What do you say when you are asked "why do you bother" to protest now that Bush is in the White House? Why do you persist?
I have asked many people who went to Washington that question. I was curious to know what peoples' reasons are. More than that I wanted to hear answers resonate within me and make me stronger when I was asked the question. I find articulating aloud and having my truths resonate makes me stronger within myself. I know myself better. I get into less arguments about right and wrong opinions with people . . . as if there are right and wrong opinions.
Some of the answers people had were inspiring:
There were defiant answers:
There was practical logic:
“I do not know who won the election, but I
was not allowed to find out."
There was emotion and anger:
"Republican organizers gain strength
through our docility!"
There were as many reasons as there were people, but every answer had something in common and every person agreed that rewarding thievery with the presidency of the Untied States is unacceptable, and that it is worth risking the approval of friends and family and coworkers to state it publicly and to work towards promoting and preserving democracy in this country.
What are your reasons? Did any of these answers resonate with you?
I would be interested in knowing what yours are.
Send them to me, Joel Landy, and if you want I will list them here.