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12 Steps for Ashamed Americans

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Hello, my name is Tom. I'm an Ashamed American. I'm trying to recover.

12 Steps for Ashamed Americans

1. We admitted we were powerless over Oil--that our Lifestyle had become unmanageable.

2. Came to see that a Government, who thinks themselves greater than ourselves, is leading us to Fascism.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Freedom as misunderstood by that Government.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves and the Government.

5. Admitted to the World, to ourselves and to every other human being the exact nature of our Government's wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to remove all these Defects of Character.

7. Bravely asked One Another to remove Our Obstacles.

8. Made a list of all persons we talk to and e-mail, and became willing to make amends to their Information.

9. Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others under the Bill of Rights.

10. Continued to take personal and Government inventory and, when we or They were wrong, promptly told it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation, communication and action to improve our conscious contact with what we call Sacred, and with all those we understand as World, praying only for knowledge of the Earth's will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having a spiritual Awakening as the result of these steps, we persevere to carry this Message to other should-be-ashamed Americans and their co-dependents, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Serenity - Courage - Wisdom

Addendum 12.Apr.2003 16:37

Justin Raimondo

We think of ourselves as Libertarians.

We believe that the UN is the enemy and that America should be our only priority -- "America First"

We believe in conservative, isolationist politics like our mentor Pat Buchanan.

We love sites like antiwar.com and whatreallyhappened.com.

We don't want to tell you this part of our agenda because we know it will scare you silly.

That's why we hide our rhetoric behind seemingly liberal ideals -- we're sneaky that way.

Troll SPAM, anyone?? 12.Apr.2003 17:19

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this original article by 'Tom'--

and its follow-up comment entitled 'Addendum' minutes later by 'Justin Raimondo'--

appears posted in identical format sequence on DC Indymedia (see link below).

looks like deliberate, self-contradicting disinformation by someone intending to Disrupt and Disinform . . .

Troll SPAM, anyone??
Troll SPAM, anyone??

12 easier steps 12.Apr.2003 17:42

RTW

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Hello, my name is Tom. I'm a Lost Peacenik. I'm trying to recover.

12 Steps for Lost Peaceniks

1. We admitted we were unmanageable & powerless to make correct moral and ethical changes in our lives.

2. Came to see that a Fascist State Government is totally different then what we have here in America.

3. Made a decision to bathe, buy nice clothes, cut our hair, get a job, settle down and make an appointment to remove the bolts and tattoos from our faces.

4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of all the places we've stashed dope and flushed it down the toilet.

5. Admitted to the World, to ourselves and to every other human being the exact nature of ourselves, our past and how we can become better human beings.

6. Were entirely ready to remove all these Defects of Character.

7. Stopped pointing out presumed character defects of those people we've never even met face to face, realizing that the only people I can influence are within my own sphere of influence.

8. Made a list of all persons we talk to and e-mail, and became willing to accept their opinions may be different than mine and therefore I should practice what I preach; tolerance.

9. Made direct amends and apologized to those I've labeled as Nazi's, fascists and trolls.

10. Continued to take personal and Government inventory and actually considered what I was going to say...before I said it!

11. Sought through prayer, meditation, crystal rubbing, tree hugging and slug kissing, that what We call Sacred Mother Earth, is really a big rock in space. That a higher being may have created it and all those who live on it.

12. Having a spiritual Awakening as the result of these steps, we remember that slugs taste bad, trees don't hug back and crystals are not channels of wisdom. We instead look at the utter complexity of even the simplest of life forms here and say..."Wow, there is a God."

Read - The - Word

sponser 12.Apr.2003 20:07

Twelve steps for trolls

The Twelve Steps For Trolls

1. We admit that we are powerless to stop the anti-war movement and that our lives as addicted trolls have become pathetic and unmanagable.
"I know nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good but I cannot carry it out."
2. We come to believe that God can restore us to sanity and a true peaceful life in Him the way he has taught us: "blessed are the peacemakers"
3. We make a decision to turn our will and lives away from troll postings on indymedia and from rush Limbaugh and turn it back into a productive means.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind."
4. We make a searching a fearless moral inventory of ourselves, our actions, and our beliefs. This includes questioning the institutions such as the government that we have placed far too much trust in, and examing the productivity of our lives as trolls.
Jesus said ,"Why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a board in your own? First get rid of the board then you can see clearly enough to help your brother
5. We admit to God, ourselves, and a pro-peace activist the exact nature of our wrongs.
Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to overcome it.
6. We are entirely ready to have God remove all these troll defects of character.
"Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
7. We hubly ask God to remove our shortcomings, uncluding all the low self-esteem and insecurities we have taken out on other people's web forums.
"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
8. We make a list of all the people we have harmed, such as the people of Iraq and the world, and become willing to make amends to them all.
"And as you would like and desire that others would do to you, do so to them."
9. We make direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. This step includes writing apologies to the people of Iraq and the rest of the world, and all of indymedia.
"If you are offering your gift at the altar and suddenly remember a friend has something against you, go and be reconciled to that person."
10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong, promptly admit it.
"Just as iron sharpens iron, people sharpen people."
11. We seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying for the knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. This means using every possible means, including protests and civil disobedience, to bring about world peace.
"I will open doors no man can close and close doors no man can open."
12. Having a spritual awakening as a result of these steps, we try to carry this message to other trolls and to practice these principles, such as leaving indymedia or posting the truth on said forum, in all our affairs.
"Brothers, if someone is overtaken by sin, you who are spiritual should restore him. But be careful, or you also may be tempted."
Never forget, trolls, there is hope for you. it is never too late to turn away from your present ails.

11 too many steps... 12.Apr.2003 21:40

Oz

These twelve step programs for PeacEniks and Ashamed Americans are just too complicated and cumbersome.

I have been able to simplify the whole program down to two easy steps. If you fall into either of these groups here is the entire program in two easy steps...


1. LEAVE
2. DON'T EVER COME BACK

too many steps 2 13.Apr.2003 01:35

socal

Now thats funny. The U.S has its share of problems but I still would rather live here than anywhere. Why don't you cats move out and then tell us how it is for you?

1 step for 'Oz' 13.Apr.2003 02:40

less

don't ever come back
1 step for 'Oz'
1 step for 'Oz'

hey, oz 13.Apr.2003 16:47

steve

What's 12-11, genius? Is the answer 2?