Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I Am the Alt-Left!!

GREAT website http://johnpavlovitz.com 
with profound questions, thinking, etc... and YES 
I too am the Alt-Left!!

Mr. President,
Thank you for giving me a name today.
 
“Alt-Left.”
That’s what you said.
That’s what you called me, what you called us.
  
  
Heather Heyer was in that crowd, Mr. President.
 
 
She was 32 years old.
  






She died proclaiming that another life was as precious as her own; that every human being is intrinsically valuable, that every person is worth dying for.
  
 
I want to be on Heather Heyer’s side.
 
I want to be on the side of justice.


I want to be on the side that stands opposite men with torches and contorted faces and taunts and pipes, and weaponized vehicles targeted at strangers.
I want to be on the side that stands opposite those screaming “blood and soil”; those consumed with rage for people because of their pigmentation or their God or the person they love.
I want to be on the side that stands opposite the preachers spewing venom and damnation upon those who are working to make this country as diverse as Heaven is supposed to look.
I want to be on the side that stands opposite those who believe their bloodline or their place of birth makes them superior to anyone.
I want to be on the side that stands opposite racists and Nazis and radicalized Christian terrorists.
 


You are on the side of the men with torches and contorted faces and taunts and pipes, and weaponized vehicles targeted at strangers—and I find that unacceptable.
 
And so yes, thank you for crystallizing it for me today; for all of us.
Thank you for aligning people of every race and religion, every age and orientation, every native tongue and place of birth; the millions who will not stand by you or with you—but against you.
Thank you for showing me where I want to be in all this.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

WITCHITA LINEMAN



"and I need you more than want you and I want you for all time..."

those lyrics and the Witchita Lineman is no longer on the line! :-(

but then there was the ever famous song Galveston! Might have to take a drive down there soon.