As I watch people around me, I don’t understand why so many care so little. Everyone has access to learn the things I’ve learned over the years. The attitude I hear most is, “You have to go somehow.”
I enjoy living. I love life. I want to keep dreaming and growing, enjoying life for as long as I can. This is what I don’t see and hear from so many. I think that is sad.
I see this in my own family. The taste of certain foods is worth more than the illnesses it causes. Memory loss andother illnesses are now looked at as expected normal old age diseases because they happen so often. Sadly, many could be avoided. I try to educate my family but it goes in one ear and out the other. Not only do people have to be cared for when an illness hits, quality years of living disappears. I know this well as today I help my disabled mother pack up her home and give away or store her entire life because she needs to move. She had a diabetic stroke that hit the small blood vessels in her brain. For ten years I tried to teach her how to eat but she wouldn’t listen. Was that bad eating worth it? No, it’s heart breaking.
Below is a comment I left at an article I thought worth repeating.
So many people over these past few decades now believe memory loss is just what happens when you get old and yes, sometimes it is, but the percentage, as with cancer has skyrocketed. Even though the info is out there, too many people continue to eat the chemical laden and chemical sprayed food every day that our country produces. Food is not the same. Looking at people around you will show you that. Fresh food sprayed with,especially Monsanto Round Up Ready will cause many health issues yet people continue to eat commercially produced food because they “like”it. But a loaf a bread today is not the same. A box of Triskets, cereal and fresh food like potatoes, squash, Brussels Sprouts, peaches, grapes, strawberries have chemicals your body doesn’t know what to do with.
I’m tired now of trying to tell people. No one listens. They don’t care. They have all kinds of illnesses and excuses.They’d rather die than change what they eat. Eating these products affect the brain. They destroy their gut and it affects their brain. Now when people I know get sick I just say, Gee, that’s too bad. Maybe they should have listened. Maybe they should have loved themselves a little more. You can “try” to eat better. Either you do or you don’t. There is no middle ground. Wake up America. Other countries won’t allow our food in their countries because it is so contaminated.
This is the 4th time I have tried to write this post. The problem is knowing there is a significant percentage of people who are so susceptible to being manipulated into believing what they are told to believe even to the point of their own destruction. It’s mindblowing. When I read comments people make about politicians and who and what they support, it is a direct reflection of the garbage spewed over and over on mainstream media. Tell people what you want them to believe often enough and it becomes truth. Then the people will indignently insist it is the truth. The people behind the curtain laugh at how easy it is to get the citizens to believe what you want them to believe. People will believe the stupidest things.
In our next US presidential election people still actually think the person elected has the power to affect change. So people argue over who is more honest ,who cares about the American people more, who is a better Christian, etc. But from the beginning of this country we’ve been manipulated into thinking this matters because this is what the 1% of the 1% want us to believe.
We are told that woman aren’t intelligent enough to make decisions about their bodies and people would be too confused if GMO foods were labelled. It doesn’t matter that most of the people want food labelled – Monsanto doesn’t. They don’t want their flow of money stopped no matter how many different cancers they cause and have know they cause for decades. The FDA has known. But money talks. They don’t give a rats ass if their product kills. So what? Too many people don’t care what they eat anyway.
America gets slammed with the same issues every single election and like sheep, the people fall for it every single time. The only thing accomplished is getting you riled up over the same issues that are absolutely none of your business and don’t affect your life in any way. Stay emotional over things like gay marriage and be occupied insulting idiots on facebook. Watch Fox News and don’t pay attention to the real issues of what is happening. Ooh and aah over pictures of your pets – and hope someone else will fix things.
The dumbing down of America is complete while we insist on carrying our guns and shooting people we don’t like, because dammit we have the right! We were told we had that right and yet we are still shocked at every school shooting. How come there were NO school shootings when I was growing up? How come I never heard one person say they had a RIGHT TO CARRY A GUN? People say that now, because they were told to. You want a gun because your neighbor might have a gun. Over and over the media said we had a right to carry a gun. The world is a scary place – you better get a gun. Stupid stupid stupid. Are you hunting to feed your family or does a gun make you look like a bad ass – don’t mess with me or I’ll shoot you. Like good sheep everyone started yelling they had a right to carry a gun. School shootings don’t even phase me anymore. You want the right to carry a gun and you do? Then don’t be shocked when kids die.
It’s always been about money and the control of money. And we know that. We also know we can’t do anything about it. Every war we’ve ever had was planned. Every single one. The American people were manipulated into believing the wars were needed to defend our democracy. Our what?Our democracy?? Excuse me while I roll on the floor hysterically laughing. Boy have you been had if you believe that.
