I want to be very clear about this. The title above is NOT an insulting rhetorical question. I really want to know what you’re thinking. It’s easy to comment anonymously here.
Please explain some things to me. I’m just taking wild guesses at what some activists are thinking when they send me communications. You’re my comrades. My tribe. I want to help, but I have to understand you first.
Haven’t heard much from most of you in the last month or so. Yes, I understand, “We need to ACT NOW TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM TOTAL DEVASTATION”, but not during the holidays, right? The biggest exception is big national orgs that want me to send money during the “holiday season”. I don’t know why they think people have money to spare during that time, but these are people who are always asking for money anyway. I won’t try to understand.
Anyway, here are some questions, and the reality I perceive that prompts them.
Before reading this, you might want to look at my recent attempts at Green Party propaganda here:
I showed them to the Greens on my list and they had little to say. Maybe non-Greens can give me some nice hostile reactions just to break up my day.
I’ll continue on that ever-recurring question: “How the hell do we convince more people to register and vote Green, not to mention take an active part in Party affairs?”
There’s a common theme that I’ve caught myself at in those graphics I made. We often use the “domestic abuse” theme when talking about Dem activists who keep going back to their abuser no matter how many promises are broken, crudely illustrated thus:
and the bits I’ve put together on that page are often of the “We toldja so” or “You made a bad choice” variety. Continue reading
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I sit here overlooking the alley as I write, and for the last half-hour there has been a steady “clop, clop, clop, clop” as someone carries things from garage to dumpster, and goes back for another load. Think about that. What kind of shoe makes a “clop, clop, clop”? Someone is wearing WHITE PUMPS to clean out her garage.
I shouldn’t really say “her”, though. I don’t know whether these beings have gender in their original form. This is the point in the movie where a space alien living among us, or some android, cylon, or whatever, trying to pass for human, gives itself away with some glaring mistake in mimicking human behavior. Continue reading
Some good-quality videos of Green Party stuff are becoming available, and this recent one is something to hear, if you have the time:
So you have a choice. You can take an hour to watch the video and then read my critique, or read my rant, with all the second-hand info about what’s in the video, and then watch it to see whether I’m full of it.
Let’s start with the fact that Chris Hedges obviously knows a lot, and has done some very good things, notably a good lawsuit against the feds, and much verbal defense of the Occupy movement in the media. He’s visited a lot of places, and interviewed lotsa remarkable people, of which he doesn’t fail to remind us in his talk. Such namedropping gets more frequent toward the end of the talk, as you’ll see.
Large parts of his talk are very worth hearing, for anyone who might not yet be quite aware of the authoritarian kleptocracy we live under and its shock-and-awe-inspiring power. It’s when he tries to tell Greens what to do…. Continue reading
On this anniversary of the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, a little nod to everyone who was with us on Feb. 15th, 2003, the largest coordinated protest in the history of the world, which most American politicians chose to ignore. In Orange County, we didn’t do much, but we didn’t do nothing, either.
We filled up the Orange Circle for a while, adding a couple of thousand people to the millions protesting that day. Here’s to all of you, remembering better times. Some are no longer with us.