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Friday, September 28, 2012

On Taking an Oath to Become a 2012 Electoral College Presidential Elector for Rocky Anderson: It's Time to Vote for Justice!

Berkeley Broadside Balladeer” Vic Sadot was sworn in as a Presidential Elector for Justice Party Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson on September 25, 2012
Questions the Clerk about the Meaning of the Oath to defend the Constitution
Last summer songwriter Vic Sadot met Rocky Anderson, 2012 US Presidential candidate for the Justice Party USA, at a small dinner gathering at the home of Cynthia Papermaster of Code Pink Golden Gate Chapter in Berkeley, CA. Rocky is the former mayor of Salt Lake City with extensive management experience, a great record on human rights, and a reputation for getting people to work together. During a road trip to Santa Cruz, Vic started writing this song. He sang the first version there at a restaurant gathering for Rocky, who had earlier spoken at Occupy Santa Cruz on the steps of the US Post Office.
Rocky is about principles rather than special corporate interests. He will stand for Constitutional Rights and against lies for war profits as he has done for years. He has been quite outspoken about Torture Accountability as well.
Vic has been a member of the Green Party USA since 1999. Vic and his brother Rob Sadot performed some songs for Ralph Nader in the 2000 Presidential campaign at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall of Newark, DE. Vic was especially enthusiastic about Cynthia McKinney as the 2008 Green Party USA Presidential contender because of her consistent and courageous stands for truth, justice, and peace. Vic and Rob Sadot met Cynthia McKinney at a gathering in Delaware in 2008 during her brief stopover on a long road trip from Maine to New Orleans, Louisiana to serve on a people's commission to investigate the government's criminally negligent response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Vic handed her a CD for the long road trip. Later, she wrote an enthusiastic endorsement of the songs of Vic Sadot. Vic has sung for a number of Green Party, California events. Lately, Vic has been doing some work to promote Dr. Jill Stein, the current Green Party USA Presidential candidate. Vic also supports 2012 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Gary Johnson's Anti-Trust law suit against the US Presidential Debates Commission for excluding all but the two show candidates from the debates, thereby claiming the right to monopolize US elections as well as the economy.
California requires 55 Electors for a Presidential candidate. Vic Sadot signed up to be one for Rocky Anderson at the Registrar of Voters office in Oakland, CA on Sept 25, 2012. When it came time to swear "to honor & defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic", Vic Sadot said, "Well now, that's a formidable calling these days, is it not? What with the Congress passing Unconstitutional laws like the Patriot Repression Act and with current President Barrack Obama claiming the right to indefinitely detain or target US citizens and other "suspects" for killing without due process or habeas corpus, without the right to be innocent until proven guilty and to stand before your accuser! Just how serious do you want us to be about this notion of defending the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic?", asked the newly notarized Electoral College Presidential Elector Vic Sadot. The clerk was clearly baffled by this question about what was the meaning and the expectation of this solemn oath to defend the rights of the Republic. Fellow Rocky Elector signatory and concerned oath-taker Mark Schwartz posed a question of his own to the attentive clerk, "You're not asking us to arrest President Obama, or Bush & Cheney, or any other war criminals are you?" The clerk assured him that no such thing was being required or requested by swearing to uphold the Constitution. He handed us our official copies as newly sworn in Presidential Electors for Rocky Anderson, and we went home safely after having a nice lunch and conversation at The Revolution Cafe in Oakland.

LYRICS for Vic's Rocky song are below! The song was posted as a Free MP3 at SoundCloud today 9-27-12 because Vic received this email from Rocky:
 "Great to hear from you, Vic! And thanks for the great song for our campaign. I so admire what you do -- and why you do it! Keep up the great work!" Best, Rocky
It's Time To Vote for Justice
Now we've been waitin' way too long to deal with what is really wrong!
They promise this! And they promise that! The Republican and the Democrat!
They break the law with impunity! Violate the Constitution!
They think they have immunity! Cause they serve the Corporations!
Now there's a way to vote for Justice! The party of Rocky Anderson!
Yes, there's a way to vote for Justice! Together we can get it done!
Cause it's time to put it into practice! It's time to stand and vote for Justice!
Genuine Justice! How we thirst for Justice! Sweet waters of Justice!
To serve us and guide us to Truth, Peace, & Justice!
Their media say, “You'll throw your vote away! You gotta vote for those in the
corporate pay!”
The “lesser of two evils”, they say, “Is all we're offering you today!”
But those who bail the “banksters” out are too corrupt to serve us!
And those who torture must be stopped! They must be brought to Justice!
They lie for war like sociopaths cause money's all that matters!
They want “our troops” to serve their wrath with a violence that shatters!
Everything you do is under scrutiny, surveillance and repression!
Everything they do is under secrecy! So they plunder with aggression!
Copyright 2012 Vic Sadot, BMI, Orbian Love Music

