reply to post by lokdog
I agree with you but we have been singing that same refrain for at least 12 years and it has become that same old song.
We may live in an ever changing world but some things still remain the same. If half the people that come to ATS would put their words into actions we
would at least be able to leave a mark to show that we were actually in the battle.
I know from personal experience that it is an uneven fight and that we may not win the war but we don't have to make it easy for them.
There is a lot to be said in the statement "Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's." If we can't win the war let them have those spoils that will end
up in a landfill in a few years. They only really win when they can claim your mind, your heart and your soul.
Many have given up on the voting process. They know that it is rigged and filled with corruption, so they talk a good game but are reticent to put on
the cleats and deal with a few grass stains or bruises since they have no faith in the abilities of themselves or their fellowman.
American in her days of highest glory did not get there without a lot of determination, sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears. She has never been perfect
but she came close a few times. Unfortunately she has become a replica of herself. A stock car with a authentic looking shell, with the appearance of
the original but lacking an engine.
The people that built this country made up the guts of America and they were the little engine that could. They didn't just think they could, they
did. Too bad that too many have died without replacements. Now America is a shell missing an engine. The original engine is sitting on blocks, burnt
out, leaking oil, clogged up and missing too many parts.
We are fooling ourselves if we think that things will get better with time and that somebody is going to drop from the sky to rescue us. We can keep
buffing that shell and sipping tea but until we get that engine up, back in place, refit and cranked up, we don't have chance at winning the race.
We are living on borrowed time. If we are waiting for the perfect time, it has past. Every second we wait, every injustice we ignore, every
opportunity that passes, brings us closer to a very bitter end. I am afraid that no one is going to get through this one unscathed. Whether you stand
up or not, in the end you will still be battered, and bruised. If you know you are going to get the snot beat out of you whether you resist or play
dead, wouldn't you want to at least try to defend yourself? We all have to make a decision because if we don't, one will be made for us. No matter
how bad the outcome of your choice, it will always be better than the choice made by those that serve themselves.