For Every Time you Felt Hopeless

You may feel hopeless and worthless now, but I promise there’s a reason you’re here. You don’t have a dream, a dream has you. Somewhere deep inside of you burns a passion so hot that you can’t ignore it. Some people give up on their dreams and let that fire inside of them smother. They dismiss them as impossible. They let other people dictate what limits are, and therefore have boxed themselves in to one idea. That idea is that there is no life or career outside of your current 9 to 5 job. The cycle has become so routine that we tend to forget about the things that are important to us. We go to work, come home, eat, shower, sleep, and than repeat everything the next day like a program. When you wake up, are you truly pursuing what you really want from life each day? Are you going to work to pay for unaffordable luxuries? Or are you just trying to survive?

There’s more to life than surviving. There’s striving. Without any goals, a dream will forever remain an idea that seems to be out of reach. When you set goals, you build momentum. That momentum will carry you through tough times when life doesn’t go as planned. Everything is not going to perfectly unfold for you like it does in your imagination. There’s going to be obstacles to hurdle and mountains to climb. Don’t ever tell yourself that something you want is not attainable. You are lying to yourself.

I’m not saying that you should quit your day job. I’m saying that if you don’t feel like you’re living up to your potential, than you need to make a move. There are so many great things in this world, but it seems that mainstream news and social media only focus on the negatives. Focusing on negativity is not going to push you forward, it’s only going to set you back. If you’re living in the past, your present and future will mimic that state of mind. You’ll always be a slave to the mistakes you made, and you’ll never see the possibilities of what you can achieve.

The past is gone. We all made mistakes. We all lost people that we thought would be in our lives forever. We said things that we wish we didn’t, and heard things we wish we didn’t hear. At some point, you will have to reach a level of acceptance and understanding that you can not change what has happened, no matter how much you dwell on it. You can not go back in time. Time waits for nobody. So as you continue to reflect on your past, it continues to dictate your present. If you don’t break the cycle, than it will dictate your future. You will always be the same person that never learned from their mistakes, but instead drowned in their own sorrow. But that’s not you.

People came into your life and left for a reason. You might not know why yet, but nothing ever makes sense in the heat of the moment. It’s not until later when the big picture is painted that we come to an understanding. Every person you have ever met, and continue to meet, is destiny. It’s a never ending journey of learning from people, gaining perspective from them, and moving forward with the lessons you learn. The most important lesson is that none of this is about them. It’s about you. It’s time to invest in yourself. Any day, any hour, any minute you can change your mindset and perspective. Learn from your past, embrace it, and love it. Put it in a hot air balloon, and let it float away into the sky. That balloon will float higher and higher until one day you can’t even see it anymore. When you achieve that, you can move forward. You can pursue all of your dreams and aspirations without being held back by your own mind. Soon you will realize that what you thought would be a dead end job that you would work forever just to support yourself and your family was really just an obstacle and a growing pain. It’s the reason you want more for your life. Free your mind and everything will follow.

The day you decide that you absolutely refuse to settle for less than what you are worth is the same day that you will find true happiness within yourself.

Choose Wisely


You can not Break Down what can’t be Broken

This is a self reflection. Do I have a chip on my shoulder?
Yeah. I do.

I’ve been overlooked and underestimated by the people around me. I pulled myself out of every deep, dark hole that I was put in – even when I couldn’t see the light at the top. I danced with the devil and successfully escaped. I have avoided an eternity of disappointment by avoiding the traps set for not only me, but for all of us. I got involved with the wrong people at a young age, but still chose a different path than drug addiction or any other ideology of settling for less than what I’m worth. My only wish is to get across to the kids that were like me. You have a lot of choices in life, and you’re going to deal with a lot of pain. It’s easy to put a band aid on yours wounds by drowning yourself in liquor and drugs, but you must understand that you are not healing yourself. Life is going to hurt, but it’s going to be great too – That is, only if you want it to be. Your perspective is what will define your outcome. When you are faced with adversity, you can choose to look at all of the negatives, or you can choose to focus on how to make every experience in your life a positive one. Nobody is going to help you. Nobody is going to take your hand and save you. At some point, life for me started to feel like quicksand. I felt like I was slowly drowning into an abyss, and the harder I fought to get out, the quicker I sank. I waited patiently for somebody to come along and help me. Nobody came. I had to figure it out for myself. I could’ve let myself drown, but I decided to grab the rope. I hope you do as well.

