Wednesday, July 31, 2013


2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Former President Jimmy Carter is America's most famous truth teller and moral revolutionist. Carter recently declared that "The U.S has no functioning Democracy" which did not appear in American mainstream press; Carter rightfully defends NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden actions declaring that "the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far" and finally Carter still correctly argues argues that "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestine land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East." ~ and yet Jimmy Carter continues to be ostracized by the global elite and main stream press who obviously deeply fear his revolutionary moral truths: Allen L Roland

Only the truth is revolutionary and with that in mind, former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter is our most famous living truth teller and moral revolutionist ~ who continues to gnaw at the collective conscience of a spiritually faltering America with his penetrating truths, which are based on universal moral principles of equality, fairness and justice.

Carter's most famous speech is his Crisis of Confidence or Spiritual Malaise speech on July 15. 1979 which was deeply prophetic of future unfolding events which have led us to our present morally deteriorated state ~ see 2 minute video of excerpts ~

Here's excerpts of Carter's exact works on the moral apathy which was already beginning to grip our nation ~ "Our people are losing that faith, not only in government itself but in the ability as citizens to serve as the ultimate rulers and shapers of our democracy. As a people we know our past and we are proud of it. Our progress has been part of the living history of America, even the world. We always believed that we were part of a great movement of humanity itself called democracy, involved in the search for freedom, and that belief has always strengthened us in our purpose. But just as we are losing our confidence in the future, we are also beginning to close the door on our past….But we've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We've learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose…. The symptoms of this crisis of the American spirit are all around us. For the first time in the history of our country a majority of our people believe that the next 5 years will be worse than the past 5 years. Two-thirds of our people do not even vote. The productivity of American workers is actually dropping, and the willingness of Americans to save for the future has fallen below that of all other people in the Western world."

Jimmy Carter is a global moral force and trouble shooter for fairness and justice who gives living truth to these words by William James ~ words which also happen to be an inspiration for myself ~ "I am done with great things and big things and great institutions and big successes, and I am for those tiny invisible molecular forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets or like the capillary oozing water, yet which, if you give them time, will bend the hardest monuments of human pride"

Here are some famous Jimmy Carter quotes which give ample evidence of his moral courage;

"I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts."  Jimmy Carter

So it gives me great comfort to watch Jimmy Carter continue to weave his moral magic throughout the world oblivious to the snickers and silence from the main stream media and global elite ~ but true to his deep sense of moral truth and justice as well as his willingness to deal with controversial issues. A great example is his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, as well as his current defense of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, shared at a closed door meeting of Atlantic Bridge, and reported by the German newspaper Der Spiegel but ignored by America media outlets ~ and only accessed through the alternative press:  

"The English translation of Carter's remarks was published in the online news source No American media outlets reported on the closed meeting and it was not clear where Der Spiegel got its information, Inquisitr noted. But both Inquisitr and Huffington Post, which also carried the story, noted that the quotes were consistent with previous published remarks by the former president.
In June, Huffington Post noted, Carter addressed the Snowden controversy in an interview with CNN after the 29-year-old intelligence analyst had flown from Hong Kong to Moscow in his quest for asylum from the U.S. government that is seeking to prosecute him for espionage and theft of government property. "He's obviously violated the laws of America, for which he's responsible," Carter said at that time, "but I think the invasion of human rights and American privacy has gone too far." The Georgia Democrat also said nations that were offering asylum to Snowden were acting within their rights. "I think that the secrecy that has been surrounding this invasion of privacy has been excessive, so I think that the bringing of it to the public notice has probably been, in the long term, beneficial," Carter said. See Article ~

How refreshing it is to experience a modern day American president, or in this case former president, who is actually walking his talk.

Allen L Roland

Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations ( )

Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on

Friday, July 26, 2013


Last weekend I was glued to the TV early in the morning as I watched an historic event unfold on the unyielding links of Muirfield, Scotland. Phil Mickelson, in what he declared was the best round of his storied career, birdied four of the last six holes including the 18th and won the British Open ~ the only player under par while dismantling the era of Tiger Woods in the process: Allen L Roland

Phil Mickelson climbed to the summit of the true golf legends last weekend ~ a place where Palmer, Nicklaus and Hogan dwell ~ and marked his spot with a brilliant closing round of 66 in the 2013 British Open. captured the historical significance ~ " By numbers alone, it was his lowest final round of a major. On a course that didn't yield a single bogey-free round all week, Mickelson only dropped a shot at the 10th hole. The scoring average for Sunday was just under 73.5. Mickelson shot 66, matching the lowest score of the tournament. It was the lowest final round ever at Muirfield, and the lowest by an Open champion since Justin Leonard shot 65 at Royal Troon in 1997.

