Interesting non-comments from those who read this site. What is it that The People actually think about all of this “stuff” going on?
Near the end of the “comments” section on this recent post — http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/911-truth-in-a-spray-paint-can/, I ended up posting a video for a Bruce Cockburn song. You’ve probably never heard of him, if you’re younger than forty-something. No matter. He’s a songwriter, its a song, he sings it with passion, and he has marvelous guitar chops.
Bruce Cockburn took his angst with what he saw during another era, picked up his guitar and wrote a song where he’s sounding pretty “Pissed!”. He’s performed it since he was young, in another era, another century in fact, and now we’re in another era, and the landscape is even worse.
So you might deduce — Our World, this World Mr. Cockburn was protesting, writing and singing about when he was young, has gotten worse.
What do people think about that? I guess writing and singing songs isn’t enough.
Giving voice to anger about the way things are and wishing you had a “rocket launcher” is certainly excessive, and we can guess Mr. Cockburn wasn’t really serious about using violence, because he’s still just using his voice and guitar.
Do people go “Ghandi”? Does that work to stop the corrupt “Machine”?
With the police video above; would more people with more signs have helped? We recall the Wall Street protests, and protests of all kinds. The kinds before, and the kinds going on now.
Those “kinds: don’t seem to work.
The “same” corrupt politicians, bankers, and shyster seem to keep filling the slot machines of “power” everywhere. Are they like potato chips, even when They’re gone, the People still crave more?
I see the Egyptians peacefully filling the streets (for the most part). Then they get cleaned out of areas with excessive force.
So they throw rocks. Then they get shot or worse.
Protesting by inhabiting “public” spaces doesn’t seem to work. Neither does throwing rocks. Firing back at the hired “lawmen” seems ill-conceived. That’s like War. Fighting War with “War-like” responses is, well, doing the same thing you’re protesting about.
People are probably pondering Self-Defense at this point…
Now, its 3:11 in the morning. That’s a bad number. Still, short of 9:11.
Anyways, I wonder what The People think? Maybe they don’t. Maybe they do, but they don’t know “what to think”? I’m thinking they just don’t know what to do anymore. They’ve never known “what to do” to fix these age-old repeating patterns of corruption and fascism that plague man-kind. So, here we sit in the latest landscape of generational and repeating fear and trauma for The People. Insane profits for the Predator Class.
It doesn’t seem fair does it?
How does humanity fix it?
Now, its a freaking Full-Blown Affair rushing round and round the globe, touching people in virtually every country. I can’t think of even one country that is a bastion of Freedom. There are no safe havens anymore. Just lesser fucked up areas…for the moment.
We can note however, that Our World is now infected and despoiled by horrifically widespread disasters, most human-caused. Fukushima comes to mind. Interesting isn’t it, that nobody seems to be “fixing” it.
I see it as the same human reaction I’m addressing above, Nobody seems to know what to do, so pretty much everybody gets up and goes to their shitty job, if they have one, and another day begins ignoring the poison that is enveloping our lives, our very world.
Ignoring any of this “stuff” isn’t an answer is it? It’ll still kill you and your loved ones. Rather kills Our Future doesn’t it?
Throwing rocks, holding signs, singing songs, blogging, whistle-blowing, protesting by standing, sitting, or some other peaceful means doesn’t seem to be helping humanity extricate itself from the chokehold of corruption?
Maybe THIS – is just the way it IS?
That’s a depressing thought, eh?
Maybe mankind will always “allow” itself to be oppressed by faux “governing” bodies they allow to run amok? Has it always been this way? This American Experiment of “Freedom” didn’t last very long did it? I’d say its dead as a door nail – stick a fork in it – its done! We the People might as well quit pretending we have “Freedoms” and inalienable “Rights”, because damn it – We don’t have any to show for all of our wishful thinking. Heck, its only been one generation from our grandparents, who saw World War II, and witnessed Hitler and the other dictating despots pathologically kill millions. Now, We’re right back in the shit. When you consider what’s gone on in “other” countries of brown, black, and other colored folks, you might just notice that there never has been a cessation of the abuse of mankind at the hands of psycho-corporations, bankers, and tyrants. I notice it is like a poisoned “commodity” – it is either exported or imported. Apparently, there is always an abundant supply of “people” willing to sell their souls for power, prestige, money, or because they just plain enjoy the sadistic “rush” of it…
I think I’ll knock off for now. I actually have a job I have to get up for in a few hours. Daily grind you know? Don’t ever “get ahead”, just flail away trying to stay above the abyss and out of the radiation zone. Stupid concept, eh? What’s the point? What’s the point of it ALL? What is the point for our kids? What’ll they end up with, if anything at all? More of THIS?! I was going to type “I hope not” right here in this empty space, but it seemed so…stupid. I don’t prefer to be “stupid”. I do prefer to hang “hope” on something more than the failed trails of actions and non-actions of humanity that I wrote about above. I know this though – the Sun will be shining in the morning, somewhere, and we’ll all have another day to think about how to something more productive than “hope”.
Have a nice day. Boomerang out.