Live without regrets. Follow your heart, no matter where it takes you. You will fail, you will embarrass yourself, and you will get rejected. This is life. You’re never going to know what is out there for you if you don’t take the leap of faith. Speak your mind. When you do, understand that the rest of the world probably isn’t going to agree with you. Don’t let time pass you by without giving your best effort. Don’t let somebody you love fade away without finding them and telling them everything that you want them to know. They might not feel the same way, but that’s alright. Just like my old football coach told me when I was young – “Even if we lose, leave your heart on that field.” So that is what I’m doing. Life is short, and we are all inevitably going to die one day. When you’re on your death bed, how many regrets will you have? That’s a scary question, isn’t it? This is the reason you must make every single day of your life meaningful. Are you willing to go through day after day, week after week, and year after year without trying?

I spill my blood, sweat, and tears into this notepad in hopes to reach you. I do it with hopes that my words will spread across the entire world, but with understanding that I must create a foundation before that could even be a possibility. You can’t skip steps in life. You can’t jump from A to Z, no matter how hard you try. I should know, because that’s all I tried to do my entire life. I was never patient, I always wanted instant satisfaction. But that isn’t how the world works. You have to work hard for what you want. But before you do any of this, you have to learn to love yourself. Don’t ever let another human being verify your self worth.

There is no mountain high, no valley low, and no river wide enough to stop me from pursuing my passion in life. I wrote many books in the past few years and sent them to publishing companies that shot me down and told me in not so many words that perhaps writing was not a career I should pursue. I truly thought they were right, but now I know they’re wrong. Nobody is going to tell me, or you, what is and isn’t possible. All that writing I sent out, all of that hard work I put in, only to be told that I was wasting my time. I quit writing for a while. It didn’t take long before I came back stronger and more passionate than I’ve ever been before. Turns out, I am now working with a publishing company to publish my first book. There is no timeframe for this, as I am also working and pursuing my education. The point is, don’t ever quit. There’s a chip on my shoulder for everybody that told me what I couldn’t achieve. You’re going to see me do it, and you’re going to regret not providing me the opportunity when I asked for it.

I hope you mimic my attitude. I hope you learn from your mistakes and never let them define you. The things that truly define your character are the choices you make when nobody else knows. My advice? Stay true to yourself. I don’t know much about life, but there is one philosophy I live by that nobody can take from me.

You can not break down, what can’t be broken.

A Long Road Ahead – Proceed with Confidence

Be confident in everything you do.

You may look in the mirror and pick out every flaw about yourself, and reinforce every insecurity you have. You may think you’re not smart enough to earn a degree. You may think you’re not strong enough to fight the battles that are going on in your life. You might think that your dreams are just delusions of grandeur, and in return, you are willing to settle. Maybe you already decided to give up. The problem is – you have always focused on the things you have done wrong, and never emphasized the things you have done right. We all make mistakes. Stop selling yourself short.

Stop scrolling through social media endlessly and comparing your life to others. First off, hardly anybody posts embarassing things or their humility on the internet. So the more you scroll, the more you see people “doing better than you.” Or at least, that is what they are portraying. They aren’t portraying all of the embarassment, mistakes, and failure that they have endured in their lives. All you see is the good side and and what people have accomplished, which only reinforces what you consider to be your own failure. Don’t believe the hype, nobody is perfect.

You want humility? I’ll give you a piece of mine.

