A reflection on the state of politicians and our cultural acceptance of insanity as normal.
You are my hero Joe and a real Avatar in these times of great change. Putting into action Margaret Mead's quote: “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” is exactly what you and your incredible hard working and devoted team have been doing for decades. Do not give up - we are almost there and it is your time to shine.
I have been saying that when I am given a 'real choice' then I will engage with the political system again. I am 64 yrs old and was in the 'Young Democrats' in High School. I started out quite engaged and over the years was disillusioned by the leaders we had to pick from. It's been 15 years, for me, Joe, that I have felt 'just done with it'.
My felt sense, right away, with Bobby (I feel like he is my brother) was one of relief and belief. The fact that he has taken Charles Eisenstein as an advisor only deepened that for me. I felt appreciation when I saw Charles sitting behind Bobby's right shoulder at the Hearings last week.
Thank you for this writing, Joe.
Why is it that only Democrats / Liberals make your list of soul-less politicians? What about Mitch McConnell, Ron Desantis, etc - people who are trying to ban books and take control over women's bodies, and also lockdown American elections via gerrymandering and other unfair methods.
As for RFK, I think you are being taken in. I wrote this - https://danielpinchbeck.substack.com/p/the-conspirituality-candidate . It is one thing to debate whether the recent mRNA vaccines are problematic but to truly refuse to acknowledge the value of Polio and Measles vaccines?
Also this is an article on the caliber of the people RFK is surrounding himself with: https://russbaker.substack.com/p/rfk-jrs-panel-of-health-hoaxers-hucksters?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
He makes $8 million a year purveying a lot of disinformation unfortunately. The Fauci book was a hit job with a lot of massive exaggerations.
Just because something feels good doesn't mean it is true. It can sometimes be a sign that our emotions and thoughts are being manipulated cleverly. RFK naturally stirs up emotion because of his historical pedigree, but frankly, JFK and the Kennedys have also been dunked in a golden amber of falsity. They were gangsters in their own way.
I think the Right Wing has engineered a massive psychological operation where they have fooled people into hating the Democrats on some deep visceral level, while people ignore who the Republicans are and what their actual policies mean for our world. Nor do I love the Democrats btw... I wish there was a meaningful alternative but RFK is not it.
Thanks Joe! Voting for candidates just perpetuates the illusion of freedom and democracy and the entire unjust system. Horizontal governance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8) will not be easy to achieve, but so far, I don't see how else we can end this dystopic charade.
Very thoughtful and compelling analysis--thank you!
https://lessfoolish.substack.com/p/the-source-wars - You and Peter's groundedness in REAL-ity are a deep blessing and I have so much gratitude for you both! Thank you!
Well said!! What I've noticed in so many politicians over the last 2-3 decades is lifeless eyes panning back and forth, empty, not engaged. They rarely answer questions asked and if they do the content has little or no relevance to the question. They are supposed to be working For the people yet they never discuss specifics on what they will do, the how, with a timeline to improve the quality of life ......In contrast, RFK Jr is the opposite on all these counts! He speaks form his heart, is brilliant, sees the need for change For the people and the Planet. He has a track record of working hard for justice, is honest in that if he's not versed on a topic he says he needs to research that more before commenting....
How many times has anyone heard a person in power say they need to Research a topic they don't know enough details on to comment... I feel his commitment to make the people of his country a priority and not corporations. I wish we had someone like that in our country....🙏
If I think back through history I see that humanity has always had good and bad. leaders/politicians. It's just that our whole solar system is evolving into a higher conscious, making us more aware of what an awakened soul defines good from not good. In my view, I think it's good what is happening in our world today because, as we become increasingly more aware of what we consider good from evil, we can make better, wiser choices for our advancement. That's a firm on our path. I think humanity is doing great for itself. . . . Oh, and let's not give up on our politicians. We just need to make sure to keep their feet to the fire. They will, on their own accord, advance right along with us. RJK and Marianne Williamson are two very good American examples. And let's not dismiss Alberta's Premier Smith who is showing real promise of what future politicians can be like.
I liked RFK until he said that Jews got hit less from covid.