I WANT TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY MY SON AN IPAD (MINI). A few months ago, Isaac was diagnosed with Autism, which explains his speech delay. He turns three this year and I want to give him a special gift for learning. He is an amazing and unique child, with so much potential. I believe technology can be a valuable resource for his development. Please, if anyone can donate, it will gratefully be appreciated. Thank you.
Peter Shaffer, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, 1964Pedro de Cieza de Léon, 1545Mancio Sierra, 1589
So much has happened in the world, with riots appearing left and right, all forms of instability running rampant and economies crumbling, it makes me wonder if this is the result of democracy. If you think about it, we are told that democracy is the foundation of our governmental structure, but if that were true, how is it possible that a small group of people possess so much power over everyone else? Shouldn’t power be vested in the people and exercised by the people? Is it insane to allow the concentration of power to be given to a few and still believe it is a democracy?
Let’s all stop being in complete denial, this nation is built on oligarchy. This simply means: government by the few, who exercises absolute control for corrupt purposes, which in most cases is driven by selfishness and greed. Let’s face it, politicians tell us a fairytale: that we are all equal and every voice counts, but they don’t really mean it. When they seize political influence through an election, they do not become a representative of the people. Instead they use power to benefit their contributors and themselves, even though they should be serving the people, by putting public interests above everything else.
If you think about it, when there is a system of representatives, naturally, it is arranged vertically not horizontally, so it ends up becoming a hierarchy. If this is the case, then power becomes more centralized within the ranks, until it reaches the one person who holds the highest position. This seems to blatantly contradict democracy because it should emphasize equality and consensus.
The social disparity that exists is based, not just on the color of one’s skin but also on the amount of one’s fortune. Why do you think you only see the wealthy running for public office? They can afford it because they hoard enough wealth to achieve financial excessiveness. So the bottom line is this nation is, and really has always been, a plutocracy, government by the wealthy. Now that you know, what will happen next?
I can’t understand the logic behind celebrating the crimes of a person who was responsible for mass murder, enslavement, rape, thievery, torture and disease. Many European descendants admire such an “explorer” for being the first to “discover” a New World. He was the first of many to come to the shores of the Americas, bringing death and destruction to the original inhabitants. This would mark the beginning of the American Holocaust, the inhumane actions of white invaders towards native people. The ultimate solution for the extermination of these so called “savages” was genocide. Why should this be celebrated?
We build up the system, somehow waiting for a new result, even though it is already broken beyond repair. There comes a time when we have to accept reality and move on. We have to burn it down to the ground because it has become utterly useless.