Monday, November 05, 2007

Fifty Thousand!


There's a lot going on here at Les Enragés.
Sometime today, someone will be the 50,000th visitor. Not bad since we were just short of 30,000 when we had our first anniversary on Aug. 1.

WE LOVE YOU! You only come here and read us, 'cause you want to. We don't run ads or ask for donations, so I guess we're all here purely because we want to be too.

And, while I do not speak for the entire Unruly Mob, I will say this: If you're visiting here, there are probably a few things you're OK with. You understand:
  • "Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery." --Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774.
  • "When patience has begotten false estimates of its motives, when wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality." --Thomas Jefferson to M. deStael, 1807

Jefferson could have played guitar for these guys:

(Just like Ziggy)

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won't understand
Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away
Its a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting its shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud
On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night
No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?

And we thank you for coming here. Indeed, it's a privilege that WE are READ by you.

Thank you!

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