When I first began working in the operating room with my oral surgeon as a medical assistant, everybody in the hospital assumed I was a doctor. At first, I was ecstacic that everybody would think that I hold myself with the confidence and professionalism of a doctor. After some time though, it began to eat away at me. I began to feel like I wasn’t living up to my potential or my peer’s expectations. When the anesthesiologist asked me where I went to medical school, I laughed and pointed to my badge. He than asked if I was from the area and what highschool I graduated from. I told him the truth. I dropped out of highschool and informed him that I later went and received my GED before attending a program at Porter and Chester. He laughed a little and said “good for you.” He never gave me the time of day again after that. I felt like I was at the bottom of the totem pole, and that’s because I was. I was in the middle of an operating room without any idea how to properly scrub in and get dressed while nurses and doctors rushed around me and basically pushed me out of their way. (I don’t blame them.) It was humiliating. Why? Because I felt like a fish out of water. I felt like I could do more, but never applied the discipline and consistency to my life to get more. At that point, my confidence plummeted – and I settled. I accepted my life for what it was and lied to myself by saying “you could never pass nursing school, let alone get your doctorate.” So I went home, laid down in my sorrow, and repeated the cycle for about two years.

One day, something hit me. A spark of motivation. A realization that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. I no longer fear embarrassment or failure, I only fear not trying. You’re going to fail at something, but what you do with that failure is what will define your character. This applies to all aspects in life. Not everybody in this world is going to believe in you. Maybe nobody will believe in you. It doesn’t matter, as long as you believe in yourself. With that being said, I am pursuing my degree – and I’m not doing it to prove anybody wrong. I’m doing it because I have things to prove to myself. It’s important to self reflect on your daily goals and make sure whatever you’re doing is for you. You are the only person that matters in the end. Many people will come and go. You have to live with yourself forever.

A friend of mine recently confided in me about a woman he goes to school with. He told me that she is absolutely beautiful, but he can’t work up the courage to talk to her. “Why?” I asked. He replied, “She’s out of my league.”

This is a message to my friend and the rest of the world as well. Nobody is “out of your league.” I don’t care what they look like, what they have accomplished, or how much money they make. Stop selling yourself short. Stop defining yourself under social expectations that are extremely distorted. You are no lesser and no greater than any other human being. To my friend I ask: What is the worst possible outcome of asking this woman out on a date? She says no? That’s not something you’re going to be thinking about one day when you’re on your death bed. Instead, you’ll be full of regret about all the opportunities you could have potentially had. If only you tried.

One day we are all going to grow old, and we will reminisce about being young kids; Staring endlessly down a long and mysterious open road, wondering what awaits us at the end. You’ll never know what awaits you at the finish line if you’re too afraid to make the trip.

So take a risk.

While you travel down this road towards your dreams, many people will try to shoot you down. That is only because they failed their own dreams and decided to settle rather than persevere. You’re one of two things in life. A quitter, or a go getter.

Which one are you?

Proceed with Confidence

The Colin Kaepernick Controversy

First off, no matter where you stand on this issue, I’d like to thank you for clicking this link. Whether you read it or not, you have already given me what I want.

I love my country and I love every opportunity I have. I am grateful for every soldier that fought for my rights, including my right to stand or kneel. The whole moral to this is that if you’re forced to stand, it doesn’t really feel like America anymore. For the record, I stand for our national anthem. That doesn’t mean I’m closed minded enough to understand why somebody else wouldn’t.

I see both sides of the coin quite clear. I know why you are upset that Colin Kaepernick took a knee during our national anthem. Everything we do can be perceived differently by other people. So on one side of this coin, you see a “minority” making millions of dollars in the NFL who is still ungrateful for the opportunities he has. I get it. But that’s your perspective.

