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.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Too Many Judges in this Courtroom (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

When the gossip settles
What truth is left?
What makes a person so self-righteous
To make a laundry list of your life actions?
I don’t think you should be worried
Those you’ve trusted
Sitting on your jury
But not to come to your defense
Isn’t that enough evidence to live you own life?
No matter how many lives you save
There will always those waiting to point out who you didn’t save
Don’t let yourself me judged
Just change the conversation
And move on
There are so many people in your life that know YOU

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