Re: The Wealth Gap and the Collapse of the U.S.
Behind every single post along all multitude of threads, even beyond CM.com, there is a motive behind the reasons people staight the points they do. Empathy, altruism, emotional, arguementative; taut, rote, valid, impartial, romanticized, fact, belief or opinion, their core is the value, even within a framework that differs objectionably or within or beyond total agreement.
Beyond the wrong side of fault and blame there is apathy, with choices made for us and with our supposed best interests at heart. If the spiritual merrit of acting on the response to facts isn’t acted upon and people’s inactivity and apathy are left in check, we may as well stop writing, forget about ideals, close down websites such as CM.com and let the whole edifice crash down around our heads without warning.
Throughout my time writing here, I’ve found more people without direction and hunting for fault overall, than people who can teach positive life changing direction. Direction that can truly help others to comprehend and turn down all that white noise. Amongst all those voices, there is always a kind and clear voice or two, one of those being yours …
Bertrand Russell was, in many circles, a genius, in his grand attempts to build what we have today post Second World War. It is the past, and with the use of history, that we can build the future through the use of past mistakes; if only by comprehending those mistakes cleanly. The present could do well with having the grace of more enlightened people aware of the harder facts on this thread. There is nothing muddy about the realities the works of John Perkins, Adam Curtis or Bertrand Russell can add, to help people mourn and better comprehend the future. I hold a candle up to Arundhati Roy also. However, I wouldn’t wish to make statues in their image in the future, set in some walkable park for the birds to pirch upon. I think history has gained far too many of them already. So many, a city loses sight of what causes and effects these people created in their time and, I’m sure, romanticized them way beyond their capabilities. In proof, the winners are those left behind to write or re-write the history.
Right now, I feel such an incredible imbalance in the world. So much violence and theft of nations. Amongst all of these manmade distractions, nature is having her way. Those who can hear the future’s shrill cry should surely be heard loudest of all, yet, in the fullest picture of the way things have become, maybe that is why they ‘Are’ the quietest of them all …
Ah, ’tis a good thing to have a Paul “fix” before noon . . . . As always, your writing is superb . . . though I have to spellcheck it before I can glean the true meaning, lol . . .
All chiding aside, your post is, as usual, eloquently stated . . . though, as you know, I’d choose other spiritual guides . . . Which is perhaps the root of our disagreement on the assertion in your last paragraph, if I understand it rightly . . . From my perspective, since all lives end in the grave, and life is pitifully short, when the whole world is plunging into darkness, one has little to lose . . . nay, nothing to lose, by speaking out boldly, even though the effort seems futile in the sense of physical gains . . . . For if he rouses his spirit (or if his spirit is roused with spiritual intervention) he has at least denied the oppressor the ownership of his soul . . . .