Thursday, January 17, 2008

Moon Mongering....1.18.08

Beautiful Night here.....Crystal Clear. The Moon is just appearing. I look at the Moon and I think , shouldn't we be allowed to Hope and Dream even for a little while, even if times are troubled ? In the 1960's, people were allowed to Dream, and Things Changed, Things Happened.I have promised my son that he too will have a "Sixties" in his lifetime, I don't think it was wrong to have offered him Hope...Hope For Change.

The video that is attached to this is more Moon Mongering....enjoy.

*{Music is Alan Parsons Project + Sirius+ video is The Moon}*


Larry said...

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.

It is my personal approach that creates the climate.

It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.

I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated,

and a person is humanized or de-humanized.

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.

If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming."

-- Goethe, 1749-1832

Gryphen said...

Hey after seven years of George Bush hope is all we have left.

Besides if you remember we did not achieve MOST of the things we dreamed of in the sixties. We did not abolish war, or do away with poverty, or create a world where ALL people are treated equally.

But we have made great strides in equal rights, and gender parity, and do have really cool computers!

Okay that last one may not have been on the original wish list, but if not for computers we may not have this opportunity to bring the sixties back in our lifetime.

Besides if we teach our children how powerful a dream can be it will not have to die. Just because all that we wanted did not come to pass does not mean there is still not hope for the future.

And as long as your son still dares to dream then hope is not lost. Not by a long shot.

Josie said...

Enigma, I hope your son does have a "sixties" in his lifetime. You know, if it were the sixties now, there would be revolution in your country. Why isn't it happening? Why aren't people taking to the streets? Maybe it's time for your son's generation to lead the way to the revolution.

I love the video, by the way. Gorgeous!

Cartledge said...

I remember the 60s, which is supposed to mean I wasn't there. I was there alright and engaged in the conscious parts of it.
My only regret is that I was still green enough that I missed out seeing some important political positives. 20/20 hindsight is wonderful, but experience seems to take decades.
We need to cling to hope through it all, be passionate and live life like the 60s are with us forever.

Mary said...

Don't let people get you down. Stay positive.There are many of us taking to the streets and doing what we can when we can. I think Larry's comment says it all.

Thomas said...

well, we are not in the streets yet, but HOPE is alive, GWB and his crime wave is going to end, and we WILL have a Democratic house, senate and Pres...Pres Hillary, or Pres Obama, either way WE WIN, and the 34 percent that still thing the Bush crime family is doing a good job will be out in the cold, THAT is a warming and hopefull thought
So hang on to hope, the darkness is LIFTING

Fran said...

Sure hope is what keeps us going, but you have to put that hope into action. Especially the youth. The seed is to hope for change-- then you find whatever path makes sense to you. The hope is not going to come to fruition by hanging out playing video games or X box, Youth has to get off their collective asses and do something. I have to admire one of my kiddos-- he was pissed off about the recruiters roaming the halls of the high school, then the classroom itself. We all took action, put pressure on the principal & no more classroom recruiting was allowed. The son also set up an anti recruitment table, with info he got from bigger organizations to help the very kids who are being recruited getting their hands on real information about recruitment & the military. He also saw there was not any encouragement or materials to get 18 year olds to register to vote. He is still invovled in that at the College level.
I think the 60's era was full of *we are going to make this happen* mentalities, along with a very strong dose of *questioning authority*.
It's all about making things happen, and not waiting for a leader to show the way.
Hang on to hope for dear life, but don't sit around waiting for hope to happen. How did the song go---

We can make it hap-pen Yaaa-uh

Fran said...

By the way-- I've been in the streets repeatedly for the last several years, and I will be again to join the ranks in solidarity against the war in the March annual parade against the war- or for peace.

I'm a strong believer in life is what you make it, and in giving things your best effort.

I have been opposed to war, in suport of Lt. Watada for refusing to go to war ,against the refusal of Habeus corpus rights of Gitmo prisoners (their right to have fair & timely trials).

Probably to those in other countries, the people of the US appear to be asleep at the wheel. So much goes on in protest of the crimes and wrongdoings, that barely get coverage I our own country, let alone beyond the borders.

It is sheer lunacy that they brought a president to impeachment trial over a semen stain on a dress, but the long list of crimes that absolutely qualify for Impeachment have not even been brought to the forum for the very reason it exists.

If youth want a project for hope.... listen to Wexler's speech on his website. Hw about working for Cheney's Impeachment?

MandT said...

"In the 1960's, people were allowed to Dream, and Things Changed" As I recall, we demanded to dream and damn well did! :) Peace mandt

an average patriot said...

I absolutely love Alan Parsons. tales of Mystery and Imagination by edgar allen poe! haven't listened to them in years so thanks. You know, you have to have hope. No one can take that away. It is you, it is your being. Without hope you would experience nothing volluntarily. keep that heart smiling!

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Fran said...

Ha! I found the link to the song I referred to earlier....
Dialogue 1 & 2

Larry said...

Funny what you can find in the mind of others.

enigma4ever said...

Hey all , thank you for all of the wonderful thoughts...

it is funny...what you can find...and sometimes you just need to look and is full of surprises...

Thank you so much for the thoughts and the great YouTube.

Alan Parsons is full of wonders- and this song goes well with the Moon...I have much Hope for Change...and that the people will bring that change.

Thank you for being a part of a Time and a Movement and for being brave...and dreaming big.

I agree with you, it was not just about dreaming...but putting the action into motion, but the dreams kept people moving...working for Change.....and I think many of us have protested in the past 7 years...and worked for change, whether it be writing a blog or writing letters and making phone calls....this weekend I am calling for Obama, listening to people has been a lesson, a gift...

enigma4ever said...

Thank you for being someone that has gone to the streets...and marched for Peace and for Change...for inspiring all of us...

I think that so many are showing up to the Caucuses says alot that people want Change, it bigger ways then ever before....the media would be smart to let this happen , instead of perdicting a Change of such historic proportions...Change is here...

Thanks for being a part of our wave of change...and rooting for us...and watching history with us...

thanks...6-6 says this is our time...and that the internet is the lifeblood of something huge...

thank you for what you said....all true...

Goethe wwow...perfect...absolutely....namaste.beautifully said....