Sunday, October 09, 2005

A 21st Century Common Sense Call to Action

If ever there was a time for all Americans to stand up, it is now. Americans far and wide across this vast nation should awaken from their fitful sleep. They should awaken from a nightmare that is all too real. There needs to be a general call to arms, not arms in the way of guns, but arms in the way of ideas, words, and actions. The cause of America, wrote Thomas Paine, was the cause of all mankind. "O! ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth!" And stand forth we should by the millions, to oppose this abomination of a government, this plaque upon the world, this destroyer of hope, this purveyor of despair, this machine of death, this exporter of destruction, this exploiter of the weak, this tool of the rich! Now is not the time to wait for someone else or put it off for another day. Now is not the time to hope things will get better. Now is not the time to say there is nothing I can do. Now is not the time to say that it’s not my problem. What is at stake here is the living, the dying, the blood, the sweat, the tears, the hopes, and the dreams of all the Americans who came before us. What is at stake here in the future of our children. What is at stake here is the future of our world. The beast now lay wounded from the consequences of its own perverted actions. Millions of swords of truth and justice need to be raised in unison and strike with deadly fury to end what should have never begun.

4 Comments:

Blogger The Progressive said...

...and the Internet facilitates that call like nothing in the past did.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Marvelle said...

I like the call to action. Though I fear we're too numbed to receive it.

It's like the old science experiment. Put a frog in boiling water and it will hop out immediately. Put it in lukewarm water and slowly turn up the heat and it won't even realize it's being boiled alive.

Fascism is a slow burn.

11:35 AM  
Blogger JusticeE.R. said...

After reading from Thomas Paine again, I tried to write like I think he would write if he were here today. His passion is what drove his commitment to the cause of America.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Walter Maroney said...

Agreed. Deeply.

7:42 PM  

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