To appreciate the British Open, you must also appreciate links golf which is a six point test for all golfers ~ driving accuracy, putting, chipping, sand play and mental toughness under extremely difficult course conditions, which can dramatically change at any moment. Here's a six minute video of Mickelson's amazing victory while defeating the perils of Muirfield in the process

As a former 6 handicap golfer and a proud winner of the Peninsula Golf and Country Club's first flight championship in the late 1960's as well as an enthusiastic former member of Arnold Palmer's Army ~ I know that golf is a demanding game where sheer determination, focus and momentum can quite often lift you on their wings to breathtaking success.

But it was mental toughness and the willingness to take chances as well as seize the moment that brought glory to Mickelson and left Westwood, Scott, Woods and others groping in the heather of Muirfield last weekend. Listen to Phil as he explains that last round on this excellent BBC Sports 6 minute video interview ~

As for Tiger Woods, his day has come and gone ~ for much of his past dominance was based on fan adoration and respect which has rapidly evaporated with his obvious public arrogance and personal self-destruction. His attempt to rebuild his image has helped and he will still win some endorsements and tournaments but the fire has gone, the eyes are empty and non-trusting and he no longer commands fear in his opponents or devotion from his fans.

Which brings me to the king of the Golf legends, Arnold Palmer. Palmer was the true stuff of legends ~ joyful, swashbuckling, fearless, focused, adored by golf hackers, such as myself, and he enjoyed a mutual love relationship with his fans which not only fueled Palmer's game but put golf on the television map. Palmer's personality and presence knocked golf off the rich and elite country club shelf and brought it back to the people ~ like myself ~ who patterned my swing and putting stroke after Palmers and was a proud member of his enthusiastic and devoted army.

Palmer was above all personable and available and every time I order an Arnold Palmer ( half lemonade and half ice tea) I fondly think of this golf legend who is now a gracious and somewhat brittle 83 years old but still the king in my eyes.  See six minute video documentary on king Palmer and his effect on golf, television and the world ~  

Phil Mickleson has taken a giant step towards the stuff of legends by winning the British Open in such dramatic fashion but his character and personality has already enlisted an army of true believers which now includes myself.

"Phil is going to go down in history as one of the great players of the game. There's no doubt about that." Jack Nicklaus

Allen L Roland

Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations ( )

Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on

Monday, July 22, 2013


Fukushima is here, it is no longer a Japanese problem ~ it is a growing world problem which is still being ignored. Here's an update on my report of May 14,2013 where I demonstrated that a creeping and never ending deadly fog of radiation, invisible to the eye but not to the immune system, continues to blanket the West Coast while its human cost is barely being mentioned ~ mainly due to a worldwide media blackout : Allen L Roland

The Fukushima Genie that was released over two years ago is still spouting and leaking forth deadly radiation while silence remains supreme among the worldwide media.

A new study in April of 2013 suggested that nuclear fallout from Fukushima in March of 2011 has led to significant elevated rates of congenital thyroid illness among infants born on the West Coast and Hawaii ~ keeping in mind that President Obama not only denied this threat but ordered the EPA to stop weekly & monthly testing for radiation in April of 2011 . As such, a creeping and never ending deadly fog of radiation, invisible to the eye but not to the immune system, continues to blanket the West Coast while its human cost is just beginning to be perceived. See my May report ~

As reports~ "Although the initial meltdown of three reactors, from the earthquake/tsunami of March 11, 2011, occurred over 2 years ago, the complex is still highly unstable, and leaking radiation constantly into the air and water. The Pacific Ocean is more and more contaminated. West Coast marine mammals are dying by the thousands, and West Coast babies are sick. The FDA is not testing food for radiation, although many fish are contaminated, and there have been reports of milk, mushrooms, seaweed being radioactive. Nor is the air along the coast being checked by official agencies."

According to Natural News reporter Ethan Huff, the lack of reliable information ~ at least in Japan ~ may be less the fault of government than mainstream media:

"New data released by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) shows once again that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is far from over. Despite a complete media blackout on the current situation, levels of Cesium-137 (Cs-137) and Cesium-134 (Cs-134) found in produce and rice crackers located roughly 225 miles (~ 362 km) away from Fukushima are high enough to cause residents to exceed the annual radiation exposure limit in just a few months, or even weeks."
See report:

But here is the hair raising report that impelled me to write this update ~ Radiation leaking into groundwater from Fukushima Daiichi has increased 100 fold in the past two weeks. 

