Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

March 14, 2007


Filed under: New Orleans — Tags: — Morwen Madrigal @ 11:55 pm

I have many friends offering safe places and opportunities for our little Trans Compound. “Get out of the swamps Morwen!”

Sorry girls, I elect to stay here at home and fight the battle for New Orleans. I see big gains, not just small ones. You all will always be safe here, and that’s all I’m concerned about: the HERE and NOW.
Here’s some lyrics that I follow… sorry to be away from the community, but what’s going down here is much more important.

“Conviction of the Heart”, Kenny Loggins:

Where are the dreams that we once had?
This is the time to bring them back.
What were the promises caught
On the tips of our tongues?
Do we forget or forgive?
There’s a whole other life waiting to be lived when…
One day we’re brave enough
To talk with conviction of the heart.
And down your streets I’ve walked alone,
As if my feet were not my own
Such is the path I chose,
Doors I have opened and closed
I’m so tired of living this life,
Fooling myself, believing we’re right when…
I’ve never given love
With any conviction of the heart.
One with the Earth, with the sky
I believe we’ll survive
If we only try…
How long must we wait to change
This world bound in chains that we live in
To know what it is to forgive,
And to be forgiven?
It’s been too many years of talking now.
Isn’t it time to stop somehow?
Air that’s too angry to breathe
Water our children can’t drink
You’ve heard it hundreds of times
You say you’re aware, believe and you care, but…
Do you care enough
To talk with conviction of the heart?

I’m convinced that here in New Orleans is the battle for our times, not the illegal war in Iraq, but the battle for the soul of an American community under siege by the powers of money and propriety. Those who wish to purge this city of it’s “detriments” can kiss my panty-clad tush.

I love the people of New Orleans, and for you freaks that advise us to cut our “losses” as per poor folk, just freakin’ god-damn sod off! I’ve reserved a place in your Christian hell for positions for your worthless spirits.
Sinn Fein!

I could add further lyrics concerning the battle we in New Orleans face, but you could also write them yourselves.


  1. In addition to what you hear from your friends, I think that there are people who have bought a certain idea.

    “Maybe we SHOULDN’T rebuild New Orleans.”

    And these people need to be educated. Also what POLICIES are in place that say to people, “Folks we have already DECIDED to rebuild.” Or “We are going to rebuild it, but do a crappy job so that we can finally get rid of the people who are in the way of our oil shipping canal.”

    Of course they won’t come out and SAY that second comment. The discussion will be more “subtle” but just as clear, in their minds, N.O. isn’t worth bringing back in it’s current location (and of course they will ignore WHY it is in danger from the destruction of barrier islands and canals, they don’t bother to look at that. They will shrug, and say, “The damage is done, what can we do?”)

    And these Christians you talk about aren’t like the Christians I know. The Bush “Right-Wing-Rapture-Ready-Old- Testament-loving-Christians” are the ones who want the poor to move on or “pull themselves from their boot straps”

    Comment by spocko — March 16, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

  2. Or burn my kind.

    I grew up down here. I bitched about what I saw them doing back in the ’70s.

    I know there are good Christian folk… known many through the years, but I can’t seem to come up with a term for the insane crowd. “Religious Reich” gets me in hot water every time.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — March 18, 2007 @ 12:50 am

  3. a world of ‘yes’ to your words.

    we…the mad children with maps to where the scattered pieces once went left in our memories…. who would we be if we abandoned our patron whore? she has seen me through worse and i was less deserving.

    Comment by s.f.p. — March 18, 2007 @ 9:24 am

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