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Five to One (A Rock and Roll Epistle)

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"Five to one, baby, One in five,

No one here gets out alive;

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...They've got the guns,

but we've got the numbers;

Gonna win, yeah, we're taking over."

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--The Doors, "Five to One"

"To save all we must risk all."

Friedrich Von Schiller (17591805), German dramatist, poet, essayist. Fiesco, in Fiesco, act 4, scene 6.

The other day I was answering a comment on my article "Forcing Their Hand," (December 19, 2009, OpEdNews.com), when I had an epiphany, about our current health care bill predicament. I'll quote, with a couple of small corrections, my reply:

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"In military terms, this is a war of attrition. They win if, and only if, we give up. As in all wars there will be miscalculations and betrayals of trust: not simply to our enemies, but sometimes people will betray us to further their own ambitions--think Charge of the Light Brigade, where Lord Luccan ordered his brother-in-law Lord Cardigan to attack in the hopes that Cardigan, whom he hated, would get killed."

"We are the insurgents: we don't have to win; we simply have to avoid losing. The only way we lose is 1) they kill us, 2) we give up."

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Richard Girard is an increasingly radical representative of the disabled and disenfranchised members of America's downtrodden, who suffers from bipolar disorder (type II or type III, the professionals do not agree). He has put together a team to (more...)

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