But the Conquered, or their Children, have no Court, no Arbitrator on Earth to appeal to. Then they may appeal, as Jephtha did, to Heaven, and repeat their Appeal, till they have recovered the native Right of their Ancestors, which was to have such a Legislative over them, as the Majority should approve, and freely acquiesce in.
-John Locke

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Why We Fight

Things have been in suspended animation here for the past few months.  I have chalked it up to the increasing demands of work (new position) and family (6-month old boy).  I offer that as a reason, not an excuse.  I had also felt that there were enough of the "good guys" out there doing this work that whatever tiny contribution this blog made was but a tiny drop in bucket, especially as compared to the work of many of the blogs and news sites that I read. 

But then Andrew Breitbart died.  His passing reminds us that to be silent is to accept, to acquiesce.  So, in that spirit I am rejoining the fight.  I don't know that any one person can fill Breitbart's void, but if enough step up and into that breach we will not lose any ground, for we are all Andrew Breitbart.

I heard this song this morning, and I thought about Breitbart's legacy.  It's called "Save The Planet."

When Constitutions of granite can't save the planet/what's to become of us?

That's when the powers of observation
come to the periphery town
and we carry their water
we don't make a sound
and after gaining our resignation
they come through the chainlink fence
your only enemy's panic
your only chance is to start making sense

Sleep plunging into deeper debt
into bunkers and black minarets
on geyser of ink
a morning voice faint and yet

Why do we fight?  So that they may never gain our resignation; because we will not carry their water.

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