All Politicians Are False Messiahs by Rocket Kirchner

Blindfolded

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
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February 9, 2017

Rousseau said that man is a social animal. Man is also a religious animal. In the socio-religio milieu there exists a deep messianic impulse. This impulse is expressed in a variety of ways. One of them is politics.

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Christmas 1914: When Rank and File Imposed Truce During Imperialist War by Henry Hagins

World War 1 - War of destruction

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by Henry Hagins
Workers World, Dec. 16, 2014
Originally published Dec. 24, 2015
December 25, 2016

The “Christmas Truce of 1914” was a short-lived, unofficial lull in combat between two antagonistic rival forces, determined to exercise military, political and economic supremacy over each other in Europe and in the colonized world, to which these imperial powers lay arrogant false claim. One of the bloodiest episodes in human history, World War I was largely played out on the battle-scarred lands of France and Belgium, starting in August of 1914.

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Six13: Chanukah (Shake It Off) + Jewish Voice for Peace: End the Occupation of Palestine

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Happy Chanukah!

Six13Sings on Dec 11, 2014

CHAG SAMEACH! Life got you down? You should be thinking about the miracle of light. Just shake it off… it’s Chanukah! Continue reading

Christmas In Hell by Rocket Kirchner

Alone

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published December 18, 2012
December 19, 2016

It is a known fact that there are more suicides and more people depressed during the holidays than in any other time of the year. Many of these people are just alone in society. Others are so overwhelmed with the sing-songy giddiness around them that it is just pure torture for them. The real irony is is that this is the exact opposite of what the holidays should be. This quandary reminds me of the famous quote by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, “The weariness of long forgotten peoples hangs heavy on my eyelids”.

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First They Come For The Artists by Rocket Kirchner

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
October 11, 2016

People always say about government oppression, “First they take away the guns.” Not true. First they come for the artists. Why is this? Because art in any form it comes in is the subversive element that undercuts all propaganda. ALL. This is why the poets in Central America are so revered by the common people. Why novels in Russia are so important to the Russians. Not to mention music, dance, visual arts etc., etc. around the globe.

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My New CD’s Proceeds Going To Families Of Children With Cancer by Rocket Kirchner

rocket-and-the-burney-girlsby Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
September 30, 2016

I had just finished a song called ”2Hands” about struggling children. Out of the blue I am contacted by someone who asked me to perform for children with cancer. What I saw that day broke my heart. The Burney Girls sang with me. We were able to cheer up many of the kids but not all. I wrote 7 songs after that and now me and the girls have a new CD out called ”Childmaze.” All donations for this CD goes locally to families with children suffering from the big C. We will make sure we personally give them what they need. No middle man. If you are interested, Lo has the contact here.

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The Gospel of John Annihilates Religious Legalism by Rocket Kirchner

Legalism

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
originally posted Sept. 10, 2013
July 21, 2016

As strange as it sounds, the Gospel of John annihilates religious legalism not by confronting it, but rather by ignoring it. It begins by stating, “In the beginning was the Word.”

Well, there goes the Genesis account as the beginning. Creationist beware. Then you got water turning into wine. Got to keep the party going. So belly up to the bar boys, the drinks are on Him.

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Prophets of Rage: Tom Morello, Chuck D: “End Poverty” March Against Trump At RNC + CODEPINK Protesting with Tennis Balls

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Updated: July 20, 2016

Democracy Now! on Jul 19, 2016

http://democracynow.org – As the Republican National Convention began on Monday, thousands rallied outside to protest Donald Trump’s candidacy. In the largest protest of the day thousands took part in the “End Poverty Now, March for Economic Justice.” Democracy Now! spoke with activists and organizers who took to the streets after a concert by Prophets of Rage, a new project of Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello.

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Remembrance Day: Why I’ll Wear a Dandelion Instead of a Red Poppy

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Stop the War Coalition on May 24, 2016

“Dandelions” written and sung by Steve O’Donoghue

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The Molotov: Dum Dum (Me Down) XXX

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Sometimes we need to hear from a punk rocker. The obscenity is not the words used in the music video but the capitalist society in which we live. Capitalism kills. ~ Lo

Apr 25, 2012 by

WARNING: Contains Profanity.
Early solo project by SCART of The MOLOTOV (http://www.facebook.com/themolotov). Song & vid were written & created in 6 hours.

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From Cover to Cover The Bible is Anti-Empire by Rocket Kirchner

An old Bible

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published February 2, 2014
May 14, 2016

I have always found it an interesting contradiction that some of those who oppose empire building also oppose the great document in world history that is anti-empire, namely the Bible. It is also just as contradicting that many who say they believe in the Bible are promoting empire. Something seems out of whack here.

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Chris Hedges and Josh Fox: What Climate Can’t Change

Josh Fox

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Apr 18, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews documentary filmmaker Josh Fox, who directed the new film “How to Let Go of the World”. The two discuss the catastrophe of climate change, and the role of art and culture in helping us embrace what climate can’t change.

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John Michael Talbot: He Is Risen + Pope Francis: Use ‘Weapons of Love’ to Fight Evil of Terrorism

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Happy Easter!

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. — Mark 16:6

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Progressives That Became More Progressive After Their Conversion To Christ by Rocket Kirchner

DD stained-glass window at Our Lady of Lourdes Church NYC

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
Originally published November 21, 2009
March 18, 2016

It is one of those pesky little paradoxes in history that to the chagrin of many, shatters stereotypes, kicks ass, and takes names. Yes, you guessed it: the radical who becomes more radical after becoming a legit follower of Jesus. The names are impressive and they add up to confront any honest thinking progressive as to one hell of a challenge and begs the question: what in the world is really going on here?

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What is Dissent Against Dissent? The Third Way to Revolution by Rocket Kirchner

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by Rocket Kirchner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rocket Kirchner (blog)
Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel)
February 18, 2016

Dissent is the rebellion against the established order of society. Dissent against dissent is the rebellion of both the dissenters and the established order of society. It is not to be confused with counter-revolutionaries that seek to prop up the established order. We shall call the established order of society Model A, and dissent against the established order Model B.

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