Sunday, January 17, 2010
Molly and Ross!
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."—quoted by John Nichols for The Nation Original source: "The Fun's in the Fight" column for Mother Jones, 1993.
Today I have made two discoveries while taking a short break from helping the Haitians. One is Molly Ivins, quotes above, refering to the (Second) Iraq War.
The other is singer/.songwriter Ross Altman. Please go to YouTube and listen to his stuff. It's good, really good chardi kala stuff.
Here is one sample, appropriately, his tribute to Molly Ivins.
OK, OK, I know that these are people I should already know, as an ancient activist, but, please, givem me a break. What with the stroke and my own efforts at nation building (Khalistan) and my various other actvities, I stay busy, and my 3/4 brain has only so much room. I am just one aging Sikh activist hippie (sort of, after all.) Please also check out Ross' song about Tienanmen Square. It's very chardi kala and yet brought tears to my eyes.