I’ve always loved New Hampshire because the license plates in their fair neck of the woods all read: LIVE FREE OR DIE. When I was growing up in Massachusetts, I would frequently ask my parents why didn’t our plates say the same thing? Their answers never satisfied me. It seemed to me that every state in the Union should say the same thing, especially if the slogan perfectly describes the true meaning of Democracy. I still think this is a good idea. I suspect that the States is unique in there being no national identity for license plates. It would be interesting to do some research on this, but not tonight.
Tonight I want to address you directly. Yes, YOU. I want to propel you into action because the world needs you. It doesn’t take a pundit, politician, spiritual leader, or celebrity to save this precious planet we call home, it takes you. You and the other 6,968,690,931+ others that are out there together can make this world the Eden that it is meant to be. We are at a critical juncture in history. In fact, I believe we are THE MOST CRITICAL JUNCTURE IN HUMAN HISTORY.
I also believe that we are living in what is potentially the most exciting time for mankind, but it’s going to require active participation by all, not just a few. Up until this point in mankind’s history, it has been the individual who largely affected change. We call them leaders. Some of these leaders have done great good for our planet and our species. Regardless of your personal belief, no one could argue that Gandhi left anything but a positive imprint on human history. In stark contrast, we have Hitler who, though verifiably mad, was able to wreak worldwide havoc and destruction. Obviously, there are many others whose visions have shaped history, Martin Luther King and Pol Pot being more contemporary examples. In each of these instances, it was the personal power these individuals held that motivated the masses to their cause. Each of these leaders were charismatic orators, you could say that they were the original motivational speakers.
Pay careful attention to what I am about to say.
You no longer have the luxury of waiting for another Dr. King to motivate the people. YOU must be the people’s voice. YOU must call people to action. YOU must incite the change you want to see in the world. Do not for a minute think that this is beyond your abilities, that is not only not true, it is dangerous thinking. We ALL must acknowledge and take responsibility for the state that the world is currently in. If you want to pass the blame to someone else, another country, political party, or whatever, go ahead, it won’t change things. In our complacency, we have allowed The Elite, better known in our house as The Assholes, to enslave us. Do not for a minute think that you are not part of the problem, because you and I both are, especially those of us in the Global North.
We have happily skipped down the path that has led us into personal debt that would have astounded our ancestors. No longer is one job sufficient, most of us are working two and three jobs. It is common practice for families to have multiple mortgages on their homes. All of this to satisfy the need for more and more useless stuff that The Assholes and their media have convinced us that we need. If you think that you’re not part of the problem, you’ll never be part of the solution and that my friend, simply is no longer an option! We, your fellow humans, need YOU. Unless you want to be part of the one percent that is ENSLAVING humanity, YOU must stand up for the 99 percent that is literally fighting for your life and freedom. YOU must get involved in the Occupy Together movement.
Go there >> http://www.occupytogether.org/<< as soon as you finish reading and hopefully commenting on this blog.
Sign petitions, call your friends, neighbors, co-workers, anyone and get them to do the same. If you happen to have some money lying around, donate it to Occupy Together and it will be used to keep things going at the protest sites. If you don’t have convenient access to the internet or a phone, go door to door, make friends with your neighbors, get them excited about the movement. I don’t care how you get the word out, be like Nike and JUST DO IT.
If you do have access to email, send the Occupy Together (OT) link to everyone you know, ask them to do the same. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, start talking about it to your friends and followers. When you see someone sending out a tweet about the protests, retweet it.
Occupy Together also has FREE posters that can be downloaded. Put them up in public buildings like libraries, hospitals, municipal buildings. It is your RIGHT to do this here in the U.S. Don’t let anyone stop you.
OT also has made it really easy to hook up with other people in your area to get organized for protests. If no one else is doing this, YOU be the one to start the movement in your area. Don’t wait for someone else to do this. It’s YOUR responsibility. We all are counting on YOU. Also support musicians and artists that are supporting the movement. Buy their work. Call into your local radio stations and ask that they play musicians who are vocal in their support of OT.
While you are on my blog site, I also would urge you to hit the button to the right of my posts and with NO COST TO YOU donate to The Censorship Research Center for Haystack. This organization is protecting your rights for Freedom of Speech. As we have seen throughout history, the first thing The Assholes do is stifle our ability to communicate with each other through the speech, writing, art and music. This is already happening to the Occupy Together movement as witnessed in the recent communications black out in areas of Manhattan last week.
There are two more points I would like to make:
The first being: DO NOT LET THE ASSHOLES SCARE YOU. They are very adept at this. They want you to believe that they know better than you do what’s good for you and for our world. They do not. They are not superior to you. They are not super humans. They eat, urinate and defecate just like you do. When cut, they bleed. They are just like us with one big difference…GREED and POWER is their ONLY motivation. They do not care about anything, nor anyone else. They may appear to, but don’t let this fool you, they do not. They have bought into the lie of scarcity. They truly believe that there is not enough to go around. It’s a lie, there is plenty for all of us as long as we share!
The second point I want to make is this: FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION. Without your active participation — your activism — things will NOT stay the same. They will get much, much worse. Mark my words. If you think things are bad now, you are sadly misinformed. Things can, and will, deteriorate. There will be worldwide pandemonium and violence, it will not be pretty. If you think I am exaggerating, you are wrong.
“Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.“
General John Stark on July 31, 1809
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