Peaceful Revolution Or Imminent Resolution?
A slightly modified, insightful narrative from an anonymous celebrity known only as V.
Good day. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts, of every day routine, the security, of the familiar, and the tranquility, of repetition. I enjoy them, as much as any individual.
But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past, usually associated with someone’s death, or the end of some awful bloody struggle. The celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly, no longer remembered. By taking some time, out of our daily lives, to sit down, and have a little chat.
There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns, will soon be on their way.
Because while the truncheon, may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is. There is something terribly wrong with this country.
Cruelty and injustice. Intolerance and oppression. Where once you had the freedom to object, to think, and speak, as you saw fit, you now have censors, and systems of surveillance, coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.
How did this happen?
Who’s to blame?
Well certainly, there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason, and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to your illustrious leaders. They promised you order, they promised you peace, and all they demanded in return was your silent, obedient, consent.
This night I seek to end that silence. This night I choose to remind this country of what it has forgotten.
More than four hundred years ago, a great citizen, wished to embed the fifth of November, forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom, are more than words, they are perspectives.
So if you’ve seen nothing. If the crimes of this government, remain unknown to you, then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked.
But if you see, what I see, if you feel, as I feel, and if you would seek, as I seek. Then I ask you to stand beside me, every year on this night, in front of every capitol, and together, we shall give them a fifth of November, that shall never, ever, be forgot!