I see somebody who took a knee because it was the only way to get your attention. He has your attention. Every single one of you that hate Kaepernick promote his agenda everyday by posting and talking about him. You’ve heard the saying that bad publicity is still good publicity. With that being said, you gave him the power that he now has. Every spiteful, hate mongering post is actually promoting his agenda. Keep it up!

“He pulled the American flag off of the Nike shoes!”

Oh no. Did it ever occur to you that it’s technically illegal to profit off of advertising the American flag via clothing? Oh my. He’s the biggest Patriot here. Yeah, I know he had a different reason for asking for the shoes to be pulled. With that being said, I believe it was a marketing strategy. A great one at that – Because once again, you’re all talking about him. As long as you’re talking about him, he’s in the spotlight. As long as he’s in the spotlight, you have given him power. Since pulling the shoes off of the market, Nike’s stock has went up. I’m also a firm believer that if the shoes profited Nike a lot of money, somebody would have sued them for advertising and profiting off of our American flag. Whatever the real reason the shoe was pulled, it’s controversial – and controversy sells.

So I understand if you hate Kaepernick. I get it. But perhaps you should look at the big picture, and understand that everytime you mention his name, you’re bringing light to it. Marshawn Lynch kneeled for years. You just never knew because nobody put the camera on him. The cameras decide who gets attention. They put one on him, so he took it and ran with it. We live in a world where most of our opinions are formulated by watching the news and other videos. You should know that somebody decides what you are and aren’t going to see.

I’m sure you’re a wonderful American citizen that has done everything they are programmed to do. When you hear that anthem, you get up and put your hand on your heart. Than your duty is done, right? You go back to making America great again by investing into every GMO fast food chain within a 25 mile radius. You don’t ever ask questions either, oh no. Don’t question our wonderful government, for they know what is right and you don’t. You shut up and remain ignornant like a good citizen. As long as you have your Mcdonald’s, Iphones, and guns. You don’t care about our veterans that are hardly taken care of. You don’t care about the wars we fight until your son or daughter comes home in a coffin draped with an American flag. You think racial injustice is a theory. It’s not, because every racist white person I’ve ever met has told me their real thoughts and feelings under the idea that it’s a safe haven because my skin is white too. I know the morals and values you hold deep inside yourself, don’t try to lie to me now.

There’s racist people of all colors. But just because I’ve experienced racism or have been called a cracker doesn’t mean I’m going categorize every black man into one box. Just because you wear a Hijab doesn’t mean you’re a “terrorist” who wishes death to America. Just because you take a knee, doesn’t mean that you hate America. It means you want change, and we all know that Kaepernicks QBR was not going to get your attention.

Perhaps one day we can have healthy discussions about other people’s perceptions without being emotionally tied. I posted a status on social media about Kaepernick. Basically I quoted what your average person would say to me about their beliefs regarding Colin. After ending the quotations, I made it clear that those things I heard, not things I believe. Most people jumped right to a conclusion that I was a racist. They didn’t even read the entire status, and if they did, it clearly went over their head. This is proof to me how easily the average person can be manipulated.

In conclusion, I’d like to thank you. I’d like to thank every single person that reads my blog, and also every single person that hates Kaepernick. Why? Because you clicked on this link, and now you have given me what I want. While you’re here, click on one of the advertisements so I can make money off of your hatred and invest the profit into the same organizations that you dislike so much. Thanks again!

Choose Wisely

The Reason Donald Trump is Irrelevant

Donald Trump. The man has divided America further than we have already divided ourselves. This presidency has to be the most controversial one out of any that I witnessed in my short 26 years of life thus far. Why? Because everybody has pushed themselves so far to each side of the spectrum. You either absolutely love him, or you fucking hate him. For me personally, I can’t really say I’m on either side of the spectrum.

Before I even dive into my opinion about Donald Trump, there is a lot you should know. Donald Trump only has so much power, like every other president of the United States that came before him. This is going to be a long, educational post. Everything I’m going to tell you is a fact. You can research it for yourself and formulate your own opinion. If you don’t like to read, I advise you to close this now. In order to understand our present, you must first understand our past.

