Ever since I launched this blog in April of last year, I have focused on exposing the rampant corruption and moral decay of our society while identifying the core cancer that is Wall Street, Washington D.C. and all the poisonous practices in between. What I have finally realized is that while there are many people shouting from the rooftops about how bad things are, that will only take us so far. There are two things I think are necessary in order for us all to move to a better place.
First, a change of consciousness. Part of that change comes from understanding the true nature of the world around us and how it operates. For me, it was this realization that essentially forced me to reevaluate everything in my life and make profound changes to live in a manner and around people that are more in line with my new understanding. I know for a fact that hundreds of thousands of people in this country have come to similar realizations, along with millions globally. While the awakening will continue and bring more into the fold, I think it’s time for all of us to connect with one another and focus on and highlight the positive changes happening around us where they are happening. To focus on the victories, no matter how small they may seem at this point, rather than wallowing in the defeats.
Second, I strongly believe we must move toward a much greater decentralization in our daily lives as human beings on this planet. We need stronger and more vibrant communities banding together, thriving together and creating together. The internet allows decentralization to function like never before. It allows us to still be in constant communication with one another and aware of our neighbors’ plights all the way across the planet. That way we can implement solutions from our own volition and imagination rather than being forced into decisions from the barrel of a gun held by a paid off politician or lobbyist. The problems that we face globally are far too important to leave to a small group of bureaucrats and oligarchs who we all know by now are interested solely in money and power.
Change must come from within first and then must be manifested in the real world within communities that are willing to be bold. To experiment, to fail and then to succeed. We may not know exactly what works, and indeed there is no one solution for everyone. That is the beauty of the diversity on this planet. If one town wants to be a socialist commune so be it. If another wants total free market capitalism so be it. We can still be connected to one another and caring without forcing one person’s viewpoint on the other. The good news is that we do know what doesn’t work; and that is the status quo. We need to dare to think big, be brave and actively support those that are working on a better path for humanity.
Changes so profound will take time and many of the forces of greed will line up against any such changes, but that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t be done. I know it can and I know it will. While I will continue to focus on highlighting corruption and bad practices, I will increasingly try to do my part to highlight and support those that are taking action and trying to move us beyond the sad state we are in. I am going to need all of your help in finding these stories and organizations that are doing the hard work now. Even if many of the ideas and projects never actually happen, the point is that we are thinking beyond our current circumstances and are trying to do something about it.
Looking forward toward solutions.