The establishment have pulled out all the stops with the 2016 election, which presents the two most hated candidates in American history. Convincing the American people to accept the old game is no easy task for the establishment. The latest round of propaganda includes the creation of a new super PAC in support of Clinton which was kicked it off with a video featuring wealthy celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Keegan Key and others, edited together to berate the viewer with a very simple message: “We’re rich so our opinions are more important than yours.” The video is entitled Save The Day and if you’ve seen it, you probably weren’t aware that it was a Super PAC created by Hollywood director Joss Whedon.

“But what is a Super PAC?” you ask? Super PACs are a type of independent Political Action Committee (PAC) that are legally permitted to raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals. You might remember that one of the touchstones of the Bernie Sanders campaign was the fact that it did not accept money from Super PACs.

But the Save The Day propaganda video wasn’t the only helping hand Hillary received from her friends in Hollywood, as her subsequent appearance on the mock celebrity interview show “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis further exemplifies the extent to which moneyed interests are willing to go in their vain attempt to distract Americans from their awakening to the realization that there are no political solutions, that the elections are merely a spectacle, and that it doesn’t matter who is elected – continuity of the status quo marches on regardless of whose face is on it. Those who see the corruption but fail to understand the meaninglessness of the presidential circus understandably favor Donald Trump because of his appearance as a political outsider, and to express their fury at America’s dwindling economic status (that took perhaps one of its hardest blows from NAFTA during the administration of Hillary’s husband).

Meanwhile the media have granted Trump billions of dollars in free television coverage to constantly push a message of fear: the Donald is going to usher in an era of Fascism. But doesn’t America already resemble a fascist state? Look around. You ever hear about this endless string of police murders (more Americans have been killed by police since 9/11 than soldiers killed overseas)? You ever hear about the use of slave labor in our massive prison industrial complex that houses nearly two-and-a-half million prisoners (most of whom are there for the victimless offense of drug possession)? Have you been following the violent treatment of peaceful protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline? And how about the NSA’s egregious dragnet surveillance programs that constitute the most invasive obstruction of the Fourth Amendment in US history? Or the elimination of due process and Habeas Corpus through the extraordinary rendition (or kidnapping) of American citizens made legal under section 1021 of the NDAA? Have you watched the slow, institutionalized normalization and justification of torture programs? And what about the unprecedented war against the whistleblowers who have sought to make the American people aware of these simple truths? All of this constitutes the actions of a kind of fascism. We’re there already. So Donald Trump is not the problem. We’re there.

The most recent murders of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina and Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, illustrate the out-of-control nature of America’s particular brand of inverted totalitarianism, which is faceless fascism under a corporate umbrella, and make it all the more obvious that we’re already there. Donald is not our problem.

It’s not just the incremental militarization of police agencies around the country through programs that “donate” unnecessary military gear to the cops with increasingly ridiculous equipment, such as the 8 Apache Gunship helicopters outfitted to brandish anti-tank capabilities that are now in the possession of the law enforcement agencies of Brevard County, Florida.

What’s perhaps most amazing about the string of horrifying police killings is why they’re happening. We’re made to believe that these are random individuals. They’re not. So many of these people are described as neighborhood peacemakers, political activists and community organizers, and they’re being assassinated in broad daylight in exactly the same fashion that the US government carried out the systematic elimination of Black Panther leadership throughout the 1960’s and 70’s. Part of the reason that this is happening has to do with the United States law enforcement community’s relationship with Israel – former Israeli soldier Eran Efrati has exposed the incestuous relationship that American police departments share with the Israeli military; that NYPD has offices in Tel Aviv and that Metro officers are regularly sent to Israel to be trained in the art of suppression, vis-à-vis the Palestinians. This is why the justice system refuses to prosecute the officers responsible for these murders – the murders are not exactly accidental as much as they are coincidental to present day policy. The police are not there to protect you. They exist to protect the oligarchy from the masses. The courts are not there to uphold justice. The courts exist to maintain the subjugation of the masses. So if the purpose of the police and the courts isn’t what we were told, what then is the function of elections?

