It reminded me of the days when a wonderful bunch of men began to speak of something we called "Gay Liberation" -- and were laughed at and derided by the majority gay community, but managed to get that idea and that phrase into the air -- "Gay Liberation" -- even though the majority gay community found it laughable -- until the gays at Stonewall rebelled and took that key from the air, shouting "Gay Liberation!" The concept of gay liberation was needed before the actualization of liberation could begin.
This conflict with those eager to conform, and afraid of Thoreau, over those intent on helping brave Bradley Manning has given me final resignation about intelligent, awakened people always being a minority, whether in the majority or within a minority -- But then when did was it ever feel otherwise? Fortunate are those who have hermitage and harbor. Here are some photos of my people, the mavericks: