Thursday, January 8, 2009

Peace in Oakland

At sunset tonight, Oakland will collectively slow down into a deep, meditative state. People will sit quietly and explore their feelings about the interconnectedness and fragility of life. As they emerge onto the streets later, they will cautiously seek each others' eyes and look for connection. They will smile, sadly, but feel a tinge of hope nonetheless. They will share cups of tea. They will hug.

The neo-colonialists in denial from Berkeley and their permanently pubescent compatriots from San Francisco will stay the fuck home and deal with their anger about their parents in some other way than coming to Oakland and taking over people's peaceful protest about the death of a young man at the hands of police, and turning it into a shitstorm.

It may be that this can only be achieved by someone going over there and spiking their drinks with large doses of ecstasy.

Anyone?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I had any ecstasy, I would certainly donate it to this very worthy cause.

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