Monday, November 05, 2012

The Future's Owned By You and Me



We won't use guns, we won't use bombs, we'll use the one thing we've got more of-that's our minds.
-Pulp

We've always been privileged. Privilege just means "private law." That's exactly what it means. He just doesn't believe the ordinary law apply to him.

They are brought up to give orders, they know that they're on the right side because if they are on it then it must be the right side, by definition, and when they feel threatened they are bare-knuckle fighters, except they never take their gloves off. They are thugs. Thugs and bullies.
-from The Truth by Terry Pratchett

Why vote?

Because we have waited patiently for them to bestow rights upon us, and instead we have seem them continue to chip away at the rights we have already garnered.

Because the gap between the super wealthy and everyone else keeps expanding, yet they still insist the wealth will eventually trickle down. 

Because they don't want us to.

The only reason the bullies have power is because we give it to them. Yes, they have been raised to believe that their wealth and strength is a sign of inherent superiority. When we don't vote, we confirm this belief. Sure, they say that we are all equal, but look at their policies, does that look like equality to you? That future they have mapped out for us is nothing much to shout about. So go out there and vote. 

There won't be fighting in the streets
They think they've got us beat, but revenge is gonna be so sweet.
-Pulp

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