Although 86 Mentality broke up a few years ago and vowed to never play another show again, they played this past weekend as an unnamed “special guest” during the Damaged City fest. I was always so bummed knowing that I’d never see 86 play, let alone mosh to them in person, so for me this was huge and now I can die a happy man.
A lot of thoughts have been floating in and out of my head these past few weeks…some good, some bad; some old, some new.
Sometimes I find it hard to articulate exactly what I’m thinking. Not because I don’t have the words, but because I don’t think most people are on the same page as me. I say that because I’ve tried to explain my thoughts/ideas/views to other people in the past, and nine times out of ten no one gets it. So I keep these thoughts to myself.
And even when such thoughts get me down, I try to keep going because there is no stopping. The world keeps turning, the wheels keep moving…so why slow down and let all of the bullshit that life throws at me get under my skin?
This eye-opening video sheds some light on one of the most pressing issues American workers face: the distribution of wealth.
Who are the 99% vs. the 1%? How much more money does the 1% make compared to the rest of the nation? Why does it matter?
I think these are important questions about an equally important issue.
And while, in my eyes at least, there are a million and one things wrong with our system/government/society as a whole, the actual distribution of wealth in the US is something that can be seen quite easily in a city like DC, and it is something that should be addressed.
I hope this information upsets enough people to serve as a catalyst for real change; however, I have an unsettling feeling that in 20 years we will see the cycle continue as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.