Monday, January 14, 2013

Things I Should Have Learned By Now

“The personal, as everyone’s so fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. 
Get angry. 
The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide from under it with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way, you stand a better chance of being taken seriously next time. 
Of being considered dangerous. 
And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes - between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that it’s nothing personal. Well, to hell with them. 
Make it personal."

A quote, by a fictitious revolutionary. But it's a good quote, and although I keep politics, and religion, and my own non-photography related opinions off the journal, this one bears repeating. It's relevant and worth committing to memory.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn - guess your Monday was an eventful one! ;-) I'd comment under my own name, but it would place my TS clearance at risk. LOL! Agree entirely with making it personal, but not dangerous, per se. Vote with wallet, belief and actual votes in every election, and volunteer, volunteer, volunteer. My bet for revolution - steps within one's own community...and pay more attention to the doings of local politicians - they have a more immediate effect on daily life, and states still have more overall, overarching power than Feds. That's why there's such a discrepancy of laws state to state, and county from county... Just a thought.