Petitions are great. But a fairly easy and non-commital way of ‘activism.’
You're pissed off. Frustrated. Ponizen. I get ya.
What I've always asked myself, though, is how can i turn my frustrations, whether drustveno or political, into something that will in some, way, shape or form contribute to the change i want, or would like, to see.
Gandhi said it best.
"Be the change you want to see in the world." Full stop.
So for six months we'll feel betrayed by the wishy-washy Europeans. Nothing new, really, is it? Within a year we'll be visa free too. But it doesn't change anything. It doesn't change why we got shafted….not so much by the Europeans but by ourselves.
So be mad, sure. Sign every petition you come across. More power to you. But this whole issue is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg when it comes to how our own government oppresses us and robs us of our rightful place, whether in the European Union or simply in our own neighbourhoods.
Take back the streets. Don't get social and political amnesia. And if you're really fed up….jump in there, don't pass the hot potato onto the next guy. Embrace it.
Gil Scott Heron…"Nobody can do everythying….but everybody can do something. Gotta work for peace. Gotta work. "