Would You Give Your Life to Change this Country? I Would! by Timothy Gatto

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by Timothy Gatto
The Smirking Chimp
Sep 1 2007

I’m reading so much negativity from the left. I guess it’s to be expected. The system isn’t working. We know it and so do most people in this country. The government is out of control The people have just about no say in what they do in our name. They won’t impeach Bush or Cheney. We might as well understand it. Whether they should be impeached or not, it’s a moot question. The cowardly Congress won’t do anything. The time for working inside the system is over. All of these letters to our Congressmen might have been better off being used as toilet paper, because that’s just what they are doing with them.

This is when people have to hit the streets. Stop lighting candles and standing in front of Federal buildings. They don’t care. The only thing that’s going to make these bastards think twice is when you take those goddamn candles and start lighting bonfires in the street. The system is broken, understand that and we will all be a lot better off. Take everyone that voted for the Authorization of Force in Iraq and vote them out of office, all of them, Democrat, Republican and Independent. That’s about the only thing left for working within the system.


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2 thoughts on “Would You Give Your Life to Change this Country? I Would! by Timothy Gatto

  1. Yes, I would. In other countries, this is the only way to affect change, and that’s the only way any significant would happen here. Even the people of Ukraine, which have no tradition of democracy, know this.

    However, just because people risk their lives for change doesn’t mean they will lose them. Recall the bloodless ouster of Milosevic in Serbia in 2000. The people took to the streets, and Milosevic was forced to step down–and turn himself in–sans any bloodshed. (There was one death: a person had a heart attack from being so overjoyed.)

    Recommended viewing: We Interrupt this Empire, which documents San Francisco during the week we invaded Iraq. People barricaded streets and caused mayhem, which slowed the economy. San Francisco is way ahead of the rest of us. The movie isn’t readily available, but it’s worth finding.

    I’m pessimistic that economic boycotts and civil disobedience will become more widespread in the U.S., where apathy is becoming increasingly rampant. Although, the “Day Without a Mexican” boycotts last year gave me hope.

  2. God Bless You. I have been saying the same thing for years, but then again I am an old lady that has been here to watch our wonderful U.S.A. being turned into a communist state. Americans have sat by and let this happen. I fear it’s too late to ever make a change and I fear for my grandchildren and great grandchildren. What have we allowed to happen?

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