Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The more things change...

The more things change, the more they remain the same.  It's an old adage that seems to be more relevant today than ever before.  People I meet or have known for quite a while are still caught up in their day to day life as if nothing of importance is going on outside of the small world they have created for themselves.  They don't believe how things in far away places can touch their lives even though it does on a daily basis.  Even though they are sick, tired, broke or things are going alright for them they have opinions on what's wrong with the world without being informed other than what they hear on the nightly news, as if that's a reliable source for anything remotely close to the truth.  I guess it's still easier if we keep on blaming other people, cultures or religions for the problems rather than understanding that our ignorance is the main culprit and because of it we just can't see the forest for the trees

If fear is what drives hatred and the media makes sure that you are plenty scared of everything from plagues to Muslims now a days, you easily can cross over to hating everything.  And please notice that there is never a shortage of things to fear when it comes to the media.  If they are running low on something, they are not afraid to manufacture it out of thin air or blame one thing for the problem when it is caused by something else entirely, just to keep you in check.  People who are in fear are easier to control and therefor want to remain dependent on this sick system they have set up for us to protect us from all these bad things... most of which have been created for that very reason.  Clearly the system is not designed to protect any of us or the world would not be in the condition it is today.  It has been designed to exalt the rich, oppress the rest and consume as much of the earth as possible.  By this measure I think it has successfully reached it's goal.  I understand your fear and anger all too well but I've learned that we have been turned against one another for a very specific reason.

Since we are in another election year and the batch of new puppets to be voted into office is being debated, I'd like to point out again that the system is rigged from the top down and it really doesn't matter who wins.  It is not broken as many of you may believe, the system was designed the way it is to benefit the very few at the top at the expense of many at the bottom. Whatever puppet wins the title of president has probably already been determined and they will have to continue to play the game as instructed by the people who really rule this world.  The real rulers are the corporations that have more rights than we humans and pay far less in taxes than you probably did this year, then decides just how those tax dollars are spent.  And I've often wondered just how much is truly spent on each and every campaign that we have to endure and then think about how that money alone could help each and every human on the earth.  Just what do the candidates really have to agree to do in order to get those large sums of money from the corporations is something of nightmares in and of itself.  If you are really being honest with yourself, you know that every campaign if filled with false promises and outright lies designed to make you believe that they care for your well being, but after elections, it is business as usual... time and again.

These corporations have decided that war is the perpetual norm, food and water are to be private rights given to a select few who can pay for them, they have decided what we can and can't do with our bodies, they have decided what we watch, learn and think all through the restriction of vital and true information while feeding you a steady diet of propaganda. They have given you an enemy to fear and hate instead of hating them and have decided to wipe out whole populations just because they can and while they would like for your approval to continue to do so... it really isn't needed any longer.  They know that the dumbing down of America has succeeded and they have neutralized many of the intellectuals who have spoken out against the institution of oppression we all now live under. 
When you look around, that is if you can look up from your phone, you will see what you expect to see unless you really start to pay more attention to what is really happening around you and around the world.  The only way you can do that is to educate yourself about the facts and if you are relying only on main steam news, papers and of course the farce of the scientific community then you are not educating yourself, you are further indoctrinating yourself.  I know how easy it is to get caught up in the soundbites and headlines because even if you know that there is something very wrong with the world we live in, it's much harder to determine the root cause of these problems.  It's also much harder to dig deeper and go against the beliefs we have been living with for most of our lives to put yourself in an uncomfortable position of really thinking about the greed that we all live with or under in this sick society we have accepted as normal.  But instead of blaming other humans for this sickness it would be beneficial to look for the root of the problems and not the symptoms. 

So how about looking at it from the eyes of a child or better yet the eyes of your own child.  Children have to be taught hatred, apathy, greed, cruelity and any other behavior that is counterintuitive to what it is to be a human being.  What we are teaching our children whether we know it or not is that it's not important to be someone who is paying attention, who cares about another person whether they are a neighbor living near or far or their future is not important because if we keep making these choices to support fear, hatred and the destruction of society as a whole... they will not have a future to look forward to that is healthy, happy and whole.  After children are born we fill them with vaccines that cause more harm than health, feed them junk and turn them loose so the TV can raise them with the values it chooses.  When the kids are old enough we send them to what passes for school to sit in a chair for hours a day so they can memorize what passes for facts these days and when they can't we drug them so they can be more manageable.  If you are the type of parent who tries their best to instill values by teaching your children and think that the above does not apply to you, think again.  You will send your kids out into the world at some point in their lives and they will interact with many of these types of kids.  At certain points in their development they will become more independent and will learn much more from their peers than you would have ever thought possible.  This society has fostered a very narcissistic approach to what it means to be a human being and the disease seems to be contagious.   

