Black Girl Dangerous: When the Lesser Of Two Evils... →
blackgirldangerous: by Mia McKenzie Yesterday, I wrote a post called Michelle Obama Looked Great Last Night! (Oh, By the Way, You Been Took). In it, I used a quote from Malcom X to illuminate the fact that the Obama Administration, and the democratic party in general, owes an incredible debt to the…
occupyiowa: The YouTube corporation and CBS have now censored the original video of Anaheim cops shooting at children. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MST4RhWdlMQ “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS.” Spread links to the mirrors. Keep firing.
Vote Obamney 2012!
occupyiowa: The false dichotomy of conservative vs liberal is one of the most effective illusions Americans have bought into. We are divided along the meaningless and artificial social cleavage of Repub vs Dem when the only division that has any meaning is between the few hundred power elite and the rest of us. Or, in Occupy terms, the 1% vs the 99%. Don’t let them define your reality anymore!
How Will Our Children Forgive Us?
I imagine the day when every person can spend their day however they want - creating beautiful art, studying whatever they want, inventing or building something useful, spending time with their friends, exploring the world, or just laying around the house playing with their kids. On that day, no one will be hungry or without a roof over their head; no one will be sick and unable to afford a doctor...
Canaries in the Coal Mines
They say, “Why are you protesting? Look around you, everything is fine! It’s not that bad, just a hiccup in economic growth. It’s not like we’re Greece or Spain!” But we know…we know that it is coming…we know that we are the canaries in the coal mines…
Make Government Obsolete
Every form of activism we engage in should be done with the intention not of asking or even demanding that government change (because it won’t), but with the ultimate intention of making government obsolete. Thinking this way will serve to inform our decisions about what type of actions we undertake.
One question must be asked of every action we take as activists: “Does this action serve to EMPOWER people?” If the answer is not a definitive “YES”, scrap it because you’ll be doing more harm than good. Every action we take must satisfy the underlying demand of creating space - space where individuals can find and use their voices that have been silenced for so...