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Manifesto.

Fukushima. The Philippines. Oil Spills. GMOs. Needless wars. I feel like there isn’t a single thing out there that’s not screaming out to me:

“WE NEED CHANGE, AND WE NEED IT NOW.”

People are being arrested all over the world for a myriad of silly, non-harmful actions as our police are increasingly focused on and being bought out by big money.

On that note, cops are overstepping their authority in just about every twisted way you can imagine (“protect and serve?” Not so much.).

There are people thinking that “if we could just pass a few more laws!” everything would be perfect. But it won’t – laws don’t change people, people change people.

Then, there are the people who think we have too many laws (and I’d be inclined to agree with them, to a degree) and that getting rid of them will make everything perfect. But it won’t, the entire system needs a major revamping.

Our legal system is a joke, where the winner in any case pretty much comes down to the person with enough money to pay for a lawyer who knows all the loopholes in our giant mess of laws – the number of which is only increasing every day.

Our food system would be more properly named our “food-like” system, as more and more of it is being concocted in labs as opposed to grown on farms (and sometimes even what’s growing on the farm was made in a lab!).

Our general lack of real nutrition is causing people to need MULTIPLE prescriptions per person, and the TV acts like this is just totally normal, while the drug companies happily soak up all that extra money they get from the terribly jacked up situation.

Speaking of which, our for-profit healthcare system is focused on prescribing patent-able drugs, rather than preventing and curing ailments and diseases, because, of course, doing that would make them a lot less money (and when the almighty dollar has nearly-god-status, we can’t have that, now, can we?!).

Our mass media system has death on replay and manages to keep any semblance of good news far from any now-hopeless American ears, ensuring that people keep believing change is impossible and that everybody everywhere is out to get them (and their children).

Millions of people are just scrounging to get by while the fat rich kids continue to nickel-and-dime us all in order to buy bigger houses, shinier cars, and more advertising space – ensuring that you continue to believe that this is the way everything is supposed to work.

And that, my friends, is the saddest part of it all. Most people believe that everything in the world is just dandy, civilization has reached its peak, and to do ANYTHING even remotely differently is like making a deal with the devil. You want to revamp the entire government? You’re a terrorist! You want a new economic system that distributes wealth more equally? Then you’re a communist, libtarded, idealistic, evil-hippy who knows nothing about how this stuff works. You want to legalize marijuana?! You must be the devil incarnate – God, save us all now!

But – truth is – I’m not a terrorist. I’m not a communist, and I’m not the devil-incarnate. I’m a human being. A human being who cares an awful lot about the one and only planet we inhabit, the delicate balance of life that must be maintained in order for our species to survive, and, of course, the billions of other thinking, feeling, loving human beings that inhabit this tiny little earth with me. I see, more clearly than you could ever imagine, how easily we could turn our dire situation around if we could only admit that we have a problem, and commit to working together to fix it.

Sure, we could just do nothing, all die in a hellish apocalypse together, and the universe would probably go on as if nothing had happened. That is an obvious possibility. But wouldn’t that be an awfully anti-climactic ending to the wonderful human story we’ve written together thus far? I mean, we’ve worked our way through the Dark Ages, fought our way through slavery, and protested our way to human rights for everybody – young, old, male, female, black, white, and otherwise. We’ve come so far, but we still have a long ways to go. To give up now would be to throw away 10,000+ years of human history – all of that effort for nothing!

I simply will not give up that easily. I was not born on this planet to witness all of this injustice and then just sit back and do nothing about it. I’m going to keep fighting – regardless of the names I’ll be called, the looks I’ll be given, or the rumors that will spring up around me and what I’m doing. There is LIFE out there that needs my help, and I’m not going to ignore its cry.

All I hope for in this is that you – yes, YOU – might join me in my fight for Justice, in my fight for PEACE, in my fight for truth, and in my fight for love.

Together, we CAN make this world a better place.

Love,
KT ❤

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For Independence Day;

Note:  In honor of Independence Day, this is a special post – transcribed from my favorite movie: V for Vendetta.  I edited the language to make it fit current-day America, but the message is still the same.  Enjoy.  (;

Good Morning, [America].

Allow me first to apologize for this interruption.  I do – like many of you – appreciate the comforts of every day routine; the security of the familiar; the tranquility of repetition.  I enjoy them as much as any bloke!  But in a spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone’s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this [July the Fourth] – a day that is sadly no longer [properly] remembered – by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.  There are, of course, those who do not wish us to speak; I suspect even now orders are being shouted into telephones and men with guns will soon be on their way.

Because – while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation – words will always retain their power.  Words are the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.  And the truth is, there’s something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?

Cruelty and injustice; intolerance and oppression.  Where once you had the freedom to object – to think and speak as you saw fit – you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.  How did this happen?  Who’s to blame?  Well, certainly there are those who are more responsible than others – and they will be held accountable – but again, truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.

I know why you did it; I know you were afraid!  Who wouldn’t be?  War, terror, disease!  There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.  Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you [turned to the authorities who spoke all of the right words and made you feel secure again].

[They] promised you order.  [They] promised you peace.  And all [they] demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. 

Last night I sought to end that silence; last night I [sought] to remind this country of what it has forgotten.  More than [three-hundred] years ago [the Fourth of July became forever embedded in our collective memory]. [Its purpose] was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives

So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of [our] government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the [Fourth of July] to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me [from here on forward, in every city, state, and country], and together we shall give them a [fourth of July] that shall never, ever be forgot.

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Have a good day, guys! Be safe!