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I feel it…
Some of the songs are good. Almost reminds me of De La Soul, but without their “smooth” (i.e. rougher, but still smooth - if that makes sense).
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This story honestly made me cry. Last presidential voting year, I put up my own innocent yard sign, Kerry/Edwards ‘04… nothing more. A woman from my church happened to pass by… apparently passed the information along to the church officials, the church that I had been a member of since I was 6, the church that I worked for as their nursery caretaker, where my dad was a deacon, where my mom was a praise and worship leader, the church that was run by my mother’s sister and her brother-in-law… the only church I ever knew, you know? The church officials, they came down on us. And they came down on us hard. Preaching about us at first, but never by name, in the Sunday morning sermons, and then, finally, when we wouldn’t give up and just go, we were ousted. Kicked out. Not allowed back in. Just because… we’re not republican? Because we have our own opinions? What could that possibly have to do with Jesus or God’s love?
It was wrong. It’s still wrong. And to be honest, it still hurts.
Wow Brianna. Wow.
All I can do I suppose.. is say,
I hear you. I can only imagine how hard, how discouraging that could’ve been.
that stunned me Brianna.
but why go to church with people so out of themselves like that, with the complete abscene of God because of their actions and perspective?
Brianna, that is very just…ugh. Bet they are regretting it now that they have Bush.
When I first joined the Army I believed I would go to the war and make a difference in the lives of the people in a suffering nation. I was the guy who believed in removing a Tyrant from power, I felt America was the Kid who saw an 18 year old boy beating up a helpless little girl. We couldn’t just stand by any longer and watch it happen we had to do something. We took the bully out but what next? The Corporations are the only reason we are still here. They get rich off this war and my brothers and sisters die and their families back home fall apart, FOR WHAT. KBR(the civilian contracting company) just at the beginning of the year signed a 17+ billion dollar 10 year contract for continued services in the Middle East. Is that the time table for a pull out? We did what we came to do “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” right? WHAT NEXT where do we go from here
I have just been put onto the Flobots via a music channel in New Zealand. I was extremely impressed with “Handlebars” and the song sent shivers down my spine. Finally the awakening takes another big step. This is a time for real courage in the face of oppression on a large scale. We’re on the right path my brothers and sisters.
This discussion forum is very interesting. The idea (although not a new one) of the American people finally standing up en-mass against the in-justice of their own government is long overdue for realisation and activation.
An idea that was almost pushed aside had it not been for your corageous activists shouting till blue in the face. Yes, the govments tricks just about worked. everything is o.k go back to sleep. As a non-american I have a kinda outside looking in perspective to your glass house. Yes, your govmnts foreign policy has made the world hate you and your leaders. And I empathise with you for this as it effects the entire planet. For a long time now i have wished to see the American people rise up and take control back for them selves. But the fact that it hasn’t happened shows us that the majority of people in your country aren’t prepared to fight for this. Rather for financial gain.
We (the rest of the world) can’t vote in your elections, we can’t change your govmnt or hold them accountable for the attocities they have commited.
IT IS UP TO YOU! You are the only ones who can make this change. We have been waiting for the American people to grow some balls, wake up and do something about it, and now I see that happening. YES,YES FINALLY!
You have a great nation, with many positive attributes and it’s time for you to reach your true potential as world leaders. This is a world community now like it or not. The rest of the world need not resent you or hate you. The American travellers I meet need not be embarrassed to reveal their nationality or put Canadian flags on their backpacks to avoid conflict and harrasment. I support your struggle for when your people win, everyone wins. Bands like Flobots are the catalyst for bringing together all the hard work and sacrifices of your activists. The worlds is changing rapidly and unless you make this change for the better your entire country is at risk of total destruction from which no phoenix shall rise.
“Military revolution is not the solution / it’s a persistence of passive resistance as we walk toward a peacful existence” D.Z.
A facinating and inspiring tale. However, I thought it was unfair to make the antagonists “stereotypical”, this isn’t a supposed to be a war between two groups, but an understanding for the betterment of humanity.
Maybe I’m too sensitive to such things, but I felt that a message concerning a world without prejudice and discrimination shouldn’t be portraying southerners in such a dim light.
That flag does not display a swastika or burning cross.
The reason I feel this way is because I know people who would likely fit the typical southerner as far as clothing, speech, and hobbies are concerned, yet they aren’t racist in any way.
In spite of this, I still enjoyed the overall message of furthering your cause intelligently.
I really like these comics io have not experienced anything like this though my friends say there is no point to these comics. I dont agree though my only question is how does this have anything to do with the flobots?