After a good conversation with Dr Scarpone I came to the conclusion that to be the fireman in internet activism isn’t really my thing. I have been signing petitions, writing letters and e-mails and calling people in Congress, wrote the President… I felt that I was time and time again just addressing the symptoms of a greater malaise. I am reducing my activities to what to me are the core issues and want to concentrate on those. If we can fix them, the rest will follow hopefully. My list is: peace, and lets be clear I mean everywhere in the whole world in all these issues, good education, which leads to citizens thinking clearly and critically – the only way democracy can function- and free speech, also climate change or environmental issues since our survival may depend on these. I guess it all could be said in two words: communication and respect as the rappers say).
In the mean time the soap opera of events unfolds from day to day in my desert town: first the bar is closed (no liquor license) and nobody can get drunk, since the other place is too expensive for a hardy drinker. Now the other place is closed till September: The rumor goes, gone to Cuba to investigate a new business adventure. Really? So most mornings the only place for coffee and a full tank of gossip is the porch of the local store… See you there tomorrow morning and then I will be on the road again to Europe. Back on line: probably Monday. Today packing and stacking and taking leave of this hungry dried out town.
Clowns from Amsterdam
6 years ago