With that being said, let’s start at the beginning.

1944 – The Bretton Woods Agreement
This agreement established the dollar as the world reserve currency. What does this mean? This means all international commodities were to be priced in dollars. This agreement gave America a clear financial advantage. There was an understanding that our dollars would remain redeemable for gold at a rate of 35 dollars per ounce. The Federal Reserve refused to allow any supervision or audits of it’s money printing, so the world could only trust that the Federal Reserve would follow the rules under the honor system.

When we went to war with Vietnam, it became clear that America was printing far more money than it had in gold. In response, countries started to ask for their gold back. This set off a massive decline in the value of the dollar. In 1971, the situation reached a boiling point when France attempted to withdraw their gold. President Nixon declined, and gave a speech where he said “I have directed the Secretary of the Treasury to take the action necessary to defend the dollar against the speculators.”

Imagine you invested your money in somebody that promised you something, and you came to find out that all of a sudden they were buying really nice things like fancy cars. So you go back to this person and say “Hey, I want my money back.” That person declines to give you your money back, and basically tells you “I’m willing to kill you over this money if need be.” This is America. Not a democracy. We are a business. We have made a living stealing money and resources to live the luxurious lifestyle we do.

1973– President Nixon asked King Faisal of Saudi Arabia to accept only US dollars as a payment for oil. Not only that, but to invest any excess money into US treasury bonds, notes, and bills. In return, we offered US military assistance to guard Saudi oil fields. This same offer was extended to each of the world’s key oil producing countries.

1975– Every member of OPEK had now agreed to sell their oil exclusively in dollars.

What does this mean?

America successfully moved the dollar off of gold – and instead tied it to foreign oil. This forced every oil importing country in the world to start maintaining a constant supply of Federal Reserve paper. But to get that paper, they would have to send real physical goods to America. So what happened? Paper went out, everything the United States needed came in, and in return – got very, very wealthy. We conned the world out of their money, and to this day, it’s the biggest financial con in recorded history.

Now that America became very rich, this now meant that we had the power to outspend every other country COMBINED in military expenditures. The Soviet Union never stood a chance during the Cold War, and they collapsed in 1991. This removed the last counter balance to the American military, and we were now the undisputed super power.

Within that same year, the US invaded Iraq. After destroying their military and infrastructure, such as hospitals and water purification plants – We placed sanctions on Iraq which crippled them so they could not rebuild that infrastructure. These sanctions lasted over a decade, and are estimated to have killed over 500,000 children. The Clinton administration was fully aware of this, and you can research the interview with Madeline Albreight, the Secretary of State for Clinton.

Interviewer: “We have heard that half a million children have died. That’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?”

Madeline Albreight: “I think this is a very hard choice. But the price, we think the price is worth it.”

I’d like to know what we found was worth 500,000 innocent children’s lives. HALF A MILLION.

November 2000 – Iraq decided to begin selling their oil exclusively in Euros. This was a direct attack on the dollar and U.S financial dominance. This would not be tolerated. In return, the US government with help from the mainstream media built up a massive propaganda campaign to convince us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and they were planning to use them. (Mind you, we gave Iraq chemical weapons to go to war with Iran.) Anyways, we all know that it turned out they did not have any weapons of massive destruction.

2003– The US invaded Iraq. Once we took control of the country, oil sales were immediately switched back to dollars. Why is this so important? Because switching back to the dollar from the euro meant a 15-20% loss in revenue, due to the euro’s higher value.

In Libya, Gadaffi was in the process of setting up an African currency known as the Dynar, a gold based currency ment to replace the dollar.

2011: US and NATO forces toppled and destabilized the Libyan government. After taking control of the country, we executed Gaddafi and immediately set up the Libyan central bank.

