We’re Tired Of Being Herded Rather Than Heard!
The I Am Tired Of It Movement is growing, my friends, and more folks are rallying to the cause. I was more than a little surprised by just how many joined us yesterday and while we haven’t achieved official trending status yet, we’re on the map.
It appears that there are more of us, and we share more in common, than we might have believed. We are not alone in our frustrations or the things that frustrate us. That’s one of the great things about a movement like ours. It isn’t just about venting our spleens, it reveals just how widespread is our discontent.
Politics and government were at the top of the list..Deborah @Mystz #Iamtiredof..our Govmnt selling our natural resourses cheaply to other countries while we Cdns pay over premium prices for the same! Lora! @Half_Symphonic #Iamtiredof of the politicians looking out for their next election instead of the good of this country & citizens. Mommasaurus009★ @mommasaurus009 #iamtiredof a Pres who says he wants a “balanced” approach then turns around and says he will only accept it his way or no way! Mehran Bagheri @mehranb #Iamtiredof Enough is enough. This is the time that government needs to do something to create equal rights between Landlords and Tenants. silly girl @iluvscoops #Iamtiredof being lied to by people in DC. Cheryl R @Cheryl4255 #Iamtiredof our politicians selling us out and not making good on their promises. rakingmuck @rakingmuck #Iamtiredof This Government. Period.
A close second was the media and with little surprise, this was an issue that transcended right vs. left.hopskin @hopskin #Iamtiredof media that “create” or “stage” news events with bias rather that reporting facts in balanced manner Alberta Girl @AlbertaGrl #Iamtiredof a media that picks & choose what they are going to report based on their ideology. It is a disservice to ALL Canadians #cdnpoli Arpi Greco @arpigreco #Iamtiredof Ezra Levant getting the attention he doesn’t deserve. It’s like he’s the Howard Stern of something, but I don’t know what…
There were others that touched on everything from equal application and enforcement of our laws to people being tired of the banal, the hypocritical and those who are incapable of discussing anything civilly or with respect.
A couple were more introspective, almost confessional..Arpi Greco @arpigreco #Iamtiredof procrastinating my New Year’s resolutions until the next year! Kirsten Rush @NavyBlueWhale #Iamtiredof being a procrastinator… Time to wake up and stop being so lazy. I have work and study to do and I WILL start it TODAY.
You can see them all on Twitter by clicking on the hashtag @Iamtiredof
Not everyone was happy with our growing little movement, of course, especially those who thought they saw, or actually did see, themselves in some of the tweets. Apparently there are more than a few who prefer to criticize than to be criticized. In a few cases, I suspect it is a lack of comfort with seeing that are so many who disagree with them.
Whatever it is, the simple fact is that we have made some noise and are capturing some attention. As any good protester knows, the first step in bringing about change is capturing attention for the issues. You won’t change anything by remaining invisible or remaining silent, so keep at it my friends.
And remember, a large group makes more noise than an individual.
Today is day 2 of the I Am Tired Of It movement and I doubt that any of us have run out of things we’re tired of yet. Send out your tweets today. Tell the world what you’re tired of and it know you’re not going to take it quietly anymore.
More than a few referred to our movement as a revolution but I don’t think it’s very revolutionary to simply stand up and speak out for what you believe. I consider that to be democratic. I think it’s common sense. You may not win for speaking up but you definitely will lose if you remain silent and apathetic.
It’s like people who don’t vote in elections but who complain about government after the election is held. They had their chance to try and bring about change but they didn’t take it. They lost the right to complain afterwards as a result and so it is with us.
Those who take from us, those who are corrupt, greedy, slaves to ideology, unprincipled, cynical and misinformed are very accomplished at making noise. The question isn’t are we equally capable of being heard but are we prepared to stand up and make enough noise so that we are heard?
I believe it is better to be heard than to be herded. I am tired of being treated like we’re nothing but cattle to be used for the benefit of others.
If you believe the same thing, then do something about it and not tomorrow or next week but now; today! Tweet what your tired of using #Iamtiredof and let those who have taken advantage of us for too long know that we’re not going to take it anymore and that we are mobilizing.
You are not alone. There are more of us than you think.
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