Cheating The System… Of Course, They Did…
Cheating the system is the American way. If you are watching the news you might notice that, yet again, somebody or a whole bunch of somebody’s just got caught in a scam to cheat the system. Hey, what else is new? If you haven’t noticed there is a complete lack of desire to follow the rules if you have enough dough to hire an attorney to get you out of it.
Game Of Thrones
Do you watch the Game of Thrones? Or do you remember anything from our history classes? The short version is that a few people are in control of the “civilized” world and the rest of the rabble (that would be you) is just trying to stay alive and not get killed.
The entire economy is based on war, the slave trade, and commodities (food, gold, wine). The leaders have their private armies and pretty much do whatever they want with impunity. The is a Central Bank that loans money to any side or both for any war. Sound familiar? The only thing missing from the Game of Thrones is a robust drug market that enslaves the rabble.
Meanwhile back here in the present. We have a few people i.e. drug dealers, sports teams, politicians, celebrities, corporations, and universities that have their own private armies ( bodyguards, lawyers and, sometimes, “private contractors”) who pretty much do whatever they want while the rest of us just try to make a living while not getting squished by mistake.
This only works if we continue to allow it. We currently have the power to stop them by not spending money on these things. But there is a problem. The problem that most people want to be them or they are so beat down they can’t remember what their dreams were before corporate America stole their soul.
Want Real Change?
Think about what you really want. Discuss this with your friends and family members. The only way to interrupt this system is to no longer play the game. Politicians can still be elected with or without your consent because we let the corporations buy the politicians. Celebrities still get to do whatever they want because you want to be them and you buy their records, go to their movies, etc. Corporations do whatever they want by buying politicians, law enforcement and city officials but you still buy their products. Universities are now big business. What do you think might happen if people unilaterally removed their student from, said, universities in question, and enrolled them somewhere else? If sports teams fans stopped going to the games or buying the swag how long you think they could continue their activities?
You Have The Power
You have the power to make this change. Will you? Or after reading this will you just sip your Starbucks, click on another story on Facebook or just drift back into your coma?
I’d like to say this will “magically” get better, it won’t. Will there be problems? Yes. Will you be inconvenienced? Yes. Every major change we have had starting with the formation of this country required people to stand up, take a risk and take a stand. I’ll be here doing my part; what will you do?