We are stuck between a rock and a very hard place and our leaders do not seem to care nor want us to realise how critical the current situation is. Humankind should be living as one big family on one organism, the Earth. Sadly man is embroiled in a war with himself. The CEOs, the lobbyist, the people in charge of the economy, the ones owning authority at the highest levels must be blind or if they aren’t, then are deliberately turning a blind eye on what’s important right now. They are too busy building their own little Xanadu and they couldn’t care less and wouldn’t give a shit if we all die.
Unfortunately the vast majority of humans living on this Earth hasn’t realised this blatant reality. What we see on the headlines right now are mostly about the war against Isis, Russia or more recently, Venezuela. What should be our primary concern right now is that we are facing the most severe environmental crisis in the history of this planet. Deforestation is at a rate of thirty-six football fields per MINUTE! Floating Trash Island the size of Texas across the Pacific, half the world’s species have been wiped out in the last 40 years because of habitat loss and pollution. In just 30 years climate change has already caused a tripling of natural disasters that will reach a tipping point by the year 2020.
What are our leaders doing about it? First of all you must abandon thoughts like: Governments represent us and fight for our needs. OK..The Pentagon is the biggest public institution in the world but did you know that the said Pentagon is exempt from all international climate treaties? The radicalism used speaks for itself and the disinformation has reached such a point of absurdity that the Department of Environmental Protection of Florida has banned the terms ”Climate change” and ”environment sustainability” from all reports and e-mails. This is what we should be hearing about but a government that is overridden by economics concerns would never even dare to displease its main sponsors. That goes without saying. It has been seen over and over again, big oil companies funding an environmental company saying that the planet heating is a human wrongdoing is a scam. As for fighting for our rights I would rather say they keep people fighting because it brings them more money. Fuck the dead!! We’re insured!!
They pay some guy who pretends to be a scientist, or is sometime one for real to say whatever they want him to say that comes in contradiction with the truth and it doesn’t really matter what he says, it just plants the seeds of a doubt. This works even better when there are never proofs of anything, when it’s a matter of a way of thinking or ideas but let’s get back to the subject here.
You know I wasn’t fully aware of a lot of things before the first of the latest economic crashes. I started to want to be more informed about how the economy works, what happened in 1929 when the economy had its first big crash? What was done about it? I didn’t follow a course at the Uni or anything like that but I watched some acclaimed documentaries and read some established facts about past events and posts and listened to personal advises, etc. The only result I could get to is very simple. Economy is made to be seen as complicated so that you do not see what a scam it is. It has been for a long time in fact (a precise date would be hard to determined) but as long as the middle class is healthy, people never had too much problems, and I think it’s a pretty good way to see things.
After the Crash in 1929, Franklin Delano Roosevelt put in place a few very simple but effective down to the ground rules that made sure it would never happen again. Never the less, ever since then, a coalition of people who had economic powers such as bankers and CEOs and such began to take down those measures one by one even if some well advised, competent economic observers were crying wolf, it didn’t stop them and it took them years and years before everything was set. It went down perfectly. Maybe it ended before but everything was already in place. They knew what hey were doing and when it was time to pay, they held hostage a government (the government of the United Sates) and made people like you to pay for it while they pocketed the money by billions, swallowed their rivals and got the most strategic jobs in the government, economically wise. So the solution here is quite obvious, let’s get back to the good old New Deal, so brilliantly proposed by Roosevelt so that the economy stop doing those crashes that touches precisely those middle class people who have bought a house and so forth…. But the cut is a lot deeper than that… In my opinion, we should remove money from the equation. Built our new society based on something else than money. It would be about time, if you ask me.
The middle class is disappearing and the CEOs and the elite are the big bosses now and they don’t care about what people say. They have benefitted from the experience in the 60’s and the 70’s and now they don’t have a bit if a shame to use armed forces at the first sign of discontent from the people, to any people, they make no discrimination based on sex, religion or color. Actually that’s not true, they will more likely target you if you are poor, too old or too young and black. They even tried to have the army implicated in civil matters but they were a few unforgivable mess done and for some reason the ”private army” concept was considered too radical yet. and anyways, there was a much easier way to do the job. They simply armed the Police with the best protection and/or ammunition the army could provide them and painted it with the words POLICE on it. Simple. They are not scared of you. They have the means to make us shut up and they did during the Maple Spring in Montreal in 2012. I saw it. I also saw it at G8 summits around the world and many, many, other instances.
So what is there to do against such ruthless, merciless but powerful enemies?? A few years ago I would have told you that with the internet it could have been done. But the disinformation has already spread like a bad infection on the internet and I’m not even mentioning the millions and billions of dollars that have been spent around the world so that nothing that we write is secret anymore. It is a well established fact. Google Prism for a starter or go right to everything Edward Snowden revealed. If you weren’t aware of this I promise you will have a blast or an attack. Depending.
