This documentary illuminates street performers and political activists who have committed acts of civil disobedience to get people's attention. We all should hope to be as brave and clever as these geniuses.
They fight revolutions using violence that doesn't require blood and death. I greatly admire their works and feel inspired to commit similar acts, but I wonder at my own cowardice. I also wonder if these acts inspire change---or are they seen as other forms of entertainment. Things that titillate, but leave one feeling comfortable enough to go home and forget.
Below is the preview of the film.
I carry around the Bain action figure in my pocket at work. It's a symbol of revolution and change. That I'm not trapped in the system. That there is a way out.
Not one that needs include a nuclear bomb, but the metaphor is appropriate.
Change can happen. This country was born from a bloody, violent revolution. We needn't discard this idea; perhaps we need embrace its metaphor.
Maybe we all need to read Karl Marx. When I first read Marx for a history theory class, I told my professor that his writing really excited me. I felt inspired run out and buy a gun. He stared at me blankly.
This has nothing to do with Batman.