A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO ME ON THE WAY TO JOIN THE REVOLUTION by Don Mashak

GOVERNMENT FOR AND BY THE HIGHEST BIDDER HAS BROUGHT US TO THE BRINK OF DESTRUCTION - MAYBE IF WE AVOID CONFRONTATION AND IGNORE IT, IT WILL GO AWAY?

CURRENTLY OUR GOVERNMENT AND JUSTICE ARE FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER - LOOK HOW WELL THAT TURNED OUT?
CURRENTLY OUR GOVERNMENT AND JUSTICE ARE FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER - LOOK HOW WELL THAT TURNED OUT?

IN THE PROCESS OF FIGHTING MY OWN PRIVATE WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION....

I just had to share this thought/snippet from a letter I wrote today…

Perhaps the words will serve to comfort those in the fight, perhaps they may rally others to our overall cause. The politicians and Corporate Titans appear to be unable to check their own greed despite America being on the brink of disaster... How much worse and/or obvious does the Governments total disregard for the interests of the average US citizen have to get before each of us becomes willing to risk that little peice of the world we that we think we have claim to by actively protesting, refusing to go along to get along, or simply supporting those who are more vocal in opposing these selfish tyrants?

HERE IS THE EDITED PORTION OF THE LETTER... (I apologize in advance for the male-centric persona "he", but the original letter was written to a man)

As for my life being wasted, no fight for the truth is wasted…. Others choose to submit to tyrants, I choose to Fight. I fight because I have no choice rather than because I make the choice. The die has been cast, and it is too late seek another path. I travel the path less traveled.

The time has come for you to decide if you side with the tyrants or the patriots… Or do you really like 2 trillion dollars of primarily your children's and your children’s children’s money being used to pay a 2 trillion dollar tax bill because of everybody is going along to get along and protecting their own little world while the actions of corrupt politicians and Corporate titans slowly destroy our country, our liberty, our freedom and our security. If not for yourself, do it for your children and future generations.

Stand with the patriots against the tyrants, don’t cower before them and/or appease them to preserve your little piece of the world at the expense of future generations liberties, freedoms and security. We over 30 years old let this happen. I don’t know how anyone over the age of 30 looks anyone under 25 in the eye without feeling shame for the wreck and ruins we will leave them because we selfishly refused to make the sacrifice to preserve their liberty, freedom and security. It seems that most of us are too busy avoiding confrontation to stop our country from being destroyed. I wonder if this is the way the citizens of the Roman empire felt and acted as the once great empire shriveled and weakened itself internally to the point it could no longer withstand the forces from outside to the point that the very heart of the empire, the City of Rome itself was sacked.

I know I ask no small thing, indeed I ask for you to risk your percieved security in the little slice of the world that you have carved out for yourself. Let me provide you with this quote, to help you define yourself and your selfworth in ways different from simple material worth::

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt
26th President of the United States

CITIZENSHIP IN A REPUBLIC
"The Man In The Arena"
Speech at the Sorbonne
Paris, France April 23, 1910

When I die, let me be know as the Man in the Arena, who did not delude himself into falsely believing he was free; when that belief was only possible by ignoring all the small confrontations over ethics, morality and justice that I retreated from rather than confronted to protect my own selfish interest in only preserving my own little piece of the world at the expense of others wronged by the unethical and immoral acts. Just remember when they are done trampling the liberty, freedom and security of others, eventually they will come to you, and everyone who would have stood beside you to collectively preserve your liberty and security will be gone leaving you to meet the fate of the others destroyed before you or you will have to cower and submit making you the hollow shell of a man left to delude himself that he is free. Or perhaps worse, to delude himself that he reached this secure state of submission of his own free will.

I refuse to think of myself as free when I have to trade my liberty and freedom for security, whether that security comes in the form of keeping my status, my little slice of the world, or promise of reward. I refuse to trade the liberty, freedom and security of others for the security of myself. "Those who would trade liberty for security soon have neither and deserve none".Benjamen Franklin Our Economy is destroyed and Milliones have lost there security because everyone went along to get along, avoiding unpleasant confrontations over ethics, immorality and injustice as America slid down the slippery slope to destruction, all to avoid risking what they already had or worse just because they were too lazy to live up to their obligations as citizens of the republic.

It is time we hold the Politicians and Judges accountable. All of them currently in power are accountable for the mess we find ourselves in, there can be no exceptions nor favorites nor political party considerations. Until the arrogance and corruption are put in check, we each must just vote them all out at every election until they submit to the will of the people, and begin voting and acting in the interest of the common US Citizen, rather than the interests of the highest bidder.. .

Our country is going to hell in the handbasket because everyone is busy cowering thinking they are protecting what they already have. George Washing was a wealthy land owner when the revolution had began. He risked everything he had to Fight against the injustice he perceived with no guarantee of winning, indeed the likelihood of losing. Where would this Country be if he did not choose to put his every worldly possession, including his life on the line. What will this country Be like or will it even exist in 100 years, if everyone continues to cower to the injustice of tyrants and corrupt politicians and judges with the selfish thought of just protecting their little piece of the world?

WHAT WILL YOU TELL YOUR CHILDREN WHEN THEY HAVE NEITHER LIBERTY, FREEDOM NOR SECURITY?

They who trade Liberty/Freedom for security soon have neither and deserve none!
They who trade Liberty/Freedom for security soon have neither and deserve none!

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