Posted 5 years ago on May 30, 2012, 5:28 p.m. EST by jusdude
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This post is not to disrespect any of the beautiful, courageous people of the Occupy Movement that are challenging our system.
This post does go against my idea that I am not the person to educate people on what is the "right" way to see things. There is no one right way to do anything. But here I am being a super hypocrite.
All this time that we spend protesting an elite who can go into their soundproof conference rooms and ignore the hell out of the poor "hippie" protesters down on the street,
all this time that we spend arguing about what policies should change and what people should be in office is a waste of time when our masters can just ignore us and decide tomorrow to re-institute the draft and send all our asses into war,
all this time that we spend begging to be heard by people who decided a long time ago that money and mobility were more important than your grandmother who was denied treatment for her cancer because her health insurance people don't give a flying carpet ride about her stupid cancer shit,
all of this time that we spend pleading to our politi-parents for more allowance money so that we can eat real food instead of high fructose corn syrup in a can because the corn companies are funding those same politi-parents,
all this time that we Just Wont Stop ARGUING about who should be taxed when we're still getting taxed anyway.
all this time and all this effort, all this standing in lines and ranting and raving and protesting and begging and pleading and no one cares, and still NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
What we need to do is build ourselves up, grassroots style, in our communities and create real and pure democracy where each person's say holds the same weight. No politi-parents. No Gods. No Masters.
What we need to do is educate ourselves and other willing people about ways to grow food, make clothing, build and maintain shelter, collaborate and share resources, create sustainable off-the-grid energy.
What we need to do is start barefoot colleges in our backyards (look it up) sharing ideas, ingenuity, and real innovative solutions on the community level. Urban Gardens. Food forests. Free education. Resource based economy. Things that we need and want. You want a revolution. Take all your beautiful brains, put them together and make something in this world that represents what you believe. Create spaces that are a real-life representation of what you want. And then share the hell out of them. Tell Everyone!
Don't wait for these guys to fix it for you. Get together, love each other, and fix it yourselves. Ignore the government. Live as if they don't exist and create a community around you that represent your highest ideals. Make an alternative. Build a world you want to live in, from the ground up. Get out there and make them take notice. Show people what it would be like. Educate and challenge yourselves to dream bigger. Challenge every assumption you once had about how the world should work and how you should live.
Leave the bullshit realism to people who are fine with world inequality. Leave the pessimism for those who believe that hunger and poverty are certainties and not the result of hierarchical corruption.
Be an idealist. Live your ideals. Be bold enough to come together, talk together on the streets, everywhere, and build your world. Make it happen. Find people who also want to make it happen and create alternatives.
Do it now. Don't wait for tomorrow. Do it Today. Don’t depend on the people who ARE the problem to fix the problem. Help each other to fix it yourselves.