Brexit is just as messed up, and the world did not go under.
Boris Johnson had painted a dystopia in which the public would rise up if another extension was needed. It had to be sorted by today OR…?
Whether one is a Remainer or a Brexiteer (because it is impossible at this point to be neither living in the UK), it is surprising how long people have put up with this. What would cause an actual political uprising?
Extinction Rebellion managed to orchestrate a worldwide media and city takeover for 2 weeks, and climate change is still quite an abstract concept to most. Aren’t the consequences of Brexit even more tangible? I guess I am surprised by how quickly people move from frustration to apathy and resignation. In a world like this, someone needs to be the rebel.
The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man.
– Huey Newton
Any decision that goes against your own best self-interest is revolutionary.
Being compelled to stand for those without a voice, for animals, for the planet, even if that attracts ridicule and punishment, is a revolution in and by itself, and its ripples will be felt far after the ugly nicknames have been forgotten.
In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
– Albert Camus
A revolution is society’s fail-safe mechanism. If the inequalities become too great for the greatest part of the people, they will make themselves heard. And this is coming from a die-hard pacifist.
And any rebels, within society or the rebellion, who strays too far, will inevitably be excluded from that group.