It seems to me as though I am facing a world in crisis. As much as mass media may say otherwise, we are in, excuse my “French,” deep shit. Worse still, is that those in power are not moving in a direction towards peace and prosperity for the people, and by people I mean all people. A paradigm shift in politics is required for change. In all likelihood, those currently calling the shorts will be unwilling to accommodate what the people want and need. Therefore, this change must be promulgated by the people themselves.
Whatever term you want to deem the current power structure is irrelevant to the facts. We are not free. America is certainly not a democracy, and if you are so stubborn to insist on using such a word, it is a failed one.
Peace ought to be the highest priority. The only “war” to be waged is that on poverty, as Cornell West would definitely agree. As he says, if such a war would be waged there would, at the least, be loads of money invested in it, which is currently not the case.
As I see it, we need to make peace the priority and work down from there. What does that mean? It means the killing stops today. Any so-called “war for peace” is absolute rubbish; ludicrous. And from this point of peace we must work downward. In other words, as stated, peace and thus prosperity comes first, everything else is secondary.
The economic structure does not work. Capitalism is a flawed and failed system of conducting commerce.
I am honestly quite sick and tired of all the overly complex political rhetoric, false promises and downright lies. We need to be honest with ourselves, even if the truth hurts. There is no other way.
Socially speaking, nobody likes a liar – following this rhetoric, how could anybody like Obama? Guantanamo Bay is still in existence four years later, as just one clear, indisputable example.
The overarching problem here is that peace and prosperity for the people and the current power structure and interests are incompatible. This means that they are mutually exclusive. In other words, peace and prosperity will never be seen as long as those in power remain authorities. It is really that simple.
I just do not see any other way, which is not to say I exclude other people’s ideas, actually, quite the contrary – I am always open to hear what you have to say, so please share your “two cents.”