Having been close to education for the past 14 years, I've become more and more disillusioned as time goes by. From the view out my window, where I went to yell as Beale asked me to do, things have gone from bad to worse at every level.
So time marches on and so do the foreclosures. Justice for homeowners impacted by the fraud is yet to be achieved, and -- if the financial services industry has its way -- the remuneration will be paltry at best.
We are witnessing the birth of a new paradigm for mankind, one that is a game-changer for the planet. What is unfolding before our very eyes, ears, hearts and minds, is the awakening of our collective consciousness.
So, are you angry enough to take your own life back? Are you ready to be heard? Are you at the place where your present condition is so threatened that the only thing that could possibly save you is your own rebellious voice?
The protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement have been criticized for not being focused enough, or not providing a list of demands, or not having leaders. This can be forgiven. Call it free-floating rage.
I didn't intend this to be anything more than spouting off in 140 profane characters. It turns out that the people of Twitter taught me a lesson about the potential of a public armed with a Gutenberg press in every pocket, with its tools of publicness.
Women, this is a call to action. We have to stand up and say "We're as mad as hell as we're not going to take it anymore!" Demand jobs, equal pay, health care, the right to choose what we do with our own bodies.
I'm of two minds on this whole crazed flight attendant thing. My sympathies naturally gravitate to the guy who's telling management to Shove It. On the other hand, who wants to be imprisoned at 35,000 feet with a demented burn-out?
If the country is facing a war on terror, then we need to understand that any violence against innocent civilians that is intended to make a political statement is terror, no matter where it comes from.
Would things be any different had the broadcast networks been "free" to keep America informed about our wars and the constitutional violations as well as the entirety of the run of the mill transgressions perpetrated by the Bush/Cheney administration?
Every bailout plan reminds me of an economic re-run of the Iraq war: There is a lot of panic. A hastily written plan sweeps through Congress without scrutiny. The plan is expected to "shock and awe" us.