Dig Deeper

Isn’t it interesting how mental illness hardly massacres anybody in the UK, Canada or Australia? Or how guns don’t massacre anybody in heavily armed countries like Switzerland, India or Germany?

There’s clearly more to this than guns and mental illness. We should be digging deeper. Americans have always had guns. Shootings only started in the 90s. Our media whittled down from over 50-plus companies to just six corporate-owned entities also in bed with pharma, food, and tech. Mass shootings tripled between 2011 and 2014….at the exact time that social media and sensationalized news hit their heights.

If you pump divide and conquer and hate and racism and gender conflict 24/7, the collective will pick up on that. 

Energy is contagious.


We can feel that when we walk into a room, enter a club, or are near someone unhappy or hostile. It also emanates from the collective, our screens, and the TV. Social media also erodes empathy. It’s been said that lack of empathy is the real root of all evil.

Additionally, a “false flag operation” doesn’t mean the violence and victims are not real. They very much are. It simply means there’s an agenda behind it. A false flag operation is an act committed with the intent of disguising the actual source of responsibility and pinning blame on another party. 

I think the majority of us know by now that the sacrificing of lives for power and profit is something our government is absolutely willing to do…without a blink of an eye. And it’s not just this administration. It’s been going on for a while, regardless of party. The two-party system serves no other purpose than to divide and create infighting so that we cannot unite. Stop being manipulated.

For the love of humanity and this country, please smarten up and see what’s going on. The rest of us need you to. We beg you to.

When you live in a “democracy”, what happens when the majority believe the narrative being spoonfed to them instead of stepping back and seeing the bigger picture?

We do not live in a democracy. We live in a corporatocracy which is a form of fascism. Corporations run our country, from the government to the media. We labor under the delusion of choice and freedom all while being divided. 

Those who do not learn their history are doomed to repeat it. Rome. The most powerful entity fell because of infighting. That’s us. We are ceding power to China, which owns a solid portion of this country, incidentally. As does Abu Dhabi.  Incidentally, Abu Dhabi also owns all of Chicago’s parking meters. It’s amazing what people don’t know about their own history and backyards while claiming to be Patriots.

Be awakened, not woke.

We don’t need to save the Earth. The Earth survives no matter what. It has survived five extinctions. The green movement is honorable but it’s another reason to levy taxes, and electricity is mostly powered by oil. We need to simply save ourselves and preserve our freedom.

Fact: The overwhelming majority of shootings happen in gun-free zones. I’d argue that we need more arms, not less…(and to be safer and smarter about it – balance is key) because the 3-D printed and black-market weapons aren’t going away, and punishing law-abiding citizens isn’t the answer.  

If every household *was known to be armed*, would you break in? I certainly wouldn’t. Criminals like easy targets. Mandatory arming of every home is why the Nazis couldn’t take Switzerland. 

It does not matter who is in office. Pointing fingers and blaming is beyond petty and ridiculous because they all work together…and they are very happy to use social issues to divide us. **The people who run this country are not elected.** The sooner we realize this the better off we’ll be.

We can only do this as a collective. United. Stop fighting with your friends, your family, and on social media. Immediately. That is how we fix this and turn it around.

Thank you for reading.

Why Does Everything Devolve into Politics in America?

You could post about puppies or a lemonade stand and sooner or later, it will turn it into a political divide.

I have a theory. Ego.

As much as people claim they hate labels, they don’t. People love labels so much that if these titles were human, they’d be whisked off to Vegas and married in a little chapel by Elvis.
For the sake of this article, I’ll say “we” (but I kinda mostly mean you.) We define ourselves with a variety of tidy markers that make sense to us and others. Liberal, Conservative. Vegan, Paleo. Christian, Atheist. Straight, Gay. Actor, Builder. Mother, Father. Husband, Wife. And so on. Some people even allow their illnesses to define them.

Part of why a breakup can be devastating is because we’ve lost our identity. We’re no longer a girlfriend or boyfriend, stepmom or stepdad. We’re set adrift, left to gather ourselves. We can recover like a party animal or an athlete. Some jump right back into anything, immersing themselves in destructive behavior in order to avoid feeling lost. Others reassess and get healthy by leaving the hurt area alone to heal while working out other areas instead.

I digress. When a discussion on social media about ANYTHING turns political, it’s nothing but ego. This is a person asserting their label rather than “I” into the conversation.
And depending on the tone, it often means, “YOU are the problem. I am not. I am better than you.”

The reason we get offended and engage rather than staying silent and/or rational? Because at some deeper level, we recognize that this person has insulted us. They’ve shit on who we’ve decided we are.

There’s an enormous difference between reacting and responding. Most of us lack the ability to step back and look at the bigger picture in a neutral, removed fashion. We lash out and cling to our beliefs because they ARE us. They define us.

But they don’t have to. It’s a choice. And if my theory is correct, you have the choice to recognize this next time someone turns a casual discussion about buying patio furniture into a split sided political argument.

There are 2 types of people: Those who want to know, and those who want to believe.

Everything is an exchange of energy. Currently, we’re a fractured country and we all know we shouldn’t continue down this path. Too many would rather be RIGHT than happy, which lends itself to the anxious and hostile energy many have been experiencing.

Hurt people hurt people.

If only one person gets something out of this, the time spent writing was worthwhile.

Carry on.

-Written by April Hunter

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