He Not Busy Being Born, Is Busy Dying

( – promoted by buhdydharma )

The Progressive Movement is busy being born.  

The Conservative Movement is busy dying.  

New media is busy being born.  

Old media is busy dying.  

Multicultural America is busy being born.  

Racist America is busy dying.  

Why are they howling and screeching with such fear and fury?  

Because they’re dying.

And they know it.  

People power is busy being born.  Corporate power is busy dying.  It’s not dead yet.  But it will be. Terminal Greed Syndrome will kill it.   Dr. Geithner and Dr. Bernanke pumped $10 trillion of morphine into it to ease the pain, but that’s not a cure, that won’t save it, it will only delay the inevitable.    

People power is being born in Burma . . .

Line of monks Pictures, Images and Photos

That birth has been painful, but democracy in Burma is being born, and the junta is busy dying.

People power is being born in Iran . . .

iran protests Pictures, Images and Photos

That birth has been painful, but democracy in Iran is being born, and the Khamenei regime is busy dying.

People power is being born in America.  Obama drew crowds of 100,000 during the campaign.  Two million people attended his Inauguration.  We all know he’s broken too many promises, we all know he’s caved to the right on too many issues, but this isn’t about him, it’s about us.  Our future isn’t in his hands, it’s in our hands.  

What was accomplished during the first six months of the Renaissance?  Not much.  But a new and better world was born in the years that followed.    

What was accomplished during the first six months of the Age of Enlightenment?  Not much.  But a new and better world was born in the years that followed.  

Keep that perspective.  Don’t let setbacks and betrayals get you down.  The ideals we all believe in are busy being born.  The old world, the world of oppression is dying.  It will fight to survive, but it will only survive this new century if we let it survive.  

A new and better world is being born, for the warriors whose strength is not to fight, for the refugees on their unarmed road of flight, for each and every underdog soldier in the night.

A new and better world is being born, for the rebel, for the raked, for the luckless, the abandoned and forsaked, for all the outcasts burning constantly at stake.

A new and better world is being born, for the searching ones on their speechless, secret trail, for the lonesome, haunted lovers with too personal a tale, for each unharmful gentle soul locked up inside a jail.

A new world is being born, for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed, for the countless, confused, accused, misused strung out ones and worse, for everyone who shares our Dream, in the whole wide universe.  

Martin Luther King Pictures, Images and Photos

Let us rise up with a greater readiness.  

Let us stand with a greater determination.  

And let us move on in these powerful days,

These days of challenge,

To make the world what it ought to be.  


   

47 comments

Skip to comment form

  1. early 1960s. Bobby This, Bobby That, culminating in Bobby Vinton

    1963/4 – The Beatles. Things will never be the same. Followed by the Rolling Stones, Dylan goes electric, San Francisco

    today – Jonas Brothers, Britney Spears, various people who might as well be named Bobby.

    Yes, we have access to other stuff if we look hard enough or know someone who can tell us where to look but the mainstream is run by the guys who lost their power, regrouped and regained power.

    So too in politics. The Nixon group got thrown out, as they should have been, regrouped and came back as “Reagan!” Only this time they figured out how to keep in the game, co-opting Clinton and now, I believe, Obama.

    We have got to get our hands on major media and maybe more than that. “They” are too ruthless. They will always try to come back from the dead.

  2. I have to admit, I’m cautiously optimistic myself.

    The assholes seem to be running out of things to say. It’s little more than noise now. And I’ve always thought that they have a harder job than we do. I mean, how do you sell an ideology to people that brutalizes them?

    P.S.: And to add to your list: Let’s not forget the increasing independence of Latin America, which is a major loss for the empire.

  3. At least that’s what Shamans call it.  

    You can see the whole line of events from far away, from the perspective of the eagle or the condor high in the sky, you see all of the connections, all of the trends, where it’s all going, destiny, the course of human life.

    And when you search deep in your heart for your deepest aspirations for yourself, for your family, for your people, for mother earth, for father sky, for the star brothers and sisters, the the two legged, the four legged, the winged, the creepy crawlies, the tree people, the stone people,  all of creation, when you dream the new world, you create the new paradigm, the new way, the new path, the new destiny.  You literally dream the new world into being.  And if you walk the beauty path, you dream and create a new, beautiful world.

    This is a beginning.  This inhale is the new beginning.  Thank you thank you thank you.  

  4. the comments under this video.  I counted over 90 different nations, all saying the same thing. Peace!

    • jamess on July 23, 2009 at 3:22 am

    for the thought-provoking post.

    It helps to take the long-horizon view,

    sometimes.

    the ultimate power resides with The People …

  5. its so easy to get discouraged, and weighed down with it all.

    thanks you Rusty, for this perspective bump.

Comments have been disabled.