Correct me if I am wrong. The Koch brothers have zoomed to forty billion plus because the world is in love with oil and coal and other suicidal energy options. They have the power to launch a car-free world and make it sconomically viable. It is not that hard to figure out. But they persist on the highway to dissaster When I look at the Kochs, I do not think they are an enemy who will really change things. I see them as the flip side of a narrow band of idiocy inhabited by everyone who has the power to create the future. When they wake up, the world will breathe a deep sigh of relief. But for the moment the Kochs are big energy. And between big government and big energy there is little to choose. Neither see the future. Both fail to lead.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.
There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.
This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.