Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Location: Bath, Maine, United States

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ALL THINGS MUST PASS


  • MB is off work today and I took the car to Brunswick to do some needed errands.  Along the way I listened to right-wing talk radio (there is no middle-of-the-road or left-wing talk radio here) and Glenn Beck was mocking Earth Day.  I felt sad that he is so disconnected from our spinning orb we call home.  Some get it and some don't..... how could it be?
  • While listening I heard a political radio advertisement speaking to women.  The ad was saying that raising the minimum wage in Maine would badly hurt women - thus avoid at all costs!  This ad was paid for by......

  • Glenn Beck was also interviewing a religious leader about how to successfully raise children.  The man was saying that we have to teach our kids to work (which I am not opposed to doing) and then went on to say that we have to teach them that with their money they are in fact "managing $$$ for the lord".... and what would the lord have us do with our money?  Buy guns and warships or feed the poor?
  • My horoscope today suggests that I not deal with money matters nor try to do anything that takes much thought.  Instead it suggests I should do something physical such as picking up fallen branches in the yard.  They make good kindling in the winter. 

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