If there are gifts we can give to our children and our grandchildren, they are the gifts of flexibility, imagination, and hope. The journey they will take will likely be a rough one, to say the least. We need to prepare and equip them the best we can.
There are signs in this world. Signs of healing. Signs of love. Signs of hope. Signs of wisdom. What is your fringe with an indigo twist? When you feel like a sheep without a shepherd. When life is overwhelming…Is there a sign? For you?
But, on the 50th anniversary of his death, we could be instruments in making it more difficult to silence by whatever means, the truth-tellers and the prophets and the women and men of peace. We need them. We need to hear them. We need to protect their speech.
“No,” said Papa. “They were not bad. It is worse than that. They were afraid. They were afraid of speaking up against the companies and their screens. They were afraid of learning what was really true, because they, too, liked what the oil companies gave them. They didn’t want to change. It was easier not to think too much about it. The screens were helpful. They were a distraction.”
As the empire puts the crooks and destroyers of Earth in cabinet positions, and the robots in suits steal from the poor to give to the rich, and the maniacs in power can’t seem to find the eight trillion dollars the Pentagon spent on who knows what, but they need more to protect our freedoms…
As the media cheerleads and takes us on frenetic labyrinthine excursions to tell us anything but the truth…
The American people acquiesce.