OPTIMISTIC THOUGHT WITHOUT ACTION... - 2016 - T-Shirt

OPTIMISTIC THOUGHT WITHOUT ACTION... - 2016 - T-Shirt

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T-shirt by artist Matthew Stone 

Featured text:

OPTIMISTIC THOUGHT WITHOUT ACTION WILL NOT FIX BROKEN SYSTEMS. IN FACT PITCHING OPTIMISM AS THE PRIMARY MEANS OF SELF-ACTUALISATION FOR THOSE FACING GENUINE ADVERSITY CAN BE A PATRONISING TOOL OF OPPRESSION. BY-YOUR-BOOTSTRAPS PHILOSOPHIES TACITLY REASSERT THE TOXIC IDEA THAT INEQUALITY ARISES FROM THE ATTITUDES OF THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED RATHER THAN THE SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE ENACTED UPON THEM. - 2016