To this point I had already realised something is definitely wrong with our leaders. Let’s make this simple and clear. We live in a world in which an Elite that is around 1% of the international population holds 50 % of all the wealth in the world. We have 90% of useless votes because we only own 10% of the all the money…Barely making it and the gap is only getting bigger. That is the reality that has been created and that we live in every day. That one doesn’t change, and if it does, it will be only for the worst. Our leaders and our authorities do not represent us at all. They represent those who fond their bank account and their political campaigns. Karl Rove, one of the Senior Advisors of Georges W. Bush said: ”We are an Empire now and when we act we create our own reality and while you’re studying that too judiciously, we will act again, creating other new realities which you can study too and that’s just how things will sort out. We are history actors and all of you will just be left to study what we do”. And I have to admit he is right. I know the future is bleak. But there are solutions. We have to face the fact now that things will not be resolved by walks and sit ins, etc..BUT still can help a great deal.I just think the momentum has to be perfect. That’s all.
You know, when the Maple Spring came, I thought we were on to something, I thought that people had been feeling the same despair about everything that was going on, This started as a protest by the students for an important raise of the scholar fees but there were similar and spontaneous manifestations too around the world, either to support this one or for different reasons but they all happened simultaneously so I thought we’re back!!! The general disbelief and anger against this implacable heartless, adversary, bullet-proofed by money, totally deaf to our needs and immune against any humanity, generosity and respect. I was so proud of these kids! They were Heroes! …just for one day.. (figure of speech of course but it was short-lived)… I was surprised by all the anger that was directed towards the peacefully manifesting students, mostly due to the fact that it came from the ‘‘baby-boomers” generation, a generation whom had manifested during the 70’s on countless issues in countless ways. Let me just remind you that the use of deadly force in North America is far from being a new thing. As a matter of fact, on May 4th, 1970, four Kent State University students were killed and nine injured when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire during a demonstration protesting the Vietnam War. It made me angry to hear those same baby-boomers making threats, spreading rumors about ”a dangerous and violent spoiled youth that had turned into dangerous criminal anarchists” and having no respect or sympathy for those bright young kids, teachers, intellectuals and various defenders of the right to education from all ages and class. Dissing this wonderfull movement that had taken place by repeating time and time again all the this disinformation that was spread around at the time and didn’t make sense whatsoever.
I dutifully noted Anonymous who made their contribution . I really thought it was amazing and had faith that this might caused everyone who was unhappy in their own little corner and finally bring out everything that is wrong in this world and that those 90% of the population would count for once. I also took note that to be able to accomplish anything significant, the participants had to be somehow…. anonymous, at least for a certain time..
I do not pretend to have all the answers. As you have probably noted already my position against those already in a position of authority and leadership is that they have to be replaced, that they do not represent us, live in a different reality, have no idea whatsoever of our realities, are gaining richer and richer as we get poorer and poorer, are ruthless, heartless, etc. Of course there are some good politicians here and there but the GREED seems to be contagious and I have no faith anymore in the treachery of most leaders. Some country have made enormous progress with very little… Cuba made miracles in his program to train doctors from around the world and in his healthcare program in general. And there are more… I think that every person who can be heard must not only shout it out loud but not only talk the talk but also walk the walk.
One person has had my attention for quite a while now and I know some of you are going to go yeah yewah..we know… Banksy blah blah blah… But this guy has a way to be heard, what he says he dead on and he is anonymous. Maybe not for the secret services but to most of us he is. I think it is people like him that still make a difference.
Give us hope. Make us laugh. A swift kick in the Ass. Question Yourself. Question ourselves, our way of life, we have to find a way to appropriate ourselves our civil right and duties. We would ideally have to find a way to do it in a way that is in accordance to our deepest most primary rules. Because the down to earth people who will make a difference are not heartless. I don’t think it could be done the violent way the French Revolution was done…It is when we try to find a way that you realize how clever and brilliant people like Gandhi are. I do think that one can’t let religion interfere too much with the politics. It never was a good thing because religion is such a personal thing. It always will be. Some people will always use religion to gain power. Having political and spiritual power is a weird thing.
I feel we have discovered we are each a country in some way. We have our own colors, mythology, beliefs, habits, way of dressing and so forth… We are ”Branded” but comes a time when you discover that branded means something else and you must not forget you are not alone, yes you are unique but you need someone else in your life or you will die or if you don’t you probably be really sad and unhappy. We must relate and communicate, communicate and communicate.
If I get my say in this ideal world I sometimes foresee in people. The leaders in charge would be real examples of what hey are saying, not a good-looking puppet that people get. They would have to be real. They would be there because their ideas and caring of the people are true. Not because they have more money for their campaign and are backed by this and this company..C’mon..We have totally absolutely lost our basic views on what our kids should inherit as their world. We must take the interest of the people first, even if it means less money on the short run but saves our lives in the long run, I simply cannot understand what led us to such despotism. This new world has to be built around something else than money. We have to take into account the fact that woman and family are the base of the well-being of our civilisation. They should be treated equally for what they do if not more than men. It may sound a little old fashion but it is not. I am totally on par with a lot of what women say nowadays. We also need the women of Islam to stand up. We need all the love a mother has for her children. Our leaders must want what is good for their children, for their people. These are all good intentions but the world is running totally the opposite way right now IT HAS TO STOP. We all know deep inside that something is very wrong. Time is running fast. We must find a way to make the momentum happen. We all know it’s time, let’s all set our watches in synch NOW!… Because first of all, it’s time to kick some serious ass, anyways which way you can but remember that an open mind doesn’t mean you have to crack someone’s skull, do not get me wrong!! We all have our strengths, let’s put them to work at once!