"Well, ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts; we're in for a very bumpy ride!" -Bette DavisMerry Christmas from the people of New Orleans! With great bravery and in complete disregard for their own safety, the people of New Orleans stormed their city hall today, 20 December 2007, in protest to the wholesale destruction of public housing units as directed by presidential executive orders issued through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This is one of the boldest showings of civil disobedience I have seen since the 1960s and I envy the courage displayed by these ordinary, everyday people. Still, their actions were not without cost; many were injured and hospitalized; and many were arrested.
This is also a wake up call for the rest of us who may think that we can implement change in America without making a serious commitment and without placing ourselves in danger.
With the looming collapse of the US dollar, continuing inflationary pricing targeting consumers at every level for every commodity, interest rates that make saving money counterproductive and with most of our elected officials blatantly unconcerned with The Will Of The People, the only alternatives left to us are continuing acts of civil disobedience, strikes, sit-ins and sick-outs on a national level.
Please join me in solidarity with the people of New Orleans by forming your own civil disobedience groups and organizing local boycotts in your city.
For The Republic! John George