Then they are subjected to incredible student debt if they want to further their own indoctrination in higher education or agree to go and fight in a war they didn't chose and possibly might die in All this so they can find a job working 40 to 80 hours a week until they die to pay for houses and cars they can't afford and all the crap advertisers swear we can't live without at the expense of spending time with the people we love.  And don't forget the fact we must insure everything we own including our lives and death so these companies can decide just how little of value we really are when we need them most.  Then we wonder what happened when they end up with major health problems, addiction, in jail or dead from some random act of violence or suicide.  This is not a future I'd like to see for any child but I guess in some war torn countries where the kids have endured the bombing of their homes while watching their families die at an alarming rate, scavenging for whatever food scraps are available and living in constant fear that they will be next... our bleak situation here at home looks like a walk in the park.

We do this to our own children so we ourselves can go to work a job that we probably hate to make just enough money to pay the most basic of bills.  It's the continual rat race on a wheel that goes nowhere and yet we willing if not happily get on that wheel and run, run, run.  While you are at work you look around and see there are many just like you, although you don't have the time to get too close to them or some times you may even hate the people you work with.  The work loads of you and your coworkers increase so often when someone leaves and the company decides not to replace them so they can have just a little more in the bottom line at the end of the year.  As you read or hear about another corporation closing down here in the US so they can send it overseas to be done for a fraction of the cost they pay you, you began to stress about not if but when it's going to happen to you.  Because deep down you know it is coming and you are simmering with anger due to the fear of losing what little you may have at the moment.   

But let's look at the flip side for just a moment.  The job that you were doing can go to another person who is forced to work twice as long for a fraction of what they were paying you just so they can try and support their family as well.  Often in living conditions that would be deemed close to inhabitable by most of us, without health care, days off, safety regulations or any of the luxuries that the middle class used to enjoy.  And yet you are going to despise that person who is another human being instead of the CEO and shareholders of that company for making this decision for both of you in the first place.  You have been taught to admire these CEO's and shareholders because they are wealthy and sold the false American dream that you too could be just like them.  But can you be just like them?  Heartlessly putting profits before people consistently just so you can fatten your own bank account while you watch the world tear itself apart bit by bit.  These people may look human but they have no conscience, no empathy, no morals and certainly no hesitation about the destruction they cause whether it is laying off thousands of people or sending young men and women to die in a war that was manufactured just so they can either rape the land of it's natural resources or continue to make them even more richer or more powerful.  If fact it's thrilling for them and it causes them much joy to see the heartache they have inflicted.  

They are called psychopaths and they have no problems poisoning the water with lead, fluoride, coal ash and other toxic chemicals while they drink filtered purified water and do nothing that will aid the people in times of crisis.  They have no problems feeding you the cheapest chemical laden stuff that passes for food while they enjoy clean eating to keep their up their health.  They have no problems destroying the land or soil and the air we breathe because it is far cheaper for them to pollute it than not and now they are trying to make it legal so they can get away with killing us for free.  They have no problem selling you pharmaceuticals that treat or manage your health issues they helped cause and they are not interested in curing anything.  It's bad for business and their bank account and now doctors are the biggest drug dealers around these days... all perfectly legal of course.  They are not interested in your education of holistic living and spend millions trying to debunk it's benefits so they can make sure you are completely indoctrinated and dependent on the system they have created for you.  

