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My Morning Jacket => The Band => Topic started by: MamaKel on Feb 23, 2017, 05:16 PM

Title: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: MamaKel on Feb 23, 2017, 05:16 PM
@removador: a double rainbow formed today from the tears of mother earth flowing down from the heavens and thru the sun- as she wept at the continued destruction and injustice being carried out by the current administration in their continued effort to seemingly try and wipe any sort of peace, justice, love, or fairness from the memory of all time and space.
the very heart of humanity is under attack.
the truth is twisted. no one listens to each other. both sides yelling. so much anger. how can this be?
listen.
everyone needs to listen.
we are being washed away in a tidal wave of hate.
press pause. need to breathe.
we are all the same. love is love.
why is that so hard?
love is love love is never wrong.
we all need and deserve clean water.
treaties should be honored.
we are all immigrants in one way or another.
we are all just looking for love and a safe place to call home.
everyone deserves to be treated with respect regardless of race creed or gender.
somehow...we look for hope we try and take heart for we all know everyone knows(even they know behind their outdated fear and horrific new "law and order") that in the end peace and love always win.
love always wins.
greed kills. eats away at the soul.
it feels like it might take a long time...and that we are moving backwards...
but love always wins.
we are praying we are fighting we are speaking out for peace and love and equality. so much thanks and praise to everyone doing the work the hard work and fighting the fight the good fight
organize mobilize or donate now to @aclu_nationwide @fairnesscampaign @colorofchange and many other great organizations fighting the good fight for peace love and equality.
#standingrock #transgender #lgbt #grabyourwallet #lovewins 💛❤💜💚💙❤️
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Lonndown27 on Feb 23, 2017, 05:34 PM
goddamn I love Jimbo
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: sillyboob on Feb 23, 2017, 06:34 PM
goddamn I love Jimbo

TRUTH!!
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: MamaKel on Feb 23, 2017, 08:40 PM
I love him with all my heart. His presence on this Earth makes it possible for all of us to vibrate higher. His influence is encouraging so many to live their truth and it is really holy to be a part of.

I call the boys in My Morning Jacket, "The Patron Saints of Lost Souls."

Goddamn champs.
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: AEIOU on Feb 23, 2017, 09:21 PM
I love this guy.  When I read his words it gives me hope in these times.
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Mr. White on Feb 23, 2017, 09:40 PM
Thanks MamaKel for sharing Jim's words.
Thanks for being the brave soul you are.
Thanks for reminding us how we should all be.
Thanks for being you!
...and thanks for gracing this holy Forum with your words of love and your presence.
We love you.
I love you.
Jim loves you.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: millerjustin on Feb 24, 2017, 09:34 AM
Thanks MamaKel for sharing Jim's words.
Thanks for being the brave soul you are.
Thanks for reminding us how we should all be.
Thanks for being you!
...and thanks for gracing this holy Forum with your words of love and your presence.
We love you.
I love you.
Jim loves you.
Thanks!

Mama Kel radiates pure gold!
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Lonndown27 on Feb 24, 2017, 06:35 PM
Thanks MamaKel for sharing Jim's words.
Thanks for being the brave soul you are.
Thanks for reminding us how we should all be.
Thanks for being you!
...and thanks for gracing this holy Forum with your words of love and your presence.
We love you.
I love you.
Jim loves you.
Thanks!

Mama Kel radiates pure gold!

gotta radiate the gold baby!!!!!
Love this forum and these people, Mr. White, you sir are a god!!!

i seriously long for the show where we can all make it and it's only forum members in the audience and we have an intimate 4 hour show with MMJ where Jim does a lot of weird, stoned banter with us the entire show (much like that soundcheck from 2015 someone unearthed).

We wanna hear Jim say more, I get that he's a "shut up and play" kinda guy but come on, we love his personality and the more he shows, usually the better the show. Alas, though, he didn't say a word the entire show in SLC 2015 and it was phenomenal musically and his vibe was positive, smiling constantly, just wasn't in the mood to curate.
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: MMJ_fanatic on Apr 16, 2017, 01:26 PM
I love the central message--Love is what the world needs more of, BUT until such time as those of us who do not believe Mecca is the center of the universe or that living in a communist run nation prison (N Korea) are free from homicidal freaks who wish to wipe us out because of how we choose to run our lives (freely) then some amount of ferocious justice should be expected from our leaders and our military--we already know appeasement gets you nowhere...
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Lonndown27 on Apr 16, 2017, 05:37 PM
I love the central message--Love is what the world needs more of, BUT until such time as those of us who do not believe Mecca is the center of the universe or that living in a communist run nation prison (N Korea) are free from homicidal freaks who wish to wipe us out because of how we choose to run our lives (freely) then some amount of ferocious justice should be expected from our leaders and our military--we already know appeasement gets you nowhere...

it's so true, religion kills so many. I'm sick of religion's existence and PC liberals trying to make it work somehow. I'm a Bernie supporter, just saying I'm pretty liberal, but......this allowance of Islamic extremism is a bit insane, it only provides body bags for everyone on earth, including fellow peace-loving Muslims, too.

