Happy Feet 2: Under Pressure

Artistic expression reaches human feeling and comprehensive embrace differently from academic discourse.

This 4-minute video from Happy Feet Two (lyrics below) follows this scene where the heartfelt plea of a child touches a father within political leadership, who then acts to save a trapped civilization.

Those of us who see the 1%’s escalating unlawful Wars of Aggression, economic looting while reducing the 99% ever-faster to debt peonage (despite obvious solutions), destruction of American ideals and Rights, and perhaps literally a hundred other areas of equal concern for our future, are expressing as clearly, professionally, and powerfully as we can imagine to make this choice clear:

Humanity either gives love now for the success of all Earth’s inhabitants,

OR

Humanity submits to peonage to “emperor has no clothes” obvious criminals.

As an academic professional trained at U.C. Berkeley and Harvard, with National Board Certification in Education and recognition from two Los Angeles mayors for teaching excellence, and having experience in helping shape ~300 policy briefs for Congress and field professionals, I assert with absolute professional confidence that colleagues and I have explained and documented the facts as clearly as humanly possible.

We have done our job to make your choice clear.

Importantly: choice includes action. Your parents taught you, and you’ve already learned in your own experience that it’s not enough to say that you know, you must act.

Lyrics to this video:

 

Pressure:

pushing down on me,

pressing down on you,

no man asked for.

 

Under pressure:

that burns a nation down,

splits a family in two,

puts people on streets.

 

It’s the terror of knowing

what this world is about,

watching some good friends

screaming, “Let me out!”

 

Pray tomorrow takes me higher,

Pray tomorrow takes me higher!

 

Tell me why,

tell me why,

tell me why,

tell me why,

tell me why,

can’t we give ourselves

one more chance?

Why can’t we give ourselves

one more chance?

 

Why can’t we give love,

give love, give love,

give love, give love,

give love, give love,

give love, give love,

give love, give love,

give love?

 

Cause love’s such

an old fashioned word,

and love dares you

to care for

the people on the edge

of the night,

and love dares you

to change our way of

caring about ourselves.

 

This is our last dance.

This is our last dance.

This is ourselves!

 

Creatures of the world unite!

Strength in numbers, we can get it right!

One time!