"Money was maliciously introduced in ancient times as a tool of enslavement" -
Michael Tellinger

"The present belongs to the future and future generations, and all old laws, religious and other, should be abrogated immediately. Free us!" - Vinay Gupta on Twitter

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - R. Buckminster Fuller

"You find the strangest ways to be positive!" - Diane Duane, Wizards Abroad

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yes we can (and The Singing Revolution)

I just had to share this. Michael Moore tweeted it and I hadn't seen it before. Have to agree, it's hilarious. Remember the great YouTube video "Yes We Can"? Here's a great mashup, the next version of it - looks like Republican's Last Stand to me! The (R) featured here is (unbelievable how low they've sunk, isn't it?) the top House Republican.  Pathetic. Shameful.  Then again, if you're demented enough I suppose you might think Boehner is the cool one here.

It's a well documented fact that reasonable, humane, relatively ethically motivated People (as in "We, the," like me and probably you) vastly outnumber these corrupt corporate enforcers (goons, let's be plain) called politicians, and their mobs of deluded, obsessed saps, wingnuts and other (let's face it) evolutionary dead ends that they fire up into misbehaving spectacles and then cynically represent through an equally corrupted media system as "public opinion."  (Is that demonizing? Maybe it's catching!)

So I mean, if we can just bring to our efforts at reform the same kind of gentle, loving, but determined persistence the singers act out in this video, surely we will get somewhere no matter how loudly the creeps try to shout us down... Of course, as we've so often seen, they can do (and too often, do do) far worse than shout at us. But still. Off soapbox. (Note: wish I could figure out how to make Blogger stop cutting these videos off on the right side, and just size them to fit - how does everybody else do it? - but this isn't too bad. For full sized originals go to YouTube at the links provided.)

The original, which should probably be watched once a day to combat burnout, was a college student production that won an Emmy!

For our next Video Viewpoints documentary screening here at Mountain Meadows this week I'm getting together with some neighbors and watching Capitalism: A Love Story, which I personally think is Michael Moore's greatest. Next week we'll be seeing The Singing Revolution, the wonderful story of how the Estonians used their tradition of choral singing to help bring down the Soviet Empire and free their nation even after decades of occupation. Wonder how they're doing now.