Or: E Minor Threat: Massachusetts, Iowa, Missouri, Cali — let’s take the whole country back, ladies!
Hi. My name is Elizabeth Warren. You don’t know about me without you have read Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mr. Mark Twain. No I mean, perhaps you have heard about me account I was nominated for a federal position but the extreme right and Wall Street blocked that, because I told them that Tom Sawyer and me found the six thousand dollars the robbers had hid in the cave. No, I am running for U.S Senate in Massachusetts on a for-the-people, by-the-people platform, up against the hunky dude recommended by the criminally-misnamed Tea Party.
You can also find me in a cameo appearance in Michael Moore “Capitalism: A Love Story” DVD which some people recently have found in the public library out in Palo Alto, California. Too far away to vote for me but thank you for your long distance support and kind thoughts and maybe some of my ideas – mostly truthful, hardly any “stretchers”, the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction – will be helpful in restoring democracy in Palo Alto, even though those same right wing plutonomists have done the right cruel truck of switching up your election years to be in the shadow of the cave of the national elections.
By the way, although also far from Washington, Palo Alto can do us all a favor with a resolution opposing Citizens United, the recent Supreme Court ruling which seems to be giving corporations more rights than actual people. I hope Mayor Yiaway Yeh, a Kennedy School grad here in my actual home the commonwealth of Massachusetts, will have the courage and wisdom to make his voice heard on this important issue.
Meanwhile have a listen to something only barely related but still inspirational, “Flinty Kind of Woman” by my friend Dar Williams who is from upstate New York and Wesleyan but my understanding is has ties and heartstrings in Palo Alto, and Plastic Alto as the case were, and of course she is huge as I am in Western Mass and Holyoke, Northhampton and them:
(note: I am substituting Dar Williams “Iowa” sung by a lovely but complete unknown for “Flinty Kind of Woman” by Dar herself, sirensofstorms, and do not mean to imply that Dar supports Elizabeth or Elizabeth supports me, even, but I do think people like the woman in the video have the power to speak out, in their own voice, or with their foremothers and forefather’s words, and help change America for the better, ay-yi-yipee-yipee-yi-yi-ay, as Dar says. And I actually have board tapes of both “Iowa” and “Flinty” from Palo Alto Cubberley 1995 which I will someday add to the great digital aether.)