Were in the middle of a mass extinction event, a climate change catastrophe is looming on the horizon, a billion people are starving, the wealth gap keeps getting worse and worse, and there is more slavery in the world than ever in human history, and on top of all of that, we have a circle of billionaire oligarchs that are above the law, that can rape and sodomize children on a whim, murder thousands with the flick of a pen, and will never ever be prosecuted for their crimes. Instead, they will go on to live the most lavish and luxurious lives of excess it is possible for a human being to live.
Our parliaments are filled with war criminals and prostitutes whom sell their loyalties to the highest bidder. This is especially true when you consider the reason why nothing meaningful is being done about the climate crisis is because the fossil fuel industry has a stranglehold on liberal democracies around the globe.
And then there is America, a nation that proclaims to be a beacon of freedom, equality justice, and democracy, and yet is the greatest promoter of oppression, inequality, injustice, and despotism all over the globe. The world is a much worse off place because of America and its coups, puppet dictators, war crimes, and acts of genocide.
And in the face of all of this, in a system that clearly doesn't give a fuck about you, about anyone for that matter, a system that is actively eating the planet and keeping billions of people impoverished and oppressed, people don't want to do anything about it. Even worse, some of them actively defend and do apologetics for it!
So on one hand you have the free market fundamentalists, and on the other, you have the reformers, the social democrats, the progressives, the "justice democrats" as they are called. Okay so good on them for recognizing that money in politics is a problem, but if the billionaires hold all they keys to the democratic process, and they have a deeply vested interest in keeping things the way that they are, what makes you think they'll ever let you guys have any actual power? The billionaires control the elections, and if voting actually changed anything, why would they let you do it? They'll just rig the voting machines again.
So if we can't vote them out, if our vote doesn't count for anything, if there isn't a court on planet earth that can prosecute these people for their crimes, than what can we do? What is to be done? In order for this injustice and inhumanity to come to an end, it will require the smashing of this unjust system and the creation of a new, just, fair, and humane system based on egalitarianism, humanity, and sustainability. And here people are going to the voting booths, thinking that it will really change anything.
We need a revolution. An actual revolution. Thats the only way to change this, and nobody wants to do it. The level of ignorance and denial and laziness of the general public to let this shit go on pisses me off so much! Like, we all know that they lied about Iraq! They lied about the terrorists! About Vietnam! For fucks sake, our President is a literal conman and a child fucker! What will it take? I ask you /leftypol/? What will it take before people say enough is enough? What can I do as a class conscious man in his 20's to try and build revolutionary institutions and revolutionary power? Please someone give me some kind of guidance or reassurance because this is really aggravating.
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