“Our patriotism is that of the man who loves a woman with open eyes. He is enchanted by her beauty, yet he sees her faults. So we, too, who know America, love her beauty, her richness, her great possibilities ; we love her mountains, her canyons, her forests, her Niagara, and her deserts—above all do we love the people that have produced her wealth, her artists who have created beauty, her great apostles who dream and work for liberty—but with the same passionate emotion we hate her superficiality, her cant, her corruption, her mad, unscrupulous worship at the alter of the Golden Calf.
(Emma Goldman, Anarchist, Feminist, during her July 17 trial espionage trial for actively opposing the military draft )
A visitor to planet earth might need but a glimpse of our values and priorities before determining that we are criminally insane. Consider this brilliant video short which offers an arch and moving revelation of our broken consciousness.
Cathi Stout shows you how it’s done! From the immortal 365 Days.
Are you look for a moral and patriotic book for a child in your life? Of course you are! Look no further than the heartwarming children’s book My Parents Open Carry.
The family that shoots together stays together!
“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
(Maxwell Scott, newspaperman, from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence)
Or How Will They Know What to Kill?
Amid the siren call to conformity and consumerism, a thing of worth occasionally emerges from the MTV machine. This time a short and brilliant film about children, labor and the world in which we find ourselves.
The music is Radiohead’s “All I Need.” The project comes from MTV’s Exit campaign against human trafficking & exploitation.
In the wake of a police shooing, protests, civil unrest, and the prospect of a race war, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, sought out a public relations firm to help it with its tarnished image.
A glance at the “team” it selected shows they know exactly what it takes to fix the problem!
“I would call our diplomacy quiet and effective diplomacy — diplomacy all aimed at helping people, aimed at elevating the human condition, aimed at expressing the great compassion of the American people.”
(President George W. Bush, Uruguay, March 11, 2007)
So often artists don’t care about the world. But once in a great while, someone special arises that transfixes us with their art, their heart and their soaring vision.
That someone is Kid Rock. Brilliant writer, singer, patriot, poet, his latest masterwork is for the American National Guard. It may quite possible be the most powerful work of art in all history.
Just watch the video. When he sings, “If you ain’t gonna fight, get out of the way. Cause freedom ain’t so free, when you breathe red, white and blue,” it’s impossible not to get chills.