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This Is Not A Time For Silence

 

 

Have we finally learned how bad it can be when we embrace hate, ignorance and greed and deny love, truth and compassion for all living beings?

What will it take? The chasm between who we are and who we can be has been widening at an alarming rate the last few decades.

When we sell honor and integrity for bigger bank accounts and houses can we ever get them back?

What does it say about us when we increase expenditures on weapons to kill people and cut funding for children wallowing in poverty?

We’ve gone from a respected leader like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who wanted to bring people together to make a peaceful world full of love, wisdom and understanding:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

to…

“I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

A sexual predator who brags about molesting women, admires Adolf Hitler and spews violent rhetoric about virtually every other person on the planet – residing in the White House. We’ve given him the ability to direct the most powerful military force in human existence. We’ve made possible the potential for this narcissistic man-child to employ nuclear weapons against a perceived enemy.

Leaders should have a sense of morals, wisdom and courage. Today they have money, media platforms and a cunning ability to strip people of their hope and dignity and divide us into dehumanized categories.

We are faceless consumers herded into places of business to buy as many unnecessary items as possible to:

1) enrich the wealthy rulers who would love to gain full control over our lives and…

2) purchase the very self-serve tools of enslavement which lull us into blissful ignorance and are converting us into a society of mindless automatons. We all suffer from this epidemic – even those of us who don’t fall for the corporate indoctrination.

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now.”

The rulers used OUR government to make rules that have helped them build a system of perpetual control and deny basic necessities to a significant portion of the population.

Wake up. Look around. We need to change the rules.

“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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10 comments on “This Is Not A Time For Silence

  1. I guess you liked it. 😆

    I wish this photo was put on every billboard in the country.

  2. Our painful reality. We the people were willingly led to the slaughterhouse. Breaking free will not be easy. Some of us will get hurt in the stampede.

    Young people are awakening to our reality. According to an article in The Nation magazine (Jan15/22 edition), 24,000 people – 70 to 80 percent of them under 35 – have become new members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) since November 2016.

  3. There is hope on the horizon. Let’s hope the solutions to our current predicament aren’t swallowed by the relentless, cleverly insidious manipulations of the rulers.

    Thanks for commenting. Your wonderful blog is educational and, often, a salve for society’s painful ills.

  4. Thanks for your praise of my blog 🙂

  5. a wonderful
    alarm for
    every morning 🙂

  6. Will the people who need to, ever hear it?

  7. perhaps,
    if reprogrammed
    or sent on holiday
    to an island of their own,
    permanently 🙂

  8. Difficult in these days of powerful corporate control, but not impossible.

    This may sound negative, but I believe what might happen is a series of human-caused or human-fed climate catastrophes will wipe out a significant portion of the population and lead to a shift in awareness, leading to a more peaceful world. This would be similar to what happened on a smaller scale in Europe after the Black Plague. The smaller population was able to feed itself more easily which led to a more peaceful existence (for a little while) and advancements in knowledge. Maybe?

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