Everyone just needs to find that balance, that place.....and stop believing in killing and destruction. We have to call the evil shit out, whichever side it's on, or whoever's letting it happen.

PEACE MUST FLOW FROM EVERY TAP, LIKE A WATERFALL OF CLEAN, DRINKABLE WATER
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Mr. White on Apr 17, 2017, 03:06 PM
“We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children”
― Howard Zinn
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: walterfredo on Apr 17, 2017, 07:00 PM
I love the central message--Love is what the world needs more of, BUT until such time as those of us who do not believe Mecca is the center of the universe or that living in a communist run nation prison (N Korea) are free from homicidal freaks who wish to wipe us out because of how we choose to run our lives (freely) then some amount of ferocious justice should be expected from our leaders and our military--we already know appeasement gets you nowhere...

If you really think other nations and peoples want to wipe us out "because of how we chose to live our lives (freely)" then I'm afraid you've been drinking the koolaide that has been served up by our own government for decades. Such a shame that we missed an opportunity to put a man like Bernie Sanders in charge.
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Mr. White on Jun 20, 2018, 12:11 AM
"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."
- Fred Rogers (original quote/post on Instagram included a photo of Mr. Rogers)

Jim's response about the Mr. Rogers original post on 6/19/2018: @removador thx @misskarenelson for posting this just wanted to repost. so much pain in this world right now but also so many souls out there working to try and make it better. like so many others my heart goes out to the children and the refugees the immigrants. when will we wake up and open our arms in love offer our hands in help? there is room for everyone in this great land to live in peace with abundance for all. it should be the greatest goal of america to try and help as many who need it get back on their feet and build a great life here and then give back and make it better and better with the gifts that can only come from the beauty of diversity. not one person should be left to die on the street or one innocent locked in a cage?! esp a child?! just because of where they happened to be born?! this is insanity. what if we valued care and love more than the almighty dollar? we are better than this and i am so grateful for everyone working so hard to try and make this land safe for everyone regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or any other labels they try to use to divide us. we are so beautiful in our diversity on the outside and yet of course as well we are all the same on the inside. we all need the same things to love and be loved and to be able to keep our families safe.
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Mr. White on Jul 08, 2018, 01:50 AM
Jim - @removador - Instagram Post - 7/7/2018

Image of Protester on Statue of Liberty

"unbelievable courage/non-violent protest by @theresepatriciaokoumou climbing onto the statue of liberty on the 4TH of JULY- speaking out for the innocent children STILL separated from their immigrant/refugee parents-also innocent and just seeking a better life and should be welcomed and treated with respect instead of locked in cages. i cannot believe this is the america we are living in but i am so glad people like her are showing what makes america truly great-our diversity, and working to lead the way-speaking up for what is right in the face of this lawless and heartless administration."
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: bartel on Jul 08, 2018, 09:59 PM
I love the central message--Love is what the world needs more of, BUT until such time as those of us who do not believe Mecca is the center of the universe or that living in a communist run nation prison (N Korea) are free from homicidal freaks who wish to wipe us out because of how we choose to run our lives (freely) then some amount of ferocious justice should be expected from our leaders and our military--we already know appeasement gets you nowhere...

it's so true, religion kills so many. I'm sick of religion's existence and PC liberals trying to make it work somehow. I'm a Bernie supporter, just saying I'm pretty liberal, but......this allowance of Islamic extremism is a bit insane, it only provides body bags for everyone on earth, including fellow peace-loving Muslims, too.

Everyone just needs to find that balance, that place.....and stop believing in killing and destruction. We have to call the evil shit out, whichever side it's on, or whoever's letting it happen.