What is perhaps most ironic is that this has all happened under the auspices of an administration that’s headed up by America’s first African American president, because there are more black men in prison today than were enslaved in the 1850’s, and every single week we’re bombarded with yet another string of videos showing militarized police unnecessarily murdering African Americans or their SWAT counterparts suppressing the ensuing protests that invariably follow. Is Obama simply apathetic about African American lives, or is it simply that presidents do not have any of the authority or power that most Americans ascribe to them?

As outlined by Douglas Adams in the lat 1970’s, “The job of the president is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it.” The President is only a figurehead—he wields no real power whatsoever, and our electoral circus is no different. We get so caught up in it as if elections determine the country’s socioeconomic or geopolitical trajectory – and as if we could even influence them – as if the Electoral College doesn’t determine the outcome, as if the candidate with the most Super PAC money doesn’t always win, as if electronic voting machines in swing states have repeatedly proven to favor the establishment candidate – even when Exit Polls reveal that the machines are counting the votes incorrectly, as if our elections aren’t decided years in advance at the Bilderberg Meetings of the world’s most powerful oligarchs, and as if the founding fathers actually desired a popular democracy in the first place (their idea of a democratic Republic did not grant the power of the vote to women, or Native Americans, or African slaves, or even white men who didn’t own land).

For those paying attention, it was obvious who the oligarchs would crown as the next leader of the American empire as early as June of 2015 when Hillary Clinton’s top advisor attended the annual conference of the global ownership class known as the Bilderberg group in Telfs-Buchen, Austria. If you’re unfamiliar with the Bilderberg group I implore you to explore the investigative reporting of Daniel Estulin and Jim Tucker. But the point is, whenever a political hopeful or their associates attend a Builderberg meeting, it’s a clear signal that the owners endorse them as a candidate who will serve the interests of the corporate machine, and the oligarchs therefore do whatever is necessary to put those candidates into power with their money, muscle and influence. Obama, for example, attended the 2008 Bilderberg meeting in northern Virginia prior to his presidential debut.

So it comes as no surprise that longtime Clinton friend and ally Jim Messina of The Messina Group attended the 2015 globalist conference. Messina also heads up the super PAC Priorities USA, which supported Obama and is now firmly in the Clinton camp. Messina also spearheaded Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, and has just come back to the US after leading the deeply unpopular UK prime minister David Cameron to a surprise majority victory in British elections (of course, David Cameron resigned following the UK’s democratic decision to leave the EU).

Savvy journalists called it like they saw it, reporting that the globalist favorite for United States 2016 election would surely be decided in Austria, where there was little doubt the ownership class would stack 100% of their chips behind the Clinton camp.

The question for the oligarchs since then has been how best to convince an American constituency – who have become increasingly suspicious of corporate power – into accepting an establishment candidate like Hillary as the next Führer of the American Empire. This has proven especially difficult considering the Clinton’s sordid history with pay-to-play politicking through the infamous Clinton Foundation. Despite public awareness of the truth, television personalities like John Oliver continue to signal establishment support for the Clintons by glossing over the most disturbing aspects of the Clinton Foundation, such as:

  • The siphoning of Haiti relief money following the 2010 earthquake that prevented millions of homeless and starving Haitians from receiving aid
  • Profiting from the mowing down of Colombian Rain Forests through the petroleum giant Pacific Rubiales, whose founder Frank Giustra sits on the board of the Clinton Foundation
  • Protecting an African Warlord on behalf of a Swiss mining company called Lukas Lundin that violates international law to exploit Africa’s natural resources and paid the Clintons $100 million to keep the international community off their back for violating international sanctions in Sudan and elsewhere
  • Selling Nuclear Weapons technology to the Chinese to finance Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign in what has become known as the Chinagate scandal that resulted in the indictment and arrest of many top Clinton officials

When it became clear that many liberal, American women weren’t taking the bait of accepting another corrupt Clinton as the “historic milestone” to follow up the disappointment that was the nation’s first African American president, Hillary’s campaign managers resorted to gender shaming women with Madeline Albright’s abominable declaration that there is a special place in hell for women who don’t support Hillary. This is the same Madeline Albright who calmly justified to a bedazzled 60 Minutes television audience in 1996 while serving as Bill Clinton’s UN advisor that the half-million dead children who perished as a result of America’s economic sanctions in the Mid-East was “worth it”. The owners have exposed their arrogant hand by parading a genocidal apologist onto the stage in yet another attempt to hypnotize Americans into accepting our new “Great Leader.” And if there ever really was a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other, then where-oh-where is Madeline Albright’s support for Jill Stein?

