A friend and I have been reading lots of info lately about how the whole political process is a sham and that things are pre-determined for us. (Sadly, it’s my gut feeling this is too true.) And we pondered what to do in the face of this: How do we, as awakened ones, move forward? A comment on DemocraticUnderground by OhioBlues helped bring clarity to it:
The bottom line: we just live our lives and try to serve in whatever way possible while continuing to learn the best way to do that while still being human. :)
Good point, that. It’s what I try to do and will continue to try to do each day. “Serve in whatever way possible” – I like that.
To the other point, though, of the political farce now being perpetrated upon us: we are “allowed” to believe that we have a choice in who the candidates are, who our president will be but as I understand it, the truth is that it is all determined for us and this is all show. We have no way of knowing what goes on in ‘the back rooms’ of politics but of this I am sure: it’s not something done in the best interest of the American people. I cannot stand the whole “Obama will save us. He is a god.” thing going on. Talk of people fainting at his speeches? Puh-lease. And Hillary? Welcome to Bush in a
dress pantsuit. Both of them (Hillary and Bill) are political animals who hunger for power. But beyond these two candidates, the entire political process is all a show. Delegates, Super-delegates, blah blah blah. We are going to get who “they” determine we get to serve “their” interests. They = the ones who run things for their own selfish interests ($$$, power, control …. etc.). Politicians, by and large, are bought and sold. Look at how Pelosi and Reid have kept SILENT over the FISA issue and waterboarding and on and on. Because they serve a totally different master than the ones they were elected to serve.
I could go on and on and ON about this but I will leave this here. I don’t want to discourage anyone from thinking their vote matters but for me, I’ve seen that it doesn’t. I would encourage anyone reading this to learn more about what’s really going on where we cannot see it (unless you pull back the curtain and it’s really gross back there, trust me.). You can laugh and call me a hideous conspiracy theorist if you like but I have to go with my gut intuition on this one. What I’ve read and heard turned me off to any interest in politics a while ago. And now, I try to focus on “serving (humanity) in the best way possible” with what I am given to do so. Because, as Mrs. Tool-Time is wont to say “It is what it is.”