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Polonius addresses the confused and apprehensive Democrats


Polonius was famous for pithy sayings like the one above
authored in the heat of the 2012 campaign by your Polonius clone
That would be me blatent and unashamed
Here are things we should do now to ensure against a
wretched nausea attack in October when it is too late to stop the
demons of the GOP - Big Lies, Rampant PAC Ads, Voter Suppression on Steroids
1
Pledge now that we will out-raise the GOP in September 
with SMALL donations just to show we have moxie and fight
and could care less about the obscene posturing of Big Money
2
Marshall every sane artist and creator to immediately
start doing original work to dramatize every flaw
of the GOP 
Their voter suppression
Their war on women
Their hatred of immigrants
Their aversion to the middle class
Videos street theater demonstrations
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3
Instead of marching to Pretoria
March perambulate or progress on foot
to the Polls
Make election day a community celebration
Plan now for the party of your life
Say we will not allow the sallow idiots who have the money 
to spoil our election
Say we will do with our commitment and our feet what the GOP cannot
do with its cynical  effort to manipulate us
with  fear and lies

Now there are many other things we could do now to allay pain then
and it's OK to let a cliche come to rest on our troubled pate
just as a pat on the back that says Courage Sister Courage Brother
We will win this one

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The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…