This is our flag and our country! Too often the flag is used as a symbol of one political party rather than a symbol of the United States of America. Many African Americans do not say with pride, "I am an American!" because of the ongoing racism and centuries of hatred we have endured and continue to battle. But when you look around you wherever you happen to be in this country, you see the results of centuries of our contribution.
James Brown's Living in America - www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqUipinDyw
Apr 2011 insert: Cochran Firm Fraud, video 1 of 3
I copied "My Flag, My Country" because the link changed at NowPublic - http://www.d1.ae.d2.nowpublic.com/world/my-flag-my-country-mary-neal (the "d1.ae.d2" are new and may have a technical explanation for being there, but I had several articles to disappear from NowPublic and decided to republish this one). It was fortunate that I republished "Human Rights for Prisoners March," because it disappeared into the edit field at NowPublic and remains there. My article called "Cochran Firm Fraud Continues Unchecked by the Courts" was not republished after it disappeared because I covered the subject so thoroughly in other articles. (Google "Cochran Firm Fraud Mary Neal".) Of course, I have the articles on disc, but cyberdogs who attack my home PC deactivate my CD rom because they fear I will make copies of my discs that feature real-time cyberstalking, and they are right. Someone should tell them there are computers almost everyplace.
I also publish videos such as "Prison Labor Profits" to prove I am cyberstalked and to help other Americans recognize that their emails and websites are likely also monitored and controlled, especially if their subject matter is controversial and exposes government corruption like my handicapped brother's secret arrest and murder and the cover-up that continues. Like Dorothea Dix (pictured), I believe mentally ill Americans' right to life deserves protection as much as pit bulls. Please visit the online advocacy organization I founded and direct, Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI), which is also known as The Dorothea Dix Group - http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/AIMI - I believe First Amendment violations are repulsive and evidence a definite lack of patriotism in decision makers who facilitate or allow it. Censorship against advocacy to decriminalize mental illness (which would reduce prison profits) was proved beyond doubt when the media refused to make reports about H.R.619, a congressional bill introduced in January 2009 by Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX) to resume Medicaid for inpatient psychiatric care. For two years, mainstream media refused to mention the health bill that was significant to millions of Americans although nearly every news broadcast focused on national health care.
Unfortunately, America's middle class and indigent citizens and immigrants are victimized to enrich the elite, including mentally challenged people who are wrongly denied treatment in the expectation that they might become eligible for incarceration like 1.25 million other mentally ill inmates, at zero savings for taxpayers. Further evidence of illegal censorship was the surreptitious deletion of 11,000 of my tweets for human/civil rights in December 2010. I am grateful my @koffietime tweets were reinstated in February 2011 after many complaints.
COMMENT NO. 1 -- Dec. 17, 2008 - 22:46 - Thanks, Politisite! I believe in the Pledge and making it a reality for my family and for many other citizens. I hold to the statement: "In God we trust." We should never abandon sound principles because there are some faults in the system and people in high positions who refuse to adhere to those principles. I think it behooves all Americans to try to make the ideal of America a reality for all citizens across this great land.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Rev. King had and still has trouble with COINTELPRO over four decades after his murder. Truthout.org and I are in good company. On March 31, 2011, I received an email from Truthout.org saying that all of its articles for the last ten (10) days were deleted by cyberattack. There is a war against freedom of press and speech - an infowar. These people . . . I pray for them all the time. That helps me, if not them. We must forgive to be forgiven, as I advise capital punishment supporters often. But Pharisees (unjust lawyers, such as some of those entrusted with government powers) never liked hearing what Jesus said, not centuries ago or now. I am happy to report that next time He comes, He will not be a helpless infant and grow up to be a mortal man who can be executed. He will return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, a highly coveted position that will never belong to earthly overlords.
If racist elitists protest my claiming this as MY FLAG, MY COUNTRY, and continue refusing my right to protest the secret arrest and wrongful death of my mentally, physically disabled brother and abuses of power against other Americans and immigrants, then it is time to release black military people and refund a century of taxes we paid plus pay reparations for slavery and discrimination just as Johnnie Cochran planned before he partnered with certain Pharisees, took sick and suddenly died, leaving them with his name. Visit "Mary Neal's Black History Month 2011" for more information about The Cochran Firm's new agenda and the development of my Philosophy of Liberty at this link: http://hubpages.com/hub/Mary-Neals-Black-History-Month-2011