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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Monday, June 02, 2014

JUST WORDS


The words
fit together
hand in glove
democracy
means capitalism
and capitalism
means democracy

Freedom means
free to pillage
and plunder
and kill
and grab resources
anywhere
anytime
on behalf
of Mr. Big

Freedom
means
you can buy
35 varities
of sausages,
or get the color
of the car
you most like,
or the big screen
TV

Freedom also means
Mr. Big can buy
election$
any time
politician$
are for $ale

there are serious limits
on what issues
election campaigns
can cover,
it's  clearly understood
by the candidates
inside the box

Freedom does not
bring
freedom of the press
or freedom to
occupy the town square
or to have
phone conversations
or email exchanges
that are truly private

Freedom,
democracy,
capital
all mean
the same
these days

So where can
truth
be found
when words
have no
real meaning?

1 Comments:

Blogger LJansen said...

Your words are eloquent and so true.

But keep in mind ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/us/seattle-approves-15-minimum-wage-setting-a-new-standard-for-big-cities.html?_r=1

I know there is getting less and less of it, but "we have a world to win." Kshama Sawant

6/2/14, 10:39 PM  

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