It is public record that the disability I am on and have is a mental disability. It is furthermore public knowledge that in 1989, I was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. Furthermore that my posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD was one of the first cases diagnosed in the general population. Meaning diagnosed in someone who had not served in the military. Subsequently it was also substantiated at the time that my PTSD stemmed from, for the most part, the extremist psychological drama of what happened to me when I was in the hospital ward in 1968. And it was further ascertained that the trauma of growing up with my mother and father in addition to the trauma of the repeated beatings and attacks I suffered over the years as a result of religious intolerance and racism also contributed to that PTSD. That, in point of fact, as a result of the PTSD that was discovered in me. In 1989. It was further found that a number of mental variations or possible phobias or phobic behavior came out as well.
This is all public record. It's all actually part of the Congressional record pursuant to 1989 and the legislative career of Congressman Louis Stokes from Cleveland, Ohio. And it is also subsequently part of the activity of Congressman Louis Stokes with regard to the Social Security commission at the time.
So for any ruthless Asshole bastards of the Christian conservatives who are the extremist and white supremacist aspect of that religious movement to ever dare say a single damn word about me or anything I might say about them is a very serious mistake on their part, because it is a mistake of judgment. Those bastards basically tried to murder me. They repeatedly beat me. They subjected me to all forms of religious hatred that religious intolerance and racism. As I said at one time there was a Christian conservative extremist killer definitely also a racist standing over me holding a club after they had beat me to the ground. I have notes and documentation of the different times. I was fired throughout my life by right wing Christian conservative extremists who were also white supremacists. And I have documentation of how they stole my work stole my ideas fired me and even tried to kill me on more than one occasion.
And as I said the right wing Christian extremists who are white supremacists are not representative of the real main body of Christian conservativism in this country. The right wing Christian conservative extremists who are white supremacists represent a very small fraction of Christian conservativism in this country. But the right wing Christian conservative extremists and white supremacists, even though they are a very small fraction of Christian conservativism. They spend millions of dollars every year propagandizing their movement and attempting to portray their movement as the majority of Christian conservativism. Which is not true. It is a boldface lie. But the fact of the matter is that people like to be deceived. Most people are followers.
So the Christian conservatives who are the extremists and white supremacists of the Christian conservativism movement spend as I said millions of dollars every year propagandizing the news, entertainment, education and anything they can to push their movement forward. And as a result, the extremists of the evangelical movement in the United States generally appear to the general public as if they are in fact the majority of Christian conservativism. And like I said that's not true. In any way. Because the numbers show very clearly that the number of people involved in the right wing extremist aspect of the Christian conservativism movement in the United States are absolutely the minority of Christian conservativism or the people in Christian conservativism in this country.
But people are followers. That's part of the nature of religion. People in their own lives end up finding it easier to allow a religion to tell them what to think and how to vote. When to go to sleep when to get up who to marry what to eat, how to feel about things so people allow religions to do that for them. And as that happens, it opens the door for a host of unscrupulous behavior on the part of the various to extremist groups within all of the different religions. So Pat Boone and Rick Perry and their extremely racist and extremist friends would like to think that they are the controlling factor in the Christian conservativism movement in the United States, when in fact they are not. But these are very shrewd in cutting people and they will use propaganda they will use the media they will use every technique at their disposal to portray themselves as mainstream when in reality there is a huge number of very wonderfully good human beings who are Christian conservatives who want nothing to do with Rick Perry or Pat Boone, or any of the other extremely racist aspects of the Christian conservativism movement.
Not only is this visible fact, because unless you have been living under a rock, you know for a fact that there are really amazing and wonderfully good people who are Christian conservatives all over this country doing really great work. Unfortunately they are not part of the Republican Party in Congress. They are really not part of the political efforts. Because generally these people who are Christian conservatives in the United States who are really amazingly good people are also not stupid. And they know full well. It is the better part of valor for them to focus on their spirituality and their religion in their own personal life into use that positive dynamic to help other people. So most of the time, if not the majority of the time these amazingly good and very nice and wonderful Christian conservative individuals in this country of every nationality can be found as teachers as firefighters, police officers, hospital workers, mothers and fathers in almost every walk of life. And they're just average every day people. And while a lot of them are quite pro-life like I am. They are not so Puritan in their ethic that they are willing to watch a woman suffer and die on the basis of their pro-life stand. But again that is where the right wing extremist aspect of the Christian conservativism movement comes in because they portray themselves to be the lightning rod and the defining aspect of Christian conservativism in the United States one again. That is not under any circumstances true.
