Are you afraid? Are you shaking in your shoes? If so, why? What are you afraid of? If not, why not? According to many sources, you're supposed to be. The economy is collapsing. Currencies are failing. War is on the horizon. It's all part of a grand scheme devised by an all powerful elite ruling cabal. There's something I've noticed about fear. Fear can freeze people. It can keep people from moving forward. It can stop people from doing something they should do. It can even make some of them act in immoral ways and then they will make excuses for their actions or inactions later. Fear is a very powerful force.
There are good people who work in positions where they see things going
on which are unethical, immoral and even criminal. These people keep
their mouths shut because they're scared. They want to keep their jobs.
They want to keep their pensions. They feel their entire future is
threatened if they speak out. It is possible that they worry they might
lose their freedom. They have seen some whistle blowers speak out and
end up in jail or worse, an injustice so despicable it should lead to
the imprisonment and complete ostracism of any who would perpetrate it.
Sometimes the people they work for are so powerful that they might even
be scared for their lives. It's even possible in some cases that they
feel fear for the fate of their families should they speak out. I
wouldn't be surprised if there are people in positions of power these
days who are so criminal as to hold no regard for even the flimsiest
principles once held by the most hardened mobsters. It's no wonder these
people put their heads down and simply do their jobs and keep their
mouths shut. Sometimes the best they can do for their own sense of
morality is quit, but even then they feel they must remain quiet in
order to stay safe.
A few decades ago it seemed that powerful forces in this world were out
to destroy the principles upon which this nation was built. Fascist and
communist powers were building collectivist societies and trying to
force the rest of the world to accept their power systems through
military force. Brave men and women were armed and mobilized to take on
these threats. I imagine there was much fear back then as well armed
forces of many nations faced off against each other. Men had to overcome
their fears to perform the courageous deeds of warfare that helped to
defeat those forces of collectivism and secure the principles of
individualism upon which such a powerful nation was built.
Unfortunately, even as victory was fresh and our nation was thrust into
prominence upon the world stage, we as a people forgot to honor the
basic principles which had enabled our nation to achieve greatness. A
more subtle form of collectivism that had been instilled much earlier in
our history began to erode the foundations which had made this nation
such a superpower. The economy boomed largely because we were nearly the
only industrial nation that hadn't been devastated by war. Government
began to regulate and grow. Corporations and industries grew and gained
privileges. Not much was said by the working class because the future
seemed so bright.
Slowly, subtly the corruption crept in. The corporations and financial
sector were able to use their fantastic wealth to influence politics
more than ever. They developed their own agenda and formed their own
global vision which would allow them to control the human collective. As
long as the economy boomed, not much was said. Even when a president
was assassinated and a coup took place at the highest levels of
government, there simply weren't enough people coming forward, nor
enough honest reporting from the media, nor enough independent thinking
to create the public outcry needed to expose the cover up and wrest
power away from the moneyed elite. Whistle blowers were buried instead
of elevated and honored for their heroic actions.
Now the corruption is everywhere. It is in everyone's face. The criminal
element has taken over. They have criminalized freedom while legalizing
their own criminal activities. They have trashed the Constitution. They
run around unfettered by the law they are supposed to obey while
arresting common folk for merely speaking out against their injustices.
They are regulating the middle class out of existence while creating
corporate/government cartels to control all aspects of life. Still, too
few in the system step up to say something. They are still too
frightened. They are the cogs that keep the machinery of government
churning away and they say nothing as the criminal element operates with
more and more impunity.
These souls are on the front lines of a subtle, undeclared war the elite
corporate class is waging against the common folk. This war threatens
our way of life with as much certainty as those authoritarian,
collectivist nations did when we fought against their way of life in the
1930s and 40s. The difference is the war is not as overt. The
difference is the war is not fought with bombs and bullets, but with
deceit and disinformation. The difference is that the soldiers don't
even know they're soldiers, let alone what they need to do to fight the
enemy. Information needs to be revealed and disseminated. The truth
needs to be told and the criminality needs to be exposed and punished.
Those who merely follow orders need to overcome their fears and speak
out if they see something criminal, immoral, unethical, or unjust taking
place in the bureaucracies which have become powers unto themselves
within the system. They need to speak out despite the risks if we are
ever to reestablish the principles upon which our nation was founded. If
one whistle blower is struck down, another needs to rise up and take
their place. The higher up the chain of command, the better. The more
prominent the whistle blower, the better. The criminals need to be given
no respite, no place to run, no excuses to make, until even the most
sheepish person has to realize that our political, financial and
corporate systems are so inundated with corruption as to be
unsustainable if we are to remain a free and moral society.
What the world needs now is more whistle blowers, not less. It needs
them to be honored not punished. It needs their allegations to be
investigated, not whitewashed and covered up. What the world needs is
for those in prominent positions to speak out against the current,
corrupt state of affairs that promise nothing but further decline and
more of the same. What the world needs is to leave no uncertainty as to
the depth of the criminality. Maybe then we can at least rid ourselves
of the psychopathic control freaks that have grasped the reins of power.
Maybe then we could at least expose those who are really at the top of
the power structure for the puppet masters that they are. Maybe then we
could start building a freer society with a more transparent power
structure where those who exhibit criminal, immoral or unethical
behavior are truly held accountable for their actions and not elevated
to positions of power over others.
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