How dare they try to end this beauty?

Social Darwinism
                  Social Darwinism

 

Hair – Walking In Space

All the clouds are cumuloft
Walking in space
Oh my God your skin is soft
I love your face
How dare they try to end this beauty?
How dare they try to end this beauty?
To keep us under foot
They bury us in soot
Pretending it’s a chore
To ship us off to war
In this dive
We rediscover sensation
In this dive
We rediscover sensation
Walking in space
We find the purpose of peace
The beauty of life
You can no longer hide
Our eyes are open
Our eyes are open
Our eyes are open
Our eyes are open
Wide wide wide!

James Rado and Gerome Ragni

Flickr Wednesday: Gerald L. Campbell

Gerald L. Campbell was a senior staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976 to 1985, the Director of Policy and Research for the National Security Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1980, the Senior Advisor to the Director of the United States Information Agency from 1985 to 1990, and the Special Assistant to the Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1992 to 1993.

From 1997 to 2001, Campbell was the Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Health for the State of Texas. Until recently, he was President and a member of the Board of Directors of The Impact Group, Inc., a non-profit education foundation located in Washington, D.C. and Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.

In June 1990, Campbell began to inquire into the nature, root cause, and the spiritual dynamics of socially dysfunctional behaviors. He spent nearly five years exploring the streets of Washington, D.C., associating with and befriending the homeless, violent youth, and substance abusers.

With camera and tape recorder in hand, he took black and white photographic images — and recorded the personal stories — of many of these individuals. He also recorded the stories of many teenagers who had been incarcerated for capital crimes.

A senior member of President Reagan’s Domestic Policy Council said of Campbell’s work: “He has captured the image and voice of the homeless — their own voices — in ways that are instructive to us all. On film and note pad he has recorded what they confided to him. Campbell finds in their stories and existence a message for the nation, a message about the importance of bonding in simple humanity. He is their camera, not their filter; he is ‘Boswell'” to their ‘Samuel Johnson.'”

Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) has written about his efforts: “Your work with and on behalf of the homeless in Washington, D.C. is a model that should be emulated across the country. The isolation and the loneliness felt by the destitute, the poor, and the hungry is the same isolation felt by virtually every American at some point in their lives.”


About Gerald Campbell

Jazz At The Chinatown Metro Station, “John Coltrane Revisited”, Chinatown, Washington, DC

Jazz At The Chinatown Metro Station, "John Coltrane Revisited", Chinatown, Washington, DC

 

Young Electric Cellist Performs, “His Music Soothed The Frazzled Nerves Of The Weariful”, George Washington University Metro, Washington, DC

Young Electric Cellist Performs, "His Music Soothed The Frazzled Nerves Of The Weariful", George Washington University Metro, Washington, DC

Malachi Elijah Powell #5, “His Edge Was A Quiet Warning To Respect His Dignity”, George Washington University District, Washington, DC

Malachi Elijah Powell #5, "His Edge Was A Quiet Warning To Respect His Dignity", George Washington University District, Washington, DC

Malachi Elijah Powell #4, “Alone Amidst Shadows And Darkness”, Near Verizon Center, Washington, DC

Malachi Elijah Powell #4, "Alone Amidst Shadows And Darkness", Near Verizon Center, Washington, DC

“Setting Up For The Free Pipe Organ Recital”, National City Christian Church, Thomas Circle, Washington, DC

"Setting Up For The Free Pipe Organ Recital", National City Christian Church, Thomas Circle, Washington, DC

Young Strategists In The Park, “Forethought In Chess Counts”, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC


Young Strategists In The Park, "Forethought In Chess Counts", Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Gerald L. Campbell