This is a beautiful quote from an inspiring man Ken O’Keefe who wrote yesterday:
“I am loving the “financial crisis, loving the fact that people are suffering in Europe and America, let it get worse and worse, please God I pray for a storm of discomfort. Let the middle and upper class people of the West in particular live like the Bedouins of Gaza I met today, nothing will jump start their conscience more. Let them feel a fraction of the pain and suffering we have dealt to the rest of the world. Soak it up, embrace it, live in the street, go hungry and homeless and get beaten for seeking shelter in the wrong place. Then look in the mirror and see the world you created in your own eyes.”
How true is that.
Whilst we live comfortably in the west, drugged up on cheap debt and various state sanctioned pharmaceuticals. In our nice houses with our new cars and wide screen TV’s and the next new gadget or celebrity story to distract us we will never be stirred up enough to realise the true nature of our reality.
Only when you have had nothing can you appreciate the things you now have.
Only when you lose everything you thought you owned will you realise that you actually never owned anything at all.
We live in a world in which we are taught that anything is possible but only if you play by the rules that have been decreed from above.
We live in a world in which a tiny percentage of the population control the majority of the wealth and land and whilst we spend 50 years to pay off increasingly large and hard to obtain mortgages we need to realise we are really only tenants in another persons property.
An English mans home was supposed to be his castle but how can that be true if a multitude of authorities can storm the castle at any time with the filmiest of reasons.
Ken is right in hoping that the financial crisis if it gets worst might be the best thing for the western world. For it will only be when the majority start to endure the hardship and pain that occurs with high unemployment, homelessness and social unrest that they will stop to ask themselves why.
Our government believes that it is more important to pay billions in loan interest payments on worthless fiat currency and wars of aggression against a people who have no clue to why we are attacking them than ensuring our society is cared and provided for.
Whilst self reliance and limited government is an admirable aspiration we must ensure that the focus of it’s limits are are towards a healthy, educated, cohesive, fair and happy society and not to prop up the established and entrenched rich minority who profit immensely from the suffering of those around the globe.
The Middle East is finally stirring up against it’s own rulers who have for too long been corrupt dictators that our own governments have denounced for their human rights abuses in public but have been all too happy to do business with in private.
Ken is right in that our world is a sham built on a dreamland that is about to topple down as a house of cards always does. Certain economists have been saying for years that our current fractional reserve monetary system could not last for ever. That the amount of debt accrued so far by governments and people all over the world is so much that it can never be paid off.
The monetary masters will never allow the people to just wipe the slate clean but maybe that will eventually happen anyway. If the revolutions in Africa spread and the austerity measures in the west finally kick in and people start to really suffer then the year of rage might become a good turning point in our history.