We're sorry, but we didn't know that we were so close to the tipping point. We thought that it was a big world, and that we couldn't really have that much impact.
We'd never heard of the "great conveyor belt". That's such an awkward concept, and no one talked about it.
We didn't believe our own leaders could be so wicked.
We didn't realize what had really happened.
We didn't know that things would escalate so far out of control. We didn't see where we were heading.
We were caught up in our own lives. We were busy. We were scared. We thought that our government or the experts would take care of things. We thought a little money would shield us.
We're sorry we didn't do anything while there was still time.
We dug deep.
We stood our ground.
We made it happen.
We discovered our purpose, our vision, and our courage.
We weren't alone ... we stood with many others, many friends, many people of good will
It wasn't easy. At times, we had to sacrifice, but we threw the bums out of office, and put the scoundrels in jail, and set things right.
We held the line and -- with passion and creativity -- we turned it around.
They said it couldn't be done . . . they were wrong.
We pitched in and did our part, -- and because of it -- you've inherited a beautiful, sane, free, just and healthy world.
that we chose this destiny