a grassroots movement - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Every positive change in history that I can think of began with peaceful protest and mass civil disobedience. It is the only way we can show that the status quo is broken and we need to begin something that actually works, a healthy culture on a healthy planet. It wakes people up in the softest way possible, but waking up is hard to do as the "pull" and "lull" of routine reemerges. So let's keep the conversation going and speak of social evolution. The time has come to save as much of our planet as we possibly can, to halt the vandalism of creation.
I’ve been waiting for, praying for, some kind of top-down change, but now I know it won’t happen that way. We’re fooling ourselves if we think it will. We’ll be watching some stupid reality show or playing computer games the moment the Earth goes past the tipping point and into an unstoppable greenhouse effect. We’ll still be being frightened by the news and placating ourselves with chemical laden junk food in pretty boxes, wrapped in plastic of course. We’ll still be chasing that lifestyle we’ve been groomed for from childhood to crave, that life equals consumption, success equals consumption. We’ll admire a system with no more morals than "rich is good" and you can do "whatever you can get away with" to accumulate more money than you can ever spend - while others starve. With no change we’ll continue to sacrifice our own children to the “daycare” system and then feel stressed when our damaged kids "act out." We won’t even stop to dwell on the fact that the number one cause of death of our minors is suicide - yes, children killing themselves. And for the record, that means our culture - the one we accept so passively - killed them. I can’t live with that, not anymore, and if you're being honest with yourself instead of swallowing the “I don’t care," " I’m too busy to care” party line, then you’ll know you can’t either.
Found in Are you awake yet? - first draft, authored by .
You could have lit the excitement in the room with a dying ember and seen it burn like kerosene on dry tinder. There wasn't a body in the room over twenty five and a fair few trying to look older than they were just to get in the door. We'd have enough of the get-rick-quick ideology and no-one was buying communist dogma. If we kept on plodding after our elders we'd end up on a planet not fit for us, let alone future generations. We talked, we listened, but we didn't debate. We analyzed new ideas with respect. This was't something to be done as fools who rush in, but a movement to show those who had gone before us that we have a better path to follow - that we can move to a future that's better for every species and not just our own.