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Apathy and Indifference

I had the privilege of witnessing two sides of the American people last night. While the only black president in recorded U.S. History gave his farewell address, I observed the conversation of the White Shadow of America as they showed complete indifference to the event. Much like the voice of a well-spoken slave, Obama had no impact on the attitude, actions, or ignorance of these people. They discussed trivial matters that literally had no meaning, relevance, or value while the President of the country they reside in was calling them to action.

The days of public comments and racial slurs defining the mythical differences that make one race feel superior to another has gone out of style. But make no mistake, racism, bigotry, and hatred are very much alive. There are no longer Jim Crow Laws, shackles, or lynch mobs, but there is a new weapon used to express the views of the White Supremacist. You may be white and probably don't think you fall into this category. You probably have co-workers who are black or friends who you've grown close to that have some pigment to their skin. You probably think you're not a racist, you love hip hop, and you definitely wouldn't let anyone call you ignorant. But I'm calling you out. I'm about to give you the measuring stick by which you will be able to know whether or not you are truly suffering from some latent racism.

It's apathy.

As I watched the discussion of white America, completely indifferent to the historic moment they were missing, I noticed how little they had to offer the world. They are the ones who donate to charities but never get their hands dirty. They discuss the organizations they contribute to without actually knowing how their money is spent or who the people are they've chosen to support. They're the ones who gave 15 billion dollars to the Clinton Foundation to rebuild Haiti but don't know that only one billion ever went there. They're indifferent. They don't care about the results. Their main concern is that they look like they care. This is the reality of the United States of America Inc. that we've all been raised in.  

It wouldn't be fair to leave this discussion on the white people only. All races have become indifferent about their lot in life. We the people have accepted the rules of the game and contributed to our public enslavement. I'm certain the thought is rushing to your mind as you read this, "I can't be racist, I'm ____________(fill in the blank)."  But the reality is this: you've allowed them to enslave you by making yourself comfortable with your mediocrity. Most of us would like to be successful but are just as comfortable having an excuse as to why we're not. "The system is against me," "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth like some people," "The Republicans...," " The Democrats...," and so on and so on.

The truth is that when Obama was elected it was the first time that African American voters surpassed white voters in U.S. history. In other words, change in leadership was made possible because African Americans were engaged and participated. Go look at the African American participation in the election for 2016 and you'll appreciate why Donald Trump is the President and suddenly the uneducated whites of America are empowered to voice their true feelings of racism and intolerance. Every one of us has contributed to this division in humanity. Instead of seeking out our true oppressor, we blame the most ignorant and least capable source to impact change because they look different than we do, but their reality is almost exactly the same. So, while we further define our differences and lean into the attributes that we think make us whatever it is we think we are, we get further and further from uniting to make a difference in our situation.   

The problem is that we have become comfortable in our poverty, accepting of our limitations, and defined by our lack of interest in anything that really matters. We're satisfied becoming a low-level star to our 500 friends who like our recipes on social media and entertained by average stories of people on reality shows who discuss the same trivial gossip we do while making no meaningful contribution to the world. We don't think our opinion matters. We don't think we can change the outcome. We don't think we can overcome the odds. We don't think.  And then we don't care. Like a tragic calm, our life is on the line and we are completely unaware that we have been infected by apathy and indifference.

Make no mistake, apathy is a weapon. And if you are completely indifferent about really knowing the truth, about really making a difference, about really being free, then it might already be too late for you. The tragic calm has already made you toxic and it will painlessly kill you without you even realizing you had the cure the entire time.

For those of you suffering from apathy and indifference I thought I'd try to administer you some therapy. This is just a small dose of truth that can be fatal if your apathy has developed into full blown denial. I hope your heart and soul doesn't reject this therapy as it's designed to look past the differences made by a teaspoon of melanin and to help you see the message provided by the greatest orator in history. You may not like the delivery system, but if you're able to hear the message then it could be a good indication that your condition is not fatal.

Therapeutic Administration 

The following is a series of quotes from President Barack Obama's farewell address. The accuracy of these quotes can be verified at www.npr.org. The commentary is meant to help define how and why the selected quotes are relevant to the implementation of the Republic and the restoration of the original constitution. 

President Barack Obama farewell address, 1/10/17

"Now this is where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, and they get engaged, and they come together to demand it."

"...It’s the conviction that we are all created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

"It’s the insistence that these rights, while self-evident, have never been self-executing; that We, the People, through the instrument of our democracy, can form a more perfect union."