The psychopaths have made you hate people dependent on social programs such as welfare and food stamps while they themselves are the biggest winners of tax breaks and incentives to do business here is the US.  For the people who were so behind the idea that all welfare dependents should be subjected to a drug test, I'd like to point out that it was another huge win for the pharmaceutical industry for the test are expensive and they have made a fortune administering them but the results showed that less than 8% of the people where actually using and that was the national average. For NC it was about 3%, far lower than the average.  And let's not forget Obamacare that was supposed to help people who couldn't afford or get health insurance due to preexisting conditions.  Never mind that the poor are forced to pay an ever increasing extortion fee at the end of the year for not having it, the price of policies rose substantially, the price of drugs has risen through the roof and again the insurance companies have made another fortune... despite their claim of losing money like BCBS is.  That's their reason for pulling out of some of the rural areas here in NC leaving way to many to either pay the fines or find other outrageously priced plans.

I too am the type of person who goes to work everyday and rarely miss it for being sick.  I cashed in more vacation time than I ever took because I usually needed the money for one thing or another.  I was also frustrated that there were people out there who seemed to beat the system at their own game and I resented the hell out of it.  I felt that if I had to work so very hard to make my way in life that they should too.  But even before 2008 when my world changed forever I would lie in bed at night and think about the corporate world and be even more frustrated at the constant greed I saw in everyday living.  I was tired, stressed to the bone of handling it all with little help from the people in my life and was circling the drain of burn out.  I knew there was no help forthcoming from anywhere else and I made peace with it the best I could.  But I would also wonder what it was like to be able to make ends meet without having to pull all those long hours and actually have time, energy and money to do some of the things I wanted to do.  Then after a while it dawned on me that most of us will never be truly free.  We don't have the freedom to travel to see what else is out there very often if at all.  We don't have the freedom to spend time with the people who matter to us the most or to even do things we have dreamed of doing after retirement such as gardening or whatever makes your heart happy.  Today, I know like many of you, I will work until the day I die and that is economic slavery at its best.  Who needs chains when we can be enslaved by our society with the debt we have upon us to just to survive?

The privatization of our prison systems has resulted in many people incarcerated for the trivialist of reasons and the ones who do perpetuate the most horrific of crimes from stealing peoples livelyhoods or retirements to war criminals, go free and continue to expect for us to bail them out over and over again.  Now I'm not saying that the most violent of common criminals shouldn't be in prison because they should but this system allows those to get out sooner than some people who were convicted on a much smaller crime.  The laws we have are biased, some are just plain unjust and they are not uniformly enforced for everyone.  In this system it matters how much money you have and how many people you can bribe to stay out of jail... that is if they are even caught in the first place.  It speaks volumes that the US has the most incarcerated population in the world and yet crime continues to rise despite what the news is reporting.  More and more people are emulating what they see around them and play into the trap believing that they too can get away with murder, rape and robbery just like so many of the people in power.  Also more and more people who find themselves in situations of hopeless will also find the more they have to do just to survive.  The war on drugs is a complete con job that benefits the phamaceutical industry, the prison system, the government agencies around the world, some of the most violent criminals and of course is being used as another way to break society down so they are more manageable.  A better solution is to decriminalize the drugs to wipe out the criminal organizations and offer treatment programs along with counseling for all those who need it, but again that is not an option for the elite.   

Let's look at the reason we have some of these laws in the first placeAgain it's a measure of our societies health that we have to have laws against things like animal and child abuse because there are so many sick individuals who have no hesitation using and abusing the ones who cannot help themselves.  Unfortunately though, many of the ones who are caught and punished are the ones who are in the lower classes for the people who have much power and money are the really ugly perpetrators of things such as women and child trafficking.  This is happening all over the world and there is so much money in it, I don't see an end in the near future.  Conversely when there is someone who is brave enough to stand up and speak out on what they see whether it is an abuse of power, people or money, those people are treated as traitors and can be labeled an enemy of the state.  They are often stripped of their positions, money and reputations all in an effort to keep the secrets of the elite hidden from your eyes and make you doubt the real truth about what is happening in the world today.    

