Saturday, March 14, 2009

Revolution '09

You say you want a revolution well you's all right.*

Glenn Beck's Project 912 show yesterday evening at 5 PM EST [rebroadcast tonight at 9 PM EST on FNC] drew huge audiences nationwide. I received calls from as far south as Hawaii and as far north as Canada, and the flood of email alerts, blogs and sites announcing it brought so many people to that within minutes, the site shut down and as of 1 AM EST, remains closed with the 403 notice displayed, along with the ominous "Forbidden" message.


You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/1.3.33 Server at Port 80
We who know little of the inner workings of bandwidth, traffic and server capacities were left to wonder whether, like so many other examples of recently scrubbed, shut down and removed material, the Beck site was also suppressed. Many are wondering how, amidst so much suppression and propagandizing, Beck's show even manages to stay on the air. Only time will tell whether Apache is able to correct the problem or whether the White House On Air [WHOA] suppression team is at it again. Given their recent activity with Wickipedia, Youtube, Google and some of the social networking sites, it is hard not to at least wonder whether indeed, they decided to crash Beck's site as well. However, absent proof, it is folly to jump to conclusions, even though the temptation is there . While we must be vigilant and proactive within our rights and laws, there is no reason to succumb to paranoia and panic. We are a nation of some 300 Million people--for the most part, hard working, law abiding, Americans who all want basically the same things: honest government, honest work for honest pay, respect for our Constitution and Bill of Rights and those who wrote and ratified them. While it continues to look as though government no longer has our best interests at heart, most of us believe that we will not allow ourselves to fall victim to a series of despots, private banking cabals, corporate special interests and self serving public officials.

It is both interesting and heartening to see so many of us harkening back to the times of our War for Independence from the Crown, invoking words and wisdom of our forefathers and taking heart from their courage. Now more than ever we seek and find resolve and motivation from their writings and as we see people like Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, ACTIVE, websites like Logistics Monster, Notoriously Conservative, Insight Analytical and Atlas Shrugs, and the plethora of patriotic, passionate Americans, committed to preserving and protecting our nation, we know that that Revolution was not fought in vain, and we shall continue to carry forward both word and deed of our forbears as we stand up for our Constitution. As some highly committed friends say, "Bring all the Clans together..." and take a minute to read and reflect some of words of the Truly Great:
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson
That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical
Thomas Jefferson

*Lennon/McCartney 1968

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