The Fighting Spirit
by Anthony Lewis
I absolutely love the fighting spirit I see on Facebook that is highly focused on supporting Bernie Sanders. You guys have got the right idea! At the same time there is something else that I see that gives me pause.
We can't entirely blame the DNC for the obvious, corrupt game they playing right now They are what we made them.
Don't blame the Republican party. We helped make them what they are, too. Don't blame any of politicians serving in office now. We put them there. Don't blame the media. We've always held control of the remote for the TV. We've also had the power of the purse and the ability to buy from or boycott any of the sponsors.
Feel pity for the evil, money grubbing, greedy corporate a**holes that are so short sighted and think they stand to gain something by grilling up the goose that lays the golden egg! They can profit so much more by expanding opportunity instead of cutting costs. They have that kind of attitude because of the polices promoted by politicians we elected.
Don't blame the military. You may not believe it, but there are actually people twisted enough to blame the military for much of the trouble we see in our country today. This is a sure sign of the absolute ignorance that commonly exist about exactly what our own military is and what it's about. You can't even think about blaming the military for anything in this. They only exist to follow the orders of our leadership and to protect our nation.
Don't blame any of our churches. They are our houses of faith. If you can find any fault in anything they have ever done, then you know exactly who to blame.
It's all of us.
And, that's the way it’s always been.
Don't be too hard on yourself, though. Today we have a rare moment before us. Right now there is a revolution brewing and you are a part of it. Right now, in spite of a long series of collective bad decisions, we can start making better, smarter, wiser and correct choices that will serve us all very well now and on into the future.
It’s such a tragedy that so many of us seem blissfully unaware of how we have such a great opportunity right now to do something so very right and so very necessary. I think that the thing that is so profoundly fantastic about this very moment is the fact that right now we can see signs of one of our greatest strengths: Our ability to change!
Bernie Sanders has an idea about how we can change in order to become more like the country we've always said we've wanted to be. The fact that it has always been within our power to make the desired changes was never in question. What is still debatable is whether or not we have the resolve required to pursue the vision presented by a noble and loyal leader.
If we work together, we can get Bernie Sanders elected President of the United States. And that would be the most clear sign of our ability as a nation to take full responsibility of our destiny and fate. This is the last time in this lifetime any of us are going to be fortune enough to be able to say that we knew that we had an urgent choice to make and made the right choice. No excuses. No apologies.
Bio: Anthony Lewis lives in Indiana and is great at rallying his fellow Bernie supporters on Facebook. http://beknown.com/anthony-edward-lewis Go Bernie!
Wednesday, July 29 at 7 PM: Find a Bernie Sanders event near you and find out how you can help bring about the revolution! http://www.bernie2016events.org/