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The Great 2000s Awakening - We Are Exposing the Corporate Wizard of Oz Game

I remember in the late 60s we tried
to connect the dots between
corporate games and our actual lives
In fact I believe we may have had
the first modern Wall Street protest
when we were fighting to get churches to agree to
reparations for years of ecclesiastical racism


Now we are connecting the dots
Koch products create and manifest sprawl.

I have tried through my work on Twitter
to establish a clear connection between
with Koch and other GOP attack and voter suppression efforts
and the desire of these forces to sustain the oppressive order they have created

Sprawl is its signature
but because most of us value aspects of it
it is a terribly difficult task
to link the highway you drive to work on
with the suppression at the polls
If you visit here you will find a good deal
that relates to this problem
and how to solve it

This election may be the biggest
step to connecting the dots
that we have had
bigger than 2008

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

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…