Just like in my own religion. Well, not my religion because I am Jewish by heritage not Jewish by religion. Although being Jewish by heritage I fully and totally, completely believe in my heart and soul that the Old Testament is a kind of semi-accurate written record of how life was taking place when it was actually written. So I have always felt kind of tremendous kinship to my fellow Jews for how they were treated in Egypt and how they have been treated to history. But I also feel a tremendous kinship to other people who have been treated in similar ways. Such as the millions of women who were murdered by right wing Christian conservative extremists in Europe during what is known and has been called as, the burning times. Just like I identify with and have tremendous sensitivity for the Jews who suffered under Adolf Hitler. But I have always maintained that it wasn't just Jews who were being murdered because that's true. It wasn't just Jews. People who were gay were being subjected to the death camps and there were various Christian doctrines at the time they were also being subjected to the death camps and as metaphysically oriented as Adolf Hitler was there were a number of Wiccan and pagan individuals who were also subjected to the death camps.
So that when I talk about or look at a relate to or explain the aspects of what happened in World War II. While I have always maintained that the majority of the people who were being murdered and terribly openly abused and destroyed were, of course, my fellow Jews, but at the same time. I never forget that it wasn't just Jews. It was just about anyone that Adolf Hitler didn't like. That he hated that he wanted to spread racism for. Just like the extremists of the Christian conservatives in this country are doing the exact same thing. And they are doing it so well that when you look at the United States Congress in the guise of the Republican Party. You don't really see hardly any really good Christian conservatives in the Republican Party. Because those who are actually that way in the Republican Party are basically being threatened and intimidated economically and politically and socially and in a number of ways by the extremists of the Christian conservative movement in this country like Pat Boone Rick Perry and a number of the other extremely right wing and reactionary and racist and extremist aspects of Christian conservativism. So the Republican Party members to actually might be more mainstream never really feel comfortable in showing that they are. And the tea party is absolutely one of the biggest spearheads of the right wing Christian conservativism movement, which is totally and completely racist and extreme. Because the tea party maintains that they do not have to abide by their oath that they legally took as members of Congress that they don't have to obey the law that the law does not apply to them and that they can flout the law and they can look at everyone in this country and tell the entire American general public to go to hell because they believe they are tea party members and as a result, they believe that the laws of the Constitution do not apply to them so that when they are in Congress they can sit there and dedicate their entire Congressional record toward obstructionism and toward their racism in their bigotry and their prejudice and their hatred and do so on the basis that they never have to be brought to court for their actions of refusing to do what they took an oath legally to do. Which is why Dick Cheney and now his daughter are basically taking the position that they will not or she will not abide by that oath that she will be legally required to take if she becomes a member of Congress. She will not obey that oath of office. She will not adhere to that oath of office. She will not do anything pursuant to that oath of office, even though constitutional law requires her to do so.
She will if she gets elected tell the entire United States government to go to hell. She will tell the people of the United States to go to hell and she will turn her back on that oath of office and dedicate her service to obstructing as much legislation and destroying as much legislation as possible. Because that's exactly what she said publicly in a public declaration that I have shown in a new story that she was quoted as saying earlier last week.
So the right wing Christian conservatives in the United States who are the extremists in the racists in that movement spend lots and lots of money every year to convince people that they are in fact the driving force behind Christian conservativism. They threaten journalists they threaten any company that gets in their way. They blackmail them. They blackball them. They petition them. They go ahead and boycott them economically. They threatened to ruin the careers of actors and writers and authors and musicians in every way for disobeying or refusing to do what they are told by the right wing Christian conservatives who are the extremists in the Christian conservativism movement. Which is why the movies coming out of Hollywood. Today are basically crap. The vast majority of movies coming out of Hollywood. Today have more to do with violence and war and killing always good against evil and the violence and so forth. We don't see as I said many films dealing with literature, Opera music we don't see many films that are musicals, we don't see many films that celebrate the artistic aspect of humanity the way we did in the 40s and the 30s in the 20s. Because the 1950s the right wing Christian extremists of the United States, the same monsters like Pat Boone and Rick Perry basically began to do everything they could to destroy Hollywood through what is known and has been seen as the McCarthy era hearings the McCarthy era witchhunts.
