"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do
something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the
something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do,
by the grace of God, I will do."
Edward Everett Hale
Most of you know me as someone who consults you about your business' hopes and aspirations, not someone who talks about her own goals and dreams.
However, today, I am here to talk about my dreams and personal journey, one that is heartfelt, deep, and one that I hope you will support and respect. I feel a little vulnerable sharing something so deeply personal, however, I know that I must speak out, simply because I cannot ignore what is extremely disturbing to me.
This month marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; therefore it is a seminal point, one that causes reflection and in my case, anger, sadness and rage. The rage stems from a love that I have deep inside for the city I grew up in " and anger at our government's inability to act. I recall the haunting images on TV " grandmothers stuck on rooftops, people paddling through town, the New Orleans Superdome and its sprawling mess.
However, what happened last summer may seem like a lifetime ago and we think: "What can I possibly do?" Most of us get involved in our daily lives, getting through the day, paying our bills, and planning for our future.
I speak daily to friends in
Therefore, this note is a call to action, as well as to share what is in my heart and soul. For the past year, I have watched the developments in
And I have a second request: please review in Encarta the definition of Democracy. Please re-read what a Democratic environment is supposed to look like and feel like. We the people...
The response to the disaster in
We need our own help right now!
Edmund Burke said that; "All that is needed for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." I urge all of you to join me in my quest for the truth. Educate yourselves, and others. We need to wake up.
As part of my quest, I am making a documentary on
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Others feel the same: the following links will provide more:
Bush showing contention regarding funding flooding help in California:
excerpt from above:
The governor, who like Bush has seen his popularity plummet in the past year, complained before the visit that the White House was resisting his urgent plea for federal assistance. Without help, Schwarzenegger has warned, California's levees, if hit with a natural disaster, could meet the same fate as those in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The governor and other state officials are asking for more than $56 million to repair the foundations of several levees and $3 billion more for flood control.
More of the same:
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Monique Guild, Business Intuitive,
Documentary Film Maker
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