Bear With Me

anna-2  by Anna von Reitz

Bear With Me

When I got up this morning, I had 48,332 emails in my inbox, and 8,113 of them were marked as “Urgent” or “Personal” or “Private” or “Government Business”.

I literally get a hundred telephone calls a day. Minimum.

And piles of mail at two locations. I do mean — piles of mail, more mail than one person could keep up with in a hundred years of hard trying.

Among the other slander I have suffered lately is the complaint that I am “not supportive” or “not responsive”. I am “not doing my job” —though I am unaware of having a job description, and God knows, my paycheck is apparently lost in the mail.

Given the facts, it’s amazing that I get anything done but respond, respond, respond all day long, every day, 18 hours a day, seven days a week, non-stop.

The plain fact is that I CAN’T answer all these emails, phone calls, and letters.

I and those helping me are doing our best, but as volunteers running an all-volunteer organization, and as mere men and women who have to clean our own toilets and cook our own dinners — we do what we can that is all we can do.

So don’t be offended if I don’t get right back to you, or if I don’t get back to you at all. It’s not that I am snubbing anyone. It’s that I can’t do it all, and we as a group are doing all that we can with the resources we have. Sometimes, too often, things simply overwhelm us and it is like being in a flood.

I also can’t be available on demand to help with projects that other people have taken on. I try my best to keep everyone safe and operating within the law. I answer questions as I can, and that’s about the best I can do.

Recently, I observed that The Living Law Firm is after the Arsonists and we cannot get bogged down fighting the brush fires. I said that and immediately got another two hundred appeals to help with court cases.

We are stretched beyond paper-thin in all respects.

Bear with me. Literally.

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