Tuesday, March 06, 2007


If things are ever going to get better, we've got to be willing to share our dreams of a bright future, so here's mine. The future begins immediately. If you've been waiting for the future to do the right thing, now is the time.

Under intense public pressure, the US House of Representatives passes Articles of Impeachment against Bush & Cheney for the international crimes of aggressive war. If Cheney resigns, a filibuster prevents Senate consent to his appointed replacement. As the facts of the case are laid out, several Republican Senators agree to vote to convict, in an effort to save their political hides. In her short term in office President Pelosi starts a Truth & Reconciliation Commission to examine Congressional complicity and war profiteering, as well as the complicity of the society that wastes the oil they're fighting over. And finally, in the first free and fair election with mass popular engagement, Dennis Kucinich is elected President and leads the world to sustainable peace.

It's a beautiful vision, isn't it? But I'm not holding my breath. And I'm not going to stop doing the hard, joyous work of grassroots organizing to build a multi-party democracy from the bottom up. The 2007 elections will make more difference than 2008. School board members and other local elected officials have more impact on our daily lives than does the President.

Our daily decisions - how we earn and where we spend our money - make a bigger impact than voting usually does anyway. It's time to start living in the future we want to see.

- Vernon Huffman


Blogger crallspace said...

I share your dream. Damn! Well put!

Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 1:44:00 PM PST  

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