‘Tis a command given by thousands of battlefield commanders for centuries. It’s also appropriate with many things Civil in the 21st Century.
I was taught what the American Culture’s Promise: equality ad the helping each one of us to have a decent life. Nothing in those teachings mention Oligarchs. I don’t remember edicts that all of us had to fit the same Religious profile.Color of your skin? Screw that.
It was about a Philosophy of being Equals and living together in this land, not “Survival of the Most Rapacious”.
This little soul believed. Still do.
I gave service to the Country. I have worked hard for many factions of this Nation that have been not been able to to become part of the Equality promised: Race issues, Women’s, LGB, Trans, Environment… Let’s just say any one or group that has been harmed by the excesses of the Money/Power crowd. I will always fight in the ways I can.
I stand and hold my position. And there is any show of weakness on the opponent’s side that will allow advantage, fucking steamroller them… ADVANCE the position.
We would accept the “choices” that the ruling Paradigm presents us? If enough of us would when voting just wrote in the Other space, “Fuck all the above”, we could become a majority vote and then the process of elections would start again until those who are truly the kind of folk we know that will be OUR Representatives appear on those ballots. Vote THEM in.
Big Bid’ness would shit the proverbial brick. (“You don’t want my campaign contribution?”. “No, we don’t take bribes”.)
Even if those things happened, all of us would still have to exercise due diligence against any inroads from the enemy. And Power and Money are the Enemy of the People. Never forget that.
Hold your position, and know that down here in the Swamps will be doing the Swamps will be doing the same. (Yes Francis Marion and Jean Lafitte are heroes of mine)