Our Fizzle of a Revolution
Many times over the past few months I have been asked when is the revolution going to start. I have been asked when is someone going to start it. Who should be the leader? I have heard statements of individuals waiting for someone to lead the way. Others have become disenchanted with the idea of change; that is true change. Others believe that there is no hope. People in general seem to be going in many different directionsfollowing this or that person. !ome do nothing more than shout patriotic slogans" others spout the same old things which people have been told all of their lives and have learned to which they cling" and very few offer real solutions which are ignored by most as the solutions seem so alien. In short" they seem lost as what to do and why shouldn#t they?$et#s face it. We are going to have a long road to travel. %here is much to do to wake up more people to create the change that the people" the world need and need soon" very soon. %here has been a lot of misinformation and twisting of facts that has drawn people into the deep sleep that is the illusion of our e&istence. We have been hammered by mountains of propaganda and millennia of human conditioning. In the attempt to maintain the current system going and for people to not only accept it but to cling to it" we have been drawn into a fantasy.' good e&le of this was in (ovember of )*++" Warner ,rothers released a !ylvester the -at and lmer /udd cartoon" 01eir2-onditioned"3 in which !ylvester inherits a fortune and lmer e&plains to !ylvester the importance of investing in capitalism. lmer e&plains that years ago" most people worked long hours" earning very little" and for the most part were miserable with a bleak possibility. 1e goes on to e&plain that with investments in the business world" companies are able to grow and provide 4obs and the income for people to live better lives. /or the most part lmer is right in theory. What the cartoon fails to tell its audience is that people worked long hours for little pay and in some cases very dangerous situations with no rights and were literally taking their lives into their own hands if they stood up for themselves and others because of the greed of those on top who did own the capital. lmer totally ignores the part where conditions greatly changed only with workers uniting and standing up for change. 1e fails to mention that most of the change started with the rise of unions and the very real threat of rebellion in the early )*55#s which %heodore 6oosevelt took very seriously and initiated change with various pieces of legislation in an attempt to defuse the situation. %his cartoon was released during a time when the 6epublican Party was trying hard to regain ground lost in the shadow of /ranklin 7elano 6oosevelt#s stand for the common man which was actually inspired by leanor/ranklin was actually more interested in the wealthy classes which he hailed from but found great support from the common personwhich was carried on by 1arry ! %ruman. %his was in the wake of 8oseph Mc-arthy and his list he never had of communist infiltrators of the !tate 7epartment which he claimed showed the incompetence of the 7emocratic Party. Interestingly" Mc-arthy" the enemy of communism and hero of democracy" had a very !talinistic solution to the labor problems which rose following the wage free9es and rationing of World War II which was to arrest and imprison the union members of railroad industry. %his was in the time of the beginning of the -old War.