The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Punching Bag (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)

Taking on a leadership role is difficult. Many times you have to rely on and be patient for a stranger to recognize who you are. You would think the strength of progress would be the loudest voice, but the few voices of the status quo yell very loud. I look around to see those who believe in faith coming out of the woods, but I wish it were quicker, because people love to pick on the person who stands out alone.  For now, since I accept fighting for new progress against old ideas, I have to accept being a punching bag until I am recognized as a friend and people see and hear the other people yelling for change with me.

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