(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)
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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;
quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and
essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,
all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.
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
For a larger image click on the photograph.
"I have no problem with war in principle ... I kind of enjoy it, and I'm good at it...." http://www.royblakeley.name/articles/
File Name: no_problem_war_mcpeak
This American family will not spill any more blood for the Democrat, Republican, "Swift Boat" veteran, Vietnam Veteran, government of the U.S., or the Bill O'Reilly's of the media that claim to be "fair and balanced" - all the while proclaiming to be perplexed by "why" there is so much "emotion" about a war that ended over 30 years ago. They just don't understand why people would look back at "our past." It just doesn't occur to them that maybe some of us do not want any part of that past.
"I had long since remarked that in matters of conduct it is necessary sometimes to follow opinions known to be uncertain, as if they were not subject to doubt; but, because now I was desirous to devote myself to the search after truth, I considered that I must do just the contrary, and reject as absolutely false every-thing concerning which I could imagine the least doubt to exist." - Descartes, "I Think, Therefore I Am," from Discourse on Method.
These people are dangerous because they think they are "mainstream" Americans. They live in a bubble of protection from the real world on the streets of America, in the schools of America, and in the homes of America. They just don't have the perspective of real life in America from within this bubble world of theirs they live in.
Hopefully, Americans will ultimately take back control of America with the increasingly empowerment to the individual American provided by collaboration over the internet and the world wide web. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry/let_america_be_again.htm
To borrow an expression that has already been over-abused, "'Read my lips,' you will never have my son. It will be 'over my dead body.'"
We have earned the right to live in this country.
MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/land_is_your_land.htm
Your wars that have been engaged by military officers that "kind of enjoy it" (http://www.royblakeley.name/articles/no_problem_war_mcpeak) are both Democratic (Vietnam) and Republican sponsored (Iraq), but ultimately supported financially by the American taxpayor.
I despise your premeditated, calculating, stealthy concealment of your deep-seeded hatred (http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/hate.htm) of others that don't go along willingly with your ideas of what Americans need, of having different viewpoints than you, and your hatred for different cultures and religions and faiths than ours:
"The problem for us Christians is this: where we readily condemn black supremacist prejudice and white supremacist prejudice as unethical; we resist condemning Christian supremacist prejudice. More than this, we Christians habitually think of Christian supremacist prejudice as a praiseworthy virtue...Where on the one hand, we think it is a vice to be a racial supremacist and to be racially prejudiced; on the other hand, we think it is a virtue to hold Christian religion is in principle and forever superior to all other religions, and we think it is a virtue to hold we know this prior to serious study of other religions." - "Are You a Christian Supremacist?": Lessons from Attention to Native American Religions, a Lecture by Theodore Walker, Jr., Associate Professor of Ethics and Society at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1 May 1996. http://faculty.smu.edu/twalker/moral96.htm#supremacy
that you do not understand. "Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." - Jesus, the gospel according to Saint Matthew, Chapter 16, Verses 15 - 28, King James Bible Stories http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations/matthew_gospel_ch16_vs15-28.htm
Your constant lies, deception, and self-interest smears of each other during your struggles to achieve the prize of power over other Americans in the name of the Constitution of the United States (which, may, in fact, have run its course of utility for Americans and be somewhat obsolete for the 21st century, and beyond) is embarrassing to anyone with any "lick of sense."
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." - Groucho Marx
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." - Justice Louis Brandeis
"We may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its end. It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood. . . . It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands (http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/corporate_ethics.htm) and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless." - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864, Letter to Col. William F. Elkins http://www.ratical.org/corporations/Lincoln.html
It amazes me that even the women of today have somehow acquired this same vein of hatred that only 30 years ago seemed to be predominately, male-centric. MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/guitar_gently_weeps.htm
I hate the fact that you spook Americans to fear "terrorism" to justify your wars and, all the while, counting on us to forget the fact that it is much more probable that our children will be killed on American soil, American bedrooms MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/send_me_to_lectric_chair.htm, and American streets MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/hurt.htm . No, my fear is of other Americans killing my children.
And here we are ten thousand miles away from home fighting for the so-called freedom of the Vietnamese people when we have not even put our own house in order. - Martin Luther King, Jr.,"Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution," http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/
The similarities between the beginnings of Vietnam conflict and the Irag conflict, can be argued by many, but the end result will be "much blood spilled, regardless http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/vietnam_history.htm .
Jacob Javits (senator, dec.): "Declaring war . . . is only one part of the Congress's constitutionally assigned war power. Article 1, Section 8 also instructs Congress to provide for the common defense (not offense), to raise and support armies and navies, make rules for the government and regulation of the armed forces and organize and govern militia. When combined with the 'necessary and proper' clause, Article 1, Section 8 offers overwhelming evidence that Congress is required by the Constitution to determine whether the United States makes war or remains at peace.
. . . It is . . . one of the terrible ironies of American history that as war has become more destructive, less humane and less controllable, the power of decision over war has become increasingly concentrated in the hands of one American. This trend of history carries with it a portent of death for millions of human beings in the nuclear age. The American people can reverse this trend by insisting on the reinstatement of representative deliberations over the fearful decision as to war and peace." (Who Makes War? 1973, pp. 272, 273.)
So, go ahead - find as many of these that you can:
"And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL." And I started jumpin up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL." And the sargent came over, pinned a medal on me, sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy."
Didn't feel too good about it." - "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie, http://www.arlo.net/lyrics/alices.shtml
The Army and Marines must be thrilled with today's youth. They are probably the best military America has ever had.
amongst the 19 and 20-year old children of America, but don't come knocking on my door. You have been very successful in convincing enough American mothers in to believing it is the right thing to do for their country by releasing their children to you with no resistance, whatsoever MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/killer.htm - knowing fully well that their babies could very well die alone on foreign soil. MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/johnny_cash/spiritual.htm
"So, the Dad that has never given him much attention says, "Son, I'm proud of you. You're a man to be giving to your country," but, it's Mama - that birthed and raised him that is the key to sending him off to war - so, her heart is telling her something's wrong with this, but everything 'outside' of her is conflicting with her basic soul of goodness. She lets go, her neighbor's mother let's go, and so on down the block - the mothers of the house are letting go and giving the final, OK, as she stands at the screen door quoting her beloved scriptures in silence, so nobody else hears - all the while looking at herself walking away down the sidewalk of 'manhood.' A road she has no understanding of whatsoever. Guess what ..... duped, again. Manhood wins, again. You snooze, you lose. That's the game rules. It's accepted as the way to survive, but if you snooze - you will lose. Manhood takes no prisoners - no sir -eeeeee..... it's lives they need.
Dad goes back to the refrigerator for another beer and sits back down to watch the Sunday game - just like last week's game, and the week before that ..... and so on." http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/vietnam_history.htm
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. 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 greater danger." - Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials, http://www.snopes.com/quotes/goering.htm
Personally, I would be very supportive of an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that would require that no less than a majority of the members of the House of Representatives and Senate serve up their young sons and daughters for the front-line, on every war they vote in favor of - whether a declared war or a presidential conflict. MP3 audio file/lyrics at http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/unchained.htm
- Larry Blakeley - we've paid before, we know your methods of deceit and lies, have felt the resulting aftershock of your lies, and have proof for anyone interested. http://www.royblakeley.name , Major Roy James Blakeley, USAF
Bottom line - this family we will not let this happen again.
Post Date: September 14, 2004 at 6:30 PM CDT; 2330 GMT