•  11,000 Becquerel's per liter – TEPCO’s measurement of Cesium-134 on July 9.    

•   18,000 Becquerel's per liter -- TEPCO measurement of  Cesium-137 on July 8.
•   22,000 Becquerel's per liter – TEPCO’s measurement of Cesium-137 on July 9. 

•   900,000 Becquerel's per liter – TEPCO’s measurement of the total radioactivity in the water leaking from Reactor #1.  This radiation load includes both Cesium isotopes, as well as Tritium, Strontium and other beta emitters.  There are more than 60 radioactive substances that have been identified at the Fukushima site. 

Japan ~ Fish and Ocean contamination / 2 minute recent video

Here’s another Becquerel perspective on the same situation: 

•  10 Becquerel's per liter -- The officially “safe” level for radioactivity in drinking water, as set by the NRA. 

A Becquerel is a standard scientific measure of radioactivity, similar in some ways to a rad or a rem or a roentgen or a sievert or a curie, but not equivalent to any of them.  But you don’t have to understand the nuances of nuclear physics to get a reasonable idea of what’s going on in Fukushima.  Just keep the measure of that safe drinking water in mind, that liter of water, approximately a quart, with 10 Becquerel's of radioactivity. 

•  60 Becquerel's per liter -- For nuclear power plants, the safety limit for drinking water is 60 Becquerel's, as set by the NRA, with less concern for nuclear plant workers than ordinary civilians. 

•  60-90 Becquerel's per liter -- For waste water at nuclear power plants, the NRA sets a maximum standard of 90 Becquerel's per liter for Cesium-137 and 60 Becquerel's per liter of Cesium-134.
•  9,000 Becquerel's per liter -- On July 8, according to TEPCO, the company measured radioactive Cesium-134 at 9,000 Becquerel's per liter.  Since TEPCO characterized this as 90 times higher than on July 5, the implication is that the earlier reading (about 100) was less than twice as toxic as the allowable limit and only 10 times more toxic than drinking water for civilians. 

This water seeps into the Pacific, loading the food chain with radiation. Fish off the coast of Japan are also showing radiation spikes.

Meanwhile, TEPCO is secretive, severely limiting access to the complex by journalists and by any experts who are not beholden to the nuclear industry. 

TEPCO has also been accused of doctoring photos and videos to hide cracks in the aging concrete buildings and containment tanks. The workers are overexposed to radiation, underpaid, and must be rotated out after a few months, to be replaced by others with little experience of the facility.

In March 2013, researchers from the Stanford University Hopkins Marine Station issued a report on Bluefin tuna caught off the California coast and tested for radioactive cesium. The report found that Bluefin tuna were 100 per cent contaminated, that not one was cesium-free. The report did not address such questions as whether cesium would continue to accumulate in tuna or whether it was appearing in other fish species.

The important aspect of this research, according to the Stanford News, was that:
“The work supports the idea that the Fukushima radioisotopes can be used to reliably determine the previously unknown trans-oceanic movements of juvenile Pacific Bluefin tuna. This information could be used to prevent tuna from being overfished.”

Would You Like a Side of Hot Seaweed With Your Hot Tuna? 

Reporting on the same radiation leaking information, the Two Rivers Tribune in northern California noted:

“On the coast of California, there is a deep sea kelp forest at Corona del Mar that now contains concentrations of radiation that are 250 times higher than levels found in kelp prior to the Japanese nuclear accidents. A research article published in Scientific American reports that radiation accumulated in fish that ate near the kelp…. Presently, there is no research as to what is the exact effect on fish and their offspring will be from the increased levels of radiation that are being found….
The Japanese government has banned both the domestic sale and international export of most fish that are caught off the Fukushima coast. Radiation levels are still rising two years after the nuclear accidents. In January of 2013 the tested levels of cesium were about 2,540 times what is considered safe for human consumption. Strontium levels are 240 times the legal limit.”

There can no longer be any doubts ~ FUKUSHIMA IS HERE ~ Two minute video

We obviously desperately need an independent investigation.  Please continue to send out this petition: 

"The first thing to know about the danger from the radioactive mass remaining on site in the three reactors that melted down at Fukushima is that nobody knows how much radioactive material there is, nobody knows how much uranium and plutonium it contains, and nobody knows how to make it safe ~ so no one knows how great the continuing danger is." William Boardman

Allen L Roland

Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and transformational counselor Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private Skype consultations ( )

Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web log and website He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on