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Monday, May 18, 2015

Signs of the times....

Something funny...strange funny, not ha-ha funny:

In the country where a select few wrap themselves in the flag - most recently by participating wholeheartedly in promoting the rape of the very ground we walk on, the water we drink and the air we breathe - it's funny that free speech goes out the window under the cover of night and when (they think) no one is looking. Afraid of the message at some level, perhaps, there are people in this township who actively pull down anti-fracking signs....which are after all, fellow "patriots," FREE SPEECH. (Just a little reminder.)

Leave the ding-dang signs alone, lovers of industrial pollution. Your favorite industry is tough enough to withstand a little push-back from the Ligonier area... . Allow some local folks - your neighbors, with rights - to exercise those rights to say how they feel about the rape of Ligonier. (Free speech, guaranteed to all in the US of A, remember? Not just for the ones who can afford slick television ads full of half-truths and outright lies.) If you are so convinced in the rightness of fracking, you should be confident enough to ignore the yard signs. Perhaps they've touched a nerve? Perhaps your heart of hearts knows that we would all win if fracking lost. Never mind the conditioned red-white-and-blue brain that's operating you: Listen to what your heart is screaming at you about surviving in a polluted place...our land.

We fractivists are fighting for all of us to win - you, you and you (yes, you)... . We are not fighting to safeguard our own individual water, air and soil and profit; we are not that selfish. When the air water and soil of this whole township is safe from fracking, we all win. Frackers cannot claim that, and they know it, times countless studies and mountains of data.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - M. Gandhi

Remember: We could all win...but then a relative few selfish ones would have to lose some paper profits, which you can't eat, drink or breathe. Their selfishness is the problem, from Washington to Ligonier Township.