Wednesday, March 14, 2012


...if you’re showing me as voiceless, as hopeless, you have no space telling my story. You shouldn’t be telling my story if you don’t believe that I also have the power to change what is going on. And this video seems to say that the power lies in America, it does not lie in my government, it does not lie with local initiatives on the ground. That aspect is lacking and this is the problem. It is furthering that narrative about Africans - totally unable to help themselves and needing outside help all the time...

...I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues,
And I'm asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs...

And I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Unless someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It's not.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

For God So Loved the 1 Percent …

The concept of “one nation under God” has a noble lineage, originating in Abraham Lincoln’s hope at Gettysburg that “this nation, under God, shall not perish from the earth.” After Lincoln, however, the phrase disappeared from political discourse for decades. But it re-emerged in the mid-20th century, under a much different guise: corporate leaders and conservative clergymen deployed it to discredit Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.