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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Living In The Past

Don’t go telling me this is the year 2007,
I’m not ready for living in a world post-9/11.

Photo: a stand offering free copies of the Koran

For me, the clock stopped ticking forty years past,
And I’m keeping the banners from then flying on the mast.

Photo: sign saying, "This is not our war, this is Bush Co.'s Corporate Occupation"

Rip van Winkle is peanuts next to me,
I follow the thought-patterns of decades ago to a T.

Photo: sign saying, "We teach our students to fight for the working class, not for the empires"

If you think like me, I call you progressive,
And if you don’t, then you’re a reactionary, a regressive.

Photo: sign with Bush with a turban and devil's horns, saying, "El Diablo; Osama Bush Laden, terrorista #1"

It’s still the world to which was born Rosa Parks,
The world when radical and untried were the ideas of Karl Marx,

Photo: a stand with the label, "International Bolshevik Tendency", with leaflets commemorating the 1917 Russian Revolution

The world where everything could be explained by people’s color,
And all the evil things were the cries of those living in squalor.

Photo: sign saying, "U.S. Out of Iraq! Israel Out of the Occupied Territories! Break with the Democratic Party of War and Racism- For a Workers Party that fights for Socialist Revolution!"

I’m a taboo-breaker, fighting all forms of oppression,
Defending women from patriarchal suppression,

Photo: sign saying, "U.S. Out of the Middle East, U.S. out of my ovaries!"

Because, we all know, ever looms the threat of the Inquisition.
“Women in the Muslim world”? Stop your racist condescension!

Photo: Muslim women demonstrators, clad in hijab

I remember what fun I had back in the day,
When I asked hard questions of that tyrant LBJ,

Photo: Ramsey Clark speaking at the recent demonstration

And now I’ve come to relive that history book’s page,
And take part in a demonstration where everyone’s my age.

Photo: old women protesters from the Granny Peace Brigade

“Islamic supremacism”? “Rise of the Caliphate”?
You vile hatemonger! You purveyor of race-hate!

Photo: sign saying, "Stop the occupation of Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon"

It’s all about the grievances, the brown people’s lament,

Photo: sign saying, "Full rights for immigrants; Derechos plenos para los immigrantes"

And the real danger is the one to our environment.

Photo: woman and child walking with the flag of the UN

I have the courage, I have the power,
To take on the primitive Bible a short shower.

Photo: sign saying, "No gods, no country, no masters"

Fighting for freedom of speech, liberty of expression.
But I’m sensitive toward the “other” of Arabian desert persuasion.

Photo: demonstrator in full Arab garb, including the kefiyyeh

Tomorrow belongs to me,

Photo: placard with flag of the USA, with a Star of David on the stars, and a swastika on the Star of David

Progressive radical that I be,

Photo: placard with cartoon of people in Iran spiking the American boot with a red flag; text: "Workers, soldiers, the world, unite! Fight against imperialism!"

Or maybe not—my gray-haired cheeks have never felt

Photo: Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, speaks before a handful of old people at her church

The kiss of a child, for I was so concerned that the planet would melt.

Photo: teenagers at a pro-life rally


Credits: zombie, Age of Hooper and Urban Infidel (1, 2), for the demonstration photos; Midwest Conservative Journal and a commenter on The Anchoress whose memory escapes me, for the last two, respectively.

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2 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

wow...most excellent!
Can we question their patriotism yet?..sheesh.

March 21, 2007 12:53 AM  
Blogger ZionistYoungster said...

Thanks, Angel.

It's a bit like with the recent Jihad Watch post about the Arab Israeli Knesset Member who called Muslims to "liberate Jerusalem"--the first thing that jumps into mind is, "Treason!", and that's how the lead for that post went; but then, when you think about it, it's an unwarranted charge, because it assumes they were loyal in the first place. In like manner, "Can we question their patriotism?" hints at the existence of such, but evidence for that is lacking ever since the American Left turned their backs on FDR's way in the 1960's.

I regret not having saved the link to the photo album I took the pro-life rally picture from. I have most of those pics saved on my hard drive, but a link to the album would be better. The pictures are so gladdening, so hope-giving... unlike the "anti-war" (more truthfully pro-terrorism) rallies, which are full of Sixties Hippies trying to relive their sorry past, and the only young people are a few deranged anarchists, the pro-life rally album features lots of young people, and more than that: young people listening attentively to the words of their elders, going their good way. The rally had Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox Jews, with two Orthodox Jewish rabbis giving Biblical words for the anti-abortion speeches. It was truly an assembly of G-d's Righteous. Those are the hope of the world.

March 21, 2007 1:07 AM  

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