What I continue to find interesting, is that since way back before I strung this albatross around my neck I have had an affinity for the underdog, individual rights and general mistrust of what people tried to "teach" me. Which is like a double edged sword. The advantage is that one becomes forced to seek out answers that are not often found in textbooks. The disadvantage is that one spends a lot of time learning things the hard way. What I rarely do however, is waste time wishing things could have been different. Hell they are different. They have always been and will always be. What is intriguing is how one gets labelled over time. We have gone from "let it all hang out" and "do your own thing" to persons of that very generation who want to label everything. They want to put everything in a "class" and then put up fences that keep you from roaming from field to field. Your either right, or your left, because by God you can't be both. You can't just be you. But then how many of us really know who we really are? That's sad. And here I said I was not going to existential.
But as I sit and look over the course this "blog" has taken in relation to where we are today, i.e. Occupy Wall Street I am reminded of another band of idealistic young people who took to the streets to "make things right". That too was a movement. That too was a revolution. The wreckage of which brings us to "Now" and I have to go, WTF? Deja Vu maybe? So I see this band of young people whose message is/was ours starting to get heard. Starting to grow. And I have to feel a bit energized. Or maybe that's just euphoric recall. Because I also have to feel fear for those kids that Occupy Wall Street.
Idealism is a wonderful thing. But Idealism coupled with naivete can be fatal. ALL movements have those among them whose motives are not what they seem. Often times those are the ones that become leaders. We have leaders now in America. How many do you trust.
If you wish revolution in the upper left hand corner by the search box are some terms that will take you to posts that will provide you the case for it. But first create the revolution within yourself.
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"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling that thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill
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