"Hey...thanks for showing up" queenadalite says "Come on in if you dare:7)"
Go ahead....get comfy on my nice soft couch. The cat is friendly if you are:0
I thought we could meet like this today, nice and intimately and face to face. It's been such a long time since we talked.
The World is still sick. Chronic Heart Failure...it's a killer man! Speaking of "killers". We still have the acrimonius stench of evil Assad and his allies. Wreaking of the death of 60,000 of his own kind. 60,000 man! I mean c'mon....has the world gone deaf, dumb and blind? Couldn't even think of writing another blog after the last. I had to scream it and dream it with those who were doing whatever they can. I hopped on the twitter ride man...and now I can't get off. tee hee hee When the people in Gaza, Syria or wherever there is persecution so obviously without representation...You know I have to show up. And if I give them a voice or make their moment brighter....how can that be wrong? Twitter has given new meaning to the worth of words...for sure.
I mean...I know I can get carried away on there and admittedly lose time I could have spent otherwise. I get all steamed up...loved up....and fired up for the cause. It's a rush...it's connecting....and I still believe in supporting what will benefit all. Old revolutionaries don't go away...we go futher! Look at those like John Perry Barlow who are still standing up and putting their money to the causes that now embolden the younger versions. The tragedy of losing someone like Aaron Swartz is not having him to carry on in his bright example for all those still to come....at least not in person. When you think of someone's life like a thread woven so beautifully in our future as his was and is....how can you not weep for what could have been..... Thankfully there are many, especially his peers, who will not let his story die.
You and I know there's a *silver cord* that connects us all to each other. There are those who will deny it eternally; but they never get the sublime pleasure of the options. The chance to reach out to someone who shares similar visions and even those that may be vastly different. There can be common ground if we remember the ground we all walk on.
Why do you think IdleNoMore is here? Have you been watching their beauty? Don't you love their bravery? With mindful presence always of their guardianship with our Earth. Trying to snap all the rest of us out of Climate Complacency. I think it's workin man....I really do. My roots are filled with Native blood and those who worked and preserved the land.
You know I'm going back home this Spring...yeah... I think of sweet Indiana breezes everyday on the rolling tuna can they call the Boston MBTA. Friend...if that's not a lesson in urban sociology...whew! Literally...it stinks! This town makes all my empathic senses recoil anymore. I've lost the lust for discovering "big city" life. It now leaves me as cold as my view of that gray sky, gray buildings, on this cloudy first day of March.
I'm leaving a lover in the deal and that depresses me...so much that I have had days of weeping in mourn for our loss. No one's fault really....we can't stop loving each other...we just can't be in the same place right now. The sadder aspect of having many life paths....you sometimes have to break the physical connection that was what brought you together in a most miraculous way. We beat the odds for a long sweet 5 years. But he will be in my heart forever....my Boston Blue Eyed Devil<3
At least the cat comes with me....I could never see him anywhere else. We are bonded in that unconditional love kind of way. Pets don't understand the human dynamics....they blissfully don't have to.
So anyway,....enough personal gabba goop:)
Have you been watching the real story of the hour? Those brave & passionate souls known as the PayPal 14? This is iconic my friend. Something someone like me with some history under my feet is really awed by. You know they're in court today...yeah, yeah...And with the best representation I can imagine.
Stanley Cohen is a legend; but he's also just a mindful citizen of the World...like you and I. It just so happens he excels in traversing issues related to protection of everyone's freedoms....and I mean everyone's. In fact, there are those who hate him because he does not discriminate or allow himself to be biased by anyone or any governments interpretation of the law.
Because he knows ultimately the laws should be our process of protection. He's the Guardian of the Cyberspace New Frontier now....and his cases will hopefully teach all governments how we should be carefully setting precedents.... for all the new and still unknown implications for many years to come.
I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have holding our hand and leading by example. I hope many understand what a donation to him is really worth. You know he works so much pro-bono stuff...that's what he's doing this minute in the San Francisco Federal courtroom for the PayPal 14....but really for all of us. Up with the Rebels! I love it and admire him so. It's hard to tell him and those beautiful 14 how grateful I am they share my world.
And my brave, stupendous hero Bradley Manning. What a beautifully strong young soul. Reading his life, his motives, his dreams...and his faults....for the whole world to hear. Finally!!! It's so appalling what governments will do to save face...to send a message of ultimate control.... Will they ever learn???? It's just like here we go again....you remember. We may be old farts to some...but I'd rather have the wisdom I bring in these kind of days. It's a revolution the world doesn't want to accept.
