There are things we are conditioned to do that give us the illusion of actually having done something.
Signing petitions is one of those things.
Has signing an on line petition from Care2 or Change.org ever actually changed anything? Ever?
Signing petitions is an act of masturbation. It feels good but accomplishes nothing else.
Last week a bunch of people who should know better formed a mob to attack Andrea James and Calpernia Addams.
What the fuck was that all about?
Who cares other than the marketing firms that buy copies of these petitions to send begging letters or sell products?
We face an extremely grim near future between the rise of the oligarchs, end stage capitalism and eco collapse.
The time for meaningless gestures is long past. The time for thinking those meaningless gestures create change is over, dead, no longer relevant.
Now is the time of existential moral crisis. To be or not to be? To slip into total nihilism or to take up arms and continue to struggle in the face of hopelessness.
I’m glad I am old. Age is the great leveler. Knowing I have lived many more years than the number I have yet to live is liberating.