Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Scott the Poet to perform





















The Twisted Tree will be protesting for peace on Sunday, February 10th. I will be one of the performers that day (slotted in for 6:35 as of now). For too long, the Bush Administration and the neo-conservative movement within the Republican Party has been warmongering as a pretend response to 9-11. The war in Iraq was never right and never necessary. It has cost the U.S. close to 4,000 lives and countless more wounded. Iraqi civilians have died to the tune of at least 150,000 people. The number is likely much higher, and does not account for those who are refugees in other areas or countries. Iraq was torn apart on a false premise.

Now the Bush Administration is beating its war drums again as it manufactures a need to attack Iran, simultaneously pretending its surge has done more then served as a time-out for violence. Meanwhile, terror networks grow, we are less safe in the U.S., America's image abroad is at all-time lows, and domestic issues are ignored (except in the context of turning immigration into a hatred of people with brown skin.).

Join me and some wonderful musicians and poets in a protest against the criminal behavior of a government, our government, gone mad.

11 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Scott, Is there any chance this will be videotaped? Sure would be wonderful for your blogging fans to see some of this online!

Good luck and God bless you and all involved in this project.

(Thanks for visiting my blog and making my day, too.)

STP said...

Thank you, Sandy.

I doubt anyone will video record it, but I assume there will be pix and news folk around. Whether I put one of those pics online, if any of me are taken, remains to be seen. Do I expose my mug to the blogosphere!?

I should be thanking you for my visits to your blog as they serve as inspiration, learning tools and exciting moments of "what has she done now!?"

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Scott G said...

I would love to be able to go, but unless the event is moved to Minnesota, it probably is not possible. I would also be interested in video or live feeds.

STP said...

I wish it was being video recorded in some way, but I doubt it. That's not this place's style. Some of the music is going to be fantastic. I know a few of the musicians and have seen them play often. It's a solid line up.

If something does occur, I will make it available. However, in lieu of that, I appreciate the interest and support.

catherine said...

I am there in spirit. Please get a video!

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

I've bookmarked your site to come back to many times. I self published a collection a few years ago, and it was a wonderful experience.

Keep writing.

Lee

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

I've bookmarked your site to come back to many times. I self published a collection a few years ago, and it was a wonderful experience.

Keep writing.

Lee

Kathleen Mortensen said...

Wish I could be there in person to meet you and hear you recite your poetry. I'll be there in spirit.
Finally got some new stuff on my blog...come by when you have the chance.
Kat

STP said...

Thank you, Lee. When I have a chance, I will stop by yours, too.

Kat, I will be by your world soon enough!!