Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Day in America: 
Blessed be this precious day of gratitude for God's bounty, this tragic and bloodstained National Day of Mourning for Native Americans, this toxic day of gluttony and family drama. Give a Turkey a break; may all living beings walk together in peace & dignity, Amen.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Specter is Haunting America 
A radical shift in the zeitgeist: The petition (see below) to kill off the Kardashian franchise on E! is a collective response, a significant historical shift away from idiots who have epitomized the banal culture of selfishness, greed, commodity fetishism, and conspicuous consumption. Sadly, a generation of young people have embraced these vapid, gluttonous people as role models. Parents have felt powerless to fight the nonsense pumped into kids' brains since Paris Hilton dominated the news. But there's a blast  fresh air wafting through America, clearing out all that is rotted and rancid---a specter is haunting America, it's a call for economic equality, social responsibility, accountability, meaningful culture, full participation, and authenticity.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/kardashian-boycott-petition-implores-e-to-cancel-familys-reality-show/2011/11/17/gIQApp9CUN_blog.html

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Begin the Beguine
By Donna Gaines
As economies and societies transform and reconfigure, how thrilling it is to witness a social movement in formation. One so uniquely 21st Century; leaderless, open-ended, global, propelled by social media; Arab Spring meets Burning Man. The OWS movement is oft criticized by the mainstream dorkocracy for being unformed and vague, unable to articulate a clear agenda. But honey, don't ya know the USA is one of the most difficult places for peeps to penetrate the veils of oppression. So skilled, invisible and entrenched are the ideological and repressive state apparatii, who knows WTF is going on. So dulled are we by malnutrition (dead animals and corn syrup), illuminati hegemony, false consciousness, reality TV, consumerism, Bad Religion, faux democracy, etc. what would you really expect? Hell, the metaphysicians have seen this one coming for years, as Pluto in Capricorn (oligarchy) collides with Uranus in Aries (youth revolt ). The corporate era gobbled the wealth, the food and water supply, and the imagination, leaving us fat, stupid and terrified. But we're waking up from the collective coma, and life will never be the same, the kids are the harbingers of change, let's Begin the Beguine.

 ***OWS commentary published in www.firstofthemonth.org