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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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Life is but a dream


You take the high road
and I'll take the high road too,
maybe we'll get to where
we are going together.

Mr. Big takes the low road,
every time,
we know the story well,
the suffering helps us to remember.

Our boat is sinking,
no safety in sight.
Our 'leaders' fly the globe
spreading dark words
and promoting darker times.

But we keep rowing
and singing the rowing song,
life is but a dream,
or a nightmare,
depending on 
where you stand. 

I pine for
connection to the circle,
sitting around the council fire,
hearing about the past storms
and the ones to come.

Fires, deception, forked tongues,
war$, pirate treasures, 
we hear it on the rail lines
when we press our ear to the humming tracks,
the train is coming.

Do we trust Washington's words?
Can we trust the generals,
the neo-cons.
the smallpox laden blankets,
the rancid flour,
for the starving children?

Ukraine must be supported,
says the Washington freedom talk,
which sounds much the same
as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull,
Standing Bear, Chocise
heard in their day.

I'll take the high road,
you take the high road too,
maybe we'll get to where
we are going together.

Love, self-respect, stubbornness,
memory, sadness, beauty
and determination 
keep me walking. 



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