Thursday, Aug 11 2005  

CFKaneJr2 44M
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8/11/2005 5:07 pm

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Thursday, Aug 11 2005

I am sitting around the apartment watching “The Last Waltz.” Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Last Waltz is a documentary on The Bands last live performance. It came to mind how great it would be to begin a movement when the music meant something, like it use to be. No egos involved, or cares about how much your going to get paid. When the writers write songs that say something, get people motivated, start a revolution. I am not old enough to remember the great movement of the 60’s, but it sure feels like we need a new “hippie” generation now. In this time and place, we need more magical moments, like the one that takes place in The Last Waltz. When all the doors are open, everyone is an equal, and we do not just dream about being better, we are better. Return to a time when people were not afraid to fight for what they believe in. Stand up and shout “HELL NO, WE WON’T GO.” Let the people in charge know that we did not just give them a free ticket to do as they please but, to let them know we will be watching and if you screw up, you are done.
This country was built on the saying "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” However, in America, what happens next depends on your gender, color, religion, and sexual orientation. For two hundred years, small groups of Americans have tried to fight the authorities, and in the end, their struggles have ended in tragedy.
Now, being a straight, white male, I do not presume to know of the personal struggles some Americans have had, but I do know when something is wrong. I know when I see prejudice. I know when I see racism. I know when I see hate.
Today, I proclaim we crumble up our declaration of independence and start anew.
Today, I proclaim a new creed for our nation, that we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all people are created and remain equal throughout their lives.
Today, I proclaim that the citizens of this nation are to rise up and abolish the now standing government, to protect our unalienable rights, among them, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Today, I proclaim that the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the freedom to assemble, and the freedom to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, shall be truly free.

dancewithme29 47F

8/14/2005 1:07 am

lofty revisions born of a rather small cult flick....interesting. and i don't think there's such a thing as freedom.

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