From:   Matthew Bralow <mbralow@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:21:07 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] >>Add to the LiveStream Playlist?
 

this is from livestream.com , correct?

 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Matthew Bralow <mbralow@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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>>

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