Wednesday, July 23, 2008
McKibben: 350 The Most Important Number "McKibben said 70 percent of Americans agree climate change is an issue.
“I’m not worried about preaching to the choir because the choir is large enough,” McKibben said. “I worry about the choir not singing loudly enough.”"
We have always sung with the choir!
Let there be no mistake, this has always been about the choir vs. the atonal drones attempting to lead the song. We, the people, that's you and me, have always sought peace, freedom from oppression (government and corporate) and liberty to live our own lives and pursue our own happiness. It's not that we have not sung loud enough, it's that the drones have high tech amplifiers and loudspeakers.
It's time for more songs about anarchy, democracy taken serious. Anarchy is rule by the people, self-rule, self-reliance and mutual aid. The Stonehengian towers of ground-penetrating sound systems have drowned out the choir with their seductive messages of consumerism, materialism, newsertainment and brain-gelling noise. How can one think or know when one's brain is filled with such stultifying (c)rap?
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion." Thomas Jefferson
It's time to swell the choir and sing the sweet song of liberty, in all its glorious diversity.