So when Albright’s declaration about “women who don’t support each other” backfired, the owners resorted to the one tried-and-true tactic that has worked like a charm in just about every presidential election in our collective memory; the lesser of two evils scare tactic.

This strategy is simple – scare the bejeezes out of the people with an opposing nominee to pressure everyone into supporting the person who has already been granted the palace by the real power players. This is why the media have given so much air time to Trump while practically blacklisting Bernie and outright ignoring Dr. Jill Stein. And let’s not forget that voting machines are designed, programmed and manipulated by the very corporate elites who own the system, and seek to preserve their power by rigging apparently democratic elections; this is why swing states are plagued by voting machine glitches, gerrymandering, prohibitive voter ID laws and even conspicuous acts of outright fraud. Presidents are not elected. Presidents are selected, and not by you or I.

In many ways, Donald Trump is the trump card for the elites – he demonstrates the worst of the worst that this decaying empire is capable of producing. He’s perfect for scaring Americans into accepting Hillary. Moreover, Trump reinforces the faux-feminism of the Clinton Cartel by demonstrating his very own brand of bona fide chauvinism with his beauty pageants and constant mouth-diarrhea. The media have worked hard to turn the 2016 electoral farce into a men-versus-women circus. The problem is that women don’t automatically support Hillary just because she’s a woman any more than men support Trump just because he’s a man. In fact, Hillary’s disingenuous bombast has been described by many as bourgeois feminism – a particularly vile brand of ideological feminism that neglects millions of immigrant women, poor women and the women under America’s bombs.

We’ve been told incessantly that this is “history in the making,” since“never before has a woman run for president!” “What an historic milestone!”

It’s amazing how short some people’s memory is – especially now in the acceleration of the internet age – for the historic occasion referred to in this instance has already been achieved many times over; in 1872 Victoria Woodhull ran for president after being nominated with the Equal Rights Party with Frederick Douglass as her running mate. Then there was Belva Ann Lockwood in 1884, Grace Allen in 1940, Ellen Jensen in 1952, Charlene Mitchell in 1968 –the list just goes on and on.

But many Americans don’t know that – after all, millions of Americans can’t tell you why the 4th of July is a federal holiday.

So clearly, this is not history in the making, unless we radically alter the proposed statement: This is the first time in American history that the oligarchy have chosen a woman who is part of their club to play the symbolic, irrelevant, and ceremonial role of President of the United States.

Fortunately, reading the comment sections of the aforementioned videos and articles reveals an inspiring truth; that after decades of broken promises, blatant corruption and political impotence from Washington, many Americans aren’t buying into the BS anymore.

But such territory is unknown. Charting a course through uncharted political wilderness is a wildly uncertain endeavor, and our tendency to retreat to the familiar side of the river is strong when the water’s currents prove scary and cold. For many, a familiar lie is preferable to unknown truths.

We know that the elections are rigged. We know that there are no political solutions. We know that the banks and corporations are infinitely more powerful than the politicians they control. So why do we default back to this bogus idea that, “This time it’s different”? Why do we tell ourselves that, “This time it really matters,” when our experience tells us otherwise? Why do we delude ourselves with the false hope that, “This candidate might be different”?

Remember Bernie Sanders? He only played his role. When America’s confidence in the political process was at an all-time low, he got people excited about it again. He got people thinking, “Gee, maybe politicians can change this slaughterhouse of world we’re all suffering within.” And then he did what those of us who were paying attention knew he would do: he endorsed the Democratic nominee – just like he said he would two years before his campaign even started – before taking a bow and exiting stage left. In the weeks and months since the DNC he has only betrayed the message of his campaign entirely, parroting the politics of fear and peddling the nonsense of lesser-evilism. The same is true of other turncoats like Elizabeth Warren and Robert Reich, whose allegiance to the system outweighs all logic, and certainly outweighs their genuine concern for the American people. The politics of fear predominates the narrative of every election. It’s obtuse ideology paves the way for exactly what we know is the wrong way to go. And the 2016 cycle is no different.

