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10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal

by Joe Martino
Collective Evolution

When you take a moment and look around at the world, things can appear pretty messed up. Take 5 or 10 minutes and watch the 6 o’clock news. Chances are, the entire time, all you are going to see is war, conflict, death, illness, etc. Sure, this is part of the mainstream medias content strategy to sell drama and keep people focused on it, but besides that it reveals something real about the current state of our world.

I believe Michael Ellner said it well in his quote: “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

Now obviously Ellner’s quote is a simplified way of looking at our current state, but in many ways it’s bang on. Most of what we do in the name of “good” ends up destroying something else in the process and is passed off mainly in the name of profit.

We’ve seen over and over again how our ways have brought us to a point where we are destroying everything in our path, so the question must be asked, isn’t it time for change? Are we fully capable, honest, and determined enough to look at our past, where our actions and though-patterns have brought us to this point, and now do something completely different in order to restore balance?

The people over at The Free World Charter believe it’s time for that and have put together a list of facts about society we oddly accept as normal.

10 Facts About Our Society That We Oddly Accept As Normal

We prioritize money and the economy over basics like air, water, food quality, our environment and our communities.
We utilize an economic trading system that facilitates the death of millions of people each year.
We divide the worlds land into sections and then fight over who owns these sections.
We call some people “soldiers” which makes it OK for them to kill other people.
We torture and kill millions of animals everyday needlessly for food, clothing and experiments.
We send children to school for their entire childhood to memorize facts and skills that they will rarely use. More on education here.
We impose financial pressures on parents, forcing them to miss out on vital stages of their child’s development.
We have thousands of religions, each one believing that their God or god-story is the only true and unique version.
Love and compassion, which promotes life, are mocked as facile. Whereas war, which harms life, is seen as honorable.
Anyone with a really useful invention, can forcefully prevent others from using or modifying it.

What Would Your World Look Like?

Tell us what your world would look like. The bottom line is, we are in a very transformational time in our world. Solutions are needed and they are needed quickly. Share your ideas with the community in the comments below.

H/T The Free World Charter

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  1. “Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

    These things aren't really about PROFIT ... they are about MONEY. But when you dig a little deeper you find the control paradigm. Why do people want money? Because they believe it will give them more CONTROL over their lives. That's at the base of the problem of modern civilization....we have made CONTROL into an idol. This is most visible with the desire for money and is most often related to as the quest for CORPORATE PROFITS. But that is really a misperception of the problem. It's a higher order manifestation for the desire to CONTROL nature ( and everyone ) rather than the NEED to harmonize with nature.

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  3. "I believe the first and most vital step is to grant each other the right to free and fair shares of the land and its resources so we can make ourselves self sustaining. Without this we are beholden to the corp/gov jobs and their dictates for the right to a decent quality of life, and to the basic vital necessities of life. The terror of the common people is perpetrated by the right of the banks and our government plus the corporations to control the money supply, to control the use of our land, to control the jobs and incomes we have to keep ourselves alive. With this much power they can simply menace us with the loss of any one of these to throw us into terror about our future survival. They use this to bribe us into fighting their wars, to working for the Halliburtons and the Montsantos, and into voting for their Manchurian candidates working for the corporations only.
    Through taxes, bailouts, mortgages based on our own signatures only, plus compounding interest on fiat money we have long since PAID IN FULL for America and we must claim it as our own to do with as we see fit.
    When we grant ourselves the right to the land and its resources as our birthright and our human right we will have empowered and secured ourselves with a steady platform from which to safely cease our support of any entity that would exploit or threaten us. Free land = free people."
    We must take steps to free ourselves from all obligation to and support of the predatory system; step 1) Call a debt jubilee, step2) Call a no-harm crimes jubilee and free all those imprisoned for those "crimes". step 3) Assert as a whole population that through centuries of fiat currency, taxes, bailouts, mortgages, interest on debt, wage slavery, taxes, etc. that We the People have long since paid in full for America and claim it and its resources as OURS, and then occupy those things so that our real homeland security consists of a safe land base, a comfortable shelter, and a healthy food supply. step 5) Instead of jobs work on ensuring that all the people are fed, housed and secure.
    From this steady platform we can create a new social design that provides free health care for the entire population, free education, a sane government, free child and elder care, and working infrastructure all on about 3 hours of voluntary labor per person per day.
    We must stop funding and supporting in every way possible the powers that want to harm and control us. We must educate each other to these ideas till the power of the common people overwhelms and enfeebles our enemies. We must start working on this NOW.