I am a Canadian and not an American. But, if I were an American, this is what I would say to the Bush Administration on this September 11.
A general strike on September 11 or a memorial holiday -- a withholding of all non-essential services -- is the way to show President Bush and his cabinet that we will not walk a step further down the path he treads.
Through it, we say to the government, the military, the business community, and the media that we have withdrawn our consent to be governed by the criminal cabal that has hijacked our government.
They are the only real terrorists, not the 19 shadowy figures with boxcutters, most of whom are alive today and were employed by the cabal. The cabal is the only real threat to national security. They are the ones who have stripped us of our rights and would invoke martial law to put us in chains.
- It is they who perpetrated the atrocities of 9/11 on an unsuspecting nation.
- It is they who declared war on Afghanistan and Iraq to secure their oil supplies.
- It is they who now want to grab Iran's oil.
- It is they who do not support our troops, but send them to their deaths on shameful missions.
- It is they who require our troops to use depleted-uranium (DU) weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations, turning the Middle East into a radioactive wasteland.
- It is they who turn their backs on these same soldiers when they come home irradiated from the war, disabled and dying. Who will fight their wars again?
We the People, in the face of these unjust and murderous acts, nonviolently refuse to cooperate with this government. We ask that all its cabinet officers tender their resignation and step aside while the People choose a new, interim government. We will not wait for impeachment.
We have joined in a Rainbow Revolution, a full-spectrum coalition of the People, to force out the usurpers of democracy.
We apologize to all those whom this regime has harmed. That includes Muslims within the United States who were racially-profiled and stigmatized for no reason.
That includes the people of the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq whose territory we have turned unto a radioactive wasteland with depleted uranium, whose babies we have mutilated, and whose future we have put at risk.
That includes the peace-loving nations of the world whom we have intimidated.
We have not found our voice until now. But now that we have found it, we will put this country back on its feet. There will be no need to hate the United States or fear it in the future.
We are aware that this nation was born in blood to protect itself against foreign tyranny. Now the time has come for all of us, its citizens and its friends, to stand together against tyranny again, this time internal. Again we may need to shed our blood, this time in passive resistance.
We remind the military of its vow to defend the Constitution of the United States against all tyrants and usurpers, foreign and domestic. We ask you not to harm us.
We ask you not to kill millions of innocent Iranians, not to use illegal depleted-uranium weapons that will turn their country into a radioactive wasteland.
We ask you instead to return home to the United States and remove by legitimate force the terrorists who have taken hold of your government.