Friday, March 13, 2015

The Insanity of Repression – v3

A short-term solution,
now that the world is watching;
the winds of change blowing
throughout this whole region

The insanity of repression,
firing on the mourners;
steeling the people’s resolve
that they must be free

The tide turning
the despots losing;
the winds of change
blowing on the sand

The insanity of repression
killing their own people;
soon they will be standing
on their own graves

edited March 13, 2015
The Insanity of Repression – v3

(merging edits to original and version 2)
edited October 29, 2014
The Insanity of Repression – v2
February 19, 2011
The Insanity of Repression
on the transformations since the beginning of January -
all the protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya,
Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Djibouti, Mauritania, Senegal, etc.
especially the resignation of Hosni Mubarak
February 11, 2011
and the jubilance in Tahrir Square
versus the bloodshed in Bahrain and Libya, etc.
February 18, 2011
hearing claim by President Obama 2/15/2011
in a news conference that when history books tell it
we will be seen as being on the right side of history
in how the United States responded
Post on Twitter by Wael Ghonim
“Our Revolution was like Wikipedia”
February 14, 2011
Post on Twitter by Wael Ghonim
 “This is Revolution 2.0: No one was a hero because everyone was a hero.
February 13, 2011
and see
A Prayer for the People of Egypt (February 3, 2011)
by Safiyah Fosua
Matthew 5:13-20 (NRSV)
(and Matthew 5:1-12, Beatitudes)
John 6:51 (Call to Worship)
Isaiah 58.6-12 (NRSV)
John 13:34-35 and Ephesians 4:4-6
Micah 6:8
Call to Worship (John 6:51)
Worship Theme: “A Meal for All People”
and sermon, “Salty Christians”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 6, 2011
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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