THE CONTINENT OF DESPAIR

 

 
Photo by David L. Glotzer taken in "The Jungle" of Calais, December 2015. 

Photo by David L. Glotzer taken in "The Jungle" of Calais, December 2015. 

Albert Camus, in his timeless work The Rebel: An Essay On Man In Revolt, asked the question what is a rebel? He answered by saying it is a man who says no. Here we are, two ordinary American Citizens, millennials with no real purpose, no great project in an America that has no use for us - one black, one white, both rudderless. This is our little way of saying no: by bearing witness to American Foreign Policy by meeting its victims, to poverty imposed at home and abroad by meeting the poor and to the obscene economics used to keep them that way with an understanding of MMT. There isn't much we can do. But do we must, all of us. Thank you for visiting. 

 

Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even. 

~ Daniel Berrigan

Photo by David L. Glotzer taken at the militerized border between Croatia and Hungary, January 2016.

Photo by David L. Glotzer taken at the militerized border between Croatia and Hungary, January 2016.

Photo by David L. Glotzer taken in Flint Michigan, March 2016.

Photo by David L. Glotzer taken in Flint Michigan, March 2016.

In Black Despair

In grayish doubt and black despair,

I drafted hymns to the earth and the air,

pretending to joy, although I lacked it. 

The age had made lament redundant.

 

So here's the question- who can answer it - 

Was he a brave man or a hypocrite? 

~Czeslaw Milosz