My guess would be that if you’re reading this blog you’re well aware that there’s a lot going on beneath the political circus that’s put on for our entertainment. You’ve watched Zeitgeist, and Inside Job, and Thrive. And you know that the real change is happening outside of politics.
Whatever system we eventually create, it will happen because all of US are making it happen…together. Politics merely reflects what’s happening, the desires of those “behind the curtain” and the old tribal mentality. It will eventually be outgrown…but for now, political decisions do have consequences of which we need to be aware, therefore we still need to pay attention to the current US political election.
And what a circus it is! Welcome to GOP Bizarro World, where the inmates don’t see the wonderful positive changes that are happening in the world – because their world does not include places like Europe. Or Canada. Or Iceland. Or Costa Rica. Nor do they see the devastation of pollution from the toxic industries they support — but boy, do they hate that “evil” EPA.
And how they love fetuses — but they’ll be damned if they help feed even one poor baby or child. That would be “socialism!”
They sure DO see skin color, though, and rigid sexual stereotypes…and those nasty unemployed people and poor people who are somehow a threat to their way of life. And those horrible powerful teachers, nurses and firefighters…why who let them into Amerika? Let’s not even get started on anti-American unions!
We know that the entire system needs to be radically changed. I’m excited to see our civilization slowly become more just, fair, egalitarian, more environmentally conscious, and I see global indications that we are as a species slowly moving into increasing justice and fairness. As the old civilization fades away, it is bringing out the extremes of positive as well as negative. On the positive side we’re seeing cleaner technologies, an effort to clean up our messes, reforestation, and smaller-footprint living growing as people become more aware.
Yes, the United States is behind the curve at present, largely because of the influence of money in our politics — but we can see great strides being made in alternative energy and equality all over the world…and I believe that this more enlightened approach will eventually happen even in the states.
Every system, from the global climate to the world economic system is changing. Consciousness is changing too, as countless millions of people are working toward a better world. Mass world-wide collective meditations for healing compliment on the spiritual reality the giant global Occupy movement physically working for change. Rather than react to the negative, our task is to be acutely aware of it, while creating positive change in our personal lives and our world.
Every small step matters. Alternative energy and neighborhood gardens are happening now. People are working on solutions and coming up with innovation. Change is in the air…
But here in the USA, it’s “election time”. Irrational people making ridiculous claims dominate the corporate news; they’re treated as though they actually have something to say. Nobody is laughing in their faces, or calling for an ambulance to take them for mental evaluation. Political ads outright LIE, and since the financing of such ads is secret, nobody is held accountable.
Something must be driving the wealthy elite to spend billions to purchase this election.
Why would they bother if it really didn’t matter who was in office?
Even the wild-eyed Ron Paul followers are being dissed by the GOP. Why?
I believe it has to do with the direction our country will be taking over the next half century – as determined by the next Supreme Court.
It may also have something to do with the various crimes and investigations many of the bribers, er…I mean, “donors” are under. These “contributors” include Sheldon Aaronson (Casino king, under various corruption investigations) and the hyper polluting Koch Brothers (tens of thousands of pollution violations across the US). Perhaps they just don’t want to pay their wrist-slap fines.
Why else would the GOP be working so hard to stop minorities and the poor from voting in “swing” states? Between requiring photo ID that millions of legitimate voters do not have, to cutting voting hours in Democratic districts (while expanding hours plus weekends for voting in republican districts)…something interesting is afoot.
- It has been said that the choice in this US election is between a constitutional scholar and a plutocrat.
- Or you could look at as being between an individual who worked to earn his moderate wealth and an exorbitantly wealthy guy who inherited his money and multiplied it by destroying American jobs.
- Or simply between a well-educated intelligent man and someone who believes in the power of magic underwear.
It seems ironic that people as progressive as I am are defending Obama, who is actually quite conservative – but sane conservative, rather than the new radical crazies that we call conservative today. Today in US Politics, a true liberal Progressive couldn’t run for president.
I see a time when we no longer need hierarchical structures and Presidents or Kings, but are truly communities working together for a better world. I see it beginning already. But for today, right now, as the US enters another election season, let’s discuss the two visions being offered.
Anyway you look at it, Obama, as an educated professor of constitutional law, could have worked for a law firm and raked in big bucks for himself. Instead, he was willing to forgo a huge lawyers salary to work for the benefit of Americans as a community organizer. The GOP has derided that decision with a sneer, as if taking a pay cut to help ones fellow human beings is really a terrible idea — yet it reveals a bit of the man’s motivations and compassion.
He is intelligent, and he has at least some will to move forward into the future, albeit slower and far more cautiously that I believe is necessary.
I do NOT agree with his continuation of the US foreign policy of aggression in the oil rich countries, and I am certainly not in favor of his opening up so much of our land to oil “exploration” and other toxic, outdated 20th-century style energy development. It’s ironic that Obama resembles a 1970s Republican in policy…and is now accused of “socialism” by every crazy republican that can get hold of a megaphone.
Yet it goes without saying that Obama is a gigantic improvement over any regressive teabagger out there. Sadly, being a moderate is, in today’s TEA/GOP mind, equals being a “socialist”. And of course, even though they can’t tell you what a “socialist” is, they know its a “bad thing”.
- Romney, king of the 1%
Mitt Willard Romney, the billionaire who hides his wealth offshore and reportedly paid NO TAXES at all for 10 years, is the Republican nominee. Mittens now insists we should just trust him and believe that he paid a pathetic 13% , but he won’t show the last dozen years in tax returns as is customary. We should just trust him, like all those suckers whose jobs he sent offshore.
Gee, pity the poor filthy rich Vulture Capitalist. I pay 35% on my small business because I’m not rich and I actually work, rather than manipulate currencies and offshore jobs. It’s almost inconceivable that a man who increased his inherited wealth by destroying American jobs and evades paying his share of taxes could possibly run for President, isn’t it? Could this be a huge experiment to see just how mind-controlled the American people are?
It almost seems like the GOP/TEA statements and platform are so anti-humanity, anti-thought, and anti-planet… it almost seems that they are trying to elect Obama by offering such a disgusting contrast.
Welcome to Republican Bizarro world – up is down, war is peace, compassion is weakness… and the inmates run the asylum!
- Ohio’s Columbus County GOP Chair openly admits to suppressing minority vote (deathandtaxesmag.com)
- Can the GOP Convention be Amusing? (crazyemailsandbackstories.wordpress.com)
- What YOU Can Do About GOP Voter Suppression Laws (crazyemailsandbackstories.wordpress.com)