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April 6, 2014

Awakened Any Sleep Walkers Lately? Thoughts on Protest and Awakening

By Rob Kall

Awakened any sleepwalkers lately? We're living in times when too many people are somnolent-- walking in their sleep, ignoring the signs of impending disaster-- and those signs are pretty bad. They're sleep-walking because the predators doing the damage and causing the disaster want them to be sleeping.


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Awakened any sleepwalkers lately? We're living in times when too many people are somnolent-- walking in their sleep, ignoring the signs of impending disaster-- and those signs are pretty bad. They're sleep-walking because the predators doing the damage and causing the disaster want them to be sleeping. 

Voting for candidates selected by corporate leaders in the House and senate won't help. The ONLY way to make the needed big changes happen is to wake people up and make them realized they need to be pissed off, outraged and active-- showing up, defying the powers that be, scaring the dominators who have taken their passivity for granted. 

Demonstrations don't cut it anymore. Getting a permit to demonstrate in some out of the way place on a day and time that is convenient to the dominators is not the way to show those in power that we are standing up to them. It is acceptance of their control. 

If you're going to demonstrate, it is essential to refuse to cooperate with the system. The system is the enemy. The system uses "democracy" to sabotage movements aiming for real change. 

So, go. Organize a demonstration. But plan it without cooperating with authorities. Plan it so it is seen by many people who need to be awakened. Plan it so that the protesters don't just talk to each other. Develop plans that have every protester reaching out to people who are not part of the choir. Spend five or ten minutes before you go to the protest sharing on social media why you are investing your time and travel expenses in the protest. State why you believe your "friends" and "followers" should join you, why it is in their interest.  

Imagine that you live in London during the time of the Nazi "blitz" when bombs can rain down on you at any time. Plutocrats and their minions are waging war against the ninetynine percent. Millions of us have lost jobs, millions of us still don't have health care or have lousy health care that does not afford us the ability to get appropriate diagnosis, testing or treatment. They have bought all three branches of government and they are systematically strip-mining the middle class, not caring about the casualties. 

These people-- the billionaires, the big corporations and their bought politician whores are your mortal enemy. They are destroying the future for the children of the 99%, gutting the  hopes for retirement  of the 99%.  Yet a huge percentage of the victims of this war are clueless. Wake them up.  Don't let people stay complacent and ignorant or misinformed.   Make the intention to do something every single day. Plan a week or two ahead, or months ahead. Get training in community organization. Stretch to reach out to people you know and strangers you encounter. Break out of the mold, go outside your usual envelope. Take risks. You will find that the more you do it the easier it gets. 

Tell the people who send out the same old petitions and who organize the same old disconnected demonstrations that you demand more from them. Don't depend on them. Take the initiative and create your own projects. You have the power and when you creatively express it, that expression will attract others who will join with you and support you. Give it a try for a week. Talk to one new person and one person you know a day and discuss the issues you care about that you don't think they know about. 

In the comments below, list some of the topics you choose so others can try them too. 

I talk about:
-new tools for making change happen-- the bottom-up revolution-- how there are so many more new ways that people are now empowered and able to connect and reach out to cooperate to make change happen.

-predators in corporations and congress- psychopaths and how many people they hurt, how much destruction they cause.

-income inequality-- the dangers of too much wealth and power held by billionaires and corporations. 

What do you talk about?

Submitters Bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Rob Kall's Bottom Up Radio Show: Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 

To watch Rob having a lively conversation with John Conyers, then Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click hereWatch Rob speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.

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