Friday, September 23, 2011

The revolution continues


The revolution continues...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

23 percent of unemployed Minnesota vets


“You run into sergeant majors and lieutenant colonels who did 26 years in the military and have college educations, but yet you see them at a job fair looking for work.”

Jeff Holmstrom, 33-year-old staff sergeant in the Minnesota National Guard who spent months job hunting after returning from his second deployment, on the 23 percent of unemployed Minnesota vets.(Source:Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Monday, September 19, 2011

I refuse to believe corporations are people until...

“I refuse to believe corporations are people until Texas executes one.”

- Ara Rubya via @DanonNewsNet

Yer'elephant ... but not without value.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Call to non-violent revolution: the New Social Revolution

We must first as individuals and then as a body enter into a non-violent insurgency against forces that remove our self-worth, our self-respect and most importantly our dignity.

The corner stone of our non-violent revolution will be: Living within our needs.

When we break the cycle of desire we will being to escape the trap of materialism.  When we live within our needs we begin to escape the trap that our profit driven captors hold us in.  Succumbing to their fabricated crises of fake hunger and contrived vanity we willingly allow their influence to color our otherwise healthy decision making process.

We must allow ourselves to make better, healthy decisions.

We must live intentional lives, accepting personal responsibility by living to the measure of our needs.

When we deny supporting the driving efforts of desire driven profiteers we throw of the yoke of their false desires.

- Papa


William Meloney VII
Voice: 270-215-4275

They are ignoring us now.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Be aware and not fooled.  They are ignoring us now.  then in their arrogance they will laugh at our broken efforts.  Soon, all too soon, they will meet our actions with violence.  Then we must be the strongest in our posture of non-violent revolution.

The time has come to begin the New Social Revolution.

The rains...

The rains have returned
by bentlily

The rains have returned
I forgot
how loud
it attacks
like marbles shaking
in a tin can
underneath it
we try to sleep
wondering why
no one in this wet land
builds gardens on their roofs
to swallow
the falling ocean
turn it upside down
into proud lineups of snow peas
and artichokes
and at night
a blanket of earth above us
to hush
the clamour.

Contradictions: Why this stated position is disingenuous

Perhaps this author is only trying to be cute but the underlying message is devastating.  Moreover, the implication that 'science is horrid' is disingenuous. For it is only by the work of science that "machinery", "mainspring", "hydraulics", and "x-ray" are even possible.  

The Horrid Voice of Science

by Vachel Lindsay

"There's machinery in the 
   There's a mainspring to the 
There's hydraulics to a daisy,
   And contraptions to a tree.

"If we could see the birdie
      That makes the chirping sound
With x-ray, scientific eyes,
   We could see the wheels go 

And I hope all men
Who think like this
Will soon lie

[LINK: Vachel Lindsay ]

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