TORA! TORA! TORA!
ZERO PLUS 1173 DAYS,--New York, NY, Sunday, November
take different forms. One is by using the Beast of Terror to
attack the innocent and lay waste to all in sight. The other
is to peacefully protest what is wrong with the goal of Vigilance
rather than violence as the end result.
7, 1941, the Japanese nation attacked the United States similar
to the Terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. It was a sneak
attack, aimed at killing as many unsuspecting Americans as possible.
Its singular purpose was violence. It was revolution by bloodshed.
and Terrorism won because Vigilance was asleep
"Tora! Tora! Tora!" were shouted by Japanese pilots
and sent by radio transmissions to alert the Japanese fleet
that the attack had been successful. Tora in Japanese means
Tiger. Violence and Terrorism won that particular day because
Vigilance was asleep, lulled into somnolence by Complacency.
later a new cry resounds around the globe, only this one isn't
promoting Terrorism or violence. Instead, it's underscoring
Vigilance and non-violence.
Pora! Pora!' is the cry of Ukrainian youth protesting what the
world has called "illegal" and "fraudulent"
elections in Ukraine, a nation that has only been independent
from the Soviet Empire for thirteen years.
"pora" mean's "IT'S TIME." It is the battle
cry of thousands of Ukrainian youth who have pitched tents in
Kiev's Independence Square. Kiev, Ukraine's capital, is the
center of a political tornado over who is the legitimate winner
of the recent presidential election. The Ukrainian Parliament
voted the election as invalid because of widespread voter fraud,
but its vote has no binding authority in the new democracy.
stand behind balloons and a portrait of opposition candidate
are vying for power. One, Victor A. Yushchenko, represents the
western interests of Ukrainian citizens, and is pressing for
enfolding the Ukraine's into the European Economic Union. He
has strong grass roots support, especially by the youth who
candidate, Viktor F. Yanukovich, was Prime Minister and, according
to the ballots counted, won the election. The Parliament censured
the way the ballots were counted casting a pall over the elections
and fueling protests by neighboring nations and international
watchdog groups that Yanukovich's "victory" had been
rigged. He is backed by Russia and leans toward preserving close
ties with the former mother country.
has been spilled yet.
of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich wave blue ribbons
and various religious symbols during a rally in Donetsk
population of more than 50 million is struggling to achieve
its own identity in an ever-increasing world of competitive
forces. The youth want the more progressive assets of the west,
while the conservative "old guard" want to keep the
status quo in place. See Pora's manifesto below, or go to its
In a world
hallmarked by constant headlines and threats of Terrorism, the
Ukrainian situation reminds the world that Vigilance rather
than Violence has an upper hand in the evolution of people moving
from tyrannical and oppressive management to self-governed democratic
moment, both sides are not fixing bayonets or lining up sharpshooters
to see who can cut the guts of whom the fastest and gain control
of the land by force.
center of the issue is the youth, the future generation of Ukrainian
adults who are looking to the future of their nation with more
concern perhaps than any of the adults who, by the nature of
being an adult, have narrower vision.
"It's Time" has many ramifications not only for the
Ukraine but also for the United States and the world.
It is Time
for the world to seek better solutions to fighting one another
that with bombs and bullets, and I'm not talking simply about
conventional military forces. I'm talking about Terrorism as
tents near Verhovna Rada are a reminder we can pitch tents
to stand up to the Beast of Terror
Ukraine, Vigilance has overpowered Terrorism for the moment.
Peaceful, non-violent protesters are camped out in the center
of the capital, a reminder to everyone that there is a willingness
among the youth to give their lives for what they believe.
many years ago a lone youth stood before a Chinese tank in Tiananmen
Square, a symbol of how the unarmed, through conviction and
belief in the future of their nation, have more ultimate power
than all the guns, knives and swords.
Group is a reminder to all of us that we can stand up to the
Beast of Terror in our own lives. We can pitch tents in the
middle of the Beast of Terror's lair and vow to a non-violent
stand against all his efforts to drive us away with Fear, Intimidation
Pora Group is a reminder that we are Sentinels of Vigilance
look in the mirror and say: "Pora! Pora! Pora!" and
believe that instead of seeing losers, failures, victims, helpless,
hopeless persons caught in a perpetual rut with no way out,
that we are Sentinels of Vigilance. We are willing to stand
up to the Beast of Terror who tries to turn us into a nail and
make us think the world is a hammer, who tries to force us into
Complacency and Resignation so we give up on our dreams and
ambitions, so we surrender to voices telling us we aren't "good
enough" or "worthy enough" or "pretty enough"
or "smart enough" to compete fairly and justly in
a world that we think delimits us the minute we step foot outside
teach our children and loved ones to say: "Pora! Pora!
children or grandchildren or someone we care about start to
demean themselves or chip at their self worth with words such
as, "Aw, I'm not good at...." Or, "Everybody
can do it but me..." Or, "If only I had...."
Or, "It wasn't my fault it was ....." Or, "I
wish I was someobody else...." Or, "I hate myself..."
or any combination of any statements which, when viewed with
detachment, has barbed ends that spear into the soul of the
person saying such words and scars the self image as might a
metal hand slapping them on the face, it is time to issue the
words: "Pora! Pora! Pora!"
It Is Time
To Change. It Is Time To Switch From Terror Thoughts To Vigilance
is time - to Banish the Beast Of Terror with
"Pora! Pora! Pora!"
It Is Time
To Banish The Beast Of Terror and usher in the Sentinel of Vigilance.
all learn a lot from the Ukrainian youth, and their parents
who support them.
learn that if nations can stand up to the Beast of Terror, then
we, the individuals should be equally able to.
to your Beast.
words: "Pora! Pora! Pora!"
the Pledge of Vigilance. It Is Time!
whose PORA ( TIME ) has already come
time to believe, time to live , time …
Time – it' s a beginning . Beginning of the new
Ukraine of new hopes , tr uth and freedom .
Time gave birth to Wave . Wave of Freedom that will wash
away the dirt, that will purify the soul of Ukraine .
Time has come in the heart of Europe . In the spring 2004.
When the judgement day of Ukrainian democracy has come
Time has come when the power no more belongs to people
We don' t have choice . We lose our freedom .
The disgrace of Mukacheve has awaken us . And we will
awake the Ukrainian nation .
Because we know that freedom is the highest value that
must be protected .
We say – we can not wait any more. Since this is
death of our ideals, hopes and truth .
Next comes betrayal of parents and homeland .
We have already gone the way of struggle . We have fought
for truth also before ...
That' s why Time has come .
Time to stand up or fall . Believe or forget . Love and
hate . Fight or betray . Time to fight for ideals, not
for politicians .
Time of people , who are ready for the feat of Kruty ,
but who will obtain their victory.
For those, who today says Time , there is no more fear
Our weapon – truth . Our principle – equality
of possibilities . Our faith – freedom . Our ideal
– justice .
Time rises Wave. Wave of Freedom from Mukacheve to Lugansk
. From Mariupol to Kovel . From Sevastopol to Romny .
Time to believe in Ukraine.
time to act, time to struggle , time to win !!!
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