El Bandolero knows when to apologize, especially to his faithful friends, followers and troops. And now is when, or when is now. It is virtually unbelievable that nearly two years have past since Bandolero wrote “It Is Time”. That was Bandolero’s call to himself to mobilize and to fulfill not only his destiny but the hopes and dreams of those who have so long looked to him for leadership, hope, courage, inspiration and, occasionally, jelly beans. Some may laugh, but the faithful know the meaning behind the secret code “jelly beans”. Hint: A famous author once wrote a famous book about another struggle, entitled “A Farewell to Jelly Beans”. And these are not to be confused with black beans or refried beans although they, also, are code whose meaning is known to the faithful. No hint for now, though.
Be secure in the knowledge that Bandolero lives, and is more determined than ever to lead the charge in what now must be an obvious necessity to a vast majority, or at least a vast number, of citizens, not to mention immigrants and aliens. The passage of two years, and the utter failure during that time of any hope for a meaningful alternative to appear, much less an actual alternative, has further coagulated Bandolero’s message and the cause for which he stands and rides, and walks and runs. The passage of two years has seen the founding fathers spinning even more frantically in their graves as their dreams for our nation have been warped and manipulated into the nightmare that our government has become while the citizenry is misled by sound bites whose persuasiveness prevails because few care to read the details and fine print in the same fashion they click “I Agree” thousands of times a day to contracts they didn’t bother to read because they were enthralled by the instant gratification of the latest trending app.
Is it too late? Even Bandolero must admit that, yes, it might be. But that doesn’t mean we have to like it or to go down without a fight. Bandolero intends to re-earn the trust and loyalty of his followers. Just wait and see.