Oh, NO! Shakespeare? No, this isn't Hamlet's question, it's ours. Will the people, and the government, and the businesses of Santee, and all citizens in the area who know it's the right thing to do, stand up and take the actions necessary to stop the proposed Quail Brush power plant? I borrowed the bold words from Bill.
Each of us as citizens should consider our question - Whether 'tis nobler . . . to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous corporations (/Sempra/GoldmanSachs/Cogentrix), or to take arms against a sea of corporate abuses, and by opposing, end them.
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of corporate "persons,", the Oppressor's wrong, . . . the Law's delay, the insolence of Office, but for the fear which makes us rather bear those ill wills we have (SDG&E), than fly to others we know not of ().
Thus Conscience, our thoughts, makes cowards of us all, and the native hue of Resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of Thought.
And enterprises of great pitch and moment (The stoppage of Quail Brush) . . . lose the name of Action.
It is not so great a stretch. Each of us, as citizens, parents, grandparents, protectors of our children's future, each of us is being asked to stand up, to take arms against yet another in an endless series of "in your face" environmental insults hurled at us with impunity by the monopoly that is SDG&E, and friends.
These corporate "persons" and their puppets in government expect us to roll over. But we need not remain silent and invisible. Silence means surrender and submission. As Frederick Douglass said, "Power concedes Nothing without a Demand. It never did, and it never will."
To bring greater attention to the issue, SaveMissionTrails.org will lead a trek up Cowles Mountain on Saturday at 7:30 am. Join us, if only as supporters, and invite your friends, too. Whether you are a Santee resident, or live in the Cajon Valley, or simply a person opposed to corporate abuse of the People and our environment - do the right thing - join in. Numbers matter to us, and to the media which help spread the word.
In these turbulent times, our children and grandchildren will either praise us for standing up at a crossroads moment, or curse us for, after being called upon to protect them, remaining silent. So take action. Be a part of this group of citizens like you.
Stop the power plant? I can't, but WE CAN!