-------------------------------------------------------- From: "Brian Hill" <•••@••.•••> To: "'David Cory Frankel'" Subject: RE: San Fran, 23 March, screening: VOICES OF DISSENT Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 20:53:22 -0800 Pie throwing is now considered terrorism and the biotic bakers are subterranean. A major erosion of the 60s movement - which I hope you will agree did explode into reality the evolution of a new world view for Western culture - was the infighting and splintering, some promulgated by the oiks, but much by one group on the same side competing against another group on the same side. Life within human culture is as diverse as life in nature. Social movements, therefore, have many diverse but contributory fronts, views,... so I would really caution about criticizing people/groups who do not exactly fit particular perspectives. Rather, to focus on common ground elements within movements for change will, in my opinion, help nurture change. Medea is a sister, not a George Bush. Perhaps Global Exchange is changing its place in the movement to build a new culture, but it is not our enemy. How can we help build each other's strong points instead of hacking at their weaknesses? Building unity in diversity will help us reach the critical mass we need to topple the first global monster. This is the first human time that the culture change needed to transform corruption has to be global. The World Social Forum is a major step in this direction. What has the progressive movement done in the past 5 years? It has changed a lot itself, but what it has accomplished -- hmmmmmmmmm Green economics/organics I see as a great stride, particularly because it helps restore personal health, local economies and bridges the grass roots left and the grass roots right. Younger people are becoming politicized. Generations are united. In the 60s there was a 'generation gap'. The underground is growing. Corruption is becoming more exposed. A cultural shift from statism to tribalism seems to be at least incipient. I have been waiting for this for several decades now. Tom, I think you are on the right track, and I'd like to know more about your present work with tribal peoples. We began to legalize pot in the early 60s, now its legal or at least they'll never stop it. The pot movement now needs establish limits, however. Internet news, blogs... are definitely realizing Marshall McLuhan's foresight in the 60s that the media would ultimately democratize the world because the truth will be known. Brian -----Original Message----- From: David Cory Frankel Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 7:29 PM To: Brian Hill Subject: Re: San Fran, 23 March, screening: VOICES OF DISSENT Aloha :) I was a bit premature in suggesting that Solomon deserves a tomato ~ after all - free speech and what not .... And as for Medea, I am reminded that tomato throwing might be considered less than fully nonviolent - but ACLU has opined that a banana crème pie is nonviolent - so I change my suggestion to pie ~ As for real biz - I would ask - What has the "progressive" movement accomplished in the past 5 years? What have we done that has prevailed by any measure of success? Is there any measure of success in our movement or is it constant struggle w/o end? Brian, can you give me some perspective here that indicates any progress at all? Finally, did you see that the Rachel Corrie play was shitcanned in NYC because the Jewish Community couldn't stomach a telling of her story, in her words - she is actually credited as the playright and even though it sold out in 2 separate runs in London, it couldn't even get on the schedule in NY and the Workshop that was putting in on pussied out - due to local pressures - apparently, the NY Jewish Community doesn't want to hear about an Israeli crushing an American to death in a Caterpillar bulldozer ~ the story is at www.alternet.org - Namaste :) on 3/18/06 2:56 PM, Brian Hill at •••@••.••• wrote: > Come to a screening of VOICES OF DISSENT > > Host: > Karil Daniels > Location: > New College of California > 766 Valencia St. (near 19th St, ), AL View Map > When: > Thursday, March 23, 7:00pm -- -------------------------------------------------------- Escaping the Matrix website http://escapingthematrix.org/ cyberjournal website http://cyberjournal.org blog: cyberjournal forum http://cyberjournal-rkm.blogspot.com/ blog: Achieving real democracy http://harmonization.blogspot.com/ blog: for readers of ETM http://matrixreaders.blogspot.com/ blog: Community Empowerment http://empowermentinitiatives.blogspot.com/ Blogger made easy http://quaylargo.com/help/ezblogger.html subscribe cyberjournal list mailto:•••@••.••• Posting archives http://cyberjournal.org/show_archives/?lists=newslog ___________________________________________ In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.