How I Feel about the ElectionPosted: November 7, 2012
The future is defined by us.
That’s why I’m not tense about fluctuating electoral votes which my hall mates are simultaneously screaming and cheering about in the lounge right now.
We can look to a president to ‘fix an economy’, ‘give us rights’, ‘designate medical care’, but can they really?
Is the economy even a real thing? Is money even a real thing? If you examine closely, a dollar has no value except for the arbitrary value that humans put on it. In this ‘economy’ we’re looking to fix a broken system. We’re killing the environment for the sake of being productive with the excuse of “providing people with jobs.” I’m not saying that jobs are bad nor that homelessness is fun (though it could be). I’m not suggesting that people live on the streets. I’m suggesting that we come to value each other more than these lines we draw –the homeless aren’t provided with shelter because they don’t have cash/ starving people aren’t given leftovers from the abundance of food from corporations because it doesn’t make ‘financial sense’.
How about this ‘giving us rights’ business? ‘Rights’ are the words written on paper in ‘official legal documentation’ (How is it official? Because we all agree it’s official) and enforced by judges and juries and people in uniform. Even if a right is made legal, the real root of the problem lies in the mindset of the people. If people don’t agree, even after the law is passed, fights and conflict ensure where ‘people gain victory over one another’. It’s a form of separation. We can use external factors to try and force people to think a certain way but real change doesn’t happen until the collective consciousness shifts.
Can the right medical care save us all?
We need to take responsibility for our own health by examining everyday choices. The health of the America cannot be repaired by being given the best savings on pills, surgeries, and shots. Perhaps on a more microscopic level, we need to examine our radiation exposure, the pesticides we’re eating, the cancer-causing chemicals present in our personal care products, our everyday stress levels, etc. It’s cumulative. The damage caused by toxic foods and chemicals present in our personal care items, things used every single day, possibly multiple times a day, are covered up by misleading studies conducted by the very corporations that sell them. It’s harder to gage the effect of small choices. Lifestyles would need to change. So we point the finger and tell the government to take responsibility for us.
The Truth is
Once people discover the amazing, extraordinary power they hold, they’ll realize that their problems can’t be solved by external factors because the foundation which they’re built upon creates a vicious, never-ending cycle.