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Beating a dead horse is futile, a waste of time, doing something over and over again with no positive outcome. Beating a dead horse is insanity and prevalent in every aspect of our current society. How are we making any concrete change when everything we do is an aesthetic bandaid, whose only effect is to appease our anger enough for us to move onto the next headline. Beating a dead horse is donating twenty five dollars to Nancy Pelosi campaign while the supreme court votes against Roe v. Wade, beating a dead horse is the CEO of BP talking about the individual’s responsibility to fighting climate change, beating a dead horse is neoliberalism in the face of an ever-increasing wage gap, Beating a dead horse is our last three sitting presidents dropping more bombs than the latter. We are all beating a dead horse hoping for a slice of change, yet what has changed?
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Vermylen, Theodor Bergo, "Beating A Dead Horse" (2022). Senior Projects Spring 2022. 351.
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