They're baffled how people worldwide can actually come together in such a united way....and still be from so many cultures...religions....environments. They truly never thought it would happen???? Bahrain banning Fawkes masks! Can you believe it? The more tyranny, the more the organism increases. Anonymous has reached a multiplication factor totally proportionate to people's disgust. People are disgusted man...and they don't care who knows it or how much they're threatened or even deleted... It's not like an army mentality....that's why their enemies don't get it...ha ha ha...
My sadness though is in those who would actually believe Assange is turning a cold shoulder or not supporting Manning. Don't they know if not for his vision....Bradley Manning would not have found a vehicle for what he felt belonged to a world who deserved the truth. Decidely there was naivete on both their parts....but still....the ramifications of what they both have done... did alter history.
They did make a difference in perception of many things. They did inspire and give people a platform to come together. Just think of all that has been born since Wikileaks came to be. The sadness is the sacrifices of their own freedoms and those in support of them. You know we could be considered "Enemies Of The State" for just having this conversation. I guess we can only hope the tide will swell and grow ultimately in our favor. I believe personally it already is. I want to live to see them both recognized for the heroes they are.....My grandmother lived to be 100 you know. I think I have a fair chance.
So now finally...here's the story I called out to get you here:) You know I work in a hospital and do the cardiac ultrasound thing... Oh yeah...it's way cool. I'm literally putting my hands on people's hearts, while looking at and evaluating all the inner workings. It's an awesome job...I know I'm lucky. But you know it means I see an average of 35 people a week...7 a day. Some real jewels.....and some really rotten and rotting souls....It goes with the job. Anyway....I'm seeing a cross section of all walks of life too. I've met famous authors....post World War II physicists....immigrants from every country you can imagine....It's never dull.
So last week I'm doing a portable and dragging around my machine...and my patient as it turns out is a Rabbi. A very verbose one at that. In his room in the background is a current television news show. They are discussing the execution of a man who was found to be mentally deficient. The argument was heated obviously as there was a murder in the mix. So you know me. I have that sweet hoosier girl thang' even when I'm trying to be my most professional. Would rather engage them with kind gentle manner than some of the brusk stuff they get from the docs. So he likes that I am most respectful of him and his circumstances. No one wants to be in the hospital. Especially anyone who's used to being in control.... I just want them relaxed and trusting of my care. With this one I understand he is used to having a level of respect that goes beyond courtesy....so I give him what he wants....or try to.
I start his exam and everything is copesthetic....I can do 70 pictures and measurements in about 30 minutes these days. Experience counts you know:) What most people don't get....is that I'm doing a huge amount of critical thinking while acquiring data. The Cardiologists are literally dependent on what I give them to make an accurate diagnosis. So once I relax them....I get into my zone and I'm off. But not with this one.
He decides he needs my attention, as he needs someone to prove and help support that his attitude about the life and death of this man on tv is correct. I know...I know...all my alarms are going off in my practical self....loudly telling me " Don't go there".
When I won't stop.... he grabs my hand and pulls it away from his chest and makes me look him in the eyes! Angry eyes. Asking me now in no uncertain terms. Do I think the man on tv should live or die?
Before I can even come up with a good pacifier....he's already telling me..."Well I know the answer! There is only one if you know the Bible. Do you know what the Bible says about this?" I'm in it now....I gotta let him go in for the kill...and he does.
"The Bible says: A Soul For A Soul It's that simple. There is no other answer!" It was in that moment as I looked into eyes filled with self aggrandized anger....that it hit me. This wasn't just a vehement Rabbi's view....this was our legacy. One cloaked cleverly in a religious context.
The reason for taking a life that only Man could have come up with. It you take one of mine....I am entitled to take one of yours. I can't say I didn't honestly think to myself it's no wonder Zionists have sentenced their people to misery of an endless nature...
.But the U.S. uses the same mindwashing whenever we're supposedly under attack. We have to get them back....we have to show them. You know that's why all us women are always telling you to take a chill pill with the War Games shit! Damnit! We gotta get beyond that...
Which reminds me....I couldn't care less that we're waiting to hear who the next Pope will be either. I've been living in a city that's been soaked in all the Catholic ways and I know now what that breeds. Just watching the good little souls all lining up on the subway platform....you'd swear sometimes there was a nun around still tellin' them what to do....Sorry....I just have to get it out.
You know I don't prescribe to the whole organized religion crap. And I'm never going to tell anyone what to believe or practice in their spiritual realm....but me...I'm rooting for the Natives:)
Wow!!! We've been rolling on the floor for awhile...contemplating the fate of the World. What was that you put in my pipe? Glad you came though really. I needed it. There's no better medicine than getting with your kind and blowin' smoke up to the one who created us all....and saying thanks....for friends like you<3
Come back soon....I promise not to be so dried up and scarce. I'm still in it all the way for the journey...just like you my friend.