Even if, by some miracle, a candidate who seems to actually have the best interests of the planet and the people in mind (say, someone like Dr. Jill Stein) was allowed into the Oval Office and sworn in as president, their proposed policy positions will always be massively outgunned by the money, resources and lobbyists of the military-industrial-complex, the oil companies, the banks, the prison system, Wal-Mart, the Koch brothers, Monsanto (oops, it’s Bayer now), et cetera.

If Jesus Christ himself somehow became president, with the Buddha as his vice president, and the 12 disciples fulfilling the roles of secretary of state, defense, treasury, interior, and so on, the system would continue right on the way it always has because it’s structure determines its trajectory. It doesn’t matter who the players are.

America’s imperial system is a self-actualizing feedback loop that grants a monopoly of force and authority to the ownership class by siphoning resources away from anyone who refuses to bow at their feet. Distraction from this reality is the explicit purpose of electoral politics.

This is why Chris Hedges has so repeatedly insisted that “getting the right people to rule” is the wrong question. The question is, “How can you make the power elite afraid of you?”

Then again, perhaps we don’t actually want things to change. Perhaps Americans really enjoy the delicious hatred and finger-licking loathing that each election cycle brings to the table. It is, after all, an entertainment spectacle constituting the greatest show on earth. Perhaps Americans are addicted to complaining instead of actually implementing solutions to our problems. Solutions require work. Complaining is a comforting default. It takes less effort to tolerate and complain about our enslavement than it does to alter the underlying foundations of it. Maybe we enjoy being ruled. Self-reliance, after all, requires personal responsibility. Laziness can never grant or maintain liberty. Boundless infinity scares the weak at heart so we’ve constructed cages of complacency justified by fear.

Perhaps we’re just as addicted to pointing the finger “out there” and blaming external personalities of our collective creation for the way things are. We’re too spineless to face our own shadows so we simply project them onto other people, and who better to point our fingers at than people as corrupt as Hillary and Donald?

Personally, I think they both should be deported to Peru and prohibited from reentering the US until they each undergo guided Ayahuasca therapy for at least a year. And yet the country is being led into accepting both of them as worthy of our praise and admiration.

If we want the world to change around us, the first thing we have to change is ourselves. We would do well to heed the wise observation of French Sociologist Jacques Ellul who proclaimed:

There are no political solutions, only technological ones; the rest is propaganda.” 


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Up With This We Will Not Put

The Revolution Cannot Be Boring

If the deadliest form of violence is poverty, than it cannot be considered an exaggeration to declare that the present worldwide economic policy is a slow-motion genocide. It criminalizes poverty. It provokes suicide. It institutionalizes slavery. It worships exploitation.

We know there are problems, but where are we to direct our energy to combat them? As the call for revolution grows stronger, many on the fence are asking, “But what shall we do?” First we must recognize what we are dealing with so that we can avoid wasting our energies addressing symptoms instead of driving straight at the root cause of the larger situation.

In a competition-based monetary system, pyramid schemes and mergers leading toward an emerging elite which eventually would give rise to a burgeoning oligarchy of immutable owners is an absolute inevitability. In a winner-takes-all, dog-eat-dog system, there will inexorably emerge those wholly committed to acquisition, power and dominance to such a degree that they will stop at nothing to continue to gain more, even when total victory has long since been achieved, and even when they have acquired more than they could expend in a thousand lifetimes.

Major corporations have figured out over the decades how to maximize their profits by outsourcing American jobs overseas. They have figured out that they don’t have to pay their workers, but can instead loan them the money they need to survive with interest that must be paid back. They have figured out how to make products break down as quickly as possible necessitating the consumption of higher quantities of the same goods thus creating larger profit margins for themselves at the expense of their constituents. They have figured out that with enough technological development, the human element becomes less and less necessary to their infantile end-goal of total domination.

