Friday, December 24, 2010

LET’S ALL MAKE IT TO THE LIGHT













I lifted this image from our pals at Dangerous Minds because it seemed such a perfect summation of the corporate, TV commercial, here-comes-Santa Claus, Xmas miasma that engulfs December and almost makes us forget there ain’t no sanity clause, and what we are really doing is dancing and excessing in the pagan darkness to invoke the return of the light. And, here in the 21st century, heaven only knows we need all the light we can get. I don’t think we have ever been more on our own. No trust can be put in leaders and no hope placed in solutions other than those we devise for ourselves. The contempt of the power elite is revealed and palpable. All decency has been bent to pay of plutocrats and invested in solutions that risk the health of the planet, and all higher aspirations of humanity, in pursuit of goals that are no longer rational even in the contexts of greed and self-interest. And yet, friends and neighbours, we have a power of our own, a radical potential so strong we can surprise ourselves, if we only reach for it with a collective will and a universal mind, so we all walk out of this hard winter of discontent and make to the light united. Now let’s go get loaded and make the Mad Santas go away.

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7 comments:

Natasha Yar-Routh said...

Somewhat off topic but do you remember 'Slide On The Rub'? You did twelve episodes Mick and left Slide in the body of a velociraptor. Any chance you'll ever continue that story or is Yancy Slide doomed to a Cretaceous fate?

Ed Ward said...

Amen, brother. We do need this reminder from time to time, and you've expressed it eloquently. Thanks for that.

Mark Haspam said...

preach on, brother mick.

Graeme K Talboys said...

Well said. I'll raise a glass (or six) and toast your health and the health of the planet.

Munz said...

"Nobody who lived through the '50s thought the '60s could've existed," the late, magnificent Tuli Kupferberg told me in 2008. "So there's always hope."

Thanks Mickey. Beautiful.

Maggie M'Gill said...

Happy Christmas, Mick. Thanks (as ever) for all the amusement and wisdom during the year, and welcome back. Hope 2011's a good one for you and all of us.

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