Where the Radicals Are
The day Marx wore his beret and tried to start empowerment of one kind and another, the people called him "Radical!" and Marx said, "I will always speak my mind!" So he was outcast without a thing to protest.

That very day in Marx's solitude a cause grew, and grew, and grew, until his solitude was filled with banners and the emptiness became protesters all around, and a road appeared beside him and he walked off, back in time, in and out of months, back twenty, thirty and forty years, to where the Radicals are.

And when he came to the place where the Radicals are, they boycotted grapes and improved farm labor laws, and chained themselves to trees and burned their horrible bras, they shouted their contempt and showed that they would not fall, and Marx asked "Is this for real?"

He was awestruck with their determination, fighting for causes with eyes wide open and unblinking, and they looked at him and could see that he wanted to be the most radical of all, so they bestowed all of their empowerment unto him.

"And now" cried Marx "Let the most amazing protests start!" So they screamed and shouted and made their voices heard, every major point they wanted to address was addressed and they showed an entire government that it could be absurd.

"Never stop!" the Radicals told Marx and sent him off to fight for causes of his own, and Marx the most empowered of all Radicals went off to find a cause that was worthiest of all. Then from across time he heard voices call and slogans being shouted, so he thanked the Radicals and walked away.

"Oh please be strong and also be proud, remember that united we stand, Si se puede and the people are the many!" and Marx replied, "It will be so!"

The Radicals boycotted grapes and improved farm labor laws, chained themselves to trees and burned their horrible bras, they shouted their contempt and showed that they would not fall, and Marx walked back along the road with a quick wave goodbye.

Back forward through time, forty, thirty, and twenty years, in and out of months all the way to present day, where the new millennium awaited the rise of the new Radicals, a worthy cause and a chance to show the one, and the few that many are here to stay.

Salvador Bustamante