We all need a sense of community, belonging or familiar existence. We want to be accepted, loved, admired and successful. Societal norms have, however, become hinged on aggression and counter-productive behavior. As I have found lately, our social reality has been constructed for the desired end of making us keep the truth aside, to cause us to be disinterested in topical issues affecting society and instead focus on fleshly things like food, sports, cars, vacations.
How are we, as a corporate community, going to solve the problems that affect the majority, the desperate? How will we address the crisis around climate change? In what way shall we tackle our out-of-control military spending? How will we handle the fight for more accessible and affordable health care? These questions arise because we are faced with a piece of the political machinery that has made life, relationships and community complicated.
Even the educational system these days has too many challenges to overcome because of the high tuition costs, red-tape and the interest-driven curriculum. The system is designed to keep you and me from taking appropriate action. Those who were once considered good have become examples of corruption and the liberal are now neo-liberal, indulging in self-idolatry and the destruction of society. The system is designed to make it hard for us to pull ourselves up, to prevent us from enjoying our basic rights and freedoms
This pack or club mentality has always existed. My belief is that it’s has been upped and raised for the pursuit of greed and profit, to the disgrace of our country, lives, and collective conscience. We have gone along sometimes, so we don’t seem out of place, or strange to the shame of our degenerate attitudes. That’s why we have no hope unless we embrace the truth. We should be merciful, forgiving and humble but it all starts with the truth and collectively rejecting the spin, whatever side of the economic corner you live in.