So it's important for the reader to understand that I am totally aware of these differentials or this differential between the right wing Christian conservative extremists who are white supremacists and racists and the vast majority of Christian conservatives in this country who are just amazingly wonderful and patriotic Americans just like pretty much the rest of us.
And that's why I have continued to maintain that we as a people in this country, regardless of whether we are Jewish or Muslim or Catholic or Christian or Wiccan or pagan or Buddhist Native American Japanese-American black American Irish-American Jewish-American Indian-American it doesn't matter. We are Americans. We are brothers and sisters in freedom and while the right wing Christian conservatives who are the extremists of the Christian conservativism movement seem to be gaining in their control of Congress in their fervent attempt overthrow the Constitution and the government of this country. Wherein they have actually gotten the Supreme Court to grant rights of citizenship and equality to businesses, which was never done before in the history of this nation and was never supposed to be done. Because, by virtue of the way that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States were written undrafted the actual beneficiaries of the Constitution of these United States is all of us. We the people.
But these right wing Christian conservative extremists don't want anyone to understand that or realize that. So they constantly attacked the Constitution. They yell and scream about how they hate the Constitution how they will not obey the Constitution, all the while they are using the Constitution and the right of free speech to attack the Constitution. And as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, it is impossible to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States. When one is actively engaged in abrogating or impeaching or in any other way limiting or preventing the public execution of the rights and liberties that are protected by the Constitution. In other words of you are attacking the Constitution. You can't be supporting it at the same time. And that remark was made by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
So we as a people are the Constitution. We are the United States all of us. And our country is under attack by white supremacist racists like Rick Perry in Pat Boone and other aspects of the Christian conservativism movement that are the extremists in the white supremacists who are determined to do everything they can to bring down his government just the way they tried to do so at the battle of Washington shortly after World War I. Just the way they tried to do so with prohibition. During the 1920s just the way they tried to do so with the McCarthy era witchhunts. These right wing white Christian conservative extremists who are white supremacists will stop at nothing to get what they want. They will use every file any illegal technique to achieve their purposes. And they will do so using the same Puritan ethic that the very good and wonderful people of England, now the UK, witnessed in the 1600s and absolutely determined that they would not allow that kind of heinous and extremely ugly activity within their country.
So these of the reality aspects of the Christian conservative movement in the United States. The Christian conservative movement is just as much in turmoil as are the Republicans of the United States. The Republicans of Congress. Because on the one hand you have the really good aspects of Christian conservativism in this country. And then you have the white supremacist racists who are actually the tea party and Rick Perry and Pat Boone and hundreds of other completely anti-American Asshole bastards male and female who are the extremists of the white supremacists and the Christian conservative movement in this country who are the absolute extremists. And so the conflict between the good Christians who are Christian conservatives and these terrible monsters of the Puritan ethic who are the extremists of the Christian conservatives. That conflict continues with the extremist using any technique they can like I said, bribery and blackmail and threats to make sure that the media does exactly what they are told and reports what they are told. So that generally the people throughout the United States and around the world are given the impression that the right wing Christian extremists who are white supremacists of the Christian conservatives are actually the predominant faction of Christian conservativism, which is not true. But that's the impression they want given that's the impression they want everyone to have so they use all their money and their resources to get what they want because they were able to do that in England. Because England was smart and wasn't going to allow that kind of ugly behavior within their country.
Because the right wing Christian extremists understand this a certain amount of them are engaged in revisionism where they are trying to change history so that no one will ever really know how sinister and ugly they really are. And as I said, this kind of really unsavory behavior is not limited to the Christian conservatives in the United States because this kind of right wing extremist and ugly behavior can be found in every single religion in the world. I mean, again, you would have to be living under a rock not to see that the Taliban is in fact almost an identical extremist movement, a right wing extremist movement pursuant to that particular religious doctrine. And if you don't believe me, try going up to one of your friends who is a Muslim and ask them if what I am saying is not true and they will tell you it is. Because I have many friends who are Muslim from all over the world. And it's true. The same extremism that is going on in the Christian conservative movement in the United States is going on in the Jewish religion between the ultra-orthodoxy and the other aspects of the Jewish religion, just like it's going on in the Muslim religion just like it is and has gone on in the Catholic religion. Opus Dei is actually an extremist movement within the Catholic religion.
