It brought forth an Anthem. An orchestra of emotions ranging from Rage to Pride to Joy to Determination. So I decided To Blog.
Those of you close to me know that I am safely ensconced into The Working Class. I love what I do. I'm great at it. And I'm consumed by it.
For those who've wondered where I went... Nowhere. Just redirected. I chose a different course by which to steer my talents. I work hard. I'm happy.
But I still love to watch. To read. To learn. To observe and comprehend. To instigate and to influence. To reflect.
I saw a bumper sticker today...
The interesting thing about this bumper sticker is that it was placed right over where it's identical twin had previously resided. A place of honor on the back of an American vehicle that drove around a hard working husband and father of five. Two of whom are handicapped. A hard working American Father and Family man. A Working-Class White Man.
Apparently this bumper sticker so offended some bottom-dwelling, goose-stepping, fascist-enabling, race-baiting, backwards-ass 23%'er that couldn't stand the idea of some inspiring, confident, brilliant, scary black manIn Charge. So offended that he was unable to contain his rage and decided to bash in the original bumper sticker and everything it represented of his own weaknesses and blind hate.
Two hours later, the new bumper sticker proudly replaced the old one on top of the banged-in yet wholly intact and undeterred spirit of the original sticker's bigger meaning.
Why did this inspire me? I'll let a Neo-Neocon--a scared and compromised little mann--pretending to be a True American and Passionate Progressive--break it all down for me.
So I wrote an Anthem. To remind myself. To Remember who We are. Who I am.
We are The Party of The People.
We are Pro-America.
We are the Pro-Constitution, Pro-Democracy, Pro-Education, Pro-Science, Pro-Independence, Pro-Liberty, Pro-Equality, Pro-Job, Pro-Family, Pro-Health, Pro-Active Party of PROtectors.
We are Democrats.
We are NOT Megacorps. Oligarchs. Barons. Moguls. Tycoons. Tyrants or Terrorists. That is THEM!They.
We are Democrats.
We are Proud, Loud, Liberal, Secular, Lefty PROGRESSives and We ARE The Majority!
We ARE Race. We ARE Veterans. We ARE Labor. We ARE Education. We ARE Peace.
We are Art... We Are Reason. We are Logic. We are Science. We are Reality.
WeARE Government. WeDO Government. ItIS us! We Govern Our Selves. We Determine Ourselves. We Rule Ourselves. We Respect Ourselves. Our Neighbors. Our Communities. Our Families. We even respect Our Enemies.
We Fight for Justice. We Fight for Progress. We Fight for Fairness. WeFight for Our Children. For Our Planet. Our Principles.
We Fight for Freedom. We Fight for Democracy.
We are Democrats.
We Pray. We Hope. We Believe!
We Believe IN Hope!
For We Are Democrats.
We Live Life.
We will WIN the Battle for America. For we are Right. WeWILL Win!
Why? Because we fight for what we believe in. And WEARE what We fight FOR.
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