[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
It seems I’ve taken a liking to thinking and writing about things that most people either can’t see for themselves or simply don’t want to think about or discuss with each other. What I’m about to say is nothing new; in fact it’s as old as man’s time on earth, older than written history.
Have you ever noticed that every time “they” get rich, we get poorer? Every time “they” begin a new enterprise we end up their slaves? Every time “they” start wars, we, and those “they” call our enemies, are the ones who die?
Have you not noticed that as the quality of life on the planet deteriorates due to “their” endless manipulations in search of profit, it is we who get blamed; we who must scream, yell, holler, demonstrate, make fools or ourselves and set ourselves up as targets for their police forces and the para-military forces in order to squeeze a tiny bit of temporary survival from their greedy hands?
Have you not noticed that no matter how many times we actually manage to force some change; to elect someone who actually listens to our problems, it is but a matter of a few years, maybe a couple of decades and we’re plunged right back into the same mess our parents or grandparents died in; that often that mess is even worse than before?
The “great debate” raging today is about Donald Trump and Putin. But who are these men? They are gods, gods people put over themselves because they fear that without these idols covering them, they would be naked. Why do they need those gods, even when they mock them, lambaste them, hate them, fear them, excoriate them for their ignorance and violence? Because in their foolishness taught them by their parents, their teachers, their bosses, their preachers, their entertainers and their politicians, they firmly believe they could never live without them.
Have you ever thought that that is our problem, the problem?
We can, of course, continue to support our sociopathic gods, loving and hating; believing and discrediting. We can continue to play the game, but we should at least be honest enough with ourselves, and with our children whom they are going to exploit, oppress, jail and kill, that it isn’t our game. They make the rules; it is their game.
What is Donald Trump? It’s an idol we empowered by giving it slave labour and tax-free profits and which we are now empowering by recognizing it as being a political god. Who is Putin? Enter the above description. Who are the rest of the CEO’s and politicians around the planet? Enter the same description. They are worthless idols; worthless in the sense that they have no power but what we give them. Their “worth” is in the power they steal from real people, the people they exploit, oppress and kill, whose lives the take, whose blood they shed without an iota of concern.
Many people, at least in this neck of the woods, believe that taking a stand, either for or against a Trump, or any other strutting, stuttering mindless idol can make any difference. Pure folly. Trump and his handpicked yesmen is just another sock puppet in the hands of powers we will never face, let alone ever understand. To argue over politicians is like looking up in the sky at a flock of geese and arguing over which one is the fastest. If you watch a big “V” of geese on their migration you’ll see that the leading one only does so for a bit, then slides back as the next in line takes the lead, and so on.
Have you ever wondered why? Why we fear the greatest power in the world: our own, and can’t wait to give it away to idols with the stench of putrefaction oozing out of their bodies? Why do we do that, considering the price we have to pay? Simple: we don’t know how to handle personal responsibility. So, not knowing how, we can’t do it. We pass it on to “the leaders” who though we hate them and envy them, we trust with our lives which they take and wring out, one after the other.
Nice, ignorant, stupid world that could be so much better if the real intelligence in it would just wake up. Is there a spare prince somewhere in the galaxy who can come over here and kiss the sleeping damsel awake? I think her hundred years curse is up but her awakening window of opportunity is short.