Marianne Williamson, an author with seven New York Times bestsellers and who has expressed interest in running for US President, said this about the current state of the American economy:
“A person who lacks empathy or conscience is a sociopath. Similarly, a system that is essentially amoral—that does not favor empathy or conscience into its determination of right actions—is a sociopathic economic system. When the government has become for all intents and purposes mere handmaiden to such an economic system, democracy dies.
Today, Americans are living at the behest of a tyrannous economic system that puts short-term profit maximization of huge, multinational corporate entities before the health and well-being of our people, the people of the world, and the planet on which we live. Such is the crisis in which we find ourselves. Such is the crisis we must now transform.”
I could not agree more with her. Is this not, in the scheme of things, what I write about? It is the moral of my stories in both Masks of Morality and the quickly upcoming sequel, Monster Behind the Masks.
After all, what is the monster behind the masks I write about? It’s dark money in politics, keeping America in perpetual wars, massive fires across our land, increasing wacky storms, women marching for a better life, mass shootings and overall social chaos. If we don’t make policy changes now, things won’t change. I am not merely speaking of campaign funding. More importantly, we need to stop NRA payouts to politicians, the massive so-called “defense” spending and invest instead in actions to curb climate change and improve education, healthcare, and the overall social good for our nation. Our world.
It’s past time…for an entire paradigm shift in our “economic growth.” Away from dirty energy, dirty wars, guns for profit and our sociopathic economy!
If we did this, perhaps we wouldn’t see the ridiculous Reality TV-style political distractions of people making a bigger deal out of demonizing teenaged boys in red hats inscribed with politically imposed taglines on them, claiming the boys “taunted an indigenous man.”
Perhaps if we moralize our economy itself, we’d see that demonizing the very institutions at fault for our social chaos works better. Rather than point fingers at children imposed upon their entire lives with an outrageous war economy now aiming for new markets to shelf their guns for profit, on our children’s school campuses!—let’s instead aim our misplaced hatred toward the institutions of war, pollution, and the social injustice people insists they stand for. Did it ever occur that displaying photos of young teens all over social media is bullying? That it’s social injustice in and of itself?