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At the Root

 
uploaded: Thu, Apr 14, 2011 @ 4:24 PM
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FeaturingGandhi, Henry David Thoreau, Larry Lessig
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Not my most artistic piece here at ccM, but a vocal wandering on the subject at hand.

Cathartic at least!

At the Root

Help! We’re embedded in the system at its very root
It holds us. It strangles us.

We need the system – for our water
Our food, our fuel, our shelter.
We are utterly dependent upon it.

The system is designed to create dependency.
It’s so much easier to control those who need.

Despite faithfully feeding this hypnotizing system, it has failed us.

Its puppeteers Gambled - Our money, our resources, our democracy, our sustenance.
And lost. And then got bailed out, at our cost.
Their fiduciary failure was rewarded with lavish bonuses and golden parachutes.

Decadence is never enough when money is your master.

Gandhi said, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.”

We’ve been striking at evil’s branches. If money is at the root of all evil, perhaps
it is time to Strike the Root.

How? Unplug. Our money is power. Stop buying what they are selling.

Instead? Give our money to local farms instead of the subsidized, monopolized agricultural conglomerate.

Give our money to small business – not big international chains siphoning community funds for the excessive elite.

Give our money to our children for education, not for weapons that kill other people’s children.

Give our money to enrich our health, instead of pharmaceutical companies that manufacture addiction.

Give our money to restore the environment around us, upon which all life depends, instead of mountain-topping and off-shore drilling.

Give our money to innovation, not to industries bound for certain obsolescence.

Give our money to creators, not looters.

Turn off the television. Grow a garden. Ride a bicycle. Write. Read. Dance. Sing.

Feed our Souls. Follow our dreams.

Strike this root chord of a new scale, together. Sing a new song, of awareness, kindness and harmony. Resonate at the root - with Love.
 

"At the Root"
by snowflake

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