Since the Wall Street situation, I’ve been reflecting alot on marching and protesting. I’m wondering what’s the point of it all. I’m considering that maybe it’s keeping us stuck in a certain mindset that’s ruining us. It’s keeping us stagnant.
The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial is over and protests are being discussed again across the country. For the life of me, I can’t figure out how protesting changes anything.
I see protesting and marching like a child throwing a tantrum. Once it’s over, the child goes back to normal.
And so do We the People.
Marching is a very emotional reaction. It also is what powerless people do. You don’t ask for justice, you take it. You don’t ask for peace, you make it. Yes, petitions can be used as an effective tool to represent the population when demanding certain changes-particularly in situations where the consumer consent is needed.
But when the consumer doesn’t have any leverage, marching and protesting is a waste of time. That’s what the politically ignorant do. Money talks in this monetary system we live in. And if you want to be really honest, protesting and marching is for lazy folks.
Lazy people do all their marching for a day, a week, even a month- and then they can move on to something else, yet feel justified because they “contributed and did their part”.
Guess what, people: Marching isn’t the work. The REAL work is what you do once the marching is over.
Unti next time.