“And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and they say ‘Hey! Don’t worry, don’t be afraid- ever- because this is just a ride’. And we…. kill those people. ‘’Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry; look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.’ It’s just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that- ever notice that?- and we let the demons run amok. But it doesn’t matter, because…it’s just a ride, and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort. No worry. No job. No savings and money. Just a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy bigger guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, into a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defence each year and, instead, spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would do many times over- not one human being excluded- and we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever. In peace.” – Bill Hicks
I was reading through the day’s news last night and was recapping on the events in Ukraine when the hypocrisy of the government of the USA and the UK really hit me. I understand that we are all naturally hypocrites to a degree because our views and opinions often change depending on our mood or what stage we are at in our character development. But the level of hypocrisy which currently runs through every aspect of our daily lives is astounding. I asked myself why do we allow this happen and allow its effects to seep into all aspects of our lives? What do I mean by this? Well our governments are corrupt, our justice system is criminal, our banks are the biggest fraudsters and our “Holy Men” are paedophiles. Michael Ellner takes it one step further:
“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”
Why do we take this? Why do we accept that this is the way things should be when a better world is so easily available if we want it? There is a line in the film American Gangster which goes like this, “the most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, family, never forgetting where we came from.” Change business to life and you have a pretty solid foundation of which you can base your actions on. However the modern world does not respect these qualities, these qualities will hold you back. You want to make it big in the world? Then you had best forget honesty. Our “leaders” are the biggest liars in the world yet they are also the most respected people in society, granted that respect is declining with every day that passes at a rapid rate.
Integrity? The world has forgotten the meaning of the word! There is no integrity in the dog eat dog, jungle society that has been created in our pursuit of the made up illusion we call money. Integrity in the modern world keeps you held down at the bottom. How many people sacrifice who they are and compromise their integrity in order to hold down a job so they can survive? How many people bite their tongues when it comes to speaking out against the countless injustices of this world so they don’t jeopardise their current employment situation? The answer is almost everyone. Look at the celebrities so many people adore. The Kardashian’s, famous from a sex tape. Towie, famous for being as thick as pig shit. Where is the integrity in what these people do and where is the self-respect in worshipping their every move? When you find it do let me know.
Hard work. Yes a fundamental if you want to get anywhere in life. But you had best be prepared for your hard work to go unappreciated and unrewarded. Slaves do work very hard, there can be no doubt about that. Everybody I know works hard yet they are always stuck in a rut, always a paycheque away from oblivion. Why is that? It is because that is how the money masters want it to be:
“People are only mean when they’re threatened and that’s what our culture does. That’s what our economy does. Even people who have jobs in our economy are threatened, because they worry about losing them. And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money a god. It is all part of this culture”- Morris Schwartz
Family. The family unit. The what unit? Family does not exist anymore. How many families are still together? I would say 2 out of every 10 people have parents who are still together and the family unit is complete, the country is littered with broken homes. The family has long been under attack ever since mum was made to feel she wasn’t a real woman unless she had a high flying career. Forget children, forget making sure they have enough love, care and education to survive in this world, just make sure you get to the top of that greasy pole known as the career ladder:
“We live in a society where women are demonised for having children in their teens when they are biologically meant to have them but there is no such stigma for women having children via IVF in their 40s. This is because what we see as the defining factor in bringing up a happy child is whether you have money, not whether you are still young enough to engage in play, or have the energy to love them properly. Still, you can use the money to hire some teenage girl. “Tommy! We’ve hired someone who’s fun, we’ve hired somebody who likes you” and she can play with them while you look on exhaustedly with a mug of tea”- Frankie Boyle
Men come under attack too. So many men throw away their families these days instead of being the protectors and figurehead. I can’t prove this for sure but I would say deep down there are many unhappy people walking this land because their family has been completely and utterly destroyed.
And finally never forgetting where we can from. It seems so many of us can’t wait to forget where we came from. What happens in the rare instances when a person from a working class background does happen to beat the maze and does escape to financial freedom, do they lower the ladders and help the people below them up to their level? Nope they pull the ladder and they turn their backs on their roots to rub shoulders with the rich, the only people worthy of their time now.
I for one have had enough of this hypocritical system. I will tolerate it no longer. In all the recent talk of war people forget we are already in the middle of a huge war, the class war. Well I say they forget, most people aren’t even aware it is happening. They don’t realise this because we are victims of divide and conquer, which is pitting the poor against the poorer.
What does it matter if you are working your whole life away for a pittance to pay off debts and keep the wolves, aka the banks at bay. Or if you rely on a government hand outs from a government that is also heavily in debt to the same banks. What is the real difference? The difference is that the people who work for the pittance like to think they are better than the poor people when in actual fact we are all victims. We are all repressed, you and I do not come into contact with the people who truly benefit from this system, the truly wealthy move in circles that none of us get even close to. Their wealth is created off the back of our suffering and misery. When are we going to change this way of life?
This article is authored by Lee Cooper
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