Saturday, January 28, 2006
Even if We Lose Alito Fight at least We Fought
This info about cloture from Sen Kennedy's staffer Crystal Patterson is encouraging (and check out the "official senate" info on filibusters & cloture here on PDF and here is info on sustaining the filibuster). Despite the fact that the corporate media whores are declaring an all out victory for their beloved despot Il Duce Bush, here is why some fights, despite the odds being monumentally stacked against you, just have to be fought: And for this, I harken my brain back to my History of England class, taught by Prof Biddle & the Battle of Agincourt:
"For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
Open your history books. Read about the Battle of Agincourt. Henry had no idea how it was gonna turn out. Henry had gone against the recommendations of all his advisors. The English had marched 260 miles in 17 days on low rations. The French were better equipped, better fed and greatly outnumbered the English forces. If the battle had been fought 100 times, the French might have won 99 of those times. However, there is only one chance to fight each battle. We Dems have to take our chance and fight this one.... against all odds.