This is the first thing I’ve written in a while – actually, it’s the first thing I’ve written and posted in a while. I’ve been going through a change lately – no, not THAT kind of change 🙂 – a change in how I feel about and perceive the world. That may sound drastic. Maybe, it is. However, I’m talking about a subtle change. I tried writing a few times in the past couple of months and wasn’t feeling it. I felt burned out. I needed a break so I stayed off the computer for a few weeks. Then, after going back, I was somewhat hesitant and indifferent . I realized I’m in a transitional period in which my writing (and life) is going through a noticable change. I feel less anger – though I still feel determined to do what I can to raise awareness. I feel a little less frustrated despite the fact that everything seems to be falling apart here in this world of buying and selling souls and bodies like so many knick-knacks. I’ve decided that anger and frustration can only make things worse.
OK. I’m rambling. Sorry about that.
Anyway, this “transition” has given me an idea to write about. I see a connection between what I’m currently going through and what we’re all going through collectively. This is a time of transition for the human race. People honestly need to open their eyes (and hearts) and look around. We need to see what’s truly happening and decide to help humanity evolve beyond selfish greed and petty hatred – or help the predators continue destroying the entire planet. No, that’s not hyperbole. It’s what is going on outside of the self-imposed cells most of us exist in these days. And, there is no “in between”, no moderate view. Usually, taking a “moderate” stance simply allows the status quo to continue and appear to be more reasonable. So, don’t fool yourself with convenient, self-congratulatory gratification. Don’t get caught up in the show we’re all just a part of.
There’s far too much distraction from what really matters. TV, movies, the internet, magazines, video games – you name it, it’s out there for people to get lost in. We’re numbing ourselves and abdicating our responsibility for maintaining a civilization.
Ha. Civilization. Now that’s something that’s become nothing more than an intellectual curiosity today. I won’t bother with details. Everyone knows what I’m talking about. Or has their head buried in the proverbial sand.
At what point will a majority (enough?) of the human race wake up and realize that we are committing societal suicide? Just how much rampant destruction and sociopathic, predatory behavior will we accept before people say “No more!” and demand actual change?
Change. That’s another interesting word in the modern world – a word that’s lost it’s actual meaning. Now, it’s merely a term used in public relations to tell people to go back to sleep because everything is alright now. The current imperialistic regime isn’t the first to use it. It’s been used by many to manipulate many more. The Washington, D.C. insiders used it after Watergate to tell everyone that there was only one psycho running the show in the early 1970s. And, people believed them.
Ronald Reagan Inc. used it to start the demonization of Jimmy Carter in 1980 and get the United States of Corporations back on track to dominate the globe. They convinced the masses that Carter was a horrible dictator bent on grinding the U.S. into oblivion. And, people believed them.
Their use of Fascist tactics has been refined since the days of Nazi bootheels pressing deeply into the necks of the masses, of course. And, it’s all the more insidious because of how “successfully” violent and abberant behavior is encouraged without the masses realizing they are devolving as they are played like a child’s game.
To get back to the original point, a transformation of consciousness is necessary and, in my opinion, inevitable. One way or another. If enough people find their humanity, we will evolve beyond the worship of self and possessions. By continuing to embrace a violent system that rewards hate, greed and blind individuality we are blurring the distinction between possessor and possession. And, we will destroy human life on this planet. Life will continue, of course, but not human life.
This is a video I borrowed from NPR as a visual aid:
Let’s be like butterflies and break out of our coccoons.
Peace and compassion.