Iran has actively been trying to pull oil sales off of the dollar for some time now. This has been going on for a very long time. In return, the US government is once again building up a massive propaganda campaign to gain international support to airstrike Iran, on the pretext of preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon.

Syria is Iran’s closet ally, and we are currently in the process of helping the same “terrorists” we are “fighting” to destabilize that country as well.

Are you seeing a pattern yet?

The US government is actively working to create the context which gives them the diplomatic cover to do what they have already planned, long before Donald Trump came into office.

Now, connect the dots. What would happen if multiple countries started selling their oil in euros instead of dollars? It would set off a chain reaction, resulting in the collapse of the dollar. The only thing holding up the value of our dollar at this point is the brute force of the American military.

With this all being said, Donald Trump is just the newest face to blame. Just like the presidents that came before him, they did not call these shots – These decisions were made a very long time ago. Donald Trump is the perfect president for the bankers of the Federal Reserve. You’re so concerned about the bullshit he is tweeting and the focus on immigration crisis, that you have been distracted. I’m not saying the immigration crisis isn’t real, it is. It’s a problem we’ve created by destabilizing numerous countries for our financial benefit. In return, these people are fleeing their country in hopes to make a better life. I don’t have all of the solutions or answers, I’m just attempting to paint the large picture. Although very real, this immigration crisis is a distraction from what’s really going on, and why we have an immigration crisis in the first place.

I neither like nor dislike President Trump. In my own opinion and research, I have found that we don’t really get to choose our president. We vote, but the choice is always Pepsi or Coke. Lobbying is legal bribery. Why? You are paying for people to listen to you. Only the candidates that can afford to campaign on a mainstream basis will survive. In the previous election, this came down to two people. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Most people I have talked to just disliked Clinton more than Trump, which I agree with. We never had a choice, our only choice was choosing the lesser of two evils.

Whether it was Clinton or Trump, the outcome would be the same. The real people in power are the owners of the banks in the Federal Reserve. They are the ones who decide to send Americans to war. They are the ones who make decisions about your everyday life that you are powerless to control. They are the people who stand the most to lose from the collapse of the dollar- Not Donald Trump. He’s just the face to blame – Like Obama, Bush, and the presidents that came before them.

I believe Trump does want what’s best for America more than anything else. It seems we are willing to sacrifice the rest of the world for our own benefit. But we as American citizens – we don’t share in the spoils of war that they do. We don’t get weapons contracts to make money afterwards, we don’t get cheap labor for our companies. We are cheap labor. How many people have to die for us to sustain this luxurious life we live in America? How many people are we willing to sacrifice and kill to uphold the value of our dollar? Clearly, a lot. Is this worth it?

No. Not for me at least.

I love my country and the opportunities I have. With that being said, I don’t want them at the expense of the rest of the world. If other people are going to suffer so I can strive, I would rather struggle. If you think half a million children’s lives were worth ANY amount of money or resources, than you are part of the problem. No child, no adult, no human being deserves to suffer for my luxury.

If you made it this far, I appreciate it. Is it all worth it to you? Do you blame the rest of the world for hating us? They see American citizens as blind little idiots that run around all day with their head in an IPhone. Well, most of us are. I’m not saying I’m better than anybody, because I’m not. Far from. What I’m saying is that as American citizens, it is our duty to educate ourselves and make a difference. Instead, as a majority, we have remained ignorant and distracted. I know for a fact most of you won’t give a shit about this post. Why? Because you will go back to your luxurious lifestyle after reading this, or closing it out a few sentences in. You will lay in your comfortable bed with your nice mattress, AC blowing, and TV entertaining you with all of your favorite shows and movies in high definition. When you’re thirsty, you’ll simply go to the faucet and flip a switch that gives you clean water. Most people don’t even have clean water, but yet, we still find a reason to bitch and moan when our IPhones freeze and we have to go through the tedious process of holding the power button to restart it.

