June 5, 2016
“When I hear a person talking about political solutions, I know I am not listening to a serious person.”
– George Carlin
Let us explore why politics could disempower the individual.
One of the main ways politics sifts creative potential from individuals is by making it seem like solutions can only come via the establishment. This is a classic “Don’t worry, you can trust authority/the government” type of situation. Except, the government almost never takes care of anything notable, and almost always continues towing the party line.
For starters, politics, on paper, is a decent idea.
This is because the idea that a politician [a person that is not infallible, mind you] can, and will, do what’s best for ‘the people’ resonates with many folks. How could it not? It offers hope and people cling to hope.
Regardless of what political party comes from – if you believe in such a thing – people believe that change can come through the political process. Why else would a sizeable portion of the populace support politics?
The problem is, just because you believe something, doesn’t make it true. This is why belief is the enemy of knowledge.
Just because politicians/politics promises positive change, doesn’t mean it will take place.
In fact, time and time again what’s happened is that the political process & politicians have shown how destitute and deletirious the system has become. After all, administration after administration of both political sides keep supporting the same broken for-profit deteriorating system.
Even though unemployment keeps rising, underemployment keeps rising, more taxes abound, rights are taken away, jobs are shipped offshore, endless waves of illegal immigrants keep coming through taking American jobs, endless spying and privacy issues ensue and more, what’s worse, many people still make excuses for the politicians:
“They need more time.”
“It was the previous administration that was at fault.”
“That was all the republican’s/democrat’s fault” [read above]
“Not enough people are voting.”
“Only if we had such and such a candidate” [that’s always backed by the same Banksters/Corporations that continue to support the evisceration of the constitution and the country]
Etc, etc, etc.
Couple the above with the fact that politics nowadays runs more like ‘reality tv’ scandals that feature the he-said she-said tabloid-filler drama that people eat up like candy, and you got yourself the main ingredients for distractions, which serves the comptrollers a great deal.
As such, the political voting process of choosing the lesser of two evils [that’s never a bad idea, right?] has become a circus.
Rarely do tangible issues ever get talked about, and if they do, they happen to be swept under the rug at super luminal speed.
The theater of politics serves to keep the illusion that change is right around the corner, but only if you elect someone else in the process. Another democrat, another republican, another sell out.
This is best exemplified by the quote, “Politicians should wear uniforms like race car drivers so we can identify their corporate sponsors.”
Let’s hearken back to politics disempowering the individual.
People want solutions. Solutions are good.
Politicians offer solutions. Better yet, politicians offer hope. Without hope, people feel lost. So they’ve been indoctrinated that change can only come via politics.
See, individuals could never solve things by themselves. That’s why they need government. That’s sarcasm by the way.
Unfortunately, it’s the level of thinking government hopes the populace merges with, because intelligent, self-sufficient, BS-detecting individuals are the last thing people with power want.
All the “Trust us, we’re from the government” meme does is lead the boundless power of individuals to be castrated when people buy the ruse hand over fist.
There is no greater power than an individual asserting their inner self. This can manifest many profound things individually.
A wise person once said don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Knowing the track record of politicians, its highly likely that this latest s/election will make scrambled eggs of many people’s hopes.
Don’t let it happen to you.
Above all, assert your own personal power. Nobody else is going to it for you.
Don’t allow yourself to become stagnant by counting on others, which is the exact opposite that is needed to enact change.
Become a tornado of creation instead.
Be the spark-plug of your journey.
Pave the way for your own solutions.
That, or wait and see how it goes.
As if we haven’t seen this script already.
Ultimately, you hold the cards to your life.
The choice is yours.