This is a big thank you to all my friends at Bartcop,
Buzzflash, Bushwatch, and all the rest who are fighting
the good fight. With apologies to Abe Lincoln, the last
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought
forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in
liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men
are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing
whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so
dedicated can long endure a never ending onslaught of
propaganda, half truths, and lies served up twenty four
hours per day, seven days per week, on every radio
station, television station, and newspaper within its borders.
The internet is the last great battlefield of that war.
We have come to dedicate the internet as a final
resting-place for the words of those who would tell the
truth so that our nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot
consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.
The brave men and women who have chosen to speak
the truth have consecrated it far above our poor
power to add or detract.
The world will little note nor long remember what we
say here, but it can never forget what they wrote here.
It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the
unfinished work which they who wrote the truth have
thus far so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task
remaining before us -- that from these honored Writers
we take increased devotion to that cause for which they
gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly
resolve that these Writers shall not have written in vain,
That this nation under God shall have a new birth of
freedom, and that the media of the millionaires, by the
millionaires, and for the millionaires,
Shall perish from the earth.