You are not a rebel when you need a large group to affirm you.

You are not a Revolutionary when you are willing to surrender.

You are not different when you change yourself to other’s expectations.

You are not independent when you follow some “leader” blindly into needless war.

You are not your own person when you allow corporate media to tell you what to think.

You do not seek what you want by passive-aggressively stating what you don’t want.

You do not expand love by expressing hate.

You do not increase freedom by endorsing oppression.

You do not support democracy by cheering for invasion or coup.

You do not convince me by repeating the same argument I rejected the first time.

You do not fix problems by assigning blame.

You do not gain unity through insults and attacks.

You are not innocent just because you deny your guilt.

You are not the center of the universe.

You do not learn by closing your mind.

You do not enact change by doing the same thing over and over.

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