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Just Think...
June 6, 2001
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 ENERGY POLICIES.

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 of America."

The Constitution is a living document - we must remember its basics while applying its noble truths toward the possibilities for a more perfect Union.

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