Month: January 2015
We are free at last to commit random acts of love or violence, to Occupy the dream of genuine economic equality for all of God’s children, male & female, of every color and social political persuasion.
However, we are not yet freed from the nightmare of police using black faces for target practice on local shooting ranges, modeled after upscale Conservative Republican Gun Clubs — all fired up and ready to go point blank wherever Freedom dare show its I Have a Dream face!
Still free at last to ignore our own terrorists, like Koch head Scott Walker’s Union busting coup, Sam Brownback’s sin-tax on Kansas citizens, he cannot forgive for trespassing against him and a 114th Republican Congress cutting school lunches.
Still free at last to take the shot before the chapter’s completed, making our Dallas assassination anniversary day come true again in bloodied Cleveland Park.
Free at last to fulfill the dream of being a Boko Haram extremist – with handcuffs, hauling off a girl distraught with grief, where unattended brotherly evidence lies dying. Free to take her by force because you are the long cherry picking arm of the law.
Caught on camera, cotton picking skin color, Rice, is finally free to be the dream, yet before it’s his time. Added to the list of names who cry out, enough is enough, and sue with Kingly peaceful demonstration, we shall overcome.
After descendent of slaves is set free from White House, what cartoons, by the millions, will humanity buy — Freedom for preemptive war after 9/11, Freedom for protesting Charlie Hebdo Islamists rising up in former French colonies, Freedom for brief social chant, Bring Back Our Girls, or Freedom for reasonable response to earth’s warmest year ever?
I Have a Dream, of a Pope Francis showing the way to marry scientific knowledge to the peace which passes all understanding, giving birth to unexpected acts of kindness.
We are free at last to enact The American Dream: Kings or slaves, a village of guardians or militarized police state; Walking in the footsteps of giants like Gandhi, FDR, being our best even when the cameras are off, like J. J. Watt, or disproportionately jailing those with tanner skins in private prisons.
Jeering at dead gay people attending their own funeral is but another rendition of religious murder, just as skin color is motivation for official target practice – if, photos of puppies, would Rick Scott’s police shoot down black people like dogs?
As Richmond California Police Chief Chris Magnus knows, All Lives Matter and no one is free until all are free.
Yes we are free to think aspirin between our knees will keep our sons and daughters ignorant of same sex marriage, or safe from kidnappers, pedophiles, flu and bullies.
We are free to define terrorists as Islamic extremists, while hacking North Korea before it hacked SONY, and lending media credibility to the lie of Muslim No Go Zones.
We are free at last to pretend away the terrorism of Westboro phony Christians raiding LGBT funerals against flaming fare but hailing to the burning GW Bush.
The 99.9% can be free at last from the one percent’s top 1%, the very moment we turn to them with this epiphany: Not all terrorists are foreign born attired in clothing we cannot pronounce. Some hide their faces in expensive suits, operating puppet strings behind tinted penthouse windows at Expert Networks dealing out insider information, through banking conduits, to gated community bonuses.
To be free, we need only remember why Lady Liberty’s torch lights our pathway to Justice for All, for that is Freedom’s home.