Thursday, March 10, 2011

Outrageous: A Call to Action

I'm sure you've read the news out of Wisconsin.

And have seen the headlines from Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Indiana, Idaho, New Jersey, etc...

We are under attack.

That's the long and short of it.

Our values, our hopes, our core principles, our possibility.

These twisted freaks have been waiting for their chance for a long time. Their grandfathers tried to take out FDR, and their gambit lost—but do not believe for a minute that America's corporate elite did not long for fascism when that train was running on-time in the thirties, and are not panting for it now. This is not only about money, I hope you know that. Over the past 40 years, they've taken most of that already, and the Bush years were a free-for-all-corporatists that the Obama administration has shown no inclination to remedy. This is about power. Hate. Destruction. This is about the erection of a fascist state.

Maybe I'm too angry to be writing this, just now. Then again, maybe I need to try and bottle it—keep it—maybe I need to stay angry, maybe all of us do.

Maybe we need to be willing to make the same sacrifices that some of our ancestors made. Maybe, before it's over, we'll need a Michael Collins, to make our case.

But this is intolerable. This cannot stand. We cannot allow this to stand.

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