"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
An independent filmaker documents what happens to the human organism if one consumes McDonalds food exclusively for 30 days. Link gleaned at Deborama.
My brain isn't working well. Ever have an evening like that? Poets exercise an economy of words...
Here's some poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti:
Put the wine back in the bottle
Before the crystal glass is broken
The party is over
A new party has taken over
A new breed of men
as Henry Miller said
long time ago
A breed of barbarians
who didn't come through the gates
but grew up inside
They've made the White House
into a White Horse
their Trojan Horse
full of civilian soldiers
with weapons of crass destruction
which is a new name for their brains
or what might be diagnosed as
their pathological personalities
of the twenty-first century
and their Project for the New Century
And I heard the Learned Astronomer
tell the tale of the stars
in which the constellations conspired
to kill us all
out of pure hubris
and Territorial Imperative
since we were opposing
their total domination of the universe
And they hired these earthlings
In a White Horse
to do it for them!
Coincidentally Langston Hughes' Let America Be America Again" was posted here a bit over a year ago...
Over at The Obscurantist I came across a reference to the work of blogger Dave Neiwart, the man who authors the always informative Orcinus It is from The Valley Advocate, a quality free paper that I read in the Northampton MA area. I short but nice piece about a blog that should be regularly visited. His "Rush, Newspeak and Fascism: An Exegesis" really is a must read.
I discovered Neiwart's blog work shortly after beginning my popular education project here. Inspiring stuff.
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