The countdown is under way. it is almost five years since http://www.freeasthysweetmountainair.wordpress.com was born. The impulse to start the blog was connected with a desire to look at the real issues involved in today’s political scene. The concept was centred around global politics because no man is an island! And globalist demands are ever increasing and more invasive, and arguably, more covert.
Soon the canvassing hopefuls will be ringing doorbells again and hoping to convince us all that they, and only they, can improve things. Sadly, this is simply not true. When did a backbencher last have a momentous impact on our lives? As a backbencher you are out in the cold. But can those involved in departments make waves? Not really. If they don’t toe the line they may soon find that their cushy number in the department, with accompanying remuneration, disappears. Little wonder then that we see little change in the status quo.
Unfortunately, it seems that voters are looking for a saviour and hero/heroine who will take on the system and listen to the appeals of the electorate to improve things. How often do we have to go through this procedure in order to learn that this is not a possibility?
In the past I have been urged to stand as a candidate but what point would there be when the system remains the same? in any case I do not consider myself to be politician material. However, it is noticeable that people are looking for someone to pin their hopes on. In actual fact each of us already has someone to pin our hopes on – ourselves.
We are change
As long as we conform to the system and do not seek alternatives we continue to hold it in place by our actions. It is known as ‘learned helplessness’. We ask,’What can we do? The system is stacked against us.’ Many believe that If things could be changed, someone would have done it by now. However, that is not the case. There are examples of how public response has changed things.
Take McDonalds. This ‘restaurant’ chain has expanded right around the globe. Until recently, that is. Now the outlets are reducing in number. There are fewer McDonalds around. Why? Because many people decided they wanted to eat more healthy food and shunned Big Macs etc. We do have the power. Both globally and locally.
This blogpost forms the start of a series based on research into how to become more self-sufficient and how we can remove our support from a system that is past its sell by date. Pick and choose. Not every suggestion will be your cup of tea but there may well be a number that are. And if we all stop searching for our heroes and saviours and take action to help ourselves this could be far more effective than hoping for ‘change’ or voting for the ‘devil you know’.
‘If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.’