Title: Workers of the world, unite!
created on 25 Apr 20

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1. chelydra wrote:
 God helps those who help themselves... Solidarity forever!
2. chelydra wrote:
 Take note of the plural—no one says he who helps himself, nor she who helps herself, or it who helps itself. God wants to see and help collective action.
3. chelydra wrote:
 Class war engulfs the globe, incinerating and exploding nature and humanity without mercy—and it's coming from above, not from God but from elites who think they're gods.
4. chelydra wrote:
  Our last defenses are falling fast. The political parties that are supposed to be on our side are not. Even the rebels—Corbyn, Sanders, etc—have meekly caved in and gone under.
5. chelydra wrote:
 From whence shall hope, change, victory come our way? "The Kingdom of God is Within You"...But "don't hide your light under a bushel"...Say to yourself "I am the match".
6. chelydra wrote:
h-szenes-is-found (Blessed is the match.)
7. chelydra wrote:
8. chelydra wrote:
 Against all odd, in the face of unthinkable losses, Hannah Senesh and many others fought the Nazi hordes with all they had, If they hadn't, in what world would we have grown up? Or not been born?
9. chelydra wrote:
 And now it's time to ask, as a mentally handicapped and mentally ill beautiful African girl asked in a class I was teaching 17 years ago:
10. chelydra wrote:
 "If not for the earth, where would we live?"
11. chelydra wrote:
 This holocaust is not hidden. There are no "good Germans" this time. We all know the truth. At stake are not just selected races, religions, classes—not even just targeted ecosystems or species.
12. chelydra wrote:
 Remember when "the underclass" became the problem? The Bell Curve book got rave reviews, homelessness was criminalized. The working class became unfashionable. Middle class meant mediocrity. Only the very rich were fully human.
13. chelydra wrote:
 Look at any Hollywood movie made since 1980 or so—if it's a deeply human story about people with an inner life, 10 to 1 it's about sensitive millionaires.
14. chelydra wrote:
 Any movie characters that aren't millionaires are almost always portrayed as goofy or villainous or pathetic, not someone you want to be.
15. chelydra wrote:
 But until who you really are is who who really want to be, why would you want to lift a finger to help yourself, except to become who you're not?
16. chelydra wrote:
 not "who who" but "who you" — if only we had an edit feature!
17. chelydra wrote:
 So anyway, this has run on about long enough... Comment #16 was supposed to be something about seeing the humanity in each other, tuning into our collective self like a higher power or at least an emanation thereof.
18. chelydra wrote:
 And then of course saving the world. I gotta take a coffee break and then try to do something useful. Let me know how it turns out.
19. chelydra wrote:
 Just remember, you (we) have a world to win and nothing to lose but your (our) chains. Gook luck.
20. chelydra wrote:
 I hope you found all this helpful.
21. chelydra wrote:
 If Link at #7 doesn't work, try this instead: https://www.google.com/boo
22. chelydra wrote:
 The picture alludes to barricades and bonfires, heads on pikes, demons, etc. Peasants revolts were rampant in the aftermath of Black Death, late 1300s. Time now for the pitchforks & torches, say some.
23. chelydra wrote:
 The demons are playing leapfrog. That's how you can tell a revolt is brewing! The lords and ladies would see leapfrogging demons and rush home to cower under their thrones.
24. chelydra wrote:
 Well this has been up for at least 24 hours, finally achieved one star—it seems the multitudes who've been reading this are tossing aside their 'puters, grabbing pitchforks, and saving the world!
25. chelydra wrote:
 My own contribution to the revolution so far today has been to set the kitchen on fire. Being a timorous petit bourgeoisie at heart, my response was just a renewed appreciation for smoke alarms.
26. chelydra wrote:
 PS to #24, the logical conclusion being that people are so fired up they can't take time to toss out stars and hearts and comment! A new world awaits!
27. chelydra wrote:
 Comments are open for reports from the barricades. Wake me up when news arrives. ¡¡¡El pueblo unida no can be defeated!!!
28. hjjr wrote:
 Powerful chelydran depiction. As you set the kitchen to flame, i ran down Main Street with a gas can a-spilling. Before i could get my torch a-firing a turtle started across the road.
29. hjjr wrote:
 Realizing the unintended harm my flamin' anger would have inflicted on an innocent reptile, i remembered the Dawn.
30. hjjr wrote:
 I must enter the town marketplace to get that necessary fluid. So i suited up in armor and helmet and faced my lot. All closed but one... the great big megalomart extravaganza whose cameras eyed me up, down and inside out. The sliding glass plates allow
31. hjjr wrote:
 my entrance, carefully recorded on an array of cameras. Though i am in a hurry [with a turtle who is thinking of lifting a leg off the grass] rushing will only encourage the uniformed ones to stop and question me.
32. hjjr wrote:
 Determinedly down the boulevard of overproduction i wander in search of a sign (or smell) of cleansing agents. The shelves have been ravaged in recent weeks by pandemonium shelterers
33. hjjr wrote:
 ... and the Dawn is gone!
34. chelydra wrote:
 Just starting, already a mistake in #28: shouldn't that be "a turtle a-turtling" or perhaps "hurtling across the road" (though the meter might be upset if fixed).
35. hjjr wrote:
 Upon returning to the turtle site i found the gasoline had dissipated and the wise turtle had retreated from the road, toward another dawn. As time moves on.
36. chelydra wrote:
 Must re-read your contribution a few more times before I can conceive off a worthy response... I have already burned off the morning's caffeine and am trying too limit intake to one (quart-plus size) cup a day.
37. hjjr wrote:
 apparently, i am running across the turtle right now in the middle of the internet superhighway
38. hjjr wrote:
 great drama depicted in this
39. chelydra wrote:
 You'll find yet another dawn—a good one I hope—in your inbox.
40. Burt_and_demons wrote:
 I really like this
41. KliaMia wrote:
 I've been away saving the world, Chelydra, but I always so enjoy your inspiration when I stop in!
42. clorophilla wrote:
 I hope people get an enlightment soon, may be we must touch the very sea bottom before

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