Monday, August 13, 2012

"It Like That..."

 It just amazes me that so many people are looking to others for their personal salvation.
Many believe that no matter what one does - the end result(s) will always be the same.
 I was listening to a group of men during Happy Hour at my bar explaining that I should be a huge fan of men like Al Sharpton.
That Al was smart and that his opinions have, more often than not, proven to be correct.
The thing about guys like Al is that they really have no problem with the established system - most just resent that they have no means by which to exert power within said system.
Guys like Al assume the role of the polemic when in reality they can easily be bought off and silenced with a radio/television contract.
Guys like Al are really just after the money - they have no real concern for social justice (unless it, in some way, benefits themselves.).
 Would Al die for his many spurious causes?
Would Al give up everything just because it was the right thing to do?
 Would Al ever spend his newly acquired Social Capital on a cause bigger than himself?
 Sure, Al has lost some weight - but would he allow himself to suffer the long process of starvation just to affect change?
This post isn't really about Al.
I just don't place much hope in any man who promises change of the Establishment when his whole life has been focused on becoming part of that establishment.


Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Nail on the head. You are more than right. That is why I've been wondering if I ought to even vote for the presidential office this year at all. Lately I think that only local votes tend to count and even still so long as the locale isn't too big and still has some with integrity that have a voice.

There was a pic floating around a meme of sorts, where it showed MLKJr and our president side by side comparing them and it pissed me off to no end! Mlk was not a warmongering hypocrite like our president is. He is simply a brown skinned criminal no different than the other criminals before him who lie, cheat still, tell us to live more austere and live it up themselves. He is proof that oppression and totalitarianism knows no colour!

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Pastor Walter Hoye is another man worthy of note. He got jailed for violating a bogus bubble ordinance around an abortion clinic in Oakland. The Ninth Circuit court of appeals reversed the decision of the lower court and held that the ordinance was only selectively applied to him and was a blatant free speech violation. Of course he was in jail for a while and went on a fast and only drank water and apple juice, but the apple juice had mold in it so his body shut down and he almost died. Yeah he is righteous too.