It is the time of rebirth and not just for your lord and savior, but also of yours truly, as well as everyone else who lives and breathes in this amazing continuum of ours.
We live in remarkable times, on the brink of massive changes to society and the world, we are here to affect them.
The question is how? The question is why? The question is when?
I will embolden myself and actually tell you the answers that have been told to me during my long winter of discontent (thank you Willy!). I found myself floundering at the hopelessness of my situation and the absolute powerless of the world. I watched as children were murdered, and guns continued to flow like rain onto the streets with only the slightest push back from our leaders. I watched as the builders of our generation were fleeced by the financiers of our world and forced back into hard labor. (Time they have already served), while the corporate masters now receive record profits. I watched as the burgeoning movement known as “Occupy” was co-opted by the media to portray what they weren’t to discredit them and to deflate their worth because the media is no longer free.
I was disgusted, as you should have been too. Then the voice of change whispered in my ear and told me it was time. Time to act again, time to help rally the believers to the cause of war.
The war we are fighting is not a political one. It is a class one. The masters only care for the existence of two distinct classes. The wealthy and the workers. It is in this way they can rule best. For many a year I have believed this to be untrue, I had believed this to be a myth put forth by the disenfranchised and the poor. By the communists and the Socialists. By the unhappy and unsuccessful. I believed it to be mischaracterizations of events.
I believed wrong.
Five years ago the predominant wealth of America was stripped away from the people who built it up-the working class. Their homes were foreclosed, their savings stolen. The only people who survived this merciless onslaught of the American dream were the lucky few and the perpetrators of these crimes. Now that the financial arena has been cleared away all of the human refuse they are free to make record-breaking profits again without the burden of sharing any of it.
But it is the truth. I see it in every action made by these entities. I see it in the big white lavish buses that parade down my beautiful cities streets that take our new migrant workers to their vineyards to pick code. I see it when my friends can longer afford the housing here nor work that will pay them a living wage. So disenfranchised have we become that many of us find more value in the virtual life instead of the real one, and this is what they want.
All of the promises that were made by our leaders have come true, just not for America but for the corporate masters. The highest pay grades to date. The lowest level of accountability. It is time to act.
Jesus would act. Mohammad would act. Nishirin would act. They would tell their followers to rebel. They would tell their followers to fight back in whatever way they can.
I am NOT asking to take up arms against the government. That has proven to be useless. (And to take up arms would only support the corporation that we oppose.) But I am saying that it’s time to take our money back from the corporations, the banks, and the entities that have promised us salvation and delivered us into the darkness. It is time to take the weapons from the hands of the profiteers. It is time to take the miracle of medicine from the hands of the “Pharma-thieves”. It is time to take back our lives and no longer live in fear of drones, foreclosures, bank statements, cable TV, and anyone else who says you can’t.
It is Easter…..the time to rise from the dead with the spirit of god in our hearts.
The only power we truly have is the power of our decisions. We must renew our efforts to make the ones that benefit our friends, families, homes, and world our priority. We ARE our brothers’ keepers and it’s time we took on that job.
If I am to begin preaching again, I will preach the American Spring.