WHOSE BODY IS IT, ANYWAY?

when Mitch McConnell is being the reasonable one in any scenario:
RUN!

i don’t have the bandwidth to adequately translate my processing into a piece right now (with the event tomorrow, we are at full tilt bonkers busy).
but a couple of WTF’s:

1) the definition in the language of the actual title of the bill defines and qualifies “humanhood” by the ability to feel pain.
“PAIN-CAPABLE”*
please, let that sink in.

2) this language (designed to demonstrate the rationale and necessity of graham’s mysogony-as-goverment),
“…(14) Abortion carries significant physical and
psychological risks to the pregnant woman…”
brazenly, though unsurprisingly, misses the much larger truth using the overt gaslighting that we barely even register anymore.
far more risky (in fact, catastrophic) to the physical and psychological well-being of the woman is forced birth.

3) in the linked article Mr Graham says that this ban is in alignment with European countries.

“…telling reporters his proposal will bring the United States in line with most European nations that impose limits on abortion.”

he finishes that statement by saying that he hopes it will become something that is in alignment with what the American people want,

“‘Abortion is not banned in America. It’s left up to the elected officials in America to define the issue,’ he said. ‘States have the ability to do it at the state level, and we have the ability in Washington to speak on this issue if we choose. I have chosen to speak. I have chosen to craft legislation that I think is eminently reasonable in the eyes of the world and I hope the American people.'”

a couple of things. number one, his first claim and apparent belief as to what other major Nations hold as practice is false. see link. number two, it is his only job to represent his constituency. this statement of his about hoping that we might catch up regarding what we as a people believe, stand for, and desire, is irrelevant and serves as proof that he is directly dishonoring his oath.

i dunno. maybe Lindsey doesn’t read the times.


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LINK TO RALLY TOMORROW

LINK TO CBS ARTICLE

INTERNATIONAL ABORTION POLICY ARTICLE BY NEW YORK TIMES

*i am well aware that we have long used pain perception as a neurological tool to assess how “alive” something is. i am speaking, here, more to antiquated definitions and terms and labels and acceptable ways of being in the world. we must yield to the natural course of things… which is a continual re-processing and renewal of the meaning of things. and we have been staunchly refusing to so do this go’round for such a long time that we are forfeiting our humanity. in this sense, we have culturally succombed to assimilation of using PAIN and suffering as the standard by which we assess quality of life versus the journey towards wholeness, the vital expression and experience of collective effervescence, alignment, and the passionate pursuit of what calls.

GETTING TO MAKE MUSIC, AGAIN!

boy, has it been a while…

two monique rust performances this week:

on thursday evening, i will be a part of the hill folk music series at the brown county inn. this is a singer/songwriters in-the-round (one of my favorite ways to play)

(LINK TO THURSDAY AT BROWN COUNTY IN FOR THE HILL MUSIC SERIES)

on saturday morning, i will be playing in indianapolis for indy urban acres, “Since 2011, Indy Urban Acres has grown into a multi-disciplinary farm that works to inspire transformational change within Indy’s food system by providing food justness for low-income families, educating thousands of youth through tours and farm-to-plate workshops, providing community engagement to thousands of volunteers and groups, and teaching teens valuable job skills.”

(LINK TO SATURDAY MORNING AT INDY URBAN ACRES)

WHOSE BODY IS IT, ANYWAY?

when Mitch McConnell is being the reasonable one in any scenario:
RUN!

i don’t have the bandwidth to adequately translate my processing into a piece right now (with the event tomorrow, we are at full tilt bonkers busy).
but a couple of WTF’s:

1) the definition in the language of the actual title of the bill defines and qualifies “humanhood” by the ability to feel pain.
“PAIN-CAPABLE”*
please, let that sink in.

2) this language (designed to demonstrate the rationale and necessity of graham’s mysogony-as-goverment),
“…(14) Abortion carries significant physical and
psychological risks to the pregnant woman…”
brazenly, though unsurprisingly, misses the much larger truth using the overt gaslighting that we barely even register anymore.
far more risky (in fact, catastrophic) to the physical and psychological well-being of the woman is forced birth.

3) in the linked article Mr Graham says that this ban is in alignment with European countries.

“…telling reporters his proposal will bring the United States in line with most European nations that impose limits on abortion.”

he finishes that statement by saying that he hopes it will become something that is in alignment with what the American people want,

“‘Abortion is not banned in America. It’s left up to the elected officials in America to define the issue,’ he said. ‘States have the ability to do it at the state level, and we have the ability in Washington to speak on this issue if we choose. I have chosen to speak. I have chosen to craft legislation that I think is eminently reasonable in the eyes of the world and I hope the American people.'”

a couple of things. number one, his first claim and apparent belief as to what other major Nations hold as practice is false. see link. number two, it is his only job to represent his constituency. this statement of his about hoping that we might catch up regarding what we as a people believe, stand for, and desire, is irrelevant and serves as proof that he is directly dishonoring his oath.

i dunno. maybe Lindsey doesn’t read the times.


<<=======================>>

LINK TO RALLY TOMORROW

LINK TO CBS ARTICLE

INTERNATIONAL ABORTION POLICY ARTICLE BY NEW YORK TIMES

*i am well aware that we have long used pain perception as a neurological tool to assess how “alive” something is. i am speaking, here, more to antiquated definitions and terms and labels and acceptable ways of being in the world. we must yield to the natural course of things… which is a continual re-processing and renewal of the meaning of things. and we have been staunchly refusing to so do this go’round for such a long time that we are forfeiting our humanity. in this sense, we have culturally succombed to assimilation of using PAIN and suffering as the standard by which we assess quality of life versus the journey towards wholeness, the vital expression and experience of collective effervescence, alignment, and the passionate pursuit of what calls.

shift

where & when you can (& sometimes: you just can’t…& that’s okay)
-close your eyes,
envision all of the systems you have for interpreting sensory perception =levers and pulleys, ticking clockwork, round dials with tiny divots for indicators-of-fit,
camera lenses set but outfitted with well lubricated shifts,
audio input/output valves (tuned involuntarily to frequency),
taste and aroma membranes like dream-catchers,
and skin like a sieve.

and, stay there, inside for a minute.
wander and wonder around a bit.
and, then,
IMAGINE.

now,
open up
expand
broaden
stretch…
and take a look,
again

#beauty #alchemy #prose #nonduality

myth

sunrise,
a morning myth…
it gets in your eyes
bloodies
cleanses
hypnotize

#myth #beachhouse
#cover #song #music #musicvideo #moniquemakesmusic #moniquerust

I have begun to really find a lot of creative outlet in putting together little mini music video compilations…

covid dreams & other not-for-prophecies

i had me some covid-sponsored, prophetic (i hope not really) dreams last night…
regarding the next iteration of youknowwho:
hitler/twitler/himself, joe-exotic style,
recruiting radicals and rallying his troops.

we must know, though (nightmares unnecessary, as we have learned to live them):
the transformational shift occuring will not be given way to without landmines galore.

HOLD ON.

four years ago, we marched…still not “undone”

live online listening room

you are invited to a pop-up “listening-room” event for monique rust.
the 40-minute set will feature a curated collection of tunes & tales…

BASIC PRICING:
.tickets-$4
(tips always much appreciated)

payments can be made through:
.venmo (@moniquerust)
.facebook pay
.zelle 317.800.2117


once you have submitted payment,
you will receive the zoom link!

(click the link below to go to the facebook event page)

https://fb.me/e/dhN1ZV5Sv