It is becoming obvious to me that any chance of a bright future for mankind is gone. In the 1980’s there was a glimmer of hope shining through the blackness of the cold war. There was always talk that humanity would eventually scale back its weaponry and reach across the boarders to shake each other’s hand’s.
But it’s clear now that that will never happen. The pieces of shit that are running countries around the world, these old men of the baby boomer era that have but a few more years left of life are selfishly forcing the future down a path that they will never see. Through their own personal greed driven philosophy, they are making decisions that will steer not just humanity, but all other helpless life on this planet, from the largest elephant to the lowly mold. And most of these “Men” will never live to see the outcome of their decisions. Greed is now the only device steering the world and it’s a power struggle of countries to gain as much of that control as they can, at any cost. It’s now clear that humans will never work together for any grand scheme to make life for all better.
Marketing departments are working around the clock to capture more and more of your attention. Exploiting weaknesses in the human mind to reel you in with one purpose and that is to get their hands on your money. And not just to get your money, but to get you addicted to “THINGS YOU NEED” and trick you into working longer hours to earn more and more money to spend it on these “THINGS YOU NEED”. In effect, you are trading your life, in the form of unnecessary time spent at work, just so you can trade that money earned for these “THINGS”. How much do you really need? How many hours per week do you have to work to feed, clothe and house yourself? If you cut out the internet bill, cable/satellite TV bill, car payment, credit card interest rates, car insurance, cell phone monthly bill, cell phone purchase payment and all the other luxury items that are marketed to you. You would only need to spent 20-30 hours a week earning that. All these other hours spent at work are a complete waste. A hamster wheel that spins into eternity or until you are dead. After your current cell phone is paid off in two years, the next “New One” will be dangled in front of your face and your weak mind will fall for it again, spending $699, $799, $899. You will make payments for the next two years on top of the monthly access charge. All that money is a total throw away. At the end, there is nothing to show for all those hours spent at work. Other than a pile of dead technology. On average, people are paying nearly $100 per month on a cell phone and data plan, add in the cost of paying off an $800 cell phone in two years and you have lost $2000 in one year times every year. $2000 a year is a vacation!
Add in a monthly TV bill of $65 per month, that’s $780 per year and your cell bill and your throwing away almost $3K on services you don’t need and services that will never end. A hamster wheel that keeps you running and working harder than you need too.
There are things that are rarely spoken about in our modern age. One of them is the manipulation of our minds by large tech companies that are getting people addicted to their products with tiny rewards. Little endorphin releases that never stop. Humanity is moving ever faster towards an all-electric future, but it’s also an all synthetic future. And an all manipulated future.
When was the last time you went a full 24 hours without your phone?
Or a week?
Or a month?
It’s almost unthinkable…. why? Because it’s an addiction!
Why are American’s so easy to manipulate?
While doing research for the song “BURNING CHILDREN I spent some time looking at the history of the educational system in the United States. In short, it goes something like this….
The current public education system in the United States was built after world war two. The prosperity that follow the war funded the building of much of the infrastructure that is still in use today, starting in the late 1940’s and lasting through the early 1960’s.
Money was dumped into the education system set in place with strong “American Values” that we will be a strong nation built on the back bone of the next generation. That generation being my parents or the “Baby Boomers” as they have been called.
But the budget of the public education system began seeing it’s first leveling off around the time my parents graduated high school in 1961. By the mid 1970’s when I was in elementary school, my mother was fighting along side the PTA (parent teachers association) to prevent the continual public school financial cut backs. Since the mid 1970’s the education system has been continually de-funded. Much like all government funded public programs in the United States. Politicians have seen these money allocated systems as a place to grab money from. A little here and a little here until they have broken the backs of the systems making the unless. In the late 1980’s Ronald Regan invented a word called “DeInstitutionalization” where he shut down the nations mental health care hospitals nation wide essentially putting all the mentally ill on the street. The homeless epidemic in the United States can trace it’s way directly back to this moment along with many of the outrageous violent crimes in recent years due to the fact that the United States has little metal health opportunities. (see 2012 Aurora shooting)
From the 1970’s through the 1990’s I personally watched the public school system decline into a shell of it’s former self. I have two grown children, both of which went through the public school system with them graduating in the early 2000’s. I can say from experiencing the system myself and then seeing what it had to offer my kids, that it is nothing more than a place for parents to dump their kids during the day so they can go to work. Teachers are not being paid what they deserve and many schools aren’t properly fully staffed with accredited personnel. There is little or no budget for maintenance of supplies.
When the education system standards are allowed to fall too, or more than likely intentionally pushed down to this level, it is inevitable that the intelligence of the population falls with it.
My point to all this is…
The stupider the people, the easier they are to manipulate. With the super rich now firmly in control of the country, whose children are far insulated from the public school system, the control of the population is much easier.
As an American citizen, born and raised, I can’t tell you how sickened I am at the quick decay of my country. It saddens me greatly to see the people of the United States so horribly polarized. RED or BLUE. Minds on both sides completely slammed shut to the ideas and feelings of their fellow man.
The line has been drawn and hate rules the day.
I have always considered myself a free thinker. I am not red or blue. Each time an election comes up I try to see if there is a lesser evil worth voting for. But each time the choices look worse and worse.
I want to publicly say that I think Donald Trump is a walking toilet of hate, prejudice and pure ignorance. I will never recognize this man as the president of the United States and will never show him any level of respect.
His foul mouth has driven an already deep spike of divide even deeper between the people of the world, weakening our country and making the American people look like even bigger fools.
