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Eye opener for January 8, 2024

Updated: Jan 9

I want you to think about someone whose opinion you admire like a mentor. Or think about someone who is in a leadership role. Whether the person described in either of the above sentences is someone you know personally or not is less important than the answer you come up with to the following question.

Whether the person is a teacher or an elder, a boss or a coach or anyone that you either chose to follow or are mandated to follow, ask yourself this one simple question. Is the person or person sons you've envisioned addressing the most important issues you face today? More precisely, are they addressing the most important issues WE ALL face today?

Is your college professor discussing how the rich are earning an ever-increasing percentage of the income available year over year? Do your father, mother, aunt or uncle ever point out how odd it is that America can't afford universal healthcare, but it can afford to bail out banks and send billions of dollars to foreign countries? Does your boss ever wonder why our political leaders can openly discuss going to war with, not one but two nuclear superpowers in China and Russia, but noone can question the threat of nuclear war at a political town hall? Does your religious leader question the veracity of every President's proclamation of adherence to Christianity while bombing and killing more people than all terrorists combined?

I contend that, if those whose opinions you admire or whose leadership you trust or are required to accept aren't discussing these issues that impact your livelihood, your health and your life are failing you for one or more of the following reasons. One, they are ignorant, by choice or by design. It's most likely by design as almost all news and information available on the news and any Internet platform that provides news and information are owned by the very wealthy. And, why would the wealthy ever provide the rest of us with any news or information that could do them harm? Things like pointing out the fact that the news programs reporting that you need to get COVID vaccines or boosters periodically are sponsored by Pfizer wouldn't help sell more vaccines or boosters. Questioning why your healthcare is tied to your job and pointing out how this might be yet one more way in which the owner class controls the owned. You might even question why your 24 hour healthcare is dictated by an entity where you only spend 8 hours.

If it isn't ignorance that keeps those whose opinions you respect and whose advise you abide by, then it's malevolence or stupidity. As for malevolent intent, I cannot say why this would be the case, but I can discuss how stupidity could play a part in not addressing important issues. It could be caused by what's known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. For detail, look it up but basically, this is a form of stupidity that occurs when a person thinks they know much more about a given topic than they actually know. You've probably met someone suffering from this phenomenon. Imagine any conversation you've had with someone who argued for something that you knew was incorrect. Usually, this person had done no research into the topic while you had. Your knowledge however, could not sway them because they thought they knew everything about the topic already.

Another cause for someone's stupidity could be fear. This fear could be caused, due to what might be implied if the issue were to be considered and confronted. If you consider the fact that Joe Biden is as corrupt as the compiling evidence indicates, how corrupt must every office beneath the highest office in the land be? If Joe Biden's mental decline was blatantly apparent in retrospect, how bad must your judgement be? No one wants to come to such realizations, so it takes someone with fortitude to go against the "Blue no matter who" mob to realize the "Blue no matter who" only leaves you blue.

Now, consider your mentor and question how mature they can be when they avoid issues that could only be described as existential? Is that the mindset of an adult or of someone hoping that an adult will handle those issues for them? Unless we are living in a simulation, there is no help coming. We all must fight for one and all of we are all doomed to the fate we're ignoring.

In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups, or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare, and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.

In "Solutions...", I provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they choose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those for whom they care.

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