A lot of wrong, bad things are going on. Our freedoms are vanishing.
They are all the time trying to enact laws that protect their corruption, abuse of public office and to entrench their hold on power. And it is a well known fact that the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
If you do not get active to take a stand now against all that is wrong while we still can, then maybe one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier – and much, much harder.
To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism. It’s not unpatriotic to denounce an injustice committed on our behalf, perhaps it’s the most patriotic thing we can do. One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we have been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we have been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” Among a people generally corrupt, fundamental freedoms and rights cannot long exist. George Carlin quipped:
“Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land, they own and control the corporations that have long since bought and paid for, the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pocket, and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and the information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them.”
And Frank Herbert said, “Power attracts the corruptible. Suspect any who seek it.” Let’s stop our politicians from cheating to be rich. Let’s stop them from stealing to be wealthy. Let’s stop them from siphoning our collective valuables to keep for themselves. There is a deeper satisfaction if you earn from your own work than relying on corruptible ways of amassing riches.
Don’t let cycles of violent crimes, uncontrollable, rising cases of bloody impunity, evil puppets in a crippled judiciary, marionettes in a corrupted legislative system manipulated by a fascist executive system and its annihilative corruption be the incurable epidemics of the disintegration of the environmental, emotional, social, intellectual, physical, professional, occupational, moral and ethical destruction of your homeland.
We will never know peace and stability in this country without balance. And we will never know balance without justice for all. Yet, justice exists only where there is fairness and equality – when every citizen is treated and viewed equally. No one should be given power over another. In addition, no one should be granted privileges that are denied to others. No one has the authority to decide which citizen will be denied human rights, denied human dignity, and will be favoured based on the weight of their resources. Let’s eliminate the hypocrisy.
Suzy Kassem said, “When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.” Let’s struggle for a nation that is undivided, one without fear and corruption, one ruled by truth and justice. Let’s struggle for a nation that is peaceful for all, where hate has been overcome by love, and everyone is guided only by their conscience.
And just like freedom, truth is not cheap. Yet both are worth more than all the gold in the world. But what is freedom, if there is no truth? And what is truth, if there is no freedom? Both are worth fighting for – because one without the other would be hell. When honor and the law no longer stand on the same side of the line, how do we choose?
Thomas Jefferson said, “Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large,…whence it becomes expedient for promoting the public happiness that those persons, whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue, should be rendered by liberal education worthy to receive, and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or accidental condition of circumstance.”
Any leader who feels the pain and fights for you, support him or you lose. But if that leader doesn’t feel the pain and fight for you, don’t support him, fight for yourself, be a leader and fight for others.