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I'm Mad as Hell
"Without commonly shared and widely entrenched moral values and obligations, neither the law, nor democratic government, nor even the market economy will function properly."
Where Are We Going?
I look around myself and wonder, where are we going. The world seems to have changed so much since I was a child. Was it really simpler then or was it me? Has the world changed, or my perception? I have so many questions. Searching my soul I come to the conclusion that it is both the world and my perception. It seems a loss of innocence has been occurring over time. A loss of trust, friendship, community. Increased isolation in a world brought smaller every day. Divide and conquer seems to be the message of power. Isolate and overtake is the whisper on the wind.
We need to come back to oneness. We need to maintain our communities, our friendship, our trust. We cannot let these things be taken from us by the media, the politicians, the corporations. They seek to overcome us through fear. Through fear we will continue on our path. With fear we willingly bend our backs for a pittance, we allow our children to fall into despair, we allow greed to overcome the world.
I do not and will not condone revolution. Each of us has a responsibility to our world. We need to come together to eliminate the hate, the bigotry, the malignancy of fear that is growing in our world. Acceptance, acknowledgment and affirmation are the skills to learn now. These skills will allow us to move forward, out of the stagnation that life has become. Move from limbo into action. We are here, now, together. Look around and see each other.
Crosby, Stills and Nash-Woodstock
Open Your Eyes & Wake Up
We need to stop listening and start seeing. Is there really no good news to be had? Has no-one done a loving act of kindness today? You will soon believe this to be true if you listen to the news. Why is it that the reality of the reporter focuses on the bad, the hate, the killing. Is this really our reality, is there nothing more? I do not believe this reality. I believe this reality is made by some, not by most. Made to keep us in fear…to keep us divided…to keep us where we are today. Believe me, someone is making money off the hate, the fear, the war…is it you? Community is dying to buy society. Is this the legacy we pass on to our children?
Wake up people! We all need the same things. Clean air, clean water, shelter, food, love…these are our basic needs, the things we cannot do without. Each and every single human being on this earth needs these same things. These are the things of life, all else is want. I want a bigger house, I want brand name clothing, I want a new car…we are taught that we want since infancy. We are taught that achievement of our wants will bring happiness. It is fallacy. Love, friendship, community…these are the makers of happiness. The wants and the greed are the killers of happiness.
The Long Climb
The Killer is Greed
We no longer have time for simple human relationships. We leave our spouses, our children, lose track of our friends in the search of want. We must climb that ladder, top the Tower of Babel, be the best. And in the end, alone and broken, we die unhappy and realize how we let our happiness slip through our fingers to find a lie at the top of the tower. And my heart bleeds that it is so.
Step outside the lies, look with open eyes at our world, and wonder, why? Why are we killing each other? Why are we killing our oceans? Why are we killing our world? Do you have an answer? Have you seen the truth? I will tell you my truth. Greed is killing us. Greed is killing our oceans. Greed is killing our world. Can you move beyond the greed. Can you remember the happiness of a child, before you were sucked into the vacuum of avarice we call our world?
Will you really sacrifice all the good in your life for a false dream? Don’t let the sandman rule you, wake up, wake up sleepy heads! See the real dream. The dream of fear gone, hate ended…the dream of acceptance, acknowledgment and affirmation. We can have it. It lives in our hearts and we can make it our world…but only if we each take responsibility for it. Refuse to let another take over your choices. Only you can make your reality. Through your thoughts, your actions, your works your reality can come to exist. Slough off the old skin of indifference, apathy, hopelessness and take your reins in your own hand. We each have the power to make reality. It takes some work to overcome the teachings of today, but the outcome is well worth it. Lose your anxiety, I did. Lose your fear, I have. Live YOUR life, I do.
The American Dream-Revised (NSFW)
"To Each According To His Greed"
Joe Stack wrote, "I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed."
He then proceeded to crash his plane into his local IRS building. Read his whole note here.
My Life Has Value and I'm Mad as Hell
Time to Take Our World Back
I want to know we can make a new world and so I ask a favor. On December 31, 2009 beginning at midnight until January 1st, 2010 and every New Year's Eve after this (yes, that means this year), I want everyone to go to their windows with their families, open them and yell out, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take this anymore”. Go to your porch, stand in the street with your neighbor and yell “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take this anymore”. Gather in the town halls and town squares and yell, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take this anymore”.
I understand that not everyone feels comfortable yelling, "I'm mad as hell". Yelling the words "mad as hell" is not a requirement. You can yell, "I love this world", you can yell, "I am tired", you can yell, "Wake up". Or you can just gather, hug your neighbor, shake some hands, make some friends. This is all about reconnecting the human race. This is all about letting others know they have value. This is all about ending the fear and spreading love. This is a wake up call to our leaders that the greed is not acceptable, we want a world in which peace and health are viable options.
Let us show the world that we do not want to live this false dream any more. We want our dreams back. Dreams of love and happiness. Dreams of safety for ourselves and our children. Dreams of peace on earth. Dreams of a healthy world. Show the ones who do not understand, we will deny this reality they have thrust on us. Show the world that we can stand together to make a better tomorrow. Tomorrow maybe we will figure out the answers, but today we need to stand together as friends, as families, as communities, as the world. January 1, 2010 we take our world back from greed.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do
Do Not Fear
Look into my eyes, do not fear
See my light, hope and cheer
Strangers we are, friends we become
Smiles shared make us one
Look into their eyes, do not fear
Share a smile, lend an ear
We are alike, not really so strange
see the unknown, a smile exchange
Share a little light in a dark world
Hope and love become entwirled
The plan it is to end it all
No-one cares, heed death’s call
No hope exists, it has all gone
A death will happen before the dawn
Acknowledge another, do not fear
Smiling may save them from a tear
We never know what we may save
When we smile we share, be brave
Share a little light in a dark world
Hope and love become entwirled