Psst! Pay attention. These are exciting times!
People are asking questions. Big questions. Challenging things that nobody challenged before.
Did you ever wonder why things seem to work the way they do? Have you found yourself scratching your head at the mountain of bad decisions made by the powerful among us, those we may in a fit of charitable sentiment call “our leaders”?
They can’t all be that stupid, can they? They’re not all short-sighted and venal. Right?
We’re all familiar with The Wizard of Oz and the great and terrible wizard’s admonition to “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”
I know, I know: The analogy is too obvious. But things become cliche for a reason.
I think we’re on the verge of seeing something similar. It’s kind of exciting.
But “exciting” doesn’t always mean “pleasant.”
I think there are going to be difficult times ahead. I think this revelation will cause a lot of pain at first. Heavy pain.
After all, who enjoys the sensation that you’ve been lied to by people you thought you could trust?
But after the pain will come some clarity, of vision and of purpose.
After the artifice has been stripped away, we might begin to reestablish what is true. What is just. And more importantly, what works.
The illusion of freedom and democracy is starting to get too difficult and expensive to maintain. The natives–that’s us regular folk–are getting restless. The kid gloves are going to have to come off sooner than later.
The thing is, I think the powers-that-be are going to be in for the fight of their lives. In their arrogance, I think they’ve underestimated the fact that what they think we hold dear is not what we do.
There was a time not so long ago when THE FUTURE was viewed with optimism, as the harbinger of brighter days to come.
These are not those days. But what they are are days of opportunity. Hold on to whatever it is you value and don’t let go of hope.
I’m no guru. I don’t have THE PLAN or THE ANSWER. All I know is that there are lots of us who yearn for liberty and truth and, yes, the ineffable. And we can connect far easier than ever before.
If there’s something to be optimistic about, it’s that.
So let the curtain be fling wide open. I think we’re all ready for the illusion to be over.
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