I’ve worked the east coast for nearly five decades. For four of those decades I had no time to process the massive volume of data my senses were gathering. There were many stretches of time where I was being run into the ground and was so overwhelmed that I presented as someone I was not. 

            I was a circus animal. Bred in captivity, and then unteathered in increments to hunt for Red October, or be hunted by other MIC creations. My life was managed on a need to know basis, and as such deemed that I did not need to, but I did. 

             There was no Frank Sinatra, pulling me out. In fact, I chose to stay in.I chose to stay in because I was playing a long game, and I had to be in it to win it. I had to be alive to win it. I wanted to know, not just what I was allowed to, I wanted to answer all the journalistic questions. I was, at 13, already a photojournalist. 

               The camera was a not the Swinger which sold for nineteen dollars and ninety five cents. It was a battleship grey version, larger and more expensive. This was the MIC, and my dream had been to shoot a robbery in progress at Fox’s Foodtown, with the Swinger. 

                I had no desire to apprehend the perpetrators, my dream was just to be there at Fox’s to make that shot. I still remember the angle and distance to the doors from where I dreamed that I would make that image, five decades later.

                 Cummings is a lawyer, a good man, and a patriot no doubt, but simply wrong. We can do better, yes, but we are not better. As a creature born and raised in the belly of that beast, the MIC, I  can publish with absolute certainty that Congressman Cummings is wrong. We are not better than the burned out city of Baltimore, or the Crime family that occupies the White House, in fact we are worse.

                   I have, in my decades of only partially processed field experiences, not seen a better America then I saw yesterday. What appeared to disgust Cummings so much was old news to me and the tens of millions of people around the world who know we are not better than this. 

                    I believe, and am fearlessly optimistic that we can be better than what we are, as individuals and as a humanity, but we are not better than the obviously greedy, deluded, scared and angry participants gathered at that hearing. The images yesterday were better, and far more satisfying than the Foodtown Robbery Dream of my preteen years. I am proud of the resistance that is alive,well, and gathering steam. 

                    I have never seen America greater. Impeach the mother fucker. Publish that...and keep publishing that until we are better than that. 

             

            

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You're MCM (magic carpet man) in my book...I didnnit know (the roaring mouse) was loaded. I've no idea how much the doggy in the window c.o.s.ts. Let alone those (what's it?) 360 cameras. The smart aleck is in my vest pocket goin' on with Wichita Lineman
Gonna give it all away, anyway come WHAT MAY. Guttenberg was was not a saint, no? I had to redline the Toronto Film Festival again this time. I feel like that proverbial baby elephant in the circus parade. Oh here's some more a clip ART:
FREEDOM IS JUST
“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

And on the shelf: I've topped David Foster Wallace Oblivion with a roll (row) roll of masking weighted down with a cannon ball sized beach rock. Catches the eye of the plumbers, cable guys, and electric booze men. OYeah

Comment by moki ikom on February 28, 2019 at 1:11pm

Had we as a nation, we as a materially aggressive, predatory and greed-affirming culture ever been better then and now we were only better at being what we inherently are. We were better at deceiving ourselves when it wasn't, when it isn't enough to feel great about ourselves solely by the deception, the fraud of those and that of our culture we cannot muster the will to see through in order to find the truth, to accept the history, the facts underlying this nation's moral depravity. 

Anyone in the world can see that both major political party representives of the American electorate are -but for u.s. Rep. Ilhan Omar- content to see yet another (the u.s. having just recently elevated to terrorUSt sainthood Bush1, Abrams' former boss) terrorUSt$ criminal, Elliot Abrams, hired again to sow yet more moral depravity over Humanity.

Comment by Maui Surfer on February 28, 2019 at 2:13pm

Yesterday may have been the first true step towards impeachment. We'll see. Separately, the use of an African American Woman as a prop merely shows what the "Old Days" actually were like, horrible and terrible for far too many of us, easy street for the few who recognized themselves at the 50¢ Matinees. What a disgrace, Congress stumbles through a Cabin in the Sky re-make. Disgusting.

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