I'm so tired of hearing people complain, whine, spew hatred, oh hell, I'm just sick and tired of all the negativity, period.
I can't make anyone open their eyes and see what is right in front of their face, but I can remind everyone you do hold a great deal more power than you believe you do. For instance, I'm sick to death of fake news. There was a time (20 years ago, when I took free lance courses) when the definition of journalism was reporting only the facts. I told my husband then and there, nope journalism is not for me, because I am too opinionated and often write from my own thoughts and feelings. Today, in my 'opinion' there is no real news source. Notta not one. Oh someone is writing the news and ensuring every news station and newspaper and such reports just what they want out there, but there are no more real where this is concerned. Fake news, yeah, it's out there, just as much as we all knew back in the day if you bought a National Enquirer the stories you were going to read weren't based on anything other than glorified make believe stories. Sadly, that's what our news has become.
I never thought for a moment this society would ever hold stock in some tv actors opinion or even the opinions they would read online. Hell, I always thought different opinions and thoughts added spice to life. Sadly, someone is adding way too much hot sauce to the mix these days. Making this soup we call life pretty much unbearable to swallow.
I'm sick and tired of hearing people say, "We have lost control." "The government holds all the power." People buying into the fake of society these days. Heaven forbid we have a difference of opinion in this life, because someone is always ready to point out we're wrong. Friendships and families destroyed over what???
I'm only going to blog on this once... YOU DO HAVE POWER!!! THE PEOPLE HAVE POWER!!!
If everyone who believed the news they are reading in the papers or watch on tv is 90% bullshit. WHY are you still buying that paper? Why are you still turning on that channel??? WHY??? If you believe gas prices are still too high, WHY are you still not only filling up your vehicle every other day and driving around more than you have to??? WHY??? If a public speaker, or actor, author, or other person holding some clout in society says things that really go against your beliefs as a human being, WHY are you still not only listening to them but still purchasing what they have to sell??? WHY??? If you are angry because we can't get American made products in America, WHY are you still buying foreign??? WHY???
There was a time in this Country the American people stood up for what they believed in. If they didn't like something, they knew to change it was as simple as just stop purchasing. I remember a time when gas went up to over a $1 a gallon, yeah just over a $1 a gallon. People were outraged. They started walking more and riding bikes. Driving less, using less fuel in their vehicles. They purchased more fuel minded vehicles. And guess what, prices came back down.
You have the power to change what you don't like in this world. It has nothing to do with protests on the streets. It has nothing to do with getting on the internet and slamming your fellow man for a difference of opinion. It has everything to do with how you live your convictions.
You want to bring this shift of power to it's knees??? Then do it. This Country was not founded on government, it was founded on THE PEOPLE. The blood, sweat, and tears of the people who had the courage to push forward. To say enough is enough. To fight for what they believed in.
I write historical romances. I know history is filled with disgusting, deployable things. But without even those horrid moments of our genetic makeup, we would not have the convictions we do today. When did we suddenly become a society of slackers? When did we become submissive to the things we once were passionate about disliking??? When did we give up on the Power of the People??? When did we stop caring about the future of this Country and allowed so much corruption to take over???
Governments throughout history have always been corrupt. Hence the reason for our Constitution. It gives The People the power over the government. It allows us to keep them in check. Sadly, today, too many don't even know we have a Constitution that gives us power. Too many rely on what the government can do for them they forget we can do for ourselves.
Progress can sometimes be a unprogressive thing. It makes us lose sight of who we are and what we can do. Maybe I've opened my eyes to so much more than I once did because of the fact I've stopped limiting myself by telling myself "I can't" and started telling myself "Oh what the hell, let's see what happens if I do." I do my own research. In depth research. Because I can't believe anything on the internet or in the news. Sure, it's time consuming some days, but hell, what else do you have to do to get to the bottom of things?
Where does all this stop??? When we wake up as a society and realize we are being led around like a bunch of sheep to slaughter. Yes, mark my words this day, because they are rapidly coming to pass. By the time people wake up to what is really going on around them it will be too late. I promise you.
Over the course of the last several years, I've lost several people I thought were friends. People I admired for their diversity in this life. People I held in the highest regard, only to find so much close-mindedness from these individuals I really admired for their intellect.
I've reminded myself many times over the course of these last several years that not everyone is graced with the gift/curse of sight. What these visions bring is unsettling to my soul and my inner being. So I prepare for the blow that is to come. A blow that will leave people wondering how it happened.
It's not too late, folks, but you have to start acting now if this is to change course. Take back your POWER. It does ultimately start with you. One change in your course of daily life can have a domino effect. Once that ball begins to roll things will change. But not before.
Until then, I prepare for the worst. The survivor in me is reaching out to the survivor in you. Look around you. Open your mind and your heart to what is happening around you. Take action. I have.
Everyone have a lovely night!!!
Blessings to all!!!