Ever tried to contain a river?
Revolutions are like rivers. They melt off of the heat and hegemony, discrimination and hate, in search of the peace, like in the sea. They are never televised. Surrounding them, is the lobby and a battery of propagandists who mainstream and have mics in the hand to do so, showered by the state with toffees, or call it TRPs. But far from the human sight in the valleys, they are real and happening all the time. They pass through the biggest of the boulders, sticking to the rocks, and over, above, they toss up, and fall to carry on themselves. They percolate through the dooms, and slowly burst through them. Even the biggest of the dams can't take their force once they swell with floods. The dams have to let them pass anyway. Otherwise the marks of those dams remain only constructed. They dry up at times, but it doesn't mean their catchment is rendered any less. That they can't be invoked. Revolutions are real. They are happening, even when I am writing this very sentence. And we only read them in books, like they had happened in the past. Like we read about the rivers. Humans are too busy, and too ignorant to celebrate their happening than they are too fool to read about them like they happened overnight.
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