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We are slaves.
The truth is all around us. It stares us in the face, but we are programmed to ignore it. We don't make our own decisons, we accept the decisions that
are made for us. It is painfully obvious, and we are willing servants. This earth was meant to be our paradise, instead it is our prison....
I have no doubt that the majority of people would give just about anything to help another in need. However, on a daily basis we go about our lives
like cattle obediently following the directions of our superiors. We play the game that has been created for us, and we think that its just the way it
is. We complain about taxes, jobs we hate, politics, corporate greed, dishonest governments, the powers that be...yet, we comply. Why is that? Is it
our drive to protect one's self that motivates us to sink or swim, or is it something else. What compels you to fall in line?
I have a recurring dream about standing on an long dock on the ocean. At the end of the dock I see a woman holding an infant. She is holding the
infant over the water. I scream out to her in vain. As I begin running down the dock towards the woman she drops the baby in the ocean. I dive in the
water frantically searching for the child...to no avail.
Thousands of innocent children around the world die horrible deaths each year. While we debate sports and politics, religion and money, others are
truly being tortured. Are we ignorant to the harrowing realities of others? No, we are not...we just choose to ignore them in preference to the
inconveniences of our own lives. I mean, gas prices really are atrocious.
Many of us feel like we have no choice. We have our own families to worry about, admittedly. For millions of people, however, the world is truly a
hell on earth. The medical field is dominated by massive pharmaceutical companies which constantly manafacture billion dollar treatment drugs instead
of focusing on cures. The energy companies stomp out less lucrative alternative energy sources in favor of cash cow fossil fuels so they can continue
to line their pockets. Governments pander to these corporate machines in order to access massive funding for their own selfish desires. The list goes
on and on.
The tragedy lies with the true victims. Where is our humanity? When do we stand up for our fellow man? This isn't the way things have to be. This
isn't the way things are supposed to be? Or is it? Perhaps we are mere receptors eagerly recieving our marching orders from those who broadcast them.
This thread isn't about any one particular horror. Just the realization that this world is so torturous for so many, yet, we sit idly by watching it
happen. Change is hard, noone wants to self sacrifice in order to make things better. Better of just quietly talking amongst ourselves, then actually
doing anything about it. I'm by no means suggesting a violent uprising, just saddened by the predicament we find ourselves in. I have a good
friend...a financial advisor for a large bank. He thinks he is living the good life. Thats the trap, trade so many possibilities for a life of serving
the higher ups. Go ahead, work 50 hours a week, so that you can waste hard earned money on shiny material items. Because it just those distractions
that keep you from seeing the truth. We are shallow, non-thinkers, who question nothing because it doesn't help us in our "pursuit of happiness".
Afterall, happiness is enlarging your savings account and buying a nicer car, right? I mean, those will be the wonderful memories satisfyingly hold
dear on our death beds right? Better to be obedient than to step out of line and become one of the victims oursleves, I guess. Meanwhile, slowly, our
world continues to deteriorate.....
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