Rebel is a noun or adjective when spoken with one syllable and an action with two. Rebel is an awesomely well-rounded, multi-purpose word that speaks directly to my heart. Yes, I am a rebellious, non-conformist who defies traditions to compel change within a particular segment of our culture, which, as it happens, is continuously pressured to stay the same – a three-pronged categorization I am proud to own.
Throughout history, the revolutionary process has not been instantaneous. It swells slowly, but steadily over many years gathering strength from the ground. Over time, many of those who have been compliant and obedient cogs in the wheel, realize they are being royally hoodwinked, until the number of disenchanted, disenfranchised, and pissed off citizenry reaches the, all-important, tipping point, where spontaneous combustion produces a conflagration that cannot be ignored - some more fiery than others.
The questions and answers, leading up to any uprising, will always remain the same. Why is beneficial progress being impeded? Who stands to gain the most from stagnation? The answers are simple to expose – no need to look any farther than the wealthy and powerful who will be most harmed by changes to the industries and systems that made them affluent and dominate.
In case you have not noticed, the rumbling of the resistance is reverberating through-out society. Direct challenges to our governmental decision-making policies are leading the way, while others are taking on the overarching authority of the insurance, health care, tele-communication, and prison industries, racial and patriarchal attitudes (with the BLM and #metoo movements), and law enforcement, as well as the educational system.
You are welcome to join us – the rebels, the mavericks, and the change makers who, with open hearts and minds, resist compulsory assimilation, and, work outside the system to seek and implement innovative and viable alternative methods and philosophies. The tipping point (you only need 10% of the population to reach the flash point) to vast cultural metamorphosis is within reach.
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Shiver Me Timbers - Silent Auction
Save the Date - A fun way to support DRC during Canton's Winterfest.
DRC will be closed December 20th - January 1st for Holiday Break. We will be back in session Tuesday January 2nd.
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