by Sandra Skolnik
Just think of the trillions spent on maintaining prosperity
based on nonrenewable fossil fuels and the automobile, and
how the billionaire marketeers (the 'ruling elite') have 'engineered'
our societies to be dependent on them. Just think that if
even a small percentage of that money had been invested 30
years go in alternatives such as solar, geothermal, wind,
etc. how far we could have been today toward a cleaner world
with less dependence on fossil fuels.
Just think that if we hadn't been programmed to believe
the lies and self-serving of those who would do anything to
increase their power and wealth at the expense of the quality
of our lives and the deterioration of our environment, you
would not be seeing headlines such as DUKE ADMITS OVERCHARGING
UTILITIES $3,880 BILL PER MEGAWATT HOUR or blackmail such
as COMPANY HESITANT TO BUILD POWER PLANT, WORRY OVER STATE'S
Just think how long the ruling elite through the means of
a bought and paid for government have poo'd poo'd and aggressively
attacked environmentalists and visionaries who knew exactly
what was happening and were the harbingers of things to come.
For decades, we have been lied to, manipulated and brainwashed
into believing what we were told, and did not have the means
to look behind the scenes at the grand schemes of the ruling
elite whose puppets (politicians and right wing fundamentalists)
carried out a ruse playing on the gullibility, selfishness
and basic needs of the American people to keep them too distracted
and involved in the empty promises of consumerism and survival
to question the sanity of their policies.
We see the lengths they went in trying to destroy Bill Clinton,
who was not their tool - and who at least brought a modicum
of awareness and education to the American people and helped
them further a vision toward a prosperous future without the
need for mass destruction caused by the obsessions of the
ruling elite. Bill Clinton was not hunted for his sex life;
he was hunted because he represented a clear and present danger
to the ruling elite.
Because of the events of 2000-2001, the covers have been
pulled from my eyes. As an American, I, for one, can see clearly
that our current system is based on a lie. The founders warned
against what we have become. But here we are in spite of the
warnings. To face the problems of the 21st Century, problems
created by the human species, the human species must be creative
in forming a new type of society, one based partly on free
enterprise and one on government support and participation.
I believe this was and is in the process, and Bu$h/Cheney
et al., who are the voices of a failed system in its death
throes, are fighting to preserve it at any cost.
If we are to survive as a country and as a people, we must
stay informed and fight against the danger of a cornered animal
manifested by Bu$h/Cheney, the five Supreme Court Just-asses
and the current ruling elite (the top 1%) such as Ken Lay
and the other billionaire marketeers. These people do not
have the refinement or conscience of the fine people who have
worked so hard for the benefit of our country, the earth and
humankind. Working in the public eye or not, the people that
strive toward an ideal that can be realized with faith, awareness
and willingness are the hope that we can carry with us. Those
people are us - all individuals in America and throughout
the globe that carry the truth in their minds and hearts and
commit themselves to the possibilities.
"We the people of the United States, in Order to form
a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common Defence, promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States
The Constitution is a living document - we must remember
its basics while applying its noble truths toward the possibilities
for a more perfect Union.