Slacktavism and social status – Sensi Life Radio 7/27/2011
Sensi Life 3:45 Wednesday 7/27/11 Trendy Slacktavism
There are so many slacktavists who see activism as a sure way to social status. This is a broadcast about ‘trustafarians’ who sport the Lion of Zion emblem or wear the colors of the Ethiopian flag, but know or care nothing about Ras Ta Fari (aka Halie Selassie I), ‘anarchists’ who believe in socialism, and “peace promoting hippies’ who tout warbama slogans on their social networking sites and bumper stickers.
There is good news to report. Mayor McGinn of Seattle authorizes dispensaries despite a decision by the Governor to veto state law that would authorize dispensaries. Good work Seattle for listening to your people and responding accordingly!
Twenty-five years ago they spoke out and they broke out
Of recession and oppression and together they toked
And they folked out with guitars around a bonfire
Just singin’ and clappin’ man what the hell happened
Then some were spellbound some were hellbound
Some they fell down and some got back up and
Fought back ‘gainst the melt down
And their kids were hippie chicks all hypocrites
Because fashion is smashin’ the true meaning of it
— Smashmouth – Might As Well Be Walking on the Sun
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