Ye gods, I abhor violence!—including the various forms of violence perpetrated against the People by the Elites through their minions in government and government agencies, such as:
Pretty soon, the situation will become so desperate that the People will start fighting back. And I don't mean sternly worded letters to the local paper or impassioned testimony at City Council meetings. I mean that shit is gonna get really real, really quickly, really intensely.
It will be about survival for future generations on this planet.
It will feature Americans risking death, like the labor protests of the 19th century, because life either has become intolerable or very soon will.
It won't be organized or orderly. (Who has money or time to organize effectively when the 1% has taken it all?)
It won't have an intellectual vanguard framing it in class-conscious terms.
It won't fly a partisan banner.
This is a variation on that old proverb, "Those who make nonviolent dissent impossible, make violent dissent inevitable."
I'm not endorsing a violent revolution, let alone a violent uprising with no unified purpose other than getting back at the billionaires & bankers. I'm just saying that, once people peel off the blinders of propaganda that keep them "in line," Katy bar the proverbial door.
Not gonna violate the copyright notice (which, by the way, ought to come with a link one can click to obtain written permission to use the work, don't you think?) by reposting Sunday's Pearls Before Swine strip, so I'll link to it and embed a YouTube vid of an Anti-Nowhere League song instead.
As for the PBS cartoon: I totally feel ya, Pig. Le cochon, c'est moi. "Don't check Twitter!" Oops, I checked Twitter. Fuck me sideways, what a shit-show.
Blogging Sporadically since 2014
Here you will find political campaign-related entries, as well as some about my literature, Houston underground arts, peace & justice, urban cycling, soccer, alt-religion, and other topics.