They've sold us paranoia
so we choose silence
and the noise of the few washes over us.
I heard a commentator wondering about where he might find the activists of the past. The most amazing junk is going on in the political world, and here we sit...silent. Certainly silent as compared to the outcry of dissent that was heard in the Vietnam era.
I've heard myself say that I won't travel outside of this country while 'that man' is in the White House. Even while I'm speaking those words, I know that I've taken a cowardly stand. And yet...
Have we bought the paranoia? Has the current stripping of our freedoms made us 'afraid' that we'll appear on some 'list'? The lists didn't bother us in our youth; why do they silence us now? Is that what's happening?
And where are the voices of today's younger people?
Where is the outcry?!
He made me think, that commentator. He made me wonder about the balance between my spiritual path and the realities (?) of the world situation. I'll be using my vote. Things have to change. Will a change be better? or only different?