Prepare to be crushed!!
That’s the Beast. A quick way of referring to the entire destructive system of exploitation and oppression we live under.
But aren’t the people in charge of the Beast a tiny fraction of humanity? Aren’t we the 99 percent?
Indeed, which is why the Beast has to use so many weapons to control us. Invading our minds as well as our bodies, lands, histories, identities and wherever it can reach, mistreating us all differently to divide and rule us.
Yeah, and by invisibilizing and stereotyping activists, confusing people (people are so easy to confuse!) about who activists are, what they’re doing and why.
If you think understanding isn’t all that important, look at what happens when we don’t have it.
How’s that? Understanding doesn’t stop bullets! Novels don’t get people out of jail!
Manipulation, marginalization, murder! Mwah ha ha…
The more people under understand activism and the better we understand ourselves, the safer we can be from the cruel teeth, grasping claws, fiery breath, hypnotic eyes, lying tongue and every other threat from that Beast.