in 5th house; ASC 27Vir02 w/ Nemesis rising 27:30 Rx; MC 26Gem35 conj South Node 27:19; Grand Cross of Sun, Mars, Uranus, NN, MC, and ASC; PE = 13 North = large ambitious group projects and breaking of previous bonds; PE = 13 North = '14 Cap' opposing US natal Sun;

3. Aug 28, 2011, Jupiter Hour; 3rd house Saturn SQ Mars 16Can24 in 11th house (1S35); Moon 24Leo30 rising - Sun 4Vir44; Grand Earth Trine between Mercury 18Leo50/ASC 20Leo02, Jupiter 10Tau21 conj MC 12Tau06, and Pluto 4Cap59 Rx in 5th house; TWO interlaced Fists of God patterns - first Fist with Uranus SQ Pluto (1S19) at its base sesquisquare Mercury/ASC, 2nd Fist has Mars SQ Saturn (1S35) as its base pointing to Neptune 29AQ22 Rx (Chiron nearby @ 2Pis56 Rx); PE = 13 New South '9Can' = constitutional crisis.

My hope is to post more details on these difficult Saturn Return charts in the coming months including their chart images and worrisome midpoint pictures because if I must know about them, you may as well, too. But if you have Astrology software, set them up to view and marvel. Locating them for Washington DC may change house placements, of course, but the planets' degrees remain the same.

And now it's back to my Art projects!