<br>I love this material sent by a friend the other day. It's as if Dr. Seuss<br>were still with us, writing about our current situation. The ending is worth<br>thinking about. My children loved the books of Dr Seuss too.<br><br>The Whos down in Whoville liked people a lot,<br>But the Grinch in the White House most certainly did not.<br>He didn't arrive there by the will of the Whos,<br>But stole the election that he really did lose.<br>Vowed to "rule from the middle," then installed his regime.<br>(Did this really happen, or is it just a bad dream?)<br><br>He didn't listen to voters, just his friends he was pleasin'<br>Now, please don't ask why, who knows what's the reason.<br>It could be his heart wasn't working just right.<br>It could be, perhaps, that he wasn't too bright.<br>But I think that the most likely reason of all,<br>Is that both brain and heart were two sizes too small.<br>In times of great turmoil, this was bad news,<br>To have a government that ignores its Whos.<br><br>But the Whos shrugged their shoulders, went on with their work,<br>Their duties as citizens so casually did shirk.<br>They shopped at the mall and watched their T.V.<br>They drove a gas guzzling big S.U.V.,<br>Oblivious to what was going on in D.C.,<br>Ignoring the threats to democracy.<br><br>They read the same papers that ran the same leads,<br>Reporting what only served corporate needs.<br>(For the policies affecting the lives of all nations<br>Were made by the giant U.S. Corporations.)<br>Big business grew fatter, fed by its own greed,<br>And by people who shopped for the things they didn't need.<br><br>But amidst all the apathy came signs of unrest,<br>The Whos came to see we were fouling our nest.<br>And the people who cared for the ideals of this nation<br>Began to discuss and exchange information:<br>The things they couldn't read, in the corporate-owned news,<br>Of FTAA meetings and CIA coups,<br>Of drilling for oil and restricting rights.<br>They published some books, created Websites,<br>Began to write letters, and use their e-mail<br>Though Homeland Security might send them to jail!)<br><br>What began as a whisper soon grew to a roar,<br>These things going on they could no longer ignore.<br>They started to rise up and reach out to all<br>Let their voices be heard, they rose to the call,<br>To vote, to petition, to gather, dissent,<br>To question the policies of the "President."<br><br>As greed gained in power and power knew no shame<br>The Whos came together, sang "Not in our name!"<br>One by one from their sleep and their slumber they woke<br>The old and the young, all kinds of folk,<br>The black, brown and white, the gay, bi- and straight,<br>All united to sing, "Feed our hope, not our hate!<br>Stop stockpiling weapons and aiming for war!<br>Stop feeding the rich, start feeding the poor!<br>Stop storming the deserts to fuel SUV's!<br>S top telling us lies on the mainstream T.V.'s!<br>Stop treating our children as a market to sack!<br>Stop feeding them Barney, Barbie and Big Mac!<br>Stop trying to addict them to lifelong consuming,<br>In a time when severe global warming is looming!<br>Stop sanctions that are killing the kids in Iraq!<br>Start dealing with ours that are strung out on crack!"<br><br>A mighty sound started to rise and to grow,<br>"The old way of thinking simply must go!<br>Enough of God versus Allah, Muslim vs. Jew<br>With what lies ahead, it simply won't do.<br>No American dream that cares only for wealth<br>Ignoring the need for community health<br>The rivers and forests are demanding their pay,<br>If we're to survive, we must walk a new way.<br>No more excessive and mindless consumption<br>Let's sharpen our minds and garner our gumption.<br>For the ideas are simple, but the practice is hard,<br>And not to be won by a poem on a card.<br>It needs the ideas and the acts of each Who,<br>So let's get together and plan what to do!"<br><br>And so they all gathered from all 'round the Earth<br>And from it all came a miraculous birth.<br>The hearts and the minds of the Whos they did grow,<br>Three sizes to fit what they felt and they know.<br>While the Grinches they shrank from their hate and their greed,<br>Bearing the weight of their every foul deed.<br><br>From that day onward the standard of wealth,<br>Was whatever fed the Whos spiritual health.<br>They gathered together to revel and feast,<br>And thanked all who worked to conquer their beast.<br>For although our story pits Grinches 'gainst Whos,<br>The true battle lies in what we daily choose.<br>For inside each Grinch is a tiny small Who,<br>And inside each Who is a tiny Grinch too.<br>One thrives on love and one thrives on greed.<br>Who will win out? It depends who you feed!<br><br>Author: Unknown <br><br>
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