Red Red Wine….

There’s this phase, the one that I’m in, of being between sober and drunk;

the phase where you’re just feeling it, it feels good; it also feels slightly crappy; recklessness has awoken, and you want more.

This is the precipitous phase before too  much.

All the world’s beauty and all the world’s ills are pulling you into their undertow. Another drink and you won’t feel any of it anymore;

Another drink, and you’ll be staggering.

 

How to navigate this phase?

 

Sloooooooow down, even though you don’t want to.

Drink some water, even though you don’t want to.

 

The next drink with alcoholic content might be your last drink of the rollicking fun evening you’re having right now.

 

It’s hard to navigate these things when you’re in this phase, because as I already mentioned, you’re feeling reckless.

But if you don’t want to waste some good, and potentially expensive alcohol,

Slow Down Now.

 

Savor it, wallow in it, maintain…

Dear Egypt,

You’ve so inspired me that I can tell you right now, unless you turn into a radically Muslim nation state, I plan to come meet you in person.  As much as I love them, the pyramids didn’t get me; you did.

For all those people leaving as fast as they can, I am one who will arrive as soon as I can.  That might take awhile, because there is alot of unemployment in my country, and I don’t have a steady job right now, but coming to meet you is one of my goals as soon as I do.

So until then Egypt, my thoughts are with you, with all my heart ~

Solidarnosc, and Rock the Casbah!

Democracy in Egypt –

Since the government of the United States, representing me, can’t see fit to support the call for democracy in Egypt, I will:

Hello Egyptian People,

Your uprising is inspiring me and many of my friends; We are watching you live, all day, we are excited for you, we hear your call for Democracy loud and clear over here, and we are on your side!

You make us proud; You might even show us and others how to have a true Democracy – Don’t give up or give in!

Please don’t judge us by the rich elite – our current government and power brokers/corporations – that doesn’t have the courage to endorse People’s Movements –

Those of us who believe in True Democracy are having parties in your name –

May we all attain Equality!

“People power is contagious!”

We are watching a Revolution!

Egyptian Heart

Who knows how it will turn out; the French Revolution seemed great at first too; but right now, what’s happening in Egypt is Amazing, Exhilarating, and Inspiring.

A few cool links:

from the BBC – short clip of Egyptians on a bridge, en masse, just withstanding water hoses, and kneeling to pray;

Read this from Nicholas Kristof, presently in Cairo, flew right there, as I would have –

and of course, Aljazeera

May we all take Heart!

Are You a Lefty or a Righty?

I believe that our currency is fake, no longer based on anything but our common belief in it, certainly not gold and silver;

I believe the Federal Reserve Bank is ripping off the American people;

I believe we are regularly lied to by members of our government, and as someone who actually reads history, I know it is a provable fact;

I know we’re being incorporated;

I believe we might be approaching a time when being armed will be a good thing;

I’ve smoked pot;


Am I a member of the rightwing militia?


I believe our taxes should guarantee free and equal education for all;

I believe our taxes should guarantee free medical and dental care for all;

I believe we should revise our entire way of dealing with conflict in other nations, and spend our money on schools and hospitals and basic services such as food and sewage systems for impoverished peoples instead of bombs and hummers and drones;

I’ve smoked pot;


Am I a bleeding heart liberal?


More than being of this that or the other affiliation, this boy is a symptom and an outcome of our current society.

I want to know how many hours he spent on videos and games, alone in his room, while he was a child.  I want to know about his homelife. I believe he is a victim also.

I’m almost as sad for him, and all the disenfranchised young men of the world, as I am for the people he shot.


Bleeding heart?


Yeah, but I’d also like to go get a gun of my own right now.

It would’ve been great to whip out my own glock and take him down; better yet, my 6 shooter, with deadly aim.


I mean, if we’re gonna revert to the wild wild west, I wanna be ready.


I have real lefty friends who live in a very rural state, who are preparing slowly for the great change, apocalypse, peak oil, whatever, and I am always telling them they better get some ammunition, start stockpiling weaponry along with their water and canned goods.  It won’t be all love and peace.


I’m no fool, and I know that sometimes you need to shoot somebody.  If anyone showed up trying to kill my family, I’d want to be able to stop them.


Right wing militia?


Here’s the thing: many hippies and many rightwing militia types agree on many points: The government lies, and is corrupt; the country has been taken over by the Fed; money is fake; we have to be self-sufficient; gotta learn how to hunt; gotta band together; gotta watch out for the cops; and smoking pot is okay.


Things start to split off when it comes to “race”, gender, ethnicity, religion, and taxes.


And where we get our news from.


As for this lost young person who has now, most likely with pride, committed an irrevocable act of violence, murdered many, he is hollow; his life never was, and with his need to be heard by somebody, he has fired deadly weaponry into our history.


This is really nothing new, and we’ve made heroes of plenty of people for this very thing, only in different contexts.  Truly one person’s hero is another’s terrorist.  And one person’s terrorist is another person’s hero.  Salman Taseer and Gabrielle Giffords are two vivid cases of perspective on that.


I wonder if Jared had posters of the guy from the Virginia Tech shooting up on his walls?