Peirce Pierce Peace Party

Peirce Pierce Peace Party
For The Children of Paradise
– oxman

My soul is all but out of me,—let fall
No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call
. — Edna St. Vincent Millay

What I really want to write about is what I came across in John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza, on pp. 299-320 (Chapter 27) in the 2004 Penguin paperback edition. But no one seems to have the patience to read my writing or anyone’s these days… so I guess I’ll stay away from what would be a very draining effort to show how the U.S. is rotten to the core… using the war crap of 1918 and worse-than-Katrina treatment of raging disease as a point of departure. Refrain from getting down with the damning blah blah Barry* delineates (and what it conjured up for me)… and jot down a few flowering thoughts which bloomed courtesy of Gerry Conlon’s passing VDRE at 60; see below. Honor Gerry et alia.

*Remind me to spell out my recent contact with Barry; it’s highly instructive.

While waiting to hear back from Dr. Dahlia Wasfi (of the previous post), having had my youngest email her too, urging her to respond to my outreach, pleading with her, I fell in love with Gareth Peirce, hearing her comment on the BBC today (6/21/14) about injustice vis-à-vis targeted demographics. What a gal. Her husband Mellen Chamberlain “Bill” Peirce is a lucky guy, as is any of her loved ones, any of her colleagues, anyone who has the good fortune of crossing paths with her.

Sure wish I were able to reach her. I’ve tried, but… nothing thus far. I’d sure like to serve as an asset for what she’s incessantly involved in. For like Dahlia says with so many courageously enraged others, “No justice, no peace.” Engaged with what’s… above… above the very worst of us, in us.

“We have lost our way in this country. We have entered a new dark age of injustice and it is frightening that we are overwhelmed by it. I know I am representing innocent people; innocent people who know that a jury they face will inevitably be predisposed to find them guilty.”

– from Colin Blackstock, “Muslims face ‘dark age of injustice’”, The Guardian, 1 April 2004.

Gareth Peirce is the senior partner at Birnberg Peirce and Partners. In 30 years of groundbreaking battles against miscarriages of justice that have changed legal history she has represented the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six; the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was shot dead at Stockwell tube station in a bungled terrorism raid; and Moazzam Begg, who was detained in Guantánamo Bay

Four years before Jerry Conlon died: ights

I would very much like to pierce things as they stand. Make them fall down legally and nonviolently. So that they could reconfigure themselves upon rising. Any way they want to. The results would have to be better than the status quo as I wrote. The horrid momentum which now envelops us… well, we’d at least have a shot at dealing with it properly.

That’s where the Peirce Pierce Peace Party could come in in California… taking a million votes away from Jerry Brown in 2014… creating a 1918-type watershed in history, and providing a worldwide spotlight for what is dear to the hearts of John Barry, Dahlia Wasfi and Gareth Peirce. And essential for the proper beating of my heart.

I am quite serious about all of the above. About what’s above us all. [Pause.] What calls.

Addendum (6/22/14): If resonates with anyone, I’ll be honored to walk you through my first draft on how Wilson wrecked the country with WWI… and did way more damage than that. Reading John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza is also an option. Do let me know if you read at all and enjoy talking. I’m having great difficulty finding someone who fits that bill. Getting ill, actually, on that score. ‘Cause, ultimately, I’d like to DO something in solidarity to make a difference.

Have a party of sorts. demptive-power-of-art/

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