America

Are our better days truly behind us? 

Is this once shiny city on the hill

– this great modern empire

truly headed the way of Ancient Rome?

or worse?

The warning signs – all here.

anger . hate . distrust

TRIBALISM

FEAR

surrounds us.

absorbed through our media.

– like a virus

it has permeated the soul of our society

hour by hour

day by day

minute by minute.

over time

transforming each of us.

darkening

our

hearts

extinguishing our hope

weakening our spirit

dividing our nation.

#bydesign

pitting

brother against brother

sister against sister

us . against . them

THIS

our new reality.

#truth

our future…

our current path – left unchanged.

not pretty. not shiny. not hopeful

and . it . is . only . getting . worse

no surprise.

the passionately ignorant, unenlightened, undereducated

– the willingly under-informed

once again

playing their role as

HISTORY’S PAWNS

manipulated and led 

so easily

so consistently 

– as they have always been.

while the intelligent, the enlightened, the ones who can and should see the truth

– remain trapped in a state of cognitive dissonance – unwilling to accept the seriousness of the harsh realities we currently face.

so they see nothing. say nothing. do nothing.

they conform. they accept. they comply.

at best, becoming feckless Facebook warriors…

upset and angry

yes

yet expecting OTHERS to actually do something, 

anything

– to make it better.

hoping beyond hope, that all the ugliness they see in this world

will somehow

– magically

repair itself.

this strategy, or lack of strategy

not . working

over time, a decade more or less

this blind apathy

WILL END BADLY

not only for us

– but for our children as well.

all . of . our . children

I wish it were not so.

but it is what it is.
WE ARE
what we have allowed ourselves to become.

#period

that said

STILL

I hold onto hope.

until my last breath – suppose I always will.

for where there is hope – there is possibility.

#truth

yet

above all, I am a realist

and as hopeful and optimistic as I attempt to be

the reality of the situation

is that we may have already drifted too far past center for balance to ever be restored.

30 years of manipulating our minds

– has made us weak, apathetic

… numb.

#bydesign

Chomsky warned us decades ago in his profound, now prolific book

“Manufacturing Consent”

explaining clearly

the blueprints and programming used against us

by cynical people in power

– to keep power

to maintain power

to keep us apathetic, scared, angry

too busy infighting amongst ourselves

to see the strings.

– to see the truth.

so we simply become

complacent

NUMB from it all.

which is exactly what is wanted of us.

programmed into us from birth.

the science is there.

the history

IS THERE

we know how they did it.

WHY

– they still do it.

and where this all leads.

our history informs and warns us.

Chomsky warned us.

before him

– Orwell too.

yet we ignored the signs, their warnings.

why?

simple.

because as a society

we simply do not read anymore

we do not seek real knowledge and understanding.

we

do not

seek

#truth

we seek only survival

for ourselves.

for our own tribe.

… and

ESCAPE

from the reality

that something really really wrong is going on here.

we know this.

WE ALL KNOW THIS

and if we are not careful

it may very well be the end of us.

I wish it were not true.

but it’s only getting worse.

#tragic

we can’t even agree on

what is true

what is fact

what is real.

#chaos – the new truth.

meanwhile

science is under attack

our environment

under attack

our children’s education systems

under attack.

#truth

ignorance and hate

– the new opiate of the masses.

#moretruth

the baby boomers messed up Gen Y but good.

and Gen X, the ones that have enough life experience

enough

TIME ON EARTH

to know better

our numbers are dying out.

again … our best hope is our youth

yet as brilliant as so many of them are

– they remain unfocused, undermotivated

over-medicated

uninspired

– and unled.

can we reverse this current path?

unsure.

– but some of the brightest minds on the planet are attempting to do so.

because we know where this is leading

and it scares the hell out of us.

it should you as well.

fin’

– M.


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