Tales From Middle America 5
Okay, this is the last installment of Tales from Middle America, although I am still here and will still be here for more than a week! The reasons are many, but mainly, the conversation I am having are striking and it leads me to think of a propoer course of action. That I will attempt to lay out, although it will read as if it isnt the right way, being here and there it seems that this is truly the only way that we can accomplish anything.
In the midwest, life is different. I was at the bar the other day with my mom, AmVets, which stands for (American Veterans) and, much to my chagrin, my mom asked me what protest I was going to. I am on the way to the DNC, the dnc2rnc march (dnc2rnc.org), and finally the RNC. Then she asked me what it was I was protesting, because as she understood it, I am against George W. Bush.
I went on, again waiting for one of these people listening to give me some patriot schpiel and really dig into me, about how I am against electoral politics on a national scale and other things that this administration, system does to gain my resistance.
Unlikely to me, the first response was in agreement. From an older lady with kids in the military and a former local politican saying right on. Turns out she is from Oregon, the Dalles, and she was happy as hell to see me. WE got to tlaking about just how different the Pacific Northwest is fromt he rest of the country. Both she and I have been all around the country and apparently, to us, there is no place with the same energy as Cascadia.
She siad that it would have been nice to have me in the sixties, and that she was glad I was going out doing these things. Then later on that week, a friend of mine came in from out of town, someone who lives in the midwest and has visited me in Portland. And we talked about the scathing differences between Cascadia and the resto f the country. It seems to be everywhere, those that go to Cascadia to visit or live or whatever, they can feel that it isnt part of America.
I can feel it too.
These ncounters, that are mounting and really helping me reshape my convictions point to one course of action. The secession of the state of Cascadia from the countries that occupy it, Canada and the United States.
Activists all across the country are floundering because of low numbers and treouble assimilating to being against this country while the people around them are so blinded and for this country. They are becoming disillusioned and giving up. They are giving up. Everywhere in America, we are being marginalizewd and sidelined, infiltrated and destroyed and we are feeling it everywhere and just giving up.
Anti-g8 protests on both costs of the states, total turnout, maybe 2000 people. TOTAL TURNOUT ON BOTH COASTS OF THE US, *MAYBE* 2000 PEOPLE. FTAA protests in Miami, radical turnout, maybe 1000. The Miami Model in Florida, Martial Law in Georgia. Our movement of dissent and allt he rights to it are being eroded and destoyed.
Perople are getting out of the game as more names are added to the lists of domestic terrorists and without adequate support networks, they are singled out and taken out of action, by whatever means necessary by this regime. In Cascadia, a new Anti-Terrorism center put up, why? Brecause everywhere, people are looking to us there as the insurgent model, we have the best chance of overcoming and seceding from this so-called "union" and people want to see that , they need uprising to rally behind.
In the past I had entertained the idea that all the radical activists should come to Cascadia and join the militia fight the United States and defend Cascadia. The rest of the country is out of reach...too far gone, there are no bright spots left they are slowly being taken over...the governement is doing whatever it can to win the hearts and minds of the enemy, the constituents of the U.S. And they are doing a good job of keeping people out of the streets (protesting atleast, theyare doing a great job of increading homelessness and putting people ON the streets.)
I think that while we still have this chance, the defenders of the Republic of Cascadia need to organize and really start getting something done. WE can already see with this next election that we arent going to win. The pro-bush propaganda out here is insane, and I am in the only democratic county in the state of Indiana. This is one state that is pro-bush.
The less we do now to disrupt this governemnt, the more complacent people will become, that includes the drones and the radicals...on all fronts our peaceful movements are losing the battles that are being waged against us. We are vigilant but I think we may need to be more vigilante.
I dont know what else I can say in this, but our numbers and our the rsistance in middle america doesnt look promising. I will let you know what it looks like when I get east, but I am keeping all hope and energy in Cascadia. In the coming weeks I am going to change my focus of posts to the pride of Cascadia, the movements we have to rally behind and perhaps some hints at things we can do now to build unity and create a rue revolutionary movement!
Keep Loving, Keep Fighting.
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