Left Coast Voices

"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

Bumper Sticker – A Call to Activism

I love bumper stickers. This one was a no brainer to add to my collection. It is one thing to be apathetic or to bury your head in the sand. But the propensity of people to complain and criticize but refuse to try and do something is truly frustrating.

There is an election coming up. The untruths (I’m being nice here) being thrown out is startling. These candidates rely upon people not really listening to them and just grabbing onto cliches and soap opera-worthy ads.

Whatever your decision in November, be revolutionary and make an informed decision. Just understanding what is really happening is a first step to being an activist.

Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist (now available on Kindle) and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at www.alonshalev.com


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2 thoughts on “Bumper Sticker – A Call to Activism

  1. Rhonda Wilson on said:

    It’s true. It’s so much easier to complain and be apathetic about things which seem to be out of our control. But… if we can take our power and create change – even small change – right within the spheres of our everyday life, it can make a difference. What can I do TODAY to begin to make the contours of my life more reflect values which reflect my belief system?

  2. It would help of they slipped “peaceful between
    “a” peaceful “revolution”. No bloodshed please.

    I’ve always felt that when two countries have problems, lock the two leaders in a room and the one that comes out alive wins and everyone wins with one less politician.

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