Monday, October 10, 2011

A New Day is Dawning and We are the Red Ink...

Sunrise this morning was spectacular.  Against a backdrop of certainty, it flowered into full bloom.  It's the dawn of a new day...

 There's a plate of 12 cookies sitting on a table. The rich take 11 cookies leaving only 1 cookie left on the plate. They then turn to the Tea Party and say ‘Those unions are trying to take your cookie.'

We are the 99%.

From Slavoj Zizek, Philosopher, Educator
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"Let me tell you a wonderful old joke from communist times." he said.
"A guy was sent from East Germany to work in Siberia. He knew his mail would be read by censors. So he told his friends: Let’s establish a code. If the letter you get from me is written in blue ink ,it is true what I said. If it is written in red ink, it is false. After a month his friends get a first letter. Everything is in blue. It says, this letter: everything is wonderful here. Stores are full of good food. Movie theaters show good films from the West. Apartments are large and luxurious. The only thing you cannot buy is red ink.
This is how we live. We have all the freedoms we want. But what we are missing is red ink. The language to articulate our non-freedom. The way we are taught to speak about freedom, war and terrorism and so on, falsifies freedom. And this is what you are doing here: You are giving all of us red ink.

We are the 99%.

1 comment:

  1. "Red skies in the morning ...." Well done, Elora. Keep the drums going! Jim