The best thing about free advice is it can be ignored, but I would like to point out some things to the crews in the streets and those behind the lines that they need to also be considering how various reforms they are advocating are to be implemented by whichever nation they are living in. The American system is by design resistant to rapid change, due to the fact that historically changes to the Constitutions of nations previous to our own have had unforeseen consequences, much like wars I suppose,
Debt relief and economic reform are as old as the concept of nations, from Moses’ Jubilee, to the Athenian reforms of Solon and those of the Roman republic, which endured for nearly seven hundred years before the usurpation of the Caesars. This is neither a new concept nor lacking in historical or strategic wisdom, so it is only a modern deficit in thinking that is preventing those reforms from being initiated in our own time. Obviously, it is counter intuitive to the wealthy how these reforms also preserve the wealth of the upper classes. I have no explanation for other peoples ignorance, only my own, and only one solution to ignorance wherever it manifests itself, education.
While criticism is inevitable, consider the sources and the motivations of it before reacting to it out of hand. People within and without the movement are going to do and say many off the wall things, to put it politely, most of them, critics in particular and people in general, are pro-creative in the head.
The press loves to swim in the sewer and then appear on dry land to proclaim their personal superiority to yourselves. Ask them as many questions as they ask you, and answer half as often as they do. You’re already the story, you already will be reported on, so there is no need for giving people reasons to dislike you, or bring you down a peg. Like snakes I suppose, some of the press are vipers, so respect that, but don’t fear them. Truth and honesty are a big sticks, but if they run counter to conventional wisdom and mores, then slander and defamation of character are the sticks they will use on you. Keep your noses clean.
Have fun. Doing the right thing carries a joy all of its’ own, and may, other than the reforms themselves, be your only reward for the sacrifice you are making now, so do your best to make these days good memories in your old age. Humor and kindness deflect anger, so be peaceable with all people so long as it is in your power to be so.
Be strong and do not be afraid, for many are working and praying for your success. May the peace of God be with you, just as you show it to others.
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