How to convey the terrifying machine that is the Koch brothers in fun size.

Yeah, yeah.  I know the Koch brothers are bad guys.  I know they’re oil guys.  I know they’re bajillionaires.

But, like a lot of us, do I really understand all the what, where, why and hows?  Admittedly, I do not. And that’s exactly how the Koch brothers want it.  Ignorance, after all, is bliss. Unfortunately bliss, in this case, is theirs alone.

So I did a little research on them.  In a nutshell, here is what I learned:  every single person on this planet needs to understand exactly what this two headed monster is doing to every single one of us every single day – and we need to understand now.

It’s common knowledge that in this fast paced, digital world we are more likely to read or engage in something that is bite size and easy to digest.  We prefer bullet points to paragraphs, the synopsis to the full story.  We want to be briefed.  And that brief had better be brief.

That being said, what better way to grab the world’s attention and help get the word out on these guys than with a quick, clever blurb paired with a single, yet powerful, image?

Which leaves me in the conundrum  of how to convey that terrifying machine that is the Koch brothers in fun size.  A conundrum in which I must remain as it is simply not possible to cut to the chase on these guys… their reach is that vast, their targets that permeated, their influence that prolific.

So in order to have a rudimentary understanding of who is ruining everything for everybody and how they are doing it you are going to have to watch this extremely insightful and equal parts frightening FULL LENGTH (that means 55 minutes!) documentary.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

So belly up and hit the play button because if ignorance is bliss, knowledge is power.  And we’re gonna need a whole lot of that if we’re gonna have a fighting chance against these two.

From Brave New Foundation, Koch Brothers Exposed

THE WAR TO END ALL WARS. IMAGINE.

Veterans Day was formerly Armistice Day which was proclaimed by Woodrow Wilson in 1919.  It commemorated the end of World War I, “the war to end all wars”, which fell on the 11th hour of the 11th day of 11th month of 1918.

In 1938, Congress declared Armistice Day a legal holiday. It called it “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.”

In 1954, Congress changed the name of Armistice Day and designated November 11 henceforth as ‘Veterans Day’.

Imagine if the war to end all wars had actually ended all wars.  Today, on this Veteran’s Day, let’s try to imagine exactly that.

Imagine there is no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You, you may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will live as one

– John Lennon, 1940 -1980