That’s pretty much the mantra for the year, isn’t it? Literally, the world is burning up. Politically, I’ve never been more discouraged.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Our ability to sustain a constructive defiance to monied interests is becoming dulled by the constant onslaught of new “breaking news” in the 24/7 media. This is really dangerous.
The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population.
The “fake news” sensation that is sweeping the country can seem a bit scary. It’s scary not to know what to trust in. It’s scary to learn that what you held as truth may, in fact, be not.
I’m here to remind us of our environmental, anti-war, and freedom of speech victories that people on both side of the aisle accomplished despite corporate corruption of government and career politicians.
Everyone will find different ways to make their truth heard. Sometimes those truths clash. How can we solve those without violence?
Why now? I see so much pain and fear. The world is shifting. It kind of has to. It is due for a shift and the long-held dominating power structure is shifting away from white men.
Your ego, your freedom, your privilege. Is any of it earned, or even real? But the plight of our brothers and our sisters is real. Let’s focus on that.
A complete corporate coup d’etat. A takeover of the state and a reemergence of divine power only rivaling that of long dead kings and popes. And the verdict? It’s worse than we imagined.