|We must fight
||[Jan. 28th, 2005|09:08 pm]
My mind is going a thousand places at once. I have so much to say, but I don't even know where to start. This is going to be another one of my long, rambling political entries, but I'm not going to apologize for it.|
I just watched the movie "The 60's," I cried throughout the entire movie. Our lives, our futures, have been paid for in blood. Millions of people black and white alike have sacrificed themselves for us to only turn our backs on them. What the hell is wrong with us!!! We sit silence while history repeats itself. Once again the American people are being lied to. Once again we are sending our friends, brothers, sisters, and neighbors to die for a cause that may or may not be dying for. Don't give me that crap about "liberating the Iraqi people," on Sunday hundreds of people might die so our President George W. Bush can proclaim, "Freedom is on the march." How can freedom be on the march when we don't even embrace freedom here.
This is my destiny. This is my life. I won't shut up talking about politics, because it's much bigger than politics. It's about changing the world. It's about molding my county into one that I would want to raise my children in. I too like the thousands of people before me am willing to give my life for America. I'm willing to sacrifice all of me. I care that much. I really do. I may never be a senator, or an elected official, but I will change America. As I have said before my America has yet to be formed.
I saw an opportunity for change in John Kerry, but this opportunity has not gone away. It's just a little harder to find, but we cannot sit back. We live in a county where racism continues to thrive. We live in a county where our president lies to us. We live in a county where opposing ideas are censored out. Thomas Jefferson once said, "dissent is the greatest form of patriotism." I believe that. I'm not against America, I just love it that much. This is our country, we cannot lay down and let it die. We must fight. We must read. We must believe in something.
I often feel likes my hands are tied behind my back. I want to act up. I want to fight, but I have no idea how, or where. I want to do so much, but I don't even know what to do. "Faith without works is pointless." As long as the flag continues to fly above this great country of ours I will believe in the possibility of tomorrow. I will never turn my back on the past, I will let it empower me. There is so much we could do if we only tried.
I must try.