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I Didnt Know God Made Honky Tonk Communists David Miller

I Didnt Know God Made Honky Tonk Communists

David Miller

Published December 31st 2002
ISBN : 9781587900099
Paperback
331 pages
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 About the Book 

he framed photo on the cover of the book is on display in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. It shows the author burning his draft card in New York City on October 15, 1965, the first person to do so after a law was passed specificallyMorehe framed photo on the cover of the book is on display in the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. It shows the author burning his draft card in New York City on October 15, 1965, the first person to do so after a law was passed specifically prohibiting destruction of draft cards.David Millers concise and provocative memoir takes us up the ladder of the sound truck and reveals the spiritual/political motivation behind his historic act. At the time, a Catholic pacifist and recent college ballplayer, Mr. Millers narrative continues with his trial, the Supreme Court case, and eventual imprisonment.Not long ago, the combination of a life of ballplaying, nonviolent activism, the practice of witchcraft, and a trip to the Mayan sacred ballcourts in Central America conspired to reveal the underlying sexual meaning of our ballgame culture. Just as the blood ball game of the Mayans usurped the creation powers of women and nature and then hid these powers in a ballgame controlled by shaman kings, our ballgames of football, basketball, and baseball also usurp the creation symbols of life and hide them in a male dominated liturgical year of ballgames that define our culture.Mr. Miller concludes his memoir with symbolic tools, rituals, and a sacred dance that can help us move from our patriarchal sacrificial ballgame warrior culture to a dance of peace, justice and sexual harmony with the earth, sun, moon, stars and one another.