Wednesday, November 20, 2013

All Or Nothing

I'm really sick and tired of people accusing others of hypocrisy for trying to survive within a system that they don't support. I came across yet another example of this today. Click on the link, and scroll down to Knawhks' and Barakis' comments to see what I'm talking about. It's like telling a woman who's being raped by a much stronger assailant that she should either fight to her death or lie back and enjoy it. What the hell is wrong with you people? Are you trying to justify your "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" mentality on the grounds that the few who refuse to play along willingly aren't martyring themselves to your satisfaction? Here's the thing; nothing changes until most of us want it to. It's no good pretending that you'll withdraw your support, later, maybe, once you can actually "do something". That chance will never come, unless you first withdraw your willing consent, and a lot of other people do likewise. Only then will it become possible to do anything about this. If you withdraw that consent, even if that's all you do, you are part of the solution. If not, you are the problem. Please don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise. "There's nothing we can do," is a self-fulfilling prophesy.

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