Friday, June 30, 2006

Canary In a Coal Mine

So, I'm confused. Exactly which messengers are we supposed to kill?

The ones who "out" undercover CIA agents inconveniently married to critics of the Iraq War? Or the ones that "out" the executive branch for ordering military tribunals, secret torture prisions and domestic spying?

Apparently The New York Times is a useful messenger as long as Judith Miller is employed and is willing to receive leaked material from the office of Dick Cheney but now that The Times is receiving leaked material about executive spying members of Congress would like to bring the Times up on charges of treason.

So, kill this messenger? He's alrady dead.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

This is all new to me ....

And here we are. I hope to have this space be a place where friends and like minded people can share ideas and encourge eachother to be creative and remain positive during what can only be described as the current malaise. And while I don't have a good word to say about the current American administration, I don't want this space to contribute to or validate the absurd Pepsi vs. Coke arguments of the American two party system. We can do better than that.

Let's talk about the environment. REALLY. let's talk about art and terrorism. Let's talk about democracy and it's failure to protect the poor. Let's talk about War and why Americans accept it abroad but not at home. Let's look in the mirror and talk honestly about about ourselves.

I've always supported and echoed the idea that the greatest tool of the status quo is apathy. I also believe that communication, be it through art, jokes, debate or outrage, is a form of hope. So, let's be hopeful and create a space where conventional wisdom doesn't exist, and where reinventing the wheel is not only encouraged but required. Read on ....

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