July 22, marks the fourth anniversary of my website, but I did not
establish the 'blog' until October 8, 2005, when I wrote:
It was about six months ago that I heard Charlie Rose on his PBS show say something like;
"We have yet to begin to imagine the potential of the Internet."--
When I began writing for WeAreWideAwake/WAWA about three months ago, I imagined it would be an instrument to provoke thought, engage a dialogue and stimulate American's to do something about the state of our Union and for all our sisters and brothers in Israel Palestine.
I had hoped to be challenged by some conservative and many fundamentalist Christians, but so far, they remain mute.- Perhaps, they just haven't read me, so if you know of any right wing neo-con Christian types I would appreciate any connections you can make with WAWA. Debate is great and all opinions are welcome but no mean-spiritedness will be posted.
Imagine the potential of the Internet. [end]
I still am imagining, but have had no luck engaging USA Christians, but have managed to get myself censored/banned/deactivated and deleted from Reverend Jim Wallis's Belief Net blog, Facebook Read more... the Democratic Underground [http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=688&Itemid=179 ]and the DAILY KOS [-"It Sure Smells Like a Right Wing Zionist Cabal at The Daily Kos " ].
I have a link that tells me daily, what countries are hitting on my site, and the USA Government and Military are considered a country on that link. In the last few months of the Bush Administration, Big Brother dropped out of the top 30 of over 75+ countries that hit on WAWA; but ever since February 2009, when I began contacting President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton to do something to help free Vanunu, Big Brother has hovered in the top twenty [Israel is consistently in the top ten.]
But, after five months of agitating them and never receiving any reply and because this is the 4th anniversary of my membership in the New Fourth Estate-which equates to activist reporters- I established a Soapbox Alert to Obama and Biden @
-"I am not harming Israel. I am not interested in Israel. I want to tell you something very important. I suffered here 18 years because I am a Christian, because I was baptized into Christianity. If I was a Jew I wouldn't have all this suffering here in isolation for 18 years. Only because I was a Christian man."
It was in May of 2005, just prior to my first [now 7] trips to Israel Palestine that I phoned Mother Agapia Stephanopolous, a Russian Orthodox nun and the administrator of the Orthodox School of Bethany in Jerusalem. I was inspired by her bold words to Congress about The Wall and also, I wanted to schedule an appointment with her for spiritual direction.
Mother Agapia is the sister of ABC News commentator, George Stephanopolous, and she had passionately informed Congress about the fact that, "Israel is destroying the local Christian community."
On April 18, 2005, Robert Novak's article "Walling off Christianity" reported on the nun- and how East Jerusalem had been cut off from the rest of the West Bank. Mother Agapia predicted, "It is only a matter of time before Christians and Muslims will be unable to survive culturally and economically."
Mother Agapia spoke bluntly about the nine yards high wall of Israeli concrete that have "shattered" the Christian communities.