By the Light of a Burning Bridge
John Lennon . . .
My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
Current reality is a reflection of us all, it’s a reflection of the choices we’ve made on this death march we keep making between administrations of evil and administrations of lesser evil. While we’ve been busy just trying to survive, the masters of Earth Incorporated have been busy too. Very busy. The bridge to Peace is burning, the bridge to Justice is burning, the bridge to the Future is burning, the corporate masters are burning them all.
Michael Ruppert . . .
The US economy, the privately-owned Federal Reserve system, and the government which they operate like a franchise are the greatest enemies of the entire human race and especially the rapidly-deteriorating and fragile ecosystem which supports all life.
The corporate masters aren’t the only ones with the torches, they’re getting plenty of help from conservative arsonists determined to burn everything they don’t like or believe in, which pretty much includes everything except guns and the Book of Genesis.
Chris Hedges . . .
I think we have powerful proto-fascist movements in this country, and I look at the Tea Party, the militia, the Christian right, where they celebrate the language of violence, they celebrate the gun culture. They have a long list of people they don’t like. And I think that is a very – remains a very frightening and powerful undercurrent within American society.
All of us know on some level that it’s a kind of suicidal trajectory, and I think that it’s clear that the formal mechanisms of power are not going to save us, either from the rise of the security and surveillance state, the degradation of the ecosystem and the kind of fraying and destruction of what is left of our democracy.
I don’t know why so many progressives still believe it matters which corporate party controls the formal mechanisms of power. But I know what the consequences of their illusions have been. These illusion peddlers tell us they’re serious people, they tell us they’re realists, they expect us to believe that taking a brief death march break every two years to elect new guards is the best that we can do.
I’m not a preacher, I’m not a leader, I’m not here to tell anyone how to feel, but the harsh reality of what is happening can be seen along every agonizing mile of this endless march, it can be seen in the firelight of all those burning bridges, it can be heard in the roaring of the flames, a searing message is being written in fire for all the world to see . . .
The formal mechanisms of power are not the solution, they’re the problem.
The false world of the corporate masters gets all the attention while the real world we all live in is ignored. They tell each other that my world, your world, our world is theirs for the taking, that we’re powerless, but our world is beyond their reach, it is within us and cannot be corrupted, the moral courage of Gandhi lives on in us, the moral vision of Dr. King endures on our websites, the moral wisdom of the ages is reflected in everything we stand for and defend.
The corporate masters can burn all the bridges they want, there are other ways to cross the River of Life. We can find our way, limitless undying love is shining all around us like a million suns, calling us on and on, showing us the way. They can never change our world, they can never own it, they can never rule it, a higher consciousness is emerging, humanity is finally awakening from this long night of deceit and destruction, millions are seeking and finding the empowerment that comes from within, that has no limit, that liberates as it enlightens, that unifies at it expands.
We are many, they are few.
Our world will not fall. Their world will.
Jai Guru Deva Om . . .