23rd day in DC / Holocaust Museum / White House on round the clock vigil to Rescue and Restore Darfur
Our Darfur "family" dies for want of the question that WOULD BE OUR PERSONAL CENTRAL QUESTION were it not for the " "; that is, if Darfurians REALLY WERE LIKE OUR FAMILY (like most religions say they should be?). OUR Life depends on seeing them as such - family.
WHAT TYPE OF MIRACLE MUST I PERSONALLY TRY TO SPARK so that we, WE, RESCUE AND RESTORE DARFUR, NOW? If we saw them as our family, we wouldn't know how NOT to be consumed and mobilized, and transformed by this question. Some "rescuers" made a leap similar to this during the Holocaust; and now we must learn the make the same leap.
But we CAN'T do it by ourselves! There is the whole US Forces would endanger Darfur thing! Let's not get distracted. If they WERE OUR FAMILY, we would find a way, NOW. Come on, with all our recent decline in influence, WE ARE STILL AMERICA (unconscionably resourceful.)
What would we do?
1. We (WE THE PEOPLE, some of us) would PLAN how to do it, fast. We would devise an answer to: WHAT IT WILL TAKE, NOW? A perfect plan? No. As Eisenhower said, "Plans are WORTHLESS, Planning is EVERYTHING."
2. WE-THE-PEOPLE WOULD GET OFF OF OUR BUTTS, INTO THE STREETS AND STAY THERE SO AS TO UNMISTAKEABLY DEMONSTRATE OUR WILL TO OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES - TO GIVE THEM THE COURAGE TO ACT. Ok, maybe some of us would intelligently go to streets of Europe to raise will there. BUT WE WOULD START TALKING LESS, AND ACTING, DEMONSTRATING MORE.
3. This is unrealistic! They are not our family. THEY ARE OUR FAMILY, AND IT WOULD BE AN IMMESURABLE JOY FOR US TO SEE THAT AND ACT ACCORDINGLY. THE MOTIVATION OF TAKING THIS STEP CAN SAVE AMERICA. Missing this step may be to miss our last chance to save ourselves.
Let's stop killing time, and get on with it.
By the way, THERE ARE ANGELS. Met this one today. Before graduating college in May she was a strong advocate for Darfur on her campus: Brought John Pendergast to speak, brought 4o people to the April 30 Rally for Darfur on the Mall. And, when she asked and I told her I had not received a meal for 3 days, she brought dinner. Hmmmm. Thank you dear.