Hear me out... We live in an absurd world. In a world where high crimes are committed by the wealthy and well-connected, with impunity, without fear of retribution or accountability. In a world where justice is turned upside down; where good, decent people are systematically victimized and increasingly oppressed by a corrupt ruling class.
This is not normal. And yet we are being constantly bombarded by a mind-numbing and powerful mass-media-enabled propaganda machine carefully calibrated to make us believe that this increasingly absurd reality is normal.
No more.You don't have to accept this absurdity; you don't have to accept your enslavement, and subjugation, and manipulation, and oppression, willingly. But not only that; you can join others and take on this new and increasingly fascistic regime made up of an unholy alliance between multinational corporatist interest, their puppets in government, and their useful idiots on the bible-thumping, gun-totting right wing.
Before I proceed please know that I believe to the very core of my being that what I'm about to propose is possible; it's not hyperbole, nor empty words. Please consider the possibility that as you read, if you are doubtful, or get the feeling that what I'm proposing is impossible, that the powers that be will never let happen, that your fellow man is not up to the challenge, that that negativity and feeling of powerlessness may be the result of the powerful propaganda you are being exposed to on a daily basis.
Remember Occupy Wall Street? Thousands and thousands of people in hundreds of cities across the country (and the world), rising in protest and activism against corruption and oppression by a criminal capitalist system. Against a world-wide criminal banking cartel responsible for the wholesale looting of our national treasure (as well as most of Europe), and for plunging millions and millions of people into social and economic calamity and despair.
The movement made great strides, and was responsible for helping millions of people realize the true nature of this increasingly corporatist fascist system, backed up by politicians on the take, a militarized police and national security apparatus acting as corporate goons, and a total information awareness surveillance system. Purportedly done in the name of security, but actually being used to enslave the citizenry.
Now is not time to slow down, give up, become discouraged. It's time to regroup and re-engage, but at a much larger, organized, disciplined, and focused scale.
I'm asking you, you, personally, to step forward, become a leader, and help in saving your country, in removing the criminal cartel that has taken over the country.
As a practical matter, it seems to me that if you meet certain characteristics, you could be an ideal leader...
First, reject the evils of rampant consumerism, slow down, and make an assessment of what you really need to live. Food, water, a roof over your head, some basic comforts. I write this because I know it is possible; that's the way I feel for myself. As long as I have a roof over my head, food, and some basic necessities, and as long as I can take occasional walks with my wife by the beach, or a beautiful hiking path, I'm happy.
Not being obsessed with material things, and consumerism, and appearances, and with keeping up with the Joneses, is actually liberating.
The more I embrace this mindset, the more free I feel, as I think about why Monks do what they do, and about why priests take a vow of poverty--to do God's work (presumably).
I'm not asking you to become a Monk, nor a priest, nor to take a vow of poverty. I'm just asking you to do what you can to understand why they do so, because the world needs you; we need you to be a leader, and step forward, and do sacred work: the work of saving your country from the debauchery of unimaginably greedy men and the suffering, death and destruction they cause.
As a leader you will understand that you need to do the best you can to unplug from the effects of the mainstream media; you will clearly understand exactly how it numbs the mind, it confuses, it lies, it manipulates the masses to accept absurdity.
As you do these two things, reject the corporate ethos of greed and unbridled consumerism and capitalism, and protect your mind from the effects of the mainstream media propaganda, you will start to understand the current absurd reality much more clearly, and the steps necessary to combat it.
As the noise from your mind clears, you will start to feel an inner peace, and strength, and hope. And most importantly, the demarcation between right and wrong, between a sane society and absurdity, become clearer, and as this happens, the steps necessary to defeat the criminal plutonomy will manifest themselves--because those steps are obvious.
We know what they are: we need to remove money from politics; we need to defeat the endemic corruption in cities and states, which have become putrid with pay-to-play political racketeering, etc., etc. What needs to be done is self-evident.
Clean and clear your mind, find peace, meditate (or pray if you must), think, consider ideas on how to take on the plutonomy. What are the options at your disposal? The rule of law? The U.S. Constitution?
Reach others, teach them, share your knowledge, your insights, your commitment for change, your hope for a better world.
And finally, let's put a plan together; let's make sure that the plan is multifaceted; that it has short- and long-term strategies; that it uses all (legal and peaceful) means at our disposal.
For the rebel rousers out there who reject the concept of peaceful resistance, don't give up on it yet... The easiest way for a nascent fascist regime to put down a "rebellion" is when violence is used by the activists. They are counting on it.
Think about this: what do you think would unnerve the corrupt powers that be more, a group of people rising up in arms (prematurely), or 10,000 people doing a highly organized and choreographed flash-mob rally in the middle of a big city, and dispersing at once, once the authorities (i.e., militarized corporate police goons) are called?
Imagine finding out a way to do a massive nationwide work stoppage at a corrupt and oppressive company like Walmart? One day, most of the employees don't show up in the morning at all their store, at the same time.
Before the need for violent struggle, there is almost an unlimited amount of options, strategies, campaigns, tactics, pressure, research, press releases, civil disobedience campaign, targeting political criminal dynasties in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Miami, and hundreds of cities, by massive support of true public servants willing to take on the system.
Truly, the sky is the limit... But you see, there is a lot of work to do; we need you; the country needs you. Be a leader, step up, sign up, enlist, and let's get to work on saving our democracy, and ensuring a better future for the youth, for the future.
Don't worry about the numbers. It all starts with you. One person can affect the future of an entire nation.
Don't be afraid...