"I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves."
Senators won't save us. Union bosses won't free us. Preachers won't deliver us.
There's no pie in the sky when we die. That's a lie. (Joe Hill)
And, contrary to the words inscribed over the gates to Auschwitz, which translate in English to "Work Makes (one) Free," work won't make you free. In too many instances, it does exactly the opposite. It enslaves you.
"Who Will Fight for America's Working Families?" asked the political leaflet distributed to Florida union workers prior to Coronation 2000.
"Nobody," said the factory worker who read it aloud. "We fight for ourselves."
The only question is, do we have the will to do so?
Words have been my inspiration and my path. When all else failed, words-- with and without music, saved me. In 9th grade algebra class, when numbers and equations on a blackboard spun a dizzying mess inside my brain, I wrote poetry until the class ended, and calmly handed the teacher a blank page with my name at the top before I left the room. "Potential anarchist," I was tagged by a fellow student in a slam book in those times. Now I've been tagged again.
This time by ClapSo, a fellow blogger, whose site View From The Bridge at Clapsotronics http://clapso.wordpress.com/ I read often. "Thinking Blogger Award," it's called, and I haven't yet figured out how to paste it here, being not as advanced in web design 'n' graphics and sound effects as the aforementioned ClapSo. What I do understand is that I'm supposed to pass it (The thinking blogger award) on to five (5) other blogs I like...so here they are:
http://www.thismodernworld.com/ Cartoonists can get away with saying things writers get clobbered for...http://www.ripoffreport.com/ altho' technically, maybe not a blog...but it afflicts corrupt corporations so it's worth a look.
In researching this, I realized I visit more websites than blogs, maybe cuz blogs are harder to find; you gotta dig 'em up, like a terrier digs up a yard. So I counter tag Clapso and award him the Intrepid Terrier Award. For digging up some amazing blogs ...and if I'd awarded an Intrepid Terrier Award last year, it would've gone to: http://www.innocenceproject.org/ for tirelessly digging for the truth that sets innocent prisoners free.
Now all I need is a tiny terrier photo to go with the award.(I don't know why it's so slow to link to wordpress from blogger, but you can type 'em in and check out the above blogs if you get impatient.)