Posted 4 years ago on Nov. 10, 2015, 9:55 a.m. EST by elf3
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The truth about cynicism is that it throws off the sunny illusions we cast upon the world. It is beneath this veil that evil is allowed to operate. We say "The world cannot be so bad that a chemical company is also a maker or co owner of cancer drugs." We say, "The world cannot be so bad that a hospital full of doctors who volunteer to risk their own lives saving children is bombed so that a corporation might be contracted to rebuild it, or perhaps be hired to do the work instead...'given the profound yet government corporate inflicted danger'." We say, " A corporation like DynCorp could not have been complacent over the kidnapping and sex trafficking of young women by its employees and contractors."
Perhaps it is too much for the human psyche to take off the veil of sunny illusions, allowing dark clouds to form over our lives instead, afraid we will never see the sun again.
And while it is a risk to open ones life to that dark cynic we tend to lock away in order to shelter ourselves from pain, it is also equally and perhaps more risky not to. For those nefarious and evil entities and persons seeking to take advantage of our inherent weakness in our self cocooned optimism and unwillingness to accept that "Yes Virginia, there is no Santa Claus", makes us their easy victims. For when one chooses to live under clouds, the motivation behind most evil becomes easier to see, the glare of hope and optimism stops blinding the truth. Power. Money as a means to power. Money as a tool to subjugate and live above others. While we remain in our chosen illusion, those with power look down and laugh at our chosen predicament. They do not live under our same illusion. We are fish in a barrel easy to control. Perhaps my dear fellow citizens of the world, it is that bad. If enough of us choose to see, it is only then we can begin to change it. We cannot change what we cannot see. We must allow cynicism into our lives...for in it lives the truth. Cynicism is the road that has been hidden from view, filled with landmines and sorrow...only the brave and strong among us would choose to uncover it, take that path, and take on the evil we discover on the journey.