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Share Your 9/12 Story Deadline March 6

On February 15, 2014, in News, The 912 Project, by jroberts

A whole lot of change has happened in the last 5 years – some of it for you and because of the 9/12 Project has been encouraging, inspirational, and noteworthy.

  • have you met your significant other through a meetup
  • had a 9/12 baby
  • did something you never would have and changed your life, your community, the world

We want to hear and share your story.

Please send your story (no longer than 600 words) to contact@www.the912-project.com

Deadline March 6, but we need stories ASAP

On January 27, 2010, many of you tuned into Glenn Beck’s radio program.  Many of you thought and felt just like we did – just like ED.

GLENN: Let me go to Ed in New Haven listening to us on WELI. Hi, Ed!
CALLER (ED): You got a letter yesterday or something about somebody saying they’re going to tune out?
GLENN: Yes.  They said that they were going to unplug because they felt too small, too insignificant and they couldn’t make any difference and they were just getting angry and frustrated.  So they were done.
CALLER (ED): I thought I would call in and give my perspective if anyone was really interested in it because it’s very amazing the feelings that I’m getting from doing this – of guilt and also a feeling of half of me says I’m doing the right thing and the other half of me is really making me feel really guilty about it.  The gamut of emotions: it’s really a weird feeling.
GLENN: I gave up television and that included all – this was during the Monica Lewinsky thing – all television news and everything and I just read the newspaper and kept to speed like that, and it was a wild experiment, absolutely wild.  Changed my life, changed my attitude.  But I understand what you’re saying about guilt.  Let me – may I heap a little guilt on you?
CALLER (ED): Sure.
GLENN: Quote from James Madison: “A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”  Another one from Thomas Jefferson: “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”  The unfortunate thing, Ed, is I really truly believe that is part of the design to get you to tune out, to get you to stop watching, to get you to stop paying attention, to get you to the point of frustration to where you throw up your hands and say, “I can’t really even care anymore.  I’m just going to conduct my own life.”  Because when you do that, then they have control over you because no one is standing guard anymore.
CALLER (ED): Well, I understand that, but I think you ought to know one other thing.
GLENN: Yes.
CALLER (ED): I really tuned out.  Not a magazine, not a paper, nothing.  I mean nothing.  The only thing I had in the background is you and Rush as background music for major headlines.  I didn’t even know we went – Israel, you know, was tossing bombs around with the Palestinians.  I knew nothing about that until one day I saw a headline when I went to buy some gum.  I really tuned out, I think, a little bit more than you think and –
GLENN: Oh, no, you just tuned out as much as most people do in America.  They just, they get their news from Jon Stewart and watch American Idol.  That’s what most people do.
CALLER (ED): You are right.  I’m one of the zombies that I complained about for twenty years and I’m one of them now, but I can’t bring myself back.  Every time I try to turn the TV on and take a look…I’m like, you know what, click.  I went right back again.  You know?
GLENN: Okay, here’s – Ed, I completely understand and this is something that I – in fact, I just said the other day…
GLENN: Freedom is a very delicate thing and if you are not standing guard, well, then you are truly not honoring the people.  Was it easier to land on Omaha Beach, was it easier to leave your home, watch it be burned to the ground during the Revolutionary War?  Was it easier for those people to do those things?  The answer is no.  We’re saying we don’t even want to watch the news because we’re frustrated.  We just want to go back to our life.  We are dishonoring those who went before us who actually died for this freedom that we now just say I want to unplug from.
CALLER (ED): Yeah, but there’s more going on, Glenn.  My heart goes out to those people.  Believe me, I cry just at the sight of those monuments and the thought of what those people did for me.  The problem is today – and I believe this.  I believe that we’re outnumbered now.  I don’t believe –
GLENN: We’re not.  We’re not.
CALLER (ED): I know you say that, and I knew you were going to get mad at me.
GLENN: We’re not, damn it!
CALLER (ED): I knew it.
GLENN: We’re not outnumbered.  We’re not outnumbered.
CALLER (ED): You look at the polls.  Every –
GLENN: You know what, I – here’s the thing.  Ed, you give me a month to prove this.  I am going to find a way to prove this to you.  You know what, Stu, I’m going to – I’m going to give you – Ed, you hang on the phone.  I want to get a phone number from you, okay?  Thank you for calling.  And Ed, you are the probably – you could be the most important caller that I have ever received in my career…

Since that call, we have come together in communities and changed ourselves and changed those around us.  We found out that our feelings of unrest were common ground for a diverse group of people.  We found the makings of a movement filled with patriots that shared mutual values and beliefs.  We found out that we were not surrounded by people who had lost faith in our founding principles and our Constitution.
No, they STILL do not surround us.     –  We surround them.

On March 13th, together we will celebrate 5 years.  Many of you have done some remarkable things since the first days when we all felt like Ed.  It has been an incredible journey and because of you – and because of this movement – exceptional people like you have done things you never thought you could.  We would like to hear some of those stories and share them with others. (possibility some may even be shared on air with Glenn)

We would like to show everyone again that they are not alone.  Please let them know by first letting us know what you have accomplished in these 5 years:
– tell us a story that will inspire others
– let us know something you did that you never would have without your group
– share how your life has changed or you changed the community you live in

Please send your story (no longer than 600 words) to contact@www.the912-project.com

Deadline March 6, but we need stories ASAP

Please include name and town and the local 9/12 group, if applicable.  If you would like to send a picture, please limit it to one picture per story.

You know what, I – here’s the thing.  Ed, you give me a month to prove this”
Together we will show the power you had to accomplish great things.   We will show that 9/12 Project is not gone and still today you are not alone and…

We Surround Them

 

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