The world is going the way of an old expression, “Going to hell in a hand-basket”, and you aren’t doing a thing besides watching it happen. What is wrong with you?
There is civil unrest in your communities; there are wars being waged almost everywhere in the world; there are “rumors” of wars to come – yet you do nothing but watch. Do you really think this will just go away? Or do you think this will just get better on its own?
A friend and I have discussed from time-to-time a topic we call, “Everything is as it should be.” This is to say, no matter what we do, these events will happen anyway and for us to interfere is to be meddling. Other friends and I have similar discussions and come to the thought that we are not merely observers here. We were born on this planet, so it is our home. We not only have the right to want better for ourselves, but it’s our obligation for ourselves and for everyone else as well.
I see, in probably my limited vision of what our problems are a few basic reasons for our current mess:
- We’ve become the preeminent consumers. If something is available to be purchased, we’ve gotta have it! There’s no thought about need, just want. Part of the reason for our wanton consumerism is the desire to make life “easier”. Most of the time, those “things” do not make life easier. Also, let’s bring up the loss of privacy most of us have forgotten about. Do you think the only things being monitored by governments and corporations are your smart phones and computers? Think again. Also, if you’ve bought it, someone without the money wants to steal it, hack into it… etc. You’ll be spending more time and money that you thought you gained with your new gadgets.
- Because of our consumerism, if we have jobs, we don’t want to lose our jobs – our security. Without our work, we feel that others will look down upon us, think that we’re not living to our potential – or theirs. Heaven forbid others should see us being less than our peers.
- Fear: we’re afraid of what can, may or almost surely will happen if we speak out. After all, it’s easier to salute whatever flag is waved before us so long as we live comfortably.
- Lethargy: “I’m just too tired after my day of… to get involved.” Or maybe you ask, “What can I do?” Have you ever tried sleeping with a mosquito flying around your head?
- “That’s why I voted. Those politicians are supposed to do my bidding.” Yeah, they’re doing a great job, aren’t they? You voted, then you let them run free with your future and that of our children, and their children. Yeah, you’re the smart one aren’t you?
… by the time I got here, I forgot the other descriptive sentences I thought of, but as you can easily see, the above are some of the “reasons”, or if we’re to be honest, the excuses we give, and/or have heard for not being involved in OUR FUTURE. What’s really being stated in the above is, your own immediate self interest is more important than the future – yours or even that of future generations. As long as you have yours, or have the possibility of getting yours, to hell with anything or anyone else, right?
That brings me to entitlement: a rather short topic. As long as you have yours, and those “above” you and below you leave you alone, you’re comfortable with your gains, no matter how you got them. You want what others have, whether materially or otherwise: those less fortunate than you? “Awww, those poor people. I hope someone helps them.” End of subject.
You’re probably pissed at me by this time, or at least wanting to know what I’m doing that makes me any better. Better? I’m not any better than anyone else, besides, is making a comparison with me going to make life in this world any better? If you’re honest, you know the answer is, NO!
I have friends that concentrate most of their time in working within governments to get them back on the track the forefathers instituted; yet others are fighting against the government for positive change; and there are those like me who work our tails off trying to get those with greater interest in themselves to see that they’re wearing blinders – they don’t see what’s going on around them. Usually this is self-imposed blindness, but no matter the cause, they/you only see what you choose to see. Of note here – some of what you see, hear and understand is not your fault. There is so much misinformation thrown at us throughout each day, we don’t always know what is the truth, deception, cover-ups, or out-right lies. But it is your job to understand what is going on and why. As I stated above, I rather help people see what is so you can decide what you should do. Each of us has different abilities, so why take the cookie-cutter way of working together? Every action starts with thought – no thought, no action.
If you’re one who lives in the U.S.A., this applies mostly to and for you – if you live in another country and you have a similar constitution, you probably should check into the following:
- Seventh Amendment: The Seventh Amendment continues a practice from English common law of distinguishing civil claims which must be tried before a jury (absent waiver by the parties) from claims and issues that may be heard by a judge alone. It only governs federal civil courts and has no application to civil courts set up by the states when those courts are hearing only disputes of state law.Learn more…Amendment VIIIn suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
The Tenth Amendment helps to define the concept of federalism, the relationship between Federal and state governments. As Federal activity has increased, so too has the problem of reconciling state and national interests as they apply to the Federal powers to tax, to police, and to regulations such as wage and hour laws, disclosure of personal information in record keeping systems, and laws related to strip-mining.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Here are the links to the above:
The Seventh Amendment: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/seventh_amendment
The Tenth Amendment: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/tenth_amendment
Before I come to the end, allow me to share something you may or may not have heard or read about recently. The following comes from, “Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear”” My thoughts on this is, if you enjoy your privacy, the future is bleak. To have access to all of that
technology means that every device has to know who you are… wherever you go. If my assumption is correct, how are you going to live in “tomorrow world”?
These two last points are very interrelated. Most everyone has seen this photo, but probably like me, I didn’t know the story behind it. Before I introduce you to the story, allow me to point out there are others in this photo that are not saluting such as the officer in the bottom-center of the photo; he appears to be looking at the cameraman; the officers in the front row are not saluting either, and there may be a couple of others as well. What really makes August Landmesser stand out is the fact that he has his arms folded as if to say, “I’m not even thinking about saluting this twit!” Click here to read the story.
Now to close, with a video.
Many of us that aren’t Muslim have serious concerns about our future, no matter what country you live in. The following video answers a lot of questions, not only that of Islam and its potential threat to the whole of humanity, but to what this whole article is about: What the Hell is the Matter with You? The question is asked by a Muslim student, “What about the peaceful Muslims?” Listen to the reply. I hope you the best in whatever you decide to do, and I hope you’re ready for the future – whatever it brings: