Is it the end of Politics as we know it? ...
In the end... Our acceptance of the game of politics is a huge debate (played out in the media) followed by mostly inaction that does not disturb the status quo... Actually we are the biggest cause of inaction because were a government to be too radical we just wouldn't vote for them, so in effect they would be sounding their own death knell. In reality with any given parliamentary period we are just a little better off or a little worse off 'financially'... Please note... Financially... The existing systems, and politics is based upon money with debate constantly returning to costs and debt when evaluating any subject such as welfare, care... and about our future...
We have been swept up in 'their' game. To believe that this is the only game. We have lost sight of the fact that what makes us really happy is not about money. It is about doing things, experiences with people we like. It's about relationships, friendships, connection, contribution, belonging and yes of course... Food, water, shelter, warmth too.
Nowadays we are divided and polarised and voting only on which type of management team we would like in the 'prison' we have been presented with. The prison, to which we all have the key to release ourselves from... The same prison that we fight to maintain and defend very often, enthusiastically and with great gusto, believing, futilely, we can massage it into something else from within... we cannot.
To really set us free we must dare to look beyond the prison walls, dare to see a new world, dare to face uncertainty and the excitement that a new world might bring.
Whilst we are encouraged to continue this thinking, in our weakened state of being 'divided', 'what's in it for me', 'in ego', and with the insatiable pursuit of money, and more of everything, we continue to keep ourselves in the prison.
No one can tell you to leave the prison... The comfort of the 'system', the regularity, the understanding of its comings and goings, it is a safe place. Humans like safe (so we're told) ... we've been convinced safe is good... We've been taken into a place where 'the state' knows best... The state will protect us from ourselves and provide a place where we can live our lives 'just about' in someone else's dreams.
By all means vote for staying in the prison. Vote for which management team you want... But don't look out the prison window in years to come and see that there is a whole new world going on where people are happy, not just existing... Don't say in years to come why did you leave me there in that prison? ... why didn't anyone tell me?
The message is clear... We have to leave the safety of the prison to have any real change. We have to choose to create something new beyond those prison walls, we have to believe happiness is beyond material objects. Choose something different we must, if we want it... This is the time... The choice is yours, but no one is going to do it for you, decide to do something and take action, take the first step...
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