The final two straws for me to say I can never respect this man in any way shape or form came when he pulled out of the Paris Accord essentially dooming the future health of the world for PROFIT and his complete and utter disregard of the NATO treaty.
Donald Trump is a fool, he is an embarrassment and he is weakening the safety of not just the United States, but all of Western Society.
It is hard to even look at the sad state of the world right now. It’s like some bullshit bad dream. The Metal Festival Rock am Ring in Germany had to be shut down for a day do too a terrorist threat, the bombings at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and London vehicle attacks. Ancient religions that have no purpose in the modern world are using modern weapons and tools to spread hatred and death. Technology pushing into places that have no positive purpose (Voice Imitation Software / Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment). Ridiculous politicians claiming there is no climate change while the scientific community has over whelming indisputable evidence, corporations grotesquely raping and enslaving the population for greed and profit.
WHAT IN THE FUCK IS HAPPENING?
Last night I re-watched the original BLADE RUNNER. It was a dystopian view of a possible future. It was released in 1982. It was set in 2019 with the “Replicants” being the enemy human / robot / killers built in 2016/2017. It is eerie to see how sick and black our future has actual become.
These greedy fools who are playing with the world like it is some toy, building more weapons and manipulating the economy like it’s all a toy are fucking us all!
I don’t see any possible future that does not include slipping further and further down the rabbit hole. There are no hero’s in government that are going to stave off the greedy corporations and nature doesn’t have much more time.
Our children are fucking FUCKED!
Although I was never a fan of the grunge movement, Soundgarden, to me, was far bigger than all of that. Closer to Metal than everything else from Seattle at the time, his voice was the only inspiration I got from that era. But his time with Audioslave was my favorite. Powerful, meaningful lyrics mixed with his undeniable vocal control. A master of the distorted vocals. So sad to hear of his passing.
Science has already proven that humans are basically prewired to be one side or the other in terms of political and religious views. Fighting your point to the opposition is not only a waste of time, it’s a fast way to lose a friend, family member or even your teeth.
This is probably the most agonizing part of watching people in this modern world. A friend of mine once said “They put curtains on polling booths for a reason”. And that’s very true. Just 30 years ago people knew better than to argue about who you were voting for. You simply pulled the curtain back, threw the switch and got a little sticker that said ‘I Voted”.
But today, with the good ‘ol internet, everyone thinks their going to convert the other side. And while the masses play that game, the old adage “Divide and Conquer” rings ever truer.
The question you may want to ask yourself is not what team you root for politically or which version of the “God” you were taught about, but more about what you can do to change this world on your own.
It doesn’t seem like there is much that a single person can do, but there are a few things your in control of…
- Looking at the political world, regardless of what side your on, you may feel helpless. You can’t take on the whole system. But you can pick out one political leader, be it a congressman, senator, governor, mayor or local city planner and focus on just them. Learn about them, get their contact information and focus your energy like a laser. Make sure they know who you are. Pound them to the very edge of what is legal. Counter them on twitter and facebook. Find other citizens with similar political views (fuck trying to convert the nonbelievers) and build a team to work on that one person. Hammer them repeatedly day after day, month after month, year after year and once they know you are there THREATEN THEM WITH REMOVAL FROM OFFICE! Make them understand that you will do everything in your power, with your organizational ties to haul them out of office and end their political career AND THEIR INCOME! Make them understand that the plush lifestyle they have come to enjoy will come to an abrupt end if they don’t start putting the people before the corporation. Because in the end, politicians are only afraid of one thing and that is losing that seat and power. Corporations and lobbyists are also threatening them with the very same thing. That’s why politician’s fold to the will of corporations (that and the fat cash they get). Politicians rely on the fact that everyone in society is so divided right now. But if you pick just ONE, you can HAMMER THEM LIKE THE HEAD OF A NAIL!
- If your sick of the vile behavior of religious fanatic’s in this modern world, simply don’t teach religion to your children. That’s it! Look, ancient religions deserve props for helping humanity get out of the dark ages. The 10 commandments were good basic rules that kept people from stealing and killing, but this is the modern world and we are a modern people. If you are the parents of children right now, would you give them a computer from 1998 with Windows 95 on it? Do you think teaching them how to use that computer would give them a competitive edge to survive in this modern age (assuming you give a fuck about your kids and want them to be successful). By simply not passing that old bull shit to your kids, you stop this perpetual nonsense and in one generation of humans it’s gone! DONE! This is something you control. You hold the cards. You can still teach your children to be good people and respect others. After all, that is your job as a parent!
- The most important thing any person can do in the modern world is be a decent person to the stranger next to you. We live in a world that’s easy to snipe people from behind a keyboard or flip someone off from our little metal and glass coffins while we speed down the highway. Always remember that the people at the other end of the screen or in the other car is being crushed under the same weight as you. By not leaving a shitty comment on YouTube or by simply letting someone merge in traffic EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T USE A TURN SIGNAL without blowing a fucking gasket are things you can do that makes things better. Wake up, look in the mirror every day and say “I’M NOT GOING TO BE A FUCKING DICK TODAY!“
We are now at the end of the old world. We are at the end of boarders. The end of purebred humans. The future will be without boarders and will mixed bl0od lines, skin colors and sexual preferences. There is no reason for you to worry about what the person next to you on the train is doing with their genitals in their personal time any more than they should worry about what you do with yours. You have no right to push your religious, political or sexual preferences on others. By simply turning off the news and stepping side, you will find in as little as a few days, that your mind will clear and your tolerance of others will calm and in turn your own happiness will improve.
If you focus your energies in the right direction, you can gain more control over your own life and your world instead of trying to take on the whole fight alone.