ride on that peace train
I am a glutton for punishment. It can be the only explanation why I keep wading through the sludge of Indymedia.
Last night I had a dream. It was Feb. 15 and there were close to a million demonstrators in NYC and we all started marching around the city. The cars, big SUV's with tinted windows, were incredibly frustrated because we were blocking traffic and disrupting their disconnected and illusioned lives. Someone started yelling "Turn over the car," and soon everyone began chanting "Turn over the cars." Working together, the masses went from car to car and turned them all upside down. It was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. Every car in midtown was either lying on its side or completely upside down. It was like art, politics, expression, beauty, freedom, truth, honesty, courage all coming together in this beautiful, surreal statement.
I wonder if this was just a dream, or a vision.
Yes, the honesty and courage it takes to turn over someone's personal property - well, it just brings tears to my eyes.
Ironically, I had the same dream last night. Except when the masses turned my car over, you were pinned underneath. I was laughing.
I especially liked this bold statement by another poster:
Yes, throw paper all over Times Square. These brain-dead morons have a history of destroying one of their pet causes to promote another. Nevermind that the leaflets will be blown all over the area, causing a litter nightmare, wasting tons of papers that trees had to be cut down to make. It's about the war today. Environmentalism is so 90's.
I decide to delve a little deeper into the pit and found a protest song.
In the Garden of Eden is available as an mp3 on the Indymedia site and the lyrics are avalable here.
Oh, look. How clever. He took the tune to Inna Gadda Da Vida and put the words In the Garden of Eden over it.
Too bad the Simpons did it first.
The cute lyricists of the anti-war program came up with these words:
In the Garden of Eden
A tyrant rules the land
Even worse than that ole Osama
And the Taliban...
We wage war in the name of peace
We don't care about our fellow man
The only thing we'll liberate
Is the oil under the sand.
It goes on like that for a while.
I'm sorry I made you look at that.
You guys are slacking with the counter-protest stuff. I need slogans. Songs. Poems. Anything I can put on a piece of paper and stick on the cars of everyone going on the "Peace Trains" Saturday.