From:   Matthew Bralow <mbralow@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:20:43 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] >>Add to the LiveStream Playlist?
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what is the channel? why can i not find it when i type occupy wall

street in search field?

 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 9:14 AM, jason ahmadi <jason.ahmadi@gmail.com> wrote:

> over 600 people watching the channel

>

> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 8:49 AM, <Dougfir321@riseup.net> wrote:

>>

>> Inspired.

>>

>>

>> >  http://vimeo.com/29125719

>> >

>> >

>> >

>> >

>> > A Poem to My Father

>> >

>> >

>> > To all the years you've lived through

>> >

>> > To the years now laying on your shouldered suit

>> >

>> > To the many years of police patrol

>> >

>> > and police fights

>> >

>> > and officer deaths

>> >

>> > and very, very long officer nights

>> >

>> > Spending years face-first in our society's shit

>> >

>> > Spending years buying all the fears that you could ever get

>> >

>> > Spending all your years, wasting all your time

>> >

>> > fighting crime and

>> >

>> > fighting swine and

>> >

>> > fighting Fighting FIGHTING time

>> >

>> > writing lines into your forehead

>> >

>> > drilling grime into your heart!

>> >

>> > Every crime a crime the same

>> >

>> > from speaking out to being tame!

>> >

>> > from blame Blame BLAME

>> >

>> > to shame

>> >

>> > for anyone who takes part in this game

>> >

>> > Your years have killed your trust in people

>> >

>> > turbulent silence

>> >

>> > that's what you'd wish me to keep to

>> >

>> > confusing peaceful defiance

>> >

>> > for hate-filled violence!

>> >

>> > Your years tell you this is true!

>> >

>> > That being proud is the only way

>> >

>> > to be red white and blue

>> >

>> > who Who WHO! For Who is that true?!

>> >

>> > What would we be if George Washington had listened to you?

>> >

>> > And he was a violent dissenter

>> >

>> > Who would we be if MLK never stood on that day?

>> >

>> > or Rosa Parks never sat,

>> >

>> > Those were peaceful dissenters

>> >

>> > who withstood attacks

>> >

>> > from the whip cracks of our law

>> >

>> > who told them they were WRONG for the America that they saw!

>> >

>> > And so I ask you...

>> >

>> > if I was to stand in a line

>> >

>> > to our countries demise is that just fine?

>> >

>> > If I was to go to a job and whine and Whine

>> >

>> > is that the correct way to Spend my Time!?

>> >

>> > Or should I enlist in our Army?

>> >

>> > and with my rifle, and its heat, shoot holes into heads in bursts of

>> > three

>> >

>> > and scream THIS IS WHAT AMERICA MEANS TO ME

>> >

>> > Would I have your blessing? Is that a good start?

>> >

>> > Is that the only way to heal a country being torn apart?

>> >

>> > What if I march?

>> >

>> > What if I plan?

>> >

>> > What if I plan a march to the capital

>> >

>> > with a branch in my hand

>> >

>> > With Americans beside me chanting our cause

>> >

>> > That we don't condone unjust laws!

>> >

>> > What if we sang out on that street

>> >

>> > Would you order your officers

>> >

>> > to arrest and to beat?

>> >

>> > Would you make singing a crime

>> >

>> > when we're singing a line

>> >

>> > that traverses all time and enters the hearts

>> >

>> > to release all the slime?

>> >

>> > If we sing Hallelujah

>> >

>> > would we get a fine?

>> >

>> > What if we're so sick of trying

>> >

>> > that we start singing James Oppenheim?

>> >

>> > What would you do, officer of the law?

>> >

>> > Which is the law the Law THE LAW

>> >

>> > Where's the law that says that you can only sing a song!?

>> >

>> > That you can't sing a poem

>> >

>> > that's not what a poem is for...

>> >

>> > It's all wrong, it's all wrong

>> >

>> > And I will fight for what's right

>> >

>> > I'll fight with my voice, because my voice is my right!

>> >

>> > That's right, that's Right THAT'S RIGHT!

>> >

>> > And I'll not be let down

>> >

>> > By my father who's insight

>> >

>> > is as good as his sight

>> >

>> > Who'll tell me I'm free

>> >

>> > but not ask what that means

>> >

>> > Who'll tell me he's right

>> >

>> > that no matter the fight

>> >

>> > that it's wrong and it's wrong

>> >

>> > to be standing so strong

>> >

>> > with other Americans

>> >

>> > who want to just sing a song

>> >

>> > that's not really a song

>> >

>> > but actually a poem

>> >

>> > all because of the meaning of the person who wrote 'em!

>> >

>> > You wish to silence me

>> >

>> > You're scared of changing times

>> >

>> > because times that change

>> >

>> > are times with no stop sign

>> >

>> > But time will march and so will I

>> >

>> > in peaceful defiance for the change that's nigh

>> >

>> > You scream and you SCREAM

>> >

>> > Through the phone all your fears

>> >

>> > without any tears

>> >

>> > and your heart bleeds for my safety

>> >

>> > for you wish me to be helpless safely!

>> >

>> > DO NOT STAND OUT ON THAT STREET

>> >

>> > You'd rather me complain and look down at my feet!

>> >

>> > So you could make me into the empty you feel

>> >

>> > At the nothing you do when you find that They STEAL!

>> >

>> > and the lies Lies LIES reinforce the lack of trust in your eyes!

>> >

>> > But I'm no hooligan, and neither are they

>> >

>> > They're just Americans

>> >

>> > with a dream

>> >

>> > and a say

>> >

>> > and for their dreams they'll try and they'll Try and they'll TRY!

>> >

>> > Because loosing their life

>> >

>> > is not the only way that they can die.

>> >

>>

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