When the subject shifts
What better way to preserve the system that makes their political lives possible than by supporting the military that will defend it if it is ever threatened.
It’s a hedge available to everyone.
It is based on fear, because everyone can see that it is unbalanced and unsustainable.
So people convince themselves threats are real.
It is too risky not to take every threat seriously. The one you ignore could be ‘The One.’
And there are so many threats. The come from any direction.
Damn. Everything is a threat.
Reacting to the threat is more important than everything else. Positioning for advantage. Assessing the risks.
Consequently our politicians care nothing about quality of life for anyone but themselves. Preserving the system at all costs. Literally.
And we let them do it, because…
Why do we let them do it? Why isn’t quality of life for every human, indeed, every species, more important than preserving a corrupt political system with inequality inherently built in?
Know what else never gets talked about? Gun control.
We can’t let this continue.
We know how this system ends. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy that profits off misery.
We have to change our minds.
Why should we continue to perpetuate systems and societies that exploit people, the earth and future generations?
We’ve got to change the way we do things. To do that, we’ve got to change our minds. We’ve got to liberate our hearts.
It will take changing our minds so we can find the reasons to make better choices. It will take changing our minds so we can see consequences and their causes.
It will take changing our minds so our minds are willing to work with our hearts instead of ignoring the wisdom inherent in our heart.
We must change on a fundamental level.
We must change on a massive scale.
We must change before we can no longer do it.
Obviously we need a miracle. If you want to attribute that miracle to God or to magic or to people working with the laws of nature, it doesn’t matter. We all still need to do our part.
It’s the least we can do.
Spread the word.
Let’s dream together.
Originally published @steverigell.com