This statement acknowledges the role of the people in a Constitutional Government. The famous preamble to the Constitution is the connecting gateway of the Declaration of Independence and the original Constitution with the famous opening line, "We the People." That fragment of text affirms that the Constitution is of the People, by the people and for the people of the United States. Thus if the Constitutional Government is to return to power it will necessitate more than the dictation of policy from the top down, but the active participation of "ordinary people" to be engaged in their own governing.  

Furthermore, he defines these rights to be obvious and given to us by God. He then takes it a step further to call people to take action, because although these rights to "pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of freedom" are a gift from God, they will not magically appear in reality without the efforts of the people to form a more perfect Union.  He is defining the direction and purpose of his parting speech to be a message that our unified values, voice, and efforts are a tool that makes the achievement of those unalienable rights possible.

"For 240 years, our nation’s call to citizenship has given work and purpose to each new generation. It’s what led patriots to choose republic over tyranny, pioneers to trek west, slaves to brave that makeshift railroad to freedom. It’s what pulled immigrants and refugees across oceans and the Rio Grande, it’s what pushed women to reach for the ballot, it’s what powered workers to organize. It’s why GIs gave their lives at Omaha Beach and Iwo Jima; Iraq and Afghanistan – and why men and women from Selma to Stonewall were prepared to give theirs as well."  

This statement is not only connecting with the heroic accomplishments of the United States people, it is also pointing out the current Patriots who have made a modern day decision to choose the Republic, a state in which supreme power is held by the people. He contrasts this Republic to the cruel and oppressive government or rule we've been subjected to by the corporate takeover of America, Inc. The statement is subtly speaking to the heart of the American people to lead and sacrifice to bring about this change.  

Most notably, this reference is an homage to the White Hat soldiers who "took an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and affirming that we are guardians of the Republic, of the principles in our Declaration of Independence." The reality is that we have lived in an oppressive society where freedom was an illusion, and we have lived as public slaves to the elitist-run Shadow Government. These soldiers are the ones who knew we were slaves, even when we didn't know it, and have worked for years behind the scenes to give us our freedom. They were often trained in the military forces of the American Empire but bravely chose the Republic and made a vow to defend it. These are individuals who will probably never be publicly acknowledged but your freedom depends on their success. And Obama made sure to quietly acknowledge them first out of respect to all that they've done.

https://www.oathkeepers.org/declaration-of-orders-we-will-not-obey/

"In ten days, the world will witness a hallmark of our democracy... The peaceful transfer of power from one freely elected president to the next."     

In this statement, Obama is recognizing the return of the original Republic through the means of a peaceful transition of power. He states that this is a "hallmark of our democracy." A hallmark is a mark stamped on articles of gold, silver, or platinum in Britain, certifying their standard of purity. In essence, he's stating that we are no longer under the control of the European Royal Cabal and they have acknowledged that we are now uncontaminated or unadulterated by outside sources. Also, note that hallmark is another way to describe a gold standard which is another aspect of the original constitution that refers to the value of the currency.

"Our youth, our drive, our diversity and openness, our boundless capacity for risk and reinvention means that the future should be ours. But that potential will only be realized if our democracy works. Only if our politics better reflects the decency of our people. Only if all of us, regardless of party affiliation or particular interests, help restore the sense of common purpose, that we so badly need right now. That's what I want to focus on tonight. The state of our democracy."

Here Obama is really homing in on the "state of our democracy" but again placing the emphasis and responsibility on the People of the Republic. A democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state. The members of such a government have to be involved or their role in it becomes dissolved. If the people are not engaged in their own governing, then a democracy is just a word with no purpose, meaning, or impact.  

The previous ruling powers successfully enslaved us by dividing us against each other through the magnification of what makes us different. This took our focus off of rebelling against our slave masters to win freedom and placed it on pushing each other down to create the appearance that we were above one another because of certain attributes that made us special, better, or different. The new focus of our lives over time ceased to be freedom and became a pursuit to be the most outstanding slave.

In this speech, Obama reminds us that we must "restore our sense of common purpose." Regardless of any of our differences, we all want life, liberty, and happiness. That common sense of purpose being restored is what will allow us to be freed from our oppressor.  

"Understand, democracy does not require uniformity. Our founders argued, they quarreled, eventually they compromised, they expected us to do the same. But they knew that democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity. The idea that for all our outward differences we're all in this together. That we rise or fall as one."

