Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The River Always Wears Away the Boulder

Those who are trying to force fascism, injustice, and repression on America are using raw power to try to stop the truth from becoming widely known. They are intimidating, harassing, torturing, and imprisoning those who recite the facts and name the crimes.

The good news is that "Trouthe wil out. Ryghtwysnesse may nat ben hid." (Lydgate). Or to put it in slightly more modern language, "Truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long; a man's son may, but in the end truth will out."(Shakespeare).

Schopenhauer said, "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident." We are in the second stage: opposition to truth through the use of raw power.

But truth is an unstoppable force. Truth will defeat raw power over time, just as a stream wears away the biggest boulders. A boulder may crash into the river and divert its flow, for a while . . . but eventually, the river will win.

As Jim Watkins says, "A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence".

Those who speak out against the government's crimes and injustices are like hundreds of millions of drops of water, while those who are attempting to crush the truth are really only a handful with a score of minions. No matter how big the boulder, we will prevail in wearing away the dam of fascism, draining the swamp, and re-establishing freedom.

Our efforts to spread truth are ongoing, and not one-time affairs. So a more accurate analogy than drops of water might be that we are like hundreds of millions of tributary streams pouring into a raging river of truth. What boulder can stand in the way of that kind of force?


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