blog, politics

This Blog

And as I was just blah blogging about in that previous post, there must be a zillion other blogs out there in the bloggerworld blogosphere, so many that I wonder if it is possible to even read them all. And the titles and topics of some of these other blogs which range from about everything to everything in the alphabet, seem to be all over the place. And some of these blogs in the bloggerworld seem to be more or less interesting than others. And then there are those political blogs. There is this interesting blog, formykountry, that talks about interesting topics, and some of the posts are thought provoking. ForMyKountry.com seems to be a political patriotic blog, as the title says “The Patriot’s Den at ForMyKountry.com” so I gather this blog may be for my country, assuming that is the country of America. And then there are images of American flags, stars and stripes, and presidents of America on this blog, and quotes from former Presidents of America. ForMyKountry is a conservative themed, opinionated blog and I try to figure out if it is going to the left, right, sideways, straight, up or down. And the topics are interesting and some are even jokes. There are the topics about gun control, sports, facts and trivia and many other topics. And then there is that posting: “After talking to a liberal give them 2 asperins and tell to go to bed”. That’s interesting.


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Entertainment, politics, psychiatry

Psych Ward

Hey Bloggers, now this is one of those videos from Loose Federation I came across months ago that I am just now finding myself getting around to watching. It’s another video I find interesting enough to want to repost it on this blog. And this one is called “Psych Ward”, I guess because it was filmed in a Psych Ward somewhere in New York City. And though it is not exactly One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, it does seems to be psych trickery indeed.


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Censorship

“CENSORSHIP: an exhibition featuring artists in distress”. Now that sounds like a great topic for an art show. The following is yet another email I received for an event that looks interesting so much that I thought to repost it. And again, lately I am finding myself posting more and more events because hey, it’s less writing sometimes. And what better venue to have an art show titled Censorship, than at the Brecht Forum. And I hear The Himalayas will be performing there also. So if you happen to be in the New York City area tonight, this looks like an event worth checking out. And I have for some reason found myself using that word lately in regards to free speech, democracy and the Pacifica, WBAI elections radio drama that I have been following lately. And what is censorship, free speech and democracy anyway. That’s a whole another blog posting. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Have a great art day.

Friends,

This Thursday, November 8th, from 6-9pm is the Exhibit Opening and Reception of the Censorship Show at the Brecht Forum in the West Village. Featuring Live music, poetry, dance, and artist talks. This will be a group show with art of different media, all exploring the impact and boundaries of censorship.

Curated by L2EL Arts

The unimagined evolution and status of many politicized cultures continues to inspire multimedia artists throughout the world. The CENSORSHIP show presents the work of New York City and international artists who openly choose to create art that rejects the systems presently dominating humanity and its ways of thinking. Curated by L2EL Arts, this month-long, multimedia exhibition also serves as a benefit for freeDimensional whose efforts work to promote social justice through artistic communities around the world. CENSORSHIP is curated by Jennifer Harris and Thomas Bell. Please visit freeDdimensional and L2EL Arts for more information and details as the show approaches.

November 8 – December 6, 2007

Closing Celebration: Friday November 30, 7-10pm
Featuring live music and dance.

From New York Magazine

Founded in 1975, the Brecht Forum is devoted to promoting social change and independent thought. Though the institute is supposedly nonpartisan, its programs and classes — some run by in-house groups like the New York Marxist School and the Institute for Popular Education — unabashedly skew to the far left. (Not surprising given the center’s namesake: socialist German playwright Bertolt Brecht.) With a full-time staff of just two, the center relies on over 100 volunteers to teach classes and lead discussion groups. Now housed in its sixth location, an artists’ complex near the Hudson River, the organization’s 5,500-square-feet of space is divided up into a gallery, two classrooms, and a theater set apart by a semicircular drywall built by local high-school students. The theater’s chairs are stacked amid exposed wooden pillars while films are projected onto a white wall; a function-first aesthetic which Brecht himself would’ve approved heartily.

All Are Welcome

Though most classes and events have an admission fee, rarely is anyone turned away because of an inability to pay.

Rare Books

One of Brecht’s classrooms contains a small library of Marxist books – some quite rare – by the likes of Lenin and Trotsky.
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Mitch’s Picks

Hey Bloggers, and so in my attempt to follow the latest of the WBAI radio drama series, I came across this email from Mitchell Cohen on one of the many yahoo groups that I have subscribed to lately. Mitchell Cohen has this really cool radio program, Steal This Radio that rocks and is full of great listening. The following are some of Mitchell’s most recent picks. You can listen live for his latest picks of music, poetry and everything else tonight at 6pm on Tribeca Radio. And Mitchell also has his picks for the WBAI 2007 LSB elections that can be found on Indymedia. WBAI elections are happening now and for once might change the direction of the station! Power to the people. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.

STEAL THIS RADIO #23
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007, 11 a.m., and
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 6 pm

on Tribeca Radio (Listen Live)
Archived/Podcast after Oct. 30.

Much music and poetry in this week’s show!

Mitchel Cohen recites his poem, “To Comrades Fallen”, for Brad Will and Susan Blake.

Mitchel also gives his picks for the WBAI radio (99.5 FM) listener-member elections to the Local Station Board, and discusses some of the troubles at that listener-sponsored commercial-free Pacifica station.

