Greetings from Calico Blackie
I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating:
There are serious changes to be made in our thought processes and how we view society and the world in general.
So, what can we do?
The first thing we need to do is make an attempt to educate the Not-Sees in America and then let our examples and teachings be seen throughout the planet for the rest of the world’s inhabitants to either accept, or reject.
After all, it’s their world too and many people in this country seem to forget that what’s good for The United States and what can work here doesn’t always work in foreign lands.
Maybe we’re seen as interfering with cultures that have stood the test of time for thousands of years.
Maybe the people in the rest of the world know what happened to the American Indians when our government signed all those treaties and made all of those promises.
Maybe they just plain don’t want us nosing around in their business.
Maybe we’ve always been a society and culture of gold-diggers, though not as individuals.
No. As individuals we’re just as human and humane as people anywhere else in the world.
It’s our leaders on Wall Street and in DC that shamelessly exploit and ruin lives and entire cultures for one thing and one thing only……THEIR PROFIT.
When have we ever given foreign aid in the true charitable sense without expecting the receiving nation to sell their souls to the profit machine that is now crushing us?
If you were living in a foreign land and the United States offered to help your country, wouldn’t you be just a little bit leery of their intentions, especially when you can see what America does to it’s own citizens in the name of the dollar bill?
Wouldn’t you be a bit leery when you know the aid will end up in the hands of the greedy few leaders and kingpins that sold you out in your own country, instead of the aid going to the people who need it most?
Now, before you foreign readers get all smug and jump on the America-bashing bandwagon, let me say this……
It’s been going on for centuries and just about every strong society in history has had their turn with exploiting other peoples in the name of gain.
That’s how they got strong.
It’s all about greed and profit, foreign and domestic.
It’s about governments and the powerful money-changers that control the governments of the world.
So, how can we begin to work together as people to change the way a dominant society will exploit those less fortunate or less aggressive when we reward aggression and greed, calling it ambition?
We need to examine how our definitions of words and concepts such as ambition, success and power became bastardized in American and Western society.
We need to stop equating those words and concepts solely with the acquisition of obscene amounts of money and possessions at any cost.
We need to re-examine and EDUCATE.
That being said……
We have to begin by educating the Not-Sees in America.
So, you ask…….
Who are the Not-Sees in America today?
Look around you. They’re just like you and me.
Only, they’re the people who willingly and conveniently (for them) don’t know what is really going on. They let others do their thinking for them.
Because it’s convenient. It’s as if they don’t want to know the dirty little secret that enables them to enjoy their lives.
They’re the people who will decry the excesses of the 1%, big oil, big polluters, and the greedy pigs that are ruining this country, but….
They’re also the people whose retirement funds are tied up in investment portfolios that include stocks and bonds in the very industries and corporations they claim to be against.
They’re the ones who will loudly complain about the outsourcing and offshoring of American jobs, then get into their Toyotas and drive to Wal-Mart to save money by buying goods made in China.
What about the greedy pigs who don’t care if they cause misery and poverty throughout the country as long as they “get theirs” and reap their maximum profit blood money?
We’re trying to educate them, but it will take decades before they finally “see the light” if ever.
We need to focus on the issues. We need to change our attitudes and change the attitudes of those around us.
For instance, a few days ago, it was said “Ann Romney never worked a day in her life.”
This unleashed a firestorm of comments from “both sides” of the political fence.
Perhaps the best comment I read about this was on twitter:
“One thing always strikes me: We think stay at home moms are GREAT – unless they’re poor & on welfare. Then they’re TERRIBLE. Get a job! Hmm.”
See? We HAVE to re-examine our society and the way we define success in this country.
Who would you describe as more successful?
A rich greedy pig who ruthlessly shafted their way to the top and now owns the big car, big house, and sends their children to private schools and inflicts misery and spoiled brats upon society.
A person who passes on their “Screw them all. Just get yours” genes and teachings to their offspring.
Or, the welfare mother who stayed at home and successfully raised her kids to be decent and caring human beings?
It’s time to re-define society. It’s high time we change our way of thinking, seeing and learning things.
It’s time to take back our country from the greedy pigs.
They’re strangling our country and the world with their greed, and there’s no good reason for them to do so. It’s a societal defect for them to desire more than they can possibly spend in 1000 lifetimes.
Educate the Not-Sees in our country.
Because, after all…..
In the end, we’re all the same.
It’s the best we can do for the future.
Occupy Wall Street
Keep the faith, Occupiers
Calico Blackie @kidakita