Those I speak of are the brave men and woman that knowingly sacrifice themselves, their soul AND their sanity, in order to try and work within a corruption festering, core rotting system for the purpose of affecting positive change. But prolonged exposure to the rot and hypocrisy of said system will eventually create a sickness in the form of complacency and indoctrination.
This condition, once one is afflicted, is mostly unrecognizable to the infected person, who ceases to look in the mirror even as they begin practicing the official political craft of artful dodging and denial. And the teachers of such dogma and propaganda are relentless, so much so that one on the inside...however honorable in their intent...will begin to succumb to the deliberate and systematic political gas lighting that has become commonplace within our political capitalist arena.
And so they become infected, corrupted by the very system they vowed to change.
The voice of a politician should never be trusted.
On either side.
But the voice of the collective, the entire progressive movement- is a horse of a much different color. It is the voice of the people, the working class, and the diverse cultural populations demanding respect and consideration.
It is the voice of the underserved and the over marginalized, and it is the voice of the voiceless.
It is the voice of the Planet and her creatures, and the voice of scientific research flying in the face of science deniers and the bitter, snake oil salesmen of our political offices.
In other words, the progressive movement is the articulate voice of the 99 percent.
The movement that finally recognizes how unimportant a "figurehead" leader truly is, will become the movement that is less corruptible and more transparent.
The movement willing to continuously look within the ranks and call each other out if need be, will be the movement that gives credence and credibility to their message, as well as garnering respect from the masses.
The voice of a social justice movement is always much larger than any one citizen.
So WE keep on talking and listening.
WE keep on teaching and mentoring.
WE perpetuate and build momentum.
WE continue to provide a voice for those seeking representation.
And we honor those that help with the leadership here and there along the way, and then move on without them when it's time to do so.
And that, progressive brothers and sisters, is how you build a successful social justice movement that will finally eclipse and overtake the overbearing, overbloated, one party political system of the elites.
As progressives, we believe there is a better, more sustainable way. And we're strong enough to make it happen, sooner rather than later. So take note, and adjust your actions accordingly.
May Health, Prosperity, Balance and MUCH LOVE come to you during these very strange, uncertain times-