Monday, July 25, 2011

The End of Corruption in Congress

You know and virtually everyone knows and believes nothing can be done about the corporation corruption in your and my government. Even our legislators admit it. I have an idea that may be able to make the change necessary to clean up the mess. According to many authors such as the late Howard Zinn and Bertrand Russell it can be done.
To do it requires a ground swell of like minded citizens to put the pressure on our legislators to pass legislation to make it a criminal act to influence or even to appear to attempt to influence our legislators. As a 92 year old citizen I propose publishing a letter I will write as a personal opinion of the youth of the Brattleboro Union High School and all other youths of our country as follows.
The Brattleboro Initiative:
As a representative of the opinions of the overwhelming majority of the youth of our country the corruption in Washington Government must not be left as an inheritance to us. Therefore we petition our parents, relatives and all voters of the United States to stand up and be counted with us to eliminate the corruption by passing legislation to outlaw it. The movement shall be a single issue one with no leadership, no dues, no lobbyists but just the determination to end the evil by announcing that for our vote you must Stand Up And Be Counted (SUABC). Vote for candidates for office only if they will support the limiting legislation.
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT. There must be dozens of like minded groups that agree with us and will SUABC. It has been said that an idea whose time has come is more powerful than an army. I believe that and now is the time to test it.

Brain Chemistry

Here is an observation that perhaps we all have known about but I have not heard of it being investigated. Twice now while running I have run up and over the steepest hill in my regular 5k course and suddenly realized I had done so without tiring my legs and without excess shortness of breath or even thought about it that has always previously been present. I wondered,"why?" Then I recalled at least three cases of clients who had problems with missing fingers who answered when asked about what happened that each had been working with with a table saw and suddenly noticed blood all over their work to discover they had cut themselves with out knowing it until seeing the blood. The question of how anyone could cut off fingers without felling it may be the same situation as my running over the hill without knowing it.
I recall reading about a surgeon who visited a medical school in China to witness acupuncture as an anesthetic who reported on a case of eye surgery on a patient with no other anesthetic. The case was one that should have created excruciating pain but did not with the Chinese surgeon. Something is happening in all those cases that indicates something to due with brain chemistry perhaps. Also I recall a Dr. G. Young friend telling how he used acupuncture on cows to do Cesarean section operations on cows in his practice. It seems that some involuntary situation occurs over which apparently we have no control. If we can learn to use whatever is responsible in a constructive way I might be able to run without feeling fatigue for example. It could be the end of the need for anesthesia in surgery. That might also be involved with forgetfulness in humans. I'm sure all reading this can recall similar situations. It seems to me that research in brain chemistry may have the answers to such questions. Of course it is known that pain can be for good reason that must be considered.