How Much Longer Will You Remain Passive?
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By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus.com
I work for two news websites and spend 12 hours a day, six days a week analyzing the news. My eyes are strained and bloodshot, I fight through constant headaches, and the icing on the cake, I now work more hours while making less money then I ever have. Such is life in the online news business these days, during the greatest economic crisis of our lifetime.
I’ve had family and friends ask me why it is that I do this, “Why give yourself headaches and an ever-declining paycheck?” they ask. The answer to this question is found in the essence of what I’m doing.
When you spend your time analyzing the news, researching vital issues, you realize the immense disconnect between the average person and the HORRIFYING REALITY OF THE DESPERATE STATE THE WORLD IS IN RIGHT NOW.
I’m not here to take the moral high ground, god knows that is a losing proposition, I am here because my survival instinct has kicked in! Plain and simple, humanity has reached a breaking point.
If you’re reading this right now, you are probably a news junkie and already aware of the disconnect between the average propagandized mind and reality. This disconnect is a primary cause of our current crisis. However, this disconnect has begun to unravel, as Americans are starting to be confronted by the harsh reality that they have been taught to disassociate themselves from.
How much longer can people remain passive?
When reality is smacking you in the face, you have to eventually reach a point where you begin to act, where you fight back. You cannot continue to be passive when you are working harder than ever, for less money and benefits (if you’re fortunate enough to still have a job). You cannot continue to be passive when your medical bills are piling up as your health declines. You cannot continue to be passive when inflation is outpacing your buying power and your home and bank account are being sucked dry by ever-increasing interest rates. You cannot continue to be passive when your debt is growing faster than your income. You cannot continue to be passive when the environment is getting more destructive with severe storms and mass devastation all around you. You cannot continue to be passive when you voted for change, and ended up with more of the same.
You cannot continue to be passive when thousands of your dollars have been taken from you and your family and given to the billionaires who caused the economic crisis to begin with, and these thieves are still giving themselves multi-millions in yearly bonuses.
The bottom line is… You cannot continue to be passive when your very existence is threatened.
I see this as an opening and opportunity to reach a formerly passive populace with information that is vital to our survival. As we already know, the mainstream media is a vast propaganda system designed to keep people uninformed and isolated from each other. However, this delusional propagandized state that US citizens have been bred into is crumbling down. It is now obvious to most that we need to drastically change course, yet our diseased and corrupted political system is still trying to restore the status quo, still trying to continue on a path of devastation.
The American populace was briefly awakened during the last two elections cycles, they came out in record numbers to elect leaders they thought would make the vital changes necessary. But now, once again, popular political cynicism is reaching a critical mass, as the elected change-makers bow before the corporate elite and give away trillions in taxpayer money to those who are already obscenely wealthy and caused the economic crisis to begin with. It’s as if those who run the country are so addicted to power and greed that they will destroy the overwhelming majority of humanity, and ultimately themselves, in the process of trying to save this obsolete system. Shortsighted greed is a human disease that urgently threatens the lives of billions, literally BILLIONS.
This is a serious illness we are confronted by. We need to focus immense resources on combating issues more dangerous than the human species has ever confronted.
We cannot simply vote for bought-off politicians in a rigged two-party system where both Democrats and Republicans serve the same corporate masters. We must look beyond the mainstream media and modern day political discourse. We must create popular movements and alternative political parties that actually work for us, for the long-term betterment of the masses, which will be the long-term betterment of our own lives, our family’s lives and our life sustaining environment.
Popular outrage is at the highest level in a generation. The mainstream press seeks to defuse it, while the rightwing is cleverly hijacking it through outlets like Fox News and with corporate shill pundits like Glenn Beck. We cannot let them get away with it. We must present the facts to the formerly passive and uniformed. We must seize this moment and begin repairing the world before it’s too late. The window of opportunity is closing fast!
So I will be here, doing my part by updating the two sites I work on with the most vital information we can find – information that we need to know and will empower us. In addition to that, I will now use this bit of cyberspace to write a post several days a week that calls attention to some of the more intensely urgent news and information as it becomes available.
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