Getting political today! This is what I would say if I were asked to give a commencement speech. As you will see, no one will be asking me any time soon.
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-=[ Politics ]=-
Contrary to what you may believe, politics is not something you sometimes watch on TV in between the tons of garbage reality shows you consume weekly. Politics affects your personal life more then any dumb twat that gets the date or the chance to debase him or herself on national TV for your cynical pleasure. Therefore, if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to implement policies that harm you or those you love, take it personally.
The “Machinery of Justice” will not serve you here — it is slow and unfeeling, and it is theirs — all of it. Only those without access to power suffer at the hand of Justice; the creatures of the power elite slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want Justice, or even fairness, you will have to snatch it from them.
Make it personal.
Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time — of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous, makes the difference — the only difference in their eyes — between players and the “little people.” They don’t give a damn about respect — respect has no value for them. You have to make them fear and loathe you.
Players they will make their deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again, they will justify your liquidation, your displacement, your suffering, and the brutality of it all with the ultimate insult that “it’s the way of the world,” “it’s politics,” “life is tough,” “it’s just business,” and that “it’s not personal.” Well, fuck that…
Make it personal.