And, sandwiched by much great music by Manu Chao, Anne Feeney, Dave Rovics, and Phil Ochs, Mitchel reads Henry Miller’s insights and reminiscences about the doctrine of cleanliness. Mitchel ends with another one of his poems “Be Sure to Wear A Condom when You’re Shooting Up (Stay at Home)”. Don’t go outside, don’t do ANYthing, stay home and watch TV ….

Music:
Manu Chao: “Clandestino, ” “Desaparecido, ” and Bongo Bong

Anne Feeney: “Let Their Heads Roll,” and “Too Much Monkey Business”

Phil Ochs: “I Ain’t a-Marchin’ Anymore” , and “The War Is Over”

Dave Rovics: “Jenin”

and, opening every show, Mario Savio’s impromptu 1964 speech “Unless You’re Free the Machine will be Prevented from Working at All,” which summed up and immortalized the Berkeley Free Speech Movement and — along with the Civil Rights organizing in the South — kicked off the student movements all across the United States.
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Death and Life

And so I guess Billy Warhol answered that question I had yesterday about what is a dictatorship with the comment they left on the posting. Their comment was interesting and I thought to repost part of it. Their website is interesting and here is what they wrote: ” I always thought a Dictator didn’t allow any Opposition to his/her Beliefs or Rules. They tend to squelch Independent thought or Freedom to Think with yer own Mind. And they also will use Force (Military or Police or even Snoopy Neighbours) to make sure everybody tows the Party line….I think it best describes what it’s actually like Living under a Dictator. Some of the Words like Fear + Brutality + Death seem to be hallmarks of Dictatorship rule.” And so that leads me to think again that I have heard it said somewhere that death and life are in the power of the tongue. And one website I just searched up interprets this as, “Every single one of us has a certain amount of power residing in our mouth and in our tongues with the words that we can release to other people. This power can either be used to bring life or death to the person that we are speaking to. You can either choose to learn how to speak and release positive words of love, encouragement and edification to other people in your own personal dealings with them, or you can choose to release negative words of condemnation, criticism, coldness and harshness. The choice is yours. And this website goes on and on with a ton more of Proverbs speaking about the power of the tongue:

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” and “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.” and “Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” and “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.” and “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.” and A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

And the list of proverbs goes on and on. If you believe. What does this have to do with a dictatorship, I am not exactly sure. And what does this have to do with a No Police State? Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind.
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Dictatorship

Billy Warhol from Billion Dollar Baloney left a comment on my blog today. They posted something about dictators in response to a Blog Action Day posting I posted a few days ago. Billion Dollar Baloney is one of those cool blogs that can be found on MyBloLog and they would like to see world peace. It is easy to get lost in My Blog Log Land land because there are millions, billions, trillions and seemingly gazillions of blogs to be found there in the blogosphere. And this comment leads me to wonder; what the heck is a dictatorship? It that a ship of dictators? A shop of dictators? And what is a dictator. A dictionary ator? Again, what does that Internet bible dictionary Wikipedia have to say about this word. I would be interested to read how they describe it. In addition to Billion Dollar Baloney’s comment today, I have heard this word used often throughout time and most recently at meetings with groups of people in attendance. And there are sometimes committees and hearings and the like involved at these meetings. And for what reason is this a popular word to be found in group discussions. Is this a political word? And what are politics? Policy tics? I am wondering about this word today. I may go read to see if Wikipedia addresses this word.
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Debate This Topic

Now this is a really interesting political discussion forum. Argue With Everyone seems to be doing just that. Their discussion forum is covering every political and debatable topic under the sun and their forum members are debating every political and debatable topic under the sun. They cover news and current events, the 2008 election, the Middle East, the courts, U.S. domestic policy, gun control. abortion, economics, religion and philosophy, education, gay issues, global warming, health care, hurricane’s, immigration, September 11th, terrorism, war in Iraq, and even sports. They are an open free speech zone and there is no political topic untouched at their site. They are all debates and discussion all the time. This is a sponsored post.

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Who is Che Guevara


Who is Che Guevara. The photo that accompanies this posting is to be found everywhere today. He is a popular political figure and I see his images on t shirts everywhere and I think the image of him means revolution. It’s almost as if he was a cool communist figure that everyone who wears his t shirts wants to be or is implying to wanna be like him and his ideologies. And those military army fatigue combat boots and gear he wore were kind of cool, it reminds me of the H & M fashions of today somehow. And what did, what does he represent. What is the story of his life and his ideologies. Was he for peace and justice and how. Was he a student, rebel, revolutionary, diplomat, communist, socialist, guerrilla and a legend. And the books, films and stories written about him are endless. Long Live The Revolution. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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Global Warming

Hey Bloggers, todays topic was supposed to be about global warming and how the earth is affected by global warming. Is the earth undergoing unusual weather patterns as a result of global warming? Is the world becoming like the film The Day After Tomorrow? This winter was the warmest worldwide since record keeping began in 1880. And how does this relate to the No Police State and the environment? But I’m still trying to figure out how to set up this site correctly, trial and error and I still have a headache from reading all of these online direction manuals. And I have all but abandoned this blog out of frustration until Eureka! I think I may be getting somewhere with that url address of your site feed thing and how to promote your site cause I don’t think anyone is reading this site except myself now. More news soon. Peace on earth.


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