Wednesday April 17th 2019

“Cause it’s our future.
Because it’s going to affect us the most.
And also right now,
mostly it’s older generations
that are making these decisions
and they may have been alive longer,
but we have to live with the decisions
that they make for longer.
And so it is crucial
that we are the ones out here
demanding action
and that we really do
take our future into our own hands.”

~ Mary Ellis Stevens more

Sunday January 29th 2017

“I swore never to be silent
whenever and wherever human beings
endure suffering and humiliation.
We must always take sides.
Neutrality helps the oppressor,
never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor,
never the tormented.
Sometimes we must interfere.
When human lives are endangered,
when human dignity is in jeopardy,
national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant.
Wherever men or women
are persecuted because of their race,
religion, or political views,
that place must
– at that moment –
become the center of the universe.”

~ Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, 1986

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Saturday August 27th 2016

HADES
Why do we build the wall?
My children, my children
Why do we build the wall?
CERBERUS
Why do we build the wall?
We build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
HADES
How does the wall keep us free?
My children, my children
How does the wall keep us free?
CERBERUS
How does the wall keep us free?
The wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
HADES
Who do we call the enemy?
My children, my children
Who do we call the enemy?
CERBERUS
Who do we call the enemy?
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
HADES
Because we have and they have not!

My children, my children
Because they want what we have got!
CERBERUS
Because we have and they have not!
Because they want what we have got!
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
HADES
What do we have that they should want?
My children, my children
What do we have that they should want?
CERBERUS
What do we have that they should want?
We have a wall to work upon!
We have work and they have none
And our work is never done
My children, my children
And the war is never won
The enemy is poverty
And the wall keeps out the enemy
And we build the wall to keep us free
That’s why we build the wall
We build the wall to keep us free
We build the wall to keep us free
~ Anais Mitchell more