From:   grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:22:32 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] >>Add to the LiveStream Playlist?
 

Google global revolution and occupy wall street together

On Sep 17, 2011 1:21 PM, "Matthew Bralow" <mbralow@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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