So, yet another school shooting followed by outrage and the usual call for change. The ugly truth is that we are all the problem, even those of us who don't own guns and who want . We're the problem we because we're too passive. We demand far too little of ourselves as citizens of a supposed democratic republic by the people, for the people, we've been content to watch passively as "our" government, proves ineffectual at solving problems. Voting and typing isn't enough.

If we want change, be it gun control, addressing climate collapse, protecting abortion rights, confronting white supremacy, we're going to have to get out of our houses and off our couches. The movements are all there, but we all need to help build community power via local activism: co-ops, elections, clinic escorting, protests, ultimately, we probably need to organize a and shut down the whole thing. Real direct action not complaining via keyboards.

@Dennyhenke Don't blame people for not getting out of their houses and off their couches. Build the community so that they can feel safe getting out of their houses and off their couches. Empower them to do what needs to be done, and it'll happen, but no amount of bitching about how we clearly don't want change because we're so lazy just laying around on our couches will accomplish anything.

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