Sunday, November 13, 2011
New day dawns
The sun is back and our rally was awesomeness personified. We stared down the tools of fascism in their riot gear and brand new cars. Our schools are closing but the militarizing of the police never seems to get cut from the budget. We have no funds to feed the poor among us but there is no shortage of money to buy the clubs to beat them down when they have the temerity to ask for a toilet.
The folks from Humboldt state and the Arcata Occupation swelled our numbers and added to the festive air. Community renewing the spirit and hot food renewing the flesh.
The idea that a local politician has the right to deny 1st and 4th amendment rights is as laughable as it is repugnant. We are becoming a new entity as the days roll on. Learning to trust and support each other in our disparate little band of travelers on the road to a better way of life.
We are a work in progress, some days our own worst enemies. We are passion untempered by intellect at the wrong times. We are the angels of our better nature at others. We are united in the search for a better way.