Friday, June 16, 2006

Darfur Vigil Day #23, June 5: Darfur Dies for want of 1 question

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.





5 comments:

tanjier said...

It was a pleasure to have met you. You are truly an angel for your deeds. You are raising awareness to so many people who do not have a clue to any of the international concerns such as the atrocities occurring in Darfur. It is always a gift from GOD to know that there are people who care, people who not only cares lose sleep, miss meals and does this all in the name of JUSTICE, PEACE, and LOVE. Although I am not Oprah or New York Times, I commend you tremendously and admire you tremendously for standing with Darfur and by standing with Darfur you stand for so much more.

Sincerely,

Tanjier Belton:)

Libby said...

Hi, Jay. This is Libby, the biking girl. Just wanted to say I haven't forgotten meeting you and you're posted on MY blog page, as well. Keep up the good work, you're in my prayers and I'm sure those of the others who you've touched.

Scott said...

Keep up the good work Jay. I am praying for you.

Your warrior friend at www.dyinginthedust.blogspot.com,

Scott

Toniyah Tonijah said...

When is the crusade for Darfur Vigil going to end?

If you want me to give it more mileage, send me a Press Release.

God bless.

Rosemary said...

Thank you for the e-mail (Stand with Darfur). I posted it at Causes of Interest so the word can spread.

There is a Carnival going on in Germany (where people write about USA-German relations). If you would like, you can write about Darfur, include Germany and America in your post somehow, and I can help you with the rest.

This way, more people will get involved. Did you know when we had the Rally, they had a 'virtual' rally? They really want to help as well. Think about it. :)