I’m a Patriot, but I refuse to be one at the expense of humanity. I’m a consistent work in progress, and this post was to raise awareness. We can create revolution, but unfortunately, until the average American’s every day life is affected, they will not care about the issues at hand. We were raised in America, so we take all of this for granted. Imagine being a Syrian or a Palestinian kid, where bombs are raining down on you each and every day. A place where nobody gives a fuck whether you die or you live. No justice, no court system – just bodies disintegrated from an American made missile. Everyday in healthcare I come across patients’ that served in Vietnam and other places. Most of them are veterans from Vietnam that are struggling with countless medical issues due to war in itself and exposure to Agent Orange. They have cancer that is killing them slowly, and they are hardly taken care of – at least up to no standard that somebody should be treated that fought for our country. Halfway through the Vietnam War, it is said that 90% of the reason our troops remained was to avoid humiliation of pulling out. 10% was to unite the North and South under Democracy. Our soldiers fought, got cancer, and died in that war. Why? Not for freedom. Not to unite a separated country under one Democracy. To avoid humility. The people that send us to war are not willing to go to war themselves.

I have nothing against our soldiers, I have the utmost respect for every single one of them. Thank you for your service. My issue is with the people who make the decision to send you to war.

So if you ask me about Donald Trump, he’s irrelevant. He doesn’t make these decisions, he just takes the glory or the blame. He’s the middle man. I don’t know anything about him personally, I’ve never met him. Of course some things he has said are outright disgusting. But hey, imagine some of the things you said that would not be a true reflection of your character if they were recorded and aired to the public. The only difference is, you’re most likely not running for president. I’m not justifying his actions or words, I’m simply saying that you should make sure your finger is clean before you point it.

I don’t agree with most of Trump’s policies. The only thing I can tell you is he is extremely open about his beliefs, including hatred and ignorance. Don’t be blind enough to think that almost every other president didn’t share the same values – They just weren’t willing to tell you. Like I said, I do believe Trump wants the absolute best for America. So do I. Just not at other peoples’ expense.

In conclusion, my issue isn’t with Trump, or any other politician. My issue is with the people in the highest positions of power in the Federal Reserve that make these decisions about our lives. It doesn’t matter who the president is anymore – regardless of who you elect next, they will just be another face to take the blame. That is until we as American citizens take responsibility for being ignorant and letting mainstream media brainwash us instead of reading books about the history of the country we live in. Ultimately if we don’t change, America will fall just like every other great empire in history. If nobody educates themselves and raises awareness about these issues, we will inevitably collapse. It may not be today, tomorrow, next year, or in the next decade. But it will happen. The majority of my blog readers are around the same age as I am. I was born in 1993. Our children are going to have to grow up in this country, and so will their children. One day the rest of the world is going to have the power to treat us the way we treated them. They aren’t going to forget what we did. Is that the world you want your children to grow up in?

“We should live for Revolution, instead of always dying for it.”

Trump isn’t the problem. He’s just a distraction. Turn off the news and read.

Choose Wisely


The world will never be what most of us want it to be.

We will always be divided,

Because if it’s not religion,

It’s hate crimes.

If it’s not hate crimes,

It’s war.

If it’s not war,

It’s racism.

If it’s not racism,

It’s sexism.

If it’s not sexism,

It’s human rights.

If it’s not human rights,

It’s immigration.

If it’s not immigration,

It’s the economy.

If it’s not the economy,

It’s politics.

If it’s not politics,

It’s the Democrats.

If it’s not the Democrats,

It’s the Republicans.

If it’s not the Republicans,

It’s Liberalism.

If it’s not Liberalism,

It’s Capitalism.

If it’s not Capitalism,

It’s Socialism.

If it’s not Socialism,

It’s Democracy.

If it’s not Democracy,

It’s Dictatorship.

I could go on and on for days and days, but it will never change anything.

I’ve accepted the world for what it is, instead of for what I want it to be.

We’re quick to point fingers at each other, and then still preach “United we stand, divided we fall.”

