What enormous power an organized group of like-minded individuals can wield when first they decide to take collective action! Boycotting works, folks, and it’s high time we start using it for something more impactful than simply spanking the rich for being bigots.
We are now at a time where we see people like Bernie Sanders getting arena’s packed just to hear him speak. This is great that his often non-partisan ideas get so much attention, but what does Bernie say over and over again? Does he say, “thank you for your help and I will take it from here”? No. He often says “it is not about Bernie (speaking in the third person), it is about you”. It has always been about you. It has always been up to you. It has always taken you to get the results you want. The question we need to ask though, once we obtain the desired progress, what do we plan to do to keep it?
I got to witness the fallout of absolute barbarism; war! Those who would wage it, strip the humanity and culture of those they wage it against. They steal from them their civil liberties and ultimately their
Lets put this into the perspective of a child instead of a country. If I don’t love my child’s behavior then I should just leave them and let them find other parents. Sounds pretty flagrantly stupid huh? That’s what it sounds to me anytime someone tells me or someone I know to just leave if they “don’t love this country”.
Anyway, I’m going off on Gill, not screaming at the guy, but raised voice and making him uncomfortable. Interestingly enough, he engaged, and matched my passion and tone. I find this very interesting. This, to me, says…
What I didn’t realize when I sat down to make my public comment, is that I was sitting right next to Rep. Noel. I literally just walked into the room less than 2 minutes prior. My heart was still beating fast from so many stairs, I didn’t have a chance to collect my thoughts, so I just launched into my feelings on the subject.
This is a poem I wrote in solidarity of our 99% that the government is waging war against.
Some people get memed after just a single photo of them surfaces to the public worthy of meming. Others, like myself, become iconic images of the movement by showing up consistently to demonstrations with a powerful visual message. I didn’t set out on this journey with either in mind, but here I am, a year into resisting Trump, and I have become a poster-child of the resistance.