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hello, i just joined up a week ago, i'm from up north on coast salish territory, better known as vancouver, british columbia, canada.
i just read your comment in response to the the 18 year old 'pirate' who is now in custody in the states. i agree with you on the fact that we are numb, i agree with you on we need to work on our own issues just like everyone else. i also agree that people have a right to re act because now there is another young man facing death behind bars, a young somali man on american soil at that, but maybe numb isn't the right word?
knowledge is supposed to free us, but look at what all this information on the internet is doing? it is making us numb. we are being fed so much information we don't know where to focus or what to do with it.
how can a GROUNDED struggle exist when an individual isn't GROUNDED in struggle?
i believe that from our own experiences we act. but if we aren't experiencing it directly, then yes, we will be apathetic. when we speak of important resisters in the past like malcom, like rosa, like martin or current resisters who are now living behind bars, i mean all of these actions were for their children, their brothers and sisters and grandchildren to be free. so we're kinda free, but not free enough. we are complacent.
what do you suggest for youth who are victims of police violence, or being racially targeted or maybe just struggling a little bit with identity and so forth, but yet are still comfortable and can hide behind a different set of bars like their computers, their video games?
we can become angered, feel disappointed, enraged even, but what are we doing with that energy? going to the gym? or digging up our backyards to grow food? are we making our voices heard or are we writing letters?
i mean, it seems that one will only fight for something when they feel like they have nothing to lose. so when you are living inside a comfort zone, where you may understand certain struggles on an intellectual basis? how can one be motivated to act when we have a nice bed to come home to every night and we are tired anyways because we just spent another day feeding the capitalist machine.
you've stated very important and valid feelings and facts, but where do we go from here? i'm sure many of us feel this way and have talked about it before, but STILL - how do we motivate?
i'm sorry your back is sore. our youth and our olders and elders do need to connect. maybe this site will ignite that?