These three quotes were in this weeks NOW magazine:

"We need a spiritual politics with a new bottom line. A new definition of productivity, efficiency and rationality so that every social practice is judged not by money and power but also by its ability to increase love and caring, create awe and wonder." - Rabbi Michael Lerner

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a rap album goes platinum in a week. If that's galvanized into a political force and a voting bloc, politics as we know it will never be the same" - Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip Hop Generation

"A mobilized community that can articulate its political will is the best defence for local democracy" - Councillor Joe Mihevc

If only someone could come along and combine all three in this city. Too bad most of the really popular Hip Hop (and it's fans) these days seems obsessed with "the bling", "flossin'", and shooting each other.

Such is the way of the world. I know this is in vain, but here's hoping that 2005 holds something different.

Merry Merry and Happy Happy to all of you. See you on the 31st!



PS: "Antics" by Interpol... Learn it, live it, love it.

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