Are We That Powerless? – Shall We Let Inaction Pave the Fast Lane “Into That Good Night?”

I never thought Americans would let our country degrade into economic ruin. I never envisioned citizens of the United States sitting, griping, gripping their remote controls, and passively wringing their hands, like Mudville fans in the stands, watching the home team in Casey at the Bat.

I still do not believe how we have allowed the politicians to dole, and dribble the medicine we need to save our collective economic lives, too little, too late, through our slack lips. What else can I say? For two solid, excruciating years, the economic elixirs have languished on the pharmacist’s shelf. The doctors have worried, and debated about malpractice, while the patient lapses moaning, into a coma.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Dylan Thomas

No matter whether you favor President Obama, or the Tea Party, SCREAM at the top of your voices:

1. “No Half Measures!!” Not 2%, 6% payroll tax suspension for both employees AND small businesses.
2. “No fear of tomorrow!” Fuel the bold initiatives of infrastructures, inspire the hoarded piles of money to flow out into our future, NOW!!
3. “Show Us Your Hearts!!” Rescue us from pettiness and power grubbing!
4. “Join together!!” Save our ship, our destiny, from capsizing.

Do not let our shining example of democracy go gentle into that good night.

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