Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Catching up with: Recreate68!

In the parlance of their favorite year, the organization is gettin' it on:
The Recreate-68 Alliance would like to invite all interested parties to join us in our first public meeting in regards to our plans and yours for the 2008 DNC. Please be aware that this meeting is not intended to serve as a place to condemn or debate our choices (Protesting the DNC, not our tactics and actions at the convention, that is open for discussion) [nice sentence--ed.] We will set a proper time and program for just that reason in the near future. This meeting is for the community members who wish to participate in, and learn about, the organizing efforts. Any other reasons for participation in the public meeting will be highly discouraged (that includes media and police).
Like Ward Churchill and his minions, Recreate68! has always been utterly open to the light of scrutiny. (R68! leader Glenn Spagnuolo, of course, is one of Wart's bestest buds, and a longtime participant in the Columbus Day protests.) The Meet 'n' Learn-to-Agiteet is February 12 at the Iliff School of Theology, which seems to have become something of a flophouse for those of the Churchillian persuasion.

More Recrating: Just before Christmas poster "StrongWindsAhead" gave hys or hyr frustrated inner poet a chance to sing:
Twas the night before the Convention, when all through the land a revolution was stirring, the people were making a stand;

The spy cameras were hung by the police with care,
In the hopes of snaring a protestor and claiming it’s fair;

The homeless were nestled all snug in new beds,
to hide them away from democrat heads;

When out on the street there arose such a clatter,
The police sprang from the station to see what was the matter.

Away to the Pepsi Center they flew like a flash,
with batons swinging looking for heads to smash.

The smell of tear gas permeated the night
all knew that the oppressors were in for a fight,

When, what to America’s wondering eyes should appear,
But Recreate 68, showing no fear,

More rapid than eagles the protestors they came,
And comrades whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Troops Out Now! now, SDS! now, R-68!
On, Unconventional Action! on Ruckus! Don’t be late!
To the top of the Capitol! Tear down the security wall!
the people’s power in action, oh what a ball!"
Jolly, what? Especially when one remembers that the city and the Democratic National Committee have been negotiating with these cretins from the beginning.

Read the comments, too. The poem has created a schism in the movement.

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