NOTE: New Wine 8'18
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We, the RESISTANCE
aspire to empower peace, equality, justice, dignity and happiness — the birthrights for all.
We Are: not complacent. We act, compelled by love, compassion, awareness of abundance, and concern for future generations. We reject the politics of fear, vitriol, and instant gratification from our current economic and political leaders.
What we have been conditioned to believe, via politics of fear and artificial scarcity, has limited our possibilities and restrained our aspirations. We can return to our free spirit and boundless compassion from the abundance that we know surrounds us, and is manifested by our own free will.
A new path is needed, not tweaks to a system that puts people and planet constantly in cyclical crisis.
Outside the Boxes and Labels that oppress:
It is too easy to see the rise of a Trump presidency as a shock. If we put aside the party allegiances that blind us, step outside the acrimony, and truly see the past few decades (with nonpartisan, new eyes), the picture was already clear.
People and planet are in crisis.
Over the past few decades, the ideology of our elected leaders has collectively failed “We, the people.” The macro economic picture in the US belies a working class and environment suffering tremendously, and many sectors of the economy in crisis. "Representatives” have repeatedly ignored the will of an identified majority of the people. Such as:
Universal healthcare, raising the minimum wage, an end to war, fossil fuels and international climate change agreements, immigration reform, gun reform, financial industry reform, corporate tax reform, and strengthening Social Security
Our economic and political systems are double helix DNA too often coding for corruption
As the greatest wealth disparity in history ballooned, the sale of our democracy was finalized. The co-dependency between representatives and large donors, so entangled, doesn't end. It has now led to what many regard as a crisis to the very institution of democracy itself.
We have been conditioned to believe there is no better alternative than the longstanding ideology we have: our education system and media keep the public discourse squarely in the box drawn by the very people disproportionately benefiting the most. We have been conditioned to fear labels on All sides (“liberal”, “socialist”, or “right-wing”) applied in order to provide cover for irrational constraints on our thinking, possibilities and unity.
These systems have long achieved the miraculous: people disbelieve their own eyes and minds, close their own hearts, and too often blindly accept the myths and alternative realities that recirculate every election cycle.
DEC '17: Must see report on State of the Union by
United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Q: As great wisdom teachers of the ages have asked, has “Turmoil been transformed into Truth?”
Q: Are We, the Resistance now willing to be open to new ideas, no matter where they are labeled to be arising from?