Do we really want to see the end of the world? Are we supposed to quietly sit back and let a sick authoritarian system dominate us and take us literally to the end of all life on earth? Do we really support the mindless pollution of our necessary resources? Should anyone be considered entitled to pollute our air, water and soil for profit and leave us no means to keep ourselves and our future children alive and healthy? Who has the right to decide for everyone else that they can take it all and we don't get a voice?
There is no such person or country or organization. No one owns our world or has the right to call any shots for anyone except themselves. We all own the planet because we're a part of it. It belongs to us. It's resources belong to all of us and they are there, free for the taking. The earth sustains us, it always has. It's our birth right.
Who has the right to decide it won't support life anymore? We need clean air, pure water and unadulterated natural food to sustain our lives. These are not optional, they are required and without them we will die.
Air is the most critical because we will die within minutes without it. That makes it pretty darn important, even without a scientific study to back it up. It's obvious, and just the kind of thing that "experts" take forever to figure out when everyone else already knows it.
Water is the next most important concern because we can go without food for weeks, but we cannot go without water more than a few days. Water must be pure and clean because it cleanses our bodies. It's the rinse cycle of our amazingly complex inner workings. It washes out toxins and dead cells, it hydrates our organs, eyes and brains, it keeps our skin healthy and beautiful, our lips free of cracking and peeling. It's a very important part of staying alive and healthy, and it too is not optional. We will perish without it.
Real natural food is the only thing that can feed our living bodies. Real food is alive. We eat life to maintain life. Food has been real and natural for tens of thousands of years, it is all our bodies know, and it is all they need. From food our bodies can build themselves, they can draw whatever raw materials they need to affect healing and repairs, and keep us healthy and energetic. The bulk of natural foods is used to keep our natural plumbing clean and free of clogs and that's no small thing. Fiber is gentle enough to go through our system, but abrasive enough to scrub the colon walls, removing parasites, toxins and other kinds of build ups that would ultimately lead to our getting sick, diseased and dying far too soon.
Air, water and food are not optional. They are the most basic three things that everyone needs in order to stay alive and to have and maintain real, vigorous health. To the extent they are poisoned, degraded, toxic, and artificial is the extent we are not getting our most basic needs met. We will obviously begin to suffer ill health and a variety of diseases. We will grow weaker, dumber, less energetic, less able to navigate through life effectively. Our children will be born weaker, smaller and less able to thrive.
Earth provides all of it's life forms with what they need to survive and thrive. Every creature needs clean water and air, and safe natural food sources. We have always had these things and they have sustained our species for thousands upon thousands of years. But today there is nowhere on earth, no matter how remote, that doesn't have traces of manmade toxic chemicals in the lakes and rivers and streams; or in the ice in remote Antarctica, or in the air that everything must breathe.
The air and water in our cities and homes is a nightmare of crud and filth. The nuclear energy and bombs our government is so profoundly in love with have decimated our best farm lands all over the country because the factories that make this nuclear death soup are not safe, they are not sound. They leak, and they irradiate our rivers and our soil, and the radio active particles settle on the ground, go into our food and we eat them. We breathe them. We are dying from them. We are all in a constant bath of toxic gases and liquids, pesticides and biochemical concoctions, and of course the nightmare of radioactivity which poisons an area and cannot be cleaned up. It turns entire cities and vast acres of fertile farm land into desolate wastelands of death that continue to kill for billions of years.
Who on earth has the right and the privilege to decide to destroy precious dwindling farm lands, poison once pristine rivers and lakes, and combine the genes of foreign species for our food, without our knowledge or consent? Is there a human being in the world who has this entitlement? Is there someone walking amongst us who's rightful call it is to determine that some will die for the sake of industry, without warning them or even telling them to move, without helping them as they slowly perish in frustration, legal costs and finally lose everything?
Who is it that calls these shots? Wouldn't we all like to have a chat with this Mr. So Important person? What makes him so special? What entitles him to spread DU all around the middle east, and allow it's particulate to be carried in the wind to literally every corner of the world?
Who decided that economies and corporations were the top dogs of planet earth and that money is power and with it comes a world of special power and privilege? When some very few people with incomprehensible wealth hoard ill gotten trillions they'll never need or use or want, how does this translate into making them the right kind of people to run the entire world? What are their qualifications? Business acumen is not a qualifier, business has nothing to do with what humanity needs or cares about. Money is not a qualifier, it's a tool. If I had a million hammers could I run your life? I don't think so. Money is not an entitlement to more of everything than anyone else can have. It is not a blanket free ride to buy our government out from under us and subordinate us to whatever whims and goals they might possess. Money has nothing to do with the person who has it. They are not their money. Money, in fact, is one of the most irrelevant things in the world. If it all disappeared tomorrow, we would all be fine.
We would all be fine because the vast majority of us have very little of it, and we're used to that. It would only be the greatest nightmare of all time for a couple dozen twisted old white men, who have more of it than even makes sense. More than they could use in a thousand life times of regal high living. Men who are so obsessed with money and wealth and getting more that they are dysfunctional human beings, disconnected from the meaning and value of life.
