Posts Tagged ‘Madison Rallies’

Rotunda Report from Madison on March 11

Another report from my Uncle Brad. It’s somewhat bizarre to have moved to Madison from Chicago, and yet to be visiting some dear friends in Chicago during these last few days. My friends are leaving the US, so I feel good about the decision to spend extra time with them, but I’ve been sending lots of love, Reiki and Runes to Madison and around the world. It seems many other exciting spots have popped up this week. Thanks again to Brad Palmer for his on-the-ground reports, humor and good cheer:

Hi, Kids….I expected tonight would be a light one on the capitol square, what with the anticipation of Saturday–Teamsters, AF of L-CIO, the Tractorcade, the return of the Wisconsin 14–and the latter ARE going to march with the predicted tens of thousands of demonstrators, in unity for the people of Wisconsin’s support for them, and our thanks and support for them. Personally, I’m hoping for over 100,000 people. And I further anticipate the continuation of these demonstrations until we get our state back. We are Wisconsin, not a division of Koch Industries.

There were perhaps 200 marching around the square tonight when we arrived at 6:10 PM, many carrying their signs, some chanting, some playing musical instruments. The satellite TV news trucks were everywhere in anticipation of tomorrow. Milwaukee, Madison, and beyond represented. The Teamsters’ semis were lined up and outlined in tiny lights all round the trailers. Kathie and I walked around the square three times, exchanging quick conversations, like, “This is NOT over,” and those we met responded in kind. We could actually FEEL the anxiety, the expectation of tomorrow in the air. It was like most save a few of us were charging up for the protest.

We dined, and Kathie went back to Portage. She is going to walk recall petitions around Portage on Sunday and Monday to pick up any signatures we might have missed. Portage had another 150 volunteers to do the same for the recall of our disgraceful senator, Luther Olsen. Luther said his escorted exit from the senate after the illegal, immoral, unethical vote to ram Walker’s reprehensible bill was “the scariest gauntlet I’ve ever run.” I wonder why Luther doesn’t press skin with his constituency lately????

I returned to the square, wanted to experience some one on one with these pesky demonstrators. I came upon a group of women carrying signs, and asked one around my age if she was one of those union thugs. She laughed, said, “Yes,” and asked if I was, too. I replied, “No, I’m just a slob.” (Reference senator Fitzgerald’s reference to the 100,000 demonstrators of two weeks ago as ‘union thugs’ and ‘slobs’ and ‘some of that State Street bunch.’) I came upon a band of a baritone, clarinet, hand symbols, an accordion, and a drummer playing, “When the Saints.” I stopped and sang a few choruses with them, and continued walking. Cars on the street honked in approval of my “Recall Scott Walker” sign. I walked up to an elderly man (even older than I!) and said, “This ain’t over, young man!” to which he replied, “No, it’s not!” He said his wife was in a union. I came next upon a young couple whose two children were chanting, “Scott Walker has got to go.” I told them they were getting a better civics lesson than I ever got.

A new twist is the chalk art on the sidewalks of the square. (I wonder what cost Walker will assess to that “damage.” You recall he said the tape adhesive “damage” to the capitol was $7,500,000, a figure he later corrected to $250,000. Having been in the capitol building a lot ourselves, we would assess the “damage” at somewhere between $0 and nothing.) The most poignant thing I saw, in bold letters and bright yellow chalk, said; “If we can’t change the minds, we can change the faces.” –Lena Taylor. Well said.

The preponderance of the citizens of this state want these Republicans not only out of office, but out of our lives. I perceive the anger, determination, and perseverance of these people. Walker is uniting all of
us. I trust Saturday will only be a preview of things to come–a constant reminder to the media of this disgraceful misrepresentation of Wisconsin citizens.

Just to buck you all up a little, I listened to a woman from Michigan who phoned the host of 92.1 FM (progressive radio). Michigan’s governor (a Republican, go figure) has declared a “financial emergency” and is
attempting to elicit monies from pensions to line pockets. They are in far worse economic shape than Wisconsin. She said that what is happening in Wisconsin has got the Michigan residents, “Charged up!” America continues to look to Wisconsin to lead this fight of the middle class versus corporate
giants, and it looks like David just might KO Goliath again. We JUST AREN’T GIVING UP!

