The Global Shift Toward Liberalism and Progression.

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Look to the future
Look to the future
Our focus must be on the future
Our focus must be on the future
moving forward into the future
moving forward into the future
we must learn to focus on the future not the past
we must learn to focus on the future not the past
welcome to a better tomorrow
welcome to a better tomorrow

Conservative versus Liberal views

The fight for "conservative versus liberal" politics goes on continuously and relentlessly. It blurs and overshadows the true needs of the American people.

We need radical changes but with a more centrist view.

Does America want a government by the people, or by the corporations?

It's a complex world filled with diversity, beauty, and wonder. Yet, many people still dwell on the negative and think that one particular thing, or one point of view, is the cause of all our worldly woes.

This is known as tunnel vision: Extreme narrowness of viewpoint, or narrow mindedness.

It is way more complicated than that. We are a race of judgmental "arm chair" politicians and philosophers who add to those negatives by constantly carping on them, as if any one of these thoughts, or suggestions, would really alter our world in any way, shape, or form.

Embracing logic

We can accept the diversity and live side by side with each other in peace and harmony or we can continue to aide, abet, and perpetuate the negatives as we see them (as individuals).

Embracing spirituality in lieu or "religion" is the appropriate thing to do and is rapidly becoming more acceptable and palatable to the civilized world. Especially to the younger generations who have become disillusioned by all the hateful rhetoric constantly spewed by their older generation, their politicians, and their religious leaders.

There is very little left of 'spirituality' in modern day religions. They have all now become merely businesses for profit; without paying their fair of taxes.

This fact is becoming more and more prevalent throughout our global world and the younger generation is growing weary of it all. They are moving away from organized religions and radical political views; and grasping the concept of a universal spirituality; and in the process seeing other negative influences that impact our lives in a new and unfavorable light.

Oppression and exploitation have been the norm for far too many centuries and that status quo can no longer be sustained, or tolerated. This is evident when we view the global picture of unrest and rebellion against the oppressors and exploiters, both being historically and intrinsically rampant in "all" politics and "all" religions alike.

Defining the status quo

Maintaining the status quo means remaining stagnant in a world of oppression and religious intolerance to the point of insanity.

Those who defend the status quo are being misled by those perpetrators using fear and hatred to divide and conquer those who would stand up for the cessation of greed, hatred, intolerance, suppression and exploitation that they use to maintain their control over the masses. The exploiters and oppressors are using the media and all other means to try and maintain that outdated mentality by:

  • destroying our economy in order to maintain their control
  • destroying our financial institutions for profits of a few
  • limiting employment to increase pressures of hardship
  • relentlessly beating down their opponents
  • taking away our individual rights
  • imposing more foolish and stringent laws that give greater power to arrest and detain those who they can label as dissidents, treasonous, or anti establishment
  • continuously diminishing and degrading women in general
  • expanding drug laws with global reaching consequences
  • their attempts to increase more ludicrous so called "morality" laws
  • increasing homeland security empowerment
  • destroying Internet neutrality by giving the Internet service providers 'carte blanche' powers to decide what we do, and view, and limit our access to 'local' rather than 'global' views.
  • increased monitoring with cameras everywhere
  • unfettered home invasions by law enforcement without probable cause
  • spying on Internet activity via the proliferate use of 'cookies', ad-ware and spy-ware
  • extending discrimination laws against racial minorities, women, the LGBT community, and children
  • eliminating minimum wages and employee benefits so the wealthy can become more wealthy.
  • the supreme court making corporations the same status as individuals (except that they are exempt from paying taxes, and individual taxes are rising)
  • attempting to pass legislation that specifically states murdering anyone who is associated with abortions as "justifiable murder"
  • increasing new laws to protect huge corporations against legal suits by individuals who they have wronged or harmed.
  • the deregulation of all protection agencies: EPA, FDA,FAA, FCC,etc...
  • trying to pass legislation that would exempt all financial institutions from criminal prosecution based on past, or any future activities.
  • mandating auto manufacturers to install a "black box" into all new vehicles, that can be accessed at random to listen in on conversations within the auto. (since 2002).
  • recording ALL activities of ALL U.S. citizens (internet, phone, emails, credit card use, bank activities, etc..) and storing this information in our individual files in Washington, D.C.
  • to name only a few

Shattering the moulds

In spite of all these "invasions" and "assaults" on privacy and human rights, the resolve of the younger generations appears to be growing stronger. The need to curtail these invasive attempts to control and oppress, is becoming more important to the younger people who do not wish to be corralled by religious and governmental psychological bonds that must be broken. Rebellions against the establishment are increasing via new anti-establishment groups such as:

  • the tea party movement
  • occupying wall street movement
  • the people's voice
  • the nation
  • heritage
  • housefire project
  • progressivism in the u.s.
  • the American revolution
  • counter culture movement
  • the peace movement
  • this is only a partial list of current US movements (see the video below for a greater understand of how vast this movement truly is.) And not all these groups are fighting for liberation. Some are fighting to maintain the status quo.

Note: i specifically left off the official web site addresses, as i do not belong to, or advocate for, any of these groups.

A global rebellion

Perhaps there is hope for the world after all.

It will only be achieved through the younger generations who will be inheriting the current mess that this (and past) generations have inflicted on them all in the name of greed and the lust for power and oppression by current governments and current religions (sects, movements, cults, etc..), around the world.

The wealthy, religious, radical right and left factions, self serving politicians and staid conservatives in general, spend millions of dollars on advertisements stating that religions is on the rise among the youth of the world.

