Political Apathy Kills.

“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.”

This quote is often (mis)attributed to Brecht. I return to it often, to remind myself to stay awake. The words are blunt and harsh, but necessarily so.

Though I do engage with political news and political events on an ongoing basis, I am letting these words sink in, sitting with their harshness, and challenging myself to wake up even more.

Yes, even on a Saturday evening.

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Posted on November 19, 2016, in Politics and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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