Sunday, November 1, 2009

Becoming a Hero

I  stumbled out of the theater seething after seeing Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story. The perfect date movie spurs visions more akin to Baader-Meinhof after you learn facts such as “there's a foreclosure filing once every 7.5 seconds, or 14,000 people every day lose their health insurance and we now have the highest unemployment rate since 1983.”

Fortunately Mike and team has posted a peaceful action list for us all on his website where he offers solutions like, declaring a moratorium on all home evictions or putting your money in a credit union instead of a bank.

A friend of mine suggested that we bombard congress with calls demanding they Enact Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights.

Another friend suggested that someone might form a news corporation called CEO Stalker where we all keep a very tight eye on the fat bonuses being paid out and trickle down economics in action.

Despite our choice of tactics what Moore's movie does, is remind us all that it's time to don our capes, put on our spandex red underwear with accenting yellow belt and become who we are. It's time to find our way back to Kansas, to join the rebel alliance and destroy the space star. How fortunate we are to be born in a time when all of us are called upon to be heroes! Our task is large, we must save the earth and it's inhabitants from destruction by evil forces who will stop at nothing to accumulate increasing wealth and power. If we fail, the human race as we know it will end, and the earth itself may possibly die. If we succeed, we can create a future for our children and all creatures of the earth that is peaceful and joyous. And we simpletons will be celebrated in song and legend over a mug of beer.

The world we dream of can be won. It exists, if we wake up and remember our spark, that flame will lead the way.

May the force be with you.

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