Carcinogen Abolitionist Party (CAP)

Note: I wasn’t going to post this piece tonight at 12:23am PST, as it stands to totally disorient anyone from Pomona College who might come across it. I’m waiting to get feedback from people in that quarter on missives sent very late tonight, and I stand to lose them prematurely in posting this. That said, if that’s the case so be it, though it would be a grand shame. The thing is, it’s equally important to have Chandra find this blah blah upon tuning into this archived site for the first time… as per the electric email exchange we had late tonight. Maybe, God willing, the lovely souls at Pomona will understand, and give me the benefit of the doubt, and Chandra — rising earlier in Ontario — will feel a smile ear to ear… as I bang on all ears. [Pause.] Okay… let’s roll the dice.

UPDATE 4/10/14: SOMEONE… SOMEONE SHOULD SPEAK TO ME ABOUT THE ‘ZERO RESPONSE’ I’VE RECEIVED FROM THE QUARTERS OF POMONA COLLEGE AND THE DOCUMENTARIAN ET ALIA. NO FOLLOW-UP FROM CHANDRA.

Carcinogen Abolitionist Party (CAP)
by Oxman

God bless Chandra. She wrote to me. Enthusiasm is not dead. Civility is not dead. Hope is not dead. God is not dead.

In no special order… let’s dive into Chandra first, using the most simple blah blah at my immediate disposal. What’s directly below is taken from http://www.livingdownstream.com/about-team at 10:34pm PST on the 8th of April, 2014. I look forward to bonding with all the people featured on that website page; I’ve already replied to Chandra initial missive via email.

“Chanda Chevannes is a documentary film producer and director. She has been the driving force behind a variety of documentary-based projects, from the point-of-view films to educational videos. Chanda specializes in complex, multi-layered films that are artistically rich and socially meaningful. She is passionate about using film as a tool for public education and social change and has received awards for her work in the categories of non-violence, public health, and social issues. Living Downstream is her third creative documentary and her first feature-length film.”

One of the reasons I’m starting with Chandra is that I want her to know upfront that the acronym CAP — if it is used under the TOSCA umbrella (SEE link in previous post) — can easily accommodate caps vis-à-vis a number of “social issues” which are dear to her heart (I’m sure). Cap on income? Cap on military expenditures? Cap on domestic violence? Cap on the abuse of Mother Earth? Cap on the proliferation of AIDS? Cap on racial profiling? Cap on incarceration? Cap on capital punishment? And so on ad nauseum. [Cap on surveillance, but no 'cap and trade' crap.]

No cap on transparency in state government.

It should be obvious at this point that I’m winging this writing. That spirit should be spotlighted upfront along with everything else that’s going to be essential to create the necessary watershed in history that I’m after. That I know all of those talented, well-meaning souls on Chandra’s Team Page want to see pulled off.

I got the idea for CAP by watching the documentary’s trailer… where Sandra Steingraber — MY HEROINE!!! — makes reference to how we should all be carcinogen abolitionists. Oh, did that resonate deeply. I’m very rooted in the need for abolition of modern day slavery, and if the powers that be knew how John Brown was embedded in me from ear to knee I’d be carted off post haste… a new roommate for Chelsea Manning. [Pause.] Seriously, I pray for Chelsea. And I fully intend to pay my dues in every respect to put a cap on our collective abominations.

I won’t go into the whole shebang at the moment. The family I feel is calling me to sit down on the couch with them to take in some well-needed distraction.

I’ll just let the reader know that I’m giving a bang on the ear here. I’ve used http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+bang+on+the+ear+waterboys&form =VIRE1&first=1#view=detail&mid=4C29B47A50B4533948A14C29B47A50B4533948A 1 quite a lot lately, the Waterboys helping me to get across the fact that all my outreach is a kind of love letter.

No more unrequited outreach. Here’s to heads, hearts and souls in a healthy place.

Getting read to race 24×8 upstream.

No more being restricted to dealing exclusively with tourniquets. We’re going to address the source of the bleeding in solidarity.

Thank God for Chandra & Co.

Addendum: The People’s Pictures Company could change the lives of everyone at Pomona College, everyone in California… sending positive ripples nationwide, worldwide. That’s not being idealistic. That’s… necessary.