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WAWA/WeAreWideAwake is my Public Service to America as a muckracker who has journeyed seven times to Israel Palestine since June 2005. WAWA is dedicated to confronting media and governments that shield the whole truth.

We who Are Wide Awake are compelled by the "fierce urgency of Now" [Rev MLK, Jr.] to raise awareness and promote the human dialogue about many of the crucial issues of our day: the state of our Union and in protection of democracy, what life is like under military occupation in Palestine, the Christian EXODUS from the Holy Land, and spirituality-from a Theologically Liberated Christian Anarchist POV.

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June 29, 2008
WAWA Blog June 29, 2008: Alternative to Mid Life Crisis: Find Your Voice Inspired by the Dreams of Others and Muses
Some comfortably well off empty nester baby boomers may obtain the car of their dreams or have an affair as the means to inspire passion.

This born and bred New Yorker, who moved to Florida before Mickey Mouse arrived, and whose sanctuary for the last ten years is upon ten acres in the Green Swamp [environmentally protected areas atop aquifers] of Central Florida, did something else instead.

A 1954 baby, born in Greenwich Village who got to grow up free to roam in Levittown when kids left the house after two bowls of Capt'n Crunch and as long as they returned home before the sun went down, nobody worried.

My childhood dream of growing up to be Brenda Starr, morphed into an adult desire to be a Dorothy Day-the 20th socialist anarchist Roman Catholic who challenged church, state and corporate media - for the 21st century.

Inspired by many muses I crossed paths with during my first of five trips to Israel Palestine in June 2005, on July 22, 2005, WAWA was born.

WAWA/WeAreWideAwake is a Pro-Bono/FREE Public Service to America.  As a civilian journalist who has journeyed five times into Israel Palestine since June 2005, WAWA is dedicated to confronting media and governments that shield the whole truth. We who are wide awake are compelled by the "fierce urgency of Now"[Rev MLK, Jr.] to raise awareness and promote the human dialogue about many of the crucial issues of our day: the state of our Union and in protection of democracy, what life is like for Christians in Israel Palestine in the 21st Century, nuclear weapons, the environment, science, medicine, theology and spirituality.

Being inspired by the events of 9/11 to find out WHY did a few-back then it was a few-people in the world hated America so much to target and murder innocent ones-I began to research for answers to questions the media was not asking.

Hate that can kill any other, is a deep hate indeed, and I wanted to understand what fueled it. All roads led me to Jerusalem and the troubled bit of real estate we call the Holy Land, which in reality is in pieces; Bantustans.

Inspired by my faith as a Christian of the Beatitudes [meaning my manifesto is the Sermon on The Mount] I wanted to do something positive, and was led to connect with a local interfaith non-political non-profit organization in 2003, the newly founded Olive Trees Foundation for Peace/OTFFP.

The OTFFP was envisioned by an American Palestinian and '48 refugee from the upper Galilee who made his way to the USA and realized the American dream.

After a lucrative career with Top Secret Clearance in the Defense Industry during the Cold War and THAT DAY we call 9/11, Dr. Khaled Diab's dream of helping his homeland by going PRO was born.

PRO seeks Peace and Reconciliation by providing Opportunities for all.

The OTFFP PRO dream came into reality when a few committed American Jews, Christians and Muslims got together in Orlando, Fl. and established the 501 3-c Olive Trees Foundation for Peace five years ago.

Inspired by my seven months of Tuesday afternoons listening to the memories of Dr. Diab's life, I wrote my first historical fiction, KEEP HOPE ALIVE with all proceeds going to help realize the OTFFP dream of blanketing the Holy Land with one million trees on both sides of The Wall.

Inspired by a photograph of a little boy of Bethlehem, published first in the Florida Catholic in 2001, and the desire to meet him, I traveled out of the states for the first time along with the first USA OTFFP delegation to Israel Palestine in June 2005. It is that photo of George of Beit Jala, a five minute car ride from the Church of The Nativity in downtown Bethlehem, occupied territory that adorns the WAWA banner.

