Céad Míle Fáilte ~ A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

Here we seek a rest in the shade, some cool water and a little kindness. This blog is dedicated to peace, truth, justice and a post- industrial, post-petroleum illumined world in spite of all odds against it. I very much like the line about the ancient knight (see poem below) "His helmet now shall make a hive for bees" It is reminiscent of "beating swords into ploughshares" a sentiment I heartily approve of. Thank you for visiting ~ I hope you return!

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Odd Man Out ~ Viva Don Quixote!

I love the guy in history and art who sticks up for the good no matter how hard it is, marches to a different drummer, who tilts at windmills, and would "endure the Bastille" for others. I've seen Lonesome Dove at least 6 times and think Robert Duvall's character Augustus McCrae in that old TV cowboy drama is on a par with the sheriff in High Noon or Victor Hugo's immense man of mercy and goodness in Les Miserables, Jean Valjean, which I've seen live three times already & read the entire 1,250 page novel; what a Victor Hugo geek, eh wot?

I'm a fan of Gandhi and Mother Teresa, Tom Paine, Samuel and John Adams, and in recent days, Ron Paul, Chuck Hagel and Dennis Kucinich. I don't agree with all they stand for, and think Ron and Dennis are both dangerously close to the edge ~ the cheese might slide off their cracker at any moment ~ but what an edge to be close to! The paradoxes presented to Valjean by Jauvert in Les Miz, the challlenge to ethics and values that Jake Spoon presents in Lonesome Dove, are present in the current tableau. ( I've blogged on this over at Gaia here previously.)

A clean breeze is blowing through this land ~ let the windows of your mind and soul open up, let the equivocations and excuses for the high and mighty cease, and let honest plain people back into the halls of power.

Servant leadership is almost back in vogue, as defined in the gospels: He that is the greatest among you shall be your servant Matthew 23:11. May it come soon.

Kucinich Calling For Impeachment

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