Thursday, November 30, 2006


For the want of ten...

Then Abraham approached Him and said, "Will You sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righetous people in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing..." -- Genesis 18. Abraham bargained God down to 10 righteous people, but even that was way optimistic: the rest is crispery. Fast forward about four thousand years and move about six thousand miles to the west to place where the leaders have renounced everything good. They tell lies, they chase after money, they have forgotten justice. Even the best of the leaders are slow in doing good, miserly in their love of justice. But there are still a few righteous people. One of them is a journalist. When the Reagan Administration was selling weapons to terrorists, conducting and illegal war, and pretending not to notice that the people flying guns to the south were returning north with drugs to ensnare the poorest of all, this man put his career on the line. He trusted that if he told the truth, his colleagues and his friends would stand by him. He has, instead, endured one of the longest and most painful lessons on how difficult it is to do what is right... but he hasn't given up, and continues to do what he can to tell the truth to the American people. I speak, of course, of Robert Parry. I'm about to write a $100 check. If just 250 people love the truth even that much, we can keep him online. Click here or address checks to
Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ Suite 102-231, 2200 Wilson Blvd. Arlington VA 22201

Thanks, Charles. Beat me to it!
You're welcome, but don't I at least get a groan in return for a very bad pun?
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