Yes, we (the masses) are truly mushrooms raised in the dark with no inkling of how our world governments really work. We are spoon fed partial truths, untruths and what our masters think we want to hear. Those in the media who try to convey the truth are quickly shown the door and become ridiculed, obscure and forgotten.
Orwell’s “1984” is truly here with a vengeance. There is no aspect of our lives that isn’t under some sort of scrutiny by one government branch or another. Our highways are monitored along with our computers, phones, hand-held devices and mail. Are there drones deployed in America? Yes, indeed – I have seen them with my own eyes.
Can we still voice negative comments concerning heads of state? Not really, unless you want an IRS audit or worse. Can we gather in protest on public land? Not really, unless you want your head knocked in. Can we wear clothing that protests government actions? Not really, unless you want to be arrested. Should we behave like good little mushrooms? According to the government – yes, but according to the Constitution of the United States of America, we have a duty and obligation to protest any government or law that is unjust.
It is a sad day in our history when we (American citizens) cannot venture onto public lands along the Mexican border because it is unsafe with drug cartels, human smugglers and even bandits. The Mexican border is not secure because our federal government is more interested in political votes and huge budgets to fight illegal drugs which, by the way, are in no way successful. Other countries have legalized narcotics and done away with the need to fight illegal drugs by controlling the substances against poor quality and regulated them through taxation.
How much longer are we going to support government that subsidizes big oil, which creates the very products that are destroying the planet we live on? Why can’t our government subsidize solar and wind power – just to name a few renewable resources. The technology exists right now, but government and big oil somehow think that they are going to escape the collapse of our environment.
I know it is easy to criticize the things that are wrong in the world, but quite another thing to do something about it. The human population is too busy trying to eke out a living because most of the wealth of the world is controlled by a minute percentage of the population. I may not have the money to butt heads with the very rich, but I have pen and paper which gives me a voice. If we all join in…our voices can be heard on social media.
Please, make your thoughts heard. If you write it – we will read it. This process can and will bring us together. “The pen is mightier than the sword,” and the written word can become powerful enough to vanquish those who would try to take our freedoms away.
I’m just saying,