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Health care was a rehearsal for general reform in the USA


Health care was a rehearsal for general reform in the USA
Health care regardless of what happens is improved
The political trajectory for health care will inevitably be compromise
Obama was absolutely correct in pushing health care reform
when he did
Every area of American existence needs reform similar to ACA
The bloated and bribe-soaked Pentagon requires a massive overhaul
The work on education will not be resolved until we 
create walkable child-friendly communities
Our mangled and unjust prison system needs massive reform top to bottom
Every area of reform was presaged in Senator Obama's 
initial agenda which remains unchanged
The only thing that can halt Obama reforms is a massive
GOP rout in November
It is the scope of the change we need that accounts for
the unseemly virulence of the GOP
I think these changes are long overdue and
can reverse national decline
I think the GOP recipe is to delay and eviscerate
change hoping for miracles
The only miracle that has ever existed is the spirit
or force within humankind
and our capacity to will and enact
the values of tolerance democracy helpfulness 
and non-idolatry





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A Setting for a Poem "Denial" Beloved by the Greek People by the Nobel Prize Winning Poet Giorgos Seferis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

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 …

Obama Ads Should Be Grass Roots Cinema Verite

ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

'via Blog this'

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.




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