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Ultimately there is no enemy because
all conflicts are resolved
and harmony reigns
This the magic of the three
However in earth there are enemies
divisions sides
Big Oil is one such enemy
Within these words are nested
signs and forms and symbols and images
which were when first seen seen
as power signs
and even now they fill the pockets of those named above
But time has turned these into enemies
of values that are of the future
values that derive from the willed and active values
of Abba's way
Tolerance a world that can withstand just so much ravaging
Democracy a world in which each person shares the self same rights
Helpfulness the sign and seal of enhancing the life of all persons
And finally non-idolatry choose whom you serve
And have no one you serve who is not subservient 
to these ontological values 
The way beyond the oil woes listed above
is free energy Abba provides
energized by the massive fund of unused mental power
in all just waiting
and free community
not our dissected sprawling dysfunctional;
jail ridden crime infested society
I do politics these days 24/7
but this is what I would do if I had any clout at all
My only confidence is that this is indeed the future
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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…