Is it possible that America is beyond the point of return to sanity and normalcy? Damn right it's possible. The mainstream media is slipping gradually into full blown doublespeak. The federal government is nearly totally out to lunch regarding issues of concern (e.g. healthcare, tax cuts for the ultra-rich, the crisis in ecology, etc.) for the people of the United States of America.
I found this great piece of wisdom on an open thread discussion at TruthOut.org;
Quinn's First Law. It won't surprise you. It may even strike you as obvious. Here it is. 'No undesirable behavior has ever been eliminated by passing a law against it'.
The second is Buckminster Fuller's Law, which is this: You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
I have been troubled lately by a sense of overwhelm and powerlessness when confronted with the realities of our environment. Belligerence is reaching unprecedented levels, both in government, but also in civil society. There is a polarization that is undermining society. The mainstream media representations of current events is desensitizing and debasing.
The comment I found came in the nick of time. Yes, I feel and believe it is high time for a new model, a new culture, a new society altogether.
There are some ideas already floating around in many of our consciousnesses. I am looking forward to a discussion about this topic!