Thanks to Bush Black Out Referrers for throwing up a list. There are good folk in the world and I was happy to be a part of it. Posted here is the message that the 15 year old young man wrote which accompanied the blackout page of this blog. I post it as a matter of record and as a read into how, I believe, many of our teenagers are even feeling.
At noon, on January 20th, George W. Bush will be sworn in as President for his second term, and although few realize it, this will bring the downfall of Civil Liberties, Democracy, Equal Rights, and Freedom of Speech. On this grave day, we will mourn for the loss of these things which we as Americans have taken for granted, we will mourn for all of America, even those who do not share our thoughts, although they may not realize it, they lost too.
Mourning For America is not a "gang", nor will it participate in any "gang-related activities", we are merely a group of students expressing our deep sadness that the majority of the American people would choose to throw away the things that make our country so great. The ancient Egyptians and Romans used black for mourning, as do most Europeans and Americans today. Honoring this tradition, we will wear all black.
It was proven in the election of 2000 that George W. Bush cared little for Democracy, and in the 2004 election there were pieces of information concerning voting fraud everywhere, we do not want a President who will "cheat" in order to make it to the top.
We call upon each and every person to participate in a silent protest against the inauguration of George W. Bush. We are all just single nails, hammered into the pieces of wood that make up a now corrupt society, but if all the nails refuse to take part in society, how will it stand?
Trust that there are many kids who feel this way. They have to pay for the mistakes of weak individuals. They have to deal with what this world is becoming and are slammed with the task of doing something about it. I greatly respect and admire anyone in their teens who stands away from the consumerist little robots that the corporations are trying to create. I give them all supreme kudos for taking a stand. They rock.