Everything has already been said, but much of what was said has long since been forgotten. Of course, there are those who do not wish us to speak at all, because while force and coercion may temporarily replace discussion and reason, speech will always retain its timeless power. Speech gives meaning to life, and for those who are willing to listen, it may even grant them the freedom of truth. And the truth is we have all become willing hostages of our own fear and uncertainties, and in that fear we have blindly allowed others to usurp our future and turn it into their own personal property. These others now live, while we sleep.
Perhaps it is now time to remind ourselves of that which has long since been forgotten – that equality, justice, fairness, and freedom are more than just words. They are opportunities.
The aim of every true society is to achieve the highest possible level of general welfare, peace, security, a better future, and genuine opportunities for all its citizens. This is why governments are established – not to serve their rulers, but to enable every person the enjoyment of their eternal and inalienable rights, to provide every individual with equal opportunities to exercise their natural aspirations for personal happiness and a life worth living. What are the goals of a government, what is its purpose, if not to protect those rights that are granted to each and every one of us at birth – to enable us to truly live, to make the most of this one and only life we have been given?
A government whose primary goal is something other than to help each of its citizens to live in freedom, to pursue their own happiness, is not government at all, but despotism. Citizens should not live in fear of their government. A government feared by its citizens is no government worth having.
If ever any form of government becomes an obstacle to the achievement of just goals, such as the attainment of prosperity and defense of liberty, it is the right of the people to change it, and to establish for themselves a new government that will better protect their rights and freedoms, and that will enable them to live as free and equal citizens.
This is the stark choice we are facing in this country. Do we wish to continue on as slaves, as children of a murdered democracy whose killers have set themselves up as our lords and masters, or shall we fight to reclaim the freedom and prosperity that is our right by birth?
If you do not see this truth, if these words hold no meaning for you, if the crimes that are all around us remain unknown to you, then continue to sleep. But if you see what we see, if you seek what we seek, then do not allow the murderers of our freedom to continue their tyrannical reign rule over our lives and future – join us in awaking from the dark nightmare in which all of us have lived for far, far too long.
It does not matter who you are, which religion or ethnic group you belong to, what part of the country you come from – all of these are artificial barriers established by the tyrants who wish to divide and conquer us. Freedom is universal. It belongs to each of us equally, or it belongs to none at all. The struggle for liberty belongs to all of us, or it belongs to none. Join us in that struggle. For our freedom and yours.