Updated: Aug 2, 2020
by James Lane
You get off work tomorrow, you follow your regular routine, get in the car, turn the key, and make your way home. You stop at the gas station and fill your tank as you try and take a drink of the beverage you purchased inside. This has become difficult because of the facemask they are making you wear, bullying you to wear. Though we should be able to respect each other's wishes when did it become a crime to wear or not wear a facemask?
Click, the tank is full, you batten down the hatches and get the heck out of dodge. You make your way to the freeway, not realizing the dangers that lay ahead. As you make your way toward your exit you notice traffic has come to a halt. You see hoodlums with bats and pipes ripping people from their vehicles, and no one is coming to help. Your heart pounds as they approach, closer and closer, until finally, you have no choice but to defend your own life.
This is our new reality.
You are forced into using your second amendment rights to defend your own and your family's lives. So ask yourself, why am I being taken away in handcuffs, or even worse, in a body bag?
A Generation of Digital Manchurian Candidates
Doesn't it seem strange that all of a sudden this unrest seems to be bubbling up from some unknown pit of horror, some pandora's box of sorts? The truth, in my humble opinion, is that social media, in all of its glorious uses and benefits, ended up becoming that pandora's box of sorts mentioned above. An entire generation, the generation out on the streets calling for the downfall of our system of government, an entire generation raised with instantaneous results and communication, all the while being bombarded by headlines without substance. Doesn't it seem strange? It isn't as strange as it looks.
Click-bait and conspiracies helped to craft and coerce these young people into easily manipulated pawns. Is it safe to say that instant information and gratification can lead to immense feelings of entitlement and societal resentment? Is it possible that the Pavlovian nature of social media combines in such a way with Maslow's hierarchy of needs to make for the perfect soil to plant seeds of manipulation?
I think the answer is clear. I think that groups of evil men and women seeking power have seized control over these weak-minded people and are utilizing them to sew the seeds of division, doubt, and divide among us to radically reshape our way of life in their vision.
Need proof? Please keep reading.
A Message of Terror
Seattle city councilwoman Kshama Sawant has a message for Jeff Bezos and all of the hard-working Americans reading this:
I have a message for Jeff Bezos and his class. If you attempt again to overturn the Amazon Tax, working people will go all out in the thousands to defeat you. And we will not stop there.
Because you see, we are fighting for far more than this tax, we are preparing the ground for a different kind of society.
And if you, Jeff Bezos, want to drive that process forward by lashing out against us in our modest demands, then so be it.
Because we are coming for you and your rotten system.
We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism, this police state.
We cannot and will not stop until we overthrow it and replace it with a world based instead on solidarity, genuine democracy, and equality – a socialist world (Sawant, 2020).
Silent no More!
The above is one of many people now in power manipulating this confused generation of Americans that seems spellbound by flashing lights and dopamine hits. It seems it is up to us to bring the pendulum back to the balancing point of peace and prosperity and away from Socialism.
Socialism may seem like a solution to ignorant people, yet the long term consequences of such radical action will lead to a world that our children and grandchildren will hate us for. Worse, they may have to actually fight for it. Just read history.
Let's come together as Americans and unite. Let's work together to prevent the horrors of the past from repeating as once upon a time, if only a few people had read a book someone wrote in prison, millions would have lived.
Wake up and let's put in some work!
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