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america, believe in yourself

Postby love » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:37 am

america, believe in yourself - watch jim carrey in 'the majestic'; and build up your belief in yourselves - you are good people - even your ordinary crooks are good people in many ways - compared to the ones who are running your country without decency or purpose - arouse your decent disgust, and purge yourselves of these monsters who sadden your good hearts - feel no shame, for you are good; but send to lifeterm jail those who shamelessly commit deepest shames in your good name <p></p><i></i>
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Re: america, believe in yourself

Postby AnnaLivia » Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:20 pm

YES!!!!<br><br>oh, yes! oh, yesYESyesYESyesyesyesyesYES!!<br><br>kisses all over you, love, for saying this!! <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,

Postby seemslikeadream » Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:19 pm

<!--EZCODE FONT START--><span style="color:teal;font-size:xx-small;"> <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Let America be America again.<br>Let it be the dream it used to be.<br>Let it be the pioneer on the plain<br>Seeking a home where he himself is free.<br><br>(America never was America to me.)<br><br>Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--<br>Let it be that great strong land of love<br>Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme<br>That any man be crushed by one above.<br><br>(It never was America to me.)<br><br>O, let my land be a land where Liberty<br>Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,<br>But opportunity is real, and life is free,<br>Equality is in the air we breathe.<br><br>(There's never been equality for me,<br>Nor freedom in this "homeland of the free.)<br><br>Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark? <br>And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?<br><br>I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,<br>I am the Negro bearing slavery's scars.<br>I am the red man driven from the land,<br>I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek--<br>And finding only the same old stupid plan<br>Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.<br><br>I am the young man, full of strength and hope,<br>Tangled in that ancient endless chain<br>Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!<br>Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!<br>Of work the men! Of take the pay!<br>Of owning everything for one's own greed!<br><br>I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.<br>I am the worker sold to the machine.<br>I am the Negro, servant to you all.<br>I am the people, humble, hungry, mean--<br>Hungry yet today despite the dream.<br>Beaten yet today--O, Pioneers!<br>I am the man who never got ahead,<br>The poorest worker bartered through the years.<br><br>Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream<br>In the Old World while still a serf of kings,<br>Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,<br>That even yet its mighty daring sings<br>In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned<br>That's made America the land it has become.<br>O, I'm the man who sailed those early seas<br>In search of what I meant to be my home--<br>For I'm the one who left dark Ireland's shore,<br>And Poland's plain, and England's grassy lea,<br>And torn from Black Africa's strand I came<br>To build a "homeland of the free."<br><br>The free?<br><br>Who said the free? Not me?<br>Surely not me? The millions on relief today?<br>The millions shot down when we strike?<br>The millions who have nothing for our pay?<br>For all the dreams we've dreamed<br>And all the songs we've sung<br>And all the hopes we've held<br>And all the flags we've hung,<br>The millions who have nothing for our pay--<br>Except the dream that's almost dead today.<br><br>O, let America be America again--<br>The land that never has been yet--<br>And yet must be--the land where every man is free.<br>The land that's mine--the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME--<br>Who made America,<br>Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,<br>Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,<br>Must bring back our mighty dream again.<br><br>Sure, call me any ugly name you choose--<br>The steel of freedom does not stain.<br>From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,<br>We must take back our land again,<br>America!<br><br>O, yes,<br>I say it plain,<br>America never was America to me,<br>And yet I swear this oath--<br>America will be!<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,<br>The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,<br>We, the people, must redeem<br>The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.<br>The mountains and the endless plain--<br>All, all the stretch of these great green states--<br>And make America again!</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><br><br>Langston Hughes</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--></span><!--EZCODE FONT END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=seemslikeadream@rigorousintuition>seemslikeadream</A> at: 9/10/05 11:20 am<br></i>
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america, believe in yourself

Postby love » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:50 am

thanks, annalivia - you heard me - you give me great pleasure with your enjoyment<br><br>thanks for the poem, seemslikeadream, i hadnt come across that one<br><br>you know, every one of the evils that hughes mentions in that poem can be destroyed by spreading the word of maximum income - the american dream was built on limitation of individual fortunes to the maximum earnable by one person - renew the dream<br><br>www.globalhappiness.org [not an org] <p></p><i></i>
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Re: america, believe in yourself

Postby AnnaLivia » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:49 am

yes, seemslikeadream, you can pucker up, too. that was so appropriate, and truthful.<br><br>and, love, i just had to thank you for encouraging us to lift ourselves and each other up, instead of beating ourselves and each other up.<br><br>the future will be what we make it. and what we make it will come from what is in our heads and hearts. we are the only people here. it's up to us.<br><br>AnnaLivia has a great love for and faith in the people. she awaits the day when they realize their own true goodness, and the power of that goodness.<br><br>(but no man is good enough to be another man's master.) <p></p><i></i>
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