Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 3, 2011, 6:13 a.m. EST by GypsyKing
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I know I won't make myself popular with this post, but I think it's true, so here we go.
When you really look at what has gone wrong in this country since WWII, more than anything else the cause has been apathy, distraction, negligence and self-centeredness on the part of the majority of the American people, along with billions spent on propogandizing us.
When Kennedy was shot we accepted what we were told, even though our eyes could have told us otherwise. When we were led into Vietnam we believed our leaders, rather than becoming educated and asserting our convictions. Millions of blue-collar workers voted for Reagan - a fact still almost incredible to me. We stood by while one Congressional election after another fell into the hands of the puppets of vested interest, and when they redistricted elections in order to assure that outcome. We didn't take to the streets to challenge the outcome of Bush/Gore. We believed, or simply remained inactive when Bush Jr. told us Iraq was at fault for 9/11.
These are facts, and we must take them into consideration. We cannot change the world without first changing ourselves. That is why many of us advocate education, and spiritual transformation, as being at the heart of this cause. We must do some real soul-searching, and create within ourselves a higher set of values than Americans have shown in recent generations - or there will be no success, because success is unobtainable without spiritual transformation, and here I am not advocating religion or the lack of it, but a re-awakening of conscience, and compassion, and a renewed regard for the sacredness of human life, and that of the living things of this earth . Without this all our efforts will ultimately come to nothing, because in the larger context of existence, in the end, this is the only thing that really matters.