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King” song is based upon the book of the same title by King family lawyer, William Pepper(lyrics below) The book tells the story of the trial that Pepper won on behalf of the King family in 1999 in a Memphis, Tennessee court where a jury of 6 black and 6 white jurors unanimously found Loyd Jowers and unnamed government conspirators guilty of murdering Martin Luther King. The King family had long determined that James Earl Ray was not the lone gunman in an act of hate, but rather a patsy in a conspiracy to decapitate the unifying strength of the peace and justice movements that Dr King represented.

The 2012 Sound Cloud version of “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King” has more clarity and depth than the one recorded in 2010, which was used for the music video posted at YouTube and other music video sharing sites. The 2012 Sound Cloud version was recorded at Robot Envy Studio with owner Sammy Fielding as the Sound Engineer. Vic Sadot is on vocals and acoustic guitar. Eric Golub provides a great accompaniment on viola that captures the spirit of the song. This is not a final mix, but it's up to get the message out. Most likely, this song will be on a coming CD to be titled “Courage To Resist” when funding allows that to happen.
William Pepper is a legendary American author, British barrister, and King family lawyer. Martin Luther King contacted William Pepper after reading an article Pepper had written in Ramparts magazine about the effects of the Vietnam War on the children of Vietnam. He invited Pepper to speak to his congregation, which was the beginning of a life-long friendship with MLK and his family. William Pepper continued to investigate the assassination of MLK for years. The King family and William Pepper got considerable criticism in the mainstream press for stating that they did not believe that James Earl Ray was the killer of King. Among the many facts that came out in the trial was that James Earl Ray had been given a top security NSA identity as Eric Galt for the entire 9 months before the execution, which enabled the escaped prisoner to travel to wherever his handlers sent him without any problems from local law enforcement.
They won a unanimous conviction of Loyd Jowers and “unnamed government conspirators” for the murder of Martin Luther King. Loyd Jowers was the owner of Jim's Grill, a restaurant across the street from the Lorraine Motel where MLK was gunned down in broad daylight on April 4, 1968 while in support of the union struggle of the sanitation workers for decent wages. Rather than an act of hate, Kings murder was an act of state. Jowers and waitresses from that era testified that much of the planning for the murder had taken place at Jowers' restaurant. They gave testimony that persuaded the American jury that there was a “conspiracy” to execute Dr King. William Pepper later wrote a book about the trial and the lack of fair, or even any, media coverage in the wake of their stunning victory and what was thereby placed into the public record of the history of the United States of America. It was an amazing media black-out of the news that continues on every MLK National Holiday! His book bears the same title as this song, “An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King”.
William Pepper gave this enthusiastic endorsement of the song by Vic Sadot
""Vic, thank you for taking the time to put some important history into a ballad. This, of course, is the role of the Balladeer without whom much of history would be lost, especially in our time with the consolidation of control of the mainstream media. I am grateful." 
Bill Pepper

