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  •  Right on rant MoT! (3+ / 0-)
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    Tinfoil Hat, greenearth, zett

    I agree with everything you wrote.  And I'm so sorry that you are in the situation you are.  It just sucks, there's no two ways about it!

    I watched Van Jones' Rebuild the Dream livestream on 6/23. We got shut out on tickets at the Town Hall event in NYC but stream was good too.  Very inspiring. He said a lot of the same things many postors here are saying. But I haven't seen much about it or him since.

    IMO we haven't hit critical mass in this country and I'm not sure why not. I have my suspicions about why people are not taking action...But it's just speculation. What will it take for people to collectively stand up and fight for what's theirs?

    Something I wonder if we need a reminder on: and please don't be angry at this because it doesn't come from a place of condescension:

    Our great grandparents, grandparents and parents had to fight for all the things we have - and a lot of times things got bloody; folks even lost their lives.  Unions being formed? People were maimed and murdered to keep the status quo.  The Civil Rights movement?  Same thing. People were willing to die, and did die for the cause.  The African American right to vote?...Even something like Roe v. Wade came with a very high pricetag. Abortions were done with coat hangers, or in nasty backrooms often with deadly results, or clinics where abortions were performed were bombed - until people stood up and fought for their rights.  It's just the way it is. And now states are turning women back to backrooms and coat hangers?!  Hideous!

    The pols of today aren't going to wake up one morning and do the right thing...They're not.  I think phrases like, "austerity measures," and "shared sacrifice," are the new "let them eat cake."

    These people are like metastatic cancer...and we all know what effect on any body that has.


    When everybody talkin' all at once no one can hear the wise one speak, So just be still and silence will provide the wisdom that you seek - by Tori del Allen

    by Dumas EagerSeton on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 03:05:17 PM PDT

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