Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saul Williams - Not in Our Name (The Pledge of Resistance)

Saul Williams gets his "poetry of resistance" groove on.


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4 comments:

MD said...

Hey Bill,

Allow me to submit that to the extent Williams' ideas here should be taken seriously, the best solution comes from the libertarian wing of the conservative movement -- namely, that to improve the efficiency of government at the federal level, and to make this level more responsive to the various and disparate concerns of its citizens, it needs to be drastically smaller and more limited. And the other levels of government (individual, family, civil, city, state) more vibrant, and less smothered by the federal gov't's three branches.

Because, by definition, a more limited, federalist government is more in "our name", more flexible to "our" views; "our" meaning American citizens, all of them.

WH said...

Strangely enough I agree. And if he is on the ballet (or if he is the nominee) I might well vote for the Libertarian Mike Gravel. I agree with him on most issues.

If Ron Paul weren't so opposed to social progressivism (choice, gay rights), I'd consider him if he were the candidate.

We DO need to return government to the people.

Peace,
Bill

MD said...

Yeah, it would be something if the party could rise up to be a genuine alternative on the national level. That'll probably only happen, though, with several election cycles of increasing victories by the Libertarian candidates for state and local offices. Seeing libertarians on school boards, city councils, state senates, etc. would usefully demystify, and make a national candidate less objectionable, per se.

Any good lib candidates in Arizona? Pickings seem slim right now in Illinois.

MD

WH said...

The Libertarians are pretty organized in AZ, but they don't do a very good job of making themselves visible.

There's always one running in local elections, but Tucson is mostly Democratic (60+ %). In the rural areas to the south and to the west, I suspect they do quite well.

I'll let you know as things get closer to the election.

Peace,
Bill