If you think about or are the type of person to scream at any homeless or jobless people to go get a job, try go finding one yourself first and see just how difficult that is today.  A small hand full may be successful but there are fewer well paying jobs than ever before and I can tell you that from first hand experience.  Never mind the fact that there are 2 to 3 times as many empty houses in America alone than there are homeless people and families living on the street today... and it is becoming illegal to be homeless to boot.  When you hear that the economy is doing better remember that for many of the working poor that were using public unemployment benefits while trying to find said jobs, had their benefits run out and are not considered in the statistics of unemployment any more.  They are the forgotten ones who have been tossed aside and left to die a slow and painful death.  And ask yourself why so many WalMart workers have to use food stamps which is encouraged by the company itself so they don't have to raise the rate they pay their employees.  So if the economy was doing as well as the media would have you believe then why are so many retailers closing so many stores or closing altogether?  Don't be fooled, the US economy is on it's deathbed because it has put profits before people to the point the people can't sustain it and when the GDP in based on people dying of disease, wars that are to be sustained and the ability of the richest of people to become richer... it too will die a slow and painful death.  Where will you be then?  Will you too find yourself homeless and still be angry at them?

For the people out there who can really see what's going and try to do something even if it's just creating a movement or demonstrating for a cause they believe in, you still need to understand that these movements will be corrupted by the powers to be.  They don't hesitate to have agent provocateurs infiltrate these groups and start trouble in the most public way to make you believe that the whole group is like them... to make you fear and hate them too.  On a larger scale this is what happened in other countries where the US doesn't like a leader that was elected by their own people who will not cooperate with the US's plan of world domination and try to lead their country as they see fit, usually for the betterment of the people.  That's why the US and it's allies or criminal corhorts don't ever leave the middle east and continue to carry out false flag operations to make you believe that the evil is out there... instead of being much closer to home.  And never mind all the billion of dollars sent to aid these allies and the continued efforts of the sustainable wars they have planedOur veterans, children, elderly, infrastructure that is falling apart at the seems and you and I of course are not important at all.         

One last disturbing thought for today again has to do with this election year.  While I have no faith in any of the candidates, I thought Trump was the most disturbing of them all.  It boggled my mind that this is what has become of America today but it shows the example of the culmination of everything mentioned in this post.  In some of the circles he is being likened to Hitler and the Muslims are now the new Jews.  Hitler was considered a buffoon by the intellectuals of his time when he first started to rise in power and they never believed he would go far.  He did and never again could very well happen again.  If you are against any of the refugees coming into the country then why are you all for people who destroy their homeland that causes them to flee in the first place?  It just doesn't make sense and if you think it could never happen to you then have lost your ability to remember history and your common sense too.  But on the flip side I understand that Trump is not interested in WWIII with Russia, understands quite well what he is up against with the corruption that runs deep in the government, and may be trying to play the twisted game until he has enough power to try and fix what he sees in wrong and that may be what makes him the lesser of two evils this time around because Hillary sure is a career liar, politician and criminal who will continue to send the world in utter chaos while claiming to fight for us little people.  All I can tell at this time is we will wait and see if Trump is elected over Hillary just what he will do in the log run.    

On the flip side President Putin has done much for his country in fighting corruption to helping his people by encouraging an economy based on healthy goals, to helping his neighboring counties in crises (mostly designed by the US) all the while standing up to the US policies of death and destruction and he is portrayed as the villain in what passes for media these days.  So history is repeating itself and we are hating the people who dare to speak the truth and are rallying for the liars and cheats who will continue to oppress each and every one of us until there is nothing left.  It reminds me of the quote that the germ is not concerned with the health of the host it lives in and will continue to consume the host until it dies, never understanding that it too will die when the host does.  So make no mistake about it, we are being consumed in more ways than one by more than one germ and our ignorance is the power to make it all possible.  

So I understand your frustration at the situation we all find ourselves in.  I share your sadness at seeing what is being done to our world and also understand that there is little we can do at the moment... without a real and true idea of where the problems originate from.  Whatever solution that is offered up by anyone who has any power here in the US is suspect to me because it is either too little too late or it is something that will be sold as one thing then turn into our worst nightmare.  I can see that it will take generations to clean up this mess if it's even possible because it would take every living being with a soul working together to achieve this goal.  That's a pretty large order considering that even our DNA needs to be repaired from all the damage that it has undergone since the industrial revolution started.  And not all people are ready to wake up either.  You can't wake a person up who is not ready no matter how much evidence or proof you present.  All you can do is continue to observe, learn what you can, share what you've learned when you can and prepare for what is to come to the best of your ability.  And remember there are people out there who do care and try to do the right thing even if it cost them everything.  There is hope for us to change and change starts at home...