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Thought Crime

from Culling by Revisionist

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We know people that struggle with self destruction. From addiction, and attitude that is self serving only, or mentalities that we embrace that are self harming. It is about being held accountable but being encouraged. Everyone can be more and grow. Surrounding those people with care and encouragement to help them overcome the crime of believing they will never be good enough


Expectations of company kept have set the standards low, benefit of the doubt has exposed you for all the shit you do to everyone around you. It's not give and take, it's take and take some more until there's nothing left. Those with thirst great enough will drink from the well, even when they know it's poisoned. Despite the truth, they blindly believe to absolve you. Hindsight is a catalyst for introspection, indicting dissonances and deconstructing dogma. Divorce yourself from the idea you were helpless to prevent the things that nearly claimed you. Collect yourself, come face to face with the choices you've made. Accept responsibility for the things you could have done differently. Confront yourself, victim or not, own your recovery. There's no room for excuses, just steps for change. You are the only thing that's standing in your way. Nobody else is capable of curing you. You cannot help somebody who does not help themselves, but you are not in this alone. View your reflection. Is it an ideal portrayal? You do not belong here, you can no longer escape this. You do not belong here buried beneath this weakness. Thought crime for all the times that you have lied to yourself, and convinced yourself that you weren't strong enough, choosing the cowards route. Thought crime for every second you've spent on your knees begging for somebody to rid you of your disease.


from Culling, released December 6, 2018
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