So…you want a revolution, eh? Pissed off…fed up…you know bad things are going bump in the night but don’t know which way to turn for help when officers are murdering people – and pets – all over the place. Your government representatives have gone deaf and blind. Your online activity is not only not private, but can and will be used against you in court…doors are getting bashed in, your milk is no longer legal, your neighbors can vanish and be indefinitely detained & families are being terrorized by armed and masked SWAT men in the middle of the night…
It is time to do something…NOW!!
Enough is enough!! Our founding fathers would not have stood for this and neither should we!!
The time for a revolution is at hand…!
Or is it..?
No one can deny that we are in dire straits both as a nation and as part of the global community of human beings…things are not good and changes absolutely must be made before we all end up in darker times and conditions than most of us could ever dream of living in – or even surviving. But…since it is premature to jump into a revolution…and it is obvious that we cannot continue on the path we’re on without serious negative consequences, where does that leave us?
I wish I could drop a big, happy rainbow here and say that there is no reason to worry, our leaders will all come to their senses soon and everything will be hunky-dory. I’d be a liar if I did. I honestly don’t think that things are going to be “okay” in the sense that we want for a long time to come still. The price of…everything…has risen so it seems. It’s not actually that prices are any higher – it’s that the dollar is lower, worth less…bottom line either way is that you get fewer items for more Monopoly Money than ever before. There is no denying the rise of the police state and ever tightening laws that are strangling us on every level from personal to business. The war machine is rolling over countries left, right and sideways; it is the Hexxus of Fern Gully, out of control and oozing death and destruction everywhere it goes. We find it acceptable to imprison citizens in order to satisfy corpo-political pigs and keep them all feeding at the trough of profit via human slavery…
I agree with StormCloudsGathering’s assessment here in this video that outlines the four reasons America as we know it, cannot (and will not) survive:
I don’t want to end this post with a feeling of hopelessness or to promote the idea that we are all powerless…we are NOT. We have plenty of power to use to protect ourselves and to walk through the chaos. We can educate ourselves and help to educate one another. If you have knowledge…how to help bees, how to preserve food…how to seed, plant…if you can build things out of reclaimed items, share how you do it!
Stop playing Farmville and start your own herb garden instead! Download, print and save sketches of edible plants and flowers. Copy basic recipes and learn a bit about cooking ‘the old-fashioned’ way. And once you’ve learned something…let me say this again…don’t keep the knowledge to yourself! Spread it around, talk it, teach it…
We may not be able to prevent all of the hard times coming our way, but we can sure make the decision to learn as much as we can…while we can…and use what we learn to see to it that the hard times are not harder than they have to be. We can provide for ourselves; we can learn to be better neighbors and trade skills, produce and time so that fewer people are left to go without when the dollar bill finally reaches its realistic value…Zero.
Right now, Steve & I are working on compiling a big ‘Book of Knowledge & Know-How’ for our family…even in the case of just a weather event that leaves us without electricity, it could prove to be very useful. I am gathering information on all things health, herbal, gardening, etc., and hubby is working on compiling plans and sketches of water purification, bee-hives, green house, recycled furniture. I am surprised by how charged I feel when I work on it…I’m not just learning but creating deep pool of knowledge to draw from as needed.
THAT IS POWER.
We ALL have power, there are things that each and every one of us can be doing to help soften the blow; if we use our power and combined knowledge carefully, it will become a spirit that no police state or insane government can ever crush.
Life as we know it may be rapidly changing but we are capable of handing the changes with Grace, Strength & Dignity. We are strong and we can survive the fall in order to Rise & Rebuild this planet into the paradise it was meant to be.
This much I know is true; this much I still believe in…