"All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke
My friend Rick and I constantly battle (with deep mutual respect) over the importance of the public opinion polls that state, for example, "the public is in favor of:" Closing Guantanamo, Prosecuting Bush and Cheney, Ending the Iraq War....
The point I try to make is - YES, WITH OUR LIPS WE-THE-SHEEPLE FAVOR, but when it comes down to fighting, for it, RISKING FOR IT, SACRIFICING EVERYTHING FOR IT?!!??!?! Nah.
We are surrendering this Country to the Death Mob, the Hate Mob without moving from our comfortable chairs, without putting our lives on the line, WITHOUT PUTTING EVERYTHING ON THE LINE we nice, reasonable, "blue state," American sheeple.
Gandhi was totally against "violence" ["hostility" is what he meant], BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE, GANDHI MOST ABHORRED "COWARDICE," responding timidly, or not at all, or without total self-commitment in the face of impending atrocity; that EVEN VIOLENCE WAS PREFERABLE TO PASSIVITY.
[!!! NO, I AM NOT ADVOCATING VIOLENCE !!!! But I am ADVOCATING COURAGEOUS, COMMENSURATE, UNSTOPPING ACTION. NOW.]
What "atrocity?" The impending takeover of America by the Mob.
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