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Wild Irish Poet Calling

Greetings, all cyber surfers. The speech video posted here came to my attention while visiting Occupy Dame Street in Dublin, Ireland on its first day of streaming live for a few hours.  If you’ve wandered into the various chatstreams arising for the spreading occupy movement then you’ve probably experienced everything from total madhouse chaos of Occupy Wall Street in New York City to relatively coherent discussion of issues in Los Angeles–at times.  Pure chance led me to Dublin’s livestream debut and its sublimity. Yes, sublimity of experiencing the positive actualization of what the internet can do for bridging the literal physical distance between people and places.  People were watching and listening online the very serious and informed discussions of those occupying Dame Street across from the Central Bank in Dublin, Ireland. We watched, listened and conversed.  There was discussion and communication in English and Gaelic. It was grand. After the livestream went down to cool the computer on the ground and recharge its batteries the conversation continued. It was sweet, heady stuff. Not because of the political exchange, but because of the reaching out and sharing and learning and connecting.  All the things nearly impossible in the now often free for all textual brawling, trolling and raving in the Occupy Wall Street chatstream.  This video shared by the wildirishpoet is a tiny part of that wonderful conscious inter-connecting. It exemplifies something important for Ireland that can be extrapolated to the rest of humanity–to manifest the sublime we’re capable of actualizing.

It’s been interesting to watch this “movement” of occupation from its inception in New York City with Occupy Wall Street.  At the start it was impossible to find any coverage of the event and now, well, now even Fox News is covering OWS as best it can–with the usual suspect results of course. Still it’s telling that even right wingers are increasingly aware of  the occupy movement. It’s clear some have no comprehension of the fundamental issues that are bringing people into the streets to voice discontent. The lack of understanding is a sign of what’s gone so very wrong in this culture and others. When one part of the population doesn’t really comprehend what’s got people riled up to civil disobedience then there’s a serious problem with seeing reality.  It’s still easy for many to remain comfortable and cozy in their havens of home and work.  But I sense that comfort will not last much longer. Chris Hedges recently penned a piece titled “Why the elites are in trouble.”  Hedges hits the target right on mark. The occupation will continue until real change occurs.  But what Hedges does not contemplate–at least not yet to my knowledge–is just what bringing about real positive change will entail in the long run.  The One Percent and their minions may be aware and may have passed the stage of ridiculing the movement indeed–but they are nowhere near capitulating to its demands. Why should they–yet? When they have many tools of FORCE at their beck and call via the carrot of money to blow.  I suspect the honeymoon period is about over for the Occupy Movement. The newness and novelty are fast fading.  Roots have dug in and are spreading.  Now real work is beginning–the work of awaking the rest of the population, the work of having to really deal with the power of the One Percent who will NOT “go quietly into that dark night”.  This shifting of consciousness has no clear ending in sight. No one really knows just where it will lead. Oh there is all the hope for a better world for everyone. The thing is how will we get to that promised land of loving compassion for all? There are still the dark dark woods to venture through. And the history of human nature so far shows that’s not an easy journey.  This is about more than just creating jobs that give everyone a living wage and enough disposable income to feed the consumer addiction.  This shift in values, perspective and relating goes far beyond that and what shape(s) may eventually manifest is anyone’s guess.  Oh and for those thinking this will fade and go the way of the peace movement of the 60s, I say think again. This is an awakening that knows no bounds. When the mind is free from illusions then there are no limits, no  boundaries and no constraints. People often cite the Rule of Law. Well The Law is a human construct. It’s clear our current Rule of Law is fatally flawed. It does not serve the people. It serves the interests of the One Percent. Only the Laws of Nature are pure and uncorrupted by human meddling. The Laws of Nature are perfect and complex. Nature’s Law trumps human created Rule of Law because it cannot be corrupted by avarice, ego or blackmail.  For humans there are laws beyond Legal Law. At the risk of sounding offhandedly simplistic I’ll call these the “laws of doing the right things” for the “right reasons.”   We want to protect the Earth because it’s our only home and it’s a Wonderful Home. We don’t have a planet to migrate to so we need to clean this one up if we wish to continue as a species.  We reach out and help others because it’s what caring humans do. Some, like Tim DeChristopher, defy the human construct of Rule of Law to do the right thing–and do it without regret or remorse because they know they’re doing what needs to be done on the most fundamental levels of understanding and awareness.

The Rule of Law serves the One Percent, it’s just one tool they will use in every way they can because they enjoy being the One Percent Feudal Lords  and they don’t want their luxury boats rocked by any uprising serfs.  The One Percent has not yet begun to fight back. They will. It won’t be a pretty sight. They will not cede power and bow out gracefully. That’s not their style as evidenced by how they’ve become the One Percent  This revolution will not be won by millions of keys shaken in the streets per the Czech’s Velvet Revolution. It’s going to be won one heart and mind at a time. And that’s damn hard work.  Get ready for the long haul because once awake no one goes back to sleep.  This street only goes one way–forward. To where? How long? Creating what?

