Tuesday, August 30, 2005

As you may have noted, life in these United States have become increasingly weird and loathsome over the past 5 years. We are challenged as citizens of a grand democratic republic. We are challenged as members of the human family. We are facing a constant and worsening threat from those who engage in actions that are the very antithesis to our glorious and venerable rights as secured in our founding document, the Constitution of The United States. We face a foe who has immense resources, including command of the media and the political process. We confront fellow citizens of our republic committing acts, not only of a felonious nature, but treasonous as well. Our political leaders, those who are charged with a sworn duty to uphold the rule of law, have taken it upon themselves to parcel out the commonwealth of our beautiful country to the highest bidding campaign contributor. George W. Bush, 'Dick' Cheney, members of the cabinet and White House staff, with the aid of an inept, anemic and totally compliant legislative branch, have committed acts that would be considered crimes against the state in any civilized nation. And with the prosecution of the horrible and unwarranted war in Iraq, it could even be said they would be facing war crimes charges as well. The very fact that they remain free and walking the streets of Washington, D.C. instead of behind bars awaiting court martial is a perversion to the American criminal justice system. Therefore, I can no longer sit idly by and accept "business as usual." I, Subkommander Dred, have decided to recruit an army of like-minded patriots, to secure our cherished constitution and to preserve, protect and defend all of our inaliable rights. The only requirement for recruitment is a love of personal liberty and respect for the human rights and dignity of all. I plan on leading an entire army of the sons and daughters of liberty against the giant, earth-and-soul-killing machine that has become what passes for modern American society. It is not enough to be free woman and men, but to also have a planet worth living for. I will mutiny against the unsustainable and wantonly destructive vices of our current civilisation. The polluting of our air, our water and our earth is to poison are very home. The social structures of our suburbs are almost as toxic, replacing vast acreage of farmland with McMansions on cul de sacs, fed a steady diet of satellite TV and Kentucky Fried. We settle families into such soulless places, and then we wonder when kids go a little crazy and gun down a high school gym class?

I will lead an army of these lovers of liberty, be they straight, gay or unafilliated, white, brown, redneck crackers, disenfranchised black youth,Latinos, Orientals, Asians, brothers, sisters, of native Americans and immigrants from every point on the globe. I will lead an army of proud Negroes and white trash, queers, hippies, atheists, Amish, Buddhist, Christian, Jew and Muslim, pagan and wiccan, secular humanist and holy roller, freaks, geeks, Tom and Jerry, Bert and Ernie, nerds, stoners, jocks, mods, rockers, goths, angry young punks, leather boys, veterans and youth. Together, we will take back our democracy from the hands of those that would deliver it into the economic, political and spiritual bondage of indentured servitude to large, parasitic international corporations. Collectively, we are a people at war with our own planet, against our very home. Collectively, as a nation, we must right the course that America has taken. We must reassert our constitutional rights to speak out against injustice. We must hold our elected officials accountable for their actions, in the same way that we would hold ordinary citizens accountable for theirs. We must treat the earth, our home, with the reverance and care it needs so that as a species, Homo Sapiens can survive and flourish in a sustainable way, that creates opportunity for all and supports human needs, not corporate greed. Therefore, I task you, in this General Order #1, to look within yourself and rise to the challenge that lay ahead before us. Our mission is fraught with difficulty and may at times seem to be more than any one of us can bear. But together, as a nation and as a family, we will overcome.
Subkommander Dred


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