An Amazing Urban Landscape ~ “New York as Utopia/Dystopia”

“New York as Utopia/Dystopia” – Torin Rozzelle Photography- 2016

This landscape takes me away – and I appreciate the title.  It can be realized as a utopia or a dystopia.

It always brings to me a sense of awe – something magical with kindness and cooperation – a benevolent kingdom. Hope lives there.

Had I seen it after the inauguration…..well………..one can easily see where the dystopia may come in.

What do you see?

 

Tuesday’s Tune~ “Take Me To Church” ~ Hozier

My lover’s got humour
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped her sooner
If the Heavens ever did speak
She is the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
‘We were born sick,’ you heard them say it
My church offers no absolutes
She tells me ‘worship in the bedroom’
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it
Command me to be well
Amen. Amen. Amen

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

If I’m a pagan of the good times
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice
To drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We’ve a lot of starving faithful
That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

No masters or kings when the ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean
Amen. Amen. Amen

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

Songwriters
BYRNE, ANDREW HOZIER

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Dear SCOTUS – Racism in the US is Far From Over, But You Knew That

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Picture taken by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, a poet and adjunct professor at University of Colorado, on their march through Rosebud Mo for Journey for Justice.

Journey for Justice was a 7 day action of about 50 protesters that walked from Ferguson MO to Jefferson City to protest for the civil rights of Black and Brown people as a whole, particularly men, and the police brutality/racial profiling of Black and Brown men by an increasingly militarized police.

This action concluded successfully today with their arrival in Jefferson City.

The protesters along the way were met with racist resistance and counter-protests featuring Confederate Flags, signs filled with racial slurs that looked like they came out of 1955.  Racists also protested the protesters by lining roads and screaming slurs as well as placing watermelon, fried chicken and 40 ounce bottles of malt liquor (could they get anymore cliche?) along points in the road.

The creepy women in the picture literally followed the protesters in her car, all the way through Rosebud, while flashing this sign out the window.  The expression on her face makes my skin more than crawl; full of smug hate and distain. She found pleasure in this. PLEASURE.  As did most of the racist counter protesters they encountered along the way.

News Flash creepy lady and racists in general:  The year is 2014 and the Supreme Court says that racism in the USA is over.  Apparently you and a whole host of others in the USA have ignored that memo.

Would you like to address that ignorance, SCOTUS? I dare you.

If you can stomach it and want to see more of the overt hate encountered on their journey, please follow Andrew on Twitter – @AndrewMKdotcom as well as #Journeyforjustice, #NAACP, #Ferguson and #Michaelbrown.

I can be found on Twitter – @Bohemianmoon