Monday, September 10, 2007
i have had my 2 obligatory morning cuppas and am getting ready to start the day. i have had much time to think these days- about the world; about blogging; about writing scintillating posts day after day :) some days i enjoy sitting down and typing and coming up with good stuff. well, good in that that is the feedback i get :) other days i can't. i have a feeling most folks feel that way too. i know a few folks have given up blogging and i do respect that. the fighter in me can't. the folks who are currently in charge don't like bloggers- why? because it is solidarity. it is banding together- like they try to discourage in real time by arresting folks and making you get a permit and putting you 10 blocks from the site of protest. bloggers stick together. we share information. we share ideas. we commiserate and celebrate- and we are the seeds of the resistance movement. we raise money and organize communities. if we walk away, that is acquiescing to the very people we claim to be fighting. take a break. recharge. re-evaluate strategy. but don't give up. we are the ones who are going to lead the way for future folks to fight these people. we may not win short term- or maybe we will get lucky- but we can never give up. they can take our bodies but they can never take our hearts and minds. as long as there is one blogger telling the world what is really going on here- the constitution and its ideals will live. we don't have to be constantly angry to write good stuff. we can be vulnerable and weary and despairing. but we have to be strong. we have to pick ourselves up and dust off- and continue to resist. that's what americans do. we think for ourselves. we fight tyranny. we defend our constitution. we just have to start thinking outside of the box. so- blog. blog sadness and joy- blog fire and brimstone- blog peace and love. but blog the solidarity and blog the reaching out to other people from america and around the world. they can't take us all out.