Fire With Fire

L. Steele / February 9, 2006

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and
hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
~ Winston Churchill

In light of some of the most recent discoveries I think it is time for the American people to
stop and use their heads for a moment. It is about time that we the American people
stop pretending everything will work itself out. We need to ask ourselves what direction
our nation is heading, and if this is the direction we want to go? Too many people go
about their daily lives thinking the constitution will protect us. Too many people ignore
what is really going on. Too many people forget the constitution requires the protection
of the very people it protects. Some are so ignorant to view the constitution as “just a
goddamn piece of paper”! So many American citizens live blind to what is going on. Too
many Americans accept corrupt political leaders. They hold the belief that all
government officials are corrupt and accept it as a way of life. While this may be true,
corruption only survives as long as we allow it. This is what the American people have

Is it time for a revolution? I would say yes. It is time for a peaceful revolution. There are
those who would preach violent revolution, but peaceful is the way to make it happen.
Despite the constant downward spiral of America, I still choose to believe that Americans
are over all good people and Americans would choose peace over violence. The
problem is the less we do, the more we allow to happen. In 1962 John F. Kennedy said
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
With America’s current situation you could say that George Bush and other high ranking
officials are making peaceful revolution impossible. Is this true? Could we also say that
we ourselves are making peaceful revolution impossible? It is our lack of action today
that gives people like Bush more power. Our lack of peaceful action now will result in
violent action tomorrow. So how do we avoid a violent revolution?

In order to avoid a violent revolution later, we need to come together now! I think it is
safe to say the majority of Americans want Bush and his entire cabinet out of office. It is
also safe to say that the entire Bush administration is guilty of crimes punishable by law.
Again, it is safe to say that Bush is an enemy of the constitution, which makes him an
enemy of the people. There is a silent war going on right here in the United States,
political war. Too many liars are pretending to fight against the illegal actions of the
Bush administration, but in fact are playing the people for fools. Then of course we have
those that like to flaunt poll numbers at people and pretend that it means anything. How
long have the polls shown a majority against Bush? How long have polls shown a
majority against the war in Iraq? Too long! People think the Bush administration is
fearful of those poll numbers. Wrong. Polls don’t impeach presidents, people do! Polls
don’t take action, people do! We can all give our opinions in the polls, but it means
nothing unless we take action. This is the problem.

How do we take peaceful action and fight back to save America? We fight fire with fire!
Americans need to come together, get back to the way it used to be. Be a friend to your
neighbor. Make a plan and stick to it. When the American people join as one voice,
nobody dares to challenge it. Take lessons from the past. Unions were created because
a majority stood together ready to fight. Blacks were set free and became equal
because a majority stood together ready to fight. America became a free nation
because a majority stood together ready to fight. Women became equal because a
majority stood together ready to fight. World War II was won because a majority stood
together ready to fight. You may be getting the ideal that the lessons are results happen
when people stand together ready to fight, but there is another lesson to be learned
also. Germany became one of the worst dictatorships in history because citizens backed
down in fear!

Fight Fire With Fire

The Bush administration has threatened civil liberties by naming an enemy. Bush claims
to protect freedom by taking freedom. He has named an enemy and told the American
people right out that he will have the only say as to what is done to fight this enemy.
Every decision and illegal action Bush has made is done in the name of fighting the
enemy. With everyone of those actions, he has told you the American people that he is
above the law and you have no say. His guidelines for naming that enemy is set in such
a way that any American could be declared the enemy. The solution is simple, the
American people need to stick together and declare whom they see as the enemy. So
far the White House has declared the enemy, but the people have yet to declare it’s
enemy. President Bush is forgetting one simple fact. The number one job of the military
is to protect the United States against all enemies foreign or domestic. When the people
declare their enemy as being the terrorist who launched an attack on it’s liberty, our
military then has to come home to fight that enemy. When we stand up and play Bush’s
game against him, we turn the tables. When we as a nation announce the real enemy of
the constitutional united states, that is fighting fire with fire.

Domestic Surveillance? Here is where it gets fun. Technology has been a real thorn in
our side. The technology that we so much love has been and is used against us. That
technology can also be used in our favor. We as the American people, the tax paying
citizens, have a right to know what our elected officials are doing. We have a right to
know every website that is viewed from the White House. We have a right to know every
website that our senators and congressman are visiting. We have a right to know every
number that our elected officials dial. It is time to give big brother a rude awakening! We
pay to keep big brother in operation, so why not get our monies worth? If our president
is calling the leader of a child sex ring, we want to know why!

Why not use the technology that we already have at our personal disposal? Do you own
a video camera? I generally have a digital video camera wherever I go. When I am
driving, I set it on the dash. If something interesting should happen, I am ready to go.
Four months ago I was given a ticket for speeding on a road that I am usually passed by
police cars speeding on their way to nowhere. I know now, when I am passed by a
speeding police car and it is not going anywhere important, the camera will be rolling.
You never know what type of opportunity will arise. Maybe you got stopped and the
officer is trying to pull some shady stuff with you. You’ll be at ease when you know that
the tape is rolling. You might just be lucky enough to pass by a hotel and catch a
senator walking in with a hooker, wouldn’t that be a great time to have that video camera

Do you have a mini voice recorder? These are great to have in your pocket all of the
time. You might be at work, the boss slips up and says something he or she shouldn’t
have. Next time you are being accused of something you didn’t do, you’ll feel safe
knowing that you have some negotiating power. Could be anywhere, you might
accidentally bump into a congressman who badmouthing the voters. Oh what fun it is to
play big brother.

Do you own a cell phone? Chances are you do. What options does that phone have on
it? Many are made with voice recorders. Camera / Video phones are becoming ever so
popular. These gadgets make it so fun to keep your eyes open. You never know when
that Kodak moment will be, but if you pay attention, you’ll find one or two. What do you
do when it happens? You could send it in a multimedia message to everyone you know,
and you can always send your findings to your favorite websites. There are a number of
websites and blogs that would love to post the dirt you might find. If it proves to be of
interest, I would definitely post it within seconds of reviewing it.

Welcome to the new revolution. If this was a plan already in place, if the people had
already kept these gadgets at their fingertips, could you imagine the things that could
have been discovered on 9-11? A plan like this, if nothing else, would make our elected
officials paranoid and fearful of what you might know.