The best ideas start with a Dream. A crystal clear vision that at once provides direction and purpose. From the cloudy ether deep within us, an Idea forms and takes hold. It is Ideas that create us, direct us and are the pure matter through which our inner self expresses to the world. Ideas can edify or defile us and we can go farther in saying they define us.
So how are we to be defined?
Long have we been defined by left or right, good or bad, red or blue. This all falls short of the truth. By embracing one verses the other we lose our ability to be adaptable. By being to narrowly focused we become blurry and lost. We put on our rosy glasses and pretend that our lives have no greater meaning beyond our immediate circumstance. In doing so we create for ourselves an illusion. A nice, complacent and even comfortable lie that buffers us from the hard reality of who we are. It is the Illusion that allows us to be lead down into a perdition of our own device. An Illusion of Choice created for us by those that hunger for prestige and power. We have become incarcerated in a flawed and rigid belief system. Strong, yet brittle and sharp; cutting some while defending others. We can not afford to be so divided. We Fail as a society to know, deep within, that power can only be held with permission. By giving tacit permission to a system we loath, it is allowed to grow on our apathy and indifference.
We call not for a clash of arms.
Instead, we call for a return to our foundation. A fading memory of serving the greater good and public trust. In an era of anonymity, we seek to know who is acting and for what purpose. We seek to define the illusion and to know its true face. As one, armed with our pens, let us dismantle the duopoly that governs us and replace it with a body politic that is truly by and for the People. A Republic that is not ruled by fear or wealth, instead by reasoned debate and compromise.
Is this not what our founders held as the ideal? We, The People, deserve and demand our rights to be fulfilled so that our nation shall not perish but prosper. You can not hope for enlightened leadership by choosing the lesser evil; So we should not settle, but lead with authority.
For as we go, so goes the world.
Let us then be the voice calling in the wilderness and the light in the darkness of night. Rise and defend our law and customs, yet be flexible so we may change and grow as a society. By Law, we are all created equal, so how does inequity still thrive? It is past time to take down the smoke and mirrors to deal with our true selves.
This is our dream, idea and reality. Put forth for your consideration and debate.
In the coming months we will showcase products, art and literature to help support our push to a true Constitutional Democracy, ruled not by the elite but be the People.
We Are the Dreamers. We Are the Idea. We Are the Empowered. We Are the People.