Jesse Steele

— Poetry is code.™ —

Are Conspiracies Real or Fake?

Are Conspiracies Real or Fake? (mp3)

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Kooks and Anti-Kooks

Kooks and Anti-Kooks (mp3)

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Consider options other than merely “dogma” and “kookma”. My father was a kook—until he got cancer and thought it best to live with joy rather than fear. Before his conversion, I often told him that his kook theories contradicted each other. We eventually agreed, but we never stopped thinking—in agreement we thought more.

One doesn’t need to tell…

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'Sunflower' Students Change History

‘Sunflower’ Students Change History

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// Read the new eBook about the last 21 hours of the Sunflower Movement occupancy. Sign the petition to help.

Two studentsThe Sunflower movement made history this month. As Taiwan’s government was deviating from the will of its people, unarmed students disrupted the legislature by occupying it for three weeks. An unplanned, flash-mob protest met outside the legislature on March 18.…

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Petition: Protect Taiwan's Students, Protect America from China's Military

Fake ‘I Love You’s’

Fake ‘I Love You’s’

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When the disgruntled public gathers to express their disapproval of their government, politicians hide in velvet offices while the protesters face off with the police who could often care less about the issues. The textbook passive-aggressive response is for the cowering politicians to pretend that the public objects to the police instead of the…

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No One Looks at the Name

No One Looks at the Name

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Why We Need Patriots

Why We Need Patriots

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There is always a small number of people who try to seize government’s power, secretly and behind closed doors. They don’t care about the public, only their own quest for power. This is why all police in America legally swear to obey a Constitution above any “fuhrer”, supervisor, lieutenant, general, or president.

Having seen this great need first…

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Trends in Times

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Sunflower Students to Leave Taiwan’s Legislature Thursday

Sunflower Students to Leave Taiwan’s Legislature Thursday

先立法,再審查

先立法,再審查 (Photo credit: tomscy2000)

Taiwan legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced this morning that he would conduct no further discussions in the legislature concerning trade with China until a new law was passed providing oversight affecting all international trade agreements.

This type of legislation, supporting the DPP (民進黨) and Sunflower movement’srequest for transparency, would be…

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Vengeance: The Elephant in America’s Living Room

Vengeance: The Elephant in America’s Living Room

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// I’m not rehashing the entire Trayvon Martin case. But there are common lessons throughout his story that America shares as a whole, in the home, in foreign policy, and in political Churchianity.

Trayvon and George made very similar mistakes. The difference was that George had a .45 and was eleven years wiser. At any point, George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin could have…

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Taiwan’s Democracy is Fake: Washington Believes the Lie

Taiwan’s Democracy is Fake: Washington Believes the Lie

Protests have a historical reputation for exposing corruption. Several attempts have been made to oust the student protesters from Taiwan’s legislative chamber—most attempts have been made by the “White Wolf” mafia, led by Chang An-le (張安樂), notoriously affiliated with the police  and Taiwan’s ruling political party, the Kuomintang (KMT), which seems to have a permanent majority in Taiwan’s…

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Sunflower Movement: A Day on the Ground (photos)

Sunflower Movement: A Day on the Ground (photos)

Lonely Morning SunflowerView Jesse’s full photo set at flickr.com

The sun sets on several thousand gathered in Taipei. Police stand guard with riot shields and batons blocking roads and entrances. Streets overflow with students—some standing, most sitting on cardboard, Mylar heat blankets, or interlocking foam pads. Tents and booths line walkways. Traditional Taiwanese food vendors sit at the outskirts. Projection…

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Pentagon Pentecostal vs Beijing Baptist

Pentagon Pentecostal vs Beijing Baptist

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// Is unity too much to ask for? President Ma of Taiwan may think so. And I’m starting to agree with him. It’s not that I’m on the same page with Ma’s political policy. But when competing businesses hear their leaders talk about “unity”, certain terms start floating around—conflict of interest, rebellion, disloyalty, treason,…

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