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Silence

What frustrates me most about these bleak times we live in is the silence of the American people. Why are there no swarms at the capital? Where are the campus protests? Where are the voices raised against the deadly greed that has hijacked our country?

It's all right in front of you: thousands are dying in a war based on bald-faced lies. The Land of the Free has become a police state. Citizens are being abducted, prisoners are being tortured, and those who speak out are "aiding the terrorists". How long can we endure such rhetorical vomit?

Where is the outrage? Where is the indignation? Why shouldn't we stand up? Why shouldn't we cry out? Why do we let these blind men lead us? This land is ours! We cannot be silent!

Comments on Silence
  Comment from Anonymous Anonymous at Saturday, September 02, 2006 1:49:00 AM
Yeah, yeah... go back to University, hippie! :P
  Comment from Blogger gnome at Saturday, September 02, 2006 10:38:00 AM
Never underestimate the workers. Never. It's just that they need a true alternative and not a faux choice between two practically identical parties.

And do ask the European people how they feel about Clinton's destruction of sometime-prosperous Yugoslavia...
  Comment from Blogger syntactic gymnastics at Sunday, September 10, 2006 4:16:00 PM
Since Vietnam, the media is increasingly controlled by those in power. If they want silence, they can buy it, somehow.

Remember all the protests before we invaded Iraq? The media coverage downplayed the numbers and ignored much of it. It gave the impression that people were not protesting as much as they were, that they weren't unified, and it diffused the sense of urgency.

If we want to protest, we must first organize and unify all the splinter groups and then motivate others out of their complacency.
  Comment from Anonymous gnome at Monday, September 11, 2006 6:55:00 PM
Well said....

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