So this kind of ugliness exists everywhere. Which then means the choices on all of us not to target any one of the extremist aspects of any religious doctrine with the intention of getting rid of it. But for all of us as human beings to band together and stand our ground and not give in to it. There's a difference between getting rid of it and not giving into it. The only problem in the United States is that as a result of the right wing Christian extremists of the Christian conservative movement having had so much free reign for so long. They are very heavily entrenched in education in the film industry in our arts in the media and even of course in politics, which is why the tea party even has any kind of political forum at all. So in the case of the United States not giving into the Christian conservative movement of the United States becomes a much more difficult task. Because it means that all of us as American citizens really do have to band together shoulder to shoulder and stand our ground as the benefactors of the Constitution of these United States and as brothers and sisters in freedom and liberty as fellow Americans and make that choice the really tough choice to love our country and the Constitution of these United States enough and each other enough to stand our ground and tell these right wing Christian extremists. These racist that if they want to go ahead and destroy our country. Our answer at least to them is to go away, get out of our country. Take your racism with you take your bigotry or prejudice your anti-American behavior your hatred for the Constitution and get out of our country. If you don't like the Constitution, then why the hell are you living under the Constitution. If you hate it so much? If the best you can do is to attack the laws of this country because you hate those laws while at the same time you are using those laws to justify your attack, then why the hell are you in this country in the first place? If you can't support that document that millions of Americans have given their lives in defense of while you are at the same time using that document to support your hatred and your attack of the document our answer as American citizens, regardless of whatever religion or ethnicity or background we might be or have is that we as American citizens will not allow ever for that document and are brothers and sisters who died protecting that document to ever be compromised under any circumstances.
The millions and millions of families who gave their lives lost husbands and wives and sons and daughters and all the conflicts in this country. In all the conflicts around the world where these people were absolutely her relic. Were talking about all the different world wars. Were talking about all of the conflicts where we as a nation became involved to the point where we were willing to do whatever we could for the cause of human rights and freedom. Millions died for that every single day in this country firefighters and volunteer fireman people who are EMS technicians and police officers put their lives on the line for that document. While they are defending all of us. And oftentimes hardly anyone ever says thank you. Hardly anyone walks up to a police officer and simply says, thank you so much for your service. But I do that all the time. Whatever I'm out walking and I see a police officer either monitoring traffic or monitoring are protecting perhaps street worker whatever I always stop for a moment and the first thing I say to them after I said hello is, thank you very much for your service. And it's amazing how really appreciative they are because hardly anyone ever says that because hardly anyone ever cares.
But that's the truth of it. So this Constitution of these United States is under attack. And the right wing Christian conservatives who are the extremists in the white supremacist of the Christian conservative is a movement in this country are relentless. They will never stop their attack. They will never do what is right. They will never under any circumstances be honest are kind are compassionate in any way because they don't possess compassion and they will use any technique they can voter fraud, misrepresentation lying blackmail anything to gain control of this government. Just the way they actually gained control to a great extent of the Republican Party shortly before Abraham Lincoln was murdered at Ford's theater just after the American Civil War.
If we as a nation choose to allow these right wing extremists to destroy the Constitution and to destroy our freedoms that we deserve exactly what happens by allowing them to do so. If on the other hand, another people are reading what I'm saying to realize that we as a nation absolutely need to take our heads out of the sand and look to each other as brothers and sisters in freedom, regardless of our nationality or religious orientation or political affiliation. We need to look at ourselves as just that brothers and sisters in freedom and liberty fellow Americans who are going to put aside all of our religious or other criteria. And remember that first and foremost, we are Americans. We are the general citizenry of this nation and we are so because we all firmly believe and maintain that the Constitution of these United States is the law of this country and that we as American citizens are its defenders so that we will always support the valiant efforts of those who have died in protection of that document simply on the basis that this nation would be free.
