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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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Where do we go from here?



media taken over  - Sinclair broadcasting

Political parties taken over
the lobby
now pushing the agenda

courts largely gone

jails

teachers on strike
books so old
falling apart
masking tape on them

'entitlement reform'
social security
medicare
medicaid
what's left of welfare
all to be
taken down

No corporate welfare

don't call military
'defense'
it's offensive

they want our
dumbed down kids
to go die
for
resource extraction

stop the killing
No little guns
or big guns

No corporate control

rolling the dice
for world domination
before Russia
and China
form a
wall of defiance
getting hot

it hurts so bad
to see the daily
cultural disintegration
people imploding
and exploding

everything falling apart

saw this story
in Vietnam,Yugoslavia, Iraq,
Afghanistan,
Libya, Honduras,
Congo,
Syria, Ukraine
among others

destabilize
controlled chaos
by Mr. Big

No corporate domination

They are bringing
it on home now
breaks my heart
see it coming
ear on railroad tracks
hear the train
everyone
going onto rez
population
thinning time

money trumps
everything
sanity, goodness,
protecting Mother Earth
honesty
fairness
$$$ is a sickness

No corporate lies

The world
these greedy
psychopaths
want to take us into
is a ring of fire
like Gaza

I can't
go along
with the show
and you shouldn't
either

change
in the streets
can you spare
some change?

Bruce 

2 Comments:

Blogger Rosalie Paul said...

I especially love the layers of meaning in this phrase:

"change
in the streets
can you spare
some change?"

Rosie

4/3/18, 7:54 PM  
Blogger Bruce K. Gagnon said...

I was listening to music while writing this and put lines from 3 different songs into it - the last bit from new Ray Davies (The Kinks) song called 'Change for Change'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvgsrxMyhz0

4/3/18, 9:20 PM  

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