Archive for October 2020

New song: “The Last Words of Kevin Zeese”

Today would have been Kevin Zeese's 65th birthday.  Soon after he died last month, his partner and co-conspirator, Margaret Flowers, wrote about the last speech that Kevin gave, shortly before he died.  I made it rhyme.  Rest in peace, dear Kevin Zeese.

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New song: “There’s Water On The Moon”

Just a love song for the moon, and the very recent discovery of water upon it.

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October 27th, 1962: When the world didn’t end

In the midst of what they called the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy administration was prepared to sacrifice humanity.  The only thing that stopped this plan were the actions of one Russian submarine commander.  Against the wishes of his national leadership, and the other two commanders on the sub, he refused to retaliate against the US warship that was attacking his nuclear-armed sub, deciding instead to surrender.

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The Death Threats and the Lawn Signs

If anything can be gleaned from the overall state of my YouTube comments in combination with the state of your average front yard in the USA today, it's very clear that this country is an extremely divided place, in so many ways.

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New song: “COUP”

For those of us who are not glued to Fox News or otherwise stuck with their heads firmly entrenched in the sand, and regardless of what anyone thinks of any of the factions of the Democratic Party or of our corrupt system of bourgeois democracy, here is a statement of the obvious:  the Republican leadership is openly organizing a coup d'etat.  They've been working on it for a long time, and they're stepping up their game in the last weeks before the election.

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I'm not sure how useful empathy is, whether expressed musically or otherwise, if it cannot be eaten, if it does not provide a warm, dry bed, if the oxygen provided is only metaphorical.

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New song: “Aotearoa”

As things get increasingly bleak here in the USA, with the government paralyzed, the pandemic out of control, and winter approaching, I find myself dreaming of other lands where things function better.

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1943: The Rescue of the Danish Jews

Danish civil society mobilized for several days at the beginning of October, 1943, and successfully transported the vast majority of Denmark's Jewish population across the water to Sweden, where they were given asylum, where they survived the rest of World War 2.

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