( – promoted by buhdydharma )
I know why you’re here . . .
You’re here because you know something. What you know is hard to explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with America. Something very wrong. You know what it is, but no one in power will do anything about it. And that frustrates you, your frustration is like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.
I know what you’ve been doing . . . why you hardly sleep, why you live the way you do, and why day after day, you read progressive blogs. You’re looking for him. You’re looking for a progressive leader. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn’t really looking for him. I was looking for the leadership within me, the leadership within each of us.
How do we achieve real change? It’s the question that drives us. It’s the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I do.
But no one in power will ask it . . .
They’re afraid of the answer.
So they keep taking the blue pill. Most Americans are afraid of the answer too, so they keep taking the blue pill. When Republicans are in power, it has an R on it. When Democrats are in power, it has a D on it.
But it’s the same blue pill.
Last year, Dennis Kucinich offered Americans the red pill. He wanted them to see how deep the corporate corruption rabbit hole goes, how deep the Pentagon rabbit hole goes, how deep the NSA rabbit hole goes, how deep the CIA torture rabbit hole goes, how deep the big oil and big pharma and big banking rabbit holes go.
They are deep rabbit holes. China Syndrome deep.
But only a handful of Americans took that red pill. Too many Americans are afraid of the truth, they’re afraid of reality. They let politicians pull the politics hood over their eyes so they won’t have to see the truth, so they won’t have to face reality, so they won’t have to admit they’re slaves, that they’re in bondage. In a prison they cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for their mind.
So here we are, still stuck in the Matrix. Still stuck in this corporate media-generated dream world built to keep us under control.
We know America needs real change, but the wealthy and the powerful will not allow it. They use the corporate media against us. It’s a mind-killing system. That system is our enemy.
When you turn on the TV, what do you see? Agent Smiths on every newscast, that’s what you see. When you watch C-Span, what do you see? Agent Smiths on every committee, that’s what you see. They’re in every agency of the government, they’re in the state and federal court systems, they’re in law enforcement, they wear Agent Smith badges, they pack Agent Smith tasers and pepper spray, they’ll give you a good dose of it if you speak out for real change.
But there’s a glitch in the Matrix. All of those Dick Cheney deja vu moments we’re seeing prove it. We might just shut it down yet, if we find the leadership within each of us, if we nurture it and develop it and apply it. I know real change is out there, waiting for us to make it happen. But we could use some help.
Obama could be this guy . . .
But all too often, he’s this guy . . .
I don’t know the future. I don’t know if Obama will ultimately help us achieve real change. But I didn’t write this essay to tell you how all this is going to end. I wrote it to tell you how it’s going to begin.
Lots of Red Pill Essays.