Meet David Jenkins, who describes
himself as a "53-year-old citizen,
just a regular working class person with no special skills or accomplishments.
Just a grain of sand on the beach. Just a guy astonished and sickened
as I watch this nation of sheep repeat its past errors."
BuzzFlash is proud and humbled to receive praiseworthy e-mails. It
reminds us that BuzzFlash is not just a news and commentary service;
it is a community.
David Jenkins reminded us again of how lucky we are to be joined together
with patriots from across this great country.
Subject: Why I'm Making a Donation to BUZZFLASH
This morning I'm sending BuzzFlash a check for $100, and here's why.
For the past few years BuzzFlash has literally been my link to the
world. To the truth. To inspiration. To action and to intelligence
and heart and soul, and to righteous fury.
If you like me turn to BuzzFlash every night to find out what's really
happening across the globe and in this country, you like me are far
better informed than almost anyone else in our circle of friends.
But I'll bet that 98 percent of those reading this message have not
donated to BuzzFlash. Just like I hadn't until now.
I have a pretty decent job but I'm not wealthy and I'm careful about
how I spend my money. I'm saving up to move to New Zealand in two years,
for reasons I doubt I have to explain to BuzzFlash readers.
But fair is fair, and it's unfair for me (and you) to rely so heavily,
each and every day, on this amazing website for our news. It's time
to pay up. It's time to show tangible support for those at BuzzFlash
who must certainly work late into the night, each and every night,
to keep us informed, to keep millions of us informed. To keep us armed
with the truth. To enable us to speak truth to power.
In deciding to make this donation I asked myself a simple question.
How would I react if tomorrow night I went to BuzzFlash and discovered
it was GONE? I'd feel a loss, and I'd have to work countless hours
to find the articles and video clips I'm linked to by BuzzFlash.
Thanks to BuzzFlash pointing me in the right direction I was able
to watch Al Gore's recent speech complete and unedited, instead of
MSNBC telling me what he said in a seven second clip. Thanks to BuzzFlash
I could ignore the stupefyingly incompetence of CNN, who certainly
devoted at least ten times as much screentime to Gore's critics as
they did to showing the actual speech.
Because of BuzzFlash I knew who Marla Ruzicka was weeks before anyone
else in my circle did. I knew about conditions in Guantanamo before
anyone else did. I knew the worldwide editorial reaction to the theft
of yet another US Presidential election. I saw, in banned photos,
the real face of death in Iraq. I knew the controversy over the "collapse" of
a third building in New York on 9/11. And I knew that though I couldn't
bear to face that particular truth, (though I finally did,) I was
being exposed to alternate opinions by responsible, highly credible
Think of all the things you've learned from BuzzFlash. Think of what
it gives you, for free, every day. And like me, imagine it gone.
It's time we all paid up. Do what you can to assist these very dedicated
and tireless patriots. Skip your next pizza. Skip the next CD. Skip
the next night out. Spend you money instead on a service helping us
through these frightening times.
If I can afford to give so can you. It's only fair.
David Jenkins, just north of West Palm Beach, where Democracy began