is there hope out there? is it all doom and gloom or are there small places strong enough to get footholds to climb out of the darkness? i will be honest- i don't know. the reason that i don't know- is because i have little faith in human nature. i don't. perhaps i know just enough to make me an idiot- i can't answer that either. if you look at history, and really what else do we have to go on at this point?, there are pockets of rebellion that have worked. many more that haven't. i know that there are many folks out there that wish i would just shut the hell up with my dark posts and the melancholy air- i am a serious buzz kill and that's no joke. i will not pretend to always be right- because i am not. i just call things like i see them.
so- here goes- i don't think that there should be one more holiday- which are supposed to be 'holy days'- until we take care of some political business. you don't get a reward- if you haven't finished your work. that's the way it works in the real world. that's the way it should work here.
we cannot continue to pretend that our lives are going on as normal. they aren't. we all feel it. we should not continue to lie to ourselves that there is this magical thing called hope. it isn't just out there waiting to be plucked out of thin air people- you have to create it. ghandi- created hope. mlk- created hope. any of the great leaders (and that is the word here) created hope. they were fallible human beings with many flaws- but they put the greater good above their own agendas- that's what leaders do- and that's what we are lacking. we cannot have hope without a leader- and i don't see a leader out there anywhere. what i see is another pack of corporate dogs panting for the profitable bone.
so- if you believe in fairies and light and that ethereal thing called hope- you lost me. now, is not the time for hope. now is the time for picking a leader and getting things changed. we have to create our own way. it isn't going to magically appear. and we certainly don't need the magic of christmas or easter or july 4th or any of the other distractionary twaddle to get in our way. we don't need another diversion people- we need a focus. a focus on changing this mess of a world we find ourselves in. we haven't earned rewards- we are the problem. no, we didn't directly create the war in iraq and we didn't directly cause the housing bust and we didn't directly cause the corporations to take over providing our necessities-- but we contributed with our rampant consumerism and attitude of letting other folks handle our business while we narcissistically and hedonistically sought pleasures only. well, it has come home to roost. we are paying with back payments for our self centeredness- and no amount of hoping that it will fix itself or go away with santa's sleigh is going to work. and that-- is the bottom line.
are we going to step up and get ourselves a real leader? or are we just going to do what we are told like good little americans? yes, that is contempt dripping over my consonants and vowels.