During this short, intense, dramatic confrontation inside the “hallowed” halls of Congress, I noticed especially the audience. How embarrassed they were, and mostly silent, uncomfortable, in the presence of such strong impoliteness. Such in-your-face refusal to accept the lies. And I noticed how, even after McCain said his infamous line, “Get out of here, you low-life scum,” the applause that followed was tentative, and slight, as if it would be impolite not to applaud, so they did. Yuck. Thank you thank you, all who stood up for humanity, for Earth, for justice. This insanity called “war” (by any name or any level of intensity, whether covert or overt) can no longer stand.
More of us need to “get over” our need to be polite. It’s the glue that keeps us stuck in the matrix. See the two powerful black women in the last post: As one of them said, about our deeply unjust and unequal economic system: “It’s not trickle down, it’s tinkle down, raining on your face, and it ain’t manna from heaven.” Something like that. Yes. Impolite!