I apologize for this post. Most of the time, I remain hopeful for a brighter, more enlightened, kinder future for us and our planet. I believe it is possible for our world to be at peace, to be a place where no children starve, where everyone has clean water, shelter and an education, with hopes and dreams that become realities during their lifetimes. Where every person’s rights are equal and all of us are respected as human beings who have soul-driven purposes to fulfill during our lives. But today is not one of those days.
We humans are stuck in the muck. Not just in America, the home of the super-stuck, but all around the world. Like the egomaniacal dictators suppressing/murdering their people and/or jostling for nuclear weapons so they can pound their chests and fluff their feathers; and terrorists with extreme warring-beliefs they credit to God. Last but not least are the wealthy elite who control the world’s monetary systems and work behind locked doors making decisions based on the best ways to increase their own wealth. I had believed our (American) stock market crashed in 2008 due to manipulation of ‘financial instruments’ by the wealthy. But I keep asking myself, ‘Why destroy the system that creates your wealth?’
I looked up democracy this morning: ‘A country with a government that has been elected freely and equally by all its citizens.’ But elections can be secretly manipulated by the powers in charge, or openly manipulated through billions of dollars of advertising (as in America) by the wealthy. I also looked up republic: ‘A political system with elected representatives to exercise power for people with collective interests.’ Are we a democracy and/or republic if our representatives pass laws to protect themselves, their wealth, their families, with no regard for citizens? Where even Supreme Court justices misuse their constitutional powers to protect the wealthy (who are themselves)?
What does happen behind Washington, DC’s closed doors? Are they the top of the pyramid, or pawns of those who are? Is there is a plan to take America from us? And why? For the land and what can be produced? To make us slaves? (Don’t laugh. That is how so much wealth was created in the South before African-Americans were granted their freedom. And working for minimum wage could be called slave labor. For those who are snorting at the idea, I’d like to suggest you give up all you have to a worthy organization and go to work for the next couple years at the minimum wage. Let me know what you think then.)
Why do our elected representatives talk and talk, but only snakes come out of their mouths?