Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The subject line, "Peace on Earth- Good Will Toward Men"....Words of
substance, or hollow syllables? Lets reflect for just a moment....And, Lets
be honest with ourselves, OK?
I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the
security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as
much as anyone. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important
events of the past usually associated with someones death or the end of some
awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could
mark this coming December 16th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by
taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and reflect. There are
of course those who do not want us to do this for we may rise up and think
for ourselves and, and worse yet... ACT! Why? Because while the truncheon
may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.
Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the
enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong
with this country and the world, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice,
intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to
think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of
surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. We
work 3-4 months of the year to pay "our fair share" of taxes to pay for
things that 75% or more of us know is wrong! How did this happen? Who's to
blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they
will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the
guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why we did it. I know we
were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, poverty, hunger, disease. There
are a myriad of problems which have conspired to corrupt our reason and rob
us of our common sense. Fear or apathy got the best of us, and in our panic
and slumber we trusted Government. Those elected leaders in government
promised us order, promised us peace and security, and all that was required
in return was our silent submission and obedient consent as not only the
fruits of our labor are taken, but our God given rights as well. I believe
there are millions around the world ready to end the silence.
More than two hundred years ago great men gave their lives, fortunes and
sacred honor to lay the foundation that later became the GREAT EXPERIMENT
know as The United States Of America . Their goal was to show the world that
fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives.
Since then, hundreds of thousands have given their lives defending the same.
So if you've seen nothing... if the crimes of this government remain unknown
to you, then I would suggest you allow this letter to hit your trash bin.
But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I
seek, then I ask you to stand beside me and tens of thousands of others this
December the 16th[6 days from today], and together with a 'CLICK"of your
mouse, we shall give the world a Tea Party that shall never, ever be forgot.
Posted by Brent Cole Sr. at 6:15 AM