I wrote a book called Becoming Human Again. The title expresses what the book is about and what our society must do if we don’t want to be thrown back into the dark ages. Our ignorance towards public affairs is astounding. It seems we had it too good for too long and take things as they are for granted. This is not so. Without active participation in sustaining of freedom, rights, liberties, all this can go to hell in a hand basket. Greedy men with the taste of power in their mouths ruthlessly advance, licking their chops all the way.
As Plato said over 2000 years ago, the price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. This will always apply and it applies very much today. But with our heads in the sand, we ignore this too. We care more about the right to stuff a Big Mac down our gabs then the defense of our liberties.
We learned to nod at anything and everything the government passes and the news presents. We watch the mandatory daily 10 min of news and doze off, thinking it’s alright. We think that whatever politicians in charge will do is what’s best for us. Really?
But lately, just lately, many of us have awakened.. slowly.. At sluggish speeds people were thrown out of a deep hibernation, they roll over and ask why? What is happening to our great nation? Why do we need all these new laws? Why are we basically bankrupt? Are they telling us the truth? What is going on?
For years, we have been eating what they told us, repeated their mantras, cowered in fear when they told us, swallowed the pills they advocated and handed over tax money for them to have lavish parties, at our expense. They must be bent over laughing at our stupidity. We have not budged when our funds were used to bail out the party bankers. Are we sure they want the best for us?
There is a cure though.