Here’s a fun activity for those of us who want to do something, can’t quite figure out what to do, and are pretty sure that they’re not quite at the point where, as Mencken so eloquently put it, “Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.”
That’s all there is to it. Publicly object.
Make a list of the things that are going on with government that affect you and others adversely. Be specific. Order them, starting with the worst. Then announce, through the medium of your choosing, your objection to the top one on your list.
Encourage those who agree with you to add their objection to said issue. Also, encourage them to form their own list, and object in their own way.
I do not encourage law-breaking — not because I don’t believe in civil disobedience, but because I think we are in a condition where we need to ‘rouse the sleeping giant’ first, before we take more assertive action.
I believe that everyone has a list in the back of their mind. Put it down, make it right, and act on it.
Loud and long.
Form groups of like-minded objectors. Ride your issue until it gets attention. Follow through.
Do whatever seems to work, and share the secrets of your success.
I object. I object to the feeling that there’s nothing we can do, that no one listens to us. I believe that the reason no one listens is that we’re not speaking out often or loudly enough. I object to our complacency. I say that the reason things are the way they are is because we let them get that way. And I object to the assumption by the “powerful” that they can control us so easily. I am going to object to complacency until I’m proven wrong!
To what do you object?