"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Walker's Tyrannical Move Simply Signals the War Has Begun In Earnest

I cannot but feel a sense of gratitude to Governor Scott Walker for accomplishing what years of progressive information, communication, urging, pleading, warning, brow-beating, and begging could not do: the working people of America are galvanized by the naked and unrestrained attacks on democratic government, human rights, worker rights, and student rights.  The great sleeping giant is finally awakened, and we are angry, determined, patient, persistent, dedicated, long-suffering, unrelenting, united, and fearless. 

We see one another for the first time in a long time as brothers and sisters, once more working together in a cause to renew our democratic bond and our commitment to one another as equal citizens of a great republic.  Through recalls, legal challenges, ballot measures, meet-ups, marching, nonviolent resistance, civil disobedience, and local initiatives for national unity, we will see sanity restored, our public institutions renewed, our workers employed, our children educated rather than trained, our elderly cared for, our nation made more whole, and our environment cared for once again. 

And in the process, we will see the political stooges and corporate puppets sent packing, the oligarchs put back in their penthouses to breathe their own poison air, and the voices of hate banished from our midst.

The winds of change are stirring, kicked up by the vast movement of the people.  Watch it in Wisconsin.  Thank you, Governor Walker.

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