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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my "radical ride" mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Such little consciousness

I am terribly disappointed to witness such low levels of consciousness here at Freedom Plaza - we are focused on fighting for the right to occupy, so, as usual in the white supremest/patriarchal scheme of things, other 'issues' as womyn's voices are stifled let alone people of color's voice, smokers believing it is their god-given right to smoke wherever they walk or sit, be it in the food tent, at a meeting, among the tents! grrrrr

As the masses of people who were on the 6th have dwindled - especially womyn leaving - the unconsciousness becomes more blatant. Today I approached the mike, 9th on stack of all males & me! I was beckoned by the note taker who whispers to me to keep it short.

Keep it short!@#!@$@# An old white male vet followed me - no one approached him, or any of the other men - and he rambled on at least twice as long as I spoke.

If things were fair, white womyn would be allotted twice as long as to speak as men, and black womyn thirty times longer.


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