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Monday, December 25, 2006

Giving thanks for all we've won, with Christmas wishes for all we need

Merry Christmas to all my friends in the blogosphere:

We've come a long way since this crazy Internet first blew up in the early 90s. Some of us have been involved since even before that time, and others (like myself) have only recently joined this game.

As a blogger, I've learned so much about writing and about the news, and have discovered some truly incredible people with amazing ideas for how to improve our society. There's Pete from CoolAqua, who recently expanded his authorship list, Darryl of Hominid Views, whose Friday Multimedia Extravaganza is a wonderful way to end the week, Andrew from NPI, whose activism and opinions have greatly enhanced the debate in our region, and of course, Chad of The Left Shue for his work on the Iraq War.

I'd like to use today's post to give thanks to our Creator for some big changes in the last year, and to make a few Christmas wishes for next year. In no particular order, here they are:


...for one more year of decent health for me, my wife and our lovely dog, Rusty

...for the successful election of a Democratic House and Senate

...for the rapid rise of populism in America, evidenced by the success of populist candidates like Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb

...for the continued growth of the blogosphere, with Lefty Blogs and Daily Kos growing in popularity

...for the rapid success of Air America and progressive talk radio

...for the explosion of people-centered media like YouTube, Blogger, Typepad and more

...for the continued mainstreaming of the 9/11 Truth Movement, which grows a little larger every single day

And in the spirit of Christmas, here are my wishes for the world:

I wish...

...that the war in Iraq will end in 2007, and the people whose lives have been turned upside-down will be restored to some form of safety and sanity

...that the truth about 9/11 will come to the American mainstream, and people worldwide will realize that our elected leaders betrayed America and set us on a path to permanent war, for their own political and financial gain

...that the American people will move toward the impeachment of Dick Cheney, George Bush, Condoleeza Rice and everyone else in the administration who assisted in the 9/11 Reichstag Fire and its aftermath

...that the next President of the United States (Nancy Pelosi?) will have the courage to take on the Nation of Israel and demand that they abide by UN Resolutions calling for a fair division of Palestinian land and end the construction of the Apartheid Fence

...that Americans will agree that our next President should be a progressive in the mold of Theodore or Franklin Roosevelt, with enormous concern for the needs of ordinary American workers

...that the new Democratic Congress will uncover the truth about every crime committed by this administration, from the secret energy task force meetings to the 9/11 inside job

...that the people of Iraq will receive compensation for the destruction of their country and the wholesale slaughter of their citizens

I'm sure there's more, but I'll leave it up to all of you. Let me know what your wishes are for 2007. If enough of us believe in just a few of them, perhaps that will create the momentum to make them become reality. Gandhi showed us that just a few people can motivate a movement that can transform our entire society, if only for a short time.

This is our pre-Revolutionary period. Let's make the most of it.

Happy Holidays, and happy new year!

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