Thursday, February 16, 2006

We Need Air To Breathe

This is not about saving the environment. This is about power.

What good is the biggest protest in history if no one sees it?

What good are the best ideas about how to live if no one reads them?

What good does all the shouting do if no one can hear you?

The enemy has taken the air, air that is rightfully ours. They have cut us off from that which belongs to us.

The air is not theirs. The air does not belong to corporations. The air does not belong to the government.

The air belongs to the people.

The spectrum has been taken from you, repackaged and sold back. But what they give back is not what they took. Instead, it has been polluted and defiled by advetisments for poisonous products, poisonous services, poisonous ideas.

Buy an SUV, we can always kill for more oil. Buy liposuction and then buy a lawyer to steal money from your doctor. Submit to power and it will protect you, question power and it will destroy you.

The holders of office have forgotten the faces of our fathers. Elections, oversight, and rule of law do not only exist to protect the people from the government, they also exist to protect the government from the people. Without elections, the only path to regime change is the path of blood and death. Without oversight, the people lose faith and trust in the government and wish to change it. Without rule of law, chaos reigns and people look for stability from anyone who will promise it.

The pigs at the trough of power can only see the slop in front of their faces. They roll in their own shit gleefully, gripped by the insanity inherent to all worshippers of power and money. They see only that which is placed directly in front of their snouts.

And now they have taken our voice, our eyes, our ears. They slowly, surely back us against a wall. They remove our options one by one, assured that they are impervious to harm.

No, they are not impervious. But we owe to our children and our children's children and the countless generations beyond to make every effort, make every gesture, make every attempt to end this reign of tyranny without violence, without violent confrontation. A civil war in this day will turn the world into an ash heap, and what few crawl out of the ruins will be a thousand years in the rebuilding.

To those who use our air, we say this: do not take lightly your obligation to us. Do not take lightly your responsability to this and all future generations. Do not so casually throw away the sacrifices of our fathers and mothers, and their fathers and mothers before them. Do not fail us now. Question. Probe. Investigate. Watch. Then come and report to us the truth, as pure as you can make it. Do not fail us in this hour of need. Do not shrink before the hard choices. Do not fall silent under the tyrant's watchful gaze. Stand and speak truth, pure and unfettered.

And woe to the decievers, for every victory they win in the now they will pay back a thousandfold on the morrow.

When the dawn of the next age comes, will it be to the blue skies of hope and justice or the red skies of blood and death? The time of choosing draws swiftly near.


Anonymous glide said...

Well written. They truly are air thieves.

4:27 PM  
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6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was beautiful and inspiring. I really hope that people will realize that the air does not have to be poisoned. We do not have to choke when we breathe. I hope the people will begin to awaken to the damage being done right now to the kids that are being born so that they may quickly move towards something safer. Our technology does not have to be wasteful and harmful.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Somer said...

Very true and beautifully said.

"Instead, it has been polluted and defiled by advetisments for poisonous products, poisonous services, poisonous ideas."

This is part of why I've been pondering about our modern, civilized world.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Ra'gridr said...

Good topic, Shark. One that is not getting enough press. This is one area that will need revamping once we get in power....along with every other agency Duh'bya has poisoned with hi crony appointments. It will mean going up against the advertising and network lobbies, both very powerful and influential. But it can be done, because in the end, the people's voice will be heard. In part, thanks to people like you, Shark.

7:33 AM  

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