“If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.” — Julius Caesar
Like most people these days I find myself pondering the surreal state of this ‘brave new world’. Corporatized medicine and class warfare has dwarfed basic decency, with the medical cartel frothing at the mouth, eager to capitalize from covid-19 and any other sundry disease or disorder. Bailouts and surging the stock market takes precedence over the needs of the working class. Stock market manipulation and neo-feudalism is giving rise to permanent serf and ruling elite classes. Governmental looting of pensions and savings has begun, devastating retirees and their surviving spouses, while corporate moguls earned 287x more in 2018 than the average wage earner.
Naturally there are pervasive concerns over current and imminent economic devastation resulting in an even greater degree of homelessness. We are anxious about civil liberties violations and have heightened anxiety due to a glaring increase in crime. Imminent ecological collapse is also looming in the consciousness of those who have strong ties to nature and its healing properties. Although The Green New Deal proposed by powerful financial interests (The Rockefeller Foundation, Soros Open Society Foundation, The Ford Foundation, etc.) proclaims they are receptive to changing hydrocarbons, the world’s main source of energy, into renewable forms of energy, oligarchs putting aside corporate economic interests to protect the environment seems like a Trojan horse to many.
Famines and humanitarian disasters and violations of international law infiltrate the globe. Bombing raids and regime changes are routine. War crimes abound in Iraq, Gaza, and Syria. Since the assassination of Khadafy in 2011, Libya, once Africa’s wealthiest nation has become a quagmire of anarchy and the biggest hub for trafficking of arms anywhere. The genocide (aka cleansing) in Yemen, albeit a humanitarian catastrophe, receives little media attention. U.S. led propaganda and harsh sanctions have economically destabilized Venezuela, conceivably as a prelude to establishing a neoliberal government. A $741 billion defense bill gets passed without a hitch, but the stimulus bill to provide relief for struggling…