A Fight For Our Own Existence: An Open Letter To All
Aren't you tired, of living just to get by? Isn’t it time to say enough? We have to say ¡Basta! ¡NO MAS!
Man Eegee has put up a great post, From the Screen to the Streets, one in with I agree.
The time has come for us to say "Enough is Enough" and take the collective outrage and frustration we've been building up for the past five years to the streets. It is time to shatter the Rubberstamp Congress and demand an end to the fascist tyranny of the Bush misAdministration.America is failing us, it is sick and riddled with a cancer eating at the true morals we once held dear. And our death will soon come. The future will never know how good we had it. George Orwell once wrote:
Working alone, we can only do what we can do, but working together we have the opportunity to awaken the power of the people and restore balance to our democracy. You have to believe it to make it happen. I am asking you to believe.
Take the anger, take the frustration, take the pain, take your memories, your stories, and channel it into a force for Change. It can happen, but we have to believe in ourselves. I believe in our power, because I read it everyday. Stories of violation, shame, pain, and silence, yet the stories never end there. They end in a firm resolve to never let the outrage happen again, the passion of an activist that spreads like fire from the screens of our computers. I know, because I have caught that flame from many of you.
What are your gifts?
Are you a photographer? Then take a picture of the beauty of this world and attach a message regarding the destruction of our environment. Send it to all of your friends along with a voter registration card or contact info to sign them up to vote.
Are you a painter? Create a masterpiece mural and hang it with pride, allowing your statement of dissent to reach the eyes of the sleeping voters of this country.
Are you a teacher? Ignite that flame of activism in your students. Make them understand that there is a crisis. Tell the stories that validate our greatest fears that the United States is on the edge of a knife and that it will take their voice, their push, that will help us keep from falling off the edge of full-blown fascism.
Are you an organizer and a leader? Get yourself to your local precinct meetings and run for office. Take the donkey by its ears and force it in the direction you wish it to go. Don't let them sideline you, demand a hearing for your complaints and offer your ideas for a better way. Make it happen.
Are you a writer, like me? Then use your gift of words and help change the wind of the newspapers across this country. Send your letters to the editors to local rags that reach the small towns, villages and parishes across the land. Make your voice heard, in the best way you know how, by utilizing your gifts.
We can not let the status quo remain in place.
The Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened....And if all others accepted the lie whith the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,....controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'Remember these words, burn them into you memory, say it every day if you need too. If you need an example to make you remember it and motivated, them remember Tom DeLay. With everything he did in the past, which could have him go to jail, he still won the fucking primary.
DeLay won 62 percent of the vote in the 22nd Congressional District, which covers parts of Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend and Galveston counties...That is four counties who voted for this thief, this school bully - the same bully you ran away from in your youth. The same one you vowed one day to take a stand. The time is now! He is now running your life. We will soon grow older and try to reflect our past by trying to answer this simple question, "Was life better before BushCo than it is now?" We try to warn our children and grand children, but it all will cease because that one question that keeps us going in this fight will soon be unanswerable. Not because of some conspiracy theory of mind control, but because we as a society will soon be incapable of comparing one era with another. For example:
The survey "shows an extraordinary number of high school students consider their constitutional right to freedom of speech to be excessive," the editorial voice of the Christian Science Monitor noted (Feb. 14). "And as if that response isn't disturbing enough---some 75 percent of the students either took the First Amendment for granted or had no opinion about it at all. About half the students surveyed thought the US government could actually censor the Internet; two-thirds thought it was illegal to burn the US flag."Our future will soon forget what a true America really was about because our history is being re-defined and our definition of moral standards will never be compared since it will soon be gone.
For those of you how have read Orwell's 1984, how many of you remember reading George Orwell's 1984 and saying to yourself, "Naw, that will never happen"? It is happening now. For those of you who haven't read it, read it. And ask yourself, Is this how you want to live?
The cancers of greed and deception is taking over and now is the time to fight for our lives, our children's lives and their children's. Are you willing to give them a life where they have to live like a good little sheep, being told "what to wear" "where to live" "what to learn" "what to read" and on on? There comes a point we all have to yell out "ENOUGHHHHHH!!!!!!"
We may not be able to win within our life time, but we can give our future the tools to fight the tyranny that is starting to take over.
¡Viva la Revolución! ¡Para Tierra, Justicia y Libertad!