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Facing The Reality of The System, Conservative Monarchists, and Embracing Bottom-Up Values, as the Answer

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Read just about any daily Opednews e-newsletter or front page and it's clear that the congress, the government, the White House are helping corporations, helping the one percent, the military, industrial, pharma/agra complex to consolidate power, and protect themselves from liabilities and controls on their predations and abuses of justice, democracy and human rights. 

Asking Congress or the White House or the DOJ to help is like asking wolves to protect a henhouse. It ain't happening. We need big change that does not depend upon nor expect the aforementioned agencies to do a goddamned thing. 

I haven't given up on making change happen but it's going to happen because people wake up and decide not to take it anymore. It's going to happen because people stop buying into this system, stop buying from the companies that support the system, stop supporting the organizations and media that enable the system. 

I've said it before. It will not require 50% plus one, not even close. But it could require ten or twenty percent of dedicated people working to make the change happen, working to wake up the rest of the deluded masses. 

DEDICATED. That's the key concept. You don't get tired. You don't get burned out  or discouraged. You face the reality that most Americans don't have a clue what's going on. They watch mainstream TV news, which serves the system and the powers that be. They live lives distracted by entertainment and spend little if any of their lives. It's not easy to wake them up or raise their consciousness because it's comfy to believe that all's well and the people in charge are looking out for their interests. 

What's the "wake-up" solution?  Well, first, don't challenge their most cherished deeply held beliefs. Show them examples that they are more open to seeing and believing. Get them starting to open up to questioning the system, the powers that be. Get them to start looking at stories that erode their faith and trust in the system. The system is, at best, broken, but, far more likely, not broken and instead, working exactly as the people in charge want it to work-- exploiting the 99 percent, exploiting the planet to the service of a tiny handful of elites. 

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It is bizarre yet true that conservatives seem to be, more and more embracing monarchies, hierarchy and top down power structures, more than before. Ayn Rand and sociopathic, predatory, uncaring, non-empathic libertarian ideas are certainly contributing to this, with new terms like neo-reactionaires, neocameralism and technolibertarians. 

The truth is, this is not going to be a fight or battle. We need to wake people up and get them to embrace bottom-up ideas and values that humans have lived with for 99% of their history and prehistory -- cooperation, sharing, interdependence, compassion, decentralized localization, caring, community. That's more about getting people to remember, at a DNA level, what they've forgotten. We can do this. 



 

Rob Kall is executive editor, publisher and website architect of OpEdNews.com, Host of the Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show (WNJC 1360 AM), and publisher of Storycon.org, President of Futurehealth, Inc, and an inventor . He is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

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I certainly agree with all you say but the change... by Hosea McAdoo on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:05:41 PM
 "cooperation, sharing, interdependence, comp... by Steve Morris on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:16:44 PM
Libertarianism is based around private property. ... by Adam Smith on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:33:43 PM
"John Locke said private property works when ther... by terrilian on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 12:44:13 AM
"There are still minerals in the ground and fish i... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:54:59 PM
Who owned the Grand Banks fishing rights when it ... by terrilian on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 2:34:52 PM
Thanks very much for the link. The bottom line is... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 2:19:36 PM
"And what does it mean to say that private proper... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:34:09 PM
Zero explanation of how future generations can own... by terrilian on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 4:42:07 PM
'terrilian' accuses me of this: "Zero explanation ... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 2:39:23 PM
"Sure there is."No, there isn't. We're destroying ... by Adam Smith on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:29:26 PM
"You think leaving the fishing amounts up to the ... by terrilian on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:07:29 PM
"When people own resources, such as the fishing ri... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 4:26:08 PM
Adam Smith:I guess our problem is that we haven't ... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 2:46:25 PM
Also, you may note that Individualists will never... by Adam Smith on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:41:32 PM
Funny. Even a wolf pack functions more along the ... by Rob Kall on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:53:14 PM
1. A wolf pack is a caste system.  The alpha... by terrilian on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 6:11:31 PM
'Force' is the difference between libertarianism a... by Charles Roll on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:22:37 PM
Adam Smith has stated the key point well:I've yet ... by Charles Roll on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:35:55 PM
"all libertarians support enforcement of criminal... by terrilian on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:19:04 PM
I did not expect, and I did not get, a yes or no ... by Charles Roll on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:03:17 PM
I did not expect, and I did not get, a yes or no ... by terrilian on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:27:00 PM
"To say that all libertarians support enforcement ... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 2:53:18 PM
I agree with you Charles. It is necessary to centr... by Pal Palsimon on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 2:56:18 AM
Well said. I've come to believe that we need to in... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:37:25 AM
I own the remark about sociopaths and Libertarian... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:34:57 AM
"My theory is that the percentage of Libertarians... by terrilian on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 6:31:31 PM
My problem with libertarianism is that you support... by Adam Smith on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:43:10 PM
"My problem with libertarianism is that you supp... by terrilian on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 7:01:31 PM
"And how do you propose dealing with the acidifi... by terrilian on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 7:15:51 PM
Before to try to educate people on science you sh... by Hosea McAdoo on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:59:55 PM
Great. Educate me. ... by terrilian on Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:22:21 PM
I will assume that you are busy (and not just cow... by terrilian on Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:14:10 PM
OK, the information for which you ask is on the n... by Hosea McAdoo on Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 3:44:16 PM
"Co2 displaces oxygen and kills all organisms whe... by terrilian on Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:42:45 PM
Enjoyed your "bottom up" talk on You Tube and have... by Pal Palsimon on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:36:20 AM
Rob,People are powerless. In previous economic tim... by Pat Gallagher on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 12:34:46 PM
You made a good comment and I agree although I do... by Hosea McAdoo on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:36:10 PM
Thanks. Yes, voting has been neutralized but we st... by Pat Gallagher on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 1:50:04 PM
Everyone says, "I tried voting and it didn't work.... by Charles Roll on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 8:16:41 PM
http://www.wolf-pac.com/the_plan  Pat, Serio... by Pal Palsimon on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:33:35 AM
"Walmart (and others) forces us to buy Chinese." -... by Charles Roll on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:33:26 PM
it's the governmental dimension, the WTO world-sy... by Charles Roll on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 8:14:33 PM
You are correct, but it's way too late. ... by Hosea McAdoo on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 2:00:01 PM
Too late? Really? It beat apartheid South Africa; ... by Pat Gallagher on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 2:36:35 PM
You may be right and I sure hope you are. My reas... by Hosea McAdoo on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:27:10 PM
TPP is just putting the final nails in the coffin... by Charles Roll on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 8:07:02 PM
I completely agree. ... by Hosea McAdoo on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 8:16:45 PM
We invented corporations that can grow into all co... by Pat Gallagher on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 11:56:28 PM
The opportunity for pulling back the curtain and ... by Phillip Michaels on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 9:59:03 AM
I don't think it's a matter of remembering DNA.&nb... by John-Albert Eadie on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 6:46:10 PM
Sounds like our old friend, "Nature or Nurture" .... by Charles Roll on Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:55:14 PM
Bob, I am glad to hear that it might not take mor... by Pal Palsimon on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 2:39:15 AM
Isn't it too late to be calling together another ... by Herbert Calhoun on Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 11:20:33 AM
Well I certainly won't approve anything LESS than ... by Pal Palsimon on Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:06:59 AM
Several topics touched on by Herbert Calhoun's in... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 4:03:10 PM
About the identity politics, particularly residua... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 at 4:07:58 PM
Why I believe in need for Central Planning and ce... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 7:46:56 PM