-----Original Message-----
From: Tom J. Kennedy <tom@cyberclass.net>
To: <uphoria@upath.com>
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:10 AM
Subject: Letter to the Editor


Readers are invited to read the article Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2001 by Naomi Jedeiken

Tommy Hilfiger may be the quintessential American designer BUT we do not have to blindly buy his expensive clothing (with his name printed on the front) created in factories where employees are paid minimum wages and sold in retail stores where sales staff are paid minimum wages. The youth and/or otherwise are being "hoodwinked" in the name of "usury profit" for Tommy Hilfiger and his ilk. Consider what Jello Biafra told the youth at the FTAA demoinstration on the weekend of April 20th, 21st and 22nd at Quebec City.

Jello Biafra, (real name - Eric Boucher) former lead singer of The Dead Kennedy's was speaking to a large crowd of mostly youth in an outdoor area under the highways leading down from the hill in Quebec City. Loud speakers were carrying his message far up the hill and down the valley in the clear night air. Certainly a few thousand people could clearly hear him. I walked down the stairs to listen more closely.

Jello Biafra talked to the youth about the events of the day and he encouraged them to take action to withdraw their financial support from the corrupted corporate and political system by making a conscious decision to NOT shop in big chain stores and in the big box stores.

Instead, he counseled them to make their purchases from small local entrepreneurs and to build community support networks. Though Jello Biafra may not have known it at the time, he was in fact counseling the youth to barter and trade among themselves. Now, we must give the youth the information about how to set up local and global barter and trading networks. Readers are invited to become fully aware of the "usury-free" LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) software. (Read also what Naomi Jedeikin types about this topic: Thrift Store Chic.)

Jello Biafra also told the youth to "become the media" instead of "bashing the media." In this regard, www.indymedia.org is leading the way with its up-to-date voice for that diverse group of people who are mobilizing across the hemisphere against the FTAA and Summit of the Americas. Read a summary of comments from their "Late Breaking News" webpage for Saturday, April 21st and Sunday April 22nd. Note: Any "indymedia" reporters - and/or otherwise - who read this message are invited to network it far and wide - especially to those youth who are ready and willing to take action NOW.

Finally, Jello Biafra encouraged the youth to bring to a conclusion the revolution which their parents started in the 1960's. He explained that their parents generation abandoned the revolution in the late 1970's, the 1980's and early 1990's by choosing to chase money and materialism in corporate Canada and the USA. Though Jello Biafra did not elaborate I can verify that I was a youth in the 1960's. I took a job for 34 years (September 1967 until June 2000) and retired 'broke' because I had chosen to move into the "system." thereby allowing myself to be trapped into slaving to paying "immoral usury" and "illegal taxes." It was in 1980 that I started my evolution of shifting to finding the "truth." Now I fully support Jello Biafra's message to the youth and I will make myself available to help mobilize and show them the way to true financial freedom outside of the NWO system of "usury" finance.

Next, John C. Turmel spoke from the same podium as Jello Biafra. John recited some of his poetry about the "usury-free" LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) software as well as the poem The Man Who Invented Interest. John invited the youth to visit his website at www.cyberclass.net/turmel and/or search for "John C. 'The Engineer' Turmel" at any search engine. After John has finished at the podium he and I talked briefly with Jello Biafra. I asked Jello Biafra if he would be willing to read more of John C. Turmel's poetry and consider the possibility of putting some of it to music. He told me to send him the URL's by email so that he could read more of it and better understand the message. We exchanged emails and bid each other "Be safe" and "Empower others."

Let's give preference to those creative musicians who can put music to creative, "re-educational" information as expressed by themselves or by others. Let's teach and expand the truth through "music." If any readers (or friends of readers) of this email are aware of musicians who are willing to become familiar with the mission of "usury-free" economics and put some of the best information to music, invite them to read some of John C. Turmel's poetry and email: tom@cyberclass.net if they are motivated to take action. Listening youth suggested that we communicate with Les Cowboys Fringants and/or The Rubberman - both local bands from Montreal - I think. If any reader has contacts with either of these bands or others, please share this message with them

At 11:00 PM John and I retired at the end of an exciting day. At the gymnasium where we had our accommodations I met and talked with other people. I was talking to a woman about what Jello Biafra had spoken about. She relayed an interesting story to me about how some youth already seem to understand that Jello Biafra was talking about. She explained how she has overheard youth talk about "shoplifting" and advising their fellow-shoplifters to only do it from the big box stores and/or retail stores and to never shoplift from the little local stores. I found it intriguing that somehow these disgruntled youth have a gnosis that the evil of "usury" is rooted with the NWO financial elite. They will no longer even have to consider stealing when they learn how to create their own "usury-free" community currency and trade it for what they need to live. It should not be a difficult mission to teach the youth about "usury-free" banking with the LETS software where they can actually create their own "usury-free" money and spend it locally.

I also learned from a fellow-protestor that Bob Ortega wrote a book "In Sam We Trust." Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer and the biggest private-sector employer in North America (1.2 million employees worldwide) pays minimum wages to these dutiful employees who serve more than 100 million customers each week. It seems that it might be appropriate to boycott Wal-Mart as one of the giant retail outlets whose leading shareholders are likely to have connections to the NWO. In a book review, Randy Garbin writes: "Ortega also takes the company to task for its repeated hypocrisies -- as evidenced by the Kathy Lee/child labor fiasco, the hollow "Buy American" pledge, and the chain's claims that its stores help communities prosper. And when actually handed an opportunity to do good and score some publicity points, Wal-Mart handles it like a warm turd." Ruth McCreedy also writes another stinging book review of "In Sam We Trust."

I visualize the day when cohesive networks of one million+ well-informed persons will be so empowered that they can direct the suppliers of products and/or services for their respective e-commerce malls to purchase only from reputable companies which avoid sweatshop labour in general and child labour in particular. We will no longer be relying on employees who are paid minimum wages, instead the robots will be performing work formerly done by "wage-slaves" and everyone will be earning "usury-free" dividends from the state and extra incomes from their SDI (Self Directed Income) Portfolio.

More on this at The Cyberclass Network.

Enjoy this day !
Working with you for "peace and plenty" by 2020
I AM
Tom-Joseph: Kennedy otherwise known as "Tommy-No: Usury"
www.cyberclass.net


Readers are invited to read the Complete Report of My Experiences at the FTAA Summit in Quebec City. It is posted at The NWO (New World Order) cyberclassroom: www.cyberclass.net/ftaareport.htm