I've been dithering all morning about whether or not to write this. It's a great departure from the tone of my usual blogging. I may offend some of you, and, for that, I'm sorry. But, it is my honest opinion that it is time for the citizens of this United States to take a stand and take our government back.
A new feeling is sweeping the country. We are beginning to wake up and realize that we are being manipulated by members of both parties. That politicians don't work for the people any more, they work for themselves, and for the corporate interests that finance their elections. If nothing else, the speeches we listened to last night proved that. It's all about agenda, agenda, agenda, on both sides. We don't need sides, especially at this critical time in our nation's history. We need people willing to work together, to give and take, to solve the problems that we all face.
There was a new movement started today. Those of you with facebook can find it here.
There is a website here:
What is being proposed, as a beginning, is a PEACEFUL march on Washington. Date and time have not been established yet, but the purpose is to try and make those inside the Beltway more aware of what the average American citizen is feeling and thinking about how this country is being run.
All I'm asking is that you take the time to read and come to your own conclusion. If you like the idea, pass it on, in any way that you can.
I'm going. Heck, I've done this before, though never in Washington. I even threw a tomato at Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller once. Ran like hell after I did it, I was so scared. Wouldn't do that again. I can't run fast enough now. But I can stand shoulder to shoulder with my fellow Americans and let the political machines in Washington know that we're waking up and realize what's happening.
So, what good does it do for one blogger to spread the word to all 85 of her followers? Well, maybe not much. But, maybe, if enough old ladies who normally blog about things like flowers, squirrels and Turkey Ladies, take a stand, and say their piece, we will make a difference.
I'm a Boomer. I lived through the '60's and participated in some of the momentous events of that era, though I was, by no means, an important player, just one of many. Vietnam, Civil Rights, Women's Rights, we tackled them all. So, light up the fire that used to burn in your belly and take another stand. This time, it's for us, and our children and grandchildren.