Subject: Seriously, what are
you going to do?
Bart, Joe Miller asked last issue – What can
we do when Bush invades Iran?
You’re right, there’s nothing we can do, but
I have a scarier, more serious question.
What are Y’all going to do when Bush declares
a state of emergency,
cancels elections, and America begins it’s
era of dictatorship?
I use “Y’all” instead of “We” because I got my
Dutch citizenship this year and I no longer feel a part
of the mess over there. Like a German person
living in America in 1938, I am deeply saddened by
what I see, but glad I’m not there. The parallels
between the deterioration of the German Republic
into fascism and the deterioration of the American
republic into a modern, smiley faced fascism are
astounding. After six years of trying to make
my fellow Americans aware of this and holding onto
hope that people will wake up and remember what
America used to stand for, pessimism has taken over.
I feel it’s too late and have accepted the fact
that the great experiment has failed.
But wait. Deep down inside is still a little
cock-eyed optimist saying that Americans will come through
when their backs are against the wall. The spirit
of –We The People – will be re-ignited and combined
with perhaps the most powerful tool given to
democracy – the Internet – will crush the oppression. But, How?
It MUST be NON-violent. I say that not only because
I hate violence, but because resistance
against the American military/police would be
more or less futile.
My idea would be to hit them in the only place
they feel it – in the pocket books.
Only a massive shut down would have an effect.
It would mean nobody goes to work, nobody shops,
nobody even uses electricity (except for life-threatening
situations/occupations of course). It would have
to be planned ahead of time, by the grassroots
leaders of the 21st Century – the bloggers. It would have
to have an automatic trigger date (the day Bush
cancels election?) just in case liberal blogs (and bloggers)
suddenly start disappearing one day.
Most of all it will require courage. I imagine
that not shopping, not driving your car, not watching TV,
and not using the heater or air conditioner for
a day or a week would take more courage than running
to Washington with a gun in your hand, for most
Anyway, that’s my idea.
Good night and good luck
I'm not sure a massive shutdown would have an
Bush has his stolen hundreds of billions of dollars
and the military.
What does he care if business slows down?
Anyone have any better ideas?
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