The more people refuse to believe the deceptions and betrayals, the more we can advance as a species. Wake up and refuse to go along with the deceptions and betrayals that are bombarding us every day. Encourage yourself to question what you are reading, hearing and watching. It is man-based fiasco.
At a recent live class, a man claimed that the US started this war in Ukraine to protect our bioweapons work we have been doing for years with Ukraine. He insisted there was proof without citing it and was indignant when he didn’t receive the attention he wanted. He left the class. He said he would be proven correct.
We are subject to harassment if we speak truth to power and can be shamed and banished on social media or worse. It has cost people their lives and their livelihood. Why are we accepting this stuff? It is dangerous and is costing us our freedoms and threatening our democracy. It is extremely important that we monitor science and technology so that it can uplift us rather than exploit us.
Why are we allowing Republicans in the Senate to prevent sensible rules to protect gun owners and the public? This has been going on for so many years, we should be embarrassed and ashamed for the violence that engulfs our nation. Yet, we wring our hands and complain but make very little consistent pressure. Lots of men in cowboy hats and boots waited outside a classroom while children made desperate pleas for help. It was a tragedy compounded by cowards.
Why do we expect our representatives to help us when they have proven themselves to be self-powered first, protecting their reelection, donors and place in power? We shouldn’t expect a change in their thinking or behavior. A large majority of the Republican party believe the last election was a fraud and have perpetuated this lie and damaged our confidence in voting. We act as if we are powerless. This is nuts!
The latest and greatest is the anti-abortion group that plans the state control of the female body and is setting up vigilante groups to enforce it. What have we come down to? Why are we accepting the erosion of female rights? Marching isn’t enough. Holding a placard isn’t enough! School children are suggesting a boycott of going to school due to gun shootings. Perhaps women need to physically start boycotting something. The women in a village in Africa boycotted sex with their male partners until the men stopped fighting and came around to helping the women. It worked. I suppose if the men in America were denied sex for a certain period from their spouses, lovers etc. you might have more pressure applied to some of these representatives and their archaic rules for women. This is extreme but I am open to suggestions. So far, what we are doing is not working.
Be on the lookout for deepfake videos. These are very dangerous but realistic-looking videos created by using artificial intelligence technology. They can make it look like anyone is saying or doing anything. Can these swing an election???? They are growing exponentially. A study I read last year reported the number of deepfake videos online doubled every six months from 2018 to 2020 and the pace is only picking up.
What we must learn from this is that we need to start thinking critically about what we see online. We must stop getting stuck in the economy or the war. We need to plan ahead and have a plan even if we can’t see ahead.
My old friend, Prince Machiavelli said, “Men rise from one ambition to another: first they seek to secure themselves and then they attack others.”