my badges

i sport three badges on my backpack

and the one i wear on the left strap of my bag (so that it’s facing a person when i have my bag on, rather than being on the back of the bag) says “EVES SUCKS”

the badge originally just said “EVES” — i got it from conservative campaigners at UofT
but it had this huge gap under the “EVES” and i said, now how could i possibly leave such a canvas un-marked by my artistic abilities
so with utmost care i painted on the “SUCKS” using liquid paper (i didn’t have the white-out pen anywhere, reckon that would be easier)
it gets the most responses

today alone several people, from SAC reps to students protesting high tuition fees gave me admirable reviews of my badge

once, upon entering the RT station at mccowan, conservative campaigners (along with MPP candidates) were handing out their shiterature
upon seeing the EVES badge that i pointed to, their spirits were lifted in seeing such a youth apparently supporting their party
but then they realized what it truly said, and saw that i didn’t support their shit headed party at all
they were disappointed

people like it, can’t tell that the “SUCKS” part was added on later, they think i got a pre-made “EVES SUCKS” badge … they want to know where they can get one

i am political, i like being political

ralph nader said something like if you’re not onto politics, politics will be on to you

so be political, be active

i can’t even vote yet because of the idiotic arbitrary voting age
but i’m motivated

go NDP
even though you’re not going to win

for shame, for shame

it’s important for the youth to become proactive and study, realize, and understand what is going around them in their immediate surroundings and the world at large

many youth are far too ignorant, and it’s a shame, for the youth are the best to call to clarity injustices and fight against them
it is the youth that brings revolution
but revolution cannot take place in a vacuum with an absence of any real thought

cycles of revolution always continue, like marx implied, when the revolutionaries themselves become the oppressors
it happens
all the time

i’m not a marxist

i’m not a socialist

i am a leftie, but i don’t accept all the baggage that is associated with the title

i don’t like labels, malcolm never liked labels either
because they constrict you into one little category

human beings cannot be categorized into one perfect little box
we were not designed to exist within boxes
we’re design to be dynamic and continually changing
so one day you may be liberal on an issue and two hours later you are conservative on another
no one is completely conservative or completely liberal, or completely anything

some people are completely ignorant, however, and seem to relish ignorance

and why not, it is, after all, bliss, as they say

but that bliss is temporary
when you are ignorant of yourself and your position, soon your bliss becomes your hell, and you find yourself a victim of your own lack of involvement as the system takes over — and you find that it is too late to escape

it’d probably be little different even if you start out with the knowledge

but knowledge, realization, is the first step in solving a problem

that’s why in problem solving they tell you to understand — realize — the problem first
only then can you try to solve it

my rant of the night

i have to complete the second book of lord of the rings by tomorrow, i have some eighty odd pages left

hola this!

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    yaser said,

    September 26, 2003 @ 12:35 am

    ahaha, revolution…youth…ahaha, hilarious.

  2. 2

    aasim said,

    September 26, 2003 @ 12:38 am

    you dont seem to know how much i lowe you.

  3. 3

    Abez said,

    September 26, 2003 @ 11:29 am

    Umm, what’s EVES? :::blink blink::

  4. 4

    nomes said,

    September 27, 2003 @ 8:50 am

    eves is the leader of the progressive conservative, which is a provincial political party

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    Abez said,

    September 30, 2003 @ 11:52 am

    Okie dokie. I feeleth enlightened.

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