The real revolution starts inside your own heart.

One day you’ll have to decide,

Who you’re going to be.

Choose Wisely

America has given you and I an “Illusion of Choice”

“Your real choice is Pepsi or Coke.”

This post was inspired by an activist known as Immortal Technique. Many things I write here are reiterated and put into my own words. I’ve done my own research, and I suggest you do the same – but you probably don’t care. If you do care, don’t let the people that don’t deter you from spreading the message. My sole purpose for this post is to raise awareness of what is truly going on in our country. I’m not completely educated, but I’m working everyday to educate myself better. This is what I do know.

Everyday people make decisions about your life that you are powerless to control. The best example I can give is the “Farmer Assurance Provision”, known otherwise to critics as the “Monsanto Protection Act.” What is this, you ask?

The Monsanto Protection Act is a bill that was passed by the Senate on March 20, 2013 and then signed into law as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 by President Barack Obama on March 26, 2013.[1] The provisions of this law remained in effect for six months, until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2013.[2] – Wikipedia

How does this act have an effect on your life? Well, in a nutshell, food companies no longer have to tell you what is in your food. The best analogy I can give you is that if you go to the grocery store, and there are two products on the shelf – One that reads “this product was made from all natural ingredients,” and the other reads “this product was made from genetically modified seeds known to cause cancer in lab animals,” which one would you choose?

Well, you don’t have a choice anymore.

They don’t have to tell you. You don’t even know what you’re consuming and putting into your body. That doesn’t sound like freedom to me.

With that being said, there are many examples of American citizens having an “Illusion of choice.” If America was indeed a democracy, when we planned to go to war with Iraq – President Bush would have approached the American people and said “We believe Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, and we have decided that it is in our best interest to go to war.” This was in the wake of 911, so we as Americans were all very fearful that we were vulnerable to attack. As citizens, we could’ve said “Yes, Mr. Bush. We will go to war. But if there are no weapons of mass destruction, somebody must be held accountable.”

Well that isn’t how it worked. We had no choice. Come to find out, there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. What we were really looking for was a regime change. I do not believe that this is something Americans were willing to sacrifice their loved ones for. We were lied to, and we continue to be lied to everyday. Mainstream news has brainwashed most of us. This is not a conspiracy, this is a fact. How do I know? I can prove it to you.

What do you think of when you hear the word “terrorist?”

I know the answer.

America is not a democracy. America is a business. The world is a business. Your sons and daughters will die for corporate greed. Tensions are rising once again, and it seems a war with Iran is inevitable. A war with Iran is not a fight for freedom, and it will not be like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I don’t have it all figured out. Far from. What I do know, is that we are so heavily involved in arguing left wing and right wing politics, that we never get anywhere. We never come to a mutual understanding, we just argue. While we argue, the powers at be make decisions about your life that you are powerless to control.

What’s the solution? I wish I had one. The only advice I can give you is to turn off mainstream news and read a book. Read many books. Learn about the history of our country and formulate your own opinion. Don’t let me, or anyone else create your opinion. Gather evidence and formulate your own. When you do formulate an opinion, and you feel strongly about it, raise awareness. Revolution is not picking up your guns and overthrowing the government. Violence should always be the last resort.
My purpose is to raise awareness and hope that I can inspire others. Once awareness is raised, it will seep into every part of our society. Than we can make a change. Change doesn’t just come with your words. Sometimes you need to speak with your wallet, because that’s where it hurts corporations and other people that make these decisions about your life. Do your research and boycott companies that go against your morals and values. Put your money where your mouth is. Burning down buildings because your angry is not going to solve anything. In fact, this just fits the agenda of these corporations and our government to use violence against you.

There are many ways we can change our country and the world. We as American citizens should be held accountable for our ignorance. We’re allowing these things to happen. I may not change the world, I’m just a blogger that gets a mediocre amount of views. But I may inspire the person that will change it.

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