Wednesday, 31 January 2007

We Are the Deciders!

In her memory, I think we should all be out in the streets banging pots and pans tomorrow.

We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we're for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush's proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on January 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, "Stop it, now!"

-Molly Ivins, 20 days ago

August 30, 1944 - January 31, 2007

3 comments:

Glen said...

I have always been glad to find something good in something I generally dislike. With the huge state of Texas, thats a big flat pile to dig through. But lo and behold, one day about a dozen years ago I discovered Molly Ivins! Here was this real person from Texas, and her column was printed in the 4 page weekly rural newspaper available where I lived in a remote corner of Washington state.
Over the years, I was occcasionally amazed to find that their still existed real journalism in America, and Molly Ivins was the main culprit in my haunts. Somehow, I dont't know how, but Molly's column somehow never got totally swept out the door by the whitewashing broom of mainstream media.
Many times I squinted at the dateline for her editorials, unbelieving that a Texas newspaper had the gumption to be associated with a true American, and equally amazed that she had enough constituency to sustain her column.
Today, at our great loss, I hope such voices rise in her stead, adding verses to her stories and resonance, to listeners of real news.

Long live Molly Ivins!

Glen

HouseofPolitics said...

I don't think that we're the deciders at all...

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Walker said...

House,

These United States were founded on the precept that our leaders govern with the consent of the governed. However far reality may vary from that ideal, if we cynically walk away without declaring our presumptive authority to grant that consent, then we indeed cede our deciding power. The point of declaring our rightful authority to grant or deny consent to government action is in fact to regain in some measure that authority.

Molly I was right on target with her comment.