A couple of weeks ago I did a revolutionary act.
What did I do?
I planted veggies!
That's right. I planted five vegetable seeds--two lettuce, two bell pepper, and one tomato--in recycled toilet paper roll "pots", an idea I got from Pinterest. Aside from the tomato, this was my first time starting vegetables from seeds. So far, one of the lettuce seeds has germinated and two little precious green leaves are now poking through the potting soil. The other lettuce seed was trying to grow but I accidently uprooted it when I moved a hunk of potting soil that was laying on it. The tomato and bell pepper seeds turned out to be duds. I planted new lettuce, bell pepper, and tomato seeds this past Saturday. Hopefully, these will take; and when all five seedlings come of age, so to speak, I'll transplant them into containers. Yes, I'm a container vegetable gardener.
This is actually my third attempt at container veggie gardening. In 2009 and 2011 I grew bell peppers and cherry tomatoes--not from seeds--in flower pots on my front porch. They turned out pretty well. My mother enjoyed the tomatoes in her salads (I grew them for her; I can't stand tomatoes). The bell peppers were about half the size of the ones in stores and the flavor was a bit too mild for my taste, but it was downright awesome cooking with my own homegrown vegetables. Oh, the feeling of achievement and independence! Sweet!
That is what makes planting those seeds 15 days ago a revolutionary act. It was an act of self-reliance. It was, however small, a declaration of independence from and resistance to the increasingly entrenched and poisonous entitlement mentality that twice put Obama into power. And we need more of this bottom up resistance; much, much more!
Leftism, currently personified in Barack Obama, won't be defeated from the top down, as so many conservatives foolishly believe. Rather, it will be defeated from the bottom up by a lifestyle revolution in which people reject the statist behemoth, reclaim personal responsibility and liberty, and provide as much for themselves as they can. And it doesn't have to be done in one fell swoop. Individuals can start this revolution by taking one or two small steps, mastering them, and then moving on into greater and greater self-reliance.
My revolutionary act was planting five seeds. If I can do that, you can too.
Time to start the revolution.