posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 02:56 PM
I fear knee-jerk change -- that which is accepted too quickly because it 'might' fix what ails us. Myself, I don't resist change much at all, if
it feels like the repercussions have been taken into account, and that it is the will of the people.
Politicians think we don't have a clue, and therefore our views don't matter, but we know what adversely affects us, don't we? Sure. I do agree
that the common people -- myself included -- often lack a longview of what might be good for all in the long run.
I think many of us have become lazy in the sense that we don't embrace good old-fashioned labor and hard work. Get you hands dirty, work up a sweat
and have goals. Slow and steady wins the race. In these modern times, so much is going on and so much happening behind the scenes out of the
public eye. This is where the politician shines, but for whom do they shine? Each other and special interest groups. They don't shine for you
and me, the people who put them in their seats of high distinction. They smile at us with their shiny white capped teeth and tell us that they'll
take care of us, but we don't see it happening much do we? I have lost all faith in elected officials, except that on the very local level -- where
we still know them well enough to walk up to them in the hardward store and say, "Hey, Joe, you promised to push for X in your campaign, but now
you're sucking up to Y....... what gives?" That is the devil I know, but at least he/she is MY devil.
I don't fear change, I fear submission by the masses in exchange for shiny trinkets. Those bastards will unwittingly sell me out and then lock me
up for protesting, as long as they can polish their trinkets and feel good about the exchange rate between those jewels and their dignity.
Faith? Faith in an idea borne of humanity? Yes, I believe it could be so, but faith in an idea that doesn't have a direct correlation to a
monetary unit. Spirit is the medium of exchange, and we sell it cheaply.
I don't worship money. [for a copy of this rant, send $2.99 to P.O. Box Nowhere, Disgruntled, USA XXXXX]