How many people can remember when they stopped their carefree, childhood skipping and never did it again? How many of you can remember when you first discovered that the world is full of corruption, starting with all the governments and working its way down, to the pickpocket on the bus, and the rich man on the hill who makes his living by selling arms. Yes, he has been making a killing of a living out of making it possible for others to kill others, and he has enough money to buy off every politician in town, and he is treated as an honored citizen!
Most everyone knows how corrupt everything is, but tends to ignore it as "just a part of life", or something that one person can't do much about. So, it is almost universally accepted and forgotten, until now, when everything seems to be falling apart, and there is hell to pay. And still people are ignoring it, getting all excited about Biden, the pre AI robotic politician beating the Archie Bunker president, who all on what is left of the left love to hate, and now the robot starts off right away bombing Syria.
The ongoing tragedy of Syria is horrendous (https://borgenproject.org/top-10-facts-about-living-conditions-in-syria/).
What is going on in Yemen is so bad, that most people would prefer to look away (https://borgenproject.org/top-10-facts-about-living-conditions-in-syria/), as well as in many other places in the world.
The mainstream media never mentions the revolutionary actions in N. Syria of the Kurdish people along with at least 10 other equally treated ethnic groups, where the people have redesigned the way they govern, following to some degree the writings of Murray Bookchin, a leading anarchist, socialist, libertarian writer who passed in 2006, followed by their beloved leader Abdullah Ocalan who has been a political prisoner living now 22 years in solitary confinement in a Turkish jail, yet has managed to write and smuggle out 5 books which have inspired the Kurds to set up an horizontal government (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8), making women's liberation one of their 3 pillars, the others being direct democracy and ecology.
Their ongoing struggle for freedom in N. Syria, the "autonomous zone" called Rojava that they took over in 2013, has been completely ignored by mainstream media while they have been in constant battle with Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Isis. 4.5 million people committed to freedom against all odds. They should be the inspiration for the whole world (go to youtube to see some of their videos about Rojava).
The same could be said for the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico who did the same since 1994 and are constantly under siege by the Mexican corrupt government.
Shakespeare wrote about this in his play Hamlet 500 years ago, just to let you know how long this problem has been around. Hamlet, the personification of the ideal man, the young prince, returns home from the university, to discover his father, the king, has been murdered and his mother is now married to the murderer, the new king, and cries out, "Something is corrupt in Denmark". The rest of this incredible play is about what is he going to do about it? The same question that faces everyone, once they discover the degree of corruption that we must live in and under, and by allowing, we all become complicit and thereby corrupted.
MLK said “A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.” The American patriot Patrick Henry is famous for saying “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
If you look at how N. Americans and others are today, one might be ashamed to be associated with such a group. But a more compassionate view might be to recognize how shattered they are as individuals, having to depend on the handouts of a corrupt government and to be constantly propagandized by the corporate owned and CIA directed mainstream media. The result being that the vast majority have been rendered completely ineffectual and impotent.
However when you have around 8 billion people struggling to survive under the barbaric systems that have been imposed upon all of us, one can imagine how the U curve would apply and that with such numbers that at the bottom and on one side of that U curve there are millions of absolutely brilliant people. And that there are among those brilliant thinkers, people who are coming up with brilliant possible solutions to save us from the looming extinction event brought on by us having fouled to such an extent the very environment that all of our lives depend on while the psychopathic leaders of this insane world maneuver humanity into an inescapable hole by putting us in the existential conundrum of having to choose health security, survival vs. our freedom, while bombarding us with lies and censoring the truth, or at least other views, to keep us confused, separated, and at their merciless mercy.
The internet has made it possible for everyone to see how much we all have in common and how we are all struggling for a better life and a better world.
Yes, we need a new uncorrupted, unspyable, internet, a new uncorrupted, unspyable facebook, a digital network that connects all the millions of disparate projects working to make a more just, equitable, sane, and ethical world, to unify, and to be a force for good. For it is in this that we have a thread of hope to come out on the other side, once this has fully passed, into the age of Aquarius, where autonomous utopias (places that are always improving) spring up everywhere by reinventing cities, and humanity recognizes that to be really human is to be humane and kind hearted, and to be a part of one gigantic extended non-dysfunctional family that looks out for everyone, and lives to collaborate, cooperate, and to embody love.