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09

Dec

Genaro

Dad,

I often sit and wonder
In the darkness of my fears
And in the light of my joys
And in the dancing of my thoughts  
Are you everywhere now?
Or are you now no where?
I remember you told me
You’d always be there
But I can’t see you
Why did you lie
Why did you leave
You were the only soul
That  loved me so
Always doesn’t exist

08

Nov

“Since I had the inclinatation and the training, helping people came naturally. I wasn’t thinking in terms of organizing members, but just a duty that I had to do. That goes back to my mother’s training. It was not until later that I realized that this was a good organizing tool, although maybe unconsciously, I was already beggining to understand.

But I was used by people for a long time until I wised up. It wasn’t that they wanted to do it, but that I was not prepared or able to tell them what to do in return. My work was just another war on poverty gimick, which is what happens when people are given everything and don’t give anything in return. you can’t mold them into any action.

Well, one night it just hit me. Once you helped people, most became very loyal. The people who helped us back when we wanted volunteers were the people we had helped. So I began to get a group of those people around me.

Once I realized helping people was an organizing technique, I increased that work. I was willing to work all day and night and go to hell and back for people- provided they also did something for the CSO in return. I never felt bad asking for that. It didn’t contradict my parents’ teachings, because I wasn’t asking for something for myself.

For a long time we didn’t know how to put that work together into an organization. But we learned after a while- we learned how to help people by making them responsible. Today it’s the same principle with the Union. And it works. We don’t get everybody, but we get enough to get that nucleus. I think solving problems for people is the only way to build solid groups.”
― César Chávez

11

Aug

#Revolutionary

#Revolutionary

27

May

qweent:

Truth 001

qweent:

Truth 001

24

May

(Source: vfhl)

23

May

If I met me now, I wouldn’t know me.
Carrie Bradshaw (via bettysanders)

03

Apr

No human being is illegal

30

Mar

Amour Fou

Pronunciation: /əˌmʊə ˈfuː, amuʀ fu/

Definition of Amour Fou
noun
1. Wild love. 2. Uncontrollable or obsessive passion.

23

Jan

Being soothed by soul music right now…. This song hits home

21

Jan

04

Dec

24

Nov

I am completely a loner. In my head I want to feel I can be anywhere. There is a sort of recklessness that being a loner allows me.
― Arundhati Roy

18

Oct

A magazine cover from 1950…. 

Not too long ago, we were not allowed to vote. We were silenced and voiceless because of the color of our skin, and that was the “law”.  Things are different now…someone stood up for you and fought for you to have a voice, to be able to vote; someone even died for your right to vote. And yet, there are still people who choose not to vote, and they come up with whatever excuse they can for not doing so. 

Something worse than having someone choose for you, decide for you, silence you…. something worse is when you silence yourself.  When you give up your right and let someone else make choices and decisions for you.  History repeats itself, and freedom and our rights can be compromised and taken away yet again.  In fact, some of our rights already have been. 
Whatever your excuse for not voting is, it’s not good enough. It is not ok to not exercise your right to vote, the right that you once didn’t have.  It is not ok to make excuses.  It is not ok for people to have died in vain. Even if you don’t vote for Obama or Romney, you have the option to vote for a third party.  What matters is that you vote. What’s important is that you don’t let “them” take back your rights, or dictate you, or decide for you. It’s bad enough that “they” once took and still attempt to take our rights and power from us, but it’s even worse if you bow your head and let them.

A magazine cover from 1950….

Not too long ago, we were not allowed to vote. We were silenced and voiceless because of the color of our skin, and that was the “law”. Things are different now…someone stood up for you and fought for you to have a voice, to be able to vote; someone even died for your right to vote. And yet, there are still people who choose not to vote, and they come up with whatever excuse they can for not doing so.

Something worse than having someone choose for you, decide for you, silence you…. something worse is when you silence yourself. When you give up your right and let someone else make choices and decisions for you. History repeats itself, and freedom and our rights can be compromised and taken away yet again. In fact, some of our rights already have been.

Whatever your excuse for not voting is, it’s not good enough. It is not ok to not exercise your right to vote, the right that you once didn’t have. It is not ok to make excuses. It is not ok for people to have died in vain. Even if you don’t vote for Obama or Romney, you have the option to vote for a third party. What matters is that you vote. What’s important is that you don’t let “them” take back your rights, or dictate you, or decide for you. It’s bad enough that “they” once took and still attempt to take our rights and power from us, but it’s even worse if you bow your head and let them.