Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Bertolt Brecht ( 10/2/1898 - 14/8/56) - The worst illiterate is the political illiterate.


  Cheers Bertolt, ( the late brilliant German poet) as long as we excuse ourselves from politics our countries will continue to be run by rogues. Those in power will continue to fill their pockets at the detriment of the people. 
If good people continue to avoid politics, the bad will continue to leave their mark, any chance of a better world is lost. The world does not need political illiterates it needs you to make a difference. Is it not our collective responsibility to stay engaged with matters arising. Have not we as human beings evolved to the extent  that we cannot fail to notice certain things are undesirable and need to be opposed. This does not mean that we have to follow systems of political authority, we can remain outside and question the status quo, with a careful and deliberate observation of events. 
The way to change society is not to be folded into systems of control, but to counterbalance and neutralize , we can do this by the way we live our lives. There's nothing apathetic about that.
Because of toxic conditions, people are finally waking up, refusing to be political illiterates any more, refusing  formative culture and its attendant cultural apparatus that create a form of manufactured consent. Political illiteracy kills the imagination, our questioning spirit, the need to question and revolt, our informed judgement and critical capability. That allows those in power to remain unaccountable, enables them to continue to cause damage to our society . We can not afford to close our eyes and drift to sleep, we have to learn to fight, for a brighter future, in which justice and equity belong to everyone.

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