Monday, July 15, 2013

What is to become of US?

I keep hearing that Saturday's verdict means our world is no longer safe for young black men. But then, nor is it safe these days in America to be a woman or an immigrant or poor or gay or a senior on Social Security or... well, fill in your favorite marginalized group. As far as anyone can see these days, the world is a pretty hostile place for nearly everyone but the super rich and their paid-for legislators.

It's not the world I want to live in or the one I want my granddaughter to inherit.
It's time for everyone to support a Better World.
Yet, I do have to wonder at the mentality of the controlling establishment at this juncture because they are overplaying their hand pretty much on all fronts. Perhaps they intend it as a divide and dominate tactic but rather than prodding people back into self-preserving submission, I think they've gone too far and are stirring the forces of resistance into power.

It's time we realize we can't be complacent in our small corner of the world while we watch the dominoes of other marginalized groups disintegrate around us. It's time to come together, and to act.

Working together has synergy, and bringing so many "minorities" into conjunction can only result in a supermajority that can finally overpower the old paradigm. It may take a while for the disparate constituencies to realize the value of unity, but ultimately (and it will be only a short time from the point of view of evolution), that united effort is what will make the world a better place.
Sometimes when the fight begins, I think I'll let the dragons win. But then again, perhaps I won't. Because they're dragons. And I don't. ~ A.A. Milne
It's up to each and every one of us to imagine the compassionate world we want to live in, because that's the only way it will be possible. We can change the world only IFF we imagine a world of respect, compassion, and sanity, believe we can create it, and work to make it so.

The change is simple -- it just isn't easy. Of course I recognize that today's sad reality means that WORK is needed to create the world I -- and you and every sane individual -- yearn to live in. That is why I always stress that it begins with thought, requires heartfelt belief in the possibility of change, AND takes the effort and resources to work for the new reality.

If everyone who wants a different world retreats into self-protection instead, their energy for change is lost to the world. We make a better world only when we stop accepting someone else's definition of what is right and IMAGINE what we choose to make possible instead of the mess that is, BELIEVE with all our heart and will that we can succeed, and WORK to make it so.

In the end what will hurt the most is not the words of our enemies
but the silence of our friends.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's time to sign ALL the petitions and join ALL of the marches and write ALL the letters to the editors and legislators and agency heads. It's time to Recall Congress and vote in true Representatives of the People. It's time to overturn the euphemious Citizens United and stop all the backers and SuperPACs and shady backroom dealers. It's time to rise up and reclaim America as its united citizens and return our nation to the stature we believe it deserves. It's time to become all we are capable of being and lead the world into an era peace, prosperity, and human rights for ALL. It's time to step forward and act.
I wonder... what you think.
Dragon photo: Fanpop.com; text: AA Milne

1 comment:

Chris Hilbert said...

Kae, I like your blog posts! We are soooo on the same page! I'm glad we "found" each other!

Keep writing, I love what you have to say and how you say it!