Hey everybody, and a Happy Hangover Day to all you Irish who celebrated last night. I'm getting ready to go and join the protest march in Manhattan, as DR is a sponsor of the event (it's no big deal—you give UFPJ $50 and then help them get the word out in advance). So this week, we'll have photos and stories from the NYC march, as well as others around the country (if you have anything you'd like to share with the crass, post a link to the comments). It's all about keeping up the pressure on Power. You never know where the tipping point will come, nor how close you are to it; but if we just keep on pushing together, with the helping energy of truth behind us, then the moment will come when clarity and democracy are once again alive in this nation.
We'll also start turning a gaze on 2008, with a focus on what we need to do as voters to prevent another disastrous administration taking hold in Washington once the current lot of tyrants, sycophants, and all-round losers have been flushed away. One thing appears certain: the American mass media will not change in its obsession with slick, vapid imagery. So it's up to us to change for them, and show them the kind of vision that they have abandoned. Therefore, we'll start the week with a Terry McKenna piece on the reality behind Sen. John McCain's "Straight Talk Express".
After all, if you have to advertise yourself as a "straight talker" by painting it on the side of a bus, I'm already skeptical. I could just as easily promote myself as an intelligent fellow whose judgment and decisions can always be counted on, just because I scored well in that area on a personality quiz. In fact, here it is (New Hampshire, here I come):
|What's Your Best Quality? |
Your Result: Intelligence
|Sense of Humor|
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