Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hunger Strike Effectiveness!!!

A hunger strike is not useless.  A rally is not useless.  Filming victims of CPS to show Congress is not useless.  The only thing that is useless is DOING NOTHING or just sitting and posting on Facebook about how nothing is going to work.

Lawless America is filming vicims of CPS stories to show to Congress.  I watched (and participated in)a Special Congressional Hearing for this very thing in 2000.  Since it's already been done should I be telling Bill that what he is doing is USELESS???  Some would say yes.  But it's not useless.  Giving up is.  Bill is trying to do something to expose the problem.  And, quite frankly, it will probably be of more use than the Congressman holding HIS hearings.  Because that was dependant on a Politician getting the information out and exposed.  And naturally, it went nowhere.  But that doesn't mean it won't happen this time!!!

Is this Hunger Strike useless?  Of course not.  I have talked to many people that had no idea how CPS operates and the funding involved.  They had no idea that CPS was accountable to no one.  Many of them were appalled to see the facts and figures presented.  Many of them took the information to the blog and the Governors phone number and said they were going to call and ask that it be addressed.  Will they?  I have no idea.  I only know that prior to seeing my signs and talking to me they had no idea that the problem even existed.

If everyone were to post on the news stations fb pages would they be pressured into covering the hunger strike and exposing this problem?  I have no idea.  What I DO know is that NOT doing it will not solve the problem and we'll never know if it was effective or not.  If everyone called the Gov's office every day will he address the issue and set up a Special Grand Jury to investigate complaints of CPS alone?  I don't know.  What I DO know is that NOT calling will not solve the problem.  And with BOTH these instances I do know that the more people that do it, the more effective it is.

The point is to not stop...Rosa Parkes wasn't the first black woman to refuse to give her seat up on the bus.

1 comment:

  1. I am very proud that someone is finally standing up for the children! Thank you for what you are doing.