Like many citizens of the WORLD I'm profoundly aware and equally disturbed by the direction of U.S Policy, yet time and again what is shoved down our throats as 'important issues' are simply part of the smoke and mirrors designed to keep 'the people' divided, confused and blind to the realities of our society and the future of the WORLD.
While arguing over trivialities the WORLD BURNS……... :( So in that spirit, lets allow an opening for a few BIG PICTURE questions to prevail for a bit.
NEW QUESTIONS; or- 'topics' for future discussion (write em down, send them to your 'elected reps' and see how many answers come back :-\)
WHY does the US have Military Bases in every region of the planet, more than a thousand by some estimates?
WHY does it still possess THOUSANDS of nuclear weapons, while no other Nation poses a similar threat? (weak threats sure…but none come close)
WHY is the gap between rich and poor greater in the US than ANY other developed Country?
WHY do such a few number of people, estimates range from 80 to 2000, control more wealth, land and resources than the WORLD's poorest 3.5 billion?
WHY is this same tiny minority 'allowed' to exert so much power over our politics, our domestic and foreign policies and the media while 'the people' see their constitutionally promised powers quietly slip away…..without a fight?
WHY have we submitted to government surveillance and intrusion, abuse of civil liberties, targeted assassinations and the loss of privacy that would have appalled our 'beloved' founders?
WHY are those who are driven by personal greed and narrow self-interest empowered over those who extoll social values like kindness, generosity, compassion, SHARING, empathy and community building?
And WHY has it become so difficult for the majority to even imagine something different, something better, a future counter to the one defined by current policy initiatives and social values instead of the future 'desired' by the 'starved' citizenry?