Unfortunately, my attempts to start a Revolution on Wednesday resulted in rather a damp squib! It was reminiscent of a time in my life when I falsely claimed organisational skills on my CV and fecked up at least 20 appointments and 3 seminars. Note to self, do not attempt to organise anything ever again, not even a drinking session in a brewery.
Apparently, there is a lot more to stirring up a mob than watching The Motor Cycle Diaries and knowing all the words to The Red Flag (as do all visitors to my home, it is pinned to the loo door :) ). And in this day and age, how to send and receive text messages is essential Doh! (blushing smiley), as indeed is a rapid course on how to use the internet technology effectively, ok, I'm standing in the corner now facing the wall.
'I say old chap' and 'its just not cricket' doesn't really cut the mustard when one is part of a mob storming the Houses of Parliament. In retrospect, my choice of venue may not have been one of my brightest ideas, though my green tea and home made scones went down rather well with a 7ft Jesus and his hip hop companions! I did manage do a 30minute interview with a Hungarian journalist and I spoke to a few other reporters. Everyone agreed the McCann case is a cover up and scam, but meeting up with people and the Madeleine message was lost in overall cause, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square were chocabloc, doh!
Would I do it again! Absolutely! The atmosphere was electric and all of the people so good natured. Age, colour, ability or disability, it mattered not. On the rare occasion I go to a pub, I usually find all the nice people are outside (no matter what the weather, lol) smoking, or even not smoking and having a laugh. That's how it felt on Wednesday night.
I didn't stay late, I had the hospital yesterday, but had I been 20 years younger I would have! Did it achieve anything? Probably not, I remember all too well the Marches against the War in Iraq, and how the voices of the people fell onto deaf ears. But it reminds those in power that WE are the many, and they are the few, something they seem to forget at times.
Will I give up on Revolutions, not at all, but before I attempt to start another one, will check out local college courses, or maybe google 'how to start an uprising?' - have been studying Wat Tyler lately but I don't think it ended too well for him :(