Rebellion: Our century's legacy
By Dateline, D.C.
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I sure as shit remember the bombings and burnings and the sniping too that was taking place; all by the lefties in the sixties, but it must've been difficult to do all that and keep up their grade point averages while going to college on Daddy's dime.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Obviously, we can't escape the inevitable. The New Year has arrived. Many
were convinced it was the start of a new century and millennium, and not the last year of both. Some of
us still count in centuries of 100 years, not 99. All that remains is to wish every reader, either in print or
on the Internet, that they achieve their hopes and dreams for 2000.
Or for those who are only minimalist in their literacy, but wizards online, "I hope u r OK in Y2K."
As the new year approached, our thoughts turned, not to the future, but to the changes - revolutionary
changes - of the recent past; and even more vital to our future, what could be learned from the past.
The dictionary defines revolution as "overthrow of a government and replacement by another." The
word most often used instead of revolution is "rebellion."
Thomas Jefferson had learned all about that topic, in 1787 writing, "A little rebellion now and then is a
good thing." Later that year he was penning, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
While we all know who the tyrants of the present and recent past are and were - we are not quite sure
about the patriots. Thus the word rebellion has been shelved while the word "revolution" has become
so faddish that Jefferson would have gone into shock!