Inspired by the fact that George's sanctuary was destroyed the night before his photo was taken and the shrapnel was imprinted: MADE IN USA, I vowed I would devote the rest of my life to doing something to help end the occupation and terror little children endure because of adults who choose violence.

Inspired by my meetings with the OTFFP's 'boots on the ground' who disseminated the now over 41,000 trees which are deeply rooted at houses of worship, schools and on private property of the neediest of land owners, I journeyed back solo four more times.

Inspired by the growing numbers of nonviolent Palestinians, Israelis and internationals who engage in nonviolent acts of civil disobedience in protest of the route of The Wall and 40+ years of military occupation, I published Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory which is dedicated to the Palestinian Christians with hope that their Exodus will soon cease and the land we call holy will be whole indeed.

Inspired by the dream that Reverend Martin Luther King had just days before his assassination when he saw "Israel as one of the greatest outposts of democracy in the world" and as an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, I am holding onto that dream by emailing, phoning and streaming video of Mordechai Vanunu, the whistle blower of Israel's WMD Program, who has been forbidden to speak to any foreigners ever since his 2004 release from 18 years in jail [most all in solitary] for telling the world that Israel was already nuclear in 1985.

Vanunu's freedom of speech trial began in January 2006 for speaking to foreign media in 2004 and concludes July 8, 2008 in Jerusalem. Israel could put Vanunu back behind bars for six more months, or be inspired to accept the Norwegians offer of asylum for him.

Inspired by the lack of spiritual depth and disappointing ending of The Da Vinci Code, KEEP HOPE ALIVE begins with the Nag Hamadi Library and the stages of the soul and ends with a howling wind to USA Christians to wake up to the heretical theology and neo-con ideology, of the Left Behind series.

Inspired by Gilda Radner/ Baba Wawa, George Harrison's opening number at the Concert for Bangladesh/ Wah Wah, the Arabic for a boo-boo/Wawa and nonviolent internationals, Israelis and Palestinians who are wide awake and see the way to peace is justice and the way to justice is equal human rights and international law, WAWA: is a labor of love in that cause.

Inspired by my intimate relationship with Jesus, who was never a Christian, but a social, justice, radical revolutionary Palestinian devout Jewish road warrior who rose up against the corrupt Temple authorities and challenged their job security by teaching the people they did NOT need to pay the priests for ritual baths or sacrificing livestock to be OK with God; for God LOVED them just as they were: sinners, poor, diseased, outcasts, widows, orphans, refugees and prisoners all living under Roman Military Occupation, I offer a new spin on Jesus in KEEP HOPE ALIVE.

Might you be inspired by the fact that 2,000 years ago The Cross had NO symbolic religious meaning. When JC said: "Pick up your cross and follow me" everyone understood he was issuing a POLITICAL statement, for the main roads in Jerusalem were lined with crucified agitators, rebels, dissidents and any who disturbed the status quo of the Roman Occupying Forces.


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"HOPE has two children.The first is ANGER at the way things are. The second is COURAGE to DO SOMETHING about it."-St. Augustine

 "He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust." - Aquinas

BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's Freedom of Speech Trial

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The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

© 1968, 2001 Kent M. Keith

" In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway."-Mother Teresa

“You cannot talk like sane men around a peace table while the atomic bomb itself is ticking beneath it. Do not treat the atomic bomb as a weapon of offense; do not treat it as an instrument of the police. Treat the bomb for what it is: the visible insanity of a civilization that has obey the laws of life.”- Lewis Mumford, 1946

The age of warrior kings and of warrior presidents has passed. The nuclear age calls for a different kind of leadership....a leadership of intellect, judgment, tolerance and rationality, a leadership committed to human values, to world peace, and to the improvement of the human condition. The attributes upon which we must draw are the human attributes of compassion and common sense, of intellect and creative imagination, and of empathy and understanding between cultures."  - William Fulbright

“Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching spiritual death.” - Rev. MLK
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"On the day of the termination of the British mandate and on the strength of the United Nations General Assembly declare The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations." - May 14, 1948. The Declaration of the Establishment of Israel
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