Well folks, there’s much to be thankful for. I’d like to thank Theresa Bonpane for the great work of Don’t Mourn, Organize. The campaign started after the election of 2016. It came out of the progressive labor movement of the early 20th century. Before his execution by the state of Utah, labor organizer Joe Hill had written to Bill Haywood, a founder of International Workers of the World. “Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize!” Despite strong government resistance to the work of the IWW, Joe Hill tirelessly worked as a labor organizer and activist, defending the rights of workers. Thank you, Theresa, for this book, which is available from the Office of the Americas.
We find this one of many things to be very happy about this Thanksgiving. Last week we talked about the Bible. Some people believe it’s the inspired work of God, some don’t. Excellent scholars have dedicated their lives to understanding this book, which remains a best seller. Last week we spoke of one of the most difficult books of the Bible, the highly symbolic and confusing Book of Revelations, also known as the Apocalypse. Help me to find one credentialed scholar of biblical writings who will not accept the message of revelations. The message is very clear: the worldly empire with be totally destroyed. Many see it as a message that a new kingdom of peace on earth and good will for everyone will follow. Well, in 2017, the only real empire has troops in over a hundred nations, and which demand full spectrum dominance of the planet. That’s our little country, which has four percent of the world’s people.