just received word of this from my friend david sztybel.
it is a very well-organized video by Cypress Ranch High School.
it's not my type of music, but that's because i like classical ... though i'll admit it probably wouldn't work quite the same to beethoven's 5th symphony.
now if only most of them could figure out that bullying also appears because of their day-to-day actions if they support of the imprisonment, exploitation, abuse and murder of animals ... and how that realization would affect the very cause they are fighting for here!
bullying is but a subset of oppression.
the songwriter is Kaitlyn Knippers:
she may appear in the video, but i can't tell because i don't figure these things out well - all students start looking like one another to me after a while.
some of the lyrics may be good, but i can't make out the words in this sort of music either too well.
if anyone, can find the lyrics, i'd appreciate them being posted here - they may prove to be useful.
I think the Video is just GREAT! I had been bullyied at school badly :(
Thank you for sharing it!!
Peace & joy
glad you liked it desi!
sorry to hear about what happened to you at school.
there is no excuse for that - just as with so many other things.
Hi Prad :D
Oh, that's so nice from you, thank you very much for you lovely words.
I feel with everyone who got bullyied at school.. it's really so sad :( I got bullyied because I my best friend (she was 2 years in our class) was handicapped (she was only 56 cm tall - but everything else was normal) and I was the only one who spent time with her and others only made fun of her (and me also)..
I'm happy that school is finished now and I can surround myself with so wonderful people like you are :-)
Peace & joy from Desi
i worked for many years for the rights of kids who had been labeled 'handicapped', 'retarded', 'slow', 'different'. so i know what you mean. every now and then, a joan of arc would brave the peer pressure and stand strong alongside the victim, just as you did!
to endure torment on behalf of another preserves the dignity of the species against the odds!
your action demonstrates the veracity of these words:
understand that compassion's closest relative is courage. those who protest atrocity, those who oppose cruelty, those who rescue sentient beings from torture and death, do so because of their compassion and also because of their courage.
i'm happy you are here too.
this is for you desi. may others follow your lead!
A great song with an inspirational message that can mean anything from sheltering the homeless, helping one in need, or adopting an animal. Watch as people from around the world play for change. Song- Stand By Me- Playing For Change
I LOVE the SONG!!! it is so simple, but so true! I'm just enjoying the whole video with a big smile on my face haha.. thank's for that!
i'm glad, desi!
i particularly liked grandpa elliot's voice - i've heard he's a nice fellow too.
You deeply touched me with your words you wrote!! Thank you so much! What an amazing job you are doing for the kids!!! that's so wonderful!! All my apreciation to you!! I think it is so important to help those who are not that strong as we are, who need shelter, help and support.. I will never understand why people often are so cruel to others, just because they look or behave different :( ... or how they treat animals.. it is so so sad. I saw on your page that you are also involved in helping animals. What WONDERFUL work you do!!! I wish everyone would think like you.
We own a little private animalshelter here (just my granny, my mum and me run it) where we give dogs a new home untill they find a new, lovely family.. most of the dogs are from "killing-stations" (I don't know how to translate ) from Serbia, Slovakia and Czech who had been abused horribly by human..
(20 min. ago my mum started driving to highway to meet a lady from the shelter of Bratislava(Czech) - she will bring us a dog.. someone cut off his entire tongue! We don't know if he will survive.. or if a dog can life without a tongue..)
But if we look in the eyes of a saved animal everything is worth it.. they give SO MUCH love!
I truly thank you for your wonderful words! I read your post "despair and anger" now. IT IS SO TRUE!! You said is exactly right! Thank you for everything!
I'm so thankful to know someone like you!
In friendship, Desi
all your kind sentiments above is returned in mutual kindred spirit.
if you, your mother and grandmother would like a website for your shelter, you can have one for free.
my son and i setup various web services to help those who help animals, so if this is something you would feel would benefit your efforts, just ask and it will be done.
Wow, prad, I don't know what to say.. your offer to make a homepage for us is JUST wonderful, thank you SO much ... we already have one, but but thank you so much for your nice offer! If you want to have a look at it, it is www.atin.at
"atin" means "aktion tiere in not" in german, in english "action - animals in need"
Sending you only the BEST!!! from Desi
that's a very well done site indeed, desi!
i've linked to it from tf:
you, your mother and grandmother have an impressive operation running there! i don't know german (though i've been meaning to learn it since i have some german books), but i'll get our friend michael (who lives with us but is originally from austria and has gone back there for a couple of years) to translate for us.