It is just not proving to be so.

As with all biased advertisements that only strive to entice the audiences into buying into something; they mislead the public. Adults (and children) have long since learned the psychology behind T.V., and other media advertising; and simply tune them out.

No-0ne with any lick of common sense gives any credence to religious preaching or political speeches anymore. They are deliberately designed to dupe and deceive with false promises that will not, or can not , be fulfilled.

Their ludicrous promises that offer rewards beyond wealth, and only after death, now fall on deaf ears. The deaf ears of the very people who are watching the greedy crooks of wall street, our financial institutions, credit card issuers, religious leaders, and corporate America. Those crooks that run our lives; all robbing our society to the point of exhaustion and failure, while living their lives of luxury and impunity. Those very few, who are totally exempt and free of punishment - afforded by the very laws they impose on everyone else.

This is no longer a land of opportunity.

There is no more American dream to be striving for.

There is no more personal dignity and very little hope of recovery without radical changes that will curtail the inequities and social disparities of a plutocratic government.

This younger generation is sick and tired of the military, police, religious crazies, and rampant gun wielding conservatives, who just want start shooting and imprisoning the protesters, as is being done in the middle east, while the rest of the world stands around with their heads hidden in the sand so as not to see what is is really going on around them?

by d.william

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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Hello,

How are you today? I just read the Celestine Prophecies, but since they were written in 1993, they are ideas that you will be familiar with anyway. I saw the Twelfth Insight (the first book had 9 insights, and two more books for 10 and 11). I didn't think I'd be too impressed with 12, but it's very much like what you are saying here. All the religious extremists have to sit down, decide what they share in common spiritually, and begin there. They will find that these groups, or "templates" as James Redfield calls them, have power as more people join each in positive thinking. We all know good is stronger than evil, and love is stronger than hate. But if there are the numbers (kind of like in the 60's, but directed and sensible) everyone can work together to save the world from destruction. It is in danger from fanatics, on the Christian side especially, not only Islam, because they want to be raptured up, and are fanning the flames. It was interesting, as is this hub! Take care.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I did truly enjoy the Celestine Prophecy back in the 90's and it sort of helped to transform my ideas to what they are today. I have not read the 11th and 12th, but will do so as soon as i can get them. It would be truly miraculous if that concept were to become reality, and i do believe it would totally transform the world into something wonderful. We can only hope.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I have this feeling that we will see a drastic change in the world in a short time. There is too much unrest throughout the world. The people are no longer content to live in poverty while the wealthy take more and more. If you notice, it's the young people who are rising up and demanding equality and a bigger piece of the pie. I also believe that the fraudulent banking system will soon be under investigation for their illegal scams in the housing market. The people are demanding to know why they are not in jail. The only course we can take is to make sure the people in office who are not working for the people are removed from office and replaced with honest people who will put the country ahead of greed. I enjoyed you article and i agree if we will return to Godly spiritually and have love for all mankind we will go forward with God's blessings. That's another thing i have noticed in the younger generation, acceptance toward all and that is a wonderful change...Thank you..


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thank you so much for reading and your kind words of support. I find that the younger generation has more backbone than we did, and will not tolerate this inequity like we did. Those who oppose the concept of (share the wealth) are misrepresenting the desires of the people. They think that it is jealousy of those who have wealth, but this is not the case at all. The objections are to the greed, and the deliberate abuse by them to usurp more than their fair share, at the expense of doing irreparable harm to others. No one begrudges anyone from being successful, it is the self serving greed that is intolerable. Taking more than they need for the sake of greed and giving nothing back in return. I would welcome a shift from the baseness of organized religions to Godly spirituality, and respect of others, as the younger generation is experiencing.

The first logical task is to break up those huge monopolies that contribute nothing to society. They need to be replaced by small businesses that offer local services and goods at a fair price. We need to stop exporting and importing food, and other essentials and provide for our own country first.

The politicians know what they need to do, but i am at a loss as to why they do not make it so. Someone said recently that if a company is too big to fail, it should be dismantled and replaced by smaller businesses that truly are the backbone of our nation.

Here is the quote that i was referring to: And it was from a politician !! Imagine that

"If a financial institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist. Today, the six largest financial institutiions in America have assets equivalent to 65% of the United States' GDP - $9.4 trillion dollars. It is time to take a page from Teddy Roosevelt and break up these behemoths so that there will be real competition in the financial industry and, when big banks fail again, there will be no need to bail them out."


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

D, the political right says that we progressives are engaging in class warfare. But as your article suggests, this war has been on since the pyramids and will always be between those that want to take it all and the rest of us who try to survive in the light of this. There is alot of power associated with the theives and their desire to legislate the pardon and forgiveness of their thefts within the law. It is a sad time that so many seem to see their fortunes along the same lines with those that wish to destroy them, making the bad guys that much harder to root out and hold accountable. As always, right on target, thanks Cred2


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the bunco squad 5 years ago from Savannah GA

This was a wonderful read and touched on many things that I have pondered over the years. A commenter on one of my hubs once stated that Jesus said that the poor will always be with us. It was of course taken out context but the point here is the same. If there are poor people, then there are rich people who have made them poor. The basis of any economy is a fixed currency monetary system. When someone monopolizes that currency the poor are created. When economies were localized there was very little the poor could do to change the system, however in our world the vast majority of humanity is poor and through the advent of democracy we have the power to change it.

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