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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Reluctant Leader

I find myself sometimes scared to be great
I don’t fear failure
I fear you
I’m afraid of what you want me to be
My whole life I've been told that I'm a natural born leader
I have the ability to make people believe in what I say
And I inspire action
Governments are terrified of people like me, if I'm not on their side
I disrupt the natural order of things
You see they wouldn’t want their zombies to happen to wake up
If you asked me I could give you a laundry list of things that would probably solve the worlds problems
But I don’t want to be your leader
I don’t want to be a leader
Because leaders get assassinated
No longer could I stand on balconies
When I'm on stage no one in the audience can have pockets
And I wouldn’t dare sit my ass in a convertible
What the fuck is a magic bullet?!
And I don’t blame those in power
Because I fear no man
I blame you
Too damn comfortable to rise
I don’t think you’d make a stand if your chair was on fire
You just sit until some one comes along who is brave enough to be your poster child
You sit and wait until some one is stupid enough comes along to be your scape goat
Then you build him up just to crucify him
I've seen what you did to Jesus
I will not be your messiah
Someone you follow because you agree with my politics
My question is if I go to bat for you
Will you do the same for me?
A leader with followers is nothing in comparison to a room full of leaders
Because if I die you instantly turn into a room full of chickens with no minds of your own
I need potential leaders prepared to step into my place in the event of my absence
But you wont do that
After my death you’ll mark my birthday off on your calendar
And reminisce about all the things that I accomplished
You’ll probably have off from work too, almost as if to add insult to injury

So I wont speak to you about change because that's not what you really want
It’s an idea that you love to fantasize about
But you don’t want it to actually come, because if it did, you’d have noting to complain about
The thing that your leaders have tried to explain to you is that in order to change society you must change yourself

Because of this I can not be your leader
You must lead yourself

They play it safe, and are quick to assassinate, what they do not understand, they move in packs, ingesting more and more fear in every act of fear on one another, they feel most comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow, they are us, this is what we have become, afraid to respect the individual. A single person with inner circumstance can move one to change to love our-self and evolve.

By any means necessary, signing off,
till next time
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