An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King
William Pepper was a young man when he first met Dr. King
Who read his war reporting on Viet children suffering (1 Ramparts magazine 1967)
Martin asked young William Pepper to speak about the war
To come to his congregation. And they were friends forevermore…
Then William went to law school to put his talents to the task
To fight for social justice! To answer questions we must ask!
It was April 4, 1968 when Martin Luther King
Was murdered in the broad day light… It was a devastating thing!
There was a mighty “Rush to Judgment” (2 Mark Lane on JFK)…To blame it on James Earl Ray
There was agreement in the government to tell the media what to say
The media called it “a crime of hate”… A “lone-nut” simple thing…
Now we know it was “An Act of State” (3 Book by William Pepper), the execution of Dr. King
James Earl Ray was just a patsy, an escaped prisoner for sure…
With a top security identity for the whole 9 months before…
Some rogues within the government shielded James as “Eric Galt”
Gave him a car and a license to secure him ‘til assault…
To protect this petty criminal… To put the patsy into place
His handler sent him to Memphis where like a pawn he showed his face
Well, Martin marched for Civil Rights! And he stood against all war!
He spoke for truth and justice, and non-violence. That’s for sure!
When Martin stood with the workers… in solidarity with the poor…
That high class oligarchy hated Martin. That’s for sure!
Earl Clark was one of the Memphis cops meeting at Loyd Jowers Grill
Across from the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was killed
Two military snipers teams would have also fired
If the police team from Memphis failed to do what was required
Next day cops cleaned the crime scene… Hauled the brush and the proof away
They avoided all the witnesses that might have some truth to say
Too many unanswered questions still blowin’ in the wind
In a murder investigation so deliberately ruined
Too many disturbing answers still came out in the trial
Enough to prove conspiracy to a nation in denial
Six white and six black jurors unanimously agreed
The facts presented at the trial proved who really did the deed
Yes, it all came out in the trial that in ’99 they won!
When the government was convicted of the conspiracy they’d done
William Pepper was the lawyer who won the case in court
But when he went to the press conference no reporters came to report
So here’s to William Pepper! The King Family, brave and wise!
For standing for the truth for us! For overcoming all the lies!
William Pepper, keep on struggling! You know you’re following…
The teachings and the vision, and the dream of Dr. King!
William Pepper wrote a book about the trial and everything…
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King (3)
Copyright August 12, 2009 Victor Rene Sadot, BMI, Orbian Love Music

Thursday, September 6, 2012

California Assembly Passes Anti-Free Speech Resolution & Promotes Apartheid Israel Policies

Free Speech Movement Returns to California Campuses... Students Take on What Mario Savio Called "The Machine"...Now Imposing Impossible Tuition Rates & Laws Against Free Speech Criticism of the Apartheid Bellicose State of Israel & AIPAC Domination of US Politics

California passes resolution defining criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism

November 18, 2011 UC Davis Students Pepper Sprayed by Cop for Sit-in Protesting Another Round of Incredible Tuition Increases & in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

Excerpt from article by Tom Carter 4 September 2012 at World Socialist Web Site :

"Under California H.R. 35, it appears that the Goldstone report is now to be considered “anti-Semitic.”
The resolution also contains a denunciation of “suppression and disruption of free speech that presents Israel's point of view.” This appears to be a reference to the “Irvine 11” incident last year, in which 11 students shouted down Israeli ambassador Michael Oren during his speech at the University of California at Irvine.
The 11 students shouted, “Michael Oren, you’re a war criminal,” and “You, sir, are an accomplice to genocide.” These students were later arrested, charged, and convicted of the crimes of “conspiracy” and violating Oren’s rights. (See University of California students convicted for protesting Israeli ambassador’s speech.)
The resolution goes on to state that the “Assembly recognizes recent actions by officials of public post secondary educational institutions in California [e.g., the prosecutions of the Irvine 11] and calls upon those institutions to increase their efforts to swiftly and unequivocally condemn acts of anti-Semitism on their campuses and to utilize existing resources . . . to help guide campus discussion about, and promote, as appropriate, educational programs for combating anti-Semitism on their campuses.”
On California's campuses, as on campuses and workplaces internationally, explosive class antagonisms are increasingly apparent. Massive tuition hikes year after year coupled with job losses and skyrocketing youth unemployment present an entire generation of young people with an increasingly impossible situation."

Mario Savio on the operation of the machine - Free Speech Movement, Berkeley, CA December 3, 1964

"We asked the following: if President Kerr actually tried to get something more liberal out of the Regents in his telephone conversation, why didn't he make some public statement to that effect? And the answer we received -- from a well-meaning liberal -- was the following: He said, "Would you ever imagine the manager of a firm making a statement publicly in opposition to his board of directors?" That's the answer! Now, I ask you to consider: if this is a firm, and if the Board of Regents are the board of directors, and if President Kerr in fact is the manager, then I'll tell you something: the faculty are a bunch of employees, and we're the raw material! But we're a bunch of raw material[s] that don't mean to have any process upon us, don't mean to be made into any product, don't mean to end up being bought by some clients of the University, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor, be they anyone! We're human beings! 

There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

Election 2012 song rejects phony 2 party Babylon! "Oh What A Day!" Free MP3! Share it! Vote to Change the System! Reject the Corporate Oligarchy Parties! Nationalize the Energy Industry! Stop Privatization of Natural Resources! Free Education & Health Care for All!