hippies and rainbows
hippies and rainbows
i am really struggling with how to incorporate the events i witnessed and others that i have since read about or watched video of into the framework with which i view this reality. while i am slightly outraged, i am by no means surprised. i have always recognized the shows of strength and violence which our society is ready to unleash against that which it deems to be a threat to its power. the irrational fear of fairness and justice have always struck me as odd. my first instinct is to anger, especially towards injustice. over the years what i have learned through witnessing my own anger and that of others, is that it has never helped the situation. quick reason is that, the other team is often holding the power of violence, literally in their hands and it really is our minds and our hearts that will make real change.
and how the hell do we do that?
look into yourself and discover what you are holding onto
and let it go
unravel yourself from the distractions of emotional energy that isn’t yours
but is holding you in a position where your very existence supports its rival
hate is only hateful
and dark and contagious
but if we banish it from our hearts and minds
it need not continue to spread
the good things that happened this weekend were
1) nobody got killed
2) a lot of people were given the opportunity to see through the smoke screen of distraction and see an aspect of this dream that they previously were unaware of.
i’m pretty certain a lot are going to see it
peace and love
but prior to today this is pretty much what i witnessed getting charged by stormtroopers
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ……..
initially it appeared that the police were being a bit less hostile, but then watching them run with clubs swinging at peaceful protesters and clearing them out of queens park, the fucking designated protest zone, with force and intimidation, i take it back.
leaving unmanned, unlocked police cars in a protest zone is going to result in the above, i know that, you know that, the police know that, so that is that.
more photos at
what i witnessed yesterday (Friday) was nothing short of police provocation. a civil and “democratic” society does not meet peaceful protests with over the top police presence and intimidation. the police proved yesterday that they are the biggest gang in town. i fear that today they will be met with more resistance as police insecurity pushes people to anger which will result in more police overreaction. if there is violence today it will be the result of the police and the draconian law passed to prevent freedom of speech and assembly.