I Wish We Had Real Villians

I do, I really do.  

Unfortunately, we don't.

 

Bush did not get us into these wars and no, Obama is not coming for your guns.

 

The CEO of Exxon Mobile does not spend his nights in a mahogany-and-velvet study, sipping whiskey and cackling to himself.

 

I'm very very sorry, but he doesn't cackle. Nobody cackles.

 

Wouldn't it be great if they did, though? Wouldn't it be great if all we needed was to don our armor and slay the dragon? Wouldn't it be great if that's what was asked of us - an impulsive act of bravery? A heroic journey? A well thrown spear? That one, perfect, effective new bit of regulation?

 

Unfortunately, that's not what is needed, because no - there are no real villains.

 

All there is, is you. You, and seven billion people just like you.

 

All there is, is you, and there's only one thing we need you to do.

 

Wake up every day, and do something that matters.