In technologically advanced society, incrementally fewer workers are required to produce larger quantities of goods and services for the general population. This phenomenon has been termed “Technological Unemployment,” and is not, theoretically, a bad thing. Technology has freed a large segment of our population from menial, meaningless, repetitive tasks (such as assembly lines) which slowly and methodically drain the life force and spiritual essence from human beings. Technology has the capacity to free us from this monotony. The problem is that our society is still driven by money, and without these meaningless jobs there is no way for the average human to obtain the necessities of life (food, water, housing &c.) which remain commodities for sale whereas they were once taken for granted as the gifts of life. If the population’s only ability to obtain money to afford the necessities of life is by working a “job,” and there is less and less need for such a work force within the overall system, then eventually the system must choose one of two endgame outcomes: change the rules of the game, or execute large numbers of what Henry Kissinger has termed the “useless eaters,” so that the game may continue within its present paradigm under its present ownership. It is up to us as a collective to determine whether the meaning of human life outweighs the imaginary financial costs associated with playing an economic game that is not recognized as real by the natural world.

The math of the situation is undeniable. According to David DeGraw, of the 213 million working-age people in America, there are at present only 100 million full-time workers. This leaves 50% of the working age population to fight over 28 million part-time jobs. And of what few full time jobs exist, 47% of them generate annual incomes under $35k. This data reveals that there is literally no mathematical way for people to keep up with cost of living due to stunning consolidation of wealth at the top.

This increase in wealth has been consolidated so sharply that it is leaving 70% of the population in perpetual debt, thus funnelling public wealth into the hands of a tiny minority, per the system’s explicit structure. Within the architecture of the monetary system currently driving the world and all of its inhabitants off a cliff right now, the initiate sorcerers appointed reign over the magic of money are more capable than ever to create everlasting misery for countless life forms, which extends far beyond the majority of Earth’s human family.

As more of us than ever before are aware of these self-evident truths, the time has come to stop complaining about the oligarchs, banks, and corporations and take action. It is time we begin actively confronting our common enemies that come into our formerly sovereign communities and leverage structures built by our efforts to enslave us.

So what option are we left with? Do we simply shrug our shoulders and internalize the lie that this is simply the way things are? – that our world cannot be changed? – that we are powerless? Is it possible for us to remember the indomitable human spirit within us all that declines to be tamed, rejects injustice, and ignores obvious falsities? We don’t have to hate the people at the top of the pyramid. We don’t have to go to war with the system. We don’t have to fill ourselves with malice for a system which is structured to destroy us. We simply have to stop cooperating.

If you recognize that fossil fuels are contributing to the climate change that threatens all life on this fragile planet, stop consuming gasoline; drive less; bike and walk more. If you recognize America’s military consumes more than 75% of the fossil fuels blamed on American consumers – which in turn directly contributes to climate change – refuse to support the military. If you see that America’s imperialist wars are illegal, become a tax protester and stop funding the mechanisms of the military industrial complex. If you recognize that our income tax system does not pay for the services you expect from government but instead is used as interest payments on a federal debt that balloons to new extremes every fiscal year, stop filing. Stop cooperating with laws which are designed only to inconvenience, disempower and frustrate. If you haven’t hurt anyone or caused anyone any form of loss, you have done nothing wrong and therefore have absolutely no reason to succumb to ontological guilt, bow your head to corrupt law enforcement officials, or kneel beneath the wooden thrones of men in graduation gowns pounding ceremonial hammers.

