We are on the brink of the greatest revolution in freedom the world has ever seen.
The Revolution of 1776 was just the beginning of a movement toward freedom that has liberated billions of people on Earth from massive poverty, slavery, illiteracy, and disease. And today, we are on the cusp of liberating the remaining billions while improving the biosphere that sustains us.
Many people are freaking out about the state of the world. They worry that the United States is on the brink of calamity. I share these concerns. Like millions of people, I’ve feared COVID-19, felt the strain of misunderstanding friends who have differing views and have worried about parents locked up alone. I have cried with family and friends of those who died of suicide due to lockdown-induced isolation and who died of murder, due to lockdown-induced rage.
I’ve felt the terrible betrayal of institutions that I once trusted. I used to believe that the media’s mission was to tell the news. Now I know that they are dupes or worse. I used to trust what was published in peer-reviewed journals. Now, I do not. I used to believe that the Black Lives Matter organization cared about Black people. Now I know that is not true. I used to believe that the mission of the FBI was to investigate crime. Now I know that they instigate it, as they did on January 6, and in passing on disinformation.
Before Covid, my main existential fears were supervolcanos and climate change. Although the supervolcano issue is more urgent, evidence showed humanity was on track to address climate change.
I never imagined that climate change would be used as a weapon of fear-mongering authoritarians who did not care about either science or people, but only about power.
These fearmongers have used climate change as an excuse to wage war, to enrich China’s Communist Party, to control energy production, and to grow fascism around the world.
Now, like millions and millions of Americans, I see the dirt.
At first, seeing so much dirt and corruption overwhelmed me with moments of feeling betrayed and with despair.
But now, I have a renewed sense of hope as I see more and more and more people telling the truth, stepping up, and creating solutions. I realize that the dirt that is now so plain to see has been here for years and years, but I never saw it. Few could. But with the internet, what was once hidden is now coming to light.
“You can’t clean the kitchen until you see the dirt.”
Now, when I see the dirt, I feel a sense of hope because I realize that I am like more and more of the millions of Americans who are waking up to this mess. We now see the dirt that we could not see before. I used to be unaware of gov’t/corporate/media’s dirty lies and overreach. I used to think of Snowden was a “bad guy.” Now I see him as a courageous hero. Now, we are getting a crash course in what makes America great (by contrasting with what makes it suck.)
My hope grows because 1) Truth always prevails 2) Lying legacy media is losing viewers while independent truth-tellers are gaining viewers. 3) Biden’s promise to unite America is becoming fulfilled: People on left and right are united by their disgust for his crony capitalist friends making trillions while the rest of us deal with massive inflation 4) Russell Brand, who leans left and for Democrats, is now talking about the lies that government insiders are pushing to legacy media 5) Democrat Tulsi Gabbard is graciously calling out Biden’s disaster at the border. 6) The thousands of Boulderites who honk in support of medical freedom, and 7) the thousands of Boulder parents who rise up against the masks on their children without compelling evidence that this benefits anyone.
Darkest Before the Dawn
With each new day, new lies and betrayals are revealed.
And, with each new day, people are learning more and more about what makes people free and happy and productive and able to create solutions for some of our biggest problems.
And, each new day brings news of liberated souls engaged in new ventures to create a more flourishing world for all of us.
We are on the cusp of the Greatest Freedom Revolution the world has ever seen.
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Enjoy this gorgeous day!