EDITORIAL: A Change Is Coming

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By Christina Fermin
Politics and Society Columnist

I read the news every day. I try to access various different news agencies via the web, sometimes referring to the corporate owned media. One thing that I notice is the massive protests that take place at least once per week. I have been an avid news reader for many years, always curious to know what is happening in the rest of the world and it baffles me to see the amount of people rise against the oppression and stand up to their governments and regimes and demand change. Indeed the world is changing and as you turn on the state owned or corporate owned media, more and more they write off these protests as nothing. What’s worse is that they write off the protests as if the people have no legitimate reason for protesting.

The world is changing and there are many forces at work. More than you or I will ever understand. We are fed sound bites and clippings of what we are allowed to know by the powers that be. The people are tired and they are waking up every day to the corruption, injustice and poverty in which they live. Many times, we living in America look with pity, but the truth is that every day more people here in the States are protesting. From students to your average Joe the plumber to senior citizens who understand the trouble this country is in. While many will look at these protesters and believe they have nothing to protest about or whisper under their breath, ‘get a job.’ These people have not only a valid reason to protest, they have a Constitutional obligation to protest against the injustice that prevails.

We are fed sound bites to keep us enslaved into a system that many of us are waking
up and realizing is horribly unfair. The world is vastly different than it was 50 years ago, and to believe that we must go back to traditions and a time when things were simpler is ludicrous. There is no turning back because the past is exactly that, the past. There is only moving forward toward the future. How that future will be is entirely up to us, the people. No matter how our collective future pans out, one thing is certain we will create the future by banding together or separating ourselves, which is what the 1% want. The world is changing and it is a good thing. No reason to fear or worry, as long as you do your part to make sure the future is better for future generations, then all will be well.

Whatever your belief system is, one thing is certain, change is on the horizon. How that change comes is entirely up to us. We have seen what happens to the world when the bottom line is profit. Money breeds corruption, power and insanity. While some may agree and others will disagree, it is possible to create a society without money. Our social problems are symptoms of a more complex larger problem rooted in the way our current society is structured. Power, money, sex, fame and fortune; reworking these values is the first step in creating a more cohesive, fair, just society that can function in a state that serves the needs of the whole. A society where the bottom line is to end suffering, preserve human rights and assist in the advancement of human civilization.

Our first step is acknowledging the failure of politics, society, institutions and economic systems. Once this is acknowledged you must release the fear, when the fear is released it will give way to the creativity that will allow each of us to express our wishes for a society that is more inclusive, supporting, alive and loving. If you cannot imagine a society without money, power and a hierarchical system than you have some work to do. The time of change is upon us, our ancestors from around the world have warned us and there is nothing to fear. Change is good and change is desperately needed, now more than ever. As the uncertainty draws upon, please remember to let go of the fear and replace that fear with love, understanding and acceptance.

About the Columnist

With a bachelors degree in political science from Florida Atlantic University, ChristinaFermin has always cultivated her love for history, politics, sociology, ancient knowledge andteachings, the outdoors, the ocean and the environment. Christina strives to make our world better by helping us all create a new reality and understanding of all taking place here and now. You can reach her at Christina@MySavvySisters.Com

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