Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.
How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but truth be told… if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you and in your panic you turned to your corrupt government to protect you. They promised you order, they promised you peace, and all they demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.
I seek to end that silence. I hope to remind the world that fairness, justice and freedom are more than words – they are perspectives. So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you, then I would suggest that you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked.
But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek…then I ask you to stand beside me, three months from tonight, outside the gates of your State Capital. And together, we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever, be forgot!