Friday, August 03, 2007
"To sin by SIlence, When they should Protest makes Cowards out of men." Abraham Lincoln
So it is Friday eve. It is humid and hot here by the Lake. My Critters are draped around the house. The Cat shifts from window to window so she can watch the chipmunks and the songbirds. By 4pm she as given up her perchs and is lying in front of the fan parked in the best position in the house. As the fan is by the TV occasionally she glances over at the screen and yawns and stretches.
CNN is covering the Bridge Collapse, and using words like " Infrastructure Collapse" and bringing up issues about HOW ALL bridges of 30 or more years need review. They keep showing the crumpled Bridge and playing Katrina Music, haunting and disturbing, and so sad.Thousands have sent in their video and pictures to CNN and NBC. I think we all learned after Katrina- get a Good Camera, Make A Record of Events, it is the ONLY way to fight Propaganda.And now the words Failing Infrastructure are on the Table, and the 2008 Candiates have to discuss the Billions that are going to Iraq are NEEDED here at home. ( gee , something we ALL have known for over 2 years).We are no longer just "witnesses " to these Events of our times, the Media call us "I reporters".
Maybe we all are Witnesses during this Dangerous Arrogant Incompetent Regime. Maybe that is ALL we are. Witnesses. Here in Cleveland during the Basketball Playoffs the Cavaliers had two Mottos, the First was " Witness". This One Word was everywhere this Spring, it was inspiring and empowering seeing this One Word in Black everywhere. Then as the Cavs rose in the Playoffs, the next Phrase came" Rise Up". I was struck by this, in this city that has suffered so much under the Bushco Regime, loss of jobs, lost young lives, Increased crime, lost wages, lost hope....RISE UP. It was Everywhere,on cars and hanging on Huge Banners off old tattered buildings. It was in Black and White.....RISE UP.
There is a messege here.
Can you hear it ?
Kitty can't ...she is asleep by the fan , she is waiting for the NEWS to get IT Right. Finally.
**[ music is from Down Under, Bernard Fanning sings Songbird....dedicated to our DownUnder friends and to Xena,our kitty.Have a good Friday eve, don't fall off your perch, and don't lose Hope....]**