Originally posted by divegeester
Maybe you see more than I do. Care to explain pls?
Btw my sentence is better relayed by including the "where"
"Where are all the young people who care about real stuff"
I was brought up to pick my battles as, same way it happens with life
itself, we all have a limited amount of gunpowder. That's what is called
in Spanish slang saving fuel for big fires
. Nowadays I see a bunch
of people spending time and effort in countless crusades which, regardless
of how commendable and noble in principle level, either (a) lead to
slippery slopes, and/or (b) divert attention from real issues.
So, for example, I rather see people fighting discrimination in the streets
of Soweto or the neighborhoods of Ferguson, than in the freakin' internet.
Or, instead of splitting the world between man vs. women, black vs.
white, left vs. right, focus on the fact that the origin of it all is the haves
vs. the have-nots. It all boils down to that. Those who have plenty, and
who happen to be a very few, I picture in my mind pleasantly laughing
when they see people fighting between themselves rather than looking
at them, up there, sipping their champagne.
And, just like the pen, laughing at non-PC stuff is key here. The angrier
people get, the easier it is to see the structures of power and to direct
hatred towards them. The more incorrect speech is, the more rebellious
people turn... and order is the weapon of the haves against the have-nots.
Take my words with a grain of salt., though. I lean towards anarchism.