A revolution without capes and masks is a revolution not worth having! Happy Halloween to all my heathen, pagan and ghostly amigos! Here's hoping you don't wake esta noche only to find a bloody screaming man under your bed.
Browsing all posts from October, 2008.
TODAY MARKS THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY of Be Bold Be Red, an event where we wear red and speak out against violence against women (and girls) of color, to show solidarity and support and attempt to shatter the silence that aids the continuation of these injustices.
THE SANCTUARY EDITORS: Showing the vitality and importance of voices from outside the mainstream two-party political paradigm, Congresswoman McKinney puts forth not only a strong understanding of the complexities of the Immigration Issue, but also a vision of real-world solutions with a refreshing willingness to confront the broader social and economic realities which undergird international migration.
SHOT AND EDITED in the style of Apple's "Switch" commercials, here is a video featuring Republicans, Conservatives, Evangelical Christians and those in "the middle" who are giving their reasons for voting for Obama. It sure feels good to see people hoping and daring to believe in a way forward. It's been a long, dark 8 years.
THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY of art and music created solely by the citizens who are feelin' this change continue to impress me with their unsolicited works of support for Barack Obama. Here's a well made jammie called "Vote for Hope" by Mc Yogi. Goes well with coffee. And tea!
THE CUTE AND FUN SARAH PALIN, while grinning and winking and droppin' gs galore, is very cleverly tossing rancid scraps to the beasts of violence and fear that shuffle in the shadows cast by John McCain's campaign and the GOP. You've heard it before, but here's a lingual breakdown that makes the case in a convincing and terrifying way.
THE ROOTS OF OUR GOVERNMENT have wound up from the ground of a less enlightened time. And yet they reach into today and still feed the same power base. The framers created US Government around the idea that the elites know best how to rule the rabble, and this continues. Is a vote for a third party a good idea now? Is a vote for Obama any different than a vote for McCain?
NOBODY likes to think this way, yet we are well aware of how much the Right does not want to let go of the grip on power they thought they had and thought they would have forever. From Delay to Rove to Bush; from the last two stolen elections to the recent DOJ vote purge, the thieving Republicans have shown us that Democracy means nada to them. So we must prepare.
CHANGE is coming for the world. Neoliberalism is crashing, Free Market Philosophies are crashing, Wall Street is crashing: All the mechanisms in place that are best at making the rich richer and the powerful more powerful and the poor poorer are collapsing. Posturing Palin is on TV telling the commoners they need to support the party of elitism, and Evo Morales is doing just the opposite.
MY HEART RACED faster and faster and when it was over I...I let the sadness wash through me as it had to for a few moments. The bold ignorance and hate and bigotry was...terrifying. And sad. And loathesome. And real. But not new. This energy takes people's lives every day in some part of this land. But maybe we move closer to a new time. And simply that possibility is inspiring.
WATCHING THE WELL-WORN WEAPONS OF THE RIGHT being grappled and thrown and dropped and whipped about in frenzy; watching the GOP throw McCarthyism, Racism, Terrorism, Greedism and everything else at both Barack Obama and the American populace reminds me of the final writhings and wailings of the Boss Monster before you take its life.
SAVE THIS PAGE for las horas esta noche cuando la energía is ramping up and you are gettin loose you betcha cuz here is some Republikan-shattering love-infested color-bestreaked and papaya-shaking música para ti!
AS I DO LIVE IN THE BEAVER STATE, where Jeff Merkley is campaigning, I figured I should post this endorsement by the hottest new blue brand in the land.
ECHOING A RECENT musical post built on the NezDualityEngine™ we again give you two sides of the coin from which to choose, or perhaps of both become imbued. OH SNAP, as I said 100% Feliz Fuel in this bad boy's tank.
AS SADDENED AND CYNICAL as I have become about humankind in my life, I still nurture a belief in the human heart and the sense of Right. I still feel that in most cases of wrong being done, all it takes is thinking, feeling people getting the real facts of a situation. And the facts of this situation are shocking and revolting to a thinking mind and feeling heart.