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Hurry up and name the Nation, son. Confidence is fading. Quick before they abdicate the power to the government in waiting. Hurry up and burn the maps so that the next administration will never ever find the weapons we trained on the population.
Hurry up and burn the histories, the ones we had adjusted, before their case is heard by the appellate in the palaces of justice. Hurry up and strike an armistice with the leaders of the insurrection. Promise them a book deal and the film rights if they’ll surrendered their weapons.
What is it that we want to call this moment? If we don’t act now they’ll name it for us. Whoever gives up on the future first loses the right to say “they stole it from us”.
The military’s drawing up contingencies to the constitution. Academics are drawing up addendums to a political solution. Demonstrations drawing to a close, we’re waiting for the media’s reaction. Before the story even hits the editors are drawing up their retractions. The terrorists have filed an application to throw the streets into disorder. The unions are debating tactics but they’re stuck on points of order. The caucus whip is sending out a memo spelling out which way the wind is blowing. The Riot Act has cleared the senate but the riot just keeps on growing.
How much longer can our movement last now that we’ve told them that we’re not retreating. If we call general strike too many times the people they will simply stop believing.