Keeping it Small and Simple

2008.04.22

Is it for freedom?

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 00:19

If you watch Democracy Now, you will no doubt have heard this wonderful song by Sara Thomsen, called Is it for Freedom?

Note that the YouTube video I linked to contains some rather disturbing images. I think you should watch them while you listen to this song. You really need to watch them. You really need to see what bringing democracy to Iraq looks like. You need to see what exists behind all the propaganda you hear from the criminals who started this whole mess.

Now I have an extremely varied taste in music. Some would say that I have a weird taste, which I shall not deny. But Sara Thomsen represents the kind of quality music that could get me to put an end to my long-standing refusal to support the music industry. I have not bought a single music CD or video since the early 1990s.

You can find out more about Sara Thomsen at her website.

2008.04.11

The war on war

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 03:32

We don’t need a war on drugs. People can drink alcohol, so they should be allowed to smoke pot.

We don’t need a war on terror. Instead of fighting terrorists, we should be fighting the poverty, the inequality, the hopelessness that causes terrorism in the first place.

We do need a war on war. War causes nothing but suffering. This war should have no causalities. It should be a peaceful battle against the forces of destruction.

Make love not war, or in a more modern version: don’t kill, fuck.

2008.03.28

Action in support of Iran

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 02:18

You can watch this for a short but quite good introduction. Then go here and demand seeking diplomatic solutions with Iran.

If the U.S. goes to war with Iran, there will be no winner. The biggest loser will be the Iranian people. Enough lives have been wasted over one idiotic war in the region and the lives of Iraqis have not improved, regardless of what the war criminal in the White House claims. Don’t let it happen again. Speak up against this madness before it is too late.

The U.S. and Britain intervened in Iran’s affairs once. We live with the consequences of that still today, and we don’t need a replay. There are far better ways of supporting democracy in Iran then by blowing the country to bits and giving lucrative reconstruction contracts to Halliburton and others. Recognizing the other as an equal partner in a peaceful dialog would be a good start.

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