Once upon a time, far, far from our collective memory, this nation was a place where the people demanded better. On the occasion when some of the people tried to take short cuts, exploit others (slavery), or do anything out of integrity, morals, and ethics, the voice of the moral people shot through the air and traveled with fierce power to fall upon the ears of every man, woman, child. It was made clear that we would not tolerate hurting others, greed, or dishonesty let alone handing our power over to a government. America was created by blood, spirit, and hope unyielding as a nation, a democracy, by the people and for the people. Just as it should be.
So, what has happened? Why is it that we can see injustice, hate, greed, and dictatorial behavior in so many areas of our nation and we turn a blind eye? Why is it that we, the middle and working classes of this country feel that we have no authority, power, or place voicing our concerns, policing our representatives, and crating change in that which is not fair to all of us? Why is it that we are the least politically active?
Once upon a time, we were willing to get out of our comfort zone and scrape our knees for a worthy cause. Once upon a time we were willing to risk our very lives to make the worked better for another. Once upon a time we were aware of the goings-on in our political arena. Once upon a time, we could always see a brighter future when we looked ahead a generation or two. This was because we were INVESTING in our future by the actions we exercised today. Now, many people report seeing an ever-increasing bleakness for the future of this nation YET we continually elect politicians cut out of the same old mold as the ones that came before them.
I refuse to believe that the spirit that created this nation is dead. Asleep, maybe, but not dead. Can we awaken the sleeping giant once more? Can we re-create “once upon a time” in our present? Can we show our generation, where children are lost through the cracks every day, that we care enough to educate them? That we care enough to put off some of our personal business to help spread the awareness wave the people of this nation so desperately need, collectively speaking?
When will Once Upon a Time be NOW? What can you do to be part of the movement of political reform that will go down in histiry as one of the rare tiems when the people united?
Again, something to ponder…