Our Revolution

I sit here inundated with news and happenings all over the world and one thing is certain, we are on the verge of a global civil war. Everywhere I turn there is unrest amongst the people, of varying degrees and different reasons of course, but unrest nonetheless. I have personally been focused on what’s happening here in America. It’s been more of the same for the most part, unjust brutality and killings of black men/women, our justice system continues to fail people of color and our government is continuously cutting funding on things like EPA, DOE, Medicare and Medicaid and putting the money into war, big pharma and wall street. Things are looking dire and I must be honest here, I don’t think voting Democrats into office in November is going to change things all that much. Maybe I’m being a tad pessimistic, but let’s look at history here. In fact many have put policies in place during their term in office that have led to some of the large issues we are facing today ie; mass incarceration.  Neither of the last two Democratic presidents have done that much for the above apart from Obamacare.

Yes, I have utterly lost my faith in our democratic system. We’ve had two major elections where the electoral college process has come in to question, why hasn’t anyone tried to work on this? I just finished reading the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights and all amendments. My thoughts, ok great, so we’ve got a foundation to work with. Just from a technological and scientific perspective, there are vast differences where we are today, I mean light years.  These processes must be amended/ratified and reviewed periodically to reflect the changing times and needs. We have some of the greatest minds in the world in this country, let’s use them. Not just use them for Nuclear arms races or to beat other world leaders at technological and scientific advancements and discoveries, but to care for humanity. The governed are not only whites anymore so let’s just start there, for all intents and purposes.

The President of the US is openly criticizing our justice system, FBI and CIA. I understand this isn’t the first time this has happened but c’mon, Kennedy had every reason and turns out he was right! Then of course later paid the price, as all good men do. At the rate GOP leaders are leaving Congress, I’m starting to think there is a lot we the people who put these people in office do not know and how can we properly choose without accurate knowledge? There is not enough transparency in government, not that there ever was, but at the rate in which the gap between the elite and the poor increases, we cannot afford to let this continue. I personally don’t give two shits about who the President is fucking. I do care about the heinous tax bill they just passed that screwed the majority of working Americans. I do care about the people of the world, I do care about how taxpayers money is being spent, I do care about offices like the EPA, DOE, DOJ, Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services and VA, getting what is needed to take care of our people, our children and our lands. How can we be a world leader when there a still people in Flint, Michigan without access to clean drinking water? There truly is no reason for this, unless you take into consideration that most of the people in Flint are poor and people of color.

I watch the news and I feel as if the state of this country has been turned into the latest season of the Kardashians. This is not just because of the endless drama, but because we are literally watching this every single day and doing not a damn thing about it. I’ve spent the last two weeks taking a hiatus on the news and watching documentaries and reading about US history, WWI and WWII. Why, because history does repeat itself and I think we are exactly on the verge of that happening. The President just finished closing a deal with Kuwait and Boeing Co. Is that the President’s job? To close a major arms deal for the second largest defense contractor? Not even the things we do on our computers and phones is private anymore. This is a level read threat to our freedom as people everywhere we turn. What is happening and why are we doing nothing but watching it all like it’s a fucking soap opera? You don’t have to have kids to give a fuck about the future of not only the US, but the world. We are crippling as a nation and as a people and I for one will not sit back and just watch this happen. I don’t have an answer, but I am hearing the call. It’s not enough to post on social media, it’s not enough to march, it’s not enough to protest and dammit I’m going to say it, it’s not enough to vote. We need to change the system and I for one, would prefer to not have to wait for a war for that to happen. I don’t have an answer, but as the Declaration of Independence states “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Time to get this started.

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