please divert your attention
from the following:
On May 10th, 2008, a young man by the name of Eric McDavid was sentenced to over 19 years in jail for what the government claims was a "terrorist" conspiracy that never materialized. Using a paid FBI informant, the servant media's slander, and the ongoing promotion of "terrorist" fear, the state implicated him and a few others in a plot to sabotage various earth-destructive commercial and government properties -a plot that never even happened. Eric has not only spent over two years in solitary confinement while awaiting trial and sentencing but was further damned by the cooperative testimony of his co-defendants, who sold him down the river and into the mouth of the largest population of caged people. For those who find vindication in statistics, there are plenty of numbers hiding far from view: at the end of 2006, a record 7.2 million American people were behind bars, on probation or on parole; at the beginning of 2008, more than 1 in 100 American adults found themselves locked in the cages of a prison.
You can ignore the brutality of Eric's punishment by the judges, cops, and politicians who speak of democratic "justice" while consolidating their grip on every aspect of how you live. You can keep turning your head away from the fear that justifies the prisons -work, school, sacrifice, democracy, television, etc. -that envelope your every decision in life. There are an endless amount of reasons for you to accept indefinite "wars on terror", to continue on your way, to be thankful you are not there, contemplating life in a fucking cage.
But what you cannot ignore, but may likely deny, is that the misery that dominates our world and its richness of life exists with your participation. In fact, you are also its prisoner. And you're right in thinking that all your unfulfilled dreams are "just not possible in the real world" because this "real world" is enforced around the clock. Your work commute hums to its rhythms, and your leisure time is only guaranteed by your success in playing by the rules of its economic survival.
Everything we find deplorable today -state wars of extermination, work servitude, ecological meltdown, and alienation from the most basic of human solidarities -is sanctified by our passivity and inertness. There is no greater crime in a society of control than that of the practice of freedom and solidarity. To those, like Eric, who fight for a world based on an uncontrollable love of life and freedom, there is a prison waiting to contain them and a rebel unwilling to be erased.
Eric, like every prisoner, has had his freedom taken away by those who enforce this reality... What will you do when your dreams cannot be contained by a world imposed upon you? Will you fight for dignity and freedom, or will you hide with the corpses of fear? Without action and reaction, your freedom is simply a meaningless term.
Everything that has come to pass is subject to reversal. We need not be observers of our own demise.
Our dreams are ready to take over this world and leave its prisons in ruin.
- other people, same people, dreamers like you