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 10, 2013
The “We” Story (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)
Once we are born, we are suffocated by the lies of politicians as it feels like the pressure and steam between an iron and a shirt. It forced us to be chained down like Israleites and wear the adulterous letter, “I,” like a Hester Pyrnne. We had been cursed to our individuality long enough. We get it: We all feel lonely. We all feel underappreciated. We all want to be loved. But we can never meet our basic needs with no oxygen. We have to breathe. “I” cannot breathe alone. In order to become “We,” “I” had to be left in the past. “I” had become the Goliath, but the strength of David was our “We.” We had learned that it only takes one “I” to start an idea, but it must a “We” to build that idea. And this was the beginning of “We.”