Only voluntary-suffering-so-I-can-achieve-something-huge is what causes huge things to happen. This is true in ALL ASPECTS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOR. To Rescue and Restore Darfur other actions are NECESSARY – 4 hour rallies, post cards, legislation, die-ins, 3 hour arrests. But these are NEVER SUFFICIENT.
* The women of Code Pink are currently suffering starvation (31 days water only hunger strike so far) and many, many arrests in DC this July to stop the carnage in Iraq. THIS WEEK IT WONE THEM AN INVITATION FROM 5 IRAQI MINISTERS OF PARLIAMENT TO DISCUSS THEIR PEACE PLAN. A MIRACLE!!! http://www.troopshomefast.org/
* Georegetown U. students suffered extended hunger strike to stop sub-living-wages for their family the staff.
* Harvard U. students did the same.
* Women’s Suffrage advocates suffered jail, humiliation, social isolation, violence.
* Jack Welsh of GE suffers 20 hour work days.
* Steven Beko, like hundreds of brothers, sisters and STUDENTS suffered banning, clubbing, torture, beatings and ultimately death by police torture to save his brothers and sisters (oppressed and oppressor) from Apartheid.
* Gandhi and his fellow soldiers suffered clubs, bullets, hunger strikes, humiliation, economic and social discrimination EAGERLY to free their brothers and sisters from British oppression.
* Bill Gates suffered the termination of his Harvard Education.
* Anti-Slavery advocates suffered death.
* Civil Rights advocates suffered firehosing, lynching, flogging, death by thousands in war, social isolation, humiliation….
* Jesus Christ started a now world-wide religion giving us the likes of Teresa, Gandhi, ML King, Oscar Romero, Jan Juste, Daniel Barrigan, Dorothy Day….
A. DARFUR IS DEAD UNTIL WE HAVE A SIMILAR ENTRY TO THE ABOVE FOR DARFUR. THEIR SENTENCE IS ABSOLUTE DEATH, AS THINGS STAND.
B. VOLUNTARY-SUFFERING-IN-PURSUIT-OF-A-GOAL IS WHAT THE MASSES SEE AND WHICH RADICALIZES AND MOBILIZES THEM.
C. VOLUNTARY-SUFFERING-BY-CHOICE, THIS IS THE ONLY THING THAT THE MASSES CAN SEE. THEY CAN SEE NOTHING LESS.
D. THEY SEE ANYTHING LESS AS A SIGN THAT EVERYTHING IS FINE. THEIR LIFE SHOULD GO ONE AS NORMAL
The time is NOW. We must have actions NOW so that RADICALIZED, COURAGEOUS MASSES arrive at the global events being organized SEPTEMBER 17 world wide by WWW.SAVEDARFUR.ORG.
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