The Louisiana Social Pledge
We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Love Cure (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)
It requires us to take a match and strike it against our hearts and let our blood ignite. Our bodies will begin to heat up in a way that radiates the same warmth when a stranger stops to help us fix our flat tire. Or that man that sits on a bench next to us: he lights a cigarette, takes a puff, and asks us what we are thinking about. We tell him nothing and he cares enough to say “bullshit.” Or that lover that takes the time to pick out all of the raisins in the trail mix, because we don’t like them, even though he or she does. Oh, it means the world when we sacrifice a little of our time to acknowledge each other the best we can. Little did we know, it only takes a small dose of love to cure a large life of loneliness.