“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. The provisions of this law remained in effect for six months, until the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2013. – 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.