I was leaving work the other night and needed gas, this message "F**k the American Dream" was spray painted on the body of a gas pump. I immediately thought, how rude! Why would someone say that? How did the American Dream not come true for that person?
Then, my next thought was about the area of town I was in....why this mattered to me was classiest and discriminatory. We all tend to discriminate on an unconscious level but racism never entered my mind. I began to think about the soul and spirit of someone who chooses to degrade objects while conveying a personal message.
This person had thoughts such as I, but the message on a gas pump will never help that person to achieve the American Dream. Does this person vote? Does this person attend Council meetings? Is this person doing anything besides lowering property values to make their lives better than it appears?
Then it hit me, sometimes we have thoughts that have nothing to do with our actions. Faith without work is dead! The American Dream means different things to different classes of people. My American Dream would be different from another cultures and or races depending on our true foundation. Some American Dreams are instilled rather some vision of our subconscious mind portraying imaginary in our heads of how we see our lives and possible futures.
No matter what your version of the American Dream is...make it a dream that comes true at any personal cost. It makes us fight for our existence, fight to make our voices heard, fight for freedom and equality, fight for our rights to live in the land of the free and home of the brave! The American Dream is not some TV show that comes on yearly, its everyday life and existence. What are you doing with your time above ground?
The other night while pumping gas, I realized that this person choose to degrade others property to express his thoughts. Platforms matter, make sure that you are not wasting your voice on something that could literally go up in flames.....