I am tired of a party that instead of standing up with bold ideas and DEMANDS that they be heard, asks only for table scraps…
It should be “I will settle for nothing less than these demands!”
Instead it is “Master, if you please, can I have that little bit of table scraps you are about to throw away?”
And master says “No, feed those to the dogs… they are too good for you.”
I spent a bit of time away to think. Not as easy now as you would think, when posting here and elsewhere was a daily ritual, and time has little meaning in a stay at home world.
But I realized I had always looked out for what was best for others, not just above myself, but also above those other-others who also had needs. As much as I preached about looking out for all of humanity, I realized I had sold out that idea hoping for a little progress for a few at a time. It seems the need is fractured into “You can have one thing, but don’t ask for more” when in reality they are from the same source, and always have been inter-related. They are a branch of the same root of a parasitic species.
To follow that analogy, we are just weeds in their yard.
I am changing the analogy I will be a part of. Hell, it all has to be a story… Time to start writing it and stop living the one we are told to be. Even with the best of intentions, this is less than useful. It maintains the status quo… of gradual shifts back and forth around a center that is defined for us.
This isn’t a “law of nature” type thing, like gravity or physics in general. It is what we choose to accept as being our reality. And there is no one answer for all.
That is part of the ruse, that we all need a common theme or method of rebellion. We don’t, it just has to be “All in their own way” and “Don’t step on each others toes” as a method.
Don’t look for a savior or a cause. Be your own!