As I look around the blog world, I see quite a few people seemingly unable to figure out why we are where we are in this point in time, in regards to worldwide chaos, a global crisis of poverty, pain, struggle, fear and a loss of pensions and safety nets, worldwide amidst a Worldwide hostile takeover and why there has been no revolt in America while there have been mass protests around the world.
I shall start by way of explanation taken from a comment I posted on the blog:
The people who want a revolt are the same people who petitioned the government to secede from the union when Obama was sworn in as our president. Now, I hate the SOB too, but not for their reasons. That group has always been vocal and up-in-arms because they want NO government. Many of the Libertarians are happier than a pig in slop because of this government shutdown because they see it as testament that the show can go on without government all up in their business.
On the other hand, there was no mass protest when the WIC(Women, Infants & Children)program was defunded. There was no mass protest when Head Start was defunded. There was no mass protest when the Federal workers were furloughed. There was no mass protest when Housing Choice Vouchers were not released and people remained homeless. There was no mass protest even when millions of seniors and disabled people were thrown under this debt ceiling crisis bus and those people would suffer the most, next to the WIC recipients and the homeless. And if you look on the front page of MSN, you will see that a child standing before the gates of a closed zoo is what is considered the ultimate disturbing photo that went viral, not a photo of a senior citizen weeping over how he/she is going to eat and purchase meds, not a photo of a poor, working mother crying anxiously over her hungry baby because of the loss of WIC and certainly not a photo of a homeless person staring up at what would have been their home, had not the government shutdown.
I have heard more anguish being poured out over the closing of Federal parks than I have heard over any of the really serious issues that have been created by this government shutdown mess. Like I always say, I despair of us!
Seriously? Did others not of a dark skin pigmentation think that they would never feel the wrath of the aristocracy? It was only a matter of time before they would ‘turn on their own’. The Indians have been all but wiped out, the Black people are either shooting each other to death over drug turf wars because of abject poverty, disenfranchisement and a lack of jobs due to racism and as if that isn’t enough, they are incarcerated by the millions. So, now they have been dealt with and people seriously thought that it would cease with them? It is quite obvious that no one was paying attention to the Sunday morning sermon about “I am my brother’s keeper.”
We now have an entire world in chaos, poverty, war, strife, bedlam and pandemonium and there is not a thing that we can do about it. This mess has been allowed to go on for far too long and now that it’s hit the fan, there are those who are in shock. Well, too bad, so sad. That is what we get when we do not look out, nor care for one another. When we have the mindset of “I’ve got mine, to heck with you and yours,” then this is exactly why we are at this point!
On every continent on this planet, people have warred with one another, whether it was over land or religion or ethnicity, and it continues. We take from each other and destroy this planet, piece by piece in the process and then we have the unmitigated gall to wonder how we came to this? I do not wonder. I know why. Though some have kept their grasping hands within the confines of their own continent or country, others have ventured beyond their own borders to steal and kill from others and rape the people and the assets of their land. People have been confiscating the property of others since the history of man can be traced. Why should it stop now? How can it stop now? Yes, we will point to some little island with a few hundred thousand people and hold them up as a shining example that we can stop the powers that be in their tracks, but if we really think that this can be accomplished among those who would rather destroy someone because of the color of their skin, than come together, who are we kidding? When throughout all of the mess that has been caused with the shutdown of the U.S. government and we can point to a picture of a child standing before the locked gates of a zoo and say, “this is the REAL atrocity of this shutdown, then we truly are sick, pitiful, hopeless, stupid and deranged and most definitely hell bent on staying that way!
But hey! THE most important thing is that, a child can’t go to the zoo! The sad fact is that the child is already in the zoo, it’s called, “the planet!”