Fighting Firestorm with Firestone & A Few

Note: It’s interesting that the whole firestorm category includes the domestic nuclear realm, the wildfire dynamic, considerations of war, waste of water, UC complicity in horror… and so forth; includes all that and much more… if you’re open to seeing the real world connections. Please contact the author at aptosnews@gmail.com. For translation into Spanish, for anything. He’ll provide a phone number, and you’ll be able to call him at any hour. He’s hoping that you’ll call sooner rather than… too late. Deadlines, deadlines. I recommend that readers check out the previous post. I am not into documenting us all to death*, providing more blah blah proving this and revealing that… whilst taking us nowhere. I am into taking action. Unprecedented action.

*Everyone knows that we’re saturated with information, privy to skillions of scandals and so forth. That we’re absorbing that overload in lieu of taking action… other than obsolete action. Comedian Mitch Hedberg once said that he was against picketing, but that he didn’t know how to show it. [Pause for laughter.] I’m not against picketing, as long as it’s not employed as the primary or exclusive means for protest.

Fighting Firestorm with Firestone & A Few
Dedicated to helping the public to self-educate and move in solidarity in a whole new way.
by Bueyhombre

“What most activists are doing is tantamount to having lived through the February firebombing of Dresden, moving to Hiroshima to get away, and — simultaneously — raising funds for the citizens of Tokyo so that they can buy fire extinguishers in case something combustible comes down.” — Kurt Vonnegut, a couple of years before he burned out

“A man was starving in Capri;
He moved his eyes and looked at me;
I felt his gaze, I heard his moan,
And knew his hunger as my own.”
— Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Renascence

“O bailan todos o no baile nadie” — from a Uruguayan group (who shall remain nameless for the moment as the author does not want to lose his readers prematurely)

I like to play with words lots. I much prefer that to playing people or playing with myself while others suffer needlessly, while some children cannot play at all… while their parents — no time off whatsoever — must watch their formative years fall apart.

As we are the deliberate firestorm targets of the powers that be on several scores and countless counts, I submit that we must respond immediately with fire of our own, unprecedented moves in solidarity designed to stop our horrid momentum whilst — simultaneously — providing real relief, true improvement overnight. [I will elaborate on the fancy dancey/presumptuous language, upon request, of course.]

We need a firestorm as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firestorm in the electoral arena. Meaning, we must embrace some way of securing significant reins of power. Not just continue to remain on bended knee begging the powers that be to be right by us. Meaning, we must bury the notion that careerists — whether politicians or regulators or their first cousins — must be depended on primarily or exclusively. I have a way.

AS PER http://www.communitywatercenter.org/about.php?content=Laurel+Firestone  :

Laurel Firestone co-founded and co-directs the Community Water Center (CWC), a non-profit environmental justice organization located in Visalia, California. The CWC helps disadvantaged communities gain access to clean and affordable water. She previously served as the Director of the Rural Poverty Water Project at the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment in Delano, under a 2004-06 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. In 2009 she authored the comprehensive Guide to Community Drinking Water Advocacy, and in 2010 she and Susana De Anda were co-awarded the Carla Bard Advocacy Award from the Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform (POWER), awarded to one water advocate in California each year. She currently serves on the Tulare County Water Commission.

Laurel graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where she focused on environmental poverty law. She has been a member of the California Bar since 2004. A native of California, she spent her last year of law school at Boalt Hall through the Berkeley-Harvard Exchange Program. During law school she worked on a variety of projects combining human rights and environmental law, from working with trash pickers in the major cities of Brazil, to advising indigenous groups in the Amazon who sought to protect their traditional knowledge and genetic resources. She also holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Environmental Studies from Brown University

I recommend that another firebrand, the Mr. Meister of the previous post, move in solidarity with Firestone. The two of them… with a few others… who they can choose… and/or who I can recommend for their kind, wise consideration. We can have both clean water and a decent UC system. [Pause.] Using a new fire line, whether or not it’s mine.

Before everything is burnt to a crisp and we crumble.

“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light.”
— (Again) Millay, who I fancy would not have had to descend on bended knee begging for clemency for Sacco and Vanzetti if she were pleading before a Governor Firestone or a Governor Meister… as she did (to no avail) in the office of the 50th Governor of Massachusetts n 1927. And even if I’m wrong about their POV on that, I know I’m right about the fact that we’d all benefit by having such a CA soul at the helm instead of one of the wealthiest men in America with political career as his primary consideration. I very much look forward to elaborating on this with Laurel and/or Robert.