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“The Present Crisis” points our way!

February 20, 2011

The lamp of Lowell's illumination is opening our eyes to find our way.

This poem by poet James Russell Lowell published in 1844 was the inspiration for the National American Association of Colored People.  They named their publication CRISIS in recognition of the message and direction in Lowell’s poem.  I am inspired by the message and truth revealed from over 166 years ago. 

We are living in a new millenium, a new century, and a new decade.  This transition is not merely numbers on a calender.  The minds, souls, and dreams of our fellow pilgrims on this globe are casting off the shackles from the past we know.  “as the energy sublime, of the century bursts full-blossomed on the thorny stem of time.”  We are witness to the transformation of our world in Egypt, Iran, Libya, and countless countries seeking freedom for Truth to prevail over convenient lies for tryants with riches.

“For mankind are one in spirit, and an instinct bears along, Round the earth’s centric circle, the swift flash of right or wrong”.  We are all leading the future of mankind for justice or slavery.  “in the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side”.

We all know the power of ill gotten gains can tempt people astray.  “Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet ’tis Truth alone is strong, and albeit she wander outcast now, I see around her throng troops of beautiful, tall angels to enshield her from all wrong.”

He reminds  us the admonition from the oracle of Delphi; ‘They enslave their children’s children who make compromise with sin.’

Our country does not need to be held hostage to supporting tyrants because we need oil.  We can break our self imposed shackles to use our own oil.  Our money has kept millions living in slavery to tyrants and dictators because we are too weak to take a stand against tyranny. 

“Tis as easy to be heroes, as to sit the idles slaves of a legendary virtue carved on our father’s graves,”.  Now this is our challenge.  “Was the Mayflower launched by cowards, steered by men behind their times?”  We can make decisions and take a direction to let freedom flourish and develop our own oil independence to let the world be free since we beg and plead for oil outside our land.  “we ourselves must Pilgrims be, Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly throug the desperate winter seas, Nor attempt future’s portal with the Past’s blood-rusted key.”

The people of the world want to be free to pursue their path to the Truth in our future.  Do not look to the past, or the leaders from the past to lead our way.  Drop the chains we bound ourselves needing oil from tyrants.  Set ourselves free to develop our own oil, and set nations free from the blood money of oil to tyrants.

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