Here’s the piece that causes problems. Disconnects the blox. I think it’s Mr. <Li> and Mr. <⁄Li>. This wouldn’t publish except under NO_FORMAT.
So, get your tit signed yet? Well then why are you wasting your time here?
You thought you got answers? Here answers got you.
As we contemplate the power a president of the United States possesses and the criminal uses to which it can be put it only becomes more and more apparent how very important it is to keep continuous unrelenting pressure on our elected Representatives, our Congressional leadership, and our Corporate media.
You know, blogging.
It’s been immensely gratifying to count our successes. I was pretty depressed, thought things looked bleak. Congress had just flown back from vacation to keep poor Terri Schiavo sucking up oxygen, a solid majority of Americans had recently proven that they were venal hypocrites or brain dead morons, and they were trying undo The New Deal not just The Great Society setting back our country over 70 YEARS!
It offended the patriot in me.
Since then we have had triumphs, but also some things that can only be regarded as defeats. Some of these are unilateral diktats of an executive out of control, but in others Congress has been complicit. Their actions, whatever else you call them, are not Representative of majority centrist opinion in the United States of America. Neither are the typical offerings of Traditional Corporate Media as evidenced by their breathtaking decline in market share.
Membership in blogs the other hand goes up and up. I like to think we are training a generation of community activists who are no longer content to sit passively in front of a screen to be spoon fed pandering propaganda.
A community that knows how to take action!
One thing I miss from election season is the Action Diaries where people would come back all breathless and sweaty with pictures and blurt out how they’d spent their day away.
I’m not suggesting more diaries, heaven forfend. Not only would it lower the tone of the joint, it would entirely miss the point which is this-
- It is well past time to take action.
- It is well past time to take some personal responsibility for the direction of this country and make your voice heard.
You know, icebergs.
I’m certainly in favor of establishing a committee to prepare a draft of a polite suggestion that can be relayed through proper channels.
So we can put it up to a vote.
But if you want to rearrange the deck chairs for easy access to the lifeboats I suppose that’s productive too. I’m really not that particular.
|Believe me when I say we have a difficult time ahead of us. But if we are to be prepared for it, we must first shed our fear of it.
I stand here, before you now, truthfully unafraid.
Because I believe something you do not? No, I stand here without fear because I remember.
I remember that I am here not because of the path that lies before me but because of the path that lies behind me.
I remember that for over 200 years we have fought these machines. I remember that for over 200 years they have sent their armies to destroy us, and after two centuries of war I remember that which matters most… We are still here!
Today, let us send a message to that army. Today, let us shake this cave. Today, let us tremble these halls of earth, steel, and stone, let us be heard from red core to black sky.
Today, let us make them remember, THIS IS AMERICA AND WE ARE NOT AFRAID!