Plastic Orc
My amazing mom, protesting the Georgia republicans’ refusal to take federal healthcare funds. Blocking a hallway gets you arrested; keeping thousands from seeing doctors gets you reelected.
But one day no one’s gonna want to hear their hate anymore. One day, everyone they try to tell “personal responsibility” to is gonna be too busy with two jobs and two kids and two hospital bills to hear just what else they’re supposed to be responsible for. Everyone they tell “no handouts” to is gonna laugh ‘cause they’ve never had one free hand to take with. Everyone they talk about “welfare reform” to is gonna laugh and say “What’s welfare?”
One day they’re gonna say “the Free Market” and we’re all gonna say “Yeah, I bag groceries there, and wait tables there, and mop floors there. But it ain’t free: I can’t even afford one sandwich there!”
One day no one will listen anymore, and that’s when we have to fix our broken, rotten South. One day it won’t just be my mom and 38 other heroes. It won’t just be these hundreds of supporters spending their precious few free hours at the Capitol.
That’s why my mom’s smiling: because she isn’t looking at the Governor’s office, and she isn’t looking at the statehouse. She’s looking at the people. And she knows change is coming.
"One day" is us. I hope I can be as awesome as my mom.
Photos: http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2014/03/18/moral-monday-activists-bring-protest-inside-georgia-senate

My amazing mom, protesting the Georgia republicans’ refusal to take federal healthcare funds. Blocking a hallway gets you arrested; keeping thousands from seeing doctors gets you reelected.

But one day no one’s gonna want to hear their hate anymore. One day, everyone they try to tell “personal responsibility” to is gonna be too busy with two jobs and two kids and two hospital bills to hear just what else they’re supposed to be responsible for. Everyone they tell “no handouts” to is gonna laugh ‘cause they’ve never had one free hand to take with. Everyone they talk about “welfare reform” to is gonna laugh and say “What’s welfare?”

One day they’re gonna say “the Free Market” and we’re all gonna say “Yeah, I bag groceries there, and wait tables there, and mop floors there. But it ain’t free: I can’t even afford one sandwich there!”

One day no one will listen anymore, and that’s when we have to fix our broken, rotten South. One day it won’t just be my mom and 38 other heroes. It won’t just be these hundreds of supporters spending their precious few free hours at the Capitol.

That’s why my mom’s smiling: because she isn’t looking at the Governor’s office, and she isn’t looking at the statehouse. She’s looking at the people. And she knows change is coming.

"One day" is us. I hope I can be as awesome as my mom.

Photos: http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2014/03/18/moral-monday-activists-bring-protest-inside-georgia-senate

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