The Revolution will not be Televised

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What feels like a tangible stronghold of power and “establishment absolutism” is merely an illusion of what we see on the surface. Daily we are reminded of its “might” and there is great influence to allude us. Look at the television, look at the newspaper; the branches appear to stretch high above and all around. But it is a structure set upon a shaky foundation, as it is not grounded in truth. Without authenticity, all efforts to convince are undermined by the fact that there is nothing to hold it up when a strong wind threatens this apparition.

On the other hand, there is true strength in collective. We the tiny blades of grass on the crust of the Earth are numerous and have an expansive network that covers huge distances below. We are nurtured by one another expending individual effort to grow deeper, and to create meaningful shifts in current reality by standing for a common cause. Because we inherently know it is the birthright of every living being to be free of suffering and to have a fair chance at a happy life experience.

Though we have often stood in the shade of what seems to be an entity too big for us to challenge, we mustn’t forget that if we are vast in number and skill. From such a realization we are strengthened to continue to gust for the sake of justice, truth, and love. Working as a collective, there is no option for surface illusion but to shatter.

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“For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.” ~ B.R. Ambedkar

(Image concept from a sketch by Ali Farzat)

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