reply to post by ParkerCramer
JPZ...............wow. I usually agree with your writings, you have such a command of the english language, you seem to be the protector of the
constitution, the braveheart of the little people. And, yet, you cannot see...........they may not be getting it right, but they are calling
attention to the state of affairs in todays society.
I humbly thank you for your kind words. I would, however, like to see myself as the Braveheart of all people, not just Lilliputians.
A barking dog will call attention to their barking, but unless you understand that dog's needs, all that you will hear is a whole lot of barking.
The state of affairs in today's societies is not so because people cannot recognize it as so, it is so because they feel helpless and scared.
In my tireless efforts to protect and defend the natural rights of people, I do what I can to make clear to any individual that will listen that as an
individual your power is infinitely more powerful than most can even imagine. Gandhi did not Protest, he refused to acquiesce. He amassed a
following that did the same. This was not helplessness, it was power. Real power. Undeniable, undisputed power that brought one of the most
powerful empires history has ever known to its knees. Gandhi did not protest, and only the narrow minded would imagine he was not afraid, but in
spite of his fear, Gandhi did what was necessary to bring rightful sovereignty to his nation, and to the people who reside there.
you seem to be more comfortable with being the individual who screams there are not enough life jackets, we are all going to die, its our own fault,
instead of the person who would suggest maybe two people can share a life vest so that no one has to go without.
Fortunately, things are rarely what they seem. I am more comfortable with advocating personal power than I am with advocating helplessness. Is this
such a bad thing in your estimation?
what is your suggestion, yhat will draw this many participants, and garner this kind of attention that will help "us do what is necessary to reign in
our out of control government"
In 1846, Henry David Thoreau
wound up spending a night in jail because of his refusal to pay a
poll tax. This refusal may be seen as "protest" if you like, but far beyond protest, it was the resolute action of one man. Did he protest? Sure,
when he was released from jail because some son of a bitch went and paid his tax behind his back, Thoreau protested. Then he got busy and went about
the business of writing Civil Disobediance
. Years later Mahatma Gandhi would read this book, and it inspired him to action. This is the
phenomenal power of just one individual who did far more than protest, but who acted, and how that personal power was felt many years after he died,
and indeed, that power is palpable to this day.
As always its a pleasure speaking with you.
The pleasure is mine, brother.