OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Richard Bach . . .

  Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.

What do progressives already know?

We know there’s no light at the end of this corporate tunnel of greed. We know the Wall Street bankers and corporate CEO's are supervising the digging, we know Republicans and too many Democrats are the shovels, we know that whenever a shovel breaks the banksters and CEO's just buy a new one.

Every American must look beyond the tunnel, look beyond it with their understanding, look above it and see what has been taken away from us . . .

    Lost.
    On a painted sky,
    Where the clouds are hung,
    For the poet’s eye.

Progressive values are an epic poem, everyone who writes a verse of that epic poem here has the soul of a poet and the understanding to see what is not meant to be seen. We see the degradation the tunnel diggers will not speak of, the horrors they will not talk about, the treachery they conceal, the corruption they spread like a plague, the blood on their hands that can never be washed away.

Look with your understanding, and you will see you have wings, you will see the sky above you, you will remember why it is there and who it is for.

You will see there are no limitations.

    There.
    On a distant shore,
    By the wings of dreams,
    Through an open door.

Distant shores are not limitations, they are destinations. We are the heirs of seekers of peace and justice and equality who reached distant shores on the wings of dreams, who opened doors to a better world, and now it’s our turn.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Become your understanding. Live your understanding. Live it.

Be it.

    Be.
    As a page that aches,
    For a word which speaks,
    On a theme that is timeless

Human dignity is timeless, social justice is timeless, compassion for the poor and the exploited is timeless, the anthems of peace and justice and equality are timeless, they have always been sung and always will be . . .


    Sing.
    As a song in search of a voice that is silent.

Write your song for the silent voices, they will sing if there’s Truth in your song, and the more Truth there is in it, the more they will sing.

    Dance.
    To a whispered voice,
    Overheard by the soul,
    Undertook by the heart.

Listen to that whispered voice and remember the oppressed, the silenced, the fallen. Sanctify them. Dissent is a solemn and sacred dance, protest is a solemn and sacred dance, civil disobedience is a solemn and sacred dance. Solemn and scared dances of ultimate meaning and purpose.

Solidarity . . .

Within every progressive there lies a broken dream.

Within every progressive there lies the power to restore it.

Extended (Optional)

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.