Late night post, not much going on, can't hurt. Right? A little rant.
More people should take advantage of this freeform non-partisan blog and rant away. In the immortal words of an evil corporation, just do it.
So, I wrote an essay titled "There's nothing we can do about it" basically saying we can't possibly challenge the ruling class no matter what we try. No one really argued, some suggested the best we can do is work locally in our communities, deprive the corporations and big banks our money and live life to the fullest.
I started a rebuttal essay to that tonight but will finish it later. It's an antiwar essay, something I used to mostly focus on but have slacked off some to focus on oligarchy, plutocracy, democracy and revolution. I think it's time to go back to my "roots". I used to think that was the answer. Maybe it is after all.
For now, relative to giving up and allowing the ruling class to continue their ways (and I'm not accusing anyone here of that), this song comes to mind, one of my favorite performances. The level of strumming alone deserves a lot of credit. But the message, that's what it's all about. Call me corny, call me Pollyanna, call me hopelessly naïve, but don't call me late for dinner.
I think it's good we periodically remind ourselves what's important and what those before us have worked for. I know it helps me.