I’m done with political activism in general, and with blogging in particular.
I’ve become convinced that it will make absolutely no difference.
What do I accomplish by spending hours on research, writing, editing, and promotion? Jack shit.
Will it convince any politician to change their mind? Yeah, right. The blood-suckers are so entrenched and so devoid of conscience that no combination of reasons, arguments, or even threats, will make a whit of difference. Will Charles Rangel stop cheating on taxes? Will Nancy Pelosi stop diverting public funds to build railroads to her private vineyard? Will Barack Obama stop spending millions of dollars on vacations? Will Andrew Cuomo repeal his ridiculous and unconstitutional law?
No, no, no, no, and no.
There is nothing I could write, no interactive map I could program, no sarcastic takedown of the latest miscarriage of legislation that I could create, that will affect the way things are. What am I accomplishing here? Making myself look cool in front of an anonymous online audience? Big whoop.
So, why bother?
I would rather spend the time on something that benefits me personally & financially. Life’s too short to tilt at windmills.
The following Republican Senators helped Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) with the 03/06/2013 filibuster. Hit them up on Twitter & say thanks!
…while these so-called “Republicans” decided to ignore history being made and went out to a posh DC restaurant for a Dinner With A Dictator:
- John McCain (R-Arizona)
- Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
- Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma)
- Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire)
- Bob Corker (R-Tennessee)
- John Hoeven (R-North Dakota)
- Dan Coats (R-Indiana)
- Richard Burr (R-North Carolina)
- Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska)
…however, 3 of them did join Rand on the Senate floor later that night:
- Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania)
- Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)
- Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia)
Senator Rand Paul’s epic filibuster is grabbing all the headlines on Conservative blogs and news sources.
On Twitter, the Top 10 Trending hashtags include #StandWithRand, #PaulNighter, #RandPaul, and #filibuster.
Even organizations on the opposite end of the political spectrum, including Code Pink and ACLU, are supporting Senator Rand Paul.
But, you wouldn’t know it from reading CNN.com:
Because there is absolutely no way that a person in total control of a country could ever rig an election, or force citizens to vote a certain way.
The capacity for self-deception present in some people is simply astonishing.
Screenshot for posterity:
In a world of demagoguery and spin, you were a voice that never strayed from truth.
Despite the threats, despite the anger, despite the challenges, you said what needed to be said.
Thank you, Andrew, for inspiring me, among countless others, to find my own voice and continue the #WAR.
We miss you.
This is why I love Twitter. Sometimes, out of the pink-noise cacophony, something emerges like a glittering gem and irrevocably catches your attention.
Now, I’ve seen detailed explanations of using the 4th Amendment to defend the 2nd, but this is the 1st time I’ve seen anyone conceptualize using the 5th for the same purpose.
Kudos to “Nimitz Power & Light”! This guy definitely deserves a follow on Twitter.