Stop cooperating with corporations exploiting your efforts for their own profits. if their products are manufactured with toxins that will cause you and your children health problems off of the backs of slave labor, don’t buy them. If their products break down intentionally so you have to buy more of them, figure out how to fix them or find a new source for a similar function. If you find out that a major corporation is funding political corruption or contributing to the destruction of the planet in some way, boycott their products and services. If you recognize that Wal-Mart exists at the expense of your community, deliberately shutting down the businesses of your friends and neighbours, refuse to enter into their stores and find new ways to source your needs. If the only way to source an income to support yourself in your community is to get a job at one of these big box stores thus guaranteeing lower wages for workers who are forced into their ranks, get creative about your life. Don’t work for them. Don’t buy from them. Don’t tolerate their existence. Don’t take no for an answer. Where there is a will there is always a way. When you leap the net will appear. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Stop cooperating with the norms imposed by the lies of the mainstream media. If their narrative disempowers you, stop listening to it. If the message is, “This is the way things are and there’s nothing you can do about it,” shut it off. If their advertisements make you feel inadequate, stop watching them, or better yet, boycott products that require the mind control of advertising to secure their ends. If you see an advertisement for a product, it means you don’t need it. Their lies do nothing for you. Their adverts and electronic hallucinations prevent you from thinking of ways out of this trap. Release your consciousness from their clutches.

Before we can know what to do about the world’s problems, we should first stop participating in the harm we are all collectively imposing. No single raindrop believes it is responsible for the flood. If every one of us recognized the little ways in which we are all individually contributing to the death of us all, progress would be more difficult to ignore. For example, if a product in the grocery store uses excessive packaging for the sake of “convenience” don’t take it off the shelf. It is largely our dual obsession with convenience and entertainment that has contributed to the disastrous mess we all find ourselves in now. Before we can take part in any meaningful activist action for the sake of “doing good in the world” we must first give up the harm we are all causing, or at least recognize the harm we are causing so that we can focus on minimizing it – driving our cars less goes a long way on this front. It’s like a mysterious allergic reaction; you treat it by cutting out absolutely everything in your diet and then slowly adding in different food items until you recognize which ones were making you sick. Many of us may not recognize the systemic harm caused by the seemingly innocuous act of filling up at Exxon, stopping at the McDonald’s drive through, purchasing batteries at Wal-Mart, or blankly staring at the cover of the latest Victoria’s Secret. We must beware of fundamentalism, but at present there seems to be an unacceptable mainstream lack of recognition when it comes to understanding how corporations are transforming our world into a nightmare and why your cooperation with them makes the manifestation of this nightmare possible. But if it is our complicity that allows this insane state of affairs to thrive, then our refusal to cooperate can surely reverse the trend.

Revolution must begin within, but once we have harnessed our will, the course of history will be directed by our thoughts, which will dictate our actions, which will in turn determine the outcome of the habits we form that will either change the world or guarantee we go the way of the dinosaur. The choice is ours, but if we want to remain here it is time to make a total commitment to maturity, evolution and sustainability. It is time we earned our thumbs. If you’re unhappy with the circumstances surrounding us all then recognize that your participation is not optional if change is going to occur. It will not be done by brave men and women somewhere out there – it is going to take every single one of us. 

Humans are incredibly powerful beings. As such, our fully-realized potential is the scariest thing those currently seated at the top of the power structure can conceive of. They are absolutely petrified of what might happen if you and I become fully actualized within these advanced human bodies we’ve been gifted in this profoundly influential moment in history. All of their latest actions indicate a ruling class terrified of a shift they know cannot be stopped or reversed. The militarization of police forces, the evisceration of basic human rights, the intentional decimation of human populations through economic austerity, the criminalization of everything, the standardization of concentration camps as a lucrative business model, the dramatic restructuring of formerly democratic societies under corporate rule through so-called “trade negotiations” – all of it indicates a power structure’s vein attempts to maintain power they have enjoyed for generations that they can feel slipping out of their grasp more quickly with every passing day. But they’ve moved too quickly. They’ve exposed their hand. Their hubris has exposed their true colours. Their arrogance has made such a mockery of the mainstream news  that even the true believers are beginning to see through the façade. It is becoming impossible to ignore. The corruption has become too perspicuous to deny.

We have endless incentives to shift away from a system that works less and less well, because it’s making us homeless, unemployed, depressed, suicidal, malnourished and broken. We don’t have to evoke a perfect utopian society, we simply have to reject the Orwellian, draconian, tyrannical, totalitarian despotism saturating the planet in apocalyptic doom at present. It is not a complicated venture to propose that it might be possible to create a common sense, political system that would provide a vibrant democracy and legitimately reflect the will of the people – it is our destiny.

