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Created: March 1, 2002
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Structural Violence Revamped/Rejuvenated!

By Dante McGalen

Copyright: Jeanne Curran and Susan R. Takata and Individaul Authors, March 2002.
"Fair use" encouraged.

On Thursday, February 28, Dante McGalen wrote:

Good God!
Still f***ing-finding who the hell I am.
Do me at 18, 21+, and ...still looking.
Tell me 40, 50, 60, and 70,
are you as pathetic?
Is this pathetic or what we just do?
Call me ill-adjusted.
"structural violence" unfound too late?

Shit....max out those cards!
Spend every red dime on the music!
Life is damn good.
But God damn! Gotta love the music!

Can I teach the kids about violence?
And not the shit on the streets....
the sort that makes it GO to the streets!
Ya, "structural violence".
Sure, a "social theory"....call it bullshiq,
but little dudes in the world,
don't f***in mind where it comes from
and that the gray haired folks are writing this shiq.
You know it's there.
Now, get your asses up, listen
and don't wait til you're regretting.

Dig the music!
Smoke when they tell you not to
and quit when they say smokin's cool!
Cause you know, if it hurts,
it ain't doing you any good.
So, f*** the A's and the F's.
Come out of this shit with a little know-how.
Stand on your own two feet
and not the rules that suck the life outta ya!

Dig the music!
And don't let fear be the factor!
Live!
Listen!
"Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you"
Ya, bible school shiq.
Get it straight and get real.
Structural violence sucks.
End it there or you'll carry it everywhere!

Ignorance is NOT bliss and music is power!
Find it!

Dante McGalen

On Friday, March 1, 2002, jeanne responded:

"structural violence unfound too late"
words strung together?
Or meaning
just around the corner
that escapes me?

unfound?
structural violence
kinda hit me up the side of the head
sucks
that's true
but lost? unfound?

a hint of mystery
unfound too late
why too late? am I unfound?
"Structural violence sucks.
End it there or you'll carry it everywhere!"

not me!
wouldn't do
I live! I do not fear!
but sometimes lost
can't find the way

the young need rules
they must not stray

no, not me
I need to be free
"Ignorance is NOT bliss
and music is power!
Find it!" Live it!
Dig the music!

jeanne