Imagine the possibilities.

What kind of world do you want to live in?

I imagine a world where no one goes without the necessities of life because of someone else’s greed; where quality education is free for everyone; where everyone gets the healthcare they need; where there is no war, where Mother Earth is loved and respected; where everyone can live a live worth living–and that’s just for starters.

namaste

Links of possible interest:

Occupy Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland:   http://www.livestream.com/occupydamestreet                  

The Spirit of Ireland Film:  http://www.thespiritofirelandfilm.com/          

 

Gee, ya think the occupiers are onto to what this Trader is saying? What’s occupying your mind?

Well, now those folks occupying Wall Street–and “Liberty Park”–really have a point when they shout about corruption and greed on Wall Street. Gee, I think they’re onto something real. Don’t you?

I confess I have developed a new vice lately– it is watching the Global Revolution livestream and chat of  Occupy Wall Street that runs just about constantly with live footage or video clips when rest is needed. This media team works beyond the call of duty day in and out.  The feed content runs from the mundane logistics of showing the batteries needed for the media team to the increasingly interesting handling of the General Assemblies, complete with the creation of the “human mic” since the police deny them the use of bullhorn (yeah, that’s why everyone loudly repeats what’s said). And then there are the marches complete with police escorts deluxe.  The police are making the news all by themselves lately as there are so many people with cameras that if one person is arrested for filming, there are dozens of others there to record the event–and every face slammed into the street without provocation.  It took stubborn determination on the part of the marching occupiers to reach the Postal Workers’ Rally as the police blocked several streets in an effort to prevent the two groups from joining ranks.  When the occupiers turned a corner and saw the Postal Workers the joyful cheers were intense and spine-tingling.  An alliance was immediately created there in the New York streets.  One part of the 99% had found another part of the 99% and together they were greater than apart. More alliances are on the docket for consideration via the General Assemblies. “Reach out and touch someone” has a new meaning these days.

Take note that this is a peaceful and nonviolent occupation. Nonviolence is touted and mandated even in the chat stream. Violators are warned, cleared and banned. Hate is not welcome. Violence is banned.

This is a petri dish of community discovery and exploration of evolving ideas, thoughts and values. It’s incredible to watch it change and grow day by day–and nights too.  This is not the status quo—no, it’s not. This is something new working hard to be born.  This is America waking up. And like anyone who sleeps hard–there are crusty eyelashes, wild hair and dazed moments.  Where it’s going is anyone’s guess. But we know where we are and where we’ve been. New trails need to be blazed regarding human community–and this is one search for where to begin a new and better way of be-ing.  Like any brainstorming work session it’s messy and chaotic and crazy.  But then there’s the next step and the next until ??????  Who knows?

Surf into to “Liberty Park” and New York City at will: 

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

843 arrested protesting Keystone XL Pipeline while Gore tweets 2.2 million

Gore--TiME

Clicking the Time photo of Al Gore in his TN office ought to take you to his journal entry on Dirty Fuel.

So Al Gore finally found his blog and his phone–or his “assistants” did –and endorsed the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline Protest. And it’s about time too. Gore has the power to draw media attention like few others. Come on, 2.2 million tweets! Where are those 2.2 million folks? Maybe they’re calling the perpetually BUSY White House phone line? Maybe 2.2 million tweeters are planning to tweet the White House? Imagine the mainstream media coverage world-wide IF Gore had put HIS body on the ARREST line outside the White House in DC. at the very start of the two week protests. Oh yeah. Would 2.2 million have followed Gore’s lead? Or would they just tweet to their twittering hearts’ content? I don’t know. BUT, I’d sure like to see it happen. Daryl Hannah got the media coverage flowing. What’s Al Gore, the man of Uncomfortable Truth, willing to do PERSONALLY? Why hasn’t he been out there with Hansen, McKibben, Hannah, the First Nations People and the youth of Power Shift?
Oh hey, Al, maybe YOU can call Ms. Clinton and get her to mention the protests to Mr. Hope and Change (not so far) Obama? Hmm? Come Gore, it’s a such a little chore for big fish like you in that D.C. pond. Seriously, no one cares what the like of moi does–but Al Gore–the man who had the presidency swiped from under his nose–lots of people pay attention to his every move. Come on, Gore, give us more!

PS. Mr. Gore, there’s this guy, Tim DeChristopher aka Bidder 70, in jail for disrupting an illegal land auction by bidding on land to save it from illegal gas and oil development, and well, Mr. Gore, Mr. DeChristopher put it all on the line to defend the Earth. Need I write more? Sorry, I don’t “tweet”

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