Monday, July 4, 2011

happy 4th of july

i usually post photos and don't write much.
today however:
repeat after me:
we are a nation of immigrants
some people came here against their will and their stolen labor built much of our nation.
other people were here long before any of us came here.
real democracy includes economic democracy
our freedom is based on good public schools, public libraries and
class mobility
freedom to consume goods made by poorly paid workers is not freedom at all.
you can't consume yourself to freedom and democracy.
be good and treat other people well.
american rugged individualism doesn't mean treating other people like garbage
wealth based on the poverty of others isn't just unsustainable, it is right mean and stupid.
thanks for reading this. have fun- i feel honored that you are interested in my corner of the world


  1. I love this corner of the world and the blog that shines a light on it.

    With that said, let me just point out that not every group came here through immigration. I do not believe there is any way to interpret my ancestors' arrival here as immigration. I'm just sayin'.

    You rock, rule and ride (your bike, a mat, a surfboard)!! Love to you and yours!!

  2. Thank you, dear! The edits are perfect!

  3. when you are right you are right!
    paz y dignidad,
    ps- susan got a full in and out barrel on the surfster