In moments of great peril it is easy to muster a powerful response to moral stimuli; but for them to retain their effect requires the development of a consciousness in which there is a new priority of values. Society as a whole must be converted into a gigantic school.
Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society is entering its second year and already looks to be a vibrant and powerful one. Students from Canada to Chile are rising up in greater numbers and with bolder demands. The contradictions between the 1% and the 99% are becoming ever clearer to the disillusioned youth. As more and more students graduate and see little in return for the mountain of student debt, students are beginning to realize they have more to gain by fighting back with little to lose.
We have no allusions to the easiness of this task. Yet we realize that our movement is maintained through struggle. As the leaders of our schools and government continue to sell us out, more and more join the ranks to fight for a new society. As the attacks on students, workers, and women grow in conjunction with national oppression, there is an ever growing sentiment of dissent spreading. The roots of an American Awakening are beginning to be sown and Students for a Democratic Society are watering the soil.
Our sights are set. Our goals are clear.
People of the world, be courageous, and dare to fight, defy difficulties and advance wave upon wave. Then the whole world will belong to the people.