Me? Oh, not a lot. I've just been workin', gettin' by. You know, the usual. New things? Hmm, let me see... OH, I got a manager today. The contract checks out. I'm working on a web-series and getting my last voucher. (I did get the others through background work, how'd you know?). I'll be union soon, and working real gigs.
Don't worry about my head getting big, I've a long way to go.
The people that I'm with are good. The place I live in is great. The way my life is forming is encouraging.
I have no idea what I'm doing, and today was fairly discouraging. BUT tomorrow has promise and I'd like to belive that I'm drawing the positive toward me. Affirmative thoughts. Whatever that means. I will get repp'd before the 21st of March. I will meet up w. Danny (or Donald) soon.
I just wish I hadn't missed tonight. Danny Pudi personally (although drunkenly) invited me out to see him at Upstanding Citizen's Brigade but I didn't make it due to traffic. DUMB. and completely frustrating. I should focus on better things, I focus on bad and it bites me in the ass. I'm done. My ass is sore and it's not fun anymore.
Sunday (dodging the oscar traffic) I'll see "shitty jobs" at UCB and hopefully fix this mess.
I don't mean to shout, but I feel it's terribly important. I don't know the words right now, to properly express what's going on in my head, much less in the world, so do me a favor will you?
Look around. Watch the news (not Fox, please God, not Fox). Read an article. Listen to news radio.
Do you see what's happening to us? We're sinking and fast. Obama got on his twitter account (I know, right?) today and said "It's up to you to show that you care too much about this country to let it fall backward." And he's right. It is up to us, but we've a long, narrow road ahead of us. I can't help but feel all my pride slipping away. It's hard to be a happy (much less proud) American these days. What have we to be proud of? Two, long unsuccessful wars Young people saddled with the debt of education A mess of a health care system an endangered middle class (and a steadily growing lower). Banks blatently robbing individuals Housing, unemployment, pollution, debt, class warfare, commercialized politics...
I could go on, but I'll spare the space.
My point (and I do have one) is this: We need to start paying attention. We need to start taking action. We need to start giving a shit. We need to be educated. We need to remind the govt why they're here. We need a revolution
Now, I'm not talking about burning down the banks or taking out the leaders. Just, pay attention. Just join a cause. Support something. The whole world is in chaos and America is paving the way (or rather stumpling like a drunk down it's own path)
motherjones.com bradleymanning.org moveon.org
And, please, remember: (on revolution) "whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it" - Declaration of Independence
"I made mistakes, like everybody else, but instead of getting over it, I can't forgive myself."
register the Lincoln, drive like a PimpKing More yoga. We want long lean muscles (and thighs that do not touch)
Better diet- sorry booze, but this means you. I know, we've had such a long, meaningful history together and I'm sorry, but this is how it has to be. You know I'll always love you, I just can't be with you right now. We're no good for each other. You know I'm not lying. I can go on without you as long as I know you'll always take me back. I'll miss you, Whiskey.
Get a-mothafuckin-agent. Not a literal 'mothafuckin' one persay, but I'm openminded. I want abs like Ellen Page in 'Hard Candy' No excuses, get up, let go, live it.
I'm not a partcularly political person. I try to be informed, I take a certain pride in being on top of current events, and I know my rights. It doesn't take a leftist radical to recognize the crash-and-burn conditions our government is wading through. At least it shouldn't.
The U.S is in the midst of one the largest economic collapses in history. Our current war(s) in the Middle East are costing us upwards of $800 million dollars a day ($720 million/day in Iraq alone in 2007. 1). An act that went into effect in July '10 gave an additional $1.12 trillion for military operations (2). Education costs keep rising. The citizen's main military focus is 'Don't ask Don't tell' and whether our gays can openly serve in a war with plummeting approval rates.
No one is doing anything.
No one seems to care.
No one seems to notice.
This week in London, multiple student protests turned to violent rioting. The protests, meant to showcase disapproval of Parliment passing a tuition hike (the bill gives universities the option to triple current prices while removing the National allowance for underprivaledged students). (3).
Students gathered for peaceful marches and were met by riot police wielding batons and shields. Eventually, as groups were pushed into smaller quarters (a military manuver called 'kettling'), demonstraters fought back, rushing the line, tossing sticks, bottles, paintballs, and pieces of concrete.
Mounted police in full riot gear charged thier horses into the crowds, driving students back, crushing and trampling others. A student journalist was thrown from his wheelchair by officers and dragged across the streets (4).
In some cases the violence was more than likely provoked by student instigators. In other reports, the officers threw the first stone, as it were.
Where's this blow meant to land?
(50,000 marchers in Westminster, reported 32 arrests, 17 injuries including 4 officers, one student was admitted to the hospital with brain damage after being "struck repeatedly with a police truncheon" 5).
My point being, there was this much outrage, display, and passion about a proposed hike in the cost of learning, and yet our country, our youth, do nothing about any of the controversy in the U.S.
I'm embarrassed for and by my generation.
I'm not suggesting we storm the White House or light the Rockefeller tree on fire, but we've got to do something. We have no passion, and we have plenty to be angry about. So why don't we take action? Why don't we do anything? Are we really that busy? Or do you just have that much faith in our government? I hope not.