Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Except that I am uncomfortable with making me or my experiences the issue.  The issue is always the larger picture of injustice or the consequences of tribalism.  If I ever felt that my writing diaries here was becoming a self indulgence I would just have to stop. I don't do novels or autobiography.  I do do, (in my own small way) economic, social and political change.  Sometimes we have to change ourselves if we are to be able to help change the bigger picture, but ultimately it can't be just about us.  What frustrates me is people not fulfilling their potential - out of fear, repression, lack of knowledge or support.  My poem above is about a time when I feared it could not be done.  My only purpose in publishing now, for the first time, is to encourage others to to believe that it can be done.  And the Saville Report is one of those small victories that make life worth living.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 09:18:00 AM EST
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