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Monday, October 09, 2006

New Kid on the Block - Check Him Out

Granny and I have a new visitor, sent over by Mother Damnable. Daniel is an Australian and has a great blog at I backtracked on his blog and liked what I read. He's got it all together. Seems that in Australia he faces much of the same problems we do. His post at struck a nerve.
A similar question arose here months ago re: where were the protesting young people of yesteryear (Vietnam era). Protests we see on the internet frequently involve just a few people. One comprised only 7 people bravely standing in front of the White House.
We bloggers are usually preaching to the choir. We can and do perform useful work, but it does not have the national visual impact of hundreds or thousands of citizens marching in the streets. It is a shame that illegal immigrants can muster a half million people in the streets in major cities protesting for their "rights" and yet citizens are too apathetic to stand up as our nation is destroyed and our children doomed to semi-slavery under a dictator tyrant.


  • At Monday, October 09, 2006 3:05:00 PM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    Great Post!!! The Protestors. We are "too busy." Too busy making money, or, in too many cases, working two and three jobs to simply survive. But for the most part, this generation (mine), is the "do it for me" generation because the previous generation DID do it for us, and we never had to learn how to sacrifice. How to struggle to achieve a goal. We never learned appreciation because there was always more than we needed, there for the picking, like apples from a tree. The list goes on and on.....and ends with what we now have in the White House.

  • At Monday, October 09, 2006 3:23:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    We have a small vigil here every Friday. Sometimes as few as 3 or 4. I don't know where everyone is either.

  • At Monday, October 09, 2006 3:26:00 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

    I'm so glad that Mother called and gave me this blog address. I felt a little alone and somewhat isolated. No more!

    Trying to change things in this world is a daunting, frustrating task. Our masters, who profit from the status quo (even if the world is going to hell), resist strongly.

    I've put your link on my site. Working together we will achieve more but will it be enough? We can but try! Peace.

  • At Monday, October 09, 2006 4:02:00 PM , Blogger Ingrid said...

    Welcome Daniel! I did meet a few 'young' people when I went to the Moveon office on saturday and they were quite committed! Logged in over 100hrs on this campaign 'take back Congress'! They were running the office, the people coming in to volunteer were all older than they were. It does make you feel that not 'all 'young' people' are just apathetic and follow the latest news on Paris Hilton..

  • At Monday, October 09, 2006 6:05:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    The Future was Yesterday: It is a sad fact that citizens must work so much longer to earn less than their parents did. The middle class is shrinking and the poor get poorer. My next to youngest daughter took one semester off of teaching but now is back to double shifts at the college; they found it too hard to make it on just two salaries. Her husband, who had heart surgery, colon cancer and numerous complications holds down his job but cannot work double shifts, so she does.I understand that the parents/bread winners have full plates and little free time - one reason why granny and I search out and post all the news we do because so many people don't have the time. Even the empty-nesters still struggle. But where are our college age children, like during the Vietnam era, that were so vociferous and active in protesting government policies.

    Daniel: You are NOT alone and please do not feel isolated. People around the world share our concerns and through blogging we can reach out to each other. My and Granny's door is always open; come by anytime. We must live in hope if we die in despair, and we must never give up the good fight.

    Ingrid: So glad to hear of the efforts and participation of the volunteers at MoveOn. It's a great organization and all the workers contribute so much to the good fight.

  • At Monday, October 09, 2006 10:06:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

    the immigrant folks didn't have to apply for a permit and then 'protest' with only a certain amount of people in a specified location. we actually listen to the government restrictions to protest- how interesting is that?

  • At Tuesday, October 10, 2006 6:04:00 AM , Blogger Mother Damnable said...

    ".. We did and died like lions, to keep ourselves in chains,.."

    Economic Slavery is SO disgusting, people can't even see their chains!

    I'm so gald you guys have hit it off, you free up truth and give me hope.

    ~ Thank you ~

  • At Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:06:00 PM , Blogger Endorendil said...

    Don't blame today's kids for not acting as if this were Vietnam.
    1) TV images are no longer raw and uncensored.
    2) No draft.

    Bring back the draft and watch the streets fill with protesters.

  • At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 5:03:00 AM , Blogger Alice said...

    I started a comment which then turned into an essay which then turned into a rant.

    I've posted it.

    *smiles ruefully*

    See, this is why I don't tend to talk/read about this kind of stuff anymore...

    Sorry y'all.


  • At Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:54:00 AM , Blogger JBlue said...

    I was also going to comment that the young people would be more inspired to protest if the draft came back, but I see someone has already mentioned it.


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