I have been doing a lot of reading lately and have stumbled across a few great articles. One that really impressed me was written by Sibel Edmonds over at boiling frogs. It addresses words versus activism…and reminded me of that song that Audrey Hepburn sang in “My Fair Lady”.
The song was “Show Me”…I think. Kind of risque for the time when you think about it. Anyway, it’s much like Ms. Edmond’s point. There are many out here writing against the machine. Quite a few of us have the cahones to name the beast, but we all write. Scribbling…scribbling. As she notes, every movement needs it’s writers, it’s journalists…it’s poets. But we have so few activists. People out there putting their faces to their words. And I am not necessarily talking about protesters. Carrying placards and marching up and down outside the latest scheming yiddish bankster’s place of business is one thing. Getting the bastard prosecuted is another.
I wouldn’t take this kind of criticism of blogging against the monster from anyone but someone of Sibel’s caliber. She IS an activist. AND a blogger. She is sticking it in the face of the devil himself. Few out here can say we are making that kind of impact.
If you aren’t aware of her story, please do some research and get behind this gal. Believe me, she knows a lot more than she has told so far. In a nutshell, she was a government translator that worked on several sensitive projects and garnered a wealth of information on our foreign policy, of which she feels the public should be aware. From nuclear secrets being sold to congress-critters being blackmailed…she has it all. And working within the system she is spilling it all.
Of course, she has more documented information to attest to than most of us. But she is not wasting a bit of effort JUST blogging about it. She is testifying. She is talking to the press. She is being censored and discriminated against and generally treated like any whistle-blower should expect. But it is not stopping her.
Her article calls for more activism, and I concur. As I tried to cover in my “manifesto”...real things need to be done in these real times. “They” are active. We, for the most part, are scribbling. I am humbled by her efforts.
Even though her article was written a few months ago, this was the first time I had seen it, and it was a bit of a happy accident just finding it. I’m sure the blogoshpere felt a little embarrassed by it, if it was widely read at all. But it needs to be.
Her efforts so far as I have followed them have artfully danced around israhell(although they are mentioned heavily in some of her testimony), she is careful, I think to avoid the anti-semitism stigma in reporting the facts as she knows them, letting the chips fall. I would love to talk to her off the record and find out how much of the hebrew double-dealing she has yet to uncover.
Scoot on over there and read it. Read her blog.
As Audrey says “This is no time for a chat”.