By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
“Communities are losing faith in the justice system. People are losing faith in elected leaders. Injustice and corruption are destroying us.”
It’s the loss of faith in being able to really affect any meaningful change that will allow and has always allowed the robber barons now and throughout the ages to keep power and to become more and more obsessed with power and money until it is too late for them, their schemes, our system, and many of us, the masses. If we really had no power they wouldn’t try so very hard and in such Machiavellian ways to keep us from using the legal means given us to make a positive change.
They wear us down. They weary our spirit they rob us of hope. The worst though is on our heads. We allow it. We give up and worse, we play right into their hands when we turn on each other. We are doing that at this very moment when we could be banding together. We know that Russia has been planting false stories all throughout this past election season. We know they used social media like Facebook and Twitter to post phony replies to posts supporting various Democratic candidates as if they were from regular voters condemning another Democratic candidate. A lot of the Bernie Bros were not even Americans. They were paid or government employees of Putin; the same with Stein. It was a very well planned out attack and we fell for it and quarreled among ourselves. We still are. It seems that Putin’s handiwork is being found in the Brexit vote in the UK as well. I have to give some grudging admiration to that KGB Dictator. He’s clever. He wins no matter what. Even if we can prove everything that he’s been tagged with he still wins because he caused chaos in the U.S.A and Great Britain and made our systems of government and our citizens look like patsies. He was already laughing and poking at us when he stated publically that while HE didn’t mess with us on social media planting false stories HE couldn’t help it if some patriotic hackers in Russia took it upon themselves to do so. Do any of you think that any sort of wholesale electronic hacking could have been carried on from inside Russia without the government knowing about it?
What I want to know is this; who in this country helped them to know just who to target and more importantly, WHEN to target groups or candidates to make their narratives look real and affect multitudes of us and to do the most damage?
So, to me, this proves that despite what many of us may be feeling right now, no matter how discouraged or how foolish we think we may look we can’t give up.