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No Thanks To Thanksgiving

Alternet.org reports:Instead [of celebrating], we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers."One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Mass., one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas".Read More

While Palestine Dies

The collective punishment of Gaza's civilian population is illegal. But international law was tossed aside long ago.

The Guardian UK reports on the apartheid and slow-motion genocide of the Palestinian people, all at the hands of the extremist, militaristic government of Israel. It is a human rights catastrophe of epic proportions, yet the U.S. and other world powers continue to turn a blind eye. Thus enabling the Israeli government to effectively carry out a policy of "exterminating" it's next door neighbor...Palestine.

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Change? What Change?

With the election of America's first president of partial "African" decent, Black Americans, and indeed most all Americans are rightfully in a state of celebration as the United States finally turns a terrible page in it's history. The Bush Junta is being dismantled. We asked for change, and change has come. Now Barak Obama, a politician of enormous talent, is poised to take the reigns.

Change, change, change...that's what we were told, that's what we were sold, that's what America has been promised. Indeed, it was/is the clarion call of the Obama campaign. Yet, as President-Elect Obama begins his cabinet appointments, change it seems, is the last thing on his mind. And though no one would ever go so far as to directly compare Obama to Bush, there are some Bush holdovers, as well as some easily seen parallels with former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, neither of whom would be considered progressive.

A quick look at the facts. From the Clin…

The Hope of Tomorrow

The thought explodes from the center of nowhere
laughing and crying at the same time
an expression of joy
singing a song of sorrow

Deep within my local mind
i find this place amused in time
in love with all it's smallness
in awe of it's great expanse

When we find ourselves in nowhere space
it's easy to think you're lost
it's easy to think we've been forgotten
and easier still to just forget

But realizing yet
the hope of tomorrow
i see myself relaxed and calm
neatly silenced, embraced by a sweeter charm
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The Hope of Tomorrow
by Max Eternity
2 March 2007
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