Thursday, March 13, 2008

I heart Keith Olbermann

Wake up!

Which Spike Lee film was it where he screamed "Wake up!" (Was it "School Daze?") That's what I feel like doing this morning. We're killing Mother Earth. Kids are getting dumber. War and famine are killing people all over the world. In this rich country, children are starving and going without healthcare. Women aren't safe in their own homes. The government runs for the good of corporations and not its citizens. Women still don't get paid the same as men for doing the same job. American jobs are floating away overseas. Gay families don't have the rights hetero ones do. We're sliding into recession. Gas is inching toward $4/gallon and our president merely finds it "interesting." Oh, and racism? Bigotry is being inflamed by a power-mad MONSTER (Yeah, I said it!) and (some of) the people who love her.

We're in the middle of a presidential election cycle and I haven't heard anything about Iraq, healthcare, the economy or anything else important in days. So, when I heard the strains of this song playing as a bumper to a talk radio program, I screamed "Yes!" This is what folks need to hear! I added this song to the "Rise up!" playlist on my iPod and here I offer it to you:

Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
fea Teddy Pendergrass
"Wake up everybody!"

Don't be distracted. Wake up!


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