We’ve made it through another revolution around the sun, so with a weary inevitability it’s time for people to make resolutions about the next one. There’s a couple of problems with doing that though. Number one, only the date really changes at midnight. And number two, they are normally so individualistic that they turn to dust when they clash with the reality of the world outside.
That’s not to say we shouldn’t aim for improvement – that would defeat the whole purpose of this blog. And self-improvement certainly isn’t a bad thing. But it’s when we come together that we can make the biggest changes.
Every year now for decades, ‘they’ – the bosses, politicians, and bankers behind them – make life harder for almost everyone reading these words. They make us do far more, to receive far less. The hit we take from this ruling class onslaught dwarves any gains we can make on our own, through weight loss, quitting smoking, whatever it is.
Over the past couple of years, we have seen that this offensive has reached or is quickly reaching a kind of limit – bosses are taking so much from so many areas of life that we can literally no longer allow them to get away with it. Once we take control of our own struggles from the grasping hands of would-be (sell-out) mediators, we can fight the elites back. By doing so in our own lives, we automatically build for revolution – not in the far away distant future, but here and now.
So my one, simple new year’s resolution is to dedicate even more time and energy to the pursuit of my own individual happiness the only way I believe I can achieve it – through collective direct action. But I can’t do it on my own. I hope to see meet many of you along the way.
Start from where you are. Work with what you’ve got. Do what you can. Together we can conquer the giant.