January 6 - Revolution
So, from all the above, it is clear that revolutions are messy things. Complicated, intricate, messy things. I’ve clearly done my research, and plenty of it, and revolutions are always messy.
And yet, they are so often necessary.
The public’s ability to revolt is an incredibly underestimated political tool. If we stand together against a system which exploits us, or which hurts us, or which simply isn’t to our liking, then we can change it into almost anything we desire. It will take time, and it will be messy, but it can always be done.
Obviously, it is not a trivial undertaking. Legions of people cannot simply decide to overthrow a tyranny, they must band together, they must realize what they have in common, and they must agree on what they need to do.
I suppose that’s why I published this, then. Academia is so often incredibly inflexible, and opaque, and any other adjective you care to throw at it. Yet, it is impressively capable at reaching the people best suited to start these conversations. The people most willing to think, most willing to determine just what they have to gain, or what they have to lose.
I urge you, then. Figure out what can be done, and do it.