Is it time yet, to wake up? We have been conquered, as in divided and conquered. It's not that hard, really, when you think about it. If you were a really diabolical person, and had two children...it wouldn't take too much effort to raise them to become enemies, each competing for your love, affection, food, money.
So...It's not that hard for what, for the pupose of this blog, I will call the Powers That Be....to divide and conquer us. Let me be a bit more specific.
Here in our lovely suburb, or almost suburb, of Evanston....we have rising crime, schools disintegrating into chaos, empty store fronts, and now...the death of a young man...Dajae. All human beings are PRECIOUS, as was Dajae. So our mayor is calling for a gun buy back, as the good people of Evanston are demanding a response. However, I believe, as is our lot, we will react...not respond. What's the difference? Well...
When one is threatened, it takes a bunch of energy to respond, where a reaction doesn't take much at all. Re-acting is about the "action"...not much about the philosophy or gnawing on universal wisdom in order to come up with a sensible response. Responding however, has, in the etemology itself...response, responsible...as in we take responsibility...for our action. This, of course, requires thought, and the affore mentioned gnawing on the universe a bit before entering into the action mode.
By that very definition, reaction is ineffectual. Otherwise, we'd all have figured out the problem and the solution by now, no? In this case, the supposed solution is the gun buy back. This has already been shown to be an ineffectual fix.
Nevertheless, Evanstonians, being...dare I say??? knee-jerk "liberals," will all bandy about the mayor's solution...."yes, yes...let's buy back their guns...then we can be done with this nasty business and go back to sleep, secure in our belief that we are kind, unbiased and loving human beings that seek only to help mankind."
In the meantime, former "hippie" liberal couples will secretly discuss whether or not to purchase a gun to defend their home, property and family from increasingly violent surroundings. But wait...that would land them in enemy territory! What to do? How do I hold onto my "peace and love" self image and think about protecting my family?
Hello, we are in a brave new world, in case you hadn't noticed. As my father told me over and over again..."Junie...it's going to come down to the haves and the have nots!" And so it is.
All of us, unknowingly, serve the elite class by killing one another in some circles, and marginalizing one another in the more "polite" circles...where Democrats and Republicans demonize each other behind closed doors. The elites, those in charge of the monetary/banking/military/industrial complex...in the meantime, laugh all the way to the bank.
They don't care what gang or party you belong to. They're going to get theirs either way. And you, dear readers, will continue to waste your energy on fighting apparent foes who in reality could be your greatest allies against the creeping centralization and corporatization of power that is rendering this and other countries impotent.