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posted by drew

11.04.10

They said that sacrifice was needed, so 5000 troops must give up their lives.

They said that sacrifice was necessary, so 1 million Iraqi civilians had to die.

They said we all must sacrifice, and trade privacy and liberty for unprecedented surveillance.

They said we have to all pitch in, and bail out the reckless bankers on Wall Street.

They said we have to sacrifice, the planet, our climate, the future.

But when the very wealthiest are asked to simply let the Bush tax cuts expire as planned, the sacrifice suddenly seems to be too much, their answer: ‘not a chance!’

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Drew Dellinger

Drew Dellinger is a speaker, poet, writer, teacher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has inspired minds and hearts at over 1000 events around the planet, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion.
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