HAPPY REVOLUTION! - By Michael S. True 4/24/13
edited: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By Michael S. True
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Political satire - revolutionary propaganda, etc.
I’ve decided that what we really need as a nation is a HAPPY REVOLUTION! I’m dead serious! It is TIME FOR A CHANGE!
The first step would be to set out a survey: WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 THINGS THAT DO (OR WOULD) MAKE YOU HAPPY? We would need to prioritize, after all. Once we, as Americans, (possibly including a fair amount of immigrants, both passenger and stowaway), decided that this was the best way to re-define ourselves, true change would be in the making. The status quo would be ripped asunder. When it comes down to it, it is all about the law of averages, our perception of our society, and THE BIG PICTURE!
This revolution shouldn’t take too long if we use OUR OWN government’s super secret internal spying and policing computers. Dedicating these machines to giving us the BIG PICTURE is our goal! The big picture, is, of course, a real sense, (at least for the time period of the survey), of what we, as a social entity within known borders, THINK, BELIEVE, and HOPE are the building blocks of a happy people and a stable society.
A HAPPY REVOLUTION would shake the world! It would be a showdown, of sorts, between a state of spiritualistic altruism and, in all likelihood, a well polished sense of individual narcissism. Yet, this would be the goal of such a dynamic social experiment: TO DEFINE WHO WE ARE! TO BE PROUD OF WHO WE ARE! TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED FOR WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT! I am not talking about creating a utopia, here. I am talking about true self-governance, living in harmony with that which makes us happy.
You may say, “What a simple solution, why didn’t I think of that?” I’m here to tell you, it’s not quite that simple. In this day and age, everything is a great, ongoing, never-ending, time-wasting debate. Back and forth it goes, with the spin being put on by the greatest entertainment and enslaving mechanism the world has ever known, “THE MEDIA”! And, of course, we all know, THE MEDIA is controlled by the few, the rich, and the politically connected. If you didn’t know it already, this puts the majority of Americans at a disadvantage. We are slaves to this master until we choose to break free!
NOW IS THE TIME FOR A HAPPY REVOLUTION!
This was pretty much the way of the first American Revolution. Our founding fathers and mothers were not happy with a British King and the economic subjugation that came with a royal society of the social elite. They chose to ignore their would-be masters and go on about the business of being happy; taking care of their families, worshipping the way they wanted to, farming, hunting, and working as craftsmen, shopkeepers, and so on.
However, it must be said that the pomp and propaganda of the European monarchies was much easier to control, some two hundred plus years ago. Persons “advertising” the views of the ruling class could be silenced with the sinking or repelling of sailing vessels and the boycotting of state sponsored events. And, yes, a good rifle or shotgun did come in handy in that revolutionary process!
Today we are at A MUCH GREATER DISADVANTAGE! Even though we may be heavily armed, we are truly unable to isolate ourselves from the “propagandization” of everything from tooth paste to war. It has become nearly impossible to resist outside influences when all forms of communication are inherently media platforms developed specifically for selling commodities and/or pushing ideologies by a controlling few. The days of the pony express letter and the meetings around the potbellied stove down at the general store are long gone. Community newspapers and mom and pop radio stations have methodically been plowed under to make way for the corporate media outlets. The Internet has become a city where the billboards line the roads for miles before you ever get to the suburbs. In all facets of the media, mining tools are up for sale long before you ever see any signs of real gold… And we have ALLOWED IT TO BE!
It would be absolutely ESSENTIAL that this question of happiness ONLY be solicited AFTER a minimum SIX WEEK TOTAL MEDIA BLACKOUT! This is CRITICAL! Although this would probably cause the collapse of society AS WE KNOW IT, the lack of these man-made distractions would allow the brain to truly process the thinking/meditating/praying that would be necessary for this crucial task. Collectively, we must be able to clear our minds of the day-to-day drivel that dulls our thinking. At the very least, the front edge of the multi-media mind-programming knife must be dulled for FREE WILL to ever be more at play.
This state of media suspension can be achieved, and should be achieved by ANY MEANS NESCESSARY! At the end of the six weeks, (or however long it takes to gain control of all media outlets and content), the government’s super-computers should be ready and waiting. After the power is turned back on, (that’s one way to do it), we could easily text our top ten happiness conditions. HOMELAND SECURITY is setting up to monitor all domestic phone and Internet communications, anyway, so why not use the system for something constructive? All responses could be duly recorded, specific to the individual submitting them.
It is my belief that these super thinking machines could socially organize blocks of persons with similar perspectives, like an on-line dating matchup. Comments like, “It would make me happy if I could live somewhere warm so I don’t freeze my ass off in the winter months because of the high cost of heating fuels…” would possibly be linked to someone who says, “I love Texas!” Similarly someone who says” It would make me happy if the rich would stay rich,” might be associated with someone who says, “ I love my Lexis!”… and so forth.
If the use of this information could be directly controlled by the masses, the next logical step would be to work toward getting or keeping the things that bring us the most happiness. Depending on the numbers of people who may want the same or similar things, new intra-national regions or territories could be designated within our nation’s borders.
This would far surpass the pretentious maps featuring blue and red party “zones” which have been consistently used by the media to reflect our “political interests” during federal elections. Did they ever give us any real information on which to make any kind of informed decisions in the selection of our elected representatives? I think not! (If this is not an insult to our collective intelligence, I don’t know what is!).
Ultimately, legal standards, property rights, (or the banishment of such rights), commerce-oriented practices, and scientific/moralistic agreements would be reintroduced into each cluster of like-minded thinkers and dreamers. For those in a region who declared that they would be happy if healthcare, education, and other relevant commodities were socialized, the people re-located to those regions would be allowed to do so. For those who wished to live in the security of a fortress with all of their personal monies and possessions, likewise, they would be given land and the permission to build. However, there may not be a surplus of manual laborers living in their regions, which would require some real negotiating on down the road. Self-sustainability might end up being a crucial factor!
Unfortunately, some amount of fighting over prime real estate and indigenous natural resources would probably ensue. But, if you stop and think about it, following 6 weeks without any commerce or politically oriented commercialism IN ANY FORM coming from the mainstream media, people will likely feel insecure and react by jumping back into religious societies, social clubs, militias, Tupperware parties, or other groups/settings in which they actually feel they would flourish. It is my belief that people would actually begin talking to each other once more, discuss issues, and perhaps even take the governmental decision-making process back into their own hands.
…And if the revolution were well thought out, there could even be regions where no one agreed on anything. Within these “wild, wild, west” types of communities, citizens could and probably would go berserk and kill themselves or others in the mêlée. A heavy-handed military-police force could be thrown in just to give the tough guys an out, as well. Something for everyone!
From that point on, in any sector, people’s motivations would be much more positive. American citizens would once again feel good about themselves and their choices in life. And most importantly, we would have a far greater understanding of who we are as a nation. When all was said and done, we might even be happy.
BE HAPPY! VIVA La REVOLUTION!