In the statement above, he shows that our diversity and differences really don't separate us, or put us in a different situation. In fact, despite our differences, we are all united under the same governing system and our solidarity is true for our success or failure. He provides the perspective that the country was founded on diversity and gives the country permission to be different and be themselves. In fact, he is using it as a means to define freedom and how that looks under the designed government of the Republic of the United States. 

"Because that, after all, is why we serve. Not to score points or take credit. But to make people's lives better. But for all the real progress that we've made, we know it’s not enough. Our economy doesn't work as well or grow as fast when a few prosper at the expense of a growing middle class and ladders for folks who want to get into the middle class."

Here Obama acknowledges his support of the return of the civil liberties (which were taken in the 800 page Obamacare document) of the people of the Republic by stating that he supports universal healthcare that makes people's lives better. Rather than promoting his own bill, he publicly concedes that if there is a "Better Way," then that is what he wants rather than trying to create further division between his plans and that of the new administration. He also acknowledges the need for a government that is considerate of the economic inequality that has served the wealthy at the expense of the less fortunate.

"To give workers the power to unionize for better wages, to update the social safety net, to reflect the way we live now, and make more reforms to the tax codes so our corporations and individuals who reap the most from this new economy don't avoid their obligations to the country that’s made their very success possible."

Notice that Obama is mentioning changing the tax codes so that "corporations and individuals who reap the most from this "new economy."  This is noteworthy because he could have changed the tax codes at any time during his eight years in office but did not because the Corporation was under control. That being said, changing tax codes that don't benefit corporations or wealthy individuals wouldn't be possible while the Cabal run America, Inc. was still in power. In this statement, he is acknowledging that the peaceful transfer of power ends the control of the cabal. In addition, the "new economy" is being made new by GESARA, the restoration of the Constitution, and a new gold-backed standard.

"If every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and an undeserving minority, then workers of all shades are going to be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves."

This statement is highlighting how the American people have been divided amongst themselves over things like race. He ties these differences to a negative impact on the economy. Furthermore, he draws attention to the real differences created by wealth inequality, thus showing how the Shadow Government has hidden behind their wealth by keeping the public impoverished, scraping to establish a comfortable life with their leftovers.

"That is what our Constitution and our highest ideals require. But laws alone won't be enough."

"Hearts must change. They won't change overnight. Social attitudes oftentimes take generations to change. But, if our democracy is to work the way it should in this increasingly diverse nation, then each one of us needs to try to heed the advice of a great character in American fiction, Atticus Finch, who said you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

This statement is appealing to our higher selves and the ideals our nation is supposed to stand for. He asks people to try and consider their views, words, and actions based on the perspective of life in someone else's skin. He's also calling on people to open up their emotional and spiritual understanding to acknowledge their fears and biases and move past them with a metaphysical appreciation for their fellow human being. This idea opens up the discussion about unique situations, individual limitations, and cultural differences being a reason to be more compassionate and understanding of each other's differences.  

"For Blacks and other minority groups, that means tying our own very real struggles for justice to the challenges that a lot of people in this country face, not only the refugee or the immigrant or the rural poor or the transgender American, but also the middle-aged white guy who, from the outside, may seem like he's got advantages but has seen his world upended by economic and cultural and technological change."

"We have to pay attention and listen."

This is a powerful connecting statement that demonstrates the importance of understanding that our struggles are very common regardless of our differences. And he offers a solution that is so simple that no one could disagree with it. This unifies his entire message by demonstrating how to unify with our words and gives instructions on how to put that into action.

There's more. But, if you haven't got the message yet, I don't think you will. Apathy and indifference lead to ignorance and denial. Don't miss this historic moment because of your prejudice. Disregard, if you must, the man who gave the speech; but take the time to absorb the message. This speech is a call to action for the American people to take back their Government and restore their Republic.

TANK OUT

 

 



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Tank~
Bravo!
Very well written!
NOW is the time for all of us to make this Republic Great!

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This is what is know as high impact, high value, high vibration speech — his and yours, Tank.

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Very well said!!!!! Thank you for bringing this forward for us to read and hopefully review back on until it becomes who we are and how we think...i would like to add to this is that this includes education and spirituality...none of us are better or less...nor have more or less...we are where we are on this journey and that is just perfect for our individual journey and no one should feel less than because someone has what appears more...love, love, love....again Tank for this...a real gift and I accept it.



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Thank you Tank for sharing so much understanding and wisdom.

