We sick an' tired of-a your ism-skism game -
Dyin' 'n' goin' to heaven in-a Jesus' name, lord.
We know when we understand:
Almighty god is a living man.
You can fool some people sometimes,
But you can't fool all the people all the time.
So now we see the light (what you gonna do?),
We gonna stand up for our rights!
The Ism-Skism game is the very effective tool that Rulers use to Divide and Conquer. Last night, we were conquered again, sort of. An Oompah Loompah is fixing to be Speaker of the House, for Chrissakes and Proposition 19 was defeated along generational lines.
What can you do besides forget about those stupid teabaggers and focus on Being the Change? Truly, that's all anyone can ever do - but it's hard to forget anyone who makes as much noise as the Aqua Buddha. It's time to Turn Off the TV. In fact, it's time to take a Counter Culture lesson from Timothy Leary :
Like every great religion of the past we seek to find the divinity within and to express this revelation in a life of glorification and the worship of God. These ancient goals we define in the metaphor of the present — turn on, tune in, drop out.As anyone who ever did acid knows, it's best to be in a safe environment when you're tripping. You need to be among friends. I may not be in a position to start tripping right this very minute - and the world out there is so damn depressing that it may be wiser to wait until we're not bumming in the first place. In the meantime, we need to know who and where our friends are. Gathering together, at least virtually, is one way to resist the forces of Isolation that The Establishment requires to keep us in our place: Working for nothing with our heads down and our mouths shut.
Activism is scary because it's not "nice." Jon Stewart may very well have staged a Rehearsal for Revolution by demonstrating that it's safe to come to the Mall - but he was still pretty fucking nice. I'm not saying we should be Mean. We can speak Truth to Power without being abusive. I'm not sure what Bill Ayers would have to say about that since it often appears that Power only starts to listen to Truth once people start blowing up buildings.
I'll figure all this out later. It's time for me to hang out with my little buddies in my classroom. It's a sunny day here in New York City and I haven't taken out the prisms this year. Nothing raises my spirits like prisms and ping pong balls, and I especially love to dump out a bucket of ping pong balls and show little kids how to chuck them in the water table.
Those dumbass teabaggers who got all freaked out about Obama indoctrinating America's school children would be very, very worried to hear a preschool teacher mentioning Bill Ayers and throwing things in the same breath. You better believe we indoctrinate our children - but not to be socialists, exactly. We're trying to build reserves of intellectual curiosity and strength that will help them in the days ahead.
And to the Koch brothers, Ginni Thomas, Rupert Murdoch and all them - even Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan - I say, "Inch by Inch, Motherfuckers."