A call for radical change

Got some chicken legs, yams and vegetables in the oven cooking. Their smell fills the house. My wife is home tonight, and we can spend some quality time together (she works second shift four days a week). It’s my son’s 22nd birthday. He lives in Montana and is doing well. Life is good. All these things provide a little relief from the problems of our times.

It really bothers me though when I hear W talk about how we’re fighting “evil” and his general saying it’s a Christian war against Satan and idolators and his brother snatching a woman who’s been in a vegetative state for thirteen years off her death bed and the economy is still terrible with so many out of work. When are the people of this country going to say “Enough!” How much more of this pseudo-Christian, neo-con imperialism can we take? Down with fascism! Down with Christian holy war! It’s time for a change folks. How bad does it have to be before enough of you wake up and demand change?

Maybe we’ve been bought off. We have it too good to risk losing what we have. We’ve seen what happens to dissenters, dissidents, rebels, nonconformists. I’m 56 years old. I’ve been through a lot. This is the worst shape I’ve ever seen this country and the world in. We have to make more than bandaid changes, tinkering around the edges with gradual reform and holding back the destruction of a once great nation. We need radical change from top to bottom. The whole system is rotten and corrupt.

The change has to begin within us as we wake up to our spiritual natures and get a clearer, higher vision of what might be. How can we provide peace and justice for all? How can we protect the environment? The answers are there. I know what has to be done. I read books about it. I hear it on the radio. I’m not the only one who knows. Do you know? Do you pretend not to know? What will you do? Contact me if you want to talk about it.

Solidarity,

Steve


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