three possible outcomes, in which the U.S. either collapses due to an obliteration of trust in our institutions, becomes a global leader in pushing for transparency and offering protection to whistleblowers, or slides into authoritarianism to protect the ability of those in power to operate in secrecy.
Our Future is in the Hands of Leakers
Jackie Thornhill
1569

In order for us (Americans and everyone else) to break free, to recover and/or achieve any semblance of the Freedom and Liberty inherently intended for all who embrace the evolution of mind, enlightened ideals and quality of life for all things, we must overcome the superpowers holding America — and consequently the rest of the world — hostage.

By superpowers I do not mean national entities like one or more particular country/nation.

The truth words of Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage…”, have greater magnitude than he may have ever envisioned.

By superpowers, I mean the tiny few at the top of this global gameboard pyramid directing and producing the dramas we behold in every aspect of our reality in this theatre on Planet Earth.

These few people perched at the top, hold more than half of the total wealth and assets of the entire world.

And of what’s left, they exert control and have complete authority over.

Every aspect of our lives is determined by the what and how of the strategies and agendas these few use to maneuver the pieces of our gameboard.

For a simplistic explanation and correlation, think “The Matrix”.

If human beings are to EVER exceed their original programming, we must open our eyes, our ears and our minds. We must challenge our core beliefs. We must chose fact and knowledge over belief systems and myopic self-centeredness. We must think long term benefits, rather than short term gratification.

We have come to the point in the evolution of our species wherein it requires us (the ‘majority’) to be aware, to be able to comprehend exactly what it is we are dealing with, and be willing to actively — and EFFECTIVELY — participate in coordinating our emergence into a higher form of being.

Our perspective must become so much larger than what it is now.

For without​ the perspicacity and willingness to engage in this global game of Risk, of which we are currently only the pawns, we must be able to overcome our own limitations — our own short-sightedness​.

If we are not able to place ourselves in a position of equality — or at least become an opposing force of such measure that we cannot be ignored, and must be reckoned with — we will continue to be victims of this charade.

If we do not wake up, ultimately we will be the cause of our own demise and the death of everything else.

This isn’t about the petty squabbles of who is president, or any other political office.

This is about the people and powers and monopolies with the strength and means to place/insert their pawns, using them like marionettes, into whichever position will​ ultimately lead to a particular ‘level’ of checkmate, in this multilevel gameboard.

These are the people upon which our attention should be focused.

These are the people and powers that should be forced out from ‘behind the curtain’.

These are the people to whom we need to direct our opposition and force.

These are the people who should be held accountable.

One last thing, before our Rock Dwellers get their panties in such a tight twist it cuts off even more circulation to their dead and dying brain matter.

I am not proposing that people not be allowed to attain wealth, or material possessions.

I am saying it is inherently ‘wrong’, and will lead us to our death, for a small few to obliviously eat, drink and be merry, while the rest of the world burns.

Like it or not, the facts are are that we are all in this together.

We either work together to care for each other and reap the benefits that come from cooperation, or we compete to the death until the last man is all alone to enjoy his spoils.

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“The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself. To be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.” — Plato

“A group of people were travelling in a boat. One of them took a drill and began to drill a hole beneath himself.

“His companions said to him: "Why are you doing this?"

“Replied the man: "What concern is it of yours? Am I not drilling under my own place?"

“Said they to him: "But you will flood the boat for us all!"- (Midrash Rabbah, Vayikra 4:6)

“People would rather believe than know.” — Edward O. Wilson

“Carlin was right” @rollingwheelie https://medium.com/@kentanderson_17716/carlin-was-right-bb4c75242023

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” — Søren Kierkegaard

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” ― Frank Zappa

“In a way, the worldview of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it.

“They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.

“By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.”

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

— George Orwell

“You’re Not Going To Believe What I tell You” — http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe_clean

“Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America — Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason” — David Noise, Psychology Today, 062315, 
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201506/anti-intellectualism-is-killing-america?amp

“The great tragedy of life is that we grow old too soon and wise too late.” — Benjamin Franklin