When people who’ve lived their lives practicing patience and humility, (the meek) begin to communicate and join forces, they are no longer meek but, legion. And, when the hypocritical no longer feel the need to conceal their hypocrisies, their time has passed. #YearOfThePeople2020 #WTP2020
We’re here to be stewards, for hopefully the countless generations yet to follow. The meaning of life is to survive, thrive & to move us forward, nothing more, nothing less. We are the canvas for an extraordinary tapestry that we will never see but, it will never be without us.
#WeThePeople have allowed all of this to happen, everything and it is all of our faults. We’ve abdicated our collective responsibilities, sitting idly by while many maniacal actions have been carried out in all our names. #EnoughIsEnough #AmericanSpring #TuesdayTruths
I would like you to take a moment to think about something. Imagine that we’re actually the first. The first species to have the knowledge and power to provide real stewardship of our world. The first species out of the hundreds of billions of galaxies, stars, and planets, to break free of their world and, see it from the outside. The first too travel to other planets and leave their solar system.
Everything that our imaginations have and or could have ever possibly think of is nothing compared to what the future of humans may hold. Blinded by our own mortality, unable or unwilling to fully embrace and work for a future that we will never see. What are we doing with this gift? Endless wars over resources, territory, religious beliefs and skin color, allow massive inequality, injustice, and despair. As far fetched as it may seem, we may actually be alone in the Universe. If it’s even remotely true, don’t we owe it to future generations to do better?
#ThursdayThoughts While watching The Young Turks segment today regarding the treatment of workers at Amazon, I was reminded of the movie classic, Brazil (1985), directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam. The film centers on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living in a small apartment, set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil’s satire of bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Thinking about the movie with today’s realities and concerns that so many of us face, healthcare, workers rights/treatment, criminal reform and governments monitoring their civilians. Pair that with our always-on, connected lives, moving closer to an ever automated future. Seems a pretty accurate portrait of today. If you’ve never seen it or even if you have, check it out. The video below is by Georg Rockall-Schmidt titled: How Brazil Got Its Sci-Fi Dystopia Right
There’s always the chance that “doomsday” is lurking around every corner. The only difference is now, it’s no longer lurking. It’s standing right out in the open with a red cap on its head & an assault rifle in hand. #WeThePeople need to #ElectTheRevolution #YearOfThePeople2020✊