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Today is all we have. Tomorrow, whatever your expectations, may simply never come. Today is all be have brothers and sisters. Some of us have done this twice now. We have seen two leaders that have refused to take this nation out of quagmires that kill our young. The best and brightest come home crippled, while the children of our leader suck out of the proverbial silver spoon, courtesy of the US taxpayer and the lobbyists. It’s the same as before. Life goes on.

All we have is today. Today could be the beginnings of a new tomorrow, or…it could be just another day, it’s all up to you. Today you could prepare for the General Strike on 9/11. Its important that you do this for all we stand for. You can decide that it is just not your way. You can believe it won’t work. You may be afraid to lose your job. Think about what the consequences will be if it doesn’t make a significant impact. That will be another victory for the neo-con hard-liners. It will show the country that we are not willing to stand up for what we believe. Are you ready to say that? I’m not. I don’t think you want them to hold this over our heads. We must make this happen. All you must do is nothing. Stay home and catch up with friends. Take a sick or personel day. Don’t fill up, don’t drive, don’t buy a goddamned thing.

Today is all we have. This President could declare martial law at the slightest provocation. There are more gun owners in the United States according to Rueters than any other country in the world. U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies. About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said. India had the world's second-largest civilian gun arsenal, with an estimated 46 million firearms outside law enforcement and the military, though this represented just four guns per 100 people there. China, ranked third with 40 million privately held guns, had 3 firearms per 100 people. Germany, France, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil and Russia were next in the ranking of country's overall civilian gun arsenals. Only about 12 percent of civilian weapons are thought to be registered with authorities. (Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited).
Does he really want to declare martial law?

Today you must believe that we can make a difference. Working within the system isn’t working. Our plaintive cries fall on deaf ears as the politicians blithely walk around with there own agenda. We must work outside of the system. There are mass rallies for September 15th in New York City and Washington DC. I will be in New York. Where are you going to be. Think about that today. If you can be there, please be there. It will be a part of your life forever. I’ll never forget the march on Washington by the Vietnam Vets Against the War organized by John Kerry. This could be bigger than that. Let the MSM ignore this! Please, try to come, we need everyone, so desperately. Today is a day you could decide to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Think about it.

Today is a good day to be alive. It’s a good day to plan what you are going to do this September. We know that this kind of behavior by our government can’t go on. The torture of prisoners, the lies about 9/11, the taking of our liberties, the right to search our homes without a warrant if we are labeled a “terrorist” or a “terrorist supporter”. The Patriot Act, The FISA Laws where they can read your e-mails and monitor your phone calls, The Military Commissions act of 2006 that condones torture to “organ failure”. The Elimination of Posse Comitatus that lets Federalized Nation Guard Troops be used as Law Enforcement at the whim of the President without the approval of the Governors of the States affected (Revamped Insurrection Act). Does the government think we are going to have an insurrection?  Do you? Not today thank God.

That’s why we need everyone to support these events I just mentioned. We want to do this peacefully. We need to make an impact. We need all of you. Every single one of you. Today is all you have. You can choose to use today to make for a better tomorrow.

That’s the way I see it.

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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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