A lot of craziness going on lately. I was reading an article about a fifty year cycle of social unrest and how we are on the cusp of another one.
Maybe this in some way explains current events, but I believe there is more to it.
Protest is a time honored and essential ingredient of a free people-it is in fact what precipitated the formation of this country. I believe it is an inalienable right- a part of the checks and balances independent of any written document or time line.
A human right regardless of governments or location-yet one that is increasing being assailed not just in this country but worldwide.
There is a man named Juan Manuel Sanchez- Gordillo, the mayor of a city in Spain by the name of Marinaleda, who is also a member of a regional Parliment.
Sanchez Gordillo has not only encouraged but participated in raids upon local grocery markets where people walk in, fill their grocery bags, and walk out without paying for it due to their poverty and inability to.
“There are people who don’t have enough to eat. In the 21st century, this is an absolute disgrace,” Gordillo is quoted as saying. And I think it is difficult to disagree that poverty, hunger, and desperation are a disgrace.
I’m not advocating for people here or elsewhere to do likewise-only that I see it as a portent of things to come, and I will never characterize a mother or father for taking food to feed their families as criminals-they are victims of a systemic indifference, of manipulative robber barons, and the banking system.
Sanchez Gordillo is being referred to by many as a modern day Robin Hood, and perhaps he is-but he also much more than that, he is an example of what a politician should be, someone who champions the most basic rights of people.
Something that despite all the rhetoric is sorely lacking in this country.
Germany along with the assistance of the IMF looks for all the world as if they are attempting to establish a Fourth Reich in Europe with Germany in the monetary drivers seat-since this is a globalist agenda that will serve global banking and corporate interests other non Euro countries are falling in line.
The current presidential campaign is an absolute joke-nothing either side won’t stoop to, no lie or fear mongering too low to embrace-it is the stuff of school yards and I know you are but what am I-yet people wave the banner, froth at the mouth, and elect to close their eyes to the bipartisan idiocy of it all while claiming they are a part of an informed electorate.
In doing so little wonder the nation finds itself where it is.
What is needed is a government of champions, a nation of champions-not blind mice, or the see, hear, and speak no evil that is so much a part of the bipartisan party centric model.
Protest and the desire for something better, for equity, doesn’t require “anarchists-it requires unity, dedication, and the willingness to admit what are truths and demand something better.