At that time, we all became complicit in the "corporate thinking" models that had invaded America and most of the world through capitalist thinking..
It has invaded our schools, our government, our consideration of the 2nd Amendment, our religion, our communities, our clubs, and our homes. And our children's way of thinking, for generations now.
So that today we are so inundated with it. Where no one even sees what the problem is anymore. We are just astounded, shocked, that things are as they are in common practice. With apparently no idea what is going on. Because it has become so inherent in who we are.
We don't see how to fix most of what is wrong today. Because we are standing on a carpet of complicity and our politicians and our corporate leaders lean into it furthering our ignorance and satiation and our desire to not be responsible for any of it.
We are. And we can fix it.
WE just have to see where the problem began and know that we have to go through the pain of changing something that is now woven into the fabric of nearly everything involved in our daily lives, in our government, in our religious institutions, and in our choices.
But they are OUR choices.
What is the point? The point is that we seem incapable of proactivity.
Rather than looking at a situation, seeing it's flawed and doing something before there are deaths (or destruction of various kinds), we have got to instead wait until there are deaths or destruction (i.e., Donald Trump as POTUS, NRA such as we allowed it to become, or the current defective and destructive GOP in its current mode of failed political party and paradigm), before we ever act.
That is the mainstay of our problems today. We have got to find a way to become more aware, more intelligent and stop praising and supporting the most stupid of us and our most foolish considerations.
Greed, is not brilliance. It is Greed pure and simple.
Ignorance is not ignorance anymore, but stupidity.
Especially when, as Eric Idle put it, "It is artificial ignorance."
It is time we see how ignorant we are and why. It is time to see corporate thinking as the burden that has been placed upon us by those wishing to enrichen themselves. Even at anyone else's costs.
It is time to see that capitalism has become a disease, a syndrome, a social and mental disorder that is woven into the fabric of our nation and our daily lives.
And it is time to make changes. if we follow the current Republican party we continue on this path.
We now need to pile on top of this something else that is extremely important and dangerous to ignore.
We need to realize how close we are to barbarity, how recent our evolution has been to our modern, hard fought for society today.
How precious and delicate our democracy is. And how quickly it has been slipping away.
How quickly we can revert to old and ignorant beliefs.
Remember the story of the Handmaid's Tale. In that story, only things that humans have done before to humans has been used.
In Iran. "Iranian women are oppressed and they always have been. There was a period where they were liberated and stopped from wearing the veil, during the Pahlavi dynasty from 1925 to 1979." The Telegraph (2015)
One day in 1979 women were wearing miniskirts and the very next day they were forced to wear full body length black Burqas and hijabs. Under penalty of law.
How would you like that... tomorrow? That is what some conservatives are asking, for women to be treated to restrictions they are no longer familiar with or desire, or require.
We need to realize how directed the Republican party is to going back to the way things where when America was great, apparently, in their mind. One might argue, tiny minds.
The GOP even now has a president in Donald Trump who gets cheers when he calls out that he wants to "Make America Great, Again! "
What he is saying, what you are cheering for, is not what many of you think, and yet exactly what many of you think!
Things That American Women Could Not Do Before the 1970s:
1. Keep her job if she was pregnant.1978
2. Report cases of sexual harassment in the workplace.
The first time that a court recognized sexual harassment in the workplace was in 1977 and it wasn’t until 1980 that sexual harassment was officially defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
3. Be acknowledged in the Boston Marathon.1972
4. Get a credit card.1974
5. Refuse to have sex with her husband.1993
6. Compete as a boxer in the Olympics.2012
7. Get a divorce with some degree of ease.1969
8. Celebrate International Women’s Day.1980
9. Have a legal abortion in most states.1973
Make America Great, Again?
Start with correcting corporate thought all through our culture and government, social and religious institutions.
Bottom line is...treat one another with more concern for humane treatment, than corporate or individual profit, and certainly, at any or all costs.