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“You are the last line of defense.” — Bari Weiss
In our day, there are a lot of speeches, a lot of “real good talkers”-one of them conned his way into the Presidency — a lot of profound thinkers who can express thoughts we are thinking but capture them in such a creative fashion as to merit our undying appreciation. I have just viewed a video of one of the best examples of that kind of talk, bar none, and I am passing it along with very little textual summarizing as no mere words of mine could possibly do it justice.
This is the speech of Bari Weiss, formerly one of the top political writers at the New York Times and now the Publisher of one of the finest online publications available, The Free Press. I wish every single American citizen would view this incredible speech or read the text as it is that invaluable to an understanding of what we actually face after September 11 and October 7. Her video follows the one line from her speech I will quote here in an attempt to illustrate how important this speech really was:
There is no place like this country. And there is no second America to run to if this one fails.
So let’s get up. Get up and fight for our future. This is the fight of—and for—our lives.
The text may be accessed here. It is not pleasant reading, nor is the video pleasant viewing — which are the exact reasons I am trying to send this to as many citizens as I can reach. As she said, “YOU are the last line of defense.” And please heed these words:
Do not bite your tongue. Do not tremble. Do not go along with little lies. Speak up. Break the wall of lies. Let nothing go unchallenged.
Our enemies’ failure is not assured and there is no cavalry coming. We are the cavalry. We are the last line of defense. Our civilization depends on us.
We are the cavalry. We are the last line of defense.
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