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poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm,
quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm, and
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My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

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Added a copy of the following to Web page http://www.loriblakeley.name/index.htm

to the Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm

A poem I wrote for Sydney Thweatt's mother http://www.sydneythweatt.com/index.html here. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry/caretaker_of_children_of_God.htm

Post Date: May 10, 2007 at 11:15 PM CDT; May 11, 2007 at 0415 GMT

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Added the following to Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/vietnam_history.htm

What does it take to prevent, or rather to stop, unnecessary wars based on the unproven political ideology that the global expansion of democracy is what the world needs, or rather what seemingly most professional politicians view as the solution to preventing other countries' tyranny from reaching the shores of America by way of internal terrorist subversion within our own borders? Well, I would think that the first step to be taken would be for the masses of our society to come to the realization that we have been duped. Duped into buying in to this flawed ideology promoted by the rich and powerful elite that unquestionably rule America. Yes, duped. Duped from failing to recognize and expose the subtle methods these egoistic elites use to fool us into believing that we are in dire danger from these outside evil forces and thus need to attack to protect ourselves.

"We got around to the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did not think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them war and destruction.

'Why, of course, the people don't want war,' Goering shrugged. 'Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.'

'There is one difference,' I pointed out. 'In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.'

'Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.'" - An extract of a conversation between Hermann Wilhelm Göring and Allied prison psychologist Dr. Gustave Mark Gilbert, as relayed in Dr. Gilbert's Nuremberg Diary (ISBN 0-306-80661-4; New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1947), pp. 278-279), an account of and interviews he conducted during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi Leaders, including Hermann Göring, involved in World War II and the Holocaust.

So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their God
Lost the culture, the culture lost
Spun our minds and through time
Ignorance has taken over
...

And to counteract
We gotta take the power back
...

Yea, we need to check the interior
Of the system that cares about only one culture
And that is why
We gotta take the power back
...

To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
'Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

No more lies ...

- "Take The Power Back," Rage Against the Machine, Album: Tool, Released: 1992 MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/take_power_back.htm

... Well, you know

We all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction

Don't you know that you can count me out? ...

- "Revolution," John Lennon

Photograph of peaceful protestors, 1968. NYU Archives Photo Collection.

That was our grandmothers then. Over 40 years later they are still here. http://www.grandmothersforpeace.org/index.html

 

Post Date: May 10, 2007 at 1:45 AM; 0645 GMT

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Added the following to Web page http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larry_blakeley_cyberspace.htm

This song came out the same year, 1993, that C. Delores Tucker (October 4, 1927 - October 12, 2005) started her ferocious campaign against "gangsta" rap to no avail - calling it "pornographic fifth" and saying it was demeaning and offensive to black women. "You can't listen to all that language and filth without it affecting you," she said.

Post Date: May 1, 2007 at 1210 AM CDT; 0510 GMT