Rallies, protests and direct action against government, lobbyists and corporations have been one of the few ways that positive change has been made for the 99% throughout history.
But the ‘leaders’ in society would have you think different. Propaganda would have you think that the government ‘gifted’ us with free speech, an eight hour work day, a five day working week, holidays, safety nets etc. But in reality those rights were fought for, bled for, organised for and many heroes were arrested for them.
Everyone has seen that recently ‘protest’ is becoming popular again around the world. And this is a great thing. But we must be careful to understand what it is we are protesting and where our voice really adds value; politicians spin circumstances and try to direct our movement towards things that don’t actually stop any of their atrocities, or agendas.
For instance, Neo-Nazi vs Protestor is a cat and mouse game of little importance. I don’t mean to imply that resisting Nazis isn’t a noble cause; of course it is – but balding privileged white Neo-Nazis are not making policy, (I can’t help think of the scene from The Big Lebowski, where The Dude and his friends confront the men who torched his car; “Are these the Nazi’s Walter? No Donny, these men are cowards”).
Donald Trump and a horde of corporate elites are the ones making law. Popular to contrary belief, they are smart and gifted in relation to media ‘spin’. Isn’t it interesting that guns, or abortion are the leading arguments in the US media every year? They’re important yes, but is that all that people are allowed to debate?
The politicians love that the people are preoccupied with protesting those things and marching against Nazis while they literally attempt to destroy our world with …read more