PEACE MUST FLOW FROM EVERY TAP, LIKE A WATERFALL OF CLEAN, DRINKABLE WATER

find me a liberal who has an allownace for terrorism? The problem with your statement is your define islam as a terror religion when the vast majority of muslims around the world are peace loving and not violent. Youve got Buddist Monks raping Muslims refugees in Myanmar with all religions fighting in Africa every year and in America youve still got the KKK and christian extremists wanting to take over... There is no allowance for terrorism or islamic terrorism.
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Shug on Jul 10, 2018, 01:08 PM
I love the central message--Love is what the world needs more of, BUT until such time as those of us who do not believe Mecca is the center of the universe or that living in a communist run nation prison (N Korea) are free from homicidal freaks who wish to wipe us out because of how we choose to run our lives (freely) then some amount of ferocious justice should be expected from our leaders and our military--we already know appeasement gets you nowhere...

it's so true, religion kills so many. I'm sick of religion's existence and PC liberals trying to make it work somehow. I'm a Bernie supporter, just saying I'm pretty liberal, but......this allowance of Islamic extremism is a bit insane, it only provides body bags for everyone on earth, including fellow peace-loving Muslims, too.

Everyone just needs to find that balance, that place.....and stop believing in killing and destruction. We have to call the evil shit out, whichever side it's on, or whoever's letting it happen.

PEACE MUST FLOW FROM EVERY TAP, LIKE A WATERFALL OF CLEAN, DRINKABLE WATER

find me a liberal who has an allownace for terrorism? The problem with your statement is your define islam as a terror religion when the vast majority of muslims around the world are peace loving and not violent. Youve got Buddist Monks raping Muslims refugees in Myanmar with all religions fighting in Africa every year and in America youve still got the KKK and christian extremists wanting to take over... There is no allowance for terrorism or islamic terrorism.

Exactly.  Where is the mention of the Christian extremists whose hateful rhetoric clearly suggests they want to wipe out all the Muslims for the same reasons?  One could just as easily define Christianity as it is expressed today as a terrorist religion if one applied MMJ Fanatic's thinking about Islam to Christianity, but that would not be accurate either.
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Mr. White on Jul 10, 2018, 02:12 PM
Jim's Instagram Post - June 29, 2018 (Comment was posted with a painting of an Immigrant Family with the words "No More Detention. No More Deportations. Abolish I.C.E." included in the piece of art.)

@removador - "america show up tomorrow and stand with our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters and show that we believe #familiesbelongtogether
find a march near you online- they are happening all over the country
in LA we are meeting at city hall DTLA at 11am tomorrow the 30th to protest the cruel and inhumane practice of separating innocent families this administration is trying to normalize. this is not ok. this is insane and dangerous and unnecessarily cruel. i don’t care what side of the aisle you are on. let’s destroy the aisle and meet each other in the middle! there is room in this GIANT country for everyone to live in peace harmony and abundance including each and every innocent immigrant and refugee. there is a way forward for american workers to be protected and respected but also plenty of paths for each and every new citizen to create a good life for themselves and their families. there is a way forward to repair the initial damage the first white immigrants made by destroying the lives and land of our native american brothers and sisters instead of finding a way to live together in peace. there is a way forward and that way is love."
Title: Re: Jim Speaks Out Against Hate
Post by: Mr. White on Aug 17, 2018, 08:57 AM
Jim's Instagram Post - 8/16/2018 (Posted along with the new video of "Over and Over")

"@removador - We have a chance- right now- to get involved and change history. to put an end to the seemingly endless cycles of war and racism that continue to divide and conquer us as a people. we have a chance to heal the wounds of slavery and injustice to the native peoples created when america was born by opening our arms and our hearts and using the power of our voice and our vote to say we are tired of this cycle happening OVER and OVER again...we want a new cycle. a life cycle more in tune with nature than constantly against it. one of peace. we want freedom. we want equality. we want love. and we want it NOW. Video by: W.G. Rickel (@wgrickel) full version in the bio."

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmgjxAXn9nA/?taken-by=removador

https://youtu.be/n3ny4Rz9ubk

LYRICS
Over again...
Over and over and over again...
Over and over and over again...
On and on and on.

We fight the same fights-on and on.
We shed the same blood-on and on.
Go down the same roads-
Over and over again.

How many lifetimes? on and on
How many blood-lines? on and on
Until we realize-
We could all be
Lovers and friends!

We do it over again…
Over and over and over again...
Over and over and over again...
On and on and on.

How can we make-
The same mistakes
And still carry on?
Livin the same we did yesterday
Like nothin happened at all?!
 
We drop the same bombs-on and on.
We block the same roads-
Over and over again.
 
How many lifetimes? on and on
How many blood-lines? on and on
Until we realize-
We could all be
Lovers and friends!

We do it over again…
Over and over and over again...
Over and over and over again...
On and on and on

Video directed by Alexander W.G. Rickel
Footage of Jim shot by Justin Tyler Close