Day 23 of my Boycott of TSA and the Airlines
Meditation, tranquility, connecting with nature—animals-people-spirit-self—the reason realigning with wholesomeness feels so good is because it is the antidote to so much malevolence bombarding us.
When I open my eyes to the evil and face how completely our technologies have trumped every moral compass and gauge the complexity of the problem, I’m overwhelmed. It seems so unfathomable that our collective resources and energies gear toward spying on dissidents over feeding our starving children.
When I acknowledge what it means that we consistently turn away from our power structures’ capabilities to Fabricate Truth, with three recent glaring cases to prove it–9/11, Iraq invasion and the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal–I feel it’s hopeless. This is not Goliath, this Patriarchy we tolerate, it’s an army of Goliaths.
When I say Patriarchy I mean it actually in the sense of the more aptly coined “Kyriarchy”–it’s about domination and submission; it’s about ranking based on privileges, perceived or otherwise. The elite rule over the majority–as in the “daddy knows best” model at home and the “do as I command” model of our government globally. We make great homage to this system each time we raise our arms in the position of a criminal in order for the right to board an aircraft!
But in the misguided way of making this a battle of the sexes we’ve lost sight of the bigger picture. While Rush is calling us all “femiNazis” the power structures sweep an elephant under the rug: Citizens United. They don’t care if we notice it or not–they’re counting on how much time and effort it will take us all to get it out of our house. Several key elections could easily pass by that time along with the time and resources of scores of key people against corporate power in politics.
So I’m trying to get back into the realm of solutions and I remember Pussy Riot. A little known Russian punk band splashes across global headlines for months as they’re arrested and convicted to jail time for hooliganism. Even Madonna pays tribute to these sweet young 20-somethings who pose as prim girls-next-door trying to protest against Putin.
Of course, sex must surely be a big part of the soul-ution! After all, it’s about connection-to others, to the self, to the impulse of nature. Surely part of their notoriety comes simply from the fact that sex and sexy words work and they’re mostly universal.
That’s where the audience is and they are very vocal and vigorous. We can use art to inspire activism against the Kyriarchy, and we can use sex too! Any form of non-violent sabotage, one pussy at a time.
Follow this blog for the next 3 days and really consider if all this Terrorist Watching is making you feel any safer.
If you think there might be something rotting in OUR House that needs our attention, simply in the comments section write:
Not in my House!