Mikel Ocean Azure




Posted by Cobaltsoul on February 24, 2011 at 10:27 AM

How brave am I?  How brave are you?

When I'm driving the taxi on a Friday and Saturday night I listen to the BBC World Service.  Recent coverage, as you might expect, is Tunisa and Egypt and Libya.  I am awed.


My sisters and brothers who have the courage to go out on the street, knowing that there are guns out there.  They awe me.

My brothers and sisters who basically walk out naked into a world they know is controlled by brutal old men who don't value their lives or care if they die.  Brutal old men who are merely play ground bullies writ large.  Bullies who can bury whole families, bullies who can hide you in their cellar and have you tortured simply because they are scared of one voice. 

Would you walk out into that street?

I listen to radio interviews live from Egypt or Libya with a local person and in the background is the sound of gunfire.

Think about it.  Would you go out into the streets to claim your nation's freedom when you knew it could get you killed?  Really?  Killed.

My brothers and sisters on the streets humble me. 

I wish I had their courage. 

How about you?



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Reply hiker
5:43 PM on March 2, 2011 
Me too Mikel, me too. And it's a question I've asked myself as well. Would my courage hold when the shit hits the fan?

Mikel I'm not sure if your email's changed but as I've not heard back from you I thought you'd be interested to know about my new website (ha, ha)...www.feetunes.com. It's a work in progress and is there in anticipation of the, ahem, upcoming album. Hope you are well. Peace to you. David