I’m realizing more and more that people use the word “revolution” without having any idea what it means. They want more of the same but with their favorites in power. They don’t mind if things don’t change as long as their favorite’s rhetoric says they will. They are always saying change takes time. But it’s those who are the most comfortable parroting that line. With the technology we have, things could change “overnight” with few hiccups. We have to do better at imagining life without Capitalism’s pitfalls and limitations.
Also, it’s not the revolutionaries who determine if there will be a civil war, is those in power who make things bloody by refusing to relinquish power and trying to kill all if those who oppose them. Revolutionaries fight back. The war against us has been waged✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽
People are afraid to be wrong and they afraid to be called out. I was reading a blog and the writer said that we (on the left) have to learn “when to be soft and when to be hard.” Seriously? Nobody GAF about your sensitive ego. People speak plainly without niceties because they don’t have the time to baby us. There’s a difference between being direct and being rude. Rude comrades are not comrades. But we can’t be so fragile in our “all knowing egos” that being called out offends us or hurts our feelings.
Everything isn’t about or for everybody and everybody isn’t welcome in every discussion. Sometimes it’s not about you. Sometimes you just have to listen. In my experience, when I’m called out, I deserve it. And if I don’t, I talk it out. But we can’t just say anything to anybody because we’re 50 million “others…” Meaning we belong to several marginalized groups so we get to say whatever to whoever. It doesn’t work that way. Yes familiarity is important. But we can’t know everything by virtue of our identities alone. We really have to get off our high horse.
The left can be self righteous as a group. Call people on it. Call… Them… Out. It’s almost like people don’t want to be on the receiving end of a call out. We all get served. As we should. We all have something to learn and we all overstep our boundaries; no matter how unintentional it may be. Call out culture? I’m here for it. Silence is acquiesce.
My heart hurts for #EricaGarner. She was killed by the state just like Kalief Browder’s mother. These beasts murder our babies, our women and our men without repercussions. They are trying to kill our spirits.
I will not give up. I will not stop demanding that they stop killing us. I will not…(I could not go on. This post was started on December 30, 2017.)
It’s too much. I’m tired. I really can’t understand why we must live this way.
Society does just enough to prevent a revolution. But I think their time is running out. I believe the U.S. government has taken for granted that we, citizens, haven’t risen up in more than 50 years. Occupy Wall Street was something…. But not enough. We need a revolution. Nothing short of it will discontinue this constant injustice, torture of a people… Of all people.