Because I Exist

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Five characters explore how to resist an authoritarian government without being beaten, imprisoned, or killed.

Socrates, former gang leader and ex-con, uses lesson learned on the street and in prison: When outmaneuvered and outgunned, outsmart your opponent.

Isabel, community do-gooder, takes her experience as the widow of a Mafia hitman: When under attack, develop a network of allies, and be sly.

Aster, wanna-be firebrand, advocates to use force against force.

Hank, first-generation Asian-American tries to be useful to all sides, without compromising his personal integrity.

Lativia espouses the radical approach that Mass Kindness be the guiding principle of social, economic, and political policies.