These men aren't the natural choice to decide the fates of billions of human beings and all of the life forms on land, in the sea and in the air. They aren't interested in anything that doesn't bring them more wealth and power. They see the earth in terms of digging it up for it's resources, and leaving it broken and destroyed. They don't care about the pollution of their gigantic industrial complexes, they care only about profits and growth. They don't lose any sleep over newborn babies with over 200 industrial chemicals already present in their bodies. They don't care about the state of health dropping drastically from the poison and garbage they package as edibles and take no responsibility for. When we grow obese from their artificial fat laden foods, our arteries clog, our bodies get sick and their pharmaceutical plants churn out expensive drugs to help us lose weight and keep us on refills for the rest of our lives in order to keep our over burdened hearts from bursting in our chests.
They run commercials to shame us for our poor health and weight gain, and they parade out skinny models who look like they're at death's door and they tell us look, this is what you should look like. If you don't look like this you're a fat pig and should feel great shame. It's all your fault that you're sick and tired and overwhelmed. It's all your fault that life is nothing more than getting up in the morning to the sound of an alarm and going off to work for us, so we can get wealthy off your labor.
These are the men who look at war and it's machines as so very profitable. They like war, it's great for business. So what if millions die, they all had to die someday. The important thing is that they get very, very rich every time there's a clash. In fact, whenever possible they enjoy getting those clashes going. It's only business, it's nothing personal.
Excuse me but I have to disagree. This is about as personal as it gets.
More and more we are able to clearly see that a certain mind set is invading our world and it's changing our lives, but not for the better. Who these people are and what their game plan is, we don't know. But we do know what we can see with our own eyes, and what we are seeing is alarming. Things are past the point of critical. We are truly being threatened, our very survival is tenuous, precariously balanced on the tip of some fat cat's cigar. International unrest makes no sense, we're all people and we all want peace. We don't want these wars, we don't want to fund all of these horrible weapons, and we don't want to live in fear. None of us chose what these players have put into motion, and nothing is standing up to stop them. They are cutting away all of the restrictions that used to bind them and keep them from doing exactly what they're doing now. Our military is weak and bankrupt, lacking the most basic things it needs to protect us. Our police force is becoming ever more militarized, and swat teams are used to deliver simple warrants often with terrible damage being done to innocent people. We have a president who finds Geneva suddenly too "vague" to be able to pin down it's intent, though no one before him has expressed any inability to grasp it's purpose.
We have a country bowing down to total domination in the name of safety and protection. It is wholly unconcerned with the loss of our God given rights, the imprisonment of citizens without a warrant, without evidence and without the legal right to a lawyer. Everything we stand for has been systematically disassembled and laid at our feet with a smirk, and no one's phone calls or emails bypass the national security mechanism. We are all a threat to the state, and today none of us are safe in our own homes anymore. The biggest threat of all is our own government's domination and the growing belief in our population that this is how it should be.
Total submission to the will of authority, unquestioning obedience, and total support of the government. We worship the experts they condone and we believe that doctors are infallible and only concerned with our well being. We believe the talk show hosts and the television news, and if they say they are fair and balanced then we know it must be true. They would never lie to us.
For those of us who are not swept up in this authoritarian take over of America and it's values, what we see playing out around us is frightening. We know where this will lead. We know that if left unchecked it will keep getting worse until it gets so bad that everything and everyone is threatened.
Those who are caught up in it are vocal supporters, filled with hate and recriminations, they dismiss facts and ignore reason. For them, obedience is the mark of a true American, and no wrong can be done when we obey our Commander In Chief. No matter how it looks, no matter how hopeless it seems, no matter how many people have died, if he says stay the course and do the surge, they are there. All that's missing is a rousing cry of Heil Hitler.
We have to face the scariest truth of all time. These people are in control and they now have the technology to wipe every living thing off the face of the earth; and the thought of total annihilation doesn't seem to bother them. Their total disconnect from reality may scare the pants off us, but to them it feels like perfection. It is God's will. The end justifies the means, we can do no wrong, and we must win at all costs.
They are insane. We are in danger. And we know they must be stopped. We have to face that and we have to decide which way it's going to go. Who is going to steer this ship, them or us? We either have to choose to fall in with their lockstep and become one of the hive minded true believers who are willing to blow the planet to smithereens and wait for Jesus; or we have to realize that these people don't have the right to destroy this perfect, beautiful, irreplaceable world, or to determine our future, or to deny our right to live in peaceful prosperity without war and violence and profiting off the deaths of innocents. It doesn't have to be that way. It's not up to them. But if we want it stopped it's up to us to stop them. If we don't speak up it's the same as saying, "Help yourselves." It's permission.
The time has come to choose. There is a moment ahead where the choice will no longer exist. It will pass and it will be gone forever. Untold horror is guaranteed to follow and we know this. We have to choose and we have to do whatever it takes to get these crazies back into their cages where they can be true believers all they like, without hurting anyone else. Tell your family, tell your friends, and spread the reality around where everyone can see it. This is it. Choose. What's it gonna be? War or Peace? Domination or freedom? Mind control or free thought? Cooperation or force? Money for weapons or money for helping humans?
Print up flyers. Talk about it at the bar. Let's get it into public discourse, and we better make the most of the time. We can do this. All that needs to happen is that people realize that we're on the brink. And don't ever buy into the idea that we're powerless, that's a total lie. We out number them by hundreds of millions and our power lies in working like termites to undermine their power and take out the floor from underneath them. Talk about it. Everything that ever happened started by talking about it. We can all do that.