By the time I get to downtown Madison Saturday, the enormity of it will likely keep me from getting close. I hope that’s the case, I have previous appointments I must keep. I’m relying on my family (so far, seven of them will be there) to give me details. I’m sure the media coverage will be massive–but I DO NOT trust the media, they, too, are owned by Clear Channel, et al. I will do my best to tell you the truth in my own, albeit,
solidarity way.

I was heartened by the determination of children, students, grandparents on the square tonight–still walking when I left at 9 PM. NONE of them were conceding anything, all of them convinced and determined Walker’s pitiful short-lived regime is about to end–through the Constitution of Wisconsin and the absolutely heroic and historic will of her people.

Madison is about to explode into the largest peaceful, unified demonstration I will have seen in my lifetime. This is really going to be somethin’.

Solidarity, We are Wisconsin…

Brad

Michael Moore in Madison

I didn’t see this speech in person, and overall I’m somewhat ambivalent about Michael Moore. On the one hand, I admire his ability to research and reveal. On the other hand, I find a lot of emphasis on outrage, “gotcha journalism” and fear. I do like this speech, though, because it not only points out the problem, but also invites and invokes solutions.

I feel that way about most “conspiracy theory.” Most of the things that so-called conspiracy folks shout or whisper about have trickled into me via intuition, dreams and premonitions, especially since my brain injury, but even before that. I purposely isolated myself from major news media or “paranoid” radio shows because I felt some negative, brainwashing tendencies; however, the information found me in other ways. I have rarely spoken to others about my own personal take on our world, and certainly not publicly, not because I didn’t have opinions/theories/senses of my own — but rather because I DID. To say I have spent decades feeling uncomfortable and oftentimes hopping mad would be an understatement. In my own efforts to help raise the vibe of this planet, I did not feel comfortable speaking about such things until I had come to a peaceful, effective means of transmuting the information into something useful and different. Something that I would love to see in the world.

After much meditating, my own past life work on myself, healing, portal painting, and recognition of how to reprogram the subconscious, I’ve come to a point in my life where I feel celebratory about all of the behind-the-scenes operations. When things get pushed too far one way, they snap back in the other direction, eventually balancing out somewhere natural.

I’ve begun sharing more of this information on my blog and Facebook, because the energies of this planet and our Universe currently support massive human evolution. We have agency in how that unfolds. Rather than getting stuck in the negativity of revelations (and perhaps of Revelations), I find it useful to know what we’re dealing with in order to create effective strategies. Abraham-Hicks talks about the value of “negative creation” or of challenges in that they reveal “what you do not want.” We can get stuck in what we don’t want, or we can use those realizations as spring boards for discerning and manifesting what we do want.

Before the following videos, I will leave you with another quote from Abraham, one which feels especially relevant to our times:

“Those who are mostly observers thrive in good times but suffer in bad times because what they are observing is already vibrating, and as they observe it, they include it in their vibrational countenance; and as they include it, the Universe accepts that as their point of attraction — and gives them more of the essence of it. So, for an observer, the better it gets, the better it gets; or the worse it gets, the worse it gets. However, one who is a visionary thrives in ALL times.” ~Abraham

Just as in healing on a personal level, brutal self-honesty can lead to action and amazing change, healing on this planet may demand the conscious recognition of some unpleasant circumstances. But … we need not remain in those circumstances. We can, collectively and as individuals, create an alternate reality. When enough of us admit and announce that “The Emperor has no clothes!” we can freely and joyfully build a more natural, joyful, abundant world around us. Namaste. For real. 🙂

For another, more humorous take on Wall Street, feel free to check out this little video from The Daily Show.

I have adopted the commercial motto, “Don’t get just get mad; get glad.” The mischievous faery and artist in me loves this chance to work around restrictions, find the love and create something beautiful out of things less enticing. It’s not unlike turning dirty, ugly, old doors into portals, now, is it?