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Letter to the Editor: Becoming the Change

Port Chester resident Gabrielle Broder shares her thoughts on the 2012 presidential election.

OK, we got him in (brief sigh of relief and shout for joy!). Now, it's time for the REAL work to begin.

Time to hold his feet to the fire, gently, but firmly. Tough love.

Time to roll up our sleeves and BECOME the change he eloquently preaches but cannot deliver. His power is but an illusion. His hands tied by the sticky, filthy, invisible strings of a global corporate state run amok.

But without a blind and docile populous the powerful are impotent. The elite cannot rule. If we, the People, do not recognize their imaginary pedestals high up above us in the clouds, they fall, and as the emperor who had no clothes, are revealed before us, for what they truly are. Just another vulnerable, naked human. An equal. Imperfect and divine as the rest of us.

And so we must never abandon him out of disappointment or disgust or frustration with a broken system. Nor sit back and passively pray to him as a savior expecting CHANGE to be delivered on a platter. But rather let us articulate a clear vision and then propel him towards it, all the while working tirelessly on the ground to build the future we desire from the foundation upwards. Let us lead by example.

True power is derived from below. Permission to govern must be granted. But this is not enough. Leaders must be supported and nurtured and molded and pushed, or they sink into irrelevancy. He ascended on our swelling tides, but his effectiveness and potency now rest entirely on our shoulders.

It is us, the masses, the drops in the bucket, who possess the only true power.

In the face of the faux-powerful, who led us down this path of deceitful destruction, insulting our brothers and sisters of differing nations and creeds, and angering the seas, let us not be swept away or drowned. Of many raindrops, a great and mighty ocean can emerge. Let us become the sea then. The storm surge. The Frankenstorm wreaking havoc on antiquated structures that do not serve life on Planet Earth. 

The water is rising. We can, and must, shift the currents and change course and be a force for good. It is our duty. The future of humanity is depending on us.

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Gabrielle Broder

dita von struedel van trappyodel November 14, 2012 at 04:03 AM
What the hell are you talking about? I lost my secret decoder ring. Could someone translate for a mere mortal like myself?
Silly Season 2012 November 14, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Crack is Back!
Bob Zahm November 14, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Sounds like someone got stuck in the Occupy Wall Street party...
teri kopp November 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Gabrielle clearly bathes in the kool-aid. What country are you from? Did you enjoy the dictatorship and all it had to offer or did your family come to this country for the chance for self betterment and the American dream? You are clearly asking for a socialist society, the one Obama offers as "change", not the America, her principals and freedoms that so many fought and died for, the America that so many people risk life and limb to be a part of? The two are not mutually exclusive. Your ilk has made a bed that we all must lie in now. Careful what you ask for Comrade, you just might get it.
Tim Kirby November 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Teri, I think you are probably smarter and/or have more patience than I. I could not get past the first 3 paragraphs. What the heck?

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