It’s back. :) (at American Airlines Center)
I still can’t get over how I spent my Friday night… Oh and yes, that is Manziel warming up 10 feet away from me… Press-Pass, suckers! Gig ‘em. (at 2013 Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium)
Starting the morning off right here in Oregon with some Texas Aggie Football #gigem (Taken with Instagram at The Fatke-Oberman House of Love)
Fixin’ her up. (1978 Honda CB550) (Taken with instagram)
I received your letter this morning and I must say I am not the least bit pleased. You brag and gloat that you got the face of the world’s largest youth movement to go mad. To tear off his clothes and cry out to the Enemy in the streets for all the world to see. You list the lies you whispered in his ear as if it was some brilliant chess move. I understand that you think this is a huge victory, but I’m afraid you are terribly wrong. You fool. You have ruined everything. You had a perfect opportunity to inflate his pride, to make him believe it was indeed his voice and vision that woke the world up to love and justice. You could have coached him to be eloquent and poised, and in so doing, trick the world into giving him the credit. These millions of disgustingly idealistic and optimistic young people could have believed that this man is the author of love and justice. You could have distracted them completely from the ideas of love and justice. You could have distracted them completely from The Enemy and His work in the individual hearts and minds of young people. You could have made them think ‘I’ll never be that smart, that creative, that loving, that handsome, that true, so I might as well do nothing.’
But now, oh, what have you done? You’ve ruined the work that was started. You not only robbed us of the power of pride over the man, but now you’ve robbed us of the youth who look to him. I already see my fears coming true. The youth are now looking beyond the madness, beyond the man. They are looking at the ideas. They are looking at the Enemy. They are seeing their own flaws and calling them to the surface. They are loving the man behind the madness and seeing themselves in him. They are cleaving to the Enemy and singing songs of strength, brotherhood, and victory over evil. They are doing the most dangerous thing of all: they are giving grace and holding strong to the principles of love and justice. They now have no idol. They now have no icon. They only have the very things you were supposed to distract them from: the core message. I’m afraid all might be lost.
I am convening an emergency meeting of devils and demons this very evening to do damage control. Our only hope is to empower the rumors and lies and convince these humans that mistakes and madness poison the message. It is a weak defense, I know, but it may be all you’ve left us with.
With deep regret that I did not train you well enough,
your devastated uncle,
(inspired by a conversation between Jedidiah Jenkins and Tom Shadyac, who used the example above to paint the truth of the recent IC news)
From Invisible Children’s Blog:
George Clooney isn’t just a face we all like to look at (although that too). He is also a social activist, a humanitarian, and undoubtedly the most handsome man on the cell block.
This morning he was arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C. (alongside his father - we love father/son bonding) in an effort to raise awareness of growing tensions at the border of Sudan and South Sudan. Clooney has long been vocal in advocating against humanitarian crimes in Sudan, and through co-founding the Satellite Sentinel Project (@sudansentinel), he works to bring attention to these issues. Clooney has witnessed this violence first-hand on his many visits to the region and warns that the situation is very similar to the atrocities in Darfur. When he spoke at a Congressional hearing earlier this week, and later directly with President Obama, he warned of “a real humanitarian disaster” if action is not taken soon.
A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Since Invisible Children’s newest and most important film “Kony 2012” released on Monday, March 5th for free on the Internet it has been viewed over 50 million times on Youtube and 14 million on Vimeo. And, to be expected, Invisible Children has received a lot of backlash…