?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Buffyverse and Beyond - nmcil12
Studies Buffy Season 11 
29th-Jan-2017 08:14 pm [buffy, comics, graphics, manips, nmcil12, spike, spuffy]
Another of my broken hearted reflections on the events taking place in the USA .  On this coming 20th Anniversary of the Buffyverse I can't think of any better story to celebrate all the heroes of Sunnydale and the great series created by Joss Whedon.  He worked with so much heart,along with the other anti-trumpian forces, to keep this political creature and his forces from taking crontrol and giving voice to the darkness that lives within all of us if we allow it to take us over.

Buffy's comments on the coming battle - not for nothing that it's a Slayer named Jordan who is the voice of Slayers for hire working with the government.  And I know it's a complicated issue - lot of people, American and Europeans who feel like their lives are being ruined by economic forces and the terrorists but the use of FEAR and DESPAIR is being used to gain power by leaders and people who really only care about themselves and little petty "truths."





 
Comments 
30th-Jan-2017 04:42 am (UTC)
Wonderful! I hope this season of Buffy inspires more people to fight back!
30th-Jan-2017 07:50 am (UTC)
Here is a small excerpt from an a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on November 17, 1957 on "Loving Your Enemies" as the path to transforming our society and our world. Great and Powerful words and ideals from a great leader.

Read the entire address here:
https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/loving-your-enemies-sermon-delivered-dexter-avenue-baptist-church

Excerpt

And oh this morning, as I think of the fact that our world is in transition now. Our whole world is facing a revolution. Our nation is facing a revolution, our nation. One of the things that concerns me most is that in the midst of the revolution of the world and the midst of the revolution of this nation, that we will discover the meaning of Jesus’ words. History unfortunately leaves some people oppressed and some people oppressors. And there are three ways that individuals who are oppressed can deal with their oppression. One of them is to rise up against their oppressors with physical violence and corroding hatred. But oh this isn’t the way. For the danger and the weakness of this method is its futility. Violence creates many more social problems than it solves. And I’ve said, in so many instances, that as the Negro, in particular, and colored peoples all over the world struggle for freedom, if they succumb to the temptation of using violence in their struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and our chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos. Violence isn’t the way.

Another way is to acquiesce and to give in, to resign yourself to the oppression. Some people do that. They discover the difficulties of the wilderness moving into the promised land, and they would rather go back to the despots of Egypt because it’s difficult to get in the promised land. And so they resign themselves to the fate of oppression; they somehow acquiesce to this thing. But that too isn’t the way because non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.

But there is another way. And that is to organize mass non-violent resistance based on the principle of love. It seems to me that this is the only way as our eyes look to the future. As we look out across the years and across the generations, let us develop and move right here. We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men better. Love is the only way. Jesus discovered that.
6th-Feb-2017 01:46 am (UTC)
Developments in the comics are scarily reflective of the real world...
This page was loaded Nov 22nd 2017, 10:11 pm GMT.