As I've said many times, I'm not a really wealthy person. And I'm not really well-known so I don't have lots of money and I'm not real powerful politically or socially in any way. I'm just one American living here in Cleveland, Ohio. My grandfather had a certain degree of political prominence. And my father was very much like the conflict going on right now in the Christian conservative is a movement of the United States. My grandfather was about duty and honor and patriotism. My father was about money and power and control. My grandfather exemplified the highest standards of public service and patriotism to the Constitution of these United States. And while my father served in World War II and did so with honor. He was much more concerned with money and power than he really was in the duty and honor aspect of being an American citizen. So that conflict between my grandfather and my father existed throughout their lives.
Just the same way as the conflict is going on right now family to family in households all over this country regarding the Christian conservatives who are actually patriotic and good and fine and tolerant Americans. Christian conservatives who, under no circumstances would ever think in any way of disrespecting anyone on the basis of religion or on the basis of any of these other really ugly aspects of criteria that the right wing Christian extremists of the Christian conservative is a movement are using. So the same conflict that one on between my father and my grandfather is taking place in the movement of the Christian conservatives. And it's our choice as Americans. Whether we give into that conflict or whether we stand against it. All my life. I have stood against that kind of extremism. And as I said, it has cost me jobs. It has gotten me into positions where I was physically beaten and even shot. And all my life. I have had to deal with various forms of abuse by right wing Christian conservatives who were the extremists and the white supremacists of the Christian conservative is a movement in this country.
But with the recent developments going on in the news for the last four or five weeks it has become clear to me that the highest patriotic act I can in fact, demonstrate not only to myself but to every other American in this country is that action where I will in fact stand within myself and within my heart and soul and declare publicly that eyes an American citizen will always put the interests of the Constitution of these United States and my fellow Americans, I had an above any personal agenda. I might have, religious or otherwise. And that I do this as a result of it being my duty as an American citizen to do so. And that I will give my life. In any given second to protect that document against all enemies foreign and of course all enemies that could be considered domestic.
And so while I don't have lots of money and I'm probably not real famous and I'm probably not really well-liked and I'm older. 62 years old. My wife is dead. I'm fairly much alone in the world. So I have to decide for myself how my life will proceed. How will I get old? So I have decided that I will fight back. That I will exercise I will eat right, I will be more patriotic on behalf of my brothers and sisters in freedom and the Constitution of this great nation that I will spend the last years. However, many they may be in this country and in my life defending freedom defending the Constitution standing up against extremism from the right wing Christian conservatives who are racists like I will stand up against any form of extremism, regardless where it is or how it is being expressed. And that I do so on the basis so that all of those who are dedicating their lives to freedom and the Constitution in these United States, wherever they may be doing it or serving will no that in my own life. I have made that choice that I have always supported the Constitution that I have always supported freedom. But that now with everything I've gone through and my wife dead and being alone. I make a public declaration to that cause and I make a public declaration to that position and do so on their behalf on its behalf and on our future.
And that's my choice.
If I'm going to die and go before God. Let me do so on the basis of standing up in defense of freedom and liberty and one of the most remarkable documents in the history of humankind. If I'm going to eventually stand in front of my creator let me do so on the basis of making sure my soul publicly declares my patriotism to the country I live in to the United States to my fellow Americans, and to my brothers and sisters throughout this world of every religion every political discipline, whoever they may be as brothers and sisters of freedom and in freedom and liberty. If I'm going to go and stand before God. Let me do so on the basis that I will dedicate every ounce of my energy and life to protecting the Constitution standing by every one of my fellow Americans, as their brother and sister and freedom as their fellow Americans always ready to defend the Constitution of these United States and the interests of every single American in this country, wherever they may be serving around the world. And that I will do so on the basis of my citizenship as an American citizen. Let God see that within my heart.
So like I said, I'm not a very important person in this world. And I'm probably not very popular. And I certainly don't have lots of money. But so what? I don't have lots of money to commit my soul and my entire life in solidarity with the millions of Americans. The millions of wonderful men and women in our military or police forces, or all the other disciplines like our firefighters people in the hospitals our teachers our educators I don't have to have a lot of money or be famous to pledge my solidarity to them. I don't have to have a lot of money or be famous to declare my intent within my heart and soul to dedicate my life to dying for the Constitution. If I have to when I in fact see it being attacked by any enemy domestic or foreign. All I have to do is make the choice to do so.