Even when we find out later the reason for going to war was based on lies, we go right ahead and support the next one, even if it means we lose our sons, daughters and grandchildren – for lies – because we think we are defending a democracy that DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE.And if you don’t know that the dumbing down of your brain has been complete.
People have forgotten all the proof that was documented about the World Trade Center buildings that showed how and why they came down. Through the media, people were told over and over so many lies so we would support the manipulation of needing to invade Iraq. We had to believe we were defending our democracy. WE WERE NOT. We were after resources certain people and corporations needed to control. They needed us to believe they had WMD’s. They got away with it. Gee golly, Cowboy George kept us safe. It couldn’t be done unless we were willing to sacrifice our families for the cause. So what. We weren’t important.
Prescott Bush’s bank supported Hitler. Bush Sr. called people “fodder units”. GW Bush was a puppet and really sounded as inept as he was. He only got C’s in college and really set childhood education on a down slide with mandatory testing, taking all enrichment classes out of school. No art and music. Shut down school libraries and guidance counsellors – unless, of course you lived in an affluent school district. Poor schools were often closed. And don’t forget “no child left behind” which we won’t recover from anytime soon -if ever.
There is no President who can do what is promised. But some are inherently evil.
People fight over the candidates. People use the exact same words they hear on main stream media. Bernie Sanders is a “moron” they rant. They can’t even come up with something original. But the money people don’t want him elected. They need someone much more easily controlled. So like good sheep, people repeat what they hear on the media. They harp on “socialism” yet have absolutely no idea how it applies to us and act as if the “democracy” they think we have actually exists. This election is a sham. It is the banks that run everything because the banks control the money which controls everything.
The media is used intentionally to dumb the people down. Our education system was intentionally destroyed. We are last in everything. Standards have been lowered. Should a college student know who the first president of America was? Smart people don’t hang out in front of a TV watching the entertainment garbage being broadcast because they have better things to do with their life. If you watch a TV show every approximate ten minutes you will see 15 commercials force feeding you with everything you need to know about how to spend your money – and you watch the damn things.
You watch Fox News and actually believe it is news – and think it is all truth. People have told me, “Only Fox News tells the truth.” OMG! If they ever looked at the world through a clear lens they’d feel like a fool for saying that! Fox makes money by manipulating politics the way they are told and you buy it. After all look who owns it. Rupert Murdock has now bought National Geographic. It won’t take long before that magazine will only be publishing what he wants people learn. I’m dropping my subscription.
Even the poorest families have a wide screen TV bought with tax refunds and feel privileged. People park themselves in front of it and waste their time watching pure stupidity and then think they are well informed. I threw my TV away 20 years ago, for the second time, because it is such a fucking waste of life. I still watch movies. There are weekly shows I enjoy – but I don’t allow commercials and I don’t watch the best of the worst garbage because I’m bored and have nothing else to do. Entertainment has it’s place. Many people walk into their house and the first thing they do is turn on the TV. They might even have a TV in every room. The TV stays on until they go to bed. And as time goes on they get more and more obese because the eat the junk being advertized. Look at the people around you. How many people in your family have diabetes? Look in the carts of people in the grocery stores. Look at what they buy for food.
I know there are people who understand what I’m saying and feel as helpless as I do to change things. It’s hard to combat ignorance.
I apologize to my grandchildren for their world being destroyed for profit. We all know it. We see it. We willingly gave up our freedoms and our privacy because we were told to be afraid of terrorists this country manufactured. It’s going to get much, much worse. Survival will become much harder as the poor get poorer and education will become less available – unless you have a lot of money. Look at it now. It didn’t get that way by accident. Corporations took over education, health care – hospitals and prisons. They are all now “for profit”. We let it happen.
I know I’m talking to a wall. You won’t change. You won’t see it. You’ll do nothing. You’ll allow it continue. Go ahead, spend your time called Hilary,Trump and Sanders stupid names along with the rest. Listen to Jeb (with a straight face) publically say his brother kept us safe. Was he told to say that or is really that stupid? Who cares with all the money they have. We’re screwed no matter who is elected. Go ahead and convince yourself it means anything. And then, after the election you can call the new president names as well. That’s what you do. You’re such predictable fodder units.
Author of suspense novels Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. As well as the short story collection Time Wasters and (co-author of) The Suspenseful Collection. Columnist for The Conscious Talk Magazine.
She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that have united together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.