Fortunately, I was raised in a liberal multi-cultural environment. I have never had to deal with groups - only individuals. Believe me when I state: we have much more in common as individuals than differences - no matter what culture, race, sex, or religion. The fact that America elected President Obama (not just once, but twice) is a testament that America is, by and large, over it's racist past.

The speech was great, but much of the underlying premise just did not resonate with many. That may be where you sensed apathy. President Obama still kept dividing us into groups and subgroups, while calling on us all to "restore a sense of common purpose". In the end, by his actions, I found him more of a divider than a unifier.

I believe the apathy you sense is is a nation tired of being lead from the past. We are ready to embrace the future - together.


Of course my world view is my own and maybe completely wrong. I liked the speech, the message was long overdue. 

Unfortunately, President Obama's legacy may be Donald Trump.



-- Edited by z0x0 on Wednesday 11th of January 2017 06:21:47 PM

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TANK - you are the DUDE!!

Again, BRAVO for so clearly articulating a chronic and insidious state of dis-ease that travels across borders and lingers throughout the world. It's much more dangerous than mad cow disease or any of the latest contrived infectious diseases. It literally nibbles away, continuously at the very heart, the very fabric, the very soul of humanity.

And until we are, each and every one of us, willing to face the mirror of our own internal conflict and pry open our deeply engrained, deeply submerged (essentially invisible) biases and beliefs, and whether we are the projector of biased attitudes or the receiver of biased behavior, whether against minorities, the religiously different, the women, children, the poor, the physically handicapped, the cognitively challenged, the funny looking guy, the smart kid, the obese person, the skinny girl, the disenfranchised in every form, we cannot, as a species, fully embody and express the inherent truth of who we are as blessed Children of the same God. 

I grew up knowing my family was prejudiced and it literally broke my heart. They were for all intents and purposes, self-proclaimed "Christians" who went to church (with all white folk) and behaved for the most part in the manner their own parents taught them. They never questioned their own glaring hypocrisies. "It was just the way things were."

Well, I finally couldn't stand it anymore so I challenged my own beloved mother, and not with kid gloves either. I hit it directly, with examples of her disparate behavior, when her beliefs, her words, and her actions did not align. It was a tense moment of conflict between us. She could never see herself as prejudiced. And she was absolutely horrified that I would suggest such a thing. But, she heeded my comments, and she literally looked deep within herself and she confronted her hidden biases. And she changed dramatically. 

And I used the same language Tank used here. That fundamentally we all want the same things, we all love our children, and have hopes and dreams for our futures. We desire shelter and safety and enough to sustain ourselves and our families. We are more alike than not. 

During my medical training I was required to dissect corpses and I can assure that underneath the superficial facade, we all look essentially the same.  

Silence, apathy, indifference will NOT solve this problem. Prejudice that is left to linger makes prisoners of us all.

How hard is it, really, to find common ground, to respect and honor each other, to celebrate our diversity...to simply love one another and be loved in return?  We are all energetically and spiritually connected as brothers and sisters, as a family of humanity. YES, we are all deeply connected, whether we realize it or not. So what we do to others, we ultimately do to ourselves. Imagine what we could accomplish..."imagine all the people"...

it takes great courage to step outside our own experiences and perception, to shift our hearts into a state of empathy and confront this issue. And it's true, we can never know the truth of another until we've at least made a conscious effort to walk in their shoes.

Well done, TANK. I am deeply honored to be part of this extraordinary gathering of souls.

In lak'ech A'la k'in

Mitakuye Oyasin

Kipona Aloha

Namaste

 

"Captivity is a mentality, it's a thing you carry within you." - quote from series, OA (Original Angel)








-- Edited by High Planes Drifter on Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:40:23 PM

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Tank. I found your analysis brilliant and putting that line in the sand for us. Thank you for providing it to us.

As I have worked in the public arena serving several thousand people a year I have leaned what the true division is. It is "having class". What I mean is this. It's a graciousness and respect for the human being across from you. It's the look eye to eye and kind speech.

I have watched the wealthiest and the most downtrodden create a delightful encounter --- exactly the same. Color, age, gender, social stature. It doesn't matter when it comes to a smile and a twinkle in the eye.

This is how I (tried and hopefully succeeded) in raising my children. Give respect always and walk away if not returned after several attempts.


I have determined that it's lack of respect for my fellow man that has been learned and programmed into our society.



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Tank....brilliance and genius! A great Kreation!

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