“The vested interests – if we explain the situation by their influence – can only get the public to act as they wish by manipulating public opinion, by playing either upon the public’s indifference, confusions, prejudices, pugnacities or fears.” ~ Sir Norman Angell
We have a serious problem that pervades our culture. This problem is the sphere of elitism, and the herds of sheep that support this ideology are even more a part of this problem. Being born into a culture where the achievement of wealth and power is literally taught in school, we have little to no weaponry in a battle that revolves in a perpetual cycle, never seeing a victor other than the elitist system itself.
We can see the state of our demise coming if we look close enough. The empty rhetoric of leaders in elitist economies brings little relief to their “public masses.” There is much to say, but very little to do. Those in control care less about “the people” and more about the offshore bank, the fresh lobster and the silk sheets. Meanwhile, so many stare outside the deli window and starve… This isn’t the simple upper, lower and middle class economy that we always hear about. This is a very real and vastly polarized class order.. it is the strong versus the weak, the rich versus the poor.
In the U.S. we see it firsthand.. the wealthiest of our population holds public office, makes laws and suppresses the people with the perpetuation of not only fear.. but with hope as well. They create false hope again and again and always fail to deliver… they do this because without hope, they have no support; no true power. This is how and why a sheep is born.. through hope and fear.
Take the popular books and movie titled “The Hunger Games.” If you’ve seen it or read it, pay close attention. This fictional world could easily become our own reality unless the materialistic, power and money hungry elitists are left in place to control everything, and moreso if they keep getting support from sheepish followers. The movie itself has a very socialist concentration camp feel to it, and on a very large scale. This could very well be the world today had Nazi Germany never been stopped.
People need to realize that for many many years, they’ve been manipulated and controlled by fear and hope. Until the people begin to take a stand and demand change; to think for themselves, to honestly take a step back and realize how much of life they have spent struggling to feed their family or to try to become wealthy under this system, then we will be stuck in the class system, with the cream at the top and the crud at the bottom. Unless we can nurture compassion for all, the notion of equality for all and refute the false need for power, wealth or status, we will remain under the stagnant stench of an elitist system.
One thing is true throughout history… a people can only take so much before they rise up and show their governments just how powerful they are.. We have seen this happen around the world for centuries, and we see it currently in many countries abroad.
Sure, you can step on an anthill… but I bet you don’t leave your foot there for very long.