I Come With A Message
Greetings fellow doughnut eaters and henchmen of the government mafia. I come to you with a message. I understand that it is your job to ensure that the rich folk stay happy, so when the main street businesses complain that we are intimidating the customers by hanging out in front of their stores, you have no choice but to disband the threat. It is your job and they pay your salary. What we're really dealing with here is ageism. It is a most sickening prejudice. You see, they are not scared by what my friends and I do personally, they are scared by our whole generation. They look at us with despair. They see us as lazy, apathetic people with no broader view. Well I am not lazy. I am THE SAGE! I show people the plain truth so they can obtain wisdom. I am fighting against an overwhelming sickness called poverty, a dreadful disease that plagues our nation. I seek the serum. I am not alone. My colleagues and I spend long, hard hours in our lab called the underground media. I have concluded that the cure lies within the mindset. Ive discovered that a trace amount of this antidote lies within each of our realities. This hidden vaccine can be heightened by applying large amounts of certain medications including truth, knowledge, awareness, conern, and initiative. The goal is to release the vaccination upon our collective consciousness. Each individual cured is a great progress, for the cure has been known to spread on its own. This is a generation of potential. Our capacities have not yet shown. What kind of future do you think will result from showing us hatred and disapproval? You cant just count us all as a whole. We come in vast variety. Encourage those with potential. If you guys have already decided that we are all hopeless then its your generation that needs to be reevaluated. But this is not "us against them". We should work together. If you show us hate, we will stand against you, but if you show us respect, you will recieve the same and we can finally get somewhere.
*End Capitalist Oppression*
The oppression of anyone effects everyone. Capitalism creates victims. The U.S is notorious for victimizing it's poor. Those struck by, or brought up in poverty are patronized, ignored, abused, trapped, and seen as worthless and inferior. It is thought to be their fault and their problem. It is everyones problem. Crime is a result of oppression. It creates yet more victims. An "upper class" man is robbed by a crackhead. He thinks he's done nothing to deserve this. Wrong. He has ignored this man and ignored his oppression. He has allowed this man to suffer. His thought was never to help this man but to support more prisons and increased police. This crackhead has been made so by society. He has seen only hate- had no support in his life. He has been driven to self hatred. Why should he care about anyone else? Society declared war on him the day he was born. He sleeps in the cold, teeth decayed because he can't afford health or dental care, nobody will employ him. He is stuck in a hole. Can you understand his rage? He feels hopeless and turns to drug use. He will rob and attack his oppressors until he is caught and put in a cage. When he gets out, his rage is tenfold. Can you see the problem? It is not him. It is the middle class, the working class, the upper class to blame. They want to be ahead. They want to feel better than this man. They think their money is their worth. They allow millions to suffer. Karma sees to it that they feel some of that pain. They deserve to. You need to care. Jail only increases the victimizing. The solution is to relieve the day to day pain. Help someone for a change. They need a chance. Break down class structures. They cause harm to us all.
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