A global, unified resistance is already under way, and has thus far already begun expressing itself through the cohesive revolutionary enactment of concepts such as Liquid Democracy, Gift Economy, Negative Interest, Internalization of Costs, Social Dividends, Relocalization of Economic Functions, Peer-To-Peer Finance, and Worker Cooperatives. Humanity’s ultimate revolution is not merely a possibility – it is an inevitability. It is not a potential on the horizon of the future – it is already happening all around us. Get on board now or you’re going to regret it later. Don’t let the fears they have installed into your consciousness keep you from reaching toward a destiny that is your birthright. Don’t waste this precious opportunity by choosing boredom, for this is the most exciting time any of us could have possibly hoped to be alive, and things are just starting. The path of least resistance might seem comfortable but it often leads to disaster. Nobody exonerates the Stazi or Gestapo as “brave hero’s” who were “just doing their jobs,” and the historical memory of this period will not be any different.

The task of saving ourselves is one and the same as the task of healing the planet. If we can heal ourselves, we will as individuals feel less need to express ourselves in harmful ways in the world, and will embrace beauty, truth and justice in ways we could not have conceived of before. If we recognize our responsibility to the planet, to each other and to ourselves, we are charged with the tasks of aligning money with the true expression of our gifts, abolishing systems of rule that allow us to abdicate basic responsibilities, and bringing corporations into line with common sense thinking. It is time to actively pursue the edicts of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equity, equality and solidarity. It is time for us to align ourselves with the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and loving compassion. We must now demand a radically altered society and refuse to take “No” for an answer. We must stop asking permission for that which is our birthright. We must never lose sight of the indisputable fact that meaningful change cannot come from within the system and will not be surrendered wilfully from those at the top of it.

Dispel of the fallacy that you’ll see any reform whatsoever from people who already have jobs in oak-panelled rooms with leather seating. Eradicate the notion that we can solve these problems politically because it is precisely via the political process that we have arrived at this situation. Remember what has amounted from the “Hope” and “Change” campaign slogans of Obama and puppets like him – just more of the same. So-called leaders are chosen from the ranks of the elite and presidents are determined for us based solely on which candidate garners the maximum campaign financing. They can’t change the system for us because the true power brokers put them where they are to take the heat for the decisions being made at our expense. They won’t change the system for us because they’re not going to bite the hand that feeds them. As such they do not represent us or our interests. How could they? After all, we the people are utterly incapable of contributing billions of dollars to their campaigns in the manner that the Koch brothers and other oligarchs regularly do. This system is not broken as far as they, the owners, are concerned, for it works exactly the way it was engineered to work – benefiting a few brazen criminals at the expense of everyone else.

We would do well to constantly remind ourselves that real change will not be delivered within the machinery of the present system, no matter how desperately we wish to believe in such delusional wishful thinking. It was recently proven, for example, that the United States – the apparent shining city on the hill – the supposed free world – is in fact not the democratic Republic we believe it to be, and this was scientifically proven. In their collaborative report, Testing Theories of American Politics, Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page concluded:

“The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

The 100 largest corporations in the world control governments through lobbying, donations and blackmail, fund academic research so the scientific view of the world adheres to their perspectives, and dominate global consciousness by vandalizing our media with their peculiar philosophies.

Any discussion of incremental change or modest reform is sheer futility at this point. We’re rapidly plummeting toward not only the extinction of our species, but the complete destruction of all known ecosystems on this planet. The time for change was yesterday. The time for radical change is now. All else has failed. All other alternatives have been exhausted. It’s time for a revolution. The only question that remains is, what kind of revolution will we give birth to? Another false revolution financed, steered and guided by those at the top that will once again guarantee their dominance within a new system in the end? Will we bring about yet another steam-valve revolt that does little more than temporarily relieve the overwhelming tension all around us? Whatever kind of revolution we choose, we’d better choose quickly, for the window to change things by means of non-violent methods is closing rapidly before our eyes.

cheGabrielle Lafayette is a journalist, writer, and executive producer for the Outer Limits Radio Show.
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