And so that's why I write these articles. Because that is my choice. And I make it so. And hopefully, if I'm lucky perhaps a few other Americans will be inspired by me making that choice and then there's even a slight remarkable possibility that others might also do the same. From that and make that choice. And if that happens perhaps we as American citizens will stand together as brothers and sisters in freedom and liberty brothers and sisters who will not turn away from all the millions of amazing men and women and children throughout this world who gave up their lives just so that document would continue to exist. That's the miracle of the Constitution. That's the miracle of America. It's not found in our religion. It's not found in our conflict. It's found in our solidarity. It's found in our consistency of purpose. So that no matter who, no matter what kind of American any one of us might be how nondescript or how practically invisible. We might be to someone else. If we make that decision within our heart. If we make that choice within our soul that public declaration where we commit our lives to protecting that document and the freedoms of all of us in maintaining that liberty we do so on the basis not only of the Constitution, but on the basis of every single human being in this world who is striving for the very same thing. And we do so on the basis that our children will have that protection and that it won't be compromised and that none of these millions of amazing men and women who died protecting that document will have died in vain.
That's the miracle of America. That's the miracle of the Constitution of these United States.
So maybe I'm just some stupid old man. But maybe I'm not.
God knows my heart and God knows my soul. And God knows the declaration within all that I am. And if I'm going to God. I am going to do so on the basis that I have said. To be a voice in this world, however small or insignificant for the greater good. It doesn't matter how many people here me or think that I'm anything. It only matters that I do it. Because I know in my heart and soul my amazing and brilliant mother who died giving birth to me and my wonderful and absolutely unbelievably courageous wife my darling Aileen who also died so that I could keep going and keep doing the work. She and I tried to do for 18 years. I know the two of them are proud of what I'm doing that they are standing by my side. I know that because I can feel them there. So call me a fool if you want, but of being foolish means I'm going to dedicate my life to liberty and freedom and defending the Constitution may I remain a fool all of my life.
So think about it. Think about these things, my fellow Americans, my brothers and sisters in freedom and liberty. Wherever you may be the matter what country you are in you are and you always will be my brothers and sisters in freedom and liberty. Because the struggle for freedom and liberty is not only distinct onto the United States. It's a struggle it's going on in every single nation everywhere in the world. And in my heart and mind, it's time we stopped fighting with each other and simply looked at each other as what we are brothers and sisters in the struggle for freedom and liberty. Brothers and sisters with our families, our sons and our daughters and our mothers and fathers our sisters and brothers in the pursuit of liberty and freedom and justice. And that if we continue fighting with each other. We don't focus on that solidarity.
So while I may be just some old man that someone might laugh at I'm hoping that there will be some who will see me otherwise that while my voice may be incredibly small. It is still a voice in this world and if only a few here the sound of what I'm saying and join me by my side and dedication to that cause that will be enough because I have no expectations there. Because I know that once I have made that declaration that my creator has hurt me do so. And that was my first hope. That God would know that no matter what these years. However, many they may be in what I have left in this world will be made on that basis.
So I asked those of you who are reading my articles to stand with me. Stand with me as my brother and sister in freedom and liberty stand with me and turn away from all this conflict. Don't allow these right wing extremists to continue to manipulate us to manipulate our education or our children to raise conflict with there is no conflict to stand with me and solidarity and proclaimed that you to will in fact be a voice for freedom and liberty and that we will not allow these right wing extremists to take that away from us or to lie to us that we will just as Patrick Henry said not allow anyone to tread on us. That we will stand against the darkness that attacks are freedom attacks our children and takes away our liberties that no matter what, even if it means our lives will capitulate that we would do so on the basis knowing that we did not relent. We did not give up and we stood our ground with all that we have however small or insignificant our lives might be we stood our ground and said we would not turn away. We would not allow them to take it from us because we believe in it. So
If I have anything I can give back to this world. If I have anything I can give to all of you who I don't know let me be that.
Thank you so much for reading.