Hello once again ATS! I am back, filled with a rage and need to vent it, once again, so please indulge me for the next few minutes. I promise to be
much more concise than usual!
Tonight I wish to speak to the disenfranchised among us. Those who end up being tagged with hurtful and limiting labels. Those who find themselves
weighed, judged, and categorized on sight, or within the first few words they happen to speak. This is the audience I have a strong need to address
this evening, and that is exactly what I plan to do.
Most of the distasteful things I see on the news, in my real life, and even on ATS are born of these automatic associations and biases.
All of these things, and many more, open the door to attack. And I state, as strongly as I possibly can... such attacks are beneath contempt and are
A few years back, when the economy tanked, a common statement, here and elsewhere, was "So what if you used to make $30.00 an hour before you got laid
off. Lazy bum, go get a job at McDonalds... sheesh I detest people like you!. Well, a few years later, that same type of person now simply says "Why
should I listen to you? You work at McDonalds for chrissake!"
Ironic, isn't it?
And the bigotry? Understand that I am growing as a person and I have expanded my personal definition of bigotry to not just include racial, religious,
or ethnic slurs. I've expanded it to include class based insults, homophobic, sexist, and health based slurs as well. Also, I think taking pot shots
and those effected negatively by the recession ( I say depression, but apparently the FED disagrees with me ) borders on bigotry as well. Hating
people for situations or conditions they cannot control is bigotry - and it sticks in my craw like a thorn.
At any rate, the number of us who are becoming marginalized and disenfranchised is growing exponentially. And as sad as that fact is, there is one
that is even more disturbing... we are being tricked into blame each other for the sad state of things...
I lost my job because of those guys in China who'll work for next to nothing...
My taxes are so high because all of those welfare freeloaders living the life of Riley on my dime...
The rich are bleeding us dry...
The poor are bleeding us dry...
The white man is holding us back...
Those Muslim terrorists started this...
Those Christian crusaders won't start boming us...
Those gay people are offending my right to religion...
Those religious people are denying my right to live as I choose...
Republicans are destroying this country...
Democrats are destroying this country...
Illegal aliens are stealing our jobs away...
America is using us for cheap labor and then deporting us for being illegal when harvest season ends...
Religious people are the root of all the worlds problems...
Humanists are demoralizing the world and destroying society...
I could keep typing for another 20 pages and still
not touch all the bases, or voice all of the opinions.
We fight amongst ourselves, like wild and underfed dogs, for scraps from the masters table. We nip and bite at one another without stopping to realize
that we're all on the floor, and none of us are at the table? We're fighitng our equals and not our oppressors. How odd is that?
Divide and conquer.
The indoctrination involved here is so deep seated in your genetic predispositions, and then so manipulated by the media as to be almost
incomprehensible. Some of the latest science suggests that our instincts are about 10,000 years behind the curve. That it takes about that long for
genetic knowledge to permeate the gene pool. This is why you have an instant and powerful reaction when you see a snake or a spider ( most of us
anyway ) but don't flinch at the sight of a car - even though a car is many hundreds or thousands of times more likely to kill you than a creepy
crawly is. Our ancestors, 10,000 years ago were tribal and tended to be somewhat segregated into small groups - so a natural distrust formed about
strangers and people who didn't look like us, or share our cultural traits. In those days "different" usually meant invader. And, even if the
different people were peaceful and benign, they still were a threat because their proximity meant a strain upon the natural resources your own tribe
relied upon for survival.
So we do have a genetic predisposition towards wanting to repel what is different. And don't think for a fleeting moment that those at the highest
level of power and wealth are not fully aware of this.
Thus many of us find ourselves on the fringes of "normal" society... a club that is becoming increasingly more elite and selective as the years pass.
More and more of us wake up one day to find ourselves disenfranchised.
And, you know what? Most of us just deal with it. We are adaptable beings. Lose that $80,000.00 per year job and can't find a suitable replacement?
Well then, we find a $18,000.00 a year job and painfully adapt to that new way of life. At first we rage, question, and rebel... but eventually we
I am not even addressing the more prevalent excluded groups here. The ones who didn't even get a shot at being "normal" long enough to get kicked out
of the club at all. Those who were born into hatred, unaccepted and judged from birth - or maybe from a later day when they decided to come out of the
closet, or renounce their religion, or state their religion, or change political party.... or any number of other things.
Some get it simply because they aren't part of the beautiful people crowd - or prefer to express themselves through dress, or body modification, or
I ask you? How many of you feel more like outsiders than insiders?
How many of those of you who answered "outsiders" truly feel like you don't have anything to offer society?
How many of you are so angry at the whole situation that you could literally rip out your own hair at the baseless judgment you've experienced?
Is there a hot and seething anger burning in your belly?
GOOD. Because the time is swiftly approaching when that burning anger will finally have a purpose and a positive means of expression. In the US you'll
soon have a chance to put it to work by voting. But elsewhere, everywhere else, you'll soon have the chance to express yourself because the world
paradigm is shifting. The people are realizing that one voice means nothing, but thousands of voices are a chorus, tens of thousands are a threat, and
hundreds of thousands are a regime change. Now imagine what a chorus of millions or billions could accomplish! Total redefinition of what society is
and can be. Total renewal.
Sure, they have armies, they have bombs, and they have all the money and power. But understand, all of those things are just air and mist without our
consent. They are empty tools supporting empty threats. United we take it all back - and we can do it without a single one of us bringing anything
more than our voice to the battle.
And, a sincere thank you, from me, to the powers who run this world. Every day you marginalize more and more of us, thus building the mechanism of
your own doom. You think so little of us that we seem like no threat at all. But wait... wait until you hear us all speak as one. And know that, on
that day, you will tremble and you will beg mercy.
Thanks for reading.
edit on 9/26/12 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)