There is a scene...

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:00:20 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

GeekWithA.45 - good commentary on the productive use of anger.

So, I repeat, what should we do with this energy?

First, we must become firm in ourselves, and clear about what is ours.

Our time, our minds, our bodies, our labor, the fruits of our labor, our freedoms, and our prerogatives are all inalienably OURS. The opposition will try to soften this belief and seduce us away, using well prepared, sophisticated means. They will lay many invalid claims against us, claims which we must reject. We must reject these claims, and we must do so without even seeking our opponents acceptance of this rejection, because it will never be acknowledged or granted. We must get used to the fact that our opponents will never agree with us, we will never be justified in their eyes. Our opponents will seek our passive and active sanction of their perpetrations, we must scrutinize our actions to detect the many ways we give them the greelight, and we must not give it to them. They would have us believe, through any means that they could arrange, that we have some duty of conscience to obey them. They are wrong, and it is up to us to recognize where that rubber meets the road, and to reject it when it happens. We must examine all the ways in which we grant them power over us, and withdraw that power, each and every time we find it. Asking our opponents for sanction, agreement, permission or justification grants them power they didn't earn or deserve.

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